Tag Archives: flowers

Some history of houseplants and their study

As we begin our new season of houseplant care, I think this would be a good time to explore how we got all of those beautiful foliage and flowering houseplants. They certainly aren’t native to our land. Many of them … Continue reading

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More tips for drying flowers

I thought we would do one more column on how to dry flowers, so you can make attractive bouquets that will last through the winter months. That’s right: Most of them will give you several months of beauty, but you … Continue reading

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How to preserve flowers for the winter

As the sun moves south and the nights get colder, and we realize that it will not be long before a killing frost, we begin to remember the good things about summer: the warm nights, not the storms and wind. … Continue reading

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Rose care continues into fall.

What a summer this has been. I cannot remember when I have suffered so much from the heat and humidity. It has been oppressive. Think about those many days near or even above 90 degrees. Think of those days with … Continue reading

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How to make hydrangeas blue, and other questions.

Thought that I would answer a few of the questions I frequently get, mostly at Wegmans, about plant problems and gardening in general. It is too late to prune your hydrangeas this year? That question persists through the summer and … Continue reading

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The lasting value of lavender

Let’s talk about lavender. It is one of our most overlooked and versatile of all herbs. It is easy to grow, though it does take some patience. It can be used to add flavor to food or to dry and … Continue reading

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Why mulch matters.

If you do not believe that mulching is important, or if you wonder if you’ll be the only one in your neighborhood to do it, I would say, “take a ride.” Drive by Home Depot or Lowe’s and see the … Continue reading

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