Tag: bloom

Flowers For Home And Garden

UNITED STATES—There is a difference. Hybrid tea and grandiflora roses were bred to be excellent cut flowers for the home. They bloom on long...

Autumn Really Was For Planting

UNITED STATES—It is easy to see why there are optimum times to prune, and just as easy to see when pruning should not be...

Spring Blossoms Precede Summer Fruit

UNITED STATES—Cherry blossoms are such an excellent tradition in Washington D.C., as well as in Japanese neighborhoods of the West Coast. 'Kwanzan' and 'Akebono'...

Improvise While Flowers Are Scarce

UNITED STATES—Much of the color in the garden through autumn and winter is provided by foliage. Some foliage turns color as the weather gets...

Plants Outgrow Juvenile Foliage

UNITED STATES—Shortly after germinating and producing their first few leaves, many seedlings start to produce foliage that is indistinguishable from the foliage that they...

Roses Can Not Be Neglected

UNITED STATES—Roses are not for the meek. They are too demanding, too sensitive, too thorny, and without their flowers, they are not even very...

Spectacular Bloom Can Be Lethal

UNITED STATES—After providing remarkably striking foliage for many years, the biggest and boldest agaves bolt with spectacularly tall floral stalks that support horizontal pads...

Bloom Is Earlier If Forced

UNITED STATES—Properly pruned deciduous fruit trees probably do not have too many extra stems to spare now. Neglected trees would have more to offer....

Warm Weather Confuses Dormant Plants

UNITED STATES—Climate is what makes gardening so excellent here. It is just warm enough in summer for plants that like a bit of heat,...

Summer Flowers Make The Cut

UNITED STATES—It would seem obvious that there would be more flowers to cut to bring into the home during summer than there would be...
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