Tag: flowers

Stinky Flowers Serve Their Purpose

UNITED STATES—From a human perspective, flowers should not be stinky. They should be pretty and colorful, and perhaps delightfully fragrant. Many flowers in landscapes...

Mother’s Day Is Here People!

UNITED STATES─If being in a lockdown was not enough stress, tack on the fact that we have Mother’s Day fast approaching. I did not...

True Blue Is The Loneliest Color

UNITED STATES—The majority of common pollinators are not impressed with blue. Otherwise, more flowers would be blue. After all, floral color appeals to pollinators....

Annual Flowers For Cooler Weather

UNITED STATES—All that unpleasant annual business of removing warm season vegetable plants to relinquish space for cool season vegetables applies to annual bedding plants...

Summer Perennials Are Now Blooming

UNITED STATES—Are warm season annuals really the most colorful flowers for summer? Perhaps. They have their limits though. They are also very demanding. They...

Deadheading Promotes And Prolongs Bloom

UNITED STATES—April showers bring May flowers. May flowers make a mess. Well, some of them do. Most simply disintegrate and fall from the trees,...

Flowers For Late Summer Bloom

UNITED STATES—No mater how much work we put into our roses to sustain bloom all through the season, and no matter how successful we...

Start Preparing For Spring!

UNITED STATES—Man, I cannot believe I’m saying this, but I’m so happy I can sense that spring will soon dawn upon us. Depending on...

Annuals Come And Annuals Go

UNITED STATES—Just like warm season vegetable plants in the vegetable garden, flowering warm season annuals get replaced this time of year. Although the weather...

Flowers Might Be Getting Scarce

UNITED STATES—It makes sense for flowers to bloom in spring. Winter is too cool, windy and damp for both flowers and the insects that...
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