Tag: flowers

Deadhead To Promote Continued Bloom

UNITED STATES—Seed and fruiting structures develop immediately after bloom. Such processes consume valuable resources that could otherwise sustain subsequent bloom or vegetative growth. That...

Mother’s Day Is Coming

UNITED STATES—I had to take a moment and think because I totally forgot that Mother’s Day was literally right around the corner. Yeah, it...

Wildflowers Are Flowers Gone Wild

UNITED STATES—Wildflowers have been quite a fad. Relative to most fads, they are not so impractical. For some situations, they are a good excuse...

Schedule Bloom For Every Season

UNITED STATES—Early spring bloom is best. That is simply how the schedule of the majority of flowers works. The priority of flowers is pollination....

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,...
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