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It's always a treat to receive a bouquet of freshly cut flowers, but did you know plant species have symbolic meanings that have been carried throughout centuries like seeds in the wind? Some florists even create bouquets based on what the arrangement communicates to the recipient. Before you fill your next vase, find out what these popular flowers traditionally...more
Having a luscious backyard garden may be an idyllic dream for some, but they may lack the time or energy that some plants require to flourish. The good news is, there are varieties of beautiful flowers you can plant to achieve your dream backyard that only require a bit of low maintenance gardening. The DIY Network and HGTV suggested several plant varieties that...more
Summer brings a lot to be excited about, but at the top of our list is the season's bounty of berries.Starting in June and rolling all the way through the end of August, berry season brings a mountain of pie fillings, sundae toppings and salad additions - and who can forget those sticky, juice-stained fingers?To make sure you get the most out of this summer's harvest,...more
If you're looking to brighten up your yard this spring, consider adding peach trees. These stunning plants don't just produce juicy fruits perfect for making your favorite cobbler, they also sprout gorgeous blossoms that are sure to become your new favorite flower. History of peach blossoms According to Specialty Produce, peach blossoms are native to China, where...more
No matter where you live, your local wildlife area's bound to be inundated with a variety of great bird species. If you enjoy the sight of those majestic aviary beauties flying, hopping, bobbing and nesting, then you may want to think about taking up bird watching as a hobby. Here are some tips for making your bird watching venture a successful one. Know what...more
This summer, various species of hummingbirds will migrate to areas across the country. Whether you live on the East or the West Coast, these acrobatic, petite birds can be frequent visitors of your garden with a little effort. Hummingbirds are not only beautiful jewel-like creatures, but also excellent pollinators. They primarily feed on flower nectar and small insects, so...more
To many people, roses are one of the rulers of the flower kingdom. They have an ambrosial scent, a range of colors - white, yellow, orange and virtually every shade of pink and red - and bloom sizes from miniatures to the long-stemmed, elegant expanse of the grandiflora rose. A rose may grow from a trailing plant, low-growing ground cover or a traditional bush.And yet,...more
Spring is in the air, and for many at-home gardeners this is the peak time of year to start planting flower beds, purchasing plants and getting their outdoor areas in tip-top shape. As you begin to make your preparations in the next several weeks, there is a variety of products on the market that could make your seasonal projects a bit easier. Here are a few to...more
Roses are beautiful flowers that can be easy to maintain in any garden as long as you take the time and effort to care for them throughout the year. Pruning is a part of ensuring that your roses come back strong and healthy each season. That being said, you might be a little hesitant to take clippers to your rose bushes for the first time if you lack experience. Here are some...more
Call it the bearded iris for the delicate hairs that grow along the center of its outer petals. Or, use the botanical name, Iris germanica. But if you just refer to it as an iris flower, people will know instantly that you're talking about one of the most elegant perennials that may grace your summer garden.According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, there are as many as...more