Category Archives: Floral Gardening

Growing and caring for annuals, perennials and cut flowers.

Planting an Organic Cut Flower Garden

Most of the time we plant gardens just to look at them. We go to the nursery and find little 6 packs of garden plants and organize them in the garden to grow and bloom in an artistic pattern. This works well, but it is so hard to bring those beauties inside and put them...
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Growing Roses with Liquid Worm Castings (Worm Tea)

"...in the winter, far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose." ("The Rose" by Amanda McBroom, 1977.) One of my favorite topics is the many uses for liquid worm castings, ‘worm tea', in the garden. This unique organic fertilizer is especially effective when used to...
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Popularity of Container Gardening Blooms

Container gardening is more popular than ever. According to research conducted by Dynamic Design, the average household today has 4.2 planters. And why not? Ideal for urban or rural lifestyles, container gardening offers more mobility and flexibility than traditional gardening. It can provide year-round satisfaction as well as the opportunity to bring the outdoors inside....
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The $5.00 Garden of Dreams

It was the beginning of May, and it was already hot. The thermometer on the outside wall read 96 degrees, and it was only 10 am. I sat in my air conditioned kitchen and looked out the window into the backyard. I sipped my coffee and gazed at the thick green grass….I was really pleased...
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Hollyhock – Alcea rosea

Hollyhocks, they are useful in the treatment of chest complaints, and a decoction is used to improve blood circulation, for the treatment of constipation, dysmenorrhoea, haemorrhage etc (more…)...
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Lavender- Lavandula angustifolia

Lavender is a very ornamental plant that is often grown in the herb garden and is also grown commercially for its essential oil. There are several named varieties. Has many uses including medicinal, edible, tonics, aromatherapy and more. (more…)...
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How to Grow Yarrow in Your Flower Garden

Yarrow, also known as Achillea, is one of the easiest grown and most popular flower garden mainstays in the world. Originally from Europe, the yarrow is found in the wild throughout North America. The yarrow is known for its distinctive large, flat clusters of flowers on the top of its stem. Yarrow comes in white,...
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