What’s the secret to a green thumb? Plant your flowers in the right place at the right time!
The right soil and the proper amount of light and water allow plants to thrive. Impatience will give you a summer full of flowers if they are planted in moist soil and partial shade. Continue reading Perennials & Annuals Planting Tips
Azaleas have been called the “Royalty of the Garden” by some and with good reason. Native to Asia, Europe and North America, gardeners have cultivated them for hundreds of year.
While these cultivars adorn the yards of countless homes around the world, fewer landscapes showcase the delicate and extraordinary beauty of native azaleas. They deserve more attention and care from the gardening community. Continue reading Add a Touch of Native Royalty to Your Garden
Where to Find Lists of Native Plants
Attitudes and definitions of plants change over time. Dandelions, Taraxacum, were once a beloved European garden flower brought to the new world with pride.
Now they are reviled.
Continue reading Where to Find Lists of Native Plants
Exploring America’s Parks through Flowers
Surrounded by flowers, the rustic National Park-style entrance to the Philadelphia Flower Show leads to a stunning celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. Continue reading 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show
What is a native plant?
Plants are defined as native if they occur in a specific region, ecosystem or habitat without any intervention from people, either direct or indirect, according to the U.S. National Arboretum. The arboretum further stipulates that to be considered a native, a plant needs to have been present before the arrival of Europeans in North America. Continue reading What is a Native Plant?