If you have a love for both literature and gardening like I do, you just may drool a little when you see the new offerings from David Austin Roses coming in Spring 2021.
Two stunningly beautiful and fragrant English roses have been developed and named after characters from the Thomas Hardy novels, Return of the Native and Far from the Madding Crowd. Just as these novels became some of Hardy’s most popular works, these roses will become quick favorites in your garden.
I thought today I’d share with you some tips for long-blooming flowers for window boxes. These are flowers that bloom from spring through late fall and look better over time. My choice? Petunias.
These 3 simple garden design ideas offer easy and pretty ideas anyone can do! Each design uses tried and true garden design ideas for any size space.
Columbine flowers, also called aquilegia, are an easy-care woodland perennial. They are native to North America and are found throughout the United States and Canada. In the wild, columbines prefer semi-shaded areas with moist, slightly acidic soil. Hybrid columbines tend to tolerate sun better than native columbines, but all are easy to grow perennial flowers that can be added to almost any moist, temperate garden. The only place you may struggle to grow columbines is the humid, sandy soils of the deep south and Gulf Coast, and the desert areas of the west. Other than that, your local garden center is likely to have a columbine flower that’s right for your garden!
Peonies and ants seem to go together, but do ants hurt peony flowers and buds? What is the relationship between ants and peonies? Why are there ants on my peonies?
The good news is that ants on peony bushes aren’t harmful. They don’t help your flowers, either. Learn more about why you see ants on peonies and the real reason why these insects enjoy visiting your flowers as much as you do.
First Published: October 2016 Last Updated: February 25, 2020