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Cyclamen

In addition to pretty flowers, the florist Cyclamen often have interesting leaves as well.

“I love these plants,” a customer said to me, “but I don’t have any luck with them. Are they tricky plants to grow?” We were standing by the display of Cyclamen plants on the patio, both of us smiling at the rows of brightly colored flowers. As I explained to this customer, Cyclamen aren’t difficult […]

Plants For Winter Color

When I’m feeling cranky I’ve been known to say, “Winter interest? It’s a cup of tea and a good book.” But this isn’t really true. I want plants in my landscape that capture as much of my attention in the cold season as the steaming beverage and novel. In fact, both are a necessity for […]

Recycling Celebrations

Some of these wreaths include recycled materials. The Oyster Shells on this wreath, for example, were given to us by someone who had harvested and enjoyed local oysters. The shells were cleaned and drilled, going on to a new life as wreath decor.

Today is America Recycles Day. This reminds me about Christmas at Country Garden and something I saw at the Philadelphia airport. As I walked down to my gate in October I noticed a colorful grouping of plants and old wooden pallets. Some of the boards on the pallets had been painted with random colors and […]

Amaryllis & Paperwhite Narcissus

Love pink and burgundy? Have we got an Amaryllis for you...

I love the indoor winter bulbs. At the time of year when the days are getting shorter, it lifts my spirits to be able to plant something inside that I know will be coming into bloom soon. And both Amaryllis and paperwhite Narcissus bulbs are easy to grow indoors.

This variety of Narcissus, called […]