Easter Lilly ; Symbolism, History and Planting guides

Easter Lilly ; Symbolism, History  and Planting guides

During the Easter season, homes and churches alike are adorned with the gorgeous, fragrant white blooms we know as Easter lilies. The plant's scientific name is Lilium longiflorum, but along the way, it picked up the common name "Easter lily."  Easter Lily Symbolism The flowers are often referred to as "white-robed apostles of hope," and they [...]

FOTD : Colors of Hyacinths

FOTD :  Colors of Hyacinths

Planted in the fall, hyacinths bloom in midspring, filling the garden with a burst of pastel colors when most of the garden is just waking up. Their fragrance is so intoxicating that they’ve been called “nature’s perfume.” Like most perennial bulbs, they’re easy to grow and come back year after year! Hyacinths are also wonderful for [...]

Wildflowers : FOTD 2/10

Wildflowers : FOTD 2/10

Weeds are everywhere and the bane of gardeners worldwide. But what are they? How are weeds different from the flowers that you plant in your garden? It’s a matter of perception. Weeds are just rapidly spreading plants that have sprouted in a place where they’re not wanted, and they are usually wildflowers. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a [...]