Flower Fridays: Clematis

I wish I had success growing clematis. They are so beautiful as they gracefully climb towards the sky on whatever structure they are attached to. I’ve tried but they never get very large and don’t come back the next year. There is an amazing deep blue specimen on a house near us that I lustContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Clematis”

Flower Fridays: Zinnia

I just passed a local plant and garden store that had a large sign outside exclaiming, “Zinnias are here!” I hadn’t really thought of zinnias as having a particular season—of course they do—nor had I figured that gardeners were waiting for the zinnias to arrive. But I guess I am just not as attuned toContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Zinnia”

Flower Fridays: Primrose

I have some lovely pink poker primrose in my shade garden. They are unusually colorful for a full-shade flower so they are a great find for a gardener. When I think of them, I usually imagine little clay pots of multi-colored specimens sitting inside near the kitchen sink. I’m not sure why but I supposeContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Primrose”

Flower Fridays: Dandelion

The egg-yolk yellow flowers are popping up once again now that spring is in full speed. I like them except that they go places that I don’t really want them to be. They are taking up home in my lawn mostly, as they battle with the crabgrass to win our backyard. But dandelions, as sturdyContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Dandelion”

Flower Fridays: Spring Flower Shows

Each year I make a trip to Macy’s Flower Show in New York City in early spring. It is usually too cold out to feel like spring so I am more than happy to see an abundance of flowers inside. Macy’s puts its main floor into full bloom with all of my favorite flowers asContinue reading “Flower Fridays: Spring Flower Shows”