Wednesday, March 05, 2014
I'm at the Philadelphia Flower Show today with a bunch of our readers and guests on our Washington Gardener Magazine coach bus trip. Here is a taste of the entrance design modeled after Alexander Calder's work.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Update: Text edited for accuracy per submitted comments.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
How to transform a generic Supermarket Bouquet into several small flower arrangements to brighten up your home and office. Sprinkled in among the bouquet how-to are several tips on making your cut flowers last longer. Watch to the end for a glimpse of our feline gardening assistant, Santino.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Washington Gardener Enews ~ February 2014 issue is now out. It is also posted and archived online at: http://issuu.com/washingtongardener/docs/wgenews-feb14.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:• Back Issue Sale
• February-March To-Do List
• Iris Borer Column Excerpt
• Latest Blog Links
• Local Garden Events Listings
• Making It Though Until Spring with Local Conservatories, Garden Shows, and Catalogs
• New ‘Persian Spire’ Parrotia
• Reader Contest to Win Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash
• Philly Flower Show Trip Details and Registration Form
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Saturday, February 15, 2014
It is Garden Blogger's Bloom Day again! On the 15th of each month, we gardeners with blogs share a few bloom photos from our gardens. Here is the Mid-Atlantic USA (USDA zone 7) on the DC-MD border, we had had a very harsh winter -- below-freezing temps starting in November and rarely a break. In years past, I was able to get my summer annuals to last up to Christmas - - not this year. On top ofthat, we ust had 12+ inches of snow and ice dumped on us so I cannot show you any Hellebore, Snowdrops, or early Daffs as they are totally hidden from view. Instead for this month's GBBD, I will share the indoor blooms that are sustaining me though til Spring arrives.
|forced hyacinth bulb|
|basket of purple primrose (bought for $1.50 from Safeway and in bloom for 5+ weeks now)|
|forced Forsythia branches|
|forced Quince branches - cut from a neighbor's garden|
|Cyclamen (bought for $1 in Giant supermarket clearance bin -- blooming for 2+ months now)|
|Plectranthus (with bonus cat hair - the cats like this window spot for bird watching)|