Flowers

Ken Thompson: how buttercups can teach you the age of a meadow

As every schoolboy (and girl) knows (or should know, in an ideal world), you can date a hedge very roughly by counting the number of different kinds of trees and shrubs in it. Older hedges, on average, have more different species in them than young ones.<p>But just suppose you wanted to know the age …

Gardening

10 Flowers That Attract Bees to Your Garden

There’s a lot of talk about bees today. Their populations are dwindling as their habitat is lost to development and their food supply is threatened …

Bees

Wild Orchids of Mallorca | Walking in Mallorca

There are no less than 60 species of Orchid growing wild in Mallorca and the Balearic islands. They grow in hedgerows, meadows, woodland and even …

Nature

5 Steps To Get The Fairytale Florals Of Your Dreams

When choosing your wedding florals, what comes to mind? If you're picturing a princess in a ballgown saying "yes" to Prince Charming, a fairytale …

Weddings

Flower of the Week: Jasmine

<i>In our new Flower of the Week series, we'll bring you all things flower, from the cost, to the season, to the little details you need to ask your florist. This is your go-to guide for blooms ranging from ranunculi to rose. So take a minute to stop and smell (and read!) every "flower Friday."</i><p>With a …

Weddings

Gardening: A change of pace for your shady spots

All gardens, regardless of where they are, will have shady areas, whether under the canopy of trees or along a solid structure. Even in my …

Canadian News

Try Not to Lose Your Sh*t Over Nike's New Millennial Pink Collection

Nike

SPONSORED POST: Roses Only – Fresh Flower Delivery, Singapore & Select Countries!

<i>Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Roses Only, a flowers and romantics delivery service based in Singapore. While this was a sponsored</i> …

Singapore

What’s next? Plant choices to keep you smiling all summer long

Peony season is officially over and many homeowners and gardens struggle with ‘what’s next?’ It’s a pretty common problem as many of us build gardens …

Canadian News

Step Inside the World’s Largest Orchid Garden

Singapore’s national flower, the <i>Papilionanthe</i> "Miss Joaquim," is a Frankenstein orchid—a mix of two species, <i>Vanda Hookeriana</i> and <i>V. teres,</i> hybirdized …

Botanical Gardens

14 Flowers Design Pros Hate---and the Ones They Recommend

I KNOW IT’S WRONG to detest a poor innocent little flower, but....” So demurred one of the design pros we approached when compiling a list of least-favorite blooms. Even the most diplomatic designers, florists and architects have preferences, however. Some blossoms please, some bring on bad …

Lifestyle

Eight plants that are easy to grow for the summer gardener

If new to gardening, and you’re looking for plants where success is practically guaranteed, the Birds and Blooms website (www.birdsandblooms.com) …

Canadian News

Sometimes smaller is better where veggies are concerned | The Province

<b>Q.</b> Why have some of my zucchinis grown to a couple inches in length and then rotted?<p><b>A</b>. This happens when the female flowers are not pollinated. Each …

Dahlias

Princess Charlotte looks adorable smelling her bouquet of flowers on the royal tour

The two-year-old also performed a royal duty with her first handshake<p>Princess Charlotte wasn't going to let older brother Prince George steal all of …

Royal Family

11 Floral Nail Designs for a Blooming Summer Mani

Finding the perfect, next-level nail design for your summer manicure is anything but easy. From negative space nail art to crafty cuticle styles, there are just so many Pinterest-approved options to choose from. Luckily, this season one of the trendiest patterns has just the right amount of …

Beauty

They don’t really talk to me anymore

Joe left this morning for a business trip, leaving me all to my own devices for the weekend (so far I have really cut loose and vacuumed the bedroom) …

For the Love of Dahlias

In the hills outside Asheville, a husband-and-wife team cultivates a three-acre dreamscape devoted to a mountain flower<p>When Bob McLean drives his eighteen-wheeler during long shifts, he sometimes lets his thoughts roam. To his childhood home outside Asheville; to the nearby dairy-cow operation he …

Dahlias

How a dab of canned cat food protects your dazzling dahlias

These long-blooming perennials are hard to beat — and fun to eat for earwigs

Dahlias

Are our gardens the monarch butterfly sanctuaries we think they are?

The brutish common milkweed, not a choice garden plant, is setting its strange pods now that its muddy pink blooms are waning, but other milkweeds are still flowering, and in a prettier way.<p>The vivid orange clusters of butterfly weed are lingering in the heat, and the swamp milkweed is erupting …

What Are Algae Blooms, Why Is The Water Green? Lakes Change Colors Due To Several Factors

With summer now in full swing, many people have been able to take advantage of the warmer weather to head outdoors. But for environmental monitors, …

Algae

Sunshine brings plenty of visitors to Belfast Rose Week

The Perfect Meditation Trend for Summer: Mindful Flower Arranging

Picking blooms and arranging a bouquet, when done mindfully, becomes a fragrant and calming moving meditation—one that may help you feel just as …

Yoga

Swallowtail Butterfly At The Botanical Gardens: Photo Of The Day

There are seven acres of themed gardens with free admission!

Oakland

The Most Beautiful Botanical Gardens in the U.S.

Tucked into cities as bustling as the nation’s capital, lake regions, and even the Sonoran Desert are some of the country’s most stunning botanical gardens. Filled with palm trees, hundreds of varieties of roses, and prickly cacti that only yield a few flowers, these gardens allow visitors to …

10 Shade Garden Ideas to Steal from an English Woodland

Shade is a condition most gardens must deal with, but at Bowood House in Wiltshire there is more than most of us could dream of in the 30-acre …

Landscaping

The Trick to Choosing the Best Grocery Store Blooms

And creating a long-lasting bouquet.<p>When putting together a grocery store bouquet, it can be tough to tell which blooms will last all week and which …

Mixed

Daylily Blooms

Daylilies are the perfect perennial in many ways. Easy to grow, easy care and tough as nails. If they have a downfall it would be that each flower …

Gardening

Easy Showstopper Centerpiece

Turn a low white vase into an amazing centerpiece that won't get in the way of conversation<p>Make an amazing centerpiece from a low white vase. (Click …

Lifestyle

What We Know About The Florist Behind Beyonce’s Photoshoot With The Twins

Future moms, put Sarah Lineberger on speed dial.<p>Sarah Lineberger is the expert floral designer behind Beyonce’s internet breaking pregnancy photoshoots. In both the announcement of her pregnancy with twins and in the release of the first photos of Rumi and Sir Carter, Queen Bey was accompanied by …

Make America Great Again

Gardening 101: Alumroot Coral Bells

Alumroot, <i>Heuchera</i>: “Native Coral Bells”<p>On a recent birding trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, my fellow birders and I took a break …

Gardening