Pop-up flower stores from some of the hippest and coolest florists around the country at West Elm stores, starting in late April; GD contributor Amy Merrick writes about deciding to move her flower business out of her apartment; and this weekend, Rodale's Tulip Festival, with U-pick bouquets, and tulip tastings!
A flower's demise is a slow process—unless you're photographer Jon Shireman, in which case it happens with a quick pivot and a smash. He immerses his flowers to stiffen them, then flings them against a hard surface. The shattered remains are beautiful.
One of the breakout stars of the University of Florida caladium program, with a romantic combination of translucent-rose background, deep-rose veins, a dainty green edge and a slight seersucker texture. Smaller leaves (6 to 12 inches) on shorter plants make this cultivar ideal for containers and small gardens.