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Our slide show is all about how to grow rose-scented geraniums in the winter and in the summer, indoors and out; how to propagate cuttings into new plants; and how to use the fragrant leaves in cocktail and dessert recipes. Plus: How to perfume your bath with the leaves!
The British rose breeder David Austin has been breeding old-rose plants since 1961. These gorgeous and profusely petaled flowers had fallen out of fashion as cut flowers because of their short vase life, but in 2004, David Austin introduced eight varieties of old-fashioned roses that will last as cut flowers for a week to ten days. We take a look at the history of breeding these very romanitc flowers.
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The plants of tragedy, comedy, and history: a gallery of botanic references from the plays of William Shakespeare.
Our guide to nine of Jacqueline van der Kloet's tulip bulbs (and where to buy them). Perfect for planting now!
...is another man's treasure. These familiar shapes might look like plastic bottles, but they're actually vases, cast in porcelain!
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A look at the Japan Bloom Fair that was held earlier this month in New York, showcasing the wide range of cut flowers available for export from Japan to the United States, including new varieties for 2012.
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Why not lure your vegetable crop up toward the sky this year? Arbors and trellises create visual interest and additional acreage for your plants.
Cool tech gadgets, a living garden wall, art at the MoMA’s Sculpture Garden and more in today’s Links We Love.

 

 

Photographer Alexander James, who has worked with floral subjects for over 15 years, will go to any lengths necessary to get the shot, including submerging bouquets & fruit in a dark tank, rigging an underwater light, and even breeding butterflies in his studio. In this Q&A, he talks about his latest series, 'Glass,' for which he's developed a process that replaces color pigment with purified water. 
An award-winning collection of Canterbury bells (Campanula medium), the Champion Series includes pink, blue, light blue, white and lavender. Though the species is biennial, this series can be grown from seed as an annual, blooming the first year, with upward-facing bell-shaped flowers more than an inch long. Each plant can have up to 10 stems, 2 to 4 feet tall. soquelnursery.com
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