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Witch hazel, which blooms in the middle of winter, is a natural remedy for the wintertime blues. With flowers that resemble delicate bits of yellow, copper, or red ribbon, witch hazel is not only a burst of color, but can also produce a delicious and powerful fragrance in the icy air. Plus: We list six of our favorite witch hazel varieties.
Connecting to the secret language of flowers through his camera lens, photographer joSon creates an intimate portrait of flowers and displays their beauty in the simplest forms. On display until April 30, 2015 at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, this photography exhibit shows flowers up close to remind you of the beauty they quietly possess.
For a magical week in February, the Northwest Flower & Garden Show in Seattle, Washington offers everything garden enthusiasts could imagine, including an incredible line-up of speakers. This year we’ve scouted out a few we’re especially excited about.
With the odds against her, Joanne Fuller of Portland Oregon turns her problematic sloped shade garden into a winter jewel box of hellebores and Lenten rose hybrids which can all be enjoyed at eye-level while still enjoying her privacy and the little natural light the mature oak trees allow.
Related Topics: Ideas | Flowers | my garden | Oregon | shade garden | Winter
Alcatraz Island’s historic but long-neglected gardens are once again lush and colorful. Thanks to volunteers in the Bay Area, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Garden Conservancy, and the National Park Service, the gardens at Alcatraz are now flourishing after 40 years of neglect. Take a visual tour of the beautiful gardens now serving time on “The Rock.”
Planning your spring garden? For what they lack in height, compact Dahlias make up for it with color and beauty. Perfect for beds and borders, Longfield Gardens offers a variety to brighten up your garden from spring to fall.
Related Topics: Grow | Dahlias | flower gardens | Flowers | Spring
Now is the time to dream of summer flowers – and buy seeds for some of them. I have run a landscape design/build company for almost 30 years and every year I make sure to include annual flowers in our clients’ landscapes. I know you may cringe when you hear that you have to plant these seeds or little flowers anew every year but the non-stop blooms are well worth it! Here are a few of my favorite annual flowers from some of our plantings. Please note that some are considered a perennial in warmer growing zones.
Related Topics: Grow | Annuals | Flower guide | Flowers | planting | summer
Close your eyes and take a deep breath in, the sweet smell of blooming magnolias intoxicate as you open your eyes to see a panoramic of pink and white flowers. With the romance of the atmosphere, you know can only be in one place, the San Francisco Botanical Garden in February.
Are you watching the Tournament of Roses Parade this New Year’s Day? More than 30,000 flowers are used to decorate a single float in a matter of six days, and we wanted to know more about them! We went behind-the-scenes with Tim Estes, president of Fiesta Parade Floats, to find out just how all those flowers get selected and arranged. You’ll be amazed at some of the details he shared with us!
Related Topics: Ideas | Design | Floral Design | Flowers | holiday
For autumn color, chrysanthemums are showstoppers. They're the first choice of proud moms for homecoming corsages; their exquisite forms draw thousands to flower shows; and in the fall, they dominate prime counter space at garden centers. 
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