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See Romance in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

February 25, 2014
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Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ is the largest magnolia at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, towering over 80 feet. Photo by Auweia

In February, the San Francisco Botanical Garden becomes the ideal setting for a romantic rendezvous. It’s the time of year when the velvety silver buds on the branches of the garden’s magnolia trees burst open into pink and white flowers that fill the garden with soft pastel colors and sweet, fragrant scents.

Jack Frost: Master Gardener

January 22, 2014
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An early frost coats each blade of grass and every twig in this silvery landscape. Photo by Jerry Harpur.

Spotlight: The Life of a Flower in the Rose Parade

December 29, 2013
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Watched by millions each year, the Tournament of Roses Parade, held in Pasadena, Calif., is a New Year's Day tradition for many. Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the parade has evolved from the quaint flower-decorated horses and buggies of 1890 to today's elaborate floats featuring high-tech computerized animation and exotic natural materials from around the world. Because the flowers that cover the floats will only live a few days, decorating must be completed in record time.

 

David Austin's Garden Roses

August 16, 2012
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If you want to see all eight varieties of the cut flowers, take a look at our David Austin's Garden Roses Slideshow.

How to Grow Picture-Perfect Petunias

August 15, 2012
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Ever wondered how to grow petunias that will be the envy of your neighborhood or garden club? Here are 10 tips from Wave Petunias to help you grow perfect petunias:

Two New David Austin Roses for 2013

August 15, 2012
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Although they won’t debut until September, we got an exclusive preview of two 2013 blooms from British hybridizer David Austin Roses. ‘England’s Rose’ (left) and ‘Queen Anne’ took their time to achieve perfection; David Austin began the hybridization process a decade ago.

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