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There are many ways to see the rhododendron in its full splendor, including botanical gardens and specialty nurseries.  Here are five great gardens to see the flowers in bloom.
Summer bulbs, which go in when the soil warms in spring, can be the easiest and most satisfying way to give your garden a hit of exotic color and fragrance during the hottest months of the year. Now is the time for gardeners in most parts of the country to make plans for and order summer bulbs, in order to get them in the dirt in April or May.
Related Topics: Products | White | Bulbs | catalogs | flowers | plants | summer
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If you're curious about how people develop snowdrop mania, we've compiled a list of articles about the people, the societies, and the culture behind the madness. Links include a first-person tale from the man who sold a snowdrop for almost $600 this year (on eBay, natch), a gathering of the 'Immortals' among the snowdrop collectors, and photos of Hitch Lyman's astounding American collection of snowdrops.
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.
Attracting the birds and the bees with its puckered lips, the Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus) wins our prize for best kisser.
The bewitching fragrance of jasmine vines is a difficult-to-bottle scent. Capturing jasmine's essence is considered a superlative feat of aromatic alchemy, which is why jasmine is an ingredient in some of the world's most expensive perfumes.
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Bees in Turkey and Iran layer flower petals to create a brightly colored nest. Inside, a mother bee will lay an egg, and when the baby bee hatches, it stays inside the nest, where it feeds itself on nectar and is protected by its petal home.
Related Topics: Ideas | Purple | Red | Bees | flowers | Nature | science
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In New York, cherry trees were blooming last week. Any flowers in your town or just snow?
Related Topics: Places | Pink | White | flowers | garden | magnolia | Public gardens | Travel
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Whether you buy them or make them, fabric flowers are a must-have accessory for the dark days of winter.
Related Topics: Ideas | White | Floral Design | flowers
Our “A-list” party experts show you how to make your holiday table the talk of the town.
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