Everybody Loves Bellflowers

Everyone loves bellflowers. They belong to the Campanulaceae family, an appropriate appellation since campanulate is the botanical term for bell-shaped flowers. It harkens back to those Italian campa...

Blue Summer Flowers

It often seems that a selection of flowers of a certain color burst into bloom all at once. A few weeks ago, I was noticing everything orange — including lantana, marigolds, `Stella d’Oro...

Blue Flowers for a Cool Summer

The flowers you planted in spring may have all but disappeared now. If so, you might be wondering if there is something you could plant that would flower despite summer’s heat and bloom straigh...

Flowers That Love The Heat

As summer arrives, gardeners seek out those plants that, despite day after day of scorching heat to come, will bloom without interruption for the next several months. One of the best summer bloomers ...

Mid-Summer Blooms

Planting flowers in midsummer may be the last thing on your mind, yet this is the precise moment for maximizing the effect of certain bedding plants that bloom abundantly no matter how hot it gets. A...

Flower Power — Even When It’s Hot

The flowers you planted in spring may have all but disappeared now. If so, you might be wondering if there is something you could plant that would flower despite summer’s heat and bloom straigh...

Princess Flower

If more people knew about the princess flower, it would surely become one of the most popular plants on earth. To borrow from Will Rogers, I never met a man who met a princess flower he didn’t ...