Easter Lilies and a Centerpiece

Easter lilies can be seen being sold on street corners and in markets all over the place at this time of year. In reality this plant, Lilium longiflorum, normally blooms in August and September. In fact, you can plant your Easter lily after all danger of frost, and you will likely get another bloom period… [Read More]

Light at the End of the Tunnel – The Lenten Rose

This winter has been colder than ever, and although Lent doesn’t even start until March this year, I thought I’d write about one of the first flowers to grace my garden, Helleborus orientalis, or The Lenten Rose. This little gem has bloomed for me as early as February, which is normally the beginning of Lent…. [Read More]