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

I’ve often thought it is so interesting how plants obtain their common names. Many times they come from the time of year in which they bloom, such as the lenten rose.  Cousin to the Christmas rose, Hellebrous niger, the Lenten rose or Helleborus orientalis, is one of the first beauties to grace my garden in… [Read More]