Author Archives: Sarah G

Visit Gardens with Garden Conservancy Days 2013

You drive through a lovely neighborhood and catch a glimpse of cascading roses through a wrought iron gate. A long bluestone driveway curves away under a canopy of flowering dogwoods and disappears. The scent of lilacs drifts over a dry-stacked … Continue reading

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Hot Pink Roses: One Hundred Years to Grow Perfection

Who could resist a rose called ‘Hot Lady’? It’s a spectacular hot pink rose, too, with two-inch-long buds that look good in a vase for at least 10 days. And the color! Hot, hot pink. It’s the kind of rose … Continue reading

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Labor Day Picnic Gift Baskets

Labor Day is the celebration of the many workers in our country and all that they contribute to our society. As so, this holiday is meant to give workers time away from the workplace to enjoy themselves. Labor Day often … Continue reading

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How to Grow Your Own Olympic Flowers

It’s only been a few days but we already miss the olympics! In this past 2012 London Summer Olympics, nearly 4,800 Victory Bouquets were given to medal winners. Designed by Susan Lapworth, the Creative Director at Jane Packer, the bouquet consists of … Continue reading

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The History of Flowers at the Olympics Games

Every four years the overwhelming event known as the Olympic Games captures the entire world as all of the greatest athletes gather together to proudly compete for their home country. With almost 300 events in 26 different sporting events, sometimes … Continue reading

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National Get Out of the Doghouse Day: Your Ticket Out

National Get Out of the Doghouse Day is a day for apologies and sweet words to get yourself out of the doghouse. Maybe you forgot to clean the dishes one night, much to the chagrin of your spouse. Perhaps you … Continue reading

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Flower Flavored Dessert: Homemade Rose Water Ice Cream

Persian restaurants and markets serve a lovely floral ice cream, fragrant with the scent of roses. Once you taste it, you’ll know that you have discovered the essence of summer. Unfortunately, not everyone has a Persian market nearby—but this rose … Continue reading

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The World’s Biggest and Smallest Flowers

Flowers are little touches of color that make the world a more beautiful place in which to live. Scientists will probably never catalog and study every flower in the world because there are millions of types of flowers. Flowers come … Continue reading

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A Gift Guide: Gifts for Dog Lovers

Do you have difficulty shopping for gifts for dog lovers in your life? There is a lot of fun, pet-related merchandise on the market, so with a little creativity and some clever researching, finding the perfect gift for a dog … Continue reading

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Seasonal Flowering Shrubs All Year Long

Shrubs are often garden workhorses, planted to provide privacy, conceal unattractive but necessary equipment, or to furnish a backdrop for more colorful plants. They can provide plenty of color themselves, however, if you choose wisely. In fact, they can provide … Continue reading

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