African violets are pushing the envelope when it comes to colors and flower forms. Ruffles, anyone?
When I was a child, I was totally mesmerized by the intense colors of the African violets that seemed to bloom continuously on my grandmother’s windowsills. I would stare in wonder at those jewel-colored blooms surrounded by collars of fuzzy leaves, fully convinced that only experienced gardeners of my grandmother’s reputation could get plants to bloom so gloriously indoors.
Rain gardens are hot news, but are they pretty? Here are some examples that take the concept beyond mere buzz words.
In this issue our primary focus is on perennial gardens – beautiful perennial gardens.
On a sunny winter day a few years ago, I strolled into our Palos-area garden looking for signs of snowdrops
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