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.
Brace yourself. I’m going to smack you across the kisser with a cold, wet herring of truth: Gardening ain’t easy.
A gardening story recently caught my attention. At which point, some of you might ask, “Hey, you’re a garden writer.
This time last year we were heading into an awful, hot, drought-ridden summer — one that trounced the tomato plants, sent ...
I believe it was the Shakespearean actor and gardener Ralph Kean (second cousin of the even more Shakespearean Edmund Kean) ...
Need a little inspiration or just a break from weeding? Garden walks abound this time of year, and there’s plenty to see.