Focus on Flowers
Gas Plant: Tough Little Babies
Lovely pink or white spikes of bloom and handsome foliage (that is unappetizing to deer) more than compensate for the initial anxiety this plant creates.
The Versatility Of Euphorbia
Euphorbias are becoming more popular with gardeners recently, as they are versatile, easy- to-grow and deer resistant.
Achillea is the botanical name for yarrow and was named after Homer’s hero of the Trojan wars--Achilles.
Thanksgiving Flowers and Leaves
For flower lovers, a Thanksgiving table is not complete without some blooms.
Like a little black dress, some plants are classics and never go out of style.
Annuals For Pots
Now that we have had our first frosts in the Midwest, I am thinking about what to plant next year.
I just can’t seem to get enough of these dark-colored plants in my garden.
Smaller And Better
In my Midwestern garden amsonia's yellow foliage is a welcome accent in the late autumn landscape.
Sneezeweed has not only an unfortunate but also an inaccurate common name, as it actually does not cause sneezing.
Very few plants can tolerate standing water. Here are some that can.
Shady But Dry
Some of us enjoy the serenity of gardens under large shade trees, but trees suck up a lot of moisture...
It's best to purchase wildflower seeds and plants from nurseries that specialize in natives.
Sunny Rain Gardens
Deep-rooted native plants can absorb many inches of rain per day, dramatically reducing run-off into streets.
The word derives from the Greek word xeros, which means dry.
Some flowers have intense sounding names to match their hues.
In the 1960s, at Walt Disney’s request, Bill Evans and the Disney horticultural team began to experiment with topiary.
Roughly 80% of the Walt Disney World resort flowers are irrigated using reclaimed water.
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More informationFor Moya Andrews, gardening is more than just having pretty flowers to look at – it’s a passion. In Focus on Flowers she shares not only gardening tips, but some of her fervor for the esthetic of gardens, on occasion even considering gardening as a metaphor for certain aspects of life.
Focus on Flowers airs on WFIU:
Thursdays and Fridays at 3:25 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 7:06 a.m.