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June is National Rose Month

We’re bringing our month of wedding-themed #ThrowbackThursdays to a close with tips for caring for roses at home from Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist Shelley Gaskins. Shelley manages the Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden next to the Smithsonian Castle. 523 more words


Organic? Free Range? Non GMO? Natural? What does it all mean?

So many labels these day are targeted at duping customers into buying a product that is misleadingly labeled. We see “Natural,” “All Natural,” “Farm Fresh,” “Organic,” “Certified Organic,” “Non-GMO,” “Heirloom,” and many more. 1,332 more words


”Blue” Entry Wins Blue Ribbon

Part of the joy of being a member of a garden club is growing plants and creating mixed plantings for horticulture competitions. I’m the horticulture co-chair of the… 336 more words


Sunday Clippings

The heat of the sun is on the rise here, signalling the onslaught of the Spanish summer. The days have consisted of continuing to plant the terrace up and then enjoying it out there on the warm nights.   176 more words


Incredible edibles

As someone who LOVES her food, it’s quite strange that it has taken until now for me to get really excited by growing it. I always enjoyed raising the seeds, getting them going and planting them out, but then I’d lose interest ( 463 more words


Scented Steam

Sweet perfumed jasmine
Heavy heat and damp
Into hot scented steam.
Bear … 05.12.2015


Flanders Field Poppies at the National Museum of American History

The poppy became an international symbol of remembrance of World War I through the efforts of an American professor from Georgia, Moina Michael. While working at the 25th Conference of the Overseas YMCA War Secretaries in New York City Michael heard a reading of the poem “In Flanders Fields” by Lt. 279 more words