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The weeds are alive...

Finally the Dahlia has sprouted. I’ve waited all winter for the pale yellow green upright, with it’s leaves looking like a miniature tulip flower pointing straight up. 418 more words


Sunday Clippings

Taunted and teased with spring blooms we are being lured to spend more and more time out of doors these days.  Here are  a mix of good articles and some of our favorite sites, which can always be found under the header… 102 more words

Behind the Orchids: Changeouts in the Kogod Courtyard

This week I took a break from work on the Orchids: Interlocking Science and Beauty exhibition to help Smithsonian Gardens’ horticulturists with planters in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the Donald W. 562 more words


Back to Botany And Back to Basics. Seeds and Weeds.

At the beginning of 2014 I set myself a target to learn more about botany and identification. In order to do this in a more creative way I signed up to a botanical illustration course at Kew Gardens in London but have not completed as many drawings as I would have liked. 293 more words


Cultivate ’14: Plants and Art

I had the opportunity to travel to Columbus, Ohio, last July to attend Cultivate ’14.  This annual conference is held for people from all aspects of the horticulture industry, including growers, retailers, landscapers, interior plantscapers, floral designers, and educators. 549 more words


Herbie for glasshouse soil-setting

The experiment run over summer 2014 looking at the efficacy of Herbie ‘soil-setting’ granules against Fusarium oxysporum in glasshouse soil showed promise, but it was an industry concern that the process would take too long at such a busy time of year. 77 more words