Valentine’s Day

Show your Love with Local: 5 ways to survive Valentine’s Day floral insanity

– Posted in: Garden Musings
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"I'm delighted to introduce my colleague and friend, Debra Prinzing, as a Guest Contributor. Debra is the force behind educating American consumers about the importance of purchasing cut flowers from American flower growers. Through her Slow Flowers directory and pod cast, she is helping American flower growers survive and thrive, while at the same time, [...]

Hearts in the Garden

– Posted in: Garden Adventures
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Have you noticed your garden has been sending you Valentines? Once you start looking for heart shapes, you'll see them everywhere. In addition to the flapjack plant (Kalanchoe luciae) above, here are a few Valentines from my garden (and others) to yours. Anthuriums have bright, heart-shaped bracts and green, heart-shaped leaves. The taro plant (colocasia), from Polynesia, likes [...]