Category Archives: Flowers

Hen and Chick Poppy | A Unique Flower for the Garden

Fast becoming a poplar addition to many perennial gardens, the Hens and Chicks Poppy (Papaver Somniferum) is a beautiful, albeit unusual, plant. In the spring, it features a single flower featuring stunning petals ranging in color from pink to dark … Continue reading

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Brighten Up Your Outdoor Space with a White or Moonlight Garden

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Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!

On this day celebrating the women responsible for making each and every one of our lives possible, Garden Variety would like to offer a word of thanks for the unconditional love, thoughtful care and tireless efforts of every mom out … Continue reading

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Trout Lilies | Children of the Spring

GV’s Joyce Newman introduces us to a wildflower usually found on the forest floor.

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Wanderlust | Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

A flower-filled town on one of the Great Lakes allows you go Dutch without the jet lag.

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How to Shop for Spring Garden Plants

Kerry Meyer, program manager with high-performing plant brand Proven Winners, on how to find healthy plants in garden centers.

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Easter Lily | The Season’s Brightest Bloom

Our editor, Therese Ciesinski, on a seasonal favorite: the richly-scented, pale-trumpeted floral symbols of Easter.

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Photos | The World’s Largest Flower Garden

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Digging It | The Philadelphia Flower Show

A final opportunity to experience the world’s biggest indoor flower exhibit.

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Garden Variety

To all of you from all of us at GV, have a very Happy Valentine’s Day! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Garden Variety Wishes You a Merry Christmas Happy Thanksgiving From Garden Variety! Happy Halloween From Garden Variety!  

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Winter Blooms | Orchid Talks at Biltmore Estate

Orchids (and wine) at America’s Downtown Abbey.

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Digging It | Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Seattle Seahawks Superbowl victory celebrations aren’t the only thing happening in the Emerald City. The country’s second-largest flower and garden show is back.

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Photo of the Week | A Lush Front Yard Garden

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE Photo of the Week | A Grand Garden Shed Photo of the Week | A Casually Opulent Outdoor Room Photo of the Week | A Faithful Re-creation of a Historic Greenhouse  

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One of the World’s Rarest Flowers Stolen

Thief makes off with ‘priceless’ and virtually extinct water lily in England.

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Digging It | Dallas Blooms with Birds in Paradise

As most of us shiver, Dallas prepares to bloom.

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New Garden Vegetables, Flowers and Herbs for 2014

Our favorite space-saving, high-yield and disease-resistant newcomer varieties.

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War of the Irises | Gardener Versus the Postman

Our European correspondent Mike Alexander tells of his ongoing battle with a local carrier for the French postal service.

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Slow Flowers | The Best Blooms, From a Plot Near You

West Coast editor Julie Chai reports on the floral answer to eating locally, with insights from Debra Prinzing, the movement’s trailblazing pioneer and author of seven books, including “The Abundant Garden,” “The 50-mile Bouquet,” and, most recently, “Slow Flowers,” a … Continue reading

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Mums the Word | To Live and Die With Chrysanthemums

The North American staples used to liven up fading fall gardens with pops of color, have a different role across the pond, as Garden Variety’s European correspondent Mike Alexander explains.

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