About Gardening and Us
About the Webmaster
My interest in gardening began with my grandmother, who seemed to know the names for all flowers and plants. My knowledge about plants is self-taught and comes from reading books. I now garden for fun and like to research new things about all plants. I also like to look for new ways to use my flowers and for new ideas for making my garden even better.
About the Featured Flower: A Rose By Any Other Name . . .
Roses were brought to the United States by a French man in the 1800s. Since then, they’ve become ever-popular, so much so that they are New York’s official state flower. Roses carry romance with them, yet they are surprisingly sturdy and easy to grow. Roses come in many varieties, including climbing roses, tea roses, rose hedges, and so on. Roses also have meanings associated with their color. For example, pink roses mean grace, yellow means joy and friendship, coral equals desire, white are associated with purity, and red, of course, means romantic love.
About Drying Flowers
For best results, flowers should be dried before fully open. When drying flowers, hang them upside down in low-light (light will fade your flowers) but in a setting containing good ventilation. After they are completely dry, spray them with hair spray so they’ll keep their position.