Flower of the Day: Daffodils

  What says Spring better than a daff? Daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans, who thought that the sap from daffodils had healing powers. ¬†Actually the sap contains crystals that can irritate the skin. Greek mythology gives us the term narcissus, another name for the daffodil. There was a young Greek named Narcissus….

Flower of the Day: Tulips

Tulips are one of my favorite Spring flowers, but in my neck of the woods they last about three days and then it is way too hot for them! So few folks plant them and when they do they dig up the bulbs every year and start with fresh bulbs for the next season. ¬†When…

Flower of the Day: Hellebores

Hellebores are my favorite winter/early spring flower! They are also called the Winter Rose, Christmas Rose and Lenten Rose, although they are not related to the rose family. I love this plant because it looks so good in my Woodland Garden, and blooms so early and then has an attractive leathery foliage the rest of…