Very few flowers are as ubiquitously popular as the lily. They appear everywhere, in great number, in garden centers and backyards every spring season. They have also been heavily featured in ancient tradition and even religious texts.
Most of us love gardening because it makes us happy. There’s so much satisfaction and joy to be found in growing plants, from planting, to the first tiny shoots of green in spring and onwards. The dirt in our hands is such a contrast to so much in our digital lives. As it turns out, the glow you feel when you have fresh soil in your hands isn’t strictly psychological.
If you’re looking for an understated or modest flower for your garden, you’ll have to find it elsewhere. Dahlia’s are radiant and bold and were once a treasured flower in Empress Josephine’s famous gardens. Now, they bring their enthusiastic blooms to our yards.
Caladiums are exactly the type of diva you want in your garden. When it comes to unapologetic and audacious color, the foliage of the caladium alone puts all other flowers around it to shame.
Some people haven’t experimented with caladiums because they are so notoriously difficult to find as starter plants. Growing from tubers gives the best selection, jumpstarts your growing season, and is easier on your wallet.
Spring is the most idealistic time of the year, when gardeners' dreams of daffodils popping and tulips following behind them turn into realities. It's also the dirtiest month, the muddy brown stretch between winter and spring, when warm days tease and cold snaps terrify. Melting snow can be brutally honest, and rarely does it unveil perfectly black, rich garden beds ready to be sown into.