Category : Plants

Larry and Shirley Bovshow in garden

Gardening for the Sexes: Do Men and Women Like Different Plants?

Larry and Shirley Bovshow in garden

Through my professional experience in landscape design, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a marked difference between the kinds of plants that men and women like to see in their gardens. Don’t throw tomatoes at me for generalizing…

19 Comments / 1409 View / February 25, 2008

“Checkerboard” Santolina Garden Bed!

“Checkerboard” Santolina Garden Bed!

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Newly planted "checkerboard" Santolina bed           One Year Later:"My, has that Santolina grown!"       The newly planted Santolinas (Lavender Cotton) were petite 1-gallon plants two years ago, but look at them now!   The…

5 Comments / 442 View / February 21, 2008

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The Meaning of Flowers: “Say it With Flowers”

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  Designer Shirley Bovshow reveals the "Secret Language of Flowers" I was asked to speak about the Meaning of Flowers or "the language of flowers" on one of my NBC iVillage Live show appearances recently. As I researched the subject,…

3 Comments / 526 View / February 14, 2008

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Bush Perfect for Tiny Gardens!

Dwarf Meyer Lemon Bush Perfect for Tiny Gardens!

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Dwarf Meyer lemon bush (trees) are perfect for tiny gardens!   Who says you need massive land space to grow an orchard of citrus? Not in my garden world!   I have 7 dwarf Meyer Lemon (Improved) bushes flourishing and…

13 Comments / 3633 View / January 29, 2008

Decorative Indoor Plants for the Holidays:Video

Decorative Indoor Plants for the Holidays:Video

It's time to ditch those Poinsettias! When Christmas rolls around, Poinsettias of every color and hue are an ubiquitous choice for many people for their home and garden decor. That's okay if you have no other options, but Poinsettias are not…

0 Comments / 43 View / December 10, 2007

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Pruning and Maintaining “Kangaroo Paws” (Anigozanthos)

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Pruning and maintaing Kangaroo paws, (Anigozanthos) is worth the effort because it is very simple to do and greatly improves the look and health of your plant.   Anigozanthos flavidus.   The native western Australian plant, "Kangaroo paws," ( Anigozanthos)…

25 Comments / 16891 View / November 9, 2007

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