C. L. Fornari's Blog

I Love the Drift Series of Roses

Name:  Drift Roses Type of Plant: Low-growing, disease resistant, and repeat flowering shrub roses from Star Roses and Plants Why I Love This Plant: I love these roses because they fit in well in many landscapes and gardens. Because they are lower-growing than many...

See You In Seattle!

Ellen Zachos and I are pleased to once again be recording a live edition of Plantrama at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle.  We'll be talking about the "Plantrama Top Ten" - Ten great edibles to grow or forage for, ten must-have tools, ten shrubs to know...

Create it, Write it, Plant it, Make it Grow

Words to live by.  
What is Deadheading?

What is Deadheading?

How do I deadhead my plants? And why? I discussed deadheading last week on The Garden Lady and later in the program a caller remarked that it was...

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Nasturtium Martini

Nasturtium Martini

Looking for a beverage that celebrates the summer garden? (Alcoholic or non-alcoholic.) Have I got a drink for you! Ingredients - Alcoholic  12...

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Cold Garden Veggie Soup

Cold Garden Veggie Soup

When your garden is producing and the weather is hot, you have the perfect ingredients for a cold summer soup. This recipe can be varied according...

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Gardener Vs. Chipmunk

Gardener Vs. Chipmunk

I grow several annual poppies that self-seed around the garden. Since I want them to return each year, I leave the pods in place so that the seeds...

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Gardens On Tour

Gardens On Tour

On Friday the second annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival opens. This year there are over 80 gardens on tour Cape Wide, for the benefit of local...

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Grace and the Unexpected

Grace and the Unexpected

Last week I returned home after being with my mother at the end of her life. It was, of course, a time of great sadness and reflection. Once home,...

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