My Sentimental Garden

May 14, 2012

I come from a family of serious gardeners. Beginning with my Italian grandparents, virtually everyone in my family has had a flower and vegetable garden. In the case of one sister, it’s actually a small farm in southern Ohio, which requires tractors and other serious implements.

The passiflora vine

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I made my annual pilgrimage downtown to view this year’s Spring Flower Show at Macy’s. Past years have had butterflies, Easter eggs, elves and fairies as the theme, and this year they chose:

“Tower of Flowers”

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Hey, don’t be a floral snob – plants are great! Green or blooming, there’s a great variety to choose from and they are an eco-friendly alternative to cut flowers.

mini hydrangea plants for a touch of blue

Spring plants make great additions to home decor, adding a color spot that’s long-lasting and low maintenance. Potted tulips, hyacinth, daffodils, hydrangea and azaleas give you a wide range of color choices and looks. Most prefer not to sit in direct sunlight, so keep them cool for longest bloom.

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