Demeter, a sculpture by Dessa Kirk, is a favorite focal point at the Purdue North Central campus, especially when climbing morning glory vine bloom in brilliant blue hues to create a flowing gown for the goddess.
Ball Ornamentals has introduced an amazing burst of color unique for the hydrangea line. "L.A. Dreamin' " is a balanced blend of soft pinks and blues shared on the same large cluster of hydrangea flowers. This ranks as the first hydrangea plant to show these two colors on one plant at the sa…
Amaryllis, especially popular in red, is a winter bulb blooming favorite and available on teleflora.com ($57.95) to provide long lasting indoor color.
African violets are a traditional winter blooming plant enjoyed by "green thumbs" for centuries. The Sweet Violet Trio available on teleflora.com ($47.95) is a basket of these compact plants in little pots and can be planted later in the garden after the arrival of spring.
It's not a scene from "South Pacific," it's South Lake County.
Lush and abundant stems of rare blooms adorn a 300-pound "Tiger Orchid" plant suspended in a hanging basket of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. It's a rare sight that comes only every 5 years, but not usually in such a vast array of blooms.
Debbie Lilly, owner of Debbie's Designs Floral in Crown Point, remembers the days when this week meant a table loaded with orchid corsages, stems firmly poked in tiny vials of water, and encased in plastic cubes.
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