Hi! I’m Tonya. I’m the one-woman show behind all things ‘Tonya, with the flowers’ (formerly ‘FRESHCUTKY’.) In 2010, I planted my very first seed. Having grown up in the city, I had never set foot in a garden. That season, I watched as a single pumpkin plant struggled to survive. Little did I know that one amazing little pumpkin would give way into an intense passion for sustainability, growing my own food, and cut flower production. Though I’m not a “professional,” this blog chronicles my journey towards the goal of owning my own farm and fostering my love of all things flowery.
The garden is a 100% donation garden. This means that every flower grown is given to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and other organizations. Thanks to the tremendous support from our YouTube community, patrons, and subscribers; I am able to continue these efforts. You are appreciated so, so much.
Spring of 2023 will mark my tenth growing season, and very first year in my new garden, located in growing zone 6b/7a – Nashville, TN.
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One hard working girl can achieve anything she wants. 🙂
Hi, thanks so much for following my blog at: http://lovelyseasonscomeandgo.wordpress.com. Your blog is amazing and so I will follow your blog too. Have a great day. Betty
I too am in KY. I’m interested in growing Dahlias again this year. I raise honeybees as well. I had horrible bug issues last year with potted Dahlias, aphids and powdery mildew. Are there companion plants i can plant with Dahlia to help.? Is there anything i can put in soil when planting to help prevent. Thank you
Hello from the UK! Thanks very much for following my blog at http://countrygardenuk.com/
I have just signed up to follow your blog and Pinterest boards. Looking forward to reading more. Your Dahlias are amazing! Gillian
Thanks so much! The photos you post are absolutely GORGEOUS!
You are such an inspiration to me..I had the idea to grow a huge flower garden in mountains in southern NY on PA border..wonderful tall flowers grow there…i love the “hoop house”
Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.
Your Dahlias are awesome! They are my favourite too, I’m a first season newbie but I think I’m hooked.
Don’t worry, the obsession will grow – literally and figuratively, lol!
I’ve been looking into the dinnerplate Dahlias, trying to sort a space to plant some next year. I’ve been so impressed with the bloom yield on them and they’re still going!
Thanks for calling in and for your ‘likes’ – I am enjoying your blooms.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for liking one of my posts. I wish you great success wtih all that you do. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
Oh Sweet Heaven, I followed through from your like on sultanabun and my first sight of your blog literally took my breath away. Stunning!! The poor, sodden and neglected flowers outside my window are peering through the glass and wishing you might adopt them.
Lol! Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂
Thanks for following.
After your visit to Minkyweasel World and your liking my post I came over to see your site. It is great! I love your photos and have been reading some of your articles with interest. Now it isn’t often I bookmark sites about gardening but I have bookmarked yours. Thanks for your visit
Shirley Anne x
Thank you so much for Liking our “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” post! Your site is beautiful!
You are quite talented! My Mom and I seem to toil over our garden, but they sure don’t look like yours at all! Great job!
Wow, your flowers are so beautiful and your site is just gorgeous!
Thank you so much for visiting!
Beautiful variety of flowers. I love it.
Thank you so much! 🙂 🙂
I love flowers!! Do you plant for birds, bees and butterflies?? 😉
I plant mainly for cut flowers, but it sure does attract a lot of birds, bees, and butterflies!
What area or region are you located
I think I am in love. Your blog looks amazing. Love the pictures. You’ve given me lots of inspiration for my flower patch. I had recently decided to grow dahlias but feeling a bit daunted by them. I may have to pick your brain!
Thanks for stopping by Home Grown Heaven.
Thanks so much! Dahlias are definitely worth it, I think – just make sure your pinch them early on so that you’ll get plenty of branches full of buds!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
love your vibrant flowers
Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
I always have a fascination for flowers… Ive written so much about them.. I always make it a point to incorporate them in my poems and prose. 🙂 🙂
I’m loving the beautiful pictures and everything here.
Keep it fresh and fragrant!! 😉
Love love Love love LOVE your blog 🙂
I love your flower photos! Joy to the eyes <3
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
Hi, thank you so much for the ‘like’ on my Roasted Butternut and Brown Lentil Curry recipe, which has led me to your amazing blog ! Wow, your photo’s are beautiful. I look forward to seeing more. Take Care and have a great day.
Hi. What an awesome site you have! I love it and flowers . Your blog page is beautiful. I am new at this only a month or so. I do so appreciate the like. How do u get people to comment? I have a comment button but no one ever does. I plan to be a fequently flyer on your site. I also have a companion site called georgiogiovanni.wordpess.com. Alot of good stuff on there. I’m trying to do both sites and it’s very time consuming so I know how much work you’ve put into yours. Much success to you ! Have a blessed day.
Thanks so much! The wonderful thing about blogging is that it’s a community filled with supportive and knowledgeable people. I’d say participation is key! It’s always great to read the thoughts of others!
Just followed your blog, I love it! I’m also following you on Instagram: @cloverhome.nl. Maybe I’ll see you there!
Thanks so much!!! 🙂 🙂
You have a charming blog goin’ on here. I’m very glad you liked one of my posts and it led me to find you. Thanks!
Thanks for the follow! I look forward to reading your posts, too!
My first new follower of the 2016. Thank you and have a blessed year.
Hey 🙂 Thanks for the follow! You have a great blog.
Thank you for the follow. I love flowers too, and look forward to your posts.
Thanks so much 🙂 🙂
Thanks for following my blog http://www.reallifegardensolutions.com . After looking at your flowers and especially your PICTURES, I consider it high praise indeed!!
Hey … thanks for following my blog at http://www.lifesloosethreads.com. Love your blog and subscribed! 🙂
What an interesting blog, I will follow. Thank you for visiting my blog too, I’m happy you did and so I discovered yours 🙂
You’ve got a great blog here, so I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂 Best Regards for a great 2016
Thanks so much! Not sure I know to much about it, looks like I’m heading to Google. Hope you’re having a great day!
Hello there, here is the link to my post:http://lifexperimentblog.com/2016/01/08/one-lovely-blog-award/
Hello! Thank you so much for following my blog. Your blog looks awesome, too! We also have the same theme and it was so cute!
Hey…Your blog is so interesting and informative too.I started following your blog 🙂
When you write about small / urban gardens, it might be helpful to let your readers know about an
Android app called Sun & Shade Analyzer which will tell you exactly how much sun/shade you have at any spot in your garden.
I really enjoy your You Tube videos, and this blog. I’m wondering: how do you handle your donation bouquets? Do you use vases, paper sleeves? Do people donate vases, etc? Do nursing homes accept glass vases? Would you just do a blog post or video (or both) on how you actually “package” your bouquets for gifting and how you find “needy” people. Do you do all the deliveries yourself or have friends that help deliver? Thanks in advance.
Hello…I have started following your blog because it is very interesting and informative.
You wrote about winter sowing marigolds in March. I can not find out what Hardiness zone that you are in.