Things Are Blooming, Finally! Cut Flower Patch Update – End of April

Finally, the garden is starting to feel alive. The trees here have finally gotten their leaves, and the anticipation of warm sunny days is making me crazy. Here's what's going on with the cut flower patch -

Jump Starting Dahlia Tubers+ Leafari Review

I got a package in the mail today, and of course, I couldn't wait to open it. Dahlias! Finally! I ordered quite a few dahlias this year from several different places. The first parcel to have arrived is from Leafari - and I won't lie, it was pretty disappointing. I'm not sure if Leafari is…

Winter Sowing Results / End of April Garden Update – Cut Flowers and Vegetables

Even though it's still raining and I still haven't had the opportunity to plant a lot of my leafy green vegetables, we're quickly approaching the last frost date for my garden. Here, I generally use the date of May 5th as my frost-free date - though, I've heard people say that it changes each year.…

Hardy Annuals: The Embarrassing Truth

So, this season I'm working on my transparency. I made the choice to do this, not really because I was actively trying to deceive people, but rather because the "perfectness" of social media online was driving me towards insanity. By my own nature, it's nearly impossible to not find myself comparing how I measure up…

Johnny-Jump-Ups Are Actually Pretty Adorable – Growing Violas

When I planted johnny-jump-ups last season, I wasn't exactly sold on the idea that I would like them. In general, I tend to always gravitate towards things that are big and showy. However, I bought them in hopes that they would reward me with even more early season color. For me, winter is a really…

Growing Bachelor’s Buttons from Seed – Hardy Annual Flower Favorites – Growing Flowers from Seed – Gardening for Beginners

Bachelor's buttons will always be among one of my top five absolute favorite flowers. Now, I do realize that might sound a little odd. The plants don't exactly have the show-stopping power of the likes of hydrangeas or roses - so what makes them so special? They're easy! That's right, bachelor buttons were among the…

Growing Chamomile from Seed: Gardening for Beginners – Growing Flowers from Seed – Cut Flower Farm

One of the really cool things about something like keeping a blog is that you don't have to be organized. I mean, you kind of need to be organized - you have to plan ahead in regards to what pictures and video clips you absolutely need to take to actually publish some type of content.…

Chrysanthemum Cuttings in the Mail! Thanks King’s Mums!

One of my favorite things about gardening is ordering various goodies in the mail. Now, it's not that I just love shopping or anything like that - I simply love when a little package full of flowery potential shows up to my door. In most cases, I'll make a bulb or plant order while I'm…

Winter Sowing Results Pt. 2 + Garden Update – Week 2 – April 2018

Finally! We finally had two days - count them, TWO - of beautiful weather. I'll admit, I was beginning to lose patience and faith in the fact that I would ever be able to finally transplant my snapdragons and lettuce into the garden - but I got it done! Hooray! Just wanted to quickly check…

Favorite Flowers for Beginners – Growing Flowers from Seed

As a habit, I often browse tons of different gardening forums. I think I started doing it when I was bored one day, and the habit just kind of stayed with me. These days, I usually try to take a mental note of the common questions that are being asked. This week, there was definitely…