Beginning of June Garden Update – Cut Flower Patch and Vegetable Garden

It hasn't been that long since the last time I've posted a garden update, but things are growing so quickly! The combination of rain and high temperatures has been absolutely ideal for the various pretty things growing in my yard. Among them are many "first time" flowers. I sowed so many seeds last year for…

Random Garden Adventures

  This week, I've been up to some really random things in the garden. Okay, not random - but I have been really trying to focus on harvesting things as much as possible. Let's take a quick look at some of the things I made! First, I wanted to make some floral ice. I've seen…

Wednesday Flower Arrangement #2 – Beautiful Roses and Sweet William Dianthus

I know I complain a lot on these blog posts. I feel like I sometimes go on and on about what goes wrong, but this time I really want to focus on what goes right - ROSES. Even though I only have three roses bushes in my yard, I get so excited when they start…

This Week in the Garden- Cut Flowers and Vegetables

Another week has somehow managed to fly by, and I'm still not completely done planting everything into the garden yet. Most notably, I haven't been able to find a place to plant the peanuts. I really need to get those plants into the ground. Anyway, I thought I would take the chance to post so…

‘Lady of Shalott’ David Austin Roses – Growing Cut Flowers

I don't talk about perennials here on the blog very often. The main reason for that, is that I don't have many perennials. However, I do have a couple bushes that I rely on for some very nice color throughout the season.  Today, I wanted to briefly talk about roses. I have three rose bushes.…

Wednesday Flower Arrangement #1 – Pansies and Wheat Jar Posies

The past few gardening seasons have been a little bit frustrating. I've wanted to grow both food and flowers, therefore, I've had to scale back in both areas. The last couple seasons, I haven't even been able to grow enough flowers to provide bouquets for anyone other than myself - and the same is true…

Garden Update – MAY WEEK 2 – Cut Flowers and Vegetables! Hooray!

Hey, everyone! Welcome to the May Week 2 garden update! So much has happened over the last couple weeks! I'm almost completely done transplanting everything into the garden. Here's some of my favorite pictures from this week -   Some of the green bean seedlings look really nice! The germination was pretty uniform, with some…

Garden Update – May Week One – Cut Flowers and Vegetable Garden Patch

I'm finally making progress! The frantic feeling that goes with trying to plant everything out into the garden has started to subside. Things are starting to feel organized again, and more importantly, all of the bottles from the winter sowing are gone. I try to pretend like the mess doesn't bother me, but after months…

Planting Dahlia Tubers into the Garden + Eden Brothers Dahlia Unboxing

FREE GARDENING TUTORIALS! CLICK HERE! In the cut flower garden, one of my main sources of frustration has always been dahlias. For whatever reason, I've just never had much success with them. The first time I ever planted dahlias, I bought them from the dollar store. It was a mixed pack of three, and they…