Winter Sowing Rudbeckia Flower Seeds in Zone 6/7

Rudbeckias! One of my close friends used to call this flower "Rude Becky". However, I certainly can't find anything rude about this beautiful flower. As with many perennial flowers, winter sowing rudbeckia is crazy easy. Like, so easy. I'm not kidding. I absolutely love these gorgeous blooms. Even though most people may immediately think of…

Winter Sowing Lavatera Flowers in Zone 6/7 Cut Flower Garden

Sometimes known as garden mallow, lavatera flowers bloom on compact plants. These flowers closely resemble that of hollyhocks, but come in a much more narrow range of colors. Winter sowing lavatera is ridiculously easy, and will definitely yield some wonderful results if grown in the right climate. The level of cold tolerance of lavatera plants…

Winter Sowing Atriplex Orach Seeds in Zone 6/7

I absolutely love orach. Also known as atriplex hortensis, orach is an absolutely amazing green plant. These things seriously come in an insanely stunning range of colors - the lime greens and golds are definitely my favorite. Regardless, when allowed to go to seed, these flowers are perfect additions to the cut flower garden and…

Blanket Flower Seeds

Winter Sowing Bupleurum Flowers in Zone 6/7 – Cut Flowers

Hardy annual bupleurum flowers are a great addition to the cut flower garden. Winter sowing bupleurum is an insanely easy way to grow this beautiful plant, especially if you're trying it for the first time. In general, these plants are pretty cold tolerant. Here in zone 6, I can successfully overwinter them in the garden…

Blanket Flower Seeds

Winter Sowing Shasta Daisies in Zone 6/7

Winter sowing shasta daisies is yet another option for anyone, who like me, is on a budget. One of the many reasons that I have grown to love this flower so much is because they can be grown from seed so easily. Regardless of whether or not you're growing a cut flower patch or you're…

Crop Protection: Hardy Annual Cut Flowers in Winter Hoop House

When I first set out to learn to grow flowers, the process of overwintering hardy annuals was one which seemed totally foreign. With very little information on the process online, most of what I've learned about crop protection has been through the process of trial and error. In general, crop protection will vary from one…

Winter Sowing Kale in Zone 6/7

I know that the internet has made it super trendy, but I actually really love kale. Like peas and spinach, kale was really one of the first vegetables that helped me in my journey to make healthier food choices. As someone who used to eat fast food for dinner every single night, making the transition…

Winter Sowing Cabbage in Zone 6/7

I don't have the best record with growing cabbages. In fact, the whole process is still somewhat confusing to me. Do you plant it in the fall or do I start winter sowing cabbage? I've tried both methods of planting and have had mixed results. Fall planted cabbages are appealing in that the size is…

Winter Sowing Godetia Farewell to Spring Flowers in Zone 6/7

I first began winter sowing godetia last season, when I purchased the seeds on a whim. With the dreamy shades of pink, white, and salmon; I just couldn't resist myself. It seems like that happens a lot when it comes to browsing seed catalogs. You would think that someone who doesn't have any growing space…