Dwarf Dutch Iris Blooming in the Garden

Last fall, I decided that I really wanted to focus on introducing a wide range of spring flowering bulbs into my yard. In purchasing these bulbs, I specifically wanted to buy types that I knew would naturalize and multiply. In this, one bulb that I decided to plant was the 'Harmony' variety of dwarf dutch…

Winter Sowing Dagga – Ornamental Flowers

Wild dagga is an interesting plant that I first found on YouTube while watching an older Sarah Raven video. In her garden, the plant reached about 5 ft tall, but it was so unique looking. The tall flower stalks are definitely different than anything else in my garden. Above everything, I knew that I wanted…

Winter Sowing Update – March Results

It's the end of March, and that means that it is time for a winter sowing update. If you recall, at the beginning of February, I really started to winter sow a lot of different flowers and vegetables for the garden this year. Now that the weather has started to warm some, we can take…

Winter Sowing Petunia Flowers

Winter sowing petunia seeds is a great way to grow a lot of flowers at a little cost. Let's face it, bedding plants can be really expensive. Growing from seed not only allows us to save a little money, but it also gives a great selection when choosing which seeds to grow. The process of…

Winter Sowing Impatiens Flowers for the Flower Bed

Winter sowing impatiens is a great way to add a lot of appeal to flower beds for a very low cost. While many bedding plants can be easily purchased at the home improvement store, the cost can definitely add up quickly. Luckily for those of us on a budget, the winter sowing method is a…

Winter Sowing Cleome Flowers in the Cut Flower Garden

In my experience, it seems that cleome is one of those flowers that people can have strong opinions about. Before I started growing it, I had no clue what the plant even looked like. However, now it's an ornamental flower that I really, really love. I personally don't use this one as a cut flower,…

Winter Sowing Pepper Seeds – Seed Starting

Ever since I started winter sowing pepper seeds, I haven't gone back to starting the seeds indoors. When I first started gardening, I assumed that starting these seeds under grow lights was the only option. My first couple trys at grow pepper seeds was an absolute disaster. In the end, I had little to show…

Winter Sowing Tomato Seeds – Seed Starting Outdoors

I seriously can't believe it's already that time again. Winter sowing tomato seeds! While it feels like winter has lasted forever, it hardly feels like I should be starting tomato seeds. However, that's the beauty of the winter sowing method. If you're unfamiliar with winter sowing, you can definitely find more information by doing a…

March Unheated Hoop House Update – Cut Flower Garden

It's March - Unheated hoop house is finally coming to life! As I've already mentioned, it's been cooler than normal here. That means that the progress in the hoop house is a little behind. Honestly, some of the plants look really bad. Nevertheless, I'm cautiously optimistic. Thanks for reading!