In Bloom: Parrot Tulips

Last year, when in the process of planning the spring garden, I ordered some parrot tulips on a whim. I've grown parrot tulips before, but I did have a couple of varieties that are new to me this year. Included in these photos are Fantasy Parrot tulip (light pink), Weber's Parrot tulip (darker pink), and…

The First Cut Flower Harvest of the Season

With April in full swing, it's time to pick some flowers. Here's a quick look around - I'm so pleased with these small vases. I've added some white ranunculus and some tulips that were too small for a regular vase. As it turns out, mint is absolutely wonderful when used as a small foliage. There…

Planting Corn: Sweet Corn, Popcorn, and Dent

Planting corn into the vegetable garden is always one of the very first tasks that I need to complete in the summer garden. Though my last frost date has not technically passed, the forecast looks great until the actual date - so I'm going for it! This year, I'll be planting several types of corn…

Winter Sowing Results for Frost Tender Annual Flowers and Vegetables

This winter sowing season is finally coming to a close. If you've been following along here on the blog, you know that I did something a little different this year. Instead of using bottles, I decided to start seeds in trays using an unheated low tunnel. As you can see from the photos below, this…

Bare Root Strawberries Have Finally Arrived for Planting

Back in February, I decided that I would finally order some more bare root strawberries. Strawberries are one of the first things that I ever grew. Unfortunately, at the time I had planted them near my neighbor's yard. He would consistently come into the yard in the middle of the night and steal every single…

Growing Zinnias from Seed for Cut Flowers – Easy Cut Flower Garden

Zinnias are one of the first flowers that I ever started growing. Growing zinnias each year is my favorite garden task! While some people write them off as "too easy", I absolutely cherish the zinnias that grow in my garden. Not only are the flowers gorgeous, but they're insanely tough. Here in Kentucky, they have…

FEDCO Moose Tubers Potato Haul!

So, I admit. I hadn't originally planned on making another potato related post this year, but when my order from Fedco came - I couldn't resist. I love growing potatoes. "Moose tubers" is a section of the Fedco website that is specifically for things like potatoes and onions. Having never order from there before, I…

Stonehouse Dahlia Cuttings Review and Haul

Another day, and that means another package in the mail. Seriously, I've literally heard my mail man complaining about how many garden related packages I had delivered. Sorry! I just can't help it. Today, my box from Stonehouse dahlia cuttings came. Like many dahlia suppliers that I ordered from this year, this was a first.…

First Bouquet of the Season! Hyacinths and English Daisies!

I feel like it has been so long since I've made a bouquet using flowers that are fresh from the garden. Today, we're back in the swing of things with the first official bouquet of the 2019 season. I'm definitely out of practice. With the combination of limited flowers blooming and limited colors, I'm not…