Propagating Dahlias by Cuttings – Cut Flower Farm

Taking dahlia cuttings is one of the easiest ways to increase the number of plants in your cut flower patch. Propagating these plants by cuttings is also a great way to get the most for your money. The process is relatively simple and only requires some very basic equipment. First, we'll need to select a…

Clara Joyce Dahlia Order + Review

This year, I made it a point to order my dahlia tubers from independent suppliers, rather than from larger "big box" type retailers. This is important not only in order to receive quality items, but it means a lot. Since starting my own business, I've really wanted to start supporting real people who are trying…

Ranunculus and Daffodil Spring Flower Arrangement

After a long spring season, the spring blooming flower bulbs are finally coming to a close. The tulips have come and gone. As the weather continues to warm, that means things like the daffodils and the ranunculus will also stop blooming soon. I hope you enjoy the photos of this recent flower arrangement that I…

Planting Tomatoes into the Garden – Vegetable Gardening

I definitely got a little bit of a late start on the tomato seeds this year, but they're finally going into the garden. This year, the tomatoes will be interplanted with the flowers. The main reason for this is to help save space. I should also mention that these sunflowers are a very short variety…

Transplanting Sunflowers in the Garden – Growing Sunflowers for Cut Flowers

If you've been following along for a while, you'll likely remember when we started the process of winter sowing our sunflower seeds. Transplanting sunflowers - it's finally that time! This year, I'm growing several different varieties of sunflowers - those which are open pollinated, and those which will be used for cut flower arrangements. Today,…

Tulips, Ranunculus, and Icelandic Poppies – Oh, my!

  This growing season I've been really pleased with my progress in growing new things. Though ranunculus and tulips are garden favorites, other things like the Icelandic poppies are in full bloom. This year I grew a mix of colors, but these white and champagne colored blooms have quickly won my heart. Today, I wanted…

Winter Sowing Reveal for Tender Annual Plants

The winter sowing season has officially ended here, and I wanted to quickly show some of my transplants. I started these trays at the beginning of March to transplant into the garden. Usually when I winter sow, I have to watch for frost to make sure there isn't any chance of losing my seedlings. Surprisingly…

In Bloom: ‘Dream Touch’ Double Tulips

I'm hesitant in making this post. Last season, I ordered some tulips from "Easy to Grow Bulbs". So far, at least one of the packages was incorrectly labelled and NOT what I ordered. Considering the price of bulbs and shipping, I find this ridiculous. It's safe to say I won't be ordering again. Anyway, for…