Peony and Lady of Shalott Roses with Chantilly Snapdragons – Cut Flower Garden

Planning a cut flower garden can be really difficult when you're growing in a very small space. While I wish that I could grow everything, I do have to plan ahead in terms of what colors will match each other and which types of plants will be blooming at the same time. This year I…

Snapdragon, Sweet Pea, and Bells of Ireland Flower Arrangement

One of my absolute favorite parts of growing hardy annual flowers is having so many options when it comes to arranging flowers. The garden is currently bursting at the seams with agrostemma and chantilly snapdragon flowers. Why not put them into a vase? The pink chantilly snapdragons have been one of the main flowers that…

In Bloom: Light Pink Chantilly Snapdragons

This is my fourth season trying to successfully grow snapdragons. So, in the fall (when I was planting), I really wanted to focus on making these blooms grow! I chose the light pink chantilly snapdragons to grow on in the unheatead hoop house - and I couldn't be more pleased. Between their lovely pastel color…

Growing Pansies from Seed – Cut Flower Garden

For many, small bedding flowers like pansies, johnny jump ups, and violas are a must have to for annual flower beds. Surprisingly, they also look great in the cut flower patch and in small vases. With a little knowledge, growing pansies from seed is insanely easy. The first thing we'll need to do is to…

Mid-Season Check-In

The season is well underway, and it has certainly been a wild ride. Though this is being posted at the end of June, it's actually mid-March as I write this. I think this gives you some kind of better idea regarding how diligently I've been working to keep the blog and the YouTube channel updated.…

Chantilly Snapdragon and Rose Flower Arrangement

The cut flower patch is in full bloom, and that means we've been making lots and lots of vases - and donating flowers, of course! Let's take a quick look at the arrangement that I was able to make today. The pink chantilly snapdragons are so pretty. This is the first time I've been able…

In Bloom: ‘Milas Mix’ Agrostemma

Agrostemma is one of my favorite hardy annual flowers for the cut flower garden. Even though they are considered weeds in many places, they behave themselves quite well when planted in my yard. Before planting, always make sure you're reaching your growing area - just in case. Also, it should be mentioned that these flowers…

In Bloom: White Ranunculus Flowers

I know that it is not exactly a secret, but I absolutely love growing ranunculus. In fact, they may be my favorite flower. I love how luxurious the blooms look. They make me feel like I'm fancy, even though I am the exact opposite of that. White ranunculus were the only corms that I grew…

Growing Icelandic Poppies for the First Time – Cut Flower Garden

This year was a first for a lot of flowers in my yard. In that, this was the first time that I was finally able to successfully grow Icelandic poppies. In the past, I had attempted to grow them from seed. As it would turn out, those seeds were not prime and completely failed to…

Pink Chantilly Snapdragon and Ranunculus Cut Flower Arrangement

I knew it was coming, but that doesn't mean that I don't feel disappointed. The ranunculus flowers have finished blooming. With the early hot weather this season, this flower vase marked the last of the usable ranunculus stems. Oh well, hopefully we'll have plenty more gorgeous flower blooms to harvest from the yard into the…