Growing Love in a Mist Nigella in the Cut Flower Garden

When I first started learning to grow flowers, there were a lot of plants that I had never seen before in real life. In starting the cut flower patch I decided that I would try each type of flower at least once and then make a judgement whether I would continue growing them. I wasn't…

How to Grow Larkspur from Seed – Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners

Larkspur always have a special place in my garden. It's not that I have fond memories of them or anything - it's that they're one of the first hardy annual flowers that I was able to successfully grow. With their carefree habit, they're super easy to sow and to use as cut flowers. As always,…

Sunflower + Zinnia Cut Flower Arrangement – Summer Cut Flower Garden

Over the last few weeks, we've been getting a lot of rain. Seriously, several inches everyday. While this is great for plant growth, it can definitely be a little rough on the flowers that are already in bloom. Top heavy plants like the sunflowers have started to topple over, especially. I decided to pick them…

Summer Pinks: Larkspur and Zinnia Cut Flower Arrangement

Early summer arrangements from the cut flower garden are always among my favorites. The hardy annual flowers are usually starting to finish blooming, and the summer annuals are just getting started. This period of bloom overlap allows for some really beautiful flower vases. Let's take a look at this mega pink one that I made…

In Bloom: Ornamental Sweet Peas in the Cut Flower Garden

A few short years ago, I attempted to join a Facebook group specifically for cut flower farmers. After submitting a request to join, the response I received was that they group was only for "real" flower farmers. From that day forward, I decided that I would never call myself a farmer - I'd rather just…

In Bloom: Love-in-a-Mist Nigella – Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners

One of my absolute favorite parts about growing flowers is getting to try different varieties. Love in a mist, or nigella, flowers aren't a particular new addition to my cut flower garden. However, I did plant a couple new-to-me cultivars last fall. Check out some of the pictures I was able to take - These…

Larkspur and Feverfew Cut Flower Arrangement – Cut Flower Garden

Some days, I feel completely defeated when it comes to flower "farming". By the time summer finally arrives, it's a constant battle with the weeds and with the mosquitoes. Emphasis on the mosquitoes. When I headed out into the garden this particular day, I knew that I was in for a race against the rain.…

Sweet Pea and Feverfew Cut Flower Arrangement

One of my absolute favorite parts of growing a cut flower garden is picking them! Today is definitely no exception, as the sweet peas are in full bloom. I couldn't resist picking a large vase filled with these fragrant blooms before a thunderstorm rolled in. Let's take a closer look, shall we? I grew several…