Growing Zinderella Zinnias in the Cut Flower Garden

It's not exactly a secret that I love to grow zinnias. They're easy to plant, and even easier to grow. They'll bloom without abandon until the first frost finally brings them to an end. Of all the different zinnias that I've grown, Zinderella zinnias are one of the most frustrating. The process of growing them…

Summer Lisianthus Cut Flower Arrangement from the Cut Flower Garden

The lisianthus plants have finally started to bloom - and they're gorgeous. Let's face it, I don't have the best record when it comes to growing lisianthus. This year, however, it appears that I have finally succeeded. To celebrate, I thought I would make a cut flower arrangement using the first blooms. The lisianthus that…

Dahlia + Amaranth Cut Flower Arrangement from the Cut Flower Garden

By the time mid summer rolls around there's always a lot going on in the garden. It's hot, the mosquitoes are terrible, and the grass is usually knee high. It's not that I don't want the garden to look nice, it's just that the conditions can feel absolutely miserable any time that you're trying to…

In Bloom: ‘Benary’s Giant Lilac’ Zinnias in the Cut Flower Garden

One of the more disappointing aspects of not having a legitimate flower farm is that I never seem to have enough space. While, I'm extremely thankful for the space that I do have - I just wish that I had a little more. This is especially true when the time comes to plan which varieties…

How to Grow Zinnias from Seed

Zinnias are one of my absolute favorite flowers in the cut flower garden. When it comes to how to grow zinnias from seed, it's pretty easy. Here in my yard, the zinnia flowers love my hot and humid weather. It's not uncommon for them to reach heights of 6ft, and to stretch taller than my…

Simple Annual Flower Arrangement from the Garden – Cut Flowers

Every once and a while, I'll make a cut flower arrangement that I really like. While most of my favorites feature "fancier" flowers like peonies or ranunculus, this one is different. I really enjoyed making this vase of flowers because of the simplicity. Not only does this one turn out it be beautiful, but it…

The ‘Hot Mess Express’ Flower Arrangement – Cut Flower Garden

In general, I try really hard to post consistently here on the blog and over on YouTube. After all, building some kind of online persona isn't easy. Well actually, it may come really naturally for some people - but, not me. I'm scatter-brained and socially awkward. Some days, I definitely feel the stress when I…

Harvesting New Potatoes from the Garden

Attempting to grow potatoes is another one of those "frustrations" for me in the garden. Every year, I decide that I want to grow them, and every year I know that I shouldn't. Foremost, I don't have enough space. I also don't have enough patience.   Each March, I start planting with such great expectations.…

Cup and Saucer Vine Catches Flies? – Cut Flower Garden

For the first time, I've been really successful with cup and saucer vine (cathedral bells vine). The germination was great, and the plants climbed easily up my fence with practically no assistance from me. In fact, the tendrils are actually really cool. Though tiny, they seem to act more like little suction cups that will…

Harvesting Onions from the Garden

When it comes to growing onions, I can confidently say that I am a failure. I've tried so many times, yet I always manage to come up with less than ideal results. I see people in the Pacific northwest grow enormous onions. Maybe my weather here in the south is just too hot? I've heard…