Preparing Fall Garden Beds for Spring Flowers – Planting Hardy Annual Flowers

Preparing the garden for planting is easily one of my least favorite garden tasks. Seriously, it's a toss up with weeding. Right now, there's no word that I can use to describe my yard other than a "mess". Seriously, just look at this picture. The hoop house looks as if it's totally falling apart. On…

Seed Starting Tips: Soaking and Stratification for Better Flower Seed Germination

It's nearly October, and that means one very important thing - it's time to begin preparing for the spring garden. While I know it seems somewhat odd to start preparations this soon, it's actual crucial in terms of creating the best garden possible. After all, now is the time to start planting fall flowering bulbs,…

Dark Dahlia Flower Arrangement – Cut Flower Garden

When it comes to growing dahlias, I am the absolute definition of "beginner". They don't seem to like my weather very much, and I definitely neglect them. Sometimes I completely forget to water them for weeks at a time. Despite my neglect, I am always so incredibly thankful when some of the plants come into…

Sowing Biennial Flower Seeds into Trays for the Cut Flower Garden

  When I talk about sowing biennial flowers, I will be the first to admit that I use the term "biennial" very loosely. In general, the term biennial should be used to refer to plants that take two seasons to grow and bloom. However, I tend to call things "biennial" when they may be truly…

In Bloom: Voyage 2 Pink Lisianthus in the Cut Flower Garden

Voyage 2 Pink lisianthus are yet another new-to-me flower that I grew this year. Now that they're in full bloom, I wanted to take the opportunity  to  show  you! These pink lisianthus look so absolutely dreamy blooming in the garden. Though many people grow these beauties in a tunnel, mine have just been grown out…

In Bloom: Voyage 2 Light Apricot Lisianthus in the Cut Flower Garden

Growing lisianthus has always been a major source of frustration for me. But this year, I was finally able to make some progress in a good direction. This year, I grew two types of lisianthus in the Voyage 2 series. This Voyage 2 Light Apricot is especially beautiful. Though each of the flowers is the…