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  • 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 bloom. Here’s a closer look at recent bouquet that I was able to collect from the cut flower garden. Unlike the dahlias, the ageratums really love the conditions in my yard. These are either ‘Red Flint’ or ‘Red Sea’ ageratums. I honestly can’t remember which cultivar I ordered this year. Regardless, I love the rich…

  • 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 perennial. Either way, of all the seeds I’m planting into trays today – I treat them the same. I sow the seeds around the middle of August, then transplant them into the garden around the first week of October. They then overwinter and bloom the following year. I wish I could be more helpful in…

  • 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 the open in my yard. As it turns out, this worked really well! Aside from the unbelievable pressure from the weeds, I’ve really enjoyed growing lisianthus successfully. Voyage 2 Pink start really pale pink in color and slowly develop a deeper color as time passes. The ruffled appearance of Voyage 2 has quickly become…

  • 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 same general shade of apricot, they do vary quite a bit. I was really surprised to see that these flowers have some rather unique color splashing. The petals almost have a purple/brown water soaked appearance. It’s very obvious up close, but definitely creates some very lovely dimension when seen from a distance. I always have…