Planting Paperwhites in Soil for Forcing // Forcing Narcissus Tazetta ‘Ziva’

Paperwhites, or narcissus tazetta, are also among the many bulbs that I'll be forcing to grow indoors this winter. Like amaryllis, the process of planting paperwhites for forcing is insanely easy. First, we'll need to start with a bag of bulbs. I purchased my bulbs from Longfield Gardens, but I've seen them available almost everywhere…

Planting Amaryllis Bulbs // Forcing Amaryllis Bulbs Indoors in Winter

Every year, it seems like I have a never ending list of things I want to grow. For years, I've wanted to try my hand at planting amaryllis bulbs and growing them indoors during the winter. While I'm no stranger to forcing flower bulbs, I'll admit that I've avoided amaryllis - mainly due to the…

Lasagna Planting Fall Flower Bulbs in Containers // Forcing Flower Bulbs

My grandma loves getting flowers. In fact, that was one of the main reasons I decided to try my hand at lasagna planting and forcing flower bulbs this winter. In the past, I've forced some hyacinths and tulips, but I wasn't too invested in learning more about the process. This year, I'll be trying to…

Pre-Sprouting Ranunculus and Anemone Corms for the Spring Flower Garden

Ranunculus corms have arrived! To say that I'm excited may possibly be one of the biggest understatements of the century. This year, I was able to purchase some really beautiful varieties of both ranunculus and anemones. I was so thankful to have been able to place an order from Italian Ranunculus with the help of…

Trench Planting Tulip and Daffodil Bulbs

Now that October has arrived, that means that our fall bulb orders have also started to show up at the front door! Spring flowers are hands-down my favorite flowers. From ranunculus to tulips, I just can't get enough of these beautiful blooms. I think a lot of it has to do with my dislike for…

Direct Sowing Flower Seeds in Fall for the Spring Cut Flower Garden

One of the most common questions that I get about sowing hardy annuals in the fall directly relates to figuring our which plants should be started by direct sowing and which ones should be started in seed trays and then transplanted into the hoop house or into the ground. If I'm being honest, I don't…

Direct Sowing Sweet Peas into the Fall Garden

When I first starting growing flowers, sweet peas were high up on the list of things that I wanted to grow. I couldn't help it really, there was so much hype surrounding them. I had heard that they had an enchanting fragrance, and of course, the actual blooms looked so feminine and delicate - two…