‘Silk Road’ Tulips: The First in Bloom this Spring!

One of the main reasons that I started blogging and making videos, doesn't even really have anything to do with wanting to teach people to grow things. I was SO TIRED of seed catalogs. Seriously, I would plant something based on the photo, and the plant wouldn't look anything like it! I wanted to create…

My First Foray into Split Corona Daffodils

I'm definitely not a stranger to daffodils. In fact, daffodil bulbs were one of the first garden-related investments that I ever made. Roughly five years ago, I bought a huge bag of mixed daffs. In that bag, there were a few doubles and a couple smaller flowered jonquil types - but generally nothing fancy. Enter…

Goldenrod Gardens Dahlia Tuber Haul

One of my main goals this growing season was moving to establish a dahlia garden. That means I've been ordering a lot of new varieties for the garden. Though my record with dahlia growing isn't the best, I'm really going to hone my skills this year. All of my tubers from Goldenrod Gardens came wrapped…

Harvesting Daffodils for Cut Flowers in a Vase

Can you believe that I've been doing this blog thing for 5 years now? In fact, one of the very first posts that I ever made was about using daffodils as cut flowers. You can see it by clicking here.  I'm happy to say that those original daffodil bulbs are still producing flowers. That's one…

Azaleas and Camellias – Spring Blooming Flowers at Eden Gardens State Park, Florida

Flower tourism is something completely new to me. I used to see signs for botanical gardens, and think to myself - soooo boring! Since my garden obsession has developed - I can't believe what I was missing. Recently, I was able to visit some family that lives in Alabama. We made a short drive to…

March 2020 – Hoophouse Flower Update

If I'm being completely honest, February was rough. If you've been following along, you already know that we had a major issue with white mold in the hoophouse. As a result, I ended up losing all of my stocks AND the entire row of sweet peas. Now that I feel like things are back under…