‘Amazing Grace’ Double Tulips AND ‘Copper Image’ Double Tulips? DREAMY!

It's that time again! It's time to take a closer look at one of the varieties of tulip that are blooming this year. This time we're technically taking a look at a "collection". I ordered this 'Peony Party Collection' from Dutch Grown last year. They definitely did not disappoint! The collection consisted of two types…

The Magic of Dark Ranunculus Blooms

When I planned the garden last year, I knew that I wanted to grow as many ranunculus as possible. This also meant that I wanted to include as many colors as possible. Shades of dark red and dark violet were certainly no exception. Let's take a closer look at some of the darkest colors in…

In a Vase: Copper Image Double Tulips

Keeping in line with our month filled with tulips, today is no exception. One of the main reasons that I made an order from Dutch Grown bulbs last year was because of their 'Peony Party' collection. This mix contained a combination of 'Copper Image' tulips and 'Amazing Grace' tulips. Today, we'll be making a small…

Floret Ranunculus Pastel Lemon are Gorgeous!

In continuing our post about ranunculus, it's time to take a closer look at the Floret Pastel Lemon ranunculus. Though yellow flowers usually aren't my favorite, I definitely wanted to give it a try. It's not like I'm able to say 'No' to more ranunculus flowers. As it would turn out, this mix of flowers…

Le Petite Fleur: Little Jam Jars Full of Flowers

With so many larger flowers in the garden, it's sometimes easy to forget the little ones. Pansies are one of my absolute favorite spring flowers. Often among the first things to bloom, I even had pansies opening in January this year. Last fall, I ordered the 'Victorian Posy' pansy mix from Renee's Garden. Though the…

Floret Ranunculus Marshmallow and Other Sweet Surprises…

One of my main focuses in plant the garden last fall was to try to bring some diversity to the garden. In this, I ordered several lovely varieties of ranunculus from Floret. Today, we'll take a closer look at one of my favorites called 'Marshmallow'.  While I'm not so sure that it resembles a marshmallow,…

Hot! Hot! Hot! Another Highly Saturated Flower Arrangement

Whether I want to admit it or not, I'm beginning to take a liking to these bright flower arrangements. A few posts ago, I know I complained that these color combination weren't for me. However, the more that I put them into vases; the more I grow to appreciate them. Let's take a quick look…

Pretty Purple Vases: A Solution for Using Short Tulips

Exceptionally hot weather this spring has taken its toll on the spring bloomers. The ranunculus burst open while they're still small. Some of the tulips are exceptionally short and small. More days than not, I feel like I find myself looking for something to do with stems that are shorter than average. The solution obviously,…

Up Close with This Year’s Anemone Flowers

I didn't order many anemone corms last year. On a tight budget, I could only afford to buy a small handful. Now that spring has finally arrived, I can only feel like I'm so disappointed that I didn't order more. Though very little in quantity, I did manage to get my hands on some more…

Abstract Art: When the Colors Don’t Match…

Okay, being honest - I'm struggling! At the moment, I feel like I'm stuck in that weird part of the season. Since my space is limited, I don't grow many perennials. In the case of early spring, that means I don't have very much foliage and filler to work with. With armloads of tulips, I'm…