Dreamy Creamy Flower Jar Arrangement – Spring Cut Flower Garden

First of all, I want to give a HUGE 'Thank You' to everyone who has been following along here on the blog. While I usually focus mainly on YouTube, it's nice to take a break and do something different. I really appreciate every single person who visits these posts. Now, onto the arrangement! The first…

Peach + Pink Ranunculus and Tulips – Flower Arrangement

The obsession continues! In progressing with my goal to post more frequently on the blog, I'm here to show off even more of some of my favorite flowers. This time, in the form of a flower arrangement filled with pink and peachy tones - my favorite color pallette! Check out this jar filled with Floret…

Floret Rose Ranunculus and Belica Double Tulips

Though the tulips and ranunculus have long gone by the time that you're reading this, I can't help but enjoy myself as I continue to sift through the photos from this spring. Making fresh-from-the-garden flower arrangements is one of my favorite things to do, so why not take a closer look at yet another one.…

Growing Floret Ranunculus in the Little Cut Flower Garden

I've been growing ranunculus for years. In fact, it was one of the very first flowers that I wanted to grow after seeing pictures of the flowers in a seed catalog online. We've really come a long way in terms of corm availability since then. Last fall, I made a purchase from Floret of some…

Taking Chrysanthemum Cuttings – The Easy Way

One of the easiest ways to get the most for your money is to propagate plants from cuttings. Chrysanthemums are one of my favorite plants to cut. First, you'll need a cutting or a pre-existing stool that has resumed growth. I know a lot of people get really technical in starting their cuttings indoors under…

Cut Flower Bloom Update – Mid May Garden

Recent excessive rains have made the garden a total mess. The mud, I can't even describe how muddy it is! I have roughly 100 dahlias patiently waiting to be planted. Alas, that doesn't mean that many flowers haven't already started to bloom. Let's take a closer look at the flowers, shall we? The firmament forget…

Where’s the Foliage? Well, I Didn’t Plant Any…

In true to myself fashion, I'm once again arranging flowers while wishing I had taken the time to establish more perennial plantings. Here we are, beginning to harvest the last of the tulips for cut flowers, and there isn't greenery to be found anywhere in the flower patch. Oh well.  The tulips in the arrangement…

Cut Flower Seed Starting Update

I talk about seed starting a lot. Obviously, there can't be a garden unless we're able to get the plants into the ground. Though I've always been a big supporter of direct sowing, I find that I like starting seeds into trays more and more with each season that passes. This season is no exception…

Using Tulips as Cut Flowers in Flower Arrangements

You don't have to be an expert florist to make beautiful flower arrangements. In fact, any gardener can make a lovely vase filled with the freshest blooms. That's one of the main reasons that I grew to love tulips so quickly. Tulips, specifically double tulips, can help create enchanting table decor without much effort at…

Storing Tulips in the Fridge for Long Term Cut Flower Use

This year has been weird for a lot of reasons. In this, I've found myself experimenting with different ways to make my flowers last longer. It's certainly no secret that florists and "real" flower farmers store their plants in the cool after harvest. For a lot of different cut flowers, cool temperatures will help to…