The Last Pansies and Sweet Peas – Cut Flower Garden Arrangement

In continuing our theme of closing out the hardy annual season, we are now faced with the last of the pansies and sweet peas. In making an arrangement, I can't help but feel that this combination turned out so well. These adorable, ruffled pansies are from the Victorian Posy pansy mix from Renee's Garden. Even…

The Last of the Garden Blues: A Flower Arrangement

As the blooming hardy annual flowers finally begin to draw to a close, so too do the shades of true blue in the garden. This arrangement features some of my favorite flowers - including bells of Ireland. Let's take a closer look - Here's a quick look at the different flower types that we'll be…

Kitchen Sink Flower Arrangements

I absolutely love flowers, but wouldn't consider flower arranging to be my strong point. In fact, that's the main reason I post so many arrangements. In order to truly get better at something, I believe that you have to keep practicing. Today, we'll be arranging what I like to call a "Kitchen Sink" vase. This…

Sweet Peas and Sweet Fillers – A Cut Flower Arrangement from the Garden

Sometimes, the colors of the season just naturally work well with each other. Even though summer is most commonly associated with "hot" colors, the cool shades of purple and blue are currently blooming in profusion. Let's take a quick look at today's cut flower arrangement. Like so many others, this arrangement starts with these very…

Feeling Blue? Canterbury Bells Flower Arrangement

One of my favorite aspects of having my own cut flower garden is arranging a vase on a bad day. I mean, let's face it - we all have them. As it would turn out, going into the garden and picking this pretty (though moody looking) arrangement, was exactly what I needed. To begin this…

Dahlia and Zinnia Progress Since Planting

Don't get me wrong - I like a weed free garden as much as the next person. Often times, however, it just isn't realistic. With so many commitments to work and whatever these days, I feel like I would be a major fraud if I showed you a perfectly grass free dahlia bed. Now that…

Cut Flower Seedling Update Before Transplanting into the Garden

So, I'm still really behind. In fact, I'm over a month late in planting the summer tender annual flowers into the garden. Even though I started the trays in a timely fashion, my schedule just hasn't worked out so that I'm able to transplant things into the garden as anticipated. As a result of this,…

What’s Next? In Bloom Right Now –

As the garden continues to change, I quickly wanted to update everyone regarding which blooms we'll begin to see more of next. As most of you know, my growing space is extremely small. This means that many of the hardy annual flowers have already been removed in order to make room for summer blooming flowers.…

Peonies, Sweet Peas, and More! This Week’s Flower Arrangements

I've been working on taking better photos lately. Apparently, I still have a lot to learn. On the internet, it feels so overwhelming to try competing with the perfect people. Oh well, here are so pictures. Those big, fluffy Sarah Bernhardt peonies never disappoint me.  For this vase, I just added some sweet peas and…

Planting Dahlias in Mud – I Don’t Recommend It…

If you've been following me on any of my various social media this year, you already know that I've really doubled-down on dahlias this season. I've been saving tubers from various varieties for roughly five years, but usually find that I neglect and forget about them. This year, I really wanted to take my dahlia…