Benary’s Giant Scarlet Zinnias in the Cut Flower Garden

In continuing to update the blog with photos of the multitudes of zinnias that I'm growing this year - we come to the Benary's Giant Scarlet zinnias! I'll be the first to admit that red flowers aren't really my favorite. They can be really harsh looking in cut flower arrangements, and not many people seem…

Floret ‘Golden Hour’ Zinnia is a Beauty!

This year, I went absolutely bonkers planting zinnias. I bought so many different varieties of these easy to grow flowers that my friends and family were a little worried that I may need to join some kind of support group. My order on the floret website was no exception to my zinnia madness. In fact,…

First Success with ‘Sahara’ Rudbeckia Hirta Flowers

One of my favorite parts of the growing season is getting to add something new to the garden. In the past, I've had very limited success with rudbeckia. I've tried several perennial types, but have almost always been met with failure. It wasn't until I started growing rudbeckia hirta types that I finally found some…

Floret’s Unicorn Mix Zinnias – They’re Gorgeous!

This was the first season that I'd ever been able to afford making an order from Floret. The listings are so gorgeous, but a little on the pricey side. Naturally, I was grown to many of the different zinnia varieties. I wasn't particularly "in love" with the Unicorn Mix zinnia, but I was really drawn…

The Curious Case of Scabiosa Zinnias

Scabiosa flowered zinnias are beautiful. The first time I had ever seen a photo of them, I was automatically lured to their poofy looking crested blooms. Much like everything else on the internet, however, all that glitters is not gold. I've been growing these plants for about three seasons now - be ready to be…

Ageratum + Lavatera Cut Flower Arrangement from the Garden

With the summer garden in full swing, I continue to find myself overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done. Specifically, this posts shows the wide assortment of blooms which appear as summer comes into full swing.  To start this arrangement, I started with a bucket of 'Timeless Mix' ageratum flowers. I've grown several different…

Trellising / Staking Zinnia Flowers in the Cut Flower Garden

As most of you already know, I had major issues getting the garden started this year. In fact, I'm still really struggling with motivation. However, I did manage to make it outside today to lay down some trellis netting on one of the zinnia beds.  While I had originally planned to trellis all of the…

Staking / Trellising Dahlias Using a Weave

As I'm writing this, it is still HOT - like, "ain't no way I'm going to out to weed" hot. Fortunately, I did force myself to go out and trellis the dahlias. Trellising and staking plants in my yard is always a major issue. Since my space is very limited, it always gets really hard…

Zinnia Propagation: Rooting Zinnia Cuttings and Zinnia Stems in Water

My posts about zinnias are always some of the most popular ones on the blog. To me, it's no surprise. Zinnias are so easy to grow AND they're gorgeous. While there are several really pretty open pollinated varieties, seeds for some zinnia varieties can be pricey. It's for this reason that I've found an interested…