Another Walk Through the Dahlia Patch

The weather has finally started to cool, and the dahlias have officially started to bloom like crazy! I'll admit that I've really neglected the dahlias this season. Next time around, I'm really hoping to have access to more growing space - but who knows. Anyhow, let's take a look at some of the other dahlias…

Sunflowers and Celosia: Another Cut Flower Harvest

Nothing marks the end of the growing season like big buckets filled with sunflowers. I know that most flower farmers plant in succession, but its simply not possible in my small yard. Let's take a closer look at what I grew.  Here's a bucket filled with Procut Bicolor sunflowers. I know that these are way…

Even More Time with Dahlias in the Garden –

The last several weeks in the garden have been dark and dreary. It's been so cloudy and there's been so much rain that I haven't even been able to pick flowers or weed. However, with a small break in the weather - I just knew that I need to go out, take some photos, and…

Daydreaming About Dahlias in the Cut Flower Garden

We're back with another look at many of the numerous dahlias that are growing in the cut flower garden this year.  Above is the Sandia Brocade dahlia. I have such mixed opinions about this variety. The blooms and colors of this plant are absolutely gorgeous. The flowers are numerous, and I absolutely adore the anemone…

Deadheading and Harvesting Late Season Dahlias in the Cut Flower Garden

I've had a really rough time of growing dahlias this year. After several really strong storms, nearly the entire patch had been flattened. Undoubtedly, the whole thing has been an extremely valuable learning experience. Next time, I'll stake them much better. Let's take a closer look at some of the dahlia flowers that I've been…

Late Season Cut Flower Garden Update

It's almost that time of year - when we'll end the summer garden and start planning and planting for fall. I can't help but feel that this summer has been pretty upsetting and terrible. For the first time ever, I'm glad that winter is coming. Let's take one last look around, shall we? I was…

September Cut Flower Harvest from the Garden

This year, I intentionally added a lot of new-to-me flowers to the cutting garden. During my time making flower arrangements, I have quickly learned that variety is a major key to success. Let's take a closer look at some of the gorgeous flowers that I was able to pick from the garden.  Pictured above is…

‘Double Delight’ Sunflowers in the Cut Flower Garden

If I'm being honest, it was extremely difficult to find the motivation to write this post. After posting its companion video, there were several comments that simply "got to me". I am forever appreciative of the comments and interaction on my content, but some of the more negative ones can feel so discouraging and even…

Benary’s Giant Salmon Zinnias: Garden Favorites!

Zinnias were among the first flowers that I ever grew, or had even seen growing in a garden. Having grown up in the middle of the city, I wasn't familiar with the concept that people had "gardens". It is for this reason that I'm so fond of Benary's Giant Salmon zinnias. They were the very…

Queen Lime Orange Zinnias: First Time Success

Whenever I add a new variety of flower to my garden, I can't help but feel excited. This is especially true when it's something special like the Queen zinnia series. In this post, we'll be taking a closer look at the Queen Lime Orange zinnias.  The Queen series of zinnias are known for their unique…