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New Additions: ‘Chromacolor’ Daffodils

Over the course of starting my own very small daffodil collection, there were always several varieties I skipped over when placing an order for bulbs. For whatever reason, the 'Chromacolor' daffodil never seemed to make the final cut. With its seemingly "normal" appearance, I just wasn't sure I could have justified spending the extra money.…

Growing ‘White Explosion’ Daffodils for the First Time

Since beginning my collection of backyard daffodils, a true double white variety was one which I was truly missing. In my effort to find a nice pure white flower, I decided to try growing 'White Explosion' daffodil. After one season in the garden, I am so incredibly pleased with their addition. When the 'White Explosion'…

In a Vase: Pretty Pink Spring Pastels

I think that today's bouquet is really something special! The best part - I only used a few different types of flowers to create something that, I think, is truly memorable. Let's take a closer look at this pastel spring flower arrangement. In this arrangement, I'm using two kinds of tulip and two kinds of…

In a Vase: Vibrant Spring Colors

Now that the flowers have started to bloom, it's been pretty difficult to stay on top of picking bouquets. Today, I really wanted to quickly share an arrangement that was made last week. The combination of flowers is pretty simple. It contains two different types of daffodils and two different types of tulips. The above…

In Bloom: ‘Cosmopolitan’ Daffodils

This season marks the first spring that I've grown 'Cosmopolitan' daffodils. Unlike the more traditional varieties that I grow, each stem produces clusters of much smaller blooms. Still, the coloration of each cup is quite pretty, with subtle shades of pink and creamy yellow. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take too many photos before some…

In Bloom: ‘Chato’ Double Pink Tulips

I have been trying to get my hands on some 'Chato' tulip bulbs for several seasons. After browsing catalogs online, I was totally drawn to their intense highly saturated pink color. Now that they're in full bloom out in the yard, I'm very happy to report that I was not dissappointed! Like most other double…

In the Garden: ‘Bella Blush’ Single Tulips

With such limited space in the garden, it is very seldom that I select single tulip to grow. However, I had to make an exception for the 'Bella Blush' tulip - because it was pink! In my constant search for pastel pink flowers, I knew immediately that I wanted to give this cultivar a try.…

In Bloom: ‘Avant Garde’ Double Tulips

When it comes to planting fall bulbs, tulips are my kryptonite - I just can't get enough of them! 'Avant Garde' tulips are a new addition to my cut flower garden this year, and I could not be more pleased! Like most double tulips, 'Avant Garde' produces large peony-like blooms. Their coloration is also quite…

In the Garden: ‘Delibes’ Daffodil

If you've been following along in my "big daffodil adventure" over the last couple seasons, you already know that it is seldom that I select yellow flowers to grow. Don't get me wrong - yellow flowers are beautiful. However, it's just a matter of personal preference. When I saw 'Delibes' daffodils in an online catalog,…

In Bloom: ‘Easter Born’ Daffodil

Despite my best efforts to make videos and update the blog in a timely manner, sometimes the weather simply does not cooperate. Such is the case with this post, which was delayed after receiving several days of hard rain. 'Easter Born' daffodils are a very large double bloom with a very pale yellow accents. While…