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2021 Garden Planning: New to Me Chrysanthemums for the Garden

Chrysanthemum cuttings were the very first thing that I ordered for the garden in the new year. Like dahlias, I've been steadily increasing my stock of chrysanthemums from one year to the next. After this growing season, I will have amassed over 50 different varieties in my garden - most of which are used for…

2021 Garden Planning: New to Me Dahlia Varieties for the Garden

Over the last couple of growing seasons, I've really been focused on expanding my dahlia row. This means that I've been buying several new ones each growing season. This coming year, I'm eager to see some of the flowers that I've ordered. If you have any experience with the flowers on this list, please be…

2021 Seed Haul: Flowers for the Summer Garden

While many people are just beginning to plan their 2021 summer gardens, I have just finished my seeds orders. It seems that this is the one task that I consistently finish early in the garden. With the colder weather outside, I can't help but start thinking about the next growing season. At the request of…

FREE GARDEN PLANNER – Cut Flower Gardening

Even though many places are currently seeing snowfall and cold temperatures, I'm sure that some growers are daydreaming about the spring garden. After having just completed my "seed shopping" for the upcoming season, I feel more excited than ever about beginning the planning process. It is for this reason that I've created a FREE GARDEN…

Finally Ready for a Long, Cold Winter

It feels like I've been working on getting the fall garden ready for winter for months. With shipping delays and a very late frost this year, it's hard to believe that I'm just now finishing all the tasks related to the hardy annual flowers and spring flowering bulbs.  Among the first flowers to go into…

‘Kokka Bunmi’ Chrysanthemum: A Very Unique Bloom

As we continue to take a closer look at the various varieties of florist mum that we grew in the garden this year, I couldn't exclude the 'Kokka Bunmi' chrysanthemum. This one is truly unique, and the flower shape is definitely something that I have never seen.  The outer petals begin to unfurl first, followed…

‘Sunspot’ Chrysanthemum: Disappointment or Not?

'Sunspot' chrysanthemum was listed on the King's Mums website as a late blooming anemone type. Like many of the anemone types, it could be grown as a spray. Plants were supposed to have a golden center surrounded by bright red petals. Mine didn't exactly do that... Though the plants did grow very well and produce…

‘Apricot Alexis’ Chrysanthemum: Another Classic Florist Mum for the Cut Flower Garden

If you checked out the last post about the 'Alexis' chrysanthemum, then it is highly likely that you'll recognize the form of today's flower. 'Apricot Alexis' chrysanthemum is yet another absolutely stunning variety of florist mum that I purchased from King's Mums this growing season. I can't wait to show you more photos of this…

‘Alexis’ Chrysanthemum: Is It Really Pink??

The 'Alexis' chrysanthemum is easily one of my absolute favorite florist mums from the garden this year. So much so, that I'm really surprised that I hadn't seen anyone else online singing its praise as a cut flower. The original King's Mums listing online says that the color is pink. After growing my own, I'm…

Miss Goldie Chrysanthemums for Golden Fall Color in the Cut Flower Garden

As our posts about the florist mums start coming to a close, I wanted to share some photos of the 'Miss Goldie' chrysanthemum. This bright, golden mum is undoubtedly the perfect addition to the fall garden. Even though I didn't have any sunflowers blooming this season, I couldn't help but day dream how beautiful they…