The First Day of Spring & The Difference a Day Makes

Beautiful snow covers the daffodils, hyacinths, and anemones on the first day of spring.

Using Anemones as Cut Flowers

Hi Lovelies, Seriously, by this time, you've got to be getting tired of seeing me take all these pictures of anemone coronaria and rant on and on about how much I love them. That's what happens when you're the first flower to bloom in the spring - I'm going to celebrate like nobody's business. Anyhow,…

How to Cut Hyacinths to Use as Cut Flowers

Hi Lovelies, I planned on postponing this post for a little while, at least until I was finished editing the YouTube video to go along with it - but as always, I changed my mind. Using Hyacinths as Cut Flowers I have a kind of weird love of hyacinths. I love them because I think…

March Week One Update

Hi Lovelies, Brace yourselves! This post has a lot of pictures. Just a quick peek at ¬†nearly everything¬†that's going on right now! Let's all just hope that this warmer weather will keep on coming our way! Not pictured is the progress on the dahlia tubers that I've started for cuttings. The reason? Well, it looks…

‘Bordeaux’ Anemone Love Affair

Hi Lovelies, So, it's obviously still early in the season. I'm far from ready to reach my final conclusion about any of the new anemone varieties that I'm trying this year, but after seeing some more 'Bordeaux' open up, I absolutely have to share the pictures with someone! I hope you enjoy! Love to hear…

Planting Lots of Tulips, because why not?

Hi Lovelies, Day 20 has come a little bit early to the blog, for the main reason that I probably won't have internet access later tonight when I usually do my 2am writing - I know, I know. Anyway, one of the major tasks that I was able to accomplish today was planting out the…

Beginner’s Guide to a Gorgeous Spring Garden

Hi Lovelies, Well, we made it! Day 15 of Blog-tober! If I had known that 31 days of straight blog posts would be this difficult, I'm not sure I would have taken on the task - but, I'm enjoying it nonetheless. With tons of orders of spring seeds and bulbs landing on my front porch…

Growing ‘Ali Oop’ Dahlias

Hi Lovelies, It seems that I've managed to stumble upon another winner! I ordered 'Ali Oop' (like many of my other tubers) on a whim when things were on sale this year. While I'm not sure about the origin of the name on this one, I'll just assume that it has something to do with…

How to Grow Anemones in Zone 6 (and probably other places, too!)

  Hi Lovelies, Well, well. It's hard to believe this is already my fifth post of October! In many ways, October is the month that I'm doing the most things. I'm planting bulbs (and ordering, lol), looking for bargains to save money for spring, and trying to enjoy the last of the nice weather before…

Growing ‘Gay Princess’ Dahlia

Hi Lovelies, Well, it's day four of Blog-tober and we're still going strong - though admittedly, I may or may not be extremely worried about running out of ideas within the next week. Today we'll be taking a look at another dahlia that I grew this season. In an effort to keep these reviews completely…