In Bloom: ‘Josephine’ Oriental Lily

If you've been following along on the blog for any length of time, you already know that I'm obsessed with pink flowers. There's something about very pale pink flowers that seem to fit in almost any occasion. For this reason, it should be no surprise that the 'Josephine' oriental lilies in the garden have already…

In Bloom: ‘Gaucho’ Oriental Lily

'Gaucho' lily is a beautiful variety of oriental trumpet lily with an absolutely insane fragrance. I planted five of these small bulbs in the spring and they're just now starting to open. After doing this whole "blog thing" for several years, I completely realize that these photos aren't the best - but I wanted to…

The Arrival of More Oriental Lilies – Mystery Lilies in the Garden

By focusing on a lot of different summer flowering bulbs this year, I was eager to see what the different varieties of lilies that I selected would look like. As it would turn out, unfortunately, many of them were mislabeled. In this post, I'll focus on some of the varieties that remain a mystery here…

‘Super Greens Salmon’ Ranunculus: Another Delightful Garden Surprise!

As I finally start to finish up the individual posts which discuss all the different types of ranunculus that were grown in the garden this year, I can't ignore these beautiful flowers from the 'Super Greens' series. 'Super Greens Salmon' ranunculus were definitely what I would consider a "fun" investment. Simply, meaning that I wasn't…

In Bloom: Beautiful ‘Zelmira’ Lilies

We've had so much rain lately that I've really had trouble getting into the garden to take photos. However, when the 'Zelmira' lilies started to open, I knew that I couldn't wait! The 'Zelmira' lily is an orienpet hybrid type of lily - meaning that it is a cross between an oriental and trumpet lily.…

FULL TOUR: Asiatic Lilies – SUMMER 2021

Over the last year, I've really wanted to focus on getting back into growing flower bulbs. When making a last minute bulb purchase this spring, I decided to add three types of Asiatic lilies to my shopping cart.   The 'Pink Brush' Asiatic lily was the first variety to begin flowering this summer. Initially the…

In Bloom: ‘Doppio Allegretta Mix’ Petunias as Cut Flowers

The 'Doppio Allegretta Mix' petunias growing in the garden this year were easily one of the plants that I was most excited about. After having quite a bit of success using heirloom petunias as cut flowers, I knew immediately that I wanted to grow these doubles. Like other heirloom varieties of petunia, the stems of…

Are These Really ‘Potomac Lavender’ Snapdragons??

This growing season has not been a good one for snapdragons in my garden. After getting a very late start, they simply didn't thrive. While some didn't get as tall as I had hoped, others completely flopped over during severe thunderstorms. 'Potomac Lavender' snapdragons were one in which I was most excited to grow. Every…

My Hydrangea Suddenly Turned Blue!

I planted my first hydrangea bush about six years ago. It was a purchase that I had made on a whim from an online supplier. When it actually arrived, the plant was less than 6 inches tall. It took a few years before it finally bloomed. Though the plant had been advertised as pink, the…

Another Summer Flower Arrangement – Blue and Purple Blends

It's not exactly a secret that I haven't been feeling like arranging many flowers this year. I think it is likely a combination of being overwhelming and having planted way too many different things in a growing space that is much too small. Still, when I saw that these beautiful 'Doppio Allegretta Mix' petunias had…