Since first growing feverfew, it has quickly become one of my absolute favorite flowers. Not only are they insanely easy to grow, but their cold tolerance makes them a sure winner for the cut flower farm (and home flower garden). Though feverfew is often grown […]
I feel like I’ve been saying it for months now, but I’m so far behind. In a perfect world, the hoophouse would have been planted and ready for winter back in October. Between the weather and the busy thanksgiving holiday – it just didn’t happen. […]
Every year, I plant florist mums. I’m terrible at growing them, but I can’t resist. They’re so beautiful, and they always bloom when nothing else does. However, each year, I always neglect them. They grow quite slowly early in the season and soon they become lost in the weeds. The same thing happened this year, but still, they’re blooming – and they’re gorgeous. I’ll be cutting these for a flower arrangement to enjoy on these cold fall days!
Planting Snowdrop Galanthus for the First Time – Gardening for Beginners Growing Flower Bulbs – Cut Flower Farm
I first became interested in growing snowdrops after writing an article about them on the Gardening Know How website. Did you know that I’m a contributing writer there? Anyhow, before that article, I really didn’t know anything about them. After finding out that they’re an early spring bloom (also prone to some naturalization), I knew that I needed to try growing them myself.
Admittedly, I was drawn to the variety ‘flore pleno’ for their super cute double flowers. I’ll be really interested to see what they look like in the garden, as I’ve read that many of these flowers usually nod downwards toward the ground.
To plant these tiny bulbs, all I’m going to do is prepare my soil according to the package instructions. In this case, I worked the soil to a depth of about 2 inches deep. You’ll obviously want to plant these bulbs with pointy side up. After that, I gently covered the bulbs with soil. Here’s hoping that we’ll have some really beautiful blooms this spring. Thank you so much for reading.
This season, I’m growing crocus for the first time. Admittedly, I’ve always wanted to plant these bulbs, but I’ve just never had any extra money laying around when the time to buy bulbs came. However, I was able to get some – thanks to the […]
Sowing German Chamomile in Fall – Frost Hardy Annual Flowers – Cut Flower Farm – Gardening for Beginners
There are a lot of reasons that I absolutely love to grow chamomile. As an extremely easy to grow herb; you can use the flowers for tea, soapmaking, and even as cut flowers for arrangements picked fresh from the garden. Their delicate apple-scented blooms are […]
This year, I’m growing a lot of different spring blooming flower bulbs for the first time. I’ve always had a pretty long list of different types of flowers that I have always wanted to try to grow. Thanks to those of you who read this blog and watch the videos on my Youtube channel, I was able to have a little extra money to spend on bulbs this year. That means that I was finally able to order some drumstick alliums!
Drumstick alliums have always been a flower that I have wanted to grow. Even though I’ve never seen them in real life, I think I actually prefer the smaller size of this flower to that of the large and tall allium flowers (which I’ve only grown once before in the past).
Regardless of my total lack of experience, the process of planting these bulbs was totally easy. Simply, I followed the package instructions. I did, however, plant the bulbs a little closer than what is recommended on that label. This was mainly due to the fact that I didn’t have much space.
According to the website that I ordered these flowers from, these alliums are prone to continue to multiply as they grow. If this is the case, I’ll eventually need to dig up these bulbs and move them to a location with more space. Have you ever grown drumstick alliums before? If so, I would love to hear all about your experiences in the comments below! I hope you’re having an amazing day!