Exciting News! An Update!

Hey everyone! It's definitely been awhile since I've posted here. In the past, I've mentioned that I've simply outgrown the free version of WordPress and would soon need to upgrade. Well, the good news is that that's finally happening! Woohoo! You can't see me, but I'm totally doing a happy dance. Starting next month (likely),…

Trying to Hybridize Daffodils for the First Time!

Hi Lovelies! I mentioned a few posts ago that I should have planted more bulbs for spring. Maybe it wasn't a post, it might have been in the podcast. Either way, I was talking about it somewhere! I'm seriously missing the fact that there are no new tulips, ranunculus, hyacinths, or anything else currently in…

Easy to Grow, Direct Sow Summer Annual Flowers – Ornamental Gardening

Hi Lovelies! It's that time of the year, again! I'm over-the-moon, insanely excited to start growing things again - but it's not quite the time, yet! Anywho, since I literally haven't been able to think about anything but growing and planting flowers; I thought I would go ahead and answer a common question that seems…

How to Grow Larkspur in Zone 6b/7 – Ornamental Cut Flower Gardening

Hi Lovelies, I'm back! With the weather finally warming up, that means we've got even more plants coming into bloom! Today we'll be taking a look at larkspur. Here in my zone, larkspur can sometimes be a little bit tricky. Here are some of the notes that I've been able to take. NAME: Larkspur (also known…

How to Grow Annual Bachelor’s Buttons (Cornflower) in Zone 6/7

Hi Lovelies, I'm back with some more growing notes! As always please leave your experiences in the comments below! Every garden is different, therefore, every gardener will have a different experience. The best thing that we can do is try to learn from each other! I love to hear about your gardens! Today, we'll take…

In the Garden: ‘Classic Romantic Mix’ Bachelor Buttons

Hi Lovelies, I've been doing a terrible job keeping up with posts and comment replies, and in the midst of planting season, I'm not sure if I've been getting as much sleep as I should be getting. Anyhow, in my quest to try to post each of the varieties that I'm growing this year, I…

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

Hi Lovelies, I know I've written a "How to Grow Ranunculus" post before, and honestly, I couldn't find hardly anything to add to it. However, I do have a lot of really great photos to help bring it up to date. Therefore, I present to you - "How to Grow Ranunculus" Version 2.0! I hope…

Propagating Scented Geraniums (Pelargoniums) by Cuttings

Hi Lovelies, I'll be the first to admit that I'm a total novice at this whole "plant propagation" thing. But, now that I've been successful with scented geraniums (pelargoniums), I feel like I'm at least allowed to share my experience with taking and rooting cuttings for the first time. The good news is that I…

Growing Parrot Tulips

Hi Lovelies, Just thought I would quickly share my experiences growing parrot tulips for the first time this year. Parrot tulips are just as easy to grow as the "normal" tulips that you see growing in people's front yards, but they definitely look quite unique. ┬áThis year I planted two different types - salmon and…