In Bloom: ‘Pastel Mix’ Anemone Coronaria in the Cut Flower Garden

Last fall, I planted quite a big patch of anemone coronaria flowers. I was most excited to see it bloom, as I was growing a new-to-me blend of corms called the 'Pastel Mix'. Though the name 'Pastel Mix' anemone is pretty vague, imagine my delight as the flowers finally began to open.  The first flowers…

Winter Flower Update – FEBRUARY 2021

In one of my more recent posts, I remember hesitantly mentioning that the weather this winter had been very nice. Over the last two weeks, however, that has definitely changed. Like many, my garden has been covered in ice and snow - not to mention the constant freezing temperatures. Now that things are finally starting…

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…

Up Close with This Year’s Anemone Flowers

I didn't order many anemone corms last year. On a tight budget, I could only afford to buy a small handful. Now that spring has finally arrived, I can only feel like I'm so disappointed that I didn't order more. Though very little in quantity, I did manage to get my hands on some more…

Abstract Art: When the Colors Don’t Match…

Okay, being honest - I'm struggling! At the moment, I feel like I'm stuck in that weird part of the season. Since my space is limited, I don't grow many perennials. In the case of early spring, that means I don't have very much foliage and filler to work with. With armloads of tulips, I'm…

Muy Caliente! Orange and Red Tulip Flower Arrangement

With tulip season in full swing, I'm back with another cut flower arrangement from the garden. It doesn't seem like its very often that I see vases filled with bright hot colors like red and orange. While I definitely agree that they can sometimes seem harsh, that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be celebrated. This…

How to Grow Agrostemma (Corn Cockle) in Zone 6/7

Hi Lovelies, I'm testing out a new format to make these posts shorter. Feel free to stop by YouTube for the video that goes with this post. As always, this information is solely based on results in my own garden and will differ depending on conditions and where you live. NAME: Agrostemma githago (agrostemma, corn…

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,…

February 2016: Week One Update

Hi Lovelies, First and foremost, let me apologize to everyone who left a comment on the last post and I didn't get a chance to respond. I've been having major technical difficulties over here, which I have hopefully resolved. Now that I've done a lot of winter sowing, I feel like the season has started…