Spring Blooming Bulb Update – Early April 2021

If you've been following along here on the blog, you already know that I was completely obsessed with planting flower bulbs last fall. Most of my investment was in the form of various varieties of Narcissus. Now that spring has finally arrived to my garden, the backyard seems to be absolutely bursting with color. Let's…

The First Signs of Spring in the Cut Flower Garden

After a very cold February, I'll admit that I was quite relieved when March finally arrived. With it, was a very much welcome increase in temperatures. It seems that the cut flower garden has suddenly burst into life. Since we have a week of rain in the forecast, I wanted to quickly venture outside today…

End of January Cut Flower Garden Update – 2021 FLOWERS

Now that it's January, it seems as if it was ages ago that I finished planting the fall garden. Even though the weather is cold, that doesn't mean that the flower garden isn't full of life. Let's take a quick look at some of the plants that are growing - Last November, I planted several…

Pretty Purple Vases: A Solution for Using Short Tulips

Exceptionally hot weather this spring has taken its toll on the spring bloomers. The ranunculus burst open while they're still small. Some of the tulips are exceptionally short and small. More days than not, I feel like I find myself looking for something to do with stems that are shorter than average. The solution obviously,…

April Garden Update: Flowers are Blooming!

I realize it has been several weeks since the last time I posted any kind of update. The fact of the matter is, I've just been really focused on making sure that I got all the photos and video that I needed for other content. Though the concept of taking pictures of flowers is really…

March 2020 – Hoophouse Flower Update

If I'm being completely honest, February was rough. If you've been following along, you already know that we had a major issue with white mold in the hoophouse. As a result, I ended up losing all of my stocks AND the entire row of sweet peas. Now that I feel like things are back under…

End of January Polytunnel Update

I swear, January always feels like the longest month ever. There's nothing really actively growing, and it's usually too cold to go outside and have fun. So I end up stuck inside under my blankets waiting for the sun to come back out. Luckily, the month is almost over and it's time to take a…

Pre-Sprouting Ranunculus and Anemone Corms for the Spring Flower Garden

Ranunculus corms have arrived! To say that I'm excited may possibly be one of the biggest understatements of the century. This year, I was able to purchase some really beautiful varieties of both ranunculus and anemones. I was so thankful to have been able to place an order from Italian Ranunculus with the help of…

March Unheated Hoop House Update – Cut Flower Garden

It's March - Unheated hoop house is finally coming to life! As I've already mentioned, it's been cooler than normal here. That means that the progress in the hoop house is a little behind. Honestly, some of the plants look really bad. Nevertheless, I'm cautiously optimistic. Thanks for reading!

Flower Seedlings in the Hoophouse – Ready for Winter – Cut Flower Farm

  Luckily, I was finally able to finish planting the hardy annual cut flower seedlings into the hoophouse. Though most of these flowers are annuals, I did include some biennial flowers under cover, as well. Here's hoping for a beautiful spring and summer.