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…

How to Grow Love-in-a-Mist in Zone 6b/7 – Ornamental Cut Flower Gardening

Hi Lovelies, The love-in-a-mist flowers are finishing blooming in the garden, so I thought we'd take a look at my experience growing these unique flowers! NAME: Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella) TOXIC: YES. Always do your research and be responsible any time you add something new to the garden. Be aware of what you’re growing around kids, pets,…

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…

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…

Winter Sowing Flowers – The Final Results

Hi Lovelies! Well, the results are in. I'm officially done winter sowing for the year, and I'm here to give a somewhat full report on what happened! This post won't have any pictures, but hopefully, it will be filled with helpful information. If you're not familiar with winter sowing (I totally suggest you research more…

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.  This year I planted two different types - salmon and…

Over the Past Week – Bouquets and More

Hi Lovelies, I honestly don't know when the last time that I updated the ole' blog was, but it legitimately feels like it has been way too long! I've been busy trying to take dahlia cuttings and generally getting myself together so that I'll actually be ready when it comes time to plant things. I…