In Bloom: ‘Sweet Coral’ Dianthus

In the past, I've never really had much room to plant biennial flowers. While I really love growing biennials, it becomes very difficult when I don't have a lot of space in the garden beds. After all, each plant has to grow for an entire season before it will finally make flowers. Last summer, I…

Sowing Biennial Flower Seeds into Trays for the Cut Flower Garden

  When I talk about sowing biennial flowers, I will be the first to admit that I use the term "biennial" very loosely. In general, the term biennial should be used to refer to plants that take two seasons to grow and bloom. However, I tend to call things "biennial" when they may be truly…

Growing Canterbury Bells Flowers from Seed – Cut Flower Garden

This year, one of my main goals was to grow as many new-to-me flowers as possible. Last year, I had accidentally grown one canterbury bells plant. So, I wanted to make sure to grow multiple (on purpose) this time around. Since these plants are biennial (blooming the second year), I began the process of seed…

Growing Sweet William Dianthus from Seed – Growing Flowers from Seed Series

Before I started gardening, it was safe to assume that I wasn't able to recognize very many different types of plants. In fact, it was very seldom that "pre-gardening me" would have even noticed a pretty flower blooming next to me. One exception to this, however, occurred when I happened upon an insanely large planting…

What’s in the Garden? Middle of July Garden Update

It's the middle of July, and it's still insanely hot. Are you surprised? I'm not, lol. Regardless, let's take a quick look around to see what's growing in the garden. Even though there are tons of weeds in the garden, the trellis is loaded with various vines. Most of the vines are pole beans and…