Fall Hardy Annual Seedling Update

It's been a few weeks since I posted about finally starting the process of sowing the seeds of my hardy annual flowers. In this, germination is in full swing for a lot of the fall hardy annual flower seedlings. Let's take a closer look -  After I ran out of cell trays, I started using…

Kitchen Sink Flower Arrangements

I absolutely love flowers, but wouldn't consider flower arranging to be my strong point. In fact, that's the main reason I post so many arrangements. In order to truly get better at something, I believe that you have to keep practicing. Today, we'll be arranging what I like to call a "Kitchen Sink" vase. This…

A Week’s Worth of Cut Flowers

I know that I've been posting tons of different cut flower arrangements lately, but I just can't help it. Let's take a closer look at some of the cut flower vases that were arranged - These are the Zeolights calendula that I planted last fall. They don't have the longest stems. In fact, using them…

Spring Calendula and Ranunculus Flower Arrangement

One of my favorite things about growing so many different types of cut flowers is trying different combinations in vases. Since we haven't been able to donate any flowers this year, I've had a lot of choices in terms of arrangement flowers for myself and for my family. Let's take a quick look at yet…

December Hoop House Update – Hardy Annual Cut Flowers

It hasn't been long since I transplanted the hoop house. At the time, I was feeling pretty pessimistic. I was nearly certain that the things I planted wouldn't grow. Now that it's December, it's really interesting to see just how much things have actually grown. The flower beds are filled with a random assortment of…

Direct Sowing Flower Seeds in Fall for the Spring Cut Flower Garden

One of the most common questions that I get about sowing hardy annuals in the fall directly relates to figuring our which plants should be started by direct sowing and which ones should be started in seed trays and then transplanted into the hoop house or into the ground. If I'm being honest, I don't…

The Beginning of the Winter Sowing Season

It's that time again - time to start thinking about winter sowing! Hooray! I'm so excited! In the past, I've only winter sowed using milk jugs and other containers. Last year, I ended up with well over 200 bottles sitting in the backyard - it was a complete mess! This year, I've decided to try…

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.