Cut Flower Garden Jar Arrangement – Snapdragons and Pansies – Growing Flowers from Seed

What's that?!?! Are those SNAPDRAGONS?!?! If you've been around the blog for awhile, you'll know that I'm absolutely terrible at growing snapdragons. I've tried several times, but something always go wrong. Not this year! I grew actual snapdragons - look, there's even photographic evidence! This variety isn't one of those fancier hybrids, but rather came…

How to Grow Annual Bachelor’s Buttons (Cornflower) in Zone 6/7

Hi Lovelies, I'm back with some more growing notes! As always please leave your experiences in the comments below! Every garden is different, therefore, every gardener will have a different experience. The best thing that we can do is try to learn from each other! I love to hear about your gardens! Today, we'll take…

Let’s Plant Some Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus)and See What Happens!

Hi Lovelies, First and foremost, let's be clear, we're talking ornamental sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus). NOTĀ edible "sweet" peas,as they are sometimes called by veggie loving gardeners. These, in fact, are toxic. So, don't eat them. Okay? K, thanx. Sweet peas and I have a complicated relationship. I love them, but any time I think I've…

A Post about the Cold and Other Stuff?

Hi Lovelies, It looks like winter is officially here. It's been colder and I've been "babying" the ranunculus in the polytunnel on the extra cold nights. I'll talk more about that in a second. Things seem to be way busier than they should be right now. But, it's definitely been "one of those" weeks. Just…

November Garden Update

Hi Lovelies, Long time, no see. Well, the leaves have completely fallen here. This means that with the exception of the plants in the hoophouse, the hardy annuals are completely covered beneath a nice layer. While some folks like to rake and rake, I don't, so I just let them be. That's the great thing…

Beginner’s Guide to a Gorgeous Spring Garden

Hi Lovelies, Well, we made it! Day 15 of Blog-tober! If I had known that 31 days of straight blog posts would be this difficult, I'm not sure I would have taken on the task - but, I'm enjoying it nonetheless. With tons of orders of spring seeds and bulbs landing on my front porch…

Guide to Growing Ranunculus

Hi Lovelies, Buckle yourself in, because this blog post is going to be an exciting one. Well, I think it is. If you live in one of those awesome areas where the temperatures are relatively mild and ranunculus grow and overwinter outside without protection, this post probably won't serve as much help. However, if like…