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  • Peony and Lady of Shalott Roses with Chantilly Snapdragons – Cut Flower Garden

    Planning a cut flower garden can be really difficult when you’re growing in a very small space. While I wish that I could grow everything, I do have to plan ahead in terms of what colors will match each other and which types of plants will be blooming at the same time. This year I mainly focused on having access to pink and purple flowers. Though I wish I could attribute this to my awesome planning skills, that simply isn’t the case. It was due to dumb luck more than anything else. The light pink chantilly snapdragons have been blooming for several weeks now, and they’re quickly becoming one of…

  • ‘Lady of Shalott’ David Austin Roses – Growing Cut Flowers

    I don’t talk about perennials here on the blog very often. The main reason for that, is that I don’t have many perennials. However, I do have a couple bushes that I rely on for some very nice color throughout the season.  Today, I wanted to briefly talk about roses. I have three rose bushes. I’ve situated them around the outside of my privacy fence so that the vines can eventually (hopefully) crawl across the top of the fence. However, my vines are a mess. Admittedly, I don’t have the slightest clue how to care for roses – and I’ve never really been motivated to learn, as my bushes are…