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…

Finally Ready for a Long, Cold Winter

It feels like I've been working on getting the fall garden ready for winter for months. With shipping delays and a very late frost this year, it's hard to believe that I'm just now finishing all the tasks related to the hardy annual flowers and spring flowering bulbs.  Among the first flowers to go into…

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 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…