Bright Yellow Tulip Jar Posies

Until this very moment, I hadn't really thought about it - but very few flower arrangements that I've seen online are yellow. I wonder why it is that some things simply fall out of style. The more I learn and begin to play with arranging flowers, the more I realize that almost any color can…

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.

The Forgotten Chrysanthemums – Cut Flower Farm

Every year, I plant florist mums. I'm terrible at growing them, but I can't resist. They're so beautiful, and they always bloom when nothing else does. However, each year, I always neglect them. They grow quite slowly early in the season and soon they become lost in the weeds. The same thing happened this year,…

Tales of an Unkempt Flower Bed – Roselle and Red Shiso Plants

If you've been following the blog for any amount of time, you might remember that I started A LOT of plants earlier this spring with the use of the winter sowing method. Since my yard is so small, I ended up giving a lot of these plants away. Specifically, one of my older neighbors wanted…

Out with the Old, and In with the New –

Last week's hail storm was a mess. I was at work when it happened, and totally bummed to see the damage to the garden. Annoyed, I left the garden alone for an entire week after it was hit with tennis ball sized hail. I was interested to see what plants would and would not make…

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…

Beginning of July Garden Harvest

It's July, and that means one certain thing - it's HOT. I know, somehow, I always find something to complain about. But when the heat index climbs to 112F, the last thing I want to do is go outside and work in the garden. That being said, I took a mini "vacation" and went to…

End of June Garden Update 2018

I can't believe that it's already almost the end of June. That's one thing about the warm weather - I spend all winter long waiting for it. It feels like it takes forever to arrive, but when it does - it flies by. That bothers me, a lot. Anyhow, let's take a quick look around…