Once upon a time…

Hi Lovelies, Once upon a time, there was a garden. It wasn't the most beautiful garden in all the land, but it bountifully provided for those who lived in the castle. Okay, no, wait. I'm kidding. It wasn't a castle. Not even close. Nope. Just a normal house, on a normal street, with some folks…

Growing Casablanca Oriental Lilies

Hi Lovelies, Well, another week has passed. To catch you up, it's been raining here - a lot. Upon walking into the garden yesterday, I instantly sank to my ankles deep in heavy clay mud. Yuck! I'm not ever sure you could call it mud, honestly. If you've ever sank deep into slimy river silt,…

It’s Time for Topping Dahlias!

Hi Lovelies, If you know me at all, you know that I'm absolutely obsessed with growing dahlias. I honestly, for whatever reason, just cannot help myself. They come in just about every size, shape, and color that you can imagine - did I mention that they're absolutely gorgeous? The first few years that I grew…

Updates – Sweet Peas, Lisianthus, Catmint, and Planting Time

Hi Lovelies, I hope that everyone is doing quite well. I've been on the road to recovery for the past week after a quick visit to the emergency room, yuck! With this, I've been away from the flowers and so much has gone on without me. Though I'm technically still supposed to be on bed…

Movin’ Along

Hi Lovelies, Just thought I would take the time to quickly check in. Last time I took to writing, everything was pretty stressful. I didn't have a place to grow anything and precious time was slipping away from me as I frantically searched. I'm happy to say, that though I've lost a few succession plantings,…

More Rain on my Parade

Hi Lovelies, Hope the day is finding you well. I can say that things are looking up a little here - but that's only because the internet connection is finally back and I can actually sit down and collect my thoughts. I went into this year being extremely thoughtful. By that, I mean, I planned.…

Field Preparation: Weed Barrier Fabric

Hi Lovelies, Hope everyone is doing quite well. I've tried to write this post a few times and I've managed to get myself distracted by a bunch of documentaries on Netflix. Now, I know I need to focus. Can I just mention, once again, how much I hate pulling weeds? Can you believe that some…

Out with the old, in with the new.

Hi Lovelies! It's that time of week again, and by that I mean - it's raining here and I actually have the time to breathe for a second. It's been another week of orders rolling in, mostly some perennials that I really, really wanted. I'm almost certain that my mail carrier really dislikes me by…

Tulips, tulips, tulips!

Hi lovelies 🙂 I'm just going to go ahead and be honest - we're all friends here, right? The vase life trials for tulips will simply not be happening. In life, and in planning a rather large expansion to the cut flower garden I've had to reassess my priorities pretty often.  This would probably explain…