The First Day of Spring & The Difference a Day Makes

Beautiful snow covers the daffodils, hyacinths, and anemones on the first day of spring.

Using Anemones as Cut Flowers

Hi Lovelies, Seriously, by this time, you've got to be getting tired of seeing me take all these pictures of anemone coronaria and rant on and on about how much I love them. That's what happens when you're the first flower to bloom in the spring - I'm going to celebrate like nobody's business. Anyhow,…

Guide to Planting Daffodils

Hi Lovelies, Well, the fall rain here seems to have officially started (with more in the forecast) courtesy of the hurricane down south. Luckily enough, I was able to quickly throw this year's daffodil bulbs into the ground. Here in zone 6b, I ideally like to plant my daffodil bulbs around mid October - so…

Growing Calla Lilies

Hi Lovelies, So here we are on day 22, and I'm still behind in the vast majority of things that I need to get finished. I've still got to transplant over half of the anemones and ranunculus, I still have a bag of tulips to go into the ground, I still have hundreds of daffodils…

Planting Lots of Tulips, because why not?

Hi Lovelies, Day 20 has come a little bit early to the blog, for the main reason that I probably won't have internet access later tonight when I usually do my 2am writing - I know, I know. Anyway, one of the major tasks that I was able to accomplish today was planting out the…

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,…

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 πŸ™‚ 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. Β This would probably explain…