Forcing Hyacinths Indoors

Hi Lovelies, With winter around the corner, and big bags of bulbs going on sale - it's time to think about picking up some hyacinths to force over winter. Hyacinths require a cold period, therefore, you have to plan a little bit in advance if you want to see those fragrant blooms inside when there's…

Origin Stories

Hi Lovelies, Origins - I've always been interested in them. Being from what most would consider the south, I'm quite accustomed to hearing phrases that you wouldn't run into elsewhere. On occasion, I hit the ole' Google machine and do a little searching for the things I hear. I realize this doesn't sound like the…

Propagating Roses (the easy way)

Hi Lovelies, First, my apologies that the past few posts were the products of automatic scheduling. I had to go out of town at the last minute, and was absolutely determined to keep up with Blog-tober. There's a frost predicted this week, which is a total bummer - but it also means that I'll finally…

The Gardener’s Guide to Instagram

Hi Lovelies, So, social media. Most people either love it or they hate it. You get on Facebook, and there's your ex-boyfriend cruising around the coast of Hawaii on his new yacht and suddenly you've completely forgotten how miserable you were for like 3 years of your life. Like many people, I hated social media…

Photo Friday (on a Saturday)

Hi Lovelies, Alright, so I may or may not have had a little mix up when trying to write these posts and accidentally scheduled yesterday's post and this one in reverse order! Here are a few of the most recent captures from the garden. I hope you enjoy!

What I didn’t anticipate about flower farming…

Hi Lovelies, I hope everyone is well! Today, I thought I would tackle something that's not necessarily directly related to the garden, but more so to the task that I've taken on. This was my first year growing a flower garden larger than my little ole' backyard. With this, it was necessary that I adopted…

Building a Hoophouse on a Budget

Hi Lovelies, Now that all of the zinnia beds are gross, and dahlias are in danger of being wiped out by frost at anytime, I've finally gotten around to starting to think about fixing up my sweet little hoophouse. Since I'm currently a city-dweller, there's absolutely no possible way that I'd have room for a…

Growing ‘Gay Princess’ Dahlia

Hi Lovelies, Well, it's day four of Blog-tober and we're still going strong - though admittedly, I may or may not be extremely worried about running out of ideas within the next week. Today we'll be taking a look at another dahlia that I grew this season. In an effort to keep these reviews completely…

Guide to Growing Ranunculus

Hi Lovelies, Buckle yourself in, because this blog post is going to be an exciting one. Well, I think it is. If you live in one of those awesome areas where the temperatures are relatively mild and ranunculus grow and overwinter outside without protection, this post probably won't serve as much help. However, if like…