January Hardy Annual Flowers and Hoophouse Update – Cut Flower Farm

The Beginning of the Winter Sowing Season

It's that time again - time to start thinking about winter sowing! Hooray! I'm so excited! In the past, I've only winter sowed using milk jugs and other containers. Last year, I ended up with well over 200 bottles sitting in the backyard - it was a complete mess! This year, I've decided to try…

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.

Planting Hardy Annual Flowers from Seed into the Hoop House – Progress – Cut Flower Farm

I feel like I've been saying it for months now, but I'm so far behind. In a perfect world, the hoophouse would have been planted and ready for winter back in October. Between the weather and the busy thanksgiving holiday - it just didn't happen. I was finally able to get things situated last weekend.…

Planting Anemone Blanda Corms – Cut Flower Farm Growing Flowers Gardening for Beginners

Anemone blanda, also known as windflower, is a relatively new addition to my garden. Like anemone coronaria that is grown for cut flowers, these anemones are quite cold tolerant. In fact, many packages list these corms as hardy down to as low as zone 5. That means, in my garden, I'll be attempting to grow…

Planting Anemone Coronaria in Zone 6/7 – Cut Flower Farm Gardening for Beginners

Much like ranunculus, I can't help but feel like anemone coronaria is yet another flower that can lead to quite the frustration for home gardeners and amateur flower farmers. The first time I planted anemones was a complete failure. I planted in the spring, and I'm fairly certain that the bulbs just sat there and…

Flower Garden Update – Week One – April 2018

I've always wanted to make weekly updates, but I'll admit, I always forget about them and fail to keep up with progress. Now that I'm actively trying to get into a better blogging routine, I'll hopefully be able to maintain a better schedule. Let's see what's going on in the garden this week, shall we?…

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,…

March Week One Update

Hi Lovelies, Brace yourselves! This post has a lot of pictures. Just a quick peek at ¬†nearly everything¬†that's going on right now! Let's all just hope that this warmer weather will keep on coming our way! Not pictured is the progress on the dahlia tubers that I've started for cuttings. The reason? Well, it looks…