In Bloom: ‘Tecolote Salmon’ Ranunulus

In my quest to expand my flower garden this spring, I quickly filled an entire row with ranunculus corms. Upon ordering 'Tecolote Salmon' ranunculus, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Sure, the photo on the supplier's website was beautiful - but very seldom do such pictures reflect reality when it comes to these plants.…

‘Tiger Mix’ Ranunculus: One of my New Favorite Flowers!

Building my own DIY hoop house in the backyard has easily been one of my best investments in terms of pursuing my own flower farm. Learning to grow and overwinter cold hardy flowers has been key. In this, I have steadily increased the number of ranunculus corms that I plant each fall. In 2020, I…

Growing Floret Ranunculus in the Little Cut Flower Garden

I've been growing ranunculus for years. In fact, it was one of the very first flowers that I wanted to grow after seeing pictures of the flowers in a seed catalog online. We've really come a long way in terms of corm availability since then. Last fall, I made a purchase from Floret of some…

Floret Purple Picotee Ranunculus in Bloom

Over the last couple weeks, I've been absolutely swimming in ranunculus blooms. Last fall, when I made an order from Floret; I wanted to be certain that I ordered several colors of ranunculus. Of all the corms, I was most hesitant about the purple picotee. I had purchased picotee ranunculus corms elsewhere before with very…

The Magic of Dark Ranunculus Blooms

When I planned the garden last year, I knew that I wanted to grow as many ranunculus as possible. This also meant that I wanted to include as many colors as possible. Shades of dark red and dark violet were certainly no exception. Let's take a closer look at some of the darkest colors in…

November Hoop House Update – Hardy Annual Cut Flowers

To say that the weather over this past month has been wacky would be an understatement. It was less than three weeks ago that I was complaining about temperatures in the 90s - and now, it's snowing and in the teens! With such a wide fluctuation in temperature, I'veĀ  not done a very good job…

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.…