Growing Snapdragons from Seed – Cut Flower Garden

I've always had a really tumultuous relationship with snapdragons. For years, I've attempted to grow them, and never really had much success. I had tried to winter sow them, planting them in the spring, starting them indoors, and just about everything else - I failed every single time. As it would turn out, snapdragons are…

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…

In Bloom: Light Pink Chantilly Snapdragons

This is my fourth season trying to successfully grow snapdragons. So, in the fall (when I was planting), I really wanted to focus on making these blooms grow! I chose the light pink chantilly snapdragons to grow on in the unheatead hoop house - and I couldn't be more pleased. Between their lovely pastel color…

February Unheated Hoophouse and Garden Update – Flowers in Hoop House

In my last post, I mentioned that the weather here has been absolutely frigid. Well, a couple days have passed and in true crazy weather fashion, our temperatures are now into the 60s. I should mention that that is very warm for this time of year, as our last frost date is usually at the…

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.

Growing Snapdragons from Seed – Cut Flower Farm

CHECK OUT OUR SOAP SUBSCRIPTION AND 50% OFF SALE! CLICK HERE! I've had a long and troubled relationship with snapdragons. Snapdragons have always been one of those flowers that just wouldn't grow the way I wanted. I've seen those "real" flower farms, with rows and rows of tall snapdragons - I wanted that! Over the…

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.…

Cut Flower Garden Jar Arrangement – Snapdragons and Pansies – Growing Flowers from Seed

What's that?!?! Are those SNAPDRAGONS?!?! If you've been around the blog for awhile, you'll know that I'm absolutely terrible at growing snapdragons. I've tried several times, but something always go wrong. Not this year! I grew actual snapdragons - look, there's even photographic evidence! This variety isn't one of those fancier hybrids, but rather came…

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?…