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  • Sowing Biennial Flower Seeds into Trays for the Cut Flower Garden

      When I talk about sowing biennial flowers, I will be the first to admit that I use the term “biennial” very loosely. In general, the term biennial should be used to refer to plants that take two seasons to grow and bloom. However, I tend to call things “biennial” when they may be truly perennial. Either way, of all the seeds I’m planting into trays today – I treat them the same. I sow the seeds around the middle of August, then transplant them into the garden around the first week of October. They then overwinter and bloom the following year. I wish I could be more helpful in…

  • Garden Update – May Week One – Cut Flowers and Vegetable Garden Patch

    I’m finally making progress! The frantic feeling that goes with trying to plant everything out into the garden has started to subside. Things are starting to feel organized again, and more importantly, all of the bottles from the winter sowing are gone. I try to pretend like the mess doesn’t bother me, but after months and months – it drives me a little crazy. Anyway, let’s take a quick look at some of the beautiful things that are growing in the garden this week! Squeal! The verbascum is blooming! I started the verbascum from seed last year in June, and they’re now starting to flower. I can’t remember the nae…