Winter Flower Update – FEBRUARY 2021

In one of my more recent posts, I remember hesitantly mentioning that the weather this winter had been very nice. Over the last two weeks, however, that has definitely changed. Like many, my garden has been covered in ice and snow - not to mention the constant freezing temperatures. Now that things are finally starting…

End of January Cut Flower Garden Update – 2021 FLOWERS

Now that it's January, it seems as if it was ages ago that I finished planting the fall garden. Even though the weather is cold, that doesn't mean that the flower garden isn't full of life. Let's take a quick look at some of the plants that are growing - Last November, I planted several…

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…

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've  not done a very good job…

DIY Hoop House for Cut Flowers – Year 2 Update

One of the most game changing aspects of the garden for me has to be the addition of the unheated hoop house. I constructed this one made out of pvc last fall. I'm happy to say that the structure survived the summer, and it's now time to cover it for another growing season this winter. …

Mid February Hoop House Update – Growing Hardy Annual Flowers from Seed

After quite a bit of cold weather, the mid February hoop house is looking a little rough. The plants have been covered with row cover for about two weeks straight, and are definitely starting to show signs of stress. Luckily, the weather is set to climb out of the teens and twenties. I'm really looking…