How to Grow Agrostemma (Corn Cockle) in Zone 6/7

Hi Lovelies, I'm testing out a new format to make these posts shorter. Feel free to stop by YouTube for the video that goes with this post. As always, this information is solely based on results in my own garden and will differ depending on conditions and where you live. NAME: Agrostemma githago (agrostemma, corn…

How to Grow Ranunculus in Zone 6 (and probably other places, too!)

Hi Lovelies, I know I've written a "How to Grow Ranunculus" post before, and honestly, I couldn't find hardly anything to add to it. However, I do have a lot of really great photos to help bring it up to date. Therefore, I present to you - "How to Grow Ranunculus" Version 2.0! I hope…

Winter Sowing Flowers – The Final Results

Hi Lovelies! Well, the results are in. I'm officially done winter sowing for the year, and I'm here to give a somewhat full report on what happened! This post won't have any pictures, but hopefully, it will be filled with helpful information. If you're not familiar with winter sowing (I totally suggest you research more…

Propagating Scented Geraniums (Pelargoniums) by Cuttings

Hi Lovelies, I'll be the first to admit that I'm a total novice at this whole "plant propagation" thing. But, now that I've been successful with scented geraniums (pelargoniums), I feel like I'm at least allowed to share my experience with taking and rooting cuttings for the first time. The good news is that I…

Growing Parrot Tulips

Hi Lovelies, Just thought I would quickly share my experiences growing parrot tulips for the first time this year. Parrot tulips are just as easy to grow as the "normal" tulips that you see growing in people's front yards, but they definitely look quite unique. ┬áThis year I planted two different types - salmon and…

Over the Past Week – Bouquets and More

Hi Lovelies, I honestly don't know when the last time that I updated the ole' blog was, but it legitimately feels like it has been way too long! I've been busy trying to take dahlia cuttings and generally getting myself together so that I'll actually be ready when it comes time to plant things. I…

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,…

How to Cut Hyacinths to Use as Cut Flowers

Hi Lovelies, I planned on postponing this post for a little while, at least until I was finished editing the YouTube video to go along with it - but as always, I changed my mind. Using Hyacinths as Cut Flowers I have a kind of weird love of hyacinths. I love them because I think…