My Favorite Arrangement of the Season, Thus Far…

Arranging flowers is not something that I really consider myself to be good at. Sure, some vases end up looking better than others, but the things that I make are a far cry from the ones that "real" flower farmers make. Even still, there are certain times when it feels like the stars align and…

Cut Flower Garden Bloom Update

Even though my posts here on the blog are few weeks begin, I can't help but want to share everything that's blooming. Things are so especially colorful right now. Above, you'll see some really beautiful larkspur that are blooming. These larkspur were all volunteers from the very large planting that I made last year. I…

The Last of the Garden Blues: A Flower Arrangement

As the blooming hardy annual flowers finally begin to draw to a close, so too do the shades of true blue in the garden. This arrangement features some of my favorite flowers - including bells of Ireland. Let's take a closer look - Here's a quick look at the different flower types that we'll be…

How to Grow Larkspur from Seed – Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners

Larkspur always have a special place in my garden. It's not that I have fond memories of them or anything - it's that they're one of the first hardy annual flowers that I was able to successfully grow. With their carefree habit, they're super easy to sow and to use as cut flowers. As always,…

Larkspur and Feverfew Cut Flower Arrangement – Cut Flower Garden

Some days, I feel completely defeated when it comes to flower "farming". By the time summer finally arrives, it's a constant battle with the weeds and with the mosquitoes. Emphasis on the mosquitoes. When I headed out into the garden this particular day, I knew that I was in for a race against the rain.…

How to Grow Larkspur in Zone 6b/7 – Ornamental Cut Flower Gardening

Hi Lovelies, I'm back! With the weather finally warming up, that means we've got even more plants coming into bloom! Today we'll be taking a look at larkspur. Here in my zone, larkspur can sometimes be a little bit tricky. Here are some of the notes that I've been able to take. NAME: Larkspur (also known…

March Week One Update

Hi Lovelies, Brace yourselves! This post has a lot of pictures. Just a quick peek at ¬†nearly everything¬†that's going on right now! Let's all just hope that this warmer weather will keep on coming our way! Not pictured is the progress on the dahlia tubers that I've started for cuttings. The reason? Well, it looks…

Hardy Annual Seedling Update

    Hi Lovelies, Today I thought I would share some photos of the hardy annuals that are currently in the garden. Whenever I grow something new, one of the first things that I do when I see sprouts in my garden beds is "google" whether or not the plant that's growing is in fact…

Hardy Annual Update – Blog-tober Day 6

Hi Lovelies, After finishing last night's post about anemones, I've got to slow my roll a little bit. Besides - with tulip planting, hoophouse building, and new Youtube videos on the way (subscribe! whoop!); I need just a little bit of time to gather and collect my thoughts. Around the September 20; I pulled up…