In a Vase: Gladiolus, Lisianthus, and Lilies

There's definitely a time in mid-summer when I feel as if all of the "fancy" flowers start blooming in the garden. Most of the summer flowering bulbs like gladiolus and lilies have a certain elegance about them that makes it a little bit difficult for me to use them in cut flower arrangements. I'm very…

In a Vase: ‘Doublini Blue’ Lisianthus and ‘Doppio Allegretta Mix’ Petunias

After picking so many gorgeous shades of blue lisianthus flowers in the last post, I couldn't resist trying to craft a flower arrangement with them. Admittedly, the cut flower garden is not going so well this season - it's been rough. While I didn't have any filler or foliage type plants available for use in…

‘Doublini Blue’ Lisianthus Vs. ‘Echo Lavender’ Lisianthus

Though this is not the first time that I grew lisianthus, it is the first season that I've grown several different varieties. Completely new to me this year are some of the more unique "blue" colors of lisianthus. I was so excited to see them finally start to bloom! The 'Doublini' series consists of lisianthus…

Fall Hardy Annual Seedling Update

It's been a few weeks since I posted about finally starting the process of sowing the seeds of my hardy annual flowers. In this, germination is in full swing for a lot of the fall hardy annual flower seedlings. Let's take a closer look -  After I ran out of cell trays, I started using…

In Bloom: Voyage 2 Pink Lisianthus in the Cut Flower Garden

Voyage 2 Pink lisianthus are yet another new-to-me flower that I grew this year. Now that they're in full bloom, I wanted to take the opportunity  to  show  you! These pink lisianthus look so absolutely dreamy blooming in the garden. Though many people grow these beauties in a tunnel, mine have just been grown out…

In Bloom: Voyage 2 Light Apricot Lisianthus in the Cut Flower Garden

Growing lisianthus has always been a major source of frustration for me. But this year, I was finally able to make some progress in a good direction. This year, I grew two types of lisianthus in the Voyage 2 series. This Voyage 2 Light Apricot is especially beautiful. Though each of the flowers is the…

June Garden Update – Week 2 – Growing Flowers from Seed + Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Hey, everyone! It feels like it's been awhile since I've posted something here. I've noticed that this has quickly turned into a place that I keep my garden notes. Eventually, when things settle down, I'd like to make more posts that mention "how-to" do things and whatnot. The process of collecting the photos for those…

Updates – Sweet Peas, Lisianthus, Catmint, and Planting Time

Hi Lovelies, I hope that everyone is doing quite well. I've been on the road to recovery for the past week after a quick visit to the emergency room, yuck! With this, I've been away from the flowers and so much has gone on without me. Though I'm technically still supposed to be on bed…