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…

Pansies in the Garden for Super Cute Jar Posies – Cut Flower Arrangement

So, I'll admit - I didn't know what to call this post. For some reason, calling something "super cute" doesn't seem like the most professional thing to do - but then again, I'm not a professional. That means these pansies are officially being classified as "super cute." I like it. I've definitely been a little…

Growing Lathyrus Odoratus (Sweet Peas) in Zone 6b/7

Hi Lovelies! I'm back with another growing tutorial!  Want to see the post with photos and videos in it's entirety? Click here! Hooray!  Sweet peas (not the edible kind) are gorgeous and smell absolutely divine! Unfortunately, however, they can be somewhat difficult to grow depending upon where you live. In fact, before I started growing…

How to Grow Love-in-a-Mist in Zone 6b/7 – Ornamental Cut Flower Gardening

Hi Lovelies, The love-in-a-mist flowers are finishing blooming in the garden, so I thought we'd take a look at my experience growing these unique flowers! NAME: Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella) TOXIC: YES. Always do your research and be responsible any time you add something new to the garden. Be aware of what you’re growing around kids, pets,…

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…

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…

A Post about the Cold and Other Stuff?

Hi Lovelies, It looks like winter is officially here. It's been colder and I've been "babying" the ranunculus in the polytunnel on the extra cold nights. I'll talk more about that in a second. Things seem to be way busier than they should be right now. But, it's definitely been "one of those" weeks. Just…

November Garden Update

Hi Lovelies, Long time, no see. Well, the leaves have completely fallen here. This means that with the exception of the plants in the hoophouse, the hardy annuals are completely covered beneath a nice layer. While some folks like to rake and rake, I don't, so I just let them be. That's the great thing…

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…

Growing Calla Lilies

Hi Lovelies, So here we are on day 22, and I'm still behind in the vast majority of things that I need to get finished. I've still got to transplant over half of the anemones and ranunculus, I still have a bag of tulips to go into the ground, I still have hundreds of daffodils…