Today’s Flower Arrangements – Photos Only

As much as I try to stay on top of posting things here on the blog, I often feel as if I'm being pulled in a thousand different directions. Here's a closer look at today's flower arrangements from the cut flower garden. I hope you enjoy!

Winter Sowing Annual Phlox Flowers in Zone 6/7

Growing annual phlox can be frustrating. I get questions about their germination on a pretty frequent basis, and I often feel bad that I can't offer more exact information about the process. Like many other flowers, I didn't start trying to grow phlox until after I had started using the winter sowing method. Using containers,…

February Unheated Hoophouse and Garden Update – Flowers in Hoop House

In my last post, I mentioned that the weather here has been absolutely frigid. Well, a couple days have passed and in true crazy weather fashion, our temperatures are now into the 60s. I should mention that that is very warm for this time of year, as our last frost date is usually at the…

Bracing for an Arctic Blast in the Home Garden – Cut Flower Farm and Vegetable Garden / Winter Flowers

Over the past week or so, we've been getting absolutely blasted with cold weather and freezing temperatures. Up until now, our winter weather had been relatively mild; something which is very common here in my zone 6b/7 garden. That all changed about two weeks ago, however, when the snow began to fall and the nightly…

What I’m Growing, and When to Winter Sow It – Planning a Vegetable and Cut Flower Garden

If you follow along on my YouTube channel, you already know that I make an intentional effort to show every step of my seed starting process. This means that I intend to show most, if not all, of this year's winter sowing into the unheated low tunnel. Since I obviously can't post 30 videos in…

Large Scale Winter Sowing Experiment – Starting Flower and Vegetable Seeds Without Grow Lights

A few seasons ago, a brief introduction to the winter sowing method completely changed the way I garden. Without the need for grow lights or fancy seed starting setups, it is truly a way for those of us with tiny garden budgets to grow something that is absolutely amazing. The options when using the winter…

Continuing the Winter Sowing Method – More Plantings for the Low Tunnel

Since my last post, my winter sowing has moved into full swing. This time of year, the process of starting all my flower seeds is such an exciting one. On one hand, I'm super eager to watch things start to grow. On the other, I'm always worried that absolutely nothing will grow and that things…

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…

February Week 4 Update – Germination Celebration, lol.

Hi Lovelies, The week 4 update is a little early, but I probably won't have internet access for the next few days - so I wanted to get these posted now! All of the seedlings below have been planted using the winter sowing method in milk jugs. Let me know if you've got any questions,…