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…

How to Grow Shirley Poppies in Zone 6b/7 – Growing Notes

Hi Lovelies! I'm back again with more growing notes! As always, what works in my garden might be very different from what works in your garden. I've finally had success after trying to grow shirley poppies after three growing seasons! Now, I just want to share what I've learned! I'd absolutely love to hear about…

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,…

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…

Preparing for Hardy Annuals

Hi Lovelies, So, it's raining again. I know I shouldn't be complaining because a lot of folks are suffering from heat and a major drought, but I'm itching to get back into the garden so badly. The stargazer oriental lilies started to bloom this week. Unfortunately, they did so during the rain. That means there…