Finally Ready for a Long, Cold Winter

It feels like I've been working on getting the fall garden ready for winter for months. With shipping delays and a very late frost this year, it's hard to believe that I'm just now finishing all the tasks related to the hardy annual flowers and spring flowering bulbs.  Among the first flowers to go into…

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…

A Week’s Worth of Cut Flowers

I know that I've been posting tons of different cut flower arrangements lately, but I just can't help it. Let's take a closer look at some of the cut flower vases that were arranged - These are the Zeolights calendula that I planted last fall. They don't have the longest stems. In fact, using them…

The Last Tulips of the Season –

I know that I've been posting flower arrangements using tulips over the past month, but it appears that we've reached the end for the season. In all, I was able to extend my tulip season by almost one full month. Before we know it, it'll once be time again to plant bulbs. Anyway, let's take…

Soft Spring Pastels: Flower Arranging from the Cut Flower Patch

  Sadly, my seasonal love affair with the ranunculus and double tulips has almost come to an end. With only a few more tulip and ranunculus posts to share with everyone, I guess that it's time to start dreaming about warm weather flowers. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though.  The more and more that…

Dreamy Creamy Flower Jar Arrangement – Spring Cut Flower Garden

First of all, I want to give a HUGE 'Thank You' to everyone who has been following along here on the blog. While I usually focus mainly on YouTube, it's nice to take a break and do something different. I really appreciate every single person who visits these posts. Now, onto the arrangement! The first…

Floret Rose Ranunculus and Belica Double Tulips

Though the tulips and ranunculus have long gone by the time that you're reading this, I can't help but enjoy myself as I continue to sift through the photos from this spring. Making fresh-from-the-garden flower arrangements is one of my favorite things to do, so why not take a closer look at yet another one.…

The Arrival of Spring Ranunculus Flowers

Though the scheduling of these posts generally runs about a month behind, I can't help but eagerly share the news that the ranunculus have started blooming! In this post, we'll take a quick look at some of the new-to-me varieties that I'm growing this year.  I bought the 'Cafe Picotee' ranunculus from Longfield Gardens. I…

La Belle Epoque Tulip and Olivia Tulip Flower Arrangement

A few posts ago, I was debating whether or not the Brownie tulips were actually the variety Brownie. Now that the Olivia tulips have started to bloom, I'm now certain of everyone's purported identity. In this flower arrangement, we'll be using La Belle Epoque (peach) and the Olivia (orange). As it would turn out, the…