Soft Pink Roses and the First Stocks from the Garden: A Flower Arrangement

Since I know that I've been totally obsessed with the chantilly snapdragons the past few weeks, I thought that it would be a nice change of pace to look at a flower arrangement that is a little bit different. While compiling all of the vase "ingredients" for this one, I couldn't help but imagine how…

Dreamy David Austin Roses: A Flower Arrangement

This year has been a really great season for roses here in my garden. Even though they were a little bit late to arrive, they've been blooming like crazy. Most of this, I can attribute to the weather, but I did seem to do a very good job of pruning this year. I have such…

My Favorite Arrangement of the Season, Thus Far…

Arranging flowers is not something that I really consider myself to be good at. Sure, some vases end up looking better than others, but the things that I make are a far cry from the ones that "real" flower farmers make. Even still, there are certain times when it feels like the stars align and…

Cut Flower Garden Bloom Update

Even though my posts here on the blog are few weeks begin, I can't help but want to share everything that's blooming. Things are so especially colorful right now. Above, you'll see some really beautiful larkspur that are blooming. These larkspur were all volunteers from the very large planting that I made last year. I…

Peony and Lady of Shalott Roses with Chantilly Snapdragons – Cut Flower Garden

Planning a cut flower garden can be really difficult when you're growing in a very small space. While I wish that I could grow everything, I do have to plan ahead in terms of what colors will match each other and which types of plants will be blooming at the same time. This year I…

Winter Sowing Roses from Seeds in Zone 6/7

Write this down as another first time gardening seed starting attempt thing! Even after growing my cut flower garden all these years, believe it or not, there are still things that I have never tried to grow before. One such flower that I've never tried to grow from seed are roses. You see rose seeds…

Wednesday Flower Arrangement #2 – Beautiful Roses and Sweet William Dianthus

I know I complain a lot on these blog posts. I feel like I sometimes go on and on about what goes wrong, but this time I really want to focus on what goes right - ROSES. Even though I only have three roses bushes in my yard, I get so excited when they start…

‘Lady of Shalott’ David Austin Roses – Growing Cut Flowers

I don't talk about perennials here on the blog very often. The main reason for that, is that I don't have many perennials. However, I do have a couple bushes that I rely on for some very nice color throughout the season.  Today, I wanted to briefly talk about roses. I have three rose bushes.…

Propagating Roses (the easy way)

Hi Lovelies, First, my apologies that the past few posts were the products of automatic scheduling. I had to go out of town at the last minute, and was absolutely determined to keep up with Blog-tober. There's a frost predicted this week, which is a total bummer - but it also means that I'll finally…