In Bloom: ‘Tecolote Salmon’ Ranunulus

In my quest to expand my flower garden this spring, I quickly filled an entire row with ranunculus corms. Upon ordering 'Tecolote Salmon' ranunculus, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Sure, the photo on the supplier's website was beautiful - but very seldom do such pictures reflect reality when it comes to these plants.…

Salmon Grace Godetia: First Time Success in the Cut Flower Garden

I've been trying to successfully grow godetia for the past few growing seasons. Though it's technically a hardy annual, it has proved itself to be exceptionally challenging to plant here in my backyard. I have sown godetia, or clarkia, seeds in both the spring and the fall. Initially, I was very hopeful about overwintering it…

Growing Parrot Tulips

Hi Lovelies, Just thought I would quickly share my experiences growing parrot tulips for the first time this year. Parrot tulips are just as easy to grow as the "normal" tulips that you see growing in people's front yards, but they definitely look quite unique. ┬áThis year I planted two different types - salmon and…

Over the Past Week – Bouquets and More

Hi Lovelies, I honestly don't know when the last time that I updated the ole' blog was, but it legitimately feels like it has been way too long! I've been busy trying to take dahlia cuttings and generally getting myself together so that I'll actually be ready when it comes time to plant things. I…

Growing ‘Honey Dew’ Dahlia

Hi Lovelies, The rain is pouring down out there and it's cold, so that could only mean one thing! It's time for me to jump on the ole' internet machine and write about something. In honor of my goal to write about and create a sort of short "review" for everything that I grow, I…