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…

Rose Madame Butterfly Snapdragons: Cut Flower Arrangement

There are several pros and cons to growing seeds from a mix packet. By doing so, I can quickly find my favorite flowers, even when I'm growing in a small space. It's also really friendly for my garden budget. However, it's always a bummer when I don't have ENOUGH of a certain color flower that…

The Last of the Garden Blues: A Flower Arrangement

As the blooming hardy annual flowers finally begin to draw to a close, so too do the shades of true blue in the garden. This arrangement features some of my favorite flowers - including bells of Ireland. Let's take a closer look - Here's a quick look at the different flower types that we'll be…

Peonies, Sweet Peas, and More! This Week’s Flower Arrangements

I've been working on taking better photos lately. Apparently, I still have a lot to learn. On the internet, it feels so overwhelming to try competing with the perfect people. Oh well, here are so pictures. Those big, fluffy Sarah Bernhardt peonies never disappoint me.  For this vase, I just added some sweet peas and…

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…

December Hoop House Update – Hardy Annual Cut Flowers

It hasn't been long since I transplanted the hoop house. At the time, I was feeling pretty pessimistic. I was nearly certain that the things I planted wouldn't grow. Now that it's December, it's really interesting to see just how much things have actually grown. The flower beds are filled with a random assortment of…

Direct Sowing Flower Seeds in Fall for the Spring Cut Flower Garden

One of the most common questions that I get about sowing hardy annuals in the fall directly relates to figuring our which plants should be started by direct sowing and which ones should be started in seed trays and then transplanted into the hoop house or into the ground. If I'm being honest, I don't…

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,…

An Update on a Sunny Day

Hi Lovelies, Well, today looks like it's going to be one of the last days before the weather turns gross and cold again. It's sunny, it's 60F. For whatever reason, I don't feel like singing songs and wearing shorts yet, though. Anyhow, just wanted to quickly share some captures from the hoophouse and to update…

February 2016: Week One Update

Hi Lovelies, First and foremost, let me apologize to everyone who left a comment on the last post and I didn't get a chance to respond. I've been having major technical difficulties over here, which I have hopefully resolved. Now that I've done a lot of winter sowing, I feel like the season has started…