March 2020 – Hoophouse Flower Update

If I'm being completely honest, February was rough. If you've been following along, you already know that we had a major issue with white mold in the hoophouse. As a result, I ended up losing all of my stocks AND the entire row of sweet peas. Now that I feel like things are back under…

End of January Polytunnel Update

I swear, January always feels like the longest month ever. There's nothing really actively growing, and it's usually too cold to go outside and have fun. So I end up stuck inside under my blankets waiting for the sun to come back out. Luckily, the month is almost over and it's time to take a…

November Hoop House Update – Hardy Annual Cut Flowers

To say that the weather over this past month has been wacky would be an understatement. It was less than three weeks ago that I was complaining about temperatures in the 90s - and now, it's snowing and in the teens! With such a wide fluctuation in temperature, I'veĀ  not done a very good job…

Annual Phlox and Snapdragon Cut Flower Arrangement

When it comes to arranging flowers, I sometimes get caught up in the fact that I seem to think that vases must be bursting with flowers at all times. However, the phrase "less is more" can definitely apply in the cut flower garden. Even when available flowers are scarce, it is still possible to get…

Canterbury Bell Cut Flower Arrangement – Cut Flower Garden

With many of the hardy annual flowers starting to finish up blooming, I'm continually surprised by how many bright pink flowers that I planted into the yard last fall. I think I may have been worried about the garden "matching", because I went all-out for the pinks. The canterbury bells are no exception to my…

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…

In Bloom: Light Pink Chantilly Snapdragons

This is my fourth season trying to successfully grow snapdragons. So, in the fall (when I was planting), I really wanted to focus on making these blooms grow! I chose the light pink chantilly snapdragons to grow on in the unheatead hoop house - and I couldn't be more pleased. Between their lovely pastel color…

March Unheated Hoop House Update – Cut Flower Garden

It's March - Unheated hoop house is finally coming to life! As I've already mentioned, it's been cooler than normal here. That means that the progress in the hoop house is a little behind. Honestly, some of the plants look really bad. Nevertheless, I'm cautiously optimistic. Thanks for reading!

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…