Sowing Biennial Flower Seeds into Trays for the Cut Flower Garden

  When I talk about sowing biennial flowers, I will be the first to admit that I use the term "biennial" very loosely. In general, the term biennial should be used to refer to plants that take two seasons to grow and bloom. However, I tend to call things "biennial" when they may be truly…

Easy to Grow, Direct Sow Summer Annual Flowers – Ornamental Gardening

Hi Lovelies! It's that time of the year, again! I'm over-the-moon, insanely excited to start growing things again - but it's not quite the time, yet! Anywho, since I literally haven't been able to think about anything but growing and planting flowers; I thought I would go ahead and answer a common question that seems…

How to Grow Larkspur in Zone 6b/7 – Ornamental Cut Flower Gardening

Hi Lovelies, I'm back! With the weather finally warming up, that means we've got even more plants coming into bloom! Today we'll be taking a look at larkspur. Here in my zone, larkspur can sometimes be a little bit tricky. Here are some of the notes that I've been able to take. NAME: Larkspur (also known…

How to Grow Annual Bachelor’s Buttons (Cornflower) in Zone 6/7

Hi Lovelies, I'm back with some more growing notes! As always please leave your experiences in the comments below! Every garden is different, therefore, every gardener will have a different experience. The best thing that we can do is try to learn from each other! I love to hear about your gardens! Today, we'll take…

Let’s Plant Some Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus)and See What Happens!

Hi Lovelies, First and foremost, let's be clear, we're talking ornamental sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus). NOTĀ edible "sweet" peas,as they are sometimes called by veggie loving gardeners. These, in fact, are toxic. So, don't eat them. Okay? K, thanx. Sweet peas and I have a complicated relationship. I love them, but any time I think I've…

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…

A Post about the Cold and Other Stuff?

Hi Lovelies, It looks like winter is officially here. It's been colder and I've been "babying" the ranunculus in the polytunnel on the extra cold nights. I'll talk more about that in a second. Things seem to be way busier than they should be right now. But, it's definitely been "one of those" weeks. Just…

Preparing Winter Sowing Containers – Ready to Plant!

It's winter, and for me that means something very important! It's time to winter sow some annuals (and perennials!). The discovery of winter sowing was a complete game-changer for me. You see, my tiny little house is a dark wasteland, and the last thing that thrives here are delicate seedlings. Moving the operation outdoors is…