‘Cassata’ Split-Corona Daffodil in the Cut Flower Garden

Split-corona daffodils were among the very first "fancy" narcissus that I grew last year. I just love looking at their unique broken cups. 'Cassata' daffodil is no exception to this. Here in my yard, 'Cassata' daffodils are among the very first flowers to start blooming. While most websites classify them as an early season flower,…

‘Barrett Browning’ Daffodil: A Classic Garden Narcissus

When I began to collect various types of daffodils, I often overlooked some of the more "simple" varieties. Though I had purchased many more hard-to-find varieties, I quickly found that my garden was missing several classic Narcissus. As it would turn out, 'Barrett Browning' daffodil was one such cultivar. With a little research, I was…

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…

In Bloom: Foxtrot Double Early Tulips

Last fall, I planted a large package of Foxtrot tulips. Foxtrot is a double early variety, also known as peony tulips. Double tulips are always my favorite because they're so big and fluffy. Foxtrot has quickly become one of my absolute favorites. You'll notice that, over time, the Foxtrot blooms slowly turn from white to…

Dwarf Dutch Iris Blooming in the Garden

Last fall, I decided that I really wanted to focus on introducing a wide range of spring flowering bulbs into my yard. In purchasing these bulbs, I specifically wanted to buy types that I knew would naturalize and multiply. In this, one bulb that I decided to plant was the 'Harmony' variety of dwarf dutch…

Planting Snowdrop Galanthus for the First Time – Gardening for Beginners Growing Flower Bulbs – Cut Flower Farm

I first became interested in growing snowdrops after writing an article about them on the Gardening Know How website. Did you know that I'm a contributing writer there? Anyhow, before that article, I really didn't know anything about them. After finding out that they're an early spring bloom (also prone to some naturalization), I knew…

Planting Scilla Campanulata for the First Time

Scilla Campanulata is a flowering spring bulb that is completely new to me. When making last minute bulb orders this fall, I couldn't resist it. For the most part, I was lured in by the lovely pastel blue and purple colors. This, in tandem with the fact that these tend to naturalize, made me want…

Planting Dwarf Iris in the Flower Beds – Fall Planting Spring Bloom Garden Bulbs

Though I've been gardening for quite a few years now, there are still some plants that I find myself especially drawn to. One of the first flower bulbs that I ever planted were dutch iris. I should mention that these are obviously very different than large bearded iris. Nevertheless, I planted some hoping to use…