In Bloom: ‘Guinea’ Gladiolus – A Lovely Blend of Salmon and Purple

Whenever I'm planning the cut flower garden, I'm always on the hunt for bargain bulbs. However, every once and awhile I'll allow myself to buy a variety that I really want. 'Guinea' gladiolus bulbs were a little more expensive than what I'd normally buy, but I was very eager to see the beautiful blend of…

In Bloom: ‘Natan’ Gladiolus

After last season's terrible failure growing gladiolus, I'll admit that I was a little hesitant to try again. Still, I grabbed some bulbs and planted as soon as the soil was warm enough. For weeks, I waited without growth. Just as I had started to lose hope, the plants finally started to poke up from…

In Bloom: ‘Josephine’ Oriental Lily

If you've been following along on the blog for any length of time, you already know that I'm obsessed with pink flowers. There's something about very pale pink flowers that seem to fit in almost any occasion. For this reason, it should be no surprise that the 'Josephine' oriental lilies in the garden have already…

The Arrival of More Oriental Lilies – Mystery Lilies in the Garden

By focusing on a lot of different summer flowering bulbs this year, I was eager to see what the different varieties of lilies that I selected would look like. As it would turn out, unfortunately, many of them were mislabeled. In this post, I'll focus on some of the varieties that remain a mystery here…

In Bloom: Beautiful ‘Zelmira’ Lilies

We've had so much rain lately that I've really had trouble getting into the garden to take photos. However, when the 'Zelmira' lilies started to open, I knew that I couldn't wait! The 'Zelmira' lily is an orienpet hybrid type of lily - meaning that it is a cross between an oriental and trumpet lily.…

Muy Caliente! Orange and Red Tulip Flower Arrangement

With tulip season in full swing, I'm back with another cut flower arrangement from the garden. It doesn't seem like its very often that I see vases filled with bright hot colors like red and orange. While I definitely agree that they can sometimes seem harsh, that doesn't mean that they shouldn't be celebrated. This…