Cut Flower Bloom Update – Mid May Garden

Recent excessive rains have made the garden a total mess. The mud, I can't even describe how muddy it is! I have roughly 100 dahlias patiently waiting to be planted. Alas, that doesn't mean that many flowers haven't already started to bloom. Let's take a closer look at the flowers, shall we? The firmament forget…

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…

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…

Hardy Annual Seedling Update

    Hi Lovelies, Today I thought I would share some photos of the hardy annuals that are currently in the garden. Whenever I grow something new, one of the first things that I do when I see sprouts in my garden beds is "google" whether or not the plant that's growing is in fact…

Updates – Sweet Peas, Lisianthus, Catmint, and Planting Time

Hi Lovelies, I hope that everyone is doing quite well. I've been on the road to recovery for the past week after a quick visit to the emergency room, yuck! With this, I've been away from the flowers and so much has gone on without me. Though I'm technically still supposed to be on bed…