‘Matchpoint’ Tulips: Short, But Beautiful.

Here in my zone, it seems like I never have much luck with fringed tulips. While most of the single fringed tulips grow well, most none of the double fringed varieties get tall enough to use for cut flowers. Unfortunately, this also proved to be true for the 'Matchpoint' tulips that I planted last fall.…

In Bloom: ‘Foxtrot’ Double Tulip

'Foxtrot' tulips are an ever popular variety of double bloom. Even before I started gardening, I remember seeing this variety being offered each fall at my local home improvement store. I nearly always plant 'Foxtrot' because it blooms so early, which is especially helpful for late March/early April flower arrangements and donations. As you can…

‘Piste’ Double Tulip: A Dreamy, Creamy White Double Tulip

Garden planning is a long process. Before making orders, I like to thoroughly research each variety on Google. Usually, an image search can help me to determine what the plant might look like in my own yard. Upon searching for 'Piste' double tulips, I quickly found that the results were very limited. In fact, I…

Where’s the Foliage? Well, I Didn’t Plant Any…

In true to myself fashion, I'm once again arranging flowers while wishing I had taken the time to establish more perennial plantings. Here we are, beginning to harvest the last of the tulips for cut flowers, and there isn't greenery to be found anywhere in the flower patch. Oh well.  The tulips in the arrangement…

February Week 4 Update – Germination Celebration, lol.

Hi Lovelies, The week 4 update is a little early, but I probably won't have internet access for the next few days - so I wanted to get these posted now! All of the seedlings below have been planted using the winter sowing method in milk jugs. Let me know if you've got any questions,…

Last Year’s Tulips

Hi Lovelies, By now you've probably figured out that it's very rare that I do anything without procrastinating for as long as possible first. That means I haven't even ordered or bought my tulip bulbs. Technically, I could be planting them right now, but it's not exactly a secret that I'm waiting on them to…

Tulips, tulips, tulips!

Hi lovelies 🙂 I'm just going to go ahead and be honest - we're all friends here, right? The vase life trials for tulips will simply not be happening. In life, and in planning a rather large expansion to the cut flower garden I've had to reassess my priorities pretty often.  This would probably explain…