In a Vase: Vibrant Spring Colors

Now that the flowers have started to bloom, it's been pretty difficult to stay on top of picking bouquets. Today, I really wanted to quickly share an arrangement that was made last week. The combination of flowers is pretty simple. It contains two different types of daffodils and two different types of tulips. The above…

In the Garden: ‘Bella Blush’ Single Tulips

With such limited space in the garden, it is very seldom that I select single tulip to grow. However, I had to make an exception for the 'Bella Blush' tulip - because it was pink! In my constant search for pastel pink flowers, I knew immediately that I wanted to give this cultivar a try.…

In Bloom: ‘Avant Garde’ Double Tulips

When it comes to planting fall bulbs, tulips are my kryptonite - I just can't get enough of them! 'Avant Garde' tulips are a new addition to my cut flower garden this year, and I could not be more pleased! Like most double tulips, 'Avant Garde' produces large peony-like blooms. Their coloration is also quite…

MARCH 2022: CUT FLOWER GARDEN UPDATE

After what feels like one of the longest winters ever, I'm so eager to finally get back into the garden! Now that everything has started to grow, let's take a quick look around at what's growing. One of the most important tasks I've accomplished this March is taking down the large plastic hoop house. It's…

Mass Planting Tulip Bulbs – Finally!

If anything, this fall planting season hasn't been "normal." Between moving house and a huge delay in shipping times, I feel so relieved that I was finally able to tuck away the tulips into their beds today. This season, I planted roughly 1,500 bulbs. Though that isn't a big number for most experienced growers, it's…

Even More Spring Flower Arrangements from the Cut Flower Garden

In my last post, I shared one of my favorite flower arrangements that I had made so far this season. Today, I wanted to quickly post a few more that I had made with a few of the random odds and ends that didn't quite make it into my kitchen. The first is this lovely…

Spring Bouquet: ‘Victoria’s Secret’ Parrot Tulips

This season, it has felt particularly difficult to find motivation to create flower arrangements. While I have enjoyed picking and giving the flowers away, I just haven't been in the right frame of mind to try arranging them myself. When the 'Victoria's Secret' tulips finally started to open in the garden, I knew that this…

Purple Fringed ‘Cummins’ Tulips

Though I grew over twenty new-to-me varieties of tulip this spring, some were definitely more unique than others. 'Cummins' tulip was one such variety. Let's take a closer look at these beautiful fringed flowers. 'Cummins' tulips are a lovely shade of purple and white. Upon first glance, the purple outer petals and white fringe is…

‘Giant Peach’ Tulips Are Not What I Expected…

'Giant Peach' tulips in this season's garden are definitely not what I had expected. Upon ordering the bulbs, I had hoped to grow something very similar to that which I had seen online. Alas, the result was a garden full of bright orange doubles! Though the overall look of these 'Giant Peach' tulips was a…

In Bloom: ‘Glamour Unique’ Double Tulips

In an attempt to try new varieties of tulip this year, I ordered several tulip mixes. One mix featured 'Renown Unique' and 'Glamour Unique' tulips. The 'Glamour Unique' tulips are the very interesting yellow flowers that are featured in this post. 'Glamour Unique' tulips have many of the same excellent growth habits as their same-named…