Trench Planting Tulips for Spring Cut Flowers

One of the biggest challenges of growing in a small space is finding the room to grow flower bulbs. While perennial bulbs, like daffodils, will require more thought. I generally can plant tulips anywhere, because I treat them as an annual which will be removed after bloom. This fall, I'm planting roughly 1500 tulips in…

The Last Tulips of the Season –

I know that I've been posting flower arrangements using tulips over the past month, but it appears that we've reached the end for the season. In all, I was able to extend my tulip season by almost one full month. Before we know it, it'll once be time again to plant bulbs. Anyway, let's take…

Soft Spring Pastels: Flower Arranging from the Cut Flower Patch

  Sadly, my seasonal love affair with the ranunculus and double tulips has almost come to an end. With only a few more tulip and ranunculus posts to share with everyone, I guess that it's time to start dreaming about warm weather flowers. Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though.  The more and more that…

Small, But Mighty! Pansies in Cut Flower Arrangements

Because the garden is comparatively small, it seems like I always find myself looking for new ways to use various plants. Pansies are certainly no exception to this, as I quite love their cute little blooms. After growing pansies from seed for a few years, I started using the small stems in cut flower arrangements…

Dreamy Creamy Flower Jar Arrangement – Spring Cut Flower Garden

First of all, I want to give a HUGE 'Thank You' to everyone who has been following along here on the blog. While I usually focus mainly on YouTube, it's nice to take a break and do something different. I really appreciate every single person who visits these posts. Now, onto the arrangement! The first…

Floret Rose Ranunculus and Belica Double Tulips

Though the tulips and ranunculus have long gone by the time that you're reading this, I can't help but enjoy myself as I continue to sift through the photos from this spring. Making fresh-from-the-garden flower arrangements is one of my favorite things to do, so why not take a closer look at yet another one.…

Using Tulips as Cut Flowers in Flower Arrangements

You don't have to be an expert florist to make beautiful flower arrangements. In fact, any gardener can make a lovely vase filled with the freshest blooms. That's one of the main reasons that I grew to love tulips so quickly. Tulips, specifically double tulips, can help create enchanting table decor without much effort at…

Storing Tulips in the Fridge for Long Term Cut Flower Use

This year has been weird for a lot of reasons. In this, I've found myself experimenting with different ways to make my flowers last longer. It's certainly no secret that florists and "real" flower farmers store their plants in the cool after harvest. For a lot of different cut flowers, cool temperatures will help to…

La Belle Epoque Tulip and Olivia Tulip Flower Arrangement

A few posts ago, I was debating whether or not the Brownie tulips were actually the variety Brownie. Now that the Olivia tulips have started to bloom, I'm now certain of everyone's purported identity. In this flower arrangement, we'll be using La Belle Epoque (peach) and the Olivia (orange). As it would turn out, the…

Bright Yellow Tulip Jar Posies

Until this very moment, I hadn't really thought about it - but very few flower arrangements that I've seen online are yellow. I wonder why it is that some things simply fall out of style. The more I learn and begin to play with arranging flowers, the more I realize that almost any color can…