November Hoop House Update – Hardy Annual Cut Flowers

To say that the weather over this past month has been wacky would be an understatement. It was less than three weeks ago that I was complaining about temperatures in the 90s - and now, it's snowing and in the teens! With such a wide fluctuation in temperature, I've  not done a very good job…

DIY Hoop House for Cut Flowers – Year 2 Update

One of the most game changing aspects of the garden for me has to be the addition of the unheated hoop house. I constructed this one made out of pvc last fall. I'm happy to say that the structure survived the summer, and it's now time to cover it for another growing season this winter. …

In Bloom: Love-in-a-Mist Nigella – Cut Flower Gardening for Beginners

One of my absolute favorite parts about growing flowers is getting to try different varieties. Love in a mist, or nigella, flowers aren't a particular new addition to my cut flower garden. However, I did plant a couple new-to-me cultivars last fall. Check out some of the pictures I was able to take - These…

Growing Icelandic Poppies for the First Time – Cut Flower Garden

This year was a first for a lot of flowers in my yard. In that, this was the first time that I was finally able to successfully grow Icelandic poppies. In the past, I had attempted to grow them from seed. As it would turn out, those seeds were not prime and completely failed to…

Crop Protection: Hardy Annual Cut Flowers in Winter Hoop House

When I first set out to learn to grow flowers, the process of overwintering hardy annuals was one which seemed totally foreign. With very little information on the process online, most of what I've learned about crop protection has been through the process of trial and error. In general, crop protection will vary from one…