April Garden Update: Flowers are Blooming!

I realize it has been several weeks since the last time I posted any kind of update. The fact of the matter is, I've just been really focused on making sure that I got all the photos and video that I needed for other content. Though the concept of taking pictures of flowers is really…

February Unheated Hoophouse and Garden Update – Flowers in Hoop House

In my last post, I mentioned that the weather here has been absolutely frigid. Well, a couple days have passed and in true crazy weather fashion, our temperatures are now into the 60s. I should mention that that is very warm for this time of year, as our last frost date is usually at the…

Bracing for an Arctic Blast in the Home Garden – Cut Flower Farm and Vegetable Garden / Winter Flowers

Over the past week or so, we've been getting absolutely blasted with cold weather and freezing temperatures. Up until now, our winter weather had been relatively mild; something which is very common here in my zone 6b/7 garden. That all changed about two weeks ago, however, when the snow began to fall and the nightly…

Winter Sowing Results / End of April Garden Update – Cut Flowers and Vegetables

Even though it's still raining and I still haven't had the opportunity to plant a lot of my leafy green vegetables, we're quickly approaching the last frost date for my garden. Here, I generally use the date of May 5th as my frost-free date - though, I've heard people say that it changes each year.…

Johnny-Jump-Ups Are Actually Pretty Adorable – Growing Violas

When I planted johnny-jump-ups last season, I wasn't exactly sold on the idea that I would like them. In general, I tend to always gravitate towards things that are big and showy. However, I bought them in hopes that they would reward me with even more early season color. For me, winter is a really…

Exciting News! An Update!

Hey everyone! It's definitely been awhile since I've posted here. In the past, I've mentioned that I've simply outgrown the free version of WordPress and would soon need to upgrade. Well, the good news is that that's finally happening! Woohoo! You can't see me, but I'm totally doing a happy dance. Starting next month (likely),…

Trying to Hybridize Daffodils for the First Time!

Hi Lovelies! I mentioned a few posts ago that I should have planted more bulbs for spring. Maybe it wasn't a post, it might have been in the podcast. Either way, I was talking about it somewhere! I'm seriously missing the fact that there are no new tulips, ranunculus, hyacinths, or anything else currently in…

How to Grow Love-in-a-Mist in Zone 6b/7 – Ornamental Cut Flower Gardening

Hi Lovelies, The love-in-a-mist flowers are finishing blooming in the garden, so I thought we'd take a look at my experience growing these unique flowers! NAME: Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella) TOXIC: YES. Always do your research and be responsible any time you add something new to the garden. Be aware of what you’re growing around kids, pets,…

How to Grow Agrostemma (Corn Cockle) in Zone 6/7

Hi Lovelies, I'm testing out a new format to make these posts shorter. Feel free to stop by YouTube for the video that goes with this post. As always, this information is solely based on results in my own garden and will differ depending on conditions and where you live. NAME: Agrostemma githago (agrostemma, corn…

In the Garden: ‘Classic Romantic Mix’ Bachelor Buttons

Hi Lovelies, I've been doing a terrible job keeping up with posts and comment replies, and in the midst of planting season, I'm not sure if I've been getting as much sleep as I should be getting. Anyhow, in my quest to try to post each of the varieties that I'm growing this year, I…