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  • Annual Phlox and Snapdragon Cut Flower Arrangement

    When it comes to arranging flowers, I sometimes get caught up in the fact that I seem to think that vases must be bursting with flowers at all times. However, the phrase “less is more” can definitely apply in the cut flower garden. Even when available flowers are scarce, it is still possible to get creative and to make something that is absolutely gorgeous. With the annual phlox in bloom, I definitely wanted to take the time to create something specifically suited to their colors. Unfortunately, that meant that there was also very little selection in terms of flowers. With the help of some foliage like cress and wheat, I…

  • Direct Sowing in February?!

    Hello all you gorgeous and wonderful blog readers! How’s it going? I hope you’re well. The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous lately. The sun is shining; the birds are singing. Most importantly, I’m thinking about starting my vegetable garden for the spring! Last time I took a look-see at the 10 day forecast, I immediately became giggly with excitement. Ten days worth of sunshine, moderate temperatures, and nights above freezing. I decided to take action. I’ve decided to go ahead and do a little gambling, and roll the dice with an early spring planting. Now, I should be clear – my last frost date isn’t until the first week…

  • 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, much love!

  • Once upon a time…

    Hi Lovelies, Once upon a time, there was a garden. It wasn’t the most beautiful garden in all the land, but it bountifully provided for those who lived in the castle. Okay, no, wait. I’m kidding. It wasn’t a castle. Not even close. Nope. Just a normal house, on a normal street, with some folks who were eager to improve their eating habits. The last vegetable garden to inhabit my backyard was about four years ago. At the time, I was very dedicated to growing my own food. I’ll admit that I wish I still had room for those wonderful veggies. One day, I’m sure that I will once again,…