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Things Are Blooming, Finally! Cut Flower Patch Update – End of April

Things Are Blooming, Finally! Cut Flower Patch Update – End of April

Finally, the garden is starting to feel alive. The trees here have finally gotten their leaves, and the anticipation of warm sunny days is making me crazy. Here’s what’s going on with the cut flower patch – Advertisements

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Winter Sowing Results Pt. 2 + Garden Update – Week 2 – April 2018

Winter Sowing Results Pt. 2 + Garden Update – Week 2 – April 2018

Finally! We finally had two days – count them, TWO – of beautiful weather. I’ll admit, I was beginning to lose patience and faith in the fact that I would ever be able to finally transplant my snapdragons and lettuce into the garden – but […]

Flower Garden Update – Week One – April 2018

Flower Garden Update – Week One – April 2018

I’ve always wanted to make weekly updates, but I’ll admit, I always forget about them and fail to keep up with progress. Now that I’m actively trying to get into a better blogging routine, I’ll hopefully be able to maintain a better schedule. Let’s see what’s going on in the garden this week, shall we?

Things in the garden are way behind. Seriously, behind. The weather has simply not been the best. It’s been cold and we’ve been getting tons of rain and snow. Nine inches of snow in March, actually. That’s definitely something that doesn’t normally happen here. We won’t mention the mud, either. THE MUD. EVERYTHING IS MUDDY.

Okay! Enough complaining! Let’s take a look at all of the beautiful “spring things” out in the yard –

These cute-looking bright pink anemone coronaria are the variety called, ‘Sylphide’. I’m always amazed by how bright and vibrant anemone flowers are, especially considering how they begin blooming while the weather is still fairly cold outside.

I’m not quite sure that you can see it, but the canterbury bells seedling above has a bud forming in the middle of the rosette! I’ve never successfully grown canterbury bells before, so the possibility of blooms makes me extremely excited!

These are ‘Apricot Impression’ tulips. I absolutely love the color of these blooms. I even saw the bees checking them out (and collecting pollen) today! I didn’t plant many bulbs last year, so more than likely I won’t be picking any for cut flowers – rather just enjoying them as ornamental landscaping out in the yard. 

I think the color of the ‘Mr. Fokker’ anemones goes so beautifully with the ‘Apricot Impression’. I know the contrast is crazy – but I really like the combination. Maybe next year I’ll be able to plant a flower bed with lots and lots of these two flowers. What do you think? Love it or leave it?

Look at this mess! I swear it’s not as bad as it looks. These winter sowing containers are filled with healthy, green seedlings for the cut flower garden AND the vegetable garden. I just wish that the weather would clear up a little bit so that I could plant some things into the yard!

Look at these snapdragons! It hasn’t been long since I showed the snapdragons in the winter sowing update – but these things are growing like crazy! These are, by far, one of the healthiest groups of snapdragon seedlings that I’ve ever grown. Maybe this is the season that I’ll finally be successful!

Winter Sowing Results Pt 2 – Cut Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

Winter Sowing Results Pt 2 – Cut Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

If you’ve been following my YouTube channel at all, you know that I’m completely obsessed with winter sowing. I mean, seriously, I talk about it all the time. I’m almost finished with winter sowing for the season, and I’m so happy to show you all […]

It’s Time to Plant Lettuce, Technically.

It’s Time to Plant Lettuce, Technically.

So, technically, today was the day that I had planned to plant my lettuce. In fact, there’s a rather large list of leafy green veggies that are cold tolerant and can be planted early in the spring – before the weather really has the chance […]

The First Day of Spring & The Difference a Day Makes

The First Day of Spring & The Difference a Day Makes

Nothing quite says, “Hey! Awesome, it’s finally spring!!” like a snow storm. I know, I know. It always feels like I’m complaining about the weather on this blog. However, late March snow storms aren’t a thing that usually happen here. Just yesterday, the sun was shining and the flowers were beautiful. Today, I’m bundled in an electric blanket hoping that my winter sowing containers will survive the storm. I thought I’d take the opportunity to go outside and take some photos. Hope you enjoy!

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‘Mr. Fokker’ Anemones finally starting to produce lovely blooms.
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I love the way the sun shines through my little daffodil patch.
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I planted a really cheap “bargain bag” of daffodils about three years ago. Definitely worth it.
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She loves warm days in the garden.

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Exciting News! An Update!

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 […]

A New Season of Winter Sowing

A New Season of Winter Sowing

It’s finally here! Yet another season of winter sowing. If you’re not familiar with winter sowing, a quick search of either this blog or my YouTube channel will definitely yield some results. Winter sowing has quickly become one of my favorite gardening techniques. In fact, […]

I’m back!

I’m back!

Hi Lovelies,

Oh my! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? With the growing season right around the corner, I’m happy to say that one of my goals for the season is to get back into the habit of blogging (in addition to posting regular content all over social media, lol).

When the winter is the coldest, I always start dreaming of the beautiful things that are possible for the season. This season is no exception, and I really hope I have the opportunity to make it great! 🙂 🙂 The “wheels” have been “falling off the wagon” over here, so I’m hopeful for good things to come.

I’ve really got a lot planned. This year, I’ll be diving back into growing a lot of vegetables, in addition to flowers. Growing my own food sparked my love of gardening, so I’m really excited to be able to get that part of me back. Though I’m still limited on space (about 30’x30′ yard), I plan on cramming as many plants into the area as possible and just hoping for the best.

As for current growing news, I’ve already started my winter sowing for the year. I’ve already written up tons and tons of posts about winter sowing here on the blog, so I won’t make you read all about how much I love it again, lol. Even though it’s only January, I’ve already got cabbage and lettuce seedlings out in the jugs! Exciting!

If by chance you would like to check out what I’m winter sowing – these videos will definitely be helpful! I hope that everyone is well and that your gardens are growing beautifully! Much love! 🙂 🙂

March Week One Update

March Week One Update

Hi Lovelies, Brace yourselves! This post has a lot of pictures. Just a quick peek at  nearly everything that’s going on right now! Let’s all just hope that this warmer weather will keep on coming our way! Not pictured is the progress on the dahlia tubers […]


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