Category Archives: cutting garden

“Cool Flowers,” Cold temps & “Hardening Off” !

If you are interested in growing cut flowers or having a flower farm, you’ve probably heard about Lisa Mason Ziegler’s book “Cool Flowers” in which she discuses those hardy, cold tolerant annual flowers that can sometimes (in some zones) be … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: The planting has begun!

There really wasn’t a choice. The basement space is packed; the greenhouse is packed and yet there are hundreds of seedlings down there still needing their own personal pot! So, as soon as the weather cooperated in the least bit … Continue reading

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The monster Geo Order!

There is always a fall order of seeds from Geo, but it hasn’t been this large since I closed the herb farm. However, with all the new plans for next year’s “Growing Kindness Project” bouquets I decided to indulge. There … Continue reading

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I’m really DIGGING it!

These cooler October days are great for physical labor, so I’ve been digging. Actually I’ve been double digging, adding another foot to the Cutting Garden’s west edge. A foot may not sound like much, but since the Cutting Garden is … Continue reading

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And yet more bulbs!

So, have I mentioned that next year I’m delving much heavier into flowers? Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking (always a trouble-maker!) and I’ve come to a few conclusions: 1) I’m getting bored growing vegetables and my larders … Continue reading

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Spring Bulbs: Part 2 Daffodils

Daffodil season has to be one of my very favorite times of the year. Anticipating the first crocus is exciting, but they are a bit short for a bouquet. However, when the daffodils begin bursting into flower it’s time to … Continue reading

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Bulb orders for 2022 Spring! Part 1 Tulips & Alliums

Yes, it’s that time already to order bulbs for fall planting, which means thinking about the plans for SPRING! The first order was placed in late June and was mainly tulips…lots of tulips. Last spring, so many of the tulips … Continue reading

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August: Monthly review

Yet another month just flew by! Overall, August was hot and dry, very dry so much of the time was spent watering. As I look at this photo, I am reminded of all the days with gorgeous blue skies. I … Continue reading

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Disappointed

The order from Swan Island Dahlias arrived, filling me with heady anticipation.   I’ve been thinking about them for months.  I could already see those gorgeous photos from their glossy catalog transferred into my gardens; bouquets of beautiful blooms were … Continue reading

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Cutting Garden Clean-up

The forecast was for a rainy Monday, with possible thunderstorms, but we were blessed with sunshine the entire day!  Taking advantage of the unexpectedly clear day, the Cutting Garden was next on the list to be cleaned and tidied.  Since … Continue reading

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