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Category Archives: cutting garden
Top Ten Performers: #6 China Asters
Admittedly, I knew very little about asters when I began researching flowers for cutting. I was very familiar with perennial asters, those often bushy plants with tiny 1″ or less flowers with narrow ray-like petals often sold in pots in … Continue reading
Posted in cutting garden, Uncategorized Tagged asters, cutting flowers, dried flowers, flower farmer, Indiana gardening 2 Comments
Top 10 Performer #5: Rudbeckia
It was a close call between #5 and #6 because both are essential, but rudbeckia finally won the debate because it is SO much easier to grow. Here in my Zone 5 gardens, rudbeckia is usually a perennial, sometimes a … Continue reading
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“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
Posted in cutting garden, flower farm Tagged cutting garden, extra early crops, flower farm, hardening off, Indiana gardening, ranunculus 5 Comments
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
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
Posted in cutting garden, seeds, Uncategorized Tagged cut flowers, flower farm, Geo Seeds, Indiana gardening 9 Comments
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
Posted in cutting garden, gardening, Uncategorized Tagged cutting garden, Indiana gardening, Potager 5 Comments
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
Posted in bulbs, cutting garden, October, spring bulbs, tulips, Uncategorized Tagged Brent & Becky's Bulbs, cut flowers, flower farm, gladiola, Indiana gardening, spring bulbs 6 Comments
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
Posted in bulbs, cutting garden, spring bulbs, Uncategorized Tagged daffodils, flower farm, Indiana gardening, narcissi, spring bulbs 14 Comments
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
Posted in bulbs, cutting garden, spring bulbs, Uncategorized Tagged Indiana gardening, potager, spring bulbs, tulips 7 Comments
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
Posted in August, cutting garden, Harvest Journal, monthly review, seeds, Uncategorized Tagged growing your own food, Indiana gardening, monthly review, potager 11 Comments