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Top Ten Performers: #2 Lisianthus
I fell in love with lisianthus the first time I saw them! Amazing colors and forms draw the eye, and so very romantic. Many people at quick glance assume they are roses, and they do resemble roses before they fully … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged bouquets, cutting flowers, cutting garden, flower farm, Indiana gardening, lisianthus 7 Comments
“Growing Kindness” is underway!
The first five bouquets have been delivered this week for the “Growing Kindness Project.” Two went to ladies at nursing homes, one went to a couple in assisted living who just lost their beloved dog, one went to a shut-in … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cut flowers, cutting garden, flower farm, Growing Kindness Project, Indiana gardening 9 Comments
“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
Yielding to Temptation
Winter days are too long. The internet makes too many things possible. Gardeners show too many gorgeous photos. I have too little self-restraint. Thus, some additional dahlias are heading my way! But, as justification for the photo above, my mother’s … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cut flowers, cutting garden, dahlias, flower farm, impulse shopping, Indiana gardening 14 Comments
Getting a little seedy down there!
It’s mid-February, so the seeding has increased in pace here in Zone 5b, central Indiana. At least, it feels like 5b at 16 degrees F this morning with a thin layer of snow on the ground. We dodged the latest … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting garden, flower farm, growing from seed, growing in crates, Indiana gardening, lisianthus, Potager 8 Comments
And now the Flower Half!
As, mentioned in the potager food post, for 2022 half the potager is being planted in cutting flowers for the “Growing Kindness” give-away bouquet project. I’m so excited, because it means trying some new crops, experimenting to get the timing … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting flowers, cutting garden, flower farm, flower gardens, garden planning, gardens, Indiana gardening 8 Comments
Do you see what I see?
Yes! The first seedlings for the 2022 season are emerging! If you’ve never grown lisianthus from seed, it’s not for the impatient or the feint of heart. Last year was my first time, and I’ve never grown anything so darn … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting garden, flower farm, Indiana gardening, lisianthus, seedlings, soil blocks 8 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
Singing in the Rain!
We had a brief morning shower on Thursday, less than 1/4″ but the plants were grateful and so was I! Hoping for more, I stayed indoors and canned tomato juice, and made a big batch of my friend Ruth’s “Country … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cut flowers, cutting garden, Indiana gardening 10 Comments
From the Cutting Garden
The Cutting Garden has been a source of joy since spring, and continues to bring new surprises on a weekly basis. The abundance right now is amazing, so I thought you might enjoy seeing what’s in the cutting buckets this … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged cutting garden, everlastings, flower farm, flowers, growing flowers, Indiana gardening, lisianthus 7 Comments