Growing cool-season annuals can be tricky. Lisa’s book Cool Flowers, online course Cool Flowers: Beyond the Book for Flower Farming, and the free video Book Study & Planting Guide companion can help you grow a beautiful spring garden for your enjoyment and a cash crop to sell!
As the wind gusts over 25mp this morning and the temperatures are expected to drop from 30 degrees into the teens throughout the day, I wonder …will my hardy annual teenager plants survive? Even after all these years of gardening and growing I still raise an eyebrow and think to myself, this is the year
4 days till Christmas. While others are hurrying about preparing as I should be, I have taken a little pause to enjoy the moment, in the garden that is. It is almost as if spring has arrived here in southeastern Virginia even if it is for just a few days. Who would have guessed that
Tips of the Trade Plant the right plant, in the spot, at the right time—and it will thrive with little help. Plan your garden around this rule. Full sun means at least 6 hours of sun and 8 is more like it! Lack of sun creates weak plants. 1 cubic yard of compost will cover
Sweet Peas are perhaps the sweetest flower we grow. Once a customer pulls a “sweetie bouquet” to their nose—the respond is the same “my grandma used to grow these” or “I’ve tried to grow sweet peas for years with no luck at all.” So, I will share a few steps how to grow great sweet
Can’t believe it is here but September is knocking on our door! Next weekend Suzanne and I will head to Charlottesville,VA to Monticello for the Heritage Harvest Festival. What a beautiful place to visit and in the chill of fall it is even better. We will be set up as a vendor and I am