Some of the very first dahlias I grew. After growing lots of dahlias over the past few years I’ve come to the conclusion that it is much easier than I ever dreamed. They are the beauties of fall for sure. They can become quite addictive if you aren’t careful–you’ve been warned! Once you provide what
Sweet Peas Royal Mix Fragrant sweet peas are undoubtedly the one flower I have grown over the years that creates a stir in folks like no other. Memories come to the surface with just a lift to the nose, ah, the sweet scent of days gone by. Perhaps it was grandma or mom’s garden that
Most of us have dreamed of the beautiful cut flowers a backyard garden can provide for our home, but the secret that lingers in that garden is known only by a few. My sister Suzanne and I discovered this secret when we started making gift bouquets. We took the extra flowers from our commercial cutting
I consider today the sweetest day of the season, I cut the very first zinnias of 2013 just now on my evening walk. The first to bloom this year is my personal favorite, the mini Oklahoma Zinnia. These petite beauties are what you will find on my kitchen table all season in my grandma’s little
My Dad always says this to me when he calls and I spill off all we are doing here, isn’t this what you wanted? he asks…. Last Thursday Suzanne, Bobo, Susan and I started harvesting at 6am, got all done but the Lisianthus by lunch, stopped ate a bite and had our normal lunch chatter.
July is so full of flowers! The heat is bringing them on loud and clear. We are continuing to have rain as it is needed, and conveniently it comes in the afternoon or at night. Hard to believe we are beginning to plant for fall harvest. The dahlias are starting and will soon be in