How to start flower seeds under grow lights

How to start flower seeds under grow lights

Starting flowers from seed is an easy and cost-effective way to get your garden blooming with beautiful colors and fragrances. While it may seem daunting at first, with the right equipment and some patience, you can successfully start your flowers from seed under grow...
February is for fencing

February is for fencing

We never looked forward to January and February quite the way we do now that we’re flower farming. Yes, these tend to be cold, dark, bleak months, but they are when we slow down and catch our breaths, too. In contrast with July, it’s a time when we don’t have an...
Does planting cool flowers in the fall really work?

Does planting cool flowers in the fall really work?

In our experience, yes and no. We are in our third year of growing cut flowers and we’ve tried planting cool flowers each of the past two autumns. The concept is to plant in September hardy annuals that can survive our zone 6b winters, which allows these flowers to...
Volunteer pumpkins

Volunteer pumpkins

In the plant realm, things that reseed themselves or unexpectedly winter over are called “volunteers.” For flower growers like us, volunteers are a pleasant surprise. We often allow flowers that sprout on their own to grow even if it creates a disjointed look. Yarrow...
Putting down roots

Putting down roots

As you might expect, we have a house full of cut flowers.  We put various things in bottles, jars and vases and stick them on the kitchen windowsills, island and table.  We often do this to “vase test” new plants to see how they do before we put them in arrangements...