Confession time: I love gladiolus. I couldn’t grow them in Florida; gladiolus need a bit of a freeze and they just can’t get that in the Sunshine State. When I came to Missouri I started seeing gladiolus bulbs at my local garden centers and decided to give them a whirl. They love Columbia, Missouri and have quickly become some of my favorite flowers. Gladiolus are … Continue reading Gladiolus
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Daffodils are one of the earliest of spring flowers and one of the prettiest. Continue reading An Ode to Daffodils
On March 11, a little more than a week before spring, this was the scene outside my window. Luckily, the snow melted the same day and spring is indeed on the way! The first flowers bloomed before the snow on March 5th. The first flowers this year were not crocus, they were mini irises (which I forgot I planted) and hellebore. My yellow crocus that … Continue reading It’s Spring!
Alright, in honor of my first flowers of 2018, here is what you all have been waiting for, the #1 bouquet of 2017….Drumroll Please….. #1 – Summer Flowers – June 17, 2017 This pretty bunch was picked in early summer and features a dazzling array of zinnias, cone flowers, hydrangeas, and gladiolas. I cannot wait to see all of these beauties again in a few … Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #1
Just a quick note to say I planted my first seeds roughly a week ago (February 18th). It was probably a tad early, but I can’t help myself. They were sweet peas from Baker Creek Seeds. I soaked them overnight and then planted them along the western side of the yard. Last year I planted my sweet peas on March 21st and it was too … Continue reading (Almost) Spring 2018
In my last post I noted 27 days until spring. This was calculated to March 1. I have since noted that most note March 21st at the first day of spring. So, if you consider March 1 spring then we have just 12 days (this is what you get when you ask Google). If instead, you mark March 21st as the start, we still have … Continue reading 2017 Top Bouquets: #2