July 2022

I’m stepping a bit back from social media so I thought I’d use this blog to document some garden progress for the prior month. Given my garden record keeping is fairly dismal at the moment, this required me to go through my month in photographs, which was actually a lot of fun. The big takeaways below are arranged by topics rather than chronologically. I am … Continue reading July 2022


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

2017 Top Bouquets: #1

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