Fall 2018

What’s happening? This time of year is generally pretty busy even though we don’t have a whole lot of stuff blooming. Plus, we received an early frost in November that killed off any warm season stragglers (ie: zinnias, amaranthus, cosmos, celosia, etc.). Reminder: last year at this time we were not too far off from SNOW! Time to drag out the hoops and frost cloth.

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We (a couple assistants, my husband and I) have been working on clearing old plants out of the field to make way for new plantings of spring and early summer blooms. We have been planting many types of ranunculus, anemone, delphinium, snapdragon, stock, nigella, queen anne’s lace, ornamental cabbage and kale, dianthus, lisianthus, statice, godetia, scabiosa, strawflower, foxglove, poppies and heirloom gladiolus!

clockwise from top left: ornamental cabbage, ranunculus, delphinium, lisianthus

clockwise from top left: ornamental cabbage, ranunculus, delphinium, lisianthus

Snapdragon ‘Rocket’

Snapdragon ‘Rocket’

This is also the time to plan for warm season planting. If I want to order plugs I need to do it soon! Planning is key with growing anything because if you don’t, it’s usually too late and you might as well think about the next season. I’m still figuring things out, learning, and trialing. Mother nature throws everything plus the kitchen sink at you sometimes, so even your best efforts can be thwarted. But, you move on. It helps you learn what changes to make and what to plan for.

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All this said, I am really looking forward to 2019! The flowers are going to be amazing!