Flower Gardening

Growing Dahlias

Do you see this dahlia? It’s my first attempt at growing beautiful dahlias and I’m thrilled it survived. Here’s why my little dahlia is so special, and how you can grow beautiful dahlias in your garden, too. Growing Dahlias I’d never tried to grow dahlias before because I had heard, somewhere through the horticultural grapevine,… Read More Growing Dahlias

Flower Gardening

Growing Old Fashioned Four O’Clocks, Heirloom Flowers

I never thought my four o’clocks would grow. Four o’clocks are flower seeds, properly called Mirabilis jalapa by those who prefer the Latin name to identify the plant. Whatever you call this heirloom flower, it is beautiful, and I’ve missed it in my garden. What Are Four O’Clocks? Four o’clocks are lovely, fun little annual… Read More Growing Old Fashioned Four O’Clocks, Heirloom Flowers