cut flowers, flowers, gardening, greenhouse, growing flowers, Uncategorized

What’s Growing in the Cut Flower Garden?

I may have gotten carried away when I was ordering my cut flowers this spring. I've read it's ideal to have a few fillers, a few foliages, a few discs (smaller, round flowers), and a couple of focal flowers (mains). However, just because I have a lot of flowers for June and July (hopefully) doesn't mean I have enough to carry me through the fall.

budget gardening, garden prep, gardening, greenhouse, growing flowers, unheated greenhouse

$140 Greenhouse Review + Tips for Greenhousing on a Budget

I received my greenhouse April 1st of this year. I wanted to extend my growing season not only this spring, but also this fall! It's been a couple of months since my purchase, so I figured it was time to give my review for the sake of you future greenhouse buyers. Amazon buyers gave this… Continue reading $140 Greenhouse Review + Tips for Greenhousing on a Budget

gardening, herb garden, herbs, lavender, roses, tea, tea garden, Uncategorized

Starting a Tea Garden

This year, my hope is to provide tea for family and friends. If all goes well, maybe next year we'll be selling it! For a successful herb garden, it's important to find out which herbs spread quickly and which herbs help each other grow.

cancer, depression, flowers, foraging, gardening, homesteading, midwest, small town

Old views, new perspective

We thought we'd move here and save up enough money right away to buy a home, then coronavirus hit. I lost my job serving and Brad's hours were cut back at the shop. Suddenly, my only companions are my parents and husband. My independence seemed shot, and on top of all of this I still have yet to receive a dime of unemployment or talk to anyone who can help. And yet, I feel closer than ever to the passionate life I've been looking for for years. I feel more inspired than ever being in a place I grew up in.