Tucking In

November is all about transition from growing to putting the garden to bed. Everyone knows it’s time to hunker down and prepare for a long winter’s rest. Especially the ladybugs! For the past two years, I’ve overwintered my dahlias. Storage is a real challenge for me and with our south facing hill, we get abundant warmth and good drainage. To keep tubers viable, they need to be kept relatively dry and not frozen. I learned about this process from Jenny Love of Love n Fresh Flowers in Philadelphia. Read about it here. November is also time to plant tulips! Using a temporary raised bed system for the last few years has made this task easy to complete in an afternoon, with a little help! We planted the most beautiful double, parrot and peony style tulips for you! Our Tulip Subscriptions go on sale in February, 2023. I overwintered the tuberose…

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Little Wonders

When you grow flowers, you are a witness to little wonders. By far, the most exciting thing this month was finding a monarch chrysalis and watching the transformation into a…

Summer Harvest

Tomatoes, squash, peppers, corn and flowers! Gardens all around are brimming with abundance.  Crested celosia aka cockscomb aka “brains” love the heat. August brings our first big flush. There are…

Dormancy

On January 26th in central Maryland, the sunrise was 7:18am and the sunset is 5:18pm, marking an end to what has become known as the Persephone Period. According to an…