I'm so excited to have found this forum. I have been trying to garden for years now, but not very successfully. I'm hoping joining this group will help. My dad is an avid gardener, mostly vegetables, while I'm crazy about flowers. I've been through this forum and am so jealous of all of your arrangements, esp the fact that you get it from your own gardens. I do a lot of arrangements, but I buy all my flowers. There's a certain quality I love in your arrangements from the garden. It must be something that is really meaningful for you. Anyway, I will be starting a cut flower garden with my dad, and am totally open to suggestions. I can't wait!! Thanks in advance!!
Well, when we bought the house in 2002 the entire yard had been neglected for about 40 years. DH rototilled all of it, hand sowed the lawn, and babied it along - fighting Japanese beetles, etc along the way. For me to brazenly ask him to tear up all that work - well, let's just say he is a really sweet guy.
eventually, I will get a cut garden - I just have to get the timing right. Right now, it is important to show that I can handle the gardens I have - which are being overrun with weeds!