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    Cut Garden Additions for 2020

    If you have read the last two posts in this mini-series then you know which are my favorite blooms from the cut garden this past year and which didn’t make the cut for the upcoming year. Now it’s time to share what we will be adding to the cut garden for the upcoming year. Some are new additions to our mini-farm and others are a completely new experiment for us. Love Lies Bleeding Amaranth I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this beauty. Those long, droopy blooms are dreamy. I have heard that it is relatively easy to start from seed, so that is what…

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    Cut Garden Missteps

    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford Unfortunately not every garden endeavor is a success. And that was the case in the new cut garden this year. There were a host of reasons why some plants simply did not have a fruitful year. And others did fantastic but they were not a good variety for cutting. So in the interest of sharing both the success and the flops here in our little mini-farm and garden here is the list of flowers that will not be returning to my cut garden this year. If you want to read about the plants we grew for…

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    Cut Garden Successes

    Years before we lived on acreage and years before we were even edible landscaping, I wanted a cut garden. In a magazine, I saw a cut garden comprised of all bulbs at varying levels and different blooming times. I was in love. Hubby said to pick a spot and he would build a raised bed for me and we would accumulate the bulbs over time… because: newlywed’s budget. ’nuff said. But 15 years would go by till we had the space and time to dedicate to it. Then last year something beautiful happened. We had the chickens clear and fertilize a patch of grass off the deck and then the…