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Under the Row Covers and Succession Planting

Under the Row Covers and Succession Planting

My first episode y’all!!! As I am aligning my thoughts to share with you, I thought I would take you along as my season is already unfolding here. Do you peek under the row covers? I find it to be the scariest thing this farmer can do in mid-winter.   Links to my...

It’s All About Timing

Returning home from travel to my Cool Flowers garden is almost as good as reuniting with Stevie and Tuc.  The bupleurum plants pictured are just one of many cool-season hardy annuals that are patiently sitting and waiting for their time to shine in my spring garden....
My Favorite Self-Sowing Plants

My Favorite Self-Sowing Plants

Who are these flowers? The cool-season hardy annuals that light spring on fire and are some of my favorites. I’m talking about some of the better known flowers like bachelor buttons, poppies, and larkspur along with some unknowns like bupleurum and the famous but what...
Lisa Live! Talking More Cool Flowers

Lisa Live! Talking More Cool Flowers

Revisiting the Cool Flowers concept. Cool-season growing is difficult to wrap our heads around, but once you get it— you will love cool-season gardening! Pretty much no matter where you live you can plant cool-season hardy annuals, we all may just plant them at...
Lisa Live! Getting the Farm Ready for Spring

Lisa Live! Getting the Farm Ready for Spring

This week on Lisa Live! having a look at the first beds made of the 2019 season and visiting the baby transplant room. Update on the Cool Flowers garden. Founder of The Gardener’s Workshop and Flower Farming School Online . Author of Vegetables Love Flowers, Cool...

Lisa Live! Hydrangeas, Hellebores, and Babies!

Talking hydrangea pruning tips, hellebores, and a baby plant room visit for the surprise I found! Plus how I sprout bupleurum. Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, Flower Farming School...

Using Floating Row Covers

I am often asked how I use row covers on my farm. Below are the reasons to use, how to use, and when to remove. In all installation during warm-to-hot weather hoops are recommended to create more air space under the cover. I use the lightweight floating row cover...

A winter morning in the garden

A winter morning walk in my garden reveals so much. As I stroll, I find myself stopping, standing, and watching more than walking. This chilly morning there is no wind, so much is going on. To the naked eye my place looks pretty barren compared to summer when it is...

Cool Flowers Virtual Book Study

Have the spring garden of your dreams! View Anytime! Want the study as soon as it is posted? Sign up to have it emailed to you each week! Join me each Friday for 10 weeks (one week for each chapter) of digging in deeper on how to grow and enjoy the most coveted spring...

Crazy January Farming!

I always feel like I can’t count on January. I just never know what to expect and this year is proving to be no different. We have gone from 70 degrees the end of December straight to sleet, snow and ice in January. Its tough enough to know what to wear each...

Growing Great Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas Royal Mix Fragrant sweet peas are undoubtedly the one flower I have grown over the years that creates a stir in folks like no other. Memories come to the surface with just a lift to the nose, ah, the sweet scent of days gone by. Perhaps it was grandma or...

Leaf Week 2015!

Leaf Week 2015 is on! November is always a good month on the farm for me. While it brings the end to the season, it also is full of planning and planting for spring. I am harvesting the bounty of fall, planting for spring and thinking of next summer. There is no...

Garden full of flowers, Open Farm

As spring is rapidly moving into summer, I am always surprised by the variety of flowers we grow. To think we can have sweet peas and zinnias at the same time seems crazy– but it’s true. Each weekly harvest this time of year changes so much. It seems like...

Loving March

 Our March hardy annual garden. This is the moment I relish in with my close connection to our farm and her seasons. It’s coming on the end of March and it has been a roller coaster ride month for sure—a few days in the high 60’s and even a 70 degree day, along with...

Cool Flowers are coming through!

While many of us (me) are wringing our hands over all the cold, snowy, icy weather—cool flowers are proving to be the cool customers that I’ve come to know and love. They survive winter in spite of my doubts—even after 18 years of witnessing their amazing...