One of the greatest rewards of a garden bursting in blooms is being able to cut a few of your favorites to bring inside for a gorgeous summer bouquet, or to give to a lucky friend. Those who can’t seem to have enough fresh flowers should consider planting a cut flower garden – It makes cutting blooms guilt-free! There are countless varieties of bulbs and perennial plants that are perfect for planting to create blooms for cutting all season long. Bulbs that fare very well as cut flowers are Dahlias, Gladiolus, Oriental Lilies, Peruvian Daffodils, Peacock Orchids, Calla Lilies, Tiger Lilies, and Crocosmia. Try planting different colors of the same species to have a gorgeous rainbow of color to cut and bring inside at the same time. We have several Dahlia, Gladiolus, and Calla mixtures that are perfect for cutting for bouquets. Perennials that are great for your cut flower garden are Butterfly Bushes, Peonies, Siberian Iris, Yarrow, and Balloon Flower. Try planting items such as Astilbe, Russian Sage, and Ornamental Grasses to add texture and greenery to your arrangements. If you are a beginner gardener, or don’t have the time to plan your cut flower garden, try our Pre-Planned Cut Flower Garden. This Pre-Planned garden comes with everything you need to plant your own cut flower garden with a map and instructions on exactly where to plant each item. If you love fresh wildflowers and aren’t sure which to plant for your own cut flower garden (or meadow), try planting our Instant Bouquet Cutting Garden Jumbo Packet or our All Annual Wildflower Mix. Fresh, fragrant bouquets of flowers bring cheer inside in the summer months and are a thoughtful gift to a friend or loved one, and knowing that the flowers came from your own garden will make them even more special. If you plant a cut flower garden just for this purpose, you won’t feel guilty taking a pair of scissors to them every few weeks! What are your favorite cut flowers? Feel free to leave a comment below. Happy Gardening!
March 27, 2012.