So much joy comes from heading out into the garden with a pair of scissors, cutting your favorite blooms and bringing them indoors to enjoy and show off. If you're really generous (and willing to part with them), you can also give away bouquets from your garden to friends and family.
We are constantly impressed with the unique cut flower combinations our employees and customers come up with each season and figured we'd share a few of our favorites to help inspire you for this season.
'Sarah Bernhardt' is a beloved Peony with large double flowers in fresh, pastel pink. Introduced in 1906, this longtime favorite blooms dependably year after year and presents a healthy amount of emerald green foliage to add interest to the garden throughout the season. Also known for its fragrance, 'Sarah Bernhardt' makes a great cut flower - try it in arrangements or float it all by itself in a simple bowl. Like all peonies, this one is deer resistant, cold hardy and extremely long-lived. (Paeonia lactiflora)
Plant a Beautiful Cut Flower Garden and enjoy vase after vase of fresh flowers all season long! Our designer owned her own flower shop for years, and smartly selected plants that produce more blooms whenever cuttings are taken. Create striking, long-lasting bouquets from right outside your door!
'Magnus' Coneflower has vibrant pink, ray-like flowers that surround deep-orange center cones, attracting plentiful pollinators to the garden throughout the summer. Leaving the spent stems and flowerheads in place to overwinter will also attract birds. Coneflowers are notably tough native plants and 'Magnus' is no exception, withstanding drought, clay, humidity and harsh winter conditions without complaint. Easy to grow, this plant is a great choice for beginner and experienced gardeners alike. (Echinacea purpurea)
'Goldsturm' Black Eyed Susan brings a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center 'buttons' set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by most pests, poor soils, drought and humidity, 'Goldsturm' is easygoing and the perfect addition to flower arrangements and pollinator gardens. Deer resistant and long-lasting. (Rudbeckia fulgida)