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.
The lush, rose-like blooms of 'Tecolote White' Ranunculus are absolutely perfect additions to summer wedding decor and bouquets. Each flawless flower is comprised of thousands of pure white, crêpe paper petals, and the tall, straight stems of this Persian buttercup make cutting and arranging as easy as can be. (Ranunculus)
Double Tuberose, also known as “The Pearl," is loved by gardeners for its pristine white flowers and heavenly scent. Makes an excellent cut flower. Hardy in zones 7-10 and considered an annual in all other zones. (Polianthes tuberosa)
'Provence' Lavender is tolerant of poor soils and a true heat lover; it's even known to withstand heavy doses of summertime humidity. One of the tallest and most fragrant varieties, 'Provence' grows to be 30-36” tall and is an excellent choice for creating an aromatic hedge. With exceptionally long, mauve-purple spikes of flowers that are complemented by its silver-green foliage, it's a beautiful sight when swaying in the breeze. (Lavandula x intermedia).
'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)