Grow Your Own Cut Flower Garden!
Part of the fun and excitement of gardening is enjoying the beauty of the flowers. Plan this year to design your own cutting garden for one of a kind bouquets directly from your garden!
Planning your cutting flower bed
When planning, remember this is a cutting garden. How many times have you admired a flower in your garden but didn’t cut it and bring it inside because you didn’t want to spoil the look of your garden outside?
That’s why the best possible solution is to create a designated cutting flower bed. This new garden bed, if possible, should be in a sunny location that is farther back of your garden. A location that you won’t mind picking the flowers from, one that won’t be disturbed if you decide to make a design for your kitchen table. Short on room for an additional bed? Try planting large containers in a sunny location that you can pluck a flower or two from easily.
What type of flowers are you looking for?
Are you looking for large solitary blooms like sunflowers, zinnias or coneflowers or a multitude of smaller flowers like Penta or Verbena? Whatever your look don’t forget to include not only annuals but perennials, grasses, shrubs and bulbs too! Each will be a designer touch to your bouquet!