Spring has sprung and do you know what that means? Garden season! I love my gardens and growing flowers specifically for bouquets and arrangements is sure to make sure your house is bright and welcoming throughout summer. Today I’ll be sharing some tips for starting a cut flower garden!
Choose flowers that continue to produce after cutting them
Make sure to research whether or not the flowers you are planting will continue to give you more flowers after you cut them. Flowers like Peonies do not flower continually- so while they are gorgeous, they are short lived. Some good flower choices would be Zinnias, cosmos, dahlias, and roses.
Find flowers that are forgiving with the environment
Planting flowers that can adapt to drought, weeds, and overwatering are great for a cut flower garden. Also check to make sure the flowers you are choosing are going to thrive in your zone.
Plant long stem flowers
Because you are growing these flowers specifically for cutting and arranging, you’ll want to make sure they have a long and hardy stem!
Dead head your blooms
When weeding or cutting your flowers, make sure to cut off the dead or dying blooms & buds. The plant is wasting extra energy and nutrients on those blooms and taking away form the healthier ones.
My top 5 favorite spring flowers to grow from seed:
My top 5 favorite summer flowers to grow from seed:
I buy most of my seeds from Floret Flowers & they have tons of free resources to start your garden!
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