Affordable Bouquets Throughout the Season
There are few things more beautiful than a fresh bouquet of flowers. When displayed in a vase, flowers can add a nice pop of color to any table or counter, and can provide a light fragrance to be enjoyed for days. While it’s nice to support your local florist by purchasing a bouquet, why not consider growing a cutting garden so you can create your own arrangements for a fraction of the price? We believe that flowers are meant to be enjoyed both indoors and out, so read on for some helpful tips that will let you create bouquets from your own backyard.
A Cut Flower Garden Provides a Regular Harvest
A regular flower bed is designed to showcase plants outdoors, while a cutting garden is intended to provide regular blooms that can be harvested and displayed wherever you choose. Just like you would regularly pick vegetables or herbs when they’re ready, you would cut the flowers from your garden instead of leaving them outside. Here are some details to consider when planning your cutting garden:
- Location: You’ll want to plant your garden in an area that receives several hours of sun, since most flowers need full light. If you’re limited on space or simply want to take advantage of the natural pest-control qualities of your flowers, consider combining your vegetable and cutting gardens.
- Variety: Choose plants that have strong stems like tulips, daffodils and zinnias. Lavender and sweet peas can also be good additions because of their scent.
- Scheduling: Make sure to carefully schedule your planting times to ensure you get a steady supply of flowers throughout the season. Certain varieties will grow quickly after they’re cut, but others may need to be planted weeks apart so the bloom times will be staggered enough for you to harvest.
Expert Advice at Pleasant View Gardens
If you need help getting started on your cut flower garden, Pleasant View Gardens is here to provide design and installation services. We’ve helped customers throughout Minnetonka and the West Metro areas create beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces since 2006. Our team is passionate about garden design so contact us today and speak to a friendly staff member!