There’s nothing quite like a fresh bouquet of flowers to brighten a room whether it be an entry table, the kitchen counter or the bathroom vanity. It’s easy to get the look of a professional floral arrangement using flowers from your own backyard. Do you have space in your vegetable garden? Consider planting a cut flower garden! Mix up rows of edibles with a row or two of flowers – they attract pollinators and add beauty to the garden. Below is a list of plants for the garden that are great for cutting plus some tips on design.
Flowers Great For Arrangements
Rudbeckia (Black-eyed Susan)
Veronica spicata (Speedwell)
Foliage & Fillers Great For Arrangements
Tips & How To
- Take a bucket of water with you out into the garden to place cuttings in immediately.
- Start with a vase already full with water. A layer of decorative stones or river rocks is a nice touch to clear containers.
- For a more elegant look, stick with 2-3 colors.
- Focal flowers work best in odd numbers, three or more.
- Cut stems a second time, at an angle, just before you place them into your vase – this ensure a fresh cut and maximum surface area to let the most amount of water in. Use high-quality sheers for easy and clean cuts. Remove lower leaves that will be under the water line.
- Blooms with woody stems, like hydrangea, can last longer with the cut end seared with a flame.
- Place greenery in first, then focal flowers and accent and filler flowers last.
- Change water daily or every other day to keep flowers looking fresh longer.
- Miniature arrangements are adorable for every small space. Think tiny vases and tea cups.