Cutting Garden Plants – Choosing Plants For A Cut Flower Garden

Cutting Garden Plants – Choosing Plants For A Cut Flower Garden

By: Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer
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Whether you’re decorating taste is a simple vase of colorful fresh flowers or homemade wreaths and swags of dried flowers, it’s easy to grow your own cutting garden for crafts and décor. Cutting garden plants can be as simple as just a few of your favorite cut flowers mingled into the landscape or as elaborate as a whole garden designed with good cut flowers. With proper planning, you can harvest flowers from your cut garden almost year round to decorate your home. So what are good flowers for a cutting garden? Continue reading to find out.

What are Good Flowers for Cutting Garden?

Good plants for a cutting garden generally have a few special characteristics, such as stiff, strong stems and a long blooming period. They are also usually flowers that hold their form well after cutting and can be dried for floral crafts.

Cutting garden plants can be annuals, perennials, shrubs and even trees. Using a combination of all four can give your cutting garden plenty of variety throughout the seasons. While people usually just think of fragrant, brightly colored flowers as cutting garden plants, don’t forget accent plants as well.

The foliage of plants, such as ferns, Japanese maple, ivyand holly, make excellent accents in vases or dried floral crafts. When choosing cut flower garden plants, include a variety of plants that bloom in different seasons so you always have fresh flowers in your garden, ready to be picked.

Cut Flower Garden Plants

Below I have listed some of the most popular plants for a cut flower garden:

Trees and Shrubs

Annuals and Perennials

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