Planning a cut flower garden for this spring can feel daunting – finding a location, preparing the soil, choosing the flowers, remembering to water, and discovering just the right moment to cut. The best planned garden will ensure bouquets from spring to fall.
Start by choosing a location. Most floral varieties benefit from lots of sunlight and rich, well-drained soil. There’s no reason to hide or make your cut garden bed inconspicuous, beautiful flowers are meant to be enjoyed! As a cutting bed your options are endless, don’t be afraid to play with heights, textures, colors, and varieties.
Picture your favorite floral arrangements, what flowers make multiple appearances? Add those to your list of flowers to plant. Planning your garden around your favorite floral arrangements can help you create a list of must-have flowers.
Use bloom cycles to help plan ahead. Plan for varying bloom times to ensure a variety of floral and foliage options from spring through fall. By planting a mix of perennials and annuals you will have your favorites come back year after year with the ability to experiment every year with the annuals.
As we said before, the possibilities are truly endless. Don’t be afraid to play with flowering hedges, aromatic herbs, vines, and interesting foliage. A variety of textures and colors will enhance your floral arrangements.
When we planned our cut flower garden we decidedly used white and purple as our color pallete – loving the beautiful way white flowers appear at night.
As the weather warms up look for our cut flower garden how-to and follow along as we grow some of our favorite flowers! What do you want to see in this year’s garden?