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Bouquet Season

June 20th, 2018

Now that I have a large garden and the plants are starting to mature, I can cut bouquets to have on the table most of the spring/summer/fall. With the deer pressure, I’m thinking of turning the potager into a dedicated cutting garden. No vegetables can be grown there because it would need fenced in. Thus, instead of a greens/soft fruit garden, it will be flowers. Now I’m thinking about what vareties of things I want to add there, I’m thinking mostly perennials in that space with any annual cut flowers to be grown in the vegetable garden. (the peonies in this bouquet are: Duchess du Nemours (white), Sara Bernhardt (light pink), and lotus peony of unknown variety (dark pink in back).

We have a local greenhouse that has fields of peonies, I’m thinking of heading up there this weekend to see what they have that blooms later than the ones I have in the garden. Mine are pretty much gone. While I have other things blooming, I could use a few more peonies that bloom later. The best way to find that is to visit local gardens with peonies. When we lived in Ohio, I loved visiting Kingwood Center to see their peony beds in bloom.

What are you cutting in the garden to enjoy indoors this week?

One Comment to “Bouquet Season”
  1. Ann Roberts on June 20, 2018 at 7:19 am

    I have a large dedicated cutting garden, plus other things out and about.

    This week I have blooming:

    glads
    zinnias
    Kiss me over the Garden Gate,
    Butterfly weed
    4 at least kinds of Shasta Daisies
    Echinacea
    obiedent plant
    verbena bonariensis
    sunflowers
    lilies-several varieties
    yarrow-2 colors
    campanula
    Lysmachia clethroides or Gooseneck loosestrife
    monarda

    I have lots of things very very close like my ornamental goldenrod, cosmos, celosia, Babies Breath.

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