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Homegrown Flowers

July 30th, 2020

I mostly focus on growing vegetable with a lot of perennials mixed in. While I sometimes cut perennials and bring them indoors, I haven’t done that as much as I’d like in previous years. It seems the chores of gardening just take up lots of time. This year, I’ve been trying to take the time to cut flowers from the garden at least once a week.

This year, I’m especially loving the roses, most of which were planted over the past couple years. They’re all David Austin roses, with the exception of one heritage rose.

I’ve also been cutting clematis flowers to add to them, which I’m really liking. They last for a really long time and even when they drop the petals the little whirly interior stays and looks great. Many of mine have lasted for two or three weeks (I keep adding new roses to the bouquet)

As time goes on, I may incorporate more cutting flowers into the ornamental borders. I don’t usually grow flowers just for cutting, but this year I’m cutting most of the roses to bring indoors as I find I get to see them more often when I have them on the table than when they are in the garden.

Do you grow flowers specifically for cutting or just cut from your perennial borders.

4 Comments to “Homegrown Flowers”
  1. Mrs. H on July 31, 2020 at 12:56 am

    I also grow flowers just for cutting. My favorite annuals for that are zinnias.

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  2. Misti on August 1, 2020 at 10:23 am

    I would love to have a cutting garden but it just seems we aren’t suited for that here with the deer. Roses are a no go!

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  3. Nebraska Dave on August 4, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Susy, no cut flowers for me. My flowers are outside flowers. Hanging baskets and flowers in containers surround the poor man’s patio during the summer months. I have big containers along one side of the driveway. On the side of the house it’s Iris and one peony bush. On the other side of the house is rose bushes and in the back of the house is Hosta plants. I do have one inside plant only because a friend insisted that I should have it. It is an Aloe Vera plant. I hope that I don’t kill it.

    Have a great cut flower day.

    Nebraska Dave
    Urban Farmer

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  4. Samantha Fisher on August 5, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I love the annuals, mostly the Zinnia’s! I live in central Illinois, so it’s a bit easier in town to grow without the deer around. It’s nice to put the zinnia’s in small vases around the house for a bit of cheer! :)

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