Landscaping with Bulbs: The Best Flowers for a Cutting Garden
How to Grow Your Own Cutting Garden
Growing cut flowers is fairly easy. First determine how big your cutting garden will be and use our plant calculator to determine how many bulbs or bareroots to order. If you prefer not to take all of your bouquets from your display beds, where the blooms complement other flowers and foliage plants, you can create a separate garden strictly for growing cut flowers. Tuck your cutting garden behind the house or another building, or along the back of a border. If space does not allow a separate cutting garden, group similar plants together into larger clusters. With many of the same blooms in one area, cutting a few stems here and there for bouquets will be a no-stress treat.
When planting a cutting garden, you may use a bulb auger to dig individual holes for all the bulbs and bareroots, or they can be planted in a trench. Be sure to add in some fertilizer as well to ensure the best performance for your cutting garden.
Best Flowers for Cutting Garden
In spring, landscaping with tulips, daffodils, and irises will make up the majority of the landscape and cut-flower arrangements. Gladiolus, anemones, and lilies make fantastic summertime bouquets.
Here are some of the best flowers for cutting gardens: