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Cutting Garden Class

June 5th, 2018

This past weekend, a few friends and I went to a cutting garden class at Fieldstone garden. Fieldstone is a lovely garden center with beautiful gardens, I don’t need a class to have an excuse to go, but it’s a good reason to make a trip.

It was mostly focused on perennials that can be used for cut flower arrangements. We were given this fantastic list from the University of Vermont. I have dreams of turning the potager behind the house into a cutting garden someday. Now that the deer and wild turkeys have discovered the edible gardens, I need to keep all the edible things contained to one area that can be easily fenced in. The potager will make a lovely cutting garden, conveniently located right behind the house.

I have a decent amount of perennial flowers and plants that offer good options for cut flowers. Each year I try to add a few more. There are a few more things I’d like to add, perhaps a golden smoke bush, another variety of ninebark for colorful foliage, and I could always have a few more peonies and roses in the garden.

Do you grow flowers for cutting?

2 Comments to “Cutting Garden Class”
  1. Nebraska Dave on June 7, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Susy, I really should consider expanding my horizon into more flowers of the cutting variety. My only flowers at this point is Spring perennials, Iris, and a couple peony bushes. This year the Winter was so harsh that the normally abundant peony bush had only one lonely stem with a tiny bloom on it. That bush is a survivor. It’s the one that didn’t grow one year and I thought it was dead until the next year it came back and has been blooming for several years. I’m sue it will be stronger with more blooms next year.

    Have a great cutting garden development day.

    Nebraska Dave

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  2. angie on June 14, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    The last few years we have planted more and more flowers. I usually forget to cut and bring some inside, but I did last summer and I loved bringing the outside in. I would love to visit a cut flower farm Bloom Hill Farm, I just discovered there is one not too far from us in Uniontown. They do flower CSA’s and a roadside flower stand too!

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