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The Year of the Cutting Garden

August 23rd, 2018

Every year I add a few more flowers for cutting. This year I feel like I’m finally getting a good number of things. I can have bouquets of one variety of flower or mixed bouquets in different colors. Here are a few of the arrangements I’ve cut from the garden this year:

I’m a big fan of bright green, purple, black, and light pink when it comes to flowers to cut for bouquets. Although this year I have loads of sunflowers and flowers in other colors.

What colors do you tend to love when it comes to flowers?

3 Comments to “The Year of the Cutting Garden”
  1. Jennifer Schroeder on August 23, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Would you list the flowers you grow for your cutting garden? I cannot identifiy everything in your photos!

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    • Susy on August 24, 2018 at 8:38 am

      I’ll have to write a blog post with them and photos to go along with them as well.

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  2. Nebraska Dave on August 26, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Susy, I like blues and purples or bright yellows. Orange is good as well. The flowers in my year are not that colorful after the Spring bulb flush. It took awhile to figure out the shaded patio hanging baskets but I have come up with a design that works. I hate to stray too far away from it now that I know what works. I’m not too adventurous with flowers yet.

    Have a great cutting flower garden day.

    Nebraska Dave

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