Some gardeners love cut flowers so much they plant a separate “cutting garden” where they can snip as many flowers as they want without taking from their other annual and perennial borders, leaving obvious holes in the garden. These separate flower gardens are not intended for display, but are planted for the sole purpose of being cut for bouquets and arrangements.
If you decide to do this, you might want to choose a designated, “inconspicuous” area separate from the rest of your garden, where you can plant and cut without worrying about how it will look or following a particular structure.
This gives you more freedom in planting; you can mix and match colors, textures, heights, and varieties, and can plant all your favorites by creating beds in the available space you have like stuck in a forgotten corner or behind the garage.
But, if you are like most gardeners you can also grow cut flowers in with your other ornamental garden beds, herb garden, or even in your vegetable garden.
Regardless of what you plant or where you plant them, just remember that flowers have the same requirements as vegetables. Most need full sun and fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral pH and lots of organic matter. So make sure to choose a site that receives full sun and prepare the soil so it drains well.
Here are some tips to get you started on your own cut flower garden:
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