This Herb Bouquet Filled With Lavender Mint Lemon Balm Calendula And Echinacea Is Pretty And Medicinal

Bouquet Gardens: The Best Cutting Flowers + Growing & Harvesting Tips

When you are planning you garden, you often think of flowers as garden decoration and vegetables, fruit, and herbs as consumables. Why not add some of the best cutting flowers to the mix? Chances are, you are already growing a number of cutting flowers already, many perennials, annuals, and even herbs and bulbs can be snipped and brought inside for a gorgeous arrangement. Creating a cutting garden, or adding some extra blooms in your garden space, means there will be plenty to add to vases providing color and fragrance around the house.

I wrote the basics of growing and harvesting flowers on a cutting garden over on my eBay blog. I write weekly (or more) articles over there as part of my freelance work. Please visit me over there to see all about cutting flowers, including lists of the best annuals and perennials to include.

Tips for Growing & Making Stunning Homegrown Flower Arrangements

Tips for growing flowers and making homegrown arrangements


See the list of 30 Perfect Perennials to Grow in Your Cutting Garden here.


See the list of  Awesome Annuals to grow in your cutting garden here.Awesome annuals to grow in your cutting garden for homegrown flower arrangements

Once you have them planted and blooming, here are some ideas for using flowers from your cutting garden.

Make Fresh Herb Bouquets

See the “Chicken Soup”, “Spaghetti Dinner”, and more creative posy bouquet ideas.
This herb bouquet filled with lavender, mint, lemon balm, calendula and echinacea is pretty and medicinal

Make a flower arrangement in a pumpkin for fall. Do this but hollowing out the pumpkin, then adding florist foam or a vase inside to hold the flowers. Wondering if the pumpkin will decompose before the flowers wilt?

Read about How to Make Planted Pumpkins LastBouquet of flowers in pumpkin

Plant them in a birdcage using a similar method as the pumpkin planter. Add a vase or florist foam on a dish into the birdcage and let the flowers flow freely! This was part of a round up on eBay for Birdcages in the Garden decorating ideas.

Homegrown flowers planted in a birdcage for a romantic floral arrangement

For even more cut flower arrangement ideas, have a look at this post by Louise Curley, the author of The Cut Flower Patch: Grow your own cut flowers all year round. She shares her best ideas for arranging homegrown flowers here:

Best cutting flowers for the home garden

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

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