Create Your Garden: A Guide to the Best Flowers

Love flowers? Start a cutting garden! This way, you can enjoy fresh bouquets without stripping your front flower beds bare.


Find a sunny spot that gets at least 6 hours of sun a day. This ensures optimum flower production for your cutting garden.

Choosing the Perfect Spot

Good, deeply dug, fertile soil is key. Jazz it up with compost or aged manure, but go easy on the fertilizer to encourage blooming.

Preparing the Soil

Plant your garden in rows or blocks for ease of picking and maintenance. Support the stems with wide mesh nylon netting for better cutting.

Planning the Layout

Cut your flowers when they are about 1/2 to 3/4 open. Regular picking encourages more blossoms to form.

Harvesting Your Blooms

From ageratum to zinnias, there are hundreds of flowers perfect for your cutting garden. Look for annuals with long strong stems and long-lasting flowers.

Top Flowers for Cutting

Start your cutting garden this spring and soon you'll have armloads of flowers to brighten your home and share with friends!

Sharing the Joy

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