Creating a Paradise: Full Guide to a Cutting Garden

Experience the simple pleasures of a vase of freshly cut flowers from your own backyard. A small, strategically planted bed can yield a bountiful supply of bouquets.

The Joy of a Cutting Garden

Asters are easy-to-grow, late-season bloomers, ideal for fall bouquets. Their long stems make them perfect for cutting.


These native wildflowers bloom abundantly from midsummer through autumn, offering cheery shades of yellow, orange, and gold.

Black-Eyed Susan

Blazing star’s fuzzy florets bloom from the top down, providing vertical interest in fresh or dried flower arrangements.

Blazing Star

Dahlias offer a dizzying array of colors and sizes. A few plants will give you armloads of blooms.


Peonies are popular cut flowers due to their large, billowy blooms and remarkable range of colors.


Sunflowers are often the superstars of late summer and fall flower arrangements. They come in a variety of colors and sizes.


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