Garden Flowers for Cutting

Published On: July 6th, 2024


Perennials for Cutting

Enjoying the flowers of our perennial plants in the garden is a joy. Sharing those flowers, in the form of a bouquet, doubles the joy.

There are many excellent garden perennials that double as great cut flowers. A pleasant stroll around your flower garden with a pair of your favorite garden pruners and a simple vase (even an empty jelly jar will suffice) and you can easily create a beautiful floral bouquet to enjoy in your own home, or to share. I  make a habit of bringing a vase of flowers, freshly cut from my garden to most engagements I attend during the growing season. It brightens my day to see the delight on the faces of those I share these with. Sharing cut flowers from your garden is a simple act but it carries a powerfully positive message.

Include some of the following perennials and shrubs to provide a full year of abundant floral bouquets:

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Spring

Perennials:

  • Early Spring Bulbs 
  • Columbine (Aquilegia)
  • False Indigo (Baptisia)
  • Bleeding Hearts (Dicentra/Lamprocapnos)
  • Coral Bells (Heuchera)
  • Foambells (Heucherella)
  • Iris (Iris)

Shrubs:

Summer

Perennials:

Shrubs:

Cleome-Zinnia-Hydrangea-Verbena Phlox Summer-Bouquet
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Autumn

Perennials:

Shrubs:

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Winter

Shrubs:

Flowers/Seedheads for Dried Floral Arrangements:

By Zannah Crowe