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  • Larkspur and Feverfew Cut Flower Arrangement – Cut Flower Garden

    Some days, I feel completely defeated when it comes to flower “farming”. By the time summer finally arrives, it’s a constant battle with the weeds and with the mosquitoes. Emphasis on the mosquitoes. When I headed out into the garden this particular day, I knew that I was in for a race against the rain. Unfortunately, the rain started pouring almost as soon as I snipped the first flower stem.  This arrangement started with a base of double feverfew flowers. These are seriously so easy to grow. Their spray growth habit make them a really great choice for quickly filling up a vase, too. I always look forward to these…

  • Annual Phlox and Snapdragon Cut Flower Arrangement

    When it comes to arranging flowers, I sometimes get caught up in the fact that I seem to think that vases must be bursting with flowers at all times. However, the phrase “less is more” can definitely apply in the cut flower garden. Even when available flowers are scarce, it is still possible to get creative and to make something that is absolutely gorgeous. With the annual phlox in bloom, I definitely wanted to take the time to create something specifically suited to their colors. Unfortunately, that meant that there was also very little selection in terms of flowers. With the help of some foliage like cress and wheat, I…

  • Peony and Lady of Shalott Roses with Chantilly Snapdragons – Cut Flower Garden

    Planning a cut flower garden can be really difficult when you’re growing in a very small space. While I wish that I could grow everything, I do have to plan ahead in terms of what colors will match each other and which types of plants will be blooming at the same time. This year I mainly focused on having access to pink and purple flowers. Though I wish I could attribute this to my awesome planning skills, that simply isn’t the case. It was due to dumb luck more than anything else. The light pink chantilly snapdragons have been blooming for several weeks now, and they’re quickly becoming one of…