There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to lift and refresh the home. But unfortunately, most fresh cut flowers don't last very long.  The secret to keeping cut flowers looking good for as long as possible is to minimise the growth of bacteria in the water and to provide nourishment to replace what the flowers would have gotten had they not been cut.

There's nothing quite like a vase of fresh flowers to lift and refresh the home. But unfortunately, most fresh cut flowers don't last very long. The secret to keeping cut flowers looking good for as long as possible is to minimise the growth of bacteria in the water and to provide nourishment to replace what the flowers would have gotten had they not been cut.

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The Flower Seeds You'll Need To Buy For A Cut Flower Garden That Has Magnificent, Low Maintenance Blooms All Season Long

The Flower Seeds You'll Need To Buy For A Cut Flower Garden That Has Magnificent, Low Maintenance Blooms All Season Long

Grow a great cutting garden - plus a list of favorite cut flowers, organized by color.

Grow a great cutting garden - plus a list of favorite cut flowers, organized by color.

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A dream cut flower garden. I wish, I wish , I wish ..... now where are those ruby slippers!
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The secrets to growing extra long stemmed sweet peas from Floret Flower Farm.
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'Big Blue' Sea Holly for sunny garden,  deer-, rabbit-, and drought-resistant perennial shows off silvery foliage and iridescent silvery-blue flowers in midsummer...wonderful cut flower and  prime choice for butterfly gardens.  Name: Eryngium 'Big Blue'   Full sun  well-drained soil  Size: To 30 inches tall and wide  Zones: 4-9

'Big Blue' Sea Holly for sunny garden, deer-, rabbit-, and drought-resistant perennial shows off silvery foliage and iridescent silvery-blue flowers in midsummer...wonderful cut flower and prime choice for butterfly gardens. Name: Eryngium 'Big Blue' Full sun well-drained soil Size: To 30 inches tall and wide Zones: 4-9

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Advice from the RHS  Cut flowers: growing and selection includes a list for seasons

Advice from the RHS Cut flowers: growing and selection includes a list for seasons

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Anethum Graveolens - Dill - a brilliant, acid-green filler, use leaves and seeds for cooking, flowers for decorating salads and arranging -  will self-sow freely.

Anethum Graveolens - Dill - a brilliant, acid-green filler, use leaves and seeds for cooking, flowers for decorating salads and arranging - will self-sow freely.

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Since I did my favorite shade plants in last week’s post…  I’ll continue the garden theme and do my favorite sun-loving flowers for cutting. My requirements are: low maintenance, long vase life, blooms all summer… And?  Repeat after me:  BIG. Big, bold, colorful, and easy… (my one exception to that would be Lisianthus.)  I’m so over anything that needs more(...)

Since I did my favorite shade plants in last week’s post… I’ll continue the garden theme and do my favorite sun-loving flowers for cutting. My requirements are: low maintenance, long vase life, blooms all summer… And? Repeat after me: BIG. Big, bold, colorful, and easy… (my one exception to that would be Lisianthus.) I’m so over anything that needs more(...)

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