Plant Swap

Go Back   Plant Swap > Garden Talk > Other Types of Gardens



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-02-2008, 11:04 AM
PepperDude's Avatar
Blade of Grass
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Tishomingo,MS. Zone 8
Posts: 139
iTrader: (8)

Cutting Garden


I want to put in a cutting garden for my wife just what would you plant in it for putting in vases all summer?
__________________
Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer
gut,and still think they are sexy...Richard
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-02-2008, 11:14 AM
SouthernCharm1's Avatar
Flowering Shrub
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Z9, Orlando Florida
Posts: 536
iTrader: (12)

Smile


Tall Zinnias! Gotta have Zinnias. We plant lots of them every year and have fresh cut flowers each week during the summer.

I'm sure there are lots of others out there, but that's what we've had the best luck with here.
__________________
~Kathy~

*The wind of Heaven is that which blows between the ears of a horse*
~Arabian Proverb
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-02-2008, 11:32 AM
Tree
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 4
Posts: 1,527
iTrader: (9)
here is a link for cut flowers for market but its got lots of kinds of flowers for ya....http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/plantsci...cap/h1200w.htm
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2008, 12:26 PM
Sunny757's Avatar
Blossom
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, Va 7
Posts: 218
iTrader: (9)
Cosmo's last a long time when cut. That's what I have been using a lot of this season. And Marigolds and of course zinnia's.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-02-2008, 01:29 PM
dkline's Avatar
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: zone 5, Michigan
Posts: 3,654
iTrader: (25)
I'm gonna add some cock's comb, celosia along with the zinnias. They are an interesting flower and last a long time when cut.
Deb
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-02-2008, 01:44 PM
Sunny757's Avatar
Blossom
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Virginia Beach, Va 7
Posts: 218
iTrader: (9)
Celosia's are great flowers. I forgot about those. Come to think of it I didn't see any for sale anywhere this season. They would make wonderful cut flowers.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-04-2008, 01:34 PM
dkline's Avatar
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: zone 5, Michigan
Posts: 3,654
iTrader: (25)
I sent your seeds out today, pepperdude. Please let me know when you receive them.
Deb
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-05-2008, 10:29 AM
diana's Avatar
Blossom
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD, Zone 7
Posts: 153
iTrader: (11)

My favorite cutters


Indian blanket, black-eyed susans, echinacea, tithonia, lilies, roses, daisies, hydrangeas (they dry nicely, too, so you can have flowers all winter), peonies and lilacs. Poppies and larkspur have a shorter season, but lovely together (in the garden and in a vase). All last forever when cut. Steer clear of garden phlox--they drop petals and make a mess!

And don't forget the smaller blooms for putting in tiny vases (I put these on window sills, the bathroom counter and the back of the toilet--even in the shower stall!). Lavender, rosemary, thyme, chives, violets, violas, grape hyacinth, candytuft, china pinks, baby's breath, bachelors buttons and lily of the valley are all long-lasters and good for small areas.

I love cutting in the garden! As you can tell, I use the whole garden as a cutting garden. Even my hostas and strawberries get cut--the leaves are a beautiful back-drop for a single stunning bloom. And my herbs do double-duty as cut flowers, too. The blooms are lovely, they provide green/gray filler and they smell wonderful in the house. Squash blossoms don't last long, but they're beautiful with part of their vine attached, trailing along the top of some tall furniture (I put that out when guests are over since it's dead in a day or so).

Once you get rolling, you may want to start a vase collection. Mine is now huge! I picked most of them up at yard sales. Don't overlook old teacups, Mason jars and baskets (I wrap florist foam in plastic wrap and tuck it into small baskets to make arrangements). Since I pick up the holders at yard sales, I can afford to give them away with flowers on every birthday, mother's day, etc. And I always have just the perfect vase for any arrangement. Your wife will be so happy once she gets going!

Sorry this is so long. Gathering flowers for the house is one of my great joys!

Diana Lynn
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-05-2008, 10:38 AM
Mandy's Avatar
Flower Garden
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Schnecksville,PA
Posts: 3,546
iTrader: (43)
Send a message via Skype™ to Mandy
What great ideas!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-05-2008, 11:05 AM
Tree
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: 4
Posts: 1,527
iTrader: (9)
Wow bet your house smells great too!!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-05-2008, 11:34 AM
beautifulbay's Avatar
Bush
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Upstate NY, zone 5
Posts: 1,358
iTrader: (10)
I love to bring in peonies, lilacs and gladiolus, and of course roses.
__________________
Natalie Zone 5
my website:www.freewebs.com/natwlsn

my blog: http://nataliesartandsoap.blogspot.com/

Do you know about PS's social groups??
http://www.plantswap.net/forum/groups/
Reply With Quote
Reply
-->

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2005-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved.