Planning my 2022 cut flower garden. Sharing the tried and true and new to me seeds I will be growing this year.
Be sure to watch my video for more details about the seeds I’m planting in my cut flower garden this year!
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2022 Garden Planning | Flower Seed Haul
Baker Creek (Rareseeds.com), Johnny’s, Fruition Seeds, Seed Savers Exchange
Growing a Cut Flower Garden
I’ve always loved having fresh cut flowers in the house. Growing up, I was raised to only cut a few and leave the rest to enjoy in the garden. Several years ago, I came across cut flower gardens. It was an “ahha” moment for me. I loved the idea of growing a garden of flowers for the purpose of cutting.
Over the years, I’ve experimented with different varieties for a cut flower garden. I’ve found sunflowers, zinnias, and cosmos to be great flowers that are very easy to grow. Every year I expand my cut flower garden and try out different varieties.
If you are interested in growing a cut flower garden, or want to expand your knowledge on the topic, I highly recommend the books below:
- This book about Cool Flowers is packed with information about hardy annual flowers that can be grown in the fall and spring for earlier, hardier blooms.
- Floret also has a series of books that contain a great deal of information all about growing a cut flower garden, how to arrange flowers into a bouquet, and one all about dahlias.
- I also love this book for general knowledge about how to grow a garden.
- Sunflower (ProCut White Lite, ProCut Gold)
- Zinnia (Isabellina, Queen Lime Red, Benary’s Giant Salmon Rose, Little Flower Girl)
- China Aster (Lady Coral Chamois, Tower Chamois Apricot)
- Marigold (Kilimanjaro White)
*I will also grow tulips, daffodils, peonies, hydrangeas, and dahlias as focal flowers from bulbs, tubers, and established plants.
- Basil (Aromatto, Cardinal)
- Cosmos (Double Dutch Rose, Double Click Bicolor Rose)
- Gomphrena (Globosa Mixed)
- Yarrow (Summer Pastels, Double Diamond)
- Feverfew (Tetra White, Virgo)
- Statice (Apricot)
- Orlaya (White Finch)
- Love-In-A-Mist (Miss Jekyll Mix)
- Celosia (Texas Plume Vintage Rose Mix, Flamingo Pink, Celway White)
- Snapdragon (Potomac Ivory, Costa Silver, Madame Butterfly Bronze)
- Strawflower (Silvery Rose, Vintage White)
- Bachelor’s Button (Pink, White)
- Butterfly Bush
- Apple of Peru
- Sweet Annie
- Copper Plume
- Salvia (Queen Mix)
Celosia – Texas Plume Vintage Rose Mix
Sunflower – ProCut White Lite
Sunflower – ProCut Gold
Dahlia Mini Cafe au Lait
Zinnia Little Flower Girl
Marigold (Kilimanjaro White)
Zinnia Little Flower Girl
Apple of Peru
How I store my flower seeds
With all these seeds, it’s important to stay organized. I used to keep my seeds in paper lunch bags and I never knew what I had and would accidentally buy doubles. Now I use a large three ring binder and four pocket photo sleeves to store my seeds. I am a very visual person, so this method has worked great for me.
Thank you for stopping by and talking seeds with me today. I find the dreaming and planning of my garden just as fun as the planting and harvesting. I look forward to taking you along on my journey growing cut flowers this year! You can find all the herb and veggie seeds I’m growing this year HERE.
Are you growing flowers this year? Let me know what you’re excited to grow in the comments!
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