Every year I pant a few raised garden beds filled with annual flower for a cut flower garden and just yesterday I ordered more seeds. My thoughts are to eliminate the vegetable garden all together this year or making it extremely small. I hate the fight I have keeping the deer out of it, my fishing line fence seems to work the best but I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge. We have so many other outdoor projects happening at the cabin this year I’m not sure I’ll find the time to babysit a veggie garden.
I plant my cut flower garden seeds so tight together there’s not room for weeds to grow, making it maintenance free and the reward is a beautiful display of constant colorful blooms all summer long.
I have my favorites mostly because they never fail me but I did a two new ones this year into the mix, mostly for the color but I’m anxious to see how they do. I always buy from Eden Brothers online, not only do they have a wide variety they sell in bulk, which is how I like to buy flower seeds. I take a handful of each variety, mix them all in a bag, and broadcast them over the soil. No neat rows for me, it’s just a lovely mix of color when it all starts to bloom.
Many of the seeds I plant come back every year on their own as long as I shake the dead head into the garden bed at the end of the season. There’s nothing better than free seeds, right?
Here’s what I’m planting this year:
Zinnia Cactus Mix
Daisy Gloriosa Mix
The new ones to my collection are the Bishops Flower (I thought the garden needed a little white in it) and the Cornflower (just because I love the color). Do you plant a cut flower garden and if so tell me your favorite tried and true blooms.
ARRANGEMENTS FROM MY CUT FLOWER GARDEN YOU MAY HAVE MISSED