Wouldn’t you love to grow plenty of cutting flowers for your home? You don’t need to live on a farm, you can grow a good variety of flowers in your home garden. Even in your landscape.
I can show you how to grow and harvest many beautiful cutting flowers. Unfussy ones. Ones that will give you enough flowers to brighten up your home throughout the growing season and through the winter, too, with dried flower bouquets.
You’ll find clear instructions about growing each flower, harvesting instructions, and how to find the plants or seeds. I even steer you to the tools I use and highly recommend.
And I show you how to grow flowers with eco-friendly practices that help the planet. Because flower growing can play a significant role in helping the planet: helping pollinators, achieving natural pest control, and improving soil to grow healthy plants and support a soil ecosystem that helps the planet.
Not all of us live on a farm, so I curate my list of good flowers that will give you the longest harvest period so you can have a bounty from a home garden. I also advise on how to incorporate flower growing into your home landscape.
About this flower grower
I’ve been growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs for decades now. And I’m a landscape designer.
I’ve always especially loved dried flowers. As a kid I was intrigued with their bright colors and papery textures. I would think they were made by people, not grown. As I learned more about them I’d see them in beautiful wreaths and bouquets, and go to farms and see big bunches of them hanging to dry in barns.
One day, on a road trip, I stumbled upon a little nursery. There, and older man and woman had gardens full of herbs and drying flowers in addition to their plants for sale. I bought a big garbage bag full of dried flowers for $5. And I signed up for their (paper) newsletter.
I loved those colorful flowers but didn’t know what to do with them. One day their newsletter came and on their calendar was a wreath-making workshop. I had to go. It was a long drive, involving an overnight stay.
But when I walked into that nursery, big wooden tables were arranged under the broad branches of an enormous oak tree and were piled high with drying flowers. I was in heaven. That is where I learned to make wreaths from dried flowers.
Later, I started a small organic market garden on an abandoned farm and grew vegetables and, of course, drying flowers.
As I sold my produce at the local farmers market other local flower growers inspired me to grow cutting flowers, too. I learned from those farmers, read all I could, visited nurseries, and pored over plant and seed catalogs.
So I grew more fresh and dried flowers. I made and sold dried bouquets and wreaths. I also grew and sold the flower plants.
Now I grow in a backyard garden at a new home. My plan for this new home is to design landscaped beds that include cutting flowers.
When I talk about gardening, I’m often shocked at how little people know about plants and their cycles, whether a plant is an annual or a perennial, and such. Many want to grow flowers to support bees and other pollinators and don’t know how to start.
Since my passion is growing cutting flowers that also benefit the earth, I decided to make a website out of it as a flower-growing guide for people who want more flowers from their home landscapes and who want to have a healthy planet.
I’ve always been concerned for our planet. Doing good for it has guided my approach to everything. And our gardens and landscapes can be a place where we can have a positive impact.
So you, too, can grow great cutting flowers that are good for pollinators, use less water, are good for beneficial insects so you have natural pest control, and use practices that build better soil, rather than depleting it. It’s not hard!
There are so many great cutting flowers to grow!
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