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TAG : cut flowers

Growing Sunflowers for Efficiency and Elegance

There’s hardly a flower that can hit you in the face with more happy, hi, nice to see ya! than a sunflower. And as far as cuts go, what a sad state the late summer cutting garden would be in without them. As a garden companion, Helianthus annuus will not play well with others thanks to ...

Sweet William Dianthus: A Biennial Showstopper!

Whether you consider to them to be grown as an annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial; Sweet William, or dianthus barbartus, is absolutely lovely in the garden. Who could have imagined that one little flower could make such a huge difference in the cut flower patch?Since establishing a ...

How to Grow Bachelor’s Buttons

Over the last few years, much of the focus in my garden has shifted towards growing flowers from seed. While the main reason for this was initially cost, I was so excited to find that there were other rewards, as well. Each year, the profusion of blooms (started from seed) turns my garden into ...

Easy Chrysanthemum Cuttings

Chrysanthemums!  Some people love them, and some people hate them! Chrysanthemum plants are grown from cuttings. I really don’t know the specifics of this, but apparently, the best flowers come from plants with fresh root stock.While you can order cuttings online, I find that it's best to ...

Best Plants for Dried Arrangements

I'm completely biased by my northern latitude when I say, yes, yes, we all need more dried flowers!I'm also being a bit of a hipster when I say it too, because I believe that dried flowers are coming back in style. (To be fair, as an eighties child, dried florals have never left me).Speaking of ...

Mother Earth Gardener

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