7 Flowers to Grow to Start a Cut Flower Garden

7 Flowers to Grow to Start a Cut Flower Garden

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In today's ever changing and sometimes chaotic world, finding moments of joy and purpose can sometimes feel like a challenge. However, amidst the chaos, there exists a simple yet profound way to infuse your life with beauty and meaning: gardening. And what better way to embark on this journey than by starting a cut flower garden? Not only does it allow you to cultivate stunning blooms for your home, but it also connects you with nature and provides a therapeutic outlet for creativity and mindfulness.

At Wendi's Good Things Market, our mission revolves around helping women live a more joyful, purposeful life. And what better way to fulfill this mission than by sharing our passion for gardening? Today, we're excited to introduce you to seven exquisite flowers that are perfect for starting your own cut flower garden right here in Colorado.

  1. Lavender (Lavandula): Known for its intoxicating fragrance and delicate purple blooms, lavender is a must-have in any cut flower garden. Not only does it add a touch of elegance to floral arrangements, but it also boasts therapeutic properties that promote relaxation and stress relief. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, lavender is relatively low-maintenance, making it an ideal choice for beginner gardeners.
  2. Sunflowers (Helianthus annuus): Few flowers embody the spirit of sunshine and happiness quite like sunflowers. With their vibrant yellow petals and towering stalks, these cheerful blooms never fail to brighten up a room. Whether used as a focal point in bouquets or displayed en masse in a sunny corner of your garden, sunflowers are sure to bring joy and positivity to your life.

3.Zinnias (Zinnia elegans): If you're looking for a flower that offers a kaleidoscope of color and a long-lasting bloom period, look no further than zinnias. Available in a wide range of hues, from soft pastels to bold primaries, these resilient annuals are a favorite among gardeners of all skill levels. Whether grown from seed or purchased as transplants, zinnias are sure to dazzle with their vibrant petals and vibrant personalities.

4.  Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus): With their delicate, daisy-like flowers and feathery foliage, cosmos add a touch of whimsy and grace to any garden. These easy-to-grow annuals thrive in Colorado's sunny, arid climate and produce an abundance of blooms from mid-summer to fall. Whether planted in borders, containers, or cutting gardens, cosmos are sure to attract butterflies and pollinators while brightening up your outdoor space.

5.  Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta): Embrace the beauty of native wildflowers by incorporating black-eyed Susans into your cut flower garden. These resilient perennials are beloved for their golden-yellow petals and dark brown centers, which resemble the eyes of a cheerful sunflower. Whether grown in full sun or partial shade, black-eyed Susans add a pop of color and a touch of nostalgia to any garden or floral arrangement.

6.  Peonies (Paeonia): No cut flower garden would be complete without the timeless elegance of peonies. With their lush, fragrant blooms and romantic charm, these perennial favorites are a symbol of beauty, grace, and abundance. While peonies require patience and proper care to establish, their spectacular flowers are well worth the wait. Whether planted as focal points in the garden or showcased in bridal bouquets and floral arrangements, peonies are sure to steal the spotlight with their exquisite beauty.

7.  Dahlias (Dahlia): Adding a touch of drama and sophistication to your cut flower garden, dahlias are a must-have for any floral enthusiast. With their intricate blooms and dazzling array of colors, dahlias make a stunning addition to bouquets and arrangements. From petite pompons to dinner plate-sized blooms, there's a dahlia variety to suit every taste and style. Whether grown from tubers or started from seed, dahlias are sure to captivate with their beauty and charm.

In conclusion, starting a cut flower garden is not just about cultivating blooms; it's about cultivating joy, purpose, and a deeper connection to the natural world. By growing these seven flowers, you'll not only beautify your surroundings but also nourish your soul and enrich your life in countless ways. So roll up your sleeves, dig in the dirt, and let the magic of gardening transform your world, one flower at a time.

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