Top 10 Flowers for a Cutting Garden

Plant these flowers in your cutting garden, and enjoy fresh bouquets all season long!

I recently became accustomed to having fresh flowers on my dining room table. It started off as a little treat now and then, but I kept feeling as if something was missing whenever my favorite green vase was bare. Ten dollars at the farmers market here and $14 at the grocery store there can really add up.

My solution for a constant (and expensive!) desire for fresh blossoms indoors? A cutting garden! It’s so obvious now that I’m kicking myself for not thinking of it sooner. I’m telling you about it now so you can get your plans in the works for your very own cutting garden this year. I chose 10 of my favorites to complete this list, but grow what you like and enjoy fresh bouquets in your house all summer.

Bachelor's Buttons (Centaurea cyanus), Annual

You might know this beauty as cornflower. And if you’re familiar with it, you probably love how easy it is to grow. They are prolific growers that require very little care but offer many rewards. Bachelor’s buttons make pretty dried flowers, too!

Why we love it: Bachelor’s buttons are beautiful and long-lasting as cut flowers. Their large variety of lively colors will add brightness to any arrangement. Look for them in blue, pink, red, white and purple.

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