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.

Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum), Zones 4 to 9

You can’t beat the classic daisy look of a Shasta daisy! It’s a strong grower with sturdy stems and a long vase life, making it an ideal cut flower. It’ll also look delightful in containers or flower beds. Northern gardeners should divide Shasta daisies every year or so for the longevity of the plant.

Why we love it: I love floral arrangements that include Shasta daisies because the white provides a calm among all the crazy colors of the other blooms I enjoy. Plus, it’ll probably be one of the last standing in your bouquet.

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