Friday, June 01, 2007



It’s a great time of year to bring it cut flowers. If you have a small, somewhat sunny, unused part of the yard you can start a cutting bed. Cutting beds should be placed so they are not a focal point. This way you can bring in as many blooms as you want without trying to save some to keep the garden looking colorful.
For cuttings with woody stems, use a small hammer to smash the stems. This allows the flower to draw more much needed water.


SassyFemme said...

Oh sure, I can start a cutting bed, but then I'd have to remember to water, otherwise I'll have nothing to cut.

dykewife said...

i have to get out into my little flower garden and weed it and perhaps get some more bedding plants. i have some seeds for a butterfly garden...i'll have to plant them.

Maria said...

I can never bear to cut flowers. I love them so much. We have a huge flower garden full of roses, bleeding hearts, lilacs, lilys of the valley, peonies, petunias, snap name it. And not one of them has ever done time in our house.

They spend too much time gabbing in the back yard. My daughter and I actually comment on what they must be saying today,"Wow, will you look at that shirt the alpha female has on? What was she thinking?"

Geeky Dragon Girl said...

That's great advice about smashing the woody stems... never thought about that.