April 28, 2017
As if Fresh Flower Friday doesn’t already give it away, I’m pretty much obsessed with fresh flowers. So much that my goal for next spring is to plan for my very own cut flower garden. I’m talking about mapping out my garden beds, the exact flowers, seasonal flowers so I have continuous blooms throughout the year, and simply how to be successful on this new adventure.
I could sit here and do a lot of research on blogs, Pinterest, and gardening websites. The truth is, I don’t have to! Why? Because some of my all time favorite flower gardeners decided to spill their secrets by writing their very own cut flower garden book. That means individuals like us can have everything we need in one place to start our very own cut flower garden. Here are my go to gals and their books for everything you need to know about cut flower gardens.
Erin of Floret Flowers has such a sweet story to tell of how she got where she is with her cut flower garden. She’s spilling all of her secrets, what to do, what not to do, and everything in-between to show you how to grow, harvest, and arrange your own cut flower garden. Even if you don’t want to grow a garden, her Instagram is full of gorgeous flowers. I’m not kidding. Go look. Like, right now! Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll see:
The Cut Flower Patch by Louise Curley was actually the first book I purchased on cut flower gardens. That’s when my infatuation began of growing my own. She gives you advice on what to grow and when, the tools to use, the right soil, and how to harvest the flowers. Louise also has a blog, Welly Woman Blog, that will give you a lot of inspiration.
You really can’t go wrong with either book. Read the reviews, look at a few pages they both provide online, and start planning your cut flower garden! I’ll be using both as a resource to get started until I find my niche. I can’t wait for next spring!
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