A glorious bouquet of double peach daffodils. Though the classic daffodil is a bright yellow trumpet, there are many forms—like this frilly champagne confection—that look particularly marvelous as a bouquet.
Pink veronica (Veronica spicata, Zones 3–8) is a hardy perennial that makes a wonderful cut flower. This picture of it blooming heavily in the summer makes me want to plant a whole mass so I can cut it by the bucketful too.
These beautiful centerpieces were put together for a baby shower. I particularly love the soft pastel pink sunflowers (Helianthus annuus, annual).
The delicious anticipation of blueberries to be!
And just a few weeks later, beautiful berries are ready to be devoured. If these were mine I don’t think they’d make it into the house.
More and more we are used to buying annuals as large plants in bloom at the nursery, but small plants—called plugs—can be the best way to grow a lot of cut-flower annuals. These little cosmos plugs will transplant easily and settle in quickly to grow and produce lots of flowers.
Flower farmers have to be resourceful. When flats of baby plants arrive and the weather is still cold, you whip up a quick cold frame out of some bales of straw! I think this is a great idea—a simple and cheap way to give tender plants a little extra warmth before they’re ready to move out into the wider garden.
Oh my, this looks familiar—plants piled on every possible surface in the car!
Could this tub of flowers get any more beautiful?
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