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Plants For A Cutting Garden

Every spring I am fired up to get out into my yard and play in the dirt. I can pull weeds like a champion, but now that we’ve settled into our new-to-us house I want to establish a cutting garden. 
In my last house we created a perennial garden that produced flowers from early spring to late fall, and I loved having fresh flowers in the house all the time!
Here are some of my favorite flowers for a cutting garden.
Peony Rose
My all-time favorite flower!
In my last house I cultivated and loved all over peonies that produced huge blossoms in various shades of pink. They make the best cuttings!

{these peonies are from my garden at my last house}


{these hydrangeas were at a house we vacationed at on cape cod – they were spectacular!}

Traditional Rose
There are over 100 species of roses, but these I would consider traditional roses that have thorns.



Oriental Poppy
New England Aster
Russian Sage

Black Eyed Susan
Bishop’s Lace

If you are looking to start a cutting garden, there are so many resources out here on the interwebs!
Here are a couple articles to get you started.

If you’re starting from scratch, actually has easy-care garden plans that you can download and follow.
What are your favorite flowers to cut?
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Jennifer L. Griffin

Thursday 17th of May 2012

What a fantastic resource! Love all of them and have a few in my yard as well. I absolutely adore peonies but have never planted any! Must rememdy that...

Adelina Priddis

Thursday 17th of May 2012

Oh I would love a cutting garden! Flowers are not my forte when it comes to gardening though. Maybe next year I'll have to give it more of a try.

Lisa - A Room with A View

Wednesday 16th of May 2012

I have a ton of hydrandeas and I love the variations in their color. The foxglove are gorgeous, too, and who does not love a beautiful rose!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design

Wednesday 16th of May 2012

Never thought to plant flowers for the sole purpose of cutting them. Oh! The money I'd save by not buying flowers at the grocery every week!

Urban Orchard Interiors

Wednesday 16th of May 2012

Lisa, peonies and hydrangeas are my favorites too! This was so informative. I have been putting our garden together little by little over the years but really wish I had had a plan from the beginning. This post is so helpful and informative. Now I'm looking out my window and I want to rip everything out and start over! Thanks for some great inspiration.