One of the many pleasures and advantages of growing your own flower garden is the ready resource of flowers for bringing indoors. A walk around the garden with a pair of snips and you have the makings for a beautiful bouquet of your own creation for a modest cost. Any flower, leaf or stem can be used in floral bouquets but some work better than others.
Cut flowers that have a long lasting cut time, will stand up on their own, and have buds that will bloom once cut are the best for long lasting bouquets and floral arrangements. Over the years I’ve discovered what some of these flowers are and which ones I’ve had success growing. This collection is made up of mostly annuals but many perennials, bulbs and shrubs fit the bill too.
Love in a Mist has wonderful blue or white blooms. They are very easy to grow, go with anything and even the seed pods are beautiful.
Cosmos are simple flowers with decorative feathery foliage. Lots of colour tones to choose, from white to orange, pinks and yellows.
Salvia is a great filler plant for bouquets. Salvia will give you lovely shades of blue, pinks and purples to work with. The more you pick the more this plant will bloom.
Zinnia add a touch of brightness to your bouquet. You can start these by seed or starter plants. The orange tones look stunning with the blue and purple salvias.
Love Lies Bleeding is easy to grow and works well with dahlias and sunflowers. It works well in larger arrangements or left to sprawl out over the vase.
Cleome is tall, airy and elegant. Looks great in large arrangements or solo in a tall, narrow vase.
Sunflowers are one that anyone can grow. Generous blooms in gem tones look great with other rustic flower colours.
Phlox stands strong and tall. Lovely colour combos of white, pink, purples and red. Mix with cosmos and zinnia for a country style bouquet.
Bells of Ireland is a little more difficult to grow but well worth it. It can last for 2 weeks in a vase and it’s best to remove most of the leaves as they age much quicker than the flowers.
AMAZING COLOUR COMBINATIONS FOR BOUQUETS & FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS
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(some photos are compliments of Pixabay / Bells of Ireland photo by Sweat Bread)