Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A cutting flower garden ~

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I have always dreamed of having a cutting flower garden so our home would be decorated with cut flowers here and there.

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Our garden is peppered with flowers here and there.  They are all beneficial.  Some like marigolds and nasturtiums help protect the plants from pests.  Many like the wildflowers and sunflowers attract the necessary pollinators to our garden.

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Last year, we planted one little section with wildflowers and those wildflowers are now popping up all over the garden.  This year, we have also started collecting the seeds so we can control where they appear next year.  I have a feeling that we will be surprised with unexpected flowers though.

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And I’m able to do what I’ve always wanted…

to decorate my home with fresh flowers.

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You can’t help but smile everytime you see them.

 

6 comments:

  1. Sweet Country LifeJuly 20, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    I love this, Adriane!
    I too, have started a cutting garden this year and plan on really going big next year with all of the seeds I will harvest!
    Your flower pictures were so bright and cheery!
    Love it!

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  2. HomegrownandbeeyoutifulJuly 20, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    this is one of my most favorite things about life...

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  3. Thank you. I've been harvesting from the orange wildflowers too but have yet to figure out the harvesting on the zinnias. I think I may be noticing that they are ready to harvest when it is too late. I love zinnias!

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  4. Mine too, Amanda. Flowers make me happy beyond description.

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  5. i need you to come and sprinkle fairy dust on my yard, because there is very little color out there!!

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  6. nice flowers
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