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Using the Bounty of Your Flower Garden for Colorful Indoor Accents

Bring some of the joys of gardening indoors this summer with fresh cut flowers from your own gardens. As you are deciding what seeds, bulbs and plants you plan to purchase, consider selecting plants this spring that keep their blooms beautiful for fresh cut flowers that will brighten up your home.

From the reward of growing and caring for your own flowers, to cost savings instead of purchasing flowers at the grocery store or floral shop, fresh cut flowers will add a personal touch to your home. A vase or bouquet filled with hand-selected, homegrown flowers will also brighten a friend’s day or be a great way to celebrate a summer birthday.


Even simple arrangements using minimal color can create a unique and inviting space for creativity, conversation or just a private nook to appreciate the day’s first sign of sunlight.

Many types of perennials produce gorgeous blooms. Think about what plants will be coming back this spring in your flower beds and compliment those with a variety of colors of other perennials and annuals. You can start from seed, bulbs or young plants as long as the timing is right.

From simple bouquets of a variety of colors of Cosmos, to an elaborate centerpiece with an assortment of sizes and colors of Dahlias, to a cherished vessel full of gorgeous mixed blooms, enjoy the beauty of your flower garden with these plants:

  • Allium
  • Cosmos
  • Dahlias
  • Geraniums
  • Gladiolus
  • Hydrangea
  • Knock Out Roses
  • Lilies
  • Liriope
  • May Knight Salvia
  • Peonies
  • Snapdragons
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias

Create a workspace outside near your flower garden to keep the ideas fresh and flowing as you make decisions. It can mean the difference between nice and WOW!

Most fresh cut flowers will last up to a week as long as the stems are placed in water immediately. Explore your garden for greenery to add into your fresh arrangements, like Hosta leaves or Fern fronds.

As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Experiment with different types of flowers all summer long to find your own perfect floral arrangements.

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