It is always fun to have flowers to cut and bring into the house. It is NOT fun when those flowers droop after a few hours in a vase!
So I put together a pinterest board of some flowers that do good to great in a vase- meaning they last longer than a day or two and they don't droop. This is just a beginning of the board. There will be many add ons so keep checking!

I have tried to add the season or month they generally bloom- it will be a little different for everyone depending on your micro climate and your soil and water. But it gives you a general idea.

Fragrant, star of the show- lily
Fragrant, star of the show- lily

Things to consider for a cutting garden in Southwest Idaho:

1. COLOR
2. Fragrance
3. Endurance (once they are cut and placed in a vase)
4. How well do the plants survive in our hot dry climate.


a showy pink poppy
SIX qualities for the best cutting garden:

1. Plant a variety of flowers that bloom in diggerent seasons, include spring blooming, summer blooming and fall blooming- these can include perennials, annuals and some shrubs.
2. Fragrance
3. Color variety
4. WHITE flowers are a MUST
5. Flowers that have a variety of SHAPES: star-shaped, round, daisy-type, ovals, bells.
6. Stem variety: Upright, drooping, cascading, "fireworking" You will see what I mean when you look at the flowers on the board :).

Here is the link to the color riot of cutting flowers! Follow GardenBuzz.com's board Cutting Garden on Pinterest.

This is just a beginning of the board - I have not done any spring flowers, yet. There will be many add ons so keep checking!

Published by Vicki

I love gardening and when it comes to vegetables, organic gardening is important to me. I am an Advanced Master Gardener with the University of Idaho, and my favorite garden activity is pruning. When I'm not cutting down plants, you can find me shooting photos on my Canon DSLR or out smashing overheads on the tennis courts.

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