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.

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    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.

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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!