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5 Best flowers to grow for home bouquets

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Fresh-cut flowers from the garden

Who doesn't love a fresh bouquet of flowers in the house? What if you could cut your own from your flower garden? Keep reading for five varieties you can grow at home for beautiful bouquets.
Hyacinth

Nothing brightens up your home like a vase filled with fresh-cut flowers. Buying bunches of blooms can be costly, so many home gardeners turn to their own plants to provide indoor color. With the right plants and some planning, your flower garden will produce enough blooms for you to enjoy throughout the spring and summer.

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Plan your plot

The best spot for planting your flower garden is one that will get full sun for at least six to eight hours a day. Choose a location that will allow you to easily reach the plants for cutting without having to step on other plants. An easy option is to do a raised bed, allowing access around all four sides. Flowering plants may need a daily watering on the hottest days, so make sure your garden is easily accessible for hand-watering. A small gravel pathway or a few stepping stones can create an easy entryway into your garden if space is tight.

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Choose your flowers

When choosing flowering plants for your garden, make sure to take into account the climate in your area. This may determine the best time for you to plant each variety, since it will vary by region. Some of the flowers you choose may be grown from bulbs, planted from seed or be annuals or perennials. By planting at various times, your garden will have blooms available for months on end.

In addition to the flowering plants, include some greenery to complete your bouquets. Think tall grasses, baby's breath or even rosemary. Use your imagination in creating a mixture of textures and colors, and each time you fill a vase the look will be uniquely yours.

There are so many flowers you can grow that would work well for cut flowers, but these are a few of our favorites.

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

The hyacinth is grown from a bulb and produces tall clusters of blossoms that are perfect for your flower arrangements. They are available in shades of pink, red, orange, blue, purple, yellow and white. Blooms can grow up to 12 inches tall, making them a standout in a vase.

Anemone

Anemone

There are many different varieties of anemone, which is a popular flower garden choice. The blooms resemble a daisy shape and come in shades ranging from deep pink or crimson to purple, white or blue. When properly cut, anemones can last for more than a week in a vase.

Peonies

Peonies

The blooms on these plants are perfect for cut-flower arrangements due to their large size and wonderful scent. Peonies bloom in various shades of pink, red, purple, yellow, white and cream.

Dahlias

Dahlias

The blooms on a dahlia are spectacular, making them one of the most popular plants for your cut-flower garden. They boast blooms in a wide variety of colors, including white, pink, yellow, lavender, orange and purple. Planted from bulbs, they come in various-sized blooms from petite to giant saucer-sized flowers.

Zinnias

Zinnias

Planted from seed, zinnias grow rapidly and come in a variety of colors, ranging from yellow or white to brilliant reds and soft pinks. Not only are they a great plant for a cut-flower garden, but they are also quite attractive to butterflies.

Plant your own bouquet garden and start bringing the beauty of your flowers into your home.

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