SmallWhy not enjoy your gardens indoors too?  Many annual and perennial flowers do well cut and arranged in a beautiful bouquet or indoor arrangement.  I like to fill a bucket part way with water before heading out to snip and then arrange in a large mason jar or vase once I have all my cuttings.
From simple small arrangements to larger ones, fresh flowers let you express your own style.  I prefer more simple, airy arrangements and love to use grasses as they bloom.  Not all of the flowers shown last the longest, but a quick trip out to the garden and I have a replacement.  Here is a list of some flowers that are in bloom now and are great for cutting.

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   Perennials

  • Coneflower
  • Coreopsis
  • Gaillardia (Blanket flower)
  • Liatris (Blazing star)
  • Monarda (Bee balm)
  • Phlox
  • Rose
  • Salvia
  • Veronica
  • Yarrow
   Annuals

  • Bachelor’s button
  • Dianthus
  • Gladiolus
  • Sunflowers
  • Marigold
  • Zinnia