Plant these flowers in your garden to yield endless vases filled with beautiful blooms. You can grow, harvest, and arrange stunning seasonal blooms.
Sunflowers are a great flower to display alone or in small groups in a vase. These plants reach 20-30 inches high, but offer lots of flower power with their gold petals and deep brown “eyes.” The heavily-branching plants produce lots of flowers on long stems that are good for cutting.-Growing sunflowers from seed is super easy, too. Plant seeds after the danger of spring frost has passed and the soil temperature is at least 60 degrees. This will be between March and May, depending on where you live. Plant the seeds no more than an inch deep and about 6 inches apart. ( You can also plant the seeds throughout the summer and enjoy sunflower blooms)
Gladioli grow from corms and form dramatic, tall blooms ideal for displaying in arrangements indoors.Enjoy flowers all summer, plant your Glads every 2 weeks until early July. This will stagger the plantings and flowering times. You can also extend the flower season by growing early, mid and late-season
The sweet pea is a vigorous tendril climber available in hundreds of varieties. It flowers in shades of red, pink, mauve, blue and white and is often scented.Sow sweet pea seeds between October and April. For best results aim for late October/November or late February/March as temperatures and light levels are less than ideal in midwinter. Sweet peas can also be sown directly into the ground in April or May.
Tulips burst with a variety of gorgeous colors making them ideal for a vibrant indoor arrangement.Tulip bulbs should be planted in the fall. The soil needs to have cooled off from the summer growing season before you plant, which could mean September in cold climates (zones 3 to 5), October in transitional climates (zones 6 to 7), and November or December in warm climates (zones 8 to 9).
Zinnias come in a wide variety of colors with large, profuse blooms and are truly an easy to grow annual flower.Plant zinnias in spring after all danger of frost has passed, around the same time you’d plant tomatoes. Zinnias are easy to grow directly-seeded into the garden. For sooner blooms, start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before your last frost date.
Black-eyed Susans are perfect for naturalistic prairie style planting schemes and provide beautiful, vivid color in bouquets. Plant black-eyed Susans in either the spring or early fall. As long as they have a chance to establish roots before the weather gets either extremely hot or extremely cold, they’ll be fine.
Asters always provide brilliant color, but for a show year after year, grow perennial species.Plant asters anytime during the growing season. In the South, spring and fall are best to allow the plant to get established before severe hot or cold weather. In the North, plant anytime up to early fall. This will allow the roots to get established before winter.
Growing these beautiful flowers above can create a beautiful flower garden & beautiful bouquets.