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Growing Your Own Flower Garden

Growing Your Own Flower Garden

Hey friends! Mackenzie here, the Marketing Manager at Anna's!

As I get my summer garden ready and plant my seedlings, I just had to share my love for growing cut flowers with you! My partner and I live on his family farm, and last summer, I started planting some flowers just for fun. Honestly, I didn’t know much about starting flowers from seed and did very little research. It was all an experiment, to say the least! 

After ensuring I kept the seed trays well watered and saw the seedlings start to sprout, I felt pretty confident and I was so beyond excited. After prepping the garden and planting the seedlings, the flowers blossomed in no time, filling all my favourite vases. 

I find so much joy in having fresh cut flowers right in my own backyard. I once heard someone say that flowers are 'nature’s exclamation point', and it's so true! Their colours, textures, and different shapes are so incredible - It's amazing to see something so beautiful come from a tiny seed, bulb, or tuber.

Last summer, I started slow and focused on just a few different blooms — Zinnias, Cosmos, Black-eyed Susan, Baby’s Breath, Snapdragons, and of course, Eucalyptus!

Some fillers I liked to add that was growing in the garden were Amaranth, Sage and any other Wildflowers that popped up - These helped to make the bouquets look nice & full! 

Cosmo's quickly became one of my favourite flowers when I started to cut them. They are so simple & dainty and lasted so long after cutting them. Their colours ranged from a lighter pink, dark pink and white. They compliment all of the other blooms so well.

This summer, I planted the same flowers as last and added a few new ones including:

  • Foxglove
  • Nasturtiam
  • Chamomile
  • Sunflowers
  • Poppies
  • Wildflowers
  • Sweet Peas

I hope this inspires you to try growing cut flowers — you can do it, trust me. Growing cut flowers is pure magic and one of the best feelings ever and remember to have fun with it!


    Posted by Mary Ann Burgess on

    I definitely will try this. I think I am ready for the challenge

  • Posted by Fran on

    Thank you so much for this post! I bought a parquet of wildflowers last year and was reluctant to plant them, as I have had no experience with wildflowers; perennials,yes; annuals, yes; but not wild flowers. You have inspired me to take the plunge and plant those seeds.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Posted by Suzanne on

    After years of expanding my perennial garden, this is the first year I’m attempting to grow flowers specifically for cutting. We’ve finally had our first batch of seedlings bloom and I already know how I’m going to do things differently for next year! Gardening is always a learning experience with so much to enjoy along the way!

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