Growing and Preserving Cut Flowers

 


Article by: Lesley Dietschy

There is nothing more cheerful than vases full of fresh flowers , Revolutionary New Pond Combines Both Preformed Pond with Watercourse placed around the house , Build a Rain Garden that have been grown and cut from your own garden. , Adirondack Chairs - The Proper Way to Care for Them A cut flower , Controlling Spider Mites is one that has been cut at the stem and placed in a vase of water. , The Most Essential Gardening Equipment Cut flowers , Mulch Your Spring Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display are grown from both annual , 10 Landscaping Design Ideas To Enhance Your Home Garden and perennial plants. , Using Push Reel Mowers Here is a short list (by common name) of cut flowers , How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos that you can grow , How to Make a Simple Homemade Aeroponics System in your own garden , Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display to enjoy for many years to come.

Annuals (live for one growing , Understanding Soil Nutrients season):

"¢ Baby's Breath

"¢ Chrysanthemum

"¢ Cornflower

"¢ Cosmos

"¢ Marigold

"¢ Petunia

"¢ Snapdragon

"¢ Sweet Peas

"¢ Verbena

"¢ Zinnia

Perennials (live for two or more growing , Vermiculture: Indoor Composting and Organic Soil Improvement seasons):

"¢ Aster

"¢ Columbine

"¢ Dianthus

"¢ Iris

"¢ Lily of the Valley

"¢ Painted Daisy

"¢ Peony

"¢ Shasta Daisy

"¢ Sweet William

"¢ Tulip

Here are five tips , The Garden Gazebo to extend the vase life of cut flowers. , Colour in the Garden

1. Cut flowers , Indoor Gardening With Foliage Plants in your garden , Build a Rain during the morning or early evening when the temperatures , Tips On Caring For Your Cut Flowers are cooler. With sharp pruners, cut above a node or a dormant bud. , Soil is the Foundation of Every Garden As you cut the flowers, , Mulch Your Spring Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display place , US Flag Etiquette them in a bucket of lukewarm water. , Discount Garden Benches

2. Once indoors, , Discount Garden Benches cut the stems with a sharp knife (un-serrated) on a slant under running water. , Plants To Grow Old With or The Constant Battle

3. Always remove leaves that will be below the water , Greenscapes: Energy Efficient Landscaping line in the vase, but do not remove thorns from roses , Tidy Your Garden Up Cheaply as it tends to shorten their life.

4. Condition the cut flowers , Garden Planning by placing the stems in lukewarm water , Using Push Reel Mowers for several hours in a cool, dark place. , Tips For Growing Beautiful House Plants Even If You're A Beginner This process will allow the flowers , Adirondack Chairs - The Proper Way to Care for Them to absorb water. , The Most Essential Gardening Equipment

5. Arrange the flowers , Poly Tarps For Home and Garden: More Than Meets The Eye in a vase of lukewarm water. , Don't Forget the Birds this Winter To slow the aging process, place , Teak Furniture for Your Garden: Add a Touch of Something Spectacular the vase of flowers , Landscaping Tips: Boost Energy Efficiency with Shading Trees in a cool, well-ventilated place. , Teak Furniture - The Proper Way to Care For & Clean It Do not store or place , How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos cut flowers , Poly Tarps For Home and Garden: More Than Meets The Eye near unsealed fruits , Roses and Juniper Rock Gardens or vegetables, , 5 Most Popular Flowers for Your Garden which may possibly produce ethylene, a gas , Vermiculture: Indoor Composting and Organic Soil Improvement that quickens ripening, or in the case of flowers, , Adirondack Chairs - The Proper Way to Care for Them aging.

6. Change , Controlling Spider Mites the water , Controlling Spider Mites in the vase every two days. In mixed arrangements, various flowers , Herbal Medicine Chest in Your Backyard may give off sap, which can be toxic to the other varieties in the vase. By frequently changing the water, , May Gardening Tips for the Southwest you can avoid this and lengthen the life of cut flowers. , How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos

Growing your own flowers , Using Push Reel Mowers to fill beautiful , Soil is the Foundation of Every Garden vases in your home , Herbal Medicine Chest in Your Backyard is a rewarding experience for most gardeners. To get started, visit your local , Poly Tarps For Home and Garden: More Than Meets The Eye nursery and select the plants , Man Made Puddle that are best suited for your region and garden. , Soil is the Foundation of Every Before you know it, you will have a house , Mulch Your Spring Flower Bulbs in the Fall for a Beautiful Spring Display full of beautiful , How to Grow Chocolate Cosmos cut flower , Theme Gardens arrangements straight from your garden! , Winter Injury to Trees
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