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Growing Flower Gardens : How to Plant a Cut-Flower Garden

October 18, 2019


Hi, this is Yolanda, from vanveenbulbs.com.
In this segment, we’re going to discuss how to plant a cut flower bed. Now, we all love
cut flowers in our house, and we spend a lot of money at the grocery store and the farmers’
markets on cut flowers because it’s so beautiful to have ’em in your house. But they’re easy
to grow too. So always set aside an area in your garden for cut flowers. And make sure,
if it’s just a mixed flower bed, to have color in the spring, summer, and fall, so mix it
all up, so that you have color and you can cut out of it every season. So in the spring,
make sure and have tulips and daffodils, and then late spring, some irises, and some large
white callas; into the summer where you have lots of lilies, and even into the fall where
you have dahlias, where I have my dahlias that I’ve been cutting out of since probably
the end of June. So I get a dollar a stem for them, and I’ve cut at least 300, 400 stems
out of here this summer since June. And it’s not a big bed; that’s the part that amazes
me, is that when you grow cut flowers whether it’s for your own enjoyment or for profits,
it’s really easy to do. And for me, it’s the bulbs. I’m just growing them cause I want
the bulbs to multiply and then I’ll sell the bulbs as well. So it’s a bonus – the cut flowers
are a bonus to me. So I always plant my bulbs at least three inches deep, or pretty much
any cut flowers. You can also start ’em from seed; just barely cover ’em up when you plant
’em. And you can grow cut flowers summer through fall, and even in the spring you can have
tulips and daffodils. So make sure when you do start your gardens, set aside an area for
flowers, and cut flowers specifically, and do your research. Go on the internet, or go
to a florist’s shop, or even select your favorite plants or your favorite flowers that you were
had in your wedding bouquet, cause it means a lot when you see ’em in bloom in the summertime
and it reminds you of that special day, whether it was a wedding day, or even a day at your
Grandma’s house when you were five years old. So go out there and plant a bunch of different
plants that have nice fragrances and nice color and make great cut flowers, and you’ll
enjoy it for lots and lots of years.

7 Comments

  • Reply gunkapoor July 1, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    there is no real information here. all her videos are a waste of time. why does she say so many platitudes. this video has no 'content'. it's just form. and she talks a lot of nonsense.

  • Reply Sarin Cheriyan Kuruvilla May 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    waste of time

  • Reply billsbasementworkshop December 24, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    No good info here. Your title is HOW TO PLANT A CUT FLOWER GARDEN. You do not show how. Whats the point/.

  • Reply Kedibone Mabeba February 18, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    waste of time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Sandrea White January 30, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    How do u sell these and where? To local florist? $1 a flower? Wow.

  • Reply Kestrel Feather February 22, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Dahlias – do you mean tubers?

  • Reply John Wilkins March 22, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Video was pointless

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