Beginner’s Guide to Cutting Your Own Flowers. Flowers for Cutting Garden

When it comes to cutting flowers, some people can’t even fathom the idea of tackling the task themselves. ‘DIY’ flower cutting actually has many benefits, as it takes the delicate blooms out of the rain and wind and allows you to enjoy them within your home. One of the main benefits to cut flowers from your garden is so you can display them inside your home and under a brand new light. Cutting your own flowers isn’t always easy and it takes “green fingers” to certain extent to do successfully. We are sharing tips is this guide, which will help you transport flowers from garden to home in seamless fashion.

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In order to avoid cutting too many flowers and leaving your garden barren, some gardeners suggest adding tree or shrub branches as groundcover. The prime time to begin cutting is as soon as your garden starts flowering. When those blooms begin popping up, begin cutting to arrange and place them in your home. For one thing, cutting encourages flowers to flower even more – it has the same result as deadheading, which is promoting blooms by slowing down the fruition process. Early morning is the best time of day to cut flowers, as they’re filled with water from the cool air and morning dew. Flowers dehydrate over the day, and so midday is the worst time to cut fresh flowers, as they will not be best placed to make the transition to an interior environment. As a side note, when cutting flowers, it’s important to keep water on hand to put the flowers in, as it helps keeps them hydrated.

When should you cut the flower when it comes to blooming? It depends on the flower. Flowers with multiple buds on the stem should have at least one showing colour and another beginning to open before you start to snip. If you take the flowers too early, they won’t blossom in a vase. On individual stems, flowers should be cut when they’re in full bloom. Whatever you do, when cutting never ever use household scissors, as they are specifically designed for paper or fabric, and as flower stems are thicker – using scissors will prevent proper water intake, ensuring your flowers will have a short vase life. Instead, use knives, clippers, or shears. Some people prefer to cut flowers when they’re under water, while others prefer to cut in open air. You should always cut about one inch from the bottom of the stem, at an angle of about 45 degrees to encourage water uptake. Remove all leaves from the lower stem that will be submerged in water, as it will slow down bacterial growth. Bacteria can shorten a flower’s vase life and makes the water smell awful.

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Cutting flowers can add something to your beautiful arrangements, and can be an inexpensive way to fund your flower bouquet habit. By growing them in your own cutting flowers garden, you have the ability to walk outside and pick the perfect flowers for your kitchen table without having to go to the store or the florist. Not to mention, there’s a satisfaction that comes with seeing something you’ve worked hard on flourish within your own home.

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Beginner’s Guide to Cutting Your Own Flowers. Flowers for Cutting Garden was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by Todd

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