Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Small Cutting Garden


One of my favorite pleasures right now

is cutting flowers from my garden.

I have even designated two beds as my ‘cutting garden’.

(Yes… a little Downton Abbey fantasy, I know.)


You must do this.

Find some small corner of your yard that gets full sunlight, prepare the soil, and plant some seeds.

If that isn’t a possibility, then plant seeds in containers.

It is so satisfying and rewarding.


Zinnias will be your best friends and the colors are perfect for summer.

The variety above is salmon colored and is called La Senora.


If I can do it, you can.

I know you can.




I am linking to these special parties. Thank you ladies.

Joy at Thriftin on a Thursday at Savvy City Farmer

Stacy at Embracing Change for Creative Inspirations

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration

Cindy at My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Courtney at French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Heather and Vanessa at the picket fence Inspiration Friday

Sherry at The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Friday


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Always good to have flowers to bring into the home. Love the colors of zinnias.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Is it too late to plant seeds in Ohio?

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How I wish I had flowers ready to cut! I love them and can't wait to see everything blooming. xo Diana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers!
Enjoy your evening.

Deb said...

I love Zinnias...

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, I do love Zinnias and just seeing them in these pics brought a smile to my swollen face. (I had a surgical dental procedure done yesterday). Think I'll go out and get me some Zinnias just as soon as I can. Happy weekend!

Bliss said...

I'd say you small cutting garden is just the right size.


A Few Pennies said...

Pretty colors--my inspiration for this morning to get busy and add some much needed pots to brighten up my spaces. I don't have much of a flower bed--I wish for flowers to cut for the table all summer long! Thanks for visiting my space--glad to have found you and following back. Have a great weekend.

Sonia said...

Such a nice thing to have ...fresh flowers for cutting. So often I don't want to cut mine out of the garden. I have started two beds behind our fence so that I can grow flowers for bouquets! When it stops raining I will plants some seeds. Your beds are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Miss Bloomers

Miss Lizzy said...

Zinnias are great-- Ive had trouble with powdery mildew here, tho. I am keen for a cutting garden, so thanks for the inspiration. I like your blog!

Debra@CommonGround said...

so pretty! I adore zinnias in an ironstone pitcher, that's on my list, I've grown them from seed before and they are always a winner!

d e l i g h t said...

Hi Laura, thanks for visiting my blog and love your photos. There is something that feels great about working in the soil and then having beautiful flowers to admire. I have been a fan and follower of your blog for quite some time!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So pretty! please do come over to Fishtail Cottage and link up to the garden party going on! would love to see you... xoxo, tracie

Theresa said...

I have flowers on my kitchen counter and in all of my bathrooms cut from my flower garden. Sweet:). Have a blessed day dear Laura. Hugs

Rebecca Nelson said...

Miss L...I'm still waiting for THAT BOOK of YOURS! Seriously. Writing is in your blood and you need to share with us your whit in book form. I'd buy anything authored by YOU!

My flowers...well...they don't look like yours. I kill everything.

'ep me, L. 'ep me! :)


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Laura, I'm going to, I'm going to!!
I just cannot seem to get it done and it's driving me crazy! Tomorrow..for sure!!

Michelle said...

that's just lovely. so pretty

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Just the name cutting garden sounds neat !. I love a vase filled with zinnias and snap dragons.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thank you so much for coming over and linking up to the garden party!!! i love zinnias....thank you for the reminder to pick some of those seeds up! xoox, tracie

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Your cutting garden is beautiful...that is a project on my list!!....Have a great day!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Laura, it's nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting me at my blog. I love zinnias. Aren't they the most cheerful flower?? I read your post on the zebra rug. Do you still have it?? I like how you put it on top of your other rug. Happy weekend!!

♥ Helen said...

Beautiful flowers in your garden :)

Pura Vida said...

Zinnias are so easy and like a bowl of fruit loops where ever you put them

for the love of a house said...

Love bring flowers in from the garden... a gift from the yard for all your work! Yours are lovely!
Happy weekend!

CHERI said...

What beautiful pictures! I have always loved zinnias although I haven't had lots of luck growing them. Sorry I haven't visited in awhile...things have been hectic. But I'd rather be busy than bored:)

Lynne said...

I enjoyed seeing your cutting garden. I am in the process of creating one. Growing zinnia and cosmos in a warming dome, (presently inside right now, cold here.) I went to our local Farmer's Market yesterday and purchased some allium, shamrock and lavender. I enjoy this creating phase. Your garden looks hearty and more advanced than Michigan.

Nancy's Notes said...

I love your beautiful cutting garden! I'm thinking now that I need one!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laura! I just read about your wonder dinner at Nancy's house. I sure wish I had been invited! :)
Your flowers are so pretty.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)


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