Gardens - Specialty Gardens

Plan and plant a cutting garden

Beckie Fox
Photography by
Roger Yip

Devote some space to beautiful blooms that you can snip for homegrown bouquets


Flowers that make the cut

Choose annuals that grow to 30 centimetres or more; long stems allow for a variety of arrangements. I plant zinnias and dahlias every year because they come in luscious colours and last for up to two weeks in a vase. Here are my favourites.


African marigolds, ageratum, bachelor’s buttons, calendula, celosia, China asters, cleome, climbing nasturtium, cosmos, globe amaranth, gloriosa daisies, love-in-a-mist, love-lies-bleeding, salvias, snapdragons, strawflowers, sunflowers, sweetpeas and zinnias

Tender bulbs

Callas, dahlias and gladioli

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