We envision a resilient world dependent on the thoughtful cultivation of plants

Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers

Articles: Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers

There seems to be a limited overlap between the universe of gardeners and the universe of floral designers. More’s the pity, for the two realms are closely allied in their love of plants and flowers.

Garden to Vase is written by a professional floral designer, garden writer, educator, and garden enthusiast. Linda Beutler’s intent is to break down the barriers between these two fields of interest. As most Pacific Horticulture readers likely fall into the first category (gardeners), this shift in perspective should be enlightening and could readily expand our enjoyment of what we grow.

After all, we don’t produce our fruits and vegetables just to look at them in the yard, but to harvest and enjoy them. The skills involved in creating a great meal from the harvest are both different and complementary to those of growing great edibles. The top chefs benefit from intimately knowing their ingredients, just as great gardeners carefully select varieties that will meet their standards for appearance and flavor.

Why should we not do the same for the floral and botanical aspects of our gardens? Even in the greenest gardens exists a wealth of plant material worthy of exceptional inter...

READ THE WHOLE STORY


Join now to access new headline articles, archives back to 1977, and so much more.

Enjoy this article for FREE:

Articles: Calochortophilia: A Californian’s Love Affair with a Genus by Katherine Renz

If you are already a member, please log in using the form below.

Share:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn

Social Media

Garden Futurist Podcast

Most Popular

Videos

Topics

Related Posts

Powered By MemberPress WooCommerce Plus Integration

Your free newsletter starts here!

Don’t want to see this pop-up? Members, log-in here.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

Why do we ask for your zip code?

We do our best to make our educational content relevant for where you garden.

The information you provide to Pacific Horticulture is NEVER sold, shared, or rented to others.

Pacific Horticulture generally sends only two newsletters per Month.