Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dreaming of a Cutting Garden

Hello everyone!

I love flowers in my home.  At the moment (and the foreseeable future) I have fake ones scattered about.  I don't mind that as they are pretty and very realistic looking.  However, it would be so much fun to having a small cutting garden out back to cut fresh flowers from to bring inside.  I never even thought about it until this gal suggested it!  She's a wonderful gardener herself so it was only fitting that she would suggest it.  

Here are some examples of some cutting gardens that I could realistically see in my back yard.


Wouldn't it be fun to just go in your own backyard and cut from a designated area?  I would rather do that than take away any decorative blooms from flowers I'm using in my landscaping.


Many of these cutting gardens have building and planting instructions!  (You can just click on "source" below each picture.)

Heck, we plant a small vegetable garden every year.  It would be nice to include a cutting garden too.  Honey, are you reading this?  


I could even adorn it with a cute sign!  


Of course, it would be pure fantasy to have a border of lush flowers around the perimeter of our backyard to look like this! But, I wouldn't want to take blooms away from that.  


So, I'm back to a nice raised bed style cutting garden.  




It's possible.  

Right?  

I'll have to see.  In the meantime, I will dream about it some more.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

21 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

This is too funny that you posted this now. I just wrote down a list of cutting flowers to plant in our raised box out back since we never planted any tomatoes.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

Sounds like a great idea.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

I would love to have one too, Kelly! It is always so nice to have fresh flower bouquets around the house. It would be wonderful just to step outside and clip a few.

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Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

That's a great idea! I think you'd love it. I just posted a pic of all the flowers I cut from my garden on instagram. I love going out there to cut a colorful bouquet of flowers to bring inside. Except this morning, I accidentally brought in a spider with the flowers. Lol!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Kelly...I dream of one too...but unfortunately I would have multiple fences in my yard!...they would be a dessert buffet for the deer!

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE cutting gardens. I used to have on in one of our houses and I loved it. There is nothing like fresh flowers- xo Diana

Olive said...

I got you thinking! Thanks for the mention. I just put up a friends house and garden that is quite pretty. It is so humid here though it is hard to move. xo, olive

cynthia lee designs said...

I love cutting gardens, but haven't done one in years.
~Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly you probably have the perfect weather for a cutting garden. How awesome would that be to go out and cut your own fresh flowers. I could see you with a cute sun hat, cute french flower basket!!! I say go for it. You found some great inspiration.
Kris

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Kelly, I am SO with you on "garden dreams!" it's right up there next to "covered porch dreams!"

I even bought a big picture-heavy book about porches yesterday - told husband it's my inspiration tea table book till the dream becomes a reality.

Without our dreams where would we be?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I used to have a cutting garden at my old house...here is a link:
http://thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com/2010/07/looking-good.html

I wish I had more space here, I would put one in for sure!

Missy George said...

It's not that hard..Just plant a lot of flowering plants that bloom at different times..I don't give a lot of thought to it but it seems to work..

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Sounds like a great idea Kelly! Very doable. I get flowers from my hydrangea mainly because I want to dry them. A cutting garden would be nice. The border of lush flowers is my favorite though, bet that takes a long time to establish. So pretty!

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous Kelly, it is funny because in the old house I planted tons of perennials to have to cut and I never went outside to cut them. In my head I was disturbing the garden and it would look like there was flowers missing. We had tons of flowers but I just couldn't get myself to cut them, foolish. I'll miss having them but not the maintenance.

Cynthia

Burlap Luxe said...

I enjoyed the beauty you inspire in your garden, and a cutting garden. I am inspired by your grace and beauty in gardening.

Xx
Beautiful weekend to you.
Xx
Dore

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a great idea, it would be so fun and save tons on buying fresh from the florist. I'm so sure hubby will help you make that dream come true! wink! (Good luck!)
Hugs,
Patti

Anne said...

My flowers are not blooming as planned so for now I am still buying them :-(
xx
Anne

Anne said...

My flowers are not blooming as planned so for now I am still buying them :-(
xx
Anne

Anne said...

My flowers are not blooming as planned so for now I am still buying them :-(
xx
Anne

Anne said...

My flowers are not blooming as planned so for now I am still buying them :-(
xx
Anne