I know nothing about gardening. I love flowers; I love plants; I love greenery. But, I can’t seem to keep anything other than succulents alive. Even ivy dies for me – which is really pathetic, I know. However, I have a dream of a garden filled with flowers I can cut and bring into our home. And, I have an ugly dirt patch on the side of our home that cannot look any worse than it already does. Maybe growing plants outside will prove an easier task.
This patch sits outside our laundry room window and no one can see it unless they walk around the house. So, I have decided to experiment with starting a cutting garden for myself. The spot only gets morning sun. I want relatively low maintenance perennials that flower or have beautiful leaves and work well for cutting. Our annual Mother’s Day tradition is to buy flowers for the yard. This year, I got a new lilac bush, a limelight hydrangea plant and three varieties for my cut garden – a lily, some heather and a blue delphinium (which is what you can see in the picture above). The plan is to see what works well and to slowly add to it each year.
And here is where you come in readers…I need your ideas. We live in Zone 3, so they need to be cold weather hardy. I would love to hear your recommendations for flowers I should plant. Do you have any favorites?