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What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  exdiago on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:52 pm

flower I want to dedicate a 1x8 box to cut flowers so that I can have fresh cut flowers in my house.

I would like to know which flowers have worked for you (that don't take over the whole garden lol! ).

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Re: What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  Chopper on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:58 pm

I used a wildflower mix and I added zinnias. I love zinnias for cut flowers. And they last a long time.

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Post  shannon1 on Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:15 am

Well the flowers I grow are not suited for cutting but here they are bugleweed, million bells, texas sage, pigweed,geranium,borage,pholx,alissum, and lobelia.

For cutting I guess I would pick LOL gerber daisies they blow all summer and don't take over like some of mine would if not potted. I have grown them before and they don't take alot of special care and come in many colors, plus butterflies love them.
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Re: What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  Goosegirl on Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:38 am

I grow zinnias, bachelor's buttons, baby's breath, calendulas, marigolds, and nasturtiums. Most of the flowers I grow in the soil at the end of (outside) the boxes so that they are close by for pollinators but not take up my precious veggie box space. Nasturtiums, however, get a corner of a box next to a trellis so they can climb!

This year I am also putting in statice and nigella to dry and keep all year long indoors - for some spring beauty in the dead of winter. I might even try drying some zinnias!

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Re: What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  jkahn2eb on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:01 am

Zinnias, marigolds and some mixes
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Post  lonewolfrissy on Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:23 am

@Goosegirl wrote: Nasturtiums, however, get a corner of a box next to a trellis so they can climb!
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Shocked Nasturtiums need a trellis to climb?
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Re: What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  walshevak on Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:22 pm

It depends on the variety. But yes, some nasturtiums can get 10 ft long. I use them to drape in hanging baskets.

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Re: What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  plantoid on Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:04 pm

I'm in the UK

In the eight 3 foot high raised front garden beds we are growing nothing but flowers . A total of around 96 sq feet .

Since th beds were completed and correctly filled with MM in early january we have planted over 2500 bulbs corms and tubers most of which are perennials as well as intending to sow seeds and raise a few tender & hardy annuals .

Gladiolus, lillium, daffodils , tulip, freshia ,primrose ,aquiligia,californian popy ,campanula, night scented stocks , capegooseberry, cosmos, dianthus, dwarf marigold, echinacia, enigium superbum geranimums, godetia,dwark larkspur, lavender,lobilia, russel lupin, acidenthra, ranculus and dahalias to mention just a few .

Anything that grows above 4 inches tall may be fair game for a floral display in a tall , medium or low glass vase or in a shallow posy vase
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Re: What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  exdiago on Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:15 pm

@plantoid wrote:I'm in the UK

In the eight 3 foot high raised front garden beds we are growing nothing but flowers . A total of around 96 sq feet .

Since th beds were completed and correctly filled with MM in early january we have planted over 2500 bulbs corms and tubers most of which are perennials as well as intending to sow seeds and raise a few tender & hardy annuals .

Gladiolus, lillium, daffodils , tulip, freshia ,primrose ,aquiligia,californian popy ,campanula, night scented stocks , capegooseberry, cosmos, dianthus, dwarf marigold, echinacia, enigium superbum geranimums, godetia,dwark larkspur, lavender,lobilia, russel lupin, acidenthra, ranculus and dahalias to mention just a few .

Anything that grows above 4 inches tall may be fair game for a floral display in a tall , medium or low glass vase or in a shallow posy vase

Plantoid, will these also grow okay in a 2 x 6?

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Re: What flowers do you grow in your SFG?

Post  Goosegirl on Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:19 am

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@Goosegirl wrote: Nasturtiums, however, get a corner of a box next to a trellis so they can climb!
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Shocked Nasturtiums need a trellis to climb?

Only the climbing variety!flower I personally like the climbers better - I intersperse them with my tomatoes and my cukes - lovely! That way they don't take up too much valuable real estate in the boxes.

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