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Specialty Gardening: Using asparagus fern in flower arrangements

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Convoy, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 29, 2010
6:46 AM

Post #7663882

I am starting a cutting garden this year for the first time. I have received an asparagus fern (which I kept in my basement the past winter) and desire to use shoots/branches from the plant in arrangements. Since I am brand new at this, I need help with where do I cut, do I remove small branches to create a long stem to go into the vase, etc. Any help will be appreciated.
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 29, 2010
10:17 AM

Post #7664383

The standard rule of thumb is to remove everything that is going to be under the waterline. Asparagus ferns do make a nice addition to floral arrangements. I have not used it in the past, but someone gave me a pot last year so it should be big enough to cut this year.

Good luck with your cutting garden. I plant mostly cut flowers, but since I don't have a cutting garden, I just interspersed it all in the regular garden, along with fruit trees.
Convoy, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 31, 2010
10:12 AM

Post #7669526

Soilsandup - thanks for your help

Waterman, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 1, 2010
6:04 AM

Post #7671475

Asparagus fern will add a nice, whispy touch to your arrangements. It's a good idea to remove all leaves below the water line, especially if you use roses.

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