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Specialty Gardening: Favorite cut flower combinations?

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Mount Crawford, VA

June 22, 2007
4:22 AM

Post #3644042

I'm new to cut flowers and am trying to learn different combinations. We have a produce auction here that has a real demand for cut flowers and I'd like to take some if possible. People generally put a bundle in plastic sleeves and stick them in a bucket. What are some good combinations of flowers that make a hit. And how would you bundle up sunflowers? I have a lot of different kinds of flowers, but feel so new when it comes to arranging them. Thanks. D
New Orleans, LA
(Zone 8b)

June 23, 2007
1:15 PM

Post #3648436

Not sure what flowers would make a hit, but I've seen sunflowers rubberbanded together and placed in a plastic sleeve before. I think it would look nicer if the sunflowers were tied together with raffia. Sorry that's all I know.
Springfield, MA
(Zone 6a)

July 8, 2007
7:30 PM

Post #3711617

Here I have used asiatic lily, hosta, astillbe, and ferns

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london England
United Kingdom

July 20, 2007
4:13 AM

Post #3757610

Hand ties are very fashionable, quick and easy to do. I think they look quite effective if you choose a colour and use a lighter and darker shade of that colour .with it and maybe a little greenary. or just use one type of flower in a simple posy, complementary colours always work too.

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south central, WI
(Zone 5a)

July 23, 2007
4:16 AM

Post #3767760

At our local farmers market, the couple that sells out quickest is the one who bundles together 5-10 of the same variety (sometimes different colors). They happen to have a greenhouse, so are able to do lisianthus, Tall snapdragons, alstromeria and baby roses.
Great ones to get at the market and hard to raised well in our outdoors gardens. I do grow snapdragons, but theirs are Huge.
I agree with raffia, looks so much better than rubber bands. I have used dried leaves of Siberian iris. They keep their strength for a long time.
I love combinations of 3 flowers and 2 fillers myself.

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