Flowers Archives - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes


Garden photos & the dahlias I’m growing this year.

Up until last summer, I avoided the really huge, dinner-plate dahlias.

I have enough garden-chores without making more work for myself by committing to the staking of non-essential plants… Plus, anything that cannot survive rain is a ridiculous garden-choice.

However, I am a ridiculous person so I do not know why I disavowed such a fundamental plant-match.

Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers— especially for cutting.  See my best varieties in bloom!

vassio meggos

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How to grow cuttings: pinching and rooting.

Okay! Are you excited to learn how to grow cuttings you take?

Are you excited to learn all about pinching your plants?

Are you excited to find out you can propagate new plants just by rooting the cut plant in soil?

Are you excited for a refresher in basic botany and step-by-step instructions to getting bushier plants with crazy-awesome blooms ALL summer long?

How to grow plant cuttings. Step-by-step instructions for pinching plants and rooting the cuttings.   * excellent tutorial

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My favorite flowers for a cutting garden.

Since I did my favorite shade plants in last week’s post…  I’ll continue the garden theme, and do my favorite sun-loving flowers for cutting.

My requirements are: low maintenance, long vase life, an extended bloom period…
And?  Repeat after me:  BIG.

Big, bold, colorful, and easy… (my one exception to that would be Lisianthus.)  I’m so over anything that needs more than mulch, water, and a stake.

These are dahlia, Benary giant zinnia, sunflowers, and blackeyed susan.

Best flowers for cutting!  Colorful, easy-to-grow, flower garden that blooms all summer long!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.