Get a Taste of the Tropics
Sure, you could go to the local farmers’ market or florist for fresh cutflowers. But it’s far more rewarding (and easier on the wallet) to create fresh and colorful summer floral arrangements throughout the season with gorgeous blooms that come straight from your yard! One of the best summer flowers for long-lasting bed color, tall zinnia is an easy-to-grow annual that holds up well in heat, as well as in cutflower arrangements.
Grow Around the Globe Amaranth
The round, bright, papery blooms of this popular summer annual dry and hold their color well, making globe amaranth another great choice for the cutflower garden. Native to the southern regions of Central America, this bushy bedding plant loves full sun and warm weather, and it grows best in perfectly drained soil. Its long-lasting flower heads attract butterflies and come in shades of pink, fuchsia, purple or white, depending on the cultivar.