Growing Cut Flowers

As an interior designer, I find joy in creating beautiful and luxurious spaces for my clients. But my creativity doesn’t end at the front door; it extends into my garden, where I grow a variety of cut flowers. These blooms bring me joy while also inspiring my interior design work. Today, I want to share my passion for both interior design and flower gardening, along with a list of my favorite cut flowers that you can grow to bring beauty into your own home.

Interior Design + Flower Gardening

Interior design is all about creating spaces that reflect the personality and lifestyle of those who live there. Similarly, gardening is a form of self-expression that allows you to create a personal oasis. Both practices require a keen eye for color, texture, and composition. The process of designing a room is similar to planning a garden: selecting the right elements, arranging them harmoniously, and ensuring they thrive together.

Favorite Cut Flowers to Grow

Here are some of my favorite cut flowers that you can grow in your garden to create stunning floral arrangements for your home:

Orach Ruby Gold

Orach Ruby Gold: This striking plant with its vibrant ruby and gold hues adds a dramatic touch to any bouquet.


Snowmaiden: Delicate and ethereal, Snow Maiden’s white blooms are perfect for creating a soft, romantic atmosphere.

Corn Cockle Dawn Creek Blush

Corn Cockle Dawn Creek Blush: These blush pink flowers add a gentle, feminine touch to your arrangements.


Apricotta: With their warm, apricot tones, these flowers bring a cozy and inviting feel to any space.

Basil Aromatto

Basil Aromatto: This basil variety has beautiful purple flowers that add a unique touch to floral arrangements.

Zinnia Lillput Seed

Zinnia Lillput Seed: These petite, vibrant zinnias are perfect for adding a pop of color and cheerfulness to your decor.

Zinnia Alpenglow

Zinnia Alpenglow: Known for their bright and bold colors, these zinnias make a striking statement in any arrangement.

Celosia Rose Gold

Celosia Rose Gold: The unique texture and rosy hue of these blooms add an interesting and luxurious element to your bouquets.

Celosia Vintage Rose

Celosia Vintage Rose: With their antique, dusty rose color, these flowers bring a touch of vintage charm to your home.

Celosia Summer Sherbet

Celosia Summer Sherbet: These pastel-hued flowers are perfect for creating soft, dreamy arrangements.

Fama Deep Blue

Fama Deep Blue: The deep blue color of these blooms adds a striking contrast and depth to your floral displays.

Sweet Pea Earl Grey

Sweet Pea Earl Grey: These fragrant flowers with their delicate, grayish-lavender petals add a touch of elegance and sophistication.

Snapdragon Orange Wonder

Snapdragon Orange Wonder: These bright orange snapdragons bring energy and vibrancy to any space.

Bridal Pink Snapdragon

Bridal Pink Snapdragon: Soft and romantic, these snapdragons are perfect for creating a dreamy, wedding-like atmosphere.

Potomac Lavender Snapdragon

Potomac Lavender Snapdragon: The beautiful lavender hue of these snapdragons adds a serene and calming touch to your decor.

Carnation Chabaud La France

Carnation Chabaud La France: With their classic beauty and lovely fragrance, these carnations are a timeless choice for any bouquet.

Carnation Chabaud Jeanne Dionis

Carnation Chabaud Jeanne Dionis: These delicate, white carnations add a touch of purity and elegance to your arrangements.

Dusty Miller ‘New Look’

Dusty Miller ‘New Look’: The silvery foliage of Dusty Miller adds texture and a unique color contrast to your floral displays.

Snapdragon ‘Chantilly Light Salmon’

Snapdragon ‘Chantilly Light Salmon’: These salmon-colored snapdragons bring warmth and a fresh, summery feel to your arrangements.

Chinese Forget-Me-Not ‘Blue Showers’

Chinese Forget-Me-Not ‘Blue Showers’: These charming, blue flowers add a whimsical and nostalgic touch to your home decor.

Tips for Growing and Arranging Cut Flowers

  • Choose the Right Location: Most cut flowers thrive in sunny spots with well-drained soil. Make sure to research the specific needs of each flower variety.
  • Regular Maintenance: Keep your garden healthy by watering regularly, fertilizing, and deadheading spent blooms to encourage new growth.
  • Harvesting Tips: Cut your flowers in the morning when they are fully hydrated. Use sharp, clean shears and place the stems in water immediately.
  • Arranging Your Flowers: Start with a clean vase and fresh water. Remove any leaves that will be submerged in water to prevent bacterial growth. Arrange your flowers, starting with the largest blooms and filling in with smaller ones. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations and styles!

Bringing the Outdoors In

Incorporating cut flowers into your interior design not only enhances the beauty of your space but also brings a bit of nature indoors. Fresh flowers can brighten a room, add fragrance, and create a welcoming atmosphere. They can be the finishing touch that elevates your design from beautiful to breathtaking.

As both an interior designer and a flower grower, I find immense joy in creating beauty both inside and outside my home. I hope this post inspires you to explore your own creativity in both your interior spaces and your garden.

Happy gardening and decorating!

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