Hi, this is Yolanda, from vanveenbulbs.
In this segment, we're going to discuss how to plant a cut flower bed.
Now, we all lovecut flowers in our house, and we spend a lot of money at the grocery store and the farmers'markets on cut flowers because it's so beautiful to have 'em in your house.
But they're easyto grow too.
So always set aside an area in your garden for cut flowers.
And make sure,if it's just a mixed flower bed, to have color in the spring, summer, and fall, so mix itall up, so that you have color and you can cut out of it every season.
So in the spring,make sure and have tulips and daffodils, and then late spring, some irises, and some largewhite callas; into the summer where you have lots of lilies, and even into the fall whereyou have dahlias, where I have my dahlias that I've been cutting out of since probablythe end of June.
So I get a dollar a stem for them, and I've cut at least 300, 400 stemsout of here this summer since June.
And it's not a big bed; that's the part that amazesme, is that when you grow cut flowers whether it's for your own enjoyment or for profits,it's really easy to do.
And for me, it's the bulbs.
I'm just growing them cause I wantthe bulbs to multiply and then I'll sell the bulbs as well.
So it's a bonus – the cut flowersare a bonus to me.
So I always plant my bulbs at least three inches deep, or pretty muchany cut flowers.
You can also start 'em from seed; just barely cover 'em up when you plant'em.
And you can grow cut flowers summer through fall, and even in the spring you can havetulips and daffodils.
So make sure when you do start your gardens, set aside an area forflowers, and cut flowers specifically, and do your research.
Go on the internet, or goto a florist's shop, or even select your favorite plants or your favorite flowers that you werehad in your wedding bouquet, cause it means a lot when you see 'em in bloom in the summertimeand it reminds you of that special day, whether it was a wedding day, or even a day at yourGrandma's house when you were five years old.
So go out there and plant a bunch of differentplants that have nice fragrances and nice color and make great cut flowers, and you'llenjoy it for lots and lots of years.