Enjoy a Cutting Garden
Cutting gardens to visit
If you don't live within driving distance of Omena Cut Flowers, here are some others to try around the Midwest.
Miss Effie's Country Flowers and Garden Stuff, Donahue, Iowa. Spend a day on the farm picking from among 90 different annuals and perennials.
Turner Farm, Cincinnati. Snip a few stems at this certified organic garden, or become a member of the flower share program, which lets you cut 10 bouquets throughout the season.
Kemper Cutting Garden, Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Immerse yourself in the display gardens, then browse the cutting garden for ideas on what to grow at home (flower-picking not allowed at the botanical gardens).
Lilly House Cutting Garden, Indianapolis Museum of Art. Flower-picking isn't allowed, but you can get inspiration for your home garden from 10 acres of blooms at the historic 1920s mansion.
Cross Cutting Garden, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, Minnesota. Although you can't cut plants here, you can check out 29 types of annuals and perennials and get ideas from University of Minnesota experts.