12 of the Easiest Flowers to Grow in a Midwest Cutting Garden
Dream of stepping outside your back door to gather bouquets of blooms? Make it a reality this summer by carving out a sunny corner to plant your own cutting garden. You'll reap plenty of flower bouquets to brighten your home and share with others. Gretel Adams, co-owner of Sunny Meadows Flower Farm, is a veteran flower farmer with one of the nation's largest urban flower farms. For 16 years, she and her husband Steve have grown thousands of cut flowers on their 10-acre farm near downtown Columbus and now share their expertise with new flower growers around the country. Here, Gretel shares her favorite cut flowers for home gardeners, including several annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs.