A well-appointed garden needs not only flowers but also decorative foliage that is concurrently available to combine with the garden flowers in a vase.
Stems with multiple flower heads or flat flower umbels always need the boiling water treatment .
Always keep cut flowers away from hot air vents and drafts.
As well as wonderful quotations, C. L. Fornari's handy book contains a lot of useful advice.
Some flower gardeners have designated cutting gardens, but most of us just snip judiciously from all areas of our yard.
Having trouble with bindweed taking over your gardens? Moya explains the best way to get rid of them, on this Focus on Flowers.
These flowering onions look exotic floating above the other plants.
There are some perennials that provide an added bonus of foliage that changes color in the fall.