I love cut flowers in my house. As much time as I spend outside in the garden I spend more time in the house and over the years I have realized how important it is to have something growing outside that I can enjoy inside. A couple of years ago I bought 50+ Oriental Lily bulbs and planted them and enjoyed them for 2 summers. This year I was devastated to see that I lost these bulbs to a hungry mole (after discussing this with many gardeners I believe that moles were the culprits).
As I now have a large space to fill I decided that I would try and plant as many perennials which have flowers which are conducive to cutting. As my cutting garden is in a raised bed I really want to pack them in as I don't need to worry about creating space for weeding or walking.
I already have scabiosa and anemones planted which I love. Anemones are great early spring flowers that are so pretty and delicate. I also always grow calla lily tubers in the greenhouse so I planted a few of those in the cutting garden. I decided to add the following:
I will miss the fragrance of the Oriental lilies but I hope that this variety in flowers will make up for the loss!