A cutting garden is designed to provide fresh cut flowers.
These flowers can be used to create bouquets as well as other floral décor. Ideally a mix of annuals and perennials are used to offer a spring-fall harvest. Plants should be selected for their size, shape, texture, color, scent and ability to survive in water after being cut.
This garden was created in 2011 on the site of the original Joan Grimsdick orchard. Cosmos, Zinnias and Verbena provide an abundance of colorful blooms. Towers of Sweet Peas and mounds of Lavender fill the garden with a delightful fragrance. The fruit trees are a pleasant reminder of the past.
Because the majority of flowers are annuals, continuous cutting keeps them blooming until fall frosts.
A team of dedicated volunteers maintain this garden. They also create colorful bouquets which can be purchased throughout the summer with proceeds going right back into the garden.