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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 24, 2015 4:50 AM CST
is there such a thing as growing flowers on a patio so they can serve as cut flowers for a few days indoors?
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 24, 2015 5:18 AM CST
There are plenty; one I can think of is Gladiolus.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 24, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Bearded Iris do surprisingly well in containers. You could try the Intermediate Beardeds or Border Beardeds which are a bit smaller.
Lots of container Roses with sprays that would make lovely cut flowers.

Guess it would depend on what look you want. Smiling
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 25, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Dutchlady1 said:There are plenty; one I can think of is Gladiolus.


thank you for your reply
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 25, 2015 9:05 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:Bearded Iris do surprisingly well in containers. You could try the Intermediate Beardeds or Border Beardeds which are a bit smaller.
Lots of container Roses with sprays that would make lovely cut flowers.

Guess it would depend on what look you want. Smiling


thanks for your reply .....do you mean german iris or iris from bulbs?
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lovemyhouse
Sep 25, 2015 9:34 AM CST
I have both in containers and they do well.
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Sep 26, 2015 7:52 AM CST
Maybe it's just that time of year but have you looked into all of the different types of mums? I don't have a lot of room to grow different varieties but one of my favorites is 'Hillside Sheffield Pink'. When cut from my garden, they last for a week indoors. I sometimes couple them with a typical plain white mum and both could be grown in containers with full sun and a little afternoon shade. That does present a rather simple style of bouquet. I think it would depend on what style you want your cut flowers to represent. I also cut hydrangea flowers to bring indoors.
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tarev
Sep 26, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Freesias are good in containers too and really fragrant! Lovey dubby
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Leftwood
Sep 26, 2015 1:33 PM CST
It would seem to me that most any perennial flower or bulb, which bloom once a year, would be a lot of work (and waiting while it grows) for the little return of flowers you get. If you want to grow something on a patio that you will be able to cut flowers from more than once (i.e. throughout the season), I would choose annual flowers, like zinnias. When you cut off a flower from an annual, more will be produced.
Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 26, 2015 1:33 PM CST
thanks for your answers.i will see what to do
Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 26, 2015 1:47 PM CST
It always is a lot of wait for a little show in areas like mine too David. So I have learned to accept that due to my location and weather restrictions, there are plants that will bloom seasonally, just cannot force them to grow nicely when temps are extremely hot and dry or gets too cold.

Our area is in drought too, so got to consider watering needs of the plants. My solution for my floral needs, finding plants that can bloom and grow indoors. It takes another set of discipline to grow them, but they do add color and warmth just when the weather takes a dreary turn. Or I opt to grow plants with colorful leaf variegation outdoors, that sure helps too. Of the plants that do bloom nicely indoors, I have found Phalaenopsis orchids really good, their blooms lasts from 3 to 6 months. Hoya shooting star, grows nicely indoors as long as in standing water always. Clivia plants which I just got to know last year, are quite drought tolerant and loves to be in shade, and blooms here around winter to spring. I do not even need to cut the flowers, since they do manage to bloom indoors.
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Name: david sevitt
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davidsevit
Sep 26, 2015 9:35 PM CST
great solutions thanks i will try some

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