It’s lovely to have lots of flowers in the garden. At this time of year there are so many plants in full bloom that even the most reluctant gardener is tempted into cutting a few beautiful scented flowers for the house.
I think that beautiful blooms need plenty of nice fresh foliage to set them off. In fact I’d say that up to half the stems in every vase should be foliage. Some foliage plants are very easy to propagate and I’ve chosen these four specifically for cutting.
If you’d like plenty of contrasting foliage to cut when you’re choosing flowers for the house then I can recommend these:
- Setaria italica ‘Lowlander’ top left
- Euphorbia oblongata top right
- Oreganum vulagre ‘Aureum’ bottom right
- Mentha spicata bottom left
I’ve grown the Setaria and Euphorbia from seed and the Oregano and Mint from cuttings of plants in my herb garden. They are still quite young plants but they have made good roots in their 9cm pots. They are all ready for planting out now so I guess that’s what I’ll be doing this evening!
This post is for Garden Bloggers Foliage Day hosted by Christina at My Hesperides Garden. Happy Gardening everyone! Gillian 🙂