Cut Flower Gardens
My love of flowers and pollinators came together in a cut flower garden. This year, I embarked on turning one of the raised beds in the SCCD Community Garden into a cut flower garden, so members and volunteers could take home a bouquet.
(Pics Lt to Rt: June, early July, and late July) The flowers in the garden are more than just a beautiful centerpiece, they provide pollinators with nectar, pollen, and sometimes a place to sleep. They provide other insects with a home and food as well. They provide educators and students with a place to learn about plant parts, interdependence, life cycles, needs of living things. The cut flower garden contains strawflower, calendula, zinnia, bachelor buttons, teddy bear sunflower, cosmos, and some volunteer cleome from last year's seeds. I can't wait to see what it will look like this fall!