Bud, Bloom, Bouquet

Flowers are wonderful. Some are hardy. Some are fragile. Some are flamboyant. Some are subtle. Some are cliche. Some are unique.

Today we’ll discuss the parts & life cycle of a flower, which ones to pick for your garden & the best ways to display them.

Common Parts of a Flower

“The stamen is the male part of the flower; the pistil is the female part” (source).

Life Cycle of a Flower


Picking Flowers for your Garden

Referring to USDA’s plant hardiness zone map is a great place to start when selecting which flowers to plant in your garden.

Picking Flowers from your Garden

When picking flowers, it’s important to follow these guidelines to ensure you do not damage the main plant. Many plants will continue blooming after proper picking:

  1. It’s all about timing
  2. Bring the right tools
  3. Know where & when
  4. Combine garden tasks
  5. Care for your cuttings
  6. Don’t be afraid to experiment


Ready, set, garden!

I, like a lot of the world, am currently experiencing temporary, but indefinite, unemployment. To do my part to keep us entertained, I will be publishing my weekly Wednesday posts at 11 a.m. through the end of this global crisis. I want to keep this a happy space for people to escape into, so I will not be directly posting anything about COVID-19. That being said, I will fine tune my coming posts to better atune to current daily life.

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