Update on “Country Formal Cutting Garden”

I had a chance to visit the Todino’s cutting garden this week.  The tulips were showing of. If you saw the earlier article, I showed the varieties and the planting method for colors and for early, mid season, and late blooming.  That article is here:


A couple of weeks before the above picture was taken, Dekie and I stopped by and planted some snapdragons that will fill in after the tulips.  I had found some rather nice plants at Lowe’s


Here’s a picture of Dekie helping with the planting. I’m still suffering mobility issues because of the cancer treatments. I don’t know what I would do without Sweetie and her wonderful helpful attitude.  


I’m liking the way the overall garden is looking these days.  I plan to plant several colors of coneflower in the center of the bed for summer bloom and a few dahlias for fall.  We’ll see. It is a wonderful experiment, though.  I really don’t think I can mess up.



Do you have suggestions for a cutting garden? 

Progress report, I only have two more radiation treatments after today.  Yay for that.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Connie
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 10:56:02

    Hey John, some “puddles” of Iris would be pretty. The purple/white combos are wonderful. I’ve already cut some early white ones you planted up here for “tall foliage” behind the front view pool.
    Also some special daylilies for later on…zinnias make great cutting flowers and they have made them mildew resistant. 🙂 A knockout rose in that planter would be continual color through the summer. Oh, your continual blooming begonias when the pansies have to go would be continuous bloom and low maintenance, as you well know.
    Happy Easter!!! Keep getting stronger. 🙂


  2. pbmgarden
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 12:47:20

    Your project turned out beautifully.


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