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  1. Ray Poitras says:

    Hi my name is Ray Poitras and I live in Litchfield NH. I read your you article about cut gardening and I am encouraged by what you said.Have nice yard that I think would be great for such a project.I am not ready to start now but would like to get names of people that I can call on for advice, or better yet go and look at their flower beds, or at least send some pictures of my yard for their thoughts.

  2. With inspiration from your blog, I planted two small cutting gardens. I bought most at the nursery, but planted sunflower and sweet pea seeds along our fence post for the sweet pea to grow on. My question to you, It looked like you didn’t leave much room between plants. I gave about 4″ space between each. My husband said I shouldn’t have. I told him it’ll choke out the weeds and make a nice full garden…..well, that’s my answer and I’m sticking to it. I told him this year is trial and error anyways. Love your blog, thank you for inspiring all of us. 🙂

    1. I’m with you. I usually plant that close together when I seed then thin out if I have to. I’ve had so many problems with critters like chipmunks digging things up and voles that I have to plan for disaster!! Most of the pictures are from the end of the season and the flowers are fully grown. I’d love a photo of your garden as it grows ( is my direct email) -Jennifer

  3. Leslie Watkins says:

    Great job, Jennifer! I love all of your choices to add…can’t wait to see them all in full bloom again. Have a great weekend!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      I’m getting excited for garden season!!

  4. I’m doing a cutting garden this year so your post is so helpful!! I’m excited to follow along in your series. Thanks so much for joining us for Welcome Home Saturday this week! Love having you along!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Oh thanks, Krisitn!! I’m so looking forward to it this year too!

  5. These are such great tips, Jennifer! Thanks for all the details on how to get this started! Pinning for sure!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks so much, Jen!

  6. Jennifer,
    I want to do this so badly, thank you for the inspiration friend.
    Thrilled to have you join us for Welcome Home Saturday this week.

  7. Just stunning. I thank you for sharing this. It feels to be a ray of sunshine.

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks Diana!! I’m planning to work out there from sunrise to sunset tomorrow!!

  8. Jennifer,
    I’m still struggling with a cutting garden and love your tips. I”m going to share a link on Sunday’s post.

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks, Rachel! I really loved my garden last year…and patiently waiting for the ground to thaw!!

  9. Jennifer, I loved your cut flower garden post!! I really like the pretty bamboo trellis’ you made & am going to try making some myself. I also loved seeing & reading about your pretty straw flowers…..I loved the different shades of pink rather than the oranges & golds I’m used to seeing. Thank you for sharing

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks so much Carol! Yes, those strawflowers were so fun to grow! I’m going to be making a pretty wreath with some of the ones I dried out very soon!

  10. Wow this is such a great post. It’s filled with such great information.

    Pinned to my garden boards.

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks, Cindy!! I can’t wait to get out there!

  11. Oh my gosh, Jennifer! This is such a thought-out and thorough post. I just loved reading someone else’s perspective. Thank you for the shout-out as well. I can’t wait to see your garden this year.

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks! I didn’t plan on it being a thesis..but I just started writing. You are a total inspiration!!

  12. This is the best gardening post I have ever read! I feel like it’s something I can do now! thank you for all the helpful insights and info! I think I’ll order one of those raised bed kits and I am definitely ordering those seeds! Thank you!

  13. What a great post, Jen! You outlined everything and made it so easy to follow. I loved watching you plant and grow your garden, last year. Anxious to expand my cut garden this summer and can’t wait for those Zinnia seeds! :)Thanks for all your inspiration!!

  14. Ok, wow!!! This post was so detailed and so amazing. Thank you for sharing all of your hard work! Your cut flower garden was stunning and I can’t wait to see it this year. I appreciate all of your tips. Our new house house has two garden boxes and I want to try to plant in them! Yay!

    1. Jennifer Howard says:

      Thanks so much Kelly!! Yes, plant some zinnias…they were so much fun!! I loved looking through all my flower pictures writing this (especially because it’s so wintery and icy out here!!)