The Start Of Something New: A Cutting Garden

I entered spring unsure if I wanted to manage a garden, but as time went on, my passion for plants wouldn’t allow me to miss out on some much-needed plant therapy. This year, I’ve decided not to grow veggies, but to focus on having a cutting garden of flowers and maybe some herbs. My goal is to be able to set it and forget it as to keep things chill, yet colorful.

To pretty up the space around our raised bed and future cutting garden, I planted the most gorgeous Asiatic lilies and Dahlia flowers that I found at Lowe’s. These beauties were grown by Monrovia, whom I’ve heard great things about last year. Monrovia offers premium quality plants that last longer and perform better with less effort. Less effort… hello! Less effort should be my focus words for 2017. With three kiddos and three businesses, I need all the self-sustaining things. As much as I love plants and flowers, I’m bound to neglect them so I appreciate hardy varieties that will love me even when I go astray.

Juicy is excited about the garden and helping out. He was gifted a pinwheel and garden tool set so he is ready to enjoy time out in the front yard. Once we get seeds and possibly more Monrovia plants down (because goooorgeous!), I will share more of our space. Seriously, if it weren’t cold and rainy when I went shopping, I would have spent more time admiring Monrovia’s colorful palette of blooms. I’ll definitely be making my way back to Lowe’s on a sunny weekend for more.

Meanwhile, I need to look for our windsock and spray paint some flamingos left over from Akilah’s first birthday. Yes, there will be flamingos in our yard. No shame in my game.

What gardening and landscaping projects are you working on? Share in the comments!

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place May 29, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    These flowers are so pretty! We have roses in front of our house entry way and some hyyacinths. I wish I have more time to do gardening.

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  • Crystal May 26, 2017 at 11:06 AM

    So lovely! I have big plans for my outdoor space. Now the inspiration is here, just need the time!

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  • Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly May 26, 2017 at 1:37 AM

    I’m an apartment dweller so unfortunately no gardening for me! At best I can “plant” a few herbs or plants on my windowsill but it’s not really the same.

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  • Dana Vento May 26, 2017 at 1:05 AM

    I also have my own vegetable garden. Thanks for sharing useful tips .

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  • Our Family World May 25, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    The Stargazer (Asian Lily) is so pretty. I like the one that is a solid deep red in color. My mom has them and I have to learn how to care for them first before I ask for a seedling. I will have to check out Monrovia and see what other plants I can get.

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  • Annemarie LeBlanc May 25, 2017 at 2:27 PM

    Monrovias are beautiful flowers! I will get some more to add to the ones lining the side of the house. This is exactly why I love spring and summer!

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  • Amanda Love May 25, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    I would love to start on my veggies. I’ve been wanting to plant veggies for some time now. I just think it would be nice to have your own vegetables in your backyard.

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  • Toni | Boulder Locavore May 25, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    These flowers are beautiful! I would love to start my garden too! 😀

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  • Erin F May 24, 2017 at 9:24 PM

    Oh wow, these plants are gorgeous! I would absolutely LOVE to have a cutting garden! My only thing is that I never want to cut the flowers off! LOL

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  • Theresa May 24, 2017 at 8:54 PM

    I love the idea of plant it and forget it. That’s my approach this year because I don’t want to spend more time than necessary tending a garden when I could be doing other fun in the sun things.

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  • Valerie May 24, 2017 at 3:21 PM

    Those are beautiful! I love how vibrant colors are in flowers. My favorite flower is a Callalily. I have been at my wedding and I just love the way they look. I could use you to garden my house!

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  • Liz Mays May 24, 2017 at 2:59 PM

    What a lovely start to a garden. The flowers look so pretty! Lilies and Dahlias were good picks!

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  • Pam Wattenbarger May 24, 2017 at 2:52 PM

    Those flowers are beautiful. They would look right at home in my patio garden, which I’ve just about finished. I have been working on it for about two years.

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  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle May 24, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    I love cutting gardens. I have one garden for blooms and ones for veggies.

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  • Dina Demarest May 24, 2017 at 1:25 PM

    I love lilies. I have star gazer ones right now. I also need to plant the ones I got for Mother’s Day.

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  • robin rue May 24, 2017 at 12:44 PM

    We started a small vegetable garden this year. If it goes well, we will expand next year.

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