After our garden tour we had a presentation on
how to plan and grow a cutting garden.
This is something I had wanted to do for years
and this year I finally have my first one!
One of the recommendations was when going out
in the early morning or evening to collect your flowers
you should cut them and put them directly into cold water.
Now this makes perfect sense,
why didn't I think of it before?
So out I went with my ice cream bucket with some cold water in the bottom.
Unfortunatly, it just didn't work very well
as I had flowers with short stems and long stems.
I needed a better system.
So I went through my pantry and found this old basket.
It is sturdy with a good handle and a good size as well.
I then took three different sizes of canning jars.
The tall one for long stemmed flowers,
the medium for medium stemmed,
and the small for the short stemmed flowers.
There was also enough room for a pair of my gardening gloves
and a sharp knife, which was another recommendation.
She said, "no dull kitchen scissor." - lol.
I added an inch or two of water into each jar
and went to the garden to collect some flowers.
It worked amazingly well.
It was so easy to just put the flowers in the jars,
it looked pretty while you were collecting,
and it was so easy to carry around as I moved
from one section of flowers to the next.
I love it!!
I made three arrangements from this batch of flowers I collected
and when I was done I just set the basket in my back porch,
ready for the next day - and it looks cute sitting there as well :)
I am just so thrilled with this little basket!
It makes cutting and collecting flowers a breeze.
~Finding the amazing in the simple~
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