By Renae Frey

My Beautiful Cutting Garden

My Beautiful Cutting Garden

Hey Friends!

I’m so glad that you are here. I’m so excited to share my cutting garden with you-it’s my happy place! I’m participating in a Garden Blog Hop today, if you are coming here from the incredibly talented Leslie from!

I have been adding to my garden for years. We have ten acres, so I have lots of space to add new plants each year. Because I have so much space to care for, I try to make it easier on myself by planting perennials and plants that don’t need a lot of care. When I plant a new plant, I have a talk with them and tell them that if they want to live here, that they need to take care of themselves. I then say a prayer over them, if they don’t do well under those conditions, I give them to friends or family.

The two plants that I have most are Wisteria and Hydrangea. I believe that I have about 21 Wisteria. I love how profusely they bloom and how they drape so beautifully from my pavillion and trellises. I have about 13 different kinds of Hydrangeas (and about 35 plants), they are so easy to grow and they make a garden so happy. My hydrangeas bloom from early spring all the way through fall, and they are so perfect for bouquets.

This is the entrance to my cutting garden

In this section of my cutting garden, I have planted hundreds of bulbs-Tulips, Dahlias, Daffodils, Irises and so much more. I also have many rose bushes. The paper whites start popping up in January and I have flowers all the way through fall.

What I love most about Irises, is that they remind me so much of my grandma. She had them planted all over her garden. ‘Dreaming Spiresโ€™ is my favorite iris because of her, but I do have about 10 different irises.

These are the peonies that I have in my garden, I love them so much that I will be adding more colors to my garden this year.

My husbands favorite flower is the sunflower. Each year I plant a sunflower forest with Mamoth Sunflowers. They grow to 12-14 feet tall. My grandbabies love to run through the sunflowers.

I have loads of lavender. It smells great and looks wonderful in bouquets. I also dry lavendar to use in sachets.

Although the flowers are beautiful on their own, I like using greens/fillers to add interest to my garden and bouquets. These are some of my favorites.

But, one of my all time favorite fillers is Hypericum. It comes in several colors and you can use it when it flowers or when the blooms have passed.

Well, there you have it. I hope that you have enjoyed the tour of my cutting garden. I hope that you will head over to my friend, Kippi’s at, she has some amazing ideas to share with you.

Easter Craft and Decor Ideas

Kippi at Home // The House on Silverado // Sand Dollar Lane // Sonya Burgess

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Easter Craft and Decor Ideas

My Family Thyme // Olivia O’Hern // Darling & Dapper Life // From Farmhouse to Florida

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Easter Craft and Decor Ideas

Feet Under My Table // Peacock Ridge Farm 

Happy gardening!

Hugs and blessings to you,


30 thoughts on “My Beautiful Cutting Garden”

  1. What a stunning garden! I have decided that 2021 is the year I focus on my own garden, and you have given me loads of inspiration!

  2. Yvonne

    Fabulous, thanks for naming all of the beautiful flowers. Great inspiration

  3. Your garden is a dream come true! So much beauty and inspiration! Thank you for sharing it!

  4. Linda Thatcher

    Loads of inspiration for me too! I’ve planted many of the same beauties you have, but easy to add more. Hypericum in all the seasons is one of my favorites too, but the hydrangeas are my favorites of all time–the Nikko Blue ones have been especially abundant and kind to me. We had a beautiful Japanese maple come down in the recent ice storm, and I grieved for a couple of days. But now I’m thinking of a timely redesign. And praying for them is perfect. Thanks for the happy post!

  5. Lisa

    I hope to plant a cutting garden this year on our farm we lurched last August. Iโ€™ve been planning on paper but you have totally inspired me!

  6. Miche Ortega

    Your garden (and home) are just gorgeous! Thanks for all of your inspiration. Hugs from Tennessee.

    1. thank you so much. This is my happy place for sure. Blessings to you.

  7. Such beautiful flowers. My flowers did well this year (for me it’s summer now) but my vegetables were a non-event. It’s just been too cold. Thank you for sharing this. I’ll be back to see how things progress as spring turns to summer.

  8. I think I will just come and visit and just stay in your cutting garden! It is stunning! Hydrangea are my absolute favorites. Beautiful, friend, and I am glad you joined us here!

  9. So manny stunning flowers. I am so excited to be growing from seeds this year and ready for them to be planted and see them flowering. Happy Easter

  10. All I can say is, WOW! An absolutely gorgeous garden. I can hardly keep a cactus alive, definitely looking forward to reading more gardening posts from you. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh wow, it’s all so beautiful! What great oustide spaces you have to enjoy!

    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  12. Your garden is amazing! I’ve been gardening my whole life but this year I’m planning my first cutting garden. I’ve added a couple of your suggestions to my list!

  13. Elizabeth

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and variety.

  14. Beth

    Thank you for sharing your garden. I love gardening and add plants and flowers every year. I too plant mostly perennials. I love hydrangeas and have several different types and really enjoy calla lilies as well. I have them throughout my garden. You have given me wonderful ideas of new flowers to try.

  15. Your garden and home are stunning. I love the wisteria on your pergola. Thank you for sharing your garden inspiration.
    Happy Gardening,

    1. Thank you, Kippi. It was a great pleasure doing the garden hop with you. I really appreciate you. Hus and blessings to you.

  16. Oh my goodness. Your garden is at the tip top of my lifetime garden goals, it is so so beautiful. And practical for using these plants for cuttings in different arrangements! Just gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜ thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Alison. My garden is my happy place. Hugs and blessings to you.

  17. Wow! I am so inspired by your extraordinary gardens! Hydrangeas are my favorite flower and yours are absolutely stunning! It was so much fun to hop with you! Happy Gardening!

    1. Thank you so much,Lynne. My garden truly is my happy place, I’m happiest with dirt under my fingernails. It was a pleasure to do the garden hop with you. Hugs and blessings to you.

  18. You have one of the most beautiful cutting gardens that I have seen! I can’t get over how many gorgeous plants you have , what a blessing to have that incredible space and have it designed so gorgeously! I could get lost in your beautiful gardens for sure!

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Beautiful interiors donโ€™t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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