broken flowersWe have all done it from time to time.  Walked into a flower bed and snapped off a plant.  Driven home with a bounty of plants to find something broke off.  Come outside after a hard rain or wind storm to find plants laying on the ground.  Had to cut back a rather unruly plant that was inching over it’s given boundary.  Rather than compost them, many of these plants can either be put in water to root or be enjoyed as a “cut” flower bouquet.

Plants that will root in water:

  • Coleus
  • Begonia
  • Ivy
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Impatiens
  • Wandering Jew
  • Swedish Ivy

Plants that may be unruly and make for great bouquets:

  • Yarrow
  • Johnny Jump Ups
  • Echinacea
  • Sunflower
  • Love in a Mist (seed pods are especially cool looking)
  • Fern
  • Aster
  • Mums
  • Snapdragons
  • Calendula
  • Cosmos
  • Black Eyed Susan

Don’t cry over broken flowers, enjoy them further.

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