Cutting garden See also: Cut flowers A functional garden used to grow flowers for indoor use rather than outdoor display is known as a cutting garden.
Besides organizing the flowers in bedding-out schemes limited to annual and perennial flower beds, careful design also takes the labour time, and the color pattern of the
flowers into account.
History Many, if not most, plants considered decorative flowers originated as weeds, which if attractive enough would sometimes be tolerated by farmers because of their appeal.
Because flowers bloom at varying times of the year, and some plants are annuals, dying each winter, the design of flower gardens usually needs to take into consideration maintaining
a sequence of bloom and consistent color combinations through varying seasons.
This is especially true for large businesses, some of which pay to have large flower gardens torn out and replaced entirely each season, in order to keep the color patterns
This may also explain why many flowers function as companion plants to more useful agricultural plants; they had evolved that symbiotic relationship with the food plants before
either was domesticated, and therefore was found in the same area, convenient to be selected as an attractive plant.
This normally refers mostly to herbaceous plants, rather than flowering woody plants, which dominate in the shrubbery and woodland garden, although both these types may be
part of the planting in any area of the garden.
Modern alternatives A simpler alternative to the designed flower garden is the “wildflower” seed mix, with assortments of seeds which will create a bed that contains flowers
of various blooming seasons, so that some portion of them should always be in bloom.
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