Once you bring bunches of garden grown flowers into your home – you’ll never go a summer without them!

I know, as you begin to imagine the triple digits on the horizon, “breezy” is not the first word that comes to mind! In a hot desert climate, many people think that a summer cut flower garden is just not possible – but I’m here to tell you it is!

What to grow?

When looking at seed packets and nursery aisles – the choices can me overwhelming!

Because I love to bring flowers from the outside in – I like to think of what I would like to have in an arrangement when planning my garden.

I know that I will need focal flowers, supporting flowers, foliage, and some wispy bits to add movement!

See Growing a Beautiful Cut Flower Garden if you need a refresher!

A Summer cut flower garden in only 4′ x 6′

In just a 4×6 garden bed I can fit all the annuals I need for beautiful summer bouquets! If there is more space available, simply repeat using different varieties and colors!

Some of my favorite seed sources:




and don’t forget your local nursery for seedlings!

cosmos, summer flowers

Interested in all the nitty gritty details to get your garden going from the soil up?? Check out The Backyard Posy guide for Growing a Beautiful Cut Flower Garden

Let me know how your garden grows!


Easy, Breezy Summer Cut Flower Garden



Floral Arrangements

I find so much joy in tending the garden and designing with the blooms I grow - and I love to share them!
This journal is dedicated to sharing all things flower and garden. 
I hope you will be inspired to enjoy the beauty all around you every day!

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