Grow these annuals, and you’ll have plenty of blooms to pick for bouquets.
Flowers are best cut in the early morning or the evening when the stems are full of moisture. Flowers cut during the heat of the day will wilt much more quickly. Flowers should also be placed in a bucket of water as soon as they are cut in the garden and their stems re-cut indoors. When re-cutting, hold the cut end of the stem under water and make a slanting cut at least one inch above the first cut. Making cuts under water helps prevent an air bubble from forming at the end of the cut stem which can retard water uptake.