Look Book: Inspiration for Your Cutting Garden

Get creative with these inspiring ideas for planting summer-blooming bulbs! Our friends at Longfield Gardens, 2017 sponsors of Slow Flowers, just shared these design ideas that you’ll want to check out. If (like mine) your garden has some bare spots, this LF Look Book will get you started. At the bottom of this page, you’ll find source links to the varieties of plants and bulbs featured!

Clockwise from top left: Border Dahlia Gallery Art Deco with Caladium White Christmas; Canna Banana Punch with Caladium Postman Joyner; and Caladium Rosebud.
Clockwise from top left: Lily Medusa with Border Dahlia Gallery Serenade; Dahlia American Dawn; Canna Pink Magic with Caladium Carolyn Whorton; Gladiolus Sunset Mix and Lily Colorado.
Clockwise from top left: Colocasia Hawaiian Punch; Caladium Mix; Caladium Red Flash and Colocasia esculenta
Clockwise from top left: Alocasia Upright and Canna Rosita with Caladium Postman Joyner; Canna Chocolate Sunrise; Caladium White Christmas; Orange Asiatic Lily; Caladium Carolyn Whorton; Begonia Odorata White and Red; Orange Border Dahlia and Begonia Roseform Orange.
Clockwise from top left: Canna Tropicanna Black with Caladiums Aaron; White Queen and Postman Joyner; Dahlia Thomas Edison; Caladium Red Flash and Miss Muffet; Calla Ruby Sensation and Caladium Miss Muffet; Canna Australia; Border Dahlia Art Deco with Caladium White Christmas.

 

Clockwise from top left: Peonies Red Supreme and Sarah Bernhardt; Phlox Laura and Nicky; Lily Casablanca; Buddleia Black Knight; Lily of the Valley

 

Clockwise from top left: Border Dahlia Bellini; Liatris Blazing Star; Lily Stargazer and Liatris Blazing Star.

 

Clockwise from top left: Border Dahlia Bellini; Liatris Blazing Star; Lily Stargazer and Liatris Blazing Star

Clockwise from top left: Border Dahlia Bellini; Liatris Blazing Star; Lily Stargazer and Liatris Blazing Star

Clockwise from top left: Astilbe Gloria Purpurea; Gladiolus Milka; Canna Tropicanna; Colocasia Esculenta with Caladium Postman Joyner; Calla Lily Night Cap and Crystal Clear; Colocasia Tea Cup
Clockwise from top left: Border Dahlia Bellini; Border Dahlia Pablo; Daylily Fragrant Returns Canna Rosita; Caladium Postman Joyner with Clematis Ramona

 

Border Dahlia Art Deco with Caladium White Christmas

FIND THESE RESOURCES:

Cover: Clockwise from top left: Border Dahlia Gallery Art Deco https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Gallery-Art-Deco; with Caladium White Christmas https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-White-Christmas; Canna Banana Punch https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Medium-Banana-Punch; with Caladium Postman Joyner https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Postman-Joyner; Caladium Rosebud https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Rosebud

Page 2: Clockwise from top left: Lily Medusa https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Lily-Medusa; with Border Dahlia Gallery Serenade https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Decorative-Gallery-Serenade; Dahlia American Dawn https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-American-Dawn; Canna Pink Magic  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Magic-Pink; with Caladium Carolyn Whorton https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Carolyn-Whorton; Gladiolus Sunset Mix https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Gladiolus-Sunset-Mix; Lily Colorado https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Lily-Oriental-Colorado

Page 3: Clockwise from top left: Colocasia Hawaiian Punch https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Elephant-Ear-Hawaiian-Punch; Caladium Mix   https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Assorted; Begonia Mix https://www.longfield-gardens.com/Begonia; Caladium Red Flash  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Red-Flash; Colocasia esculenta  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Colocasia-Esculenta

Page 4: Clockwise from top left: Alocasia Upright https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Alocasia-Upright; and Canna Rosita https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Rosita; Canna Starship https://www.longfield-gardens.com/Canna; with Caladium Postman Joyner https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Postman-Joyner; Canna Chocolate Sunrise  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Chocolate-Sunrise; Caladium White Christmas  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-White-Christmas; Orange Asiatic Lily  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/ss/Lily-Asiatic; Caladium Carolyn Whorton  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Carolyn-Whorton; Begonia Odorata White and Red https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Begonia-Odorata-White-Red-Mix; Orange Border Dahlia  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/ss/dahlia-border-decorative; and Begonia Roseform Orange https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Roseform-Orange

Page 5: Clockwise from top left: Canna Tropicanna Black https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Tropicanna-Black; with Caladiums Aaron https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Aaron; White Queen https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-White-Queen; and Postman Joyner  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Postman-Joyner; Dahlia Thomas Edison https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Thomas-Edison; Caladium Red Flash  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Red-Flash; and Miss Muffet  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Miss-Muffet; Calla Ruby Sensation  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Calla-Lily-Ruby-Sensation and Caladium Miss Muffet  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Miss-Muffet; Canna Australia  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Australia; Border Dahlia Art Deco  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Gallery-Art-Deco with Caladium White Christmas https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-White-Christmas

Page 6; Clockwise from top left: Peonies Red Supreme  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Peony-Red-Supreme; and Sarah Bernhardt  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Peony-Sarah-Bernhardt; Phlox Laura and Nicky https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Phlox-Laura-Nicky; Lily Casablanca  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Lily-Casablanca; Buddleia Black Knight  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Buddleia-Davidii-Black-Night; Lily of the Valley

Page 7: Dahlia Sugar Plum Mix https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Sugar-Plum-Mix; Dahlia Soft Orange Mix  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Soft-Orange-Mix; Dahlia Thomas Edison https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Thomas-Edison; Mixed Oriental Lilies  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/ss/Lily-Oriental; Gladiolus Sunset Mix  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Gladiolus-Sunset-Mix; Calla Lily Lavender Gem  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Calla-Lily-Lavender%20Gem; and Pink Diamond https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Calla-Lily-Pink%20Diamond

Page 8; Border Dahlia Bellini  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Gallery-Bellini; Liatris Blazing Star  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Liatris-Spricata-Blazing-Star; Lily Stargazer  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Lily-Stargazer; Liatris Blazing Star  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Liatris-Spricata-Blazing-Star;

Page 9: Astilbe Gloria Purpurea https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Astilbe-Gloria-Purpurea; Gladiolus Milka  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Gladiolus-Milka; Canna Tropicanna  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Tropicanna; Colocasia Esculenta https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Colocasia-Esculenta with Caladium Postman Joyner  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Postman-Joyner; Calla Lily Night Cap and Crystal Clear https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Calla-Night-Cap-Crystal-Clear; Colocasia Tea Cup  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/ElephantEars

Page 10: Border Dahlia Bellini  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Gallery-Bellini; Border Dahlia Pablo  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Gallery-Pablo; Daylily Fragrant Returns  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Hemerocallis-Fragrant-Returns; Canna Rosita  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Canna-Rosita; Caladium Postman Joyner  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-Postman-Joyner with Clematis Ramona  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Clematis-Ramona;

Back Cover: Border Dahlia Art Deco  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-Gallery-Art-Deco with Caladium White Christmas  https://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Caladium-White-Christmas

 

Debra Prinzing

Debra Prinzing is the founder of Slow Flowers and the author of several books.

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