Cost-Free Flower Arrangements
Experts at The New York Botanical Garden give you the basics of making flower arrangements with materials gathered from your own garden.
When to Cut
Most flowers can be cut when their buds begin to show color. There are a few exceptions: dahlias, phlox, zinnias, marigolds, and chrysanthemums should be cut when the flowers are fully open.
Shown here: decorative dahlia (Dahlia 'Ryan C')