Hey all! Kathryn the farming florist-y gal here!
One of the most common mistakes I hear from people starting a garden is that they forget to grow any greenery! Well, in this blog post, I will teach you the 5 most popular greenery that I grow from seed here at Beautifully Bloomed.
Eucalyptus. I do not care what you say… I love eucalyptus. They smell so good and are a great work horse in the field. They do not last longer than a season so we treat them as an annual. They are hard to grow from seed, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time under the grow lights before you put them outside.
Bupleurum. I takes me 3-4 times to spell out this cool flower, but it is an amazing annual. They are cool flowers which means they grow in the spring. One of my favorite things about bupleurum is that it is loose. Some greenery are real stiff which causing the greenery to also be stiff, but this stuff is loose and lets the arragement ebb-and-flow.
Clematis. Another great vine-like greenery is the clematis. They are not an annual thought. They are a perennial so you can plant them once and they will continue to grow year after year, not a problem. They come in a variety of colors when they bloom but when you use them for their greenery – it really doesn’t matter.
Basil. I grow basil on basil each year. They are such a great, quick growing greenery. They come in different shades of green/ purples. The only downside is that they can wilt easily. You really have to master when to cut them and how to hydrate them to keep them from wilting.
Amaranthus. Amaranthus is considered a “filler” which is also a green. They can come in fun colors like burgundy, green, and yellows. What I really like about them is that they are very full pieces, as in you do not need many stems to complete an arragement. Try growing them this year.
We probably grow around 10 different types of greenery on the farm, but these are our top 5 different kinds.
Let me know if you have any questions!