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The flower & herb gardens

...Growing flowers
...- Varieties
...- Medicinal
...Pot Pourri
...Bouquet Garni

Anyone with a garden probably grows at least a few flowers.

To grow flowers for sale can be very simple indeed. You can wander round an established garden, scissors in hand and snip off attractive bunches during most of the summer months.

In some locations, such as country cottage doorsteps, these are the bunches that will probably sell best. With a nice mixture of colours and shapes and a generous bunch for the price, such bunches do not last very long on a good weekend.

If you decide to grow specifically, the choice of flowers depends on your location and how you intend to sell the flowers. With no passing market you will have to sell to greengrocers, florists or hotels and restaurants for display. Almost all of these markets will require standard-looking flowers.