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Cut Flower Calendar - Nixon Flower Farm
(all dates approximate depending on weather)

February:
last few weeks- Forsythia, quince, early daffodils, tulip tree (magnolia soulangiana), Bradford pears

March:
first week - same as above, add early tulips
second, third weeks - add peaches, pears, penstemmon
third week - add white tulips, crab apples, mid-season tulips, autumn olive, wild cherries, double narcissus - daffodils mostly over
fourth week
- wisteria, kerria japonica, peony tulips, spirea, apples, late Darwin tulips, redbuds, almonds


April:
first week - autumn olive over - add late tulips, snowball viburnums at green stage, wild iris
second week - add doublefile viburnums, early Shastas, early wildflowers, bearded iris, turnip greens
third week - add Sweet William, wild phlox, Dame’s Rocket, poppies, azaleas, photenia, wild daisies
fourth week - add peonies, mock orange, roses, wild verbena, rocket, red clover, buckeye, Dutch iris

May:
first week - Siberian iris, dock, wild roses, blackberries
second week - add coreopsis, more Shastas, first garden flowers, privet
third week - roses mostly gone - add hydrangeas, some Asiatic lilies, Queen Anne’s lace, hardy glads, vetch, white yarrow
fourth week - add Mexican hat


June:
first week - add amni, rudbeckias, larkspur, gaillardias, first zinnias, yellow cosmos, perilla, Sweet Annie, mountain mint, artemesias
second week - add wild asters, reeds, cleomes, achilleas, verbena, wild carrot
third week - summer flowers starting, Golden Rain trees, Bouncing Bett, wild sunflower, liatris
fourth week - crepe mytles start

July:
first week through end - summer stuff - monardas, cosmos, tithonia, salvias, sunflowers, gomphrena, verbenas, phystogenia


August:
first week - add celosias, boneset, basils
second week - hydrangea Tardiva (white)
third week - nothing new, garden in full summer bloom
fourth week - add thoroughwort, ironweeds

September:
first week - add tickseed coreopsis, fall asters, salvia leucantha, hyacinth beans
second week - add first goldenrod
third week - early chrysanthemums
fourth week - add narrow leaf sunflowers, wild ageratum, white sedum, second zinnia planting - patrinia through


October:
first week - graybeards, late heath asters, more mums through frost



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