Joanna Gaines' 'mesmerizing' garden is the perfect example of how to grow cut spring flowers at home

The designer has put the time and effort in with the correct techniques to create a garden blooming with spring color

Joanna Gaines
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It will come as no surprise that Joanna Gaines has created a perfect flower garden for spring at her farm. 

Featuring a collection of seasonal flowers, her colorful spring blooms provide a beautiful insight into what can be achieved when planning a cut flower garden

'Enclosed in the most charming white fence, Joanna Gaines’ flower garden is a thing of mesmerizing beauty,' says Rachel Bull, florist and Head of Gardens at Homes & Gardens.

In a video shared on her Instagram, the Fixer Upper star's flower garden shows rows of raised beds that house carpets of blooms in shades of pink, orange, cream and dark purple. Joanna shows us the different flowers she has grown, including tulips, anemones and ranunculus.

'These early spring bloomers are grown from either bulbs or rhizomes. They do not like being sat in waterlogged soil over the winter, which is why growing them in raised beds, like Joanna has done, makes perfect gardening sense,' says Rachel.

Growing cut flowers in a raised bed garden is an effective way to monitor moisture and nutrient levels; something much trickier to manage if these flowers were planted in the ground. 

'The floriferous results are plain to see. Observing these flower beds blooming under a canopy of pear blossom is a picture perfect spring scene,' Rachel adds.

An excellent selection of cut flowers

Joanna's video ends with a shot of a vase of beautiful cut flowers she has curated straight from the blooms in her garden; the perfect spring decor idea.

'Each of these flower varieties are among the best cutting garden flowers. Ranunculus especially have a long vase life – lasting up to three weeks with the right care,' says Rachel. 

'They all have hollow stems, so stand them in 2-3 inches of fresh water and change it daily, snipping the stem ends each time, to keep them as fresh as possible. Ensure their soft stems don’t start to biodegrade in the water,' she adds.

Rachel Bull head of gardens
Rachel Bull

Rachel is a gardening editor, flower grower and floral designer. Her journalism career began on Country Living magazine, sparking a love of container gardening and wild planting. After more than a decade writing for and editing a range of consumer, business and special interest titles, Rachel became editor of floral art magazine The Flower Arranger. She then trained and worked as a floral designer and stylist in London for six years, before joining the Homes & Gardens team. 

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Tenielle Jordison
News Writer (Gardens)

Tenielle is a News Writer in the Gardens team at Homes & Gardens with five years of journalistic experience. She studied BA Journalism, Media and English Literature and MA Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University. Before coming to Homes & Gardens, Tenielle was in the editorial department at the Royal Horticultural Society and worked on The Garden magazine. She is passionate about sustainable living and the role gardening has to play in tackling the effects of climate change. Tenielle is also a houseplant lover who is slowly running out of room for her ever-growing collection. She has experience successfully propagating indoor plants and overcoming common houseplant problems.