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Evelyn Alemanni
 
Alstroemeria spp
Fantastic, long-lasting cut flower that comes in all colors except green and blue. Easy to grow. Naturalizes. Nothing bothers it. 
 
Argyranthemum spp
Comes in many colors, even green or gray leaves, different leaf textures. Easy to propagate.
 
Argyranthemum frutescens 'Fireball Red'

Chrysanthemum spp
Wonderful cut flower. Lots of colors and forms. In our climate, they bloom two or three times each year. Easy to divide and propagate.

Dahlia spp
Endless variety of colors and forms. Great for bouquets.
 
Dahlia spp

Delphinium consolida
Grows tall, comes in many colors, can be used fresh or dried. Easy to dry.

Helichrysum bracteatum
Grows tall, comes in many colors, can be used fresh or dried. Easy to dry. Great for crafts.
 
About the Author
evelyn alemanni
Evelyn Alemanni is a self-employed writer, artist, web site designer and award-winning gardener.Evelyn's garden writing and photography have appeared in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, Garden Compass, Pacific Horticulture, Planting Pride, and the San Diego Union. She is a popular speaker at local garden clubs and has appeared on radio and television.
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