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Here are the top ten articles for the Floral Design Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Snow Ball Viburnums Cut Flower of the Year
For 2010 the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers selected the snowball viburnums as the woody cut flower of the year.

2. Tussie-Mussies
Every kind of floral design has a story behind it. That of the tussie-mussie is especially compelling.

3. Rules of Floral Design for Beginners
Floral design doesnīt have any rules. Instead, itīs all about creativity and following your intuition.

4. Revolutionary Wiggy Flowers
If youīre interested in cutting edge design, the designer to watch is Catherine Conlin of Wiggy Flowers.

5. Baby's Breath
Babyīs breath or gypsophila is a familiar cut flower. This filler flower is so common in the floral industry.

6. Amaryllis as Cut Flowers
While amaryllis bulbs are typically forced for the Christmas holidays, these can also be grown in cutting gardens during the summer.

7. The Story of the Poinsettia
There are two plants that symbolize the Christmas period. One is the evergreen chosen for the Christmas tree, and the other is the handsome poinsettia, which can be used as a cut flower.

8. Angelonia as a Cut Flower
Cool season cut flowers like snapdragon donīt grow as well during the heat of summer. Thatīs where the angelonia comes in handy. This is also known as summer snapdragon. These plants have a distinctive fragrance somewhat like grape soda.

9. Ageratum is a Summer Blooming Cut Flower
Ageratum is often grown aas an annual bedding plant. Also known as floss flower, this deserves a place in the cutting garden. Taller growing varieties make great cut flowers.

10. Phlox as a Summer Cut Flower
The familiar phlox is sometimes used as a cut flower. Yet, these plants deserve to be used more frequently. When you need a change from daisy-like flowers during the summer, these are the answer.



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