Cutting bed for personal use
I'm a home gardener and am in the planning stages for a cutting bed. I'd like to keep things basic. In terms of cutable flowers I have a 2' x 20' japanese iris area, three Redoute roses, a meyeri paliban lilac, a nikko blue hydrangea, about 50 tulips, a dozen alliums and 9 peonies.
The cutting bed I'm preparing is 10' x 12' and gets direct sun from late morning til late afternoon. I'd like to plant perennials such as
white calla lilies
1-2 dinnerplate dahlias
1-2 semi cactus dahlias
am I getting in over my head? Can you suggest some easy perennials for cutting?
I also have a semi shade bed, and am considering japanese anemonies, do these do well in a vase?
Thanks in advance,