Bring the cheer indoors with fresh cut-flower arrangements. Growing flowers for use in bouquets and floral arrangements is so rewarding. These flowers often look spectacular when growing in the garden, and when cut, they enliven living spaces. Many gardeners also like to give cut flowers to friends and neighbors. Some favorites for cut flowers are dahlias, gladiolus, daffodils, tulips, calla lilies, lilies and iris. The best cutting gardens include a variety of flowers with bloom times that vary from spring to fall. The best flowers for cutting hold up well in a vase and have sturdy stems. Some factors to consider when buying plants for cutting gardens are hardiness zone, sunlight and soil requirements, mature height and spread, bloom time and color.