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10 BEST ONE-AND-DONE CUT FLOWERS

As a farmer florist, one-and-done flowers offer an element of exclusivity to your floral arrangements. They have a shorter growing period than cut-and-come-again flowers, but they provide a special touch and add a sense of seasonality to bouquets. One-and-done cut flowers come in many varieties, but often end up being

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HOW TO DESIGN A CUT FLOWER GARDEN IN RAISED BEDS

You don’t have to have acres and acres of space to grow a cut flower garden. In fact, you don’t even need a backyard. If you have a few raised beds, I can show you how to take the principles of square foot gardening and apply them to flowers instead

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10 BEST CUT AND COME AGAIN FLOWERS

As a flower farmer, cut and come again flowers make the most sense for your bottom line. They have a longer growing period than one and done cut flowers and provide you with blooms all season long. Cut and come again flowers come in all varieties and can be used

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HOW TO START GLADIOLUS BULBS INDOORS

If you garden in a cold climate with a short growing season, you know the frustration of growing late-season flowers like glads. They take so long to bloom that you run the risk of not even seeing your blooms if an early frost happens! And glads are so frost tender,

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HOW TO GROW POPPIES IN ZONE 3

Many people in the recent past have asked me for my advice on growing Poppies in Zone 3. I have to start with the truth… I don’t particularly like growing Poppies. They’re beautiful and all, but they’re sort of a pain in the rear. Even so, I have successfully grown

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SWOON-WORTHY DAHLIA VARIETIES FOR YOUR CUT FLOWER GARDEN

Admit it. You’ve caught the Dahlia growing bug. You’ve seen all those gorgeous flower farming accounts on IG and you’re officially in love. You know you want to grow Dahlias for cut flowers, but there are so. many. varieties. How do you know which Dahlias make the best cut flowers?

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WHY BUY ORGANIC AND HEIRLOOM SEEDS?

So, you’ve heard other cut flower gardeners and vegetable gardeners talk about organic and heirloom seeds, but you’re not sure what all the hype is about. You’re in the right place! In this post, I’ll walk you through what to look for when purchasing organic and heirloom seeds, the difference

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HOW TO SOAK AND PRE-SPROUT ANEMONES (AND RANUNCULUS!)

Have you always wanted to grow Anemones or Ranunculus, but you’ve been scared of the amount of work it takes? The nice thing about growing these flowers is that the process for both is exactly the same. That means you can start them at the same time, and they will

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HOW TO START A CUT FLOWER GARDEN

So you want to start a cut flower garden, but you don’t know where to start? You’re in the right place. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and I’ll show you where to buy the best cut flower seeds, tubers, and corms, some resources for seed starting cut flowers,

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Kristen

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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