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HOW TO OVERWINTER GLADS IN A COLD CLIMATE

Gladiolus are often considered an old-fashioned “grandma” flower, but in recent years they’ve been making a comeback. The more contemporary varieties with elegant ruffles and a vast selection of colours are a welcome breath of fresh air in mid-August. In this blog post, I’ll give you my simple tips for

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HOW I DOUBLED MY SALES IN MY SECOND YEAR OF FLOWER FARMING

Starting a flower farm from scratch, especially when there are so many other flower farmers within a 30km radius of where I live, has been daunting. Even though I’ve been arranging flowers for years, gardening forever, and feel confident in my approach to marketing, it doesn’t mean that I’m not

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$100 CUT FLOWER GARDEN UPDATE

This year, I set out to grow a budget-friendly backyard flower farm. And now that I’ve actually grown everything for my West Coast Seeds $100 cut flower garden, I have thoughts and opinions about what worked and what didn’t. Largely the garden was a huge success, but there are a

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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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HOW TO GROW RANUNCULUS IN ZONE 3 (SO THEY DON’T DIE!)

If you’re growing cut flowers in your garden and hoping for some earlier spring blooms, you’ll quickly realize that there aren’t a lot of options for those of us in short growing seasons with cool climates. Enter ranunculus. It looks like a garden rose and brings a welcome hit of

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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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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 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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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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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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