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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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57 BEST PERENNIALS TO PLANT IN ZONE 3

You asked for it and you got it: a list of the most-loved perennials for Zone 3.   These perennials are the stars of the garden, blooming year after year and delighting their owners every time. Pick these winners up at your nearest garden centre, or ask a friend with

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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 START A SQUARE FOOT GARDEN

When you’re short on space, square foot gardening is the answer! I started planting my garden using the square foot gardening method instead of traditional rows in 2019, and I couldn’t be happier with the results! But how do you start a square foot garden? And is it complicated? In

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25+ BEST FLOWERS TO GROW FOR DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

When you think of dried flower arrangements and wreaths, do you think of those horrible things your Mom and Grandma used to display in the early 1990s? Well, I did, too. I confess that when I saw what today’s farmer florists are making with dried flowers in the 2020s, I

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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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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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