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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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HOW TO PLANT TULIPS LIKE A FLOWER FARMER

Tulip bulbs are expensive and it is not guaranteed that you will make a profit off of them, especially if you’re in your first year of flower farming. Farmer florists are also often dismayed to discover that tulips are not perennials when grown as cut flowers. All that being said,

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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 OVERWINTER DAHLIAS IN COLD CLIMATES

Dahlias are arguably one of the most beautiful cut flowers to grow, whether you’re a beginner cut flower farmer or an experienced farmer florist. That being said, they can be one of the trickiest cut flowers to overwinter in cold climates, such as my Zone 3 garden in the Canadian

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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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THE 5 EASIEST CUT FLOWERS TO SAVE FROM SEED

I love growing an annual cut flower garden from seed, but the costs can quickly add up. Every year I spend over $200 on flower seeds–and that’s after I try and pare down my choices! Over the last couple of years, I’ve been saving seeds from more and more of

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WHAT GROWS IN ZONE 3

Did you recently move to Zone 3 from one of those “anything-can-grow-here” zones and have no idea what you can grow in a cold climate and short growing season? Or maybe you’ve lived in Zone 3 your whole life but you just took up an interest in gardening and have

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3 WAYS TO GET RID OF THRIPS (PLUS 1 METHOD I HAVEN’T TRIED)

As a gardener, all winter long you dream of growing delightful dahlias, stunning snapdragons, and glorious glads. August finally rolls around, your flowers start blooming and all of a sudden you discover these weird little line-shaped creatures. They are everywhere! And, in some cases, they might be literally sucking the

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