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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 LISIANTHUS FROM SEED

Lisianthus has a reputation for being a hard-to-grow, [email protected]#$% (excuse my French). And you know what? This flower lives up to its reputation. However, it’s not as impossible to grow Lisianthus as some people might have you believe. The key thing is timing.  If you live in Zone 3, and

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