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May 14th 2014

Dahlia Giveaway!

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We’re getting the last of the dahlias in the ground this week and have a whole bunch of leftover tubers that need to be shared. What a perfect opportunity for a little giveaway!

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To enter:

You must reside in the United States (sorry non US readers!).

Leave a way for us to get ahold of you quickly (your email when prompted in the comment section below is perfect).

Tell me what you’re looking forward to the most in the coming season.

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We’ll be drawing a dozen names Thursday (5/15) afternoon and then mailing out packages of some of my favorite dahlia tubers early next the week. Good luck!

582 Comments

  1. meganeleach91 on

    I’m looking forward to starting my first season growing flowers for sale, although I am still extremely nervous. Thank you for this opportunity!

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    • meganeleach91 on

      Just realized what I did here!! DUH.

  2. Danelle P. on

    I’m looking forward to the first year of our cut flower farm! We are small – just about 1500 square feet ready this season…but so excited about what the future holds for us!

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  3. Hildegarde on

    Dahlias are my first true love~can never have too many! <3

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  5. Russell Weitzen on

    I am looking forward to the spring of a new year always hoping for more flowers and plants. The dahlias are one of my favorites for there spectacular color and variety of different shapes .I also raise bees which adds more pleasure to garden. and my life. Its great to share the garden with my true friends the birds and the bees.

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  6. Mary Schulz on

    I would love to see the faces of my neighbors in my small condo complex when I tell them they are welcome to help themselves to the flowers in my “cutting troughs” on my patio. They will also enjoy looking out their patio window to see my colorful bloom explosion.

    and seeing

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    • Mary Schulz on

      I’m looking forward to seeing the faces of my neighbors in my small condo complex when I tell them they are welcome to help themselves to the flowers in my “cutting trough” on my patio. They can also enjoy the view from their patio window of my bloom explosion.

  7. Rosebud on

    We just moved into a new home in Fuquay-Varina, NC (just outside Raleigh) from Cross Lanes, WV (just outside of Charleston) four weeks ago yesterday. The builder planted some evergreen bushes in the front but there’s nothing in the way of beautiful plants and bushes. It’s a wide open landscape dreamers’ wonderland. I need beautiful flowers so desperately and someone to guide me in making this, our very last home, a true beauty. We are both 73 years old and this will be our forever home. Our last one was filled with beautiful plants (especially hydrangeas) and potted plants. We had 6 beds of raised gardening, all ready for the next family to take over. Whether they do is another thing. I would love to have any plants plus suggestions for their care that you might want to give.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be in this.

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  8. Mary Lou Smith on

    I would love to grow some of your dahlias to show at the Hamilton County Fair, also at
    Harvest Home Show. I know everyone would be “goo-goo” eyed looking at such nice
    specimens. I love the fall with all it’s wonderful colors and can’t wait until Fair time to show off my fall flowers. Just discovered your website and it will be a favorite.

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  9. Andrea Paciello on

    I am MOST looking forward to coming to the three-day FLORET Peony WORKSHOP the first weekend in June!!!! I have been looking forward to it all spring and know it will be a highlight of the year!

    Also, we just purchased a new house and the yard is nicely landscaped but is in desperate need of some bright flowers for me to be able to cut and arrange! I would LOVE to have the first thing I plant be your BEAUTIFUL DAHLIAS! Ever time I look at them, they will remind me of my FLORET WORKSHOP!

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  10. Kate on

    This next season I’m looking forward to using fresh-cut local peonies for my client’s bouquets and table arrangements instead of having them shipped in! And fresh, home-grown dahlia’s would be the perfect compliment to these arrangements…at least to use for next year! Thanks for this opportunity, Erin!

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  11. Patricia on

    I’m looking forward to an enormous life gardening change!…..We have moved from a big historic home filled with gardens to a condo with tons of pots and a community garden plot. I will share the plot with neighbors from the old neighborhood to stay in touch. Last week we had a tea part in our garden plot, planted calendula, zinnias…harvested small salads, rhubarb and tiny pansy bouquets. We dreamed about our new shared garden and what it will become..

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  12. Julie on

    Looking forward to the return of the hummingbirds, gold finches, and dragonflies visiting the garden and adding to the life and vibrancy we’re inviting by growing native plants, flowers and meadow grasses. After a long winter, the neighbors return too!

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  13. Kim V. on

    Sigh, these are beyond gorgeous. I’m from Durham, North Carolina, and I’m most looking forward to back-porch music concerts and hosting dinner parties in my backyard, now that it’s warm outside!

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  14. Kathryn Fay on

    Three major things:
    1) I am so looking forward to moving back onto our homestead after 2 years away…6 weeks and counting down the days.
    Our tenants didn’t take care of the gardens like they said they would, *sigh*. Not buying plants and seeds while away has been torture.

    2) Finishing my Scrambling course with the Everett branch Mountaineers!! Self-care/Fun theme of 2015: Mountain Adventure. Summer backpacking, cascade scrambles, Mt Rainier wildflowers…There are so many beautiful mountains to explore, summits to attain and views that put my petty squabbles to shame.

    3) I am also looking forward to giving two cut-flower talks for Sno-Isle Libraries in June and July!

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  15. Annette Crawford on

    I am so happy to have found your blog! I’m inspired to start my own small urban flower farm this summer in Longmont, Colorado and will be planting sweet peas and dahlias for sure!

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  16. Leslie winter on

    Growing dahlias once again–I had a wonderful collection years ago but time and a veggie garden replaced the dahlias. Now I’m looking forward to re-focusing some of my garden space back to flowers and especially to dahlias!

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  17. Jill Bower on

    I am looking most forward to my 2nd year in cut flower production and new varieties to add to my farm!!

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  18. Carmen Tracer on

    Ooh I need new variety so much and would be honored to have your plant growing in my garden.

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  19. Kristen Kennedy on

    My husband and I just bought a log cabin home in Williamsburg, Virginia and I’m so excited to have my first vegetable, fruit, and herb garden started. What I’m most looking forward to is starting our beautiful flower garden out front with a trellis and yes dahlia’s would look gorgeous in our garden. My only grandmother just passed away at 97 and I plan on placing bulbs from her flower garden in mine also. This is something I plan to share with my beautiful 12 year old daughter so we can watch beauty grow together year after year and continue family memories.

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  20. Adrian on

    Ever year I always look forward to my grandmothers flowers to bloom. After she passed everyone in the family dug up something for her yard. Makes me feel like she is right here with me. : )

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  21. Chloe on

    Excited to see the garden at my parents house flourish, especially because I will be able to take home so many veggies! Hoping to win the dalias to give to my green thumb father.

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  22. Faro on

    Hello, I hope this is the post to reply to for the new contest giveaway you just posted on instagram this evening. I so enjoy your beautiful feed and look forward to it every day, the images you send are so inspirational. I love dahlias and would be so thrilled to have some of yours in my garden. Please meet my I the current giveaway. Best, Faro

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  23. Kim Martin on

    Your flowers are gorgeous!! I grew my first dahlia last year and I just love them!! And their color is fantastic!! Would give your tubers a great home should you want to send some to Texas!

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  24. Cristina Kirl on

    Looking forward to all the beautiful blooms and fragrances this season has to offer. Not only in my newly established gardens but on my porch and dining room table as well.

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  25. Alicia on

    After 6 dreadful years in the desert of AZ, I’m returning to MI for the summer & early fall, so to be honest, I’m looking forward to all the gorgeous flowers & veggies I miss caretaking & even just the lush green grass underneath my favorite maple in my parent’s yard.

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  26. Yeng on

    I’ve been following your blog for about a year. You just don’t know how many bumps in the road you’ve helped me through. I’m in my first year of flower farming.Your blog is not only filled with beautiful images but is very inspirational. I found you through Lynn’s book The Flower Farmer. I was able to track down some of the dahlias you’ve mentioned in your earlier post and can’t wait for them to bloom. It would be a flower farmer’s dream come true to receive dahlias from you! I’m looking forward to the smell of fresh cut grass and long summer days with seasonal blooms…….

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  27. Doreen on

    Love love your Dahlias! I’m really looking forward to growing dahlias this year and using in my Centerpieces and bridal bouquets. As a wedding decorator I love all the gorgeous colors of dahlias and the vintage appeal they have. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

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  28. cori on

    Looking forward to selling at my first farmer’s market. Thank you for a chance to win

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  29. cori on

    I am looking forward to my first farmer’s market selling cut flowers. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  30. Doreen on

    I’m loving all the gorgeous colors of your dahlias! This is my first year of growing dahlias and really want to use them in my floral Centerpieces and bridal bouquets! It’s been a long long winter in Michigan and would love to have your gorgeous dahlias growing in my gardens! Thank you so much!

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  31. Stacy on

    This season I look forward to spending sunny days with my mom sitting in the backyard drinking lemonade.

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  32. Jennifer Bingham on

    I am looking forward to my first cut flower season and harvesting (and hopefully selling) 5000 Lisianthus.

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  33. Raven Moss on

    Decorating my B&B guest rooms with flowers all summer long and watching the delighted faces of guests as they check-in and see them everywhere.

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  34. Brianna on

    Looking forward to beautiful vegetables and flowers growing in my cute pots.

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  35. Annie on

    Honestly, the thing I’m most looking forward to are the dahlias! I was never into them so much until I took a trip to upstate New York with a boyfriend. We stayed in a cabin near a swimming hole and I went to the local farmer’s market and got dahlias. He even wrote a song about me and the dahlias. I’m no longer with the boyfriend, but dahlias have since remained my favorite flower because they truly evoke summer love for me.

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  36. Nary on

    I’m looking forward to summer nights filled w/the scent of jasmine.

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  37. Kat on

    Looking forward to peonies and anything else that pops up in his new yard of mine!

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  38. Haley Earnshaw on

    I am looking forward to days spent in the dirt with my son and beautiful blooms to brighten everyone’s day.

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  39. Amy on

    Starting a small flower farm and would love to add your dahlias!!

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  40. Katie on

    I’m looking forward to creating beautiful arrangements for all my lovely brides this summer! I’m so thrilled to have come across floret! I too am also a NW vendor and hope that I can work with you all sometime in the future!

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  41. Lucy Whitridge on

    I’m looking forward to all of my new perennial and annua flowers that I planted for the first time ever this year.

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  42. Peggy Berkvam on

    I’m looking forward to shaking off the ants on the peony’s and inhaling their perfume

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  43. luis marmol on

    Looking fwd to growing colorful Dahlias.
    Your pictures and flower growing are a true inspiration!

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  44. Jessica be on

    I am looking forward to seeing the birds, butterflies, blooms, hummingbirds and planting my new garden at our new house!!

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  45. Jennell on

    looking forward to the sun on my face, dirt under my nails and the kind of rest that only comes after a hard days work.

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  46. Stephanie on

    My goodness! What an awesome giveaway! I am looking forward to spending time in the garden with my daughter(she loves to help me water), grilling out with friends and family, and soaking up the delicious sunshine!

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  47. katie Fleet on

    Hope I am not too late for the drawing of these beautiful dahlias. Have not had time to order any. Thank you for your generosity!
    Katie
    Kate’s Cuts

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  48. Faye Krause on

    Looking forward to a quieter wedding season to spend time with my new baby!

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  49. Laurel Bourret on

    This season, I am most looking forward to having a wonderful friend work alongside my husband and myself on the farm. She is our first employee- a hard and skilled worker, dear friend, and all around joy to be with. This fifth growing season will be our best one yet!

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  50. Zoe Honscher on

    I am looking forward to the bounty of the late summer garden. Tomatoes, melons, and the sunflowers!

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  51. Michelle Gimin on

    I first reached out to you two years ago and asked if you would be my mentor. You graciously and openly agreed to be. You have heard of my struggles and loss over the past two years but I am here to say I am 1 million % ready to get unstuck and start living my dreams, to make my life a masterpiece!

    The whisper that lives deep inside of me is exclaiming it is time and sings through every fiber of my being. It’s vibrating in such a way that it can not be ignored.

    I can not think of a more perfect, meaningful, dear to my heart way to begin growing my fresh cut flower business then with my very first sowing/planting to be given to me from wonderful you. My mentor, teacher, inspirer.

    It’s my time, it’s now o’clock

    All my love,

    ~M

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  52. Eileen Tongson on

    Looking forward to my Benary Zinnias! Dahlias would be awesome too!

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  53. Maribeth Singleton on

    I’m looking forward to watching my garden & family grow! Ps: your life looks so beautiful!

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  54. Dale on

    I’m looking forward to my first dahlias to bloom – my first year trying, so I didn’t do too many the first time around. Also looking forward to the other things I planted for the first time this year – many because of the inspiration I get every time I look in at Floret!

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  55. ann ladson on

    i’ve followed in my mothers footsteps with a green thumb…she is outrageous! and planted my first official cutting garden last year when my husband and I bought a house…we had incredible success…this year everything looks good but is way behind because of our late frost (southeast)….dahlia (my fave) tubers would be incredible to add to the plot as it begins to fill and sort itself out!

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  56. Audrey on

    This is our second year growing cut flowers. Dahlia’s were the show stoppers for us, all the brides cutting in the fields couldn’t get enough of them! We look to your blog for daily inspiration, Thank You!!!!

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  57. Emily on

    I bought Cafe Au Lait Dahlias this year, can’t wait to see them in full bloom!!

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  58. Lindsay on

    I am excited for all of my sprouting herbs!

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  59. Ronda Snyder on

    Swooning over your dahlias and the rest of your site..would love to give them a go in my Cleveland Heights OH garden!
    Best Wishes!

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  60. Nicole Passerotti on

    I’m looking foward to forward thinking just after I finish an organic chemistry final. Onward to gardening, weaving and lesuire reading!!

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  61. brooke on

    Looking forward to ripe tomatoes warmed from the sun and the happy little faces of zinnias!

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  62. Rachel on

    I’m looking forward to the first strawberries of the year!

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  63. Amy on

    Looking forward to farmers’ market season! The special feeling you get when a bunch of flowers can impact a person in a big way, it never gets old. That smile, it’s a home run every time. Erin, I would cherish growing those dahlias and sending them out into the universe :)

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  64. Judy on

    I love dahlias, but before that I’m looking forward to the peonys.

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  65. Anne George on

    I can’t wait to see what will come back up this year after such a bad winter in Maine. Summer is so short and we cherish it here, along with seeing all the beautiful flowers come up thru out the season.

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  66. Jonna Jorgensen on

    Looking forward to carrying on the dahlia-growing tradition in my family! yay!

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  67. Haily on

    I’m looking forward to movie nights in the park, early mornings at the flower market, and night swimming.

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  68. Sarahbeth on

    looking forward to big blue sky days and figuring out how to garden in CO this summer

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  69. Tanya on

    I’m looking forward to the farmers market season! I love being able to use fresh, local ingredients when I cook.

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  70. Gina Salazar on

    I am looking forward to more flowers, the beach with family, my birthday, and painting….i love painting and Summer inspires me…

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  71. Yana on

    Looking forward to spending much more time outdoors!

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  72. Lauren on

    I am looking forward to the smell of everything after a nice hot rain! Also to reap the rewards of this years first big cutting garden:).

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  73. Julie Powers on

    I’m most looking forward to summer roadtrips!

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  74. Andrea J Carbine on

    Looking forward to growing some of our first “cutting” flowers this year – thanks for the push! great blog, great shots!

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  75. Stacy on

    I’m looking forward to my mare foaling, she is a tad overdue at 356 days!!
    Would love to win so I can send these to my Sister in Law in Nebraska!

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  76. Grace G on

    I am looking forward into the future when bloomed flowers are grown at its best so I could buy them for no reason and decorate my room with all types of beautiful and amazingly fragranced flowers.

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  77. Matt Greaney on

    Can’t wait to market flowers from my 2 acre plot! Looking forward to sharing the abundance!

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  78. Kari Barnes on

    Since this is my first year in flower-farmer training, I’m trying to grow as many different kinds to see which ones ‘stick.’ I’m so excited to see our farm overflowing with flower loveliness and to share it with my 10 year old daughter too :)

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  80. Nikki on

    Oh my, so pretty! I love dahlias!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Lily Stockman on

    Erin, this is BEYOND generous! Crossing my fingers for good luck- I’m looking forward to sending these to my mom to plant in her incredible Revolution-era farmhouse garden in NJ. The pompom dahlz are KIlLING me!!! Xoxo L

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  82. Sharon on

    I’m looking forward to sleeping with the windows open and hearing the wind blow at 5 a.m. like it always seems to do here in summer.

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  83. Amanda Keeler on

    I am looking forward to reading up on cross breeding different specials to reveal new varieties of many flowers! Someday, if I’m successful, I would love to name a new species after my mother, who after all got me interested in the floral field!

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  84. Allison Kathleen on

    OH MY I lOVE DAHLIAS!

    I’m looking forward to painting flowers!!

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  85. Katie Hennessey on

    I’m so looking forward to moving out my parents house, finally having my own BIG GIRL garden (with thanks from my mother I have a green thumb). Crossing my fingers, toes & everything else that I win this! Thank you!

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  86. Tina Marek on

    Pick me, pick me!!

    I’m looking forward to flowers, flowers, and more flowers!!!

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  87. Jeana Costa on

    I’m looking forward to marrying my favorite person in the world this August! Our wedding will feature these beautiful flowers in loads of rustic mis-matched bottles. And as if that isn’t great enough on its own…I’m looking forward to all the happy energy these next few months bring with warm weather, smiling faces, windy hair, tan bodies, coronas + margaritas, and social gatherings. Cheers!

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  88. Cole Turner on

    I’m looking forward in the coming season to be adding cut flowers, melons, ginger, peanuts, and more to our farms offerings!

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  89. Kate on

    My husband and I just purchased out first home and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and get my flower garden started! Dahlias are my favorite!

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  90. courtney on

    I am most looking forward to peony season! I can not wait to see these seasonal blooms in the fleeting beauty. Thanks for all the flower inspiration! Love it.

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  91. Amber on

    I’m looking forward to being able to slow down. Instead of stealing 30 minutes here and there to water and weed, having instead whole afternoons to pick, plant, and play in the garden with my kids. Thank you for offering the dahlia giveaway. They are absolutely lovely!

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  92. Penny Day on

    Getting started growing beautiful flowers.

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  93. Andrea on

    Enjoy my family and ready to get my hands dirty. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers.

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  94. Ginger Waugh on

    I am looking forward to sunshine and picnics in the park!

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  95. Ginny Peck on

    Looking forward to cookouts on the patio – complete with grilled summer veggies, cold beer and lemonade, fireflys, and wildflowers on the table

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  96. Brenda Tharp on

    I love your posts. I am a middle school teacher full time and an amateur gardener part-time. I enjoy your flowers but also love hearing about your family’s involvement in the business. Your life reminds me a little of simpler times (though by no means is your life easy) like the Walton’s or Little House!

    I am looking forward to summer and warmth and green things growing.

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  97. Stacy Brenner on

    I’m most looking forward to that moment each weekend when we pass the bridal bouquet made with our flowers over to the bride with a warm embrace. That few seconds makes all the work we do feel right.

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  98. Susan on

    How could one not jump at such an offer. Then they could be posted on the seasonalfloweralliance. Your dahlias are such an inspiration!

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  99. krista custodia on

    Excited for my first little garden to grow with the warm weather in california. Also, excited to graduate college! :)

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  100. Julio Freitas on

    I’m looking forward to all my weddings! All different, all dreamy, all amazing! I have the most amazing brides a florist could ask for! And most of them are getting Dahlias! :)
    I’m also looking forward to relaxing in my garden, and watch the flowers grow. I planted a bunch of perennials last year and can’t wait to see them pop up! There are about 100 tubers of iris! I’m also looking forward to see my clematis bloom for the first time! I dont know what color it is, so the surprise will be a treat! I’m looking forward to many more pictures from your amazing farm, to dinner with friends on the patio (with flowers, of course), to sleep in mornings, and to great coffee in the morning! :)

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  101. Leslie on

    I am most looking forward to seeing the buds on my new english rose bush open (Jude the Obscure) and for my favorite sweet pea (Blue Vein) to bloom. Can’t wait for the end of this semester (which is today) so I have more time to get my hands dirty!

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  102. leah b on

    best time of the year is dahlia season!

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  103. anita callaert on

    love love love your flower choices…and what a lovely way to raise a family!! feel like i know you all. I live coastal south carolina and actually have succeeded in growing dahlias…obsessive gardener.

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  104. Laura on

    I’m looking forward to the summer peony season!! Thanks for the dahlia giveaway opportunity :)

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  105. Samantha Mills on

    Any change of seasons is exciting; observing nature changing before my very eyes will always stir up excitement in my heart! This summer you will find me running barefoot in the grass, setting up a tent in my backyard just so I can sleep outside, picking flowers from my mother’s garden to create a beautiful centerpiece for dinner, and entirely soaking up the warmth of the sunshine on my face. I can’t wait to visit my in-laws in Maine and have a lobster bake on the beach with loved ones. I can’t wait to hike with my husband and our pup. I can’t wait to BBQ outside and to play kickball in the park. I can’t wait for the joy of fully appreciating life our incredible world. I will live my life to the fullest this summer and THAT is what I am looking forward to the most! :)

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  106. Kristen M on

    Finally have a tiny tiny raised bed outside of my apartment in the city! Very much looking forward to growing a few zinnias, sunflowers, and hopefully – a dahlia or two?! Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity!

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  107. Erin on

    I adore everything about your blog and your company. To be honest… I am most looking forward to seeing my boyfriend who lives 3,000 miles away this coming month. But that’s a little too mushy gushy huh. Then I guess the second thing on my list of things to look forward to is the warmer weather and to make my weekly visits to all my favorite flower shops in NYC. I’m no florist or store keeper but I dream of it every day. I would love, love, LOVE to participate in this give away and score me some beautiful dahlias.

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  108. Marger Maldonado on

    I love spring!!! I’m from Venezuela and currently live in MN so the arrival of spring is so exiting to me, green again!!! I love ALL flowers, I’m a floral designer and grower, we have been in the business for about 16 years and we are starting over here with a green house full of blooms. My favorite thinks of the season are wonderful lilacs and peonies.
    Long walks and lotus flowers!

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  109. Beth on

    This season in looking forward to seeing th 45 sunflower seems we have growing to flower! They’re seeds from my daughters sunflower she grew from preschool last year! And of course enjoying the spring and summer weather !

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  110. Linnet Overton on

    Adding flowers to my veggie filled back yard this year. Dahlias would be the perfect addition!

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  111. Alison Buck on

    Erin~ you are such an inspiration! I am very excited for the Cafe au Lait Dahlias that Elawa Farm, a local flower farm, is growing for me this season. Always look forward to seeing the beauty you grow and create :)

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  112. Jenn H. on

    I’m most excited about the fact that my husband and I just bought our first home. His requirement- close to the city, my requirement- a sunny yard! We found the perfect happy medium and now I have a blank canvas to start planting- I feel as though the timing could not be more perfect for getting some summer blooms started! Thanks for the give away floret!

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  113. Doug on

    Looking forward to my first season without a day job on the side! And more dahlias!

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  114. Erin on

    I’m looking forward to long walks outside and flowers blooming everywhere!

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  115. Melodie on

    I’m looking forward to trying again to grow Dahlias without
    Japanese Beetle infestations! Anybody have any tips?

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  116. emily on

    I can’t wait to see how everything grows and flowers this year!!!!

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  117. Emily on

    Can’t wait to plant flowers in my dad’s garden. He grew up in Brooklyn but always dreamed of moving to the country and he finally has the space. Every year I help him choose and plant his veggies and last year we added flowers for he first time.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  118. Barbara on

    I’m throwing my dahlias in the ring to win! Thanks Erin for all the kindness you show.

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  119. Kate Graham on

    Holy moly this is exciting. Looking forward to my little girls being another year older and enjoying them enjoying the garden more and more — and excited/petrified about my first foray into selling flowers at a local farmers market.

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  120. Jessica on

    Dahlias are my favorite flowers! I am looking forward to watching everything in my garden push it’s way through the soil and become new life!

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  121. Amy on

    Looking forward to my roses blooming. I cannot wait for the fragrance.

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  122. Erika Garcia on

    I’m looking for my sweetpeas and my larkspur to grow :)

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  123. TNJ on

    such gorgeous flowers, sigh! looking forward to gardening with my children – learning, working, watching, enjoying. the bunch of us are gardening noobies :-)

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  124. Kimberlee Knight on

    I’m most looking forward to spending lots of time outdoors! Whether it be time spent relaxing on our beautiful sandy beaches or time spent in our front & back yard gardens! I can’t wait! Although it already feels like summer here so we’ve been at this for a few months now!

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  125. Kait on

    I love the feeling of dirt under my fingernails after the long winter. Dahlias are so beautiful!

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  126. Andi Jurgena on

    Love you guy’s face book page. Enjoy seeing the beautiful arrangements. I have been a floral designer for 11 years and would love to add some beautiful dahlias to my garden. Have a great day

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  127. Leslie Anderson on

    I most look forward to the burst of color and pattern that is spring!

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  128. Caitlin on

    Hello! Thank you for this giveaway!

    I am most looking forward to seeing my japanese anemone bloom!! Happy Spring to you and your family!

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  129. Christie Mauricio on

    I will be starting my first summer as a flower farmer florist. this would be an amazing good luck charm!

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  130. kristi lunde on

    So looking forward to receiving flowers from Rosehill Flower Farm for our little wine and flower shop. It’s always a surprise!

    Merci,
    Kristi

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  131. Lindsey on

    looking forward to the new flower experiments my lovely farmers have agreed to take on. Can’t wait to design with new & interesting local product!

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  132. tia on

    I am looking forward to making the first steps in starting my own floral business (if I want). I am looking forward to turning 21 and I am so incredibly excited to my second summer on orcas. I am able to work with and interact with the most passionate and intelligent people. so yay summer of 2014!

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  133. Miranda betts on

    Dahlias are my absolute favorite! And your pictures and your Blog make me so happy…. The flowers I am the most excited for are ofcourse dahlias but I freak out about every single bloom in my garden.

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  134. Aundi on

    I’m looking forward to tomatoes and teddy bear sunflowers!

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  135. Shelly on

    I just can not WAIT to see what I as a wedding florist get to work with this wedding season. New combinations, new varieties etc.-it’s what keeps me loving what I do!

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  136. Erica on

    What is not to love about dahlias!

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  137. Kate in Georgia on

    I am looking forward to making the gardens of my new ok farmhouse my own and seeing what surprises continue to come up from the generations of gardeners before me.

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  138. Katie N. C. on

    I LOVE your flowers! I am most looking forward to the many weddings I have this summer- all of my best friends are getting married!:)

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  139. Dora on

    This coming season, there’s a lot of happy changes happening soon! I’ll be soon a graduate after two years of graduate school and balancing a full time job in rehabilitation counseling (where I want to be!!)

    I’m also a soon-to-bride this sept and am looking forward to the DIYs for our wedding. My girlfriend and I will be spray painting mason jars gold and arranging our own center pieces. Can’t wait!! Love for your flowers to be a part of our day

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  140. Sarah Reyes on

    Erin! What an awesome thing……..sharing dahlias!!

    I am a student of floral design as part of Merritt College’s horticulture program in Oakland, Ca; I work at a small flower shop in Berkeley, and live in my great grandfathers house. The yard was concreted over in the 70’s, but before that, he was a dahlia grower. Not for sale, just for the love of it.! I’ve been following you, Debra, and Jennie and love where the SLOW flower movement is heading. I’d love to be a part of that! What better way than starting with Dahlias, and becoming the movements next farmer-florist!!

    Sarah

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  141. Candace Rose on

    I just love spring and summer so much! I love spending time with my mom in the garden planting and cutting flowers. It’s my zen. :) Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Love your Instagram feed and Facebook page, thanks for sharing what’s going on at the farm with all of us :)

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  142. Heather Fraelick on

    I’m most looking forward to showing my son his first
    Real summer in the garden! He’ll be two in August
    and he already looks out the window and says, “gardens! Plants”

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  143. Julia D. on

    Would just love to try some of your beautiful Dahlia’s in my gardens. The colors are just magnificent and would
    cherish them always. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  144. libby on

    I follow you in Instagram and didn’t even realize you had this blog, I am so excited! I live in AL now, but I used to live in RI. Every day on the way to work i would pass a farm, and late in the summer they would have a giant field filled with dahlia. It was my favorite time of the year when I could go out there in my heels and work clothes and pick arms full of these beautiful flowers. Now that I own a house, I am able to actually have a garden, and I want to fill it with Dahlias of my own to pick!!

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  145. Dani on

    Such beautiful flowers! I love having you in my Facebook feed, each post is a dose of inspiration and beauty! Thanks

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  146. Justin L. on

    I’ve been following your IG account for some time now and am obsessed with your dahlias. I’m looking forward to mixing up the dahlia look with succulents this coming summer. I love greenery with a subtle pop of color. You guys are awesome!

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  147. Kimberlee Anspach on

    I would love to try some of these Dahlias! I hope they like the Kansas unpredictable summers.

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  148. Bailey on

    I am looking forward to doing lots of projects with my husband; wild foraging for foliage, flowers and herbs. Making medicine, traveling, hiking with my goats and so much more!

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  149. Sarah on

    I closed on my very first home on 4/30 so in the coming season I’m looking forward to putting in a flower bed! I’ve always rented and never had the option of doing my own landscaping :)

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  150. Hedgerow Rose on

    Goodness I know it’s a longshot but I’d love to throw my hat in the ring since we’re trying our hand at growing more Dahlias this summer.

    What am I looking forward to the most? ROSES! Always roses. :)

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  151. Amanda on

    I’m looking forward to the little section of the garden that my toddler picked out and helped to plant. Good to get city kids digging around in the dirt!

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  152. Christina on

    I am looking forward to playing on the beach with my new husband! Our marriage will be one year old in July!

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  153. Justin Wieder on

    Driving to our cottage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, buying a pint of strawberries from a roadside honor system stand, eating the entire thing before arriving.

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  154. Kailla Platt on

    I’m excited to grow my design business – sending more beauty out into the world.

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  155. Jennifer Alcorn on

    I am looking forward to my flower garden, I got my love of flowers from my mom, dad, sister and grandparents. When I see flowers they loved, blooming and smell their aroma, I think of them. They are all in heaven now. My garden brings them next to me. I hope My grandchildren will remember me through flowers when I am gone .

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  156. Kelly on

    Looking forward to roses blooming in my garden. Dahlias were in my wedding bouquet – love them!

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  157. Emily Reynolds on

    I’m most looking forward to May 26th, which is my first year anniversary with my husband Craig!

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  158. Christina Hartman on

    Oh my, how kind to give away your extras. We have our first plot of dahlias in the ground now. Our first go at them.

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  159. Vanessa on

    I’m looking forward to fresh flowers in all my empty vases, ripe fruit & warm summer nights :)

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  160. Erin on

    I look forward to watching plants burst with vigorous growth when sunshine finally arrives on the Oregon coast. I love collecting blooms and food from my garden. My lemon tree is currently in bloom for the first time! It has filled the air of my sunroom with its beautiful perfume, and makes me look forward to summer.

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  161. Chandra Carr on

    LOVE dahlias. Maybe if I win some I will have a little Floret luck with them :).

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  162. Emily Kennedy on

    Looking forward to floral workshops and meeting new floral design clients!

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  163. Katie on

    I’m looking forward to all my hard work coming to fruition. This year I started all my seeds (collected from last years bounty) myself – and I have nearly 100% germination! Lots of seeds for my edible garden are heirlooms from my prolific gardeners next door (for instance, my long bean seeds are from an original plant brought to the US from Sri Lanka some 50 years ago!). I’m new to gardening but find it pretty enchanting.

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  164. Christina Esp on

    just planted more sunflowers and calendulas in our yard!

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  165. Jen on

    Every summer I get excited about picking up and using buckets of gorgeous local dahlias in our wedding designs. I also am looking forward to evenings spent in the backyard with friends & family bbqing and playing yard games!

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  166. Jamie Aleman on

    Looking forward to sandy toes, sweaty kisses, summer rains and the smell of freshly cut grass!

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  167. Ashley on

    I’m looking forward to landscaping my new house this year. I have a perfect spot for those beautiful dahlias. :)

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  168. Andrea Clemens on

    Looking forward to the harvest from our new acre this season!! Thank you for the chance to win!! <3

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  169. Liza on

    Love getting up in the morning to see what’s new in the garden!

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  170. Kirsten on

    As a Westcoast Canadian new to Colorado, I’m looking forward to growing some new and unusual (to me) veggies this season. I’m going to try okra, some heritage corn and peppers. In lieu of our own garden (the deer are brutal) I’m working (living) at our school farm for our 4 year stint here. It’s a new Waldorf charter and I also look forward to being part of growing a farm from the ground up.

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  171. Allison on

    I’d love to try planting dahlias! My grandmother always has beautiful dahlias in her backyard… I want to try that too! :)

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  172. Diana on

    I’m looking forward to getting a nice sun tan as I water my mothers rose garden and putting fresh roses in each room of my house… It makes my mother smile.

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  173. Angelina K on

    Looking forward to see my friend’s smile when she receives the flowers ! ❤❤❤

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  174. Jennifer L on

    I am looking forward to seeing my first flower garden grow this year!

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  175. Kristine on

    Diving into rivers, drying off on long bike rides tanned and full by the water, dahlias exploding in gardens like slow motion fireworks, warm nights filled with jasmine and cricket song!

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  176. Kim on

    My husband and I recently bought a house with a nice studio space for me. I am looking forward to creating in this new space all summer! In addition, I am looking forward to turning our yard into a small edible and cutting garden.

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  177. Sarah S on

    Looking forward to the butterflies in our flower garden. My children love to chase them! Very inspired by your beautiful blooms!

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  178. Sarah on

    This season I am most looking forward to spending time at the lake with my friends and family!!

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  179. Emily on

    I live in Oregon and this is the first year I’m growing my own full flower garden! I have cosmos and a variety of wildflower seeds that are starting to bloom. lots of roses too!
    I can’t wait to pick and dry my roses and enjoy the beautiful garden!

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  180. Becky on

    I am looking forward to growing the flowers for my sister’s wedding at the end of September. The perfect time for some dahlias! Let’s hope I don’t mess this up!

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  181. Leigh on

    I’m looking forward to spending evenings and weekends in the garden with my husband and our boys. It’s great family time.

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  182. Mary Ann Nguyen on

    I’m looking forward to watching my first peony plant to bloom!

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  183. Sydney F on

    looking forward to all my floral instagams this season!! xoxo

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  184. Ali on

    I’m looking forward to adding new plants to my gardens!

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  185. Amanda S on

    I’m looking forward to watching all of the beautiful flowers bloom around town and working on my new business!

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  186. Kaitlyn on

    Looking forward to soaking up some Vitamin D!

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  187. Sydney Stansfield on

    I’m looking forward to learning much more about growing flowers and a garden! :-) <3

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  188. Sara on

    I’m looking forward to replant my dahlias. We had a pipe burst last year when I was out of town. My fiancé did a great job taking care of the pipe and house but not the garden bed he ripped up. :-(

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  189. Cindy on

    Looking forward to all of the beautiful flowers blooming. Sharing them with friends and neighbors is always the best.

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  190. jennifer on

    love love dahlias. and looking forward to the birth of babe #2 this july

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  191. Adri Smith on

    I’ve actually been looking forward to using these very types of Dahlias!!!! I’ve needed them for a wedding, and can’t get them anywhere!!!!

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  192. Kaye L on

    Beautiful dahlias! I’m most looking forward to eating from the garden with lovely garden flowers on the table throughout the summer!

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  193. Solducky on

    Oh, the color is so lovely! I am looking forward to butterflies and hummingbirds and strawberries!
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  194. Briana Frank on

    In Iowa, even when dahlias are in season at local wholesalers, it is next to IMPOSSIBLE to get a peach/orange dahlia. I would LOVE to grow those dahlias for some of my brides wishing they could have those gorgeous blooms in their bouquets!

    And what I’m looking most forward to this season….Fresh.Cut.Hay. I’d like to think that is what Heaven will smell like.

    [email protected]

    Thanks!

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  195. Erica on

    I am looking forward to everything! I cannot wait to hear all the honeybees buzzing on lavendar and working away and butterflies fluttering about in the garden. I am also looking forward to bringing in fresh cut flowers inside and fresh veggies from the garden. Esp my sweet peas that I started after reading your sweet pea post. Thank you!

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  196. Dennille on

    What a wonderful give a way! I am looking forward to growing my own cutting garden this year!

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  197. Laurie Garza on

    I’m looking forward to growing my business and fitting it in with a balanced family life. I am starting a big dahlia patch, and I’d be honored to have some of “Floret’s Favorites” among them. Thank you!

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  198. Jacquie on

    Looking forward to a bountiful harvest!! :)

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  199. Alyson Paredes on

    2014 is going to be an exciting year and there is so much this small flower farmer is looking forward to. I will be doing my first wedding this summer – my daughter, so it’s a good trial for me. I have expanded my fields a bit (including my dahlia area!) this year and have seeded many more varieties of flowers I will be testing this year. I can’t wait to deliver the first cuts to my florist accounts! This is only my second year growing dahlias and they are my new obsession. I have learned so much about dahlias from your blog. Thank you!

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  200. Alison Haberstroh on

    I am eager to grow more by seed/tuber/bulb. I have started some zinnias and cosmos by seed already, and am tending to them daily. My poppies are coming up nicely that were directly sown, and would love to try dahlias!

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  201. norma on

    Clamming, outdoor meals on the patio and good weather.

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  202. Erin Leigh on

    looking forward to having my first full weekend off this YEAR. I’m going to dig weeds, plant rununcs and hostas and cut some tulips and put them in an Atlas mason jar for my table.

    I
    cant
    wait

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  203. Leslie Emanuels on

    I am looking forward to my 7 year old, Jack, picking cucumbers for all his friends. Last year he convinced qutie a few non vegatable eaters that cucumbers are the best thing ever. I will think they are playing outside only to find them in the kitchen making some cute goofy dish.

    My other son, who is 9, loves dahlias. He wanted 2 parts of our fenced in garden for them. I wish I could send you his garden plan. So fun to watch their excitement when something they have planted blooms.

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  204. Jessica Flynn on

    I am loving all the color popping up around my neighborhood. I am trying to spruce up my new yard! Looking foward to making to beautiful!

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  205. Chelsey on

    I’m looking forward to learning from all of the inevitable mistakes in farming this summer, early morning harvests with my girls and hopefully some time spent camping with my family.

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  206. Melissa on

    I’m looking forward to designing with all the new varieties that I’m growing this year!

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  207. Eva on

    I’m looking forward to my new dye and textile garden coming to fruition!

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  208. William on

    I’m looking forward to seeing the rose I inherited bloom and finding out what colour it is!

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  209. Jennifer Logan on

    I am trying to fill up my sunny two acres with old favorites and new flower varieties. I am looking forward to selling cut flowers at my booth space at the market this summer–inspired to do this wild thing by reading Erin’s blog through the winter.

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  210. Mary on

    I am looking forward to all of summers’s bounty. But, at this moment I am most looking forward to some beautiful peony blooms!

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  211. Renee starrett on

    I would love to plant these at our inner city community garden! They’re beautiful and having a piece of Floret on our farm would be awesome!

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  212. Chris Fiore on

    Looking forward to the colors and textures of the season to come! And baby zinnias!

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  213. Molly Gray on

    My husband and I are moving to our new piece of (raw) land to start building our flower farm and homestead next week! We can’t wait to get started. Thanks for all your great work in this community.

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  214. Stephanie on

    my goal is to visit a flower field next spring. I’ve started to save money, and it’ll be my son’s first time on a plane. For now, trader Joe’s flowers will do, as well and your continued photos!

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  215. Betsy on

    What a fun and generous give away! I just planted my first crop of cafe au lait dhalias yesterday and would love to add to the beauty! I have never grown dhalias before and have come to LOVE them through your blog! Thank you for all you do, Erin!

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  216. Madgie McGaughan on

    What I am most looking forward to this season is standing to stretch from being bent over cutting flowers and looking out over the fields of blooms (that may include some of your dahlias!) and thinking, “wow, I have a wonderful life!”

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  217. Linda on

    Looking forward to challenging myself to try and raise different flowers! Hoping for a warm up soon in our area so we can get out and play in the dirt after a long winter.

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  218. patricia thorpe on

    Looking forward to the black flies being over, soon, please! And I hope some new dahlias, since we had a dahlia winter meltddown here.

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  219. Cindy on

    I am most looking forward to my very first wedding where I make the bouquets and bouts! I have always sold to stems to designers and this year will be working directly with the brides. I am excited, scared to heck but yet confident that I can do it. I have read your and Lynn’s book, watched the videos, practiced and feel good. I look forward to the first wedding being completed so I can move forward without so much fear!

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  220. Erin Endicott on

    I am most looking forward to teaching my 11 month old daughter about the beauty & magic of gardening.

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  221. Lauren Franciosi on

    Looking forward to weaving my garden with flowers and veggies and sharing bouquets and baskets with friends. It is such a happy high sharing flowers and watching the response. It is a gift that ripples out and is enjoyed by so many.

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  222. Sarah on

    I can’t wait for the day when we just stop and lie on the ground in the middle of the farm and take a nap.

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  223. Emily on

    Stealing peas and tomatoes from my dad’s veggie garden and sailing through the beautiful San Juan Islands.

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  224. Krone on

    Most looking to tomatoes still warm from the garden!

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  225. Evangeline Mahler on

    I am looking forward to a field of flowers in full bloom, but what I am craving and even dreaming about is vine ripened tomatoes. Ahhh, I cannot wait!

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  226. Emily M. on

    After using a kitchen blender to make 50 gallons of fish emulsion smoothies from the left-overs of a friend’s winter ice- fishing harvest for 9 hours this spring, I’m looking forward to the better smells of flower farming! I’m also looking forward to ” a garden of earthly delights” and anticipating our first-year flower farm blooms! 16 hour days here I come!

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  227. heather crawford on

    what a delightful, generous giveaway! hands down, i’m most excited to celebrate my first wedding anniversary with my husband :o) together, we’re loving watching our seeds sprout & are looking forward to watching them grow into beautiful blooms & delicious fruits & veggies.

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  228. Frank on

    I can’t wait to finish planting part of my new garden at the house I just moved to so I can see how it grows and evolves!

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  229. Meg on

    Foxglove appear in droves
    the colors are unknown for now
    free gifts from the birds

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  230. Beth Weaver on

    Looking forward to 2014 being a great growing year. Need to grow lots of beautiful flowers to cover the many weddings I have booked. Brides are re-discovering the beauty of Dahlias. Hope to be able to grow some of your favorites!

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  231. Liz on

    seeing all our flowers come to life in all different shapes and sizes…Im so excited…..dahlias, dahlias, DAHLIAS!! :)

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  232. Jessica Jones on

    Aaahhh….springtime! Looking forward bright colors of the flower beds and delicious Bounty from the gardens!

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  233. Corina on

    Hey Erin,
    I am supposed to grow flowers for my friend’s wedding this August!

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  234. Amelia on

    I am looking forward to moving into my first apartment next month! My landlord has a garden out back that all of the tenants are allowed to plant in, and my roommate and I have been fantasizing about growing tomatoes, kitchen herbs, and fragrant flowers of our own for months now.

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  235. Julianne Sullivan on

    Love love your flowers waiting for my sweet peas to sprout in Spokane

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  236. Margit Van Schaick on

    I’m looking forward to actually growing an abundant cutting garden, for many bouquets for m home (and to give to friends and neighbors). This has been a dream of mine for a long time, delayed until now by years of crippling illness, but I am well now and am determined o bring my dream to life. So exciting!

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  237. Loretta Ball on

    Looking forward to expanding my own little cut flower farm! I have lots of Brides who want DAHLIAS in their bouquet! :) Thank You for sharing your flower farm with me :)

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  238. Kathy on

    I can’t wait for summer to be over. I live in the desert of Az. We are already hitting 100’s and 120’s I am not happy about. I love our fall, winter and spring. thanks, kathy

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  239. Roxanne McCoy on

    Believe it or not, I am most looking forward to working with my kids and watching them grow and mature along with the flowers on our farm.

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  240. Sandra Sarlinga on

    I planted some sweet peas inspired by your blog and of course your flowers! Hope to get the chance to plant some amazing dahlias!

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  241. Becca on

    I’m looking forward to doing my first wedding using flowers from my own backyard.

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  242. Suzy Haggerty on

    Most of all I look forward to Dahlias blooming in my garden! I love to add a few new varieties every year. I have really enjoyed your blog and all the tips about growing flowers (the Sweet Pea insight was delightful)! With business busy this Spring for my little Floral Studio the cutting garden has finally just been tilled and ready to plant. I love nothing more than to add as much as I can from my own garden to my floral designs. Thank you for all your inspiration as a grower, designer, writer and artist!

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  243. Amber on

    I’m adding flowers this year to my garden. I’m excited to try something new and I love the color it adds to the yard. That’s right…more flowers and less grass!

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  244. Mary on

    I’m looking forward to growing lots of flowers and relaxing in my garden in the evening after work.

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  245. Nicole on

    What a great giveaway! You spoil us by doing all the homework and as a result we benefit by getting the best flowers out there! I am looking forward this year to switching my shop from using commercial flowers to more local and hopefully some home grown of my own, learning and incorporating the more natural style that goes with it :-)
    I am also looking forward to cultivating my gardening skills(or lack there of) into growing my own flowers this yr!

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  246. Brooke on

    Sun, warmth, flowers, fresh produce… The list could go on and on. I am a recent first time homeowner and this will be my first time planting a garden. I sort of have no idea what I am doing but I am so excited! The dahlia tubers would be a great addition to the cut garden bed I am creating.

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  247. April Mason on

    I’m a large scale event florist in Pittsburgh who is making a big effort to source local and US farms. I’m also currently in search of a lot in an urban area to build a flower farm for local production and educational programs for inner city youth. I couldn’t secure the lot in time this year so I’m starting the farm on my personal city property of an acre. I have 22 dahlia varities so far and have room for a few more. I hoping for these dahlias to grow so I can store them over the winter to divide in the spring next year for a great start in our urban farm lot.

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  248. Andrea on

    Looking forward to another year of gardening with my 91year young father! He brings bouquets to church every Sunday in rememberence of his wife.

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  249. Andrew on

    I’m loving this weather right now and getting excited about spending more time in my yard this year and mixing more flowers in my vegetable garden. Also seeing more of your work.

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  250. Debbie Thomas on

    Erin, I am SO IN AWE of the beautiful business u have created. I’m lookin’ forward to warm weather, hopin’ to sell my place n start over n hopin’ to have lots of color n texture to start over with……

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  251. Rebecca Ceron Martin on

    I’m looking forward to helping and sharing more this year . Your Dahlias will help neighbors of mine celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary. I want to help them make their special event look lovely by arranging your Dahlias for their celebration with friends. I know your Dahlias will express their love through the language of flowers. What a fitting place to have your beautiful flowers admired and also recognized for the love and care you have put into growing them, than at a celebration of commitment to such a love.

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  252. Laura Timmerman on

    I am starting and trying a bunch of new things this year. I’ll be selling vegetables and flowers at a market this year! My son is working full time with me! I am growing new vegetables and flowers and new varieties of both, and trying out new techniques. Our farm has some new farm members and we are selling more shares than we have for several years. So I guess I am looking forward to the whole shebang, but mostly working with my son and learning, learning, learning!

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  253. Karen on

    Learning, loving and laughing!

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  254. Tammie Stanley on

    Growing dahlias will keep me happy and strong this year as I face a health challenge. Friends and people I’ve never even met will be helping me plant my dahlia patch next week and I’m looking forward to having lots of blooms to share with everyone this summer and fall!

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  255. Abbie Fox on

    We just moved to a new home and the yard/garden is a disaster! I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty and creating a beautiful garden with beautiful flowers!

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  256. cindy tarrant on

    I just moved to my organic flower farm in Georgia and am planting like crazy. I bought dahlias from one of the vendors you suggested, and I can’t wait for bloom time! To make my flower farm take off, though, I need more, and they’re expensive. Would be a dream to grow my idol’s dahlias!

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  257. Krys on

    I most look forward to getting my Dads farm up and running again. My husband and I are taking it over and have a number of plans including selling cut flowers, vegetables, eggs etc. We have an acre of flowers going in betweem perennials and annuals and waking up every morning knowing we are working towards something is the best feeling. And of course spending time together is a great bonus!

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  258. Molly on

    I’m looking forward to my second summer of gardening in my very own garden!! I’m also keeping my fingers crossed that all my flowers, started from seed (a first for me!), will come up! Love this hot weather in the South Sound!!

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  259. Gretchen on

    Looking forward to Roses, and getting something up for the seasonal flower posts! Maybe even this week, if I can get out with an umbrella! ;-)

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  260. Kasey Butler on

    I’m looking forward to our first flower harvest and our trial flower csa!

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  261. Amelia Amish on

    I am looking forward to those perfect days, not to warm, not to cold, with the sun shining.

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  262. Misty Fields on

    Looking forward to people enjoying my flowers. I am trying to get my dahlia tuber collection expanded to provide more dahlia varieties. I love farming flowers!!

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  263. Alice katherine on

    I am looking forward this season to letting life unfold…..one day at a time.

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  264. Bobby Pathammavong on

    Hi you guys are wonderful! wish I could be doing what you are! This season I’m looking forward to my adventures in flower preservation for an upcoming project.

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  265. Sara Bryant on

    It has been very changeable weather the last month in Utah.
    75 -80 degrees and 2 days later down to freezing. I’m looking forward to seeing all my beautiful flowers and vegetables growing and blooming for the farmers market.

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  266. Sarah Ingalls on

    I am most looking forward to growing and arranging the flowers for my father’s wedding!

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  267. Chandin on

    I’m looking forward to watching my little baby grow and start to sit up and eating al fresco with my family in my backyard that is (slowly) being changed into an oasis. C’mon flowers get bloomin!!

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  268. Cheryl Linck on

    Looking forward to growing flowers, including your dahlias :-) to use in my Ikebana floral arrangements.

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  269. Kumiko on

    With an actual camera, I’m totally excited to photograph every floral moment through the changing seasons.

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  270. S. Miller on

    Can’t wait for the peonies in our garden to bloom – planted a new deep burgundy color that I can’t wait to gift to friends and family.

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  271. Laura H. on

    I am looking forward to sunny days and rows of zinnias in bloom!

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  272. Emily on

    I am looking forward to raising my first little flock of barred rock laying hens.

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  273. KaCee on

    Dahlias are my FAVORITE flower! This is my first year planting them. I planted six to test my green thumb. They are growing so fast. Every morning before work and every night when I get home I check on them. I currently have four sprouting! I can’t wait for full, vibrant blooms!!! Flowers instantly make my day. They are God’s way of saying, “I’m here and life is beautiful!”

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  274. Ranae on

    Love the look of all of your flowers. By far the best I’ve seen across the internet! We have moved into a ‘new to us’ house and I’ve been so excited to see the perennials popping up each day! Especially looking forward to the bearded iris and peonies!

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  275. Jenny K. on

    Your flower photos and advice are wonderful! I am looking forward to a bountiful garden plot this year. The berries have already begun! I plant flowers in the border out front, as they feed my soul. I would love some dahlias :) Thanks.

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  276. heather on

    Looking forward to warmer weather, exploring with my kids this summer, farmer’s markets, growing a few flowers, creating with those flowers for weddings and hopefully a little travel:)

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  277. Kathleen Murphy on

    Looking forward to creating all the bouquets and centerpieces for my daughter’s wedding after all the great advice in your new book!!

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  278. Landis Loftin on

    I live in Alaska and don’t have much of a flower garden like I did in the past. I miss my flowers. I would love to plant some and bring them outside in the summer as a memory to my mother who recently was killed. Your flowers remind me there is hope and healing. It soothes my grief.

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  279. Jumee on

    Love your beautiful and inspiring blog! Looking forward to planting our first garden together as husband and wife!

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  280. Sarah Robinson on

    I would love some more dahlias to plant : ) I’m most looking forward to really growing the business this year. More flowers, more bouquets, more room, more everything. A growing and expanding farmers market in my town!

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  281. Kristy on

    I am looking forward to seeing the new dahlias I planted this year (many from your suggestions) come into bloom this year, as well as some of the other new plants I added this including sweet peas, orlaya, and explosion grass. But, I would love to add a few more things!

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  282. Jill on

    Looking forward to the possibility of my first home and future farm/ garden!

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  283. Michelle on

    I’m looking forward to my first sweet peas!

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  284. Hannah on

    I am looking forward to warm weather and fresh heirloom tomatoes!

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  285. Ferriss Donham on

    Erin,

    Don’t like to look forward too much as all the flowers are flitting and fleeting by so quickly! Just like to look and ponder and pick each little lovey today. I look forward to meeting YOU!

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  286. Janet on

    I’m looking forward to sweet autumn clematis!

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  287. Farrah on

    Looking forward to my three girls being done with school for the summer, gardening, growing zinnias, sunflowers & maybe dahlias…

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  288. Megan S on

    I’m looking forward to the warm weather and eating outside enjoying the river.

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  289. Andrea on

    I can’t wait for caprese salads.

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  290. Toni Carie on

    Oh WOW I was just shopping for Dahlia’s ! I’m so excited to be starting my cutting gardens, I can’t wait untl all my flowers start blooming.. starting off small so I can get the feel of each flower.

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  291. Julie B on

    Tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY, and I would love nothing more than to be the winner of some of your gorgeous dahlias!!!! I just recently found your blog and have read EVERY post. I even did a blog post on my personal blog about you! I am very new to flower gardening and have gleaned so much information from your flower focus series! Adult birthdays (I will be 32) aren’t very much fun, but getting some tubers in the mail would make this such a special birthday!!!!!

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  292. Leela on

    This will be my first year as a flower farmer! I am planting a few dahlias to experiment and would love more! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

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  293. Juanita Decuir on

    Looking forward to see a vibrant bloom of colour! Having my mother here helping me plant! Can’t wait for her visit!

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  294. Shannon Klein on

    I’m already vibrating with summer sun in Georgia- this year more than any I feel its vitamins and energy running through me and love waking early, to weed, even! freckles have burst on me and my kids, husband’s been coming home early from work to mow (all except some “meadow” swaths I’ve convinced him are better for the bees). I look forward to keeping up this pace while relaxing into the summer, too. And to relax- that’s it! I look forward to enjoying Hendrick’s gin with a little borage, lime & mint muddled into it!

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  295. Marcella Hawley on

    Oooooh how your sun-doused photos and sweet storytelling style swoop me into a frenzy! So, thank you so much, Erin, for doing what you do. :) This season I’m looking very forward to illustrating and painting the plants I grow in my garden. I get lost in the delicacy of peonies and the variations in petal form and color. I would relish the opportunity to capture some of the juiciness of the dahlia varieties you’ve selected as your favorites. Thank you!

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  296. Tammy Howard on

    I am looking forward to taking a break from our vegetable operation and focusing on growing the flower farm and camping and having fun with my family. My son was very sick and had a few near death experiences this past winter. We want to enjoy time together as a family this summer and be thankful he is still with us. Thanks for all of the inspiration and information!

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  297. Chelsea Dorgan on

    I’m looking forward to starting a new, grassroots, urban gardening project called GROW Milwaukee! The weather has been cold this spring so we’re anxiously awaiting warmer weather to start planting! Having some of these beauties to brighten up the garden would be lovely :)

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  298. Emily Nekl on

    Can’t wait for the garden to fill in and lots if early mornings with coffee and late nights with wine tending to it! (And days full of pool and Popsicles with my girlies!)

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  299. morgan on

    This is our first spring in our new house and there are so many things to look forward to! We are slowly tearing up our lawn and planting veggies, flowers, native plants and fruit trees. I can’t wait to harvest my first tomatoes and I can’t wait to set a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the table from our yard!

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  300. Anne Matthews on

    I am looking forward to the many Monarchs that visit the flower fields here, as well as the Praying Mantis, Honey bees and H
    Hummingbirds :)

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  301. Mia B on

    Fresh tomatoes from the garden!

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  302. kristin burrello on

    hi erin!
    kicking butt here in CT! too bad mothers day isn’t every weekend! I’m looking forward to laying the groundwork for the connecticut cut flower coop to start rolling CT grown blooms into NYC next year. woot woot!

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  303. karen mottet on

    My beautiful container garden is within reach for me. I dearly Love so many flowers I cannot possibly list them all; especially Peonies. I absolutely find your flower farm so inspiring and gentle; such a Zen operation. This year I’m growing sweet peas, sunflowers, Lillie’s and marigolds. I would treasure your Dahlia bulbs and store them properly in the winter. We learned about you through our farmer at Thousand Flowers farm on Waldron Island.

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  304. Haley Tobias on

    Looking forward to my first year of flower farming! Trying to take it slow and easy this year, but at the same time, I want to grow a little bit of everything! Am definitely limiting myself though!

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  305. Kyla on

    This is my first year with a proper garden, almost all edibles and I am really looking forward to harvesting for the first time ever! And using my herbs all summer long!

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  306. Ainsley on

    A new garden! We just sold our home and are in the process of relocating so I’m looking forward to discovering a new landscape and the new possibilities.

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  307. Rene on

    I’m looking forward to being in my garden with the radio tuned into baseball and the sun shining. I was raised gardening with my parents and my dad always had the game on the radio. It’s such a wonderful childhood memory.

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  308. Kim Cole on

    My daughter(Ella – 3) & I just planted our 1st “flower garden” that consists of just zinnias @ the moment!! We would LOVE to add some dahlias!!! We love waking up early in the morning to check on our “babies” and see what new colors we spot! Thanks for all that you do

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  309. Shari on

    Looking forward to the June bloom of my 100-year rose bush. It is a descendent of a rose bush that grew in my great grandmother’s garden.

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  310. Kelly Morrison on

    Looking forward to a successful and bountiful first season managing my own vegetable and flower farm!

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  311. Cheryl Veblen on

    Warm afternoons lounging on my deck, surrounded by roses, geraniums and sweet peas…

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  312. Jeanne Cummings on

    …for the sun to shine and the temps to rise above 40 at night here in Minnesota…(perhaps by Memorial Day)….OR to move back to Wasington State!!!

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  313. Sarah on

    Would love some amazing new dahlia varieties to try! Looking forward to working in the dirt with my almost three year old every afternoon…

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  314. Bailey Hale on

    We are looking forward to our 90 day growing season here in extreme northern Vermont! We are the newest occupants of a rickety old farm that needs some love and attention. My dear grandma passed last year and left a gift that allowed us to finally buy a farm. We are looking forward to doing Ardelia proud! She taught me to garden more than 30 years ago. And she loved dahlias!

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  315. Lindsey on

    I’m looking forward to watching everything grow and flourish after a long winter. Each year I choose something on which to focus for our home gardening–this year it’s creating a cut flower garden!

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  316. Colie on

    I’m really, really looking forward to the sense of accomplishment I’ll feel if I can manage a cutting garden, style the events I’m committed to, continue to supply bouquets to local shops, do good work at my workplace, AND maintain the intimacy of my most important relationships. Tell me it’s possible?

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  317. Frances Kremer on

    Love dahlias!!! Those are such gorgeous colors. I haven’t planted any in a few years and have been debating about starting some again.

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  318. jennifer on

    beautiful dahlias!! I’m looking forward to so many things this garden season but I’m already daydreaming about September’s homegrown heirloom tomato and sweet corn pie!! It’s an annual tradition for my family.

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  319. Terry on

    Dear Erin:

    Your flowers and photographs are truly amazing and an inspiration. I have been following your website from the very beginning when Lesley Benzakein shared it with me. When I need a pick-me-up, I open your website and take in all the beauty.

    I am just a home gardener who loves growing and arranging flowers — roses especially — and sharing them with my family and friends.

    Unfortunately, I have terrible rocky soil, but I just keep chipping away at it and look forward to having time to garden after work and on weekends.

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  320. Rachael on

    I’m looking forward to planting flowers and vegetables, which will replace the overgrown juniper that used to grow in my front yard.

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  321. Bayley on

    I just happened upon your Instagram account and immediately fell in love with ALL your post. I’m new to gardening, but I love all the colors that pop up in my yard and the transitions from each season.

    Cheers!

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  322. Diana on

    These dahlias are gorgeous! I have never grown them but we are in a new house in NW Montana and I hear they do well here. We have a new raised-bed deer-fenced garden and I’m looking forward to filling the beds with shrub roses, perennials, cutting flowers, vegetables and herbs. We have a few things planted already.

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  323. Natalie on

    I am knots excited for my king protea to bloom!

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  324. Sharika Kim on

    For years I’ve had dreams of one day being in a place where I can have a giant vegetable garden, chickens and my very own flower farm. Stumbling upon your blog last year only made that desire even stronger. This year I made the decision that I can wait forever for the perfect place or I can simply start where I’m at and do what I can. My vegetable garden has grown from 3 to 20 beds, my baby chicks will arrive Friday and i have spent the last months tilling and composting three 35×35′ flower beds. My seeds have arrived and my 5 and 7 year old boys have been happily helping me every day to prep beds and plant seeds. I’m amazed to see how far I’ve come and so excited to see what comes of this tiny adventure. To see my dreams fulfilled and know that my kids will understand what it means to grow organic food.. Even if I only get a few bouquets of dahlias.. It will all have been worth it to see my kids joy in knowing they helped make them grow. Who knows, maybe someday I’ll have a farm like yours. I just know you have to start somewhere, no matter how small.

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  325. Sheila Hines on

    Can hardly wait for the end if a long hot summer in Tennessee and seeing the fields full if goldenrod! My favorite except for the zinnias!

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  326. Ali on

    I’m so looking forward to experiencing our 2nd season as “yard-owners” and changing things up a little! Going from not knowing anything to re-landscaping our current beds has been a fun experience and we’re right in the middle of it!

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  327. Aysha on

    I’m excited for dahlias and blueberry picking!

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  328. Theresa on

    Looking forward to growing and putting edible flowers in everything! Also looking forward to the first big flower harvest from my little suburban farm for my amazing local floral designer.

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  329. Molly Jackson on

    Looking very forward to my first dedicated beds to both dahlias and sweet peas! Giving them room to stretch their stems!

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  330. Lindsay on

    I am looking forward to all of the smiles my flowers will bring this season!

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  331. Kathy on

    What I’m looking forward to the most is for the rain to stop and the ground to dry up so I can continue planting. I’ve been pouring over catalogs to match the colors of your blooms.

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  332. Jesse M on

    I am looking forward to my kids being out of school and enjoying lots of summer play days, also continuing to work on rejuvenating and cleaning up my son’s large school garden throughout the summer!!

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  333. Shannon on

    I’m looking forward to drinking cold beer on my patio this summer — surrounded by my garden and the honey bees!

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  334. Christina Morello on

    As a longtime dahlia lover, gardener, and photographer, I can never get enough of your inspirational messages and photo posts. Thank you for sharing your knowledge so freely. Beause of you I have adopted many new favorite varieties along the way. This season I am most looking forward to watching my newest blooms appear while learning new ways to care for them. Every year there is a learning curve or something to try differently. The outcome is always exciting! And it’s especially rewarding sharing the excitement with my husband and children. We hope someday to live on a larger plot of land where we can grow more and more and more! Thank you!

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  335. Bonnie on

    I’m looking forward to more beautiful peonies, sweet peas and stunning dahlias for my upcoming weddings!

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  336. porter on

    Summer in Florida seems like it would be misserable, but actually Florida summers are my favorite time of year! The seasons starts with mangoes raining like little jewels and the days get longer, spending most of our days in the water to get cool. Mother nature brings us our rain for the upcoming growing season which starts in October and last through May…The wet season is what I’m looking forward to most of all, because a good wet summer means better crops for the rest of the year.

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  337. Jenny Wunder on

    I’m looking forward to big voluptuous Rugosa Rose hips!

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  338. Flora R. on

    Looking forward to my lilacs and peonies this season. Also, just learning more about flower gardening in general, which you blog is a huge part of! I just started my herb garden with tarragon, parsley, Thai basil, oregano and more. Walking out to the front yard to gather fresh herbs is one of the best things about summer!

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  339. Tom | Tall Clover Farm on

    I’m looking forward to some hoop-house fragrant beauties like lilies and sprays of jasmine. In the front field, I’m going hoping to big on big zinnias and multi-branched sunflowers.

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  340. Amber on

    I’m looking forward to expanding and babying my backyard garden, back porch hangs in my hammock, margaritas and traveling to escape the central Texas heat!

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  341. Kelly on

    I’m looking forward to ranunculus. It looks promising this year and it’s my 3rd year trying to grow it!

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  342. Andi on

    Ahhh, honestly, I look forward to the whole growing experience! I love digging in the soil, planting, watching everything grow and then finally harvesting! I look forward to that ‘good-kind-of-tired’ that I experience at the end of a day in the garden! Thank you Erin, for this lovely give~away.

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  343. Tari on

    I’m looking forward to a summer wedding. My 24 year old son is getting married. Very happy. A year ago my oldest son who was 27 died on May 15 of a heart attack. Miss him so much.

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  344. shellie on

    Hi Erin,
    I would LOVE to add your organic dahlias to my dye garden!! :) what beautiful colors they would make!
    warmly, shellie

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  345. Cindy on

    such a lovely giveaway! we have a plot in a local community garden and the entire garden has doubled in size this year giving us room for 50 gardeners. so, i’m looking forward to seeing all the new gardens and our expanded public space. many thanks, erin!

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  346. Denise S on

    Just planted dahlias for the first time. Some were bought from Gretel at Sunny Meadows Farm. We will see how they fare in Kansas heat and wind!

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  347. Anastasia on

    I am looking forward to picking up my flowers in the fields they are grown in, making my own ice cream, a busy wedding season, eating outside, and taking my daughter swimming. Summer is the best!

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  348. Katie M on

    What I am most looking forward to this year is, growth. Growth in myself, and my farm. Growth in knowledge. And in getting closer to my dreams.
    Love and light Erin. :)

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  349. Renee on

    I am looking forward to being more out in nature and appreciating the beauty of creation. Some folks can spend hours sitting in front of a painting at a museum; there is so much more to marvel at in God’s handiwork!

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  350. Sarah Pappas on

    I’m looking forward to meeting this huge demand I’ve seen in Detroit, in my first year of focusing on cut flowers! To many more ways for Detroit lovers to spend their dollars locally. Thanks for all the leadership and inspiration your farm provides to the movement!

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  351. Miranda Goulet on

    I am looking forward to this 2014 season as my little girl is due mid July. I planted a new dahlia garden in memory of my sister whom passed away June 2013, so I am wishing on a lucky star that the new garden will be blooming by the time my daughter is born.

    Thank you.

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  352. Morgan Wilson on

    Ahhhh love the pixx of your Dahlia field! I am most excited about my foxgloves blooming – They are so close! Happy growing, Erin!

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  353. Julie L on

    So looking forward to having fresh flowers on my desk everyday!

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  354. Aylie on

    Please, please, please!!!! I am looking forward to a new stone lined garden bed I made filled with wildflowers, specifically to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

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  355. Isabel on

    Dahlias! Our big tall purple Dahlia’s that have bloomed for 2 years now. Curious if they’ll bloom for a 3rd.

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  356. Ardent Darcy on

    Ooh, I’m looking forward to fresh tomato, sliced, with salt and pepper; fresh basil from our little container garden; and getting my first clients for my floral design and wedding styling business.

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  357. Sarah Holm on

    I am about to become a momma for the first time in June, and I am looking forward to an entire summer of love spent in the garden with my little one:)

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  358. Annie Cat on

    I am looking forward to my Austin Roses blooming throughout the summer/fall here in zone 9. As a longtime IG follower, I would love some dahlias from Floret Farm to add to my garden!

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  359. Nika on

    I’m looking forward to getting to know the soil and the growing conditions on the land I’m moving to this week.

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  360. John Maier on

    The photos in your website of your dahlia bouquets are inspiring!

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  361. Diana on

    Looking forward to the carefree days of summer where I can stroll out to the garden and pick a pump raspberry or pick a beautiful bouquet from my garden!

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  362. Kate on

    I’m looking forward to adding some color to our community garden!

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  363. jodi on

    As much as I’m looking forward to fresh veggies and flowers from the garden, I’m really looking forward to some adventures on the water this summer! Kayaking, camping and hopefully hopping on a friend’s motor boat to get out and explore more of the neighboring islands.

    Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy some of your dahlias, Erin! We actually printed off two pages from your blog where you listed all your favorites to guide our tuber shopping this year. (We lost all our tubers 2 years ago after not digging them up – lesson learned the hard way.) Unfortunately we weren’t able to get our hands on all of them… getting them straight from the source would be even sweeter!

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  364. Courtney on

    I am looking forward to finally finishing my yard!

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  365. Emily on

    I’m most looking forward to getting all my little seedlings planted out and watching (hopefully) everything grow! And to cook with homegrown vegetables all summer!

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  366. Lillian on

    SO SO FUN!!! This is my first official season growing and selling, so I’m just excited to learn tons!

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  367. Kim on

    Looking forward to planting my raised beds with vegetables and this year adding some flowers in the mix! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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  368. Francenia on

    I am looking forward to camping by our creek, waking up and looking out to see our first year crop of sunflowers in the morning mist…plus bonfires, canoeing the New River, fishing and sharing flowers with new neighbors.

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  369. Yara on

    Looking forward to bountiful sweet peas,zinnias and chocolate cosmos.

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  370. Kate L. on

    Dahlias of course:) swimming and a beach trip are nice too!

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  371. Bailey on

    Looking forward to Saturday mornings starting with coffee and landscaping at our new house.

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  372. Maggie Smith on

    I’m looking forward to surprises! Just opened a flower shop in the spring with 100% locally grown flowers, and love it when a farmer has something I’ve never heard of.

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  373. Lori Toerpe on

    After the arctic winter we had here in Chicago, I’m simply grateful for the change of the seasons, and looking forward to EVERYTHING about summer.

    I’ve only just recently started adding more perennials to my landscape, and those magnificent Dahlias would be a lovely addition to anyone’s garden.

    Good luck to everyone entering!

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  374. Megan on

    I planted out my dahlias a little too early and they got frosted. :( I’d love some replacement tubers. I promise to beextra careful with them!

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  375. Kate on

    After the Mother’s Day snowstorm in Denver, I am most excited to see the tulips finish blooming, the lily of the valley pips to flourist, and our garden renovation to begin in 2 weeks! We have nothing but room for a new Apple tree and more FLOWERS (my favorite!)

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  376. Allison on

    Can’t wait for the beauty!!

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  377. Allison on

    I am looking forward to beginning the flower growing journey with my mom! Can’t wait f

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  378. Maggie on

    I’m looking forward to my best friends wedding and a trip to Norway with my grandmother! I love dahlias! They are my favorite!

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  379. Brian Morley on

    I’m looking forword to unexpected combinations that I can use in my floral design work, nature is the best designer! I love to share new flowers with my clients! GREAT BLOG!

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  380. Angela on

    Looking forward to longer days, time with family, and working on my first real yard! So much work, but I love all the potential and possibility!

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  381. Ashley on

    I am continually in awe of the beauty that comes up from the earth in the form of a flower. Your blog and insta feed ever take my breath away. I love how inspiring it is!
    This summer I am looking forward to soaking up lazy summer days outside with those I love!

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  382. Jill on

    Looking forward to a much bigger garden this year.

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  383. Kelly on

    The simple truth is…I’m just looking forward to getting my hands dirty! It’s soul work. :)

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  384. Mindy Mc. on

    I am looking forward to warmer weather – hope it gets here soon!

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  385. Dr. Wank on

    OMG! I have been searching for a long time for UN-circumsized dahlia flowers! Please pick me!

    Phatteus Wank

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  386. kelly on

    I am looking forward to gardening with my two year old daughter!! She is so in love with the garden, I can’t wait for our flowers to start coming in!! She is going to be so in love, even we she picks a blade of grass she holds it up and says, “smells soooo good”

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  387. Katie on

    so generous, Erin! I would live to grow such beauty!

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  388. Erin Mc on

    Yay, dahlias! I’m looking forward to being overwhelmed by flowers…..pretty sure I’ve never grown so many, varieties or quantity. Thanks in part to your wonderful series on favorite flowers!

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  389. Carlina Dupere on

    This season I look forward to more exploring with my family. My daughter is a bit older now and more adventurous. Hoping for more road trips now that my husbands new job allows him to be home. Before he traveled most of the summer. And Camping!

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  390. Sweet Top Farm on

    I am looking forward to trying out new spacing for zinnias (thanks Erin!), doubling the amount of fillers I am growing, and making lots of bouquets on Friday evenings. Yeah for color after a long, cold Wisconsin winter!

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  391. Erin on

    Looking forward to waking up a little earlier for work to peek at what’s happened overnight in the garden. A little garden meditation over coffee before work makes for a more productive day!

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  392. Jen on

    Your flowers are beautiful!! This year I’m looking forward to my first real attempt at planting my very own vegetable garden!!!
    I hope I win :)

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  393. Lianna on

    Looking forward to early Sunday mornings spent at the farmer’s market and growing herbs in my first patio garden.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful blooms on instagram. Thanks to your feed my flower vocabulary is growing more and more :)

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  394. Erin on

    Summer in Texas with kids means keeping cool and submerging ourselves as much as possible. That and hitting the PNW for vacation !

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  395. Jaanki Purohit on

    Looking forward to having some beautiful flowers planted for my wedding at my parent’s farm! Dahlias would be gorgeous at the entrance! Also, I’m looking forward to eating lots of home made peach ice cream!

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  396. Pennington Flowers on

    Created six planting beds in my yard because of you. Won’t give me much for my shop, but will help me grow the special stuff. Your stuff is special. Looks like lots of folks agree. Address is Pennington Flowers, 52 Hampton Road, Southampton NY 11968

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  397. Ashley Field on

    I am looking forward to visting our Family who we havent seen in two years in Snohmish county due to being away serving in the Army. Looking forward to our son meeting his grandparents for first time and spending time out in the country, bon fires, picking flowers and fresh tomatoes in the garden. Besides seeing family looking forward to getting my hands dirty in the garden.

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  398. Neely on

    Looking forward to eating a bowl of ripe, juicy cherries!

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  399. Jeanne P. on

    I am looking forward to having dahlias to cut for flower arrangements. Was inspired by the beautiful photo of your “Cafe au Lait” dahlias busting out of the hoophouse last year, and ordered a dozen from Swan Island. Would love to have some of yours to add to my crop.

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  400. Erika Stephens on

    Summertime in the fields with my sweet children. Swimming in the salt water bay. Time that feels
    a bit more free. Dirty hands and dirty feet, tangled hair and Popsicle stained faces:)

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  401. Katherine L. on

    it has been a rough winter for us here in New England (I’m from Boston) so warm weather is much anticipated! I’m very excited for all the blooms to come. nature is beautiful and photos cant do it justice but you have captured most of its beauty in your blog. truly inspirational.

    have a great week!

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  402. April Heritage on

    I’m looking forward to my zinnias blooming!! I love to cut them and have fresh zinnias in the kitchen. :)

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  403. Bailey Marie on

    I can’t wait to pick my first round of peppers and tomatoes from my garden in my new house! Excited for my first round of flowers that I grew from seeds on my deck and can’t wait to have more and more as the years go on!

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  404. Jenn on

    G&Ts at the backyard picnic table, and my sister’s Maine summer wedding picnic!

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  405. Mikaela Anneser on

    I’m looking forward to follow my passion working with Emily Herzig! Also looking forward to harvesting flowers and organic food I’ve been growing myself!

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  406. Terri on

    Looking forward to sunflowers and peonies! And picnics and hiking and tomatoes and…..

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  407. Katie Phillips on

    My indigo field! Growing 1/3 of an acre this year for Rowland Ricketts of Indiana University. Hoping we get a good crop. Oh and heirloom tomatoes of course ;-)

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  408. Michelle on

    I’m looking forward to planting my garden :) it’s pretty green with very little color. I’m a florist so choosing flowers is hard I love them all.

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  409. Heather Gaume on

    We have very challenging growing conditions on the side of a windy hill in the Sandia Mountains with only decomposed granite. After five years, I have discovered I need to limit my gardening to enormous pots with slick sides to discourage the ground squirrels. Last year, for the first time, I planted both peonies and dahlias…inspired by your fabulous flower designs. I did indeed have enough to cut for some arrangements. Whether or not I win some of your dahlias, I am looking forward to seeing what new and wonderful things appear in your blog post.

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  410. Suzanne on

    How exciting! I’m looking forward to evenings on Lake Michigan and root beer floats on the back porch. :)

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  411. Kayli on

    Veggies and peonies!

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  412. Tiffany on

    Ohh, dahlias are some of my favorites! I’m looking forward to getting married and am currently in the process of growing some of my own flowers for it!

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  413. June Denis on

    I am looking forward to a beautiful garden with peonies, roses, daisies, and dahlias!

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  414. Marge on

    What I’m looking forward to is going to flower markets and flowers farms and just spending hours creating, smelling, freezing and throwing flowers around. I’m going to college soon so I’m a budding floral designer. There’s nothing more beautiful and peaceful than a vase of fresh flowers on your desk or in your garden!

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  415. Jennifer Freund on

    I am looking forward to visiting all of the local farms and gathering farm fresh blooms.

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  416. Kim A. on

    I’m looking forward to starting my very first garden! In a few weeks my 2 oldest children will be spending the entire summer with their father in North Carolina. Tending a garden will be a nice distraction for me while they are away!

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  417. Kim Grover on

    I can’t wait to start my own flower garden! Just moved to a beautiful 5.5 acre property to start LIVING!!

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  418. Lisa on

    I am looking forward to having my new peonies bloom, as well as growing my first dahlias!

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  419. Kelly M on

    This is so much fun! Fingers crossed! I’m looking forward to driving out the local flower farms and gathering my blooms for upcoming wedding season. Cheers!

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  420. Emily Carey on

    Looking forward to gorgeous weather and beautiful flowers to design with!! Love following you on Instagram.

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  421. Lindsay Evans on

    Looking forward to having even MORE bouquets to share with family, friends, and colleagues. Nothing beats brightening someone’s day with flowers, especially unexpected ones:)

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  422. Robin on

    Looking forward to growing…flowers, veggies, making bouquets, and enjoying the season!

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  423. Kaitlyn P on

    I’m looking forward to growing my first raised garden bed!

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  424. Sarah on

    I’m looking forward to a busy wedding season, lots of time outside, canning garden goodies for my family, and flowers galore!

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  425. Collette Budd on

    I’m looking forward to al fresco dinners under market lights with good friends, and family and lovely blooms!

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  426. Maggie on

    I’m looking forward to my zinnias growing because I grow them from seeds so I find it very awarding when they bloom!

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  427. Deedie Springer on

    I cannot wait for dahlia season!! They and peonies are my favorite flowers to work with! There’s nothing like it!! And, what I’m looking forward to most are long days with no rush to get kids bathed and in bed for school the next day, and I don’t have to make school lunches!! I love the relaxed feeling that summer brings!! …I would love to have some of your dahlia tubers!!! I hope I win some!!! I would LOVE IT!!!

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  428. Nellie Ashmore on

    I am looking forward to seeing people pick out the bouquet that “has their name written on it” this season at farmers’ markets!

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  429. Hana on

    I am looking forward to moving into my first home in a month! A beautiful, old, farmhouse in Maine….with a large property where my Mom and I can work on creating gardens together. The dahlias would be a beautiful addition to the property.

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  430. Jamie on

    I would love to give dahlias a try again. I think when I tried them before the varieties were not the best for cutting. I’m looking forward to a lot of blooms for weddings this summer and selling some to florists

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  431. laura b on

    I’m looking forward to moving out of an apartment and into a duplex with my own yard! Moving is the worst, but I can’t wait to start growing things.

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  432. Amy on

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog. What an inspiration! I am a newbie flower farmer, looking forward to so many firsts this year. Very excited about growing Lisianthus and Dahlias for the first time. Living in ND, I am most excited for warm weather.

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  433. The Sunflower Lady on

    I’m trying dahlias again this year. Hoping to harvest lots for weddings this fall.

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  434. w fox on

    Erin, I have admired you from afar for 3 yrs. It was your article that inspired me to grow flowers for market. Now I desperately need to grow them fast & furious to pay bills! I hope I draw a lucky number! Cheers!

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  435. Emily Daniel on

    Oh how wonderful!!
    Seeing your beautiful home and fields was such an inspiring experience!
    Thank you lovely Erin for sharing some of the beauty that surrounds you everyday!

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  436. melissa on

    I’m looking forward to really getting a chance to play with my flowers. I’ll have lots of opportunities for designing and arranging this season and I can’t wait!

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  437. Karen W. on

    I’m looking forward to growing new-to-me plants like dahlias and photographing this year’s beautiful flowers with my new dSLR camera.

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  438. KathyC on

    I retired 2 weeks ago and am looking forward to gardening!

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  439. Denise Bliss on

    Growing Lisianthus for the first time this year! We’re also adding 32″ wide raised beds with gravel paths on half the field beds to make harvest easier for us as we age. Dbliss @blisshavenfarms.com

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  440. Karen F. on

    We just moved in with my in-laws until we build a house on our land, which is just a mile down the road. I’m most assuredly looking forward to my own home again, but it won’t be this summer. What I do look forward to this summer is seeing some of the plants I’ve planted on the land grow and blossom. With each planting, the land becomes more and more my own.

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  441. Jenna on

    Would love some dahlias…they are my fave!

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  442. Sandra Porterfield on

    I am looking forward to a beautiful wedding season with amazing local grown blooms;some from my own property and most from my sisters property who is an amazing grower here in Lancaster PA. Dahlias are one of my favorite (okay I have lots & lots of favorites!) but your varieties are always so pretty….good luck to me!

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  443. Linda VanApeldoorn on

    What’s not to look forward to? The grey of winter is broken and colors abound. Working in the garden until my fingers and back can’t take it any longer but the rewards are great and beautiful. Friends and family hanging out on the patio. Sipping margaritas at neighborhood get-togethers. Skinny dipping in the pool on a sultry summer night.

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  444. Cassie Plummer on

    What a great offer! Thanks for all you do for us novices! Hope to be one of the lucky twelve.

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  445. Martin Lopez on

    I’m looking forward to an awesome summer of teaching, making art, and doing lots of gardening! Flowers are one of my biggest muses; both my grandmothers were exceptional flower gardeners whose garden’s inspired me. Working in the soil and watching green life grow keeps me connected to them.

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  446. Robyn Athearn on

    My daughter just turned two in March so what I’m looking forward to most this season is sharing the farm with her in an authentic way (last year she really was too little). She seeded her first 72 of sunflowers a couple weeks ago. We seeded some tomatoes yesterday. She is loving watering the perennials every morning with her tiny green metal watering can. She is responsible for bottle feeding the 6 day old goats (only dinner- mom and dad do breakfast and lunch) and she just beams- I have never seen her glow like this before- I think it’s pride…anyhow that’s what I’m looking forward to- watching her drive head first into the natural world and farm life!

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  447. Bonita on

    Getting things planted==It is still to cold in North Dakota.
    Establishing new raised areas f or veggies and starting flower garden.’Thanks

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  448. Paula Hedlund on

    I just moved I to a new house in November and the gardens are quite established but I have no idea what anything is yet. I am most looking forward to seeing all the plants I have, it’s been kind of like an Easter egg hunt cleaning up the leaves and such from the fall and finding wonderful plants just coming up!!

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  449. Mary Oswald on

    Inspired by your site and blog, I’ve planted a copious flower garden of zinnias, dahlias, sweet peas, peonies and ranunculus and crossing my fingers that they will grow as lovely as yours. I look forward to sharing my “crop” with family and friends. I’d love just one tuber from your give away to connect my cyber infatuation with your flower farm to the reality of the earth in my backyard! Thank you.

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  450. Tracey on

    I can’t wait for opening day at our farmers market! This will be our first year and we have so much to do and learn!

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  451. Julie Hay on

    I’m looking forward to using fabric barrier cloth to stay on top of weeds, adding a mud kitchen and pea tepees for my little ones to play in while I work AND having fresh flowers on my kitchen table again. Oh yeah, really stoked for my Madame Butterfly snaps and second year delphiniums!

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  452. laura on

    This is so sweet of you to do! I’m looking forward to watching the garden grow and tending my little piece of it. And fresh peaches!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  453. Liz Woodbury on

    I’m looking forward to the feeling of warm earth under my feet, dirt in my fingers. It’s been a long long winter in Maine.

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  454. Matt Parriman on

    After the blooms, I’m looking forward to another attempt at saving our tubers over the winter. We’ve had little luck with our first two attempts.

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  455. Jackie on

    I’ve been physically disabled this past year and I wasn’t able to work my garden the way that I have in years past. I’ve carefully saved all of my heirloom dahlias though, and am potting them up now! I can’t wait to feel 100 percent, and to see my garden restored to it’s former glory! I feel better, and my plantings will show that!

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  456. Carolina Robayo on

    Not only am I looking forward to all the beautiful flowers coming but there’s just something so so satisfying about finishing garden work early in the morning while it’s still cool out and sitting with the garden smelling the turned earth. For whatever reason the cool morning air mixed with the soft soil on my hands is just very soothing.

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  457. Ashleigh vk on

    I am looking most forward to growing some ranaculus for the first time. Can’t wait to see how they look in my garden and use them in arrangements.
    Crossing my fingers for some tubers!!!!

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  458. Tania on

    I am looking forward to growing exceptional flowers and being able to offer a fresh bounty for my customers. Here in the Midwest we have had such a long winter and an unseasonably cold spring. The warmth of a fresh bouquet will sure erase our cold season!

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  459. Sarah C on

    I have so much to look forward to in the coming season. This will be the first full summer in my new home in Maine, my first year having a garden and growing dahlias! My first year growing vegetables–although I am very partial to growing flowers! I’m a newbie to everything in the world of gardening and learning so much everyday and expect some successes and failures but it’s
    such an exciting time! Your blog is so very inspiring- many thanks!

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  460. Karen on

    Oh for the first bloom of _______. Each wave of beauty is a gift, and I especially look forward to the looks of joy on customer faces as they embrace their selected bouquet at the farmers’ market.

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  461. kate swift on

    now that tulips are almost done, I’m looking forward to peonies. Yum!

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  462. sharon weatherly on

    I am looking forward to a bounty of beautiful flowers this year. I have been so inspired by you Erin and all your beautiful flowers that I have stepped up my flower growing. I would love to have those extra tubers to add to my beauty.

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  463. Lauren on

    I am most looking forward to seeing all the new varieties I have started come to life!!

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  464. Lisa on

    Looking forward to creating rows of beautiful flowers for my daughter to run through, as requested by her! Also trying to use a lot more fabric. Less weeding = more time with kids!

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  465. Katy Lockhart on

    I’m looking forward to sharing the wonder of nature with my 2 year old daughter. Planting seeds, bulbs and tubers and watching her amazement as a little dirt, water, and sunshine (and a lot of love) turn them into something beautiful!

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  466. Julia on

    looking forward to trying some of the trickier flowers this year and seeing if I have the knack for more than zinnias and sunflowers. And fresh figs, of course!

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  467. Karen Gesa on

    Making ANY amount of money on this little venture after all the time/work/money that’s gone into it! Fingers crossed!!

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  468. Katie on

    I am looking forward to harvesting many flowers and sharing them with friends and family this summer. Also spending quality time with my children in the flower fields.

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  469. Lisa Shaw on

    Natures bounty to be in bloom. After a long cold winter and March being the coldest on record in Vermont, natures rebirth and warm weather fills the soul.

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  470. Melissa O. on

    The best part of gardening is sharing. How nice. I am looking forward to my dahlias, new and old. Also my hydrangea collection. Thank you for your lovely blog!

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  471. Susan McBride on

    I’m looking forward to my hoop house being filled with blooming flowers after the longest winter ever!

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  472. LeeAnn on

    Looking forward to the arrival of our first baby in the beginning of June. :) Fruitful of a different variety this year.

    Did your tubers you left in the ground survive? Sadly, mine did not. But I am blaming the crazy cold NE winter we had. Perhaps the results would have been different in a different year.

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  473. Lee Moore Crawford on

    I am looking forward to seeing butterflies emerge after as caterpillars munching on the host plants i provided, seeds emerging to flowers that feed them and other pollinators and enjoying the flowers and the cycle of life hear on our beautiful planet.

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  474. Marla Caldwell on

    Looking forward to my next adventure in life….. Becoming a flower farmer. First year tilling of beds has begun!

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  475. David Sweet on

    My wife is having complete hip replacement surgery and we are looking forward to her being able to walk in the lavender and flower gardens again…..

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  476. Terri Carstens on

    I am looking forward to being able to ENJOY my gardens this summer, and not WORK so hard in them. I hired help last Fall for clean up, so this Spring is much easier. I’ve also whittled the beds down to just my favorite flowers and will grow veggies that I know we will eat. Less stress!

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  477. Roxanne H. on

    I’m looking forward to all my new garden additions and blooms…can’t wait!!! Nothing is better than being in the garden :D

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  478. Heather M on

    I would LOVE to be a recipient! I bought a single precious Cafe Au Lait by mail order this season and can’t wait to see how it does. I’m also looking forward to using my co-op member refund to buy tomato starts, wearing sundresses again and feeling grass under my feet.

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  479. April on

    I am looking forward to growing my own small cut flower business along with working at a local dairy. I want to learn as much as possible about small farming and hopefully pursue it as a second career. I left my corporate job last year to pursue travel and enjoy each of my days not not sit behind a desk or in my car commuting.

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  480. Sunday on

    I am looking forward to things being quiet and utterly uneventful. It has been a long time since there were.

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  481. Lennie Larkin on

    Yes!! I’m most looking forward to quickly running through the flower field to gather huge blooms for impromptu games with big groups of visiting children. My favorite game from last summer – each kid hands a flower to the next in the circle and says “My name is ______ and this flower is for you. What’s your name and what’s your favorite vegetable?”. SO FRICKING CUTE!

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  482. Taryn D. on

    I am looking forward to seeing my hollyhocks blooming (they are so close right now!). Also wondering if the peony I planted last year will bloom. It is looking nice and lush right now so I have high hopes.

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  483. Full Bloom Flower Farm on

    I consider myself a micro-farm with half an acre in production by myself. Every bouquet I make I picture a close friend to make the arrangement more personal. I look forward to making cupid explosions everyday and I look forward to growing herbs as well to add to the bouquets. Flowers and medicine, what more could I ask for with my life?!

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  484. Helena on

    Looking forward to the joy of dahlia blooms!

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  485. Brown Escola on

    I’m looking forward to seeing all your words of wisdom come to fruition in my small flower farm here in CA.
    Thank you for sharing all your experience with us novices!

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  486. LeAnne Anderson on

    I’m looking forward to that peaceful feeling I get early in the morning, when I’m the only one up and in my flower garden getting ready to cut blooms, the feeling of peace and all is right with my world because how could it not be with all this beauty in front of me. Those few quite minutes before the rest of the farm is up and crazy time starts.

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  487. Janet on

    I’m looking forward to having armfuls of flowers so I can finally quiet that inside voice that uses words like crazy, insane, and nuts. Thanks for sharing so much!

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  488. Katie on

    Hi Erin, thanks so much for all the great information on your blog. I am getting married in September and am planning on growing Dahlias for my wedding. I love that saving tubers/growing dahlias will provide me with my wedding flowers year after year. I am most looking forward to growing new varieties of flowers this year with the hope of owning my own flower farm within the next year. Thanks again for providing such a wonderful resource!

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  489. Melissa Brown on

    Hi Erin!

    I am most looking forward to learning how to manage my first flower farm and figure out how to balance harvest, planting, cultivating and being creative and engaging with my community all at the same time! I’m also totally looking forward to the first blooms on my lil’ farm…it always feels like it will never happen, and then boom! Flowers for days!

    Thanks for being awesome :)
    -Melissa

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  490. Abhaya Karangutkar on

    Looking forward to special type of long beans, ground cherries,cafe au lait dahlias after many years again and hoping those tiny snap dragon seeds sprout :(

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  491. Erica on

    I’m looking forward to finally manifesting my own roadside flower stand, predominantly made up of dahlias, that I have dreamed about since touring the northwest during fall of 2012. I now have multiple plots of flowers (one in need of additional tubers) and two roadside stands that have been allotted for me use in addition to a farm stand as needed. The support so that I may live my love for flower growing is tremendous and I’m loving every moment. Sales or no sales!

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  492. Amy on

    Looking forward to the sights, smells and happy feelings that beautiful flowers, plants and the sun can bring!! Most deffinelty the best part of the season!

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  493. Laura Pascoe on

    I’m looking forward to summer nights on the back patio with my family. Nothing beats the smell of healthy tomato plants and summer flowers. Here’s to making my little backyard my garden.

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  494. Courtney on

    Looking forward to cutting flowers with my kids and mason jars full of blooms to share with family friends and neighbors!

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  495. Elise on

    I’m looking forward to squash and zucchini! But I always love my glads, poppies and the few dahlias I do have. My great grandfather use to grow dahlias, so they have always been a favorite of mine.

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  496. Elizabeth on

    We are putting the gardens in the backyard and my husband built some awesome boxes for flowers and veggies. I have been planting seeds in starter boxes and have them coming up left and right in the sunny kitchen window! At long last its warm enough to get them outside in their new homes. I can hardly wait to see all types of lovely flowers blooming this summer. I enjoy your photos so very much, your flowers are stunning!

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  497. Laura Clark on

    I can’t wait to smell the flowers, soak in the sun and have fun with my kiddos. Of course the fresh produce is always a plus as well!

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  498. Diana on

    Love your website!! Love your flowers Would love to grow the Dahlias

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  499. Erin @ The Impatient Gardener on

    I’m looking forward to that sweet, sweet moment in mid-summer when all the gardening that can be done is finished and the only thing left to do is get a cool drink, sit back and and enjoy all the hard work that led up to that moment.

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  500. Julie Frahmann on

    I’m looking forward to being one step closer to my dream garden.

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  501. Karin on

    I’m looking forward to big lessons and small farming victories (that my friends will likely not relate to), mistakes made, long days, lighter hair, finding a functional hat (I don’t do hats), that first bunch of flowers ever sold (much like the first earned dollar every business used to tape to their walls), plans and dreams realized, finally letting go of “owning” skills and the readiness in my heart to give as freely and openly as you do for the floral community. Our area needs a local Floret and an “Erin” type person to fill the space of love and support without judgment. The florists here all know your name and wish you were closer so even though I look forward to stepping up, it’s scary.
    I look forward most to having a little physical proof (when we have rows of flowers, foliage, and food to sell and share) and having that truly touchable commodity that changes the way people “do” flowers when they experience it first hand.
    Then in the coming years I can look forward to area sister farmers, group gatherings and sales, resource sharing, and a bigger local passion for slow seasonal flowers. I look forward to one day being a little train station that ties into your larger hub/ established railroad lines of information and support in this growing field all over the world.
    PS I look forward to recounting goofs with you sometime in the future; such as this week when I neglected to open a box of Café Au Lait Tubers for two months and found them still in plastic, roots wrapped thrice around the tuber and big green stem pushing up in the corners, demanding life and sunlight and likely 180 degrees from the direction it should be facing.

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  502. Emily W on

    I’m looking forward to flower-spotting with my 3-year-old twins. They have been overjoyed so far this year as they see new things bloom. I experience the seasons so much more now that I have kids!

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  503. Cynthia Holloway on

    Oh my. How very kind and generous of you. You are my flower hero! . I’ve followed you through the great, good, worn out, but always inspiring writings since I can remember. I look forward to the ‘growing for market’ newsletter every month and go straight to your article to read it first. I don’t know how many times I’ve leafed thru those articles but the are my go-to lists. You are the ‘Dear Abby’ of the floral world. I started growing dahlia only 3 yrs ago. My stock is meager but with your gracious offerings it would be FANTASTIC! Thanks for everything Erin.
    Be Calm and Flower On!

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  504. Tian on

    I’m looking forward to going home from college and seeing the flowers at home again :)

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  505. Jenny Peterson on

    My peony! After my old neighbor thought my blooms were hers for the cutting last year, I am keeping these tightly secured!

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  506. Sophie on

    I can’t wait for my sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias!! Three of my absolute favorites!

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  507. Penmerry on

    looking forward to adding something special to the garden… and this would be just the thing!!!

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  508. Janice Wright on

    I’ve lived in Washington for 5 years and this will be my first year to plant my own fruit abd veggies. I’m super duper excited to see all the strawberries I’m going to get out of my strawberry plants I planted two weeks ago. This is what I’m most looking forward to Bing a military spouse from Texas…you just don’t Have much luck planting like you do here so I’m super excited to see what this new gardening adventure takes me:)

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  509. Veni on

    Love love your blog. Looking forward to growing dahlias and zinnias this year. I left my dahlias in the ground last year and all except a few rotted. I am going to try covering them with mulch and sheet like mentioned in your blog posts this year

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  510. Monika McNair on

    Dahlias are one of the beautiful memories I have of my Grandmother’s garden in Berlin/Germany. So long ago, yet so vivid! Natures beautiful colors like no others. Thanks for sharing your joy of flowers!

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  511. komali on

    I like your flower arrangements.

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  512. Karen Dahlquist on

    Would love! To win some of the tubers. I have tried buying them at local stores and they are alway some or moldy. Please make me a winner! I love dahlias!!!!!!!!

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  513. Angela on

    I can’t wait to finally share my flowers this summer at my first CSA market!

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  514. Beth S on

    I’m most looking forward to growing flowers for the very first time! It’s going to be so wonderful to have a beautiful, colorful addition to our CSA boxes this year.

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  515. Cathie Helgeland on

    Oh, thank you so much for this great opportunity! I’m looking forward to slow days filled with lots of sunshine and beautiful flowers from the garden.

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  516. Robert on

    My sweet son Sam is getting married this fall. I would love to put some beautiful dahlia’s in his bride’s bouquet to make it special for them.

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  517. Tim on

    Looking forward to more amazing flowers from your farm! The poppies I gave to Mom were amazing. Thanks for the beauty and quality flowers you share with the world.

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  518. audrey on

    Looking forward to seeing all you have to offer.Been following you on Facebook and wanting to know more about you and your company:)

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  519. Rondi Anderson on

    To watch my little girls pick flowers to their heart content and watch them come running with their pretty bouquets for Mama (me). I remember that excitement of giving as a child and hope to share it with the girls and others this (my first) season.

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  520. Brekka on

    Flowers, color surrounding the house, making bouquets for my home, friends, work….

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  521. Katherine on

    I’m looking forward… to what is to come! I’m excited by the appearance of little buds on the ornamental crab apple tree outside my window and the sudden silhouette of the chimney swift over my garden–gone. I’m excited by the vibrancy of spring tumbling into summer out here in MA.

    Thank you always for the beautiful life of your farm.

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  522. Jennifer on

    I’m looking forward to the opening of my new business, a mobile flower market! It’s a dream I’ve had for a long time and the stars have aligned and it’s finally becoming a reality!

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  523. Kelly Jensen on

    Looking forward to all the gorgeous colors and textures popping against my freshly painted white picket fence!!!

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  524. Sharon Mitchell on

    I am looking forward to starting my own flower farm! Turning my passion into my career!

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  525. Jeannie on

    Ahhh! Dahlias are my favorite flower, this would be amazing to receive. I keep buying and starting more tubers because I want to be drowning in dahlias!

    This is my first year starting everything from seed and doing everything on my own, so I’m most looking forward to what flowers and vegetables do well and what I can learn to do better next year.

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  526. Jody Costello on

    After years of planting in my small suburban garden with no real plan, I’m looking forward to begin filling it with plants that make nice cutting flowers to be able to add a bloom or 2 to my brides bouquets or a clients arrangement!
    Such a fan of yours, so admire what you do. Although I can’t grow on any sort of large scale, I’m hoping a homegrown bloom or 2 will make things extra special.

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  527. Rio on

    Looking forward to finally including dahlias in my garden repertoire -silly to u-pick somewhere else when they can be right outside my door!

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  528. Yelena Shumakova on

    I’m most looking forward to attempting to grow dahlias this season in a raised need garden! As well, to finally picking the bountiful peonies, which have been carefully left unicorn for a few years!

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  529. Amanda Burnette on

    Ahh, what a fabulous gift! I so enjoy all of the incredible eye-candy you guys post on social media and your blog!

    I’m most looking forward to things that GROW this summer! Veggies, herbs, flowers. Cookouts with friends and family don’t hurt, either!

    Thanks for the opportunity! :)

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  530. Kaity F. on

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to add some dahlias to our garden. I am looking forward to summer’s warmth, Nantucket has been colder than usual this spring. We set up our first beehive last month and am looking forward to watching these magical pollinators in action. Looking forward to our first edible harvest and the flowers we grew from seed to bloom. Thank you Erin for sharing and for your daily inspirations. Blessings!

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  531. Hannah Keen on

    Trying the honey from the honeybees that will be feeding off of all the flowers in our field!

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  532. Lindsay on

    Looking forward to warm weather, sun kissed skin, family bbqs with sweet tea, and all of your beautiful flowers!! Summer is filled with such beautiful colors!

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  533. Mary on

    I am looking forward to all the beautiful flowers that will be in my garden this year. I love to take cuts and make arrangements for my neighbors and family :)

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  534. Colleen Autry on

    Looking forward to Dahlias (of course!), tomatillos, zinnias, and Sunflowers!!!

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  535. Sharon S on

    Love watching your flowers grow, especially the sweet peas. My great grandma had a dahlia/gladioli bed that took up her while front yard. It was truly magical.

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  536. Leslie Spang on

    We are having a bit of a heat spell. Well a lot of one. My bees and humming birds are expecting only the best. They have good, but if we had great would be fabulous! Love after a watering on a warm day and the little world comes alive! We are so lucky and blessed!

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  537. Emily Webb on

    I would really like some Dahlia Tubers. I ordered some after you winter post on them. Cafe au Lait were may favorites, and I also got 2 others in pinks and peaches. But the company I bought them from shipped them too soon (I live in the Sierras of No. Ca) and I still am not sure if we have had our last frost. Anyway, I kept them in their original packaging in a cool dark place. yesterday I took them out to plant them and they were all shriveled up:-( I have never grown dahlias before and really wanted to. I planted them anyway, but am not sure if they will come up. So please pick me :-)

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  538. Delores on

    I’m looking forward to August and September to see how our dahlias bloom. We added so many more varieties this year. Fingers crossed for good weather!

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  539. Lisa Krauter on

    I am so excited about this year and this summer. It’s my first year of marriage and my first official full year in the flower making world. My little house could really use some pretty dahlias!

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  540. Delisa Pearson on

    Looking forward to enjoying all that Montana has to offer during the summer months. From mountain wild flowers such as Indian paintbrush to all the lovely cultivated varieties. Dahlias are my FAVORITE flower, and I would be thrilled to grow your babies in big sky country.

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  541. angelica mountains on

    I am hoping next season my flowers and fruit trees grow healthy , without all the bad insects I have been try to keep away from them. I’m not a green thumb, but they make me feel emotional better when I am close to them. They are a healer.

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  542. taylor dunlap on

    i am most looking forward to growing my own dahlias for the first time this year. seeing the sprouts just make me giddy for the blooms that are to come!

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  543. Marlys on

    I’m looking forward to the peonies blooming!

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  544. Candy Ashbrook on

    Looking forward to more of your inspiring flower pictures while waiting for more of my own to blossom. I love how the different varieties flow in ongoing waves throughout the season.

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  545. Jamie Bertsch on

    Loads of sunshine, bright blooms & green drinks in the field !!!

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  546. hillary on

    I’m looking forward to the challenges of owning and running small flower growing business with my best friend. So far this season has felt a little crazy. Good crazy!

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  547. Hannah on

    What a great giveaway! I’m so looking forward to ripe tomato sandwiches and sliced watermelon!!

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  548. Lori Carriere on

    looking forward to seeing more beautiful wedding bouquet creations.

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  549. Emily Jackle on

    Most looking forward to adding an additional mid week market for our blooms. Starts tommorow!

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  550. Margo Geddes on

    Your Dahlia collection is always stunning! Would love to add to our collection!!

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  551. Lesley Britt on

    I am looking forward to creating a garden as beautiful as my Grandmother’s. I hope I win!

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  552. Julie @ Garden Delights on

    I’m still crossing and double crossing my fingers that the sweet peas I planted will bloom in time for our son and his bride-to-be’s rehearsal dinner–a week from Friday! ACK! (I think I’ll be visiting one of my local flower farmers, I’m afraid.) Still, I’m so excited to keep playing with my little cutting garden. The peonies I added last year are so lovely right now! Thanks for sharing your abundance of tubers, Erin! Fun giveaway!

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  553. Denise on

    Looking forward to warm weather and beautiful blooms in the garden!

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  554. Amber Lohf on

    Love love love your style…..you a an inspiration, would someday love to have a farm like yours. Looking forward to my iris’ to bloom….and the Glads as well….planted a few Dahlias, but would love to have more.

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  555. Heidi on

    Looking forward to growing our own wedding flowers in the garden this year … sweet peas, dahlias, zinnias, gomphrena, oh my!

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  556. Kim on

    Looking forward to trying out growing some awesome dahlias in a little insect-netting covered house for some bug free blooms!

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    • Estera on

      Looking fwd to growing colorful Dahlias.
      Your pictures and flower growing are a true inspiration!

    • Sue Joyce on

      Wow, thanks. Look forward to planting some of your dahlias. Have never planted them before but I love them. I live in Baltimore, MD

    • Jennifer Warren on

      Looking forward to my pink oriental poppy blooming this Spring, tall sunflowers later this Summer, and swallowtail butterfly catapillars in my bronze fennel. Remember the Monarch butterfly and plant some milkweed! Monarchs are in trouble due to pesticides killing their food crop–milk weed.

    • Carla Housley on

      Almost can’t wait to see all my seeds begin to sprout. I have Sweet Peas and Anemones that I ordered from your store…….. too cool!

    • LaDona Livengood on

      LOVE all your flowers !! I want to take a wookshop, but they seem to be all sold out for 2016. 2017 please me on waiting list for April !! Your colors are breathtaking !! I just bought a 1927 home on a acre of land !!

    • Barb Bessette on

      Was looking to purchase some Dahlias for my dad, and saw your giveaway! He’s been an avid gardener all his life, but at 89 is slowing down. The one flower he always plants is a red Dahlia given to him years ago by a close friend. Would love to add to his collection.

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