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October 5th 2022

Favorite Bulb Sources

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We get asked all of the time about where to buy fall-planted bulbs. Here is a list of some of our favorite mail-order sources in the States. 

Brent & Becky’s Bulbs
Hands down my favorite source for bulbs, this family-owned company in Gloucester, Virginia offers a great selection of fall- and spring-planted bulbs as well as a selection of perennial plants. Brent and Becky wrote a comprehensive book all about daffodils and one about tulips which are my all-time favorite books on the subject.  

Colorblends
This company is relatively new to us, but they have come highly recommended by some gardening friends. I love their tagline: “Colorblends is a third-generation bulb company offering top-size flower bulbs directly to landscape professionals and ambitious residential gardeners at wholesale prices.” They specialize in bulb blends of two or more varieties suitable for planting en masse and offer wholesale pricing as long as you place a $60 minimum order—no special account needed.  

Erin Benzakein holding a handful of ranunculusThe Flower Hat
Our friend Julio at The Flower Hat in Bozeman, Montana offers a nice selection of anemone and ranunculus corms and tulip bulbs each fall in quantities perfect for home gardeners. Be sure to sign up for his newsletter to be the first to know when they become available. 

John Scheepers
One of the oldest bulb producers in the country, John Scheepers has a great selection of all types of bulbs, from tulips and narcissus to hard-to-find treasures. They also have great bulb collections grouped by color and their paper catalog is such a treat. 

Leo Berbee Bulb Company
This long-standing company located in Ohio offers a nice collection of all types of bulbs for fall and spring planting. Bulbs are sold in larger quantities and are wholesale only, so you’ll need to have an account to shop with them. If you’re wanting larger quantities, they are a great place to go.

Erin Benzakein watering tulip bulbsRoozengaarde
This long-standing, family-run operation is the largest tulip producer in the Skagit Valley with over 1,000 acres in production. During the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, you can visit their beautiful 3-acre display garden. They offer a nice selection of standard and novelty varieties in their mail-order shop. 

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm
Sunny Meadows is a cut flower farm located in Ohio. In addition to shipping fresh flowers to florists and designers nationwide, they also offer a nice selection of anemone and ranunculus corms (that they grow on their farm) and tulip bulbs in their online shop each fall.

Overhead of parrot tulips growingTo celebrate bulb planting season, our friends at Roozengaarde have generously offered to sponsor a bulb giveaway. Each winner will receive a special parrot tulip collection. Each collection contains nine parrot tulip varieties, 15 bulbs of each variety. 

To enter to win one of 10 of these special collections, please tell us about your favorite thing you’ve done this fall and what made it meaningful for you. 

Winners will be announced at the bottom of this post on October 18. Due to export restrictions, bulbs can only be sent to U.S. addresses. 

UPDATE: A huge congratulations to our winners: Anna, Sarah, Megan Hoover, Rick Russell, Diana, Stephanie, Hollie Whiteacre, Melina Velez, Trisha and Janet Edwards

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1,056 Comments

  1. Jeanette on

    Fall projects, I have many! Collecting seeds. Cutting back flowers and moving them to new flower beds. I started a new Iris bed with many. Cleaning my flower pots, putting all of up.
    My favorite part is collecting seeds!!

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  2. Sarah on

    I was so excited when I saw my name, but only to realize,the world is full of Sarahs…

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  3. Barbara Costik on

    My favorite fall project, being in the moment, actually present. The first time I can remember of having the time to spend the entire day outside in my garden. None of it is work only pure joy. My husband teases me about playing in the dirt but it is where I am happiest.

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  4. Joanna Sigman on

    I planted a new variety of my dad’s irises. Each year, as his gardens bloom, we walk through and I pick one variety (or 7) of his plants that I’d like to incorporate/steal for my gardens. In the fall, he remembers which I liked the best and digs them up to share. My garden is full of a combination of my flowers and his. And although I NEVER remember the names of them, I feel as if I have a heritage in my yard that I cannot wait to pass down to my own children as they make their own spaces.

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  5. Amelia on

    my favorite thing I did this fall was actually prepare an overwintering plan for my dahlia tubers!

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  6. Mary Ann Beaudry on

    I decided to try to grow my own cut flower garden next gardening year. I have started ordering seeds from Floret and bought Erin’s book on how to start a cutting garden. Trays, soil and heating mats are on their way! I have never done anything like this before and I am so extremely excited to try. I lost my Mom New Years Day this year. She was my best friend and taught me how to garden. I know it’s going to be a hard winter… but I feel like growing theses seedlings are going to bring such hope to my heart! Thank you Erin!

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  7. Victoria on

    Begun my journey as a flower farmer! Took a course on rain gardening! Finished building my compost bin! Started planning my wedding to the love of my life!

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  8. Joyce Vognild on

    We just returned from visiting our son and daughter in law in Utah. We visited a garden center and helped the newlyweds plant a small garden in their first home. It was fun to dig in the dirt with them. J

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  9. Jen Howe on

    We took our oldest daughter to college, and started our flower farm!

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  10. Sari on

    Thanks for the recommendations, I just ordered my first panda anemone from Sunny Meadows Farm

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  11. Lisa on

    My husband took me on a trip back to Washington where we explored Skagit Valley. We loved Christianson’s Nursery and the boardwalk in La Connor.

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  12. Ally on

    I did fall cleaning to give away items and clothes no longer in use. I love being able to give it away to people who will have a use for it!

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  13. Norma on

    We love driving through the mountains to look at the changing colors of the trees

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  14. Anne on

    This fall I am planting more daffodils in containers on my deck. The bright yellows, whites, and oranges give me such joy after a long winter – the anticipation of the coming spring motivates me to plant these gifts now.

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  15. Sarah Killough on

    This fall I took our 2.5 year old to a nursery to buy some pumpkins and mums. It’s just the first year he’s remembered or cared about it and he had so much fun! He still will talk about “putting pumpkins in the wagon and then we brought them to our house” every night at bedtime. I think it may be one of his first memories. There’s only a couple other memories he repeatedly brings up.

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  16. Kate on

    This fall, I have enjoyed putting the garden to bed with my now one-year-old daughter. I am continuously amazed and impressed by her ability to observe and then mimic my behavior (sometimes not the best!). It’s a beautiful reminder to be aware of my words and actions, which are absorbed with great ease by little ones. I want to instill a love and appreciation for nature and the seasonal changes that we get to experience. I look forward to many more seasons of growing and learning alongside her.

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  17. Shelby on

    I just moved into a new home this past summer and inherited a fabulous home garden. I’m just beginning my own gardening journey and have thoroughly enjoyed getting my hands dirty and learning to make the garden my own. The previous owner graciously left behind a handful of dahlia and zinnia plants and my favorite fall activity has been obsessively watching them bud and bloom then bundling up a bouquet for a friend. I’m so looking forward to expanding my garden in the years to come to enjoy for myself and share with others!

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  18. Megan Lance on

    Thanks for all the great sources! This fall I planted my first spring-flowering bulbs — daffodils and tulips. Having bought them months ago and stressing over how to pay for them when shipping day came, I feel super accomplished that we took the leap and made an investment for the spring. The winter can feel so stagnant, it makes me feel a sense of relief to know there’s plenty of activity and life making it’s way in the garden. I got to pull my dahlias and use that beautiful loose dirt for my tulips, which was awesome because we have a heavy clay soil in 5b and I was a smidgen worried my bulbs would rot. A fun new experience, fingers crossed all goes according to plan.

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  19. Shelly Fangman on

    My most exciting thing I’ve done this fall was to dig up all my caladiums for winter storage and see how many new corms I have for next year. I’m looking forward to Dahlias and Cannas are next.

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  20. Stephanie on

    My mother in law shared plants with me and her daughter that she needed to divide. The 3 of us dug, sweated, and laughed. We had a good time and it gave me a sense of renewal and happiness to have the fellowship and a car full of plants.

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  21. Michelle on

    I spread 3 cubic yards of compost to make a new bed for more plants for next season! Looking forward to putting new bulbs in the ground.

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  22. Sarah & Mike Z on

    We recently moved into our renovated farm house. Our favorite activity this fall has been building our duck & chicken houses and get some barn kittens. It has been a joy to watch our little ones interact with the kittens and help build the homes!

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  23. Danielle Collins on

    Thank you for sharing your flower genius, and your beautiful and inspiring story with us. As a Nutrition Director, I work very closely with students to inspire them to eat well and thrive in their lives. Gardening has long been something I am very passionate about in that pursuit. We recently needed to remove two very large hemlock pines from our property in New Hampshire and it has been a thrill to find sunny, wonderful things to fill that space, and my time during these summer months. After watching “Growing Floret” this winter I woke with the inspiration of adding flowers to our garden and continue to be inspired by your calm, can-do attitude and artistic creativity. Thank you for planting seeds in so much more than your own garden, offering nourishment to our hearts indeed as important as our bellies.

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  24. Katrina on

    Thank you for sharing these resources and for always being beyond generous with your knowledge! I’m feeling so inspired to prepare for next year’s gardening.

    It’s hard to pick just one favorite thing I did this fall, but I think one of the most special moments has been sharing a honey fig with my husband. We moved to a new state & purchased a new property last fall, so this last year has been all about starting over and establishing garden spaces. We planted some fruit trees, and to our surprise, got a few figs already this year! We split one 2 weeks ago & another this week. It was so lovely & delicious – bright green with a sweet caramel pink interior. Sometimes the little things can bring such joy…and hope. This little bite gives me so much hope & excitement for what’s to come. The possibilities are endless.

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  25. Lillian Smith on

    Thank you for sharing your insight on reputable bulb companies, it is immensely appreciated. Hands down the best part of my fall so far, has been harvesting 450lbs of tomatoes from our first in ground garden. For 8 years my husband and I have grown our garden in containers, and this spring we tilled a 72×42 foot portion of our yard to transform it into 34 hand formed 30 inch/16 foot garden beds with 24inch walkways filled 8 inches deep of woodchips. It was a huge undertaking. And as I am sure you know, when your heart dreams it; the effort and determination to see it to fruition takes lead. Our garden flourished, and we have been able to share so much of our garden with friends, family and neighbors. It has been a total work of heart. Being able to give so freely and see the joy others gain from our garden bounty is breathtaking and humbling. A mason jar of flowers, a handful of chard, or a basket of tomatoes can really turn around someones day. With the knowledge you so lovingly share, I am beyond excited to give the gift of cut flowers this coming year. With gratitude ~Lillian

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  26. Lauren O’Reilly on

    My favorite thing this Fall was to watch my youngest daughter get married. It was a gorgeous Fall day at the venue, which was out in the country on a beautiful farm. My daughter and I made all the flower arrangements for her wedding. We made the bouquets as well as the table arrangements. I loved spending so much time with her while doing this. It will be a time I will always treasure.

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  27. Shellie on

    Thank you for sharing information on all of these companies! My favorite activity this fall is now the Living Flower Arrangement Workshop yesterday at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs that I found out about after reading this post and checking out their website.

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  28. Alice Longfellow on

    My favorite gardening activity this fall has been to cut bouquets from my flower garden to share with friends, take to a home-bound neighbor, or to say “thank you”. Flowers and baking are my two love languages, so when I want to say “I care” to someone, they are either going to receive a bouquet of flowers or zucchini bread. It has been fun being creative by mixing different annuals together with all the different color combinations. No two arrangements are the same. It has been a new and satisfying way to enjoy my garden.

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  29. Jessica Byrnes on

    Our family’s favorite thing this fall has been going on nature walks (aka God walks) and doing all things learning and homeschooling. We have been sharing our harvest of flowers, salsa, and other homemade goods with friends and family. My daughters and I love being outside with the chickens, in the garden and walking beside our river; outside is where most of our learning happens. Our 2022 goal has been enjoying what’s in front of us and making what we have work for us. We are so excited to start our flower and organic produce business in 2023 to see where it takes us. I have a 3&4 year old who are so eager to learn about flowers, gardening and nature so it only make sense to teach, implement and learn about it all alongside of them.

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  30. Stephanie Overing on

    Living a busy life between work, three young children and after school activities, it’s hard to find time to just breath. Camping is my favorite fall activity. It gives our family a chance to be together and enjoy nature. We don’t have to worry about all the household chores or what we need to accomplish before Monday. It’s nice to feel like we are in a simpler time, where everything can slow down and we get can get back to what’s really important in life. My family has just moved to a new farm in an attempt to slow down a bit. I finally have the space to grow a flower garden which has been a dream of mine for a while. I’m not overly experienced with growing flowers but I’m excited to try!

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  31. Melissa Laura on

    My favorite thing this fall is walking the garden with my 3 year old son who asks every morning to “see what’s blooming”. This week his little hands have been harvesting zinnia seeds to donate to his sisters school garden and we’ve been cutting bouquets for neighbors, teachers. Next week will cut again for coworkers and patients in the hospital. I’ve waited my entire life for the time and space for a garden and late last summer we were finally able to plant our first seedlings into the ground. We’ve reading, watching and taking notes on all of your books and videos and have gained so much confidence and success in the garden from them. Flowers are truly magical. Thank you for sharing this with the world 😊

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  32. Ann Marie Ross on

    2022 was my 3rd summer planting a cut flower garden. I gave away 23 bouquets this year! I love planning my garden for the next year. I, honestly, have never considered planting tulips until I watched the fall mini course and saw all the beautiful varieties! I now need to add tulips, anemones and ranunculus to my garden! I might need to expand…

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  33. Christine Leidenfrost on

    It sounds a bit cheesy on here, but my favorite thing I’ve done this fall is share the flowers from our garden with neighbors, friends, and teachers. It was a jot to work in the garden with my kids over the summer and watch out sunflowers pass them in height. As each bloom opened it reminded me of how amazing creation is. As the bees came to pollinate I was in awe of the ways nature works together. And every time the center console of my car was full of sunflowers or zinnias I was overjoyed to share something so simple and beautiful to me that would hopefully bring some joy to someone I cared about.

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  34. Jane Mayhew on

    My favorite thing to do this fall has been planning additions to my flower garden for next spring. This year was its first, and I’m drawing out my bigger plan for next year. Got a wee bit carried away, but it’s so much fun.

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  35. Melissa Kipe on

    My favorite thing to do this fall has been to watch the Floret Fall mini class with my 7 year old daughter as we dream about our flower garden. We only planted zinnias this year but now you have us dreaming of tulips 🌷

    Sorry I had to repost because my email disappeared

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  36. Melissa Kipe on

    My favorite thing to do this fall has been to watch the Floret Fall mini class with my 7 year old daughter as we dream about our flower garden. We only planted zinnias this year but now you have us dreaming of tulips 🌷

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  37. Amy on

    My favorite thing this fall has been planning and planting a new flower bed on the corner of the property I just moved into this summer! I have so many plans!

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  38. Amy on

    My favorite thing this fall has been planning and planting a new flower bed on the corner of the property I just moved into this summer! I have so many plans!

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  39. Emily on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was get our nursery ready for our first baby coming next month ❤️ Also ate probably way too many peaches and pumpkin things. But you’ve got to take advantage while you can, right?

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  40. Liane on

    My favorite activity this fall so far, has been harvesting Celosia Supercrest flowers and now their seeds! I absolutely cannot wait to plant these sweet little beauties again next season!

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  41. Joni B on

    I went camping with good friends, beautiful fall colors in the mountains.

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  42. Tamara on

    The best thing I did this fall was I moved to a rural area and purchased a home with property. I cannot wait to get growing! Thank you so much for all of the knowledge and encouragement that you share here ❤️🌷

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  43. Sarah on

    The best/favorite thing I actually did in the spring, I planted dahlias! But now, I am harvesting buckets of them. All my family and friends get to enjoy their beauty. Thank you, Floret Flowers for sharing your wisdom!

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  44. Winn Holly on

    Best thing I have done this fall is to finally get my water barrels set and ready before the downpour. It sounds silly but knowing it’s done is so good. Having that out of the way makes more time to dream, plant and just enjoy the end of the season.

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  45. Laura on

    This fall, we received an early frost; it’s very uncommon for early October in 7B (northern VA). Anyway, it’s allowed me to step away from my farm, in a time where it’s normally very, VERY busy. In this time, I’ve been able to spend so much more time with my two little girls.

    We’ve explored farmers markets up & down the Shenandoah Valley, we’ve been to various farms and fall festivals…it’s been so fun. I never thought i’d say this, but I’m thankful for the early frost this year. It’s provided me clarity about what is truly important in my life. Obviously, my girls have always been so important to me, but sometimes you need new reminders…

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  46. Brittany Gauntt on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall: Planted a butterfly garden with my dad. This isn’t just any garden, it’s a reconnection garden. My dad and I hadn’t spoken in three years. We are slowly rebuilding our relationship, piece by piece, and plant hole by plant hole. He is recovering from a stroke and needs the physical activity, even when it is really hard. I am a newly single mom of four, and I need all of the help I can get. Together, with blood, sweat and tears, we are amending the soil and mending our hearts.

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  47. Allyson on

    My favorite thing about this fall is that I’ve been able to share the joy of my cut flowers. I’ve got dahlias, zinnias, and black eyed Susans all in bloom, and my elderly neighbor who loves cutting and arranging fresh flowers comes and cuts them for herself and her friends. I unfortunately work a lot and don’t have a lot of time to enjoy them myself beyond popping into the garden to maintain them a few times a week, but it makes me feel so good that others are getting to appreciate and enjoy them before the frost comes. I’m so glad that I even though I am not doing a lot with them myself, that I can provide others with flowers that make them happy.

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  48. Stacia Zabadal on

    My favorite thing I have done this Fall, was to go to Crater Lake National Park, and do the Ride the Rim Bike Ride around the lake. I was also fortunate to go 2 days early, and do the boat tour around the circumference of the lake, (which hadn’t run since the pandemic, and only ran for 3 weeks this year). It was an amazing experience to explore the beauty of this national wonder from the perspectives of the rim and from the level of the water, and learn about the geological features, history, and legends of the lake. There are many lessons to learn from nature. One of the lessons I learned from the lake, is that even a place that was at one time the most destructive place on earth, with time has returned to serenity, life, and purity.

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  49. Helen R on

    A welcome Indian Summer this year has given me the opportunity to divide my burgeoning collection of hellebores. I’ve been breeding them for almost 10 years now, concentrating on doubles, the rarer anemones (semi-doubles) and lately those with cheery yellow flowers and often bright yellow winter foliage. Since it’s 3 to 4 years from seed to bloom for me, I’m also spending this fall looking forward to the very first blooms of crosses I made in 2020. Keeping track of it all has certainly improved my record-keeping skills. Bulbs are also a passion of mine, so thank you Erin for such a comprehensive list of trusted sources for procuring both the usual suspects and the unusual divas.

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  50. Amanda on

    One of my favorite thing so far this Fall has been going out on our old sailboat because the weather has been really nice for sailing this Fall! My husband and I bought an old “J-boat” that is a type of racing boat which my husband enjoys but it also has a small cabin below with 2 bunks for sleeping and I enjoy camping out a night or 2 on the boat. One morning I half woke because I was hearing a strange “plopping” noise outside in the water, the sun was just starting to rise and everything was calm and quiet but for these plops. I got up and looked outside and it was dozens and dozens of tiny silver fish jumping up out of the water as the sun rose.
    Thank you for organizing the bulb giveaway, it will be a wonderful thing for the people that win!

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  51. Carol L deSousa on

    What a cool place to visit (Roozengaarde) farm & operations. I was fascinated! The most exciting thing happening this fall is we are planting out our peony fields!! When everything is tucked in for the winter we will have planted over 950 bareroots and 40+ varieties! This entire year has been one of the most exciting in my life and I’m sure my husband would say the same. This reality is happening because of Erin & the Floret Workshop I took last year. On my inspiration board I had the phrase “New Beginning’s” and it surely has come true. We planted over 250 Lilac bushes nearly 50 hydrangeas (which we hope to add to next year) and our biggest focus will be on Peonies. I can’t wait to see what the years ahead hold for us as the flowers mature. Thank you Erin & Floret Family for being so generous in sharing your wealth of knowledge with us and helping jump over some (a lot) of the missteps that can happen to beginners!! I love all the beautiful tulips that are being grown today and it would be a pleasure to grow some on our humble farm.

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  52. Cristina Seaton on

    This fall will be full of new adventures and catching up over dirty fingernails and laughter. I’ve spent the last 7 years building up my flower gardens and am so excited to say that I’m relocating from Florida back to North West Illinois to be with family and my parents that are in their 80’s. The list is now up to 8 excited ladies that are “impatiently” waiting with gloves and shovels in hand for their garden makeovers. I would love to win the bulb collection to spread the color. Thank you so much for all that you do and for the gift of flowers! 🌷 Cristina

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  53. Flame Schoeder on

    This fall I am planting bulbs so that I’ll have spring flowers for my daughter’s high school graduation party and 18th birthday party. She and I love to garden together and when I asked her how she wanted to celebrate her graduation she asked for a “garden tea party” in our front yard. I LOVE this idea, so I invested in lots of bulbs and we are getting ready to plant them this week. Then, at the end of May we will rent some tables and break out the teacups for a celebration of her big achievement, followed the next day by her 18th birthday! We can’t wait for this special season to arrive for so many reasons–beautiful flowers, big achievements and happy milestones!

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  54. David R on

    One of the most meaningful things I’ve done this fall has been being truly purposeful for the first time in my life about collecting and saving seeds. Inspired by your video on how to judge when sweat peas are ripe and how to store them, I’ve collected a lot of my favorites. This has also led to me collecting my
    favorite phlox, columbine, and cosmos seeds (among others!), both to build my own displays and to share seeds with family and friends as a part of their holiday gifts (shhhhh!). Finally, I tried my hand at
    hand-pollenating/crossing a few of my favorite dahlias. While fall is just starting to seriously settle in here in Wisconsin I’m already looking forward to a colorful spring and sharing flower beauty with others. :-)

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  55. Jane Tetmeyer on

    This fall I completed planting out a mailbox bed 20′ X 6′ that I started digging last February. Almost eveything in it was started from seed. As these annuals die away it would be lovely to fill it with tulip bulbs for the spring!

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  56. Betsy Kirkwood on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is cuddle my newborn baby. He is our fourth kid and our last so I am trying to soak up all the baby snuggles I can in this season!

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  57. Melissa Selby on

    The fall is kicked off at our farm with my brother, one son, one daughter and my husband all having birthdays in the first two weeks of October. We have had lots of love and family time in the cooler weather and are ready to keep celebrating straight on through!

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  58. Diana on

    Not exactly the most cheerful activity, but the best thing I did this fall was taking two weeks off to spend with my elderly dog, who passed away last Friday. It meant a lot to be able to be present with her and to care for her without feeling like I had other things I should be doing somewhere else. We spent a lot of time sitting outside in the sun, watching the leaves fall and enjoying the final blooms of the zinnias and dahlias.

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  59. Kristen B on

    I love flowers and I enjoy growing them, making bouquets, and giving them to friends and family. My favorite thing this fall is making new flower beds and expanding my flower production. Working with flowers helps me to destress and brings me joy!

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  60. Kathleen Jackson on

    >correction< In a previous comment I mistakenly mentioned Anne Belovich as the gardener who always planted extra tulip & crocus bulbs for the critters, although she may have! But here is the quote from TashaTudorandFamily 10/3/22 Instagram post, 🌷🍽🐀

    "Tasha Tudor had an oft forgotten sense of humor about most things. An element of her humility, humor often edged at many of her answers when you'd questioned her traditions or habits.

    Bulb planting was surely one of those times. Each season, the bulbs Tasha wished to plant was sure to have multiplied from years previous.

    If asked, she'd claim it was in an effort to appease the greedy voles. It was only fair, she'd say, to give them enough to carry off each winter."

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  61. Brynde on

    Wow, awesome resources, thank you! My family just returned from a trip to the Oregon coast – the second year in a row because it was that magical. We got to be there with my parents and one sister. I don’t need expensive activities… Just set me on a beautiful beach. Mother nature continually takes my breath away. Whether it’s beautiful landscapes or in my own garden!

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  62. Nicole on

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful resources! My favorite thing we’ve done this fall so far is prepare to add a native wildflower section to our field. We’ve always just mowed it down every other month or so, but am excited to have native wildflower seeds that we are putting down to help with pollinators. We are also planning to add a sunflower patch just for the wildlife near the wildflowers. While I love having my flowers for cutting, I also enjoy seeing all of the pollinators that the flowers attract and support.

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  63. Sarah McCormick on

    Thank you for the resource list! I’m really excited to try out Brent & Becky’s!

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  64. Tiffany on

    Our family loves to visit Skagit Valley in the fall! We filled a wheelbarrow full of gorgeous pumpkins from Gordon Skagit Farms, and then we stopped by Roozengaarde to pick up our spring bulbs. Who knew that they turned their tulip beds into dahlia beds in the summer?!

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  65. Tera Carr on

    This is my first year and I feel like I’m drinking a gallon per minute. There’s so much to learn. I would say my favorite thing I’m doing right now is researching sweet peas and how to grow them where I live. I live in the Deep South and I’ve never actually seen a sweet pea in person, but I’ve read it’s possible to grow them here and grow them well, so that’s my pet project and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. As cheesy as it sounds this is meaningful to me because sweet peas are special to Erin, because of her grandmother, so in a way the legacy of her grandmother has blossomed through her and has literally crossed the entire country to inspire a girl, me, in Alabama. I’m grateful to Erin and those who brought Floret to the world, it’s like something woke up that was sleeping for so long.

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  66. Kait on

    fall…yes its here. I wasn’t quite ready to give up the summer sun and blooms, but I am so excited about growing different and more flowers come spring. One of the favourite things I’m doing this fall is planting more bulbs. Can’t wait to see them in spring.

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  67. Ava Brock on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was to install a garden for a beautiful.friend. My friend has a disorder that prevents her from being out in the summer sunlight. She loves flowers so much and has found healing as a flower painter. She is resourceful and resilient in the face of her challenge. Today my husband and I are installing deer fence around a small rose garden so she can see roses from her deck. Perennials grown from Floret seeds have been planted all along the driveway for her to enjoy and inspire her paintings. Some tulips for her to enjoy this Spring would be amazing.

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  68. Rachel on

    I recently pruned back my raspberries and am already dreaming of next summers raspberries and all the amazing things I want to make with them. It’s a good feeling to get the garden ready for winter!

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  69. Sarah on

    I just cleared my first season of annual plants out of my garden. It was a little bittersweet after seeing them through the entire process of seed to fading plant. It is beautiful and clean and quiet, though, and I’m looking forward to a rest and another new season.

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  70. Sheila B on

    This fall I dug up our urban front lawn and am prepping it for a native wildflower meadow (half the space) and my very first ever cutting garden in the other half, inspired by your blog and books. I want give the land to the birds and bugs, plus have beautiful flowers to fill my house. I am bursting with excitement for the transformation!!

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  71. Nikoa on

    We started selling at the farmer’s market for the first time, at the beginning of September. It was us dipping our toes in before going full scale next spring. It has been hard work and a little overwhelming at times (due to having a 7 mo old) but has been full of much needed lessons.

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  72. Kelsey on

    This fall, I had my second knee surgery. In preparation, my partner and I went backpacking and leaf-peeping near Vail, Colorado. The air was crisp, the colors were striking, and it even snowed a couple of inches. I’d love to bring more color to my spring with new tulip bulbs.

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  73. Connie Barron on

    I’ve worked with my granddaughters Girl Scout troop in my garden since they were Daisy’s(6 &7), but this year my granddaughter (now a Cadet age 11)asked me to help with their service project. September in zone 9 is still hot, so I suggested they grow Sunflowers and call the project SUNFLOWERS FOR SENIORS. This sweet group of 7 girls seeded, planted , cut, made bouquets and delivered their beautiful gift of love to the Senior Centers around our small town, Navarre FL. They learned not only about growing Sunflowers, but giving their time and love to someone who may not have family to love them.. I couldn’t have asked for a better Fall experience.

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  74. Cristina Avery on

    We moved to NH from VA to be closer to family and for work as well. For the first time I planted dahlias in my mother in law’s front garden since I was inspired by watching Growing Floret on Magnolia Network. And almost every weekend we had family over or we would go to Nana’s. And when she comes over she would bring us dahlias from her front garden. It’s wonderful to be around family and to enjoy beautiful flowers that we planted together. Now if only the squirrels and chipmunks won’t dig up the tulip bulbs I planted. Nana said if I plant daffodils near them they won’t , so I did! Here’s hoping that we would have tulips and daffodils in the spring. I have some more bulbs to plant and your fall mini workshops taught me a lot about how to do it right ! Thank you sooo much.

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  75. kathy ravenscroft on

    I left the PNW in late Oct for a roadtrip to the SW to visit the amazing Navajo ruins and parks in Utah and AR with a dear old friend. While our roadtrip has been outstanding I have missed my garden SO much. The cold wet spring set my dahlias off so much that they were just starting to bloom when we left. Thanks to the late summer we have been experiencing they are now in full bloom…so says my husband who has been filling me in daily with pictures. I will be home next week and, while I have thoroughly loved the hikes and sites of the SW, I can’t wait to get back to see them before they are gone!!!

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  76. Dominique K on

    I loved taking my 1.5 yo son to a Fall festival and having him light up with excitement over all the pumpkins. He painted his first pumpkin which was a huge highlight for him.

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  77. Dearborn McHaley on

    This Fall has been super busy but also super exciting for me! I am finishing up my last year of horticulture school and was honored to be elected President of both my graduating class and our horticulture club. We had our Fall plant sale at school two weeks ago, and it was a huge success despite the rain. I have also been working on starting my small-scale flower farm on our 1/3 acre property — a huge dream of mine. My husband and I spent the last week building the beds, and I have been busy buying bulbs, seeds, and planning out my business for the next year. Plus, I’m working on the Fall mini-course. And I’ve been doing all of this while still working full-time as a nurse. Whew! Winning these Roozengaarde bulbs would be amazing! I’ve actually been looking at tulip bulbs all week!

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  78. Jackie Grabski on

    Last weekend my family attended Fall Fest at Arrowhead Ranch. I didn’t realize how ready I was for it to be fall! They had a pumpkin patch, scarecrow making, fresh apple cider, hay ride property tour, coloring, coin press, corn hole, and best of all… AXE THROWING!!!! The best part of the day was getting a bullseye and beating my husband!! 😉
    It was the best way to kick off the PNW fall season!!

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  79. Laura on

    This is not about flowers and gardening, but my favorite fall activity this year was going to Washington DC to run the Army 10 miler with my son. I ran the race almost 15 years ago when we lived in Northern Virginia. Fast forward, and my son is now a cadet at the USMA at West Point.
    I tripped on a tree root during a training run and sprained my ankle, so I was not able to run the race. But it was great to go back to DC and spend some time with my son.
    We are in the process of moving to a 4 acre property on an island near Seattle. I ran across Erin and Floret farms while reading a magazine during a particularly stressful time of my life. It was around then that I decided I needed to get away from the chaos and live on land where I can start growing LOTS of flowers and our own food. I am working on a farm plan and trying to figure out how to get rid of most of the lawn and still have a visually pleasing property since we technically are in a neighborhood. Thanks, Erin, for inspiring me to pursue beauty and happiness!

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  80. Mishayla Nikkel on

    Loved the fall mini course. Thank you for offering all this help! Bought a bunch of bulbs and planning where to plant them now that I’ve watched your course.

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  81. Kristen Douglass on

    I’m taking my daughters to the Dallas Arboretum this weekend for their Annual Autumn Display. If you’ve never seen it, you should! Beautiful fall colors and more pumpkins than you can imagine. We take whatever we can get for fall colors and feels down here in Texas😂 I’m looking forward to it, because plants and time with my girls, what a great weekend!

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  82. Ann Rickard on

    One of the joys of my life is growing, harvesting, arranging and giving away petite flower arrangements. Yesterday I dropped off 15 at our local hospital for the nurses, which I try to do every 2 weeks. Since July 1, it brings the season total to 207. I am an organic Master Gardener so grow most celosias, zinnias, globe amaranth, strawflowers, asters, snaps, ageratum, etc from seed. We are in New England and so far, I have been able to successfully over winter my dahlias in the ground. My little arrangements offer such a bright, cheerful burst of color and everyone loves them. I have been offered money but much prefer to give them away!

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  83. Kristina on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was grow my own pumpkins and decorate the entry for the kids.

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  84. Jessie Farrington on

    I’ve made wreaths and dried arrangements from my own flowers this year for the first time. Each time I’ve started not feeling very confident but eventually getting into a flow and loosing myself to the process. I’ve created some pieces that bring a lot of joy and beauty ( and will for months to come) to their recipient. Having grown each stem from seed has brought my season full circle.

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  85. Beth on

    This summer and fall I have raised and released monarch butterflies. It is so amazing to experience the life cycle from planting and growing the milkweed, pollinator flowers, harvesting the eggs and watching the birth and growth process of the caterpillars; then to chrystallises and finally beautiful monarchs. They love my zinneas, mexican sunflowers, dahlias, cosmos, etc. I just recently bought a large supply of tulip bulbs from a local family flower farm who got their incentive from Floret. Can’t wait to put in the soil this weekend.

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  86. Amy Consalvo on

    My favorite thing this fall was getting married on our new small farm we purchased this spring! We got married with 10 arbor vitae’s as the backdrop that we bought at a farm auction and then planted them the next day (:

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  87. Carleigh C on

    This year is my 5 year anniversary with my husband! We moved into our beautiful new home and I planted my first small orchard! So excited for anniversary 10 to see the wonderful bounty of fruits!

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  88. Pam on

    I have filled my yard with flowers throughout my life but for the first time, I have planted spring flower bulbs
    in 10 pots to share with friends in the spring.

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  89. Nora on

    I love to watch leaves turn colors! Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Dug my Dahlias for the first time! And I am expanding my cutting garden for next year!!

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  90. Kim on

    Favorite fall work is planting a bush barrier of different types of flowering & berry bushes….bone-tired but so proud of what I have accomplished! 30+ bushes & ready for fall respite!🍀💐🍁🍂

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  91. Katie Slade on

    Growing our own pumpkins for the first time this year. My kids were so excited to put them on our front porch.

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  92. Kenley McPherson on

    My favorite thing I have done this year is plant mums and carve pumpkins with my friends! Planting mums brings back joyful memories of my Meme, my biggest role model who passed away in august. She impacted my love of flowers and I would always give her yellow mums that we sold at the FFA fundraiser at school, so planting mums around the house was such an uplifting activity to do to honor her this fall! Carving pumpkins has always been a fun event for me and my friends to do annually and I am blessed to be able to do it with them this year.

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  93. Kara Ayers on

    We went apple picking and took the kids on a hayride. It was a blast!

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  94. Connie on

    Autumn has been very warm here. Soaking up all the blooms and collecting all the seeds i can before the first frost. And giving advice to my sweet daughter in law who has gotten the flower garden itch. 🌷🌷

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  95. Simone on

    Started planning and pursuing my dream of growing a garden.

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  96. Emily on

    We took four days as a family just to “be” with each other and go on different adventures outdoors around our home state of KY. We took a break from the garden and house chores, beginning of school, and work and just went on a four day adventure as a family. It’s been one of the most refreshing and humbling things I have done in quite awhile. My kindergartner said it was better than Disney 🤣. It was such a great reminder that you don’t need elaborate vacations to just “be” with people you love 💗

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  97. Laura Higgins on

    I have deep mulched a new flower bed that will house all my tubers for next season. The new flower bed sits in a spot where I can overlook it out my kitchen window and imagining that space filled with flowers.

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  98. andrea abel on

    Visited my oldest daughter at college. It was adorable seeing her and my other daughter experience the fall color change for the first time. Living in Florida their whole lives made this ‘first’ extra special.

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  99. Sarabeth on

    We bought a house and I’ve loved starting to plan our new garden for next year with my kids.

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  100. Cecelia on

    After 2&1/2 years separated by Covid, my mum travelled from Australia to my home in Nashville for the first time. It was her first fall in the USA. We’ve spent time in my garden, travelled to New Mexico and watched the leaves change while chatting for hours and hours. She discovered Americas love of fall pumpkins and falling leaves.

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  101. Lexa Dundore on

    I’m still pulling lots of flowers out of my flower beds for drying. I love this part, the chance to slow down a little after the height of my fresh flower season but still focusing on details and imagining what my dried creations could look like. In a few weeks I’ll be indoors a lot more, but these golden fall days are such a joy.

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  102. Samantha on

    Sitting in the front yard of our new home with my husband and 4 month old son, decorating for Halloween, and planning out how we want our first garden to look!

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  103. Lauren on

    We have just been soaking up the warm fall afternoons in the backyard with my three boys before #4 joins us in March. And secretly redesigning all the space I can for have an amazing cut flower garden :)

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  104. Heather Mingus on

    My favorite thing this fall was taking dahlias to my sweet sweet son in law and hearing him speak for the first time since his tragic auto accident in May! Dahlias are his favorite and I am really hoping someday to name one for him and he will be able to help me plant them! ♥️

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  105. Kayla on

    My husband fixed the screens on our windows just in time for the beautiful fall weather. It’s been so nice to feel like I’m outside even when I can’t be out all the time.

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  106. Lisa on

    The best thing I’ve done this fall is to extend my love of gardening past the summer months and prepare for next spring! I’ve taken cuttings of some of my favorite annuals to try and propagate them for next season. I’m also overwintering some plants and harvesting seeds as well. I’m also looking to plant some fall bulbs in containers this year. My hope is to enjoy some of the fruits of my labor through out the winter months while also making plans for new things to start in the spring!

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  107. gillian on

    This fall I gave a bunch of bouquets to a senior living facility in our area. My daughters (11 and 9) helped me deliver them, and when we walked in one of the residents sighed, “I just love flowers!” Made my whole season!

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  108. Michal on

    This fall is the beginning of a new chapter for me, because I will fulfill my little dream about my little flower garden, which is just waiting to be planted with spring flowers

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  109. Marissa Rice on

    We bought seeds for our garden. I know that doesn’t sounds amazing by itself but we will be moving onto our new homestead in March so we got to plan and prepare what sort of garden we want for the first time this coming spring.

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  110. Victoria Watson on

    This was my very very first year doing any gardening ever. So my favorite thing I’ve done this fall is teaching myself and my 3 year old about what happens in the garden at the changing of the season. We have started working on bolstering the compost, learned a lot about squash vine borers (sad), harvesting mini pumpkins, and just how long our sweet flowers keep blooming for. We have loved this changing of the seasons and are curious what winter is going to bring!

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  111. Lauryn on

    This has been a little bit of a whirlwind kind of growing season for my little slice of urban gardening. I have been making new friends in flowers and learning new tips and tricks in order to expand into boutique flower farming on a micro urban scale. This fall I will be digging up my dahlia tubers for the first year and dividing them. I already have plans for trading with some other fellow boutique growers in my area and I am so excited. Personally, fall is one of my favorite seasons, the crisp air, the changing seasons, the way the colors of the leaves change. Its pretty magical. The way the air chills you to the core, makes you realize there is time for great change. The most meaningful thing for me this season was allowing myself to be able to grow and learn about flower farming, and allowing myself the grace, and patience to fail and to know that it is all a part of the process.

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  112. Kristen on

    We have had a lovely fall, and it has been such a treat to watch my garden extend its growing season. Fresh cantaloupe in mid October? Yes please!

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  113. Mallory on

    I have been cutting everything I can from my garden and savoring it before the frost comes! It’s amazing what you can use when you think outside the box!

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  114. Jackie on

    I have been watching the trees change colors. Enjoying the grandson’s football games! Keeping up with all the Floret news is always a treat.

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  115. Mary Meyer on

    I’ve been planning and planning my early spring flower garden for next spring. My son will be celebrating a major milestone and the party for it will be at our home sometime in early May. I’m hoping to have a beautiful display of tulips for the occasion to celebrate him. He loves tulips.

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  116. Kimberly Drew on

    My 60th birthday was in late September this year, so Fall is always my favorite time of year. I was blessed to have a bunch of friends come visit me for my birthday weekend. We had a big party and went winetasting to a couple of Rogue Valley Vineyards the following day. However the highlight of the week was when my friend Beth from Iowa and I drove over to the coast and went to visit the redwoods and stayed in Arcata California. She had never been to the redwood forest before so it was a great opportunity to share this part of the country with her. One of her favorite things is getting to see a banana slug, she even bought a stuffed banana slug to take home.
    Everyone is gone now so I’m planning on starting to plant my fall bulbs including some fall crocuses I got from Peace and Plenty in Kelseyville California. Still have room in my garden for tulips and daffodils.

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  117. Jenny on

    My favorite thing this Fall has been walking around the garden and neighborhood, and looking at all the changing/falling leaves.

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  118. Kim Simmons on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is attending our local high school football games. My daughter is a cheerleader and it is such a joy to watch her do what she loves ❤️

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  119. Elizabeth Larson on

    I’ve done a lot of fun things this fall like watching my sunflowers and cosmos I planted in early summer just completely burst with color! I’m also a new homeowner and I’ve spent time fixing up the yard and house with various projects! My favorite thing has to be a ten mile fall hike I did with my parents and husband. So much fun!

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  120. Maggie Suplee on

    So far my favorite thing I’ve done this fall is visit my college town and catch up with sweet friends who are still living there! The rainy weather forced us inside all weekend but we made the most of it with cooking brunch, reading books, and simply chatting. Friends are good for the soul!

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  121. Madeline on

    I have always thought that you can only grow living, colorful plants in the spring and summer—which made fall and winter such a dreary, lifeless time for a gardener. I went to a seminar at our local greenhouse a couple weeks ago and learned all about fall planting bulbs, different outdoor plants that do well in cold climates, cool weather veggies, and how to bring color to your porches! It was so life giving and exciting to me to take on this new challenge and give me something to look forward to working on the next couple of months!

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  122. Alyssa on

    This fall, the best thing I did was go to the Oregon Coast with my family. My kids (3 and 3 months!) played in the sand, splashed in the waves, and celebrated my mom’s 60th birthday. My mom is the one who taught me everything I know about gardening, and even took me to Roozengaarde on my first birthday. What a special giveaway!

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  123. Hannah R on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall hasn’t happened yet but it will happen this weekend. We are taking our first vacation in 3 years. I’ve realized that taking breaks for self care is perfectly okay. It’s hard for me to stop and take a deep breath but I’m learning to acknowledge the beauty of stillness. It’ll be even better surrounded by flowers.

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  124. Leigh Ann Theunick on

    Last week I drove in t-posts that mark the corners of the 1 acre on the farm that we have decided to dedicate to growing cut flowers. I am excited to expand beyond my current 40×60-foot garden. In this acre, I also flagged where the 12 x 26-foot greenhouse made from recycled windows will be built this spring. I love, love, love the process of taking dreams and visions and laying them out on graph paper. Can’t wait to start bringing what’s on the paper into reality!

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  125. Carly on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is to cover my kitchen with house plants and plants cut from my garden. It has helped me stay inspired and motivated as I map out my flower garden for next year. Having just moved, planning is a much bigger job than usual—with much more potential too now that there is more space to plant. This years harvest helps me see the promise of my work paying off next growing season.

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  126. Mimi S on

    I tried something new and did a layered planting of crocus, daffodils, and tulips in a new big pot. Excited to see my what happens next spring.

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  127. Rachel on

    It hasn’t happened yet but pumpkin carving with my niece and nephews. It’s a fall tradition and I can wait to see what we all come up with.

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  128. Erin Miller on

    I extended my planting areas so I can grow more flowers. Eventually I want my Acre covered in flowers, fruit trees and vegetables. To assist my bees in honey making.

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  129. Meghan M on

    Started a fall vegetable garden and have planted 100 tulips! Cannot wait for spring to see if they are successful!

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  130. Krista on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall has been to expand my urban garden. I measured, cut the cedar, built, leveled, and filled two garden beds, one 15’ and one 6’, to replace the fence along the front of our house. Previously, my partner has always built my beds for me and I’ve grown mostly vegetables and edible plants but I wanted space for flowers too. Being out in our front yard through this process has made possible meaningful introductions and conversations with so many folk in our neighborhood. I feel better connected with my community and I can’t wait to fill these beds with flowers for them in the coming year.

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  131. Keisha on

    My favorite activity this fall has been creating small autumn floral arrangements for my home and my friends! It’s so relaxing and let’s me be creative. Can’t wait for spring bulbs!

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  132. Irma Lagomarsino on

    Hosted my garden club and invited Kelly at the Petal Dispatch (local Portland flower farmer/florist) to help us make bouquets! So fun!

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  133. Jackie on

    Started a small flower farm this year. We put in 5 new raised beds and planted a cover crop mix for the first time ever. Also revamped my compost area to reap as much benefit from it as well. Looking forward to spring bulbs!!

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  134. Angie W on

    Frost killed the garden a little earlier than I would have liked. I have been using the nice days to clean up and prep for next season. I didn’t pull the trigger on ordering bulbs, it’s a bit overwhelming. But I would love to add them to the garden ❤️🌸

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  135. Lee on

    My wife and I went to a local flower farm for a dahlia PYO this fall for my birthday and it was amazing to see the flower fields, to scout new varieties, to be inspired by beauty, and to support our local flower businesses!

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  136. Laura on

    We just moved from an apartment to a house with a big yard and I’m so excited to get started in the garden. The most meaningful thing I’ve done this fall is transplant some peonies from my parents’ yard. Those peonies used to be on my grandparent’s farm and it’s so sweet to have them growing in my yard now!

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  137. Holly on

    Floret’s giveaways are always so incredibly special! This one is no exception, I’d be honored to add some beautiful Roozengaarde tulips to the lineup for Spring! 🌷✨

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  138. Erin on

    Putting my garden to bed has felt really cathartic, as it was a rough gardening year for me, dahlias being one of my few successes… Pulling down the plants, saying thank you for what they gave, taking note of failures and lessons, and making promises for next year 💛

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  139. Meg on

    I’ve been slowing down and really enjoying floral arranging with my dahlias more. I look at each of them differently and more intently knowing that I only have a few more weeks with them this year.

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  140. Joni Evans on

    My friend is having a baby in late April, so I thought the best gift I could give her was a garden bed full of tulips that will bloom just in time for when the baby arrives! Planting bulbs for a new spring arrival is the best way I know how to celebrate!

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  141. Jessie Carlson on

    P.S. Thank you so much for not requiring a social media account to enter this giveaway!

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  142. Jessie Carlson on

    My daughters (6 and 8 years old) have been helping me collect seed from my flowers. I’m new to the process, so it’s been fun to learn together. Who knows how well they’ll grow next year, but we’re excited to find out!

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  143. Carissa Elmstrand on

    I’m dividing some peony roots from my grandmother’s garden to plant in my own garden. I’m so excited to have a living piece of heritage to one day pass on to my own children! It means so much to be able to share my love of flowers with my grandmother.

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  144. Elaine on

    I am loving my dahlias this year. I had no idea you could save the seeds. I’m collecting them now and can’t wait to see what I get! Thank you..love your entire content

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  145. Susie Bates on

    First time trying to save dahlia seeds. I’ll be really excited, if I do it right and get to save seeds, to see what different dahlias I can from seeds!

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  146. Allison on

    I’m planting bulbs for the very first time this fall on our own property – so thankful to have our own land to cultivate!

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  147. Jenny on

    Planting peony roots. There is something about planting, the promise of new life and beauty, you can’t see it yet but you know in the future those flowers are going to be spectacular.

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  148. Karen S on

    Have to go with the classic upstate New York autumn activity of picking apples (and cider and doughnuts!). Always a favorite!

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  149. Nicole on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall was when I learned to take time to relax. Reading, learning tennis, walks on the beach. It was (and is still) meaningful to me because I had hit summer burnout, and it was not going to get any better until I took some time to rest. I am grateful, and looking forward to a smoother 2023!

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  150. Erin on

    The most special thing I’ve done this fall adopt a stray outdoor cat. He’s now my garden cat!

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  151. Erin on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is visit with my grandpa who is getting ready to move a few states away. It was meaningful to me because he is 90 and we have a lot of wonderful memories together.

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  152. Deborah Currin on

    Southern California’s fall weather doesn’t really get going until mid November. This year after record heat waves during our summer, I’m resting my raised beds . Removing spent plants, turning the compacted soil while working in rich compost. Lastly I will cover my beds will dried leaves from our trees, putting my garden to bed for the next 4 weeks. In the meantime I will be dreaming of the day I reawaken the garden with new plantings .

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  153. Tory on

    So far this fall I’ve been able to go hiking with my pups on some new trails. Having recently moved to Georgia, it’s been way too hot this summer and now that it’s cooling off I’ve been able to enjoy hiking once again and make new memories with my fur babies

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  154. Fauve on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is pick flowers and decorate for ‘special occasions’ with my new kindergartener. We chose flowers together for his teacher on the first day of school, flowers for the table when some friends came over for lunch and mostly recently we put together a ‘get well soon’ bunch for his bus driver. I know he’d say his favorite activity so far was when we decorated the front porch for Halloween and added some garden pumpkins that we grew together.

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  155. Jenny Stites on

    This is the first year I have fall planted. Loved planting when it wasn’t so hot and just the anticipation of what will arrive in the spring.

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  156. Kathy Stewart on

    Last weekend I took a watercolor class with my adult daughter! Neither of us considers ourselves particularly artistic but we learned a lot and have decided we will be painting more. The course was given by a young women and it was at a local lavender farm. Such a beautiful, fun day supporting two local small businesses and spreading our creative wings a little.

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  157. Diane Janowak on

    The best thing I’ve done this fall is to completely fall in love with Dahlias! My neighbor has a wonderful collection each year but the idea of digging them up and then replanting each Spring seemed too crazy plant lady for me. Well, she (sneakily) gave me a few tubers this Summer that she didn’t have room for…the deer enjoyed the two varieties I planted in the group and I’m thoroughly enjoying the two varieties still on my deck that the deer can’t reach! I just ordered your Dahlia book, so now since Sept I’ve collected all three books! Wait…is that the best thing I’ve done this Fall??

    This might be tied with arranging for friends traveling to Amsterdam in September to bring home tulip bulbs from the stunning Flower Market! Plotting the perfect spot to start a new tulip patch. Hmm, could use a few more bulbs.

    Thank you for always being so generous with your information! Just started the Fall Mini Course last night…of course started with digging up dahlias. Love the pumpkin guide as well! A great excuse to buy interesting pumpkins now for the patch next year.

    Take care,
    Diane

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  158. Morgan on

    The most meaningful thing I’ve done this fall was to see my family for a long weekend with my kids. We all went to my parents house and spent time in their beautiful garden and ate good food and relaxed together.

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  159. Megan Schmitt on

    The best thing that I have done so far this fall has been an annual fall camping trip to Deception Pass. We were able to do some hiking and enjoy the beautiful fall weather outdoors. My daughter said to me on the hike that she loves getting out into nature, especially when she is sad or unhappy and the fresh air always makes her feel better!! It was so adorable. She is my gardening buddy and we have spent the start of this fall planning our new garden space on our new property. Starting over from scratch is hard, but so exciting and rewarding. We have some big, beautiful garden plans!! Happy fall.

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  160. Christina on

    The best thing I’ve done this fall was to add a bird bath to my garden. It’s not exactly flower related but it has been such a joy to see all the different birds that visit it and hang out in my garden. I look out of my kitchen window every day and am filled with such joy because of my garden, knowing that all of the hard work my mom and I did has created something beautiful and beneficial.

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  161. Elizabeth G on

    Most meaningful thing we’ve done is moving to another state to be closer to family. Which meant giving up a beautiful house and garden and moving into an apartment. But it means our children have friends and cousins to see every week.

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  162. Andrea G. on

    Hi Erin, Team and Roozengarde! I would say that the most meaningful thing that I have done this fall is share my dahlias ( and other flowers) from my garden. This was the first year that I had success growing dahlias and I was able to cut and share several bouquets with friends and strangers. The summer was very hot, but in September the dahlias started to bud up and put on a show! My daughter has gotten more involved with the flowers this year too, which makes my heart happy. Thanks for all you do!

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  163. Tami on

    I’m new to growing dahlias and have fallen in LOVE with these beauties! The bring JOY to my soul! Can wait to try more!

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  164. Beth on

    Spent time with both of our daughters at the same time! One lives in NC and came for a long weekend. After that, just enjoying Fall in all its glorious splendor. Oh yeah, and had to clean up all the gardens after the first frosts and getting some beds ready for tulip bulb planting. I love a clean garden at the end of the year!

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  165. Samantha on

    The most meaningful thing that I’ve done this fall is save seeds for the first time! I planted my first little wildflower patch last Spring, and it brought so much joy to my family and my neighbors. Two of my neighbors have told me that they want to plant their own little wildflower patches – and I am so excited to share the seeds that I’ve saved with them! Flowers really bring so much beauty (and a sense of community!) to our little corner of our neighborhood.

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  166. Molly T. on

    While cutting flowers for my most recent bouquet assembly, I realized I was low on fillers. I looked around my garden and saw broccoli in flower! I cut as many stems as i could (which amounted to around a dozen) and started looking for other “food” for filler. I grabbed my sweet basil, flowering kale, parsley, volunteer hot pepper plants, and tomatillo (which not only had buds & blooms but the lantern husks that housed the growing fruit!). Using “food” (or “snacks”, a term coined by a student at one of my bouquet assembly classes) has been my favorite thing this fall!

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  167. Rita on

    This fall I made my first home-made Hydrangea wreath. I used a variety of blooms from my growing collection of panicles. Phantom, Pinky Winky, Pink Diamond, Lime Light, and Bobo were the varieties I used. I have received so many compliments on the wreath, and it’s beauty just keep my heart warm!

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  168. Cheri McCrimmon on

    My favorite thing that I did this fall was to save flower seeds from my Floret zinnia plants. Meaningful to me as I have never saved seeds before. They are Benary’s Giant Lilac, Benary’s Giant Lime and Lilliput Salmon. They were beautiful all summer long and a favorite with Hummingbirds. Also a trip to La Conner Washington from Northern California was such a treat and we are making plans to visit again for your Tulip Festival!

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  169. Maegan Ferguson on

    Last weekend I had a little bit of time between working weddings, and so I went with some friends to a local farm to get pumpkins! It was too much fun, it took me back to when I was a kid and just gave me time to savor the season. Fall is the best time of year hands down.

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  170. Lou Bauer on

    I went out foraging for stems for my local florist. It was so interesting to gather all the different fall colors and see which ones would hold their foliage the best to use in arrangements. I found native ninebark that I hadn’t noticed previously which held up the best. I am so lucky to have found a florist that wants to try all the new things that I love to do like foraging and new flowers that they have not been exposed to for arranging. I have learned so much from Floret and have even got them to use Basil! Thank you Erin. I am patiently waiting on my order from Roozengarde and would love to be able to add all those Parrot Tulips to my new bulb garden!

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  171. Morgan on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this Fall is walk our garden beds each night picking our favorite blooms with my Dad. We live in Maine and the frost is pretty unpredictable in our area. Towards the end of the season we go a little crazy and pick whatever dahlia and zinnia flowers we want from our 6 raised beds since come late September early October they just might not be there the next morning. It’s been a really great bonding experience for the both of us and a nice way to share our love of flowers. I got him hooked on parrot tulips last year and we are looking forward to expanding our beds and adding more this Fall.

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  172. Aleta on

    This fall has been amazing. Every sunrise and sunset have been breathtaking. Last weekend I took my four kids to Schuh farm. They had a blast as usual, but as we were in the corn maze and my two year old was running and being “sneaky” with her cheesy grin, I just kept think how fast time goes and how grateful I am for fall and pumpkin patches and the opportunity to spend time together outdoors and make memories.

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  173. Ashley on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is taking my kiddos on special trips to see family and friends. Making memories and having fun! Collecting pumpkins and seeds for the gardens.

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  174. Heather Fry on

    This has been the first fall that I have TRULY enjoyed. Having been a lifetime hobby gardener, fall meant the end of the green growing things, and the transition to dead dreary winter. We started our flower farm in the late fall of 2021, and through all of the sweat, problem solving, and growing pains of our first year I can now understand fall’s allure. It’s so much fun to see everything as a clean slate and start the planning for next spring. My six year old son and husband have enjoyed the flowers through the summer months so much that they have become fully involved in all the planning and spring prep work. We spend every minute we have outside together now, planting bulbs, corms, building our first. greenhouse and spoiling our ducks. It’s really just awesome.

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  175. Britney on

    My favorite thing I’ve done so far this fall is visit my local farms! It’s been so fun to watch my kids enjoy picking pumpkins and loving on the animals.

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  176. Mara on

    This fall has been fantastic for saving seed! With such an extended dry season, my zinnia and dahlia seeds are looking better than ever. Seed saving is special to me because it prompts us to consider the whole cycle of growth, think systemically, and be more sustainable.

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  177. Rebekah on

    My favorite thing is collecting my beautiful dahlias from my garden. This is my first year growing them, and I am obsessed. The amount of bouquets I have gotten has brought so much joy to me and others as I share them. We also love going to Gordon’s pumpkin patch and last week was beautiful to see.

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  178. Rachel on

    Fall in Nebraska means harvest, football, harvest, football, and on repeat! We are 4th generation farmers. I love seeing our kids being interested in carrying on this legacy. I will be adding to this legacy, but starting our own formal cut flower farm this year!

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  179. Maya Moon on

    This fall has been about growth and change, as well as finding new happiness. I have been surrounding myself and my family with flowers in every direction. The work that comes with it is intense and never ending, but it helps clear my mind and find new joy. Seeing the flowers at the end of the season and sharing them with those feeling down (as I do when I feel the loss of my brothers) helps us both. I am finding a new and stronger path. This fall will be about the growth that we all experience and embracing those I hold dear.

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  180. Lillian speckenheuer on

    My favorite thing this fall was beginning to Layout my farm plan and I am so excited. This year I want to grow more specialty flowers and experiment with flowers I have not grown before. Every time I look across my land I always smile through good and bad because I know that my soil will be used to make beautiful flowers for people to enjoy.

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  181. Pam Lewis on

    “Fall” in California is a welcomed relief after the brutal sun of the summer. By this time of year, flowers are looking depleted …. Similar to an outdated wardrobe. So I look at fall as a cleansing process, “out with the old, making space for the new!” I completely enjoy stripping down my tired beds, refreshing the soil and preparing with spring bulbs! YAY for Fall 🍂

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  182. Christine on

    Our favorite fall tradition is taking our grands to the pumpkin patch! What a joy filled day it was with pumpkin picking, apple cider doughnuts and heap of memories!!!!

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  183. Becky on

    I am working to dry some of the last blooms of the season to carry over the summer joy for the Winter, makes me feel grateful!

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  184. Joanna on

    I planted my first dahlia patch in my front yard and have been enjoying the blossoms everyday this fall. I’ve been able to share countless bouquets with my neighbors, family and friends. It’s pure joy!

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  185. Liz Sullivan on

    Planning the garden for next year is always my favorite Fall gardening thing to do. This year I also shared your pumpkin and daffodil guide with my Dad who is a Master Gardener and taught me everything I know from growing veggies as a little girl to sharing perennials with each other each year. On more favorite thing I will be doing tomorrow is carving a pumpkin and roasting the seeds for my husband and son. Will be taking them to my son (a Freshman in college) this weekend for Homecoming at East Carolina University as a surprise.

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  186. Trisha Millard on

    I’ve really enjoyed going to Apple orchards this fall! It is my favorite thing to do with our children and friends. I didn’t get a chance to take our children last fall because our 12 passenger van was totaled and we struggled finding a new vehicle and missed the season. So this year we have enjoyed all the apple picking, cider doughnuts and caramel apples!

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  187. Maureen Cameron on

    Hiking to Black Balsam Knob, NC with my family on a stunning fall day. Beautiful 360 views and fall colors! Wish I could include a picture.

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  188. Heather on

    This is the first year I’ve ever planted bulbs. It’s been so lovely to see my kids get away from the iPads and get outside to dig in the dirt with me. This extra time connecting with them has been the best thing about fall!

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  189. Lesley on

    Apple picking and preserving with family. It was a great day in the Skagit valley spending time together on the farm, and then a day of ‘work” making apple sauce, apple butter, and soaking up the last of the strong sun.

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  190. Michelle Hadfield on

    Just finished our first year growing for a local floral collective!!! So excited for the learning and growth…even more excited for what fall planting will look like in the spring 🌷

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  191. Destin Padgett on

    I’ve enjoyed several things so far this Fall season- but I really enjoyed going this past weekend with my Momma and girlfriend to Dismals Canyon. We enjoyed the short hike and then had a great dinner afterwards and it was just nice and easy.

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  192. Michelle Maas on

    I had my knee replaced September 7th so my fall activities have been limited. But my favorite thing is that I managed to get to a farm market to buy mums , gourds and pumpkins and then I created a fall display next to the lamp post and old bicycle I have in my garden.

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  193. Jena on

    My favorite thing this fall has been decorating with pumpkins I grew! I am loving the specialty pumpkins and gourds and am so proud that I was able to grow them 🤗

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  194. Nancy Vance on

    I love the change of seasons to fall here in the PNW. Seed gathering for next spring, cleaning out the raised beds and planting the last round of vegetables. This year will try to winter over some geraniums for next spring. Looking forward to planting bulbs; they are the special surprise when they start to peek through the soil in the spring! ❤️ 🌿 🌹

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  195. Penny Babbert on

    I enjoy clearing away this years gardens while planning new changes for next year’s beds.
    What is old will become new again. 🙂

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  196. Megan Hover on

    This fall my husband and I were able to take a few day trip to Montreal and Mont Tremblant. It was special because we had planned to do this trip five years ago and had to cancel because one of our children was very ill. We never were able to reschedule because of Covid and I was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent treatment Between then and now. I’m so thankful we are finally able to go and hoping this marks New seasons of health and flourishing! We planted tulips and daffodils bulbs during my treatment as a reminder that beauty and new life can come after a dark, cold winter so I love tulips. The parrot were my favorite ones that bloomed and I only had a few.

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  197. Melissa on

    For the first time I am growing tomato’s and cucumbers this fall. I usually only do flowers so it’s exciting to see food growing!!

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  198. Bly Summarell on

    This fall break we took our kids, 6 and 3, for a hike in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. This is special to me because I lost my mom/best friend right before I found out I was pregnant with my oldest kid and I try hard to create childhood memories for my kids like my mom did for me. Also I’ve never grown Parrot tulips and I’m very excited to try some out next season!

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  199. Ellie on

    My favorite fall thing is finishing the last bit of canning! Being able to try to recipes and preserve them for winter.

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  200. Suzanne Niedrich on

    Seeing the mums that we planted in our backyard bed last year (after they were done blooming) come back and bloom again! I didn’t realize that we had all different colors, so the mix of colors was a nice surprise.

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  201. Erika Bault on

    I participated in my town’s local apple festival pie contest. Not only did I win my age group but then my pie won best overall! It was very exciting but now everyone wants me to make them for Thanksgiving. Lol!

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  202. Kristi on

    My favorite thing we did this fall was taking a break from the flower farm and taking our 2 young kids to the a local farm that does a corn maze and pumpkin patch.

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  203. Carol K on

    I researched, ordered, and planted honeyberry bushes. I’m excited to try to grow an edible berry in our yard. In our more northern climate of South Dakota the options for berry plants are more limited and as a home grower our space is also limited. I recently found your Floret show and loved it. It has gotten me excited to try my hand a flowers from seed this spring using my pop-up green house I have had for years. Now that I am an empty nester I have time to try once again. Love your videos and passion for what you do!

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  204. Melody on

    I’ve been filling my house with the last flowers of the season and those bouquets have been making me so happy. Especially on a rainy fall day like today.

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  205. Nancy Wynne on

    My favorite thing so far this fall was visiting Summer Dreams Dahlia Farm. Strolling through the thousands of dahlias filled my soul with beauty. A special bonus was talking with Michael Genovese. He is so inspirational.

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  206. Rick Russell on

    Last Spring my daughter and i started a flower garden on our six acre home. We have never done anything with flowers so this is all new for us both. Its been a great way to for me as a dad to spend time with my daughter. We kept it small just growing Cosmos. Black Eyed Susans, Sunflowers and, Zinnias. Erin put a flower stand up and sold fresh bouquets outside of our home. This fall we are working to expand what we are going to be planting and are going to be adding Zinnia’s, Ranunculus, and, Tulips. Its been great having places like Floret where we can learn and get advice on what works and what doesn’t. This fall we have been working to get the fall planting ready and to learn about the different varieties that we hope to plant come spring.

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  207. Samantha M on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this Fall is spend some extra time with my 2.5 year old son before his new sibling arrives in a few weeks! We have been taking lunch to the park, visiting farms and soaking up the beautiful Fall weather while it lasts.

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  208. Renée Fisher on

    My favorite thing this fall has been acquiring a used 11’ cattle-feeding trough from an old farmer in exchange for a $50 bottle of whiskey! I’ve placed it in my newly-built greenhouse, filled it with raised bed mix, and planted it with a variety of winter greens and lettuces. All the seedlings are up, and now I’m enjoying munching on sprouts as I thin the overly-planted bed! 😋

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  209. Stephanie on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is to start a community garden group. I’m so excited about sharing information and doing projects in and for my community with other growers and gardeners.

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  210. Andrew on

    I grew my own pumpkin patch this year and harvested them this fall- it was so magical.

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  211. Michelle Herst on

    What I have most enjoyed in the garden this fall has been seed saving for the first time (zinnia, cosmos, calendula, and green beans). Also drying echinacea, calendula, and chamomile for medicinal preparations. Now, if I could only figure out how to handle the luffa!

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  212. Donna on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is buy my first home! We’ve yet to move in but I can’t wait to start planning the garden.

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  213. Jess Stoltzfus on

    My landlord messaged me to let me know that he was about to winterize the front yard. I ran outside with my scissors and clipped dozens of browning hydrangeas and loads of other gorgeous plants that I don’t know the name of. I made so many bouquets that are in between color and warm fall browns. I’m a spring and summer girl, and losing daylight and greenery is hard for me. These bouquets overtaking my house bring me so much joy every time a look at them, and are a promise that spring and summer flowers will return.

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  214. Loren F. on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is to watch our dahlia field explode with color after our first time on the farm. This is second only to slowly winning over our barn cat over the last 5 months!

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  215. Sarah on

    My favorite thing has been when I took my twin sons to a pumpkin patch for the first time and had the whole family over for a day of good food and pumpkin carving! This was pretty special for us as our sons were released from the NICU in September after 4 months! These were the days that we dreamed about! Can’t wait for them to spend next summer in the garden!

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  216. Mary Meyer on

    My favorite fall thing is collecting pumpkins for my patio and front porch. I love the cool mornings and the sunny afternoons and gorgeous evenings. I go out very early in the mornings and cut my dahlias for my daily bouquet s. Sharing with neighbors and family is a blessing.

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  217. Marcie Long on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is honestly pull out my first ever cut flower garden. Sounds strange, but as I pulled out the plants, I reflected on how incredible it was to try something new, feel supported by the people around me, grow beautiful flowers to make those around me smile, and teach my children you can do anything! I also dreamed of what it will look like next year! These tulips would be such a gift! Happy Fall!

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  218. Holli Whitacre on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is put myself out there. I am a shy and reserved introvert but I have reached out to several strangers, sold flowers to strangers, and made some new friendships and connections this fall. My community is learning more about the importance of local flowers (thanks to my almost-trembling voice). I can’t wait to do more to share beauty and educate anyone who wants to learn (despite how terrifying it will be)! Hopefully it gets easier. Everyone deserves beautiful things in their lives!

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  219. Jessica Sulfridge on

    My favorite things to do in the fall are visit our local apple orchard to pick fresh apples with my husband, make hot apple cider, watch Practical Magic on the outside movie screen in the backyard, and make s’mores around the campfire! I love making memories with loved ones and creating traditions to look forward to each season!

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  220. April on

    My favorite fall thing was harvesting all my pumpkins! They took over a lot more space than I anticipated but it was so worth it! I’m looking forward to trying a pumpkin tunnel next year!

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  221. Annie on

    I grew a tiny patch of zinnias and marigolds and have been giving out bouquets to friends, neighbors, family, and new moms! Being able to share the small amount of beauty I grew myself was just the best!

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  222. Wendy Blaylock on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is deciding to quit my job in the spring of 2023! I have had a small flower business for 20 years and constantly turn down flower related work because my “job” requires my time. I’ve been scared to take the leap but I feel empowered when I watch and read your shows, blogs and posts. Thank you for helping me “fall” into place!

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  223. Anne King on

    My favorite fun fall thing is harvesting pumpkins in the backyard garden with our 4 year old grandson. He gets such joy out finding each one under the leaves!

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  224. Jennifer on

    Watching the squirrels go crazy on the hickory tree. Planting lettuce and carrots and radishes. Sitting on the porch watching the squirrels dig up little baby plants to bury their hickory nuts. Even though I’m a little mad about it, we’ve had so much fun watching the squirrels prepare for the winter.

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  225. Kris Tino on

    My favorite day this fall was helping my daughter in love move into their new Wisconsin home. Together her Southern mom & I cleaned up her flower beds on almost an acre property. She has a lot of established perennials, but since she is moving north from Louisiana, our bulb and tulip time is really such a sign of renewal I want them to experience ! I would love to win the Parrot bulb set and gift to her. Let’s make her house a home!

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  226. Hope on

    I bought the family farm from my cousin, carrying on the continuous land ownership legacy started by her dad.

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  227. Miranda Gallagher on

    My favorite thing this fall was how beautiful the weather was to extend the dahlia season and getting buckets and buckets of extra flowers! :)

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  228. Rebecca E on

    I love working on projects with my kids. My daughter passed me shingles as I roofed a shed. I love showing her that she can do anything and I love the silly conversations when she isn’t tied to an iPad.

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  229. Jeanelle on

    This fall we sold our city house and bought a farm site. We have been so busy trying to put our stamp on this place before frost comes. I’m excited to see the transformation come spring!

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  230. Cassandra on

    My favorite thing I did this fall is dig up my front lawn and design a bulb garden. Would love to start it with some spectacular tulips!

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  231. Amy McElyea on

    I LOVE tulips!! I would love to win this giveaway!

    My favorite thing I did/am doing this fall is completely moving my cut flower field (from a tiny space by my house) and expanding. Can not wait to see what spring brings!

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  232. Shellie on

    Fall has always made me sad-I am a summer girl. But, now, Fall means bulb planting time. Knowing that the bulbs I plant in the fall are busy making preparations for their Spring show keeps me going through the dark days of Winter. So, bulb planting is definitely my favorite Fall activity. And having my spouse work with me to get them planted means the world. He does it selflessly because he knows the joy the flowers brings each Spring.

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  233. Kelly on

    I have lived in South Florida my entire life. I’ve always said I was born in the wrong climate because of my love for all things cooler climates offer – jackets on cool summer nights, sweaters, hot coffee, changing leaves and the most beautiful flowers. My business was born from my love of all plants and nature but I was struggling finding my place in the agriculture field. I’m hoping that my best fall memory will be today – the day I decided to make growing all those beautiful flowers a reality right where I’m at and becoming the successful business woman that my family believes I can be. I can not dream of a better way to spend everyday then tending to my flowers with my family by my side.

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  234. Taroh Alexandra Strong on

    My favorite thing to do this fall was to pick a couple buckets of dahlias from my gardens before the first big frost and bring them to school, where I am an ESL teacher. I had third through fifth grade students make bouquets for their families, who are typically under resourced. I brought in floral wrapping paper and ribbons to make it look professional and also had the kids all write a little card for their families. The energy was electrifying!

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  235. Brenda Wood on

    My favorite and most exciting/terrifying thing this fall was the decision to change over from a mostly retail gardening and landscaping center to using my field for dahlias and cut flower production. I have been growing dahlias as a hobby and have been afraid to take that next step and actually sell them to people. I named my business Dahlia Gardens and now I know My why. Thanks to Floret and all the resources and education you have provided I am ready and more confident to share my passion.

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  236. Debbie on

    This was my first year growing a cut flower garden in Texas. (It was a hot and dry summer.) Our family has enjoyed so many beautiful flowers this year, including tulips, daffodils, dahlias, iris, as well as many annuals. We are now preparing to move to a new home in 2023 to give us more room to grow flowers and start a new garden (from scratch), so we’re busy planning and getting lots of ideas. We’re currently traveling in New England to enjoy the fall colors and visiting the Bridge of Flowers today. Love seeing such natural beauty!

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  237. Elizabeth Hanenkrat on

    I bought a small white patio rose this spring and fell in love with it over the summer. I decided I wanted a few more to spread throughout the garden, so I took cuttings and rooted them in soil. They are still very small, but I’m seeing growth! It was my first time rooting a cutting!

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  238. Liz H on

    Cleaning up my garden with my five year old has been extra special this year. He’s actually helpful and his favorite thing is collecting seeds. We’re also still watching a few dahlias bloom, which is mind blowing since we had a frost already!

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  239. Shannon Parker on

    This fall I’ve been able to transplant some bushes to make room for more flowers in new beds I put in last year. It’s just a personal hobby but I love that my whole family participates from Great grand parents thru grand children.

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  240. Michelle Lang on

    I took the time this fall to dig, store, and organize my expanding dahlia collection. It makes me nervous and happy to see what happens come spring. This is also the first time I am trying to overwinter more tender perennials in my basement. Having viable plants come spring will be a time investment well spent.

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  241. Ashley on

    My husband and I just moved into our new home! I was able to bring a handful of cut dahlias and make some bouquets for neighbors with those and the wildflowers and grasses across our road and gift them with sourdough. My favorite thing so far is watching all the changes to the leaves and trees in our yard and planning my garden for next year!

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  242. Kate on

    Participating in the very last cut your own dahlias event at my favorite local flower farm! What made it special to me is that my mom joined me and it brought her just as much joy as it did me. In addition, I worked at the sweet flower farm this summer as a part of the field crew and harvest team and it was a really nice bitter sweet moment to see our work come full circle.

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  243. Jenie james on

    My dahlias are super late blooming this year but right now they are loaded! So my favorite thing about fall, so far, is enjoying my beautiful dahlias! I thought I had lost my dahlias this summer due to cane borers but after weeks of tedious work to get rid of them the dahlias survived. So this year the dahlias are even more beautiful to me! It’s amazing how resilient flowers can be…we can take a lesson or two from them :)!

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  244. Theresa on

    Haven’t done it quite yet, but going to a cut flower conference this weekend in Montana with my sister! It’s meaningful because we are both flower farmers in different states but with the conference we can come together and learn together!

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  245. Kasha on

    This was my second year as a cut flower gardening hobbyist. I shared the beautiful blooms by doing some flower philanthropy with a Farm to Vase flower of the month fundraiser. I was able to raise money to support rare disease research for a disease that affects my son called Tango2.

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  246. Barb Drotar on

    I moved over the late summer to Northeast Ohio. I am starting over with our yard. I am a flower junkie namely I have dug up my favorite flowers and moved them from house to house. So I am starting my landscaping with a decent number of perennials that we will starting moving this weekend. What I am most excited about is that for the first time in 18 years I can plant tulips without the worry of the deer mowing them down!!!! My father’s family is from Amsterdam and I can’t wait to add tulips back into my spring flower show!❤️
    After watching the dahlia video yesterday, I will have to order some of those beauties in the spring!

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  247. Sydney on

    We put together all the florals for our market’s annual benefit dinner. It was such a fun time and I learned so much.

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  248. Whitney Brown on

    One of the most meaningful things I got to do was the day before frost going out w my 2 big kids and telling them to grab heads of whatever the loved this year. This was our 1st yr flower farming and they were right there with me every step of the way. So to see them at the end of the year still be just as invested and excited about the future growing years just made all the hard work paid for right then. One would grab a few heads for seed on a giant canary yellow and then to a small round purple that performed well, and then jump back to yellow bc “you can never have enough of that yellow! Its just so bright!” And the other slowly and methodically went through to find all the soft delicate shades that fit her pink personality just right. I really want to share that experience next year with people having Upicks here. It was pretty amazing.

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  249. Lydia Chalou on

    Greetings!
    My favorite thing this fall has been building a greenhouse with my husband. It’s one I’ve daydreamed of for years and I’m so ecstatic ancd thankful that I’m finally in a financial standing to do so. My vision is coming true, from thr recycled barn windows, to the brightly yellow painted building. I live in Maine so this will be a blessing to have a sunny space to grow and enjoy. Stay well and goodluck everyone!

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  250. Lisa Hyde on

    Making plans to plant only perennial native plants because I live in a desert and flashy annuals need so much water. It’s always fun to dream up new garden beds.

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  251. Jordan Gardner-Hoffman on

    I harvested my first crop of pumpkins from my first real garden! I started doing seeds in 2020 after watching Floret’s video and to ease the pandemic stress. I only had an apartment with minimal sunlight, but now I have a house with a sunny backyard. My front porch looks my Pinterest dreams and I grew almost all of the pumpkins from seeds I harvested. Already excited to expand next season!

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  252. Jennifer on

    Performed opposite my husband as Sophie and Sky in Mamma Mia the musical!!! It was so special for our little family!!! I feel so grateful. “Thank you for the music…”!

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  253. Dee Brewer on

    This fall, I finally planted my Spring bulbs with purpose instead of willy nilly when the ground has started to freeze. And after watching your video on tulips, I’ve made a list of new bulbs to buy and try next year!

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  254. Kim Cochenour on

    Spent time with my family who came to visit us and shared the joy of fall in the Midwest!

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  255. Joanne Johnson on

    I’ve planted new gardens for and with older gardeners to be enjoyed now and for many years to come!

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  256. Holly on

    This fall I have given away bouquets 💐 of dahlias to teachers that I work with. It gives me joy to see their look of happiness every time I gift someone a bouquet. Teachers deserve so much more than a bouquet, but it is a little gift that brightens their day and mine.

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  257. Katherine on

    I did my first DIY house project, and made a nursery for my niece and nephew. I love to keep the door open just to catch glimpses throughout the day. I took my time this fall to pick the cutest little accents to fit their personalities. I also had my largest garden yet. I grew my floret dahlias from seed, and all my blooms through the summer and fall.

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  258. Kelly Rolfe on

    Finally seeing my dahlias bloom this fall after a much too hot and dry NH summer is amazing. The rest of the gardens perked up after much needed rain and cooler temps too! But seeing our first what I call “grownup” greenhouse being built is amazing! It has locally sawn pine boards pained barn red with handmade barn doors and even a transom window; all to help it masquerade as the barn we don’t have. Our neighbors love seeing it as they drive by and I adore seeing it too! More importantly, it is a game changer here in the northeast as a season extender. Very exciting indeed! Wish I could include a photo. Oh and did I mention my husband and I also g with help from our sons built it all from a kit? Cool family adventure for us all.

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  259. Angela Kuhl on

    My favorite time this fall has been spending quality time with my father who lives alone. Unfortunately, he fell (wasps were chasing him and he ran away, fell, and landed on his flip phone), broke his hip requiring surgery. This time together has helped me be more grateful for family. Life can be so busy, but family time is so rewarding.

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  260. Gloria Butcher on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is moving into this old log house that we purchased as a family. It has a beautiful barn/Florida room and we are currently renovating it to celebrate my mother in laws 60th birthday! It over looks the vast fields of Oklahoma and can capture some magnificent sunsets. Also, taking my kids to haunted Halloween trails has been a favorite of mine. They are both teens and still want to hang with mom. It’s a thrill to watch them and remember what it was like 30 years ago doing the same thing. They are growing up fast, so I cherish every invite that comes my way, even if I have to walk through “deadly zombies” with them.

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  261. Cheryl Cox on

    I discovered You Tube this year and learned how to refurbish my raised beds. I then learned about winter sowing and all my seeds are up in my refurbished bed and are ready for winter. This process is exciting as I anticipate these new flowers. Thank you to all unselfish flower farmers who share their “how to” on You Tube.

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  262. Carissa on

    I have been really enjoying my dahlia beds this year and seeing all the beauty that emerges. The wonderful cooler nights is refreshing but I know frost is coming so just trying to soak in what’s left of my garden before it goes to bed for the winter.

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  263. Marianna on

    We just bought a house this April and I had no idea what the previous owner has planted in the backyard. It’s not a big property, .25 acres but I was really excited to plant a garden. We decided that this year instead of building beds, we would utilize the already mulched areas around the patio to plant in order to see where would be the optimal garden space. I got antsy waiting for all of the spring perennials to come up so that I could identify them so for several days I just walked around with my toddler and we sowed wildflowers and zinnias EVERYWHERE. It was so fun for the both of us, but yet again, I had no idea what flowers were going to come up! Fast forward to August, we had another baby! And we named her Zina. It’s a little difficult to get out and do fall activities now unless it’s just me and both kids in the backyard. We haven’t gotten to go to many pumpkin patches or farms. But my favorite, fall activity has to be putting my sweet girl in the baby wrap and making loops around the house and enjoying all of the beautiful Zinnias we planted in her honor! It’s the simple quiet and repetitive moments like this that all remember forever- “this is how mom put you to sleep five times a day for months”. My son loves it too, he gets to run around and jump into the leaves. Even on the most tiresome days as a mom, going out and seeing my flowers that are still putting out new growth in October makes my heart so happy!

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  264. Kimberly on

    Fall in the Midwest is all about the color show, to the crops turning a brown color, ready to be harvested, and the trees and their brilliant variety of colors. My favorite thing to do is take evening walks with my dog. I enjoy all the colors, he enjoys the squirrels and chipmunks scurrying around in the fallen leaves.

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  265. Jessica Watkins on

    My favorite thing was picking pumpkins with my kids. We picked all the pumpkins to decorate the front porch. They had so much fun seeing all of the different kind of pumpkins. It was such a great time, I love seeing the joy on their little faces.

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  266. Molly on

    We bought a campground last spring. It was scary, but we made it through our first season. So my favorite part of fall is knowing people loved being there and are already looking forward to next year.

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  267. Janessa on

    My family and I went to a beautiful outdoor concert at the Red Barn in Colton Washington. But our favorite part was picking sunflowers while listening to the music. Pure peace for the soul and the bouquet was the perfect momento to remember it by.

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  268. Becky on

    I love fall in the PNW when I first moved here from Indiana it was in late September, so this time of year is always special me. I think it’s magical how everything turns from brown to green as the rains come. A very different color change from that of an Indiana fall. I can’t wait to put my tulips in the ground and watch for them as spring arrives !

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  269. Kristin Eichers on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is planning a new garden space in my yard for cut flower arrangements. I’ve had so much fun ordering seeds, tubers, bulbs, and corms in an array of lovely colors. I’ll be retiring in 2023 and hope to supplement my income by making floral arrangements.

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  270. Heather on

    We’re headed this weekend to our personal favorite local pumpkin patch and I’m genuinely so excited. We’ve had such glorious and beautiful late summer weather and I’m still able to enjoy my garden with a cup of morning coffee and campfires in the evenings. It’s been a lovely fall thus far.

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  271. Rose Skeels on

    I love the fall. It’s my favorite time of the year. In September I attended a one day all woman’s Health/Yoga retreat in Bainbridge Island on one of the most beautiful days we’ve had this fall. My day started off with the ferry ride across the water from Seattle. I was kind of nervous because I did not know a anyone. They picked us up in a van on the other side of the water and swept us away to a beautiful house with the most stunning views. The outside of the house was set up for an outdoor beginners yoga and meditation session. The sun was so wonderful on my faces as we ended Yoga session with some deep breathing and meditation. They needed us with smoothies when we were done and we all went up on the patio of this beautiful house and sat together and introduce ourselves. Within proceeded inside to a wonderful vegan chef prepared meal. It was so delicious. After we ate we were then ushered back inside to hear a guest speaker talk to us about how stress affects women’s health. It was so interesting and informative. We then discussed any questions that were had and took some pictures together. The day ended with a goodie bag with a journal, lotion, soap and a beautiful bouquet of flowers. I walked away with such a sense of peace and clarity. The best part was I had my bouquet of flowers to look at every day to remind me of how wonderful that day was.

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  272. Felecia C on

    My favorite summer and fall activity this year has been working on the backyard with my family. My hubby -with help from family & friends- put together a playground set for our kiddos (6 and 2 years old), we dug holes and planted a bunch of fruit trees, we built a raised garden bed and I’ve been researching flowers and veggies to plant. We have so much more work to do, and I look forward to yard projects on the weekends. Thanks for all the information and inspiration you provide!

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  273. Shana Hackworth on

    My favorite thing I did this year is get my business details together, finally. (It was the dahlias I’m bloom that pushed me along .) Got my EIN number and business license. So far, I have sold several arrangements. It feels small but also big! Cannot wait to go through your course again in 2023. #2022alumni

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  274. Britania l on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is go on walks outside every day after work. It’s a routine that grounds me and reconnects me with nature, fresh air, and the turning of the season. I see leaves turning color and falling, I watch other people walking and running. I see families and dogs and feel the wind. I reflect on my day and slow down to the present moment.

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  275. Parker Susong on

    Whidbey Island resident here!
    I think my favorite memory so far this fall has been visiting Gordon’s Pumpkin farm. We loved wandering around their grounds and picking up all kinds of unique pumpkins and gourds. It was a steamy 70 degrees that day, but didn’t stop my wife and I from having a fall moment. We brought back all of our treasures and decorated our front stoop, feeling proud. The next day we got a call from our landlord who had taken a walk by our newly adorned porch and they said, “wow…you have a lot of pumpkins…everything okay?!” We all had a good laugh…tis the season?! Anyway, our porch has never looked better.

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  276. Edith on

    This Fall my favorite decision we have made is for my husband to be able to be at home and not have to stress or worry about his corporate job. We decided to invest in us and our flower farm. Sure it will be scary, but our hard work has already proved that we can do it.

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  277. Kellie Lander on

    This fall, I’ve started a small cut flower garden with my son’s girlfriend. It has really brought the entire family together changing a small patch of pasture where cows used to graze into rows of compost and drip tape ready for seedlings.

    It’s been magical to dream, plan and even problem solve together. This little patch has been a tonic for our physical, mental and emotional health during what seems like bleak times. I can’t begin to imagine the joy of seeing our flowers in the spring.

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  278. Flor Lopez on

    Always a favorite is enjoying the beautiful fall colors and hiking the PNW then coming home and planning my next year family garden and trying not to miss out on all the amazing fall planting!

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  279. Luzmila Vaughan on

    This Fall has been a real season of change for us. After over 30 years as a chef in the restaurant business my husband had finally reached a tipping point and walked away from that world. He was at that point where it was not fun to go to work anymore. I have always been an avid gardener, and I brought him into my love of flowers and vegetables when we first met. At first he did it just to help me on the weekends as manual labor but as the years passed he started to get more and more involved, asking questions on what and why I did what I did. Through moving across country a couple of times, two children (now at college), tough financial times early on, my health issues, he has been there helping me in my love of gardening, my need to garden and now in this season of change it has become his love and need to garden. He now spends his days in the garden harvesting the last of the summer veggies, tending to the riot of the Dahlias and the start of our fall garden. It is healing him as it has always healed me… as I sit in my home office working surrounded by beautiful flowers he has picked for me.

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  280. Lyndsay on

    Enjoying family walks in the cooler evenings!

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  281. Melina Velez on

    Taking my kids on our first road trip/vacation was my favorite thing I did this fall. We went to Gatlinburg and were able to enjoy nature and see mountains and things we have never seen before. It was meaningful because this is a huge accomplishment for me. I’m a single mom I had my kids when I was 16 and 20 so I was very young and spent my teens and twenties building a life and career for them. Now I am 29 have been a nurse for 9 years and finally am in a good place mentally spiritually and financially. I always feared traveling and taking trips because I thought we were too vulnerable and weren’t safe traveling without a male with us. Since I have remained single to focus on building our lives traveling just became a dream, an after thought. I am proud to say I have overcome that fear and have made a commitment to myself and my kids to show them this beautiful world and all the amazing natural beauty and magic that comes from it. To reinforce that we are strong as individuals and we are unstoppable. The trip was life changing. The best parts were not only seeing the nature views and taking it in but watching my children in all the moments taking it all in. Appreciating the beauty. Seeing the twinkle in their eyes knowing they were filling with inspiration. The overwhelming peace, hope, courage and love it brought me. I am grateful for my strength, confidence, determination and the drive my children have given me.

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  282. Theresa on

    The best thing about fall so far was getting back into the rhythm of school. We are a homeschooling family and I just love when school starts back up again and the kids and I get to learn new things daily. The time we get to spend together studying a new subject or getting completely lost in a new read aloud book just makes my mamma heart so happy. I have a 5th and 9th grader and we have homeschooled since day one but as the years pass I treasure these moments more and more because they go by so quickly. So for me by far the best memory of fall so far has been the cozy homeschool days with my kids.

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  283. Shelly on

    One of my favorite things I did so far this fall was a long overdue date night with my husband. We picked up take out & ate dinner at a park to watch the sunset over Bellingham Bay. Such a sweet night!

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  284. Brittney on

    I’ve cleaned out my summer crops and cleaned up my front and back yard to prepare it for a makeover to fix drainage issues and other things. It’s the first time my siblings have gotten involved in the garden, the yard or anything outside. And not just for a few minutes, they stayed with me all day and wanted to know more about all my flower plans (they even had input of what colors they wanted more of!)

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  285. Jontal Corley on

    I’m loving reading these!
    One of my favorite experiences this Fall was actually going to the pumpkin patch with my extended family. My little family wasn’t able to go last year because we had Covid (literally tested positive the morning of) and it broke my girls hearts all year long. They were so excited to go this year with their cousins. I loved taking them through the corn maze, seeing them mull over their pumpkin choices, and getting some good family photos in, too. Definitely redeemed the last year.

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  286. Julia Prevander on

    Spending time with my kids most of the time in the garden gives me so much energi and joy at the moment. This weekend did we pick alot of apples from our trees and put it by our mailbox so all the neiburs could take and enjoy for free. This was so apriciated and it felt so good to make someone else happy.

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  287. Carla on

    ❤️🌷Favorite thing for the fall transition: 🌷❤️

    🍁 THE PLANNING 🍂

    This is only my second year small-scale cut-flower gardening. Last year was sooo a test year and although I did the planning and oh-so-much research, spreadsheets, diagram of space and where and what would be planted – I didn’t feel confident in the end result to start selling in the spring. It went very well and the spring production brought many smile to friends, neighbors and people I’d meet who seemed to be in need of a bouquet.

    🌷 The reason this fall means so much is the greatest confidence I now. Enough to be planning a CSA for this coming spring. Further, this fall means so much as the sitting at my desk while looking at the garden and planning allows me to have this ‘dreamy vision’ of what the yard will be six months from now. That is the blessing!

    ~ Carla

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  288. Helena on

    This fall, after the rush of summer vacations and making the most of the warm days, after the kids have gotten settled into school routines, I’ve really enjoyed a steadier rhythm to the fall. I’ve started a new habit of having my morning coffee on my east facing back deck. I feel the crisper air, and the lower sun, and watch the squirrels digging in their acorns. It’s a deep breath and it’s a favourite moment of these fall days.

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  289. Trisha on

    Our 30th class reunion was canceled this summer due to lack of participation. So in a last ditch effort, the gals in charge rescheduled it for October 1st hoping more people would be able to make it. It was low-key, with a Mexican food truck out at someone’s rustic barn. Literally the morning of…my best friend… who was in charge of getting everyone together, texted and asked if I’d be willing to bring flowers to help spruce things up. I was happy to oblige. Once there … we had such a great time with classmates we hadn’t seen in years. The best part was…finding so many of my classmates enjoying the flowers and having great conversations about which were our favorite dahlias, zinnias and amaranth. We discussed Erin and Floret… among many of our other favorite gardeners and gardens to visit. Now I have lots more old friends to swap tubers with come spring. It’s amazing how flowers can bring people together… & back together. Thank you for all you do!

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  290. Maren Stafford on

    I launched my website for my floral design company October 1st! It has been a fantastic journey thus far, and launching jobloomfloral.com is an exciting step in the right direction!!

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  291. Kimarie on

    This fall I have learned how much joy flowers bring! We finally have started growing cut flowers for our own use – always wanted to have a flower garden when our 9 kids were younger but the timing is perfect now, especially with our first wedding coming up! So another thing that has been very meaningful is growing flowers to use in my son’s wedding.

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  292. Rachel on

    Planting bulbs and saving seeds with my four and two year old. We put the bulbs in their “beds” and tell them, “ Goodnight! See you in the spring.” It’s so fun to have them enjoy the magic of gardening.

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  293. Janet Edwards on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall was to take a chance for a friend. This just happened in the last couple of weeeks. A close friend has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She has 4 children at home. Her husband is a police officer. She is one of the most amazing women/mothers I know. She lost her brother to cancer when he was just 10 years old. When her brother was diagnosed with cancer at 4 years old he started drawing sunflowers. He drew them up until he died. My friend loves these flowers. She was diagnosed just 2 weeks ago. Last week I planted 30 sunflowers hoping and praying they would sprout. They sprouted in 4 days!!! It’s been a week and they are already 3-4” tall. I’m going to plant them in my friends front yard and near her bedroom window. I hope and pray they will grow tall and bloom for her. I really hope that when they bloom the heads will face her window and give her courage to hang in there! Flowers are the sunshine of friendship. They always brighten a heavy load. Although she has stage 4 the doctors have said they can cure her! Miracle of moderne medicine!!!

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  294. Katie on

    I love the tint of color that fall flowers get as they end their summer cycle. Always thoughts of what will the next season bring and what changes will I make. Sweet goodness. Thank you for your encouragement for flower growing for so many. You are incredible educators!

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  295. Madeline Hile on

    Cutting flowers from my Floret dahlia seedlings to give to my kids teachers and staff at their school. Gives me joy to show my gratefulness for them and brighten their day!

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  296. Nettie Martini on

    This year was my tenth year growing vegetables and flowers. This fall I’ve enjoyed the harvest and preparation of delicata squash, nasturtiums, and tomatoes. Starting them from seed and then watching them flourish has been so rewarding. The discovery of Floret Flower Farm has been so delightful. I was getting my hair done this past week and held up my phone to show my hairdresser videos of Erin showing off her beautiful dahlias and how to collect various flower seeds. Fall is really groovy in so many ways.

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  297. Tessa on

    This Fall I have started sharing my home grown flowers with my friend’s grandmother, who is at the end of her life. It started with me reaching out to give her one arrangement to lift her spirits. It turned into a weekly drop of fresh blooms in her favorite color “purple”! While visiting her grandmother daily, her roommate at the retirement home mentioned that her grandchildren don’t visit her. So the following week I started dropping two arrangements at a time. We are heading into week 6 of deliveries. Her grandmother is on hospice and starting to decline but I know has beautiful blooms to look forward to and a slice of heaven on earth with her in her room…. Flowers. I’ve never met these two women, but in trying to bless them, I have been the one truly blessed. I look forward to my Friday date of harvesting blooms and tailoring their arrangements just for them. With the frost soon approaching, I am saddened by the end of these beautiful garden gifts. Planting bulbs in the ground when the winter is fast approaching gives us all this moment of hope and something to look forward to, Just like Bev and Irene’s weekly delivery.

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  298. Brooke on

    Driving and walking the country side in awe of the fall colours at this time of year, and of course spending the evenings planning for next year’s flowers with my hubby on the earlier dark nights

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  299. April D. on

    Picking apples alongside my three boys in my parents’ orchard is one of my most meaningful and memorable fall activities. I picked apples from the same trees in my childhood but never really appreciated it until I became a parent. I’m so grateful to my parents for creating a place where we can all gather throughout the year and especially in the fall to harvest apples from trees planted nearly 40 years ago. It’s always fun to pick alongside my boys and tell stories of when I was young and to watch them create their own memories in the orchard. I’m grateful for those moments to unplug from the busyness of the world and work with our hands while surrounded by mother nature’s bounty.

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  300. Alethea on

    Fall is for picking apples and planting garlic and putting my gardens to bed and a hundred other tasks. All of the Fall activities are chores and create extra work for me but I must find meaning in them, because I go through it every year and seemingly add more projects each year.

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  301. Misty on

    One of my absolute favorite fall things to do is taking photos of a tree tunnel and field on my friends property. The colors are absolutely breathtaking, rich in maroons, golds and oranges. I have photo sessions there every year so I get to share the beauty of it will other families that they get to take a little piece of it home with them and keep that moment forever.

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  302. Anne M. on

    Getting to see some of my cooler weather plants(African daisies, stock, snapdragons, pansies/violas) come back to life after the hot summer here in Utah.

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  303. Kimberly Linford on

    We’ve been having such lovely weather here in Utah that it hardly feels like fall! Still, there’s a crispness in the air at night that teases of autumn’s coming and the glowing colors on my peach tree hint that fall has indeed arrived. My husband and our three children recently drove to Logan, UT to visit my mother and step-dad where we enjoyed tromping through a local pumpkin patch, admiring the odd shapes and colorations. As far as I could tell we were the only visitors (aside from the friendly farm cat). This moment was meaningful because I was surrounded by the people I loved most in a place of peace. A place that smelled of earth. A place that felt like adventure. When my little girls would yell, “Look what I found!” and hold up a beautiful, baby-orange pun’kin it left within my mind an autumnal core memory.

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  304. E Babcock on

    Spending time soaking up the fall colors of the Midwest has been a favorite. What made it a sweet time is being with family and making memories that will last.

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  305. Amanda on

    I am excited about planting my first daffodil bulbs this fall. I’m just doing one large pot but I’m so excited to see the mixed variety that will arrive in the spring!

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  306. Brooke on

    We are a Skagit Valley family down on Fir Island and we have been loving the warm fall days. Playing in the yard, going on walks, and naps in the hammock with my three little girls are memories from this year we will treasure. Thank you for sharing the behind the scenes magic of our Valley.

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  307. Katie on

    Being out among the few flowers I was able to plant this year in my garden has brought me so much inner peace. My son has been in the hospital since early April with a critical illness that came out of no where. After long days at the hospital where stress and worry are never ending, my few minutes among my zinnias and sunflowers help to restore spirit.

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  308. Tamara Tormohlen on

    Celebrated the start of a second career and by establishing Rabbit Brush Flower Farm. Inspired by Floret and Flower Hill Farm, and so thankful for this community’s generosity.

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  309. Kristin Bergeron on

    My favorite fall activity is digging up my dahlias to see how many new tubers I have for next year! I’m always amazed by how much they multiply.

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  310. Donna on

    My husband and I are educating ourselves on soil science and how to turn our farm into a fertile space for chestnut trees, a cut flower farm and for our organic vegetable garden. It’s been a lot of work, but it’s so rewarding! Can’t wait for Spring! I am very thankful for all the wonderful small farmers out there that help educate us beginners!

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  311. Cassidy on

    I am currently at the annual Covered Bridge festival in my state! It’s a family tradition to camp at our favorite state park and go to the festival during the day! It’s such a fun way to spend time with the whole family and celebrate the fall season and festivities! I am so excited to also be taking a cut flower farmer business course this fall! I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned to hopefully have some success on my flower farmer florist venture!

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  312. Kaibah on

    This was my first year growing flowers on a slightly larger scale. My husband recently filled in a large area with dirt so I can grow even more flowers and be on a flat surface! I’m planning on planting big groupings of bulbs at the end of each soon to be row of flowers.

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  313. Linda Swart on

    This fall I planted more spring tulip bulbs to honor my mom who passed away 15 years ago. My mom loved to garden it was her one hobby that she could escape to from life. It brought her so much comfort. My mom was a migrant worker and raised 14 children. My fondest childhood memories were running and play outside as my mom worked her garden, fertilizing and water. I can remember helping and learning from a young age how to take care of plants and garden vegetables from her. Her green thumb was as amazing as she was. She nurtured her flowers like she did my siblings and I also planted 3 new roses bushes to honor mom. I love watching all the flowers bloom because it makes me feel like my mom is watching over me. My flowers are grown with the same love my mom had for me and my siblings and her flowers.❤️ 💐. I love that my three daughters join me when I am planting flowers and I get to share with them stories of my mom their abuelita (grandma in Spanish). My daughters love to spend time with me just so that I will share more of moms stories with them of how she was. It helps to keep her alive by planting flowers. Thank you to my mom that passed on the passion and love for planting and enjoying the process of flowers blooming.

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  314. Jennifer W on

    I had a rough year with our garden and flowers due to soil issues and lack of rain, but was able to get extra produce from friends. So I have been canning extra this fall. It feels so good to still be able to put away for the winter, and to be able to give some of it back to our friends.

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  315. Laura on

    I started taking Horticulture classes this fall! Specifically floral design and greenhouse management! Super exciting and learning SO much- trying to make my venture into the farmer florist world successful! But also, taking my son to the pumpkin patch was pretty special 🥰

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  316. Luz on

    This fall I am rebuilding my chicken coop and adding 3 new raised beds so that I can grow more dahlias!! So inspired by Floret’s Instagram account!!

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  317. Sarah Harrison-McKiver on

    Going to Sauvie Islands original pumpkin patch with my daughter, sister and her kids. We had a hay ride, picked pumpkins, bought mums and produce and ate some yummy, burgers, mac and cheese, kertle corn and apple cider donuts!

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  318. Karlynn on

    I love gardening but don’t garden too much as I feel like I am not very knowledgeable. But this fall I planted 50 bulbs and I am so excited for next year!

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  319. Katie Pence on

    I’m adding another acre to my farm this fall. I’ve slowly and persistently worked towards in. Getting the auger in to dig in the posts for new fence and gates. Chicken manure delivered. Cover crop seed ready to go in. My son in law willing to borrow a tractor w a rototiller to prep the beds. Boysenberries that’s I’ve let grow all over the garden ( I moved them often) that will be trellised in four 200’ rows . Artichoke starts and plants ready to move in. Rhubarb clumps from all over the garden moved to one rich row. Working towards a separate irrigation system using one well that has water that doesn’t taste as good. Making the money for this by renting my big house to groups in December .
    This is my exciting fall ! So fun.

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  320. Jillian Martens on

    This fall I dyed my hair pink for breast cancer awareness month, specifically to celebrate my moms one year anniversary from finishing her second round of treatments. I’ve always wanted to do it to show her I’m thinking of her.

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  321. Susan Dinger on

    I always get the end of summer blues when the garden dies down and this year I happened upon an article that said to figure out what makes you happiest in the summer and then keep doing those things all year. So, even though I won’t be able to wander around the garden looking at flowers this winter, I will still be eating ice cream every day and spending time just taking it slow and easy with my family.

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  322. Katherine on

    My favorite thing this fall is the cool weather and watching the flowers start to fade. It always makes me excited for next season.

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  323. Nadia Morales on

    After watching Growing Floret this fall, I was inspired by Erin to create my own Vision Board for 2023. I never could have imagined how moving it would be to see my goals and dream garden expressed visually. I feel like it was a pivotal moment for MoonLeaf Gardens.

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  324. Michelle on

    Starting to “close down” my cut flower garden. This is my first year growing cut flowers from seed to harvest. Sold for the first time through a weekly subscription. Blessed to be able to grow flowers and the fall getting ready for spring.

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  325. Katrina on

    I’ve been saving flower seeds this fall in anticipation of planting a big cutting garden next year. I’m excited to do something fun! I previously thought of having a cutting garden as kind of frivolous when I could use that space for vegetables, but having fresh flowers in my home and sharing with others sounds like just what I need.

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  326. Naomi on

    My favorite thing this fall has been our family pictures…we visit the same park every year and do pictures surrounded by colourful fall leaves. It’s wonderful looking back and seeing my kids grow each year, from picture to picture.

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  327. Stacey on

    I transplanted plants from an old home to a new. I love how over several homes I can look around and see how plants have helped me bridge my moves and life.

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  328. Linda Yamane on

    My favorite fall activity was attending the Orcas Island Film Festival. I saw some great thought-provoking films from around the world. They really helped to stretch my mind!

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  329. Tonya Thornton on

    I had jury duty! As much as I did not want to do it (I REALLY did not have time to serve!), it was fascinating and felt good to do my civic duty.

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  330. Ritika on

    I started my micro farm this year in Spring 2022. Trial by fire and it was rough. Voles ate 400 of my beautiful field grown tulips that I had sown for market as I do not have a hoophouse/greenhouse budget yet. But, we did get 250 or so of the undamaged bulbs and man, were these beauties and those tulips sold at my first and only retailer local shop and helped me book my first wedding ever! Someone walked and fell in love with my strong, hardy and tall tulips from. So, there are ups and downs and life goes on and I learned from reading your blogs, instagram and books. I am going into season two and my favorite thing for fall is watching my dahlias from seed and tuber finally thrive after our summer drought in NY this year. And, prepping my gardens with the compost we made for the tulips and daffs planting in a few weeks. From working in IT to Fashion over the last 20 years to flowers, I am finally happy and content emotionally and soulfully if that makes sense. The financial fulfillment will come I am sure too. Just takes time like everything good waiting for. And, I watched and rewatched the season one for your Magnolia network series, and it made me feel this journey will have a good end as your long journey did. Thank you, Erin

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  331. Belinda on

    I have done. Lot of traveling this fall! It has been much needed especially since we had such a rough summer being in a drought and the garden has been making me sad.

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  332. April Holt on

    My very favorite memory from this fall was watching my beautiful daughter get married! It was such a perfect day and she was overflowing with joy to be getting married! Her flowers were fall colored and just so so beautiful! Everything about that special day was magical!

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  333. Karina on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is watch my 2.5 year old son get excited about harvesting the vegetables and plants he helped me water all throughout the summer. Every day when we get home go goes and looks for more tomatoes and his excitement is contagious. I come from a family of hobby gardeners and never understood why they loved doing it so much until we had our own little place to plant things and actually be able to keep things alive. Now I’m absolutely addicted and love exploring all the different types of things that we can plant and watch grow. Extra bonus that the little guy gets excited about it too!

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  334. Brandi Smith on

    Fall in Colorado is one of the best falls you’ll ever experience. This past weekend my family and I drove over the Grand Mesa to enjoy the colors and I took fall photos of my kiddos. Then we dropped down into Cedaredge and enjoyed Apple Fest. I also dropped off a bouquet from my farm (one of last that I’ll be able to make before frost hits) to my Aunt that lived near by. It was such a wonderful weekend!

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  335. Sarah Greiner on

    My favorite thing has been planning a cut flower garden for next year with my florist aunt to grow our own flowers for my August 2023 wedding!

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  336. Molly on

    We’ve spent a couple weekends getting to visit family and friends on the east coast. After the last couple of years of not seeing them it was great to celebrate with them as well as usher in new beginnings.

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  337. Suzanne Fischard on

    A weekend away at our family cabin in Northern Minnesota w our kids – time away from all the “to do’s” to enjoy being outdoors and being together 💕

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  338. Lori Braun on

    Backyard Bonfires with my granddaughters. I love it when the weather turns cool and we can gather around the fire!

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  339. Nanci Samek on

    Besides playing with my grandchildren and my dogs, I have enjoyed my cut flower garden which is inspired by Floret. My husband built me three new raised beds this year which I planted with dahlias and zinnias. I am having fun deciding which flowers to keep for seed (just like the professionals – haha!) and hoping I’m doing the right thing! We’ll see next year!

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  340. Donna on

    The favorite thing I did this fall was remove a tired bed of hostas and plant a Fernery. I chose a moss covered downed Big Leaf Maple as the front edge of the bed (with the help of my husband and tractor) which I’m hoping will sprout Licorice Fern when the rains start (or I’ll attach some if none appear.) Planted the bed with ferns and other shade loving companions.

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  341. Laura on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall has been taking my 2 year old granddaughter to our local pumpkin patch, it seems like just yesterday I was taking her mom. I love fall!

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  342. Kristin McGee on

    Sharing Beauty….
    I put in new planters and grew dahlias for the first time this year. My love of flowers came from mom. She frequently made bouquets to take to friends, church, or work. Some of the flowers came from our yard, but sometimes she would even knock on strangers’ doors – horrified gasp – to ask if she could cut their flowers (much to my brother’s and my embarrassment!). When you see beauty, you can appreciate it on your own. But to truly enjoy it, it’s even better shared.

    I have shared beauty by taking flowers to co-workers this Fall. I get so much joy just walking through my garden and seeing the progress of each plant. It’s impossible not to share them; it’s like giving a handful of sunshine.

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  343. Elana on

    I went on a weekend camping trip to the Oregon coast to hunt for mushrooms for my boyfriend’s birthday. It was a bit dry so we didn’t find as many mushrooms as usual but it is hard to beat the joy of spotting a vibrant chanterelle in the leaf litter.

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  344. Kari on

    A favorite thing we’ve done this fall is camping at the state park with family! It’s just beautiful to slow down and soak up nature and see the excitement in our 3 &4 yo boys when they get to sleep in a tent!

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  345. Lisa Belue on

    My favorite Fall memory is from a couple of weeks ago. We rented a house for a long weekend. All my grown kids and the grands out in the country, surrounded by 200 acres of cornfields. It was bliss. Watching the hummingbirds, listening to the sounds of the corn stalks swaying in the breeze as the grands played in the yard. Enjoy the sweet moments of family. Life is so short, time goes by so quickly, take time to experience the simple beauty of the moment.

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  346. Janet Akerman on

    The most exciting thing I have done this fall is to prepare my raised beds for spring. This will be my third year and I’ve always been way behind in the spring getting things into the ground because I was still working on building my beds. Now when the snow melts I’ll be ready to plant!!

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  347. Melinda Tweeddale on

    Farm hopping with my two nieces ages 3 and 6. We cut dahlias at a flower farm, got covered in kisses by baby cows at a dairy farm and went to a pumpkin patch at another.

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  348. Elise on

    I spent the summer daydreaming about a cut flower farm. It consisted of many trips up to our high altitude property and soaking up what life will be like when we create our dreams into reality.

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  349. Darcy H on

    Took my Dad to Christensen’s nursery because he wanted something special for his yard where he lives a couple hours from here. We walked around on a nice sunny day and it reminded me of being a little girl and always going to the local nursery to find new things for our yard. His love of everything flowers was passed on to me and as we walked through trying to find that special plant/flower I realized that I now had become the knowledgeable one. His memory may be slipping and can’t remember everything, but he hasn’t lost the love of a beautiful flower.

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  350. Catherine G on

    One of my favorite things I have done this fall this far is going to all of my kiddos sporting events. I’m a mom of boys. I am at football and soccer games non-stop and I love every minute of it! Cheering my little men on!! Go blue and gold!

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  351. Alicia Barger on

    Creating a white & green pumpkin display on my front steps, drying all my flowers to repurpose in winter green arrangements & watching my beautiful daughter play soccer up & down the east coast… which complicates/delays my fall garden cleanup but is worth every minute!!

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  352. Kristyn Dybdahl on

    Something fun that I did this past Sunday was drive with my husband from Walla Walla to Portland for a wedding. The weather was lovely, the scenery was beautiful and the moon was spectacular when we started heading back home that night.

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  353. Kalli on

    Going hiking with friends and family, the fall foliage is just so spectacular!!

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  354. Lisa Moore on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is participate in your fall mini course! Just finished watching all the videos and now getting ready to print the material that you included. I am really looking forward to putting all the great information that I learned into practice. I am planning to start a small scale flower garden next spring and all the information that you share so freely/willingly has inspired me to do this!!! I’m so looking forward to adding all the floral beauty in my life! It will be such a pleasure to walk out in my yard everyday to see all the flowers blooming in my garden!! Thanks so much Erin/Floret for all that you do and share!!

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  355. Stephanie on

    One of the favorite things I have done this fall was decorate and celebrate for my sister’s baby shower. She is due next month, and this is my first time being an Aunty, and it is so exciting! It was very meaningful to me because I cannot wait until to be his Aunt and teach him about gardening when I watch him.

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  356. Erica on

    I’ve spent every day this fall in my garden with my 2 year old. He loves smelling the flowers and I love watching him turn into a little gardener.

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  357. Laura Davidson on

    Going camping and hiking at a local State Park was the most special thing I have done this fall. Just the time together as a family, setting up the tent together under the full moon, watching my husband teach our youngest how to roll up her camping mat, seeing our girls delight while dancing among the falling leaves, and seeing how brave and strong they were hiking through the woods.

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  358. Julie Z on

    My favorite thing about this fall has been getting out hiking with my friends. I love hiking on my own, but it’s even better when you’re crunching through fallen leaves in the woods, laughing about a shared memory.

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  359. Tammy on

    I love going to my favorite farm/greenhouse by myself. I take my time, the cats follow me everywhere and I purchased pumpkins, plants to put in my urns and of course can’t leave without local honey! It’s flavored with espresso. 🤤. Here’s to a hope that I can win!

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  360. Bree Connell on

    My favorite fall thing is coming up next week. We’re headed to UT to visit family. We’re traveling I-70 from CO to UT and I plan to soak up every gorgeous fall moment. I’ve been stuck inside most of this fall on work related items and can’t wait to get outside before the beauty fades.

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  361. Jennifer Oswald on

    Got a soil test,Bought seeds and bulbs, amended my soil, and planned out my cut flower garden for next spring. It will be my first growing season as a small cut flower farmer in Upstate NY and I am so excited for the beauty and joy that is to come. I have never been more invigorated by “work” that I’m doing. Thank you for inspiring me and for the great educational tools!

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  362. Shauna on

    I grew my own pumpkins this year! I am super excited about this because I tried growing pumpkins last year and they all succumbed to pickle worms. This year my husband build me a hoop house and the pumpkins have taken over the hoop house!

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  363. Sara Provost on

    My favorite thing I did this fall is spend time with my family outdoors at a cabin in the woods. Taking in the sights and sounds of fall make the soul happy- forest bathing at its best!

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  364. Julie on

    The best thing I’ve done this fall was to put myself out there and apply for the floret scholarship. Just the simple act of sitting down to write that short application answered so many questions for me and made me light up inside.

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  365. Shawn Mary Fitzpatrick on

    I’ve organized an event in my 164 home, 55+ community here in Skagit County for 3 years now, sending a bulk order from Roozengaarde! Because they are such large orders, Roozengaarde gives us free tulip bulbs for our neighborhood entrance garden. Not only do we beautify so many homes in our neighborhood with local bulbs, we plant the free and donated bulbs in the entrance garden that everyone driving past will see and enjoy..!

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  366. Molly S. on

    Pumpkin patches – we hit up a different patch each weekend from the middle of September to the end up October. And we try and hit 1-2 new places each year.

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  367. Beth Barthel on

    My favorite thing we have done this fall so far is wet with both my daughters to Sica Hallow hiking to see the changing of the leaves. The next thing is cleaning up the garden beds so they are ready for winter as we had our first frost! There is something to be said for the clean beds at the close of the season.

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  368. Loretta on

    My favorite part of fall has been foraging in our fields and finding grasses and sunflowers, millet & sun hemp for lovely fall arrangements!

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  369. Lisa Chonarzewski on

    My husband and I went hiking in Starved Rock State Park on Illinois with our son home from college and my teenage daughter. The time together in nature with the fall colors changing, the smell of the forest and the laughter and bonding was wonderful.

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  370. Muiread on

    Went to Swan Island Dahlias to need out and take in all the beauty! It was magical!

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  371. Amy Schneider on

    Going apple picking! Nothing like picking and eating fresh honey crisp apples right off the tree!

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  372. Tabitha Stahl on

    My favorite thing to do this fall is just being outside in the garden; harvesting produce and gathering flowers to bless others with. It’s pretty hard to beat those crisp autumn mornings and hazy afternoons. But those glorious harvest sunsets just top it all off:) My avorite time of the year!!

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  373. Mya Totzauer on

    My favorite thing this fall is harvesting apples with my kids from our small apple orchard. I would love to be able to plant tons of bulbs for some beautiful spring color around my apple trees so that way when the trees are blooming in the spring we would also have beautiful flowers blooming underneath the trees as well!

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  374. Rachel on

    My favorite thing this fall has been adding multiple beds to for spring blooms. So excited to be growing our little farm. Also love doing all the fall festivities with family 🤍

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  375. Glynda Gartung on

    My favorite thing so far this fall is watching the transition from the summer heat loving crops to the cooler weather plants. The planning that goes into spring fields right now can be so stressful, but also ensightful. Trying to determine what worked last year and trying to alter what didn’t.

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  376. Inna Zayats on

    I decided to try out something new this fall and added a greenhouse over my dahlias in my garden. I so badly Wanted to extend the season for them as long as I could. It was my first year growing them and I am so proud of myself , especially with how hard I tried to grow them- with my 3 year old boy and 10- month old boy at my side! My husband and family put the greenhouse up just in time before our first frost hit! Perfect timing! And they are alive and doing so wonderfully!

    We have been preparing the spring flower beds for planting! And winning such a amazing bundle of bulbs would be out of this world!

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  377. Lea Jennings on

    Went camping with my family. It was nice to get away because summer was crazy busy and just needed nature and to unplug & get away.

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  378. Amy Zimmerman on

    Attended a garden party with church ladies. So special to build relationships in a beautiful place.

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  379. Kristin on

    Best part of my fall was finding your Cut Flower Garden book at a bookstore. It made me realize how many more flowers I could grow outside instead of just my orchids inside. So now I am plotting and planning to maximize the flowers in my life.

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  380. Anne on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is OBVIOUSLY planted tulips 🤣 not that it’s that fun but I could see the show for next spring in my minds eye.
    I’m excited! The more bulbs the better.

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  381. Christina on

    While this fall has been so busy & fulfilling & profitable with my cut flowers, my favorite thing this fall was taking 4 days away from the business to have a small vacation with my husband and 2 1/2 year old daughter. My husband and I both have very busy work schedules and taking time to get away for a few days to make memories with our little girl beats anything work related. It was glorious!

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  382. Aimee Enriquez on

    We are pouring the concrete for our new greenhouse tomorrow! I have a feeling getting this project underway will easily be my favorite fall activity. I also will be visiting my son at the NAS on Whidbey Island in a few weeks. It’s been 2 months since we’ve seen him and I’m sure that will also be a favorite fall moment!!

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  383. Heather on

    We built two huge raised beds. My 6 and 4 year old got inside the beds and raked out the mulch for us. I’m excited for us to plant tulips in them this fall. It is so meaningful to work together as a family and find joy together in the simple things.

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  384. Carolie on

    I am preparing a new bed for gardening next spring! It’s an area that we used many years ago but had to stop because of herbicide drift from the adjacent field. But now we rent that field from the owner and have planted it to native grass, so we have no more herbicide worries. We are excited!

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  385. Donna on

    I decided to have a flower patch/farm. (!!!!). Making plans ; who’s turning my ground, flowers to plant and purchasing seeds !!! I was going to bed because I had to go to work Monday. Got on line at floret saw the flowers and said I’m doing it (talking to myself ). 2 hours later I had made my purchase and then lying in bed plotting out my growing areas!!

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  386. Alicia on

    We’ve have such a lovely sunny Fall that’s helped to make up for the long wet/cold Spring here in the PNW, so the flowers have kept blooming. I’m been dropping off dahlia blooms to the neighbors and sharing the harvest and gift of flowers. :-)

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  387. LeighAnn W on

    So far this beginning of fall, my favorite thing has been planning our spring and summer garden with my two daughters. It feels like we are making hope for the future!

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  388. Marci Jacobsen on

    My mother in law (from WA) recently passed and her favorite flower was a yellow dahlia. When I visited her in WA, it was the first time this MS girl ever saw a dahlia and I was take back by it’s beauty. Before she passed, I purchased my first ever dahlia and it was bee’s choice seeds from Floret. I’ve watched them grow and thought of her all summer. Then finally one bloomed and it was my favorite color and her favorite color combined. The next one was a solid yellow. So this fall, so far, I’ve enjoyed watching my dahlia’s bloom. All of them have been different shapes and shades of my favorite color and my mother in law’s favorite color. Symbolically it feels like she has passed on her passion for dahlias and this is the beginning of a new and beautiful passion of me. It has also been one way of for me to embrace my loss of her precious soul. Thank you, Erin and team for all your hardworking and dedication! Your hard work has brought peace to my heart.

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  389. Jolene M on

    Our family celebrated my October birthday with a hike at a local nature preserve. Perfect weather, perfect setting, perfect group of people with which to share the day. There is no gift like the gift of time, shared with those we love!

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  390. Patricia Verdoorn on

    In early September we hosted my son’s wedding at our home. The wedding venue in our front yard featured my new cutting gardens that were at the height of beauty with Floret zinnias, celosia, amaranth, cosmos and dahlias from seed in full bloom. The butterflies, humming birds and other pollinators were in abundance throughout the ceremony and reception. A truly magical day full of love and flowers!

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  391. Michael Fraley on

    I torn out my whole front lawn and turned it into a beautiful flower garden. I am planning on planting over 1000 daffodils and 2000 tulips for the spring. I am so excited to see all the color in the spring!

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  392. Eryn Leavens on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is building out our new farm in Upstate NY. I run a nonprofit animal sanctuary and small farm, and last fall we had to relocate more than 100 rescued animals from Oregon to get away from wildfires. Restarting the farm from scratch has been difficult, but it’s also given us the opportunity to better plan where everything is going and to expand our growing space. We are preparing for a “take what you need, pay what you can” farmstand buildout in the spring, which will include bouquets!

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  393. Julie Spring on

    My favorite thing that I have done this fall is plan out and re-plan next years garden so that I can grow my own baby food for baby Spring coming in March of 2023. The goal is for our little one to only be eating food from mine and the grandmas’ gardens and orchards.

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  394. Rebecca H. on

    I built a raised bed to expand my own personal cutting garden. Now to build a deer fence, because they destroyed it this year! I did NOT anticipate them eating roses… Or zinnias. Or the daffodils (thankfully minor damage, but I thought they were poisonous!). I think maybe my urban deer just aren’t very bright, because they eat anything. Hopefully next year, a fence will stop the damage and allow me to share the flowers with my neighbors, like I had planned for this year!

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  395. Tina Christensen on

    I took my granddaughters to the pumpkin 0atch. They loved it and I bought loads of pumpkins for decorating my porch . I got brave and ordered ranunculus to try. I’ve enjoyed growing dahlias this season and sharing bouquets with friends. Adding more bulbs this fall as well.

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  396. Becky on

    My favorite thing I have done so far is fall camping with my husband at our favorite beach campground. It was meaningful because we were able to disconnect and connect with each other and nature. Spent several days laughing and enjoying each other’s company and nature.

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  397. Lindsey on

    Really soaking in fall this year! Enjoying the time reflecting on the things I wanted to do this, what I’ve accomplished and what I can do differently in 2023. Started really plotting out 2023 for new things all around the garden! But still enjoying the beauty around us with the leaves changing…. Mountain trip before winter arrives and the garden sleeps ☺️2023 will spring so colorful and cheerful around here!

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  398. Estela C. Bacarro Hadley on

    Estela C. Oct. 11, 2022
    My favorite thing this fall is planting my tulips and start harvesting the seeds different varieties of annual cut flowers that I grow this year. I do start cleaning the garden so in the spring least cleaning to do. If I have a good weather on my day off I can start transferring some peonies and Lilies. put them in one area.

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  399. Carlie Brooks on

    This fall we moved across the country which meant it was a race to cellect seeds and tubers from our garden before we packed everything up. It was so sweet to hear my three year old son ask, “Can we take the flowers with us when we move?” It was sweet to explain how we can take the seeds and grow them in our new garden, and to see that the flowers are part of what makes home, home.

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  400. Jessa on

    As the season has slowed I have been bringing more blooms into the house and I reminded why I love what I do!

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  401. aishwarya on

    i took on a water access project/grant at the local community garden and it is finally happening!!!!! it is helping our almost ~50 year old garden update its ancient water system and also bring water access to everywhere in the garden. this means we can do things like u-pick sweet peas, pumpkins, and create a food forest for the unhoused folks in our community. it is fulfilling work.

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  402. Judy O. on

    I’m still working on cleaning my pots that were used this summer, but after watching Floret Flower’s videos about Roozengaarde I’m super inspired to get the job done and plant bulbs in those pots this fall for a more cheerful spring. I was blessed to visit The Netherlands many years ago when Keukenhof was in bloom,and toured a tulip farm. These videos from the Roozengaarde facility brought back a lot of wonderful memories!

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  403. Sarah Robertson on

    My favorite thing so far this fall has been soaking in the last of the summer garden and planning ahead for spring bulbs! It’s meaningful because it’s therapeutic for me!

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  404. Ann Brown on

    I decorated the garden with pumpkins and mums this year. Now for the lights!

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  405. Gabrielle A Tumminello on

    My favorite thing this fall so far, has been planning next years gardens. I do a lot of potted plants and enjoy the challenges that occasionally brings. I’m really excited about all the spring flowering bulbs I will plant this fall, and stoked about planting my cool flower seeds-this will be a first for me on the cool flowers from seed!!
    Thanks again Aaron and good luck to everyone!!!

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  406. Jessica on

    I really enjoyed going to the pumpkin patch with my kids! As cliché as it sounds, they are only little once and I have come to realize as they grow how fast time flies so I have been trying to slow down and take time with them. I loved making the memories with them that will hopefully last a lifetime!

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  407. Jennifer Downs on

    My favorite thing we’ve done on our little family farm is growing specialty pumpkins for the first time. We posted about them on our Instagram and within minutes they were all sold to a local flower shop. My family and I were mind blown to say the least! It brought me to tears that people really wanted the beautiful treasures from our garden.

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  408. Miryan Garcia on

    I visited couple of pumpkin patches for the first time ever. I picked out several varieties of pumpkins to decorate the interior of my house and the exterior too. It was the perfect excuse to get several pumpkin varieties, colors and sizes. This way I could have all my favorites. It brought me great joy and put me in the holiday spirit!

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  409. Rachel Reaume on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is establish the layout for our kitchen garden -built beds and did our own fencing. Very excited to continue to learn and start a tulip bed.

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  410. Debbie on

    Spent the day on a color peeping drive and hike,
    Including a stop at an apple orchard for apples and Cider. It was special because it was a total day to ourselves of play.

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  411. Marley on

    Picking mini pumpkins from my accidental pumpkin patch (not from the failed, planned patch, of course) and working and walking dogs at my farm with my mom
    and boyfriend.

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  412. Tracy on

    My husband and I moved in March of 2022 after 26 years in the same location. We only moved about 40 miles south to a different state, but we lost about 1000 feet in elevation. I am planting a cutting garden, my first time doing so. I’m super excited to see if I can grow a new variety of things in a different zone. I bought my first rototiller, to help get the ground ready and have so far planted some bearded irises and ordered some seeds…still a lot to do but anything that blooms will be a success in my book.

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  413. Erica Manfre on

    This is the first year I’ve really started prepping my soil for spring! Just a front and back yard in a residential neighborhood, but I’ve gotten the kids involved and given a whole new Fall experience!

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  414. Rhonda on

    This fall I am putting up a high tunnel! I am so very excited! I have worked really hard for it and I am thrilled at the thought of tulips for Mother’s Day 2023. Thank you!

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  415. Natalie Lairamore on

    One of my favorite things about this fall has been watching my 14 yr old son play soccer on the small rural team he’s a part of.

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  416. Margaret on

    My favorite thing this fall was getting a greenhouse set up. I’m so excited to be able to extend my growing season and grateful to all my family that helped me put it together!

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  417. Stephanie J. on

    I planted a 5-row windbreak. I’ve lived here on a high, windy Prairie for 3 years now and am finally taking some steps to reduce the wind (in 5 years or so, since I could only afford seedlings)!. I go out and admire it daily :)

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  418. Lyndsey on

    I am very much a homebody, so I am most in my happy place being on our little farm with my husband and three boys. We’ve been spending a lot of time making s’mores around the campfire, enjoying the last of our flowers before the frost hits, and soaking in all the beautiful colors of fall that we can.

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  419. Joy Jackson on

    My favorite thing to do this fall is to reflect on all that I’ve learned this year as a first year flower farmer and putting what I’ve learned into my planning for next year.

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  420. Ashley L on

    Made blueberry jam with the blueberries I picked on our trip to Michigan.

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  421. Helen Standen on

    Drove seven hours on Friday to visit my dad. We hiked with our dogs and visited an apple farm. Next day we drove 3 hours to visit my daughter (who is in grad school) for lunch. It was her birthday. Drove back to Dad’s the same day. Next day I drove back home seven hours. Seeing my loved ones was worth every minute I spent in the car! We had lovely fall weather and crystal blue skies.

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  422. Marissa Morgan on

    I carved pumpkins with my best friends! We had a blast!

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  423. Sharcondria Salone on

    My favorite thing I did this fall (a few days ago) was created hundreds of feet of raised bed to start my flower business. What made if meaningful is that many of my family/friends helped me in different ways to get it done. I have a hard time asking for help and was really appreciative of the help I received. I’m looking forward to next spring

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  424. Giovanna on

    I am beginning to prune and clean up blackberry and raspberry brambles that have been untouched for 3 years. It has been so intimidating for me and feels really satisfying and nice to jump in

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  425. Amy Watson on

    My favorite thing so far was digging and dividing day lilies and iris! I was able to give so many away to friends, AND I have more room for tubers and bulbs!

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  426. Jen on

    Pressure canned for the first time. So fun!

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  427. Brittni on

    My favorite things this fall is starting to plan out my homestead. We just purchased a home on 3.5 acres and we’re gettting settled in but are starting to plan our little oasis. I have always wanted an amazing food garden and flower garden. I want to fill in some space with a lot of flowers with a pathway like your walking through a flower meadow leading to a fireplace and picnic table and the whole outdoor experience. Hopefully this is something my husband and I can accomplish diy style 😊🌷🌹🌻🏡

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  428. Carly on

    I hiked a beautiful canyon. It was meaningful to me because I not only got to spend the day outdoors enjoying the gorgeous fall weather, but got to spend it with my sister and niece who is away at university

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  429. Amanda Grecni on

    My favorite thing we will do this fall (and look forward to every year) is pick a peck. Our local apple orchard designates a day for volunteers to pick the orchard. All the apples picked and bagged go to local food banks. We’ve done this with our church and with my daughter’s American Heritage Girls troop. So while we haven’t done this yet, it’s coming up October 30th! We can’t wait!!

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  430. Ross on

    Taking the top off the Jeep to ride around and enjoy the weather!!!

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  431. Anastasia Jarzombek on

    The fall season makes me nostalgic, and it is bittersweet; although there is so much beauty during autumn I can’t help but feel sad to see everything go to sleep for the winter. This fall I’ve reframed my perspective to: the year begins in October. I feel so much more content now with the transition to winter, and excited for the cycle to start again.

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  432. Betty Sparrow on

    I am an October baby so every year I jump out of bed and yell, “October, I love you!” This year we tore out all the overgrown plants in the front yard and I put in a cutting garden for full sun. We have a lot of trees and never really had a good place for zinnias, holly hocks, fox gloves, red hot pokers, peonies,daylilies Etc. On Sunday I planted daffodil, Allium and crocus bulbs for spring. I can’t wait to see it ! Wow ! was I sore !

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  433. Jami Leonard on

    Hi from zone 7! This is our first fall ‘on the farm’ and aside from loving the fall foliage right outside our door, we loved discovering that what we thought was a crabapple tree is actually a giant apple tree! We were able to harvest enough to make a delicious (and our first ever) batch of apple butter. It has been such a joy to share with our friends and family. This is a close second to harvesting our first crop of dahlias and fall veggies from the garden!

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  434. Anne Marie Estrada on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall was spend a weekend with my family. Our children live out of state and aren’t together often so this was a special treat. I am so grateful for this time together.

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  435. Perri Draisey on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall was to sit on the patio with my wife enjoying my first planted flower garden. The dahlias, mums and other fall bloomers were in their full glory. It is a relaxing experience to enjoy the flowers that took hard work to achieve.

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  436. Anna on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is put up food for the winter. From shelling beans, to canning apple sauce, and putting veggies in the freezer. It makes me feel connected to my grandparents even though they are now both gone.

    Thank you for all the great free resources you give! I’m excited to expand my flower garden next year!

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  437. Sonia Covarrubias on

    My favorite thing this fall is find my piece with where my garden is and not beat up on myself because this is my second year trying dahlias and I haven t quite find the recipe for my zone 9B and that’s ok I can keep trying giving myself grace and remember the purpose of my garden us pure joy ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for sharing with us

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  438. Olivia Diaz on

    This fall, I’ve visited public gardens from the Ft. Worth Botanic Garden to The Dallas Arboretum, to the Desert Botanical Garden & Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, to the Hatcher Garden in Spartanburg, SC. Being in nature rejuvenates my spirit and increases my love of plants, which in turn inspires me to get my hands dirty, with fresh new ideas.

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  439. Corina Cheever on

    This fall I actually took the time to label dahlias for the fall dig. I took photos and notes about the blooms and will now be able to share plants with my friends and family who want to add flowers to their garden. I also harvested my first true armload photo of statice. I learned that tucking them in every open space was a great idea and everyone will have dried flowers this winter. Thanks for sharing so much of your farm!

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  440. Michelyn on

    My favorite thing this fall is finally finishing all the yard work and landscaping around my first home that HAD to get done and now turning my focus to the garden and starting to plan the veggies and flowers I want to plant for next year! We moved too late in the season and had too much to do to have a garden this past summer

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  441. Therese Forster on

    My favorite thing this growing season is that I’ve really started to harvest my own seeds and it is exciting to think of planting them this spring having harvested them out of my own garden.

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  442. Ansley on

    As a gardener/small flower farm owner, my favorite part about Fall is taking in the beauty of the seasons harvest. We’ve had some of the most beautiful blooms this year, learned countless lessons, and are working hard toward our future.
    As a mom and a family, my favorite things about this Fall is how much time we’ve spent outside as a family. From rock climbing to tree climbing, foraging and promoting native flowers. I’m so thankful for this time as a family doing what we love.

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  443. Tracy Sundby on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is what I consider a picture perfect day in the Skagit Valley! Kicked off the morning by visiting Gordon Skagit Farms with my Mom and son for all things Gourds, then following up with a stop at Christiansons Nursery for plant shopping then lunch at the COA Mexican Eatery in LaConner. Gordon Skagit Farms is like a Pumpkin Patch of Poetic Fantasy’s, Christiansons is what plant people’s dreams are made of, and COA (in the old Seeds building now) was just the icing on the cake of the Perfect Fall Day!

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  444. nc kurtz on

    i’ve been closing up my cabin in alaska and coming across so many plants from which i can harvest seeds–something i’ve never done here before. i’ve always brought up seeds from washington to grow here–this time i’m going to try doing the reverse. seed farming has changed my perspective on autumn–now i see springtime potential everywhere i look.

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  445. Jazzy Kraemer on

    One of my favorite things I’ve done this fall is working in my garden with my husband, three year old and five month old. I am a third generation farmer daughter and being able to teach my sons what was instilled in me at a young age. Also showing them that its fun to get your hands dirty and you can create something awesome with a little work. In addition I’m very thankful that my hubby will put up with my shenanigans and helped build and move dirt for my four raised beds of dahlias that I did this year. I was VERY pregnant when it was planting time (150+ tubers) and he helped make my dreams come true :)

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  446. Beth on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is help my mom dig and divide her dahlias. I’ve finally gotten her hooked on growing cut flowers and it’s so exciting to share it with her!

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  447. Danielle on

    I visited Kansas to see my family — we are hoping to move there, where I will purchase my late grandmother’s art studio!

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  448. Diane Walker on

    We loved going ho a specialty pumpkin patch this year to get 7 different varieties of pumpkins plus some beautiful moms! Spending time with family recharges me and it is a bonus when it is done out in the field! Building memories makes is so special.

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  449. Lynette Mattke on

    My favorite thing this Fall was our day trip to Lake Baker in mid September with my youngest daughter and her friend, and our new puppy. The warm days that have extended into the Fall have been amazing, and sharing the beauty and tranquility of nature with family is the best.

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  450. Leanna on

    My favorite thing I’ve done so far this fall is gone camping with my family in south western VA. We love to be outside and fall is the perfect time to do so!

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  451. Summer And Abigail Park on

    I went on a field trip with my daughter Abigail to the local apple orchard. She’s in second grade. What made it meaningful was spending time with her. She LOVES flowers and last spring we planted 1000 tulip bulbs. She’s asking for more! 😅😅😅

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  452. Denise McDonald on

    My favorite fall activities this year have been driving over the mountains in Colorado for fall leaf viewing, planting mums for color this year and an even bigger show next year, and bring pumpkins to the entrance of my home to bring warmth. These things bring me peace.

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  453. Leah on

    My favorite thing I’ve done so far this fall is sit by the river with a friend and watch the sunset. The sky was particularly amazing that night and the air had a perfect autumn chill. It has been a stressful year, so being still for a moment and just soaking up the beauty was good for the soul.

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  454. Liz Henry on

    Every other year my side of the family does a vacation to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and this was a beach year!! It was our 4th time going together and the first time that there were other kids/nephews for my kiddos to play with. It was such a special time being together for the week. Not only do our kids absolutely love and look forward to these trips but the beach is absolutely my happy place!!

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  455. Heidi Jungwirth on

    This will be my second year of growing flowers with my fifth grade class . My favourite thing that I have done with them so far is taken them out to the school garden and shown them where we will be growing the bulbs. It was so cute! The kids are super excited. I have written a curriculum unit which incorporates learning outcomes into the time we spend on growing the flowers, and my plan is to refine it this year and then offer it to other teachers so that they can grow flowers with their classes as well. It’s a great way to use the school garden over the winter.

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  456. Sharon on

    We will be moving toWashington from California. I’ll be changing from a zone 9b to 8b so spent some time this fall driving around what will be our new area and checking out what grows well (a climate with rain is a definite change!) Sooo many flower farms in Washington that I’m looking forward to exploring, and I can’t wait to begin planning for new flower beds!!

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  457. Beverly Byer on

    I am so excited to see what everyone has been doing this fall…how fun! I dedicated one of my 4×6 raised beds and just planted flowers in it…well, and quite a few containers with Dahlia experiments. The most joy and excitement I’ve had this Fall is making sweet little bouquets of flowers and giving them to all of the people in my life! Examples: A beautiful Queen Lime Zinnia bouquet to our Admin Asst. at work; a few tall thin vases with a trio of Thomas Edison dahlias in them to a few of the Instructors I work with, and fresh homemade pesto (my basil and garlic) with a basil bouquet to one of my best friends. Sharing the bounty from this new bed of beautiful things has been an absolute joy.
    Thank you Erin and Floret for your inspiration! We are “dorking out” right along with you!

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  458. Wendy Trihus on

    Warm fall days as a surprise, doing some bonus work outside, collecting seeds and planning next year’s garden.

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  459. Lisa Francis on

    One of my favorite things about this fall has been gathering and giving away bouquets from my backyard cut flower garden to friends, neighbors, and teachers. I love when others find joy in the same flowers that make me happy!

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  460. Keri on

    So far my favourite part is planning out my Spring garden (despite still having plenty to do in the garden now!).

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  461. Rickie on

    This fall my favorite thing thus far was collecting seeds from my sunflowers, this is my first time collecting seeds. I spent a chillier afternoon outside with a mug of tea listening to my dog snore away next to me and realized that I will be able to grow more of these beauties from seeds that I collected. Fall is my favorite time for gardening even though it feels like things are dying off it’s amazing how each season has its stars in the garden.

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  462. Deborah Shimpock on

    We had such a hot and dry summer I am loving the cooler weather. I have been getting to play with moving plants around and trying out some new cranial such as Mexican Bush sage and caryopteris.

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  463. Janet on

    My favorite thing this fall has been a longer growing season! Normally I would have had a killing frost by now and also this is my first year growing dahlias , so I have been able to enjoy the dahlias and everything else way longer than normal.

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  464. Julie on

    The best and favorite part of my fall has been planting the 500 tulips I purchased to grow as cut flowers for my local nursing home. The smiles on the residents faces as I told them about the beauty that’s coming for them after the long North Dakota winter ahead was priceless and something I will never forget.

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  465. Lisa on

    I joined a community garden in which many of the members are elderly. This fall I’ve loved harvesting, weeding, and working alongside my fellow gardeners. We pick dahlias and celosia to donate to a nearby church for altar arrangements, harvest tomatoes, beans and peppers for our local food pantry and my soul is warmed through learning lessons from a hard working, knowledgeable group.

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  466. Elizabeth Perkins on

    We marked off the sunniest hill on our property to do entirely in flowers! We have enough space for 3 – 4 x 20 foot and 4 – 4 x 27 foot beds :) Next step is soil testing then planning the plantings. Thank you Erin and Floret for helping me learn more about flower growing!

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  467. Hannah W on

    My favorite thing this fall was gathering seeds from the garden to use for next year. Seed saving has become a passion of mine and I find so much meaning in the lifecycle of the seed and being self sufficient.

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  468. Sara on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is use all the flowers I’ve grown for the first time this year to decorate and brighten up the house!

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  469. Anyaa on

    We grew our dahlia garden from 500 to 3500. Enjoying the chilled afternoon in the new garden has been my highlight this fall.

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  470. Catherine Hoernlein on

    We’ve had unseasonably warm weather here in SW Washington so flower harvest is continuing! Still able to cut and make bouquets while starting seed harvesting at the same time!
    With the first shipments of bulbs from Dutch Gardens I’m also looking forward to the Spring.

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  471. Ellen on

    Last week we drove up to the Adirondack Mts, we live in New York, to view the beautiful Fall colors. We visited The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY on a beautiful 70 degree day ( not typical for the Adirondacks in October!), the mountains were bathed in yellows and reds! Spectacular!

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  472. Andra Hepler on

    Planting mums in all my containers. Fall mums are one of my favorite flowers.

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  473. Shannon Pressley on

    My favorite thing this fall was planting fall hardy annuals with my twin daughters for the first time! Planting those little seedlings out to grow through the winter months knowing the joy they will bring when they bloom in spring is such a hopeful and meaningful moment for us this season!

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  474. Sandra L on

    I always grow sunflowers in the spring/summer. This year I decided to plant a fall crop of sunflowers and mini pumpkins and am using them for fall decorating. Also love sharing them with my neighbors, family and friends. Love homegrown!

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  475. Jennifer on

    We have gone to the beach to meet online friends I made while pregnant with my youngest. We have been distance friends for 5 years and got to meet for the first time last week and it was incredible! Our” babies” got to play and quickly became little BFFs. It was amazing. Plus, Florida in October is the absolute BEST.

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  476. Andrea Steele on

    My favorite thing this fall has been seeing all my new grandbabies in pumpkin pictures. All three are under a year old!

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  477. Olivia Veronesi on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall so far is hold little piglets!! Aussakita Acres Farm in Manchester, CT offers Piglet Socials, where you can go in the barn to sit and snuggle with a bunch of piglets! So darn cute.

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  478. Kyla Jacobs on

    I had always been nervous to ride on my husband’s motorcycle with him but I went with him for the first time in 2 years of him having a motorcycle and enjoyed sharing time with him while driving along the changing leaves of the country roads. It was a beautiful fall day and it made him so happy to share it with me.

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  479. Sharon P on

    I made pumpkin butter for the first time using fresh pumpkin. We’ll see how it turns out!!

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  480. Hannah Brown on

    I took the floret course last year and put it to practice this spring of 2022. Using the space I had in my backyard I was able, through the guidance of the floret material, create a magical cut flower garden that I shared with my family, my patients I’m a therapist assistant, a make and take event, a bridal shower and this fall two give away bouquets for a salon grand opening. I get so emotional as I send off each piece because flowers stir in me something I cannot explain. Well maybe I can, joy. The felicity type. It’s inexpressible. They have brought joy to me and so many others.

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  481. Kate on

    I made and canned grape pie filling for the first time. I was able to use a recipe that my mom used and harvested the grapes from vines planted at our house by the original owners, which I pruned last year, again, thanks to mom.

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  482. Brianne on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is spend time soaking in all the changing leaves by going on lots of family hikes!

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  483. Gretchen on

    Watching this unseasonal drought and warm temperatures and trying not to panic. As a lifer PNW gal, I’ve always loved our temperate climate, moisture in the form of rain, heavy fogs, hail, and snow, with the knowledge that it ensures the robust growing of the wild and domestic foliage. I’m trying to remind myself that evolution and change is inevitable, and to seek the joy of new climate conditions. And a further reminder to mead with gratitude!

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  484. Cyndi on

    Gardening with my grandson is the highlight of every season! This fall my first dahlias are still blooming and he is as mesmerized as I am. What joy from the flowers and the boy!

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  485. Gretchen on

    Watching this unseasonal drought and warm temperatures and trying not to panic. As a lifer PNW gal, I’ve always loved our temperate climate, moisture in the form of rain, heavy fogs, hail, and snow, with the knowledge that it ensures the robust growing of the wild and domestic foliage. I’m trying to remind myself that evolution and change is inevitable, and to seek the joy of new climate conditions. And a further reminder to mead with gratitude!

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  486. Victoria on

    My husband and ten year old daughter just completed our new garden gate with salvaged cast iron pieces I found at brimfield. Watching my vision come to life – and be improved – and seeing my daughter build confidence, creativity, and a sense of ownership in our garden was my favorite early fall moment.

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  487. Kelley Chase on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was move back to school! I am a sophomore studying Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education with a minor in Horticulture at Michigan State University. I have made so many meaningful connections here, and am so passionate about the classes I’m taking this semester!

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  488. Marian on

    My favorite things this fall is planting garlic and shallots and tulips and daffodils . It is so meaningful to me to be able to grow my own food in my backyard and also share some of the harvest with friends and family. The tulips and daffodils bring so much joy, happiness and hope in the spring with their beautiful display of colors and textures. ❤️😊

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  489. Kerry on

    I had a fantastic hike at the Naches Loop trail. One of the coolest things I’ve ever done! I’ve never been in the shape to do something like that before and to get to do it solo was amazing.💖

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  490. Cheri on

    Fall is my favorite season with the cooler temperatures and the beautiful foliage colors. My favorite day so far this fall was going to a local pumpkin farm. Sipping apple cider while picking pumpkins is a favorite yearly outing. This year for me is about enjoying the simple things and nature’s beauty.

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  491. Joanne Snyder on

    The most meaningful thing I have done this fall is plant 500 tulips with my 2 year old granddaughter! This was a first for both of us! I have been researching for 6 months how to start a small cut flower farm on our 3 acres. But unfortunately with all my my research I completely forgot to order all the special ones so we planted tulips from Menards. It would be such a treat to plant these gorgeous varieties and see my granddaughters eyes twinkle when she sees them this spring!

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  492. Shelley Silveus on

    My favorite thing this Fall has not even happened yet. I created my 1st cut flower garden this year and grew Dahlias for the 1st time. I am looking forward to digging them in the next couple of weeks and see how many tubers I get from them.

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  493. Lauren on

    My favorite thing I did this Fall was get married! I was so excited to have a Fall wedding so my favorite flowers could be incorporated into our special day. <3

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  494. Nicole on

    I have slowly a each year expanded my cut flower area and am pretty pumped to add a bunch of raised bulb beds for my tulips and daffodils this fall. So excited to see them in full bloom next spring!!

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  495. Stacey B on

    My favorite thing this fall is all the ups and downs to get my 1/4 acre ready open my own flower farm! I am new at growing flowers in anything more then a small flower garden. It has meant the world to be able work in the dirt and see my small accomplishments everyday on my own property. The hard work is no joke but the joy it brings me is well worth the sweat and tears.

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  496. Kayla on

    Fall in AL doesn’t feel too much like fall. But I bought a new farm this year while my husband was deployed and he finally came home a few weeks ago. It’s been nice sharing our home together and showing him all my ideas and coming up with some dreams for this place together. Mapping out a bigger garden and orchard, and prepping some beds for fall planting! Next year will be beautiful!

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  497. Christine on

    The best thing about this fall has been our dahlia production! First season we have been able to provide our bouquet subscription members with dahlias that were 100% grown here on our farm!

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  498. davia mcnamara on

    My favorite thing we’ve done so far this fall is harvest pumpkins as a family to take to town to sell! It’s the first fall harvest we’ve had and it was super special

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  499. Colleen C on

    We removed old dying bushes to make room for my cut flower garden. We’ve lived in our home for almost two years and I’m happy to finally get started on our garden plans!

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  500. Christine Daly on

    Today I grabbed my trusty pitchfork, took a deep breath, and started digging up my dahlia tubers for the FIRST TIME! I was so apprehensive but I watched the Fall mini course this morning and got a dose of courage. Wow! I cannot believe the huge clumps of tubers that developed over the summer. This is so exciting! I’m afraid I’m hooked. Thank you,
    Floret!

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  501. Christina on

    My most fun day this fall was browsing the 1/2 reduced aisles of perennials and shrubs at my favorite garden center to see what would be lovely to add to my garden and yard!! I love tucking in bulbs and perennials here and there that needs a splash of color! Thanks so much for all the valuable info you share, I love my copy of your book Cut Flower Garden!! 😍

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  502. Ann Levan on

    Planned and planted an 1;800 square foot wildflower meadow. My husband and I see meadows when we walk at our local state park land and wanted to do what we can to help the birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife in our area.

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  503. Wanda Coy on

    Labor Day weekend I dug up 24 lavender plants I had been growing for a couple of years. Packed them up in my car to drive them to Minnesota to be centerpieces for my son’s wedding. The joy they brought to my daughter in law was worth it

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  504. Kiersten Kelly on

    My favorite thing to do this fall Has been to enjoy the last of the garden. I love walking around and taking notes on what worked and what didn’t. Planning my garden next year. My kids and I love to plant fall bulbs. This activity helps us get through the dark rainy winters. Knowing the bulbs need the cold rain makes it a little easier! ❤️ Would love to add a new variety to look forward to this spring.

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  505. Olivia Sanchez on

    Thanks to some pesky grubs and a hungry skunk last spring, they helped me turn an old patch of lawn into a soon to be flower garden. This fall I cleared out the weeds and grass, covered with cardboard and mulch…getting ready for fall and spring planting.

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  506. Cristina C. on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is prepped for my spring garden for the first time! I’ve had flowers over the summer, but never during the early spring. Everything about selecting my bulbs is super experimental – trying different varieties of tulips, daffodils and ranunculus. It’s been so fun keeping track of the different types, I can’t wait to see what they look like when they are blooming and to take lots of notes.

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  507. Betsy on

    While I love ALL things flowers and gardening, my favorite thing from this fall is having two of my three sons home from college and having them bring all their friends over to watch Seahawk/Mariner games and I make the food and treats. It’s loud and I love it. Makes me so happy, esp if our teams keep winning!! I may have 3 sons but I have at least 15 boys 🥰

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  508. Lianna on

    This fall I’ve made an effort to collect more seeds from my own garden. I’ve collected sunflowers, dahlias, zinnias. and snapdragons. Still have to collect marigolds and bachelor buttons. So fulfilling!

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  509. Marlene S. on

    Planned a designated area just for bulb plantings.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    Marlene
    Portland, TN.

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  510. Marie Beck on

    We moved to a new home over the summer. Our old place was on a 1/3 acre parcel…the new place has almost 13. I’ve spent my fall shaping new in-ground raised beds, spreading compost and day dreaming of all the things that I now have room to grow!

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  511. Donna on

    This fall I’ve been tearing up 3 flower beds that are 35 years old and have turned into a hard pack mish mash mess. This is year 2 of tearing out lily of the valley and I think they are 98% gone. I’m relocating some tulips, daffodils and lillies and just planted some half price hydrandeas. SO looking forward to next spring and finishing the project.

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  512. Ashley on

    I’m starting to reclaim my yard after a year of neglect following a tornado. It is so refreshing to see the beauty that is under the weed pressure of our now full-sun yard. It is making way for so many beautiful plants to be planted! Bring on the fall and winter prep!

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  513. Tori Syhre on

    This fall my partner and I redid our entire yard to expand our cut flower garden. 9 news beds! It was exciting and required tons of hard work but it panned out perfectly. It was fun to brainstorm together and make a garden we both can love. Can’t wait for 2023. <3

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  514. Maria Groff on

    I have been a vegetable gardener for many years, and have been dreaming of growing cut flowers as well. I grew dahlias this summer for the very first time, and I am hooked! I love fall, because it is a reminder that endings are beautiful.

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  515. Mindy Y. on

    I’ve loved picking and drying my own flowers and herbs this fall and this last weekend getting asked to make a bunch of fall bouquets for an event. It’s fun to be able to express creativity with your hands.

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  516. Cynthia Thmpson on

    I’m in the deep south (8b) So the first fall bulbs I bought at Costco, and it was 85 degrees outside (not satisfying.) So, the first cool Saturday recently, I made a cup of tea, pulled on a sweater, grabbed my laptop and shopped for daffodils online in a lawn chair outside (it was probably 58 degrees lol) Fall is a state of mind!

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  517. Laura on

    This year as I dug up my dahlia tubers I remembered back to this time last year when my two sisters helped me with the same task while I was 8 months pregnant! It was really special reminiscing to that time spent with my sisters, their generous hearts to help me with fall garden tasks, and now the two special gems (we had twin boys in December) that now complete our family (along a set of two older twin sisters!).

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  518. Lauren on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is make the commitment to sell our house in the city and buy a piece of land in the mountains to start our dreams of flower farming and homesteading. Knowing that I’m leaving this property where I discovered myself is heartbreaking but I went ahead and planted my fall garden anyway, knowing I won’t be here to harvest it, in the hopes that whomever inherits it next will feel my joy and love for growing things.

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  519. Allison S. on

    Fall is my favorite :)
    We’ve blazed a trail through our woods and hung the hammocks in the loveliest places – swaying in the breeze and staring up at the sunlight filtering through decades-old oak trees. Stupendous.

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  520. Sara on

    One of my favorite things I’m doing this Fall is building all the beds in my cut flower field and sowing cover crops. I have dreamed of having my own farm for over 5 years now and my dreams are finally coming true.

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  521. Lauren on

    My husband and I applied for the your scholarship program and it was such an amazing process of writing out our dreams. One of my favorite things we did this Fall!

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  522. Lorrie Sutherland on

    After viewing your video on saving dahlia seeds, I’m going to save seeds from my favorite collarette that grew from my seed packet of Discovering Dahlias I received when I purchased your book. I’m so excited!!!

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  523. Lori Miller on

    My husband and I went to Mackinac Island in Michigan the end of September. There were still a lot of beautiful gardens to see even this late in the season. It was really fun to see the horses and carriages as well as hear them clip clop through the streets. The highlight for me was that our B&B had planted dahlias all across the fence in the front. As we sat on the porches, everyone would stop, touch, and look at all the beautiful varieties and take pictures. It was so fun to watch, especially after I have followed you and watched your documentary. I planted my first dahlia tuber this year and it is beautiful. I can’t wait to see how many tubers are there once I dig it up. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  524. Alison on

    I love fall. I love all the pumpkins and fall flowers.
    Looking forward to planting bulbs in the fall and looking forward to spring to see the harvest. I’m new to gardening and would love to win.

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  525. Chanda on

    I visited Virginia for my friends wedding… I’ve become such a flower geek I spent all evening telling anyone who would listen the various flowers in the arrangements and bouquets that I could identify

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  526. Julie Arthur on

    My favorite activity this fall was visiting my adult son and his girlfriend in Madison, WI and going to the downtown farmers market. It was so fun to stroll around and see all of the lovely flowers, vegetables, baked goods and cheeses offered. We sampled and purchased several items.

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  527. Molly on

    I purchased my first house in July. This fall, I put in the gardening beds around the house, as well as two in the front yard. It was back-breaking work — digging up the soil, tilling, and added new soil and compost to mix in. It was a huge project, and so rewarding to spend the early fall weekends with my hands in the dirt or on the wheelbarrow. I am going to be planting my first ever bulbs this fall, and starting seeds through the winter and spring. This has been a difficult season of my life, and I am focusing my energy on the beauty and growth of flowers and the joy the gardening process brings to carry me through it.

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  528. Kim Carter on

    I have really enjoyed my dahlias this fall. So pretty and I love bringing them into the house to enjoy.
    I also love my pumpkins 🎃 I am hoping for more next year!

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  529. Amy on

    I live in Texas and this is the first fall I have started a fall/winter garden with all the lettuces, carrots and radishes. I’m super excited to make a salad with all garden veggies

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  530. Lou Ellen Resz on

    Sitting in our backyard for the sunshine getting over illness. It’s such a different pace to be a passive part of the change of season. Now to begin to winterize.

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  531. Morgan Anderson on

    My favorite day so far this fall was this past Saturday! We had the most beautiful sunny but cool fall weather. It was the perfect day to go to the pumpkin patch so we did! We don’t have many days where we can just wake up and decide what we want to do that day and for the weather to be so perfect, it was truly magical! I love the muted green pumpkins and ended up coming home with a few of them. Such a fun day!

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  532. Jennifer on

    Picked my long island cheese pumpkins and have been collecting my zinnia seeds. It’s fun to have my two year old son helping in the garden and asking to go in the garden.

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  533. Yeise on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is pulled up a lot of sod in my front yard and expanded our gardens, I’m planting shrubs for the first time and it’s hard work but doing it with my husband and knowing that they’ll be there for a long time is awesome!

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  534. Haley Kieser on

    My favorite thing I did was do a college visit day with our family of 6. My oldest will be graduating, and we are in the process of figuring out his future. The day was beautiful as we walked the quad, ate good food, and enjoyed the nearby arboretum. He is considering vet med and because of that we were able to put our hand inside a cow’s stomach. That was quite an experience! I realized that I need to really cherish all of these sweet moments together… before time takes them away.

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  535. Christa Koisti on

    Early this fall I got to spend some time with my grandmother, at the time it was special but I didn’t realize how special it would be as she recently passed away. Bringing her bouquets of flowers every week all throughout this summer and early fall and seeing her smile and ask me questions or tell me about what something was just made my heart swell 🤍

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  536. Wendy on

    I just planted a bunch of daffodils and interspersed them with tulips. I hope the deer will be deterred by all the daffodils so I can have a few tulips!

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  537. Laura DeVitis on

    I am happy to say that I have recently become a Washington home owner! I tried my hand at planting Dahlias this past spring with little success. I have since discovered Erin and her Floret Farm! Erin has given me the courage to try it again next year! I have learned so much by following you! I am looking forward to planting all of the tulip bulbs that I purchased from Roozenguard in the coming weeks! I can’t wait to see the beautiful blooms next spring! Thank you for all of your planting tips! I hope to make you proud!

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  538. Kimberly Preston on

    My husband, along with my son and daughter in law went to Layman’s Family Farm to enjoy a beautiful day for a hayride to the pumpkin patch, eating fresh kettle corn, plowing through the corn maze and making more memories with family pics. The best of times are those with family.

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  539. Lindsey Hofman on

    I recently moved into a house with an overgrown mess! I have started establishing raised beds and creating walking paths and sitting areas for next summer! I can’t wait to walk among the flowers and vegetables I have planned!

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  540. Robin Parsons on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was visit the Berkshire Botanical Gardens in Western MA on the way back from bringing my son to college. It’s a lovely garden with still plenty to see in Sept. I had a nice conversation with one of the gardeners about how he stored his dahlias in the winter months, and I learned a few good tips from him.

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  541. Liz Swartz on

    Hiking in my local woods to keep my mental health in check during chemo treatments. The beauty of nature is everything!

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  542. Patricia Vodopest on

    My favorite October activity is picking loads of dahlias from my community P-patch garden and distributing to neighbors in my condo.

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  543. Cailyn Winkelman on

    Not just this fall, but this entire year has been truly amazing! I had a successful first year as a full-time flower farmer/florist and plan on expanding quite a bit for next year. For the first time in my life I am doing what I want to do and what I love. I am not following the orders of a boss that doesn’t appreciate my hard work and passion, but now I can! I get to grow and expand and most importantly spend these precious days with my boys and my husband!

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  544. Lily Crytser on

    I’ve been spending my fall exploring my love for dried flowers! After a summer garden full of thrips prevented me from bringing my flowers inside or giving them to friends, my dried flowers are feeling like new hope! I feel the same way about spring bulbs! So hopeful and excited!

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  545. Joanna on

    I gave birth to my beautiful daughter, Coraline, six weeks ago. She’s been with me this entire growing season both when I was pregnant and now as my tiny garden baby. She’s happiest outside watching us work! We just put all of our flower beds to rest after the frost. Sharing the fall colours, the warm weather, and the hard work with my little family has made this the best fall yet!

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  546. Christine Castle on

    My favorite thing this fall was learning how to take even more cuttings of my favorite flowers to expand my garden.

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  547. Sunny Sanhueza on

    I was not able to have my own garden this year, so all this fall (and summer) I have been getting to buy beautiful flowers from the farmers markets in my area. While I don’t have my own flowers, I get to support local businesses and still look at flower every day!

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  548. Keepmestone on

    I went to an annual October art gallery that pops up in a three story great barn to benefit local farmland. The benefit is to save farmland forever by paying the farmer for the development rights up front to keep it forever farmland! The artists donate half of the price of their art. This is in upstate New York.

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  549. Patti on

    My Family are all going to stay at Santa Rosa beach where my Son got married 3 years ago. We’re from Kansas and my daughter also got married on the beach 6 years ago. Just relax , eat fish & shrimp and make memories with Family. I planned to go to the tulip festival this year, but I had to help my Sister with severe depression. She is finally better and will plan again for 2023!
    I’ve wanted to see it since I saw the picture of the tulips on Sunday Morning show ❤️🌷

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  550. Katie on

    I love visiting all the local farms and pumpkin patches every year with my kids! We love experiencing and supporting local farms to our area!

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  551. Kryssa on

    My favorite thing has been digging up our Dahlia tubers. It was a bittersweet first year of our flower farm and we have been so blessed with the beautiful flowers we received. Now we can enjoy going to the pumpkin patches as a family and planning everything for next year.

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  552. India Harmsen on

    Easily my favorite fall day was visiting Gordon’s for their beautiful pumpkins and displays. Each year they do such a gorgeous job, and I look forward to my annual trip!!! It’s not complete without a stop at Christianson’s. Next up on the fall list is getting bulbs!!!!! Just love everything about Skagit Valley.

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  553. Elizabeth on

    I have so enjoyed watching all of my dahlias bloom! This is the first year I grew them, I started some from tubers, but most from seed! It has been so much fun to watch them grow and finally bloom!

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  554. Valerie Goodrich on

    Planning new gardens for next spring and (fingers crossed) maybe a greenhouse!

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  555. Sarah on

    One of my favorite things this fall has been learning to cross pollinate my dahlias for seed. I’m so excited to see what comes up next year!

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  556. Amanda Hagens on

    We broke out my telescope and hosted our first “star party” out in our garden. My three little boys got to stay up extra late, bundled up in pajamas, with a fresh bowl of popcorn while we gazed in awe at the beauty of Jupiter (and some of its moons), the (slightly blurry) rings of Saturn, and the intense glow of the full hunter’s Moon. It was a magical moment, seeing my sons enjoy the beauty of the heavens above while breathing in the freshness of life all around them in our flower garden. One of my favorite fall memories to date!

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  557. Ashley on

    We chose and reserved our wedding venue! We will be getting married September of 2023 (and I will be growing flowers for the wedding!) so much to look forward to 🥹

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  558. Emily Carty on

    This fall, I had the honor of hosting my first annual Sips and Stems event. An amazing group of local flower farmers were invited to meet up and enjoy seasonal sips and treats. We chatted about the close of our current seasons and anticipation of our upcoming 2023 seasons. We were able to shared in our flower struggles and ask each other for advice. Even though none of us had ever met in person before, we all left the party feeling like great flower friends. I am a true introvert at heart and it really took me out of my comfort zone to host a group of strangers. I left the party feeling like I had conquered my fears, and was extremely proud. Sometimes I feel like flower farming can be incredibly isolating. The party ended up building a sense of community, we all were excited for the other to succeed in their businesses.

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  559. Paula Robinson on

    Took a drive through the West Virginia mountians. Cool, brisk air, misty mornings, and fields full of deer are magical! The leaf colors are vibrant. We’re getting for the gardens to rest for the winter and planting bulbs in preparation for next spring.

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  560. Debi Weinberg on

    Completed my rookie year as a retired teacher and fell back on love with gardening. After starting the “put to bed” process, I’m enjoying the process of “what if” for gardening next year. I’m planning for next year, and I’m also being mindful that as I grow older my garden choices may need to be less physically taxing. Taller plants? Raised beds? Longer tools? I enjoy the pondering.

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  561. Heather Capps on

    I just ordered tulips and daffodils from Brent & Becky’s Bulbs. Thank you for the 10% discount. We have a 24-acre farm and grow a lot of veggies, fruit, culinary and medicinal herbs. We also have sheep, dairy goats, chickens and a guard llama. I’m looking forward to expanding to a cut flower garden. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for the last 5 years. I’m finally feeling caught up and ready for the next step of prepping a large area for flowers :)

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  562. Tawana Buse on

    This was my first time growing Dahlias, the cooler weather has finally brought forth beautiful dahlias for me after a long hot summer of wishing and waiting. I have already planted my allium and am anxiously awaiting my order for several other varieties of flowers to try next spring. I have aspirations for a flower farm which I am praying about!

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  563. Vickie Hott on

    My favorite thing this fall is introducing my small town to the wonder of dahlias. I recently retired and was successful in fulfilling one of my dreams to start a farmer’s market in our small town in West Virginia. Our first market was in July and although the customers were thrilled with the summer annuals especially the lisianthus, it was the dahlias that proved to bring the most smiles. One of my customers told me my flowers had given her a new perspective about the joy of flowers and the beauty we can creat just in our own back yards. That is my definition of success.

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  564. Mishayla on

    One of my favorites was visiting a dear neighbor lady and touring her yard. She collected seeds and bulbs from different plants and dug up a variety of plants for me to transplant into my yard. We had a good time chatting and a lovely afternoon. She had so many unique things I hadn’t heard of before. Also I’ve been buying bulbs and setting up new beds and planning for a new lasagna garden. Next spring will be the first time I get to watch perennials and bulbs come up in our new yard.

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  565. Crystal Price on

    My husband and oldest son are working a turn around at a refinery, so we haven’t got to do our favorite fall thing yet. We love to go to our local pumpkin patch and apple farms as a whole family. Adult children and the little kids. We usually go to 2-3 farms in one day and experience all the fall things together. We don’t get to hang out with my adult kids as much, but once a season we try to get together and spend a day with each other.

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  566. Madi on

    I just had a baby boy 8 days ago. Being pregnant all summer was really hard due to not being able to garden as much. But now that he is here, he can sit outside with me while I plant my spring flowering bulbs!

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  567. Kory on

    My favorite thing about fall so far is digging up dahlia tubers! It is pretty much one of the best things about flower farming. Last year did not go well at all, I did not know what I was doing! But this year feels way more organized and it is nice to look back and see how it has improved!

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  568. Anika on

    My favorite thing I’ve done so far this fall (still time left to do more😊) is apply to a master gardener program in my city. This meant a lot to me because it’s the first major step I’ve taken towards investing in myself and my development since the birth of my son earlier this year. Parenthood has been wonderful, and it’s also very all-consuming, and I realized I was letting my concern for him take over the very important responsibility to cultivate my own well-being and dreams too. I don’t yet know if I’ll be accepted, but even just taking that step shed light on further steps to take to finding who I am during this phase of my life so that I can be both a parent and an individual who can teach her son what it means to pursue his dreams and make the most of his life and character.

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  569. Stef D. on

    Something we have done this fall is that we have planted cover crops in all our beds, and they are already full of greenery. We can’t wait to turn the soil and plant bulbs for next spring. We are very excited to see how this process will help us keep our soil nourished. Because of the economy, we could not purchase new bulbs this year, so winning this giveaway will mean a ton to our little flower farm. Anyway, we are always excited about the first blooms of the year. Happy planting everyone!

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  570. Paula Buenger on

    I just spent the afternoon helping my 86-year-old dad put his little garden to bed. We dug dahlias, pulled tomatoes and rolled up and tucked away hoses.
    While I have a huge garden that I’ve been cleaning up and prepping for winter, knowing how much my dad loves his little spot made today’s work a joy.
    Now we start planning what to put in next spring!😊

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  571. Penny on

    I have just moved plants around my garden. My garden is our entire backyard, so it is a constant experiment! Today I’ve purchased Thymus praecox Minor, a groundcover to plant between the stones in the pathway. First year I’ve planted in prep for spring. Love talking to the gardeners at local family owned nurseries!

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  572. Kay on

    Thanks to a generous gift from my sister, we had our first dahlia row in the garden and thanks to an extremely late frost this fall I am STILL getting to bless with bouquets around town. My favorite thing will be digging them up eventually and passing along some of them as gifts.

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  573. Sarah S on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall has been taking my 10 month old daughter out on evening walks, we stop to listen to the birds chirp and look at and feel all of the different leaves. Slowing down and watching her take in this brand new world has made her first fall so meaningful.

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  574. Karolina on

    My sweet puppy passed away at the beginning of the year and we buried her close to our house. To help our grieving hearts we rescued a dog named Daffodil. I finally planted a big patch of daffodils where we laid our first girl to rest. I can’t wait to see what it will look like in the spring, I think it will make a great memorial.

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  575. Leslie O’Reilly on

    My favorite fall activity I’ve done so far, was taking my two youngest kiddos to a “Boo on the Bog” nature walk at night. My youngest has autism, and finding fall events I feel comfortable taking him to can be challenging, (especially when kids Fall events can be so crowded) but he did great, along with his older brother. I’m glad I took the chance on a new fall activity! We definitely made some new fall memories, and Teddy was able to enjoy a new experience! We will definitely be going back next year!

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  576. Jamie on

    Traveled on a bucket list trip with my sisters to the Albuquerque Balloon festival! It was incredible and so special to have that time with them.

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  577. Kirsten on

    This is my first year growing a cutting garden. My favorite thing this fall was making flower arrangements for my son’s wedding rehearsal dinner tables.

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  578. Amber Jordan on

    This fall, we drove to Maine from NC for a wedding. My aunt lives in Maine. She has a beautiful garden that reminds me of an English, cottage style garden. Best part, she dug up a start of my great grandmas clematis for me to have! My great grandma passed many years ago and it is so amazing to have a piece of her for my garden.

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  579. Megan Ridle on

    This was my first year to have a bigger dahlia garden that are still blooming. I enjoyed my evenings watering and dead heading them, soo therapeutic! I’ve been so inspired by Floret, so this fall I have begun planning what seeds I’m going to order for next spring and have begun envisioning where I’m going to expand my flower garden. It has been so fun spending time in the fall evenings walking the space of my future garden.

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  580. Jennifer Smith on

    Fall is a favorite time of year. Well, next to spring. I’ve been cleaning out flower beds to get ready for winter. We had our first hard frost this week. I was so sad to see my dahlias go. They have been beautiful this year.
    I really love digging up my dahlias. My mom used to help me, but she’s gone now. This year, my daughter is going to help me. I have about a hundred to dig up. I enjoy cleaning, sorting, and storing the bulbs.
    Flowers are everything and I really enjoy your Facebook page.

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  581. Amy on

    This was my first year growing flowers, specially Dahlias. As the season is wrapping up, I decided to save some seeds following your instructions and collected all blooms and donated them to different schools to thank their staff for all they do.

    I cant wait for next season to make it even bigger and better after making some improvements

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  582. Chrissy on

    My favorite thing has definitely been slowing down and spending time with my family, especially playing outside and going for walks. I’ll never know how long my kids will want to still play with me, so every moment counts!

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  583. Virginia Belling on

    I visited The Dahlia Garden at our local Bayard Cutting Arboretum, here in New York and attended their Dahlia show! I also made a journey to see the leaves changing in Vermont which had spectacular colors!

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  584. Jenn Powell on

    One of my favorite things that I’ve enjoyed this fall was watching my neighbor’s children come down to our shared garden to pick out pumpkins to decorate their porch and give away to friends. The neighbors have a small yard, but we have a 7 acre farm next to them and we have enlarged our garden to share extra harvests with neighbors. I love watching the children’s faces as they watch things grow and ask questions about when to harvest.

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  585. Sara on

    I finished my first season growing professionally and have started digging tubers. I saved a few seed dahlias and was so excited to see the tubers they grew this season! My dear friend and old roommate loves one burgundy colarette that I grew, so I’m saving that for him. Growing/selling/sharing flowers fills my cup so much!

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  586. Annelise on

    Fall can be cruelly short here in Montana. My favorite thing this fall has been the beautiful roses from David Austin and Menagerie Flower farm that keep giving beauty and amazing fragrance. Winter, please stay away for just a bit longer!

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  587. Allison on

    I planted my first dahlias this year and they bloomed super late. My favorite thing this fall is finally collecting my dahlias out of the flower beds and bringing them into my home. I worked so hard this summer weeding, watering, etc. It’s been a beautiful reward for a the patience of growing and tending them.

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  588. Jenette on

    I love that you talked about colorblends, they really are an amazing company. I live 10 minutes away from them so I actually get to pick up from them and they also have stacks and stacks of crates of bulbs!

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  589. KN on

    One of my favorite things this fall has been enjoying watching my August planted sunflowers bloom here in October! There are red, plum, white, and the classic yellow, all the Procut series. We had a wedding here this weekend, and my flower garden helped make the place look beautiful.

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  590. Shannon DeHart on

    I have worked in the garden and I love to do my pumpkin floral workshop and make new friends. Finding. Peace in my garden always brings happiness. Ready to plant some tulips

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  591. Ronni Hannon on

    100% it’s been getting ready for my first tulip season. I ‘farm’ on 600 sq ft in Kansas, & I have tulip fire… but like the human kind where you buy all the fun bulbs & have a million ideas for them. I am so pumped though. I just put together my first few raised beds with cheap pine boards because our soil is all residual limestone, & I just thought tulips in clay seems like not the best idea. Anyways it has been such an educational journey so far, but also so creative. My brain hurts, but it’s been a great time!

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  592. Therese Ruth on

    My favorite thing so far this Fall is watching the poor plants that were subject to 10 days over 106 degree weather, with one day at 116. The roses are bouncing back for one last “show” and the perennials and vegetables are even going for a last go-round before the cold weather arrives. Still too warm to plant bulbs, but soon it will be cool enough.

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  593. Sam Giese on

    My family went to pick sunflowers at a sunflower farm this fall. The weather was absolutely perfect and I know the kids and I will always cherish that family memory!

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  594. Janean on

    We bought our first house in early spring and have spent the entire summer working 18+ hrs a day working on it. Now we are ready to welcome our first batch of guests this Fall. Nothing is complete but progress has been made and we’re ready to celebrate that with loved ones.

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  595. Shauna on

    My favorite thing this fall has been cutting flowers that I started in triple digit temperatures during our drought here in Texas. I did think they would make it. What a blessing after a difficult summer!

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  596. Joyce Kesterson on

    My favorite thing this fall was a vacation to the shipping ports in Duluth, Minnesota and to Lake Of The Clouds in Michigan’s upper peninsula. The colors were fantastic! Not only do we get to enjoy the colors from our flowers all summer but the beautiful fall colors if the trees as well. What a beautiful world.

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  597. Laurie Anderson on

    One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to keep enjoying the late bloomers in my flower garden. My mums are spectacular this year and my geraniums are still going strong. I have also snipped a few hydrangeas to dry and enjoy over the winter. I begin to coordinate with my mister about which perennials get cut back now and which ones get their turn in the spring and start planning out the plantings for “next year”. I evaluate which best practices I will continue.

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  598. Breanna V on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is watched the leaves change color. From the vibrant yellow to the fiery orange to the crimson red – I love them all! I love to see the beauty of God’s creation in this season each year – He is the greatest artist!

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  599. Laura on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is getting playful and creative with floral arrangements. During the summer market season, I was producing bouquets based on what was popular and would sell. Now that I have some free time and leftover product, I get to be creative with interesting color combinations and textures that express my personal style. Jewel toned bouquet has been my favorite!

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  600. Linda Green on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall was to attend the Best of Missouri Market held at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. It is held the first weekend of October and features some wonderful small businesses and their products made right here in MO! What made it so special for me was to go to the market and experience it with my daughter. We have made it a tradition we share each fall. It’s such a fun day!

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  601. Katie Hestead on

    My favorite thing we’ve done this fall was creating three large, no till beds (ready for bulbs!) and a fire pit area.

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  602. Lisa Wilson on

    This fall I started my 3 year old daughter in preschool. It’s been such a blessing for both of us. She gets socialization and I get some time to myself to plan out my spring and summer garden for next year! I’ve been ordering bulbs and seeds and making drawings and notes for my raised bed layout. It will be my 2nd year of growing flowers.

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  603. A. J. Osborn on

    My favorite thing this fall has been buying a number of tulip bulbs. This will mark the beginning of Joy in the Journey. It is meaningful as you have to start somewhere!

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  604. Jillian Alexiev on

    My favorite thing so far was going to visit my sister who moved 7 hours away this summer. I wasn’t sure I would be able to go see her anytime soon, but I got to take a quick trip and see where she lives, hug her, and even found some Lisianthus to buy at the farmers market, which I had never seen in person before 🥰 it was a 3 day trip that left me refreshed and loving life.

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  605. Crystal on

    This fall I was inspired by my daughter’s volunteering to deliver meals on wheels , I ordered large floral tubes and made mini flower bouquets from our flower garden for her to give out with her meals. It gave me joy to make them, my daughter got joy from giving and the people happily received them. Joy, joy, joy!

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  606. Rebecca on

    Baking my first pumpkin pie of the season. We love to enjoy it before things get real busy and you start feeling guilty for all the heavy eating! It was delicious!

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  607. Melissa on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is to expand my spring flower bed – last year was my first year for it, so after one season, I had so many new ideas for color schemes and expanding on last year’s, so I can’t wait to see how it comes up next spring!

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  608. Tanya McNelly on

    I’ve spent most of my time reorganizing and decluttering to make my work spaces more efficient. Currently spending 2 weeks in Oklahoma in an area with no flowers to be seen.
    Planning my spring as I chose to do a small flower farm this year in February. So had nothing planned for spring. This next year will be different.
    I’m working with a little over 1/4 to a 1/2 acre microfarm all by myself. At 58 finally figured out my call in life. ❤️💐

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  609. Shelby Musgraves on

    Fall is really just starting here in AZ, even though my kids have been on Fall break for almost 3 weeks (they go back tomorrow!) but my favorite bit is coming up… I get to chaperone both my sons fields trips over the next 2 weeks! One is going to my favorite AZ zoo, and the other is going to a farm! I love field trips, and spending time with my boys and I love the locations this year! I can’t wait! Being able to go on the field trips makes them even more memorable for my kids. The farm field trip is my kindergarteners FIRST field trip, first bus ride and first time to the farm… he’s going to love it! He knows we’re trying to move to have a farm too so he will get a glimpse of what our life really could be like! It’s going to be so amazing!

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  610. Janelle Sutherland on

    This year we have finally got our backyard ready for border plants. I can look out my window now and see magnolia trees, rhodies and next spring a bunch of tulips, daffy’s and other bulbs. I’ve spent years looking at dirt and stumps. I’m also loving planning our dahlias for spring and searching for those rare finds. As I work from home, my yard is now my view and I’m loving that it is coming together.

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  611. Karly on

    My favorite thing this fall has been watching my son experience fall for the first time. He just turned one and everything is so magical to him! It’s a good reminder for me to slow down and appreciate all the little details

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  612. Kelli jasper on

    I planted a tulip tree on my birthday! We moved into a new house a year ago, and the backyard had no trees. Lots of direct sun for my cutting garden, but a little too much for the house. I’m so excited to watch it grow for the next twenty, thirty, forty years and beyond!

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  613. Kathy Hirdler on

    Collecting seeds from late summer through fall gives me tremendous satisfaction. I give them to friends and relatives at the proper season for planting. I am hopeful that they will bring a bit of joy to the grower.

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  614. Charity R on

    Prepping my new pasture with all the knowledge and education from last years workshop! I’m so excited to grow flowers full time beginning in 2023.

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  615. Andrea Mitchell on

    Recording new Dahlia breeds (grown from seed), enjoying the sunshine and planning next years garden.

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  616. Karen Smith on

    Just spent a week traveling the Olympic Peninsula in awe of the beauty Mother Nature has bestowed upon us in the great PNW. It was special because this is the first trip I took since my husband passed away in May and I’ve proven to myself that I can travel alone and enjoy my own company (along with my Shih Tzu Lily).

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  617. Dolores Vlad on

    Building a small home in Mexico Tijuana for an under privileged family and giving them some flower seeds to plant around their new home. Their home size is small then a two car garage and with this build my children were able to join and help by painting the cedar walls.

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  618. Alex on

    Laid out a silage tarp in our new field expansion. Going from a tiny plot to this new space is so thrilling

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  619. Peggy on

    Crunching leaves, sipping cider and perusing pumpkins!

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  620. Lindsay on

    This fall, my family took a much anticipated trip to England. I’ve always wanted to go see those famous English gardens and they did not disappoint!

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  621. Dayana P on

    My favorite thing I’ve done so far this fall would have to be volunteering at a local flower farm. This farm is no where near y’all’s scale but it has been to therapeutic for my soul to connect with the earth and flowers. As someone who is from (and still lives) in New Mexico I always thought all we could grow here were tumble weeds and green chile so that was a very happy surprise and would love to expend my garden!

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  622. Lydia W. on

    My favorite thing this fall has been making my daughter’s Halloween costume (a unicorn). It’s meaningful because my mom always made my costumes from scratch when I was a kid and I love carrying on the tradition!

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  623. Laura C. on

    Planning the new gardens I’ll be putting in next year. I’m adding three to my collection of small gardens around my property: two will be a mix of different plant varieties, but the third will be all roses. All of my gardens, future and current, are meaningful because they remind me of the gardening my parents did while I was growing up and how much that influenced my love of planting, and watching things grow and become something beautiful. ☺️

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  624. Abbey on

    My favorite thing so far the fall has to be our families trip to the pumpkin patch! The beautiful farm scenery, hay ride, petting zoo, and lots of pumpkins!

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  625. Lisa Neal on

    My favorite thing I’ve done so far this fall was to attend my brothers wedding. My daughters were the adorable little flower girls. My aunt and I tried something new and did all the flowers too. We couldn’t believe how they turned out and might have a new fun thing we can do on the side.

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  626. Susan Black on

    My favorite thing to do this fall was to take a drive out to east Whatcom County and visit a couple of farms in that area. I live in Whatcom County, but have not explored the eastern side, which is largely agricultural so there are many options for places to visit. I love picking things up at a farm stand, whether it is flowers or jam or something in the way of baked goods. I also did a little ferry/drive trip to Whidbey Island and visited Langley, WA for the first time. What a lovely town with a farm called Chocolate Flower Farm which has the best fudge I have ever tasted. Thank you for this opportunity to learn more about all of these wonderful suppliers, and for the tour of RoozenGaarde behind-the-scenes. Wishing you all the very best for a lovely autumn season on your farm!

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  627. Barbara Fegley on

    My favorite thing i have been doing this fall involves cutting flowers for drying and collecting seeds as they become ready.
    I am hoping to have enough dries flowers to set up some bouquets for our church decor.
    I have been gathering seeds fromcertain celosias ,stocks, and scabiosa so far want to experiment with growing them. I have also been fall sowing poppies and bachelor buttons in large planters in my front garden.
    I am in zone 6A missouri.

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  628. Shannon on

    Wow, you are really making me dig deep. Forcing me to appreciate the little things, aren’t ya? Well, being unable to work currently, I don’t do much that makes me smile anymore BUT, and you probably will think I’m just being a butt kisser for a contest, the biggest smile brought to my face this fall was when I planted two rose bushes. I swear it! Fall just started though, so I’m sure I’ll have lots of laughs with my family that I could speak of soon. :) I cannot wait to see the beautiful rose blooms next year! Fingers crossed they’ll take!

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  629. Jessica on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is birth my beautiful son Gaudes. This moment was extra tender for me, as my husband is overseas and was unable to make it home for his birth. Although I felt a lot of stress and sadness with this reality, my friends, family and community really showed up for us in the most incredible ways. We felt so held and seen and loved and this experience had brought me so much joy and hope in how we can all show up for each other as community, as family.

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  630. Nora on

    One of my favorite things I have done so far this fall is to watch Erin & Jill tour the Roozengaarde Farm to see how they plant their tulips. Fascinating! Now I will watch the Floret Fall Mini Course to find out how to plant tulips on a MUCH smaller scale. I also have recently fallen in love with ranunculus so will watch that video too, and will follow along in my copy of Discovering Dahlias while watching the dahlia videos. I am not a huge gardener myself but the beauty and inspiration Erin and the team at Floret share is amazing! Thank you!

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  631. Stacy Levick on

    My favorite thing I did this Fall was finally building a flower bed for the plants I bought over the summer. I don’t know how I kept them alive in their pots in the heat but I did. I’m also quite pleased with how my fall planters turned out.

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  632. Stephanie Mills on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is bring as much beautiful flowers inside as I can. The frost is coming!

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  633. Jackie on

    I was able to travel to NC to help with a wedding for my nephew. The trees were just starting to turn beautiful fall colors! Something I love seeing and have rarely had an opportunity to view in person. Lord willing I’ll be up in the Seattle area in a few weeks, perhaps there will still be a bit of color left on the trees.

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  634. Rochelle on

    This fall has been running on forever with the best of days. My best moments have been documenting new varieties of pompon dahlias while my 3yr old finds raspberry treasures to share. She says one for me and one for you. So much beauty and innocence alltogether.

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  635. Trish Shaw on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is to clean out my flower beds and cleaned and put away the tools that I use all spring and summer, shovels, rakes, snippers, etc. I even cleaned out the flower pots that were no longer being used for blooming flowers. I am set for winter and ready for spring!

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  636. Loran on

    All this summer I have been trying to learn about the no dig method of gardening. I’ve been looking into it for several years, just dabbling and picking and choosing what I’ve been wanting to do. This fall, I started a three bin compost system and have laid carboard to start eliminating the weeds for my garden bed for spring. I hope to have my first load of compost almost ready to use by then to start a good sized no dig bed! Wanting to add fruit trees and bushes soon, but I have to commit to one thing at a time! (I think that’s the hardest thing about planting – choosing where to put your energy first)

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  637. Jacqueline Barclay on

    A favorite thing I’ve done this fall was create 17 floral centerpieces for a dear friend’s funeral luncheon, using the flowers from all our/her neighbor’s flower gardens. It was challenging and beautiful and such a tender experience. I felt like I could feel her love as I was creating the different bouquets. She loved flowers. She would have loved how it turned out and probably would have painted one of her watercolors based on some of the flowers. I was so grateful for what I learned about arranging from your books. Specificly the lessons on using supporting greenery. That was SO helpful in this situation. Thank you so much.

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  638. Camille Thomen-Brown on

    I have lived in Vermont for 6 years, and my younger sister was finally able to come and visit with me for the first time. She has three small kiddos and this was her first vacation away from them. I was able to show her around Vermont and show her the beautiful Vermont fall foliage. It was so special to have time together just the two of us and for me to be able to show her the beauty of fall in Vermont.

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  639. Marcia on

    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a short trip to Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In Vermont, we visited Hildene, the summer home of Robert Todd Lincoln, which has stunning gardens with a view of the Vermont Green Mountains. In Massachusetts we stopped at the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne Falls, which was packed with tons of fall bloomers, including dozens of different dahlias. Spectacular!

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  640. Stephanie Bettinger on

    The most meaningful thing I’ve done this fall is spend time on our beautiful property with my family. We’ve worked hard renovating our farmhouse all spring and summer (it’s still a work in progress!) and although there is still so much to do, the beautiful fall foliage has forced us to get out and play. There really is no place better than home.

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  641. Tammi on

    We are in the Northwest as well and I can’t remember a fall like this one in my life. This year I planted Dahlias for the first time. I have always had a big garden but after taking your course I got inspired to try dahlias. When I was looking for tubers in the spring to buy, I kept coming across mystery dahlias that people were selling and had missed the labeling or sorting somehow and I purposely decided I wanted to be surprised, so that were the only kind I bought. Even though I might not know what I have at the moment they are some of the most interesting and beautiful dahlias I have ever seen. So, now I am hooked. I keep going back to your book and website for more information. So, the best thing about this crazy, warm, dry, amazing fall is that I keep getting to harvest these amazing flowers. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

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  642. Tori on

    The best part of fall so far has been apple picking as a family. My husband’s mom was visiting us in Wisconsin from down south. We brought are little kiddos and spent a day in the crisp air and beautiful hills collecting farm fresh apples and making memories.

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  643. Janet King on

    This fall I got up the courage and applied for a Floret scholarship! I didn’t do it last year so I am pleased to have accomplished that this year. Fingers crossed!

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  644. Jennifer Kilmer on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is to make a bouquet for a friend with flowers out of my new cutting garden. The dahlias seem to finally be in their prime!

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  645. Rebecca Weide on

    This was my first year growing both zinnias and dahlias. They were a smashing success and I’m HOOKED! It was truly the highlight of my day to venture in the garden to visit my newest bloomers and see new growth on the horizon. Call me crazy, but I couldn’t wait to get my morning coffee and walk to the garden see what new color and blooms had popped for the day.
    My current adventure is gathering seeds from my favorite blooms as well as learning about drying and storing seed and tubers for next season.
    As I start to pull old garden growth, I can’t help but feel a little sad…To help with the garden blues, I’ve resurrected my compost bin. I’ve been adding old garden material and turning it regularly to have a great start to my soil for next season. …Helps to feel hopeful about nourishing and planning for next seasons’ growth. I’m very much looking forward to choosing plants and layout for next years garden. After all, Spring is just around the corner ;)

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  646. Adam on

    This fall I have been planning my first cutting garden at my new home in Virginia. I thought it would be years before I could take these first steps to start a flower farm, but with the right land becoming available and having been apart of the Floret Workshop earlier this year, I feel more ready than ever. This is an exciting time in life, and I’m very grateful for the help I’ve received from my family and Floret.

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  647. Devon Rowland on

    Coaching my littler girls cheerleading teams. It’s been so fun to share a sport that I loved for so many years with them for the first time this year.

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  648. Kristina M on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is visiting a local small farm in my town to purchase pumpkins. They had lots of great varieties and I’m excited to grow some pumpkins next year after seeing Floret’s pumpkin guide. This farm was recently purchased and put back into production after many years of vacancy. It’s beautiful to see it used to grow things again. This year was my first year of gardening and growing some flowers. I would love to grow my tulip and bulb collection so I can share colorful blooms with my community in the spring time. I’ve definitely been changed in a positive way by growing flowers and gardening and want to share the beauty that nature has to offer with others.

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  649. Ren on

    I visited a local orchard, Wight’s Apple Orchard in Bucksport Maine, for the first time and was so inspired by their generosity (the busy farmer graciously answered all of my kid’s questions ranging in topics from her favorite color to how long they have been growing apples), how peaceful and gorgeous their orchard is, and the variety of pumpkins they had available. My counters are over flowing with apples but we will probably head back for one more visit before the season ends we loved it that much!

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  650. Dianne Reganess on

    A total OVERHAUL and REDESIGN of my entire field beds. Thisngs just weren’t working, I had 2 major fields planted in 2 different directions. So after tender annuals were done, I ripped out ALL my beds in order to have them all run in the same direction. Major work but will be grateful come next spring! I even purchased a small bedder to help get that job done faster! Outside fields are 50′ long and hold aprox 10 beds at 30-36″ each wide. Work smarter, not HARDER!! Lol! I’m putting in almost 3000 tulips, 1/2 into my new high tunnel and the rest in the field. Zone 7b in NC, year 3ish .

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  651. Christina Reed on

    Last weekend I was able to mark out new beds for my expanding “flower farm” with my mom. I give quotes as this year I was able to have my first fairly substantial growing area where I was able to experiment and experience growing on a larger scale. A lot of the perennial flowers that will be going in these new beds will be from my moms personal flower beds that surround the house she just sold which made her extremely emotional that these plants are helping me expand to hopefully become a full time job and that these well loved flowers weren’t being left behind. I’m so glad I’m able to experience this growth period with her. Congratulations to whomever wins the bulbs!

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  652. Alison Webb on

    I love when the time comes to weed one last time and then lay down mulch. The garden looks all tucked in and happy and the mulch shows off the plants that are still going strong.

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  653. Andrea on

    My current favorite fall happening was a day at Gordon’s Pumpkin patch and a drive through Skagit Valley, my home!! Thank you for the giveaway, Roozengarde and Floret.

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  654. shelley somersett on

    This fall we successfully grew 20 different Dahlias in our California garden. The horticultural tips that I read and listened to on your site made the difference. Being so encouraged we have added another 15 varieties that will arrive this spring. Every year we plant narcissus, daffodils and tulips on our one acre garden. Food, fruit and flowers mingled amongst native plants are rebuilding a habitat garden where the soil was tilled and damaged for a decade. Thanks for the informative postings and encouragement. Garden for life.

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  655. Cindy N on

    My favorite thing about fall is getting things ready for spring. My tulips are being planted my yard is getting ready for winter … I love seeing the beautiful leafs turn colors its beautiful to watch Mother Nature do her magic ..

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  656. Martha Brogdon on

    We started our first small flower garden this summer here in Texas. I am loving the cooler mornings this fall so that I can sit outside on the porch and enjoy it. I bought some seeds in the September sale and hope to order some in the November sale so that I can expand the gardens next year.

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  657. Rebecca Berry on

    We’ve been working on our landscaping all year, and it makes our newer house finally feel like home! And this fall, we found a local grower that specializes in native shrubs and trees. Bought bayberry and chokeberry shrubs to help out all the birds that we love to watch. And best of all, we found a super knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly local grower that we can (and will!) go back to again and again.

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  658. Sally Loosli on

    Haven’t done much yet, but last year my favorite thing was growing pumpkins for the first time, harvest 15 on my one plant and have them all away!!

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  659. Mendy Bradley on

    My husband & I built a new house this past year & moved into it the first of June. We have no flower beds yet, nor landscaping yet. However we have put sod in several areas so I’m tending & watering sod to get it set before winter. Hopefully Spring will bring new flowers, shrubs & bedd.

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  660. Jill Rolf on

    For the first time ever, my favorite thing about fall is my garden! I have spent all of my free time with my dahlias. I am new to growing them this year and I started with 12 varieties. Discovering Dahlias has been my constant companion and I have learned so much about these beautiful flowers as well as myself. I can do hard things. I can be a lot more patient than I thought. I also decided that just growing from tubers wasn’t enough and I started some seedlings. Due to a series of unfortunate events, only 4 of the 30 seeds I planted survived, and thanks to this insane WA fall we’ve had they’re FINALLY blooming! Up next on my list of favorite things to do in fall is plant my daffodil and tulip bulbs.

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  661. Adrienne on

    This fall has been a mix of travel cancellations (darn Covid) and learning. I feel like there has been a shift in the weather, personally and at work. My favorite activity was going to Gordon Skagit on opening day and exploring all the gourds and sunflowers with my kids, loading up the car with pumpkins and then grabbing milkshakes on our way home.

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  662. Tiffany Keables on

    In preparation for this fall I have my garden boxes built and fully ready to plant! Planting brings me joy. Each and everyday I go outside to see which of my dahlias have bloomed and how I can share that joy with others. My favorite things I have done so far this fall is go to the Mendocino coast and I was blown away with how gorgeous and happy the plants are there! I loved walking around and trying to name as many as I could and be in awe of the colors! If I could plant everything I would.

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  663. Sue on

    I started with dahlias in my new flower beds this summer. I’ve give bouquets away to spread a little happiness to my childcare Moms (their kiddos choose the flowers) my family & friends!! Our grandaughter especially loves the one dinner plate dahlia that I grew! If I would be a winner I would give these blooms away as well!! Happy fall!!

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  664. Emily Brooksby on

    I turned my failed corn experiment into a festive porch decoration, and I bought my first tiny hay bales to put pumpkins on. It just made my heart about burst to be so intentional about what I wanted fall to look like at our house! I love coming home to it!

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  665. Katrina Hill on

    I would love to add some bulbs to our new house! This fall I spent some quality time in the garden with my mom and so many wonderful memories of being a kid in the garden with my mom and grandma came rushing back. It’s cheesy but as I get older the garden is becoming my new love!

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  666. Anna on

    Well… I haven’t done it yet, but I ordered a bunch of bulbs from Roozengaarde last year that I’m really looking forward to planting this fall! It’s not incredibly meaningful in and of itself, but I think every second I take for myself to plant and grow things helps my mental health and therefore makes me better for the rest of my family.

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  667. Salina on

    I grew my first dahlias this fall! I just started my gardening journey in 2020 and prior to that I was never very successful at growing anything. I killed an aloe plant once so… it was bad. But, I have found that quiet time in the garden is therapeutic. I gave up on veggies this year to just focus on gardening cut flowers and I LOVE IT! Having flowers in my life nourishes my soul and success at growing difficult things just makes me feel proud and accomplished. :)

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  668. Caroline Meza on

    My favorite place I’ve visited so far was Gordon Skagit Farms! Not only were their displays beautiful, and the amount of pumpkins they had was tremendous. Just the place as a whole has a beautiful feeling to it all together. The reason why it has been one of my favorite is because it’s one of the few places I’ve been too with my husband before he deploys:). I’m hoping to keep the tradition alive next year when he returns home:).

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  669. Erin Raatjes on

    We left the safety of the Midwest for Colorado with our kids for an adventure seeing the beautiful landscape there.
    Came home ready to put all my flowerbeds to bed… and say good night to my still blooming zinnias. Also ready to toss my tulips in the ground – I get some from my family in Pella, IA from their Tulip Time each year (they give them away). Excited for the hope of new growth in the spring.

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  670. Alissa Elrod on

    I’ve got 3 little boys so all the little things that are so special right now. This fall we’ve gonna on bike rides, bought pumpkins and made pie, and we make a yearly tradition of planting some more bulbs! Seeing their delight in the most ordinary pumpkins and fall events is all I need.

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  671. Kristen Gray on

    I love bulbs. Just did some lasagna container gardening. It will be such a delight come soring.

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  672. Tricia Flaherty on

    Fall is assessment time for what I want to change or add to my garden. It is dreaming up new ideas for how to grow things I love in my small space. Watching how the the landscape has changed and ways to “pivot” what is planted where you n order to make the most of my garden space.

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  673. Rachel Kovacs on

    I’ve had a longtime dream of wading in the New England cranberry harvest. Last week, my dream came true- my husband and I traveled all the way from Colorado to Cape Cod, got to tour 2 different cranberry farms, and found myself knee deep wading through the floating cranberries- pure bliss!

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  674. Karen Smith on

    I started sweet peas from seeds – first time in a very long time. I’ve been taking the shortcut of buying them at the nursery but they just aren’t the same as the ones my father grew. They were like his babies and he spent a lot of time germinating them, growing them and enjoying them when picked. I’m getting ready to plant in the soil now and feel so attached to them.
    Thank you for bringing this back to me and I’m going to try to grow other flowers too. My raised beds vegetable garden this winter will be planted with flowers – I can always buy vegetables at the store :-)

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  675. Kathie on

    Collected all the poppy pods and shook out the seeds with my grand daughters age 6 and 8. They have the flower bug in a big way and it excites me very much.

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  676. Kelly Ryan on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall was a recent trip to Lake Michigan. I took a break from the garden and headed to our favorite fall festival, The Montague Pumpkin Roll, which is literally a festival built around kids rolling pumpkins down a huge hill! We absolutely love it! We then spent hours enjoying the fall color on the shores of Lake Michigan which was so peaceful and restorative. Literally my favorite place besides my garden.

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  677. Tracy on

    It has always been a dream to have a big garden. Last September we bought a house with some acerage and that allowed me to start working on the garden of my dreams. Then, one month later, our daughter announced she was getting married! Immediatly I knew I would grow all the flowers that she needed for her wedding! Our daughter was just married this September and to my surprise the Dahilas(my all time fave)I had been growing started to bloom like crazy right before the big day. I was able to use my home-grown beauties for her wedding.

    Lots and lots of work. Lots and lots of learning. Lots and lots of Happy! My favorite Fall to date!

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  678. Amanda on

    My favorite thing I have done so far this fall is working in our newly started flower garden with my daughter. we have already started planning for next year and we starting getting some new bulbs to get in the ground in the coming weeks.

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  679. Shelley Robillard on

    Fall has been warm and long here. The garden is still going strong allowing me the pleasure of continuing to share veggies and blooms with friends and family. That, along with looking for bugs in the garden with my 3 yr. old grandson, are my favorite things to do in the garden.

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  680. Jessica Johns on

    My favorite thing I did in the garden this fall is rip out summer things when my gut said to & tuck plants in even if there wasn’t technically the “right” amount of space. It’s led to an abundant, full feeling and was covered in butterflies & moths this morning!

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  681. Mary Beth Lamlein on

    This is the first fall that my dahlias have succeeded! As well as my late sown annuals. Making bouquets for friends has been the absolute best. Thank you, Floret, for the awesome workshop.

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  682. Dani Boss on

    Fall hasn’t quite hit the south yet (still in the 90’s down here!) but this past weekend I took my hubby and girls to get pictures taken at a friend’s rose farm. She showed us around and the whole place was so magical! I can’t wait to see what she does in the future; check her out @lifeinrosefarm in Magnolia, Texas. I love supporting fellow women in gardening and farming!

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  683. Laura Blanc on

    My favorite things I have done this fall gardening wise have been harvesting seeds from flowers I planted. This autumn has been dry and has allowed me to save many, so I look forward to getting them started this upcoming spring. I also have dried some statice, celosia, hydrangea and strawflower to enjoy over the winter months. I also finally took time to plant a small fall veggie garden this year and am enjoying watching it grow and look forward to having the vegetables to eat.

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  684. Susan Travalena on

    Seed collection with my daughter has been my favorite so far. We harvested seed from our dahlia and zinnia patches so far. We cannot wait to see what we get next Spring!

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  685. Stephanie M on

    I planted a second sowing of zinnias and sunflowers since we have a late frost and long for wind season.

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  686. Heather on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is take my little one pumpkin picking and then he and I decorated in front of our front door together with our bounty. We also hand felted pumpkins together to display inside of the house. I love sharing old traditions and making new ones with him each season.

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  687. Tammi Goff on

    Armed with all 3 Floret books, a notebook & graph paper, I’ve spent a good bit of time this fall planning out my cut flower garden for next year.

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  688. Joyce on

    I helped my father re-roof his shed. Doing projects together is how we show our love and I enjoyed spending time outside, up high with a view, and making memories.

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  689. Sharon S on

    I went to Gordon Skagit Farm with my quilting friends. Had the best time! It’s so easy to get caught up in our daily lives that we forget to take time to do something that “fills out cup.” Thanks for keeping it real.

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  690. Hannah Bill on

    My favorite fall experience is harvest. I love to watch the sun set over fields of red and green combines, and drive through the dust that settles at the bottom of hilly gravel roads. I love scrambling to finish the 4th cutting hay, and dumping semis that are full to the brim of corn and soybeans. The best thing, is the idea that the people surrounding us work extremely hard to feed America, and from Iowa it’s very satisfying to watch field after field grown from seeds to a product that keeps America running everyday. All farmers, from flowers to wheat, deserve a thank you.

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  691. Sheri Zaugg on

    I went with friends to Swan Island Dahlias in August. I saw the book Discovering Dahlias but didn’t feel I could afford to buy it. We went back in September to see more color and I bought the book! My life has been changed because of that book. My husband is fearful of what I want to do to our yard. Since I am older and retired I have big plans! Wish my mom and her green thumb were still here to help me on this journey. So many flowers, so little time!

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  692. April Taylor on

    This is my fourth year gardening. I have learned so much from you and planted my first dahlias last year after reading your book. I dug them up, stored and divided, then replanted this year and I am hooked. This year I have spent much of fall moving plants to a place they will do better. Live and Learn. I love your books!

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  693. Sierra on

    This year was my first year actually selling flowers and getting my “name” out there. Last week one of my customers who ones a small shop in town asked if I would sell flowers there! I’m so excited about this opportunity because it feels like everything is working out now. The last few days I’ve been cleaning up my garden and preparing the beds for next year and pouring myself into planning everything out!💜

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  694. Steph Wehrman on

    Oh man my favorite thing to do in the fall is go running on dirt roads on cool crisp mornings- makes me feel like I could take on anything! Also love watching my sons play football, apple cider, and collecting seeds from annual flowers for next year and hopefully for gift giving this Christmas season!

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  695. Jessica on

    I’m actually planting cool season flowers for the first time this fall and it seems so unnatural with snow on the way. But…. I’m going to trust the field and know its all going to work out.

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  696. Michelle James on

    This Fall I gifted my 1st year Dahlias, that I learned to grow from your book! I gave them to my daughter that teaches 1st grade, also to my grandson’s kindergarten teacher and many friends and family. I loved sharing the gift of flowers! Thanks for all the inspiration and mostly the help.

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  697. Gentry K. on

    We went out to the hill country to pick apples. It’s always been a special fall tradition that we have done since my brother and I were kids. The whole family meets up and we spend the day picking, and then exploring the small surrounding towns.

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  698. Griffin Ryker on

    I applied for my first scholarship this fall and got it! I found this meaningful because, I have never applied for a scholarship because I have not qualified for one which made me feel limited to what money I could get for school. This scholarship was for Horticulture students, I am at Oklahoma State University studying Horticulture Science and loving it! This scholarship will help lower my tuition and give less stress on my parents and me.

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  699. Cait Rodiek on

    My baby Leon is about to turn 8 months old, and his favorite thing is to be outside.

    So this fall, I’m thrilled to be planting bulbs and seeds that he’s going to enjoy come spring.

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  700. Allie on

    This past year was my first “real” growing season (thanks to the floret online workshop). Because of that, my soon to be sister in law has asked me to do the flowers for her wedding next spring. It is such an honor! So this fall I have been sowing hardy annuals and buying tulips bulbs like crazy getting ready for the big event! It’s really special to be a part of someone’s day but to also be planting and planning for it is a dream! Yay for fall plantings, so much hope and promise!!

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  701. Liz Latham on

    Planting my Fall planters and coming up with unusual combinations was super fun this year!

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  702. Sherry W. on

    This fall I got to get spend time with my favorite local produce and greenhouse farmer that I met at a farmers market. They have taken me under their wing and exposed me to the ins and outs of their farm; from seed saving, seed ordering and how they take care of everything they grow. It was AMAZING to see such efficiency and have them share their knowledge! I could spend days walking through their fields and green houses taking notes. The generosity is something I will never forget!

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  703. John on

    Being able to make some beds and start the process of flower growing next year. To be able to see some progress after only having it as a mental image is so satisfying. To have my daughter ask me if we can give flowers to people, made my effort worth it, yeah it’s been the best this fall to start what I’ve only dreamt of.

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  704. Jennifer Kilber on

    I started planning for my nieces wedding that I’m growing the flowers for! It’ll be special to be able to supply her flowers from my garden!

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  705. Zoë on

    This fall we have moved to our new house in Spain! I’m discovering al kinds of new plants in our garden and making big plants to have lots of cutting flowers in the garden for my flower business Bloom Amethi! It would be a dream come true to have fresh cut flowers form my new garden for the weddings I’m doing! ✨️

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  706. Maria on

    This fall I got to add 3 new raised beds which more than doubles my growing space!! My husband and kids helped me fill them with soil. It was a special day and felt very monumental in our future flower growing journey.

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  707. Jenny J. on

    Harvesting with my 4 year old son. So fun to see the excitement of everything through his eyes as it is all new and sometimes unexpected that we can grow our own.

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  708. AmyChristine on

    Preparing a new wooded property as a family home (while heading into the empty nest years simultaneously:)
    The soil is different than anything I’ve grown flowers in before, and I’m looking forward to the adventure of it.
    Can hardly wait to take my dahlias to its sandy fertile ground, but not sure how they’ll do. The unknown of a new home is always thrilling, challenging, and requires us to think and dream in ways that we haven’t before!

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  709. Jennifer G. on

    I’ve moved from my home in the country that was on acreage to a house in the city that has a wonderful empty backyard. I’ve designed my new garden and with my father this fall we have been building the beds and transforming the space!

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  710. Rosie E on

    I was able to connect with a local dahlia farmer and walk her garden to choose the tubers I will plant next spring to provide beautiful bouquets for a special family occasion in September. She was so helpful and I look forward to visit with her again.

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  711. Katie oskin on

    I went to a mum farm for the very first time. I have never been to one before, so it was a really special adventure for me!

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  712. Ann on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is dig up the dahlias I’ve grown from seed. I had a baby back in May, so I haven’t been as active with my garden as I hoped, but it felt so good get into the dirt and pull out big tuber bunches. ☺️

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  713. Ruthanne H on

    Spend time with family. Collect seeds from the garden. Watch the colors change and feel the breeze get cool.

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  714. Lisa Edelhuber on

    Just as my grandmother used to “study” over her “seed catalogs”, I’ve been following in her footsteps trying to decide what we should order for our next planting. SO MANY exciting flowers to choose from! I’m trying hard not to order them ALL!!!😁 We’ve decided to start a new tradition & order plants with names of our loved ones in our family.♥️

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  715. Beth DiGioia on

    I recently left behind a garden that I had tended for 25 years. Starting a new garden has been a joy.

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  716. Cassie Bull on

    My daughter had twin boys on August 23 and yesterday I delivered a yard of compost to her small garden and in between feeding and holding the boys, we spread a thick layer of compost on her garden. Bliss.

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  717. Emily Pieper on

    Some of my favorite things I’ve done this fall have been collecting seeds from the flowers I’ve grown mostly hollyhocks and bachelor buttons. While planning for a cut flower garden in the coming spring. And on top enjoying the cooler crisp days and beautiful fall colors. This is my favorite time of year.

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  718. Becca Gray on

    This fall, I built two rock walls in my shade garden below my redbud tree. This garden was built in honor of our baby girl, Selah Wren. She would have been due this month and working in her garden makes me feel closer to her and allows me to nurture the earth and create something beautiful. Moving 10,000 pounds of fieldstone alone and by hand built confidence and provided a physical outlet for me this fall. These tulips would bloom around the time of year that we lost her.

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  719. Amy on

    Oh my so many things to be excited for….I officially started a cut flower farm business! I grew all kinds of flowers and I sold to a wonderful florist just to test the waters, it’s been great.
    I applied for your scholarship, and I ordered a greenhouse! Eek…. Very exciting stuff🌼

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  720. Jen Searfoss on

    I did a poor job of documenting what tulips, daffodils, ranunculus and anemone I purchased earlier this year. So this fall I’m organizing and creating color palettes to make sure that I have enough to make spring bouquets. That is if Ma Nature plays along with this plan. So far my favorite thing to do in my wooby clothes (comfy pjs)! Working on “rhubarb and custard” plan right now with my cup of coffee.

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  721. Ann Marie on

    I have been a teacher for 34 years and this fall I go into my classroom everyday with a small on my face and joy in my heart to make this school year the best ever. During the fall season I have been tending to my garden and soon about to plant bulbs in the hopes of starting my next career as a flower provider. I feel my like the beloved character Miss Rumphius from the book with the same title by the author Barbara Cooney. In my retirement I will go and make the world a more beautiful place by providing flowers to friends and families.

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  722. Anna Miller on

    We’ve been having a slow and easy fall as I had a baby on June so our growing season was a bit underwhelming. Now I’m just gearing up to grow all the things next spring, and these tulips would be the perfect addition. I’m planning on starting a cut flower garden for selling on a small scale.

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  723. Kara Vozzo on

    During the course of the Covid crisis I lost two of my favorite people…my father, and a close family friend and client. To assuage my grief, I planted a cutting garden in their honor. It gave me contentment, solace, and something positive to focus my energies on. My happiest achievement this fall was to be able to harvest the beautiful flowers that came from my emotional journey and gift them to friends in both times of celebration and hardship. The process has truly given me joy, and allowed me to share that joy with others.

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  724. Tiffany on

    So far Fall for our family this year has been all about celebrating birthdays! We have already celebrated 4 in the past month and have another surprise party this weekend for my mom’s 65th.

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  725. Ali News on

    I’ve been gardening for the last 3 years and have shared our vegetable and flower bounty with our neighbor, this past year she planted a few flowers and shrubs in her yard “you’ve inspired me “ was the best thanks ever!!

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  726. Nicole Strafelda on

    The best thing I’ve done this fall is take a long weekend trip with my family. It was such a hard thing to do since there is so much work to be done, but it helped rejuvenate me and finish the year strong.

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  727. Stephanie N on

    We just relocated (military) to an area as a family we weren’t super excited to come to. My favorite thing that we have done this fall is finding the things we do like and really leaning into them together. Hiking in the redwoods has been a big favorite! Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

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  728. Laura seward on

    So far my highlights this fall have been having bonfires/ s’mores with my kids, finding colorful leaves, and picking all of my remaining flowers I have in the garden. We have a tradition of going to fawn doe Rosa ( it’s a deer sanctuary) and my kids and I are obsessed! It’s our favorite, and we eat at this cute drive in. It’s meant hot for our whole family each year to spend some time outside with real deer and nature. Love fall!

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  729. Heather on

    The highlight of fall so far has been celebrating completion of a six year project I worked on putting over 1,100 acres into public ownership! It was very challenging at times, but I kept finding ways to overcome the obstacles.

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  730. Jace on

    My favorite thing that I did this fall was harvesting my first ever garden! I finally had the opportunity and space to plant vegetables and of coarse, tons of flowers. In all of the research that I’ve done, everyone talks about the reward of just walking outside and immediately getting hit with joy when new and exciting things pop up in the garden and that feeling is one that I experienced all season long on the daily! There were so many ups and downs, but the fulfillment of being able to give friends and family beautiful bouquet’s of flowers that I started from seed, bulb, and tuber is the most humbling and special feeling anyone could ask for. Needless to say, I’m hooked for life and couldn’t be more excited!

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  731. Rachael D on

    All these varieties and companies! How do you choose! Parrots are such a beauty!

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  732. Christie on

    Love Roozengaarde spring bulbs! And what a jaw dropping set up they have! Fall has yet to really feel like it has arrived but it’s getting a wee bit cooler by the day. My most favorite moment this season so far has been carving out a little time each day to start planning for next ‘seasons’ dreams. I put my dreams down on paper for the first time and each day I dedicate a little bit of time towards planning and action. Having a visual reminder of what my goal is and how I am achieving it is making them truly bloom before my eyes!

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  733. Megan on

    I am so excited to be harvesting seeds from flowers that I grew from seed for the first time this year! It’s full circle, and it’s amazing to me. I am enjoying the last blooms of the year but am excited to have these seeds for the doldrums of winter. Oh and I’m also excited about my new couch that I can be lazy with the dog on after all my time working in the flower beds 🤣

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  734. Anna on

    Favorite thing I have done this fall so far has been getting to spend time with family, go to nieces/nephews soccer games, weekend visits, etc.

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  735. Maddison on

    This fall I went to the nursery to pick out a birthday tree with my mom. She and my dad are gifting it to me and my garden this week and I can’t wait to plant it!! Special meaning for years and years

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  736. Michelle on

    My favorite thing I’ve been doing this fall is growing dahlias at a large enough scale to sell! It has been incredibly rewarding to start this small business and see the joy the flowers are bringing to my community. Even my online community is enjoying all of the pictures. My 3 little girls help and seem to enjoy having an extra time in the garden and an excess of blooms for playing and making their own little arrangements.

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  737. Jayne Bailey on

    My favorite experience this fall is learning to enrich my soil with leaf mulch and gathering seaweed to mulch the beds.

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  738. Shona stargill on

    When my children were still little 4,6 and 9 my grandpa died . To help them assimilate the loss I explained it in a way they might understand. I said when we all pass , we go back to the earth and return as things like bumblebees flowers and trees to keep us all company. One day a year or so later my 4 year old firecracker of a daughter came running through the house slamming the screen door behind her yelling “ITS GUUAMPA!! ITS GUAAAMPA!! Mom come look!! She grabbed my hand rushed us out the front door to witness the biggest bumblebee dancing on a flower . She whispered… “see mom grampa came back to dance with guaaama”.
    I never knew until that moment the she had really understood or thought of it. The pollinators and flowers that they feed the have a love language I’ve always been a kin to. My kids are all grown and beautiful adults in the world. I walked my sister home last year then my brother passed away and this last September my mom found her place on the other side. My tribe have all “gone back to the earth and stars”
    So this spring I planted my first flower garden after receiving your book.it was only 8’x15 ft. And it where I sit and enjoy the sacred space of life’s journey.
    My husband is fencing a 1/2 space for me to create a garden that actually has really room for me to bring a bench in. Lol.
    My favorite thing was to see the glorious size of my first dinner plate dahlias bloom! And a bumblebee came to dance.

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  739. Carol Sammons on

    I retired in August. I am spending fall working thru my Floret Workshop 2022 that I couldn’t fully keep up with while working full time. I am so thankful that the workshop is set up to work thru at your own pace. I am enjoying it all over again and so inspired planning my garden for next year.

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  740. Sherry on

    My favorite thing(s) this fall was a trip to Gorden Skagit Farms (thank you, Erin) and tagging my keepers from the dahlia seedling patch. It has taken them a long time to bloom and I’m hoping for a little more time before the Washington weather sets in!

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  741. Tara Simons on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is sign up at the YMCA so I can begin swimming again. Now that my sons are both teenagers, I have been able to carve out time for myself to do something I love that is good for me – physically, psychologically and spiritually. Time in the pool is like time in my garden – something that brings me peace and joy.

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  742. Megan on

    My favorite thing about the fall has been admiring the beautiful aspen trees and larch trees changing. Our world is so colorful before it’s put to bed.

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  743. Randa on

    Favorite thing this fall…?
    Quit my NP job and downscaled for some breathing room, and now have a little more time for flowers :)

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  744. Tiffany Turner on

    My favorite thing so far this fall is a family beach trip! We spent last week enjoying the beach with my mom, dad, sister and her family. My dad was diagnosed with leukemia last Nov, beat it, had a stem cell transplant in June, and is 100% healed! He had not seen his grandsons (my boys) in over year bc he has been restricted. It was a beautiful reunion this past week and much needed time together! 😊

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  745. Marrah Ferebee on

    My favorite thing this fall has been loving seeing my first crop of dahlias bloom! What a crazy and magical time!

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  746. Katie on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was harvest my pumpkins for the first time! My oldest son (4) helped me collect seeds last year from our pumpkins and we successfully grew 3 pumpkins (one for each son). :)

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  747. Kelin on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is spending a weekend planting my garlic, shallots, and saffron crocus bulbs to get our gardens and landscape ready for an Oktoberfest party for me and my wife’s families the following weekend. Both of us enjoy sharing our home, garden, and food with our friends and family and are looking forward to add what we just planted to the menu next harvest season!

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  748. Honey Winger on

    I am currently planting serviceberry trees, they are native to me here in Indiana, zone 6b.
    I can’t wait for the birds to feast!

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  749. Emma on

    Fall is always about the juxtaposition of life and death and this year has been more poignant for me than most. Even as I’ve gone about my yearly garden tasks I have simultaneously been to a family funeral in the Hudson Valley, spending several days in bucolic splendor, and prepared for the birth of four separate babies over the next six months in our family. Planting for a floral commemoration of all of these events comes next. Well, maybe a short breather to catch my breath first.

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  750. Ashley on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was purchase a house on 10 acres of land with my boyfriend. It’s been the greatest gift. We have blended our family and created a wonderful home full of love . We plan on spending the remaining of the fall dreaming big and creating a plan to fulfill our dream of a little flower/hobby farm.

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  751. Rita Ruddiman on

    My favorite fall activity this year was planning and designing a new space for more cut flowers this spring. It’s the fun of planning and anticipation that makes growing flowers so much fun for me, always something to look forward to!

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  752. Beth M. on

    We cleaned out the garden the first week of September and then took the kids to the beach for two weeks ❤️ family time is always meaningful to me, and the time is going so fast, they are nearly grown now… I’m thankful we get to home school and set it own schedule and can spend time together when the are no crowds!

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  753. Jacqui Schaefer on

    I love the different Seasons but none better then Fall. This year has been especially wonderful as the weather has been glorious. Fire danger has been low and no wildfire smoke to contend with so it has been a magical time to be in the garden. I am so excited to plant a new Heptacodium Miconioides in the backyard this week. I ordered it through the mail as I have been looking locally for over two years with no luck. I am thrilled about this little gallon-size container plant. I hope it loves the spot I select and thrives.

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  754. Jacqueline Behling on

    Feeling the crisp fall air makes me giddy to start planning my spring bulb plantings!!!

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  755. Audrey Onderdonk on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is yet to come! Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love dressing up! My family always has a theme and we throw a big block party for the neighbors. I can’t wait! It’s a magical time of year

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  756. Nicole on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall was going to a fall festival with my mom, aunts and sister. It was nice to be able to relax, and enjoy all the beautiful colors of fall. It was very peaceful and relaxing

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  757. Honey Winger on

    I am currently planting serviceberry trees, they are native to me here in Indiana, zone 6b.
    I can wait for the birds to feast!

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  758. Erin on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was starting the process of setting up my cut flower business for next year. Something I’ve dreamed of doing for many years, but always assumed it was nothing more than a dream. After leaving my job in the spring to become a SAHM my life became based 100% on my kids. My mental health and sense of self suffered. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids more than anything in the universe. And being with them 24/7 is a gift I realize many people don’t have. But it wasn’t until I made the decision to take this leap into making my dream reality that I started to feel like “me” again. And if I fail, I tried and I enjoyed it.
    😁❤️
    Long winded. Sorry!

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  759. Peggy Dlugos on

    Started a hugh project of reclaiming an area of my backyard that has been taken over by weeds and invasives from years of neglect.

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  760. Ashley Thomas on

    Expanding our flower area to fall sow so many seeds. I’m hoping it is a game changer for our farm. Praying it is productive.

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  761. Courtney on

    My homeschool kids have been farm hopping on Fridays and what I love has been the outside time in creation with my girls. And the kettle corn, pumpkins and dahlias!

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  762. Ryan Fall on

    Seeing my daughter after her first month away at college, hands down. We’ve never spent so much time apart. Knowing she’s happy in her new surroundings puts my soul at ease.

    As for the garden – finishing up planting in the cottage garden I started last year and harvesting dahlias after my first season growing them. I didn’t know how much I would need my garden this year. It was the best gift I could have given myself.

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  763. Melissa Hill on

    The most meaningful thing I’ve done was plant a flower bed. What I planted in the Spring is still showing off this Fall. The joy it brings me in the evenings when I go out and look at the beauties! Ah! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  764. Brianna on

    One of my favorite things we have done this fall is decorate with my littles and we picked out seeds for next season. My 5 and 3 year old each pick 5 things to grow and they care for them the whole next season.

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  765. Cd on

    My homeschool kids have been farm hopping on Fridays and what I love has been the outside time in creation with my girls. And the kettle corn, pumpkins and dahlias!

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  766. McK on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was see the salmon run at Tumwater Falls in Olympia. It is like looking at National Geographic footage in real life! Absolutely spectacular. It makes you realize how beautiful nature is and how hard these salmon work to get to the top of the river. Kind of like a metaphor for my own life in a way. We have to do hard things to get to the top, but even if we fail we keep trying our best!

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  767. Abby Berends on

    My favorite fall experience this year was finally making the decision to start my first flower garden next spring and have been preparing my garden space for next spring!

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  768. Deanna H on

    This fall I went on a walk at a local nature preserve with my 2 and 4 year old. We collected different leaves we found on the ground, and looked at the differences between them. The kids called them their “treasures”. It was precious. I love watching their wonder at the changing season. It was a special time our family.

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  769. Vanessa on

    My favorite thing was my dad coming to visit after moving out of state right before Covid.

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  770. Dawn ODell on

    Planted Dahlias with my Daughter for the first time. Watching her joy and amazement rach day we visited the garden and cut for bouquets was beautiful! Each visitor was given a run down from her on their name and what she loved about them! 🤍

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  771. McKenzie on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was choosing and collecting seeds from my favorite flowers! I’ve learned so much from floret and I can’t wait to use them in my garden for next year!

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  772. Lindsay Kimmons on

    My favorite thing this fall is when I got to plant my own pumpkins! We bought our first house in April and FINALLY got to have my own garden. I planted pumpkin seeds that I had saved from some we got at a farm stand last year and I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud than to see these little babies grow. I’m so excited to experiment and learn as each season goes on.

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  773. Crystal Stine on

    We started a tradition when our daughter was young to go to a local pick-your-own apple orchard for our favorite honey crisp apples! There is something so special about having all of those fun fall memories year after year.

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  774. Christie on

    This fall I expanded my garden space in preparation for the spring!

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  775. Olivia on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is plan my garden for next spring. I’ve been seed shopping, bulb planting and mostly categorizing and planning what and where things will go next spring. With floret’s help, I hope to grow into a small cut flower business, and every single one of your generous posts and videos are my at most favorite thing all year long!

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  776. Jennifer on

    My favorite fall day trip was doing the hood river fruit loop in Oregon. Visiting family farms and enjoying their selctions of pumpkins, apples, pears, homemade jams, pie filling, wonderful wine and cider. I do this trip every year with my best friend to celebrate fall and her birthday…. We have been unable todo the trip do to the pandemic…. after a three year hiatus this year trip was one to reconnect as friends and it made for the most meaningful trip we’ve had in a long time.

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  777. Robin on

    My favorite thing I’m doing right now is tagging and journaling My Dahlia Seedlings! Every morning I get up and check to See what New little Bud might be opening?
    And yes I’m in My pajamas! Giggling…

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  778. Gisell on

    Growing food this passed cession has been a learning curve, last week I had the most rewarding harvest; my most successful and productive plant where jalapeños and tomatoes.

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  779. Nancy Harris on

    For my birthday this year, I got a 35 mm camera. Nothing fancy but a good camera for photographing my gardens and butterflies, etc. I have always planted for pollinators but this year I beefed up my efforts and for the first time I have had monarch butterflies. I have run around chasing these beauties to capture them with my new camera and have just had the best time.

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  780. Rhonda Leach on

    The most favorite thing I’ve done (so far) this Autumn has been to create new gardening beds with my sweet husband. We live in coastal, rather rural Maine on a small piece of land close to the sea. Tim has been here his whole life and knows the “true” Mainers and there is a growing need to care for the older folk. As the colder, darker season approaches, we are making sure we triple our yield of food and flowers for those we love. We are growing through the winter this year in our cold boxes, our little (unheated) greenhouse, and even on the porch! We have been studying soil, mulching, seeds, bulbs, fruit trees…and we are sharing our harvest and hope for today…and the days to come.

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  781. Teri Lucas on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is work in my garden daily! The heat has finally left and I’ve been able to stay in my garden for hours at a time geeking over what dahlias are blooming each day. Last year a bear destroyed my vegetable garden so I switched over to dahlias and I’m delighted to visit each morning to see what is going to bloom. They are sooo lovely!

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  782. Oriana on

    This autumn, I have spent many hours sitting and just being in my garden. I breathe the air, appreciate the blooms, watch the birds, pollinators, and other little gems from nature—and dream about what beautiful delights I can add for next year.

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  783. Kate on

    I love fall and so it’s extremely hard to pick one thing. If I look at all the things though, I realize my favorite part is watching my kids learn and grow. I’ve taught them how to make pumpkin muffins, and now they make them for each other. We’ve gotten apples from the orchards every year to make applesauce and now they are learning to make it. We’ve started growing dahlias and I love to give them away, so now they will grab the clippers and pass some to the neighbors. Thank you for this giveaway and this question, it made me realize the deeper joy of my love for fall.

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  784. Julie Woehrmyer on

    My favorite fall thing to do has been to sit and watch the sunrise and the sunset in the cool mornings and evenings. We are surrounded by corn and soybean fields, so I enjoy sitting, watching and listening to the crisp stalks waving in the breeze while taking in the masterpiece He creates each morning and evening in the sky.

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  785. Cheryl on

    Nothing says springtime better than tulips and daffodils. ♥️

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  786. Jenna on

    One of our boys has an October birthday, so he has fun dreaming of how to celebrate and we try to make that come to life, usually on a much smaller scale than he anticipates, but still fun! Other favorites in the fall are football and sitting around the fire as a family.

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  787. Clare on

    I have been making changes in the yard to have more space to plant flowers. I put in a small retaining wall and border and am planting perennials native to my area of Wisconsin. I’m so excited!

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  788. Megan Ellis on

    This fall my daughter and I have been collecting seeds from the flowers in my flower beds. She is 6 and loves to help me sort. I showed her the ‘small scale’ winnowing that I do by blowing the seeds to reduce the chaff. She was mesmerized! I love teaching my kiddos about gardening and they love learning about it!!

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  789. Maya Williams on

    I’m in eastern NC where it has *just* started cooling down. I’ve started cleaning out beds and moving plants to better locations for next year. We just moved into our home last fall, so it was a rush to get things planted this year. It wasn’t everything I hoped, but we made 3 raised beds, gutter planters, I tilled and amended 3 in-ground beds, and redid the singular landscaped bed in the front yard. My favorite thing so far this fall has been planning and picking out seed varieties for next year. We decided to build another raised bed solely for cut flowers and I’ll be installing cattle panel arches- with plans to grow currant tomatoes thanks to you! It was my first year trying flowers from seeds, and I’m hooked. Thank you for being a great inspiration and putting out resources to help all of us.

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  790. Heidi Hower on

    The most meaningful time I’ve had this fall, was spending time with my teenage daughter prepping the garden for my sweet pea seed planting and bulb planting. She’s finally enjoying learning about gardening and has found a new hobby. So happy it’s one we can do together. 🍂🍃🍁

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  791. Elle on

    My favorite thing I have done so far this fall is going to a fall wreath making class that used locally sourced materials. It was so fun to make a fall wreath for my door and no one else will have the same one. It felt good to exercise my creativity.

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  792. Jayme on

    My favorite thing for this fall is a trip I am planning to see my sister in another state and taking my daughter along for our last trip before she heads to college next fall. We have a week of adventures ahead of us. I am also excited to get my new greenhouse and start some seedlings from the seeds I purchased from Floret!

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  793. Emily T on

    I started seeding a native wildflower meadow in my yard this fall. I am so excited to have native flowers to put in arrangements, while also supporting native pollinators in my suburban area that to not have a lot of habitat and flowers to forage for. It makes me all the more excited to get into the garden next year to watch the little plants come up and watch all of the new bug residents move in!

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  794. Anna Mertz on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is spend some restful time with my family. We went to a cabin in the mountains and just spent time being outside making memories. We’re so busy and it was meaningful to just stop and rest with our favorite people.

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  795. Martha Anderson on

    We had a wonderful visit with my aging parents and grown daughter to an apple orchard that was so special. I’ve been enjoying the season change out in my porch overlooking my newly planted rain garden

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  796. Megan on

    My 8yr old daughter and I managed to grow our own pumpkin this year! Watching her be so excited as we watched it grow and turn orange was absolutely my favorite part of this fall and I can’t wait to plant more with her next year.

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  797. Astrae Doty Vargas on

    We have been selling dahlia bouquets to raise money for our community garden. It’s been heartwarming to meet so many neighbors who express their gratefulness for having a vibrant gardening community in their area, where they can take their kids or get away for a peaceful, meditative walk in nature. I love helping to create the bouquets with dahlias from several of the sources you have referred us to.
    Thank you, Erin and crew!

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  798. Ann on

    Fall isn’t my favorite season. There, I said it. It’s beautiful, but it’s hard. So for me, my favorite thing to do is to start planning and doing for the next season while enjoying the Fall seasonal things now. For me, it’s the small stuff. I’ve enjoyed the run to North 40 for compost to create a new garden bed, putting the annuals bed to rest for the season, enjoying the unseasonably warm Autumn we’re having — and being able to continue to harvest dahlias for friends and family. I’ve been on a local search for varietal pumpkins and finding little treasures in different places. I have two orders of tulip bulbs in the shop waiting for cooler weather to come to plant, and eagerly await the rest. I’d love another trial patch of tulips for Spring! So a special collection tulip bulb giveaway sounds right up my alley! 🌷🌷🌷

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  799. Brenna Kennedy on

    Since freezing Temps are coming I harvested everything I could and made the most abundant and beautiful displays in my house. I feel drenched in beautiful

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  800. Sarah Tate on

    My favorite fall task is definitely fall bulb planting!!! I am a gardener and get so excited to place and plant every one, knowing that the design and excitement will be a surprise and many months later. I love coming back and seeing how the designs came to fruition! This fall my crew and I have planted 9000 tulip bulbs in the downtown Toronto area ! We’re still on our way and eventually will get to our target of 15000 this fall alone ! Would love to recieve this giveaway and try out some unique bulbs !!

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  801. Mi Nguyen on

    I live in South Texas so it’s been a recordbreaking hot and dry summer – I was discouraged again and again in the garden when nothing grew and pests took control. With cooling temps this fall and thanks to an infestation of aphids, I was able to witness a whole generation of ladybugs grow from larvae to adults! Every day I got to see them grow bigger and help my plants along the way. It was such a gift to see nature do what it does best.

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  802. Shiela kowing on

    Wow, I’m excited just thinking about winning this!! This summer has been filled with joy and a little sad, but all and all it’s been a perfect summer.. it all started with the Canyon Cr fire in 2015, when fire raced then the canyon out of canyon city, oregon, and changed our lives forever! It was at that time the biggest fire with 35 homes and many outbuildings destroyed! We were in the middle of it, fast forward to this summer and we just ended out 6.5 year stint living In A camp trailer, rebuilding our life! We re now living in our one bedroom cabin, at least half of it, the living room and kitchen are done enough, and we can finish things over the winter, it over looks our koi pond, and canyon mt. Gorgeous views. The mountain will never look the same, but we love it anyways! My flowers need improved, and this bunch of bulbs would help that so much! What an exciting opportunity! Thank you for letting me share a small piece of my story!!!

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  803. Lauren on

    I am getting ready to start a flower farm this spring. With the longer than normal fall here in Northwestern Wyoming I’ve had more time to get beds and greenhouse ready for what will hopefully be a productive spring. I’m a little nervous but have enjoyed the planning and working out logistics to get started. We rarely get a long fall here and its been wonderful to enjoy the mild temps outdoors!

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  804. Linda on

    My favorite thing this fall has been going to Friday night football games and watching my daughter in the marching band, so thankful to be doing simple things after the pandemic.

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  805. Elizabeth Kelly on

    My favorite thing to do in the Fall is help my Mom Celebrate her birthday. She is always a massive supporter of me and my dreams and I absolutely love birthdays.
    It’s important for me to make a
    Big deal out of my mom. We didn’t have a lot growing up but there was never a lack of love. I love to help my Mom feel special.

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  806. Brenda on

    I love clearing and cleaning out my summer garden in the fall and getting excited about all the new possibilities in the spring to come. The best part is I can share my love for gardening with my 4 (2yr/4yr/5yr/18yr old) little humans and hope that they one day love gardening as much as their momma.? I hope they learn that every season has purpose and beauty.

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  807. Anna on

    A favorite I’ve done this fall is recognize my need for some real rest… As someone who is always moving this recognition was monumental and scheduling a real break for myself was a great act of self care.

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  808. Samantha on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is harvest my garden seeds and tubers to prepare for next year. There’s something so peaceful and magical about these cool crisp days, collecting all of your hard work from the last year and saving it, planting it, or just thanking it for its contribution to the garden. In my opinion it’s the most rewarding part of the whole year, when the plants give us the next generation of life without hesitation.

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  809. Sarah Kolinen on

    My favorite thing I have done so far this fall is celebrating my husband and My friend getting married! The weather turned out to be beautiful, which is completely unpredictable in the chicagoland area. They got married at the fisherman’s inn in Elburn, IL. This is by far the prettiest venue I have ever been to, and with pure delight I walked out on their patio overlooking the couple ponds behind the building and there were tons of flowers lining the pathways and ponds that you could walk around. It was the most romantic space! I also, was in love with her center peices. Full of pretty much everything I could grow myself and the colors were soo pretty! Deep reds, mauves, greens, dark purple, dusty pinks. I was sick the whole weekend with some sort of cold, but the venue and the people we were celebrating made it my favorite experience this fall so far.

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  810. Victoria on

    Well I have two exciting things for this fall:) I grew my very first collection of Dahlias, I just enjoy making someone’s day and seeing a smile on their face when I give my friends, neighbors and family a bouquet of dahlias . Flowers always make people better and happier so I decided to also order some tulip bulbs to plant as well this fall! I am super excited to see them bloom and to share them.

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  811. Sam on

    I live in Michigan where the weather is always unpredictable. So every fall garden clean up is a mystery. This year we are deciding to dig up our dahlias for storage. We are having fun conducting experiments on the few ways you can store them, so we can pin down what works for our environment!

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  812. Mary Dondlinger on

    I have done two “favorite “ things this fall. First I have really concentrated on harvesting flowers for drying so that my creative self can make wreaths in the “off” season. Second, Spring was “hard” here this year and I had to plant outdoors with protection to get my ranunculus and poppies in. I spent about 1 1/2 months monitoring them and trying to keep them covered in the freezing cold as their protection constantly got blown off by the wind. So I am planting my poppies this fall and overwintering them. I hope this makes next Spring a lot easier. And if it does, it will be the best ever!!

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  813. Denise Strole on

    Ahhh Fall In Ohio… drives enjoying beautiful fall foliage , visits to pumpkin patches with my daughters and granddaughters , decorating, Putting my dahlias to bed, planting spring bulbs … ahh drinking pumpkin coffee and apple cider🤦🏻‍♀️(Maybe with a splash of fireball🤷🏻‍♀️)

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  814. Lyndsey Powers on

    Favorite thing I’ve done this fall is transplant some of my mom’s lily of the valley into a narrow area along my fence that’s prone to weeds. Lily of the valley are my first flower memory so it’s special to incorporate them and hopefully it’ll lessen weeding the area, win win!

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  815. Jodi on

    We really enjoy being outside whether it is walking around the farm seeing the leaves or tailgating at our favorite football team!
    I enjoy working in the dirt and watching things grow from that result.

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  816. Lisa on

    Two weeks ago we gathered with family in Southern CA to remember my sweet Aunt Pat. It was hard to say goodbye, and it was also so nice and comforting to be with the whole extended family again for the first time since before the pandemic. Then we came home to Albuquerque to witness the annual Balloon Fiesta where over 500 balloons filled the blue sky each morning for a week. We have gone to see balloons launch for decades together and it’s my 11 year old nephew’s favorite week of the year. We got up at 3:45 in order to drive over, park, walk, and be on the launch field in our woolies, breakfast burritos and coffee in hand by the time balloons went up. It’s magical every time.

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  817. Heidi on

    We have had a glorious fall in Montana, with almost a month longer growing season than we typically have so my favorite thing has been soaking up the extra weeks in the garden.

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  818. Linda Ranney on

    I am in a rejuvenating mood and so I am digging out “non-performing” perennials and making room for what will hopefully be productive plantings. Just like planting tulips that will never bloom again, wishful thinking will not make what used to be a favorite, lovely plant flower again. CLEAN UP TIME!

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  819. Natalie on

    The favorite thing I’ve done this fall was allowing myself to slow down and reflect on the year and what I’ve accomplished, and how I want to finish out 2022. It’s been a hard year for my family and I, and it would be easy to focus on all of the challenges, and hardships we’ve faced. But when I look back on the year I am proud that I’ve spent so much quality time with family, and that I’ve worked hard to building two business that bring me joy, and are my literal dream come true. I’ve connect with my community more than I have in the past, and I have set more boundaries to keep me on track to achieve my future goals. That time was so meaningful as it allowed me to move past the emotional grief and anger, and “why me” stage when so many things went wrong. It allowed me to switch the narrative to a “look at me” point of view. I am proud of who I am, and what I am doing, and have clarity on where I want to go. And that feels so good!

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  820. Alexa on

    Our family had our pictures done at a pumpkin patch this year. We never done them at a pumpkin patch but I want to document everything for my tiny humans. Life is too short and unpredictable. Plus my daughter will remember this is the place she picked out her favorite pumpkin and has it hidden in her room; which she doesn’t think we know about. Lol

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  821. Katie on

    The best thing of the autumn has been the children (mine and their friends) creating their own bouquets in the cut flower garden. It’s magic to see their joy.

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  822. Polly on

    I live in Vermont and the fall foliage is gorgeous. Hiking in the colorful woods after a frosty morning is a favorite activity!

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  823. Amber Kunz on

    This year was my very first flower gardening experience. I started out with huge ambitions for a full summer of blooms and flower cutting, but it got lost in the chaos of birthing my seventh child this spring. Once things calmed down, with my sweet husband’s love and assistance we managed to plant several seedlings into several planter boxes we toiled to create by removing sod in our front yard. We now are experiencing my dream come true of gorgeous dahlia blooms, cosmos, zinnias, sun flowers, and a variety of celosia, amaranth, and jewels of opar! I am having the time of my life cutting blooms to fill every nook and cranny of my home with flowers, and share with family and friends! I cannot wait to see what we are able to accomplish next flower season !!!

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  824. Amy on

    Picking as many dahlias as I can and fall baking. This weekend going apple picking with my daughter, a favorite fall tradition!

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  825. Jackie Fisher on

    I am a professional violinist and gardening is my second love- both I inherited and learned to love through my father who passed away 2 years ago. Since my childhood until a week before he passed he helped me with my garden and also came to almost every concert I’ve ever had. So my favorite moment this fall was when we performed Brahms Symphony No 4 (which is one of our favorites) and the last time I performed it was the week before he passed- it was the last concert he was able to attend. Wonderful memories of him and I sharing our love of music and gardening came to me that week and it was both a healing and inspiring moment for me. ❤️

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  826. Virginia Janisse on

    The best thing I have done this fall is to give away as many dahlia and zinnia bouquets as I can before the frost takes them away from me.

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  827. Laurie on

    Taking my grandkids to the pumpkin patch and corn maze! I love spending time with them doing fun things.

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  828. Abby on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this Fall is getting my children out on the water, crabbing, with my dad. There is something deeply meaningful about harvesting one’s own food, especially with loved ones.

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  829. Kariann Myers on

    My favorite this we have done so far this fall was a getaway to the Oregon coast for my husband’s 50th birthday. A beautiful, sunny day on the beach with great food and no interruptions. Leaving the farm for a few days takes some coordination to get flowers and pets get taken care of, which makes it even more special.

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  830. Corinne on

    So far, my favorite thing this fall was taking a hula workshop with Robert Cazimero. While I was making a lei for him, I decided to start growing my own flowers next year to make more lei right from my backyard!

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  831. Julia Smith on

    Two of my favorite pastimes are gardening and reading. This September, I got to visit the Library of Congress, an absolutely beautiful building with a fascinating history. Did you know that it was started as a place for Members of Congress to do research to help them in their work? I didn’t. Today of course they collect almost everything published in the US, but there are still quiet rooms where members of Congress can read and research. The Library contains Thomas Jefferson’s books, including his books on gardening! He was an avid gardener.

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  832. Teri on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is harvest my garden. I love seeing what our dirt can create.

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  833. Sheila on

    My favorite fall activity was more cerebral than physical. This fall I made the commitment to start a cutting garden in the spring. Lots of steps to take to get there: Getting a fence soon (we have deer sleeping in our very small suburban yard); plotting out the raised beds and, of course, deciding what to grow. It’s been so fun. I’ve been toying with the idea for a few years and am finally going to jump in and do it. Who knows, with the extra flowers that I (may) have, I could become an entrepreneur! Thanks for the inspo Floret Flowers!

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  834. Sandy on

    It’s been a hard year. My favorite thing about this fall is getting back into a rhythm and reflecting on how God has carried my family through some tough seasons.

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  835. Sophia Hanway on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was running the Army 10 miler with my family. We all traveled home and got to spend time together working towards a shared goal and just catching up.

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  836. Diane on

    The best part of my fall has been starting plans for a little roadside flower stand for next season. We expanded our perennial bed and are adding a whole bed for spring bulbs.

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  837. Danette on

    I grew dahlias for the first time this year and am enjoying giving my huge beautiful bouquets to co-workers, friends, and family. It’s fun to treat them to so much beauty! I’m excited to expand into selling!

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  838. Suzanne on

    We drive through the canyon to see the changing leaves every year but this year we also listen to our church’s general conference on the radio, it was so special seeing god’s creations and hearing his teachings at the same time, especially loved hearing the Mormon tabernacle choir while seeing the golds, yellows, reds, oranges, and some green in the mountains! My favorite fall activity so far!

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  839. Charity on

    My favorite memory for this fall is taking my daughters to an apple orchard. There were many branches heavy with fruit, but the part that caught our attention was all the pruning scars where other branches were. 3 days later I landed in the hospital for a long term stay because my water broke at 22 weeks. The picture of that apple tree is always in the back of my mind. We are in a pruning season now, but in the spring there will be buds and flowers and the promise of a fruitful harvest to come.

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  840. Bonney Howe on

    Hiking the Maple Pass Loop in the North Cascades, it has been on my list of “must do” hikes for a long time and I did it with my husband and wonderful hiking friend. It was beautiful, the fall colors in the North Cascades are my favorite color! If you haven’t been, you should go. Being in nature and enjoying all we have the amazing opportunity to experience in our little corner of the PNW brings me such joy. Also my dahlias are finally going crazy and I am LOVING sharing all the beauty with family and friends.

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  841. Genevieve McCoy on

    My husband is in the military and so we have never gotten to live nearby any of our family or friends. We have a 2 and 1 year old, so being far from family and not being able to go out and make friends because of Covid the last couple years have left us feeling isolated. Last month my husband’s childhood best friend and his family moved 2 hours away. This weekend we got to go to our first pumpkin patch in 3 years with family and our toddlers got to experience it for the first time. Not only is it the highlight of fall so far, it is a highlight of the whole year!

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  842. Danielle on

    We recently bought a house with some beautiful mature garden beds and landscaping. I spent many hours weeding them (such a great stress reliever) back to good shape, and ended up uncovering hidden walkways and handmade stepping stones that the previous owners grandmother had made when she lived there. It was such a treasure to feel like we had a garden of secrets that had something new to find each time I went into it. Not to mention how amazing it was to then share my findings with her granddaughter.

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  843. Ashley on

    I took a trip to Europe to both explore and rest. A favorite spot was Hallstatt, Austria which is a quiet town on a beautiful lake. Walking around I discovered some beautiful flower gardens that had some new-to-me dahlia varieties. Exciting! It was inspiring to see such a love of flowers (absolutely stunning gardening) and beauty across the world and had me excited to see if I might be able to find a similar variety back home for my garden. For me, there’s a solace and comfort in flower gardens and after a busy spring season it’s reminded me to rest and enjoy the beauty around me.

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  844. Serena Martin on

    Favorite fall that happened is getting my order of bulbs!🍁 Ordered over 1500 of them and I’m ecstatic to plant them soon! First timer and hoping all goes well- I see so much potential just looking at the bulbs!❤️

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  845. Jan W on

    I live in Arizona in the “high country” and planting is much different than where I came from. We get snow just a little and I have noticed the leaves changing colors. It is very exciting since nothing changed from where I came from. I look forward to spring when everything has beautiful new growth and flowers

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  846. Morgan Sarkisian on

    It’s my husband’s first fall in our home in Anacortes due to multiple deployments. We spent this past weekend cleaning our garden and prepping for winter & spring. I’ve never had his help before and I loved every minute!!

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  847. Allison on

    My favourite memory of this fall was taking a huge bouquet of flowers (many grown from floret seeds) into my Mom’s care home. As I entered the building there was a group of ladies having tea and they stopped me to admire all the flowers. I listened to the ladies tell me all about the gardens they used to have and the flowers they grew. It was a reminder to me of the joy that a simple bouquet of flowers can bring.

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  848. Bri Crumley on

    My most favorite thing I did this fall with my kids was selling flowers at a small little stand I built at a friends bakery. It opened a whole new world of dreaming and planning a bigger garden for next season! Having friends and family in the community thank me and tell me who they gave there flowers to fills my heart. It also sends me online ordering more and more plants.

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  849. Jane on

    I love to plant bulbs of all kinds. This sounds like so much fun. Not quite time to plant here in Georgia because we need rain in a bad way. Maybe after the rain comes.

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  850. Chelsey on

    Sitting out and being with the flowers before our first hard frost . Thanking Mother Earth for all the bounty she provided this year .

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  851. Meiska Starner on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall has to be taking a long walk in the woods with my 9 year old on an unseasonably chilly morning here in Nashville. It just felt magical. ❤️

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  852. Tavia Hutchens on

    This fall has been the start of the large amount of hard work necessary to get prepped for our first true growing season. While working hard on prepping our land, we’ve been growing some fall veggies including pumpkins, which have brought me so much joy! Talk about a rewarding crop. I will be growing more next season, for sure.

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  853. Nancy Bryden on

    I’ve been enjoying catching sight of the moon every night especially the Hunters Moon! It just gives me a sense of peace.

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  854. Heidi Hodgson on

    This fall we began developing our one acre regenerative organic farm, that we have been dreaming of for 20 years. Just over a year ago, I was bedridden for four months straight, completely unable to walk, with a very rare medical condition. I laid in bed and felt panic and grief that we had never followed through with our dream, and I swore to myself and to my family, that if I could get well, we would stop making excuses and do it. Well, I got better, we moved to Utah, bought a pioneer era home one one acre, and here we are building fences, raised stone beds from rocks we are excavating from our land ourselves, building our first greenhouse, building our soil with the help of our animal friends and our whole community who have contributed to our Hügelkultur project, and getting ready to plant as many different varieties of flowers, fruit trees, berry bushes, and vegetables as we are gifted by our amazing local friends because we are utterly poor after moving and buying our homestead. Luckily we are getting so many unexpected offerings that we are having to bust our bums to get all the planting beds ready for these gifts. Tulips are on our dream list, so I just had to make this post. Thank you so much for creating the opportunity 💝

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  855. Jacky on

    We went leaf peeping (an outing to see the fall color change of deciduous trees) on my birthday. It’s so nice to take a break from flower farming to be inspired by wilderness.

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  856. Linda Asberry on

    Our family has always grown things. My father-in-law grew a 716 # pumpkin 31years ago and now our little town host a giant pumpkin weigh off. My husband and I many years ago when our children were small grew some pumpkins for a cash crop. This year means so much because our older son and his wife wanted to grow some pumpkins on our farm just for family decorating and for fun. It was so much fun being together and sharing that love of growing and harvesting. We grew pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and popcorn too! My son and wife loved it so much they are already planning for next year and want to sell them in their neighborhood.
    So the love of planting will continue on in our family and what a blessing that is.

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  857. Sue on

    Local fall festival is a family favorite. With lots of October birthday’s in our family it makes those festivals even better when we get to celebrate with friends and family.

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  858. Nikki Ray Stump on

    Hi Erin and Jill and team! I just harvested my first crop of radishes yesterday! They grew for only 30 days. I grew the Cherry belle variety. The radishes are bright red and taste mild. They are so beautiful. Almost time to dig up my dahlias! 💕 love y’all!

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  859. Anthea on

    Last week, we attended the wedding of one of my childhood best friends and her wife, after waiting for 2 years of Covid! They had the most lovely wedding weekend on Cama Beach state park on Camano Island. The air was crisp and the fall colors are just starting to paint in. This friend has always been the environmental warrior and garden muse ever since we met in 8th grade, and she hasn’t changed at all! For her wedding, I made a surprise garden inspired head table garland for the first time. I used roses from her mother’s garden, fresh dahlias and zinnias, and other flowers/foliage from the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market. I’m just starting to explore florist work on my own so this wedding was the perfect opportunity. And what a better way than to make something for a friend that has shaped the way I see nature!

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  860. Robin Crichton on

    Fall is absolutely my favorite season for so many reasons. The beauty of the woods, the cooler temperatures and let’s not forget the fewer insects buzzing around. We are busy around the farm harvesting, planning for next year and cozying up the flower beds for the winter ahead. But the one thing thing that is most enjoyable for us is sharing our land with family and friends . This year we hosted a hayride for the smallish family members and their parental supervision. 🤣 So much fun was had and we believe a new family tradition has begun!

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  861. Rita Hollingsworth on

    I have officially entered into my mid 8th decade this summer and what is giving me the most joy this fall….actually two things…is planning and preparing our garlic beds……I stick to three varieties all hard neck…..love the large cloves and are easier to peel with aging hands. The second is planning what dahlias will be dug and separated…..and contacting those that would love to be gifted with some!!!….drawing a new “map of those that I am leaving in the ground (mulched and covered with black plastic)….yes no hard freezes here. I usually, if I give away enough, order a couple or three new ones. However with the days shortening and a lot of visually planning next years garden the most I am feeling is very bittersweet.

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  862. DD on

    I’m trying dahlias in the fall here in my hot zone 9b. I read this works online so this is a test run, and if it works, I’ll keep them in the ground as perennials. I’ll keep you updated.

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  863. Caitlin on

    My favorite thing I’ve been doing this fall is preparing and planning our Spring garden! We had to remediate and renovate our house unexpectedly last Spring because mold was making us sick, so I had started some flowers and herbs in hopes that we would get back in time for me to plant them in the ground. Unfortunately, the remediation took too long and only one celosia survived the move. Now that we’re back home, though, we’ve been able to make places for me to grow next Spring, so I am thrilled to be able to adorn our house with beautiful flowers next year!

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  864. Michelle on

    My favorite fall experience was standing in my garden amongst the dahlias and zinnias in the warm afternoon sun watching over a dozen monarchs flying every which way around me and enjoying the flowers I planted for them. ❤️

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  865. Monica Lucas on

    Purchased my grandparents home after my grandmother passed away. Knowing that my grandparents home gets to stay in the family for another generation makes me so incredibly happy. Cannot wait to plant all of their favorite flowers and veggies next year in the garden to honor them.

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  866. Faith Pitts on

    We are military so move every 2-3 years. We are now in GA so this Fall I am trying to figure out how to not kill things in our yard, including a few veggies I have planted in grow bags. Every place is a new growing challenge.

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  867. Lesa Price on

    Fall- to move downward, freely without control. This word may seem negative to most but I embrace the fall. A time to go back to earth to gather strength and vitality to renew one’s self. It’s a time to re-evaluate our roots and possibly move or stay planted right where we are. Fall gives us this time so we may bloom in the same spot or plant our roots in a sunnier spot. I fall freely without control so I may find that perfect place to bloom.

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  868. Melissa Ferrari on

    I’ve started growing fall veggies from seed and try to include my kids in this process. I have very fond memories of gardening with my mom and dad growing up. Both have recently passed away and both had dementia so I try to do anything I can to keep their memories alive for my kids. Also who doesn’t love homegrown veggies?

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  869. Kimberly Breier on

    My (seven) kiddos and I just harvested our family pumpkin patch together and it’s by far my favorite tradition every fall. They chose which varieties to plant, prepped the soil, planted over 300 seeds, and cared for the plants all summer all by themselves. I just sat back and watched the magic happen, and boy was it magical!! We are already looking through catalogs for new varieties to try next year! 🤍

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  870. Stefanie Schori on

    My beloved grandmother passed away last week and I spent all weekend taking pictures of the flowers in my garden she loved the most to make a calendar for the rest of my family for Christmas. 🥰
    I also promise, I am going to protect these precious bulbs from our squirrels who ate 95% of my tulip bulbs this spring. 🤨

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  871. Lisa on

    My most favorite thing I’ve done this fall was to apply for the Floret class scholarship. I’m so excited to be on the road to starting something amazing with the kiddos at the Hutton Settlement!!!

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  872. Nicole Mroczkowski on

    This fall we started redesigning the front garden for the coming year and I’m getting to do it for the first time with my daughter who’s becoming almost as obsessed with flowers as I am.

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  873. Erika on

    My children and I spent an entire afternoon collecting fallen acorns for crafts in their schools upcoming harvest festival. The light was golden, leaves crispy and baskets full.

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  874. Laurie on

    I helped my daughter-in-law bottle produce from our gardens. Reminded me of generations of women getting together to help each other. We did salsa and spaghetti sauce.

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  875. Amber Doig on

    It’s been an exciting time on our farm. This fall I have been mapping out and setting in motion the areas of land to start a semi formal organized flower viewing and cut flower garden. For many years we concentrated on producing vegetables and fruit along with honey and eggs; so it’s a dream come true to expand into a variety of seasonal flowers. You give us so much practical and inspirational advice and tools; like this mini-course and bulb resources. I have bought seeds as well from past resources and loved them all. In gratitude for all you share.

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  876. Peter Carter on

    Being on the Gulf Coast we leave all major projects until the Fall, now it’s only getting into the 80s, after spending all summer working on the front yard, we have started on the back, we have transplanted most to the front and now we are starting with a clean slate.

    The garden will be enclosed, accessible by two whimsical garden gates, a paver path will meander through a sea of Poppies and Dahlias, and as you get to an arch formed by 3 wooden obelisks covered with Mandevilla your choices are to head to the shade of the Crepe Myrtles, with a comfortable wooden bench and a fountain splashing nearby, the best spot in the garden for peace, quiet and a chance to read a good book, or take the other path and wander through an ocean of wildflowers, as hummingbirds and butterflies chase each other around looking for the nectar they so desire, and eventually you’ll arrive at a patch of soft lush green grass, where you can lay down and watch the clouds float by…

    It’s not there yet, but with a lot of effort, a green thumb, and sweat it will be, my first three dahlias are blooming and they will help the dream come true.

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  877. Ashley on

    Just enjoying the simple things. Sitting outside enjoying the cool breeze with my husband.

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  878. Morgan on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is be still and spend more time with family. I’m typically busy and this fall I’ve decided to slow things down and spend more quality time with my children. All while I’m planning my spring 2023 garden.

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  879. Emily K. on

    I helped my good friends coordinate their wedding. We planned for a year and grew a flower garden just for them. It was moody fall colors and featured some Floret favorites like amarynth hot biscuits and black lace flower. It was all so gorgeous and was their dream day.

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  880. Colleen Lathrop on

    A favorite memory is my grandmother’s and my Aunt Margie’s gardens. They took joy and pride in the hard work. My Aunt Margie loved peonies and developed a few varieties. She planted gladiolus, iris, tulips and daffodils. She lived in Walla Walla which was a great area for her flower garden. I loved the field trip you took us on by way of video! Thank you for sharing!

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  881. Stawn Barber on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall is wandering my NH garden with my sister and saving seeds for her to take home. She was able to visit from NM for the first time since the pandemic started. We are both avid flower gardeners, and our time together was precious. It makes my heart happy to know that some of the flowers I treasure will be blooming in her garden next year.

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  882. Heather Jones on

    Two things I love. My flowers and hiking. I live in Skagit Valley and what an amazing fall we’ve had for both things. My husband and I are expanding my flower garden for next year which I’m so excited about.
    Currently loving my current crop before the frost comes.

    Thank you for all the videos. I’ve learned so much.

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  883. Bethany on

    My sister in law passed away a year ago on sept 29. This year we were able to travel to MN (from WV) and spend time with family and have a special weekend in memory of her (even included a hot air balloon ride!!!) . It was very meaningful and special and a great reminder to celebrate the people in our lives while we have them!!!

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  884. Elizabeth Vader on

    My family and I have been prepping to start our garden for next year. We’ve been clearing out rocks, preparing mulch and measuring where we want everything to go. It’s very exciting and the kiddos have been into it too. We can’t wait to start!

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  885. Jenna on

    I booked a little weekend away with my husband. It has been such a gift having something to look forward to as we tackle all the fall tasks at the farm.
    Slowly learning time away is very important when you own a farm.

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  886. Christina on

    I went apple picking with my family! It’s a yearly tradition for us but this year was special cause my younger sister announced her and her Husband are pregnant!! We are over the moon excited!!!!

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  887. Mary Jo on

    I love tulips!
    It’s my first year this year to plant as many as I can.
    Thank you for sharing the field trip that was so cool to see!!

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  888. Kelly on

    Favorite things this fall include fall festivals with all the delicious baked goods, pumpkin and apple picking, animals and corn mazes as well as learning and watching videos for my first time flower seed harvesting/ saving with my plant loving 3yo.

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  889. Kelsey H on

    This fall my husband I have pushed to spend more time together as a family especially through camping with our boys. We love that our boys get to be out in a nature and run around but also love that camp fire time as well. It’s giving us a little rest time before planting our tulips this fall! We are planting 1000 this fall which is mind boggling and so exciting!

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  890. Cathy Seymour on

    I spent 3 days with my mom and sister showing off the local apple and pumpkin patches, and the beautiful Fall colors of NE PA!

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  891. Casey Citty on

    My favorite thing I have done (and still have lots of work on) is reclaiming my grandmothers old garden, so that I can start my flower farm. She always had a huge garden growing up and I loved to help her while she worked. I distinctly remember stepping in each of her footprints and we walked along in the freshly tilled soil planting the garden. While my grandma passed several years ago, I know she would be delighted at the idea of her garden blooming once again!

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  892. Laura Greloch on

    Last Sunday, the first mountain in the Pennsylvanian Appalacian range, Blue Mountain, began its moment of peak autumnal display . The weather was crisp, sunny and the perfect time to take my energetic German Shorthaired Pointer, Penzin on a trailblazing hike on the AT – a very happy doge was he!
    To me, observing the native flora and fauna at different times of the year is so impactful – how the ground-covering hay scented fern glows in the dappled understory October afternoon sun, how the different mosses cling to the rockery so plush and verdant green, how the occasional stand of Princess Pine appears where you least expect it, and oh, the trees – the beauty of the dainty scarlet leaves of the black gum, the vibrant multicolor sassafras, the abundant maples , cherry birch , oaks and hickory the smell of pine and hemlock floating in the breeze. Here, the trail is rocky and the footing unpredictable so one must pause periodically to look up, down and alongside the path to focus on the beauty! I feel lucky so lucky to live in a region that is celebrated by punctuated seasonal changes in nature that carries us through each year!
    Following our hike, the dog and I happily set out for the local orchard to pick the first wave of tree ripened apples, sip on cider and enjoy our favorite sweet of the season, apple cider donut!
    Home to bake a pie. What a Sunday 😃!

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  893. Nina Foutch on

    After retiring earlier this summer I am looking forward to a new beginning with flowers. I am starting slowly to see what I can do independently since my husband still has a full time job. We have a vegetable garden to eat from during the summer. I am able to can and freeze some vegetables for the winter months.
    My love affair with gardening goes back to my grandmother. I remember helping her weed and plant seeds when I was a child. I live in my great grandparents home place, there are lilac bushes, crepe myrtle bushes, day lilies and hosta plants original to the home place. It’s a joy to see the flowers each knowing they were established 75-100 years ago by family members along with new plants husband and I have set out as well.
    You are a source of information, I appreciate what you, your husband and staff do to teach us learn new ways to garden. I’m grateful and thank you.
    Nina

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  894. Becca Hutzler on

    My favorite thing that I’ve done this fall was taking cuttings from my flower beds (first year cutting garden) and made arrangements to take to work. I am a nurse in a long term care facility, the last 2 years we have experienced the most difficult time in health care/many of our lives. Spending time in my garden is my stress relief and seeing my Residents and co workers get a little bit of joy from the beautiful flowers helps everyone just a little.

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  895. Moe D. on

    My favorite thing I have done so far this Fall is land a job with a flower shop! I’ve been trying for the last few years to get into this particular flower shop and I finally landed a job with them this Fall!! I am super excited to be around all the beautiful fleurs!! It is one step closer to my dream of having a small flower farm! This little job means the world to me because I know it could open up so many different doors for me in the flower world! I did not have a chance to order any Fall bulbs because finances are really tight right now, so this would mean so much to me to win the tulip bulbs! Thank you Floret and Roozengaarde for this beautiful opportunity!!

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  896. Katie Tendick on

    This fall I offered a dahlia subscription to friends for the first time and it brought me so much joy to deliver beautiful bouquets of dahlias each week. I got to spend more time with my friends and share the joy of flowers! Win, win!

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  897. Sarah Elliott on

    I know you probably here this a lot but discovering you and your wonderful team!!.. I am a stay home mom of 2 years now and I have to say at child #3 to start doing this was one of the hardest things I have ever done in life so far I know most people would probably look down on that but I have always worked and never got to raise any of my children full time until now so it’s been a lot of ups and downs trying to find what I like to do finding myself again and being the best parent could possibly be.. Not until recently I discovered you and your flower garden reminded me of how much I love to be out in nature and I planned to start veggy garden this year and was like “why not” a flower garden as well being outside and working with my hands and tools reminds me of my childhood and being in Pennsylvania at my grandparents house they have a pond with koi and all different types of fish where we used to go fishing and they also have a farm where we would bail hay split wood climb the hay bails and also name the the calves that would come into the world so I though this fall I would transform my backyard into a garden for my children to run around in and have fun watching something grow and be beautiful and it could be my new family tradition.

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  898. Esther on

    This fall I started working at a local farm/pumpkin patch. I’m going to use some of the money I make to buy more flower seeds for next spring!

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  899. Rachel Deem on

    My favorite thing this fall would be a couple things. We are finally getting some reprieve from the heat and a little rain. Woo Hoo!! Also my favorite thing this fall is that I wanted to get some winter interest in my garden so I planted a blue spruce. Im supper excited about being able to look out my window and look at it’s beauty all winter no matter what old man winter brings.

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  900. Rachel Schutt on

    Spent time in the dahlia patch teaching my son photography. He is 13 so I was impressed that he wanted to spend time with me at all. He said he has become interested in photography so I set up a few bouquets and flat lays and let him practice. Hopefully the joy I find in nature and photography will continue through him!

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  901. Carrie Fleisher on

    My favorite task so far this fall is preparing my garden layout for both veggies and flowers. My ground soil needs amendment and work and the process of enriching my ground to grow veggies and flowers to enjoy and share has been worth the heavy lifting required to make my garden work properly. What a learning process and I’m loving it.

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  902. Lisa B on

    I did my fall cleanup before it got too cold! I was glad to get that done quicker than I usually do!

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  903. Alexandra on

    One of my favorite things this Fall has been seeing the fruits of our labor from our first Dahlia garden. It’s been so fun creating flower arrangements from our first Dahlia garden as well as visiting our local flower farms to discover new types of Dahlias that we would love to plant next year. Thank you for all your help & inspiration, your Dahlia book has been an awesome resource. Next step, excited to dig up and divide the Dahlia tubers for the first time and begin a tulip garden!

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  904. Jennifer Barnard on

    I finally accepted that caregiver fatigue is real. I know this doesn’t sound special but it was a HUGE step for me to realize that my family and I would benefit by asking for some added support. We hired a DSP (daily support provider) for our son who has Down syndrome and is moderately autistic. Fast forward 3 weeks… the positive impact is glaringly obvious 💕. I’m grateful & so humbled to have such a wonderful person to help us in this way.

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  905. Paige Head on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is watch my Senior in high school perform with the Marching band. It is her last year and she loves colorguard. She had a solo and I hold back tears every time I have enjoy missed an event yet. My garden has a few more weeds this fall but there will be time for weeding another day.

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  906. Ellen reynolds on

    I made a new friend over dahlias yesterday. She was bringing blooms to the flower shop and I invited myself to her backyard to see her garden. It was magical and we talked and talked about gardening and she gave me an armload of flowers. Flowers connect people in the most beautiful way.

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  907. Kaila Scurek on

    My favorite thing so far this year has been spending time with my two little girls going to fall festivals, picking out pumpkins and driving through the country looking at all the colors on the trees!

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  908. Amy T. on

    Ordered a larger quantity of ranunculus! Getting a bit braver as last years did great! Excited for spring!

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  909. Maddi F on

    Picked apples off the mature apple tree at the back of our new house 🍎❤️

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  910. Kathleen Jackson on

    Last summer I helped a neighbor cut back her grape vine growing over a tree up into the eves of her house and I was thrilled to be gifted the vines! Another friend challenged me to create something special with them and it took me a year but I made a giant garden sphere about 6 ft round! I had hoped to grow my Yeti nasturtium around them but my growing time was cut short so I put fairy lights on it and we hung it in the hammock garden this summer.

    I had hoped to surprise Erin with this fabulous huge Yeti sphere in the middle of the bunny meadow in a glorious yellow flower vine but the cat’s out of the bag and the 🐈is digging it!

    Speaking of digging…don’t forget to add some additional tulip & crocus bulbs in your yard for the critters as did Anne Belovich…!

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  911. Annette on

    I started a worm bin! I live in a small rural rental property and grow all my flowers in pots. It’s proven very difficult to find a soil mix that works well for my situation. I read up on amendments that could help and worm castings might be the golden ticket! Just like that I’m growing flowers and worms! Happy Autumn 🌷

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  912. Hayley Jameson on

    My favorite thing this fall has been watching my pumpkins grow! We live in a city and decided this past spring to tear up all our grass and turn it into a garden. We had so much new garden space that we decided to try pumpkins in the front of our house. Little did we know we’d grow a 200+ pound pumpkin! This pumpkin has become a neighborhood attraction. People drive by and then the next thing you know they’ve either turned around and taken a picture or even gotten out of their car to take a picture with it. As we’re eating dinner we can hear nightly “oh my gosh that pumpkin!” And we just grin ear to ear. Families take weekly walks to see how much it’s grown. Just the other night we came home from work and a little kiddo had made us a paper blue ribbon medal saying “U have the bigist pumpkin” and taped it to our pumpkin. This pumpkin has brought us so much joy and such a sense of community. Our giant pumpkin has been an amazing conversation starter and we’ve gotten to know so many neighbors because of it. Recently people have been asking for seeds so I plan on packaging them up and putting them out for free this fall! I never knew a pumpkin could mean so much to me!

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  913. Megan Z. on

    My mom divided my Grandma’s daffodils and gave me some to plant. My grandmother passed away 10 years ago so it’s extra special to have some of her flowers. I can recall her getting excited when she saw them because it meant winter was over in New England. I’m not sure what they will look like come Spring as I don’t know the variety but I cannot wait to see them.

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  914. Michele Schuman on

    My favorite experience this Fall is harvesting my apples to enjoy over the winter. This is my first year collecting seeds to grow next year. I was inspired by you. Thank you.

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  915. Katherine Hogan on

    I woke at 4:30 am three mornings in a row thanks to my dog Olive. Each morning I used the time while waiting for her to gaze at the full moon – Hunter’s Moon – and marvel at how a star sat directly above it at that time of day. It was as if they were celestial partners. I learned that star is Jupiter. I live in an urban area where stars gazing is limited so this brief early morning experience inspired that childlike sense of cosmic wonder I crave.

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  916. Jane Powell on

    I’ve been working on a very large flower bed this Summer and am finally seeing fruits of my labor this Fall! The pathway is complete and much of the planting is done! Can’t wait to see how it progresses next year. I also took a break and spent a weekend with my sisters and 4 cousins including a visit to the cranberry festival in Stone Lake Wisconsin. We had a great time and the trees put on an amazing color show for us! I can’t imagine how awesome that many tulips would look in my reimagined garden 😍🤞. Thanks for sharing the tulip farming process!!!

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  917. Audrey on

    I bought a house with 5 acres this fall . All by myself as a newly single mom . Definitely scary but I can’t wait to garden , plant flowers and can food next year .

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  918. Alyssa Koski on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is spending time in the garden with my 2 1/2 year old daughter digging & rinsing our dahlia tubers! Watching her in the garden with me warms my heart so much & of course it is precious time well spent together! I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

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  919. Pamela on

    Signed up to take a farming class. I’m one step closer to my life long dream of farming!

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  920. Deb Gatz on

    This fall has been interesting for me. Every plant that claims to be deer-resistant turned out to be deer-attracting so last week my husband and I ended up fencing in the entire little flower bed in order to protect it.
    At 67 years old, I am just now learning “real” gardening vs all my prior years of “if you plant it, it will grow” dreams that rarely panned out. I’m learning to pay attention to the plant tags and learning from a lot of mistakes. A very exciting thing I did last week was plant garlic bulbs for the first time ever. I know – exciting?? But it is to me because I’ve had to move from high expectation to experiment mode all season and this is one more experiment.
    We flew through our gardening budget this year by purchasing healthy compost materials, starter fertilizer, etc., to give our flowers a good start. So no money for bulbs. It would be such a gift to win bulbs from Roozengaarde!

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  921. Sue on

    This fall I dug and moved some tulip bulbs. These bulbs were in the ground for three years and had begun to multiply. It was so inspiring to see the smaller baby bulbs. I was also excited because moving the bulbs was necessary as a bigger bed was needed to hold all of the new bulbs that I wanted to plant. I can’t wait for Spring to see them all together!

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  922. Kate on

    This fall I started a new job working at a seminary in my city and it has been a new and meaningful experience for me. I have been home with my kids for several years now and while I am thankful for that time, it has been wonderful to use my gifts in different ways and be around other adults. I feel stretched in new ways and I have been able to incorporate my love of flowers into some of the work that I’m doing with students and colleagues!

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  923. Michelle Vara on

    My favorite thing this fall was collecting sunflower seeds from an interesting set of sunflowers that mixed 9 years ago. First off, I discovered that sunflower seeds can be kept that long and still be viable. Second, I love the idea of eventually introducing beautiful new varieties into this world. Third, if you are saving seeds, you’d better cover them, lol. I’ve been competing with birds over the seeds. I named a variety after my grandmother who passed away in 2006. I shared those seeds with the birds so they keep coming back to eat bugs. It’s been a wonderful symbiotic relationship. I’m sure my grandmother would be proud. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win loads of magic to share with others this spring.

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  924. Mallorie on

    Harvesting all the dahlias! Also getting the abundance of tomatoes all picked & ready for the freezer!

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  925. Emma Jo Karls on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is expand my tulip garden! I have done more research on where to purchase bulbs from, thanks to your handy list you have graciously provided! I have also enjoyed the time spent on finding different varieties and learning about the farmers who grow them!

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  926. Sara on

    We canned over 50 jars of applesauce at my family’s farm. An annual tradition we look forward to all year. The kids peel the apples with antique apple peelers, so there’s a job for everyone!

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  927. Elizabeth Thompson on

    One of my favorite things I have done this fall was fall clean up . I have also added some daffodils for the first time . I am completely new to the flower garden world , I find it relaxing , and a stress relief as well . I also got the chance to purchase some flower seeds and books from floret so I am excited to start to grow a little cut flower garden to enjoy . Thank you for all the wisdom and inspiration you share with the world!

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  928. Kristin Hill on

    My favorite thing this Fall was having my friend Ann over to celebrate Queen Elizabeth. I made a bouquet from my garden with a huge beautiful blue mop head hydrangea, roses and ferns. I realized while we were drinking Earl Grey tea and eating Scotch shortbread that one of the roses in the bouquet was Queen Elizabeth! The other was Peace which seemed appropriate. That beautiful bouquet lasted a long time as did her majesty the Queen.

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  929. Sandy on

    This September we visited Scotland and a friend had told us to visit Dumfries House to see the beautiful gardens and manor there. It also has a very large collection of chippendale furniture. We walked all through the Queen Elizabeth’s walled garden, which is amazing and saw the educational garden that teaches children about growing food and then prepares a lunch for them. We were not able to go inside the manor since Prince Charles was there that day. We learned the next day that he left to go be with his mother, the day she passed. So we were at same place he was on the last day of him being a Prince. Dumfries House is certainly worth a visit if you are ever close by.

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  930. Trina on

    My husband brought home compost for my gardens. He prepped the garden, and I will plant the bulbs this week! Hoping my dream of a cutting garden will come true next year!

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  931. Michelle on

    Pumpkin picking (always a fall favorite) and getting our seed starting room set up with my daughter. She is a teenager now and doesn’t really like hanging with me very often anymore, but we had a lot of fun setting up lights and shelves and starting some seeds together. I cherish every moment with her. Maybe she will plant bulbs with me in our community garden.

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  932. Kate on

    My favorite thing this fall has been getting ready for a new season of life and starting my flower farm next year! Best part is my boyfriend and daughter being involved and learning alongside me.

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  933. Pam on

    About a week ago, my mom snapped a pic of her first dahlia blooms grown from Floret seeds tucked inside her signed copy of “Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms” that I gave her last Christmas. She’s already talking about saving the tubers and I’ve asked for some of the seeds. My mom is a very young 89 and it was from a walk along the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne, MA, looking at all the dahlia varieties that the idea of giving her your book was born. A simple “I think I’d like to try dahlia’s next year in my garden”, and the gift idea was planted. :-)

    As it turns out, Colorblends is right here in the small city where I live. In a residential area separate from their warehouse and business location, they own a two story house. In the Spring, the yard is filled with gorgeous tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more. And for about a month, they open up the gardens for anyone that wants to come and stroll the little paths. Inside the house is an art exhibition and garden guests are welcome to tour the different artist spaces and look at all the beautiful art (not during the pandemic of course). Colorblends also plants HUGE sections of the city with tulip bulbs and in the Spring we are all blessed to see swaths of color throughout. It’s always a wonderful pick-me-up, just on the other side of typically dreary New England winter, especially during the pandemic. I’m not sure if everyone here knows it’s Colorblends that plants the flowers. But for those of us that do, we absolutely love it and appreciate the beauty they bring to this little city.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite bulb suppliers. It was so fun to see Colorblends on there too.

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  934. Katelyn d. on

    This past weekend, I planted tulip bulbs for the first time in my first house! Last spring I was able to plant some dahlias and I got to enjoy the most beautiful ones this weekend during my bulb planting. I can’t believe I finally get to have my own garden after so many years of dreaming.

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  935. Gina Wildermuth on

    I welcomed a new grandchild last week! A baby girl! I dream of passing on to her my love and knowledge of flower growing! Harvesting my last dahlias before frost in Ohio was bittersweet .

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  936. Amanda on

    Just got back from a wedding at the base of Mount Mansfield in Vermont. The fall leaves were peak! Spent some much needed alone time with my hubby.

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  937. Beccy on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was take our kids on their first college visit and squeeze in some fun family time. It was amazing seeing a new part of our beautiful country and making memories together.

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  938. Heather on

    My favorite thing I’m planning on doing is apple picking with the family.

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  939. Bette on

    While not normally thought of as a gardening activity, helping a friend locate the graves of her ancestors by researching her family’s history and visiting newly identified and “found” cemeteries has been the most rewarding fall activity for me. In the process I have been able to observe nature and landscapes not normally associated with my day to day route of travel. The autumn colors in the countryside have inspired my garden color palette choices.

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  940. Yvetta on

    I’m a beginner flower grower hoping and praying to become a flower farmer. I planted 27 peony roots this week. I’m excited to see if I have what it takes to grow these beautiful peonies.

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  941. Tai Quirke on

    I offered to do my coworkers wedding for no charge. I got to experience planning and executing wedding florals and they got dream flowers in their budget. It was hours and hours of work but It was a win win and I learned so much . I’m really proud of what I did!

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  942. Tanya on

    Spent a day at an apple orchard with my husband, 1 year old and 4 year old. It was a great memory and one of our yearly family traditions. We then made an apple blackberry galette to enjoy!

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  943. Lydia M. on

    This year was my 3rd season growing dahlias. I have amassed a small collection of 18 plants, many lovingly given to me by my aunt who has been growing them for years in NC. As the rest of the garden fades into fall, I am still collecting bouquets of dahlias, rosemary and tomato leaves (new favorite foliage!) to brighten friends’ days. It has brought me so much joy to be able to grow and share these beauties!

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  944. Cindy Ellis on

    Oh my….Zone 7 here in Southern Maryland and my ground hog has even managed to get to my sweet potatoes. I still have flowers blooming and have begun winter prep on my vegetable gardens to turn them into flower beds!! Hoping the groundhog stays far away next spring!

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  945. Whitney on

    My favorite thing we’ve done this fall is go to seabrook for our family vacation which is on the Washington coast. My second favorite would be visiting Gordon’s we love that pumpkin patch!

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  946. Jessica on

    This fall my husband and I broke ground on our farm in Montana. We are prepping the soil for honeyberry plants, and of course have a space planned for some flowers. This is the beginning of a new journey for us that we’ve been working towards for a long time and we are both extatic.

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  947. Meghan on

    This summer was my first full season working on a small cut flower farm. It has been life changing. I love my connection to the land and learning about soil and plant health has changed my outlook on so much. I live better than I ever have and am quick to recognize the work that goes into the beauty I see around me. We are currently ripping everything out to put the farm to bed for the winter and I find myself already looking to the promise of spring bulbs to bring color back after a long winter. My favorite thing this fall
    has been watching the world around me begin to slow down, the colors change, the evenings shorten, knowing another season is drawing to a close as we begin turning our efforts towards preparing for next year.

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  948. Fawn on

    Going to visit an historical ghost town called Fayette! It’s so awesome to see the abandoned old buildings!

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  949. Kim Lundeen on

    Just this past weekend I hosted out very first Farm Members day! 2022 members could bring a friend and try out being the harvester and florist. They absolutely loved it. We took amazing colorful pictures of everyone in the dahlias and captured lots of smiles. The littles that came had an absolute blast. It’s truly magical to see them walk through and look up at the beautiful flowers above them.

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  950. Maylene White on

    Flew to the Midwest to visit my grandchildren and spent a magical day at Barthel Fruit Farm, a family-run farm. We spent the day picking apples, pumpkins and ornamental gourds. Eating warm apple-cider doughnuts and running though a corn maze. It’s our first trip to Wisconsin and I’m looking forward next fall! And I’m hooked on growing ornamental gourds next year.

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  951. Kristina on

    The most special time I’ve had this Fall was a dinner in the middle of a garden at night surrounded by veggies and even special moon flowers blooming and oil lanterns on the table and watching the full moon rising. There was also amazingly delicious food served and a bonfire to enjoy afterwards with hot coffee to go along with it.
    Gardens are to be enjoyed in so ways. They create such a special atmosphere for family and friends . Creating those special moments and having them out in the garden takes it up to a whole new level.

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  952. Mary K Murphy on

    My favorite thing this fall was harvesting my “Cinderella’ pumpkin. I grew Rouge Vif D’Etampes for the first time.
    It is a French heirloom, the most popular pumpkin in France in 1885. It did not disappoint. Beautiful shape and lovely red orange color. A shout out to Baker Creek heirloom seeds!

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  953. Megan G. on

    I put in my very first raised garden beds!!!! One is already planted with hardy annuals and one is where my tulip bulbs are going to be planted. I’m so excited for what’s to come!!!

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  954. Emily on

    Sometimes even our rural town feels way too peopley, so this fall we’ve escaped into the nearby forest several times. My kids and I have done our homeschool lessons at the edge of a lake and then hiked the deer trails through the fall colors and searched for animal prints and lightning-struck trees and wild strawberries. Nothing compares to the quiet of the woods in the fall. It refills us all.

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  955. Candida Canfield on

    We live in Westchester NY. On our way to Maine last Saturday we stopped at Five Forks Farm in Massachusetts. I tried growing Dahlias this year for the first time in a very long time. Five forks is a Dahlia farm 2 half hours away from me. I was so excited to go. I am determined to learn more and experience more and local places seem like a great place to start. More to come on my adventure to learn about bulbs, tubers, corms!

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  956. charlotte m. on

    I have not gardened much in years, but this fall I am buying seeds with an eye to planting so many things in the spring. My daughter has ordered some tulip bulbs and I have dreams of a very colorful spring. The older I get, the more I appreciate just looking at all the beauty in the world.

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  957. Karin Kerr on

    This summer we bought a farm in TN! This fall we have been renovating our farmhouse and I have been building raised beds and planning my garden for next year. Before we drove away from our home in WA I jumped out the van and ran to dig up my dahlias to bring with. Not sure if they’ll make it but I’ll let you know next year.

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  958. Whitney on

    I planned an outdoor dinner party for the girls in my extended family – everyone wanted to contribute so we had quite a bit of fall-themed food (charcuterie, soup, handmade pumpkin gnocchi, apple brandy creme brulee) and the oil lamps and candles really added to the fun.

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  959. Carolyne Sullo on

    Fall can become bittersweet for so many here in New England. We have the autumn color, but it’s also a sign of the winter to come. I’m retraining my brain to think of winter as a new start. As I clear out my flower beds of weeds and trim back the perennials, I know they will be back in the spring. Especially the seedem, they are my glimmer of new life! My vegetable garden seems to have more ups and downs, and I take hope in the successes and learn from the failures. But the battle with the groundhog continues…

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  960. JingHan on

    This fall, my parents visited from across the globe. The joy and amusement when they saw my flowers, fruits and vegetables gave me much joy. They picked blueberries each morning, tomatoes and watch as hummingbirds and bees come. My mom and dad admired the various forms and colors of dahlias and zinnias, giving them funny nicknames like “upside down” dahlia. It has been a great joy to share my garden who came to live with us for a couple of months. Thank you for inspiring us down this journey!
    Sincerely,
    J

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  961. Natalie on

    My fav fall thing so far is taking our kids to Colorado to see the mountains for the first time. So fun to see them experience it for the first time.

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  962. Jessica Labourdette on

    My favorite fall thing is seeing my boys have new experiences with the changing seasons. They are 3 and 20 months old. We went to an apple orchard in 40 degree weather. My eldest asked for “green apples only” in a mostly red apple orchard and I pulled about 80 lbs. around in a wagon filled with cold hands and snotty noses. I wouldn’t change a thing! It’s meaningful because my children are growing fast and many times I wish for them to hurry up but special little moments make me want it to slow down. Thanks for the opportunity to win some bulbs. I’ve never tried growing them before. The garden is my get away as a stay at home mom and Floret has opened my eyes for the first time to all the opportunities to grow flowers in my mid 30’s. I wish I’d learned more from my grandfather who grew so many things. I also had no idea tulips had so many beautiful varieties!

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  963. Zoe on

    The foliage in the northeast is remarkable this year – it has set the stage for a lively autumn. Act one was making my first Dalia arrangement from my mentor’s garden. Act two was picking my crop of winter squash which is really one of my favorite things to eat of all time. Act three, playing games and laughing with loved ones.

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  964. Leora on

    Planted hardy annuals in the early fall for the first!! I love having the excitement of early/strong blooms this coming Spring!

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  965. Susan on

    Unbeknownst to me and my husband, we were growing Amur Honeysuckle shrubs in several areas of our property that are invasive here in Indiana. They have been growing on our property before we purchased the home. We cut down one 15’x12′ cluster of shrubs and another single shrub that was 15’x5′, ground ALL of the stumps out to make sure there were no remaining shrub roots or debris. Then, we planted 3 Evergreen Junipers in the larger area and a Serviceberry on the other spot. It was extremely hard work for just the two of us but, it was some of the most gratifying labor that we have done on our property. And, now the Serviceberry will provide shelter and nutrient dense berries for the birds!

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  966. Amy on

    This fall we went to a flower festival that was operated by a former Floret graduate. It was beautiful and so much fun!

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  967. Andrea Hodges on

    My favorite thing that I have done this fall has honestly been to just be outside with my family enjoying the unseasonably warm weather and seeing the leaves changing color in the mountains where I live!

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  968. Beth on

    My favorite fall moment so far was finding a dahlia seedling treasure that I really love! I am also putting everything I have learned from the Floret workshop this year into practice- really paying attention to succession planting, flipping beds and soil health. I have had so many blooms this year!! Can’t wait to start planting tulips. Thank you for all the inspiration!!

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  969. Jenelle on

    Cleaning up flower beds and planting seeds for next spring. Its a close to one season and full of hope for the next to come. Thanks for all this great info!

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  970. Jaci Dixon on

    Our yard is enclosed by mixed beds that we planted 16 years ago. This fall I started to rejuvenate one of these beds by taking out old bushes, planting new ones, dividing and relocating grasses, dividing and relocating perennials and thinning out irises; basically redesigning one large section of the border. It felt so good to create something new and can’t wait to see how it fills in next season. Next year I’ll move on to another section.

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  971. Jennifer on

    Hoping our favorite thing so far this fall doesn’t actually have to be garden/plant related?? I’m taking my first ever quilting class to honor my mom who loved quilting and all things handwork. She became ill and died last fall so I’m spending this fall working through the grief of all the anniversaries by trying to connect with her spirit and love through learning to quilt. Alongside that I’m working with my dad to reimagine the small farm where he grew up and am dreaming of a flower farm.

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  972. Trish O'Carroll on

    A long time elderly neighbor was down sizing to a smaller town house type community. I gathered a few other neighbors and we dug up a selection from her perennial garden and replanted them at her new home. We each also brought a plant from our gardens, we identified each plant and who it was from. Our friend said it made the transition so much easier as she could take her garden with her!

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  973. Ethan on

    This Fall has been quite different for my wife and me being that I am back in school full time for my doctorate degree. Taking the time this Fall to buy and plant new varieties of tulips and daffodils to have a nice spring garden has given us the perfect time to spend much needed quality time together.

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  974. Sharon Fowler on

    We planted bulbs on our hill up to our lake cabin. That is 52 steps up and will be a delight in the spring to enjoy while looking out toward the lake or looking up to the cabin.

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  975. Starr on

    This fall I’ve really enjoyed harvesting flowers in the cooler weather. It’s just so lovely to be outside during these weeks where the light is so golden and the weather so cool, and get to bring in the last of the year’s flowers.

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  976. Kim Glover on

    My favorite thing I have done so far is to share daffodil and tulip bulbs with a first time gardening friend. My favorite thing I will do is to plant my momma’s peonies in my garden in remembrance of her and of my mother-in-law who loved peonies .

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  977. Shawn Rafferty on

    2022 growing season was wonderful despite the weather swings in the beginning. I added 70+ varieties to my 100+ in addition to putting focus at seed harvesting. I’m excited for fall prep and expanding beds for 2023 and planning towards 2024 expansions of my 700 day lilly seedlings I’ll begin this winter and bulb expansions that will also take place. I love my perrinal beds and with over 20 acres to work with I’m always gearing up each year – happy fall planting & planning everyone!

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  978. Anne Haley on

    We created a small sitting area in a shady place in our garden with pieces of old stone, bordered by Japanese Holly, (llex crenata).

    Now we’ll be able to admire our Spring & Fall bulb blooms from this new vantage point.

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  979. Eve on

    Thanks to some steady rains after a long summer draught, I’ve had a second flush of blooms. I’ve also been enjoying harvesting seed and planning for next spring.

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  980. Jennifer Bruns on

    I understand the winning person needs to reside in the USA, so if I’m lucky to be chosen, I’d love to send the winnings to my Mother-in-law who lives on Whidby Island. This fall one of the favourite things I’ve done is to submit a chance to win flower bulbs for a very special Mother-in-law. What makes this meaningful to me to have her win is because she would selflessly drove 6 hours each time, earlier this year to help watch our toddler while I returned back to work, pregnant and as a Frontline Critical Care Nurse. She did this to ensure our daughter was kept safe and out of day cares during the pandemic. In order to show my gratitude, I am hoping these flower bulbs can bring her joy in her own life as she’s also just retired last fall from dedicating many years as a Palliative Care Nurse. In her spare time during retirement she has taken on gardening. Albeit a beginner, I’ve seen the excitement it brings her when her flowers bloom in her garden (sending us floral photos from around their home). This fall in particular she has shared her excitement over next years bloom and all of the planting she’s looking forward to doing this fall. We’re very proud of her and her gardening achievements and if we win, not only would it be a win for me as a daughter in law, but for my MIL as well. Best of luck to all the potential candidates. Thank you for considering us.

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  981. Marcia McAvoy on

    My favorite thing of fall gardening is planning and dreaming of next year’s flowers. Lists, orders, layouts for beds for the tulips ordered from Roozengaarde’s, lilies from B&D Lilies, peonies from Pure Peonies & Adelman’s, and other miscellaneous from the Farmhouse Flower Farm, The Farm at Oxford, and John Scheepers blanket my workbench. But it’s work to plant all those little treasures! Fortunately joint replacements of shoulders and knees have wonderfully enabled me at age 77 to continue to dig, stoop, and tuck in the hundreds of bulbs, etc…..How many more Springs I will see is a mystery & gift, and indeed “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”.

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  982. Erika on

    The local corn maze here in GA is my top favorite fall activity with my boys! The time includes pumpkin picking, apple cannon shooting, hay ride, corn maze, and amazing fall treats!

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  983. Julie Coffey on

    Autumn in North Carolina is still a growing season, so I’ve enjoyed watching the sweet potatoes taking over, bean tendrils form, and setting garlic, but for me it’s been a season of decline and rebirth as I reflect on what hasn’t worked this year and form a new garden plan for the next year. Always changing this tapestry!

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  984. Lacey Poff on

    I love evertyhing about fall- apple and pumpking picking, but also the amazing feeling when we clean up the summer garden beds and plant brassicas, carrots, and winter lettuce. We also just got additional peony bare roots in the ground and I cannot wait until spring when we will hopefully get 1-2 blooms the first year!

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  985. Raquel D on

    With this current fall weather in the west coast I’ve been enjoying spending extra time in the garden, especially with my kids (ages 4 & 2). Having them help plant and water has been a great learning and bonding experience. I got to show my oldest how to find seeds in old blooms and he was excited to plant and water them to grow his own garden!

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  986. Samantha on

    My favorite thing about this Fall has been to pick pumpkins with my 2 kids. They helped to plant the flower and vegetable garden this Spring, and it was so exciting to hear them yell “We grew that!” as they were searching for pumpkins to harvest.

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  987. Katie on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is to turn two grass patches into wildflower garden beds!

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  988. Anna on

    One of my favorite things has been spending time with my family outside playing catch and picnicking while the leaves are changing, during our first fall on our new property. It is a nice break after a busy summer learning how to grow things in the garden!

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  989. Jeanne Giordano on

    My daughter and I are starting a u Pick flower garden together. She just moved back home after graduating from college. It has been such a great opportunity to reconnect. It will give us an ongoing opportunity to spend time together all while creating an amazing space for us and others to enjoy.

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  990. Ashley Appleton on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is pull my summer crops to start cool Hardy annuals. I know it seems really mundane, but this is my first year really attempting to plant flowers for my upcoming season. I’m very excited.

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  991. Ashley R. on

    Buying the first tulip bulbs for a house that was purchased over two years ago. Developing beautiful perennial & cut flower beds has been a slow journey, but every small step is extremely exciting and rewarding.

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  992. Ashley Laabs on

    One of my favorite things I’ve done this season is buy a vintage Jeep with my husband. He’s fixing it mechanically, I’ll fix it aesthetically, and then I’m hoping to sell flowers or of it!

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  993. Ashley Laabs on

    Oh, I’m so excited! Parrot tulips are my favorite of all the tulips.

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  994. Brittany Schell on

    We are building 8 4’ by 20’ raised beds to expand our cut flower growing space. This is meaningful to me because my husband always works so hard to help make my dreams a reality. His support and backing mean the world to me and give me the confidence to keep chasing my dreams.

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  995. Robin Duggins on

    I have enjoyed cutting my dahlias/sunflowers and using them at church for our Fall Festival, creating arrangements for my church on several Sundays, surprising people at school where I teach by secretly placing a dahlia bud vase on their desk with a note, and lastly, showing up with a jar of dahlias whenever I visit someone’s house for an occasion (recently a Norwex home party and a family dinner).

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  996. Marianne on

    Harvested my own saffron so I can use it to make St Lucia Day buns/lussekatter for my family this December. So happy to carry on holiday traditions with my children using materials that we were able to grow for ourselves.

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  997. Lisamari Blackwell on

    Making a delicious frittita with fresh vegetables from our garden and eggs from our neighbors hens. Collecting autumn grasses, pods and branches to adorn the entry . Wait …no it was breaking out the Halloween decor to liven up our streetside facing yard, no no wait I have it favorite fall thing is picking petite green apples, that survived the rummaging racoons,.the branches reach our second story window. Oh lord I can’t decide a single favorite fall thing so I choose the abundance of choice that I am so grateful for.

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  998. Liz Archambeault on

    My favorite thing has been going on a hike with my family to see all of the changing colors. It amazes me every year!

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  999. Stacey on

    Taking my first drive to relish the fall colors. After years of living in FL, it was like starting fresh treasuring the wonderful variety of hues in the trees!

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  1000. Shelby Humpert on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall was go to the Dallas Arboretum. I am not in a living situation to have much of a garden at this time and with one of the hottest summers on record in Texas meant that of the plants I do have, not a lot survived. I loved walking through the gardens and seeing the flowers doing remarkably well considering all they went through all summer. It was nice to have a cool, sunny day to take in all the color and life before winter takes it all away again. They also had an incredible pumpkin patch with a ton of varieties and displays. It was so fun to have it finally start to feel like fall with all the pumpkins and gourds!

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  1001. Jenni on

    My favorite thing this fall… Is rising with the sun to these gorgeous mornings filled with flowers, birds, bees and wonderful people. Together we’re growing, harvesting, creating and sharing, everything the flowers have to offer. It’s an experience of learning that will last a lifetime!

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  1002. Isaac Young on

    My favorite thing I did this fall was having my family come over to pick flowers from my garden.

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  1003. Lindsay on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is visit extended family in Minnesota. My grandma was a very talented gardener, and I finally got to see the house where she grew up, which was very special <3

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  1004. Lindsay Mellor on

    I love taking my kids to the pumpkin patch. The tractor rides, apple cider, and spooky barn has become a yearly tradition.

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  1005. Samantha Hansen on

    We just celebrated our baby’s first birthday! It took us nearly seven years to get him here and we are just so grateful for the joy he’s brought to our lives. It was so fun to spend the day celebrating him and our family. 🧡

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  1006. Marylee Guy on

    Thanks to the wonderful tips on seed collection on this site I triumphantly harvested dahlia seeds from my border dahlias just yesterday for spring 2023 planting. This has been a particularly hard summer and fall for me. After meticulously starting 35 dahlia tubers in April in the basement, then planting outside in May, we had a gardening disaster I call “the day of the dahlia.” On June 19 my sweet husband volunteered to spray neem on my plants. He accidentally grabbed the wrong sprayer and sprayed the entire small dahlia patch with herbicide. Despite immediately discovering his mistake and hosing off the foliage, it turned black within a matter of hours. I cut the foliage to soil level. I lost about 2/3 of the plants. The only blooms I had were from a raised bed of border dahlias he had forgotten about. After nurturing the foliage, I had my first three blooms just yesterday. We are two weeks or so from our first frost so I may enjoy a few more blooms. The only thing which has brought me joy was anticipating the delivery of the bulbs I ordered from Roozengaarde again from your recommendation. They are set to arrive this Wednesday. Frankly if I had not already ordered them in April not sure I could afford them now. Losing probably $200 in dahlia tubers has strained my gardening budget. I have set up grow lights in the basement because I am planning to start dahlia seedlings and other plants from seeds. I have a knee replacement November 15 and I have told my surgeon my goal is being able to navigate my basement stairs to start my seeds by March. This year after a terrible summer, fall is giving me hope for the gardening season of 2023. My best moment of fall has been standing in tears amid the dahlia pots and seeing my first bloom. Mother Nature is so forgiving!

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  1007. Sarah on

    This fall I have been prepping our garden for the day year’s cut flower beds. The garden has been mostly unused for a couple of years, and now my 8, 6 and 3 year old children are out there picking weeds, turning soil (or playing it) and placing bulbs. At night when we lay down to read and cuddle my 8 year old boy will say “Mom, you can watch your flower growing videos if you want, because I really want to help with your garden next year”. I took them to a local farm to get pumpkin donuts early one morning (fall weekend tradition), which then turned into us loading our truck with a variety of pumpkins. The kids had seen my printed Floret pumpkin guide, and they wanted to bring some home and identify too. So what has been most meaningful about this fall, is as we get ready to put the outside world to bed in preparation for the snow, my dream is anything but resting, because my children are excited alongside me. They want to be in the dirt and mud, and comparing the flower heights to how tall they are, and smelling the different blooms, and really just working on something together. I will always remember this as our first autumn before our flower garden and the tight knit bonds and seasonal traditions we formed as a family.

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  1008. Melanie Self on

    In 1999, my husband retired from the US Air Force after serving 23 years. We built our dream home and then turned right around in 2001 and began our next journey together traveling 26 weekends out of the year serving families in NASCAR. Our 2 children have blessed us with 5 grandchildren. One lives away and one across the street three houses down. So there is rarely time for soul care. We live on a portion of land in North Carolina that was once a dairy farm. After his retirement, we had a couple years to work our land but it is very difficult to do the things we love on our property. Well in 2021 we were finally home for a period of time because of Covid and we loved getting to revamp existing projects and add a few more projects to the list. This Summer and Fall I have purposed in my heart to do MORE of the things I love. My grandmother was a Master Gardener, president of the garden club and I have many of her prized plantings in my own yard now. Gardenias, azaleas, bulbs of many varieties and more. As well as her beloved trowel and garden boots. So this Fall is dedicated to clearing out every planter, prepping and tucking mums and pumpkins in every corner and space I can find. Considering every please that I can prepare for the Spring of our lives. It has been a timely season of changes and resolve to care for my own heart right smack dab in the middle of serving others. And it feels oh so good. Thanks for the ongoing inspiration to get my hands back in the earth, to touch what is alive and breathe it all in again. To Fall!! 🍷

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  1009. Mindy on

    We just moved to a new state and downsized. We are spending this fall getting our landscaping in. It has been wonderful to start from scratch and on a smaller scale. I’m loving getting to know my area and the seasonal plants available. 🍂🌻🍁

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  1010. Rachel on

    During a solo trip to Swan Island Dahlias this fall I spotted your books in the gift shop. I promptly checked out from the public library “Cut Flower Garden” and “A Year in Flowers.” The subsequent dreaming and planning led to me taking out a 7ft bush from my side yard. It was blocking the ideal sunny spot for my new cut flower garden! This is meaningful to me because it represents what is coming my way: hard work, reimagining the status quo, and more beauty and creativity coming into my life.
    I am so thankful I stumbled across your books, Erin!

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  1011. Jenny Cox on

    Spending time with my aunt and great auntie, going to our local gardens and getting pedicures. Sharing laughs and stories and my Grauntie passing down her knowledge of growing all the things. ❤️

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  1012. Heather Brunelle on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is to commit to train for a trail half marathon run. Running is my meditation and helps to reset my brain chemistry. Battling my depression has been the biggest hurdle for me in starting a flower farm. My mother’s passing two months ago triggered more depression. I still harvested and sold bouquets these past two months though it has been hard. Running really does help me survive the tough times.

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  1013. Anna T. on

    The joy our garden is bringing this Fall started last Winter when a friend loaned me the book, “A Year in Flowers”. As my daughter (8) and I flipped through it together, we were both awed and inspired. I began reading all I could about growing flowers, and after seeing my daughter’s enthusiasm for the blooms, decided that our 2022 garden would focus on a major shift from vegetables to flowers. We started with some free seeds from the library, some gifted from other flower growing friends, and a few purchased online. We sprouted them inside and the enthusiasm from my daughter was contagious. Never had I seen her this excited about kale and carrots popping up through the soil. We added some more seeds to our collection, with the intent to set up a small market stand to sell flowers along with fresh eggs in front of our house. However as our garden began to mature, and blooms started to open we started sharing the slow trickle with friends and neighbors and after seeing their reaction we decided to make the flowers our gift back to our community. As Fall is in full swing, so is our garden and we are delighting in the colorful harvest! Taking bouquets to doctors, librarians, teachers and friends in our community and seeing their reaction has been so rewarding, and the lessons my daughter is learning about giving back and spreading joy has been invaluable. One particular family in our neighborhood is a homebound elderly couple in their 90’s. The wife, my dear friend, was a long time gardener, and over this last year health challenges have forced her to dramatically cut back on what she can do in the garden. Bringing fresh blooms to them has been the biggest blessing of all. This coming year, we are making big plans to expand the garden even more and continue sharing this joy and I would LOVE to add tulips to our Spring blooms that will be shared.

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  1014. Kathryn Gilleland on

    I have really enjoyed planning my cutting garden for next year, ordering seeds and working outside getting things ready for next season. I am planning on selling flowers next year and it is especially exciting as we have been planning for 6 years for my husband and I to make 100% of our money from the farm and 2023 we feel like we can make that happen. It is both exciting and terrifying at the same time.

    Thank you for listing your favorite companies to buy bulbs from, it is always nice buying from a recommend source.

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  1015. SuzanneP on

    This fall has been especially magical watching and waiting for all the dahlia seedlings that I grew from Floret seeds to bloom. This was my first year to grow dahlias and I decided to try both tubers and seeds and each has been magical in its own way. And while the end of the season will be sad, I am looking forward to the surprise of what I will get to harvest in tubers at season’s end.

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  1016. Sebastian on

    My favorite part of this Fall is watching the numerous dahlia varieties I got for the first time this spring give their last blossoms and watching all sorts ofntutoriala onnthe best methods to over winter them so I can enjoy them next year.

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  1017. Carolyn on

    I’ve been enjoying g exploring pumpkins this fall. And exploring what I love best in my small garden for culinary purposes primarily but if they look great it’s a double bonus and my porch is full.
    Zinnias were a summer experiment that didn’t go well for me but I had shared some of my starts with friends so am enjoying their success. How fun is that

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  1018. Sheila on

    My favorite thing this year in the garden is tearing out half of the front lawn and planting a native wildflower meadow. The meadow was gorgeous!!! And even the neighbors loved it.

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  1019. Gwen Boulter on

    My favorite thing I have done this fall is start and transplant some Hardy Annuals for the first time. It seems very strange to be planting them at this time of year in Michigan. Now I have to wait all winter to see if it works and they grow in the spring!

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  1020. Anna on

    We’ve been so project-oriented this spring and summer in order to have our wedding in our own garden (just in September!), that fall has meant being able to slow down and actually enjoy the fruits of our labor – the new dahlia beds (that bloomed a week too late for the wedding, haha) with each new variety providing daily delight; harvesting a bowl of raspberries every night; letting the new chickens out for “chicken recess” to watch them chase each other around the raised beds; the first golden leaves turning and falling one by one and stitching together a fall carpet. The sun can get so intense here in our summers that it feels like everything is breathing a sigh of relief with these cooler temperatures and catching up after trying to survive the intensity of the summer. Turns out fall can absolutely be both a time of growth and winding down!

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  1021. Francoise Bentley on

    My favorite thing with the garden I have done this fall is tour my dahlia patch each morning , tell my zinnias they can do it and bloom before the first frost arrives (I had to dig them and move them midseason because they got crowded out) and then get in and cut a bucket of blooms to bring to my kiddo’s teachers and our neighbors to surprise people with a garden bouquet!! Best feeling is to stand at the door with a bouquet and surprise people for no other reason than to spread the flower happiness!

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  1022. Kelly on

    My favorite thing I’ve done this fall is watch my first ever dahlias grow! Lots of lessons learned and better prepared for next year :)

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  1023. Ellen Mullis on

    My favorite thing this fall has been watching the various bees and insects enjoy my garden. It was so hot this year and I spent a lot of time cringing at all the bad bugs on my plants, but this fall, the good insects are living their best life in the final plants of the year and it brings me joy to just watch them do their thing.

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  1024. Katie on

    I have spent time this fall trimming tree limbs to open up a bit more sunlight in my garden/ love working outside this time of year! Im shopping for some Ranunculus so this guide is perfect timing ☺️

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  1025. Martina Grahovac on

    Hi there, would you be so kind letting me know bulb sources in Europe?
    Thank you.
    Kind regards,
    Martina

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  1026. JOE on

    Lovely post beautiful!

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  1027. Lorna Druffel on

    I just want to applaud you for valuing family and the families of your employees!! I am sure this decision was difficult for all! I respect your business values, love your flowers, books, photos…..and desire to share your gifts and wisdom with us all. FLORET is a wonderful example of high quality business and are spreading beauty far and wide!
    Thank you !

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  1028. Lorna Druffel on

    I just want to send you a big hug for valuing family and the families of your employees!! I am sure this decision was difficult for all! I appreciate your business values very much! LOVE your flowers, books, photos…..and desire to share your gifts and wisdom with us all. Thank you !

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  1029. Molly Coyne on

    I went through Dutch Grown and so far I’ve been pleased with them!

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  1030. B on

    What are you gathering?!💚

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  1031. Rachelle on

    I’ve ordered from http://www.flowerbulbsrus.com in ontario for the first time. It’s near me so hopefully the plants will do well.

    Vesey and Botonus I’ve ordered from before.

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  1032. Jess on

    I admire your decision to shift focus to family during this difficult time. We have all been tested and we need to pivot now more than ever. I will continue to buy seeds from you in ridiculously wonderful amounts, and my garden will be full of color in the new (hopefully better) year of 2021. Happy gardening!

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  1033. Alice Siebecker on

    Love all your selections plus I love the tulip blends of Color Blends bulbs. Great success at over a mile high elevation and zone 4 planting conditions

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  1034. Michelle on

    Any suggestions for these bulbs in Canada?

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  1035. Lola on

    I believe it is the right decision for Floret, you guys do such a wonderful job and it does not go un-noticed. With this hard decision for your Fall business I think it’s safe to say….. Floret, not just beautiful flowers, but they aim to make the whole world a better place.
    Thank you! 💚

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  1036. Therese on

    Erin…thank you for making a decision that supports your staff. It makes me love your company even more!! I live in San Diego and have bought bulbs from https://www.easytogrowbulbs.com over the years. They are a locally owned family business with excellent products and lots of good information on their site for new growers. May 2021 bless you and your staff.

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  1037. Donna Deal on

    I love Terra Ceia Farms in NC. They are a family run business that immigrated to the US from Holland in the 1930s. The quality of their bulbs, and the selection, is fantastic. Living in NC, I love ordering from a local company, and I know that what I buy has a good chance of doing well. Thanks for asking! https://www.terraceiafarms.com/

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  1038. linda on

    Thank you for sharing your heart and what is needed for your team; quality time with family and friends…I so enjoy our posts and lovely pictures….Blessings to each and may they feel God’s love, presence , and May God speak into each life and what God has for each with this coming Fall and the New Year just around the corner…

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  1039. Linda K. on

    You’ve set your priorities right, Floret Farms. Such a fine example of integrity during this pandemic. May many more businesses follow in your stead.

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  1040. Janet Slarskey on

    Van Engelen is John Scheepers site for larger volume orders so if you’re looking for quality and quantity I would highly recommend them. They also have terrific service.

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  1041. Samantha on

    I can’t applaud you enough for prioritizing family and health during this time. I’m sure this was both a hard and easy decision to make, and it makes me so happy to see that you have your priorities in order. It’s refreshing, especially seeing as how many businesses, both small and large-scale, are not even considering doing something like this to help those with children who will not be going back to school. Thank you so much, and I look forward to continuing to support your for years to come.

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  1042. Mary on

    Floret’s thoughtful, compassionate courage to make this decision is impressive. Thank you for sharing how you came to make the session and providing other resources.

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  1043. Kakhi Wakefield on

    Can you tell us the lovely variety of the hydrangea you have gathered in this photo? Also, I have had very good shopping experiences with John scheepers. Thanks for sharing all your valuable resources!

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  1044. Rachel on

    Thank you Floret for putting your employees and families first. You are an amazing company who set the example for many. I second Brent and Beckys! For anyone local here in Western Washington I also love to purchase bulbs at Satsop Bulb Farm. Their farm store opens September 15th.

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  1045. Daylen on

    Tulip Town!! Their flowers are magical!!

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  1046. Andrea on

    As a new mom trying to hold down a full time job and full time childcare I’m so appreciative that Floret is celebrating this choice. Somethings have to give in these crazy times, and it’s refreshing to hear a company acknowledge it. Floret forever!

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  1047. Jessica Adams on

    I loved your company before, and know I love it even more. I hold so much respect for you for choosing to put your employees first, and because of they I will be a loyal customer forever. So much respect and gratitude for you, your ethics and the beautiful happiness your seeds, bulbs, photos and videos bring me year round.
    THANK YOU.

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  1048. Kellie on

    So proud to support a company who puts its people first. Keep taking good care and we’ll keep coming back!

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  1049. Rebecca Sapolsky on

    Old House Garden has great heirlooms too. And very kind and helpful customer service.

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  1050. Kimberly Smith-Klett on

    I am writing to say bravo! I started my morning off with your email. As I eagerly read through it, I noticed I was smiling. Then when I clicked the link to read the entire post, I knew I wanted to reach out and say thank you. Thank you for your amazing flowers, thank you for supporting other farmers, and thank you for putting your employees and their families first during these strange times. I can’t wait to get my fall order in with you, and support your other recommendations.

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