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Since planting our first big garden as a young mom, I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned about growing, harvesting, and arranging seasonal blooms with others. Over the years, I chronicled our adventures of running a small flower farm and floral design studio on the Floret blog, on social media, and in journal articles for market farmers. Those flower-filled stories and photographs gradually gained a global audience that was hungry to learn more about growing flowers on a small scale.

I’m thrilled that I now can share what we’ve learned and introduce others to the joys of growing flowers through our books. We’ve poured a lot of love and intention into every page and my hope is that these books inspire you to grow an abundant cut flower garden and live a more flower-filled life.

Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Grow the flower garden of your dreams. In this striking guide you will find everything you need to grow, harvest, and arrange stunning seasonal blooms. With equal parts instruction and inspiration, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden welcomes you into Erin Benzakein’s abundant, bloom-filled world, and is a feast for every flower lover’s eyes and soul.

From the first page to the last, you’ll find easy-to-follow steps for planting, cultivating, and harvesting more than 175 varieties of flowers including cottage garden favorites, new hybrids, and heirloom varieties that are central to today’s seasonally focused floral designs.

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A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season

Brimming with gorgeous photography and practical design techniques, this new book by beloved flower farmer and floral designer Erin Benzakein illustrates beautiful seasonal bouquets that anyone can make and everyone will enjoy.

Each seasonally-inspired chapter engages and encourages readers to observe the colors and textures of the natural world around them and incorporate locally-grown ingredients while creating centerpieces, posies, and other floral arrangements.

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Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms

In this inspiration-packed guide, celebrated farmer-florist Erin Benzakein reveals all the secrets you’ll need for cultivating your own gorgeous dahlias. These cutting garden favorites are some of the most beloved flowers for arranging and come in a dazzling range of colors, sizes, and forms, offering enough variety for virtually every garden space and style.

Full of expert wisdom and overflowing with hundreds of breathtaking images, Discovering Dahlias is an essential resource and must-have book for anyone who loves flowers.

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Erin Benzakein balancing a bucket of lilacs on her shoulder


The nation's leading Farmer-Florist & founder of Floret

Erin Benzakein is the founder of Floret, a flower farm and seed company located in Washington’s Skagit Valley. Considered to be one of the country’s most influential farmer-florists, Erin has shaped floral design trends, redefined small-scale farming, and inspired others to grow, buy, and share seasonal flowers.

Erin and her flower farm have amassed prestigious awards including the Martha Stewart American Made award for Floral and Event Design and a Better Homes & Gardens’ blogger award. Her best-selling book, Cut Flower Garden, won the American Horticultural Society’s 2018 Book Award, set sales records at Chronicle Books, and continues to inform, inspire, and delight flower lovers around the world. Her second book, A Year in Flowers, made The New York Times’ Bestseller List, and illustrates beautiful seasonal arrangements for every season. Her highly-anticipated newest book, Discovering Dahlias, is now available from booksellers everywhere.

Chris and Erin Benzakein of Floret sorting cut flowers of many colors on a wooden work bench


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