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March 1st 2021

Dahlia Goody Box Giveaway

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Floret

After months of waiting, it’s incredible to think that Discovering Dahlias will be officially out in the world in just one short week!

In preparation for our big book launch on March 9, I’ve been signing thousands of pre-order copies, which the shop ladies are packaging up at the speed of light, and we also just finished shipping special gift boxes to members of the press, book buyers, and industry influencers.

We always get so many questions about these special boxes and their coveted contents, so I thought it would be fun to highlight what’s included and raffle off some of these deluxe dahlia-inspired goody boxes here. 

Below you can read a little more about each item and the talented makers behind them. 

Vases from Michelle Gardella

I have long admired Michelle Gardella, who is a public school art teacher, award-winning photographer, and writer based in Austin, Texas. In addition to her many other talents, Michelle is a gifted potter. She handmade a beautiful honeydew-colored vase with fresh cut dahlias in mind. 

Soap from Rhiannon Bosse 

I’ve been a friend and fan of Rhiannon for many years and was so excited when she rekindled her passion for soapmaking and launched a line of specialty small batch soap that she now sells through her online shop.

This beautiful bar is lightly scented with lavender, peppermint, and rosemary, and sprinkled with petals collected and dried from Floret’s dahlia field.

Floret Dahlia Honey from Z’s Happy Bees

I discovered Z’s Happy Bees through our local beekeepers association, and Andrea and her family brought a dozen of their hives to spend the summer on the farm so the bees could help pollinate our flower seed crops. This jar of extra-special honey came from our dahlia field and is pure magic. 

Cookies from Morgan G. Co

When we launched my second book, A Year in Flowers, my friend Steve Moore sent me the most thoughtful gift of exquisite sugar cookies inspired by the book’s pages—that’s when I first learned of Morgan Gaunt. Morgan is incredibly talented, and her cookies are mini works of art.

On top of being beautiful, they are delicious too. In addition to creating custom cookies, Morgan teaches online baking and cookie-decorating classes. 

dahlia breeding patchFloret’s Discovering Dahlias Seed Mix

This past season I purposefully let all of the dahlias in my personal breeding patch go to seed in the hopes of creating a special packet for the launch of Discovering Dahlias. Seeds from this magical mix will produce flowers in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and colors — no two plants will be the same!

To learn more about how to start dahlias from seed, open to page 85 when your book arrives.

Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias Bonus MaterialsFloret’s Dahlia Planning Cards

We grew more than 800 dahlia varieties when we were writing Discovering Dahlias and narrowed down our top picks to 360 to feature in the Variety Finder section starting on page 137.

To help dahlia lovers visually plan their patch, we turned this section of the book into a printable set of dahlia planning cards. Each card contains a color photo, the variety name, flower color, flower type, and bloom size. You can download your own printable set here

As we celebrate the release of Discovering Dahlias, we’re giving away ten of these Deluxe Dahlia Goody Boxes. To enter to win, please comment below telling me something you’re looking forward to this spring. Please note: If your comment doesn’t show up right away, sit tight; we have a spam filter that requires we approve comments before they are published.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 16.

Update: A huge congratulations to our winners:  Jessica, Tara, Ava Taylor, Emily, Ras Gupta, Lisa Towson, Christy Hales, Rebecca K., Lori  Johnson, and Chelsea Fontana.

14,726 Comments

  1. shane Robinson on

    After a season of transition from scrub to flower garden, im looking forward to seeing the patch become a field of colour, this is my first year venture to cut flower gardening!!! so pretty exciting.

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  2. Jack Smith on

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  3. L Huizin on

    After a long, gray Michigan winter we are starting to see the first glimmer of color: bushes rimed in pale green, the maroon of hardy rhubarb and the purple and yellow of crocus and daffs. So excited to have colors back in the landscape!!

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  4. Mimi on

    This is my first year growing dahlias in my first home and I’m so excited to have found the discovering dahlias book! I can already tell it’s going to be a long lasting hobby. A few tubers sprouted this week and I’m so excited to watch them grow. Thank you for all the wonderful content and advise. I love following along in the blog and Instagram stories.

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  5. Kay on

    I recently received my Growing Dahlia book….it’s beautiful. I took a picture of the cover and posted on Facebook. So excited to learn from your expertise. I’ve grown Dahlias over the years, but sometimes they just haven’t flourished they way they should. I intent to have a great looking Dahlia garden this year! Thank you for all your exceptional videos and information. I share it with all my gardening friends!

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  6. Lisa J on

    I’m looking forward to our yard becoming lush again… and peonies!! Ohh, how I love peonies 💜

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  7. Erica Grivas on

    Looking forward to my first edibles out of the garden this season, watching my seeds grow, and the first shoots of potted-up dahlias!

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  8. Araceli Maciel on

    I am looking forward to spring and summer this year. We are planting dahlias, roses, peonies and many other fabulous flowers in honor of all of the friends we lost to Covid last year. I am especially grateful that my husband recovered after being ill for 3 months. Though he still has remnants of Covid-19 he is getting better everyday and that is truly something to be grateful for. Thank you for your inspiration and the wonderful books chock-full of information. They are true treasures and something we look forward to reading this spring!

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  9. ASTRID ITZKE-MEILLEUR on

    Oh my gosh! So excited to grow and explore the world of Dahlia’s this season. Thank you so much for all your inspiration!

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  10. Susan Loweke on

    I am excited to turn our mostly bare front yard into a cut flower garden. The previous owner put landscaping fabric down and topped it with mulch which has broken down to create an ideal spot for weed seeds to germinate. I will remove the broken down mulch and plant cut flowers densely to shade out any remaining weeds while applying a thin layer of mulch.

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  11. Rhea Ferry on

    I am excited to explore the world of dahlia varieties beyond the basics. Who ever thought there could be so many beautiful varieties and colors of not only of dahlias, but of the other flower varieties we discovered in the course. Much of the world is missing out on so much beauty!

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  12. Melissa Joyner on

    My 5 yr old daughter and I are so excited to be planting our first dahlia bed together this spring. We were super excited to receive your latest book in the mail along with seeds from your garden. My little one speaks of you as if you are a close family friend and (with the biggest smile on her face) keeps asking, “When can we plant the seeds that Erin sent us Momma?”❤️

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  13. Fran Sakelarides on

    I can’t wait to how my dahlias and cannas faired over winter.

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  14. Roxane on

    I’m so looking forward to the first blooms of Spring as I do each year. It’s a sign of things new every morning. My new thing this year is trying to grow flowers from seedlings which I already started indoors thanks to your inspiration. I can’t wait to ready the soil and get my hands dirty! Seeing the seeds grow and mature into beautiful flowers is so rewarding.

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  15. Jonathan Guerin on

    Because of you, I’m inspired to plant my first dahlia bed this spring! So excited to get started and see the results. Such beautiful flowers! Thank you for all you do!!

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  16. Beckie Dorothy on

    My husband is helping me build a new flower area in our garden because I’m so excited about Floret flowers :-)

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  17. Jennifer on

    I’m expanding my garden to include cut flowers this year and I’m over the moon with the prospect of having fresh food and fresh flowers at my table.

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  18. Lavina Yoder on

    Gardening! We moved to a new place with a nice big garden so I’m looking forward to planting vegetables and flowers this year.

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  19. Jen on

    Last spring when deciding what to plant in our veg garden, I polled my two little girls. “Flowers!!!” Was all they had to offer. One of the best decisions of 2020 was giving over part of our garden for cut flowers and a fairy garden. So much joy and childhood magic! This year we’ve already started are seedlings and the fun continues.

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  20. Cheryl Umhoefer on

    I love seeing the earth wake up from hibernation! The soil begins to warm, the trees and grass begin to green, and the perennials begin to sprout. I can’t wait to begin planting 🌱🌻🌷

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  21. Amelia Wyss on

    I can’t wait to start my own cut flower garden this spring! This will be my first time! You’ve truly inspired me! I found you about a week ago and haven’t stopped reading everything I can get my hands on since!!! I CAN’T wait!!! I already started cleaning out one of my barns for making an awesome flower/garden shed! And I found one of your books from my library!!

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  22. Kim on

    I dream of flowers. Growing and even thinking of my garden brings me so much pleasure. My thumbs are a pretty pale green but my heart blooms in vivid hues. Thanks for your wisdom.

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  23. Jo Buckley on

    Seeing all the vibrant colour springing up in my garden beds from my favourite bulbs and corms – ranuculis, cornflowers, dafs and tulips to name a few. Makes me sooooo happy.

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  24. Erin on

    Looking forward to seeing all the different types of flowers I’m putting in the garden this year. This will be my first year gardening in raised beds. Also first year starting seeds early (crossing my fingers it all works out nicely) my goal is to grow enough Zinnias to cut for my family and share to with my neighbors.

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  25. Deb Curtis on

    Looking forward to seeing the flowers growth since last year. Looking forward to getting my hands in the soil, planting, re-arranging and even weeding! Love being in my garden and bringing some flowers in the house!

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  26. Anne Heipel on

    I am looking forward to my flowering almond bush bulging with blooms.

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  27. Leah B on

    Just bought your cut flower garden book! So excited to read through it and step up my cut flower game!

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  28. Judi Auerbach on

    The snow has finely melted but my beds are still frozen and wet. I can’t wait for the sun to heat up my soil so I can get my hands dirty! Oh the smell of fresh soil, awaiting seeds and seedlings! Soon very soon.

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  29. Donna on

    Started growing dahlias in 2015 and have become totally smitten with them. Eagerly anticipating spring and seeing the new varieties in bloom. Your new book has given me a lot of new ideas for next year.

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  30. Amy Bleile on

    Dahlias were my mother’s favourite, and ever year I would plant some on her hill. Since she’s been gone they are in my yard. I know she loves them still.

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  31. Penelope Kleinhans on

    I love my new Discovering Dahlias book and am tickled to have received the bonus packet of seeds. Looking forward to growing dahlias this year!

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  32. savita wilder on

    This 80 year old body springs out of bed each morning
    to cooperate with spring exuberance!

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  33. Cheryl Halsey on

    Honestly, I just can’t wait to spend more time outdoors. This is the first year I will be home during daylight hours and not at work, it’s also the first year I started my own seeds, usually we buy plants and go from there, it’s just been easier that way. Watching my seeds start indoors has been such a joy so when the ground finally warms, it’s going to be a great day!

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  34. Misty Sample on

    I’m Looking so forward to my first spring of starting my own seeds.

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  35. Sandy on

    I’m looking forward to growing my own flowers in hopes of selling cut flowers this summer. Can’t wait for all the lovely warm weather & sunshine again!!

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  36. Janet Hommes on

    I just can’t wait to actually start planting outdoors and seeing all the winter planning come to life. The planning gets me thru the winter months which are not that bad where I live but it is enough that I can’t be outside plant. The summer flowers will make just about everyone feel like life can be GREAT.

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  37. GINA GRIMES on

    Started some from seed for the first time! So excited to see how they turn out

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  38. Amanda Salgat on

    I am looking forward to planting dahlias this spring after being inspired by a beautiful garden that I saw last season. This will be a brand new adventure for me and I am hoping to get my mom to do some planting of these flowers as well. I feel that we all need something to focus on that is pretty, delightful, and hopeful. What better to focus on than flowers!

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  39. Johanna Walker on

    Looking forward to fill my new cottage garden with flowers, seeds and many plants. This is my first year trying dahlias from seeds and tubers, planting zinnias, lupine, lavender and an herb garden. So excited for new garden adventures!

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  40. Fion Yen on

    I’m looking forward to making more progress toward my homestead dream! Watching our fruit trees and berries grow, growing more food and this year I am first time in my life growing so many flowers from seeds (Floret seeds are hands down one of the best quality ones, fresh and sprout so reliably) and I still can’t believe I ordered so many dahlia tubers (can’t resist)! I can’t wait to see the flowers growing and enjoy them and share them with family, friends and neighbors!

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  41. Sarah on

    Looking forward to my first year of growing cut flowers! Starting with snapdragons and a few different types of dahlias. I’ve been enjoying having the Floret resources to help me out. Can’t wait to see what y’all come up with next!

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  42. Dana Davis on

    I’m looking forward to Mothers day the recommended day to plant dahlia tubers in the Pacific Northwest. While I’m an experienced gardener, I am new to growing Dahlias. Last year I enjoyed the beautiful blooms and sharing them with my friends and family. Can’t wait to continue this new adventure.

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  43. Judy Jerman on

    I am just learning about your farm and am very intrigued. I am looking forward to growing some of your flowers in my home garden.

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  44. Donna Gerken on

    I can’t
    wait to experiment with new flowers this year. It’s hard to wait here in Illinois.

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  45. Donna Gerken on

    I can wait to experiment with new flowers this year. It’s hard to wait here in Illinois.

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  46. Shamae Hulstine on

    Can’t wait to finally have flowers growing all over the yard! It’s been a long winter.

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  47. Cindy on

    I am looking forward to the beauty of flowers to put a fresh spin on this year hopefully as COVID diminishes and disappears!!!

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  48. Rebecca Mackle on

    I can’t wait for my sweet peas starts to bloom – about to transplant into yard! This is my second year to finally have sweet peas: I love the variety of seeds you have! Your advice on growing them is great :)

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  49. Adria Posman on

    I am looking forward to the warmth of the sun on my face, the cool grasses on my bare feet, watching the newness of life awaken from its gray, winter slumber and enjoying the scents of the beauty all around.

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  50. Emma Noel on

    So excited for the chance to get it!!!!

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  51. Julie H on

    I am looking forward to smelling freshly mowed lawn and watching the dragonflies eat massive loads of mosquitoes!

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  52. Di Gow on

    I can’t wait for that first day of Spring when everything seems so bright and cheery and the air is fresh and clean!

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  53. Bethany Kies-Bolkema on

    I’m looking forward to seeing the grass green up and the fruit trees blossom around our new patio/terrace area in the back yard! #springnewlife

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  54. Rosana Pasquini on

    So disappointed that I could not purchased more seeds from you. Everything that I wanted was sold out.

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  55. Rebecca Maddock on

    I am so looking forward to talking about flower growing with my niece. We both LOVE flowers and grow lots. Compare and share!

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  56. Melissa Jander on

    Longer days, warmer temps, and a cutting garden full of flowers to paint and to share with friends.

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  57. Tracy on

    I’m starting all of my flowers from seed this year using Floret seeds for the first time. I’ve already started them and they are starting to sprout as I write. I love the whole process from seed to bloom. I also love sharing the extras that I grow and making other people happy. Gardening is healing, its creative, it’s spiritual, and it’s fun.

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  58. Kristin Thiel on

    I’m looking forward to being outside with my two and four year olds and watching our sunflowers seeds sprout!!

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  59. Cassandra on

    I am so excited to plant dahlias for the first time! We moved from Texas to Washington a few years ago, and are ready to get planting in the garden.

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  60. Ditte Wager on

    I’m looking forward to the smells and feel of the warm dirt and the sunshine warming my skin as I work in my little garden. I have three small garden boxes and a small strip next to the garage where I grow some flowers that I can use for my own arrangements. I even sold one of them last year! I’m looking forward to more flower beauty and can’t wait for my anemones and ranunculus to pop!! They are coming!

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  61. Chelsea Fontana on

    I am excited to plant many seeds and bulbs in my mother’s yard to brighten up her flower beds that have been neglected for a while. When I was a child the yard was beautiful and I am looking forward to helping her return it to some of it’s former glory.

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  62. Lynette Hilton on

    Absolutely playing in the dirt! I love clearing out the old plants, digging in the old mulch and remulching everywhere so I can start with a clean palette. And I love cleaning all of our fairy garden items with my young kids. We put everything in buckets and use tooth brushes to scrub everything clean, then we get to put on our creative caps and create a new village again!

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  63. Ava on

    I am looking forward to the crisp morning air and new flower growth. I am so excited to use the new skills and knowledge that I have acquired since last season to help my flowers grow. Flowers make me so happy and I can not wait to share that happiness with others!

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  64. Susan M Rodgers on

    It’s been a long winter. I am ready to see all my little sprouts come to life. I love waling in my garden seeing how everything is growing each day. That is where I am at my happiest

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  65. Elizabeth Brooks on

    My two young blondie boys being in the soil with me and viewing them through a veil of pea tendrils as they select tender leaves from the vine to munch on. Bonus if the kitties join us and nuzzle the returning catnip and flop on it for a nap!

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  66. Jeanne Banas on

    Seeing my veggies glistening in the first morning light! Sigh!!

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  67. Christa on

    Dear Floret Team,
    This Spring I am looking forward to getting my hands full of dirt and smelling its promise. Can’t wait for the countdown to plant my dahlia seeds and ready to be surprised to each new variety. I come from the land where dahlias originated. Keep up the good work.

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  68. Aine Magennis on

    I am literally counting down the days until I can get my vegetables and flowers in the garden and watch them as they grow. I find checking in on my little seeds and seedlings every day is so meditative and brings an incredible amount of joy. Just received your beautiful Floret Book and seeds and cannot wait to discover what varieties I was gifted. Thank you!

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  69. Sarah on

    Gardening with my kids! Being outside breathing in fresh air and putting our hands in the earth again! Seeing our first dahlias bloom!

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  70. Natalie Kocer on

    Waking up to a cool breeze smelling the fresh air, while listening to cardinal singing and the anticipation of green grass and flowers to bloom.

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  71. Amy on

    I’m looking forward to seeing all my perennials wake up!

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  72. Sharon on

    To see the Anemones bloom and smell the winter days daphne

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  73. Krista on

    I’m looking forward to my first crop of ranunculus blooming! They’re thriving in the caterpillar tunnels I learned to make through Floret’s workshop. So grateful for your insights and teaching, Erin!

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  74. Pat Winter on

    I’m looking forward to planting my new cosmos seeds in my 90 year old mother’s small garden I created for her in front of her deck so she has easy access. She loves cosmos and when I showed her the new pale pink variety , she squealed with joy. I ordered them immediately. Can’t wait to see her pick the first bouquet.

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  75. Romina on

    Sunshine m, the sound of birds and my dog running across green grass. Spring time literally makes me spring out of bed a little earlier. It’s hopeful, exciting and promising.

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  76. Victoria R Carlson on

    Being diagnosed with ALS, I imagined my gardening days where be over, until my husband reimagined our front yard as a wheelchair garden. With the donation of a few dear friends, we designed a raised garden bed. The purpose is not only to grow flowers, but give me a purpose… to care for our garden, to get outside, to socialize with our neighbors, provide hope, give me some physical movement and keep my range of motion, and best of all a small ministry to give flowers away. I can’t wait until the hardscape is done and seedlings planted and we make our collect our first bouquet!

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  77. Sondra on

    We just prepped our yard to grow flowers and veggies. I’m excited about growing flowers for a cut garden so that I can bless others with their beauty.

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  78. Kimberly on

    Starting to plant flowers this season. We’re finally starting our first flower season in our new home and I want to make a garden I love to be in. :)

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  79. Kenya Wales on

    Good Afternoon ive just purchased my first dalias roots and im so excited to get them 0lanted would love a book to leatn all on them

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  80. Susan Still on

    After a very long and lonely year, I am looking forward to sunshine and getting back to sharing flower love with friends…spring plant sales, summer garden tours, garden club gatherings and growing my beautiful garden.

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  81. Gretta Van Maanen on

    Colors of flowers, green foliage and the warmth of the sun on my face!!!!😊

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  82. Tiffany on

    I’m looking forward to anything that grows! But most of growing flowers. This is my first year trying to grow flowers and I can’t wait, a bit nervous I’ll mess the whole thing up, but so excited!

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  83. Kelly Manning on

    Spring. I love the days when I can begin to sit outside and feel the warm sunshine on my face. Enjoying that slow warmth that starts to wake you up inside.

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  84. Lisa Hill on

    After some warm days in the Northeast last week, I am itching to get outside and start working in my garden. I received my Dahlia book recently, and it is beautiful. I’ve never started flowers from seed before, but I’m going to give it a try with the seed packet I received with the book. I can’t wait! Thank you for the beautiful book and the seeds that came with it. So fun! And thank you for your helpful videos and for inspiring all of us gardener wannabes. Happy Spring!

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  85. Lisa Posell on

    We just moved from Texas to Apex, NC last year into a new home on 3/4 an acre. My dream has always been to be surrounded by trees and flowers. I have the trees, but I’m anxious to start growing flowers over my septic field!!
    🥰

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  86. MaDonna Schmid on

    I am looking forward to everything coming to life!! The trees leafing,the birds singing and my flowers growing.Its such a magical time of year! Let the work begin:)

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  87. Terri Contreras on

    I’m a newbie to growing cut flowers. I first saw your show on the Magnolia Network and am in awe and inspired by your story. I’m attempting to grow cut flowers for the first time this spring and pretty nervous about it. I buy flowers from a local florist often just to try my hand at arranging them because I love always having fresh flowers through the house. They help with the biggest smiles daily. Looking forward to reading your newest bookDiscovering Dahlias❣️

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  88. Dee Kirkham on

    Spring is always so exciting for me as an oil painter. Not only do I love growing beautiful flowers, my passion is capturing the fleeting moment of the beauty of flowers in my oil paintings! Also as a teacher & mentor of painting in oil, I love sharing my “Painters Path” with other artists. Since I paint from life, it is always challenging to capture the personality of flowers and that is why my garden grows each with more and more dahlias, as well as all the beautiful choices available ! Like yours! Love what you are doing. Inspiring!

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  89. Aura Marina Harvey on

    I’m so looking forward to spring and be able to get down on my knees in the garden and reach into the soil to beautify my little garden. Thank you for entering me into the dahlia giveaway!!

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  90. Chantell Berger on

    Love all of the beautiful varieties of flowers you grow! A love of flowers has been passed down from my mom to me and now to my daughter.

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  91. Marilyn on

    Thank you Erin and Chris for all the wonderful seed options. I’m excited to see my babies bloom in my garden. What you do is so wonderful and I’m excited to see the next phase of your adventure. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  92. Christine Wolter on

    I am actually looking forward to revisiting Cut Flower Garden and A Year in Flowers as I explore Discovering Dahlias. All of your work is so inspiring!

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  93. Vicki Reeder on

    These dahlias would be fabulous in my new 20×21 cut flower garden and I would love to receive the box!!

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  94. Amber Riddle on

    I am looking forward to planting all of my beautiful seedlings out! The Zinnias I purchased from you they are doing amazing!! And I am looking forward to buying more next year because I didnt get many they were all gone:(

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  95. Laurel Maultsby on

    I thought that when I pre-ordered your new book that I would also receive the goody box.?
    Who all were you sending this too?

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  96. Mary Paliath on

    Spring is my favorite season and I’m looking forward to the flowers blooming and all the beautiful colors!

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  97. Rise Thew Forrester on

    Growing my first dahlias ever and developing the garden at our new home. Thanks for your beautiful work!

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  98. Andrew Frei on

    I am looking forward to growing flowers for my mom this season in her own cut flower garden I am making her.

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  99. Rebecca Adams on

    My first cut flower garden and time outside with our almost 4 month old <3

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  100. Sheila on

    Spring brings the beginning of more sun and longer days here in the Pacific Northwest. I look forward to the bird song at sunrise and dusk, the hummingbirds chittering at me while I work in my gardens, the first signs of life from the sarcococca, Lenten rose, and quince. The cleaning of my raspberry bed and emergent new green of all that grows from the ground.

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  101. Meredith Murphy on

    This spring I am looking forward to the hum of the bees, the return of the hummingbirds and the fluttering of butterfly wings. After all they are the voice of the garden

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  102. Juliet Turner on

    Checking everyday to see the first signs of spring, the crocus peeking up through the ground. Can’t wait to start digging in the soil and getting plants in the ground. Quite a few weeks to go yet.

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  103. BRENDA BITTINGER on

    The winter has been colder and longer than normal, or so it feels. Looking forward to getting my hands back in the dirt, and starting to see some green come back to life.

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  104. Donnita Galland on

    I can not wait to get my garden boxes, and pots prepared for planting, and waiting for the final frost to bring out the plants.
    The smells in the air, the birds, and small animals building their nests. Annuals peeking up through the soil. Hydrangeas budding, and the big oak in my front yard buds and opens itself to beauty and gives us shade.

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  105. Richard Smith on

    I’ve had a dream since I was 4 or 5 years old of having of a home with a wrap-around porch. That dream came true in 2013 and the huge front, side and back porches gave me an urge to begin growing flowers. As we landscaped the almost 1/2 acre in the back, I discovered Dahlias and have been in love ever since. I’m 62 and hope to work until I am 70. My husband and I are looking for a small farm and hope to find just the right one before I retire where we can have a flower farm, maybe a Bed and Breakfast (wrap around porch mandatory), and possibly even a small wedding barn.

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  106. Katie on

    I’m looking forward to seeing if my Dahlia tubers I stored from last year actually grow! We are planning to have 4 raised garden beds this year, while I told my husband he can plant his half with potatoes (he’s a potato farmer) my half we be lots and lots of dahlias!

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  107. Dawn O on

    Rebirth. I love spring as we come out of a dark WI winter with cold and snow and look forward to the ground changing, the grass becomes green again, trees start to get leaves and some bloom. Flowers start poking through the ground. It’s a fresh start. Time to move on from what was and now be excited and focus on what is to come. Birds return and I can wake up each day to the sounds of the chirping. Vibrant colors return in the flowers as they grow that I truly enjoy each season.

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  108. D’Ann on

    everything looking so fresh and renewed.

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  109. Tamara Millage on

    I am looking forward to playing with propagating dahlias from starts. This is something I have never tried, but I am inspired by the technique and instructions in your book. It looks like a great way to expand my dahlia patch economically! Thanks for sharing the information you do – you’re a great resource and inspiration!

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  110. Maria B on

    Signs of new life and new beginnings, is what I love about spring. This year it is a new start to my dream of owning my own flower farm that I am most excited about. I am so excited to also have found you guys as a resource. I love Dahlias but have been scared to try them. I look forward to learning all I can and hopefully be able to grow them in my 5a zone!!

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  111. Lucy Knight on

    I am so looking forward to getting back out in the garden and seeing color and life after the long winter. I am trying a (very) small cutting garden for the first time. Very excited about that!!!

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  112. Dana Graham on

    I’ve received my book and cannot wait for my tubers to arrive in a few weeks. I used locally sourced dahlias in my wedding bouquets last fall and since then have fallen in love with the flowers. Our frost date is just around the corner and I can’t wait to get my hands dirty.

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  113. Gretchen Kurtz Brackett on

    I worked in a greenhouse when I was in high school. I remember having compost wars with my coworkers, pinching back mums in the rain, feeling like a ghostbuster with my watering backpack and loving the sweet family I worked for. You have inspired me to start growing again. It has been a bit tough on our family during the pandemic and I hope to share in this journey with my daughter. We have even started converting her old playhouse into a potting shed! Please keep being you! I am so grateful to have found you!

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  114. stacey on

    I am looking forward to warm weather and getting outside.

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  115. Mary Calvaruso on

    I remember my Mother planting dahlias when zi was a small child. I look forward to seeing them in my own garden. They are just beautiful and it will make me happy to look out and see them each day.

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  116. Catherine Berger on

    I am very excited to see the varieties of dahlias I received with the seed packet with my beautiful book about dahlias, this will be my first year starting with seeds. Thanks so much for all your knowledge and sharing your experience with us!

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  117. Alexis Moretti on

    I’m looking forward to working in the soil this spring! We also bought a 96’x30’ greenhouse that will be going up hopefully in the next few weeks!! That’s probably the most exciting thing for spring 2021….still trying to figure out what to grow. Maybe dahlias!

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  118. Cynthia Konicke on

    This year I went a little overboard ordering dahlia tubers, peonies and Floret seeds. Every square inch of my small plot will be covered in flowers. I have several thousand soil blocks growing under lights in my basement and I can’t wait to get them in the ground. This Spring will be more colorful than any other at my home. I”m so excited for the moment when I can reach out my front door and bring in bundles of blooms. I wake up every morning with the urgent feeling of what else needs to go in the ground now and spend most of my free time in my flower beds. I can’t wait to see what blooms may come!

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  119. Marsha on

    Dahlias are a longtime favorite bloom. Watching your show tonight brought them back to me in a rush of memories. Thank you!

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  120. Cori Cessna on

    At age 45 we finally have been able to purchase our own home and I CANNOT wait to make it beautiful! I finally have the space I need and am so excited to absorb as much info as I can! 🌱🌸🌷

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  121. Sherry Wine on

    I’m reading your new book right now, love it. I can’t wait to plant my first batch of dahlias this spring!!!

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  122. Naomi on

    My young girls and I are looking forward to learning The science behind the nature of plants. They are learning about the seasons. Spring is so fun with everything that is new. New animals, new colors, new leaves. The barren winter is over. Now it’s time for new growth, warmth on our faces and fresh smiles! We are excited for the new. We are trying to transform our front and backyard to get prepared for spring!!

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  123. Maria on

    I look forward to warm weather and getting our garden ready for planting.

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  124. Diane on

    I look forward to reading your new book and planting my first batch of dahlias this year!

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  125. helena on

    I just read your book. Simply inspiring. I can’t wait to build a greenhouse this year!!!

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  126. Ashley on

    So looking forward to planting our first dahlias in the PNW this spring, following all the guidance in your new book!

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  127. Nataliah on

    My husband and I got married a year ago right before the pandemic. It was unexpected as it was for everyone, but we’ve made the most of it. We haven’t been able to see our families for over a year so we try to set goals and projects like a garden to pass the time as we wait to be reunited with our family. We’re looking forward to planting our first garden together this spring, we’re excited to have something to look forward to. We know it requires some work but we’re ready for the process because we know it’ll be worth it.

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  128. Martha on

    Wow! I’m so inspired by all of these comments and just received your book in the mail this evening! Am absolutely tickled! Had great fun watching the dahlia videos last fall and was inspired, thus signed up for the gardening class this spring. I can’t tell you how inspirational it was even though I haven’t fully completed it yet – the vision board, for me was a game changer (among other things). I planted some dahlias, at least 5 years ago and have never properly taken care of them as I likely should have, though they continue to expand each year on their own. I’m so excited to try the tips and suggestions you have for splitting them, etc. and I absolutely love the idea of growing more of these. And I love how you all have partnered with local folks to create a bunch of goodies. It brings a smile to my face, and as you say in the opening of the book “to the fairies” and I think they’d delight in each flower if they could tip toe between each of the ones grown. Thank you for continuing to inspire others with your spark and enthusiasm.

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  129. Emma Noel on

    Hi!!! I am SOOOOO excited for this event!!!! I am a young garden here, I am 11 years old, and this is my first year!!!!! I have been planning for one and a half years, and I finally got my seeds and they are spouting right out back in the garden. I am excited to take care of those little seedlings this year!!! I hope all my planning and hard-work will payoff in beautiful flowers this year!!! I saw your book about cut-flower gardens, and I loved it!!!! I hope I can receive your book about dahlias too!!!! (They are one of my favorite flowers!!!)

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  130. Shirley on

    Since my work is busy in the winter and my husband’s work is busy in the summer, spring has always been the season we travelled together. However, this year, we are skipping the trip in the hopes of buying a house and getting the nursery ready to welcome our first baby! This also means I will finally be able to graduate from my NYC apartment window-sill plants to a real plot of earth for planting! At this point, even though I haven’t bought anything for the baby yet, I’ve already sneakily ordered two dahlia tubers for our future garden when I preordered a bunch for my mom for Mother’s Day. Happy spring everyone!

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  131. Terri Minke on

    I live in northern Minnesota so spring is late in arriving here and so embraced by all of us!
    The local greenhouse is always a hopping place as towns folks pick up plants for planters and gardens!
    So excited to return for plant shopping..soon!

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  132. Danielle on

    Our family is moving from Vancouver Island to Seattle. I can’t wait for the borders to reopen and for my Mom to get her vaccination so she can visit us! How magical it will be to gather together as a family again, in the garden, a jewel-toned beverage in hand, taking in the sunshine, bumblebees, birds and flowers of our new home.

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  133. Ann Salemi on

    My husband and I are looking to move to a new house. I am wishing for less clay in the soil so my garden will be more spectacular. And a more sunny location!

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  134. Noa Rose on

    I am 11 years old and I love flowers! I got your discovering dahlias book and cut flower gardener book and I am so excited to learn about flowers!
    This spring I am excited to plant my first garden and really start a hobby of gardening! I am also excited to learn from you guys!

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  135. Kristin Simon on

    I am looking forward to moving into my first home my partner and I purchased with our 2 year old son. We have 2 acres and I cannot wait to start learning to grow on my own land and to teach my baby about growing beautiful things and hopefully bring a little more happiness and love into the world. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  136. Ally on

    I’m really looking forward to all the wonderful things of summer! The beauty of flowers and the joy of growing and sharing them!!!

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  137. Alya B. on

    I’m a teenager, and I dearly love flowers! I just sarted growing dahlias last year, and though I’m a novice and don’t know much, I already had some success!
    I found out about your website only recently and I love it! It has taught me so much! I’m really excited for this year!!! I’m gonna be growing even more colors this year, and other flower varieties! I’m looking forward to sharing my flowers!

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  138. Amanda Harris on

    I’m looking forward to replanting an herb garden this spring!

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  139. Emily Blythe on

    Oh my – I am so beyond excited for this spring. I find so much joy in tending to my small, but mighty, garden and cannot wait to plant for the spring!

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  140. Micaela Brown on

    I’m looking forward to the tulip bulbs I planted in the fall! I was sure something had eaten them all, something had dug around in the ground and there were definitely some empty holes where I had planted. Walking through my garden yesterday I noticed two had sprouted! I’m so excited to see them bloom. I purchased a copy of the book for myself, but I would love to give a goody box like this to my mother! She cultivated my love for gardening, and was the person who introduced me to dahlias!

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  141. Lucy Wauchope on

    I love Spring, watching the world begins to come alive after the dormant winter is magical. Having recently moved to Northern Idaho our garden is definitely work in progress but the other day we had our first single snowdrop appear, beautiful and delicate. Spring brings back so many happy memories of growing up in England and many years in Switzerland. I loved our kitchen garden, blossom, picking flowers, warmer days but mostly enjoying the sea of daffodils in our garden. I want to recreate that as a memorial to close friends I and many others have lost this year. It just makes me happy.

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  142. Alison F. on

    Gardening with raised beds for the first time, new varieties of flowers and green grass!

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  143. Shannon Brown on

    Hi! I am looking forward to so many things! The early sunrise and late sunset, people coming out of their houses and talking with neighbors, kids playing outside, prepping my garden beds, birds coming back, and longer days just to name a few 😊

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  144. Stacey Walker on

    I’m looking forward to a flower garden. So excited.

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  145. Rachel Boyers on

    I am so excited to plant a cutting flower garden this year with my husband and launch my horticultural therapy business! We have been watching Floret Cut Flower Garden Mini Course – Seed Starting 101, and have set up our own grow light station in our mud room. Living in Vermont, we are now going to get a jump start on spring and hopefully have more cut flowers to share! Dahlias have always been a favorite and Discovering Dahlias has been such an inspiration! We are starting them for the first time under our lights and are determined to have blooms for a much longer time before the frost comes. I can’t wait to share what I discover as I support and inspire others as they find the healing and joy that connecting to nature can bring!

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  146. Danielle on

    I am planning my first cut flower garden this spring! I’ve always been a veggie girl, but I finally have the space for a TON of flowers, so this is new and exciting! I already have my Floret “Bee’s Choice” Dahlias started under my grow lights, and I can’t wait to see what blooms I end up with!

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  147. Karen Roper on

    This will be my first year to grow a cutting garden! Excited to plant my first dahlia tubers and anxious to see what the Floret seedlings from my book seedling packet will look like when they grow up :)

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  148. Jessica on

    Oh, I’m just excited to get some things in the ground! This is our first spring in our new home that we have waited on for nearly eight years while we traveled around for my husband’s music ministry. We finally feel like we are in our “forever town” and our “forever home”. Anything I get in the ground this year will be a win…I’ll definitely be re-reading all my Floret books for inspiration!

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  149. Kellie on

    I’m looking forward to planting my first flower garden this spring! I’ve already started the ranunculus indoors and should be able to plant them in the ground soon. Dahlias, carnations, and scabiosas are some of the other flowers I’m planning to grow, and I can’t wait!

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  150. Cecelia Rodriguez on

    Last year I really turned to plants and flowers to help manage my anxiety and stress. When I ran out of space in the house I turned to the backyard. This spring, I am looking forward to recreating my outdoor Oasis by planting more seeds and fully establishing my container pot backyard garden. I’ve spent all year planning it out, and purchasing seeds! I’ll replant gorgeous cutting flowers (from the more showy – Dahlias, Zinnias, Sunflowers – to the dainty – Forget Me Nots, Cosmos, Daisies); aromatherapy plants (lavender & mint); and of course I’ll try my hand with a fruit bush or two (blueberry & strawberry plant).

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  151. Casey Edmonds on

    We’re looking forward to our very first spring as flower farmers! It’s been busy around here preparing the garden beds, as we decided to use half of our hop yard as future flower space. Still a lot to accomplish, but we’re making progress as the seeings are staring to come up in doors. 😁

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  152. Lauren Allen on

    I’m looking forward to finally putting flowers in my very own garden! We just made our home in WA after years of living away & I cannot wait to see flowers in our backyard metal pots! You’ve inspired me so much!

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  153. Vicki F. on

    Honestly, it’s getting my dahlia’s out of storage, and starting to pot up!!

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  154. Sascha Mowrey on

    This spring I’m looking forward to warm days and color in my backyard. It’s been a mud pit for too long!

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  155. Stephanie H. on

    This spring I’m looking forward to starting seeds with my Mom and watching them bloom into beautiful flowers. This gives us precious mother-daughter time together and allows us to enjoy what we love, all while keeping my Dads memory alive.

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  156. C Stelle on

    This spring I’m looking forward to watching all my new flower varieties grow.

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  157. Erika Delgado on

    This spring I’m looking forward to seeing my garden blossom. I’m always very busy at work that I don’t always enjoy my garden the way I’d like to, so this year I’m making an effort taking more time off work to spend more time in the garden with my husband.

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  158. Erika Delgado on

    This spring I’m looking forward to seeing my garden blossom. I’m always very busy at work that I don’t always enjoy my garden the way I’d like to, so this year I’m making an effort taking more time off work to spend more time in the garden with my husband.

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  159. Maria Honkala on

    This year I am looking forward to growing dahlias in my rural Vermont cutting gardens, after devouring your book as soon as it arrived. I have been growing and selling cut flowers for a number of years, but was intimidated about growing dahlias. Not anymore thanks to this informative and beautiful book!

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  160. Alyssa on

    I am looking forward to getting back in the garden this spring! I have grown vegetables for a few years, but last year I grew cut flowers for the first time and fell in love! My family and I grew and arranged all of the flowers for my wedding last summer, and this spring I am excited to grow flowers again but without the stress of growing them for my wedding. After weeks of below zero temps, I am very excited for warmer weather and hobbies that that warmer weather brings :)

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  161. Jenn Taylor on

    My husband, Seth is an avid gardener who used to work at Capital Nursery (a well known California nursery) before it shut down. He even had his own radio show providing gardening advice to the callers. Now, he is a manager in the Landscape business for commercial. Seth opened my eyes to gardening – our first trip was to Mendocino to visit the Mendocino Botanical Gardens which has acres of gardens including a dahlia garden. The dahlia garden opened my eyes to the true beauty of plants and in turn I became obsessed with dahlias. When ended up getting married up in Mendocino and my sister’s florist made my bouquet which had dahlias incorporated. This bouquet was made into a wreath by MIL which is displayed in our living room. At our condo we had pots of dahlias which were flowering and flourishing thanks to Seth. Recently, we purchased a home and created our own mini Mendocino Botanical Garden. We have a blueberry, camellia, shade, orchid, fuschia, iris, tropical, vegetable(raised beds), fruit trees and my even own dahlia garden. My dahlia garden has 16 varieties of dahlias. My sister is well aware of my dahlia obsession and purchased your Discovering Dahlias book for me. I am very excited to have your book as it is very resourceful to those of us into growing dahlias with all the tips on snipping, dividing and the color options..Why am I excited this Spring? Well – our 2 year old son loves the outdoors and is helping us in our garden. Also, your Discovering Dahlias book was an eye-opener for me I do not have the color varieties that I want! I want a rainbow dahlia garden, so now with Seth and my son’s help, I am re-doing our dahlia garden completely. I looked up dahlia varieties in your book and found dahlia gardens in my area that produce them. I am rearranging my entire dahlia garden to go from White Yellow Blush Orange and Purple (just like your book) and will be ordering all the new dahlias this Fall to plant in the Winter/Spring. I am SO excited! Also, we are in the process of finishing up our greenhouse shelving – the greenhouse foundation and structure are complete. But, this will allow me to stretch out my dahlia garden varieties by growing by seed and tubers in the greenhouse. So, that is all very exciting to me. I want to point to those interested in dahlias to buy your book and think about using your color palette as a resource, because your book is the reason I am redoing my entire garden. Thanks, Love the Taylor Family!

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  162. Mary on

    I have loved working in the garden since I was a young girl, there is something so cathartic and grounding as you plan, plant, tend and harvest. With all the craziness of Covid and the arrival of a new baby in our house I have gotten caught up in the day to day bustle of life. Recently my 5 year old daughter came to me and told me it was time to start some of our seeds. In that simple request she reminded me of the importance of taking time to do what heals our souls and I’m so grateful I get to garden with her. Especially grateful for this spring and all the renewal and growth it promises.

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  163. Tabitha Johnston on

    For myself, I’m excited to hear the birds, see the trees start to open up, and plan the vegetable/flower garden. This year will be a little different than previous years, in that I will be challenged with using one arm due to having a rotator cuff repair from slipping on the ice. However, I’m not going to let this detour me. One day at a time.

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  164. Kaci Dunn on

    I’m working away from home for the next two years and how I miss being able to plant. This year I plan to plant some pots to brighten up the rental. The excitement of planning what flowers and combinations I can do in my little pot haven is exhilarating. Just a little something to brighten my day and that I can share with others too.

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  165. Cheryl Rogers on

    I’m looking forward to being in the sun, growing, propagating, and experimenting with new varieties of Dahlias, Zinnias, Calendulas, Euphorbia, Scabiosa, Cornflowers, Gaillardias, many butterflies & bee pollinator varieties. Milkweed and Mexican Sunflower to help our Monarchs! I’ve been seed saving Datura and they are popping up and that’s super fun. Then I love sharing all these sites, smells, and blooms with my neighbors.

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  166. Judy on

    It is my first time growing flowers for Market. I am starting small but I am looking forward to learning and most importantly to producing a pretty bouquet for someone special.

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  167. Kacie on

    I’m very eager for spring this year as I am every year but this time we are house hunting and hoping for our dream property. I would love to be able to grow more beautiful and delicious things from the earth. Hoping to have the means for spreading love and beauty further into our community.

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  168. qhuinn scribes on

    I am looking forward to bright sunny weather and numerous birds singing.

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  169. Elizabeth on

    I am looking forward to starting my vegetable garden with my kids! And camping :)

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  170. Elizabeth on

    I have spring fever!! but what I love about the first signs of life in the dead of winter is when the purple crocuses start peeking up from the frozen ground. SPRING IS COMING!!! The promise of what is about to come alive in my garden and all of the sunny days I’ll be spending next to my vegetable garden knee deep in dirt and my hands full of that sweet smelling soil. This year we are going to to start tackling our backyard and hopefully start filling it up with flowers, plants, and all things beautiful!!

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  171. Suzy on

    I am looking forward to warmer weather and being able to put up the hammock again.

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  172. Stacy Whitaker on

    I’ve started getting my garden prepped, but I’m really excited for things to start growing. I’m trying flowers from seed this year and can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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  173. Holly K on

    I have been anxiously checking the tiny, brave, green blades that are peeking out of the winter soil, awaiting Spring’s first blooms!

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  174. Brittany Ibarra on

    I’ve always wanted to grow a cutting garden to be able to share the beauty of flowers with anyone who would take them. So last year for Mother’s Day my husband bought me your first book and I fell in love with it, I bought the second and just received my Discovering Dahlias copy. I had one dahlia plant and a few other flowers in the garden last year but I made as many flower arrangements as I could. It brought my family (kids included) so much joy that we plan on growing so so much more this year. Dahlias are by far a favorite!

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  175. Justine on

    I’ve just started growing Dahlias after years of watching my mom grow an amazing cutting garden. It’s so fun teaching my own two daughters how to create a beautiful garden too. It would be amazing to share this box with 3 generations of budding gardeners. We love you guys at Floret Flowers!! 💐

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  176. Anne on

    I can’t wait to see the color palettes specific to the flowers I love–which is mostly all of them, admittedly–but especially dahlias!

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  177. Erica on

    I dove head first into the world of dahlias last year. It was the first time growing them and with the help of Floret’s learning resources I dug up, divided and overwintered tubers. I’m looking forward to seeing what (if any) successfully lived. Also, I can’t wait to see what the dahlias started from seed look like…they sprouted surprisingly fast and are growing quickly!

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  178. Tara on

    I absolutely love flowers and recently decided to start planting different types of plants around our home. We have a big hill in the back and after watching your show I’m determined to plant many varieties of seeds to make a beautiful hill full of flowers. This past year has been an eye opener and I want to see beauty all around me. When I see flowers I see family, love and it makes me appreciate the simple things in life.

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  179. Mary Grace Fowler on

    We’re never too old to learn how to plant dahlias. I’m 77 and enjoying the beautiful Discovering Dahlias book and plan on growing dahlias this year. My summer happiness is a white picket fence in front of my garden house bursting with colorful dahlias and zinnias.

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  180. Emily on

    I am looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt again, planting out seedlings in a garden full of promise.

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  181. Kara Crawford on

    I’ve spent the last 3 summers (with lots of help from my family) renovating all the hardscape on our hilly property (retaining walls, sidewalks, raised beds, stairs etc.). I’ve managed to get the trees and shrubs planted! The most physical work is done and this year I get to focus on the ‘icing on the cake’, including Dahlias. All the seasons are beautiful here in Vancouver, Canada but spring especially so. Love learning from your blog, books etc. Thank you,
    Kara

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  182. Kara Crawford on

    I’ve spent the last 3 summers (with lots of help from my family) renovating all the hardscape on our hilly property (retaining walls, sidewalks, raised beds, stairs etc.). I’ve managed to get the trees and shrubs planted! The most physical work is done and this year I get to focus on the ‘icing on the cake’, including Dahlias. All the seasons are beautiful here in Vancouver, Canada but spring especially so. Love learning from your blog, books etc. Thank you,
    Kara Crawford

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  183. Shannon Crowley on

    I’m just discovering this site and I’m so glad I did! I’ve been contemplating planting dahlias and other flowers for a few years now. This is the year. This spring, I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty and planting so, so many flowers. Thanks for the inspiration and advice. Thank you! Shannon

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  184. Terri kubicki on

    I’m so excited about this. I have never grown dahlias but always been a flower grower and this past year had the time to really get more into it. I’m now even starting seeds indoors and doing some winter sowing. Last spring I had something come up in my flower garden I know I didn’t plant and I didn’t know what it was so I just let it grow and low and behold it was the most gorgeous dahlia flower is ever seen. No idea what kind but it’s pink and white and I love it. I don’t know if it was in a wild flower mix I had or a bird dropped the seed but I know I have a small tuber and can’t wait for its return. I ordered a couple other dahlia tubers for this year and I’m excited to start my collection. I bought your book for inspiration! I love nothing more than seeing gorgeous flowers in the garden and cutting some and bringing inside and dahlias are some of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. Thank you for helping me fall in love!
    Terri
    Aka southern Yankee YouTube and @southernyankee15 Instagram.
    My book should arrive today!

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  185. Ava Taylor on

    This spring I am looking forward too starting my first very own flower garden. I just got a small planting box for my thirteenth birthday and am looking forward to planting in it! In the past I have only been able to pant two or three types of flowers but am hoping to plant about 5 this year!!-Ava

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  186. Shelly Jones on

    Spring arriving this year means the world to me as it completes my first full year as a flower farmer. This spring is the first spring to see the perennials I started from seed sprout in their natural state. To see the flower eye’s sprout and leaves unfurl, will allow me to exhale a breath of success as these little signs of life signify success as a flower farmer. I walk the flower fields daily with my journal in hand ready to chart the first signs of life as the flower awaken from their winters sleep.

    Additional Spring excitement is coming from the knowledge I gained from attending Floret’s 2021 Workshop!! The materials and knowledge provided in the workshop is priceless. I have started working on my caterpillar tunnels and I pre-sprouted my dahlia’s and they are doing amazing! I can’t wait for spring, so I can put these beauties in the ground and continue to watch them flourish! Thank you Erin, Jill, Chris, Den Parents and the entire Floret Team for all of the hard work that goes into growing and to top it off, making all of these amazing materials that are saving all of your fan’s thousands of dollars and years upon years of trial and error to become successful much much sooner! We should be sending you cookies, honey and soaps! – Shelly from Colorado

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  187. Pamela on

    I LOVE Dahlia’s! They’re SO beautiful and make me smile!
    I never dreamed I would be able to grow my own and have someone like you teach me how to grow them!
    I’m SO excited to be able to have access to the mini courses for FREE!

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  188. Emily Thompson on

    I just found out from our landlord this week that he has a new plot of land that he is going to let me grow on! Last year I had a tiny little plot to work with, but this year my space will have doubled! Dahlias are my favorite flowers and I am hoping to grow more with this new space this spring.

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  189. Kerry on

    I’m looking forward to all the beautiful colors that awaken the earth in the new buds of flowers here in colorful Colorado. I’m anxious to once again have surprise visits from hummingbirds and bees!

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  190. Chandler Chapman on

    My town, Zionsville, IN, used to be nicknamed “Dahlia City”. A historian recently discovered that in the past, we had two of the largest dahlia nurseries in the early 1900s. They sold everything by catalog. The owner of one of one of these nurseries won a prize at the world’s fair in Chicago for a special dahlia he bred. From the pictures in an old news paper clipping, that variety looked similar to a newer variety called Wyn’s Neon Dream. I am looking forward to using the community garden plots that are right downtown Zionsville to grow a dahlia cut flower garden to share with my town. I’m hoping that, in partnering with this historian, we can create an experience that shares the beautiful history of our town’s former nickname, “Dahlia City”.

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  191. Anne Scharmann on

    I am SO excited to start my first ever flower garden this year!! I watched episode 1 of Finding Floret and was so encouraged by Erin’s story to try growing flowers myself. With the pandemic, we’ve had to push our wedding from May 2020 to Aug 2021, but one of the silver linings is that I’m hoping to be able to use some of my own flowers in our bouquets/arrangements which would be really special. Fingers crossed – if nothing turns out this year, I will still be trying again!

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  192. Janelle Kennedy on

    I am so excited to plant dahlias this spring with my 12 year old daughter. This is our second year planting dahlias and we didn’t know what we were doing. We really want to grow and share this beautiful flower with others and bring smiles to as many people as we can!!!

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  193. Melissa Osborne on

    This spring we are most looking forward to moving to our new home build and starting the gardening process from a blank slate! I’ve always lived somewhere with somebody else’s flower beds that I had to work within but now I can plan and plant exactly what I want which will include a ton of Dahlias!

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  194. Lisa O'Connell on

    I’m very excited to add dahlias to my second year of flower farming! Your book just arrived and it’s so inspiring- thank you!! 😊🌸

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  195. Jennifer Boehm on

    I am so looking forward to my second year of flower farming! The days are getting longer and the warm Spring air is making me so excited for this year! With the past winter of flower farming courses knowledge to help guide me, I am much more prepared and anxious to get in that field!

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  196. Laurie on

    I’m looking forward to growing some flowers for the first time! I just have a few on a small balcony right now, but I’m already enjoying the beautiful blooms. I found your Instagram, and since then I’ve been reading so many of your helpful articles! Thank you for sharing such wonderful resources.

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  197. Holly Danko on

    I’m looking forward to expanding my planting space – have about 40 dahlia tubers coming and so excited to have a big hedge.

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  198. Mary Ellen McGlynn on

    I am looking forward to more sunlight, warmer days and of course getting out in the garden again … gosh, it’s been a very long winter! I have been inspired by your posts and will be planting dahlias for the first time. I have done lots of research already but I know your book will be very inspiring as well!

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  199. Donna on

    I am so looking forward to the days getting longer. As a night shift worker, I love waking up to sunshine and having the extra time to garden.

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  200. Dan Watson on

    I’m looking forward to starting my first cut flower garden!

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  201. Ellen on

    I’m looking forward to gardening and hiking this spring! All the warm weather and flowers starting to come up.

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  202. Emily on

    I’m looking forward to getting planting!! I’m hoping to plant flowers at my community garden to share beautiful dahlias with the community. So many more seeds to plan!

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  203. Kirsten C. on

    The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. 🐦🦋🍀

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  204. Erica V on

    Oh spring 🌱☀️ Just love the thoughts of fresh new beginnings… from seeds to birds and baby animals… lambs are the cutest and always make me think of my home – England on a spring day dancing and frolicking in the rolling hills. Looking forward to seeing the fruits of my fall labors when the daffodils I planted last year bloom and make my heart sing ❤️ Also looking forward to the English bluebells I planted for the first time in our woodland area. Trying to replicate the woods full of bluebells in England in spring. Just so much to be thankful for! What a blessing Spring is 🌱🌸🌷🌻

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  205. Maelle on

    There’s always something bittersweet about winter waving us goodbye as spring rolls in. This quiet time we’ve had to ourselves is now over. But with it comes a wave of warmth and sunshine! Spring is a time for rebirth as well as new life. The earth sheds her coat and lets us know she’s ready for a new year, filled with new possibilities. That’s what I’m most excited for this spring! All of the new possibilities that come hand in hand with planting flowers. I’m looking forward to growing with my garden. I’m looking forward to being able to lay outside, under a tree that smells sweeter than candy with a book in my hands. I’m looking forward to all of the new friends I’ll be able to make in people as well as the animals and insects that come out to explore my freshly planted flowers. There’s nothing better than waking up with a newfound purpose on a dewy spring morning.

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  206. Julie Combs on

    I am most looking forward to being outside in the dirt!

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  207. Mary Combs on

    I am most looking forward to enjoying my gardens with family and friends.

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  208. Christy on

    So many things… first of all, trying dalias from seed! And then, ALL of the sights and sounds and smells and textures of spring! The chirp of the bird and the buzz of the bee. The new baby animal life that surrounds us out here in the country, farmers busy in the fields, spontaneous visits in the garden with one of the neighbours from up or down the road. Watching the earth gently awaken, and as it does it releases that earthy smell that somehow ignites that same awakening in the soul of a gardener. I look forward to rain instead of snow, to walking barefoot in the dirt again. Most of all, though, it’s hope I look forward to. The ripples of hope begun by nature, spreading from one soul to the next as we inhale the essence of it each time we step outside.

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  209. Anna F on

    Right now spring is just creeping into my world. I can’t wait for flowers to start popping up! I’ve just pulled out my overwintered dahlias in hopes of managing a few cuttings before planting them out. Come on, summer and come on, flowers!!

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  210. Linda H Smith on

    It’s my dear friend Andrea’s birthday in spring, March 27th to be exact. She introduced me to your lovely books and programs. We talk flowers planting, growing. & arranging flowers. Her goal is to bring happiness and joy to others through flowers. She almost becomes the flowers. Should the gift box come to me….it will become my gift to Andrea as she and flowers personify all that is good and lovely and gives a message of hope to all that are touched by her.❤

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  211. Heidi Nichols on

    After getting another 16 inches of snow (on top of the over four feet still on the ground) and another big storm around the corner, we are still in deep Winter, here in Alaska. I am looking forward to the simple, hope-bringing signs of Spring that will come in the next few months: the pussy willows that will start appearing in the next few weeks now that we have more daylight, the robins that will sing us awake and to sleep, the trumpeter swans that show stark white against the dingy, dirty melting snow banks on water flats, the loons that appear the day after the ice goes out on the lakes (how do they always know?) and the tree swallows that swoop and dive for the voracious Alaskan mosquitos.
    But more than all that, after a year of separation from my big family, seeing them all together is what I’m craving. My parents turned eighty in 2020. To celebrate, all they wanted was a big family picture. We were scheduled for Spring, then rescheduled for Summer, then Thanksgiving, then, then, then…Covid stalled us at every turn until we gave up. Now that they are vaccinated, and travel restrictions allow grandchildren to come home, and inspired by the beautiful pictures in all your books and blogs, I’ve made arrangements with a small peony farmer an hour and a half north of where we live, to let us all descend on her farm DURING BLOOM TIME for a family picnic and photo shoot! We are all so excited to be together and can’t wait to see the amazing photos that will be all-the-more cherished because of our forced time apart this last, long year.

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  212. Jessica Roberts on

    I cannot wait to get my dahlias out of storage and back in the ground! Last year’s tubers were voracious multipliers, some with a dozen+ new tubers. The expansive dahlia garden of my wildest dreams is right around the corner!

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  213. Tanis Mosher on

    I am looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt! I can wait for warm weather and growing my own veggies and 🌺

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  214. Brook Stepleton on

    I’m excited for warmer weather to be able to spend time with my babes outside. After being cooped up all winter, they are ready to get outside. The looks of pure joy on their faces with the first few nice days is priceless!
    I’m also excited to see my spring flowers bloom after the hard work of planting the bulbs last fall.

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  215. Kim Nichols on

    I’m most excited about my community garden plot this spring! I have been on the wait list for two years and have already started my pepper and tomato seeds. I will be amending my soil this coming weekend and participating in the community garden work day. I can’t wait to make new friends, learn from them, and grow and share my vegetables. It has been a long wait, but I’m ready.

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  216. Tiffiny Duke on

    I am looking forward to photos with my family with the beauty that is going to grow. Spring is beautiful!! ♥

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  217. Holly on

    Jack, my son, and I live in a suburb of Detroit and have raised beds in our “garden”, complete with fencing and a gate to deter the deer and bunnies. Jack is 20 and has special needs and an immune system deficiency. The isolation of this past year has been especially hard on him. The Michigan winter made the last several months even more challenging, as Jack loves to be outside. We can only go sledding and walking in the cold for so long! We both find peace when working in the garden and yard.
    The coming of spring holds the promise of time outside together and the peacefulness of working in our yard and garden. It’s something we enjoy together and it’s also one of the few activities that Jack finds relaxing and he’ll also do on his own.
    The moments that I “spy” him sitting on the bench in our little garden, just taking it all in, make this Momma’s heart leap.
    We are excited to start our seeds inside and just made our first trip for the season to the local garden shop.
    I haven’t been brave enough to try dahlias but maybe it’s time! Thank you for your consideration.

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  218. Jennifer Fitzpatrick on

    Simply hugging both of my grandmas. They are lovelier than all of the flowers i could ever grow.

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  219. Deanna on

    After having been stuck inside for the last couple months, I’m most looking forward to get back outside and plant my veggie garden, with a couple plant boxes for flowers. Planting new trees too! Just excited for warmer weather and sun!

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  220. Leslie on

    The robins eagerly peeking through the back door for their blueberries. The beauty of all my perennials as they start to grow and look just as excited for summer as I do. the new varieties and plants I “try” every year – some success some failure. Digging in the dirt in the fall when I move and replant bulbs – it is like a treasure hunt and I eagerly tell my crocus and tulips how proud I am of their babies. The way the garden looks different every year and puts on it’s personal signature for that year. And of course the triumph I feel when I have success with any dahlia! :)

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  221. Ivona Eddy on

    I am most looking forward to our ducklings hatching. We started with full grown ducks last fall in hopes that they will keep the unfavorable critters and bugs at a minimum in our garden this year. We love them so much we decided to incubate their eggs so we can fill our garden with even more feathery friends. I can’t wait to see the little ducklings waddling around. They will keep our garden healthy and fertilized.

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  222. Carole on

    This spring … I can taste it! Can’t wait to start planting seeds and get dahlia tubers in the ground. We have three new Apple tree seedlings to get in the ground and watch grow. Next year we’ll add a beehive to the mix – bees are adorable! Can’t wait! Cheers to you!

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  223. Libby Remrey on

    This spring I’m looking forward to enjoying finally finding myself and who I want to become. Now and over the past few months our family has been through quiet a bit and it was flowers that brought the much needed light to my life again. The beauty of flowers made me realize who I want to be and what I want to become! I can’t wait to experience this spring as a new me, a new flower farm @ Old Oak Flower Farm, and experience it all with my children by my side. I want this spring to create a beautiful blooming future for myself and a legacy to pass on to my children. Here is to spring and the hope that I can bring as much beauty & joy into someone’s life with flowers as flowers brought to mine.
    “A seed from the deepest darkness will become a flourishing beauty.” – Libby Remrey

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  224. Cam on

    Congrats on the launch of your new book Erin and Team Floret ! Looking forward to all my favorite woodies to bloom one after another .. As each one of them get into its prime, I’m convinced that it is my favorite one until the next wave of bloom .. But at this point the one I’m the most looking forward to is definitely the magnolia trees … Quick and goes in a breath but stunning … So excited for all this hope getting real !

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  225. Elsie on

    I’m so excited to plant and smell sweet peas this spring! We used to have perennial sweet peas at a previous house but they had no scent … and while they were beautiful, I never pursued them for our new home … but your ‘cut flower garden’ book has smitten me to all kinds of new flowers and I hope to be half as good at growing these, as you are. … now there’s discovery dahlias, that I’ve now fallen into and can’t find my way back out!😄 … So many new and exciting things this spring, my twins and I are super excited about all things flowers! 💃🏻

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  226. Maria Abrahamsen on

    This year will be my first year planting a cut garden! It’s a small patch in my back yard that was created late last summer. I can’t wait for all the gorgeous flowers that will grow in what I call my sanctuary!

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  227. Norsiah Daniels on

    Spring.. such a wonderful ring to my ears! I’m planting my own flower and veggie garden this year! Can’t wait to see all the colors filling up my flower beds especially the dahlias & sweet peas I got from Floret!

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  228. Heather on

    I am so excited because this year I am planting a container garden and I’ve ordered some beautiful plants – lilac, rose, dwarf Meyer lemon tree, dwarf blueberry bushes, strawberries, peonies…I just can’t wait for everything to start flowering.

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  229. Whitney B on

    I can’t wait for my garden to be full of flowers that I can cut for my family and friends! 🥰 also I want to attract all of the butterflies! Lol

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  230. Jen Miller on

    I cannot wait for warm weather & sunshine. I feel this winter was harder than usual in the northeast. I can’t wait to turn over soil and get back to it

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  231. Laura Lee Belding on

    Spring, the word itself sounds like a breath of fresh air, and it is so close after a long, challenging winter. I teach high school science in the Northeast, and this year, all year, we’ve taught our masked students in class and students at home virtually, simultaneously, while wearing a mask ourselves all day. My daily mid day walk outside has saved my sanity I think! Even in the cold and snow it felt delicious, but I am looking forward to walking without a winter coat and feeling the warm sunshine on my face. I’m looking forward to getting back on my bicycle. I’m looking forward to prepping our gardens. My husband will plant his annual veggie garden and I’ll do the herb garden, and I’d really like to start flowers. A local arboretum where I walk has a huge dahlia garden, beautiful. And I just need flowers in my life right now.

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  232. Alexandra Fillis on

    I’m excited to receive your book and put the knowledge learned to use!

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  233. Brian Farrell on

    I’m looking forward to planting the 60 dahlia tubers I bought from Triple Wren and Dahlias by Julie – and to using your book to help me make them flourish !

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  234. Amanda on

    I am looking forward to the color in my yard to come back! I go out every single day just to see what else has come up from the ground. I’m so excited to see it all bloom!

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  235. Mariana Edwards on

    This spring I’m looking forward starting my journey with cut flowers in my home garden, but also inspiring my 7, 4, and 2 year old to help me. Though let’s face it I think they will be making muddy puddles and possibly listening a fraction of the time. I will be satisfied just knowing I may have inspired them even just a little. I will be trying to grow sunflowers, Lilly’s and dahlias with some filler buddies along the way!! Your book is inspiring just by only looking at the cover!!! Soooo excited for spring!!!

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  236. Mallory Sechler on

    We are looking forward to starting our own cut flower
    garden and farmer’s market stand!

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  237. Sandra Coleman on

    I was looking forward to your Discovering Dahlias book and received it today. I dropped everything and read it cover to cover. I can hardly wait to dig up more land to greatly expand our garden this spring to give even more of an outlet to my dahlia obsession!! I loved your book. Congratulations and thank you for you and your team’s talent and dedication in putting it together.

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  238. Carly M on

    After having a beautiful sunny day I can’t wait for warmer days that are filled with green leaves and fun flowers! I’m also excited to try growing dahlias!

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  239. April D. on

    I’m looking forward to helping revitalize my grandparents’ and great grandparents’ gardens this spring. My grandma recently passed away and now the property has passed down to my mom and her siblings. It is such an honor to be able to work the land that I remember my grandparents working and to revitalize the gardens back to what they once were.

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  240. Ginger D. on

    Spring fever is stronger than ever this year after many long, long challenging months of being actually or metaphysically shut in. As a result, we want flowers – plant them, learn about them, enjoy them, share them! Could not have discovered this beautiful website at a better time!

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  241. Stacey on

    Looking forward to those sunny days and watching the green pop out everywhere here in the Midwest! Very excited about Discovering Dahlias and to learn from you Erin!

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  242. Ria on

    I can’t wait to see how many of my tubers survived the winter and which colours appear in my garden this summer!

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  243. Lisa on

    To be able to feel the sun on my face and smell the beautiful scents of Spring while learning more about trying to plant a 🪴 garden🤗😂

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  244. Kris Barnes on

    My daughter lives Los Altos CA and I live on Whidbey Island. Our excitement this Spring is looking forward to growing dahlias for the first time. We know that they are not the easiest to grow and we live in quite different environments but plan to be supportive of each other in this new potentially beautiful experiment. We discovered Floret Flowers so with their guidance we are hopeful that we will be rewarded with gorgeous results.

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  245. Suzi Roberts on

    Something in the air, a buzz, the longer later light, the unfolding of riotous color, fruity smells, blueberries growing on my blossoming vines, the first lilacs, farmers market sweet peas, memories of late summer- early fall glorious star gazed dahlias in golden gate park and the sleepy underground work happening to them now……so much to look forward to

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  246. Anna Zajac on

    I am looking forward to flowers in my yard soon. I’ve already started many of my seeds inside to get a hard start on the growing season.

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  247. Margo Keesler on

    I posted on facebook with my book the day it arrived!! Love Discovering Dahlias. You are inspirational!
    Margo Keesler

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  248. Linda M Maly on

    Hello, Spring! Love your warm gentle sunshine and budding trees and tulips and peony’s starting to come up.
    And thank you, Erin, for making gardening so fun…actually, thank you for making gardening year round so rewarding!
    I live quite close to Floret Farm (La Conner), so I can follow your seasonal advice easily.
    Have all your books now and love, love, love ’em.

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  249. Emma on

    I am so excited for this Spring! We are new to both vegetable and flower gardening, but can’t wait to dive in with our almost 4 year old son. I hope to encourage a love of nature and gardening in his little heart. Our bulbs are just starting to peek out of the ground and he is thrilled! Looking forward to gardening together and enjoying time in nature.

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  250. Nicole on

    We just retired from the military and bought our forever home on 7 acres in Oklahoma. I am ready to put down roots, literally and figuratively. I have always enjoyed planting flowers and I am looking forward to exploring the potential of our land. I am so thankful to find you on Instagram! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your passion!

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  251. Jenell on

    Spring is my absolute favorite!!
    As the earth comes alive again, it’s such a visible reminder to me of the faithfulness of our Creator!
    I’m most looking forward to the return of color and have hopes of growing my first flower garden this summer :)

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  252. Lonna Stoltzfus on

    I have long been a big vegetable gardener, but this spring I’m looking forward to planting my first small personal cut flower garden, and dreaming about how that might grow in a way that can be shared with others in the future.

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  253. Kara Campanella on

    Ah Spring!! My favorite season. What’s not to love? The re-awakening of the earth, and a renewal of the spirit. I look forward to the feeling of excitement for a new season, a new hope, and with new opportunities to ‘get it right’. I love uncovering newly emerging daffodils, with their yellow green leaves poking through winters’ debris, and the first little golden crocus standing steadfastly in the March winds! I especially love the sounds of the birds singing around me, as I inspect the gardens after a long winters’ slumber. But I think my favorite is the smell and feel of the newly turned soil, that brings about a sense of peacefulness that only gardening can bring.

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  254. Michaela Erickson on

    This spring I’m looking forward to planting my first ever cut flower garden. I am dedicating time to developing a south facing part of our garden that runs along a public sidewalk, in the hopes that the blooms I grow can bring joy to everyone walking past. Who knows, maybe I will grow enough to cut arrangements for people who need a little beauty that day.
    Thanks for all you great Info via Instagram and your website.

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  255. Brooke Allen on

    This spring, I can’t wait to start my cut flower garden and a pollinator garden! My girls, ages 5 and 8, are really excited to help me this year. I can’t wait to teach them and hope they enjoy a lifetime of flower garden!

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  256. Yvonne Blacker on

    This spring, I am looking forward to tending my garden with purpose, optimism, and joy! Last year, being outside was therapeutic, easing anxiety in an uncertain world. Now that I have a better understanding of the growing seasons, I am committed to spending even more time with flowers and sharing this passion with others! My first dahlia tuber has already started to grow and I couldn’t be more excited to see it bloom!

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  257. Pam Carlson on

    I’m a pretty frugal gardener so am careful about where I spend my gardening dollars. Which means I did not order your dahlia book initially. BUT – after inspecting my dahlia tubers the other day and getting the Bee’s Choice dahlia seeds from you out the other day my anticipation of summer dahlia blooms got the best of me! No regrets over ordering my own copy of Discovering Dahlias! It will keep me enthralled til I can plant some tubers!

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  258. Marlou Evangelista on

    What I’m looking forward this Spring is to start planting my Dahlia seeds. Grow these beauties based on what I have learned from the book, Discovering Dahlias by Erin. So inlove with the planning cards😍 and I’m so excited to see them bloom in my yard!

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  259. Laura Ator on

    I’m looking forward to seeing my 1 year old son start being able to help in the garden with his little watering can!

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  260. Blanchard Anne-Paule on

    What I am looking forward this spring is precisely to plant dahlias for the first time!! Adding that everything you touch Erin is pure beauty! Thank you!!!

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  261. Cristina Banister on

    Watching the birds!
    We’ve noticed that there are a few
    variety that will stop at our feeders then continue migration. Last year we set out nesting boxes. We had our first blue bird family choose one to raise their family in. It was exciting to see it leave the nest with mom and dad.

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  262. Nancy Austin on

    Daffodils! I love when the local fields are peppered with bright yellow blooms. Every year I struggle not to fill the yard with only early bloomers. To that end, last summer I planted my first dahlia and I am hooked!

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  263. Kel on

    Wow so many talented people involved. It all looks so beautiful.

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  264. Heather on

    Planting and growing flowers. Warm sunny days, time spent playing with the kids enjoying everything summer.

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  265. Amanda on

    I am looking forward to starting our garden with my toddler and seeing if my flowers made it through the winter 🥰

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  266. Christine Cole on

    I’m looking forward to trees greening up and warm sunshine. It’s also exciting to know we are able to get the Covid vaccine and start seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. So many good things to look forward to.

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  267. Tommie Lane on

    I am so looking forward to my second year of Dahlia Delight! Last spring Lynnie Sperring magically popped up on FB Market place with Dahlia bulbs for sale and my adventure began! It was my first time to garden in Washington instead of San Diego and my first introduction
    to bulbs. Here on Anderson Island. Wa., 72 years old and isolated, my Dahlia garden gloriously entranced me with the happiest of moments to moments through a miraculous spring and summer during a PANDEMIC!! When the fall chill began I could not leave my Dahlias so I quickly built a light box, photographed my loved beauties to be able to’keep them close’ all the winter of quarantine by using them as models for my watercolor and colored pencil fun! I just got your beautiful new book and I am so jazzed that you have such terrific information for separating the bulbs when I dig them up soon. They were all in containers and had 8 to 10 ‘babies each’! Can’t wait to read the book in total. THANK you so much for writing such a beautiful book!

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  268. Melinda Meredith on

    I am looking forward to learning more about growing cut flowers in my new raised flower beds. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  269. Jess Friedman on

    I’m looking forward to growing a few new things in my patio garden. My husband and I live in an apartment, but I’m blessed with a sunny back deck that has been our source of container veggies almost every year since we moved in. I want to grow more flowers this year, though, and I look forward to welcoming the bees and butterflies to my little oasis.

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  270. Karin Fink on

    I’m so very much looking forward to putting everything that I learned from the 2021 Floret online course into my brand new dahlia farm named Choosing Calm north of Chicago in 5B.

    I’ve learned from you, Jill and the den parents everything that I need to do to make this season successful. But it’s the determination that I now have that will make this season special.

    I can’t wait to see it all come to life this Spring as I build the farm from the ground up. Today I went to go visit my farm for the first time (leased land) and I was thinking through everything that I learned in class and I felt empowered to believe that I can dream this big dream and make it happen.

    This Spring is the start to this new chapter and I’m so excited and nervous at the same time.

    Thank you for your new book as it I’m finding that it’s such a great way to share my passion for dahlias with others too.

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  271. Stephanie Graham on

    My baby girl will be a year in July so I cannot wait to see her toddling around the garden this spring and summer. I am also looking forward to planning and planting my very first cut flower garden. I have such a deep passion for gardening and once I found you my passion for having a cut flower garden has just exploded. I just received the book today and I have already started reading and absorbing like a sponge!

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  272. Allison Merritt on

    I’m looking forward to all of my flowers and shrubs blooming, especially my new dahlias! So excited to be outside and playing in the dirt!

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  273. Hailey Smygwaty on

    I can’t wait to see daffodils and crocus bulbs peeping through snow. Also, all of the trees in bloom and all of the baby animals!!!

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  274. Shachi Sah on

    This Spring I am just looking forward to being happy, spreading joy and doing all the things that bring happiness to my soul and people around me. And the simplest way to bring joy is beautiful flowers, just looking at them through my window itself brings happiness which a thousand words can’t bring. Last year it waa around this time that the lockdown was implemented and since then I’ve been even more grateful for the little garden that we have, it was the only breath of fresh air when we couldn’t go out and now I want to make it such a place that once we are in that garden space, it’s so beautiful, calm, picturesque and relaxing that you don’t even wish to go out.

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  275. Kelli Cross on

    I am absolutely giddy as I plan and prepare our garden space this year! With veggies and flowers, this homeschool mama is eager to help her three kiddos learn that some planning, tending, and patience result in the joy of harvesting beautiful things. We’re ready to get our hands in the dirt and cultivate some goodness together this year!

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  276. Angela M. Kadingo on

    Looking forward to the birds chirping and getting to plant!!! The lovely azaleas and dogwoods blooming!!!

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  277. Christie Davis on

    I can’t wait to see all the colors in the yard! The smell of fresh soil and warmth of the sun coming off the earth.

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  278. Karla Paiz Perez on

    Omg! I am so excited for growing Dahlias and for enjoying the beautiful Discovering Dahlias book. What a gorgeous book it is! Thank you for such a beautiful gift in the midst of so much world chaos. I will be learning so much this spring.

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  279. Natalie Hartmann on

    I’m looking forward to really documenting my garden this spring (really, all year). I have a digital and paper journal set up for taking notes and photos of how my garden changes throughout the seasons and learning from my experiences. I did my research this winter and I have so many new varieties coming into my garden, projects to try, and experiments to run. Last year, I was able to do so much in my garden when I was remote teaching and I could spend my lunch in my yard. I’m just hoping I can keep it all up now that I’m back to the routine of going to the school building. Regardless, I’m just excited for everything I’ll learn this year.

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  280. Lucia Edgcomb on

    We grew seven varieties of Dahlias last summer, mid-coast Maine, our favorite, the dusky D. ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, providing continuous bloom, rewardingly all really came into their own late summer.

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  281. Cassandre on

    I have always prefer white and neutral toned flowers. But this year I need bright happy colours, crazy looking flowers full of life and bright blooms. I am beyond excited about this book! Fingers crossed 🤞

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  282. Margaret B on

    I am very excited to start planting this year. This will be my second summer in this home and last year was spent in more of cleaning and prep phase. This year I can bring on the flowers and plants!!!

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  283. Evelyn Meany on

    I have your new book and I am looking forward to planting dahlia tubers in the antique French crib that I have converted to a planter. Since we live in the cold north of Idaho, it will be June before I can start planting, but can’t wait. I will be ordering the tubers after I finish your book ( and know what I’m doing).

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  284. Jerusha on

    This spring I cannot wait to get my hands into the soil and plant my summer bulbs. I’m also very excited to introduce my one year old daughter to the garden and see her reaction for the first time.

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  285. Michelle on

    I love wandering the yard looking for all of the new plants that are popping up out to the ground.

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  286. Laura Akhavan on

    I’m looking forward to transplanting my dahlias from the containers on my deck to a more permanent home along my front yard where they can soak up the 🌞sun. I’m so grateful to have Erin’s new book about Dahlias to help me make this granddaughter a success!

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  287. Sandy on

    I am looking forward to adding more to my dahlia collection. For the first time, I have successfully grown seedlings from a neighbour’s pile meant for the compost bin. Have also ordered new tubers. It is a dangerous but lovely addition to have!! I am also looking forward to building a rose garden and adding many shrubs and clematis that will provide a steady stream of goodies to cut flower arrangements for the home, family and friends.

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  288. Shilam Patel on

    I’m looking forward to beautiful spring after a rough winter. Hoping my dahlias from last year come back and that our new baby loves the backyard garden as much as I do!

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  289. Debbie Sprague on

    I have been looking forward to the rewards of my efforts planting hundreds of daffodils, bearded iris, Dutch iris, rannuculus, roses and more. I have great expectation and excitement to see everything in full bloom through the next 9 months. I have just ordered your new book Discovering Dahlias on amazon, along with the sweet pea note cards and dahlia postcards. Your website is a new find and inspiration to me as a home yard gardener.

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  290. Carol on

    I’m looking for long warm, sunny days that pull up Dahlia sprouts that in turn bud up and unravel flowers that attract all of us who enjoy beauty in the plant world. I’m also looking for long, strong stems to hold these marvels upright in a vase with other flowers. And yes this will happen, I just need to be patient.

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  291. Sherri M on

    I’m so looking forward to planting time outside in Michigan! Started my first seedlings from watching your videos today. I hope to have more flowers to cut in my small garden area this year. I want to plant dahlias too as your new book came today! Happy planting! 🌸🌼🌺

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  292. Galanda on

    I am looking forward to growing flowers that family and friends can enjoy throughout the season. Flowers bring so much joy that it is my way of sprinkling smiles around and they are pandemic safe!

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  293. Laura on

    I’m so excited to dive into all the varieties this year! The other books have been food for my soul and this one will be the desert!

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  294. Ansley Patrum on

    We are so excited to a launch our own flower farm journey! After years of dreaming, we have decided to take this leap of faith. So Adorn Flower and Garden was born! Thank you for inspiring us!

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  295. Holly Prediger on

    I am so excited to get all my started seedlings planted into the garden with my 3 year old by my side! This is the first year he understands & is so eager to help! We do a wide variety of veggies & I also am attempting to grow all my own bedding plants (we’ll see about that lol). I also cannot wait to get my dahlias in the ground. After following your saran wrap technique you shared, I’m so happy to report they all look fabulous!!! We have long, cold Alberta, Canada winters so new, green life just cannot be beat!

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  296. Miriam on

    I’m a new gardener so it’s only my second year in the garden. I’m looking forward to implementing the little things I learned last year and trying many new plants this year. And of course to grow more Dahlias!

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  297. Barbie Corley on

    Wearing my Floret farmer tool belt (thank you for remembering us lefties) everyday when I’m in my garden. Seeing everything in bloom and the bees and butterflies busy at work!!! Even though this will happen long after spring has sprung…..I am most excited to attempt to grow Dahlias from the seeds I harvest from my Dahlias. I have been devouring “Discovering Dahlias” and learning so much along with enjoying the beauty of the book. Thank you for all of the inspiration.

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  298. Cynthia W Mixon on

    Erin,
    I have all three of your fabulous books, plus follow Floret on instagram !! I am always amazed by the breathtaking beauty of the flowers in your gardens!!
    I have been intimidated in the past to try to grow flowers myself…This year I am doing it!! I am so excited. I have planned the beds; (3) small beds with the seeds I ordered from you last year, now sowing them into starting trays. I am following your guidelines from the first book!! I anticipate seeing the flowers in their colorful glory! My first true cutting garden! My saying this year…if not now, when?
    Thank you for the encouragement and advice you so willingly share!
    Cynthia Mixon

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  299. Christa on

    Because of the pandemic I began a new journey in homeschooling my two young boys. I love flowers so much and this spring the three of us will be immersing ourselves in a new botany course. I am very much looking forward to exploring the world of flowers with them this spring. We had a very successful vegetable garden last year and this will be my first year tackling cut flowers and I can’t wait!!

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  300. Aliya Acacia on

    Spring, new growth, warming days, blooming trees, and baby hummingbirds inspire my energy to start a new season to create a successful garden.
    I grew up with my mother’s dear friend who shared her adoration of flowers with me from an early age. Now, 16 years old, I have found that bond again. Planting seeds is one of my hobbies, and the spreading of their first leaves fills me with happiness. With my parents who own a palm and succulent nursery, I have a direct connection with nature. I live in an oasis of palms and trees where I can witness the beauty of flora. My mother and I are working on cleaning a big area at our home for a garden. This spring, I hope to walk into a bright garden full of colors and pick some fresh vegetables. I am looking forward to having my own personal flower garden, attracting bees and happiness.

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  301. Arianna on

    We are finishing our first homeschool year on the road traveling all over the country for 4 months. No better way to teach American history and some earth science.

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  302. Hannah on

    I started our flower farm last year amidst the pandemic. We put up a crappy hoop house and it blew down mid season. I look forward to trying again with the right supplies for wind in Colorado, and getting those dahlias some protection!

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  303. Emma Whittemore on

    We are looking forward to getting settled at our new home in Alaska. It is my son’s second summer and I can’t wait to share with him the joy of growing and caring for a garden. Hard work with big rewards in beautiful and tasty things!

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  304. Sarah Thompson on

    I’m looking forward to my sweetpeas hopefully taking off! I am so excited to grow them for the first time this year!

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  305. Jessica Bryant on

    This spring, I am looking forward to filling my small homemade greenhouse with my daughters (4 and 1.5). Their excitement watching seeds germinate is contagious. My oldest daughter gets to even pick out some of her own seeds to start and plant in her own section of our cut flower garden. There is nothing better than sharing these experiences with my little girls!

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  306. Jordyn R Nafsinger on

    I’m looking forward to watching my two boys snack on snap peas while they fill their little vases full of flowers. We bought our very first house ever this last summer and now we finally have a garden to call our own (a real dream come true). One of my two year olds favorite thing to do is give everyone a tour of our garden, he already knows all the names but his favorite by far is Zinnias. I look forward to working in a place I love the most with the people I love the most. ♥️

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  307. Lori Kee on

    I’m excited to see my the bulbs that my daughter and I planted in the Fall!

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  308. Rhandin DeSantis on

    I am looking forward to the first spring in our new home! Excited to start a garden 🪴 in our backyard and spend lots of time outside with our dog

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  309. Muriel Kuri on

    I am looking forward to Spring in the garden after this snow-filled winter! I have started various flower seeds in little pods and am waiting for them to show their heads and awaiting a time to plant them. This year I want to plant some roses and sunflowers, as well as my Butterfly weed. If I win one of your boxes I’ll make a place in my front yard to plant them, as my back yard is too shady. Thanks for giving me a chance to win!

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  310. Amber Libbert on

    Love that your passion is exploding in Gardens all over the earth🌎!!
    Here’s hoping I may win a silver of your joy found in the seeds of your beautiful give away goody box

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  311. Lisa H on

    I am most looking forward to starting my day in the garden enjoying coffee with my husband. A very snowy February is finally over and the tulips I planted in pots last fall are pushing through. We bundle-up with coats, curl up in the garden chairs and revel in the sunshine as we check on their progress every day. Sitting in the middle of the garden, we are surrounded by the promise of things to come…all the seedlings under the grow lights that are yet to be planted, as well as the beauty of the first peonies and the dahlias that are glorious in the latter part of the summer into fall. It is our time to be together in the moment and be grateful for our blessings. The excitement of whatever is popping up in the garden reminds us of the beauty in the world and the promise of good things to come. I credit our garden with helping us, as well as family and friends, find hope and joy in the middle of the crazy world of Covid. Here’s to Spring and the gift of another year!

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  312. Sarah Verwys on

    I cannot wait to see if my dahlia tubers survived the winter! The daffodil and tulip bulbs are just poking their heads out and it’s the perfect reminders of spring :).

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  313. Sabina Fiore on

    I am looking forward to finally seeing the Ranunculus, Juliette & Marshmallow, bloom! I purchased them from Floret Flower last year and planted them last fall. They started sprouting beautifully but then the deer decided they tasted good so I only have a few left. I have since done a better job at “deer proofing” and hopefully those few survivors will provide some blooms!!

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  314. Corina Cheever on

    I am so excited to add new Floret Seed annuals to my cutting garden. My new fall planted anemones have already sprouted! I also ordered so many sunflowers this year to make a beautiful garden backdrop and plan to save some of the heads for natural winter bird feeders.

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  315. Carol Dyar on

    I received my Discovering Dahlis’s book yesterday. I could not be more excited. I am starting a cut flower garden. I have been following you for the past year. I can hardly wait to get started.

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  316. Molly L on

    I’m most looking forward to planting my Floret seeds! And sunshine!

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  317. Cristen Atkins on

    Honestly, reading your post brought to tears thinking of what last spring was like… all the challenges and unknowns we have all experienced started last year. My hope for this next spring is to feel some sort of normal… One thing that has stayed tried and true is the seasons. The world may have changed, but mother nature has stayed true and strong bringing us the beauty of life still blooming. Showing us that life can go on and will go on. Thank goodness for a beautiful mother nature in her spring booms!

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  318. Jamie Huth ~ Kent OH on

    This spring we are so looking forward to the end of a brutally cold winter and the hope for new growth! I cannot wait to share my garden with everyone and bloom smiles everywhere! Thank you Erin for all you share you are a beacon of beauty in the garden world!!!

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  319. Andrea S on

    I am looking forward to the bright sunshine of spring and getting to plant all of the flowers that my late grandmother used to have in her garden that I loved as a child. Hopefully she can send a little sunshine and magic to my garden this year from above!

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  320. Kassi Yancey on

    I’m looking forward to planting new varieties of Dahlias (from you) in my flower garden this spring! And I am especially looking forward to reading your new book “Discovering Dahlias” under the shade of the fresh new leaves in the forest this spring.

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  321. Maril on

    I am looking forward to how the sun streams through my windows while I’m planning my first cut flower garden. The information you share so freely makes me certain I can be successful this year.

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  322. Aimee J on

    I am looking forward to all the beautiful sights and smells of spring. I love smelling my Daphne right now and waiting for my daffodils and tulips bloom.

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  323. Sara stoddard on

    I am so excited to grow new flowers this year that I have never done before!! Also some new tomato varieties !

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  324. Drea Schneider on

    I am looking forward to seeing blooms from my first flower growing adventure! Especially the millennium sweet peas, which seem to be my most enthusiastic seedlings so far.

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  325. Rebekah Sanders on

    Hi! My daughter and I are planning to start a small flower farm this spring. We would love to kick it off with one of these great packages!

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  326. Kyla Cameron on

    I love seeing my tulips start to pop up through the soul and then I know Spring has arrived.

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  327. Mandy Curry on

    I am looking forward to sunshine, ice cream stands opening back up, and enjoying some pretty blooms in my back yard.

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  328. Tammy Wharton on

    I’m excited to grow seed from my dahlias last year. This will be my second year growing dahlia from seed and first year from my own seed! So exciting to see what they look like!

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  329. Sheyanne Chumchal on

    I am looking forward to learning more about growing cut flowers in Texas!! And also seeing all of the beautiful wildflowers start to bloom everywhere! My favorite part of spring!! :)

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  330. Mary Evelyn Clark on

    My lilac bush should start flowering this year! I might have to wait awhile longer to have enough for arrangements and jellies and candles, but every year it makes it, I’m happy!

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  331. Lisa Tradal on

    What’s better than riding a bike in the fresh air through the flower fields of the Skagit Valley! That’s what I’m looking forward to this spring!

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  332. Heidi W on

    I’m looking forward to starting my own little dahlia farm in the heart of Texas, teaching my children to find Gods beauty in everything (especially dahlias) and blessing as many people I can with that beauty.

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  333. Sachi Chen on

    I am looking forward to little league starting up after shutting down abruptly last year. It will be a little bit of normalcy our family is craving…

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  334. Jasmine Kane on

    I am looking forward to planting flowers in my garden and reading Discovering Dahlias! I have a dream to grow my own flowers and have my own shop. I bought Dahlia seeds to try and grow this year, it will be my first attempt! Thank you for inspiring me!

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  335. Rachel M on

    I drive an hour to “R Flowers” in Prosser WA to buy her flowers – she posted your book – I can’t wait for SPRING- so I can buy more flowers for FRESH FLOWER FRIDAYS – and your box of goodies looks amazing for the Giveaway – GOOD LUCK EVERY ONE! What a fun find!!!! Those cookies are sooooo adorbs!! Excited to check out this book thou. 🥂Congratulations on your NEW BOOK 🎉

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  336. Carrie Browning on

    I am looking forward to sharing my love of flowers with my 3 year old girl Amelia.

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  337. Katherine muirhead on

    Congrats on the book! I would love to win this since the yard of my rental is very bare. We just recently restored the grass to the yard, so we need to add some color! I’m looking forward to the fruit seedlings I planted 3/4 to come to life.

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  338. Jessica on

    I’m so excited for sunshine and longer days! I’m a night shift nurse, so being able to see the sun when I wake up before work is just a huge mood booster.

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  339. Robyn Robertson on

    Can’t wait to get some of the fabulous beauties and grow some happiness. I love your books. Staring my garden next week. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new book sooo excited.

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  340. Molly on

    Hi Erin! I am looking forward to starting my own cut flower garden to raise money for a 1960s Morris Minor Pickup. I want to start my own mobile flower truck and sell my homegrown flowers to my community!

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  341. Melanie Ayers on

    I’m so looking forward to feeling the breeze and the sun on my skin after spending so many months inside my house. I love to watch as the first daffodils appear around the neighborhood.

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  342. Linda on

    I am looking forward to receiving my End of Life Doula certification which I have worked so hard to earn! Companioning with people as they approach death is a great blessing- but I need flowers in my life.

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  343. laura chandler on

    I grew dalihas for the first time last year. This year I am growing two 12 x 5 raised beds full! Both of my daughters are getting married this year and we hope to have blooms from those as well as zinnas from @floret! Looking forward to it! I missed out on ordering the book due to working and school…

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  344. Ash on

    This is the first year we have land for my flower garden… I found Floret on Magnolia Network and it doesn’t seem coincidental that her hard work is literally coming to fruition in people like me! So here’s to my first year growing flowers and Dahlias being the flower my daughter and I picked!!

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  345. Erin Hanley-L’Abbe on

    This spring brings many things for me. My husband and I were married this past October and this spring is when we finally are able to move into our new home together. He has worked so hard on building this home and finishing everything inside. When spring comes it will be my turn. I cannot wait to dig into that soil and turn that yard into the most wonderful oasis.

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  346. Taylor R on

    For this spring I am so excited to see my bulbs push out of the snow, especially after having 8” of snow on the ground for at least a months time. I’m also excited to get back outside for some hiking around the state with my dog, as both of us have a bit of cabin/COVID fever!

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  347. Kristi Noory on

    Spring is coming!! I’m quite the optimist…so Spring to me means another shot at life. It means another chance to grow even stronger . A chance to rebuild and prove, once again, that it is capable and resilient! Kinda like women!

    I’m excited for some color in St. Louis!

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  348. Dolores Evans on

    I was hooked on Dahlias from the moment I saw the incredible display at Butchart Gardens in Victoria a few short months before the world locked down! Couldn’t wait to try them. Unfortunately it was impossible to find any sources online last year since everyone had the same idea. Looking forward to getting back out in the garden and getting started. After the snow melts, of course! Can’t wait to read your book.

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  349. Lindsay B on

    I’m most excited to be learning and growing dahlias for the first time!! 😍

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  350. Ras Gupta on

    My little son has been recently diagnosed with a chronic condition . He started some strong medications and I am hoping that come spring he will do well and go to maintainence phase of his treatment. At this time The only thing I want is him to get better

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  351. Katie on

    I am so excited to start my first garden! I’ve dreamed of having my own garden for years but never had the space. We bought our first house last summer. I’ve been dreaming of and planning my garden since then and I can’t wait to get started!

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  352. Kelly Ackerman on

    I am Moving into a new home this year. It has way better lighting than our current home. I CAN NOT wait to start a cut flower garden. Your blog and books are so helpful! Thank you! 😍

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  353. Barbara on

    I’m looking forward to my first year flower farming!!! I have put a lot of work into my garden and it will be amazing seeing everything come up!! It’s been a long long long dream that’s finally blooming!!

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  354. Maria Castro on

    This spring brings new beginnings to me and my boyfriend, new house renoval, new planting garden for vegetables and flowers, our first dog, but above all my debut as a florist apprentice. So excited to have colorful and sunny days :)

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  355. Kaylee Janowski on

    My parents bought their retirement home – a 100 year old cottage on Lake Michigan – that we have spent the past 2 years restoring. We spent the past summer removing overgrown beds of ivy and nursing 50+ year old roses back to health. This Spring we are taking on the lakefront flower beds. Years of growth have overtaken these beautiful limestone terraced flower beds and this Spring we plan to carve back the overgrowth and redefine the flower beds. We’ve already invested in plenty of butterfly bushes for the monarch migration – maybe we just need to top it off with some dahlias!

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  356. Jennifer L Unruh on

    This spring holds a lot of promise for our family, new beginnings as market gardeners/farmer florists. My daughters and I are so enthused about the cutting flower patch we have planned. We have seeds from Floret started in our little greenhouse!

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  357. Kelly Stevens on

    I learned most of what I know about flowers and growing them from my mother; and it’s always been something that connected us.
    Now, Discovering Dahlias is going to expand my knowledge about these beauties. And do you know what I’m looking forward to the most? Sharing this new knowledge with not only my mother, but passing it along to my three daughters. A way to enrich some of what they learn and carry on with their own Dahlias:). Thank you, Erin, for the love you’ve put into this book. I feel it already.

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  358. Lilliana Villalobos on

    I never knew anything about Dahlias. First time was a lady here in the island (Orcas Island) that sold tubers on September. She told me that is a lady in Skagit that knows a lot, and some of hers tubers come from her (Erin @ Floret). I came home with tubers, and I found you in the internet, was not difficult. I had buying your books since them, learning to grow dahlias by your acknowledge. Last year I even had the courageous to dogged my plants, and storage as you show in one of your videos. This spring, I am looking for planting my dahlias, and wait till they give their flowers. Your calendar & planner, amen with some others of your seeds became essentials in my life. Thanks for share all that treasures!! Looking forward for a better year without mask to all of us!!!
    Congratulations for your amazing book, to your husband for the photographs, and all the people of Floret!!!

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  359. Chris Park on

    I’m excited to start flowers from seed. I’ve always been excited when I have things to watch grow. This is my first time and I am optimistic, thanks to Floret.

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  360. Melanie Combs on

    My husband and I have totally turned into garden nerds this past year. We’ve found some amazing YouTube channels that gave us the courage to start our garden from seed this year. Besides veggies I bought a ton of flower seeds! One of the guys we follow led me to your book today. It’s gorgeous!! Congratulations! I can’t wait to to get my hands on it. Thanks for sharing the beauty and your knowledge with the world!!

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  361. Morgan on

    I’m so excited to be able to enjoy the outdoors & our garden with my one year old daughter! I have a goal for myself to be a better gardener & I hope to instill that love & dedication in her as she grows up! This year we ripped up our flower beds from the previous tenants and I’m going to try my hand at dahlias. I have such great memories picking and arranging dahlia bouquets with my grandmother as a child & I can’t wait to do it again with my own(if everything goes according to plan🤞🏼).

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  362. Lola Melck on

    I am so excited for Your Spring as we move into autumn and winter in South Africa … it feels like an Eternal Spring and gives me so much inspiration to dream of My Spring Garden in September and makes Winter bearable.
    You are truly inspirational 💕

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  363. Michelle on

    Congrats on your book! I never dreamed that I would be able to have so much information on Dahlias, the flower I fell in love with, years ago, at Monet’s house in Giverny. Thank you for inspiring gardeners to grow this lovely flower in their garden. I can’t wait to plant my seeds from your seed packet! Thanks Erin and team!

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  364. Mallory on

    So looking forward to creating my own magical garden space with beautiful dahlias! I bought two copies. One for myself and one for my dad as a gift. I grew up with him growing tons of dahlias and I can wait to take what I’ve learned from him and create my own lovely garden! Thank you this book is beautiful!

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  365. Anthony on

    Looking forward to some seasonal fruit and veggies :)

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  366. Harriet on

    Looking forward to growing flowers and hanging out with loved ones !

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  367. Valerie on

    I can’t wait for warm sun and quiet times in the garden! Looking forward to trying new plants this year, I want to learn and grow beautiful things!

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  368. Megan Martin on

    We are super excited to start growing flowers for a cutting garden for our first time ever! Learning and diving into allllll the things and allllll the books by Erin :)

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  369. Judy B on

    I am looking forward to seeing new green growth and what survived our winter. Enjoying hearing the cardinals sing as I walk outside. Looking forward to walking thru greenhouses filled with flowers and of course taking some home🙂

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  370. Nicole M. on

    I have been waiting years to have my very own garden, and I finally bought my first house this past fall. So this spring I am looking forward to planting cut flowers for the first time, and most of all – dahlias!! ❤️

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  371. Lily on

    I am looking forward to planting a new flower bed! I am also planting a vegetable garden this year, so I’m looking forward to learning a lot and cooking with vegetables I grew!

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  372. Lisa Towson on

    What I’m looking forward to most this spring…The possibility of having my mom and dad visit for the first time in over a year and sharing with them the farm coming to life. It has been so long since I hugged them and I would love to be able to take them for a slow stroll out to the new flower field. They have been super cheerleaders as I started my new farmer-florist gig, but all from afar due to COVID. Fingers crossed things can start to change!

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  373. Renee G on

    I am looking forward to the feel of sunshine and a spring breeze on my face.

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  374. Lori Richardson on

    We are looking forward to our first year starting a flower farm. Exciting to see what will happen! ❤️

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  375. Diana on

    We moved into a new place last fall and I can’t wait to start learning how to plant and grow a beautiful variety of flowers!!! It always amazes me how something so beautiful can come out of something so simple or small!

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  376. Margaret Galileo on

    Spring! I am looking forward to watching the butterflies fly by and hearing the young birds tweet as light wind moves through the branches. I am excited to watch the flowers bloom and feel the sun warm on my face and shoulders. The sounds of laughter in the yard and thirst quenched with fresh herb lemonade. Scavenger hunts among the new leaves and flowers and bringing the garden indoors. Lastly, I look forward to baking fresh bread, coloring eggs, and cooking and eating a brunch with my kids and family in anticipation of filling our bellies with utmost satisfaction.

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  377. Katie on

    I’m looking forward to the unbridled optimism that comes when you plant hundreds of starts and seeds and then watching them grow large enough that you know they will thrive!

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  378. Susan C Roberts on

    I can’t wait to plant my seeds from my Discovering Dahlias book! I’m so scared but excited all the same. I have loved flowers since I was a little girl and dahlias were always such a luxury because they were expensive. I’ve never had more than three or four but this year I’m inspired by dear Erin and I’ve ordered several including cut flower seeds from Floret. Flowers just are the earth smiling back at you don’t you think? And gardening brings us all closer. It’s a secret many found out about this last year that so many of us were fortunate to know . Thank you so much for sharing your gifts and to Chris for his photographs and your team for their efforts. I appreciate you all.

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  379. Lori Kraft on

    New baby calves fill our spring time in the Big Sky Country of Montana. It is always a busy but blessed time of year!

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  380. Wendy on

    Spring always brings a feeling of new beginnings and new hope. I’m looking forward to just that with God’s grace.

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  381. Melissa on

    I am looking forward to spending time outdoors in my garden and introducing some new plants and color in my garden.

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  382. Samantha on

    I am so looking forward to installing our greenhouse and spending so much time with my two little girls planting and exploring the garden. So excited for the launch of this book! My soon to be 5yr old (next week) is obsessed with all things floret. It runs in the family. Haha

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  383. Beth on

    I am looking forward to planting our garden this spring 🪴

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  384. Andrea on

    We are relocating our raised beds to get more sunshine. Really looking forward to having a more “productive” garden space. Huge congratulations on the launch!!!

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  385. Kim Monroe on

    Hi Erin,
    I came home today from a long day at work and was so surprised your beautiful book arrived today! I am dreaming of Spring and can’t wait to get my hands on some tubers.
    I live on Hood Canal and I am hoping with the help of your wonderful informative book I’ll have dahlias with a bounty of color and the backdrop of the Canal in the background. I’ll post pictures if I am successful.

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  386. Robin on

    After a very cold winter here in Vermont I’m looking forward to that magical spring moment that I have experienced each year since I moved here three years ago. Sometime around the spring equinox I notice a change in the light of day and in a flash everything around me changes from wintery white to spectacular green. Everywhere! As though I turned a page from winter to spring.
    From there the dance begins. Hyacinths, daffodils and tulips will be the first to make an appearance in the beautifully landscaped gardens planted long before I moved into this antique house. Followed by spirea, quince, lilac and many others along with flowering surprises.
    This year I plan to add dahlias to “The Last Waltz.”

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  387. Mindy on

    I’m so excited for everything to start growing! I planted so many fun things this fall and I’ve been on pins and needles, hoping they’ll show up this spring! I’m also excited to try my hand at seed starting this spring. I’ve never done this before but I was able to watch your videos and I feel confident that I can grow some things from seeds! It’s like magic!!! Thank you, thank you!!!!

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  388. Kalah on

    I always look forward to all the blooms in Spring, everywhere I look! I’m also looking forward to planting a few fruit trees soon and pulling other things out to plant flowers next year!

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  389. Rosa on

    This year will be my first year trying to plant flower seeds! Excited to transform my backyard into a floral oasis.

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  390. Dawn on

    My grandmother owned a greenhouse and was a florist. I got to help her in the summer. I would love to learn about dahlia and have a hoop house full of my own one day.

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  391. Stacey Leighty on

    Looking forward to expanding our vegetable garden, adding a flower garden, warm weather and adding ducks to our flock!

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  392. Bianca Lara Amann on

    I can’t live without a garden. You have inspired me to focus more on flowers. I’m praying that I will start to get passed long covid which I contracted February 2020 when volunteering for the Rare Disease Caucus in DC. I’m determined to include more dahlias this year outside my window and the long flowering sunflowers to keep me company until life begins to return to a new normal. Thank you for the inspiration! <3

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  393. Jennifer fuentes on

    Hello! This spring we are moving to Virginia. I’m looking forward to making our new home more homey and starting my first garden 💗 I’m so grateful for people who have shared they’re talents and now I feel a bit more confident to start my own garden. Bring on the spring and can’t wait to see my garden bloom!!!!

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  394. Rupa Sutton on

    This is my first year starting flowers from seeds. I’m so excited as I watch my little sproutlings grow. I feel like a proud momma. Can’t wait to see them blooming in my garden!

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  395. Jennifer Thompson on

    I can’t even hardly contain my excitement about this beautiful book. Last May my hubby surprised me for Mother’s Day with garden soil, vegetable sprouts and a truck full of supplies for a raised garden. In my true over the top form, my family and I created an oasis with plants and dirt. I’d recently lost my 64 y/o mom and 58 y/o aunt both suddenly. They both loved nature and being outdoors. My “Gypsy Jen Garden” has become a place for healing and I’m ecstatic to be adding dahlias in my continued healing. Thank you from the bottom of my muck boots for this collection and years spent sharing your passion. I’m forever grateful.

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  396. Brianna on

    I am so excited to get flowers planted this spring. This is the first year I will be growing any and I can hardly wait.

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  397. Leann Bakht on

    Waiting patiently for grandma’s forsythia to bloom as well as her daffodils she planted many moons ago. Though she’s been gone over 10 years, Spring brings the anticipation of her hard work I get to enjoy year after year. The smell of the magnolias and orange blossom I remember from my childhood will linger through the air very soon. It’s a gift to live on the property she meandered talking to her blooms. Now it’s my turn to try dahlias . Bring on Spring!

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  398. Lisa on

    Over the winter, I have designed 2 new gardens. One will sit at the corner of my husband’s autoshop and will greet him, throughout the summer, with blooms and scents. He will enjoy blatant bearded iris, Debby orientpet lilies, Ostfriesland salvia, Zenobia phlox, Black-eye-Susans, and of course, a menagerie of purple, white and cream color dahlias. The 2nd garden, will be viewable from my work-at-home office and will only consist of dahlias, of many colors and heights. I am looking forward to creating these gardens and watching them develop over the summer months.

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  399. Heidy on

    Just last summer, I started investing more into creating a paradise in my backyard that my family and nature could enjoy. This spring, I’ll get to see everything come together and bloom. Really looking forward to enjoying spring and summer days and nights in our backyard here in California.

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  400. Amanda on

    This is the first year I get to grow my own garden, so I’m looking forward to all the growth we get to witness as well as the learning I’ll be doing.

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  401. judy on

    This Spring? at 80 years old, another growing season. The movement and chirps of birds returning from winter hide-aways. the first hummingbird who graces my feeder, the smell of the earth, finding worms in the garden, dirt under my fingernails, hot showers for sore muscles, that first seedling, that first radish, fresh salad, peas, beans, tomatoes, and finally, the glorious dahlias.

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  402. Mary Beth Sellers on

    Northern Michigan has harsh winters but the snow is a blanket for my perennials and even before all the snow is melted the daffodils and primrose start to rise. They inspire strength and positivity. Dahlias will be placed through out once the ground is warmed. I’m looking forward to this book to assist with care placement and growing more of them.

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  403. Melinda on

    Each Autumn I plant bulbs to invest in the promise of Spring. In late Winter, I watch the canvas outside my window slowly transform from a blanket of snow to an explosion of color and scent. The life-affirming cycle begins anew. Reminds me that dreams and daydreams are possible! Thank you Mother Nature.

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  404. Susan Cox on

    I’m looking forward to planting all the seeds I’ve ordered from you this year and hopefully picking beautiful bouquets all summer long. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge in your online videos and the Cut Flower Garden !

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  405. Leslie Zander on

    I am looking forward to expanding my vegetable garden to include a flower garden for the first time and hopefully, planting Floret flowers.

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  406. Ann Hallock on

    Creating the healthiest and most beautiful 30X30 back yard cutting garden in Georgia, thanks to Floret Flowers’ seeds and seed staring course! And hubby got his 35 anniversary present ( 9/21) today, Discovering Dahlias and will be adding a raised bed for his first dahlias in that garden very soon!! Thank you Erin!

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  407. Kathryn Newman on

    This spring I am looking most forward to butterflies outside my window, long hikes and making spring bloom bouquets for friends!

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  408. Christine on

    I’m looking forward to the chirping of the birds and the deliciously dreamy sweet pea fragrance from fresh blooms!

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  409. Marla Caldwell on

    I’m looking forward to sun-filled days, the first robin to return to our yard, and those Spring bulbs we invested in and planted last Fall to burst forth with a splash of color against the brown of the earth. 2021 will be an opportunity to put all those winter dreamt ideas for the farm in to motion. Try, try again we go….

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  410. Linda T on

    I am looking forward to morning walks with my daughter and pointing out all the flowers in the fields, spotting the animals strolling and birds flying by. It’s the best!!

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  411. Cait on

    I can’t wait for the buds to start coming in on the trees. It will be such a delight!

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  412. Suzanne Tom on

    My engagement with Floret was a slow burn but when it took off, boy, did it ramp up pronto! So from starting off with Cut Flower Garden book back in 2017 and some seeds, now I’m looking forward to Discovering Dahlias to get my Dahlia mojo going in Spring for a summer and autumn of dazzling dahlia delights!

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  413. Suzanne Tom on

    My engagement with Floret was a slow burn but when it took off, boy, did it ramp up pronto! So from starting off with Cut Flower Garden book back in 2017 and some seeds, now I’m look forward to Discovering Dahlias to get my Dahlia mojo going in Spring for a summer and autumn of dazzling delights!

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  414. Catherine on

    My sister and I recently watched your show on Magnolia Network. I instantly fell in love with all the flowers you grow. We moved to a different state and I am looking forward to growing flowers myself. Dalia’s are beautiful and I can hardly wait to grow some. Thank you

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  415. Luanne K Hamilton on

    I live in Sandy Oregon. In September of 2020, I received a call from my 91-year-old mother’s care facility asking me to come pick her up as they were evacuating due to approaching wildfires. My mother and I evacuated to our daughter’s home further south in the Willamette valley. My husband joined us soon after. After several days, he returned to Sandy to check on our property. However, rather than sending me pictures of our home which was undamaged from the fires, he texted me pictures of our beloved dahlias! In spite of the smoke, they survived and were a symbol of hope, joy, endurance and healing in spite of the hardships we may face.

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  416. Julie Belanger on

    I look forward to all of my daffodils, pink tulips and hyacinths popping out of the soil. Also my rising sun redbud that was planted in my mother’s memory has spectacular lavender colored blossoms running along the branches. I look forward to beautiful weather & sitting on the porch & dreaming of my summer flowers. And getting my hands dirty. I love your books & flowers. And I really love dahlias. 💕

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  417. Kathleen J Liska on

    Transitioning out of 2020 and into a new home that includes a greenhouse and raised bed, and caring for my aging parents. With my Dad we continually attempt growing corn (in Alaska), roses, flowers and vegetables. We are dreaming and planning of all the possibilities and fun once the ground is thawed, still under a foot of snow. Getting ready to begin seeds and enjoying the days getting longer, all hope for the soul!

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  418. Ashley Voelz on

    Hello from Wisconsin! My family is really looking forward to this spring because we are adding cut flowers to our farm offerings! As in everything we do, it seems we will be knee deep in trying all sorts of flowers (most from seed). I’m craving the beauty of dahlias!! We ordered many varieties in hopes of finding our niche and are extreamly grateful for all the great workshops you provide and great growing advice! We have 2 small children (3&1) and are so proud to be raising them to be stewards of the land. We would love to be selected for this giveaway! Wishing you good health and we look forward to watching your page/website this year!!

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  419. Haley on

    Being outdoors, getting the chance to smell and admire all the spring blooms! Congratulations on your beautiful new book!

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  420. Courtney Boyer on

    I am so excited for fresh flowers, cool weather, and starting my own garden now that we are in a forever home! ❤️

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  421. Meagan Santoni on

    Last spring, at the start of the pandemic, my husband and I started our own vegetable and flower garden. It brought us so much joy in the midst of such chaos and uncertainty. As first time gardeners, we learned so much, and it was so fun to see our son enjoy it as well. We are looking forward to getting our garden ready for this spring!

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  422. Taylor on

    I am so looking forward to getting back outside from cabin fever! I have my seeds started and am ready for garden season!

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  423. MARY WARD on

    I am looking forward to digging in my garden (flower and vegetable), and yes mowing my grass. I am needing some vitamin D!

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  424. Indeg Berdusis on

    Visiting my parents! They just moved here from the opposite coast, we haven’t lived this close to each other in over 30 years :) Now I can pop over to their house in 15 minutes just to say hi, just because. In the long car ride down, my mom managed to cram 6 pots with cuttings from her favorite outdoor plants. I wasn’t amused at the time, lol, but am now delighted . So, in a few seasons I’m hoping to score some new-old garden favorites with cuttings from her, while watching my dad attempt to grow a “fruit cocktail” tree (has apples, pears, peaches all in one. He’s so optimistic….)

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  425. Megan on

    This spring we’re moving into our new home and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve wanted to have a cut garden for years but our small condo a patio doesn’t get sunlight so I have not been able to. I will finally have a beautiful spot with lots of sun to finally build the garden I’ve wanted for years. I just purchased your first book to help me get prepare for the lovely flowers I’ll get to have in my new home!!

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  426. Martha Rogers on

    I’m looking forward to seeing my very first flower garden bloom!

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  427. Heidi Engen on

    Thanks for asking such a great question! I answer it with a smile on my face and a skip in my step. Last fall a long awaited dream became reality; my husband and I bought a farm. It had already gone to sleep by the time we purchased it, so as spring rolls around It’s like a treasure box waiting to be opened; Plum trees, Apple trees, Lilacs that go on forever, Crab Apple trees and a raspberry patch. I don’t know which will be more magnificent, the sight of all the blossoms or the smell. I’m anxious to see what color the Peony plant is. I’m excited to play hide and seek with my grandchildren in the rows of tall pines. I look forward to finding out how long the stone silo has stood watch. I am beyond thrilled to restore the 100 year old log structure my husband and I found under many layers of paneling and wall paper. I had a name for my farm a few years ago, but now it has a home. I am excited and anxious; I am also honored.

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  428. Tiffany on

    I look forward to teaching my children how to grow flowers and a vegetable garden! Their little hearts are so excited to start planting and to see their hard work grow!💜

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  429. Salacia on

    To hold the daffodils and tulips again in the warm spring sun!

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  430. Tiffany Ririe on

    I am looking forward to a spring of flowers and One year wedding Anniversaries! We have 6 children and last year none of them were married until COVID hit. We now have 3 married and it happened all within 3 months last spring/summer. There were no big weddings, no receptions, and in some cases only immediate family present. I am so grateful for all the beautiful flowers in my garden that I have been growing for several years now because of Floret. When so many things were not possible to have such beautiful flowers was a blessing. This spring I will get to be reminded of what a beautiful time that was as I enjoy planting, growing and cutting in my flower garden. Thank you for sharing your passion and knowledge with all of us!

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  431. Denise McDonald on

    I am looking forward to seeing my dry patch of weeds turning into something spectacular. Much work ahead, but seeing your dahlias has me inspired

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  432. Ananda Morehead on

    I am looking forward to sowing seeds and planting deep roots at my new home on the Trinity River , where there is abundant sunshine and warm weather. Dahlias will of course be a feature in the flower garden.

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  433. Reshma on

    Impatiently awaiting for those peeking green heads and bulbs to burst into a medley of breathtaking colors and sitting down to enjoy all the handwork nature gifts us every time.

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  434. Katy Ford on

    Living in Texas is usually a wonderful thing, but after the incredibly tough week of below freezing temps (-1 etc) last month, I am so very grateful to see how the flora and fauna in our Fort Worth area survived. Many people endured extreme hardships and while we only had heat in half the house, half is better than none! We boiled water for five days, but had water to boil! Our home is back to normal and it’s lovely to have water from the tap to use right away! Lots of our daffodils were already blooming and really suffered, but others around the yard have sprung up to take the place of their fallen friends. Our hugs white oak that’s always so beautiful is dropping all its leaves sadly. We hope new growth will emerge in its place. A few of the crape myrtles may be gone, but the spirea is leafing back out and hopefully, tiny white flowers will follow. The redbuds have started to push out and will soon herald the return of spring! I have 12 seed packets from Floret to begin our cutting garden with shortly. My husband and I agreed if everything died in the extreme cold of last month, we’d start again with our new seeds and plan and dream and scheme away and have a new garden! Gardens and flowers bring hope and showcase how we and nature can survive and thrive no matter what’s thrown at us! Thanks for the little seeds of hope from Floret!

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  435. Aurelien on

    I’m looking forward to seeing my small seeds comes alive and bloom… Cry over my mistakes and fails / Rejoy and do a victory dance on my small success. In the end just learn, experiment and love theses beautiful flowers!

    Thank you, Erin for sharing so much beauty and giving us the best chances to experiment it ourselves

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  436. Sherry L on

    Spring brings hope after a long year. Last summer, my husband and I built raised beds and planted veggies in and out of the boxes along with two new dahlia plants I purchased (already had three others). I learned how to divide the old tubers and spread them around the landscaping but now I want to expand dahlias and grow so many I can cut them and give them away! My dad is in a nursing home now and the staff at his facility really had it rough this winter. Regular dahlia bouquets this summer will be a way to send back some love! Thank you for your site and sharing your skills and experience with us all!

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  437. Alexa Boubelik on

    So excited to trash most of the existing landscaping at my new house I just bought in October and redesign something beautiful!!! Can’t wait!!

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  438. Megan on

    I’ve been planning my garden all winter – making a scale map of the yard, composting lots of bunny droppings from our pet rabbits to enrich the soil, and dreaming of cascades of flowering fragrant plants. All winter I look forward to the first three signs of spring in Seattle: the witch hazel in bloom, then the daphne, and finally the azara. Spring is underway!💕

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  439. Jennifer S. on

    I have been studying, taking notes, and planning hard all winter long and am looking forward to focusing on all this new found potential to starting a cut flower garden in my backyard that I can share with others.

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  440. Janet Smith Coyne on

    During this past pandemic year, my garden was my refuge, my hope and my delight. Each spring morning now, I eagerly check on
    my fall-planted plum tree and, this week, was rewarded with its first pale pink, fluffy flower. The plum-colored leaf buds are beginning unfurl – what joy to witness the beauty of spring!

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  441. Andie Goodlet on

    I’m looking forward to creating a new green sode at our new home with a raised veggie bed and hopefully rows of flowers! I have goals to donate cut flowers for my first year to local nursing homes and then hope to up my stock to eventually start a farm stand!

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  442. A. W on

    My wife is so excited to get your book, it was the best gift i could of given her.

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  443. Vange on

    The first pop of a daffodil head racing to say hello before the robins song. The blossoming buds exploding overnight on tree branches. The dirt, that beautiful rich brown dirt flowing between my hands as I plant seeds of surprise! That intoxicating smell of life and color emerging! Spring!

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  444. Tracey Mebane on

    This Spring, I plan on spending some part of everyday outside, breathing fresh air and enjoying whatever the weather brings and my very small garden. After working from home for a year and surviving the Texas freeze, I am so appreciative of the delights and joys that even the smallest outdoor spaces can provide. I’m very excited to receive this book soon and grow my first dahlias this year.

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  445. Kara Van Horn on

    Every spring I look forward to the warming temperatures, the pops of colors starting to show up everywhere and the opportunity to get outside and connect with the earth in preparation for the garden. This year I am especially looking forward to our cherry trees blossoming and sharing these wonderful moments with my son who is just getting old enough to understand this special time of year ☺️

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  446. Jasmine Magsino on

    I’m looking forward to better weather and more sunshine! Spring is my favorite season because I’m able to enjoy the outdoors more and witness the beautiful blooms that naturally occur on the hikes I like to frequent.

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  447. Kayla McDougall on

    I usually begin Spring in Seattle by attending the Northwest Garden show. Due to Covid, it was cancelled. My replacement was Discovering Dahlias. I received my signed copy on Saturday and spent all weekend reading this beautiful book. It is beautiful, educational, and just amazing. Now my Spring can (un)officially begin!

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  448. Penny Warner on

    I’m looking forward to taking photos of my granddaughter, Laney Jo, covered in blooms I’m starting right now. That girl is going to know the names of every flower in my garden by the time she’s 3 years old!

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  449. Kimberlee on

    I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing all the birds on my walks in the forest preserve.

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  450. Barbara on

    Looking forward to Spring…. but mostly to have my first cup of morning coffee outside in the sun surrounded by my early daffodils. That’s my marking that Spring has arrived.

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  451. K Kupps on

    Looking expectantly forward to watching new life spring up from the slumbering winter season, and especially looking forward to days of spring sunshine!

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  452. Kari Grainger Flynn on

    Living in Northern Alberta, the first thing I look forward to each spring is the first thunder and lightning storm of the season. The electricity in the air has a way of really waking things up from our wintry slumber.

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  453. Monique Dozer on

    Three things I’m looking forward to this Spring – watching my daughter play lacrosse, cheering on my son on the baseball field, and starting my vegetable and flower garden from seed for the first time ever!

    Congratulations on your new book, I’m looking forward to receiving mine today!!

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  454. Lee Ann on

    To me, spring is hope. Hope for the future. Hope for the planet. Hope for mankind. Hope for sunshine. Hope for rain. Hope for new life. Hope for those little green things poking out of the ground. Hope for the bees. Hope for the butterflies. Hope for the humming birds. Hope for all of us. Hope for the love we all deserve.

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  455. Caitlin E. on

    Our family is looking forward to growing MORE flowers than we did last year (thank you Floret Workshop!) and expanding our urban, front yard flower stand. That time we spend outside is my most treasured and (hopefully) builds lots of sun-dappled memories for our kiddos.
    Bravo on the book Jill, Erin and team! It is beautiful!

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  456. Nikki Rummage on

    I’m really looking forward to my first growing season in the lower 48 in over 4 years. I can’t wait to grow all the things I couldn’t while living in the interior of Alaska.

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  457. Nicole on

    This spring my husband, 3 year old daughter and I will be starting our first garden together. I look forward to spending time with my daughter out in the garden and learning about all of the beautiful flowers and how to grow them. I’m hoping our time together will spark a great love of flowers and all the beauty nature holds.

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  458. Marlaina on

    In Phoenix, AZ, the signs of spring are already upon us! I went for a walk last week and found new growth on trees and vines—the most delicate little buds were peeking out at the world. The colors of the Sonoran desert in spring are remarkable. I can’t wait to see the cacti blooming. The African daisies are already in full force and I gasped upon seeing a yard full of bright gold and orange.

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  459. Kristin Moultine on

    In spring time I look forward to more light and I love to go outside first thing in the morning and listen to all the birds singing and finding each other. I love to walk around my yard and veggie garden looking for new bits of green popping up as the earth resurrects herself! New life, new hope, new beauty….especially following this year of COVID. Joy ahead!

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  460. Karen Bruce on

    I love the first spring flowers that bloom and the start of a new season of creating arrangements and bouquets for others. Flowers create joy in the lives of all who receive them!

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  461. Kimberly Dawes on

    Really I’m just looking forward to the little things: waking up to birds chirping, the sun beaming through the windows, flora blooming and children playing outside in the evening. It’s the most relaxing time of year to sit back with a glass of ice tea and look at a book or magazine.

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  462. Amy on

    Spring is near! New beginnings! So looking forward to new green life emerging from the ground, to my daughter finally getting to experience college life like a true collegiate, and most importantly spending time with my parents whom I haven’t seen since September. This spring is full of hope for a wonderful year. Looking forward to being able to volunteer and support Tollgate Farm and Gardens and spend time with other plantaholics and reading your book😊

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  463. Sally Faulkner on

    I’m looking forward to sitting on my patio when the weather begins to warm. I love to look out onto my garden with my favorite peonies in May-June and my dahlias later in the summer! Especially after the challenges of this past year, outdoor living and working in the warm soil to plant the vegetable garden will restore my soul.

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  464. sue becker on

    OH MY GOSH! I can’t believe it’s finally here!! This is what really started my journey down a different path…. and into the garden! I per-purchased Discovering Dahlias way back in August, when I discovered that I already owned 1 of your books, and had just ordered the other.
    YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION! Your step by step instructions along with Chris’ STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL photos just make me dream! I love that I found this and I can’t wait for SPRING!

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  465. Amy Dolphin on

    This will be a especially exciting Spring for our Family! You see I have my Dad, my Brother, my Husband, 4 Sons and 3 Grandsons. My mother passed away over 21 years ago when I was 6 months pregnant with my 4th son. This Spring a beautiful Baby Girl is expected to join our Family!!!

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  466. Nima Bently on

    Super excited for you….my mom has always loved and grown Dahlias and I used to watch her plant them and tend to them, she never used them as cut flowers though, just admire them as they grow and wither…. I got all my gardening genes from her and my grandmother, they are both avid gardeners, I am just starting out…. Hope I can continue their tradition

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  467. Eva on

    Looking forward to seeing all the new tubers I purchased bloom and thrive, creating my own garden rainbow.
    It’s only my second dahlia season, and I will be going from 7 varieties to over 40! :)
    I found your book available in a local webshop and preordered it immediately. It will take a few weeks to travel to the other side of the world (Belgium in Europe), but I can’t wait to dive into it. If it’s anything like your website and blog, I know I will absolutely love it!

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  468. Margie Klodnick on

    Super excited to receive my signed copy of your new book..and of course those magic Dahlia seeds! I am a Zinnia lover and plant 300 seeds each year with my grandkids at our sweet cottage. When they are ready to cut we add them to our beautiful handmade jars and share with our friends and neighbors. We only ask that they return the jars to the stand when the flowers are spent and chose a new one off of our flower cart. Dahlia are going to be an amazing add to out cottage cutting garden.

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  469. Allison on

    I am looking forward to watching our 7-month old experience his first spring. He loves to observe everything outdoors, and it will be the biggest joy watching him take in the sights as we prepare and grow our garden.

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  470. Steph Cass on

    I can’t wait to get the kids into our spring vegetable garden. We’ve tucked in a few bulbs and flowers in the fall to add to our spring veggies so we are super excited for the ground to warm to get our hands in the dirt.

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  471. Lourdes S. on

    Looking forward to seed starting and planting this Spring all the Amaranth, Basil, Bells of Ireland, Celosia, Cosmos, Phlox & Sunflower seeds purchased from Floret. My garden is going to be a pop of wonder that I’ll share with my neighbors. I can’t wait to begin reading your book. Thank you for your beautifully astonishing and colorful website. It’s the smoothing balm for a jagged-edged former NYC resident.

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  472. Crystal Hoffmaster on

    You have inspired me to move forward with my plans to establish a flower garden of my own. My grandma has been my biggest supporter and educator in flowers. Now you Erin, have given me the additional resources to do it with confidence!! I’m looking forward to seeing the beauty of creation take place in my backyard. My husband and I bought 7 acres and are building our forever home and you my lady have inspired some fantastic ideas for my life journey. I’m looking forward to sharing this amazing adventure with my 7 year old son who loves flowers along with his dad who is a nature fanatic. This is a dream that I hope becomes deep rooted. Thank you for your kindness to teach all of us to go for our dreams!!!

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  473. Susan on

    I’m so excited to get my new Dahlia beds planted this year! I am a Zinnia lover but am branching out this year to include Dahlias. We have 20 acres and I’m always. looking to find something that I love and that might eventually lead to opening my own business. My book will be delivered today. Can’t wait!

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  474. Penny Vaughn on

    I am looking forward to bonding with my ten year old son through gardening! We have had a tough few years and this is something we are both looking forward to! He always picks out one flower and one vegetable plant and tends to them so diligently. It is so awesome to see his love grow for gardening! We would absolutely love to be one of the lucky 15. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  475. Alexandra on

    Very excited to have this book in my hands! I am a novice city gardener with a very sloped garden, but I dream of green beauty! I am looking forward to another growing season to try to wrestle my little plot of land into the garden of my dreams!

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  476. Meghan Mouchet on

    Looking forward to my tulips opening up! They have popped up from the ground but now just waiting to see what colors we have! So fun after such a long winter!

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  477. Linda Kondikoff on

    Discovering Dahlias is slated to arrive from Amazon this week ! The dinner plate varieties are the superstars of my garden every year! I am enamored with their beauty….they inspire my hand made jewelry and my paintings!

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  478. Kimberly Wynn on

    I am looking forward to the plants 🌱 slowly turning green and seeing the first signs of spring. Here in our area of Idaho, signs of green can be a slow process. But oh so exciting when it happens. I have only successfully grown dahlias twice. I have things to learn. We lived in Oregon for 4 years and I miss so many things about it. One of them is the variety of plants you can grow, hood river strawberries and an actual spring.

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  479. Megan Sahlstrom on

    I have been wanting to grow dahlias (and more flowers in general for years), and I was so thrilled to see this book was being release right before my birthday, so I’ve gifted it to myself! I’m excited for spring as my two year old son loves gardening, and he and I have already been dreaming up what we will do this year. Flowers and vegetable plants are never more beautiful than when I see them through his eyes and listen to everything he has to say about them.

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  480. Ethos Gardens on

    I’ve been waiting for today and your book, you add so much wisdom that is not found anywhere else and I watch/read a lot of flower books. I have all your previous books and they’re an inspiration all winter long.

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  481. Noa Rose on

    I am about to order the book! I am so excited + dahlias are my favorite flower!

    I am 11 years old! This spring I am looking forward to start gardening, i have never gotten in to it and I am so excited! I already received your “cut flower garden book and I am so excited to learn from you guys!

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  482. Cheryl on

    I just ordered your book and excitedly wait for it to arrive. Dahlias are such a beautiful flower. I have never attempted to grow them myself until this year. I look forward to venturing into growing a cut flower garden this year with dahlias being a big part of it. Thank you for all that you share and the inspiration you are to me and many others.

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  483. Ashley on

    I am about to order your book! I am so excited, dahlias are my new favorite and I would like to learn how to properly grow them. I am looking forward to learning all about them in your book!

    This spring, I am looking forward to adopting a new hobby of gardening. I want to make a safe place in my backyard to reflect and unwind and since dahlias bring me so much joy I knew I had to incorporate them! What better way then to learn from the best!

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  484. Danielle Nerpel on

    I ordered a copy of your book for myself and my father in law. He loves dahlias and grows hundreds in his small back yard. He has been sweet enough to share his with me after dividing them so I can add them to my own home flower patch. This year however I left a large row of them in ground because I successfully over-wintered last year and wanted to try it again. This time the chickens found them while scratching through and ate most of my dahlia bulbs. I just never expected my chickens would eat flower bulbs! Oh well, I hope the father in law will spare a few more:)

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  485. Karen on

    I have always loved dahlias. I am looking forward to getting my book and learning more about these beautiful flowers. I am hoping to plant a colorful flower garden that provides cut flowers to enjoy through fall.

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  486. Clarissa on

    This spring I’m looking forward to planting a small garden. I live in the desert so seeing a splash of greenery and flowers in our yard brings me so much joy. It’s truly the little things that make such a difference. In the past I haven’t had the best of luck with keeping plants alive, but I’m not ready to give up yet!

    My husband and I have been trying to have a baby now for two years without any luck. Although sometimes it gets me down, I’m not ready to give up on becoming a mother yet either. In the meantime, I plan to nurture my plants to help them grow and thrive this spring. It’ll be a positive outlet and is just what I need to prepare for my future journey in motherhood.

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  487. Katelyn Young on

    I moved back to the farm town I grew up in this past year, and I am looking forward to all of the sweet smells and fresh air that come with spring. The feeling of grass between my toes and the sounds of nature buzzing around in the air gets me so excited for the warm weather to come and the nostalgia of days gone by!

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  488. Joyce Shumway on

    This spring I am looking forward to 2 things –

    Growing a cut flower garden for the first time
    Planting dahlias for the first time

    I think I am already hooked and I am just in the planning stage!!!!!!!

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  489. mariya snizhko on

    Flowers bring so much joy and it has been a dream of mine ever since I was little girl to have my own flower bed , but haven’t had an opportunity until last year when I got married in the summer of 2020. I immediately got busy and planted some flowers, among which I randomly planted 8 dahlias and absolutely fell in love with them. I have also discovered that this year I can have an entire flower garden next to our house and I will be starting it this spring. I am so so excited for my book that I pre-ordered and would so so love to get all these beautiful goodies to enjoy and share!!!

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  490. Kristine Hansen on

    I am anticipating this upcoming growing season with great anticipation! I moved to Indiana from the Skagit Valley area and really miss the longer growing season that area offered but also looking forward to learning and growing dahlias in my new environment. I love all flowers but dahlias are my favorite!

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  491. Johnny Byard on

    Looking forward to growing more flowers and sharing them with as many people as I can. Your workshop was incredible and I look forward to seeing the hundreds of seeds that were born in Washington, grow up in Tennessee. That’s the cool thing about what we do!

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  492. Naomi Yoder on

    I am so looking forward to the beauty and life of green and growing things. We live at almost 8,000′ in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. We not only have deer and elk for neighbors, but we know the reality of cold, and at times, harsh winters. Spring brings such vitality and hope to each day. I tried dahlias last year and hope to have them again this year.

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  493. Elizabeth Talbot on

    I am looking forward to growing my snapdragons!!! I love growing all kinds of flowers but snaps are my favorite spring flower.

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  494. Jolene Fredrickson on

    Hello! This spring I am looking forward to ramping up my dahlia game. When your book Discovering Dahlias arrived I read the whole thing. It is such a beautiful and inspiring book that I cannot wait to put your advice to good use. I am planning on trying to grow dahlias from cuttings because your clear and concise directions in the book gave me the knowledge that I needed. The dahlias that are featured in the book are so beautiful and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of them. This years dahlias and are going to be the best yet and I have Floret Flower to thank for the encouragement and education. May your gardens be full of beautiful flowers!

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  495. Ranjeeta on

    Dear Floret family,

    Hope you’re all doing well despite the hard year we’ve had. It’s been wonderful and inspiring to see the lovely things everyone is looking forward to this spring. Despite the difficulties of the past year, everyone’s wishes have definitely motivated me to look towards spring with more hopeful eyes.

    Before I share what I’m looking forward to this spring, let me give you some context. Moving to a different country during these times has been a little tougher than I expected. Having spent most of my life in tropical climes, experiencing winter has been a challenging experience, to say the least. Regardless, there has been one eye-opening, brilliant silver lining of moving to a temperate climate by myself – learning about myriad beautiful flowers!

    This season has been so fulfilling, learning about the different varieties and plants that I can find at local florists or try growing myself. The local library had Floret books and that’s what started my flower journey. It’s been a whirlwind making new flower friends and visiting flower markets for the first time.

    I’ve recently sowed my first sweet pea seeds I received from a new friend. So this spring, I’m looking forward to growing my first ever sweet pea plant. Perhaps seeing sweet peas thrive on my little balcony and smelling my first blooms can help me set down my own roots in a foreign land. This spring will truly be a celebration of new friendships, milestones and beginnings. It’d be amazing to share these dahlia goodies with my new florist friends! Thanks a million for sharing Erin and Floret family!

    Thanks for listening,
    Ranjeeta

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  496. Jean Burke on

    I am looking forward to green leaves, grass and bulbs blossoming this spring! I am in Vermont so winters are long and the spring comes after a season we lovingly call mud season! It will be wonderful to not wear all the heavy winter clothes and hear the birds and open windows and smell all the amazing spring flowers like lilacs, hyacinths, and daffodils. I have some dahlias that I brought in for the winter so I am also looking forward to replanting them and getting them going again. Congrats on your new book! Peace, Jean

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  497. Julia Burnett on

    PERFECT TIMING: Finding the first green dahlia shoot of the season makes me giddy with anticipation and it happened on Sunday, March 7th in Lake Placid, Florida this year! I bring most of my tubers home to central Florida to protect them from the cold in mountainous North Carolina. You might say I have “traveling dahlias” but the effort is so worth it. I look forward to learning more about these beauties from your book Discovering Dahlias and sharing the flowers with friends.

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  498. Patti Smiley on

    I’m looking forward to seeing life spring up from the frozen ground and color of all shades and hues explode in my backyard and create countless bouquets of beautiful flowers and basketfuls of tasty veggies! I can’t wait to add dahlias to my plantings of lavender, zinnias and sunflowers and the many other flowers I’m growing for the first time this year.

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  499. Natalie Cline on

    Dahlias are like the morning sunshine. Fresh everyday!!! I didn’t realize how beautiful they were until a couple of years ago. Oh my goodness!!! They just make such a wonderful arrangement all summer long. I am so glad you published a book about them.

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  500. Kelsi L Dean on

    I’m excited to grow my very first cut flower garden this year! I’m focusing on zinnias and dahlias mainly:-)

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  501. Jamie Morris on

    I am looking forward to starting my first garden with my 2 year old son this spring!! We read a book from the library about growing Zinnia seeds and I thought it was a great way to get some hands on experience for him and to start his love for gardening young :) We have started a few seeds indoors and they are already sprouting and the sparkle in his eyes when we saw the first little green sprouts coming up was worth everything!! <3 I’ve always been intimidated to grow my own cut garden but somehow this little boy inspires me to be brave in so many areas of life, and planting seeds this year is one of the ways!

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  502. abigail grove on

    This Spring I’m most looking forward to watching my boys play in mud puddles, digging with me in the garden and walking to the Edmonds beach.

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  503. Jonette Hardy on

    After the year and winter we’ve had, I’m so looking forward to spring and planting my dahlia tubers and trying my hand at starting from seeds. So encouraged to see shoots popping up from a calla lily I kept indoors over the winter! Yippee!!

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  504. Thomasina Amat Y Leon on

    Digging in the dirt is one of my favorite past times. I am especially looking forward to this Spring, since I have an extra special assortment of seeds from Floret. Thank you Erin for finding your way into the lives of so many passionate gardeners! At a time when life has seemed unpredictable, you have brought such promise.

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  505. Carleigh Campbell on

    I’m so excited for the spring to start seeing the world turn green! Crocus, daffodils, and tulips will start blooming everywhere! It’s just so nice to be outside! Unfortunately all my dahlia tubers molded this year.. so I really could use the dahlias since most place are out of stock! Sad day, but I still have a bunch to look forward too!

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  506. Em on

    Spring blooms, spring planting and Dahlia’s! First year to have good growing space for plants and flowers.

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  507. Violeta on

    That is simple. I’m so hungry for spring. The first pretty little spring flowers and waking up to tweeting birds outside the window. Smiling at the tulips on the entry table and the happy moment you first notice pink blossoms in the trees. Easter and Decorating with nests, eggs, bunnies. FRESH GREENS and FLOVERS. Outdoor Concerts and grilling with friends. And i am waiting that hugging will become an option again. And I believe love will visit me…

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  508. Renata Maropis on

    This spring I am looking forward to the chirping of birds, the smell of flowers and herbs, Easter and getting closer to finally taking off our masks. Living on the Greek island of Crete, I can’t wait for the snow on the mountains to melt, the riverbeds to rise, to jump in the ocean and come out to sit on the beach reading your new book. I can’t wait!

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  509. Melissa Kimmel on

    Due to cancer surgery in March, 2020 and the ensuing radiation treatment and chemo therapy, I was unable to do any gardening last year. Now that I am almost completely recovered, I’m anticipating spring with the dreaming and visualizing, the smell of the soil, seed purchasing and the seed starting that accompanies it. Then there’s the watching and waiting for seedlings to show themselves and the joy they bring. Seeds and seedlings are indeed an amazing manifestation of hope and faith. No doubt, hope and faith are absolutely needed and enriching parts of life. The hope and faith that accompany the appearance of seedlings and their development is one of the most inspiring and comforting aspects of life I missed last year. I so longed for it, and now it’s actually going to happen, and I feel blessed, renewed, and refreshed. Most of all my hope and faith are realized, replenished and restored. I am filled with gratitude for the part I can play in the astounding and beautiful world of flowers, all made possible by the season of spring.

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  510. Rebecca Rubin on

    My addiction for chocolate has now been replaced with my addiction for dahlias. For the past seven years, I’ve had enough space for thirty tubers. Thanks to a “land borrowing” offer from a good friend, I can now plant an additional fifty! My spring fling is the thrill of the tuber hunt, the shovel under my foot, the promise of drop-dead gorgeous blooms, and the smiles of friends and neighbors who reap the benefits! Now, where is that piece of chocolate I can munch on while reading my recent copy of Discovering Dahlias?

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  511. Juli Balestrieri on

    I had my first luck with Dahlias last year. They were so much fun. I gave gobs away to friends. I’m upping my Dahlia game this year. I ordered 5 more varieties. I can’t wIt to read tour book. Whether I win or not I’m gettin’ me a book

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  512. Andrea on

    I have always been a raised bed gardener and have gardened in WA, CA, NV and now MT. For the first time ever I am incorporating my raised beds into raised row and growing in mass scale. I have a newly fenced in plot that we will break ground on making the beds hopefully by the end of the week, though it just started snowing 10 minutes ago! I remember randomly driving past Floret years ago while out on a drive (I used to live in Arlington) and that is when I fell in love with the look of Dahlias en mass. I have been following Erin a long time so I can learn all I can and get it right! Following her while undergoing treatment for breast cancer a few years ago really helped to take my mind off the surgery and subsequent treatments. Now that I am finally cancer free, I am looking forward to a world filled with the beauty of all things flowers!

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  513. Naomi on

    I’m looking forward to starting a LARGE garden for the first time on our new farm. I’ve picked way more varieties of flowers and food than I can ever hope to grow in one season. But it’s so exciting to plan and dream that I couldn’t help myself.
    I took your course last year and can’t wait to put so much of my newfound knowledge to good use. Thank-you! 🥰

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  514. Leanne Lash on

    I am looking forward to seeing everything grow! In Montana our winter lasts so very long (it seems) and by this time I’m itching for the sun on my face with my bare feet in the dirt planting seeds./tubers. The garden is my peaceful place. Floret has been the reason I began growing dahlias a few years ago and they have quickly become the one crop that I most eagerly look forward to!

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  515. Nancy Bradt on

    I am soooo looking forward to receiving my Dahlia book! I am looking forward to the sunshine, the smell of the grass and earth, and of course, all of the magic of nature during the Spring season. The fern fronds making their way up from the soil and unfurling, the return of the bee’s, my hands in the soil, warmth of the sunshine, hummingbirds and gold finches, and my joy and pasion…..Flowers! I have loved flowers for as long as I can remember. My Mom use to tell the story about how I as a little 5 year old would walk around the neighbors yards and pick their daffodils and bring home to her. No one ever said a word to me about picking their flowers! My grandmother was the person who introduced me to flowers and gardening…and the pure act of gardening and growing flowers brings me so much joy, peace, and love!

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  516. Dana James on

    I think one of the things I’m looking forward to most is being able to dig in the dirt again. There’s just something about turning the dirt over and preparing it to bring forth new life. I have a small flower garden that I started about four years ago. Designing it and laying it out has been challenging. I may never be finished with that part of it. But the end product is always stress-relieving beautiful flowers and fruit.

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  517. Anne Nellis Richter on

    Eagerly awaiting my copy! I officially ‘discovered dahlias’ last year. I’m hoping I successfully dug and saved last year’s batch thanks to the dahlia mini course, and went a little crazy ordering tubers from a variety of suppliers this winter so will have a load of new beauties to add to the garden this spring. I can’t wait to see them bloom.

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  518. Michael Meagher on

    As spring arrives and the bees wake up from there slumber I am excited to plant as many beautiful flowers around the house to help them make another year of great tasting honey. After 3 years of not having a place to call home I am looking forward to planting as many dahlias, zinnias, and cosmos as possible for the beauty and enjoyment of growing flowers again.

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  519. Nancy Reffle on

    I am so excited about ordering this book tomorrow, as this year we are putting Dahlias into our Garden, such perfect timing!!

    Thank you so much!!

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  520. Dimitrios Tsimourtos on

    Dahlias used to be the main theme in many Greek gardens throughout the 70’s! I remember different kinds of tall dahlias growing up in tidy lines, them being so imposing! Then suddenly they became unfashionable and Greek gardeners stopped growing them! What has happened to all these local varieties I wonder? This Spring and later on I am looking forward to watch the dahlias I have planted in my grandmother’s garden to give forth pompoms of spectacular colour! I am even planning to plant more of them!

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  521. FraSak on

    I am looking forward to planting my dahlias I dug up last fall. This was and will by my first time doing this. Wish me luck!

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  522. Zoë Wyner on

    I can’t wait to start to build out the flower beds on our property! We bought a house last summer, meaning this is the first year we’ll have more than a postage stamp sized parcel of land for planting!

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  523. Samantha Hamilton on

    I’m looking forward to my first blooming daffodil. They were what started my love of flowers, and because we have such long, harsh winters here in upstate New York, seeing those first shoots of green (sometimes through the snow) popping up always makes me so happy! I also planted extra bulbs last fall to give away a few small bouquets to friends and family with the intension of hopefully brightening someone else’s spring.

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  524. Shelly Poore on

    Im looking forward to my very first cut flower garden this year. I hope it does well ☺️

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  525. Charlie Elliott on

    I’m looking forward to becoming a first time florist and grower! New year, new challenges, new beginnings!

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  526. Cami Theodosis on

    Spring brings me so much happiness whenever I see bright green and vibrant colors popping all around me and smell the sweet flowers, grass, and trees! My five kids and I are excited to create our first garden plot filled with flowers and veggies here in Pennsylvania. My big dream is run a family flower farm business someday.

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  527. Carol Ezovski on

    I am looking forward to warmer weather and flowers blooming — and it means summer is on the way!

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  528. Kaysha Savery on

    Spring brings about the fruit from our hope in the dead of winter. My recently risen-from-the-dead ranunculus have reminded me how careful tending grows roots that can help weather the (below freezing wind) storms that happen in our lives. Through this tough season of “soon” and “later” I have been looking forward so much to “now” and “today”!

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  529. Gay Walker on

    Ahhhh, what am I looking forward to this spring…color, color, color,where ever dear earth decides to show off!! Also when our desert tortoise awakens after a 6 months nap..We will have alot to catch up on.

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  530. Erica Wright on

    Hi Erin

    I have all of your books and cannot wait for the dahlia book to come out. I always look forward to spring but this year will be especially special. Two years ago my sister and I started a floral design business together (we actually took a workshop from Rhiannon!). We have been working really hard to build up our business. We wanted to offer our clients locally sourced flowers but that can be difficult sometimes as not many growers are local to us, so we decided to create our own cut flower garden- almost all of our seeds were yours! Fast forward to this spring, my family just sold our home and bought a 5 acre farm. My sister and I are moving our studio onto the property and using the land on the farm to build our very own cut flower garden. We could not be more excited about this. We spent hours mapping out what we will grow and how we will add to it each year. So much of it was inspired by what we have learned through watching you and reading your books. This next chapter of our business and our lives is sure to be one of the best.

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  531. Deb O'Neal on

    Hi Erin and Team Floret, I’m looking forward to planting a new flower garden for the first time in my life this spring! I am planning a wonderful garden from a grass field on our property! I have been studying Floret’s Flower Cut Garden book, reading blogs, watching videos and choosing seeds and tubers to plant! Garden planning has been my healthy obsession for these winter months! I can’t wait to plant and watch my flowers grow!!

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  532. Michelle Stein on

    It’s the end of winter here in MN. Looking forward to the seasons changing and starting the process of getting my garden beds ready for spring. Also looking forward to sharing my floral bouquets with my 93 years old grandma and brightening her day.

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  533. Sophie Symonds on

    I’m excited to see what blooms after a 10years drought and finally getting some rain! Even just to see green grass- the spring always brings Hope with it ready to be spread wherever it’s needed.

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  534. April Taylor on

    I am looking forward to see what comes back in my new garden and if the things I planted three years ago will finally “leap.”

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  535. Christy Hales on

    We purchased our dream home last Summer. It was a homestead built in the late 1800s, and a total labor of love. Rounding the corner to the finish line! The yard was so overgrown and neglected, and I’m so excited this Spring to see it come to life again! I’m here for all the tips to make this my dream yard/gardens! Also, on another note, I’m excited for my little guy to play tee ball for the first time, this Spring :)

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  536. Sherry on

    I love Dahlia’s and look forward to adding them to my garden!

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  537. Kim on

    When we bought our current home we inherited the most beautiful garden beds. As I have become more and more comfortable in the garden I have finally started moving and adding plants. I am so excited this spring to see my newly planted Peonies come up. I am even more excited to no longer jealously admire my neighbor/friends dahlias but make a plan to add them to my space as well.

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  538. Karen on

    I’m looking forward to reading “Discovering Dahlias”. It’s out for delivery to me tomorrow! Also, looking forward to planting some seeds indoors in the next few weeks. First time doing this and so excited to see how it goes!

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  539. Katelyn Wissinger on

    This is my first year planting a variety of flowers with the intent of cutting them and leaving some for the pollinators. I am very much looking forward to seeing the bees in my small garden and the smiles of delight from my family at the cut flowers in vases on the kitchen table. I have also started my vegetable seeds and am looking forward to eating fresh lettuce and radishes this spring. I am thankful for your free spring mini course on seed starting.

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  540. Rebecca K. on

    So looking forward to all the longer days and sharing are community food garden with our neighbors. After the Riverside Fire ravaged this area it’s going to be such a blessing to grow and share all our beautiful flowers with our new friends and community members. Brighter days ahead!

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  541. Jonathan Schloss on

    I’m looking forward to reading ‘Discovering Dahlias’! – oh, and also growing the all the new varieties I read about!!!

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  542. Christa Balk on

    What am I looking forward to this Spring?
    I am actually grateful and observant each day I am working outside: looking for flower- and leafbuds and new growth. Spreading beneficial fertilizers and more mulch and visualizing textures, sizes and color palettes in just a short while. Love the re-awakening all around me!❤️

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  543. Mixa on

    I’m looking forward to my sister’s road trip down to visit me to see all the wild flowers and redwoods here in NorCal!!! Beautiful hikes and adventures await.

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  544. Karen Peterson on

    This spring I am looking forward to getting to snap photos of tulips and longer days!

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  545. Gretchen Freiermuth on

    This is the first year I’m devoting an entire raised bed to cut flowers, and today (March 7th) I saw tulips peeking up already! I’m so excited to fill my house and yard with color.

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  546. Mary Brown on

    Hi!!! My copy of Discovering Dahlias arrived and it totally has me excited for spring and planting and growing!! Thank you so much Erin and Company for this beautiful book and for always being so generous and sharing your wisdom and style!! I have all of your books but I think this will be my favorite, its beautiful and loaded with great info and yet not overwhelming. Thanks again!!!

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  547. Cynthia on

    Last summer I had great luck in my garden with my first few Dahlia plant tubers stored over in my garage – from the previous year.

    Thank you for teaching me how to do this! Now I’m ready to try some more varieties! I hope to have the same success !
    🌻 Cynthia

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  548. Jan on

    I am looking forward to warmer weather and planting my gardens!

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  549. Suzy on

    Spring is my favorite time of the year! I look forward to the longer days, the warmer temperatures, the busyness of the songbirds creating their nests, and the delicate spring flowers that glow through the spring rains. I love the smell of potting soil as I fill seed flats with future flowers and the coziness of the greenhouse as I perform the ritual of sowing seed. It’s the calm before the poetic chaos of summer.

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  550. Lisa on

    Looking forward to Spring to begin planting my cut flower garden – specifically Dahlias!

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  551. Ashley jones on

    Planting flowers for the first time and being able to give family and friends fresh bouquets!!!! Can’t wait!!!

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  552. Laura on

    I’m looking forward to having a yard to plant in for the first time ever! I’ve always lived in rentals where I could only grow in containers. This past fall my husband and I bought a house, and I can’t wait to fill the yard with greenery! But mostly I’m looking forward to bringing in fresh cut flowers directly from our garden :)

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  553. Renae Muller on

    Severe drought, forest fires, ash laden sludge that filled the irrigation ditch, deer taking a bite of that pine tree branch that is suppose to be deer resistant, (key word here ‘resistant’). Spring…the hopefulness of rains to ease the drought, provide clean irrigation water, bring forth food for the new fawns with their speckled coats. Robins tilting their heads, listening for a worm. Birds gathering twigs and spider webs to build their new nests. The sound of Hummingbirds returning. Ducks on the no longer frozen pond. The touch of green on the trees. The glory of rebirth after a Colorado winter. The sights and sounds of spring from my window…exquisite.

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  554. Pam Trautman on

    What am I looking forward to this spring? All of it! Planting dahlias from seed (and vegetables and other flowers, too), watching all my tubers poke out of the ground, warms days, sunshine – you name it. Spring comes slowly, one gift at a time. As spring emerges, I hope it foretells our own measured human awakening from the threat of Covid-19 with each new bud symbolizing another healthy person in this world.

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  555. Angela on

    This time last year I fell in love with making my own natural yeast starter and sourdough bread 🌾

    It was a reminder that creation, beauty and love is found all around us, in nature, if we are willing to see it.

    This spring I’m starting my first venture in growing Dahlias. 🌱🌸🌿 I have 11 bulbs and so looking forward to it – creation, beauty and love 💗

    Thank you for your generosity and ever inspiring content! 🌞☀️🌞☀️🌞☀️🌞☀️🌞☀️🌞☀️🌞☀️🌞☀️🌞

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  556. Libby on

    I don’t have the property for growing tons of flowers but anything I can will make smile and give us life after a long hard year! Can’t wait to see the beauty!!

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  557. Natasha Deeb on

    I’m looking forward to spending a lot of time outside planting and tending to our garden with my 1.5 year old son, Elias. He loves being outdoors and I’m looking forward to teaching him and spending time in beautiful weather together!

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  558. Joanne Braithwaite on

    I am looking forward to this spring more than any other that I can recall. We moved recently and, along with that move, may come a new form of income – flowers. We bought an acreage in British Columbia’s southern interior and, since discovering Floret, the idea for a new life path came to me, complete with resources, to start a small commercial flower farm. I have always grown flowers in my backyard but this year, I’m upping my game. I’ve bought seeds instead of plants (and am looking forward to your seed starting video to help guide me!) and will run my small flower patch as if it were a true commercial endeavour. If all goes well (will I enjoy it when it’s more intense?), then I’ll plan a bigger patch, sign up for the Floret online workshop and develop a serious business plan. But before all that, there is this spring. There are seeds to start, articles to read, weeding and digging and planning to be done. Spring is a time of renewal. This spring, I’ll take the first steps towards a renewal of my own. Onward.

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  559. Jennifer Wills on

    LOOKING FOWARD to being a first time Grandma March 8 :) SO Excited!!
    One of the many things I look forward to in the Spring…
    The first sighting of Miss Robbins debut! love watching her gather items for her nest.
    Along with watching the buds evolve on the trees after their long winters rest.
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, tips and tried and true tricks.
    peace :)

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  560. Kim Carmichael on

    Looking forward to summer with my snapdragons I ordered and have already started from seed. Adding the greens like pennycress will be a new adventure. I usually concentrate on the flowers and reading what you said about adding “greens” from the garden I have often overlooked -made perfect sense for adding to arrangements. Have been growing dahlia’s for many years and very excited about your new book to learn new things that I didn’t know. Love all your information Erin. I love your passion and I always feel inspired!

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  561. Stacy Griffith on

    I’ve planted gladiolus , peach daffodil and tulips. They are coming up and I can’t wait for the first flowers to bloom.

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  562. Sarah Sacker on

    I’m looking forward to the snow melting and prepping my flower field!

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  563. Shabana Khan on

    I’m so excited for all the new wildflowers coming back to life during the spring. Makes my commute home so much better. Also going to try my hand at growing a few flower varieties for my floral business.

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  564. Hayley Grant on

    I cannot wait to get outside in the sun with my two little girls and discover what the garden has to offer us this year.

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  565. Lisa Zurlo on

    I just discovered your Instagram and I am obsessed. Looking forward to being outside surrounded by meditative flowers

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  566. Hannah Fritsch on

    Spring will start our family’s new flower farm adventure. This next year will be a steep learning curve because I have never grown flowers on a larger scale, but
    I am praying that it works out!

    I am looking forward to warm days, a new garden, baby chicks, and family camping!

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  567. Stephanie Arnett on

    I can not wait for the warm sun on my face while I run my fingers through the beautiful soil when planting happy little seeds that are going to become charming, fabulous flowers!!! ❤️

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  568. Rhonda Watts on

    I am looking forward to SUN and longer days. I can’t wait to try my hand at flowers this year. I’ve always stayed away because I didn’t know where to start, not this year!

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  569. Andrea Anthony on

    I am looking forward to regaining my mental health! As a nurse this last year has been one of the hardest. Gardening not only keeps my mental health up but spreads the joy to others! I can’t wait to see what grows and thrives! Life is beautiful.

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  570. Fabiola Capo on

    🌸☀️🌸 I am so excited and looking forward to growing and discovering lovely dahlias in my garden!! 🌸☀️🌸

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  571. Hayley on

    I am looking forward to planting leafy greens in the wicking beds I have made, and of course, my spring bulbs flowering!

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  572. Maggie Smith on

    Spring is usually associated with the renewal of the earth; sunshine, tulips and daffodils, and new birth. This spring especially means possibilities and potential . Possibilities – experimenting with delicious new varieties of dahlias and other flowers, and potential -the opportunity to uplift and bless people with beautiful blooms. What joyful opportunities await!

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  573. Jason Wang on

    We finally have our garden beds set up and soil tests done this year. We set aside a patch of space to create a cut flower garden and are super excited to have fresh flowers in the house!

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  574. Pam on

    I have loved dahlia’s for years but with ongoing health problems my husband has had to take over all the gardens on our half acre lot. I am finally able to walk again and very carefully, with a walker, get out in our yard. We have made major changes to the gardens and removed some over the last ten years to make garden management easier for him, but this year I was actually thinking about trying dahlia’s. I just discovered your Instagram site and am beginning to go back through to discover more about your company. I loved to garden before I got sick and people used to comment on all our beautiful gardens. It was so fun to make others happy with the beauty in our gardens. Glowers make me so happy!

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  575. Liz Cauthorn on

    I’m looking foward to seeing all the bulbs I planted last fall. The wait has been long. I planted hundreds of major and minor bulbs. I really am looking forward to things greening up again and leafing out. I’ll have many zinnias,salvias,marigolds,cosmos and many other annuals and perennials which I start from seed every spring to plant. I’m excited that winter is nearly over!

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  576. April on

    I’m looking forward to planting my second garden. Last summer was my first garden and it did way better than I expected, so now I am even more excited to plant a garden. Can’t wait to dig my hands into the soil and feel the sun on my back!

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  577. Alaysia Thompson on

    I am so excited to turn my small patio into my first version of a flower farm! Flowers are so great because they light up the room with arrangements, make for beautiful landscape, and are also great for the environment!

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  578. Sarah on

    I am looking forward to planting our garden and more roses. Of course, feeling the warm sun on my face is a favorite, too!

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  579. LaManda A dorval on

    I am an early riser…so I am looking forward to the sun waking me up in the morning. I love open windows, sitting on the deck, riding bikes in the country, fresh squeezed lemonade and handing my clothes out on the line. All this and so much more…spring is like a breathe of fresh air!

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  580. Yvonne on

    This Spring, I’m looking forward to really enjoying the outdoors (responsibly and with a mask on!), strolling around Central Park (our happy place!) with the hubby in our his and hers almost matching cardigans knitted by me (I must hurry and finish both!), and planting and growing veggies and flowers on our little rooftop garden without, um, killing them. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  581. Pat Powell on

    F. Fragile D. Dazzling
    L. Lacey A. Armfuls
    O. Orbits H. Hauntingly
    R. Radiantly L. Lavishly
    E. Elusive I. Impressive
    T. Textures A. Alluring
    S. Selections

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  582. Paola Maynard-Moll on

    This spring I’m really, really looking forward to our baby boy enjoying our yard, veggie, and flower garden for the first time. He was born last March and hasn’t really seen much beyond the inside of our house all year long. I’m so excited for him to experience the sounds, smells, and feel of spring and summer.

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  583. Martha Boswell on

    I am excited for this spring because we are putting in a new greenhouse and raised planters at our house! I am really looking forward to starting seeds for adding color and flavor to our salads, meals, and cocktails!

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  584. Anne Koons on

    I am looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt.

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  585. Greg Wilson on

    I’m looking forward to my first attempt at growing dahlias (from seeds no less!) for the very first time. If that wasn’t challenge enough I’m attempting to do this in the desert (Palm Springs area). Do I start growing them in November? :-) Dahlias have been my favorite flowers since I was a little kid helping my grandmother in one of her many flowerbeds. I can’t wait to see what comes up.

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  586. Anna S on

    I can’t wait to try gardening again! I’ve just started learning and am excited to try my hand at planting again. It’s been a struggle (ha ha) but floret’s workshops have definitely helped! I’m going to try growing these dahlia seeds now! 🤞

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  587. Anna Steinle on

    Ready for this! We have NEW NEIGHBORS with TEN CHILDREN and ONE ON THE WAY! When I met them I told them I love gardening and the kids said, ‘We do, too!’ So guess what I’m going to be doing with 10 of the sweetest new neighbor kids this spring?❤️

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  588. Natalie on

    I am looking forwrd toa whole new patch of cut flowers that I am growing!! I cannot wait to try some new varities!!

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  589. Natalie Hornback on

    Hello Flower Friend! You are truly an inspiration as my daughter Abigail and I begin our FLOWER JOURNEY this coming SPRING 2021! This is what we are expectantly looking forward to this SPRING! We will begin our spring U-PICK (The Little Flower Farm) with tulips, lilies, anemone, ranunculus, daffodil, hyacinth and iris! We’re looking forward to sowing seeds in the greenhouse, working our 2 acre ground for our SUMMER CROP! We’ve joined The Growing Kindness Project as a first year GROWER! Alot of exciting things in the coming days!

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  590. Ann-margaret curran on

    I’m most looking forward to just giving it a go. Trusting in my skills and determination and believing that I’m capable of success, watch this space!
    Thanks for sharing everything with us life is good

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  591. Riley Smith on

    I am looking forward to the snow receding and seeing the first little hints of bright green pop up from the earth. And then I will go out every 10 minutes to see if anything new has emerged.

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  592. Erin A. on

    I’m most looking forward to weeding. Not! I can’t wait to see the results of my first try at winter sowing. Could be fruitless or could be a bounty but either way I can’t wait to find out.

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  593. Sally Poppema on

    I followed your instructions on how to over winter my dahlias. I’m anxious to see if I did it right. Come in Spring!

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  594. Resa Yamamoto on

    Erin, I am so thankful for your abundant generosity in writing a book and sharing your wisdom as a gift for us all that love flowers and especially dahlias. I can’t wait for your book. I am sharing one with my friend who helped me dig my tubers this year. Blessing to you and your team for the work you are doing.

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  595. Eva Marosvari on

    Hi Erin, so excited for you and your Discovering Dahlias book launch! I found you through Garden Answer. I actually live between you and Laura in Riggins, Idaho. Newly retired, I’m finally able to garden more extensively than I have before. And my beloved best friend and neighbor bought her and I dahlia tubers that will be showing up in April or May. My first ever and I can’t wait to start growing them! I’d love to immerse myself in your book!

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  596. Beth Ziniti on

    I can’t wait to bring my daughter out to the garden. To see the expression and hopefully wonder on her face when she smells the daffodils and holds a tulip for the first time. She’ll be 8 months old by the time our snow melts and the ground warms.

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  597. Megan on

    I’m excited to look out my office window and finally see color again in the garden. Our early spring bulbs are just starting to pop up, which has me starting to think about what I want to add to a new blank slate bed. I’m sure this book will provide a lot of inspiration for that!

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  598. Mitzi Sorbin on

    Looking forward to handing someone the first bouquet of the season & seeing them smile! We sure need that after last year! I was able to give away & donate over 40 mixed bouquets last year just from my small home garden area. I decided not to sell them just to share them & I got so much love & gratitude back. Little acts of kindness go so far & to let someone know they are special is the best reward ever!

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  599. Linda on

    I cannot wait to start my flower beds with all my new tubers and seeds this spring.

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  600. Brenda Laurance on

    In all of the distancing and isolation of the past year, we decided that this year we must “bloom where we are planted.” I am excited for the 10 heirloom roses, the 10 peony bushes, the 200+ daffodil bulbs we planted last season to come up! Add to that the 11 packets of flower seed from Floret, and we should have flowers all summer! My poor dahlia tubers have suffered through the winter in the attic stairwell, and may need to be replaced. They will be grateful to you for the new, signed, instruction manual “Discovering Dahlias” that arrived yesterday! So excited for blooms, color, fresh air, and new life!! Thank you for your new book!!

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  601. Cameron on

    I’m looking forward to filling my veggie garden with color from many of the seeds that you have marketed this last year. Sweet peas have already been started and are looking great so far!

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  602. Raven on

    I finally got off the waitlist and am getting a community garden plot! While I’ll still be the crazy person with a forest of tomatoes and basil exploding off my 1′ by 4′ juliet “balcony”, I’m so excited to finally have room for cut flowers, to have an outdoor space of my own, and to join a community of gardeners, even if it’s just a socially-distanced wave.

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  603. Judy on

    I am so anxious to start working on my garden with all of the great resources from Floret. I have been so inspired by the Floret story and all of the inspiration provided from their resources. I feel confident that this year my garden will be amazing! Thank you for working so hard to spread flowers, joy, and inspiration throughout the world!!

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  604. Emily on

    I’m looking forward to the time I spend with my family outside in my garden!

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  605. Heather on

    What is there to NOT look forward to with spring!? Wisconsin provides a long and dark winter, bring on Spring! <3

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  606. Marsha Anders on

    I am looking forward to seeing the ranunculus bloom that I got from Floret this season. I live in Florida and it is my first time growing them. Love your show on Discovery also.

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  607. Rachel Simler on

    It has been so beautiful and sunny here in Northwest Ohio but it is still so cold. My garden is calling so I’m beginning to plan. I can’t wait to actually get out and work the soil. I created an 11 ft X 11 ft flower garden last summer and I’m so excited to see what comes back from last year.

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  608. Melissa Johnson on

    Always excited for spring! Sunny days, daffodils, lily of the valley, starting seeds and planting things! And I love the color of “spring green” that covers our mountains when the trees start waking up. It only lasts about two weeks before turning a darker green until fall, but it makes my heart sing while it lasts.

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  609. Donna Reble on

    Just purchased “Discovering Dahlias” and looking forward to sitting down with a good cup of coffee and reading your latest book. I must say that I have learnt so much from your website and have been taking notes which are stored in a binder for future reference. These will be passed down to my daughters one day as they share the same interest in gardening. Planning a cutting garden for spring after taking the “Seed Starting Course” and purchased all the supplies. Bought way too many seeds but could not delete any of them. Excited about getting started and look forward to taking bouquets to church on Sundays.

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  610. Jess on

    I am ready for spring when I see daffodils emerging from the frozen ground. I look forward to their cheerful colors and cutting flowers in the brisk spring air. Last fall, I dug up and divided my daffodil bulbs for the first time. I hope to reap the multiplied benefits in the upcoming weeks!

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  611. Brie on

    This spring I’m looking forward to all the possibilities that come with starting things anew. Ah! After years of working for others, my husband and I are taking the leap and starting our own farm business. We can’t wait to share all that we grow with our community. Oh, and the smell of spring… there is that special sense in the air that you know that warmth is on the way! Breathe it in deep, it’s energizing!

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  612. Kimberley on

    Looking forward to spring’s fresh blooms and blossoms, and the leaves on the trees. Vibrant colors! The singing birds and the migrating birds. New life, precious baby animals, insects, and BEES! 🐝 That fresh breeze, heaps of sunshine and more sunny hours in the day.

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  613. Stefani Nice on

    This spring, I am looking forward to picking whatever is in bloom to bring to my Mom with a big warm hug! She at 84, along with countless others world wide has been alone her apartment for more than a year now due to Covid. I long to share the color, scent and cheer of flowers with her. Here she is with peonies!
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/sArY6xEhS6nWJ7Xw8

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  614. Priscilla van der Stoel on

    I am looking forward to seeing my first 1000 spring bulbs that I’ve ever planted to come up!! Flowers are so satisfying to watch and grow and finally they bloom. Prince Edward Island has few local florists, there are no florists selling home grown bouquets throughout the summer time in my area, so I am really excited to start growing my flowers and selling them to the locals here in PEI and bringing cut flower farming back!

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  615. Anita on

    The color green! After almost 7 months of snow I cannot wait to see leaves and grass. The flower buds on my Kelsey crabapple tree unfurl. The sight of the first Robin back from it’s warm holiday. The smell of warm soil. And getting my hands into it! I bought a few Keith Hammett cultivars of sweet peas this year, and am especially looking forward to their beauty!

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  616. Katrina on

    Last year I planted cut flowers for the first time and LOVED it. I’m so excited for spring to arrive so I can start digging in the dirt again!

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  617. Kristin on

    I am looking forward to the flowers blooming! I live in the PNW so we are already seeing early spring blooms at the beginning of march.

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  618. Pamela on

    I am looking forward to helping my 90 year old neighbor replant her dahlia tubers. She bought a bunch of plants that she loved watching produce flowers (even if it wasn’t a good year for us) and I convinced her to over winter the tubers. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

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  619. Amy Hvizdos on

    I just recieved the book and am so excited to start my seedlings very soon! Looking forward to reading your book while I watch them sprout and wait for the weather to warm up. Excited to be outside more and get my hands in the dirt again, too!

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  620. Renee on

    Congratulations on your new book! I saw a preview on Garden Answer and it looks beautiful.

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  621. DeVonya Madsen on

    I love spring and I am looking forward to spending time outside. I am also looking forward to my adventure with Growing Kindness this year and my goal is to take a picture of me holding an armful of flowers just like you do!!!

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  622. Karen Martin on

    I’m excited for my cold hardy annuals to bloom. I planted many flowers that I’ve never grown before so it will be very exciting to experience them in the garden & vase

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  623. Stephanie Reed on

    First I’m excited for some more color in the world with all the melting snow abd dead grass it’s been looking kind of blah these days ! I cannot wait for spring to start my dahlia garden again this year I’m excited to read discovering dahlias in hopes that it can help me in some areas I have struggled with in the past ! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  624. Maria De Vaney on

    I am looking forward to watching my Floret ranunculus and anemones bloom!

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  625. Erin on

    So looking forward to having my own place and planting whatever I want!!

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  626. Regina Grubb on

    I look forward to helping my 91 year “young” father plant dahlias in his yard. I did this with him for the first time last year and it was pure joy. I recall as a child, his pride in the dahlias he grew, but life has a way of changing. He would build special crates out of lath, label the dahlia tubers or crates with scraps of my mother’s crochet yarn, and hang them from the basement rafters to overwinter. Now I have become burgeoning dahlia addict with 77 varieties, sharing the harvest of flowers and tubers with friends and family.

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  627. Toni M Britt on

    I love to watch your channel. I have had my 3rd back surgery and even though l have had my 3rd back surgery,I find that I am still spending many more hours in my gardens than in my house from spring through fall. I always say it is my spiritual place.
    I have loved to watch you grow along with other gardeners when I can’t get out in my own.
    Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  628. Julie Weyenberg on

    I’m looking forward to baby birds, budding trees, warmer weather, and flowers, of course.

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  629. Josie on

    I am so looking forward to all of beautiful bulbs that will come up very soon! I can’t wait!!

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  630. Emily Million on

    I’m looking forward to coming out of our den and rediscovering our ground that we haven’t seen since before Halloween. We have a new greenhouse to start experimenting in and setting up.

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  631. April Vowell on

    When I think about Spring time, “new life” comes to mind. My husband and I have a little hobby farm in Mississippi. Every Spring we look forward to getting the ground ready and planting a variety of different things. We also have 22 hens that are full of personality. They, too, look forward to Spring time and warmer days.

    With Spring comes beautiful flowers; this is my favorite part about Spring. Flowers bring so much color to the world around us. I am looking forward to planting my Floret seeds this Spring!

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  632. Emily S. on

    This spring I look forward to starting our first flower garden. We recently bought a house that came with a small fruit and vegetable garden, and we want to add some flowers. My husband bought me your Pink Romance Mix seeds for Christmas, and I can’t wait for the warmer weather to start planting.

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  633. Erin Kane on

    What I look forward to when spring arrives…
    It all starts after the holidays end. the countdown.
    I look forward to longer days.
    Fat robins.
    The smell of earthworms, and rain.
    That band of sunshine that shines across my living room floor that I lay on so that I can feel the sun on my cheeks.
    Crocus
    The peace my garden gives me and the satisfaction of a hard day’s work.
    I love outside.

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  634. Carrie Turansky on

    I loved watching the first episode about Floret on the Magnolia/Discovery Plus Channel. I love flowers and I admire your hard work and commitment to build your company. I am so looking forward to Spring! I’m coming up on my two year cancer surgery anniversary, and I am so grateful to be alive to enjoy my family, my garden, and the people I love. I am blessed! I’ll look forward to seeing more from Floret! Thank you!!

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  635. Jonna on

    Spring.

    The word itself brings to mind momentum and levity. I think 2021 is a good year for the renewal spring will inspire in each of us. Even dandelions can grow in sidewalk cracks; we shall persist in cultivating beauty.

    Spring ( for me) is windows open, all through the house, clearing out the stuffiness of past seasons and bringing in the abundance of sunlight.
    As you poke those tiny seeds into soil, it feels like putting your babies down to nap. Spring is like the morning when they wake, all tender and green.
    And Spring promises Summer. I don’t know about you, but I’d hazard that all of you could use a little summer with your 2021 experience:)

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  636. Beth Morel on

    You have so inspired me as I feel you know my heart – my own grandmother always grew sweet peas and I an now ‘Nana’ of 4 and my own daughter is growing your sweet-peas

    I have a flower garden filled with peonies dahlias hydrangeas and roses along with a big assortment of your annuals- I am just waiting for your new book to arrive this Tuesday and the endless hours of joy!

    Im hoping to start a ‘library’ of cut flowers this summer- take a walk and instead of a book – sharing some flowers!

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  637. Jessica Gloor on

    I can’t wait to start seedlings both veggies and flowers, some of which I ordered from you for the first time. Hoping to start some rows of cut flowers as a side gig while being a SAHM. Watching plants grow from seed is one of the most rewarding things. It never gets old!

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  638. Terry on

    The recent weather here in California feels like spring is already here! I know a lot of people are using these crazy times to do home projects and I am no different. With the help of a carpenter friend, I just rehabbed my Dad’s old aviary he used for raising finches, into a coop for chickens that I raised from hatchlings over the last few months. Now that the chickens are living in their new coop and enclosure, I am starting to compile my two small gardens into one large garden in an area that gets the most sun. I have raised beds to give my old back a break, so moving everything is going to be quite a chore, but luckily I have a friend who will be doing the heavy work for me! Once we have combined everything in one big garden we will fence it, and then the fun begins! I grow both veggies and dahlias, with other beneficial natives thrown in for the bees and butterflies. I will figure out the main layout on paper and then fill in with pots of the smaller flowers as I go. It is going to be wonderful!!!

    When I was a child the neighbor, who was a very talented and knowledgeable gardener, used to give us kids tours of his garden. To this day, almost 60 years later, I can still remember one special moment standing under his dinner plate dahlias that towered over our childish (7-8 year old) heads, while he described each one by name and style. I was completely and utterly transfixed! That day I knew that one day I would grow these gorgeous flowers for myself, and while it took a few (ok many) years to actually be able to do it, this will be my forth year as a backyard dahlia grower. I can’t wait to finish this years bigger and better, new garden!

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  639. Philip Todd on

    I’m excitingly anticipating the first Spring of my newly established perennial wildflower meadow. It’s not huge, but it still represents dozens of hours of planning and work. As the hundreds of plants are now starting to show, and the new green swathe thickens, my wife and I are out daily to share their emergence. When lockdown ends it will be a wonderful sight to enjoy with our family and friends.

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  640. Jolea on

    I am so excited for the weather to break so I can start building my greenhouse and for my garden to emerge from its long winter nap. Keeping my fingers crossed that it survived the polar vortex that gripped us last month.

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  641. Julie Graves on

    I am looking forward to planning and building a potager garden space. We bought a fixer upper house and farm in central Oregon more than two years ago. I so miss all the beauty of flowers at our previous home. The house has been getting most of the love in the remodel, hopefully this year we can start transforming the neglected yard.

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  642. Natalie on

    I’m looking forward to letting my 2 year old get her hands dirty and show me what it means to marvel at the simple things again.

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  643. Carrie on

    I can’t wait to visit with my neighbors as they walk by my little garden, which is right next to the sidewalk. They are always so curious about what I’m up to and boy, I’ve missed seeing all of them this winter!

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  644. Arla Alexander on

    This spring, I am so excited to continue gardening with my two little girls! We just bought a home about a year and a half ago and last year, thanks to all of the extra time at home quarantining, I was able to start our own little garden! My 3 year old helped my plant wildflowers and my 1 year old loves playing in the dirt! Last year was my first time experimenting with dahlias because I grew up seeing them in my Grandma’s garden. I came to love these beautiful flowers very much and started researching them which led me to Floret! I am anxious to add to the little garden we started and fill our home with flowers again!

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  645. Elizabeth on

    I look forward to warm sunny days, walks with my kids, planting the garden, open windows, longer daylight, making Easter nest cookies with my kids, and my children’s school play if COVID numbers keep declining.

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  646. Hydie on

    Looking forward to living life to the fullest no matter what obstacles come my way – being outdoors in my garden or hiking in our parks, nature replenishes and fills my soul!

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  647. Nancy on

    Spring—longer days, hands in fragrant dirt, dogs lolling in the grass, and drinks with friends outside!

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  648. Chris on

    I’m looking forward to days outside with no shoes on.

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  649. Jess on

    After a long and snowy winter, I’m looking forward to the surge of hope that comes each spring with the first flush of blooms!

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  650. Harley Rodriguez on

    Looking forward to a new spring with dahlias and other floral beauties signifying a new and hopeful year

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  651. Joyce stimpson on

    I’m watching peonies emerge in anticipation of their substantial beauty which never disappoints….. and I’m looking forward to adding varieties of dahlia to my garden. Until now I’ve planted whatever giveaways came my way and have fallen in love with the sorta mismatched results until discovering this year, with floret farm tutorials, I could use intention and really pursue my hearts desire. I’ve been studying on it all winter! I’m also very enamored of my sweet peas without knowing much about how best to grow them so I’m looking to plant earlier and heighten my experience there as well. Mostly though, after last year, when the garden brought me so much simple, unspeakable joy and pleasure, I’m looking forward to everything and anything that occurs in my garden and I know I’m ready to it receive it all with more love and gratitude than ever before.

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  652. Annissa on

    I am looking forward to simply getting my hands back in the earth this spring and planning a new garden at our new home.

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  653. Diane D. Gonsiorowski on

    I am looking forward to mulching and digging with the sun on my back, the feeling of creativity and accomplishment planning and planting my gardens.

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  654. Claire on

    I live in an area that would love the pop of color and textures that Dahlias provide! Plus, they represent a wonderful memory of my mom, an avid gardener who loved them. This alone inspires me to grow them!

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  655. Charlotte Calcutt on

    I’m looking forward to getting back to work in my classroom instead of online and then coming home and sitting in my garden with my flowers, the birds and a cup of tea/glass of wine!

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  656. DeeDee Price on

    I am looking forward to another year on the farm. We are trying new flowers and expanding our growing space and it is so exciting!!!

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  657. Debbie Jacks on

    You box of dahlia inspired items is AMAZING! I watched Laura at Garden Answer unpack the box you sent to her. You are so inspiring. I would love to win anything you’re giving away :)

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  658. Mary on

    I’m looking forward to planting a variety of flowers that I have not grown before and using your helpful hints to keep them healthy and beautiful. I have enjoyed watching how Floret Farm has evolved on Discovery +!

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  659. Tiffani Larson on

    I can’t wait for my ranunculus to bloom. I’ve had my eye on them for years and finally ordered some last fall. They are on their way with some good leafy foliage and I can hardly stand the wait any longer! 🤣
    PS. Thanks for all the eye candy! 🌸🌷🌻🏵🌹

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  660. S D Jacobs on

    The mimosa is blooming here just in time for International Women’s Day on Match 8, and I’m looking forward to welcoming the lilac soon! And THEN it won’t be long before my fellow Floret-trained farmer florist friend (f.f.t.f.f.f?!) has her dahlias out at her adorable flower stand!

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  661. Terri on

    I’m looking forward to enjoying the 600 tulips I planted this fall. Quite a few but the odds are I my favor because of the soil amendments I treated them to. Thank you for your beautiful inspiration.

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  662. Sandy Thelen on

    When spring makes it to my little corner, I’m looking forward to the ground warming up and planting new varieties of dahlias, zinnias, and poppies in my garden, and planting up my porch pots with alllll the colors.

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  663. Whit on

    I’m looking forward to watching my very first Floret seed starts slowly start to emerge! :) It’s going to be so rewarding and I can’t wait to start sharing flowers with my family and friends!

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  664. Rachael Levay on

    I’m looking forward to planting all my bulbs, and see if my lilac bush survived the winter.

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  665. Amanda on

    Spring brings new beginnings filled with light, inspiration and beauty. Being surrounded by all the new life sprouting in nature gives me some much needed hope.

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  666. Catherine Israel on

    Last night was the last fire of the season burning in the oversized fireplace. Our hydrangeas are beginning to bud with new little leaves. Today is going into my farmer’s diary as the 1st day of Spring. The fragrant white Japanese magnolia flowers tipped in magenta hues will cling to their branches until the end of next week. But today their aroma is in the breeze. In a few more weeks the Cherry Blossom trees will begin to bud, but the winds of March pluck the delicate white petals to join them in a dance that looks like snowflakes falling.

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  667. Kate TerHaar on

    Excited for the ice on the lake to melt and all the migrating birds to return.

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  668. Camélia on

    I am looking forward to start my seedlings in my new little greenhouse that I just built with recycled windows. Not having a table covered in trays inside will change my life!

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  669. Elizabeth Sainte on

    Oh so excited for Spring for my first spring bride after 6 seasons of summer and fall weddings such an extraordinary treat to be able to use locally grown blooms. I’m just as excited about your new Discovering dahlias book. These gorgeous flowers are magical and worth all the work!! Best to you Erin!!

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  670. Barb on

    I am looking forward to the spring bulbs emerging from the ground and the birds singing their happy songs. It feels like Spring is just around the corner 35 degrees yesterday and rain and 55 degrees today with Bluebird skies here in Colorado…

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  671. Jean on

    I just discovered your site and appreciate all the information you provide. I am ready to start some seeds for the first time and I am planning a beautiful cut flower garden. You are truly inspiring!

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  672. Johnna Fisher on

    Buds. I look forward to the delicate peeking of new growth and emergence.

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  673. Lisa Wichtendahl on

    When the silent days of winter become the morning song of the robins young,,and the warmth of the frozen earth lends and makes way for the green shoots that were so carefully planted before the Autumn frost.
    The bird and earths song becomes mine in the hopefulness of Springs arrival.

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  674. Machell Parks-Kroner on

    This spring I am looking forward to seeing if my dahlia tubers I pulled up last season, after watching your “how to” video, come up. I also took your advice and gave some tubers away! This made me feel really good!
    I plan to build a raised bed to be able to plant different varieties of dahlias. They are very vibrant and really last the whole season long!
    Years past I had been limited in giving away cut bouquets from my gardens depending on what was growing. I have learned to use other greenery and am really surprised at how the bouquets have turned out!
    Thank you for the education and inspiration you so generously shared with us last year!
    Machell

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  675. Christie on

    My favorite part of Spring is watching our corner of the world come alive again after winter. I love watching the grass change from brown to green, and seeing those first buds pop open on our redbud trees. You’ve inspired my husband & I to try our first cut flower garden this year, and we can’t wait!

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  676. Sarah Thomas on

    We just moved a little north of Skagit Valley (from Seattle) to a lovely little property where I am finally able to garden. I have some dahlia seeds that I recently ordered from Floret and I am very much looking forward to planting my first garden in the ground rather than store-bought potted planters. I hit the jackpot and have two neighbors who are master gardeners who have offered to help answer any of my questions. I’m looking forward to seeing what my novice garden produces.

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  677. Rachel on

    I’m looking forward to planting my first seedling outdoors, the smell of soil and getting my hands dirty. Spring is my favorite time of year. There’s so much anticipation at the start of the growing season.

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  678. Stacy Stewart on

    Hi Erin!

    I’m looking forward to growing flowers as cut flowers, for the first time this year! I can’t wait to smell and touch the soil, stay outside (working) too late and eating all the bounty of the seasons ahead of me!

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  679. Megan on

    I look forward to the smell of soil when starting to plant my pots and raised beds with fresh herbs, flowers, and vegetables. Nothing beats the sun shining down, opening a fresh bag of potting soil and starting my balcony garden for the spring & summer. Even better when you add in an iced tea with lemon! First day of planting outside is what I’m craving at the moment!

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  680. Ingrid Stroeder on

    I am planting Dahlia’s for the first time this year. My husband bought me 4 types of Dahlias last year and I fell in love. Then I saw the article in Magnolia Magazine and hunted down your web site. I have your book on order and I am most looking forward to learning how to grow and plant these amazing flowers. I used your website to understand how to save the tybers from last year so I am replanting them and I have 10 new ones to try. I am going to go containers this year as I prep the area for the garden for next year.
    I want to start my own mini Dahlia garden to brighten up my neighborhood and get me outside more.

    I am so thankful that Magnolia did that article on you and now I am hooked.
    I watched your introduction show on Discovery Chanel and Magnolia TV and love what you and your family have done and continue to do.

    Praying for health and a beautiful growing season for your farm. And health for your family and team.

    Sincerely,
    Ingrid Stroeder

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  681. Julieanne Agnew on

    I’m excited that I have more time to spend in my garden this spring and can’t wait to plant up my containers! I keep adding more! 😊

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  682. Mary Robertson on

    As a chronic migraine sufferer having to deal with constant pain nothing brings me more pleasure and delight than getting out my seed starting supplies and start sowing seeds. I love the eruption of the seedling from the soil and watching the growth over time. Somehow spring lessens the intensity of migraine pain by getting my hands in the dirt and observing all the beauty of blooms & plant’s coming to life!

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  683. Lisa on

    I’m excited to grow my first set of Dalias

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  684. Adriana on

    This is my second year gardening and I’m all in! Last year I expanded my vegetable garden, dug out a new bed for zinnias and found a sunny spot for two dahlia bulbs purchased on a whim at my local hardware store. I ordered three new varieties online and have loads of tubers in my basement from last year! I am HOOKED! I am so looking forward to the joy and excitement of working in my garden daily, looking forward to planting my tomatoes, herbs, vegetables, zinnias, sunflowers and all my dahlias! I waiting at the edge of my garden stool for “Discovering Dahlias” to hit the bookshelves! A must have for any flower lover/ grower.

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  685. Heather on

    I am excited to start a flower patch as beautiful as yours this spring

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  686. Rachel on

    I am so so ready for spring as this is my first ever season growing cut flowers! (for the most part!) I am a teen starting my first cut flower garden this year! There has been a lot to do and I have learned a lot already. The main thing I am excited about though is seeing all the seedlings grow. Isn’t it so amazing that one seed can get you so many luscious blooms?Creation doesn’t cease to amaze me! I have some elderly neighbors too so I am excited to give them flowers this year since they are all pretty lonely. :)

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  687. Laikyn on

    I’ve been really looking forward to longer days and more sunshine, even if it’s through rain drops! It’s been a tough year, and I think we’re all ready for brighter days ahead. :)

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  688. Reburda Sybrandy on

    Every Spring I look forward to new life beginning again. Watching the process of plants budding, shoots forming, and look forward to smelling all the flowers. I saw Laura from Garden Answer unveil your box the other day, it’s wonderful what you do for so many people. I too am from Skagit Valley, looking forward to the Tulips soon.

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  689. Lindsay Storm on

    We can’t wait to see how our spring plants will do that we overwintered in our first hoop house that we just built this fall!! Also, super excited for the first “Little Flower Girl” zinnias!

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  690. Sandy on

    I am looking so forward to my garden. It brings me so much joy watching the small plants bud and bloom. It is a demonstration of resilience, something we need right now.

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  691. Bronwyn on

    I am looking forward to starting my first garden at me and my partners first house <3

    I also cannot wait for the snow to melt so that I can start backpacking and hiking again! I love hiking and all of the spring wildflowers in my area!

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  692. Carmen on

    I love to see my new plants blooming and the abundance of life (birds, insects, butterflies) they bring to my garden. I never know what survived our cold winters or what seed a bird dropped in the garden so Spring is also full of surprises.

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  693. Riley Wiebe on

    I am looking forward to winning this giveaway and learning about Dahlias this Spring :)

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  694. Lainy on

    I am SO excited for spring! My favorite part is walking through the garden looking for the first hints of green and finding flowers where I don’t remember planting them! lol! We also have ducks and watching them tear through the yard puddle to puddle is just the most rewarding thing. Keep doing what you’re doing! I love your content!

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  695. Linda VanApeldoorn on

    Recently moved from 5 acres in the north to a postage stamp sized yard in the coastal south.
    Looking forward to playing around with new plants in new combinations this spring.
    Still looking forward to growing my favorite – the Dahlia. It wouldn’t be my garden without some!!

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  696. Janiece Meek on

    This Spring, 2021, will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the one in which my husband and I will move back South to live nearer to family and friends. This Spring brings renewal, from creating a new garden from a field of possibility, to bringing a puppy into our family after the loss of our beloved Jackson last year. At our new home, I’m looking forward to planting sizable swaths of flowers for the pleasure and memories they will bring our children, grandchildren, and community. Life in full bloom!

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  697. Karen Bippus on

    I can’t wait to sell my first bouquet of flowers to see someone’s face when they smell them and I’m guessing it’ll probably be my peonies. So excited for spring !

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  698. Celeste on

    I am quite new to growing in general, and what an inspiration it is to see the honey, pottery, cookies, soaps, and of course… the Dahlias! Spring time is all the excitement with seed starting and the nature which seems to wake up after this cold spell of winter.

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  699. Carla Seidlinger on

    Looking forward to slowly taking in your book and planting dahlias for the first time. Love all that you do to bring joy through tending the soil.

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  700. Jenny Alexander on

    This spring, I am looking forward to finally doing some gardening and landscaping in my yard. We bought our first home 4 years ago and I haven’t been able to plant up borders and add pretty decor yet. This year, I am going to focus on our beautiful yard and really make it our own.

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  701. Susan Raymond on

    I can’t wait for spring! I just discovered Floret and every day I go on the website to see what new seeds are available. I have so many to plant! I can’t wait. So happy to have found you in my search for organic flower gardening. You have so many varieties I have never even heard of, and your descriptions and planting guidelines are so important! Thank you for all of you hard work. I will post pics!

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  702. Joanna on

    I really look forward to starting to learn about flowers this spring I feel like I have a black thumb when it comes to flowers. But I want to try and I am falling in love with dahlias I never knew the many different varieties.

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  703. Kierra on

    I am 100% looking forward to the warm summer nights and the smell of fresh cut flowers!! I’m pretty new to the whole flower growing business, so I’m also super excited to see how much information I will learn as the summer progresses!

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  704. Sushma on

    I am looking forward towards new projects in my garden alongside taking good care of my new born daughter. I had planted 250 daffodil bulbs, 100 allium and 50 iris last fall while I was 7 months pregnant and I am looking forward to enjoying these beautiful blooms from early spring to late spring/ summer with my new born daughter. I am looking forward to starting a sensory garden filled with herbs, flowers and textures to introduce gardening experience to the next generation early on. Maybe little too ambitious for a first time mom, but there is no limit to gardening and dreams do come true in the garden world :-)

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  705. Stephanie W on

    Looking forward to the peace and calm I find in my garden.

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  706. Tanya Raedeke on

    Looking forward to planting more flowers and our strawberries coming in late spring! Also looking forward to many more hikes here in Colorado.=)

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  707. Mary Cozart on

    Looking forward to playing in the dirt again!

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  708. Tethra wales on

    I’m just looking forward to the new of spring and the feeling of everything starting again afresh. After the year we’ve had I’m grateful to be reminded that new can come again, even in the hard.

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  709. Skye McNeill on

    After the rainy months of Northwest winter, the early spring mornings when the sun surprises us are such a pleasure. I’ve moved from an apartment into a house this year with my small family and have a large space to grow a garden. I can’t wait to sip my tea in the early morning and watch that spring light as new things start to grow.

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  710. Maria DeVries on

    Our last month’s Zoom presenter for the Saline Stone and Thistle Garden Club (Saline, Michigan), introduced us to nature preserves in our area. I have since learned, one of the preserves mentioned, LeFurge Woods in Superior Township, is only a 23 minute drive from my house! Julie McLaughlin, our February presenter from the Southeast Michigan Land Conservancy, has offered to take a small group on a guided hike. She stated, “ I highly recommend visiting LeFurge Woods in the spring for wildflowers, it’s blanketed in trillium, trout lily, bloodroot, spring beauty, etc. – but it’s VERY muddy!”
    This Spring, I am really looking forward to seeing the beauty of an area blanketed in wildflowers as well as the feeling of being a kid again as I walk through mud in my new baby chicks and hens printed mud boots!

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  711. Nikkol Kitchen on

    Each year my dahlia garden expands! This year I will be adding at least 15 new varieties along with last years tubers that I stored and divided. Crossing my fingers that they made it through the winter. Here in Sequim WA I plant in mid April which is also my birthday. The perfect gift to myself!

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  712. Jessica Wenger on

    Every Spring I look forward to the smell of dirt as I work my little patch of heaven. This year I have the added bonus of getting to see what comes of a small planting of tulips will bring that I put in the ground last October!

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  713. Kelly on

    I’m so looking forward to expending my garden and helping my sister plan out a beautiful flower garden for her new home!

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  714. Melissa on

    Looking forward to watch the seed starting video and starting my seeds. I live in Florida so it might be an uphill battle but I have my drip irrigation, compost and shade all ready to go. Fingers crossed!! Thank you.

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  715. Marcia on

    So exciting have spring arrive after a long winter sunless days and snow. Excited to get out with 2 1/2 year old grandson that we watch during the week and show him Grandma’ love of flowers and gardening as my mom and grandmother have done. The love of working in the soil and the sunshine and rain. And a new backyard to grow and experiment with.

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  716. Melanie on

    I wanted to share this poem I wrote while sitting in my garden last year. It’s my happy place:
    Cool morning air… here comes the sun.
    A fresh new start now that yesterday’s done.
    A Carolina Wren with its loud morning song,
    Chickadees singing and joining along.
    Fountain grass waving … sunlight reaching its tips,
    Hummingbirds visiting, stealing sips.
    A bee busy doing what bees do the best,
    Pollinating busily before taking a rest.
    Acorns fall to the ground for a future season,
    An industrious squirrel may be the reason.
    Insects scurry, fulfilling their plans,
    Dragonflies perching anywhere that they can.
    Rabbits and cardinals search for morsels to eat,
    In our country haven that’s not a hard feat.
    Leaves rustle above, nothing yet to be seen,
    Squirrels, birds or insects… or something between?
    Woodpeckers tapping their rhythmic sound…
    In my garden this morning, nature’s cadence is found.

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  717. Amy dopheide on

    My husband and I are restructuring our garden into raised beds. My husband was recently diagnosed with RA and this will allow him to continue growing our vegetable garden, which he looks forward to every year. I am planting a cut flower garden next to it because floret has inspired me to bring the beautiful flowers inside for bouquets instead of just admiring them while outside. I have gardened for several years but rarely cut my flowers for bouquets because I always thought they lasted longer on the plants. This is my first year growing dahlias and sweet peas. I cannot wait to see those beautiful blooms later this year.

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  718. Heather Costello on

    I’m looking forward to seeing my family and friends more and I can’t wait until the flowers start blooming!

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  719. Alicia on

    I am looking forward to seeing people’s smiling faces without masks, outside in the beauty of nature!

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  720. Laurie Ullrich on

    I am looking forward to getting back in my flowerbed and watching everything grow and the beauty.

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  721. Margie Heinz on

    I am looking forward to nature’s fresh blooms as the cold temps turn to warmth. It’s so exciting to see the first tips of green popping through the soil. Each spring renews my get -out -to- the -garden energy to plant new seeds,. For me it’s usually annual edibles- veggie gardens.This year, after discovering Erin’s Floret flowers, I will be planting my first dahlia seeds.. it’s so exciting to plan for bright color patches in my yard.
    I am looking forward to learning & following Erin’s advice in my new ordered book & seed packs as well as creating beautiful arrangements to enjoy & share.

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  722. Theresa Johnson on

    Last year was a tough one for me medically. I was diagnosed with breast cancer (which I discovered, even though I had my annual mamo 6 months earlier). I did spend some time outside last spring/summer/fall, but had to be careful because chemo affects how the sun reacts to your skin. I am now done with both chemo and radiation treatments! I already ordered my seeds from you and will be starting them next week! I am SO excited to work in the gardens again. It’s good for the soul and the mind. I will be out cleaning up my gardens beds before all the snow melts!

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  723. Sarah Noggle on

    Working in our community gardens in Ohio with our Master Gardener Volunteers!

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  724. Erin on

    One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that it slowed down the pace of life, and as a result, last spring I got back into starting seeds indoors. In years past, I was most interested in growing edibles, but last year I discovered that starting flowers from seed opened up so much more variety than I can find at garden shops. This spring, I’m starting even more flowers from seed, and for the first time, I’m trying dahlias (from tubers, not seed!). I’m looking forward to having cut flowers all summer long thanks to my own garden!

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  725. Sarah on

    I can’t wait to get my veggie seedling planted!

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  726. Erin Gathright on

    I always say spring is my favorite time of year because my birthday falls right at the beginning of spring. I think it’s a little more than that. It’s the hope of something new and special each year. The beginning of life again after a season of rest. Every time spring arrives it gives me a sense of making things new and starting over. Life from seeds as I start our flowers and vegetables. Each season is important and has it’s time but boy does spring bring such joy!

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  727. Darlene MacDonald on

    I look so forward to the arrival of your “Discovering Dahlia’s” book. I’ve been following your social media platforms & have found them to be inspiring, beautiful & so healing which I find so timely! I also love how you share your bounty & highlight the talents of other women. That I truly admire! To lift others up is truly a gift that will serve you & others well. Please continue to share the pictures of your amazing fields; they are breathtaking! I enjoy seeing your progress along with your new projects. I wish you every success!

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  728. Hannah Nicole on

    My boys and I love exploring nature and with spring comes walking river banks and through wooded areas to see what nature is popping up. I always find the transformation from a brown backdrop to green bursting in every corner (seeming as if to burst overnight) so magical. I grow a vegetable garden and line the rows with cut flowers and herbs. But often we are able to get out and explore sooner then plant the garden. Though I’m always excited for a new garden season.

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  729. Helen Martin on

    Living in Upstate New York our winters are bitterly cold and seem to last forever! Planning for spring and summer flowers helps to keep me somewhat sane! I have always loved dahlias with all of their beautiful, vibrant colors and the fact that they stay in bloom for such a long time. I grow a lot of different perennials and supplementing them with the showiness of dahlias makes everything pop! Can’t wait to receive your book!

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  730. Deanna Pavlacka on

    I just pre-ordered my copy of the book and look so forward to reading it. And just looking at all the beautiful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing all of your boundless knowledge and being an inspiration to so many of us, including us novice gardners.

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  731. Kim on

    I’m eager to see how my Midnight Mix seed collection turns out. Hoping for a nice, full bouquet.

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  732. Diane Green on

    I am already seeing the beauty poke it’s head out of the ground here in Texas! That freezing week we had must have rejuvenated all of the dandelions too!!😁 I do look forward every year to the beautiful flowers and blooming trees here! I all so love the birds and baby animals! Thank you for the beauty you bring to Spring, you are amazing!

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  733. Linda Moore on

    I can’t wait to see the first green of the dahlias break through the ground. How MIRACULOUS this is! I’ll be able to see progress every day, little by little, till the all-important bud forms. As the bud forms and then petal-by-petal opens, it gives me a sense of bring part of nature.

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  734. Joanne Halpin on

    I’m busy creating a quaint, whimsical raised-bed vegetable garden and I’m beyond excited for spring! I’ve always wanted a garden with a pea gravel pathway as it reminds me of the English gardens back home in Britain. I love the crunchy sound underfoot!

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  735. Liz on

    The renewal and energy from watching things grow again!

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  736. Larry Gianakis on

    Looking forward to bringing bouquets to our local nursing homes to bring a little bit of joy to the resident’s lives. Small acts of kindness can have a big payoff in terms of meeting new people and putting smiles on their faces. Flowers are like a ray of sunshine, they warm up a room and make everyone happy.

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  737. Melissa Placzkowski on

    Your books have inspired me to really buckle down and learn how to better grow flowers – with a plan! I love your very informative, delightfully colorful books which are like a breath of fresh air after such a challenging year.

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  738. Lia on

    Sharing locally grown flowers with my community at our farm stand @florafieldsfarm and realizing the joy that comes with meeting each person! Thank you for the work you have done to create such a global community around flowers.

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  739. Maxine Lauver on

    This will be my first year growing for our local farmers market. I have been busily starting seeds. The rows are carefully planned and prepared. The anticipation is so intense as I wait for spring this year!
    I have pre-purchased your book, Discovering Dahlias, and cannot wait to add dahlias to my gardening obsession.
    It will be dropping into my kindle just when I think I cannot wait one more second to grow all the flowers & more!!
    Until then, I will go start some Earl Grey sweet peas.

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  740. Mena I on

    The bursting forth of new life from a pretty bleak period of time is such a joyous experience, but I don’t live in a place that has spring anymore, so my new reason for loving spring is that this is the time that summer plating bulbs start shipping and I love those. This year I’ve decided to be more adventurous and try more varieties of dahlias, gladioli and a few new things I’ve never tried before, which I think is much in the spirit of spring, a newness and enthusiasm for what’s coming next.

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  741. Maxine Lauver on

    This will be my first year growing for our local farmers market. I have been busily starting seeds. The rows are carefully planned and prepared. The anticipation is so intense as I wait for spring this year!
    I have pre-purchased your book, Discovering Dahlias, and cannot wait to add dahlias to my gardening obsession.
    It will be dropping into my kindle just when I think I cannot wait one more second to grow all the flowers & more!!
    Until then, I will go start some Earl Grey sweet peas.

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  742. Dana Coover on

    I am so excited this spring because it is my second season of flower farming and I’m so excited to get my seedlings planted! Although many of my anemones and ranunculus did not survive (I’m in Oklahoma and we had two weeks of the coldest arctic temps we have seen in 100 years), I’m moving past that lost and looking forward to summer flowers!

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  743. Katherine Canada on

    I’m looking forward to our first year flower farming! It’s been a crazy adventure so far, with lots of highs and lows, but so fun. I can’t wait until the flowers start blooming (I hope they actually do!).

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  744. Meg on

    Spring brings rebirth and a chance to see the fruits of dormancy that winter leaves behind. I can’t wait to expand my garden and see all the beautiful pollinators get to work. The fresh air, the sun, the rain, the shade, the colors, the frangrances- I love it all. Can’t wait!

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  745. Meg on

    I just recently completed the Floret 2021 Workshop and I am so excited to start my seedlings and begin working in the garden again. I ordered a small amount of dahlia tubers to experiment with in my first year growing them on my own. I’m looking forward to new life buzzing around and all of the wonderful pollinators these beautiful flowers will attract and benefit.

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  746. Tabitha Bible on

    I’ve always loved flowers and dreamed of having a true flower garden not just a cookie cutter flower bed. I’m so looking forward to spring so I can start. I’ve made a promise to myself to make an honest effort. Finding your documentary, your website and now your books has added to my excitement and commitment. Thank you.

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  747. Elena on

    I can’t wait to Spring to come: butterflies, sunshine and flowers.. lot’s of them. In the last few years I understood that I want to become a Flower Farmer after I finish my botanical studies at University here in Italy and I can’t wait to live my future surrounded by nature, colorful flowers and my love for them. Until I can make it, my balcony will be covered by wonderful flowers and my days will be spent learning and reading Floret’s books about this wonderful world

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  748. Megan Jones on

    The end of last year was a struggle, and I let most of my garden die. I’ve been looking at dirt for the last 4 months and this spring I’m ready and looking forward to planting a new garden!! I’m trying to coax along sweet peas, tulips and ranunculus right now . . . can’t wait for another month or so before I can start planting vegetables and direct sowing flower seeds.

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  749. Kim V on

    I discovered Floret while watching Garden Answers. Laura was looking through your calendar. I tried to order one but sadly they were sold out. So instead I ordered your floral book for a friend for Christmas. I keep the floral postcards included in the package, they are truly beautiful. Inspired by the postcards I ordered a few seed packets. So I am looking forward to some beautiful flowers from Floret in my garden this spring. Thanks Floret!

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  750. Rena Zhu on

    I discovered Floret through the Magnolia show, I have watched the first episode 5 times so far! I love flowers, but knew very few about cut flowers, and have been learning a lot more about them, especially local and organic production and the impact on environment. I’m not a homeowner yet, but I ordered the book and am so excited to learn for my future garden, and more than that, I want to support a business that truly shows passion and have a positive mission behind them.

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  751. Karen on

    Last year was my first time planting dahlias and I am hooked! Winning this box would be such a treat and significantly help my learning/obsession

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  752. Debbie Stohn on

    I can’t wait to get my Floret Flower seedlings out into the garden in a few months. I bought a conservative number of packages, trying hard to be reserved and not wasteful of money or seed. I’m going to plant them in newly developed raised beds to grow flowers for my new Cut Flower Business! I’m anxious to receive your Discovering Dahlias book, I’ve been counting the days til its’ arrival! Can’t wait for the snow and ice to melt, the soil to warm up and bring forth the colorful blooms. And I’m very thankful for all of the information you provided in your online course this winter! I have very High Hopes!!

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  753. Christina Dowty on

    I am looking forward to learning more about Dahlias. I discovered you after following Laura at Garden Answer. She had planted some beautiful flowers that I’ve never grown, those were dahlias. She mentioned your website and now I’m hooked at all the lovely varieties of flowers that you grow and excited to learn about these magnificent flowers. I would love to win a goody box!

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  754. Elizabeth on

    It’s my first year living in my new home and I am so excited to see the spring bulbs come up that I planted.

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  755. Carter on

    I’m stoked to get outside more with my daughters and plant our garden. We’ve got some awesome projects planned for the summer too that I’m itching to start on!

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  756. Katherine Holloway on

    Looking forward to another Floret Flowers best seller! I am beyond excited to start my own mini flower farm . . . for fun . . . and hopefully succeed in making my dreams come true. I was blessed to be able to retire this year on 5 acres on Whidbey Island, WA! After we build our forever home . . . I plan to spend the rest of my life playing in the dirt! And yes . . . I am going to break ground with my Floret Flowers seeds! Thank you for paying it forward!

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  757. Staci on

    I’m so excited to be on year 3 of gardening and this spring my husband and I have some projects we’re doing together! It’s been a long long winter and we’re ready to move forward into the positive that spring inspires.

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  758. Donna Whitlock on

    As the buds on the trees and shrubs are swelling with promise and the bulbs I planted last Fall are breaking ground, I’ve already done some Spring clean up and pruning in anticipation of Spring! I experimented with Winter-sowing for the first time this year and am looking forward to transplanting my seedlings and starting more. I’m eagerly anticipating longer days, warmer temperatures, and time well spent in my garden.

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  759. Lori Meyer on

    I cannot wait to receive my Discovering Dahlias book and try my hand again at growing the flowers that my mom loved so much. For many years mom placed an order for dahlia tubers in the spring, and for just as many years years I had coveted her lovely flowers in the fall. One particular spring she handed over a box to me – my own tubers! I wrote down her advice on when and where to plant, and how to stake them etc. I planted them when the time was right and watched them mature throughout the summer. Of course, my flowers were not as beautiful as hers that first year, but I was sure I’d have a better showing the following. Again last spring I received a box of dahlia tubers from mom. Sadly, in early summer, my mom passed away unexpectedly. I’m afraid my flowers last year still did not rival hers, but I vowed to keep learning and growing these incredible flowers in her memory going forward.

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  760. Carrie Bryant on

    This Spring I’m so happy to say that I’ll be planning a new garden in a new home. I’ve been a gardener that has potted everything for that day when we finally buy a house and move. Since following You @floretflower on Instagram I have purchased your book and fell in love with your site and all your beautiful flowers. I have purchased some dahlia tubers and a grow light for my garage and am waiting for the proper time to plant. I cannot wait for the information from your book to soak in and have a beautiful Dahlia garden one day. Thank you for sharing!!

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  761. Karen Metcalf on

    I’m a new Covid Gardener, and last year was my first time to grow anything. I started with vegetables, things we could eat, since that was easier than going to the store.
    As I was learning about food in my garden, I was also learning about good insects and bad insects. Which lead me to Pollinators. The more I read, the more excited I got! I decided that this year, along with vegetables, I wanted to have a cut flower garden, and a wildflower plot.
    I started my design with sunflowers along the fence line, going out in 2 directions. Then I’ve penciled in some Dahlia’s, Zinnia’s, Lavender, and 2 seed packets of “wildflower mixes.” I want to be able to cut these flowers, to make small bouquets to give to friends. Dahlia’s and Peonies are what I’m looking forward to most! I want to attract Pollinators and hummingbirds!
    I watched Laura with Garden Answer open her box full of goodies! I hope I can win one!

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  762. Eleanor Krause on

    I can’t wait for spring to come and for all the buds to start showing! It’s truly magical to watch the buds turn into something beautiful! I’m also looking forward to my small flower garden! This will be my second year doing it and I love watching life spring from small little seeds!

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  763. Ann Christler on

    This Spring I am truly looking forward to adding more color, variety, JOY, to my garden. My husband built some raised beds way back in 1999, when the children were just babies. Over the years these beds have been filled with many lovlies. This year my moto is “Yes, please”. Ann, would you like to grow ____? Yes, please.
    One of my favorite places is In The Garden, with my knees to the earth.

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  764. Kaitlin Lacoursiere on

    It’s starting to warm and melt here and Canada and I can’t wait for warmer days and the first signs of spring! Last year was my first year growing dahlias and I lost all but two blooms to a hard first frost. Im so excitement for your newest book and to try again this year for more beautiful blooms in my backyard garden. Congrats on your success Floret 💕

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  765. Debbie on

    I look forward this Spring to more color in my garden and nothing accomplishes that like dahlias. They make me so happy.

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  766. gail butler on

    I got my book today! I am so excited….BUT, now I’m moving my plan all around to make LOTS MORE ROOM FOR DAHLIAS!!! I am so excited to get these seeds started! Thanks so much for the GORGEOUS book and the AMAZING seeds!

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  767. Laura De Los Santos on

    This spring will be my first spring in our new home. I am looking forward to designing and planting my new gardens. I have stared at my empty back yard and planned out my beds all winter long. It will be so exciting to finally be able to put my vision into motion and watch as my yard is transformed from empty mounds of dirt to a bounty of blooming beauty.

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  768. Lauren Persino on

    So excited to launch my micro flower farm, Pistils & Plumes, for its first season. Also, digging in the dirt with my two baby girls, hearing the birds come back, and just taking time to be mindful in the dirt!

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  769. Cassie Baird on

    I am excited to hopefully have rows of dahlias to be able to give away to family and friends to help brighten their days!

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  770. Cristal B on

    I am really looking forward to getting outside again and getting my dahlia bed prepared for planting! I discovered the joy of dahlias last year and can’t wait to add to my collection 💜

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  771. Zachary Fox on

    I’ve never grown dahlias before, but I really want to this year! At first I didn’t truly think that growing and harvesting cut flowers would be very much fun, but when Laura from Garden Answer started a cut flower garden, she introduced me to here by talking about how great Erin was and how her website had so much great information, and boy was she right. The more I watched her and read on Floret (cutting some zinnias and snapdragons I got helped too) I realized how much I would probably like a cut flower garden, ESPECIALLY with DAHLIAS! I can’t wait for the flower season to start and I can’t wait to grow dahlias! CAN’T WAIT FOR VERY MUCH LONGER!!!!! : )

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  772. Meg on

    There are many things I am looking forward to this spring. This will be my fourth season growing a cutting garden on a small suburban plot. This spring I will be trying out ranunculus for the first time and I am super excited to see how they turn out!! I also am anxiously awaiting a shipment of 30 new dahlia varieties set to arrive this spring!! I cannot wait for the beauty that awaits this spring season!!

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  773. Jessica Rumiche on

    Looking forward to more sunlight hours for sure! But all the trees and flowers blooming just brings such hope and a sense of new beginnings!

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  774. Natalie P on

    I am excited for the farmers markets to start this spring! All the different smells and sounds, the produce, the soaps and having the opportunity to waste my morning away trying to decide which bouquet from the local flower farms will grace my table with its presence! After all each bouquet has feelings; it’s just so hard to decide which one best fits my mood. (I also don’t want the other bouquets to feel left out that they weren’t chosen) 😂

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  775. peggy bleckov on

    I am know as the “dahlia Lady ” on the small Long Beach Peninsula where we live in the southwest corner of WA, state. I can honestly say without shame “I am addicted to Dahlias!” 7 years ago a friend gave me about 15 tubers, the next year I bought 20 more. I am fortunate to have plenty of room to spread my gardens out, to date I have about 130 plants and am always looking for something I do not have! The dahlias are perfect for our mild coastal weather, they deer and mostly pest proof and always dazzling & amazing works of art. A photographers dream. 2 years ago my husband built the most adorable Flower Cart out of reclaimed materials to enable me to sell bunches of my beauties! They caught on like wild fire and we now have a little Dahlia Club to share and discuss our love of Dahlias with a great group of friends! I can’t wait to get my copy of Discovering Dahlias and an always inspired by the Floret Flowers Blog, so full of eye candy and written with such encouragement anyone would want to try their hand in the dirt!

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  776. Rebekah Rosser on

    I am beyond excited to plant the seeds from floret I got in September I think, and a few more in the last sale. I am new to gardening and can’t wait to see them grow!!!

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  777. Melissa on

    Central Park turning green again! After a long winter of gray cityscapes and dirty slush, the park coming back to life with green buds and early spring blooms brings so much color and joy to my life. This year especially I know that the first cherry blossoms that emerge when it still feels like it’s just a little too cold for them to possibly be alive will feel especially hopeful!

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  778. Karen Garcia on

    I can’t wait for the air to change to let us know the change of season. I live in an apartment currently so I want to up my plant and flower game on the balcony! Looking forward to that :)

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  779. Nancy DeBusman on

    Signs of spring are here. Crocus and Daffodils are blooming. This will be the fourth year that we have had dahlias. This is the first place we have lived where dahlias would grow. So I am really looking forward to seeing how they did over the winter. Spring truly is rebirth in so many ways and flowers are some of the first signs of spring.

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  780. Stephanie Gilmore on

    I love gardening so I’m really looking forward to planting my flowers. I live in Arkansas and I have a pool and I plant a lot of tropical flowers, banana trees and a couple of small palm trees.

    In a few years my husband and I will be retiring to our family’s farm in south Tennessee. After watching Growing Florets on Tv and reading your first 2 books, I’m in love with the idea of having a flower farm but I don’t think I’ll be making it into a business. I have several health conditions that prevent me from making that kind of commitment. I’m thinking of adopting a few nursing homes (I’m a medically retired RN and I miss bedside nursing and care for other very much) and making sure the residents have fresh flowers often. Especially since CoVid restrictions have been so hard on nursing home residents have not been able to have visitors. I just want to spread a little bit of happiness and good cheer.

    Thank you for inspiring me. I’ve been looking for something like this for a while. After I had to retire from my nursing job I did a lot of volunteering for Breast Cancer awareness. I loved doing but it just got to be to much.

    In the last 4 years, I spent more than 350 days in the hospital 85 of them were in the last year. (Did not have CoVid). During the 85 days I wasn’t allowed to have visitors or flowers. So this new inspiration holds such a special place in my heart. I would do a flower farm here but my yard is small and I have a large pool that takes up most of my back yard.

    I have relatives in Seattle, The tri-cities and Portland. I’m hoping to make it to a family reunion this fall and I was wondering if y’all let visitors come to your family. One of my cousins is like me and she loves gardening also. So it would only be the two of us. I’m looking forward to doing some of your online workshops! 💕😎🌼🌹🌴

    Thanks again!

    Stephanie Gilmore

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  781. Ellie on

    I am looking forward to new life and being able to walk around barefoot. I look forward to planting my very first cut flower garden and watching the seedlings go from being tiny to terrific! Most of all, I long to go for lengthy walks in the woods in the heat of the day and carry home armloads of wildflowers and ferns. :)

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  782. Cris on

    Looking forward to the smell of new soil waiting to receive seeds.

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  783. Karen DuBois on

    We worked hard to prepare a new 400 square foot garden space dedicated to a cut flower garden this year. Starting everything from seed and hoping for success. I grow flowers to share with coworkers and patients at my outpatient oncology center. It brightens everyone’s day all summer long!

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  784. Jennifer Nelson on

    I can’t wait to get the tubers I stored over the winter back into the ground again. I also can’t wait for my shipment of new tubers to arrive!

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  785. Alexandra on

    I’m looking forward to sunny warmer walks with my family!

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  786. Lori Johnson on

    I am looking forward to growing flowers with my 4yr old granddaughter this year! She loves all things to do with a garden! Oh, joy! I pick her up every day and she can’t wait to go into “Kendle’s garden”. She puts her boots and gloves on, gets her basket and explores everything. It’s amazing to behold.

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  787. Deb on

    I planted a redbud last fall and cannot wait for it to bloom

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  788. Stephanie on

    I’m looking forward to blue skies, spring flowers blooming and the sight of our Mennonite neighbor plowing his fields with his team of Percherons.

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  789. Stephanie on

    I’m looking forward to blue skies, spring flowers blooming and the sight of our Mennonite neighbor plowing his fields with his team of Percherons.

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  790. Renee Whalen on

    I’m looking forward to getting my garden underway and starting more flowers from seed. In the past year, I’ve found so many wonderful gardeners and flower farmers, like Floret, that have truly inspired me. It’s so wonderful to find “friends” to share this journey and learn from. I’m excited to try growing dahlia’s for the first time this year and look forward to reading your latest book!

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  791. Amanda on

    I cannot wait to be able to garden in the sun! With a tiny apartment patio I am determined to grow as many flowers as I can – I planted my first seeds this year so fingers crossed they turn into something beautiful!

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  792. Sarah Bankowski on

    I can’t wait for Spring!! I have a ton of seedlings growing in my grow room and quickly running out of space! I grew Dahlias from seed last year and dug up the baby tubers and stored them but my hubby thought it was garbage and dirt and threw them out. So… I will need to try again but not having much luck with the dahlia seeds germinating this year. I would love to win this contest!!!

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  793. Dana on

    Hopefully learning if I can get your seeds to grow in our tropical and volcanic environment here in Hawaii! I’m thinking a garden of flowers is a great place to have my book club meet up once we’re able to start meeting in person again.

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  794. Nicola on

    The thing I’m most looking forward to this spring is my parents being vaccinated so they feel safe enough for me to go to Canada to visit them after not being able to see them for over a year. I’m lucky to have a garden here in Seattle to work on and am excited for spring but I so miss my family.

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  795. Anne Reay on

    My next-door neighbor’s husband passed away suddenly last fall and I did the fall clean-up for her. She had some lovely small pink dahlias. I have now potted them and hope they will grow and be beautiful for her garden this year.

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  796. Nancy Chavez on

    I purchased your Discovering Dahlia book as a 60th birthday present to myself. I cannot wait to dig into all the information you have to share. Dahlias have always been one of my favorite flowers. I’m also looking forward to see how my over wintering worked with my tubers I dug up this fall. It’s been a long challenging year so some garden therapy and spring colors are a much needed relief.

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  797. Janice on

    Spring is such an exciting time of year!

    All winter we anticipate the earth awakening. We long to indulge our fingers and toes into the soil as it awakens our inner souls.
    We are bursting at the seams after hours of acquiring knowledge from Erin and her team at Floret Farm. We dream big dreams!!

    The seed is planted, warmed and watered.
    The excitement builds as we add light and graduate to the outdoors. Spring has sprung and there is no more indoors.

    Spring is here and our dreams of beautiful flowers ignite with the glorious warmth of sunlight!

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  798. Andrea Michelbach on

    I can’t wait to learn how my dahlia overwintering went this year! Last year I was gifted a bunch of Floret tubers from a friend and I planted them wayyyyyyy too densely, so I actually did the thing I’ve never done in Washington and dug up my tubers this year. Then, I ventured into Floret’s videos to figure out what to do next. (Those eyes are hard to find!) I’m on pins and needles this spring to see which tubers will grow and if I took care of them properly in their cozy plastic wraps. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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  799. Ashley on

    We can’t wait for spring!!! I am looking forward to planting our seedlings in the garden. My husband and kiddos always help me. I also enjoy making flower arrangements with my 5 year old daughter with the flowers we have grown. She loves helping mommy! It is such a sweet time!

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  800. Kim on

    I’m most excited to have a break from the crazy hospital life covid has created and spend some time in the garden. Nothing better for the soul than spending some time outside, watching things come to life!

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  801. Michelle Cotton on

    Spring 2021 is all about putting down roots, literally. We just bought our first home at age 50 and this will be our first spring in our home and on our 5 acres in the Washington mountains. I’m excited to see it come to life as the snow melts. Just this evening I started hearing birdsong for the first time since fall, such an encouraging sign! I look forward to seeing what plants will survive and which ones will thrive.

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  802. Julie W on

    My kids have started a plant club with neighborhood kids. They are planning out their garden box and have planted their first seeds and look every day for sprouts. I’m excited to see where the seeds and plants take them this Spring. They can’t wait to watch more of Growing Floret and your tutorial videos.

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  803. Mary A on

    Looking forward to warm days and sunshine…and playing in the dirt!

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  804. Bridget on

    I am so excited to receive my book! Since I live in Brooklyn NY and don’t have a garden plot of my own I am most looking forward to seeing all the spring blooms pop up around the city. I already spotted some Forsythia blooming!

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  805. Jennifer H on

    With great anticipation, I am looking forward to breaking ground and beginning my lifelong dream of building a home in the country. We purchased almost 5 acres of hilltop farm ground surrounded by many farm fields and wooded acres. We will be a mile from our local lake/state park and have views for miles! Although I will be sad to eventually leave our current home, which we have lovingly put so much time and effort into, I will be dividing/transplanting many of my flowers to their new home and starting a new chapter in life and in my gardening hobby. Whoever buys my current house better take care of all of my plants! Especially my limelight hydrangea living fence!!! Winning would be a great way to celebrate my birthday this year since last year was a bummer having the 1st official COVID birthday of 2020!!

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  806. Emma Greathouse on

    I labored long and hard to plant hundreds of bulbs this past fall, and I am beyond excited to see what comes up this spring! I’m hoping the daffodils will line our yard along the street and the crocus flowers will line the walk up to our front door. I’m trying to be very patient while I wait, but I am so excited!

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  807. Michelle Cohn on

    I have planted tulips in tractor tires in my garden for a second year and I am looking forward to seeing hundreds of blooms this spring!

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  808. Jeanine Fisher on

    This is the first year that I will be planting Dahlias and I am over the moon excited 🥰 almost as excited as I am for my wedding this June! ❤️

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  809. Megan Frei on

    So dearly looking forward to spring! Looking forward to the air crisp and fresh on my skin. Sunshine. Daffodils. Magnolias and blossoming cherry trees. Can’t wait to see the first little green sprouts poking through the dirt in my garden. Looking forward to trying some news flowers in the garden this year, including dahlias, and I’m pretty stoked to try my hand at purple cauliflower.

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  810. Katie on

    I have always had a vegetable garden. For the first year, I am going to try to create a flower cutting garden. This seems overwhelming but also so exciting – and your resources have been so helpful! I feel like a first year teacher again mucking through and I’m sure I’ll make mistake and learn a lot so that I can progress the next year!

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  811. Megan on

    I’m looking forward to growing dahlias for the first time! Can’t wait to get my book!

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  812. Giselle on

    I’m looking forward to finding my green thumb and starting a vegetable and flower garden. And yes there will be dahlias! They were the only flower my mother ever planted in a small patch for cutting. I’ll never forget those vibrant colors and how proud I was of her achievement!

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  813. Sarah on

    I can’t wait for watering at golden hour, quiet moments checking on how much things have grown since the day before, the kids helping themselves to berries and veggies, and giving away bouquets of dahlias as part of the Growing Kindness Project!

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  814. Melissa on

    I absolutely can’t wait for spring! Just like with the morning sunrise I have a favorite saying “She’s coming alive” with that I count my blessings and my heart is full and I am at peace, what more could a person want!

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  815. Sandye Montes on

    I’m looking forward to longer days and walks with my son around our newly planted flower beds that I created on my own with the help of all the videos I’ve watched on Floret’s mini courses, Garden Answer, Gardening with Creekside Nursery and Linda Vater’s YouTube channels. I’m truly grateful for all of the knowledge I’ve received from all of them. The year 2020 taught me to stop putting aside a hobby I’ve always wanted to pursue and all the wonderful Women I mentioned above gave me the courage to make it happen. Thank you all for your positive encouragement! My flowers have brought me much needed happiness!

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  816. Melissa on

    Looking forward to sitting in my growing garden with our new baby girl this spring! :)

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  817. Jayne on

    I am so looking forward to planting ALL the things this spring 🥳

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  818. Melanie Cleveland on

    I love Spring: the bright green colors, the sun, the warmth, the fresh smell of earth, the blossoms everywhere… and spending time in my garden and greenhouse. I greet the plants and flowers every day and tell them they’re beautiful. I’m sure people might think I’ve gone crazy, but they make me happy. Here’s to Springtime and new life!

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  819. Oksana on

    Looking forward to being outside and meeting our 4th child in May:)

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  820. Gwen on

    I’m looking forward to the first blossoms and vegetables in the garden. Every year I watch the snow melt with bated breath…waiting for those first green shoots to pop above the thawing soil!

    I can’t wait to see what blooms first this year; the hellebores or the snowdrops!

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  821. Sarah on

    I can’t wait for the birds and the flowers and evenings on the porch.

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  822. Barbara Hand on

    Although I have grown flowers for decades, I am just beginning my flower farming journey and look forward to my first year of growing flowers to share with others. I am expanding my home garden as well as planting on a small patch of my grandparents farm. I am excited to begin planting seedlings and working outdoors this spring. I am hoping for a beautiful flower harvest.

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  823. Gina on

    This past year, I rekindled a long dormant passion for gardening with some help from my little girls. It’s been years since that fateful day in sixth grade when our teacher was able to get a patch of hillside land opened up for us to discover what some imagination and seeds can create. I still remember how excited I was to see that first little seedling poking its shy little self out of the earth. It’s that feeling of anticipation, excitement and pride that I’ve thankfully been able to share with my 3 year old daughter. She’s become a bit of an expert at picking flowers with her little kid scissors and takes this task very seriously. My second daughter has just learned to walk and has since been accompanying us with her little watering can in tow; although most of the water gets spilled en route. This will be our first year growing dahlia and as excited as I am to see the beautiful blooms in summer, I’m going to savor the moments I spend with the girls growing and caring for the plants even more.

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  824. Kayla on

    I’m looking forward to being outside with my family and starting my cut flower garden on a bigger scale then previous years

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  825. Elizabeth Revere on

    I’m looking forward to warmth and sunshine so that I can be outside enjoying my plants and animals. I’m hoping to help my daughter with her flower growing project at her new home while also keeping my own flowers weeded.

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  826. Diana E Reeder on

    I have dahlias in my garden every year. We dig out the tubers and keep them in our basement and plant them in the spring. We have had them for several years and always end up with more in the fall than we planted in the spring. Can’t wait to play in the dirt and plant flowers to enjoy all summer. As a former floral designer a love that you grow so many beautiful flowers to create boquets.

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  827. Sarah Herr on

    I am really looking forward to getting drip irrigation set up in my flower beds and then to put on some fresh mulch!

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  828. Carolyn Silva on

    I will be planting dahlias for the first time this year. I’m so excited but a little fearful they won’t like the hot humid summers here in north Georgia. I discovered you and your magical dahlias through Laura at Garden Answer, and I’ve been following you ever since. I have your first book and pre-ordered your new book as a Christmas present to myself. I can’t wait for the book to arrive, along with my dahlia tubers I bought to arrive. Come on Spring!!!

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  829. Alisha Worth on

    I love soaking up the sun, breathing fresh air, and working outside once spring hits! Seeing the shoots of the bulbs poking through the winter tattered ground always gives me a hopeful feeling.

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  830. Tasha G on

    I’m looking forward to seeing the blooming trees of spring and starting flowers in my own garden!

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  831. Brenda on

    After this crazy year, I’m more than ever to get out in my garden and get some things rolling. It’s my second year of presprouting dahlias and I’m loving the faster bloom time. I also purchased a rack similar to your video to organize some of my flower seeds. Of course, being in Ohio I’m super ready for more sunshine and clear blue skies!

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  832. Shaune Godfrey on

    I’m looking forward to being back in the garden immersed in my chores. All of the things I love, dirt under my fingernails, my baby seeds sprouting, watching my dahlias come up, being in awe of the beauty growing in my field, feeling bone tired, cutting my flowers for my friends and seeing the smiles on their faces! I have so many ideas in my head now after taking the workshop I can’t wait to start using them!

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  833. Diane Fay on

    What do I look forward to this spring, and really every spring, after a Minnesota winter, there are so many things, where do I begin, let see, warmth from the sun that is now higher in the sky, enjoying the sunrises in the morning on my way to work instead of the lightless drive of our winter months, bursts of color that is waking up from a well deserved rest, and the songs of the returning birds from their winter vacations down south, sometimes I imagine when they are chatting so loud, that they are reconnecting with friends, talking about their adventures down south. They smell of dirt is another thing I look forward to in the spring, in fact sometimes I will go to a greenhouse in March, when it’s to early to plant here, just to smell it, lol. And of course the smell of freshly cut grass. So many things to look forward to!! Swinging and singing with my sweet grandbabies on the swing set, and of course having them help me in the garden, they love Grandma’s flowers and cherry tomatoes!! I can’t wait ☺️

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  834. Janet Quigley on

    So looking forward to spring and getting all my seeds started and then transplanting. I got my love of gardening from my father who passed away a few years ago. Whenever I’m out in my gardens I feel his presence and experience such peace and serenity. There is so much joy in checking everyday on what is coming up and how it’s doing.

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  835. Rowena Avendano on

    I am a Covid Survivor! And getting sick with this new virus is the scariest thing that ever happened to me…everything you can think of..if you are gonna end up dying or what. But Thank God I got back on my feet still recuperating but I know there are good things waiting ahead. I am excited this coming spring because I love gardening though I am a lil late to start on some of my seeds I still sowed most of them and hope for the best and looking forward to see beautiful colors in my garden which makes me happy! I remember when I am sick I can’t stop thinking of my garden I am still planning and thinking how to get it better and organized this year even I am confined in a room alone.

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  836. Janet Schuhl on

    Losing 3 very close guys in the pass Covid year has made me cherish the arrival of spring 2021 more than any other. That sad time has forced me to come to several conclusions and decisions. I’ve jumped into committing to a serious effort to launch Flower Folly Farm here in southeast Pennsylvania. This will be my 2nd selling season. I have followed Floret for the past 7 years and your willingness to share knowledge and resources has been so generous and kind. I have been so inspired by your amazing journey, from back yard flower farm/wedding work to the 20 acre monster with seeds, tubers, books etc. I have struggled with my decision for a while as I was worried (and continue to worry that I am too old) to start this on my own. I love the field work and designing and the unbelievable generosity of the whole floral community.
    Lisa Zieger from GardenersWorkshop and Laura from Garden Answer have also been inspirational.
    This spring, which is on my doorstep, is made brighter every day as I water my seedling and wait for the snow to melt off my beds.
    Mother Nature is frigging amazing.
    Oh by the way, just wondering if you have ever tried to grow Tweedia?

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  837. Mary Glosenger on

    I am so looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt and gardening again. I started gardening a few years ago when my dad passed away. Through gardening I was able to find myself and lose myself all in one.

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  838. Nicky Sorensen on

    I recently purchased a new home because of the mature landscape and all the potential. I am looking forward to seeing everything come to life this spring, as well as plant my Floret seedlings around the yard, adding my own personal touch and making it my own.

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  839. Maia Jensen on

    Hello! This year will be my first year back at dahlias since by dad plowed through mine some years back. Needless to say I was sad and frustrated, but after discovering your amazing farm 2 years ago I am really energized and inspired to build up my dahlia diversity again! The beauty you, your husband, and all your work mates create lifts the spirit.
    Cheers,
    Maia

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  840. Teresa Moore on

    I am looking forward to planting Floret foxglove that I have started from seeds. They will be planted in an English cottage garden I have designed for a European gift shop.

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  841. Cando Peng on

    Slowing down and working part time the past year has allowed me to explore urban gardening. I already am experimenting with creative and resourceful ways to maximize space and grow florals and veggies and herbs! I look forward to the fruits of my labor and love.

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  842. Emilie on

    I’m looking forward to foraging for morel mushrooms with my family, even though we rarely find anything. It’s wonderful to walk through the woods and see all the wildflowers covering the ground like a carpet, and seeing frogs and insects come out to play again. Also, this year I can finally plant my own cut flower garden on my own property, so I am VERY excited about that! One last thing–I look forward to seeing the Amish market reopen and buying local produce again, which makes salads so much more fun.

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  843. Kristin Barbour on

    I have already started a few varieties of my floret seeds, and am counting down the weeks to start more! That last frost date is coming soon, and I can’t wait! I am so excited to see blooms, color, and feel the warmth of the sunshine!!!!!

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  844. Karen Morris on

    Looking forward to April when new life springs forth in Zone 5. Remembering last year at this time, when being in the garden was one of the few “normal” things I could do! In April I plan to start my dahlia tubers in pots so I can get an early start before transferring them later to my community garden plot. Of course I’ll also be delighted at the fresh seedlings coming up of lettuce, peas, endive, and Japanese salad turnips in my backyard beds.

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  845. NICOLE PORTO on

    I’m looking forward to sunshine and working from home with the windows open.
    I cannot wait to see what comes spring and summer blooms up at my new home as I bought it after the spring and summer

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  846. Jess Elcoat on

    Being from New Zealand, the evenings are becoming darker and colder and there is a distinct feeling of autumn coming my way, here in the Southern Hemisphere. However, this summer and spring has been an amazing one, where I branched out with my seed and tuber varities and had a much more colourful and eclectic mix. My dahlia patch has almost doubled in size and I have had such fun growing new varieties, such as the dinner plate dahlias, and not being able to find a vase big enough for them. A giant cocktail onion jar is having to do. When I watched the pre-order dahlia cutting video I quickly discovered that I had been harvesting them all wrong, and that is probably one of the reasons that my stems were so short :D however, I love being in the opposite side of the world to floret. Because as my days become colder, and things stop growing, I can look forward to seeing the spring bounty that the northen hemisphere would experience, while I quietly take note for my next growing season. My dahlias will not benefit from all of the knowledge in this book, however I will have all autumn and winter to soak up all the information – with my mistakes fresh in my mind so that next years’ dahlias can be better than ever. I do not wish a way a season. My dahlias, zinnias, cosmos, snapdragons and gomphrenas are all still thriving. However, soon the time will come to look forward to spring, to spend way to much money on more seeds, bulbs and tubers, and to try again. To produce a bit of Floret magic in New Zealand, and hope that one day I will be able to turn my hobby into my full time job.

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  847. Naomi on

    Yesterday I used a shovel the 1st time in 2021 – it was delightful to have my hands in the dirt again! I’m looking forward to growing Sweet Peas in my flower garden this year. I always thought they were so difficult to grow, ’til a friend grew them all summer last year. I’m excited to experiment and see what they can handle. Also looking forward to starting my vegetable garden March 17th.

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  848. Nancy on

    I now have a yard where i can plant flowers/herbs/veggies in. So i am excited to gradually create a new bed or two for spring planting and then see what develops as the season continues. I have reminisced when reading about your dahlias. When i was very young my grandfather was always so proud of his beautiful dahlias tubers that had been passed down from his grandmother. Of course the measurement was ‘smaller or bigger than a dinner plate’. i loved the deep purple ones and the sun shiny yellow ones. i’d always help him in spring to get the tubers out from the crawl space under the house and planted, then carefully tended in the fall and put in bushel baskets with peat and a burlap sack over the top and back into the crawl space to winter them over.

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  849. Corinne tomlin on

    I’ve been soaking the sun in as I plot my attack in the garden how many plants can I get in , checking heights and spacing set I’m so excited to see my new book and go into this season knowing I’m going to have amazing dahlias . Along with the other seeds that I will start tomorrow to accent the bouquets . Thank you from my heart your blog always gives me sunshine and peace when I need it ❤️🌸

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  850. April Guilbault on

    I am looking forward to the feeling of “newness” that Spring always brings with it, no matter the winter weather, or in this case, a year of pandemic living. Despite the world not being totally back to normal, the extended sunlight during the day, the shoots poking through the earth…it all seems to scream “let’s start this year over!”. I’m ready for this newness. This rebirth of the year. And all of the simple, beautiful joys that Spring brings with it.

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  851. Elaine Mincey on

    Oh my! I just watched Laura from Garden Answers open her lovely box of treasures from all of you oh so talented gals! I’m throwing my penny into the wishing well in hopes of winning one of those amazing boxes!
    Keep on creating all the beauty, we can never have too much! Thank you!
    I’ve got sweet peas growing and seeds started everywhere in my house! The citrus tree is budding up! I cant wait to smell its heavenly blossoms

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  852. Elaine Mincey on

    Oh my! I just watched Laura from Garden Answers open her lovely box of treasures from all of you oh so talented gals! I’m throwing my penny into the wishing well in hopes of winning one of those amazing boxes!
    Keep on creating all the beauty, we can never have too much! Thank you!

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  853. Stacie Hudson on

    Spring is such a great reminder of the hope to come. I’ve already been enjoying walks with the warmer, fresh air and abundant sunshine, but I even more look forward to searching for the earliest signs of new growth.

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  854. Silvie on

    Im looking forward to soaking up the sun this spring while harvesting my first crop of anemone and ranunculus; and Im grateful to Floret for giving me the step by step how-to’s in your mini-courses!

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  855. K.Sharp on

    I was gifted the Cut Flower Garden book and flipped through while bored one day and something inside of me came alive! I had no idea this world would interest me so much. Thanks for sharing everything with us. It’s a great gift

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  856. Melanie on

    After the freeze that we had in Texas much of my garden has succumbed so with that being said I am looking forward to the renewal that Spring brings and the hope of flowers. Thank you for this opportunity. I have loved your seeds from the first time I tried them

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  857. Haylie Z on

    Ah I can’t wait to read this book! It shipped today! I can’t wait for spring because we are going to totally redo our back yard. We got rid of 85% of our grass and we are going to have a huge flower garden to grown flowers for our wedding this October! I’m so excited to start growing so many flowers that we’ll be able to finally get some bee hives for 2022! This spring my while house will be like a mini honey filled ecosystem! I’m even gonna try my hand at growing some of y’all pumpkins for our wedding so wish me luck!

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  858. Anna Dobbs on

    I always look forward to colour and fullness in the garden during Spring. I am always more productive in Spring creatively. However, we are just walking in Autumn where I live so I’m currently enjoying the warmth while I can and considering my winter planting!

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  859. Bridget Larrabee on

    For most of us, spring ushers in a feeling of being alive as we experience new growth all around us. As I watch my flowers bud and sprouts emerge from the earth, I am especially looking forward to the feeling of awakening I will experience when I can see my extended family for the first time in nearly two years. In just a few short weeks the last of us will be vaccinated, allowing us to travel once again with greater peace of mind. Nothing will bring me such a sense of rebirth as that long awaited visit.

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  860. Alexis Penzell on

    I’ve been reading about new ideas for the beneficial mixing of flowers and vegetableRather than have flowers exclusively in one garden and
    veggies in another, I hope to do a better job of integrating them together. Each photo of your lovely flowers makes my hands itch for getting
    into the soil to plant! Since I’m in zone 5b, I have to content myself with indoor sowing plans and doing the countdown to spring! Thanks for
    this opportunity!

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  861. Grace Huey on

    I’m planting my first ever dahlia tubers this year! Fingers crossed they’ll do well.

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  862. Lauren on

    I can’t wait to start transplanting my seed starts out into the garden and spending more time outdoors! Growing dahlia from your seeds was easy last year so I can’t wait to do it again.

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  863. Abby McLeod on

    I’m so excited for my first ever box of dahlia tubers to come in this spring!! As well as sunny days and warm weather!!

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  864. Kelly T on

    Can’t wait to get back in my greenhouse. I miss the fresh smell of the outdoors. Already started seeds indoors.

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  865. Julie on

    I am looking forward to days of more sunshine and getting outside to plant my Floret Flower Seeds and sharing the beautiful gifts these little seeds will produce. Happy Spring!!

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  866. Lisa Morrow on

    Flowers provide happiness and calm wherever they bloom! All year long, I like to have flowers and plants (preferably blooming ones) in my home. It gives me joy to make little vases of flowers and give them to friends, co-workers and family. With the help of Floret and other local flower farms here in Idaho, I am trying to grow more flowers for cutting. Floret has been instrumental in getting the “flower farm” movement started. It has really taken off here in Idaho during the past few years! Those of us who are flower lovers are delighted with the
    results! Thank you Floret for getting so many people started!

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  867. Jescalyn Vazquez on

    I’m most looking forward to cutting flowers from our garden with my too daughters and enjoying the beautiful colors while sitting on the back deck with my husband.

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  868. Gwenith Owen-foote on

    I am looking forward to visiting our family land that burned in the Napa county wildfires in California last fall, to see what has survived.
    It was such a devastating loss but I know nature is resilient and if left to heal can provide wonderful new life from the ashes.
    I hope to plant some beautiful flowers there soon.
    I learned so much from the Floret Workshop this year!!
    I was able to plant narcissus after the fire so I would have some sweet lovelies to welcome me home this spring.
    Joie de vivre!! 🌷

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  869. Pam Nilsen on

    I can’t wait for all my spring daffodils and tulips to bloom , I have got about another 2 weeks before they bloom and then I can’t wait for the rest of them . Then on to summer with my delphiniums, roses and dahlia’s . The dahlia’s always remind me of my mom, she had so many of them!!

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  870. Melisa Gordon on

    I’m looking forward to meeting all my old friends (perennials & bulbs) as they start poking out of the soil. My flowers & the garden were my lifeline last yr through Covid. I’m excited this spring to make some new acquaintances…new tulip varieties, new David austin roses, & Ranunculus! I use your blog & books often to learn & double check info. Thanks for all the beauty you create & share!

    I’m also looking forward to a mask free, covid free world, hopefully this spring & be able to move forward into “normal” life.

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  871. Seth on

    Fresh spring greens

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  872. Jillian on

    This spring I am looking forward to the emergence of the first spring frogs!

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  873. Evie on

    So excited to get started on Dahlia’s this year! My rununculus and anemone bulbs are currently pre-sprouting on the back porch!

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  874. Linda on

    Last summer I had massive spinal surgery. We tried to plant as much as possible prior to surgery but there wasn’t enough time for planting, freezing some meals, rearranging the house for recovery……
    I struggled thru recovery but one of the things besides my family that kept me looking forward was my gardens. When I was awake I would go outside, soak up the sunshine and wander thru the gardens. I wasn’t able to care for them but I could enjoy them.
    This year I am looking forward to not only enjoying my gardens but also caring for them. I will be expanding them so I can plant all the seeds I purchased from Floret. (Well not all of them since I over indulged when I shopped!) I bought a bunch of seeds that I have never grown and I can’t wait to plant them! Thanks to the educational materials offered by Floret I hope to be successful and have even more people come to see my modest gardens. Thank you, Floret!

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  875. Jenn K on

    I’m looking forward to all my fall planted flowers coming up. I’m just starting to see Ranunculus blooms! I can’t wait until my whole garden bursts into color.

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  876. Betty Ruth Cash on

    I close my eyes and imagine sitting in my dahlia patch, feeling the warming earth in my fingers, smiling at the sun, being grateful for the gentle breezes. I see the tiny hints of green rising up to greet the day and look to heaven to share the exciting news with my mom and grandmother. They would both be as pleased as I am. My mom always had a flower garden. My mom’s mom always had a flower garden and so it goes. In my garden, the world loosens it grip on me. My thoughts turn back to times and places long past yet still very present. It is called love. It is called Spring.

    PS . . . I was among the wave of original flower child hippies but you can call me Boomer. It’s okay.

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  877. Val Davis on

    I am looking forward to the warm air, the warm soil, and the bright colors. Spring flowers bring me such joy, which is much needed after a long, tiring year.

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  878. Sendi Houdyshell on

    I just took a walk around our garden today. Can’t wait for my dahlias, fuchsias, gladiolus, and other greenery to start sprouting! I have one new dahlia that I’m hoping to be the first of many I get to add to our front area. We, sadly, had to remove a tree this winter. But now that means I have a big new area to fill with flowers that will receive sun all day! Trying not to go crazy with all my ideas. Here’s to a fabulous Spring and a happy scent filled summer.

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  879. SC Immer on

    I LOVE floral designing with Dahlias–where I live, that means Fall–but I hope to get the book and learn more about how these amazing flowers grow! My favorite season is Spring for the green hills, fresh blossoming magnolia trees, daffodils, tulips and wildflowers popping up all over the place. It truly is a magical time. The outdoor landscapes seem like they are sparkling with growth, beauty, and renewal, making my heart sing ala Maria von Trapp in the Sound of Music. So. Much. JOY!

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  880. Bibi on

    I planted my first ever flower bulbs this fall! Sadly, after an unexpected freeze, a few sprouts didn’t make it. I am hoping the remaining ranunculus will bloom this spring. Their beauty would cause all this year’s craziness to pale in comparison. :)

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  881. Chloe Kirsch on

    I am anxiously awaiting showing my new baby the Michigan spring,summer months and all its colors. This summer he will be 6 months old and we are planning an extra big garden cut flower garden for him to look at and enjoy along with us. We have taken all our garden planning straight from Floret Farms Cut Flower Garden book. I look forward to the hour of alone time I have made my nightly ritual of reading and note taking from the Cut Flower Garden. Even my little loves looking throughout the colorful pages. I can not wait until Discovering Dahlias gets here. Thanks Erin and Chris for all your hard work, you deserve every second of recognition and praise.

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  882. Nikki on

    My book just shipped I am so excited to read it as this spring I am planting my first cut flower garden and I cannot wait.

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  883. Megan Bradford on

    I am looking forward to hiking in the woods and logging all the spring flowers this year. I’m looking forward to working on my dream window greenhouse project, and I’m looking forward to teaching the new dog of the house to not to pull everything out of the ground!! I love spring. It brings new colors, smells, my birthday, and new joy in being outside!

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  884. Jenny Sant on

    This Spring I am looking forward to all my beautiful flowers that start to bloom! There is something about the flowers and petals that calm me.

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  885. Suzanne B on

    Spring 2021 cannot get here soon enough. It’s been a long cold winter here in the Midwest and I can’t wait to try growing dahlias for the first time. Flowers make me so happy and looking at your dahlias give me so much inspiration. I don’t know why I haven’t tried growing them before. I love Spring!

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  886. Sharon M. on

    I am so excited to plant my first garden this spring at my first home. The main closet in my small apartment right now is full of bags and boxes of seeds, corms, bulbs and DAHLIA TUBERS (😃) I’ve ordered to be ready to plant as soon as escrow closes. Thank you so much, Team Floret, for sharing information, experience, encouragement. 👏🏻👏🏻👍

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  887. Mary Clary on

    This spring my husband and I are excited to plant our first ever patch of sweet peas along the back of our new orchard fence. It was one of our main wedding flowers (he always manages to find some wild ones to pick for me on our anniversary), and we can’t wait to start growing them!

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  888. JSKF on

    Looking forward to my first garden in my new house!

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  889. Paula Olivares on

    We are so looking forward to the arrival of our Little Bundle of joy! My due date is March 7th but as I always go about 2 weeks over, who knows, but maybe launch day will be our baby’s birthday which is also my mother’s 70th birthday too! Now that will be a glorious day and it is coming soon! When I pre ordered Discovering Dahlias last December, I knew that it would be a treat for me to enjoy as I recover and coddle our sweet Baby! What more can a flower farming mother ask for! Wow God is so good!

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  890. David Holley on

    Spring 2021 is filled with so much anticipation I can’t stand it. So many first time gardeners and vegetable growers and with the work you and your team are doing I can’t help but think we will have many more gardeners who become life long gardeners. I am excited to see and hear about your adventures on your new show. Good luck for a great season ahead.

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  891. Evelyn Wilkerson on

    I am excitedly awaiting the arrival of my spring baby and welcome her to the world with a field of Tulips I planted last fall for her!

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  892. Kerri T. on

    This spring I am looking forward to being in the garden with my son for the first time! I’m excited for him to toddle around the yard and see his family gardening :)

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  893. Tanya Shuy on

    I am looking forward to getting outside in the garden. I am on a land management committee in my community and we are tackling the invasive species. We hope to make lots of progress this month and early next. By tackling the invasives it makes flower gardening in my yard a bit easier as I am not having to pull them out and risk damaging the established perennials. This year I hope to venture into Dahlias. I lived in Amsterdam with a Dutch family years back and the custom then was to bring flowers home each week to your Dutch mother. Now I would like to treat myself each week to flowers from my garden. That would be magical.

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  894. Caitlin Lee on

    I am looking forward to spreading happiness in the form of flowers. Sharing this beauty with my community has been infectious!

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  895. Erin on

    I’m excited about seeing all the colors of spring and summer gardens!

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  896. COLLEEN LONG on

    This is my first year in Texas, I grew up in California. I am so looking forward to Spring so I can plant flowers. I miss flowers so very much!!

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  897. Norma on

    I am looking forward to planting all kinds of flowers this summer. Some will be annuals and some perennials but I plan on having one entire bed of white flowers.

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  898. Jennifer Downs on

    As seeds sprout and our seedlings grow, I can’t wait to see our rows of cut flowers in full bloom. The best feeling is walking through the garden early in the morning with a cup of coffee and seeing all the new blooms ready for harvest.

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  899. Natalie Stiles on

    I am soooooo looking forward to see my sweet pea seeds develop and beautify my little world.
    Also I am looking forward to making the world a better place each day.

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  900. Mary Brown on

    Hello Spring!!
    Looking forward to seeing the world wake up and come alive again!!
    Looking forward to meshing with the green and growing things, and doing some growing along with it all!!
    Time for some new! love! and wonder!!!

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  901. Kate— on

    I am most excited about spring because my husband and I should be receiving the COVID vaccine. Then we will be able to visit my mom and our children. They will also be able to come and visit us and see the new raised beds we built last year during quarantine.. They are all such good people who are trying to live good lives and help others. I miss them.

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  902. Alison on

    For the first time ever I planted flower bulbs in the fall and I’ve been patiently waiting for the snow to melt and see what pops up—it’s like a surprise I’ve been waiting half a year for here in our cold climate!

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  903. Katy Noelle on

    I’m really looking forward to building another terrace of box gardens on my hillside and looking forward to making a garden on my deck, too! I’m just so excited – I have so many ideas in mind!

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  904. Chrystal Marshall on

    Doll ya got me so
    Excited to see stems uncurl
    Greeting spring, life unfurled

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  905. Narda Butler on

    Spring brings light to Alaska! I am excited about more light and the promise of growth hidden beneath our current blanket of snow.

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  906. Farrah on

    Looking forward to ranunculus + anemone season…plus all the flowers that bloom after😆!! Yay Spring, Summer, & Fall!!

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  907. Ashley on

    My first designated dahlia patch! I spent all winter prepping an underused area in my yard and am looking forward to seeing it develop. And I always look forward to all the bees and other pollinators buzzing as everything starts to open up.

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  908. Melanie Ferguson on

    The movement of Spring itself, the whole PUSH of it, gifts me with the knowledge that our world continues to regenerate. Even while requiring of us hibernation and isolation for survival, the winter of our pandemic has deepened my need to accept these extraordinarily pivotal times, the suffering and disruption they have brought, while also granting me even fuller access to the quiet growing pull of Spring as it comes to the surface of the ground and renews my mind. In the recent statewide blanket of freeze and powerlessness, I was able to cover and save the already pushing daffodils. More than any other spring before, I wait with an eager eye for their yellow songs.

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  909. Connie Veverica on

    It is always a miracle to see green shoots peeking out from under snow. I am looking forward to warm rain, gentle breezes and beautiful blooms.

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  910. Tey on

    We went into lockdown on March 12, 2020. Since then, I have spent almost 365 days connecting with family virtually through Zoom calls. In October, I planted a spring bulb for each day I had not seen my family. In January 2021, I watched the Floret countdown to the seed sale day so that I could buy over 365 cut flower seeds to continue to mark time until our family can reunite. Spring which is still under ice and deep snow where I live, will connect me to the garden that became my nature family. In May 2021, I will start to plant my 365 seeds ( and counting) in hopes that when the flowers blossom, my family will be here to witness it with me.

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  911. Jacque I on

    This spring, I’m looking forward to transforming a small plot in my backyard from a mishmash of struggling blueberry bushes and miscellaneous perennials to a vibrant collection of flowers for cutting and gifting to friends and neighbors.

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  912. Brittney Zwierlein on

    I am so looking forward to growing new plants in my garden this year! I’m slowly gaining more and more knowledge and flower growing is next on my list at getting better at! Plus the new dahlia book comes out this spring! 😀

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  913. Faye on

    Hi! Im looking forward to working in the rock garden, that we started 8 years ago. We have a variety of perennials that I enjoy separating and sharing with others.

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  914. Haidee H on

    For the past three years I have been working on transitioning my yard, which is full of miscanthus grass, into a garden. My daughter, who just turned three, loves to work in the garden with me. I am looking forward to spending this spring teaching her about the different flowers we will be putting in our garden this year. Dahlias, cosmos, and snapdragons are some of the flowers we will be trying this year. We will also be making a few fairy gardens since she lives fairies.

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  915. R Anderson on

    I am looking forward to days of sunshine, hiking, getting a puppy, and planting a garden!

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  916. Dwight on

    Looking forward to the spring and doing some planting as we move towards recovering from this year lost to the pandemic!

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  917. Judy Tingley on

    This spring I am looking forward to working closely with my daughter and creating our own flower farm. We were inspired by watching and learning so much from you. I can’t wait to see so many beautiful flowers blooming in our own field. I am also anxious to share those flowers with so many friends, family & neighbors! Thank you for being a part of our inspiration!

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  918. Shayla Frere on

    I can’t wait to see my seedlings start to pop up through the soil!

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  919. Lindsay C. on

    I cannot wait for all beautiful flowers and the smells of spring. Last year was a rough one, I think for everyone. I had 6 months of chemo beating my cancer! Was told I could not play around in the garden last summer due to the treatment. So I am so happy and looking forward to dig my hands into that soil agian and plant my heart out! Gardening is good for the soul.

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  920. Keiko on

    This spring, in particular, means so much to so many! I am watching for anything that blooms; watching growth of narcissus & daffodil greens, crocuses peeking out. Thank you for guiding us along the path to floral abundance! Fingers crossed!

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  921. Heather Ragan on

    My 80 year old mother – I am looking forward to seeing her beautiful face after several months away from her due to Covid. April can’t come soon enough! : )

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  922. Michelle Johnson on

    Seeing the first spring flowers come up in random places. Snow drops, daffodils, crocus. As I did not plant them it’s a reminder of the love that others before me have planted on this land. We live on glacial rock and the first bulbs I planted were crocosmia and it required a crowbar, pick axe and a hammer to create a hole for the bulbs. It gave me deeper appreciation for those who came before to plant their dreams.

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  923. Emily on

    All winter, I’ve been busy planning out my English country garden for the spring, measuring, and creating a detailed, color-coded map. I’m so excited for the warmer weather to get outside with my 3-1/2 year old, to teach him more about gardening, and to plant those dahlia tubers that have been sleeping in our basement all winter. New to gardening in the past 3 years, it’s become a wonderful hobby for me to share with my son. He loves being outside, digging in the dirt. I love creating a beautiful outdoor space for us all to enjoy together as a family. I look forward to using your brilliant dahlia planning cards to organize my dahlia patch this year! Thank you for all the helpful resources!

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  924. Jasmine on

    This spring, I’m looking forward to experiencing even more beautiful weather here in Southern California! I always love being outdoors, and with the newfound love of gardening that I share with my fiance, I have an even greater appreciation for nature’s beauty. I’m looking forward to that feeling of new beginnings whenever we see our plants thriving, and that same feeling as we gear up to plan our upcoming wedding. Spring will be an exciting time as we will also be looking for a future home in Northern California in preparation for starting grad school up there.

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  925. Jessica Greenberg on

    I took your growing flowers from seed online class. I’m looking forward to getting started. I have all my supplies and my start date is 3/12! I can’t wait!

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  926. Kim in California on

    I look forward to heaven (don’t know if I have 40+ years or just a minute)!❤️ Flowers add color, scent and beauty along the way!🌸🌻🌺🌹🌷

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  927. Kristine on

    This year I’m going to grow my first ever dahlias in my life. So I started to falow you for advice and ideas. I’m buzzing to start this spring. Think your book could be very helpful :)

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  928. Britanee Morgan Graham on

    What I am looking forward to in the spring is warmth from the sun, getting my hands in the dirt especially with my husband and kids and all the blooms that open around our farm. This will be our first year flower farming but the previous owners planted beautiful flowers and bushes that display so beautifully soon. However, hands down the most exciting thing for us is applying what my husband learned from your course and actually making it happen even if we are starting small. We are so excited for spring and we have so much to look forward to.

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  929. Hanako on

    I’m looking forward to getting back into my garden after taking a little hiatus. My sons are 1 and 4 now, so I have a little more energy to put into our garden space this year. It’s my therapy, and I’m so glad spring is around the corner!

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  930. Deborah Kobliska on

    We moved to our small 2 acre property last July. It has been exciting to experience each new season for the ‘first’ time in the country. I grew up in the city so living out among the beautiful rolling hills and expansive farmland has been amazing! I am looking forward to planting a flower garden and vegetable garden for the first time in my life, total newbie! I have so appreciated the free courses that have been offered to help me begin my learning process about gardening. I can’t wait to order my book, dahlias are my favorite cut flower. Thank you!

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  931. Linda M Maly on

    It’s a beautiful, sunny day here in the PNW…looking forward to many more sunny days so I can get my Dahlia garden ready for planting…we only have 4 Dahlia plants at this house, whereas we had many at the old house…I miss my Dahlia’s and will plant many this spring…thanks to Erin’s inspiration…cannot wait for her book to arrive! Bless you, Erin!!!!

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  932. Abby B. on

    Running barefoot in the grass, flowers on my table again. Digging my hand into the warm brown earth. My children swinging outside the kitchen window… magical moments that only appear when the last of the snow has left and the birds return to sing in the trees.

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  933. Anna Regele on

    I am looking forward to expanding my cut flower garden!! I started back in 2019 with Florets course and things have taken off like wildfire. I have now expanded to just over 1/2 an acre of cut flowers and a sunflower patch for photos!! I just can’t wait to get my hands dirty (but before that I am looking forward to digging into the new Discovering Dahlia book!!)!

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  934. Myrna Ayo on

    So looking forward to springtime! My oldest granddaughter just turned 9 yesterday and she has shown a real interest in gardening . We ordered seeds from Floret with the intention of planting a special flower bed of her own. We both are looking forward to your Dahlia book. Because it gets very hot and humid in south central Louisiana I am hoping to discover some that are more heat tolerant and tips to being a bit more successful in growing them. I love your company and all the information you share. I have shared your website with my other gardening friends. Thank you!

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  935. Jennie on

    The weather is starting to break here in the Midwest. I am most looking forward to planting my sweet peas (1st time for me) and seeing the new double tulips, that I planted last fall, make an appearance.

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  936. Sally Christiansen on

    I so look forward to things turning green in the spring. Winters are so very brown in Nebraska and I love the first little peeks of green that tell me spring in on the way.

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  937. Isa Rivero on

    Our spring in Miami starts when most of the country is having winter. We aren’t supposed to be able to grow Dahlias here, so I tried growing them from seed and am already getting flowers!!! It’s a dream come true for me and am looking forward to seeing what other flowers I get! They’re all a surprise. Thank you Floret❤️🌸😃

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  938. Sue Nackoney on

    Looking forward to seeing the bees in the flowers again and the feelings of lightness that spring and warmer temps bring. Also the first flowers, the bulbs, the daphne, the blossoms on the cherries, plums, pears and apples, the magnolias…

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  939. Erica Pollan on

    This year I went BIG! We removed a large section of grass and expanded my dahlia growing areas to host over 500 tubers! My husband and I found an old truck bed trailer and fabricated the cutest wonky Fresh Flower cart for roadside sales. My teenage daughter and I are looking forwards to the days of dahlias and fillers overflowing our buckets to share with our community on our little island in the South Sound!

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  940. Melinda C. on

    This Spring, I am looking forward to the reminder that the Earth is waking up from its Winter slumber and that the birds, bees, butterflies, and flowers will all be making their garden appearance again. Of all the seasons, for me, this is the most humbling and I find a deep connection with the energies running throughout the cycles in my flower beds. With a long, hard year behind me, I look forward to the warmth of the sun on my skin and the coolness of the soil in my hands. I plan to spend most of my days in my garden, excited to see what bounty it has in store for me and my family.

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  941. Emma Woodland on

    This spring, I am looking forward to the return of the warmth of the sun on my bear skin. To cool dirt between my bare toes as I plant flowers and veggies alike. To the wild bluebells carpeting the ground again. I am in love with watching something so beautiful as a flower, grow from something so seamingly insignificant and small as a seed. That a whole being comes of one seed. A whole cycle of life. I am looking forward to watching all the life spring forth from the ground in all its colours and glory! To hearing all the birds and frogs sing as the full life force of the earth returns once again for another year. To me spring is hope, and the reminder of life coming back into full swing after a good long restful sleep. And flowers, well they just beam out such joy and love of life as the sway and dance in the spring air… Who couldn’t help but to love the spring flowers?

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  942. Jen Whitelock on

    FRITILLARIA!!! I planted bulbs in the fall, and they are beginning to pop out of the soil. This is my first time growing bulbs of any kind, and I can’t wait to see their beautiful faces! 🧡💚🧡💚🧡

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  943. Lisa Carmona on

    This Spring, I am looking forward to spending more time in my garden, taking advantage of breathing fresh air and soaking up the sunshine. I’ll be adding dahlias this year for the first time and colorful pollinator plants in hope to bring more butterflies and hummingbirds to my garden. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and being so inspiring!

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  944. Karen B Walker on

    After a long, gray winter, the green leafing of the trees is my favorite sign of spring. Even on a rainy day there is wonderful color!

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  945. Rebecca Richards on

    Oh my gosh so many great posts so I’ll just add mine to the mix. I’ll dream about being picked for the “special box”. I’ve always wanted to start a flower business and at the young age of 68 I’m finally going to take the plunge. I enrolled in your workshop and OMG I learned so much I’m not sure where to begin but I guess that’s what is all about. Dreaming, trying, making mistakes and trying again. I’m hoping that someday I can turn some of my 22 acres that was deeded to me when my parents passed away recently into something spectacular. They would be proud of that. They’ll be watching from that special place I know they are. Here’s to dreaming.

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  946. Bonnie Pastre on

    I am so looking forward to a long awaited move to the Mountains of western North Carolina. Having lived in Florida since 1989, this is exciting to me. I look forward to trips to the farmers’ market, hikes, fresh air, and growing some flowers myself! My husband died last year in May, while the pandemic was raging. He had battled ALS for almost 8 years but in spite of this, we managed to spend summers in the Asheville area and grew to love it there. We longed to move there, but it was much more practical to stay here where everything is flat, and of course this home was adapted in ways we couldn’t find elsewhere. Along with the move I’ll be moving closer to my children as well as brothers and sisters who mostly live in New England.

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  947. Jane on

    Starting the potager garden of my dreams! Half edibles and half cutting garden. So many dreams, sketches, and inspirational books went into this. I can’t wait!

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  948. Gretchen Humphrey on

    I returned to dahlias after a few years without them and wow! They were amazing! Planted by the sidewalk (before they’d been out back), many passers-by commented how how much they loved them! I only planted seven, but what a show. I divided and stored them and am eager to see the blooms again! Especially in quarantine times, it’s been a joy to grow and share.

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  949. Andrea DiMatteo on

    Oh Floret team, these boxes are amazing. Just love the attention to elevating artisans and the craft of all things slow. I am overall looking forward to being outside again, having the sun warm my face and being in my garden. I planted several specialty tulip bulbs last fall and am eager to see what comes up and how they change the visual scene around my home. It’s an exciting and fun time. Can’t wait to see the book and begin my own Dahlia journey. Many Thanks.

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  950. Teresa Porter on

    I am looking forward to getting all of my tubers in the ground! I have more growing space this year than I’ve ever had and I’m so excited to grow tons of dahlias including some new varieties :)

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  951. Michael Suster on

    This spring, I am excited to spend long mornings and afternoons looking after my garden. I have hundreds of varieties of plumeria flowers, and several varieties of hibiscus as well. I just planted my first dahlias ever and I go outside everyday to talk to them and tend to them. I am so excited to see the beautiful colors. I had no idea about dahlias or growing dahlias until my daughter became a florist and sent me pictures. Boy are they something else. She has bought me tubers and poppy seeds from Floret and I am excited to see them bloom. Thank you for all of your great tips!

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  952. Jennifer Hanson on

    I’m entering a new season of life as the youngest of our four children is going to be a senior in high school, and I have more time to pursue my love of gardening and tending growing things. Over the last couple of years, I have been getting all of my ducks in a row so that I can grow a beautiful vegetable and flower garden. Last year, after all my beds were created and a fence was constructed to keep out all the critters, I got a late start, but was still so thrilled to be in the garden. This year everything is ready and I am doing ALL THE THINGS!!! I’m starting seeds (thanks to your tutelage) and growing tubers, and it’s all going to go in the ground at the right time this year. What’s even more exciting is that, with seeds and instruction from Floret, I am helping our youngest child to get a small flower business going. She is very excited about both growing flowers and being entrepreneurial. I’m thrilled that this is something we can learn about and do together. The excitement and anticipation at our place couldn’t be more palpable. Thank you for not only inspiring us, but equipping us also!

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  953. Esther S on

    My spring dreams are fairly similar from year to year – laundry waving in the breeze, walks around the farm, anticipating meals and blooms from our home garden. This year however, I am excited to give my children even more hands-on experience than before, and help expand their outdoor education. My 5 year old decided he wanted to start his own veggies from seeds that he saved from produce, and they are doing super well under grow lights awaiting warmer weather. My big dream is to build a farm stand with them so we can share the bounty with our community.

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  954. sheryl kellner on

    After this year of my husband having cancer, then losing his job, my mental happiness is watching all my beauties pop up from the ground. I love going out everyday to see what is going to greet me. I am excited to see my Floret Bread Seed poppy seeds have sprouted and look forward to my beautiful flowers and pictures I get to take. My bulbs are just getting buds and soon I can bring Spring indoors. I love the birds and butterflies and all the delight in the garden. Happy Spring to all!

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  955. Anndee on

    I’m looking forward to the fresh Spring breeze, watching stems and buds florish, and the pops of color that emerge from the once snow covered d ground! Chicagoland has had their fair share this winter, so can’t wait to get to Spring so these lovely Dahlias can get GROWING!

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  956. Beth on

    To me, Spring always means hope. It’s the promise of beautiful things to come; an awakening after a long gray winter. I’m looking forward to the smell of the earth coming back to life and digging my hands in the dirt again. I can’t wait to share beautiful blooms and happiness with others.

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  957. Helen Davis on

    I love dahlias and would love to grow them from seed. Your emails are interesting and information.

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  958. Virginia Ortega on

    So beautiful! I’m trying dahlias for the first time here in NM.

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  959. Darla N on

    I am looking forward to getting my new floret seeds into the ground. I’m so excited to see the results.

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  960. Dawna adams on

    I look forward to warmer days, sunshine on my face, flowers in my vase, with a big smile on my face,because I know my veggies are on the way and those are my favorite spring days 💚🌷🌞🥕

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  961. Jody on

    SO EXCITED, got notice that my book is on it’s way! I love this time of year when the days start getting longer, and signs of spring are everywhere. I enjoy my garden where there is always something coming into bloom. I’m looking forward to having my first ever dahlia patch this year. Thank you Erin for all your hard work, and for inviting us along to share in your dream, AND for teaching us that our dreams can come true too!

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  962. MEGHAN KELEMEN on

    Is there anything better than the onset of Spring itself? I live in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, and our Spring can sometimes take its time to arrive, often not until the end of May. Our province was put on another stay at home order after Christmas and has been extended to the middle of March – so the yearning for warmer weather is REAL! Thanks to Floret’s seed starting course, I’ve got a new found confidence of starting flowers and plants from seed this year. I made a couple new flower beds last fall, so I’m greatly looking forward to getting them dressed up in flowers. Thank you, Floret, for all that you do! You bring a lot of joy to so many people!

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  963. Michelle on

    This Spring, I am anxiously awaiting planting in our newly designed garden space! The first thing I designed was my dahlia patch! Everything else was designed around that. Dahlias and other flowers such as china asters, sweet peas and sunflowers are my absolute faves. Your book will be such a great help to continue bringing joy to my garden plans

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  964. Indie Danielle on

    This winter has been so hard for parents who have been schooling at home. Cold and dreary weather will not be missed over here! We are excited for warmer weather to spend more time in the gardens with our kids and appreciate all that spring brings for our eyes, ears, and stomachs! Yum!

    Love your books and look forward to adding this to the collection!

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  965. Anita Cairns on

    I’m looking forward to everything budding out, to the smell of poplar buds and skunk weed, to the forest behind my house filling out, to the sounds of birds singing and frogs croaking! And to planning my tiny little garden space!

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  966. Gretchen on

    I’m looking forward to eating fresh fruit and veggies from my garden and the local farmers markets!

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  967. Hannah Denton on

    Looking forward to warm sunshine and gardening with my sweet children.

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  968. Moira Chase on

    Tearing through another undoubtedly gorgeous Floret copy is high on any flower lover’s list — and I’m no exception. More than anything, the spring-time light at the end of our collective tunnel is the thought of seeing my mother’s dahlias come up in a garden I haven’t been to in twelve aching months. Looking forward to steaming tea, color-drenched blooms, and simply breathing the same air again.

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  969. Julie Hayashida on

    I am awaiting more community. My son’s graduation from high school. Planting the seeds that my daughter and I have started to grow from floret. Last year my Dahlias never grew :(. So I amhoping with your book and a year under me, I will have more success! Cheers to you and for brining something beautiful into the world, at this particulate time when we all have needed it!

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  970. Lauren on

    Im looking forward to sunshine and being outside!

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  971. Jennifer Calvin on

    Warm sunny days (PNW girl), seeds coming to life, quiet mornings among beautiful flowers, and of course getting my hands on Discovery Dahlias! 🌞🌱🌷🎉

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  972. Ellen Morrill on

    Hi Erin! I gifted one of my Floret books to my mother in law this February. We are creating a memorial flower garden for her late daughter this spring and are so excited for our dahlia seeds. This would be the best addition to our plans this year. Thank you for spreading the joy of gardening!

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  973. Sara Loggins on

    I have had my hands in the dirt all morning. I am just looking forward to a few more months of that and then wait for it . . . the reward! Blooms EVERYWHERE!!

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  974. Jackie Arza on

    I started dreaming of a side job that would help my family financially, but one I could also do with my kids. We love to be outside and love to enjoy the woods around our house. We have a good size open area behind the house and I started thinking of growing and selling flowers. I was reading an article about recommended books and Floret’s Flowers was on the list. It has been so helpful in just getting started. It’s not much of a farm right now, but I’m hopeful that I’ll learn a lot this first year. I hope to grow it and I hope to also help teach my kids about working together and how to manage time, finances, sticking to a schedule and have fun together in the process.

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  975. Emily M Bennett on

    I learned so much from your online courses this year. This will be the first year I’ve ever divided my dahlia tubers and I’m so excited to see them multiply. Your website, blog, and books are such an inspiration! Congrats on the publication of your new book! I can’t wait to see it:)

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  976. Vivian Yu on

    Not sure how I stumbled upon your gorgeous site but the timing could not have been more perfect. Your site has been an inspiration of resource for my garden planning. Anticipation of joy for Discovering Dahlias! Congrats! ~ Vivian Yu. Co Denver

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  977. Natalya on

    Spring, ah… more of warm and sunny days, range of beautiful colors and amazing aroma of blooming flowers and trees, and singing of buzzing bees. :)

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  978. Melissa Alise Wood on

    This springs planting so is special to me because I am planting my flowers for my summer wedding! 🦋

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  979. Virginia Hartman on

    One thing I can say about 2020 is that it allowed me to discover a love of gardening! Can’t wait to read your book! Thank you for inspiring the gardeners in all of us!

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  980. L Jay on

    Can’t wait to see the first sprouts of dahlias this spring and to apply the growing tips I know will be in your new book!!

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  981. Susan Beall on

    I am anxiously awaiting my copy of Discovering Dahlias! It is going to be interesting to watch my neighbor’s Floret tulip bed and many of your seeds blooming as well as her amazing dahlias. Beautiful blooms will soon be here soon!!!

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  982. Vera Reinke on

    I am very excited to get my flowers in the ground and seeing those first sprouts! Then later in summer seeing all the beautiful flowers and butterflies and bees. <3 Congrats on the new book, I can not wait to get my hands on it!

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  983. Sarah on

    A light breeze, sea-kissed,
    wiggling toes in the soft dirt—
    there, barefoot, I’m home.

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  984. Lizzie Swartz on

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my new kitten, gathering bouquets of flowers from the roses, watching little seedlings emerge, seeing the first robins, passing my licensing exam for acupuncture (6 years in the making!), watching my son eat the first spring carrots from the garden, tasting the fava beans from the bean bed, learning which flowers aren’t poisonous for my dirt loving kitty, and reading Discovering Dahlias!

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  985. Ngoc on

    It feels like Spring is already here in California! My tulips have started to emerge from the earth. I tried growing them in trenches this year (from the Fall mini course) and I am looking forward to seeing them bloom!

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  986. Erin on

    I’m looking forward to my daffodils blooming in the next two weeks! I added several new varieties of fancy daffs and can’t wait to see them (and smell them) in person!

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  987. Laura Harrington on

    I’m looking forward to more people being vaccinated so we can try to get back out there in our communities SAFELY.

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  988. susan on

    samen te gaan tuinieren met onze kleinkinderen

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  989. Kathleen Carney on

    We have had a long winter here in upstate NY beginning with four feet of snow on December 18… we still have snow on the ground… I’m so ready to look outside and see some green and open my window and smell that beautiful fresh air! I’ve struggled with storing my dahlia tubers and am praying some survived the winter … I’m thinking seeds may be the way for me! I have tears in my eyes thing about gardening again! 💕 My book is enroute and I cannot wait to get it!

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  990. Dayle Marie Halverson on

    I am looking forward to creating beauty, challenging myself to nurture seeds into glorious flowers, and giving some bouquets filled with love and color to others who need more light in their world. I tried my hand at gardening when my children were young and we enjoyed it immensely. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with AML and had a bone marrow transplant and we didn’t do much gardening in their elementary years. Now with two in college and one a high school junior, I have a natural instinct in my soul to nurture and create. I am ready to begin this new chapter navigating the learning curve and witnessing the miracle of tiny seeds multiplying and living before my eyes into pure, radiant joy. I am looking forward to being in the moment in my garden.

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  991. Marlene Gidaro on

    Spring in near where I live in the Sacramento Valley.
    After purchasing way more seats than I could possibly plant from Floret, but will happily share with friends I am excited to put into practice what I have learned from the 2021 Floret online workshop. You are all truly a remarkable team. You are so passionate about what you do that it is contagious,
    I did not know you grew Dahlias from seed producing many new fatigues. How fascinating. In anticipation of your new book on Dahlias I suggested my longtime friend Diane Dorrans Saeks be sent one of your special promotional boxes. She immediately posted her love for the book & its contents which created a frenzy of excitement and interest in your book & in the products sent along with the book.
    It would truly be a privilege to be among the very few recipients of your generous offer to share with those of your followers who would most appreciate your give away.
    Consider me one of your devoted fans making the world more beautiful one bloom at a time

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  992. Laura on

    I look forward to hearing the dawn chorus :)

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  993. Ann on

    Watching the excitement grow in my sweet daughter-in-love’s eyes as she plans her dahlia and vegetable gardens. She is an avid gardener and photographer in Kansas City, and constantly amazes me with the pictures of her creations!

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  994. Misty Vassar on

    I absolutely can not wait to start planting my vegetable garden and pumpkin patch! There is nothing better than some warm sunshine and planting therapy after a long winter, with help from my ducks and chickens of course for debugging and weeding maintenance 😁 Thanks to your inspiration I am also going to be planting my very first cut flower patch as well!

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  995. Jamie on

    I’m looking forward to seeing what blooms in ny garden this year. Tulips bring me so kuch joy.

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  996. Shani Mink on

    After 9 seasons of small-scale veggie production, I am so excited to be starting a cut flower garden at Treiber Farms in Long Island! I began my seed starting last week and some babies are already up! So grateful for the seeds, guidance and inspiration from Floret!

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  997. Carolyn Conway on

    I’m already enjoying crocuses and hellebores blooming. One camellia has started to bloom. I look forward to seeing the progression of flowers throughout the season and continuing into summer. The past 2 years I have been making an effort to amend my soil, from making my own compost and also buying it from a local company. I learned that from your first book. Thanks

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  998. Susan on

    I am looking forward to warmer weather in Michigan, eating our cool-weather veggies from the garden, and expanding our flower gardens. I just learned about you after watching a GardenAnswer video, ordered two of your books from Amazon, and am excited for the new information!

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  999. BeeBee on

    Delightful! So much beauty about to burst soon! Thank you for sharing your journey.

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  1000. Robin Spencer on

    It’s still well below zero where I live, but I’ve got spring fever something fierce! I always look forward to the little green shoots popping up when I start my seeds indoors. So many jewels wouldn’t satisfy me more!

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  1001. Jill Swan on

    This is my first time planting dahlias and I am so looking forward to it! That’s why I really needed your book so I can do it right :-). My daffodils are at the end of their blooming, but I have tulips coming up now, hopefully sweet peas soon followed by iris. Thank you for sharing your flower farm and knowledge. Happy spring!

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  1002. Stargirl on

    I’m so excited for green and sunshine and daffodils this spring. It was a hard winter. My seasonal depression was fairly bad. The sun really helps! In the summer I’m looking forward to my 3rd year planting dahlias. I’m definitely still learning how to grow them.

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  1003. Tina P on

    I am looking forward to warmer days in the Midwest and starting my flower garden using the tools and knowledge gained from your previous books and mini courses!

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  1004. Sherryl Barker on

    Last year I started a cutting garden, something I have wanted to do for a couple of years. I so looking forward to adding the dahlias from Floret’s seed pack that I am receiving with my pre purchased book. I love fresh flowers around my home and it gives my such a great feeling to know that they came from my garden.

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  1005. Karen on

    On a lark and due to my daughter’s love of white cactus style Dahlias, I grew Dahlias in the NC mountains for the first time for my daughter’s October wedding in 2019. The Dahlias were gorgeous, and it was a joy for these stunning flowers to be used for this most special occasion. I’m now hooked, and these gorgeous Dahlias provided beautiful scenery again in 2020 following a brief hibernation in my basement. In fact, the flowers were such a “hit,” that we ended up naming our Airbnb (where the Dahlias grow) the Dahlia House. I love leaving fresh and dried Dahlias in the house, and guests just love these flowers! I will diversify this season by offering more variety and creating more planting space. I need to order your latest book for the coffee table…what could be more suitable for the “Dahlia House!” Of course, I would be overjoyed to win this raffle and feature your products in my “Dahlia House” Airbnb.

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  1006. Jacqueline Berg on

    This spring I’m looking forward to the hope that comes from life springing from dirt. Those little green shoots always brighten these last snowy months of winter.
    I’m growing Dalias from seed for the first time this year! We live in the yearlong cold of zone 3, so I will be keeping them in my hoophouse. I’m also growing some new flowering vine varieties and sweet peas!

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  1007. Aline Lauck on

    After zero degree and below weather here in Iowa, I long to see some green and get outside to start planting. Love, love Dahlias, and have several tubers that have wintered over and need to be planted.

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  1008. Judy Ryen on

    I have so enjoyed your previous books and after watching Garden Answer open their box from you am needing your dahlia book too!

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  1009. Eunice Wu on

    We recently got rid of our backyard pool mostly for environmental and energy saving reasons. We are planning out different spaces for the blank canvas right now. We are slowing building a walkway, and I’m looking forward to building my new flower garden in raised beds!

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  1010. Kristina Wrenn on

    This Spring I am looking forward to the recovery of my gardens in Texas after the once in a lifetime storm. I had wanted to add Dahlias this year (after we did extensive work during the lock down last spring and enclosed our backyard with a brick wall), but I may have missed the time for tubers/seeds. Somehow we were also late getting 100 additional Daffodil bulbs in the ground with our home maintenance projects and weather. Winning this might be just the thing to lift my Mother’s spirits while we wait to see how many plants we have lost and have to put some of our new plantings on hold while we wait it out.

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  1011. Tracy on

    Totally looking forward to Ohio weather to warm up so I can get outside and planting!! First time doing a full garden in raised beds and I’m so excited!!!

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  1012. Fran Ramirez on

    I am so looking forward to receiving your beautiful book and planting my first dahlias!! Can’t wait!

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  1013. Sharon Spaulding on

    This Spring I am looking forward to growing things I have never grown before…Dahlias and Peonies!! Sheltering in place for a year has me antsy to get out in my garden and try something new.
    I so enjoy your blog, social media accounts and show. I look forward to more episodes.

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  1014. Sue on

    Going to try starting from seeds this year, after learning all about it in the Mini course – thank you. Very excited to watch my plants start out as seeds and hopefully grow up into flowering plants!

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  1015. Margo Keesler on

    So looking forward to Spring in the North Carolina mountains and receiving new tuber varieties from Floret to plant in my dahlia garden. May 15th is our magic date when danger of frost is passed. We make the trek back to the mountains from Florida and eagerly wait to see Spring arrive on our temperate rain forest plateau. Can’t wait to receive my new Floretflowers.com Dahlia book!!

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  1016. Karen A Murphy on

    I am looking forward to growing cut flowers and Dahlias, first time for both. If I had some of that honey and had a tsp. every morning in my tea, I could get a lot done out in the garden. Time to read my dahlia book in the afternoon, out in the garden, where I love to nap and I can imagine arranging flowers in that beautiful vase. With the dahlia cards I could figure out the beautiful bouquets that can be made from the tubers sent in the package. Are they making any wine with that honey? That would be good too! Thank-you

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  1017. Cassy V on

    Looking forward to sitting outside for n our garden with our first baby due in May!

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  1018. Elizabeth McLean on

    I love spring, I love all the bulbs, anenomes and runuculus are my favorites, as well as early cheer.Can’t get enough of that sweet smell. It’s so nice after a cold winter. I love the cherry blossoms all being out. All the new animals that have been born, and seeing the lambs skipping and playing together has got to be one of the cutest things. Just so much to be excited for.. Its autumn here in nz so I’m looking forward to the colors it brings.

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  1019. Joann on

    Grounding! The magic of Nature’s beauty, emerging from the Earth!

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  1020. Ellen Allen on

    I can’t wait for my garden to start showing the first signs of life!

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  1021. Maggie on

    Hello! One of the things I’m very much looking forward to this spring is seeing my sweet pea flowers bloom *for the first time!*! I planted them after being inspired by your beautiful words and memories about them and can hardly wait to experience their charm for myself! I have two rows planted in our garden and have already put a little cane trellis up for them to climb on.
    To me, flowers are like visible love! ♥ They are so easily shared with others and even when I just stop and look closely at a bloom, I feel God’s love. ♥ Thank you for inspiring me in so many ways to enjoy the gorgeous world of flowers.

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  1022. Cory Dochow on

    I can’t wait for the spring maple tree honey harvest! All of my honey bee colonies survived the winter in great shape for the very first time. What a pleasant surprise after a really tough 2020!

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  1023. Sophia on

    My spring bulbs! Spring flowers are my favorite.

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  1024. Tshering Eden on

    Oh I am looking forward to spring because for the first time in my life I am starting around 20 different varieties of flowering plants from seed. I just got the urge this year to fill my home with flowers. Maybe it was the pandemic but I am excited!

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  1025. Amy Van Pelt on

    All the beautiful spring flowers: daffodils, crocuses, tulips – I already have the first 2 blooming in my garden, and many more to come!

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  1026. Brianne Schultz on

    Mostly simply getting outside and going for walks with my husband again. I love those moments together talking about our dreams and enjoying the sunshine.

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  1027. Rebecca on

    Looking forward to long walks by the creek this spring…and watching some dahlias start to grow, of course! :)

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  1028. Molly on

    I can’t wait for warm sunshine on shoulders as we walk through the orchard and flower field! I’m so excited to see first blooms of flowers planted specifically to increase our growing season! I also love watching the lambs play follow the leader in the pasture :)

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  1029. Natalie Morrill on

    I am looking forward to gardening with my two little boys. After the snow melted when we moved to Fairbanks, AK, I found that a previous owner made a life size fairy garden with paths, pine trees, bushes and a lot of native plants in our front yard. I am working on cleaning it up and making it a beautiful place for our neighborhood again.

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  1030. Courtney Jean on

    I’m excited for the smell of thawing Earth. The first blooms. That incredible bright green that flushes the landscape as the hardwoods leaf out.
    And of course, planting! And the nurturing of new life that comes with it.

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  1031. Di Gow on

    At the beginning of the pandemic, at the young age of 60 I became a gardener for the first time and took a hill of dirt and transformed it in to a beautiful garden. It truly made my heart sing every day. I also planted about 20 dahlia plants and I have to say I enjoyed every single day going out to see what had bloomed. so this Spring, I truly have the gardening bug and I can’t wait to get out in my garden and discover what is coming back to bring joy to my family and me every day.

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  1032. Jane on

    Spring is coming! Ohhh I cannot wait!
    The wild beauty of roses and lilacs! The scents and smells! The birds and the bees! Its is my all round place to be restored and astonished, but never more than spring! Spring is such a force of new life and beauty!
    I thank you team at Florette for your sharing of knowledge and inspiration!

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  1033. Renee Moore on

    Erin, My husband and I are beekeepers and have already begun inspecting the hives to see how the girls are doing. Spring starts in February for them (zone 6) so the new bees are ready to harvest from the early spring flowers (crocus, Maple trees, Tulip trees, etc.). I am looking forward to spring maintenance of my existing flower beds and creating a new cut flower garden. I was gifted some Dahlia tubers by my husband many years ago for our anniversary and have been in love with them ever since.
    Thank you for including local small businesses in your goody basket, I would love to win one of them.

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  1034. Donna Zimmerman on

    I am looking forward to spring because I absolutely love gardening!! Getting in and feeling the earth and all that God made gets me excited! The best part is arranging my plantings to get the best show. Thank you for all your blogs that help me every year enjoy my beautiful garden.

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  1035. Tanie Martin on

    This spring can’t get here fast enough. I really enjoyed our fall/winter veggie garden, but we got hit really badly here in central TX by Uri. I look forward to seeing what survived in my many perennial flower beds and reimagining the areas that need some new life. I can’t wait for more spring inspiration.

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  1036. DeeAnn Fuchs on

    I’m looking forward to making a new flower bed which will include herbs, flowers and dahlias. I’m also awaiting your dahlia book for new ideas on which dahlias I want to use and ways to grow them.

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  1037. Robin R Lines on

    There is always a positive! Because of covid, I discovered Garden Answer, which lead me to discover Floret, which allowed my love of flowers to grow tremendously. I want to expand so much so I grow so much more, but I am turning 65 this march and my body can not do everything my mind thinks it can. But I have squeezed so many new varieties into my space last year and am excitedly waiting for them all to spring alive this season and to see where I might be able to squeeze in some lovely dahlias. Thank you for all of your knowledge and inspiration.

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  1038. Anna on

    Planting my first cut flower patch with seeds I ordered from your farm. I can’t wait to fill my home with colorful, cheery flowers!

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  1039. Beatrice Takasugi on

    I’m looking forward to staying the course in slowing down, having less activity, and focusing on just a few things of beauty, love and joy, even as things re-open. And my ranculuses going into full blossom!

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  1040. Sadie on

    Looking forward to sunshine…that spring smell…digging in the dirt again…tulips…daffodil blooms…and planting more goodness with my sweet girls who are loving this whole obsession as much as I. They are also both now at ages where it isn’t a full orchestration to get then situated, asleep, and occupied so I can speed plant. Hooray for that! 💕

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  1041. Olivia Thomas on

    This spring, i am looking forward to finally starting my garden! We wont be able to start the full garden in our yard quite yet, so we are starting with some raised beds! Ill be doing a salsa garden and your Dusty Rose Seed Mix! Can not wait!

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  1042. Candace Minster on

    I’m looking forward to growing my first Peaches-N-Cream!

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  1043. Yvonne Pegram on

    Erin and Floret team so looking forward to receiving the Discovering Dahlias book. This is my first year as a flower farmer and I am so looking forward to all of the wonderful colors of spring and this new journey that I am taking. I am so excited to learn all that I can about Dahlias and growing these beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful flowers and knowledge it is greatly appreciated.

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  1044. Sara Weyer on

    I’m looking forward to starting my new Dahlia patch in my yard. I feel in love with them last year with Floret and I have big plans this year and CANNOT wait!!

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  1045. Michele Coady on

    For years, I have only grown my dahlias in pots because of lack of space but this spring, I am digging up a large part of the lawn and turning it into a dahlia bed!

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  1046. Maria Garay on

    I’m looking forward to Spring flowers and growing tomatoes. (:

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  1047. Rachel on

    I am looking forward to a wall of sweet peas! I planted a row along our fence. They are 6 inches or so high right now. Eagerly waiting!!

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  1048. Jen Martindale on

    I am so excited about the whole growing season! After a long colorless Midwest winter, I am looking forward to the farm full of COLOR! But the BEST part of the year is always getting the dahlias out of our basement and into the ground. I call them the Queens as they truly are the queen of shape, color, size, and beauty.

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  1049. Bernadette on

    I just moved to Idaho from Los Angeles and we are building a house here! I’m looking forward in seeing my first real spring here, being that I’m experiencing my first seasonal Winter here with snow and trees with no leaves. Can’t wait to see the green back on trees, the brown grass become green. and the flowers bloom here!

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  1050. Jillian Glaser on

    Hello Erin! Wow, you are such an inspiration with your beautiful company and all the amazing collaborations. Thank you for giving so much to the garden community! I’ve been growing dahlias for four years now and learning a lot each season. Your resources have been so helpful. I’ve got a little patch next to my driveway that has peony’s and dianthus that bloom together in May. I can’t wait to see those flowers again this spring!

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  1051. gretchen on

    Figuring out how to NOT get moldy mildew on my dahlias this year by reading your book ;)- and crossing my fingers that I will see my 80 yo parents this spring and hugging them tight.

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  1052. Shirla lopez on

    I am looking forward to the sensations of spring!
    No winter can erase the aroma of spring, an earthy, living, breathing aroma, an aroma that will fill your mind for lifetime.

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  1053. ML Yam on

    Living in a tropical country like Malaysia, some time do find a few potted Dahlia in the nursery. Can’t help buying them knowing that they will survive very long . Nevertheless, just love their vibrant colour and each petals of the flower!

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  1054. Rebecca Byrne on

    I can’t wait for the birth of my 3rd grandchild this Spring! New life and all the joy and wonder that it brings, inside and out, will really lift up our spirits this Spring! There’s so much beauty to be discovered in the springtime and this year we need it and can enjoy it in a way that I can’t remember in a long time. Happy Spring!

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  1055. Kimberly Lajudice on

    I am looking forward to sunny skies, warn weather, nurturing plants and enjoying time in the garden with my family. The garden has become a place of peace for all of us and in this busy world, a much needed refuge.

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  1056. Lauren on

    I am very excited for the start of Spring flowers on our new farm. Hoping to grow many to share with friends, family and residents in LTC and hospice facilities nearby..it’s been a tough year and sharing flowers brings such joy + happiness!

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  1057. Donna Marie Baribeau on

    Erin,
    I can’t wait to receive my Dahlia book, I hope it will help me become a better dahlia grower and to help me learn from my past mistakes and recognize what I may be doing wrong. I enjoy sharing my flowers, which makes people happy, you’re saying you are special and loved . We need to show a lot more of that now. So let’s grow more happiness. It made me smile to see you named a dahlia after Timmy, after all she is a star in most of your videos. Thank you for the consideration for the giveaway.
    Best regards,
    Donna Marie Baribeau

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  1058. Bridget Miner on

    Flowers in the garden!!! Spring always makes me excited for ALL the Flowers to start appearing. My 4 year old daughters favorite thing to do is pick flowers and arrange them in a vase her own very special way😍 I learned last year that I need to plant a lot more flowers for her tiny picking hands. This year we will be planting dahlias for the first time and I am eager to learn all the things Dahlia in your new book!

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  1059. Brittany on

    Fresh air scented by wild Osoberry blooms and green things coming to life, my hands in the dirt, and dreams of abundant blooms buzzing with pollinators.

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  1060. Nikki Strong on

    I am so excited to get my book and start some dahlia seeds and tubers. These are my favorite flowers ever, but I have never grown them before. I am designating a large portion of my yard this year to starting a cut flower garden. I have been researching like crazy, and have been having so much fun planning out everything. Every year I hope to expand on the varieties that I am growing. There is something so special about a vase of flowers that bring so much joy. I can’t wait to learn all the things and have a wonderful reference book to help me along the way. Thank you so much for this resource!

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  1061. Reed Johnson on

    I’m excited to see the flowers blooming in my moms garden and trees getting greener. I’m ready to see this year blossom into a new phase

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  1062. Laura on

    What a fantastic give-away this is! Thank you for the opportunity to both enter the contest and also to learn about all the creative people behind the contents of the gift box.

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  1063. Linda Warner on

    Erin, this will be our first year Flower Farming. My husband and I are both excited and very nervous! I love Cut Flower Garden, it really has taught us a lot and have just pre-ordered Discovering Dahlias on Target and I am looking forward to reading it!

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  1064. Faith Nemecek on

    Although I enjoy the slower pace and beauty of winter, I am excited to see our expanded garden in its first full season this year😊🌷 I love to see the new growth as it peeks out from hibernation and to see everything fill in. It’s one thing to imagine what the plants will look like once established and full but so joyful an rewarding to watch it become reality! I’m also looking forward to trying new dahlia varieties and sharing even more blooms with my neighbors this summer/fall💗

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  1065. Jenn Stoll on

    I can’t wait to tuck my dahlia tubers into the ground! We still have a foot of snow on the ground here in Northern Wisconsin- growing season is short, but it’s oh so sweet!

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  1066. Janna Neville on

    I’ve started my first dahlia planting spot this spring. Soon, within the next 5 years, I will retire to my farm, the Rusty Nail Ranch. My husband and I raise Miniature Jersey cattle, Mustangs, Gypsy Vanner horses and we grow lots of hay, corn, and pumpkins. But what I really need are dahlias! Large, small, all different colors, shapes, and varieties. Farming is fantastic, now I just need it to be more beautiful! I know that growing dahlias will be the answer to the missing beauty in my life. I cannot wait to wander down the rows of beautiful flowers with any of my 10 grandchildren as we talk about the beautiful flowers growing there. Even if I don’t win this great gift, thank you for the inspiration to start off small and begin my journey to a more beautiful life.

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  1067. Heike Deubner on

    Enjoy watching the vigorous sweet pea seedlings grow and the early spring bulbs blooming now. Looking forward to seeing in summer how many of my overwintered dahlias survived this winter’s cold spell. Some of them I left in the ground, some tubers are stored in the root cellar, wrapped in plastic, as your video instructs. Keeping fingers crossed. Love all the flowers!

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  1068. Vicky on

    I can’t wait to tend my flowery munchkins, who never answer back, slam doors and assault my ear drums. The munchkins still need feeding but aren’t fussy eaters and they do sometimes sulk. I can deal with that…..roll on spring!

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  1069. Jacqueline on

    I’m excited for things to be green.
    And to get to wear my cute warm weather clothes that have been packed up.
    I’m excited to turn 20
    I’m excited to go home for a visit and see my family.

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  1070. Jill H. on

    I am looking forward to trying new flower varieties and seeing what grows well for me this season.

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  1071. Jane on

    We are so looking forward to spending more time outside. It’s tough to not be able to social distance with friends and family when it’s too cold or raining outside. I see lots of happy outdoor times coming up with the pups and friends! 🥰

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  1072. Laura Smicker on

    I’m taking your workshop and very much looking forward to having a cutting garden. I can’t wait for warm, sunny days and to see my flowers in bloom, especially the dahlias!

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  1073. Michelle Ruelas on

    I really love Dahlias and would love to learn more about them and try growing them!!

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  1074. Tamar Ingber on

    I am looking forward to the rainbow of colors all in a row. And the joy in harvesting dahlias!

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  1075. Mackenzie on

    I have fall/winter planted ranunculus in my greenhouse just waiting to bloom, and I’m so excited to start gifting bouquets!

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  1076. Dianna Price on

    I love the beginning of each season. This spring I’m excited to see how my in ground vegetable garden comes to life! I’ve been reclaiming the area around my old garden spot. The honeysuckle and thorns are never ending. I will leave some honeysuckle for pollinators. I’m also starting a cut flower bed and three sisters garden.

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  1077. Sheila Tomes on

    I have a couple sets of dahlias coming this spring! I am new to dahlias and am excited to get them started. I would be ecstatic to win your collection and new book!

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  1078. Akiko on

    I’m so excited about growing dahlia from seeds. This is my first time trying and the babies are growing beautifully! I plan on transplanting them in the front of the garden bed and I will plant dahlia tubers behind them. I’m apart of growing kindness project and I’m really looking forward to sharing my dahlias with anyone who can use a little flower power!

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  1079. Emily B on

    This spring we are starting to look for a new house – so I am busy planning a garden to make THIS house look amazing, and dreaming of our garden at the next place!

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  1080. Casey on

    I’m looking forward to putting a really tough year behind me and expanding my garden from primarily vegetables to include a cottage style border with lots of flowers. Thanks for all of the inspiration, helpful information on your website, and gorgeous books!

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  1081. Kryzana on

    Hello! This spring I am graduating from college and am super excited for that and many other things. I am also excited that for Christmas my family gave me a bunch of different seeds and I am going to be planting them and experimenting to see how easy or hard it is to grow things in my area and what plants I like growing better. I already have the other floret books and am excited for this next one to come out too. Thanks!

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  1082. Lori Marks on

    I am looking forward to the freshness of spring, the bright green of the fresh new grass, the trees blooming fragrant blossoms. Waking up to the birds singing in the early mornings, and most of all the early bloomers pushing up through the ground ready to make their entrance into the world and show off their beauty. Oh and getting my hands dirty prepping the flower beds!

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  1083. Megan on

    I’m looking forward to moving to a new growing zone where the favorites I grew up with (including dahlias!) will do much better – I also ordered new dahlias tubers, so I’m excited to get those growing.

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  1084. Holly on

    I am so excited for spring to come. My four daughters and myself are dreaming of our flower gardens. Dahlias are such a beautiful way to bring a smile to anyone. With everything in the world, we all need the magic they bring to our gardens.

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  1085. Dolores Waddell on

    I’m looking forward to ordering dahlias from Floret Flowers and growing them for the very first time.

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  1086. Mary on

    I am looking forward to planting my seedlings in every available space in my yard to share with family, friends and local nursing homes. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  1087. Jennie on

    I’m looking forward to hope and renewal. After the wild fires swept through, our once beautiful farm suffered a lot of damage, leaving ashes where my garden once stood, charcoal where bushes and trees used to be, buildings turned to rubble, simply devastation. As the months have passed and new grass starts to grow, it has brought a glimmer of hope and healing. We have been replacing hundreds of trees and eagerly awaiting springtime. Looking forward to when we will see beauty here again.

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  1088. Lori Kitzmann on

    Looking forward to the miracle of growth both for the seeds that have been planted and in myself. Just like for everyone, I too have had challenges this past year.God is with us through good times and bad. It’s a blessing to me to remember and share how much God cares for all things even from the tiniest seed.

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  1089. Lisa Huber on

    In 2020, my mother passed away and my health was declining. I found myself on oxygen and in quarantine. After a 40-year nursing career I retired.

    Like many others, I leaned into a quiet lifestyle. God was calling me to a purposeful time, a time of reflection and anticipation. What would come next? How could I give back? How could I be a part of the “kindness movement.”

    That’s when I discovered Floret Farm and my old passion for gardening took “root.”The project would be a simple one – grow flowers and give them away.

    My husband, built two small flower beds and we planted 100 zinnias and snapdragons. Now, how would I deliver them? That’s when he bought me a tricycle with a cargo basket. I named my bike after one of my favorite flowers – I call her “Dahlia.”

    With the help of my husband and three granddaughters (ages 10, 7, 4), we spent the summer growing flowers, arranging them in salvaged vintage bottles and biking around the neighborhood giving flowers to friends and strangers alike.

    My father, brought my mother fresh flowers weekly for over 60 years. I’d like to think that in some way, I’m carrying on this legacy.

    I was able to find joy and peace in the midst of suffering. And a new purpose, “Nona Lisa’s flower gardens.”

    This year, we are expanding the gardens and will plant 400 flowers including dahlias. While the dahlia is one my favorite flowers, I’ve never had the confidence to grow dahlias, that is until now.

    God has used Floret Farm to bless me and others, and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you!

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  1090. Ericca on

    I am so looking forward to sunny days, & seeing those first dahlia stems poking up through the soil!!

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  1091. Linda Grushkin on

    This Spring Iam looking forward to my roses blooming, getting my dahlias and veggies planted for summer, and hopefully getting the Covid vaccine!

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  1092. Meg on

    I grew dahlias for the first time last summer. I quickly fell in love and ordered a LOT to plant this year. I am in a colder climate so ‘lifted’ my dahlias from last year. Whenever I peek in the storage box, they look sad, so I will have to learn more about how to over-winter them. I’m looking forward to warmth and lots of new blooms!

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  1093. Anna Mae Hartness on

    I’m excited to finally create a flower garden this summer and be able to make bouquets for my family and friends!

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  1094. Alysha on

    Being in a cooler climate, I have tended to shy away from dahlias. The idea of keeping track of where all those tubers are just muddles my brain. On top of that, I am very forgetful so I would likely forget where I stored them and never replant…

    That said. I am so envious of gardens with their gorgeous dahlias, I am seriously considering taking the plunge.

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  1095. Marcy on

    I love seeing all the fresh green baby shoots coming up in spring and the way the gentle spring light falls on them. I get a great sense of hope and optimism watching them slowly develop each day. Nature provides such a generous reminder of resilience and beauty.

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  1096. Vivian Pederson on

    I am looking forward to all my bulbs sprouting again! It’s always fun to find them in places you’ve forgotten you’ve planted them in!

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  1097. Christine on

    I am looking forward to seeing plants that seemed dead come back to life, seeing seeds grow into plants, and the feeling that the world is renewed and anything is possible!

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  1098. Christina on

    I’m looking forward to planting my First Flower Garden Ever!!!!

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  1099. Rebeka on

    I am so excited to add Discovering Dahlias to my collection! For the past 8 years I’ve had to garden and foster my love of flowers thru helping my elderly mum in her home in NM. With her recent passing, I find some comfort in dreaming of a new garden at my home in CT. I plan on bringing her favorites and it would be delightful to add this Dahlia bundle. Florets is an inspiration

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  1100. Michelle Koss on

    I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty and literally digging into my garden this spring. My business partner and I just completed the Floret Online Workshop, and I feel empowered and armed with the skills and knowledge to go big and take the leap into cut flower farming. Thank you Erin and team Floret for sharing your gifts and sowing hope so the rest of us may harvest the joy ❤

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  1101. March Picker on

    The green of spring bowls me over every year. All the blooms are a wonderful bonus! One of my favorite parts is the seed starting that takes place in my garden shed. New life is always invigorating.

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  1102. Melinda on

    What an amazing giveaway! This spring I’m looking forward to cultivating my very first, real life, dedicated cutting garden. Last year was my first year of learning how to build bouquets and my landscape perennial beds were a great starter, but all winter long I dreamed of a cutting garden to really amp up the blossom volume. I set an alarm for the beginning of your seed sale and got ALL of my top picks before you sold out, first time ever! I really can’t wait to get those babies in the ground. ❤️🌷☀️✨

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  1103. Shelley Lundquist on

    I am looking forward to planting my BREADSEED POPPY seeds from Floret Flowers this Spring!

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  1104. Colleen Bowden on

    I’m looking forward to watching my sister’s new property take shape. She recently purchased a little place in the country that is pretty much a clean slate. A friend of ours shared several dahlia tubers to get her started. It’s so nice to be able to share in someone else’s dream and help them accomplish making their world a little more beautiful.

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  1105. Abby G on

    Looking forward to spending more time outside when the weather is warm and getting my hands dirty in the garden!

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  1106. Lisa Lenz on

    The sun on my face, kids voices playing outside, daffodils & Tulips, getting my hands in the dirt.

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  1107. Kala’i on

    I am anxiously awaiting the time for me to plant my dahlia tubers. Sharing dahlias with my neighbors is the highlight of my Spring!

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  1108. Jenna Robbins on

    I have always loved flowers, but never thought about growing my own. Once I realized I needed to do something just for myself, I knew a flower garden was it. Floret has really inspired me to take the journey into growing my own flower garden and I am truly thankful! Spring here I come!

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  1109. Erica on

    Every spring watching the magic of a fresh little plant emerge from a tiny seed makes me giddy. Nature is beyond talented! Also sooo looking forward to your new book!!

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  1110. Karen on

    I’m so enjoying your Cut Flower Garden book and I’m looking forward to reading Discovery Dahlias. I have ordered 10 dahlias and I’m so excited to watch them grow! I’m in Vancouver, Canada. I hope one day to visit you.
    Karen

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  1111. Laurel Johnston on

    I’m looking forward to the green hue that sweeps the trees as the first buds begin to appear, the smell of spring showers, birds chirping, running around in shorts and a t-shirt, and of course getting dirty planting and tending to my garden and dahlias!

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  1112. Catherine on

    I look forward to the optimism that takes hold every spring—I’m wiser each season and apply lessons learned about my soil and climate to have a more bountiful garden each year.

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  1113. Marissa Inskeep on

    Hi Floret!
    It is already Spring here in Florida, and I am waiting for my snapdragons and Shirley poppies to bloom (all of which were started with Floret seeds). My Calendula Ivory Princess plants are producing flowers like crazy, and it is so fun to have fresh flowers for a few vases around the house. It is definitely rewarding to even have just one kind of flower blooming, this being my first cut garden! In May/July, I will be planting a some zinnia seeds, and any day now I will be starting hyacinth bean vines from seed. Having your own cut garden is so rewarding… and fun!

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  1114. Amber Bell on

    Oh spring! I’m looking forward to spring break with family who I haven’t seen in over a year!!

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  1115. ed on

    i’m looking forward to finally being able to plant everything i’ve collected over the last few years this spring. after the recent texas freeze i am so glad that i waited & didn’t put things in the ground when we warmed up just a few weeks before. thrilled about all the seeds i purchased from floret during the last sale & can’t wait to grow all the things!

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  1116. Arrin Johnson on

    I’m looking forward to trying dahlias for the first time! Here in Michigan we have such a short growing season, about 180 days, so I’m excited for the warmth of the sun and just getting out in the garden and getting dirty. Excited to watch your show, I think it’s on Discovery+. Thank you for the wonderful seeds and content!

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  1117. Teresa on

    I’m looking forward to spending time outside with the kids, getting the garden planted!

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  1118. Jennifer L Shuler on

    I’m looking forward to getting back out in my garden. I broke my ankle at the end of August so I missed all of fall call clean up including properly digging up and storing my dahlias. My teenaged son helped but I’m not sure they are going to survive. Due to complications it’s been a long recovery but I’m almost back to full strength, I’ve got some seedlings started and I’m raring to go!

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  1119. Kathy on

    There is something very special about spring. Bulbs and plants awakening from a winter’s sleep. A time for renewal and refresh. Especially this year, we are all so ready for a fresh start and look forward to a new beginning. I’m already seeing tulips and daffodils peaking through the earth and so anxious to see my dahlias when the time is right. Gardening is certainly therapeutic and healing!

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  1120. Jaime Marland on

    What an amazing goody box! Aside from looking forward to getting my copy of Discovering Dahlias and planting my bulbs and other flowers this spring (and hopefully seeing them bloom – I’m still working on my green thumb ;-) I’m generally looking forward to enjoying warmer weather and more time outside with our pups.

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  1121. Becky on

    I’m so looking forward to the copy of my book arriving AND to finishing grad school and starting a new job as mental health counselor :)

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  1122. Hannah wilson on

    Hi! I signed up last summer for Florets emails! I work for Julia Garden in Osterville, Ma and she specializes is Dahlia growing. I’ve come to love them so much over the years even though they are alot of work! I’m most excited this year about making a Hügelkulture garden bed for my flowers and veggies! Supposed to be super great for the environment and a natural fertilizer for the plants!!😁

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  1123. Gina Hamilton on

    I’m so excited for my 2nd season of flower farming! I’m doubling my dahalia patch this year and your book is going to be so helpful👩🏻‍🌾

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  1124. Diane Storvick on

    We had a late fall here in Minnesota and I actually had landscaping working done in DECEMBER! I have a new flagstone patio and new gardening beds surrounding it. It is right outside my kitchen window and I spend a ridiculous amount of time looking out at it as it starts to appear out of the snow that we eventually received, dreaming about what I will plant! I have only been planting dahlias for about five years but I am totally hooked and I know I will be planting new bright beautiful ones in these new beds – I can’t wait to see what it all becomes this summer!

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  1125. Monti Porter on

    For some reason, this year especially, we can’t wait to get back in the garden! The daffodils 🌼 and hyacinths are teasing us to come and play! The cold, rainy days have made it hard to be out much, but we can feel the days growing longer and know it won’t be long before we are able to make this years garden dreams come to life! We are so excited to see all our new bulbs and seeds spread a little magic in our neighborhood! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤍💗

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  1126. Christopher Skerritt on

    I can’t wait to have a true cut flower garden this spring to support my floral design business!! Just waiting for the snow to melt!!

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  1127. Sarah on

    I am really looking forward to growing more Floret Chantilly snapdragons! And also trying out some things that are new to me, like Bachelor’s Buttons. Thank you for all the inspiration, Floret!

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  1128. Billie on

    Every year after a long winter season I can’t wait to play in the dirt. Even more so this year considering the lockdown restrictions. I’m ready for the birds to serenade us with their songs and implement my garden designs that I’ve been planning all winter. Seems so important to surround ourselves with beauty from nature.

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  1129. Pam Corbett on

    I love having cut flowers in my home, they make me smile and brighten my day.
    So I’ve ordered seeds and they are starting to sprout. I’ve prepared my soil. I’ve ordered floretflowers book on dahlias.
    I’m hoping I can get some color in my home and yard here in West Texas. Wish me luck!

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  1130. Polly Vollmar-Heywood on

    I’m looking forward to planting annual & perennial seeds (most collected last Fall) in plastic milk-jugs & containers, and placing them outdoors to germinate as the weather warms up. Maple-syruping season has kick-started here in Minnesota, as of a couple days ago (2/27/21), following an extreme two-week cold-snap. Quite a surprise! It’s been just barely dipping below-freezing at night, and warming to the upper 30’s and 40’s (maybe even 50’s!) during the day. I’d better get moving on my winter outdoor seed-germination project!
    I appreciate all the inspiration Floret provides over our long winter months! Thank you, Floret gang, for keeping us all growing!

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  1131. Willow Williams on

    I cannot wait to receive my copy of Discovering Dahlias! This spring I am looking forward to planting my largest crop of Dahlias ever, with about 1000 plants.

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  1132. Caren on

    I can’t wait to get in the garden and plant new varieties of flower and vegetable seeds I bought!

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  1133. Char Lee on

    🙋‍♀️I recently discovered you through some research I’m doing. I’m in love💗 with your books and your farm! My dream!!! 💐I’ve already planted over 500 bulbs have over 200 more waiting and love adding each year! Can’t wait to get my hands dirty😄 This sneak peak sunshine is wonderful 🌈 Thank you for what you do and I look forward to years of connection💞

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  1134. Jeannine Kay on

    Hey Sweet Erin and Floret!
    I am so excited to be growing sweetpeas from Floret for the first time! My husband is helping me get the garden all prepped and I can hardly wait to see them pop out of the ground. They were my grandmas favorite flower so I cherish that I can now grow them too…. thank you for that gift! Much love to y’all! Happy Spring!

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  1135. Erin M on

    We are still under snow here in New Jersey but I am longing for the longer, warmer days of spring. My dad came over this fall and planted an assortment of bulbs with my children throughout our gardens. So this Spring, I am most looking forward to seeing their faces when the greens emerge and then watching them see their flowers grow throughout the season.

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  1136. Karla Alex on

    Congratulations on the new book! I love dahlias…they are just happy!!

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  1137. Karina on

    I can’t wait to see how my trench of tulips will look once they start blooming! It’s my first time trying it the Floret way….

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  1138. Denise Lakin on

    I am looking forward to sitting on my deck with friends while drinking cold glasses of iced tea and admiring all the new dahlias that were planted. I can’t wait to send visitors home with bouquets of dahlias from my garden!

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  1139. wendy mckissick on

    I am looking forward to the joy of spring when everything turns brilliant color again, to get my hands dirty and enjoy the fruit of my labor

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  1140. Haley Millet on

    I’m really excited for spring because the warmer weather brings an easiness to having an outdoor gathering- I’m not talking big party, we’re still in a pandemic! However I’m so looking forward to being outside, in the backyard, surrounded by a few loved ones who it’s been way too long since we’ve been together in person AND all the new green growth & the early spring bloomers that add brightness and color to this often grey hue that Washington provides. Cue the Sunshine!
    Thanks for continuing to create color and happiness through your flowers!!!

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  1141. Kristen Wade on

    My first bulb bloomed two days ago, and I am so excited for Spring! After taking your online workshop, I’m in the process of transforming my yard and garden into a beautiful, flower filled space. Dahlias are a favorite, and I always look forward to their blooms gracing the landscape and dining table. Thank you for all of the wonderful information and inspiration!

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  1142. Khefri Azure on

    I’m looking forward to more sun. PNW winters never fail to get me a little bit down and the last few days of sun have already started to awaken my spirit. Of course the flowers are an undeniable point of anticipation. Spring is my favorite season for everything feels refreshed and renewed.

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  1143. Sonya on

    I’m looking forward to growing more flowers and veggies in my yard this year – especially trying out some new to me varieties. :)

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  1144. Molly Dynes-Larson on

    My husband and I moved into a 1901 farmhouse in October 2020, so I can’t wait to see all the Spring flowers previously planted by others pop up! And to plant all of my dahlia tubers of course!

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  1145. Judy Anderson on

    I’m so looking forward to receiving my book about Dalias. I live in Montana so our growing season is short and I battle the deer for everything beautiful that grows. I hope to grow some Dalias on my deck in pots this year so the deer won’t have the last word, but even if I can’t find any to grow I will have the phots in your book to drool and fantasize over. Maybe someday your lovely farm will be open to public tours and we will drive over to see your beautiful world. Love that your are making the world a more beautiful place.

    P. S. I have a small fenced in garden that I am transforming from veggies to flowers and can wait to see the sweet pea seeds I got from you come to life. It will be a dream come true.

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  1146. Kristen on

    This will be my second growing season in a house with ample sunshine! I planted a bunch of dahlias (my favorite flower) last year and am hoping to learn Floret’s secrets to better yields and best varieties. I’ll see in a couple of weeks if I divided and stored them all correctly!

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  1147. Kim on

    I am so looking forward to being able to spend time safely with friends and family outdoors in nice weather. I signed up for a CSA from a local flower farmer (Eleven Mile Farm) and look forward to enjoying fresh flowers to further inspire my own flower gardening efforts!

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  1148. Laura Keeton on

    I live seeing signs of Spring everywhere with little buds growing and new life springing up. Its like a second chance,,and feels like this Spring with covid and the vaccine, it will be new life for us too coming out of our houses. My favorite are dahlias, but since they bloom in the summer, I’m looking forward to sitting outside with My copy of Floret’s dahlia book, while enjoying the tulips and daffodils with hopeful anticipation on my Dahlias to come.

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  1149. June Everson on

    Ugh! So many things I’m looking forward to this Spring! One thing I’m excited for is just all the sunshine and growth that comes along with it. This is the first year I’m making my gardening goals happen and I can’t wait. Second is I’m looking forward to having my husband home more often with the kids and I … with this past year being so crummy we decided that he needed to take a step back from his stressful career and focus more on what’s most important to us. Family! Cheers to 2021!!

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  1150. Genevieve on

    I am looking forward to getting back to digging in the dirt and starting the process anew, in my little greenhouse and garden. Spring is such a hopeful season. Something we all need!

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  1151. Kelly Lautenslager on

    I can’t wait to grow even more flowers this year! Last year was my first year with a garden and I feel in love with it!

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  1152. Jenne on

    I’m really looking forward to gardening this year! I haven’t been able to garden the last few due to finances and this year I was able to snag all sorts of floret specialty seeds. I have been dreaming of going full scale with dahlias and peonies since we purchased our property five years ago. I finally have the land prepared this year for row crops. I was really looking forward to the tuber release, but must have missed it this year. I’m excited for the new book release!

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  1153. Doris Weidenhammer on

    I am so looking forward to getting my dahlia tubers into the ground. The riot of color and textures
    bring joy to my heart every summer and now that I am planting about 325 a year I get to share that
    joy at my roadside flower stand as well as with friends and family.
    Thanks for the inspiration Erin!

    Looking forward to my third Floret book ;>

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  1154. Kim on

    I’m looking forward to starting our garden, especially putting some dahlia tubes in the ground!

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  1155. Susie on

    I’m looking forward to growing cut flowers and more dahlias this year! We are expanding our little garden.

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  1156. Mary Robledo on

    What I am looking forward to the most is seeing the garden wake up. The colors that make me smile and scent drifting through the air are reminders that no matter how difficult past days have been, there is new life, hope and beautiful in the world.

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  1157. Elena on

    I so excited, yet nervous, to start my very first cut flower patch. I’ve grown vegetables, but never flowers. Hoping that I succeed so I am able to share my flowers with my 4 daughter-in-laws.

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  1158. Susan Pollock on

    I have never planted Dahlia’s before and I am looking forward to planting some of the dinner plate tubers this year.

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  1159. Anita VanBerkom on

    We had been living in Alaska for four years and I didn’t have a place to grow things except for in pots. Which of course was fine for the time. We moved here two summers ago and I was a mad women planting everything I’d been dreaming of in every little corner of my yard and (family members if they let me). This year I will have fruit, berries, peonies magnolia blossoms, and all the annual cut flowers that I have and will plant. I’m so excited!

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  1160. Shirley on

    I am looking forward to a Spring picnic with my family after a year of seeing them only from afar because of COVID. My husband and I will have had our vaccines, and so will our teacher children and their teacher spouses. Oh the joy of holding our toddlers in our arms! I imagine that many Floret followers are in similar circumstances, and wish you all the very best.

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  1161. Suzie on

    I’m very much looking forward to my dahlias springing out of the warming soil as the days get longer. Purples, reds, pinks reaching towards the sun with sweet smiles.

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  1162. Heather York on

    I am looking forward to it being warm enough to play in the dirt! I ordered some seeds from you to give it a go and can’t wait to add them to my flower beds. There is nothing I enjoy more than my ever changing garden.

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  1163. Sandy on

    Sweet peas and dahlias! Last year I made a new border garden around my raised bed kitchen garden and reserved the sunniest corner for cutting flowers. I couldn’t believe how much joy (and how many bouquets!) that one little corner filled with zinnias gave me and I’ve already got sweet pea seeds from Floret started and dahlias ordered, and many more seeds waiting! the cutting garden is growing!!

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  1164. Adeline on

    I can’t wait to *see* the garden I’ve been planning for the past year. 2020 was my first attempt at a cut flower garden and it certainly challenged me to do things differently this year! I’ve been stocking up on supplies whenever I can afford to, and my plans have grown and grown. I moved to a new place and haven’t made friends yet, but I’ve reserved a plot at a local community garden and am most excited to begin forming friendships with like-minded gardeners! Dahlias are particularly special to me because I would make bouquets with my grandmother from her garden, but since I’m in my 20s and don’t own property, they haven’t been on my radar as possible for me YET. But! I am getting planters this year, and have 5 dahlia bulbs on the way (from Brent and Becky’s). I’m curious about the process of growing dahlia’s from seed as well. I haven’t purchased your book yet, because I’ve been spending on seeds, lights, fertilizer etc. But I still wanted to comment here to say THANK YOU for making a cut flower garden a goal I am proud to have.

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  1165. Becca on

    Wow! Where to start? Last year was our first official year as a cut flower farm and florist. I learned so much I feel it was like drinking from a fire hose! This winter I was blessed by one of my bouquet subscribers with the floret course! It was so incredible to soak in all the information and look back over my notes from last year. I am beyond excited to apply all that knowledge and hold on tight to this flower farming rollercoaster and see where we end up! Thank you so much for all your encouragement, information sharing and inspiration!

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  1166. Kari on

    I’m looking forward to making small bouquets and delivering to all my neighbor’s doorsteps!

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  1167. emily sutherland on

    I’m looking forward to warmer temps, planting our garden, planting new flowers in my yard, and the gorgeous colors that come with spring!!

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  1168. Jennifer Bailey on

    I am looking forward to sitting on my porch reading my new Discovering Dahlias book! And to seeing new peony plants poke up out of the ground. I planted 240 peony tubers in the fall! Yep 240! I know it will be a few years before they are blooming beautifully but I am so excited to see them start to grow. Thank you Floret Farms for being such an inspiration!

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  1169. Dorothea Moore on

    My hubby and I bought our first house last spring, and we’ve been slowly remodeling the inside and re-doing the yard. Last year I had enough time to plant a garden, but not enough time to put a lot of flowers in. I’m super excited to have more flowers this year, especially as an elderly lady I clean for, who has been a gardener for her whole life, just moved into an apartment. I can’t wait to share my flowers with her and my neighbors!

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  1170. Grace on

    I just started growing cut flowers for the very first time (cosmos!) so I’m very excited to watch them grow and hope to have success planting more flowers. I look forward to enjoying being outside more with my 1 year old son as well! He loves looking at trees and flowers, which makes my heart so happy!

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  1171. Sally G Douglas on

    The joy on people’s face when I present them with a bouquet of dahlias is my happiness!, They are a gift that keeps on giving!!

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  1172. Tara on

    I can’t wait to brighten my house with all the flowers that come up from the seeds I’ve been planting! And maybe I can use some of my vegetables from the garden in a bouquet too…

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  1173. Maryann on

    It’s been three years now since I planted my first cut flower garden! I love planning what varieties to include. I look forward to my ranunculus blooming, in particular. I love sharing bouquets with others.

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  1174. Betsy Anderson on

    When bowers of flowers surround my casita, c’mon SPRING !

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  1175. Teresa Warner on

    Spring! I am looking forward to watching things pull themselves out of the earth to bring fresh beauty all around us. I love to see the buds on trees turn to blooms and then to fruit. Hope for a new beginning after this lonely winter.

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  1176. Stephanie on

    I am seed starting flowers and vegetables this year for the 1st time. I am so excited to see them germinate and begin their journey. I am looking forward to spring to get all my seedling in the ground and watch my garden bloom.

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  1177. Aubrey Andrews on

    This spring I finally have a big yard to plant a garden in after 9 years of making small balcony/patio gardens work in Seattle! We started building planter boxes and planting seed starts last weekend and I can’t wait to have beautiful flowers and veggies growing!

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  1178. Michelle Gold on

    Flowers are the ultimate reminder that a new growing year has started, for me more important than the Gregorian counting. After the tough year, I’m looking forward to starting our flower garden in Maine. Although I purchased seeds, I was unable to plant them. This year Im looking forward to planning for the planting year outside in the “safe space”. I’m pretty sure I live next to Mother Nature, so I’ll also have a tutor!

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  1179. Bethany Collins on

    I am looking forward to starting my vegetable garden and seeing my flower garden come back to life!

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  1180. Hannah S on

    I’m trying several new types of flowers and veggies in my garden this year, and I can’t wait to start flowers from seed for the very first time!

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  1181. Erin Goward on

    The warmth in the air, song birds returning and of course flowers!!!

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  1182. Jorden Whittington on

    This spring I look forward to going out to the garden with my children. They love tilling up the dirt and I love watching them work and watching their little, excited hands pinch seeds and drop them in the ground.

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  1183. Kelsy Webber on

    I planted a couple rows of hardy annuals and 3 varieties of Floret ranunculus and I am so excited to see if I had any success! This is my 3rd year growing flowers and I haven’t had much success but every year I am more determined not to give up. Flowers have me under their spell! I don’t care if it takes me 30 years to figure out this growing thing!

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  1184. Alyssa Franzen on

    I am looking forward to planting my first garden! We are starting our little farm and ha