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August 2nd 2021

Discovering Dahlias Giveaway

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For the past few weeks, we have been busy photographing and writing about all of the new treasures blooming in the dahlia breeding patch. This spot is home to nearly 400 new, unnamed varieties of dahlias that are unique to our farm.

The varieties pictured here are just a small sampling of the exciting new treasures that are emerging in this special breeding project and I’m so excited with the progress that we’re making. 

Shelves of Floret-bred dahlias in the studioTo celebrate the start of dahlia season we thought it would be fun to host a Discovering Dahlias book giveaway to help spread the magic of dahlias a little bit further.

Winners will receive one of 30 boxes of Discovering Dahlias book sets to share with their community. These sets will include seven copies of the book, plus some dahlia-themed goodies.

Fan of Floret Farm's Discovering Dahias surrounded by sherbet-toned dahlia flower headsTo enter to win, please tell me who you plan to share the books with (any answer is great) and where you’re located. I can’t wait to hear who you want to share these with! 

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 10. 

UPDATE:  Thank you for entering the giveaway! The winners have been chosen and notified. 

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10,102 Comments

  1. Rebecca A Cain on

    So very sad I missed the give-a-ways for the damaged books. I just purchased my first two tubers this year and only one came up. Bummed! Probably my bad for not planting them the right way. If by chance you come across other damaged books, I would love one and would give the others to beginning Dahlia gardeners like myself. Thank you for making the world beautiful with these magnificent flowers!

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  2. elaine buchsbaum on

    yes why…? I am new to this place but not to loving Dahlias….can you give us your favorite source….I bought two one to give to my sister as a gift

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  3. Tracey Blubaugh on

    So bummed I missed the boat. Dahlias are my favorite. Would love to buy to tubers for my new home.

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  4. Marjorie Finnegan on

    So sad I missed the opportunity for the Dahlia give away. I have three of your books and Love them!!
    I am attempting to grow Dahlia’s, from tubers and seeds, in Florida on my patio!
    I have one bud and am soooo excited!! I know I have a lot to learn but am obsessed with this beautiful flower!
    Any wisdom for this climate is greatly appreciated.

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  5. Leslie on

    You just wrote a book on dahlias but aren’t selling tubers anymore? Why not?

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  6. Cindy Beck on

    Oh I am so disappointed that I missed the books giveaway!!! I was to ready to share them with the botanical garden in Norfolk Virginia down the road. I just moved in with my sister and brother in law to help with their health care and I have yet to visit the gardens!!! Very soon I will !!!
    I just found your show last night and I’m super excited to start growing cut flowers. I LOVE flowers. My first memory was back in the house I grew up in. There were bushes and flowers in our side yard. I remember there were daffodils and my favorite was the smell of the honeysuckle!

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  7. Gail Peters on

    I discovered your show when I was really sick a few months ago. It gave my hope. I’ve always love flower and more especially growing them.
    I would love to share the beautiful Dahlias with as many friends and family as possible. I would absolutely love to drive down the roads in out town and see them growing on our streets.
    Of course I want to fill my yard with them first to reproduce more tubers to share.

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  8. susie on

    I have friends in the Westchester/Fairfield area who are Dahlia freaks! We read your emails, store our tubers and do our best to grow resilient gardens for an over abundance of flowers during season. show them off in hyacinth bulb vases, trophy winnings, mason jars and more. can’t get enf!! everyone i know would kill for a book and seeds!!!

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  9. Pamela Joy on

    Hi, I live in South Florida, I don’t think the Dahlias will grow here but I have friends who live in states where they will grow I would share the books them .

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  10. Tammy Holt on

    Hello from Kentucky! I would share the books with some gardening friends as well as local libraries in my community. I have taken my children to the libraries in our county since they were little. I love reading & researching things I love. I try to instill the importance of reading, learning and educating yourself in my children. I grew up on a farm and learned to garden from my grandparents. My husband and I farm and are teaching our kids to garden as well. Farming is a way of life, one of hard work. Now I’m wanting to recreate a business I started years ago and live my passion everyday! I am learning a lot from you! Thank you for sharing your life, your work, knowledge, and passion with us all! God Bless!

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  11. Deb Fuller on

    I would share the book with my friends who love dahlias (and flowers for that matter) to encourage, inspire and provoke them to move out of themselves and the corporate world and into a world of magical inspiration. Just as you have done for me. Thank you for bringing warmth, life and creativity back into my life again.

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  12. Becky Pike on

    You are the sunshine in my day when I open your emails and browse through all the information. My friend is truly enjoying the book I gifted her with tons of flower/dahlia information. Thank you for all the inspiration.

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  13. Mary Tillett on

    Hi from Baltimore Maryland. First, I love your show on MagnoliaNetwork!! I would share the book with my sister’s who love to garden and some friends who do as well. Thank you for inspiring me to follow my dreams!!

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  14. Mindy on

    Hello! Your books, episodes, and story are so inspiring, but I truly adore your person. You are so mission-minded and dedicated to getting more flowers into the world. Thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made to make that a reality. I’m blessed because of it. My family recently moved to Dallas, and I have been tearing up my yard since we moved in, digging, planning and researching dirt and flowers. I have started a cutting garden (thank you for your help) along the parkway beside our house, which is getting so many warm comments from passerby’s.

    I bought a dahlia bulb at HD at the very beginning of my digging out phase, and it continues to thrive under complete neglect. I had no idea what a dahlia even was. Knowing that it can live and thrive in our area, I am intrigued and inspired to add more. We had a huge freeze, and many people are replacing entire their landscape. I’d love to encourage people in our area to explore adding dahlias.

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  15. Erica Henman on

    Hello.
    I recently just bought some land to start growing my own garden of flowers. I have been following along and using my parents garden to grow some here and there but cannot wait until I can have my own. I would share the books with my mother for start. My grandma and I also have a bond of growing flowers cause it reminds us of my grandpa who passed away recently. He was out in his garden everyday working. Something we both miss. We’re from Ohio so we don’t get to garden all year, but when the time comes, our gardens are filled. Thank you.

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  16. Marie Paredes on

    Hi:

    I live in South Texas. I would love to share your book with coworkers who share the same passion for growing plants/gardening. In this hectic world we often overlook the beauty of nature. By nurturing our passion for plants/flowers, we take a pause to appreciate the beauty around us. I would love to share in this journey.

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  17. Fabiola on

    I have a group of writers, artists, and gardening friends that would love to have this book. This could be a beautiful new project for our little group.

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  18. Darin Denzler on

    Erin,

    I plan to share the book with my gardening friend. We both share successes and failures in our gardens. We love to start our flowers and veggies from seed and both have mini-greenhouses in our homes during the cold winter months. We live in Southport, NC. I moved here from San Diego, CA and I’ve been learning a lot about gardening in the South!

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  19. Katie Oglesby on

    Hi Erin!
    I design and install Kitchen Garden. This year I added dahlias to my Kitchen Gardens mixed in with a few of your other flowers, vegetables and herbs. My garden is absolutely stunning with the dahlias and at my Garden to Table party all my clients are eager to add them to their gardens next year. I would love to share your book with all of them as inspiration and guidance for their gardens next year. I live in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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  20. Tiaan Clasen on

    Hi Erin,

    Since a young age I discovered my love for flowers and the true happiness they bring to me. It has always been a joy for me to bring beautiful flowers to those close to me. Three years ago I started to collect and cultivate dahlias in sunny South Africa. I must say I am hooked on these beautiful flowers. Like Some people refer to them as “flower machines” I can also tell you that I have picked 200 plus (long florist) stems from a single dahlia plant and they were spectacular. If you select me for this prize I promise to share it with all my plant friends and embark on a new journey to discover dahlias.

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  21. Maureen Landwehr on

    Hello Erin,
    I am a bit late in sending this email to participate in the giveaway, but thought I would go ahead and reach out. I belong to the Sonoma County Beekeepers Association and within this association that has 500 members, we also have a Garden Group as members of the association that are amazing and provide us beekeepers with a lot of beneficial information on all the plants that are great forage plants for our bees. They spend endless hours volunteering preparing starters and propagating plants to sell and raise funds for the club. In this garden group, we have a lot of flower lovers (me included and a big fan of yours). We all live in Sonoma County, Northern California. I would love to have your books to include in our library where our members can check the out. We have approximately 100 books in our library for our beekeepers to check out for educational purposes. It would also be great to have the book for our silent auction and or to give to a member that has contributed many volunteer hours to the club. Thanks for your consideration!

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  22. Darcy Stockton on

    Hi!
    I absolutely love everything about your place. I have a tiny backyard oasis , I like to call my micro urban farm. It’s simply a small city backyard ha! We have chickens, ducks, veggies and of coarse flowers, that we have worked so hard on and are still working on. Gardening gives me a sense of peace and accomplishment. I have many friends who love to come see my garden and they ask questions about getting started. I would love to to be able to share your books with them.

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  23. Daisy Kong on

    I would share these with my mother, mother-in-law, sister, and several friends, who have all fallen in love with gardening during the pandemic. I’m located in the PNW as well (Vancouver, BC) and just started a cut flower patch in my backyard! I’m discovering the magic of growing flowers from seed/bulbs/plants. The fresh cosmos, zinnias and snapdragons that I gather every few mornings is giving me so much joy! I just tucked into your first book The Cut Flower Garden and I can’t wait to read more of them :)

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  24. Sarah Knight on

    I am just getting stated in my flower journey and if I were to be selected I would share this with my family and neighbors in Cincinnati, Ohio!

    I love what you guys do!!

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  25. Michele on

    Hello Floret! Discovering your story has been so inspiring to me! My husband is now afraid of what I am going to do to our small property! Your books are so beautiful in a not so beautiful world right now. I work in the health care industry and this last year and a half has been very difficult on us. One thing that always makes us smile is sharing what flowers we have grown and what vegetables we have in our gardens. These books would be a blessing and I would be giving them to my fellow co-workers to brighten their days as we go through another way of Covid.
    Medford Oregon

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  26. Pam on

    I would share with the ladies from church who have introduced me to floret flowers. Looking forward to start my own flower bed next spring. Thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us.

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  27. Eleanor Reynolds on

    I would share these with my friends who love gardening as much as I do. We are in middle Tennessee. I have started a perennial garden at my house and it is my place of solace. My 6 year old son loves seeing the flowers in bloom. He also enjoys helping me water everything and checking the progress!

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  28. Heather Nuss on

    I would share the books with my family! My brother has a homestead in East Texas. He enjoys gardening and adding to his random collection of animals! I know he would love the information and beautiful photography, since it is also a hobby of his. My father is a genius landscaper and has the most beautiful 15 acres that I grew up on and he still lives there today, working in the yard like 30 hours a week on top of his regular full time job. He is the one who influenced my love of flowers and I hope to open my own flower shop in Keller TX in the next few years. I’ve gone back to college in my thirties and I’m taking business classes now. I’d also love to share with my boyfriend who is a recent plant dad. Even though we live in the city, he has quickly become addicted to house plants and longs for acreage some day. I have a couple friends in the wedding flower industry that I work with as a side job who would love the beautiful books as well. Keep up the awesome work, inspiring us all to see the beauty in nature! xoxo, Heather

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  29. Sarah Timmons on

    I would plan to share these books with a moms and ladies group here in my hometown, Lubbock Texas. I’ve been bringing a vase of flowers I’ve grown in my own little garden to brighten the table in my family’s winery booth at the Farmers Market here on a weekly basis, and one of the ladies in the moms group stopped and told me she was so encouraged to see that plants/flowers like that will grow here in our hot, dry, windy little corner of Texas. My case included Benary’s Giant Wine zinnias, red cosmos, David Austin English roses (Lady of Shallot), my first dahlias, planted just this season, and Summer Sangria Pincushion flowers and Dark Opal Basil which I grew from Floret seed! It is so wonderful to connect to other women through flowers, the beauty that they bring to our homes, and the lessons they teach our kids about putting in hard work to bring forth joy.

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  30. Josie on

    I would share with all my flower loving friends I have-plus my 6 year old daughter. She is a big fan. She has the two other books that she just loves and adores-looking at the photos, wanting to identify each one. It’s wonderful.

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  31. Becky S on

    Oh the love of flowers. 💐 I have so many special souls I would suprise with this book. Especially during these times, the simple things we can treasure and share means more than ever. Discovering Dahlias giveaway, what a blessing it would be!

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  32. Mary Ann Hentschel on

    I’ve already shared who I’d share the books with… my daughters and girlfriends! And I’m so excited to see who gets blessed with the giveaway!! I cannot wait to start my own dahlia beds. Fell in love with y’all on Discovery Network… WHEN do we get more episodes?!

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  33. Taryn T on

    I would share with all the flower farmer friends I’ve made! Plus those still dreaming of space to grow their own

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  34. Molly Billman on

    I would share with all of my clients. We love to talk all things gardening! Floret has been the buzz around our salon lately!!

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  35. Lisa Lamborn on

    I fell in love with dahlias this year after watching all your videos and getting your books. I have planted 84 tubers for the first time in my life. I have been sharing my passion with my friends and family and would LOVE to have some books to share with them too. I am hoping to be able to get a lot of tubers and seeds from my current plants to share with them too! Thanks for all of you passion and inspiration. Bountiful, UT

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  36. Debbie Baker on

    I bought a copy of this wonderful book and share it when I can. I would love to gift a copy to my friends because I have a new passion for dahlias!!

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  37. Camille on

    With my « partner in crime » & friend, in our both floral farm project in the beautiful Corsica island (France) !

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  38. Sophie on

    Would love to share them with our local library here in Wellington, New Zealand!

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  39. Danijela on

    With my niece. We both love Dalias! And we are from Croatia!

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  40. Mary Brazell on

    I am a budding flower farmer experimenting with different varieties (growing 100+ different kinds of Dahlias, 50+ different varieties of Zinnias, 20+ types of Cosmos, etc.) on my small acre yard. We are currently searching for the perfect 2.5+ acre farm site in Southeastern Michigan to officially start Abby Lane Family Farm. I have been communicating with a group of SE Michigan Flower Farmers that I would like to officially join their group and share these gifts with them and I’m sure many already have your book already… so the extra copies I would donate to local libraries around the Detroit Metro area to share the love of Dahlias with as many budding and blooming gardeners as possible!!!

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  41. Christiane on

    I just watched your series on Magnolia Network. I was deeply touched by your passion of sharing beauty with the world. I was so inspired. My mother was a gardener…and she created such magic. I miss her. Cancer stole her away in 2005. I want to create my garden to connect with her and to share this beauty with others. Beauty is so healing…and especially now…when we need it so. Thank you for your hard work, passion and dedication to sharing. What a gift you all are! Flowers and gardens are such a testament to life…probably why my mother who grew up in war torn Germany and suffered so greatly…devoted her life to gardening. I feel this calling deep inside. I hope to learn and share this same beauty with others. Thank you for continuing to inspire.

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  42. Alida on

    I agree. You are so generous and inspiring! Thank you for the chance to win 7 books: I still have lots to learn re dahlias and this will be my best go-to-book to have on my shelf :) Furthermore I have 3 grownup kids and 3 sisters, all eager gardeners. We are spread out over the globe: from BC and Alberta, Canada to Texas, USA and then also Western Cape, South Africa. I hope to see them all for Christmas. Your love for flowers show and is very much a big inspiration to follow suit. Thank you very much x7

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  43. Chrystal Hamilton on

    My husband and I just discovered your show last night and have watched all four episodes. I am hooked. I’ve always had a passion for flowers, any kind; the beautiful ones, the weird ones, and the ones that everyone seems to pass over in the flower shop. I used to have roses, tulips, lily’s, zinnias and a bunch of flowers that I don’t even know the names of. Life happened, babies happened, one about every two years for the past almost six. I just had my third girl and fourth baby in May. My girls all have flowery plant names, Lilly, Willow, and Paisley. I didn’t have the time anymore. Four kids and working full time didn’t allow it. I decided to stay home with my babies this year and start to enjoy life again without all of the rushing. My husband and I just bought a home with 22 acres and move in this Thursday. I told him that now I need several of my own acres to plant my own flower farm. We are planning to use a lot of acreage for farm animals as well as fruit trees and a vegetable garden. We can’t wait to get started!
    I would love to be able to send a copy of your book to my dear friend, Connie, in Michigan. She’s always been there for me and is like a second mom. She loves her roses and making sure everything is weeded! My own mom would get a copy, she loves when my babies bring her a bouquet of flowers just because. My three sisters would all get a copy. They are all dealing with their own things right now and could use the beauty. And, my mother in law, she gave me my husband, and he’s my rock.

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  44. Lauren Townshend on

    I ordered my first dahlia tubers for this season and am so excited as they are just beginning to bloom now. I want to quit my job and become a flower farmer (just kidding, but you are very inspiring!) I would share the books with the women I work with plus my bestie who is a gardenias well.

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  45. Jennifer P on

    I just recently discovered Dahlias and I am in in love! So far I’ve only had yellow and pink blooms. I can’t wait to expand my color collection. I would definitely like to share a copy with my local library, I live in a very small town and out gardening section at the library could use some expansion. I would also share with the ladies at my gym, their friendship keeps gym days from being a chore. And most importantly my oldest daughter who is now making her own home and family. Thanks for all you do.

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  46. Karen Smith on

    Hi, my name is Karen – I am located in Thomasville, Georgia – just about 20 miles north of the Georgia/Florida line. I have just recently found you and I am fascinated with your story and learning from you. What an inspiration! I am about to start a new garden area in my yard using your tools and tips. I would love to have this book and I would share with some gardening friends – one in particular just lost her husband – she is so talented with her flower arrangements and works hard to help beautify our community. Thanks!

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  47. Dianne Tucker on

    Hello from Vancouver Wa. I am A new Dahlia grower this is my third summer. My friend Judi and coworker of 24 years and I are preparing for retirement and think our love of Dahlias will be just the thing to keep us going and growing.

    I will definitely share this gift with Judi and also with a local business woman Alex who has given me the opportunity to share my blooms in her store on weekends with her customers as well as others that share in our joy in Dahlias.

    Thank you for this opportunity and also for all the wealth of information you’re sharing on your website.

    Kindly,

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  48. Melissa Corto on

    I just moved to a shore side community in Wuincy, MA where a small group of women, my new neighbors, and I are creating a community sustainability group. We care so much about the environment, our future and our planet, that we decided we want to give back and see if we can create a more sustainable community entire neighborhood. Before pushing harder behavior, like composting, solar, etc, we are trying to engage our neighbors first through different approaches, like home gardening, soil, flowers etc. I would share this with my nee group and community.

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  49. Mary Mahan-Deatherage on

    For the past 3 summers I’ve been learning to grow dahlias. I used to buy them every spring and just toss them out at the end of the summer here in zone 5 – a newbie mistake! Then the autumn of 2018 I was in my flower beds digging up the dahlias and realized there were an abundance of bulbs on one plant! They represented new life that day to me as I’d been thanking God for my husband’s survival of a cardiac arrest just 4 weeks earlier. I plan on gifting the books to my next door neighbor who didn’t hesitate to help with CPR when my husband collapsed, my sister who stayed with me every minute the doctors would let her and my two best friends who garden with me and we exchange tips, seeds and bouquets. I’ve just recently discovered Floret and love everything you’re doing! I wish you much success with all you’ve built and are continuing to grow! I’m in Dixon, Illinois – two hours west of Chicago.

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  50. Mary Mahan-Deatherage on

    For the past 3 summers I’ve been learning to grow dahlias. I used to buy them every spring and just toss them out at the end of the summer here in zone 5 – a newbie mistake! Then the autumn of 2018 I was in my flower beds digging up the dahlias and realized there were an abundance of bulbs on one plant! They represented new life that day to me as I’d been thanking God for my husband’s survival of a cardiac arrest just 4 weeks earlier. I plan on gifting the books to my next door neighbor who didn’t hesitate to help with CPR when my husband collapsed, my sister who stayed with me every minute the doctors would let her and my two best friends who garden with me and we exchange tips, seeds and bouquets. I’ve just recently discovered Floret and love everything you’re doing! I wish you much success with all you’ve built and are continuing to grow

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  51. Anna Regrlr on

    I would love to share this with my local horticultural club and with my aspiring summer student who wants to follow in my footsteps! Fingers are crossed! I am located in Earlton, a small rural community in northern Ontario, Canada.

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  52. Rachel Isch on

    Northeast Indiana here! Thank you for the chance to win these books and goodies :) I have a sweet niece that started a flower garden to give away weekly bouquets and I would enjoy giving her a book. A young mother in our church has started a flower garden business at our local farmer’s market and she is dabbling in dahlias, so I would be happy to give her a book also. My double-first cousin is a master gardener and I’m sure she would like one! I would like to donate one of the books to a mini library at the end of my neighbor’s driveway and I would obviously keep one for myself. The last two books… hmmm… well, it will be fun to decide at that time who to bless with those!

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  53. Kayla Woods on

    I plan to share with a few friends in my community with blossoming event businesses ☺️🌸 & my family (notably my grandmother 😉 who will be out of this world excited!)

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  54. Raquel apicella on

    Northern Kentucky! To my elderly/retired neighbors. I adore my neighbors (5)- small bits of kindness like piece a pie, homemade meal , or one cut flower brings them enjoys. I love them.

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  55. Dan Schloss on

    Hi I’m from Australia and I’d Absolutely looooove to win a box!!!!!! If I did I’d share one with my uncle who’s starting out growing cut flowers, My Aunt, who lives in an apartment in the middle of the city to show her the beauty of farming (she’ll most likely keep it on her coffee table and all her city colleagues and friends will get to read it!), also share one to my local garden club, donate one to the local library and also send one to family overseas! Thank you Erin Chris and team Floret for all your hard work that benefits many people’s lives ❤

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  56. Jane Cavallini-Daudet on

    What a wonderful way to share your knowledge with gardeners everywhere, and how exciting because I just recently started learning about dahlias! I’m an intern at Daily Blessings Farm in Grants Pass, Oregon. It’s a small organic farm, owned by an amazing woman who has taught me so much. Carrie definitely tops my list of people I’d share these books with. I’d also give copies to the other two interns at the farm. Our public library is a nonprofit, and I’d love to be able to donate (2) copies to them as there are a lot of gardeners in our little community. My final copy would go to a very special friend who, despite battling cancer, still finds joy in her flower garden.

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  57. Beverly Mouw on

    I would share them with my coworkers!!!! We work in an emergency room at Holland Hospital, in Holland Michigan. We picked Dahlias from a local flower farm for my wedding almost 10 years ago. They are stunning!

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  58. Katherine Wilson on

    We have a community garden and I would love to share these with the group members. I’m in Apache Junction, AZ and we can grow beautiful things nearly all winter long!

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  59. Christin Hampton Gilliam-Still on

    Hey Erin, & ALL the Floret crew….
    I’d be SUPER honored & so EXCITED to win 1 of these Giveaways.
    EXACTLY who I’d share them with well that’s pretty easy. Here goes. I’m the oldest chilf to my parent’s which I was there VERY FIRST DAUGHTER. Besides me I’ve got a HUGE family. To me family is the NUMBER one’s in our lives. NOTE:FAMILY isn’t ALWAYS birth related mind you as we have a few SUPER close friends who are there for the GOOD, BAD &WORSE day’s our FAMILY has endured. For that reason; if I am chosen my BEST friend is ALL of my sister’s. As I said me being the oldest DAUGHTER my PARENTS tried many year’s to have that little BOY, in which they tried an had many time’s.. HOWEVER it wasn’t in God’s plan to bless them with a SON. So after me they continued to try to have that SON but only to have GIRL’S pop out EACH and EVERY time. All in all it’s 5 Girls with me being the oldest. HOWEVER one was stillborn, all other’s are here still. So that in itself takes care of 4 of the 7 copies. For the last two that will be left had the one sister whom we lost before birth she’d received one. Then the VERY last copy which makes 7 would’ve been my mama. However it’s HORRIBLY sad to say we LOST her unexpectedly on February 2nd, of 2019. Losing her has been the ABSOLUTE hardest thing we’ve EVER endured as a FAMILY as we’re SUPER close, & ALWAYS there when one or the other needs them. We ALWAYS planted thing’s at DIFFERENT time’s of the year. As it was ALWAYS my mama’s dream to purchase a huge farm with more than enough land for all of her & my dad’s children & their children an have all we needed to survive RIGHT there. HOWEVER her biggest dream which was that hadn’t came to be when she left us that unexpected day. Since she’s buried on some of our land, EVERY SINGLE holiday or birthday she’s included. She loved her plants, flowers & trees & so at differnt times of the year we plant different thing’s out near her. I’d LITELRLY seen Dahlia’s & ALWAYS thought they were the MOST beautiful flower in the ENTIRE world. An then I watched your show for the first time, it was then I noticed that beautiful flower I’d ALWAYS thought there was NOT ANOTHER more beautiful than that one. So it’s my mission to make certain to plant my mama’s resting place completely with Dahlias. Your book would inspire me so much more as I want to know ANY & EVERYTHING about them. How they GROW & LEARNING an experimenting as I go… As with the two extra copies of the book since my mama isn’t here anymore nor my SISTER we also lost. Ive since had children my first child was a girl to everyone’s SURPRISE all our friends an neighbor’s said your poor DADDY’S NEVER going to get that little BOY. Since having my daughter & then my sister also had a daughter. HOWEVER EXACTLY two year’s for we lost my mama I gave birth to a baby boy the very FIRST boy in a VERY long line of girl’s. My mama & daddy was overjoyed & ECSTATIC to say the least. Then RIGHT before losing my mama one of my sister’s whom had NEVER EVER been able to have childern got pregnant. Only to lose it right for my mama passed. So sad an as much as we miss her it wss ALMOST like a sign that she NEEDED to be there with the little one my sister lost. Now over 2 years later my first child a daughter we found out a week ago she’s pregnant. So she’ll be the number 6th book. That ONLY LEAVES one SINGLE book left & who says only ladies like to plant thing’s?? Because my daddy’s ALWAYS been right there in which he’ll get thr last copy just as if mama was here. They started THIS home area where their children, grandchildren & soon to be Great grandchildren surrounds them. We want to pack as much beauty into our homeland as possible an ANY & ALL Dahlia’s POSSIBLE will be RIGHT at home here.
    Christin Hampton Gilliam-Still
    Pelham North Carolina

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  60. Ann Sutherland on

    What a generous gift‼️I’d love to share the dahlia books with the friends in my weekly pottery class. We all enjoy gardening and learning to make pots for plants.

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  61. carrie lamoureux on

    I will share them with a few family members the local horticultural club and out local small town library I’m from Rose Valley saskatchewan

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  62. Virginia Greer on

    How exciting! I haven’t grown dahlias before, I always thought they were difficult. I am hoping to add them to the plans for next year. I would give a book to my mom, she always had a flower garden (that I didn’t appreciate as a kid) but now I miss having all the flowers around. I would give one to our local library and being new to my area I will be finding friends who love flower gardening as well.

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  63. Carrie E Henson on

    I plan to share the books with our local garden club members: Central Peninsula Garden Club. I live in Soldotna, Alaska in Alaska’s Playground the Kenai Peninsula.

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  64. Tricia Troester on

    I’m so excited for this giveaway. I never met my maternal grandmother. She passed away when my mom was 17. I don’t know very much about my Grandma Carolina. One thing I do know is she loved dahlias.
    If I win this giveaway I would share the books with friends and gardeners in my community. I live in South Jordan, Utah. It is about 20 minutes southwest of Salt Lake Cuty. The summers here are hot and dry. The winters very cold and snowy.
    I love everything you do. Keep up the good work!

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  65. Beth Benjamin on

    Hello! I am so excited for this opportunity. I would share the book with my friends who love to grow flowers. I live in Dover, Massachusetts. We used your book, A Year in Flowers, to help get us through the pandemic. We did floral arrangements on Zoom using your designs! A Year in Flowers is so beautiful to look through. I can’t wait to see your book on Dahlias!

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  66. Linda on

    I am planning a Dahlia garden here in memory of my dear mother who passed away from cancer.
    I live in the beautiful Mulmur Hills in Dufferin County in Ontario, Canada. I will be sharing the amazing Dahlia books with farmers and friends in the community of Headwaters http://www.headwatersfarmfresh.ca and the local head librarian who love to garden and has your other two books in the library system here!

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  67. Linda Montgomery on

    I am planning a Dahlia garden here in memory of my dear mother who passed away from cancer.
    I live in the beautiful Mulmur Hills in Dufferin County in Ontario, Canada. I will be sharing the amazing Dahlia books with farmers and friends in the community of Headwaters http://www.headwatersfarmfresh.ca and the local head librarian who love to garden and has your other two books in the library system here!

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  68. Virginia Stephen on

    Hi, I would share with family and friends here in Pennsylvania!
    Thank you for all that you do and for sharing so much of your knowledge! I am in my second year of flower farming and started with your first book! I have learned so much and look forward to learning much more with the Dahlia book! Thank you for your generosity in this giveaway!!

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  69. Gillian Travers on

    Hi
    I hope i’m not too late, i am coming to you from Dublin, Ireland, and i have just this year taken on an allotment. It has been great to have during these difficult times. I would love to share these with my fellow allotment holders , many of whom really love their cut flowers, in particular Dahlia’s
    Many thanks
    Gill

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  70. Keri Anderson on

    I would share with my mother, sister, daughter-in-law, best friend and nurse friends who also love dahlias! I live in the northern twin cities area of Minnesota.

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  71. Tara S on

    I love Floret and the inspiration you bring to my life. I live in Seattle, and if I win, I will be sharing the wonderful dahlia books with my gardening friends here in Seattle and across the US.

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  72. Ann Bruno on

    I would share them with gardening enthusiasts in my neighborhood to brighten and revive our tired old landscaping 🍃 🌸 🌹 🌺

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  73. Jennifer Scoggin on

    Hi Jennifer Scoggin again. Sorry, I was so excited I forgot to tell you I live in Griffin Georgia. I would love to share this book with several of my friends and my daughter that loves flowers as much as I Do. My daughter lived in Washington couple years ago with her husband they were out there for about a year. He works for the airline so they were able to move around a little bit. I went to Washington state and visited and oh my goodness how beautiful it is there. It just opened my eyes up to even more beauty and flowers. I actually have a farm in Washington that I order my two adults from and I am so excited to learn about your farm!

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  74. Kelly Mckinney on

    I would share with my mother and my soon to be mother in law. I am located in central Kentucky. It is mine and my soon to be husbands dream to have a flower farm as well.

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  75. Marilyn Humphrey on

    I live in small town in the Sierra Nevadas in CA. We are currently hit hard with a huge wildfire now deemed 2 no largest in our state. It’s always a danger here but the people that live here love everything these mountains have to offer, the wildlife especially and the wildflowers, which were minimal this year.
    The summer has been very hot and dry. Our lake has evaporated at least 25 ft from its shoreline. We need something beautiful and positive to look forward too and bring joy.
    My dream and goal here is to have as many people as possible get the tubers in the ground so we can celebrate next Spring with all of their glory and color.

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  76. Jennifer Scoggin on

    I have several friends plus my daughter that we share in common the love for flowers!! I would love to share with them a book!

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  77. Mary M. on

    Hi. Dahlia’s are my 16 year old daughter Grace’s favorite flower. We live in Michigan, but she is currently in the hospital in Germany after having major surgery for some rare midline vascular compressions that couldn’t be treated in the US. So many people sent her cards and gifts for the trip and hospital stay and she would love to give back to those who are garden lovers who supported her with his giveaway!

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  78. Donna Lacicer on

    I forgot to add that I am in Western North Carolina on my original comment! I would share with my community. I was given some dahlia bulbs 3 years ago from a friend that passed away after a long fight with cancer. Her love of dahlias was so strong! Before she passed she shared some with us and I took the chance and planted. They were gorgeous! I fell in love but a late frost destroyed them. I tried planting again next season but they never came back. Would love to plant them in my front garden in her memory for all to enjoy and learn more about them ❤️

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  79. Kelly Mckinney on

    I would share with my mother and my soon to be mother in law.

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  80. Samantha O’Connor Campbell on

    As a medical doctor it’s been a trying year caring for critically ill patients, I would share this beautiful gift with other gardeners in the medical community who use gardening as a way to refresh and rejuvenate so we can give more to those who need it the most and come to us at their most vulnerable moments. I am located in Portland Oregon OHSU

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  81. Kathy on

    Ohhhh my! I share my my Cut Flower Garden book with anyone who is willing to look at it. So much great information and the pictures are beautiful. I truly love this book!!! I have asked for your other two books as Christmas gifts.

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  82. Lori Stevens on

    😎 oops, part two: (I didn’t realize 7 was the magic # also) I would add two best friends that love to garden and would appreciate your passion, my moms friend that started us with the tubers and the last would be the local library where my daughter had her first job. Much love, thank you again for sharing your passion with us all ( I see the comments have climbed over 10 thousand :) 💞 If I lived near by I would most definitely put an application in -your shows and videos bring a smile to my face, I hope you make more episodes!

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  83. Colleen on

    I would share with my gardening friends and family!
    We are located on Fir Island, Wa😁

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  84. Karen Macedo on

    I need this book! My staff needs this book. My longtime farmer husband needs this book! I have a u-pick sunflower and zinnia patch in Turlock, Ca. (Zone 9b) It’s been very popular and successful. I have tried Dahlias and love them, but I have not given them enough TLC. I would love to add Dahlias, to our U-pick flower patch, but my pumpkin, corn, almond, alfalfa farming husband and staff need to be mentored in raising Dahlias. Also, I have several young ladies on staff who love flowers, love growing things, and want to venture on their own in the near future. They would be awesome Dahlia farmers. Your books would be become the go to source for all of us. We grew your Desert Sunset Zinnias this season, and everyone loves them. They have given, and are still giving armloads of beautiful blooms. Love following you and all your new varieties. Keep up the good work! Karen Macedo

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  85. Andria on

    I would share with my gardening friends!

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  86. Nancy geise on

    I would share with my gardening friends and my friends of whom are always wanting to try new varieties of these lovely beauties!! I live in Wisconsin where we garden fiercely due to our fairly quick growing season. 😉❤️

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  87. Eliza on

    What a lovely give away 😊
    I share the books with my mum and my colleague. I’m a florist but love dahlia’s. I live in the Netherlands (The Hague)
    🍀

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  88. Sarah metott on

    I would share these treasures with my family ❤️. You see, we are all spread out. I am in New York(not the city lol). I have a sister in another area of New York. A sister in Colorado. Sister in florida with my dad. One in Alabama and one in Georgia. And momma is in North Carolina. And that’s just the girls! When we went on lockdown and couldn’t travel and see each other, we needed something to connect us all. That something turned out to be gardening. Now we share pictures of our flowers and veggies and chat about growing things. Our successes and failures. Tips and tricks. I already have an obsession with dahlias. They are my absolute favorite flower. I have maybe 30 varieties planted….plus the seeds I got from you. Anxiously awaiting to see what they are! So I would love to share my favorite flower and your story to keep them inspired across the states to keep my family connected. Peace, love and flowers ~sarah~

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  89. Adrienne Karpov on

    I would love to share the book and “goodies” with gardening friends and plant geeks who are passionate dahlia growers in the PNW!

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  90. Astrid Barthel on

    Hi Guys, I would share these awesome books with a neighbour, or few, and with friends. I currently don’t have family where I live, in New Zealnd, so instead I’ll post a book to South Africa. I’ve really enjoyed learning from you! X

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  91. Marlene McCleery on

    I will share with my pal that is learning and living gardening.
    We live on the coast, Grayland Washington.
    Found your shows during pandemic and a big fan and folkower

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  92. Setha Davenport on

    What a lovely giveaway! I would share with all my gardening friends and family! I can think of a few 😅. I live in Hawkes Bay New Zealand. This is my 2nd year growing dahlias!

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  93. Beverly on

    Ooops I forgot to tell you that I live in middle Georgia

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  94. Donna Lacicer on

    I would share with my community. I was given some dahlia bulbs 3 years ago from a friend that passed away after a long fight with cancer. Her love of dahlias was so strong! Before she passed she shared some with us and I took the chance and planted. They were gorgeous! I fell in love but a late frost destroyed them. I tried planting again next season but they never came back. Would love to plant them in my front garden in her memory for all to enjoy and learn more about them ❤️

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  95. Casey Barbish on

    Greetings from Latrobe Pennsylvania!!
    I just started my own Dahlia garden at my home this year. You were a huge inspiration for this. I have always been I love with all types of flowers but the dahlia truly has my heart. If I were to win the books I think I would drop copies off at all of my daughters schools for their library. I have tried very hard to get my girls to garden with me and show them my love of flowers, but sometimes my kids are more interested in the internet! I pray they grow out of that and begin to love the outdoors and develop their own love of gardening. Maybe I could spark some interest in other children by sharing this beautiful book with the schools around my area. We need more young people interested in gardening and getting them back outside in nature like it was when I was growing up. Thank you for the possible opportunity to do that and thank you for so much inspiration.

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  96. Melanie Butcher on

    I would share with my mom and friends! I recently discovered your show on Discovery Plus and had to binge watch all episodes. Not only was it beautiful to watch but I felt a calming wash over me. I’m a teacher and like to spend my summers in the garden! Keep up the important work for our planet! Thanks! 💕

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  97. Sherri McGowan on

    I will share with family, friends and a couple of co-workers. I live in Traskwood, AR. Second year dahlia grower.

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  98. Morgan E Wilson on

    Probably my gardening neighbors in the Parkridge neighborhood of Knoxville TN !

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  99. Megan Payment on

    I would share with my flower loving friends & families! So fun!

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  100. Miranda Peer on

    Hi Erin, I love to watch your posts. This year is the first year i started to pinch my Dahlia’s after watching your video. Unfortunately the weather is rainy in Holland so it takes much time for the Dahlia’s to bloom. Me and my friend Anita both have a Dahlia garden. We love to share our flowers and share our mutual hobby. It would be fantastic to receive your book in Holland so we both can enjoy and gaze at the pictures. It makes me happy😍

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  101. Christina Bledsoe on

    I just started growing dahlias for this first time this year! I would be so excited to share these books with some of the members of my local gardening group. I’m in Ypsilanti, MI

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  102. Katie Ward on

    I would share the books with my mom, sisters, and the ladies I know who love to garden.

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  103. Katie Wendell on

    Hi there. I would love to share with all the ladies in my family. My mom, sisters, sister in law, oldest niece, mother in law and I could all use a little more beauty to enjoy together or on our own. We are all in South Eastern Michigan. Thank you so much!

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  104. Alissa Veeneman on

    This would be a gift for my 14-year-old daughter, a dahlia grower/lover. We’re up in Sumas, WA. ❤️

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  105. Emily Dafoe on

    I plan to share with my sweet Caroline, 15 year old daughter! I’m from Grand Rapids. MI

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  106. Pia Esbensen on

    Ohhh what a joy to be able to share the book with my mother, sis in laws and All my colleagues ( we are alle florists) and dahlia is one of the most magnificent flowers thisstime of year. And I must say, I think you at floret flower are doing a really god job develop a huge range of new colors and such.
    Thank you very much for that
    Kind regards
    Pia
    Denmark

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  107. Marie Lyman on

    I would share these with my sisters and sister-in-laws who all love dahlias!! I live in Lehi, Utah and just started growing dahlias in my garden.

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  108. Marie Lyman on

    I would share these with my sisters and sister-in-laws who all love dahlias!! I live in Lehi and just started growing dahlias in my garden.

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  109. MEGAN KARETNY on

    Awww! I LOVE this!!! I would create a craft workshop around this book. I’m currently building a new business and will most definitely be planning to plant a garden to incorporate into future workshops and spa/craft gifts too. I’ll even add them somehow to my membership boxes! The possibilities are endless and, like you, it all started with passion, creativity and a huge wish to get it going :). Thanks for all of your knowledge, inspiration and beautiful business that you built for you, your family and your ever growing community! :)

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  110. Karen Seger on

    I am in a garden club and will share with them!

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  111. Vonda VandeHoef on

    🌱This is so wonderful!!! I love your beautiful books and would love to share them with others🌸I’ve already given a copy to my sweet sisters right after it came out, but I would also love to share the book with my daughter and nieces💗They are all very intrigued with my dahlias and always love paging through my copy that I leave out on the table and talking with me about all of the different kinds! Thank you for sharing your beauty and knowledge with all of us!🌱🌸🌿💗☺️

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  112. Lily Bruch on

    My friend Darlene gifted me your book A year in Flowers and I just love it. We volunteer in therapeutic horticulture at nursing homes and this will help us so much! I would share the book with her! Thank you! Love your book and how you came to do what you love!

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  113. Sara Gauthier on

    I’m so new to gardening and flowers it’s embarrassing but I would love to spread the Dahlia love within my community to some of the elementary schools that are growing gardens and flowers with the kids in the area. Thanks for the consideration, I am in Viera, Florida.

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  114. Lori Kolecki on

    Our neighborhood volunteer gardeners have taken empty lots and have planted with vegetables and florals to beautify our neighborhood they would love such a wonderful contribution!! Me too🌻🌻🥕🥕

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  115. Shiphra Borland on

    This is awesome!!! I would share these books with my sister and brother in law who have started a farm for cacti and other plants! I would also send a few to some of my colleagues from college! We were horticulture/biology nerds so I know they would love it as much as I would!!!

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  116. Tracey on

    I will share the books with my friend Ellen and everyone who works at our urban farm in Chicago. Ellen took your flower course over the winter and this year we have dedicated an entire bed at our farm to experiment with growing flowers. So far, we have been able to provide bouquets for our CSA members and hope to expand our offerings as we gain knowledge and experience.

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  117. Tiffany Campbell on

    I would like to stay how much I enjoyed your show on the Magnolia Network, everything looks so Beautiful !! My sister and I have enjoyed Dahlias even more since our Gram passed, she had a wonderful array of flowers and that was one of her favorites. I would share with my family, friends and neighbors so enrich the look of our gardens. I live in Everett WA.

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  118. Joann Gabryszak on

    I would love to spread the magic of Dahlias and share with both my gardening, and master gardener friends who volunteer, and do a lot for the community, and make a difference. They are always sharing their knowledge, giving back to the community, and helping others.

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  119. Nancy on

    I 1st would share these with my daughter who loves gardening. Then I would share with among my many friends who love gardening, my wonderful old school friends. We all turned 71 together last year. I would surely share with a lovely lady in Texas who I added to my group of friends last year who loves flowers so much that she regularly posts pics of beautiful flowers on FB.
    I live in Green Lane, PA which is in eastern PA. Thank you.

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  120. Janet on

    Oh what a super treat. I would absolutely gift the books to Katy! She’s an amazing vet nurse, manager at a very busy veterinary hospital, and works long, long shifts lovingly and tenderly nursing those in her care all times of the year. Snow and ice, floods don’t deter her, her patients her colleagues know she will always show up. For the first time in her life she has a garden to tend, she’s so excited and her first flower of choice is dahlia! I know she would love your books to delight and inform her as she adventures into this new journey. She has a great thirst for understanding her new found love of dahlias and gardening. I kid you not, this is clearly meant for her. Hopefully she will share them with me. My Grandad filled all of our families homes with dahlias, they were so gorgeous and I have such fond memories of their distinctive scent and tantalising colours. I would love to learn to grow them too, I haven’t had success so far. Oh yes, we are in the UK , Katy in a beautiful place called Stanford in The Vale.

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  121. Edith Ballard on

    I would share with my daughter and my 6 sisters. We all love 💐 flowers as our mother taught us about the soil, seeds and nurturing all things. I live in Nolensville, Tn and have some space to add a bigger garden.

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  122. Monica Karr on

    I would share with my nephew, whose gift of Dahlias started me on this obsession. No other flower gives me as much joy, or as much sorrow. Last year, a hard frost meant I had only one in bloom before they died. Watching your video of the hard frost made me weep. And yet…there I was all winter checking on them to make sure they were still safe… and planting as soon as the soil was warm enough. Only 14 days left til I hit the 90 day “first bloom”.

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  123. Ramute on

    We grow a lot of dahlias at home. These are wonderful flowers that my daughter and sister loved. With them and I shared books. I am from Lithuania. Your farm is amazing. You are my inspiration for growing flowers.

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  124. Michele Armon on

    I’ve already shared this book with one person, but if I had seven other to give away I would give one copy to my mother. She loves drawing flowers and I’d love to se her grow some of her own. I’d also give one to each neighbor on either side of me. Both love gardening and different ways and would love this book! My husband has a coworker that gardens and we communicate through him so I’m sure he would love a copy. The other I would give away to a few ladies in my local gardening Facebook group.

    I am located in Northern Virginia.

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  125. Bobbie Jean Young on

    We (Boyfriend and I) are wanting to help so of the Missouri 4-H youth learn to grow Dahlias in 2022 so it would be amazing to give them a copy of Your Book along with the Tubers we’re donating! We’re looking forward to helping them take one a new adventure, cause Dahlias have started such an Amazing Adventures in our lives since last year.

    Thank you for even offer this opportunity to everyone!

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  126. Erin Heilman on

    Hello Erin and The Floret Team! I cannot wait to share with my mom! She still inspires me every year to grow better.. I mean if my 72 year old mother can grow it I can too! She has forever been a veggie and berry grower and now is starting to dabble in flowers since I have started my little flower biz. It has brought us closer than ever and gives us a lot to talk about. My dahlias I started from the bees choice mix last year are are starting to get buds on them and I cannot be more excited to see what new varieties the bees have made for me!! We need your book more than ever as I grow and multiply my stock! We would love to try cutting as well!! So much to enjoy in the world of dahlias!!

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  127. Deb Gossman on

    I would share the books with libraries in the area so that others can enjoy learning about growing dahlias as much as do. Greene County, New York.

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  128. Kathleen Pattison on

    Hi I am from Memphis TN. I will share this with my daughters and my neighbors. I have grown up around flowers all my life and find such joy in planting the seed and watching them shine!!!! My grandmother taught me how to save the seeds for the next year and we would make wax paper envelopes to hold them. I have never tried Dahlias but I have been researching about how to go about it. Thank you for all you do to teach and inspire.

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  129. Janae Pike on

    I would share this book with my amazing Grandmother, also my neighbor! She is 88 and still plants a little garden and anything she sows turns to magic, with zero weeds it seems! She recently started planting dahlias and I can tell she’s getting a little more addicted each year. She is a reader and I would love to share this with her when she is feeling cooped up in the winter. ❤

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  130. Lori H on

    I would share with my very best friend. We are four hours apart (I am in northwest Indiana and she is just outside Detroit), and I so wish I could help her out with her garden. In college, she was the one who introduced me into the flower world. Her love for dahlias is incredible, and she always tries to have a variety of them in her little back yard garden.

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  131. Gabrielle on

    Hi!
    I will share these books with my mom and also share it with the community. Flowers are a good way for us to share beautiful moments and learn more and more together.
    I live in Montreal, Quebec.
    I am very excited and inspired by your work. 🌸🌷

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  132. Kimberly Heigle on

    Oh my goodness. The flowers are so dreamy. One of our favorites. I would share this book with my sister, my neice, a couple of girlfriends and surprise someone with a pay it forward gift.

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  133. Mimie Chao on

    Please call me Mimie. I’m from Missouri City in Texas. I’m so thrilled to plant Dahlias this year, haven’t tried yet but would definitely enjoy adding this to my cut flower collections. Dahlias are truly beautiful in their own style & color. Your Dahlias breed are amazingly gorgeous 🤩 I saw your harvest from last year. Sooo beautiful!
    I will share this with my good friend Ateng Rosa, who likes gardening just like me. Thank you Floret flower farm😍❤️🧡💛

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  134. Linda Ball on

    I would share with my family and friends and give one to the local library.

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  135. Kirsten on

    I am from Crawford, Tx and share the love of gardening with my mother in law and sister in law who also live us Crawford, my best friend Anna who lives in Killeen, Tx, and container gardens on her apartment patio. A dear friend Laura who moved to Oklahoma and lives on a farm. My cousin Wendy in upstate New York also an avid gardener, bleeding hearts are a favorite of hers. Lastly my boss and friend Lindsey in Troy,Tx.

    I’ve shared your show Growing Floret – and we’re all fans!! I’ve decided I want to learn all I can from you and start planting flowers en masse on a corner of our farm, I asked for 20 acres, and was told I could have 1 acre to start 🤣😂

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  136. Lindsay on

    I’d share with my local community. There are a ton of walkers that walk by my house and strike up conversations about flowers and my gardens. I would set up a stand with my cut flowers to share with those who are interested.

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  137. Tracie Ostrander on

    I would share them with mg flower loving friends and also make sure our local library has a copy! My friends are in awe of my Dahlia garden this year. 3/4 of it are filled with the Dahlia’s that I started from seed from purchasing the book!! I’m located in a small town, Hancock, in upstate NY.

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  138. Eileen Ferrari on

    Hi! I live in Geneva IL. I would share the books with my sister in law & niece who started a beautiful garden this past summer and they are learning all they can about plants/flowers.
    Also I would share with my best friend who just moved into a 4 acre farmette and is excited to start growing flowers!

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  139. Stephanie Higgins on

    I love all your beautiful flowers but these dahlias are gorgeous. I would share these with my community as thats where gardening stems from. I would share them with my library, my neighbors, by loved ones and my gardening club. I live in a quaint city in New Hampshire

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  140. V. Wu on

    I would share them with my best girlfriends – our gardens have saved us during this crazy time. We’re in the suburbs of Chicago. Love your videos and books!

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  141. Louise Sliger on

    Hi Erin,
    I would share it with my sister. We are 5 hours distance so we talk each day from the seeds we are growing, to our transplanting and up to harvesting.I introduced her to all the wonderful flower varieties that I buy from you each year and the great things I’ve learned through the 2021 Workshop. I live in Chelsea Québec, Canada

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  142. Mary Kelava on

    I live in Vancouver, Canada. I would share it with my 2 daughters and my son (who also all live in Vancouver), who all live in apartments but are starting their own little patio gardens.
    Mary

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  143. Stephanie on

    I would love to share these books with my great friend, Charlotte. We both enjoy gardening and are located in Maryland. This was my first year growing Dahlia’s and with the incredible tips from Floret I was able to grow my very first one. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  144. sue hodgson on

    Flowers make me smile and I have passed on the love of flowers to my grandchildren. They will benefit from any new and exciting information I receive about flowers. Dahlias are so unique and have always brought me to a place of comfort and happiness. Hello, from West Fargo, ND!!!

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  145. Susan Johnson on

    What an awesome giveaway! I would share with my employees and other floral designers/growers in my area.

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  146. Lisa Conduzio on

    I would share them with friends whom I have given dahlias to this year and they are now hooked on dahlias like I am.

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  147. Kayla on

    Dahlias are so gorgeous! I would share these with my beautiful family. We all love our flower gardens here in northern Minnesota!

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  148. Janine Lloyd on

    I have always been a gardener and with three children my happy place has been in my garden more and more over the years. With my youngest going into kindergarten I had a place of what’s next. The unknown. After a busy career I got to stay at home with my last child for 6 years. Then a dear friend gifted me Discovering Dahlias. Your book and your story inspires and light a fire inside me. This is my first year growing Dahias. I have a small batch. I can’t wait for the beautiful blooms but more so to gifts my tubers to dear friend. I would love to gift the book with them! What a gift for such a beautiful flower to be such a giving circle. For the love of growing! 💕 thank you Erin

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  149. Donna Venable on

    I am from Scott, Louisiana. My mom was in a garden club when we were kids and watched our yard bloom into a beautiful, enchanted garden! She planted the most beautiful Iris’s and won numerous awards. We also became The Little Green Thumbs, joining our own garden club. She has always had her hand in the dirt, from flowers to vegetables. I would love to share with my mom who is almost 80 now and still gardens and my sisters, I have 4. This would be the ultimate gift to all of them to bring back all those beautiful memories.

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  150. Emily Wheeler on

    I would share with my mother. We started gardening together during the pandemic and it’s been a very special time for both of us.

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  151. Kimberley Goodey on

    I would love to share them with a Facebook group I am a member of called growing cut flowers which is for an podcast I listen too.

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  152. Alison on

    I planted dahlias for the first time in the spring of 2009, planning ahead for my wedding that year and thinking that if they grew well we could use them in table arrangements. It turned out to be a great summer for dahlias and I was blown away by how well they grew and the variety of arrangements we were able to put together. I’ve been growing dahlias every summer since! I’d love to share these books with a few friends who have recently discovered how beautiful and rewarding it is to grow dahlias, and with my mother in law and almost-sister in law who grow beautiful gardens each year. I would also donate a copy to our local library and a copy to the little senior care home around the corner, which is home to several people who used to farm and garden in our neighbourhood.

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  153. Dawnelle on

    I would share with my good friend Christina, we are both trying to increase our dahlia varieties!!

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  154. Cindy Browning on

    I would love to be able to share books with some of my aspiring flower grower friends, my daughter who has suprisingly joined in my love of plants, flowers and dishes! I also have a couple of flower friends that have gifted me with seeds/tubers, knowledge. I would give books to them. Also, my mother! :)

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  155. Patricia Golding on

    I would be happy to share books with my niece who is getting maaried and buying a house, my gardening girlfriend Stacey, my gardening neighbor Janice, my town’s library, and one to Norther Illinois University Library in De Kalb, Illinois, my alma mater. That place needs some landscaping with flowers something fierce!

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  156. Rebekah on

    I would add one to our homeschool lending library, give one to the “regular” library, and share the rest with various friends and family.

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  157. Kendra London on

    I was born and raised here in the Skagit Valley. Daliahs are my favorite flower and I’d love to share this with my mom and aunt as well love flowers ❤ Thank you

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  158. Rebecca on

    I would share with local members of a cut flowers FB group I’m a part of. And one for my Mom for sure! 😀

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  159. Jan on

    Hi I would love to share them with our community garden members. I am in Nashville Tn Our garden is at the intersection of several sr living homes and a nursing home and children’s soccer fields We have tried to provide a multigenerational growing and sharing environment and these would be such a wonderful gift to those involved.

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  160. Tina Polz on

    I’d love to share my book with my neighbor who also loves growing pretty things! We live in Jackson, MN

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  161. Megan Ellis on

    It would be amazing to share your books with my garden loving family! We all love your beautiful books & following a local flower farmer is inspiring!!

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  162. Grannie Annie on

    I would share the Dallas with my grand children for their future spring and many more as they learn to also share the Dallas with friends. It also plant the seed of gardening I. Their hearts! Ages 5 ready for kindergarten, age 3 ready to dig and 6 months cousin time.
    From Grannie Annie

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  163. Sarah on

    Hi I am located in Ethelsville Alabama and I would share with my brother a fellow flower farmer, along with a few other flower loving/farming friends and donate to the library so others can enjoy. What you are doing is amazing!

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  164. Therese on

    I’m in Hilton Head, South Carolina; a place where growing dahlias is truly challenging. But they are so beautiful and I want to try. So, I would keep one book for myself in order to read, study and learn what I can. One of my girlfriends and I give each other bouquets of flowers from our yards, so I would share a book with her. I’d give each of my sisters one because they are unique and special like every blossom. Of course Mom would receive one. She is 87 and so deserves to enjoy the beauty in each page. I’m not sure who would receive the seventh book yet as so many friend, fellow nurses and family go through my mind. I’d appreciate the opportunity to make that decision. Thanks for doing this.

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  165. Erin Cuellar on

    I would share with my mom and sister and my wonderful neighbor across the street with the others going to the masters gardeners group. My grandmother always had the most beautiful dahlias. Unfortunately I haven’t had the luck she had. Wish I did though! I live in a small town in Alabama called Columbiana.

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  166. Ashley on

    I’d share it with my daughter, Ansley! She is building a new house and loves flowers. I have a bunch of plants ready for when she moves in. We are excited to create her a beautiful garden. We are from Star City, AR!

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  167. Jeri Cleveland on

    We recently moved to a new home and had to do the landscaping ourselves. So many people donated plants too me. My friend Lin is a Master Gardener in Mt..Vernon, WA. S he donated several plants to me. My friend Nancy is a member of a garden club in Poulsbo. She also donated several plants to my yard. The garden club in Poulsbo had a plant exchange and even though I’m not a member and didn’t have any plants to exchange, I was sent home with a trunk full of plants! They were so generous! So I’d like to donate a few copies to them for a raffle or however they see fit. And of course one for me!

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  168. Ann on

    I would share the

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  169. Basia on

    I would share your books with Hippie Gardeners Facebook group that introduced me to Floret Flower Farm.

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  170. Ashley Carlton on

    I would love to win these books and I would share them with all my family who loves to garden. My mother and two Aunts, me and my best friend and the last two I would give to my partners mother and step mother. I live in Huntsville, AL and the largest dahlia farm in North Alabama is located right down the street where my mother grew up. I just love dahlias and dahlia season. My fingers are crossed and good luck to everyone who entered.

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  171. Laura Kovach on

    My sister-in-law and two really dear friends have shared their love of flowers with me and I can’t believe what I have been missing!

    My friend – the flower fairy – planted flowers in our bourbon barrel in quest to “save the barrel from going to curb” and it is now a feature piece in our backyard landscape. So many compliments and brings a smile to my face every day.

    My second friend always has fresh cut flowers in her home. I now do the same and they are so uplifting every day.

    Next year my favorite flower fairy is going to help us plant a cutting garden from seed .

    Love the addition of love of flowers to my life brought to me by treasured friends and family.

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  172. Abbie Fischer on

    I would share these beautiful gifts with the other ladies in my life who love gardening. Most of us are stay-at-home moms who love having a little patch of flowers to brighten our yards and homes. These books would be a treasure!

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  173. Grace on

    I would share the books with my sister, mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-laws and both my precious high school and my husbands previous high schools Ag/horticulture departments! I am a huge flower enthusiast and love watching all the beautiful new flower varieties you are developing. What a dream come true it would be to read about your work!

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  174. Sara Monroe on

    We would share these with our local public library branches! Being semi rural in montana a lot of people still rely on libraries. Also, many local high schools have small greenhouse businesses the students run. They grow and sell Ornamentals and vegetables, sharing the books with the schools would be great!

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  175. Lora Morrison on

    Hello Floret!!
    My name is Lora and I’m from Titusville, Pa.
    I would like to share a copy of the book with each of our schools and one to our library.
    They each have a garden and I think would all benefit from your knowledge and inspiration!
    I’ve just started “A year in flowers” and am in awe of your farms flower collections and Chris’s gift of capturing their beauty.
    Thanks for sharing ❤️

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  176. Jeanie C on

    It would be so much fun to share these books with some of my college alumni Facebook gardening group friends. We were thrilled when you shared the daffodil and narcissus guide! I’m temporarily in France with my terminally ill husband but we live in Florida.

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  177. Michelle on

    I’d share with my mom and my aunt, who love to garden. I’d share with my 2 neighbors who spend a lot of time in their gardens. I’d donate one to our school auction to make a nice theme basket. The last one I would share with someone who needs something beautiful in their life. I have to put some thought into who that will be. Thanks for the chance to win! ~Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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  178. Julie on

    I live in a new subdivision which needs the joyful addition of flowers. Dahlias are my personal favorite and I’d love to share your love of them with my neighbors. I’m motivated (after binge watching your program) to make our neighborhood one full of healthy, sustainable flower gardens. I’m starting with my backyard, and have my garden planned for next spring. Help me share your inspiration to my street!!

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  179. Karen Ganzkow on

    I’d share with my Mom. She just turned 80 and finally retired from working full time! She worked at Walmart all during Covid and took shifts so that young Moms could be home with their children. In her life, she has survived cancer, polio, pneumonia in her heart and so many other things and during the pandemic she put the young parents above herself and worked because she said those babies needed their Mama’s healthy. That’s my Mom. Our family worked thruout Covid to, but we have no health issues. My Mom is 80 and did 40-60 hour weeks!! She finally retired this year.

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  180. Chris on

    While I’ve always had flowers in my yard I am new to the real beauty that can be found in flowers and the peace you can experience while digging in the dirt. I’ve never grown Dahlias but find that I am in awe of them. I would gift (in your name) the books to women finding themselves in extremely stressful situations, (very ill children, women with spouses who are not doing well, women caretaking ill/disabled children/parents) while they may not be able To actually garden right now… They may be able to find some peace in going out and digging in the dirt a bit and looking at the beautiful pictures in your book may bring them peace and hope. I know that I’ve been gifted these kinds of things in extremely stressful situations and they were always a blessing and a wonderful gift for me. Thank you for your consideration and your generosity.

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  181. Gail Straub on

    I’d put the box in my little Jeep and hit the road! First, I’d save one for my sister Val ( I already ordered one and gave to my my sister Gloria for her birthday). I’d head north of my little town of Lengby, MN (pop 64)to Thief River Falls and drop by Jodi’s house and also Shari with theirs. Then back to Fosston and drop by Ruby’s house with hers. Another stop in Lengby to gift one to my daughter Dayna. I’d keep one for my daughter Kelsi as she lives two hours away . Just before getting home I’d stop by our dear Amish friends with one for the Schrock girls. What a day that would be!!

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  182. Jeannie on

    If a winner, I would share the books with the Dunbarton, NH garden club as well as
    One with our local library to spread the joy of flowers.
    I own your book, Cut Flower Garden, which has been a pleasure to read with arty photos.

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  183. Carrie Allord on

    I would share this book with my daughter, who is also enjoying cut flowers and is eager to learn more.

    We are from central MN

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  184. Kristin on

    I would share it with the lovely ladies in my book club!

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  185. Sandi Petrou on

    As a self-taught gardener, I’m always looking for resources that will not only TEACH me but INSPIRE me! I was positively giddy when I came across Growing Floret on the Magnolia Network! I’m in awe of your honesty and passion for flowers. ❤️ The photography alone inspires me to try new flowers, even those that seem somewhat intimidating.

    If I were lucky enough to win, I would gladly share the books with my garden-loving girlfriends, most of whom have shared plants, tips, and anecdotes about their own journeys. 💐 Most of us are in the Greater Cincinnati area, encompass Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. I have one lone holdout friend (an AMAZING gardener!!!) who splits her time between coastal Oregon and Palm Springs. ❤️

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  186. Michelle Spurgeon on

    It would be so fun to host a lunch for the amazing women in my life and give these as favors. I love flowers and spreading the joy of flowers.

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  187. Kristi Knutson on

    I would love to share my books with my family and friends to continue my love for “friendship gardens”. When we built our log cabin 16 years ago, we started my flower beds with flowers from friends and family. I’ve continued to split perennials every year and shared them. I’d do the same with the books!

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  188. Alyssa Johnson on

    I would love to share these books with other small flower farmers in neighboring small towns who are also in their first year of flower farming! :) We have so much to learn and are so grateful for all the helpful, encouraging resources available!

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  189. Elizabeth Whorten on

    I would be sharing them with my husband and kids. We love walking the property together after dinner or on his lunch hour. Located in Ohio

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  190. Shadia on

    I would love to win one of these boxes! I would love to share with my friends here in Western Washington and my mom in Southern California. We both love dahlia’s so much and I hope to be able to take her to a dahlia farm one day. Thank you for sharing all the wealth of knowledge you have!

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  191. Jessica Parkinson on

    I would love to share the books with my college girlfriends. We lovingly refer to ourselves as the biddies. We are spread across the country from the northeast NH/MA/NY to Wisconsin and Cali. ❤️

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  192. Jerri Kelly on

    I would share one book with my boyfriend, who asked me once to identify the flower growing in his yard. I said a Dahlia and he was hooked! He now has several types growing in his flower beds. My boyfriend the gardener. :) I would share the others with my other flower loving friends!

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  193. Rose McGuire on

    I would share a book with some of the at-risk high school students I work with. I have found such peace in the garden, I hope I can share the value of time spent gardening with them. They may not always be able to control life’s circumstances, but there is nothing more hopeful than planting a seed!

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  194. Kelly Donovan on

    I would love to learn about Dahlias, and add them to my gardens in South Carolina. I would share with my garden loving family and cousins along the East Coast.

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  195. Sara Killen on

    So excited about these books! I would share with my book club all of whom are gardeners in Bowling Green, Ky.

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  196. Sian on

    I would share with my friend Emma. We have both turned to gardening after suffering from work related stress and love how flowers have helped us to heal. I have since moved so would love to share the book with her when we meet up. I am in Wales, UK 🇬🇧.

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  197. Leslie Rice on

    I would share with friends and family members in my small Maine island town that share the same love of dahlias that I do. It started with my grandmother that passed away when I was a baby. I have really enjoyed getting into dahlias over the last few years. They are a treasure.

    Located in Stonington, Maine. Lobster capital.

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  198. Melanie on

    I would break them up and share some with my mom, who is starting a cut flower business in her retirement. She was inspired by YOU and is absolutely loving the learning and knowledge she has gained from your books and workshops! She lives in western New York. I would keep some and share with my gardening friends at work and on my block. Gardening has been and continues to be a common thread between my co-workers and I. Someone is always bringing fresh cut flowers in to share. I live in West Central Iowa. Thank you!

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  199. Kandy Thompson on

    Hello, My name is Kandy and I am from Iowa!! Last year I planted some Dahlias in my garden and they were beautiful! This spring got busy with a family wedding and other life things ….. I have REGRETTED it all summer !!! Next spring I have a plan to give away free bouquets to give to our awesome older neighbors on our street . For the past week, they have been bringing us produce they harvested out of their gardens. I’m thinking how “lame” I am for taking the goodies when these people are close to 20 years older than
    me. I want to somehow repay them for their generosity !!! Love living in Iowa!!!

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  200. Liz Beckmann on

    I would share the books with my neighbors who admire my Dahlias and love it when I give them cuttings, as well as a few friends. Love your show! It’s my third year of growing and I’m addicted!

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  201. Samantha Sobecki on

    I live in a suburb of Toledo, OH. I am a licensed mental health counselor and work with children and their families and gardening, especially growing dahlias are my favorite hobby. I love the lessons that gardening has taught me and I often use this knowledge to make metaphors when working with my clients. I love bringing in dahlias from my garden into my office to share with my coworkers and clients. Their beauty always seems to have a positive impact on those around them and I love to share those moments with others.

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  202. Leeann Sweers on

    I would share with my friend who is starting her own flower farm and who has been a great support to me on my healing journey through childloss. Gardening has been my therapy and I would want to share that with all my friends. Located in Saskatchewan, Canada

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  203. Daniela Galani on

    I would love to share this book with my Floristic teacher at the University. Everybody has so much to learn from passioned people like you.

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  204. Dyanna Roy on

    I would share these with all my family members (we have large families) in memory of my Grandfather who passed away this year. He was confined to a wheelchair with MS for a significant portion of his life but still determiningly planted and distributed his favorite flowers – Dahlias – from a little roadside stand in vases outside of his home every year. These books would make a timely and comforting gift to those who knew him and love him and his love of Dahlias. Located in Southeast Pennsylvania, near the beautiful Lancaster County.

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  205. Shala Aitken on

    So excited to spread the love! I would share with a couple local non profits, a coworker, a neighbor, my daughter in law and the library here in Zanesville Ohio

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  206. Robin on

    I would love to go on an expedition to find people who would be surprised to get a copy, and would share with my friends.

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  207. Wanda Hockenberry on

    With a number of flower gardening friends embarking on retirement, this would be an excellent opportunity to share you among them as well as myself. My community finds such joy in colors and hope it brings with the changing of the seasons and their faces. Learning about dahlias to help what may seem like a dull world more beautiful. Thank you!

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  208. Jacqi Zikmund on

    As a 4-H leader, I think it would be fun to take these books and use them to educate our club members about dahlias and then go out into our community and create a beautification service project with our new knowledge. We could do this at our local nursing home, the gardens along the town’s bike path, or out at the community gardens at the local dam recreation area. Park River, ND, has always been known as the town with a heart. There is nothing better than giving back to your community.

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  209. Cindy on

    I would share with my sons gf who works at a local urban flower farm that just started preCovid. She is loving everything about it!

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  210. Crystal on

    Wow! Seven copies…I’d share a copy with my boss and some coworkers at the local greenhouse that I work for in North Pole, Alaska.

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  211. Beverlee Moreno-Ring on

    I just wrote a reply and didn’t tell you where I was located. San Diego, California. Oops

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  212. denise russell on

    I am new to the world of Dahlias!!! I would soooo love to give copies to my best friends who love all things plants and flowers.. and myself, I want to learn more!!!!

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  213. Jen Coleman on

    What a lovely idea for a giveaway! I would share with my bookclub, we are always reading something and this would be a fun one! I know for sure that some of our group grows flowers, perhaps this book would inspire them to venture into dahlia-land.

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  214. Carissa Russell on

    I’m a gardener and would give copies to some of my flower loving clients.

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  215. Lacie Thornton on

    Hello! My name is Lacie and I live in Traverse City, Michigan. I would share the books with my Aunties and friends who share the very same love of gardening cut flowers as I do. I just planted my first dahlias this year and am slowly dipping my toes in but hope to expand my garden next year (and take over some of my husband’s potato garden real estate)!

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  216. Priscilla Merritt on

    Two years ago I started a cutting garden. This year I cut back on my vegetable garden to try growing dahlias. My first flower is blooming today and I am so excited. I would share the books with a few of my fellow gardening friends as well as my local library and gardening club.
    I have been following you on Instagram and was so thrilled when Magnolia created a show about the farm. I loved every minute of it. Congratulations on the success of growing your business and making the world more beautiful.

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  217. Barb Baffoe on

    First, I’d love to share with my mom. Then I’d love to share with our community gardens

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  218. Beverlee Moreno-Ring on

    Hi Erin, I have been telling all my friends about Growing Floret and have ordered a signed copy for myself if the Dahlia book. I would love to pass on your books to my passionate flower gardening friends, of which there are many. I ordered your other two books as well. I posted on my twitter and Facebook accounts to try and get the word out about Floret flowers. I would love to have a world with more flowers. More flowers = more love, more joy and more peace in the world. Thank you for all you have done and are doing. You make my heart feel happy.

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  219. Heather Hohneke on

    I live in a small town in central MN (motley) and would love this for my community. There is a local dahlia farm and I would also like to turn our land into a cut flowers farm. I would share with local farmers and friends.

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  220. Jami Ogle on

    If I were chosen I would share these books with the women in my family who are already working on small flower gardens of our own. We are learning and teaching each other as we go! I am partnering with a neighbor who has an apiary and I am thrilled to see how we can work together to restore beauty and balance to this preciously overly farmed land!

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  221. Heidi Houck on

    I would share with my local garden club, my library, and my coworkers. One of those books would be great as a door prize at our next club meeting!!
    From Union, WV

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  222. Rachel Fields on

    Would love to share with my mom and garden loving friends! My mom already has beautiful gardens but just started growing dahlias this year.

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  223. Carol Stocks on

    I would share with my 93 year old mother who pours through her flower catalogs as they come in and continues to order more than she could possibly plant along with my 66 year old sister and my 22 year old niece who are the ones who plant all her ideas that are beyond her.

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  224. Delisa Jameson on

    I would share the books with my three sisters and granddaughter. As well as a couple of good friends with gardens.. They all have the love of flowers like me.

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  225. Amanda Leonard on

    Wow! This is such a generous giveaway. I would share with my immediate neighbors who share their plants with me. I would then expand the area garden groups and community college who are all great resources on my questions.

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  226. Olivia Day on

    I would share this with friends who are getting into gardening and family too. I live in De Queen Arkansas zone 8a which gives us a pretty good growing season for flowers. My grandmother in Mexico loves gardens but doesn’t do much of it nowadays. I know she would appreciate this book! Thank you Floret for all that you do.

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  227. Pamela Thiele on

    I would love to organize a Children’s Garden Club in my small town of 1300 in east-central Iowa, so your gift would be a great way to get this started. We have a vibrant Library that does a great job of offering many different programs for our youth and I think a Garden Club could be added as one of their programs.
    I recently served as mayor for 8 years and it’s becoming very apparent that our local children are not spending as much time outside as years ago. We hardly see kids out on bikes anymore, at our beautiful park playground or just digging in the dirt. Unfortunately digital devices fill many hours of their days and I would like to change that. Introducing them to gardening, if even on a small scale will give them a thirst to be outside, excitement seeing things grow and a feeling of pride when the plant reaches maturity.

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  228. Debbie on

    I run a children’s book charity here in Dallas so I am experienced with giving thousands of books away each year with the help of many generous people. The real heroes are always those who like you put books in the hands of other people like myself who get the pleasure and blessing of passing them on. I take this responsibility and privilege very seriously and try to do it in a way that it benefits as many people as possible. In this beautiful scenario if I were to be gifted with a case of your books, I would first share three of them with my sister and two close friends who are already making their corners of the world brighter and more beautiful by gardening with flowers – they would LOVE it and actually use it. I would also gift several older ladies at church who simply need a serendipitous gift and the lift of your story, your book, and the GORGEOUS photos. Speaking of photos, I would also gift several copies to some promising “budding” photographer friends I’d like to inspire and encourage. I work closely with several local school librarians and I’d share with them to ensure seeds are planted for future flower farmers. After that, I will pray that other opportunities will appear and in God’s perfect timing I can give them away to those who would be most blessed by them!!! Thank you for letting me dream this dream! Your passion and generosity inspire me!!!

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  229. Emma on

    Hi there.
    I would love to share with the few passionate flower growers I know in my district of Marlborough. I am just starting my flower growing passion and it’s been a fabulous journey so far. Look forward to seeing your book in stores and eventually on my bookshelf.
    Happy growing xx
    Emma

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  230. Carolyn Goodspeed on

    I live in a small, historic community in Southern CT. While we have no fast food restaurants or large grocery stores, we do have two Libraries and a Garden Club! I would definitely donate a book to each of those organizations, as well as to a few family members who have been an inspiration to me since I began to flower garden last summer.

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  231. Julie Thompson-Adolf on

    My garden writer friends! Each year, we meet at different locations throughout the country to tour gardens. We haven’t met since the pandemic, and I miss my garden people! Your book would be such a great treat for them.

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  232. Melissa McClung on

    Love this!

    I recently discovered Floret watching Growing Floret and I’m a little obsessed. As a woman growing a business, the vulnerability you have shared sounds like my internal thoughts out loud and gives me so much hope for the future.

    I look forward to purchasing the book but if I did magically end up with some amazing books, I would share with my older friends. I have several elderly friends that have been slowly teaching me to garden and grow, and their bodies are limiting them now. I think that it would be wonderful to have a multigenerational heirloom book club! I love the mission of helping get more flowers into the world.

    ❤️ Keep inspiring!

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  233. Jonathan Van Every on

    Love your books. Would love to share with our daughter-in-law who also loves flowers and horticulture. I’m in Missouri, she’s in Washington.

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  234. Heidi Stauber on

    Hello! I would love to share these books with the teachers at my school. It would be the perfect bright spot at the beginning of a year that could again be a challenge with COVID. ❤️

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  235. Lucetta C Kubik on

    I sell bouquets at the local Farmer’s Market. I would share (as I do now) what I learned in DD

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  236. Danielle Lee on

    I plan to share with my best friends who all have a dahlia addiction now.. lol they have now realized my love for them and how special they all.. thank you for all the happiness and joy you bring, especially through your docu-series! It was amazing!!!!!!

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  237. Penny Dirmeyer on

    I would love to share your dear books with my garden club members. I adore your flowers and all your knowledge on growing them.

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  238. Sheni Mansfield on

    I’m brand new to Dahlias and I’m definitely in love. I would share the books with the some ladies in the Amish/Mennonite community who grow cut flowers as their main source of income. I grow flowers myself just to give away to friends or to decorate my home but still visit the Amish/Mennonite ladies weekly to pick fresh flowers flowers. I love seeing them and supporting their business.

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  239. Ailsa White on

    I would love to share with the teachers in my educational sorority and the students at my catholic school. where I teach. Growing Dahlias and giving to the shut ins in our church community and the seniors at our “adopted” senior home would be a wonderful service project.
    I live in Rocky Mount, NC.

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  240. KeriAnn on

    I would share the books with my Mom, sister, Grandma, sisters-in-law and one for the local library 📚 🌺

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  241. Lori Van Every on

    My mother-in-law! Father-in-law passed away and he was the gardener. She loves dahlias! I live in Missouri now, but she’s still in California.

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  242. Mary-Helen McElfresh on

    I’m Mary-Helen and live in the Phoenix area. I stumbled on your series on the Discover channel and am in such awe of what you do. I’d share with my sisters and friends. Over the past 18 months we’ve all been so in tuned with the beauty of flowers and nature in general. Perhaps it’s the Pandemic making us more appreciative of the good things in life.

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  243. Lori Delman on

    Hi from Portland, Oregon
    I would love to learn more from you about growing dahlias. And sharing that knowledge with family and friends in Oregon, North Dakota, and Washington.
    A visit to our local Swan Island Dahlias is always a treat. But your styling and dahlia breeding program is adding so much- inspiring more to try this flower. To look sensational in their gardens and to bring indoors as a cut flower. And with the summer weather pattern turning more warm in the Pacific Northwest, dahlias are a good choice for gardeners trying to adapt.
    I love spreading the word about gardening sources I find exceptional. So will look forward to do this if I am selected.
    Happy gardening, Lori Delman

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  244. Karen Risser on

    I would share with my garden friends who are as passionate about flowers as I am. All your books are superbly written and the photography is beyond outstanding. Thank you for always giving!

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  245. Laurie Lambeth on

    I would share with the Crafting Connections ladies at our local church. I teach a monthly craft and my sister in law does devotional time. We live in St. James, MO.

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  246. Roxanne on

    I love your books! I’ve been borrowing them from my local library. If I win I would love to pay it forward to my library in Gibbons, Alberta, Canada. Gibbons is a small town with lots of local backyard gardeners and farmers.
    I would also share a copy with my Gramma. At 93 years old she is the matriarch of our family and cultivated my love for the earth and beautiful plants to grow.
    My sister-in-law and a couple dear friends would complete the book- giving. I hope I’m one of the lucky ones! 🌸🌷🌾

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  247. Melanie Poteat on

    Oh! We have an awesome local Facebook gardners group so aside from a few family members & friends- I would try to share there as well!

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  248. Sheila Haskins on

    I wish to share them with my friends that are spectacular gardeners and those just starting out. Knowledge is a good thing and flowers are my passion.

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  249. Carolyn M Metzger on

    Dahlias are my favorite flower and always grew them when I lived in California. Now that I am in Mississippi I still grow them, but they are growing much taller and fluffier than ever before. I would share this book with my daughter who shares my love of Dahlias. The information you share has been so valuable to me. Thank you.

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  250. Jessie Dalton on

    If I was the winner of this giveaway, I would share the book with my Nana who has a never ending love for gardening. Her & I spend a lot of time together in her garden and we would appreciate this book so very much! We love watching Growing Floret on Discovery+ & we thank you for the beauty you bring to the world!

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  251. Lily Keifer on

    I would share these amazing books with my Native American family. We grew up living off the land but never grew flowers as a priority, I think it’s an amazing thing to grow for beauty instead of necessity.

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  252. Linda Pettee on

    Laura from Garden Answer turned me on to your beautiful Dahlias!! I aspire to have a garden like hers someday ~ on a smaller scale…

    I would love to share these beauties with my friends and the local garden club in my town.

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  253. Meghan Morton on

    Hi! I’m from Southeastern Massachusetts and I would share this with my local gardening friends. We all share tips and tricks with each other and I’ve made a deal with a friend (her garlic for fall planting for some dahlia growing tips!) that I’d like to uphold.

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  254. Anne on

    With my mom, a few flower loving friends and our local library! I live in a tiny town called Council Grove KS. 💗

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  255. Jenny Hines on

    I discovered dahlias thru you and planted some this year on our start up Flowet Farm, we are in Coatesville, PA (the land was part of the original William Penn Land Grant to Lancelot Fallowfield)…there is so much history here and it is exciting to bring the land back to farming. I would share one of rhe book first with mother, who has always loved flowers..my father passed away last year, so she has found renewed purpose thru flowers. I would give another book to my friend Amy who is a flower lover and cancer survivor, flowers gave her a ray of light, during some very dark hours. I would share other books with military Veteran farmers, the price paid by them is extremely high, they are war Veterans, like my Marine Husband who is an Iraqi War Veteran. Farming and flowers give purpose, they give a goal, they give happiness, they give meaning. I would also give a book to my friend Kaity, who is an artist, whose art helps benefit animal shelters.

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  256. Matt on

    I would love to give them out in the community! We have a new arboretum that we frequent and it would be perfect for an education class. We also have many local book swap boxes that people would love to read this book. I’m already planning my flower beds thanks to your books and show. :)

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  257. Mindy Train on

    I would be sharing the book with my mom and daughter! Just finished watching your show, loved it ❤

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  258. Amy Barton on

    I would love to share this beautiful floral testimony with my coworkers. We are Emergency Nurses, techs, registration and physicians who are so tired and overworked in these trying covid times. We need some floral beauty in our lives. This would be so uplifting. I have been following you all for a while and it gives me beautiful daydreams of the floral garden I want to achieve. Thank you for sharing thw beautiful flowers.

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  259. Michelle Messina on

    I plan to share the book with my local gardening club over the next 6 months and am in a small town call half moon bay, CA.

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  260. Chantal N on

    I received some tubers from my aunt and mom and now love dahlias! Obsessed with their colors and shape and would certainly share with them! Thanks so much for doing the giveaway! ❤️

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  261. Sara Wroblewski on

    I’d love to share this with ladies in my local development! We love the beauty and joy flowers bring to a community. We’re located in the Midwest – more specifically a suburb in Minnesota .

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  262. Shelby Wallace on

    I would love to share it with some flower friends and family. I live in Michigan.

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  263. Taylor Hood on

    I’d be sharing with my family, especially my flower-loving sister. I’d also donate to my local libraries (including school libraries) so that more people can experience the joy. I live a very small, low-income town. So the addition of these books would be a wonderful ray of sunshine in the local community.
    Louisiana

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  264. Christi M. Bell on

    Thank you for having a giveaway. If I won, I would share with my community via our Buy Nothing page. I would have the book traded around to gardeners/farmers so we can all learn to appreciate dahlias. Thank you for reading this.

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  265. Lisa Dodson on

    My love for growing Dahlias began this year . I would love to share this with whomever crosses my path!!

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  266. Morgan Yarger on

    I would share the books with a few friends who love gardening.

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  267. Amanda Hulet on

    Oh my goodness! How awesome! I would love to share these books not only within my tiny community of Buffalo, Wyoming but to some larger towns nearby. There are a number of ladies that would love this book and I would love to share it with them. Thank you so much!!!

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  268. Robin Spencer on

    Besides our local library, I have so many gardening friends and family who I know would love your book! Dahlias grow beautifully here in Alaska. Especially when you learn the growing tips that you have so generously shared.

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  269. Diane Dobrovic on

    I have never grown dahlias before but they are beautiful. I Love flowers and would love to learn more about growing dahlias. After watching your show on TV I am more intrigued than ever about flower farming, maybe some thing to do once I retire. Or maybe it will even convince my husband to let me retire early. 🤞🏼I live in Ohio. I would share a copy of the book with my girlfriend who also loves flowers, give a copy to our local garden club and local library, and then maybe post on Facebook to see which of my other friends would love a copy.

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  270. Emily M on

    I work at a local florist in Dallas, TX, so I’d share them with my coworkers! We love dahlias, especially for wedding bouquets. Fingers crossed!

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  271. Hollie Holden on

    Hello! Lynchburg, Ohio here! I would love to win and share the books with a few different people/organizations. I would share a book with my dear flower friend, Sarah. We grow flowers every spring together and share seeds, plants, knowledge and a love for flowers. I have been selling flowers for two years and she sold her first 2 bouquets this year! I’m super proud of her! I would also share the books with my local libraries so they could copies for others to use. I would share the book with a garden group I belong to as a source for others as well. What a wonderful gift to share with friends and the community! I would also keep a copy so I can grow in my knowledge of dahlia starting, growing, and saving! Thank you so much!

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  272. Lovette Hayes on

    I would love to share with our 4H club at our school. We are a small rural school with limited resources. Our teacher who teaches the students also helps with teaching them plants that they plant in the school garden. What a blessing it would be to share with the students.

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  273. Sarah Lester on

    I already have the book so I would share it with the local library and garden club members. What a wonderful gift!

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  274. Kate H on

    We would share with our homeschool community during a cardmaking class making dahlias! We will be making cards to share with our local hospital hospitality house. We are in the Winston Salem area of NC!

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  275. Barbara on

    I’d like to give the book as my Xmas gift to the host at our garden club Christmas party which hopefully we’ll be able to hold in person this year 😊 🌺

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  276. Lureen Cathey on

    I’ve loved dahlias for years, but I’m new to growing them. I’d share with my neighbor that shares her love with me. Then I’d share with my flower loving family and friends!

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  277. Kelsie on

    I’d share with my 9 year old daughter! We love growing and arranging our flowers here in Minnesota.

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  278. Mardi Myre on

    I live nearby and have already bought this book for my daughters, but I would like one too! New to Dahlias because of your colors and fun

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  279. Tamara Didjurgis on

    I would share it with my daughter who has been helping me expand my flower garden.

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  280. Adrea on

    I have a small business called a•bloom. I host floral parties and teach people the basics of working with flowers. We create a seasonal vase arrangement together. I would love to give them away at an upcoming fall class to share my love of dahlias and Floret with the attendees!

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  281. Elizabeth Moreno on

    Hello! I will share my books with my fellow Master Gardener Volunteers in Hamilton County, Ohio so we can forward the education to our community.

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  282. Lee Ann Cognard on

    We just moved to Northern Idaho. I was a Nurse for 40 years. I desperately feel the need for a new hobby. I have seen what flowers can do to help people heal. This seems like a wonderful way to continue caring for others with flowers. So I would love to learn more about growing these beautiful Dahlias . A new learning experience for me and a way to still care for people. I love your mission and admire your hard work and dedication.

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  283. Joyce Wood on

    Warms my heart to watch the show, and to see all the lovely images you post. Would love to share these with friends and family!

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  284. Brittany M on

    I’d share with my aunt! We both recently started selling our flowers on a small scale and want to grow our blooming businesses. We have been sharing tips and tricks the whole time a state apart and it’s been an amazing experience so far.

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  285. Crystal Price on

    What a fun giveaway! I already have Discovering Dahlias, so I’d be giving away all the copies. I’d share with my mom, sisters, gardening friends, church friends and I’d put a copy in my neighborhood Little Free Library.

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  286. Trisha Krout on

    I plan to share with my friend Kathy. We have both enjoyed following your farm and it’s progress!

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  287. Kimberly C on

    I am part of a group in Lincoln, NE that started as a plant exchange group! I would LOVE to be able to share this with some of them. Sharing gardening and all it can bring is such an amazing feeling of community

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  288. Susan Minnick on

    Hello! I plan on sharing with.my dear friend Lisa Hall who loves flowers and gardening as much as I do. I love all your flowers and ideas. Thank you.

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  289. Ashley on

    I’d share the books with family, and even place one in a local “Little Free Library!”

    My daughter and I are planning on growing dahlias after successfully growing zinnias this year! We’re hooked!

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  290. Cris Blackstone on

    Winning one of the sets of books and the goodies included would mean the world to my group of book loving, flower-growing cohort of connections cultivated over the past two years – we started in person, through the public library. We morphed with the times, from meeting in person, when I facilitated a “Books and Blooms” group (where we read books by authors such as Marta McDowell and you!) which ran for five months. We now are looking forward to working through in-person garden tours, where I will network with area flower farmers (including two who are Floret grads) and to see several farms in Maine – with some of the most interesting flower farmers imaginable; such as one who is now a Maine state senator! I would love to have your new book be our crux, and we’d share them through the circulation desk of the library when our connection “meet up” sessions conclude and people can then grow with what they know! This area where I live has been active with workshops; I offer many through our Senior Center and would have several of the flower following fans from that group in the new book group with your goodies, too. The books would get vast mileage, the goodies shared and enjoyed with as many as possible and the solidification for dahlia and flower growing as well as arranging would be inextricable from the camaraderie offered by having the core group read / share / and blossom as the flowers do! Thanks for your consideration. I am a Master Gardener, small scale flower grower and offer many many workshops in person and online, where the material from the books and goodies would be instrumental in keeping up to date and involved as ever! With cautious optimism, I am hopeful to win one of the thirty sets, and be able to work though our town library and county conservation group to help more people enjoy growing or visiting the gardens I am helping monitor / encourage / set up / and follow! Be well, Cris Blackstone

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  291. Babs Stevens on

    My sweet friend Nancy here in Bend, Oregon introduced me to dahlias and you this year! I have 2 beds of dahlias about to burst and I can’t wait!! I would love to share my new found learning and love of dahlias with my daughter’s independent school here in Bend.

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  292. Debbie Eberhard on

    Hello, I’m from Ohio. I’ve never grown Dahlias but would love it try. I would share the books with my brother-in-law, my neighbor, master gardener club, lady that drives a flower truck and teaches classes, my friend who grows flowers, and another friend that is starting.
    I’ve been inspired by your show and want to spread the love of flowers!
    Thank you and your team for their commitment!

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  293. Melissa Barnes on

    Good Morning,
    My name is Melissa. I discovered you on the discovery app. Your light and energy is so amazing to me. I suffer from severe anxiety as well and am happiest when I am in my creative space. I relate to you so much. I would share your offerings with my family, my community and also my work family. I am the Administrative Assistant for an Emergency Department is Northern California. All I can think about is growing your flowers to being to work and fill my surrounding with light and color. I would fill the staffs breakroom with them. I would even put them at the charge nurse desk. I would fill the department wherever I was allowed to share and bring peace and joy and calmness throughout mydepartment. Thank you for this opportunity. I want to share energy through plants

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  294. Rhonda Bruns on

    Hello! I’m from Indiana and have loved flowers as long as I can remember. I always get so excited in the spring when I see the first flowers peaking through the ground (sometimes snow). I would share the books with my 3 best friends and two daughters that have all become enthusiasts as well, as they have watched my gardens grow!!!

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  295. Carson Blythe on

    Hi Floret team!!
    During college I had the privilege of working at the local florist shop. I already had a love for flowers, but after working in a flower shop I knew this is something I wanted to do full time one day. I am new to flower gardening, and have hopes and plans to begin my own flower farm / floral design business in the future. I think it is important for young people my age understand that hard work makes dreams happen. Being from small town Franklin, Va., I think it is also important that people realize they can create local sustainable beauty, and not have to outsource from growers internationally! I hope to start a small flower garden revolution in my small town! I plan to share these books with some young local female gardeners in my area, and have them help me reach as many people as possible!

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  296. Lynda Eddy on

    Hi ! I’m Lynda from Kentville , Nova Scotia Canada. I love following you and dreaming of your job. To be surrounded in something that brings true joy and happiness to everyone around them. The life of flowers and especially Dahlias. I would share my reward of winning this set with my 3 sisters who love flowers and gardening as much as I do along with my 2 daughter in loves and a few close gardening friends.
    Thank you for sharing your HARD WORK and your brains behind these books and stories with us.

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  297. Trini on

    I’m in Lawrence KS and have a bunch of fellow plant enthusiasts I’d share with!

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  298. TyRee Sands on

    This book looks amazing! Dahlias are my new favorite. I would share a book with my parents, who are avid gardeners. Their flower of choice is roses, but I know they would love this book. I would also love to give the book to people in my life who lose a love one, along with some seeds so the beautiful flowers can be a reminder of the person they lost. This is such a neat giveaway. Thanks for doing it!

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  299. Nydia on

    Hope im not too late, surely people who loves to grow dahlia in my community would benifut alot on the knowledge of this book. I have bought already one for myself but its been going around and sometimes i would need to go back on pages of the book. I go to where it is at who is reading it. Funny but true. If i would have this books. They will definetely thank you Erin at Floret for so much generosity you have especial sharing the knowledge. Thank you again. I can help for post/ mailing if you dont mind

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  300. Bethany on

    I would share them with anyone interested in my local neighborhood. I live in the suburbs of Harrisburg, PA and would love to encourage more flowers in my neighborhood and the city.

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  301. Lula on

    I’d love to share these with my mom and sisters and a few garden club friends. We all have a text thread where we share the goings-on in our gardens. I’m located in Southern Wisconsin.

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  302. Jacquelyn Guertin on

    This is my first year growing dahlias I’ve always admired the huge dinner plate dahlias my sister inlaw grew. So I decided to purchase some tubers from my local nursery I really didnt expect them to come up. I dont have the greatest soil but I try! I would love to give one of your books to my sister inlaw who loves and grows dahlias every year my daughter inlaw also a lover of dahlias as well as tulips and my cousin who takes the most beautiful photos of flowers. I plan on keeping one for myself and the rest I will split between my local library and senior center. I think everyone should be able to enjoy your beautiful books.

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  303. Connie Boyd on

    My husband and I recently purchased just over 3 acres and built a home. We were able to start a garden last year for the first time in over 20 years. I am 4 years away from retirement and want to start growing cut flowers. I’ll keep one book for myself and share the others with 2 local cut flower farms and 3 sisters/sister-in-laws. Love to watch your show on the Magnolia Network. I’ve already gleaned so many good tips and am excited to get started. Thank you for considering me! 💐

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  304. Sarah Kochert on

    I plan to share with my gardening friends. I am in Indiana. I love your books. When I discovered dahlias I knew I had to have them in my garden. I absolutely love the variety. Many blessings.

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  305. Katelyn Bierl on

    I plan to give a copy to my library, some friends and our historical society – I live in Pella, Iowa – a Dutch town with an annual tulip festival that also has breathtaking summer flowers and dahlias located in many areas of town. Our city and historical society both do an amazing job upkeeping both tulips (close to half a million around town!) and beautiful summer flowers, so I’d love to give them a dahlia resource!

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  306. Katy Splane on

    Hi Floret team! I completed the Floret workshop this winter, and I’m growing dahlias for the first time this summer. I would be sharing this giveaway with other flower farmers I’ve connected with here in the Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia, well as local home gardeners who are avid dahlia growers.
    Thanks for considering!

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  307. Leanda Chevrefils on

    I just bought your book(Cut Flower Garden)and can’t wait to read it. I’m from a small town, Kenora Ontario, Canada. I recently retired from owning and operating a greenhouse business. Thirty two years of beautiful blooms:)

    My dad and I have been wintering and growing dahlias together for years (he’s going to be 80)and we’re always on the lookout for new varieties and learning techniques etc. I’d love to share a copy with him for Christmas.
    At 80 he doesn’t want anything, except our time spent together ❤️

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  308. Ed Meyer on

    Just WoW!!. I am a newb to your world of magical dahlias but loving your message and approach. Totally impressed. I am an environmental engineer whom stays busy cleaning up former industrial facilities and turning them into opportunities for a second life. These amazing flowers give me inspiration. I would share copies of your new book with our local library, community garden members, township environmental commission neighbors and my extended outdoorsy based family. Keep up to amazing mission!!

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  309. Renee on

    I’m green! And hooked after watching on magnolia network! I have planted 0 and want to learn and share with neighbors and family (the book giveaway). I’m in North Atlanta Georgia.(Canton). I’m so inspired by your deep dedication of being a flower farmer!

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  310. Nichole Hayden on

    Greetings! I would share these books with whoever was interested, including youth that are interested in growing! I am in Sheridan, Indiana. Thank you for your work& inspiration.

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  311. Stacy Senske on

    My three boys started a flower market in our backyard called “Sweet Zinnias”. The goal was to teach them the principles of save, spend, and donate. We made 130 dollars in three days with our little 5 dollar bouquets and they donated over half to Breast Cancer Research for a close friend of ours. I would love to learn more about Dahlias and start this next year for our donate month. Our neighborhood is filled with flower lovers that I would love to share the book with❤️
    We are located in Rosemount, MN.

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  312. Beverly on

    What a lovely book. My mother had a love for flowers and among them were Dahlias.
    I plan on sharing with my master gardening friend. My book club is doing a thank you box with various items
    for our local hospital nurses. Your books would make a wonderful addition to the box.

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  313. Emily Robinson on

    I’ve been growing dahlias for the past 4 years and every year I become a little more obsessed with these beautiful flowers. I received my first tubers from my mother in law, so I would definitely share a book with her. I’d also share with our community library and some other local farming friends 🌸
    We are located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

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  314. Doris on

    Our local hospital has a volunteer garden that we sell or donate the produce and flowers that are grown there. I would love to share this with our gardener and volunteers to help with growing cut flowers that we use in floral arrangements in the gift shop. I’m the manager and floral designer and would absolutely be thrilled to use more of our own home grown products in our designs. Thanks!

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  315. Mylène Montplaisir on

    I plan to share these beauties with my family and friends who live in the Montreal area, QC, and with my gardener friends here in the Magdalen Islands, QC where I live and where I started my small flower business just a few months ago thanks to your training!

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  316. Flip on

    Our shareholders! We run a you pick community farm growing vegetables, herbs and 🌺🌹 in northern New York.

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  317. Allison Mathias on

    We just moved to a new property with 2 acres in Western New York. I have been expanding my gardens but going through the process solo has been tricky… I would love to begin a book club with the Discovering Dahlias book and work through learning how to cultivate these stunning beauties with a group of friends that also appreciate the joy they bring!

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  318. Carissa Heitland on

    I would be thrilled to share these books with all my gardening friends. This is my first year
    growing dahlias and I definitely plan on continuing to try my hand at them. I already have Discovering Dahlias and man it has been so helpful to be able to refer to the book when I have questions. It’s such a lovely and well thought out book. I am from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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  319. Abigail on

    Hello from England! I would share this book with my Mum as we are attempting to grow and arrange flowers for my wedding next year and Dahlias are my focal flower! As we are going all in with the family support of flower growing it will then be shared with everyone who are helping us grow flowers, Aunties, parents, grandparents etc !

    Thank you so much for all your amazing resources! x

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  320. Abigail Hookham on

    Hello from England! I would share this book with my Mum as we are attempting to grow and arrange flowers for my wedding next year and Dahlias are my focal flower! As we are going all in with the family support of flower growing it will then be shared with everyone who are helping us grow flowers, Aunties, parents, grandparents etc !

    Thank you so much for all your amazing resources! x

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  321. Elizabeth on

    I would share the books with my family who are avid dahlia lovers but don’t grow many different varieties as yet. I think your book would inspire them to be more adventurous. We live in Canterbury, Kent in the UK and I have some gorgeous varieties growing in my garden this year, despite the very variable weather we are having!

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  322. Deb on

    I’d share my books with my ladies group at church. We love to garden in Alabama!

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  323. Caitlyn M on

    Hi, from Australia. If I were chosen I would give one of the books to my mum as she loves flowers just as much as me (this year we are going to be growing dahlia’s for the first time) and she would really love this book. I would also give one to my cousin as she has just done a floristry course so I know she would love the book too. The rest would go to my other cousins, my aunties and friends because I know they would all really appreciate the book as well.

    Thank you so much Erin!

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  324. Cassandra Ramsey on

    Fun! I am located not too far from you just outside of Springfield, Oregon. I would share the books with my mom and her neighbor (both already excellent gardeners), and a few friends who are homeowners and love dahlias. I already have this book in my amazon cart actually :)

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  325. Kathy Jagodnik on

    I AM the Oma(grandma) who delights in sharing and teaching my grandchildren all about the garden. I grow veggies, fruit and flowers and share that every seed’s job is to grow! That’s one of our gifts from God, for sure. I live in a regular tract home in Orange County, CA. I am moving toward an “edible landscape” because it is functional, beautiful and brings beneficial in to pollinate, etc. Each grandchild and my 2 daughters would get a book. I already book one.

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  326. Amanda Renner on

    I would share this book with my grandmother, who has really shown me the beauty in gardening over the years! I am hoping she can help me start my cut flower garden this coming year. We are located in Southern Minnesota.

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  327. Karen Luman on

    I would give 1 to my daughter who is just getting started planting in her yard. This year was my first for growing Dahlias.. I’ve been encouraged by your book to plant beautiful Dahlias. Thank you.

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  328. Peta Alford on

    I would share with some special friends and my mum – and show to anyone else who will stop and let me tell them how much I love Dahlias!
    I live in Tasmania & dream of owning a small acreage that will be filled with every flower I can manage, but mostly Dahlias.
    You are the OG flowerspiration!

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  329. Siti on

    Hi, im Siti from Malaysia. I would love to share the book with my mom & my daughter. Keep inspiring!

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  330. Katie on

    We are starting a garden from scratch at our new place in Stanwood. I’ve never done a cut flower garden, and I’m dreaming of amazing things as we tame our little acre of land. With a new home, comes new friends, and I’ve met so many who love to garden, many of whom I’d love to share your book!

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  331. Kristy Cooper on

    I would love to share these books with my friends and neighbors who love dahlias as much or more than I do. We have a neighbor up the road who splits and sells tubers every year… I’d love to gift her your book! I live in Lake Stevens, Washington.

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  332. Nancy Skullerud on

    I will share them with garden Club members in Coupeville, Wa. on beautiful Whidbey Iswland!

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  333. Nicola on

    Hello- I would love to share Discovering Dahlias with my fellow King County Master Gardeners, so they can help answer questions about growing dahlias at our plant clinics we staff as volunteers.

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  334. Charlotte Anderson on

    I plan to share the books with volunteers who are planning community improvements including flower plantings in Golconda, Illinois.

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  335. Elvira Piedra on

    I would share them with some of my local community in the North Country of New Hampshire, and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, which is where I live, in Lunenburg. I would also send a book to a dear friend in Portland, Oregon, who is an adventurous gardener.

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  336. Jeanette Bohland on

    Hi, I would love to share your book with my flower loving neighbors in Holly Springs NC. We share the bounties of our flower gardens with each other and even have a centralized sharing plant stand. I love dahlias but have struggled a bit with them in our extremely humid summer and hard clay soil. We have worked for years now to improve the soil of our garden.

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  337. Kimberly Clemons on

    Wow! I would love to win this! We always grow a huge patch of zinnias but I just planted my first garden of dahlias and am wanting to learn more and expand it! I have lots of farming friends who would love a book too!!

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  338. jacob frick on

    Hey guys I’m located in Southern Illinois and share my love of flowers and gardening on my insta page with a small group of followers I’d love to share your book with them thank you keep doing what you guys are doing it’s so fun follow

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  339. Kelly G on

    So very exciting! We just moved to a new block where so many people have a passion for growing and community. I’d love to share with the new neighbors as a bridge to meeting them . What a great way to build community 😊

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  340. Joie Curtis on

    My sister and I have recently discovered you and your flowers. We would love to read and share your books with friends in our areas that love to grow flowers. Our home state of Tennessee is a beautiful place to grow flowers. Thank you for all your hard work.

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  341. CarolAnne on

    Erin and company, your kindness and generosity is like no other. Thank you for being a leader and visionary who leads with her heart. You are a true inspiration. I live in Montana and many in my town have been evacuated due to the wildfires. Sharing your beautiful book would give people something to smile about when it can feel like all hope is gone during these uncertain times. Thank you!

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  342. Debra Byler on

    I have just enough flower farmer friends within a 15 mile radius who I would LOVE to share your book with!!! I live in Central PA.

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  343. Cathaline on

    Sorry I forgot to include my location, Ohio

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  344. Carley Flexhaug on

    I am so in love with your website, courses and videos! I’m dying to get my hands on your book. I would share the books with my mom who is flower obsessed and my sister and friends. My husband and I just bought an acreage and have been trying to learn your tricks on how to make it beautiful with flowers around the property. We live in Canada!

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  345. Cathaline on

    I am love flowers and am exploring the possibilities of planting my own little flower garden once I am familiar with the process. Might not be this year since it’s already late in the summer, but next spring. I saw your story on Magnolia and have truly been inspired to go for it. So thank you. I always thought I couldn’t and that I didn’t have a green thumb, but again I am inspired to try. I would share your book with not only my family, but with my community. Everyone should experience a little piece of your story as I and so many others have.

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  346. Sue Gray on

    I’m growing dahlias for first time this summer! I really enjoyed watching your series, especially the sanctuary episode. I would keep one book, share 3 with two gal gardeners and one guy gardener and give the final two to two local libraries. Thank you for the beauty and knowledge you share!

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  347. Teresa Cavallaro on

    Growing up my great grandmother had the most beautiful flower garden. I remember the smell from her roses and the brilliant colors of the dahlias in late summer. I planted some dahlia tubers (2 plants were in the bag) in early spring this year. I have been transported back in time watching them grow. After doing a lot of research I came across Floret, and have fallen in love with gardening again. I’ve worked in healthcare for the past 23 years and recently left, thinking I may go back to school, but my garden is calling me. It’s just my back yard but I’m trying to use every foot I have to grow flowers. I share my passion and blooms with my neighbors and friends. There is something about watching your hard work pay off in the beautiful colors and flowers I grow. Covid has made things stressful, but my garden and the dirt makes me happy. I am in zone 8.

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  348. Kim Plzak on

    I’ve been sharing dahlia bouquets and extra tubers with friends and family for several years and this year my family has decided to open a very small flower farm and share even more dahlias and garden bouquets through subscriptions and small u-pick groups. I would love to share the books with other backyard dahlia gardeners in my community and my local garden club ladies!

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  349. Laura Perry on

    I believe in magic…..the magic of flowers! They have the power to brighten a day and uplift ones soul. As you have experienced with your beautiful flower farm, that magic is more powerful when shared. Mine would be shared with directors of local community gardens here in Asheville. They could share with their members and spread the beauty of flowers along with the bounty of food they so tirelessly grow.
    Thank you for your gift of flowers ❤️

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  350. Karen V on

    Dahlia remind me of my first flowers given to me by “The Dahlia man neighbor” – he set out dahlias every day by his house in canning jars for all to partake of and when the big developers came and tore the house down, I dug late into the night setting up a wheelbarrow and buckets of tubers digging up his little field to re-distribute the love in the neighborhood. Right now the way I would distribute the love would be to dig up some of my tubers and hunt down my favorite Hmong flower vendor Blia at Lee Lor farms who I have not seen since pre-Covid and share a new start. I used to take her my iris starts and loved the wide grin that would appear when I came with my treasures. I would take each of the remaining books (save one for myself) to the other community to start gardens and programs with flower vendors in our area that in particular help our immigrant communities- spreading the knowledge while gifting myself with connection and learning. Dahlia’s represent reliable sturdy color in any one’s life while signaling the fullness of summer.

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  351. Peggy Jacobs on

    I would be extremely honored if chosen. My first book would go to my daughter, Nicole.. the next my best friend, Jill.. My sister Debbie would be next in line. I would send one to my longtime friend who works with flowers in our hometown. One would definitely go to my bonus daughter, Joy, who just beat cancer and beside myself, Marjiewould receive the last one because she loves flowers as much as I do!

    Finally thank you.. Erin, your mini summer course truly taught me more about cut flowers than I could have ever imagined! You are now on my bucket list and one day I hope to visit your beautiful flower farm💐

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  352. Daisy S on

    Hi I’m Daisy from Australia, If I win a box, I will excitingly share the books with my friends, who are starting out in cut flowers, and send one to my family in the Philippines, and share some with my local garden club! Thanks so much Erin and team!

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  353. Michele Baggio on

    I would share with my daughter, friends and other local flower lovers here in Saint James, NY.
    Just watched Growing Floret , grateful that you and your team are putting all this beauty out into the world!
    Thank you for this generous opportunity,
    Michele

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  354. Wenddie Mikulcik on

    Hello!

    I’m a newish gardener in Mid-Michigan, I would share the books with the library and local garden club.

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  355. Eve Weber on

    Howdy from the Hill Country west of Austin, Texas.
    My daughter introduced me to Floret….we watched every show together and signed up for the online courses.
    We have spent the last month prepping soil and are ready to plant for the fall in a few weeks. I have to be honest, I am a bit nervous. Spending time learning and getting ready I have put pressure on myself for results….that concern that you want something so bad that you are afraid you will fail. Oh, I am a Neuropsychologist and Cognitive Behaviorist : ) …. I know better than setting my standards so high in the beginning…but your flowers are soooooo beautiful. Wish me luck and daughter also… so glad we are on this endeavor together and have your guidance. Thank you….Muchos Gracias !!!

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  356. Stephanie Krasne on

    I have a community of amazing gardeners here in the suburbs of Denver. Denver can be a harsh climate to get anything to grow, but I found that dahlias and zinnias and of course peonies in the spring do best. I would love to introduce them to YOU and your amazing community to see what’s possible. 💕 🌸

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  357. Elaine on

    I started a school garden at our urban middle school as part of the STEM program. It seemed that the elementary schools would have gardens, but the older kids were passed over.
    Believe me, middle schoolers had as much fun with the garden as the elementary kids, and I know for sure there was a high school garden. It’s important that our students know how to grow things, and that they taste fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables (and take them home to their families to make meals with), and that they enjoy the beauty of flowers. They need this connection with the natural world. I would love to have copies of the book to give to the people who helped out in the garden with the students, and with the remaining copies, certainly they should go into the school’s libraries at each level.

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  358. Lise on

    Greetings from Portugal! I am new to flower farming and believe that I am one of two organic flower farmers in the country! I would love to share this new labor of your love with the other farm (we both discovered the idea of flower farming from you and your first book!) and other organic (veggie) farmers in this beautiful country so that the movement can grow here as it has in the USA. I planted my first ever dahlias this spring and am blown away by how well they grow here and how much joy they bring me and to those I gift the flowers. I am honoring my mothers memory with every bouquet I make and if you choose me to share these books I promise to share the love with those that want to share the joy of flowers as well! Thanks for all the free info you share in both videos and blog posts making this dream seem possible to anyone.

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  359. Gina Ellis on

    Hi!
    Watching Growing Floret on Discovery Plus is how I found Floret. Your passion for education and community is inspiring. I am entering the contest and would provide the books and plants to my local boys and girls club where my daughter has worked since they opened their doors 7 years ago. BGCWCL.ORG where they have an outdoor learning program as a way for them to partner with local businesses, donors, and give back to the community in the process!

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  360. Debbie on

    Hi! I started really growing dahlias more seriously (and in greater quantity!) two summers ago when I grew the flowers for my daughter’s wedding. I’m hooked! I love the variety and the range they offer in form, color, foliage and “attitude”, for the vase or for the garden. I work in a public library so I would definitely love to see this book on our shelves (and the shelves of our branch) and I do gardening programs for local clubs and libraries. This would be a great gift for those organizations, or a great raffle prize for a workshop or library program. Thanks for all you do, all the knowledge you share, and for bringing such beauty to the world!

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  361. Stacey Myers Pennington on

    I would love to have a copy not only for myself but for my mom, grandmother and I will donate the others to our local libraries. I have a great friend who orders from Erin and speaks so highly of the products she receives. I hope to one day have an impressive flower collection as we make progress on updates to our 11 acre farm in North Carolina. I have already watched all of the Floret episodes on Discovery and I couldn’t walk away from them. I am craving more episodes. What Erin, Chris and their team have created is AMAZING. Thank you for allowing us to come into your world and fall in love.

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  362. Emily fry on

    Hi! I live in a smaller city in southern Wisconsin. My family and I grew up gardening, as my father’s father owned a landscaping business (he passed when I was 2, but my dad taught me everything I know). With the little knowledge we have but a ton of passion, we have recently created a small garden club! I would love to gift each person one of these books, and have them for new members so they’re able to learn more deeply about dahlias and the care! It’s such a beautiful book! I never worked with dahlias before this year, and thankfully I found you and now I LOVE them! Thank you for expanding my passion in flowers!

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  363. Deanna Pavlacka on

    I live in a little town near Wichita, Ks. I have all your books and love them all! I will share these books with my mother, my sister in law, and several of my girlfriends. Thank you so much for this opportunity and for all the beauty and expertise you share with the world.

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  364. Marilyn Mead on

    I live in upstate NY, have grown dahlias only two years now. I would share books with my daughters; one
    living in Massachusetts, two locally, my friend who grows flowers to give friends & family. I would donate the remainder to my library. thank you for your generous offer.

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  365. Ruth Haney on

    I loved your show on Magnolia Network! I will share with my daughters, granddaughters and nieces!

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  366. Megan Timmons on

    My name is Megan Timmons; I am 14 years old and live in Dallas Texas. Over the past couple years, I have really enjoyed giving our homegrown flowers to elderly neighbors, friends and family. Many times these cheerful flowers have brightened the day of my grandparents as they struggle with health issues. I was inspired by you, Floret, to buy some Dahlia tubers at Lowe’s and grow more gorgeous flowers guided by your book. Your book is one of my favorites; it is very practical and easy to understand. I was inspired by being at my favorite place, La Jolla, where I saw a house that had many gorgeous dahlias in the front yard. I would send a book to that house to thank them for inspiring me. As well, I would give a book to someone who works at the resort in La Jolla I’ve stayed at every year since I was born, whose job it is to take care of the beautiful flowers there. Also, I would give the other books to my neighbors and grandparents. The flowers and creation that God has made are such a gift to our world, expressing his incomprehensible love to everyone by creating such a beautiful world for us to live in, and I cannot wait to share that amazing gift with everyone!

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  367. Leah on

    I live in Alaska, where very few people grow dahlias in their home gardens. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of dahlias until two years ago! This spring I was given 20 dahlia tubers to plant in my flower garden so that I can give flowers away in my community. I’m new to dahlias, so this fall I hope to learn how to divide and store the tubers my plants are producing. Next spring I’ll pass on the dahlia tuber kindness and give tubers to other people in my area who would also like to grow and give flowers. Since dahlias aren’t very common here, it would be wonderful to be able to give a copy of your Discovering Dahlias book along with the tubers to help people be successful as they grow dahlias for the first time!

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  368. Jen Fredenburg on

    It would be so much fun to share this book with my gardening friends and family. My aunt would absolutely flip if a copy just showed up in her garden! I love what you are doing with your farm and especially the way you are educating us all to become better flower gardeners!

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  369. Elizabeth on

    If I were to win the books I would share them with my sister-in-law, members of my community garden and the local garden club.
    I live in Bellport, NY on eastern Long Island.

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  370. Jinks Greenstreet on

    I live in the beautiful small town of Palmer, Alaska. Dahlias grow great here, so I have many people I could share with—my daughters Natalie and Jessi and many of my close friends are gardeners and would love a copy! 🌸

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  371. Vasoula Kyrkos on

    I am located in Cleveland, OH and love flowers! If I were to win, I would share some of the books with my friends. We have bonding over flowers and each other’s yards and pots. Each season we grow flowers, some from seed, some from plants from our local nursery. Our next step would be cutting gardens!
    I would also love to extend my love of flowers to the community. I would love to involve our local library and school district to donate the books to their libraries. It would be a great opportunity to foster kids love of flowers and introduce others to gardening! Maybe even go further and see if there can be a community flower garden for children come and work in the dirt and watch their flowers grow!

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  372. Andrea Fjeldahl on

    Oh my goodness I would share with my mom and daughters we love flowers and are beginners to say the least. Flowers add color and life wherever they are.
    I have friends and patients that would adore your book they love flowers and gardens…🥰

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  373. Beth on

    How lovely! If I were to receive the books, I’d share one with my dear friend Molly, who loves your work and also loves growing flowers. The other would go to my mom, also an avid gardener! Thanks and cheers!

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  374. Carol sackeyfio on

    Wow how fun to share. I would share one with my daughter who has a small lot next to her house that I am trying to interest her into putting into a garden! Also one with my neighbor that first told me about the Floret phenomenon! One for my local library here in NE Seattle.

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  375. Beth Calloway on

    I would share this book with my son Austin, he just started working at Watson Nursery in Puyallup Wa. He has found a passion for botany and agriculture. He plans to get his agricultural license and loves plants and gardening and he would LOVE this book! Thank you for all your inspiration.

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  376. Theresa Phillips on

    I am new to growing dahlias. However, I have watched your videos on how to grow and cut flowers. I am thinking about selling flowers at the many farmers’ markets here in Palmer, Alaska. If I were to win, I would share them with the gardeners here in the local town. I am very excited that I might contribute to a great group of people who can always help with advice during our short growing season.

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  377. Kirsten Blakley on

    I am new, well getting ready to start selling my flowers. I would love to use one book as a give away to get people excited about my new business. I would take two to one of my local libraries. I would take a couple to one of inner city of Indianapolis libraries. I live In Westfield, Indiana a suburb of Indianapolis. I would give one to my aunts because since she has retired from teaching she has been to a naturalizing class and then volunteering at one of her community nature centers and teaching kids and adults about naturalizing and has even taken a class on how to plant and take care of dahlia’s. She has been encouraging me to start my own business. The last and most important to me would be to give one to my dad. He is the one who got me into flowers; planting and taking care of them. He had bought in the late 80’s the book Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers and I would go through and imagine which flowers to plant at my own house. He also has given me some heirloom iris’ that had started at his grandmothers house and he had kept and divided through the years and gave me some a couple of years ago. I love how my dad and my aunt; his sister had kept the green thumb that was instilled into them by their grandmother, mother, and has passed it down to me. I would love to have an opportunity to give people a chance to make the world more beautiful with flowers.

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  378. Emily Hillard on

    I would love to share these books with my family and friends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (my hometown) and Fairmont, West Virginia. I have loved learning about flowers and planting this summer. I love to grow pumpkins and look forward to learning more about flowers and gardens. Thank you for reminding everyone to enjoy the beautiful flowers in our lives.

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  379. Catie Maurer on

    Can’t wait to read this book and learn more about dahlia’s! I want to start my own flower farm and am currently an amateur cut flower grower and gardner. I would share this book with the local library and schools to help more people learn to love flowers like I do.

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  380. Jeanne Spriensma on

    I live in the west side of Michigan, about 20 miles from Lake Michigan, and I have been so enjoying your books. I have learned so much about cut flowers and especially growing Dahlias. My garden looks better this year because of the many tips I have learned from Floret. I would love to share the books with the young gals who are starting Dahlia gardens here in my area and need the encouragement and inspiration you provide. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing it with all of us.

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  381. Tammy on

    I would share the books with my best friend in North Carolina, my daughter in St. Augustine and anyone else I can think of that blesses my life with joy. I live in hot, humid South Florida and dream of your weather.

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  382. Anika Lindsey on

    Erin,
    I’m new to Washington originally from California. We just bought a new house that’s a new build so I have my work cut out for me in terms of planting from scratch. I have two young children that I also want to teach about gardening during this project as this is our first home. I would love to receive this book in this journey. As a person of color I want to be able to pass this knowledge on to my family and generations to come.
    Thank you,
    Anika

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  383. Sydney on

    I’m located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I plan to share the books with people I community garden with!

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  384. Barbara Jones on

    I am a flower enthusiast who lives in the California Sierra foothills. We call it The Motherload, or Gold country. I love Dahlias. We have quite a deer 🦌 problem and these flowers are resistant to their foraging. Although I once bought some chocolate dahlias and they were munched on within a week. If I were to get a stack of books I would share them with our sweet neighbors. A lot of people up here have vegetable gardens but I for one grow flowers. Three years ago my husband and I were in a horrific automobile crash. We were far from home and spent two months in various hospitals recuperating from our injuries. I wasn’t able to go outside for most of the time. I wanted so much to get back to my garden, my family and my cats. The sweet young lady who lives across the street had been hired to feed the cats and water the garden. Even though we were gone much longer than expected she and other neighbors diligently watered our yard so when I returned it was fairly intact. I heard you once say flowers can heal people. They have done wonders for my body that is still recovering and for my soul that needed replenishing. From here on out I need all the flowers, all the time.

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  385. Christina Rose on

    Erin ~
    Please disregard my 1st entry as I did not mention where I am from.
    I live in Grand Junction, Colorful Colorado!
    Erin, I absolutely love your heart for flowers! And that your wish is to share that love with the world is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences, growth, and education on growing flowers. I watch every episode of Growing Floret and I am so in awe and the same time so at peace when watching your series. I see the hard work you’ve put into it and I am amazed. I’ve often said if I was 20 years younger I too, would have had a flower farm. But at least watching your series, I can live vicariously through you!
    I grew up seeing and enjoying my grandmother’s rows and rows of Zinnias. To this day, in honor of my grandmother that I plant Zinnias! I plant a cutting garden every year and love trying new flowers. Growing your beautiful Dahlias will be so exciting!
    I have 3 sisters , a daughter and a daughter-in-law that all love and grow flower gardens. I have 2 granddaughters that I intend to pass on this love for flowers that we share. I will be sharing your gifts with them!
    Erin, thank you so much for your love of flowers, generosity and your desire to share your passion with the world! ~

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  386. Denise on

    I would give books to my friends, neighbors and coworkers. I love growing flowers and I have learned so much from you🌺

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  387. Lydia on

    I am growing the seeds from what was sent to me when I got my book! I am so excited and waiting to see what they are, I am a little late but hopefully the will still bloom……….I want to share these books with my garden club. They will love it! I am from Lancaster Pa zone 6b. Thank you for sharing your knowledge! Lydia Cochran

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  388. Susan Pacheco on

    Oh my, I just saw my friend Kim’s arrangement that she created from her own flowers. You helped get her started and the joy shines through her! The arrangement took my breath away. I would love to share a book with my mom, my sisters and a friend who’s sending her only child off to to college next week.

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  389. Renda Jones Boomer on

    I have really enjoyed following you and all the knowledge you share about Dahlias… this is my first year planting them they were a favorite of my brother that passed away this past year 🥲 he always enjoy the large blooms of Dahlias when we would go to the cutting garden at the care home to pick a bouquet for his room 😊
    So I would love one for my self, mom and sister the flower holds a special memory in my/our hearts 💕
    Bless you for sharing your love of garden/ Dahlias 🌼🦋🌼
    Renda

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  390. Kathleen Stevenson on

    Unfortunately I am on a very tight budget so I could not purchase Discovering Dahlias and our little library did not buy it (but they do have your two other books – that are so inspiring!) so I drove fifteen miles to the next town since their library purchased it but would not lend it to non residents. I do grow dahlias but now that I have read the book I realize all the things I am doing wrong. Also, now I want to try my hand at breeding. If I was to win I would give two copies of the book to the Dexter Library and give three away as prizes to the winners of the Dexter Garden Club flower arranging workshop we are doing in September based on A Year in Flowers. Two copies would go to the Saline Library since their members sometimes come to our programs. Two copies would go to the Royal Oak Library in memory of my Mother who loved all things gardening and was a great supporter of their library. Another copy would go to a good friend of mine, also on a budget who grows beautiful dahlias and shares them for our fall workshops. The list of worthy recipients goes on and on. Thank you for having this contest.

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  391. Sara on

    This my first year discovering dahlias & I am patiently waiting on the blooms of my own tubers. Like most new gardeners, I began this hobby more seriously during the pandemic as it gives me a healthy distraction and allows me to share the beauty of nature with others. If I win this drawing, I will share with friends & family who are also learning this new craft so that we can experience this all together. In today’s digital world, it is so important to find ways to meaningfully connect & gardening does this for me.

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  392. Maggie Morgan on

    Oooh this is E X C I T I N G! I’m in Greeley, Colorado and I would first of all donate to my wonderful local library — the High Plains Library District and then our local Garden Club for their members and guests to pour over. I would then donate to the Colorado State University and University of Colorado libraries and my neighbor who is getting his degree from CSU’s landscape architecture program. He’s always busy landscaping and maintaining other people’s yards in our neighborhood and loves to incorporate color. Last I would share with two friends who are avid backyard growers who constantly SHARE their blooms with others. It would be such a joy to give these to others who love to learn, grow and share!

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  393. Tammy on

    Just discovering your blog and wonderful show on Discovery! As I have recently quit working as a baker making desserts for a restaurant, I have moved to my lake home in Alabama and have taken up gardening. My neighbors have been wonderful in teaching me gardening skills and I would love to give back to them by sharing your passion for flowers and treat them to something special. Thanks for sharing your gift with the world.

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  394. Laura Doll on

    I would share Discovering Dahlias with my community library and the library at the college I work at. I also need to keep one for myself! 😁.
    I am new to gardening with dahlias, so I have a lot to learn! Thank you for your emails & beautiful pictures. You are so inspiring! I live in WI.

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  395. Mary F Doyle on

    I am located in New Jersey and I plan on sharing the books with my neighbors on both sides of my home. One who is a new neighbor who is just starting her garden. I have shared different plants with her to help her get her garden growing . My neighbor on the other side has done a fantastic job on his year who claims most of his garden has come from mine. I know both their family love to garden so we would share with them. Also, my sister in law is a master gardener who would also love to share the book. I only learned about you with the discover plus channel and I am a fan. My yards is amazing but now you have taught me how to add color to it all season long. My project for next year is to make a small cutting flower bed. You and your group are amazing please produce more show for TV

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  396. Laura Doll on

    I would share Discovering Dahlias with my community library and the library at the college I work at. I also need to keep one for myself! 😁.
    I am new to gardening with dahlias, so I have a lot to learn! Thank you for your emails & beautiful pictures. You are so inspiring!

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  397. Kim Krueger on

    Greetings! I will be sharing your Discovering Dahlias books and gifts with women who are passionate gardeners. They love the beauty of nature and it would be a nice surprise to give them such an incredible book such as this. You have taught me so much about flowers and the processes necessary to produce gorgeous varieties. Thank you for the kindness of your time and sharing such valuable information to all of us.

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  398. Jaime on

    I’ve been loving your books, and the mini video series and flower guides have been so helpful to me this season as a novice gardener. Pinching = game changer! :-) I’d share the books with family, friends, and a couple local libraries. Thanks for sharing all of this beauty with us, and for being such a wonderful resource!

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  399. Stephanie on

    I would share Discovering Dahlias with 3 local libraries. I recently learned about floret and purchased several packets of flower seeds this year. I’m thrilled with the results and can’t wait to learn more about dahlias. I started with 2 raised beds, but the flowers have quickly taken over! I’m planning on making a larger bed on my 1 acre property. I live in Nazareth, PA, zone 6B. Thank you so much for sharing everything you’ve learned along the way.

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  400. Tina Thaw on

    I would love to share the beauty of Discovering Dahlias with my community. Immediately, I thought of two women that have different struggles in life, one has lupus and the other has two special needs children one of which is severely disabled. That mom is trying her first season of growing dahlias herself as part as a giving community in her area. I know she would appreciate the surprise package, and my friend with lupus…well, gardening is her salvation. I see the delight in her face in the Spring when her tulips are blooming. I would love to assist her in adding dahlias to her garden. I have another friend who just lost her husband of 55 years after he battled pancreatic cancer for 2.5 years. I know her love of beautiful flowers and this would definitely bring her some joy as well. I have three other women in my life that love to garden and would appreciate this gesture. Regardless if I am chosen or not, I truly appreciate your efforts to bring more beauty into the world through your work and generosity. These “Covid Days” are hard for so many, and pretty things can bring a smile to the face even if for a moment. Thank you for being such a good human. We definitely need more of this type of giving in our world today. With much love and respect, I thank you.

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  401. Brooke on

    I would love to share Discovering Dahlias with family and friends. My love and passion for growing flowers has grown to a whole new level because of Floret! Thank you so much for taking time to share your knowledge with us! Sugarcreek, Ohio

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  402. Michele Biewer on

    I have gardened to some extent most of my life. Two years ago I was able to start a vegetable garden with a friend and this year we added space for flowers in our Illinois zone 5B garden. After watching Growing Floret, I’m completely hooked on flowers and would love to grow more especially dahlias. I would share the books with my gardening friends.

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  403. Brandy on

    This year is my first year growing dahlias and I am hooked. I have multiple friends who just moved this year including my aunt who would love to be able to learn more to share, trade, and grow them from seed. We like in Greenfield Ny, it near Saratoga where all the horse racing takes place. I want to thank you and your team for such a beautiful gift you have given, beauty in a world of uncertainty has been such a blessing.

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  404. Zanné de Villiers on

    Dear Chris, Erin and your team, thanks so much for sharing your passion and love for flowers with us! For her birthday, my forever-a-farmer-at-heart-dad gave my mom a little dahlia acre in the garden this year! We are waiting for the bulb season to open, to buy some bulbs for her! They live in Worcester (South Africa). We are super excited to see the dahlias bloom in their garden. This book would be a treasure for my dad and mom! And would be passed on through the generations, because we all love flowers! Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Keep on blooming!

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  405. Bahry S on

    First, I’d like to say I never really noticed dahlias until I came across your show and your Instagram page. I’ve followed you since and am obsessed with dahlias now. I am from San Francisco, Bay Area, California. My climate is foggier than sunny. My sunset zone is 17… a struggle, really. If I win, I’d love to share my goodies with fellow gardeners in this area, my coworkers (we are nurses), my very pregnant sister (who is due on 8/10/21), and my botanist friend. You’re an inspiration, Erin. Keep up the solid work. We see you and we appreciate you!

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  406. Marina Kanninga on

    I would love to schare this book Sith my dahliafriends and sister. I am from the Netherlands

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  407. Charllote Gray on

    I’m from Temecula, CA (zone 9b). Oh, how I wish to share these precious books to all my new garden friends in San Diego (zone10). I help them turn their beautiful manicured lawn or an empty yard into a garden that is more natural and has a purpose! We planted Ornamental trees, Fruit trees, vegetables and annual flowers and we garden organically! They all fell in loved with the beauty of the dahlias blooming glorious in my garden! They would love to have the same in their gardens. They will be so thrilled if they will received this one of a kind book about Dahlias! I can totally see them schedule a baby sitter so they can have a ME time with Dahlias by Floret! Thanks to your beautiful pictures, growing guidance and information – it helped me a lot in choosing the right varieties of dahlias to grow! You are such an inspiration to a lot of us!

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  408. Karen Baas on

    This would be a dream come true to be able to share your books with my fellow dahlia addicts on instagram. As I am growing over 50 varieties this year, I am in dahlia heaven every single day & certainly living my absolute best flower filled life. Having trained as a florist earlier on in Spring, I now have my own small cutting garden in our allotment. You have been my ultimate inspiration Erin. x
    @marinalilyfloraldesign_co . The Netherlands

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  409. Miranda Li on

    I would love to share this amazing books with Neigbours on my street , they are all my mentors walking me through from someone knowing nothing about gardening to the first summer I have a dahlia flower patch in my garden

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  410. Jenny Boevers on

    I would share your book with my mom for sure and Stacie…a dear friend of mine who is just beginning in the flower farm business. A registered nurse who is following her passion in life! Oh and my neighbor, Janet; and my friend Melody, a writer and photographer of all things garden. We also have a community college in our neighboring town with the most gorgeous arboretum.

    Cedar Falls, Iowa

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  411. Parrish on

    Oh how wonderful to share your book with others! I would give a copy to good friends Stephanie & Sarah… they work at a local nursey and I know they would enjoy the book. Have to figure out who else to give too! Im sure I want have any trouble!

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  412. Edith Courtemanche on

    I would love to win a copy of your book on dahlias! I would share it with my Mom and husband. My mom and I owned a successful flower shop for 20 years!Still today we love to garden and watch plants grow and flower!

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  413. Alice Herren on

    I would share with our local library, Master Gardeners, and a couple of my flower-loving friends in Sterling, IL!

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  414. Lao Vang on

    I live in Herald, CA. I’m a small cut flower farmer and if I were chosen for this giveaway, I would share the remaining books with my local customers. They too love dhalias as much as I do and I always educate my customers as best as I can and so I would share it with my many customers.

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  415. Pam Aikins on

    I would share the books with my Hamilton, MT outdoor book club (we met all winter long…outdoors). Yay summer- We’re finally surrounded by flowers and gardens instead of huddled around outdoor fires with down blankets and hot tea!

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  416. Heather Marg on

    I would share the books with my family, friends, and local library!

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  417. Amber Green on

    I live in St George, Utah. My daughter is a floral designer at a cute flower shop here in town and we love all the ladies that she works with. I would love to share these books and fun things with them.
    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and knowledge you share with us.

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  418. Heather L Moothart on

    I live in Southern California and teach at a Junior High School. One of the most popular clubs on campus is the garden club. Besides growing vegetables in my own garden and helping the school club, I would love to introduce these young enthusiasts to the love you have shared of flowers. This would be an amazing treat!

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  419. Joy L. on

    Hi Erin ! I live in Washington and This was my first year of growing and I loved growing my dahlias! If were to get these books I would share these with my friends who just got into growing with me !

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  420. Kim Haste on

    I will share these wonderful books with a women’s group I belong to in South Florida. Every one in our little group either has/had a child with a mental disorder or is a support person. We have all watched Growing Floret and texted back and forth while enjoying it numerous times. The amount of peace we have all gotten from the beautiful and tranquil episodes has been epic. The brief moments of escape have been much needed.
    We’ve passed around a single copy of A Year in Flowers so many times it’s hard to remember whose turn it is next! Your gift would be amazing for us all

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  421. Renee Grabeel on

    I would share a book with each of my four sisters because dahlias were our mom’s favorite flower. I so wish I would have paid attention to her lessons more. I would share one with her sister Barbara who has a beautiful garden with starts from her mom’s garden.

    I would also share with our friend Cathy Robinson who makes my day sometimes with pictures of her beautiful garden in South Carolina. Lastly, I would share with my great-niece Alexis and mother to my mom’s namesake, Nancy, in the hopes she would carry on the love of dahlias to the next generation. I am not a gardener, but am inspired after watching your show on Magnolia Network. I sure want to try and grow some dahlias.

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  422. Martha on

    Hi –

    I’ve followed the farm for sometime now and took the workshop and love what you are doing. As a photographer and someone who has loved gardening but finally had a bigger space to do it in my backyard, your course and books have been inspiring. I’ve gone from two dahlias to over 50 that I planned, researched, and made my own cards/map so I could figure out where I put things! I LOVED my dahlia book and cards i got and bought a book for a friend this past year.

    To be quite honest, I’m intrigued by what the dahlia inspired things in the box might be and I’ve loved skimming through a few of the comments from people. If I were to get the box of books, I’d like to share them with some of the folks on this list who have super fun ideas about how to share them with their communities. So even if it was sending just a few books here and there it would fun to see them have an opportunity to share with others do more books were spread out to wider communities. Because, at the end of the day isn’t that what we are all about? Connecting with one another, inspiring and sharing joys, loves and passions with one another to keep our communities connected; not only with each other but with the earth. And what a prize to have more beautiful flowers out there as a result and folks bonding over making that happen.

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  423. Maggie Smith on

    I would share the books with my Master Gardener friends who volunteer countless hours serving our community by answering Garden, pest , and growing plant questions just because they love flowers and growing so deeply. They richly deserve the blessing this book would give!

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  424. Kelly on

    I would share with my mom who taught me the basics about gardening and lit a fire for learning more. I grew my first dahlias this year and I can’t wait to add to my collection in coming years. I have enjoyed them so much but have a lot to learn.

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  425. Laura Cox on

    I would share the books with my daughter and a dear friend who is obsessed with dahlias, with most of his garden given over to them as time has gone on. He would be over the moon about that gift. I have a lot to learn about dahlias, having never had them in my gardens, and at the age of 63, I better get started, right? My brother always called my time outdoors my dirt therapy. He is so right. Nothing is more rewarding or more centering.

    I just recently learned about Floret and zoomed through the show on AMC+. Good for you for learning how to make a business of your passion, for being able to surround yourself with beauty every day and for helping to make the world a better place in the process. Most of all, thank you for passing on your knowledge to all the rest of us.

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  426. Britt Kinevich on

    Hi, My name is Britt and I live in Denmark, Maine. I have always had a passion for growing gardens full of flowers but it was always perennials. It wasn’t until I did ty our first book and saw the amazing art you create for this world with flowers . I know have started my first clut flower gardens and even have one at work too lol. I have never grown dahlias and would love this to be why I finally do give them a home here in Maine too. Kudos for all you and your entire tribe do🙏🏼🌸💗🙏🏼 Gratefully, Britt

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  427. Beth Shirk on

    I plan to share them with a close friend. We both love flowers and decorate for weddings together. My goal is to start a flower farm as a source of flowers for weddings and photo opportunities. I live in Greenwood,SC.

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  428. Carol Luehring on

    Hi,
    My name is Carol Luehring and my daughter’s name is Rachel. We live in the small town of Okauchee, in southeastern Wisconsin. We love gardening in our 3/4 acre lot. On the tail end of raising six children, Rachel and I have started growing vegetables and flowers to share a little joy with friends and neighbors. We’ve enjoyed the smiles we get in return for our garden produce. Recently we have struggled with bugs on our Dahlias . While we have started growing Dahlias we are struggling to figure out how to grow them with longer stems.

    We are new to Floret so we would love your books. Both Rachel and I are employed as teacher assistants at our elementary school literally across the fence from our back yard gardens. Connected to a school we have many opportunities share the books, the knowledge and the love of flowers with our students and their families. Starting a school garden will allow us to guide the kids in flower care as well.

    Yes ,our hope is that we can be among those fortunate enough to receive copies of your book. Anticipating success at our home and with our neighborhood school, you know we will also be quick to share those successes with our three other teaching daughters as well! Ruth in California, Karen in Colorado and Kathy in northernWisconsin.

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  429. Jen Sacklin on

    WHOOPS! I forgot to mention where I’m located in my first post. I’m in Springfield, Oregon!

    I’ll be putting a few copies of “Discovering Dahlias” in my free little library that I built in front of my house! I’ll also give a copy to the Eugene, OR public library – they have it in eBook format but not hardbound – and then I’ll give a copy to each of my gardening friends :)

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  430. Jen Sacklin on

    I’ll be putting a few copies of “Discovering Dahlias” in my free little library that I built in front of my house! I’ll also give a copy to our local public library – they have it in eBook format but not hardbound, and then I’ll give a copy to each of my gardening friends :)

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  431. Sarah Betteridge on

    I live in Perth, western Australia. I absolutely love dahlias and I love your other flower books. I would love to spread the dahlia love in western Australia and would share your books with friends in my gardening network here.

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  432. Linda E. Goodman on

    My name is Linda and I live in Suffolk Virginia, on a farm where my husband Larry grows peanuts and cotton. I truly love all kinds of flowers and love to arrange them. I heard about Floret Flowers from watching Laura on Garden Answer. If I received this book I would share it with both my sisters and my brother , we all got our love of flowers from our parents and our great Aunt Vera and Uncle Ira who owned and ran a flower nursery. I also have several friends I would give the book too, who enjoy flowers as much as I do. I find dahlias to be such a unique flower that I would love to learn more about them. They are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us and for this kind opportunity to receive your book. God bless

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  433. Clydia Young on

    My name is Clydia and I live in Georgia. I watched your shows on the Magnolia channel and was immediately in love with the colors and beauty of dahlias. I had created a large flower bed in my backyard that I can see from my living room. I have been filling it up with whatever appealed to me. But now I am going to remove a lot of the plantings to make room dahlias.

    I would be so excited to share your book with my 3 best friends who are also retired and developing our gardens. My granddaughter would also get a book because she is becoming a lover of my garden. My lovely next door neighbor would get one because she is trying to revamp her yard now that I have been working on mine. Lastly, my sister who is filling in her pool and will have the perfect patch of ground for dahlias and she will be able to see them from anywhere in her house.

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  434. Kathy Godoy on

    I’ve recently become obsessed with having a cut flower garden and love dahlias. I would totally share these books with my friends and sister in law who are all excited for a flower garden too! I live in Southern California! I also just got your cut flower garden book in the mail ❤️

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  435. Crystal Geise on

    My name is Crystal and I’m an avid flower lover. I guess I get it from my mom. I love in a small community in Portville NY. I would love to share this book with everyone and anyone interested in flowers, planting, seeding, growing and their stories and information. I’ve been wanting to start a community garden for our small town for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for doing what you do in the flower world. Your show is very educating. We need more people like you. Thank you.

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  436. Megan on

    I will have to branch out a bit because my close gardening friends already have the book! I would love to give a couple to neighbors and family. It’s beautiful!

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  437. Lizzie Keith on

    I would share them with friends and family but also Dahlia obsessed, but I would also give a couple of copies to the local college where I studied Horticulture as I found your book a great source of information, which is easy to read and understand.

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  438. Annabelle on

    For my 2 nieces who are beginning a flower garden/farm. Then to my Community Library. I leave in Gatineau, Québec, Canada

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  439. Deanna smith on

    My mom and aunt got me interested in gardening—no growing back— it’s infiltrated all aspects of life. They’d be the first with whom to share

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  440. Aftin on

    From Black Hills, SD – see comment above ;)

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  441. Kathryn on

    Hello,
    I love all your dahlias and have been a fan of dahlias for a number of years but never knew I could grow from seed until this year! I love your new breeds! I’d be so thrilled to be able to share your books with my book club, they are great and generous ladies and have beautiful homes and gardens, and would really appreciate your book as well as myself! I’m in Vernon, BC and as an artist I’d love to be able to paint my future unique dahlias!

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  442. Barb on

    First our daughters and my flower LOVING Mom, then friends :-)

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  443. Aftin on

    My mom and I share a love for zinnias and learning to grow dahlias is on our list! Your books and videos are an inspiration to try again!

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  444. Chris Whitacre on

    I would love to share the books with my flower loving friends and family!

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  445. David Roberts on

    What could be a greater act of love than the gift of flowers. In history it’s The Language of Flowers, the communication of giving and sharing. It is with this heartful joy, I would be sharing the gifts you have. Spreading the love of flowers to my ever-growing circle of friends and family.

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  446. Kindra Whitfill on

    I would love to share with my daughters, mother and sisters, sister in law, and mother in law. Growing my first dahlias from floret farm seeds! Can’t wait to see them flower!

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  447. Pam on

    I will share Discovering Dahlia book with my peeps that I went to Boulder Colorado with two weeks ago. They were taking pictures of the group of girls and scenery and I was taking pictures of flowers. LOL All thanks to your introduction of dahlias and other flowers into my life. I cannot grow them because I live in a condo but I can enjoy them through your books. Much love to all you share.

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  448. Emily on

    I would love to share them with all of my teacher friends who love gardening as a back to school gift! Located in the Central Valley in California :)

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  449. Cindy on

    Please disregard my previous entry as you deserve a much better explanation.

    It is true, I’ve already read Discovering Dahlias cover to cover. Its proudly displayed in my office so I can easily reference it and continue to enjoy the photographs. I would give the 7 books to my gardening friends and family. The first 2 would go to my daughters, Katie and Jill to begin to build their library and to thank them for allowing me the privilege’s of watching them grow up playing in my gardens, believing in fairies and tolerating all of our trips to the garden centers. Most of all still asking to tour my gardens and wanting a bouquet of flowers. Next my best friend Beth, who I’ve taught how to garden and now she is literally spreading her wings with a focus on pollinators and butterflies. She is now capturing milkweed seeds to give to friends and neighbor, inspired by you. The 4th book would go to very good friends Roger & Rose, when they retired they turned their entire backyard into a vegetable garden, donating produce to the local food bank. They now have a a greenhouse and a row of Dahlias as they intrigue and challenge him. The 5th book is another dear friend Leigh Ann, her homestead is an example of the love and magic of creativity and is now teaching her 5 year old granddaughter the love of flowers and gardening. The 6th book would be given to another set of gardening friends Andy & Gloria. They are retired school teachers. In retirement they have transformed their yard into a beautiful display of flowers. They have been fortunate to travel to the UK and have always enjoyed the Dahlias during their travels. I have enjoyed their slideshows. They too are passing along the love of flowers to their 4 grandchildren. The final book would be given to my friend Linda. She owns a small business making signs and has a horticulture degree. I love seeing the pictures of her garden and the creativity. All of these people would follow your mission of getting more flowers in peoples lives. All in North Carolina. We believe in your cause. Thank you for all that you share with us.

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  450. Karen on

    If it’s not to late to enter your “giveaway” I would share your information with our local “Madras Garden Club”. We are a small group of gardeners, both novice and advanced here in the high desert of central Oregon. Dahlias are a challenge here as they must be lifted and stored in the fall as they will not winter over. That said, one of my neighbors boasts over a hundred dahlias in her garden that she stores every year, and she’s in her 80’s!

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  451. Lynda Meyer on

    Houston, TX here — I’ll share this with my gardening friends! Martha, Cheryl, Aileen, and Leslie

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  452. Sara D. on

    South Sound, WA dahlia newbie here with 3 of 5 returning tubers this year! I would share with my daughters, nieces and sisters. (Exactly 7 peeps!) 😄 Thank you for the dahlia inspiration.

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  453. margie on

    I live in Canberra, Australia if this is open to overseas entries. If I won I would share with a few flower crazy friends, and to help support local I’d give a couple to a friend who owns a small independent book store as a giveaway. Just stunning!

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  454. Lacey on

    I would love to share your books with mostly friends who love and are learning to really live off the land. I have been on a quest to really see all of God’s beauty for about a year now and I just came across your show and am enjoying it thoroughly. I currently have your cut flower garden book in my cart and plan to get it ordered and dive in very soon. Thank you for always looking for the beauty. God’s story is told through all that is around us and I want to discover it all. Im in North Carolina. Thank you Erin and team Floret!

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  455. Claire Duda on

    I am from northeast Ohio and I would love to share with my friends who love flowers too! All of your flowers are so gorgeous!

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  456. Nancy Haase on

    I live in Central Oregon and have just started my obsession with dahlias thanks to my friend’s husband and to Floret! Just by sharing “Growing Floret” episode 2 with my brother who was visiting from Arizona, he is planting his first dahlia seeds today! I would love to share “Discovering Dahlias” with all my friends and family who share my love of gardening, as well as the gardeners in my town whose yards I admire. Erin, you are so captivating and your love of growing flowers is so infectious! Thank you for all you do and for sharing your life with us!

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  457. Nicole Chilson on

    I would like to share with young gardeners in my community as they are the future and this knowledge will go a long way. Also getting them excited about these beautiful flowers at a young age will peak they interest of all the things they can grow.
    Located in Texas

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  458. Terri on

    Love sharing anything that comes from the garden. What a joy it would be to share a copy of your book to the many people that have given me small cuttings from their own gardens. I bought a few red dahlias on a clearance rack and from 8 plants had about 30 tubulars to restart and share the following year. This year I bought two purple ones and hope to have the same success! Since August 10th is my birthday it would be a wonderful gift!

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  459. Abby Hopfauf on

    I’m from Snohomish, WA and I would love to share with friends and maybe a few flower loving strangers I cross paths with!

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  460. Jenni Hulburt on

    Your book would be a lovely addition to our retreat house library at Forest & Flowers Retreat in western Pennsylvania! I’d also love to share additional copies at future flower workshops I’m working towards — this is our first year cultivating flowers on this land. Thank you for your resiliency in this work, Erin and Floret!

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  461. Debra ARNER on

    I would share the books and flowers with the community garden in Marienville, PA, in Forest County. I am the principal of East Forest a small rural public school with 140 students in grades PreK to 12th grade. We started a community garden on a piece of property at the end of a planned Four Season Trail Head in Jenks Twp. The library is adjacent to the property. The property was unused and had trees and unlevel soil was over grown with trees and brush. The twp and school worked to clear the land and develop a plan and install community beds for local people to use and to plant produce for the community. The students worked to clear and spread mulch in the area with local volunteers and the Twp. We obtained multiple small grants to purchase metal beds and supplies. Slowly the area was developed over the past 3 years. This year we partnered with a federally funded program where students at Abraxas a residential facility in Marienville could be paid to work at the garden. Staff and their students developed a plan. The garden was transformed and now we have picnic tables, stairs linking the top and lower level, flower and vegetable beds. We are in need of flowers to plant for next year so we can share them with the community. The students have installed a fish pond, hand-painted fence, walkways, benches, a train planter, recycled tires for planters, and added solar lights and a 3D sign. The local children are using and visiting the garden as it now is a park/garden to share with the community. We are a very small rural county in Western Pa most of our land is in the Allegheny National Forest we have a high poverty rate for Forest County was 21.9% in 2014. Most of our residents are retired. I would share the books with our two local libraries, our two school libraries ( we also have a West Forest School in Tionesta, PA with 250 students), Abraxas, and the students in my Entrepreneur club that are starting seeds and planting as part of their community-based work experience.

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  462. myna lee johnstone on

    I know so many persons and Garden Club members who who would be enthralled with this where I live on Saltspring Island,BC

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  463. Cara Vainish on

    I belong to Charles Street Garden in Sunnyvale California. We are approx 100 gardeners who share a passion for year round gardening. We grow flowers, vegetables, herbs, fruits, have a chicken coop, kids garden, and group garden. We are a non profit. Two times a year we have a plant sale to raise money. We are in the process of getting certified as a monarch sanctuary. We also donate produce to our local food banks.
    The mild Meditwrranean weather makes it ideal to garden all year round. I would share your wonderful gift with all the gardener at Charles Street Garden.
    We have an area where we share books and materials. Thank you!

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  464. Justin M on

    Being a disabled combat veteran, I have found a way to direct my anxiety and energy into flower gardening in Connecticut where I live. It has allowed me to discover beekeeping and to find an outlet which has been very therapeutic (some challenge and frustration as well). I feel this hobby involves a lifetime of learning and has taught me so much already. I would like to share how flower gardening has helped me to cope with my traumas and to make me a better person and father. I would be honored to share your books and knowledge with other veterans who could use this hobby to cope and to better their lives as well.

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  465. Linda Zumwalt on

    I would share my books with my daughter-in-law, Tina, who loves dahlias. Also throughout our life we have moved from time to time and have many friends who enjoy gardening, I would share my books with friends who love dahlias in Boise, Idaho, and Chehalis, Port Orchard, Spanaway and College Place Washington. I enjoy your show on Magnolia Network and have signed up for your newsletter.

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  466. Shellie Kirby on

    I love Dahlias. I would share the book with my local garden club in the SF East Bay area. Also, I am the program director for the club and I’m trying to find someone to visit us and do a presentation on Dahlias. Any suggestions?????

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  467. Jo on

    I would share them with all my flower loving friends! Thank you for making such a beautiful book!

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  468. Lauren Gellins on

    I have some Dahlias growing in my back yard right now and they are beautiful!

    I’d share these books with my family, neighbors, and friends. I live in central Georgia!

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  469. Dusty Hauck on

    Dahlias are the best! I actually found your blog doing a search for Washington dahlias. :) I would share these books with my florist friend in Belfair, my favorite flower seller at Pike’s Market, my mom and brother who discovered dahlias through my love for them, and my aspiring flower growing pals.

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  470. Barbara on

    I have a big family- 7 siblings, 42 cousins- and would love to share Discovering Dahlias with them so that they can become equally enthralled with these wonderful blooms! It would be so fun if we all grew different varieties and could swap, pitch in on each other’s plots at planting times, and share our experiences of how your book has guided us!

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  471. Oya on

    Hi! I’m from San Diego, CA. I’d share the books to friends who also are just learning to arrange flowers, and hopefully eventually grow flowers, like me. And i will leave a copy in our little neighborhood library. <3

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  472. myrna a preston on

    I would love to share these books with my friends and family. My daughters, Sherri and Jennifer, have become real Dahlia fans and would love to grow some on their small acreage near Truman Lake in Missouri.

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  473. Susan Ordel on

    I am an Estate gardener and love growing Dahlias. I would love to have copies of your book to share with some of the young people who are just beginning their horticultural careers.
    Many thanks!

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  474. Melissa English on

    I would share with my father in law and a few family members who love gardening, also a few friends who are florists and flower farmers! I live in Northern piedmont, NC!

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  475. Chris Fountain on

    I’d share with my neighbor, her and I are trying new things and would love to learn about dahlias! So beautiful. -from Perry Hall, Maryland

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  476. Christina Prior on

    I’d share this with my mother in law who has inspired me to garden. I’m in Baltimore, Maryland. Just discovered your beautiful farm! Thanks for your gift of joy.

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  477. Heather Bartz on

    I’d share with my mom and mother in law as they are learning to love dahlias as much as I do. I live and grow in Port Orchard, WA and my family is back in Wisconsin.

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  478. Leah Bernard on

    This looks so lovely! I’m in Manitoba, Canada, and I would share with my flower loving mom and aunties 😊😊

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  479. Mary Beth Wallace on

    I’d love to get started growing my own dahlias! They are my very favorite flowers! My daughter is getting married on November 6 this year and her floral arrangements, bridal bouquet, and other flowers revolve around beautiful crimson, plum, and purple dahlias! We live in Grove City, Ohio. It’s a suburb of Columbus.

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  480. Jocelyn Lindsay on

    What a wonderful gift! I love sharing and receiving garden goodies. It’s the best part of gardening — generosity. My garden is filled with plants that carry stories from the people who have given them to me, and my plants are out in other gardens sharing stories too. I would share with my garden buddies across the country. Some of us, me included, are just discovering and experimenting with dahlia in our gardens.

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  481. Shelly Lewis on

    Kindergarten of course! My daughter loves dahlia’s and teaches at an elementary school in Indiana. I have a two-tier grow light for February planting and squirt bottles. Hmmm… Mini worm farm?

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  482. Merna on

    My name is Merna and I’m a midwife from Sydney Australia. Currently In lockdown with the kids and would love to learn more about dahlias and share with family and neighbors . Praying to bring joy and hope during these uncertain times 💗

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  483. Rebecca on

    Dahlias are so enchanting! I would share with gardening friends and family, and see if I could donate one or two to a local conservatory or library!

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  484. Cheryl Jasina on

    Oooo Dahlias!! What is not to love.. I would share with family far and wide, throughout Michigan, a few of them being new brides starting out in new homes! The gift that keeps on giving !!

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  485. Renee on

    I live in Sequim, WA and love sharing the joy of gardening with my two daughters, friends, neighbors and my 2nd grade students. This would be a great book to pass around as I share dahlia tubers with these folks. I can see my 2nd graders enjoying the photos and captions in the cool winter months dreaming of summer!

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  486. Deb Homan on

    Deb from Indianapolis, IN I would share this with my sister who is trying to grow dahlias for the first time, my daughters & my neighbors to bring more colorful beauty into our downtown neighborhood!

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  487. Andreya Avila on

    I would share the books with my boyfriends mother, a couple coworkers at the flower shop I work at, and possibly a local library

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  488. Cindy on

    I’ve already read Discovering Dahlias cover to cover and its proudly displayed in my office so I can access for reference or just to enjoy the photographs. I would share all of the 7 books with my gardening friends so they can enjoy the book and learn more about Floret Farms.

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  489. Teresa Koback on

    I live in Burien, just south of Seattle. I’ve been growing and giving away dahlia’s and their tubers for the past couple of years. When covid hit I was up to almost a hundred varieties and ended up having a month off, so I was able to really do a better, more detailed job of dividing and labeling my stock. I decided to start a private FB group “Dahlia’s for my friends and family” it was a hit. It gave lots of friends something to do in the garden to help get through the staying home part of covid. As you probably know, lots of people took up gardening and the demand overtook the supply. I’m happy to see these same friends a year later dividing their flower wealth and sharing it with their friends. I would definitely share the books with all my hard-core flower gals.. and a few flower guys too!

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  490. Jen on

    My dahlias always come so late, I need help! I’d share these books with the women in my book club.

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  491. Casie C on

    Hi- I live on a small acerage in southeast North Dakota and this is my first year growing dahlias and I’m in love! I haven’t gotten my hands on this book yet so I would first keep one for myself before sharing with my friends! :)

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  492. Shanna on

    I’m in Montreal, Canada, and I have a hard time growing dahlias. I’d love to win this book so I could improve my game! My sister loves dahlias too, so I’d share this with her.

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  493. Leisa Meade on

    I am new to dahlias and it has become a passion to myself and my 4 sisters. Your books would help us to grow and be better Gardner’s . I live in MA and we all live are gardens and some many of us live sharing what we learn. Your books would spread like wildfire in New England. Thanks for sharing your beauties

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  494. Althea Cole on

    My husband ( Jim) and I are retired and we sit on the back porch and admire our flowers and other plants. I have planted zinnia seeds every year for the butterflies and for Jim. Jim loves gardening as much as I do but he is confined to sitting and not planting. These flowers are for him. It is so beautiful to watch the abundance of butterflies. I am going to plant dahlies next year instead of zinnias. Hopefully the butterflies will enjoy them as much.

    We live in Loris, South Carolina which is Zone 8. I’m hoping the dahlias will be perennials. Thoroughly enjoyed your show and we share the same passion for flowers.

    Althea

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  495. Terrie Decker on

    I’m so excited. I live in Whitehouse, Texas (East Texas) I love all your posts; the picture of your Dahlias are beautiful. It’s hard to believe you can plant so many flowers in the size of your place. You inspired me to see what I can grow in my smaller space. I am sharing with gardening friends. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, tips and ideas.

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  496. Nancy Marg on

    Hi, I live in southeast MInnesota. I would share the books with family/friends and also check with our local library and garden club to see if they would be interested in a copy as well. My daughter has recently gotten very excited about growing dahlias and has already ordered some new varieties for next year so she would definitely be getting a copy of the book! I remember my mom growing dinner plate dahlias years ago so it’s exciting for me to see my daughter’s interest in growing them, it brings back memories of my mom and the flowers she used to grow. Thank you for offering this great giveaway.

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  497. Kelly Kuhnell on

    Good Morning from Walton,Ky! I have been following you for awhile now and just sit in amazement of your beautiful flowers, you are such an inspiration and such a breath of fresh air. I would love to share with my closest friends who also have a love of flowers and each are starting their own garden beds. I will also share with our local family run/owned nursery (Baetens Nursery) who has been in business 50+ years, only place we buy our flowers and trees. They start off with seeds and grow the most beautiful plants and flowers around!

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  498. Rhonda Hausman on

    I have a beauty salon and so many of the conversations in “the chair” are about growing flowers! We all share the passion, as we call it, we put our beds to sleep in the winter(PA) and start planting tenders after Mother’s Day. That’s the rule! Several years ago my garden was honored to be in our local garden tour! I would happily share these books with my customers who are each trying to pass their hard found knowledge on to their grandchildren. Thank you for this opportunity! Means the world. Growing flowers has gotten all of us through this sometimes harsh life and we are grateful. Be well.

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  499. Kristen Brown on

    This is amazing! And what a wonderful idea. I’m in Highlandville, Missouri. I know I would definitely Give a copy to my best friend, who actually bought me your book the Cut Flower Garden for my birthday. I would also give one to my mother in law who loves working in her gardens every year. I have a couple of other people that come to mind.. But I also thought it would be really neat to just keep a couple of books with me and hand them out to strangers I might meet at our local flower shops. 😊

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  500. Colleen Haug on

    In beautiful Webster Groves, MO, there are many flower gardeners who would truly love this book. I would happily share with all in my community who are interested in bringing more flowers into the world. Even if they never plant dahlias the book would bring so much beauty to their lives!

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  501. Linda on

    Thank you for the opportunity. l would love to share your books with our local library as well as our four county library systems. I tried to find one of your books recently and they did not have any. Of course I will want to share with friends whom I know will love them as well as myself. (smile)

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  502. Kathy on

    Good morning from Maine. I will be sharing with avid flower gardeners in my family. Hailing from NH, MA, NJ.
    And with the former owner of my home, who planted a glorious garden, and is restarting in her new home, in Maine.

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  503. Dennis Harding on

    My wife Lauralee Harding told me about this sweepstakes, and I wanted to enter on behalf of the Patawomeck Indian Tribe of Virginia, to whom I am the assistant Chief here in Stafford, Virginia in the town of Fredericksburg. Two years ago, the county gave us 16 acres of land here in Stafford where we are restoring an old abandoned mansion to serve as our community center and local museum. We have also cultivated a huge community vegetable garden that my family works on together every year, and our 2,500 member tribe benefits from free local produce all summer long. We hold community events here on a weekly basis. We are building a permanent Indian village including three 30 ft. long-houses built by hand where we can educate the public on our tribal history. Having a cut-flower garden to benefit and educate the tribe would be a huge asset to our community. I would share these books with our tribal garden growers here at the tribal center so they could in turn enrich our community with the beauty of cut flowers! Thank you!

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  504. Deanna Vaughan on

    Thank you for the lovely giveaway!! I would share with my BFF neighbor, Kim whom you have inspired to plant her own cut flower garden, my 96 year old granny would adore thumbing through the bright and cheery flower photography, and it would be such fun to gift a few flower loving customers from my small shoppe here in Lufkin, TX.

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  505. Paula K. Dudukovich on

    Good morning from Avon, Ohio! I would love to share with family and friends across in New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Flowers have brought us joy and we have been sharing our photos since we are not able to be together this year!

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  506. Ankia Smith on

    I will Be giving them away to friends and family and of course keep a copy for myself. :)

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  507. Kyrsten Olson on

    I would share with my Sister in law. We help each other with our garden beds, and both being new at it, occasionally it can be a misadventure! We are in Duluth, MN!

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  508. Julie M. on

    Dahlias are so beautiful! Here in Florida just moved recently and loving it. On my way to growing all things color here. Would be thrilled to share the book with friends, one who recently purchased a farm – it has a perfect spot for a flower garden. Thanks for continuing to be such a inspiration to so many. Flowers are the joy of life!

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  509. Debra Juhant on

    I have grown a few dahlias from Walmart in the past and loved them. I know that sounds cheap. I am a nurse at Amita St. Joseph Medical Center for 35 years. Gardening is my stress relief especially in this last year and a half. I want to give a new nurse who loves gardening one and the rest my friends who garden. I am a faithful follower of Garden Answer and have seen her beautiful Dahlias inspired by you.

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  510. Clémence Delahaye on

    Hi everybody, thank you for your work. It is really enthusiastic to go along your website. I learn so much from there.
    I will share all books with my family and friends which are helping me on the farm where I’m starting growing flowers. I’m in France, Ardèche.
    All the best. Life is a chance.

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  511. Tami Matlock on

    I would love to share copies of the book with my sister who has a passion for growing anything. She loves flowers and succulents most though. We’ve recently moved from CA to Central FL and so many of our favorite plants and flowers need drastically different care here. It is challenging but fun learning what thrives and seeing the new plants we can grow. I also have an old neighbor who helped me to grow the most amazing flower garden in my last home. When I moved there the land was bare. Previous owners had removed every plant, bush, or tree. The neighbor saw us out planting trees and tilling a garden before the remodel was even complete, she always said that’s how she knew she liked us! From then, and for the next 5 years, we traded seeds every Spring. Her garden was truly magical, I would love to share a copy with her.

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  512. Pamella Houglan on

    Love dahlias! I’d love to share the books with my sister & my “flower friends”. Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers & I’m trying to grow 2 this year on my tiny condo patio, in Greensboro NC, zone 7b. Thank you for offering this amazing give-away!

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  513. Eileen McIntyre on

    I love Dahlias, my mother in law was an avid gardener and would teach me all about flowers, she is 87 now and would love reading this book.
    I would also share with my daughters and daughter in law, as they now have their own homes and have started to follow my passion. I am very excited to share with other family members, so exciting 🌸🌼

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  514. kavya publication on

    Great share! it’s very informative blog. I really appreciate your work. best self-publishing company in India

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  515. Mayumi Ikeda on

    This is such a generous giveaway you are offering! I would love to be able to share the books with the volunteer group at my church in Tacoma, WA. A large portion of our membership is retired and the Covid-19 pandemic has hit our church in that we are still unable to gather fully in person due to the advanced age and the abundance of caution we are taking with our senior members. Our church board has come up with many creative ways to keep in contact with the congregation. It would be delightful to be able to gift your books and place some into circulation among the members. What a bright spot that would be in mine and their days!

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  516. Eleni Papandreou on

    I’ll share the books with friends and family! I’m from Greece and I love love love dahlias!

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  517. Andrea Talaga on

    How wonderful it would be to receive a set of your dahlia books! 💐 My mother, who is in her 80s, digs up and shares her dahlias every year with neighbors, friends, and family. My dad helps her maintain her lovely flower garden which showcases her dahlias. 💕 I have exactly 7 people I’d love to share the books with – my mom and my sisters and my mom’s neighbors. What a lovely sharing gesture from your farm. 🌺

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  518. Emily Chung on

    I would share these with my gardening and dahlia loving friends, my sister, and keep a few to give as holiday gifts or when I come across someone who I feel would benefit from and be inspired by the book. I live in Westminster, Colorado.

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  519. Janet K Sunderland on

    I would love to share these with our local master gardeners class at the county extension office, in our local libraries and with those in our community gardens.
    Your pictures are so beautiful I imagine the real flowers to be spectacular!

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  520. Kristie Jensen on

    Hello from Lynnwood, Washington! My husband and I love gardening on our 1/2 acre of land. We share this love with our parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. I envision giving back to those who have helped us start our garden as well as paying it forward to new gardeners in our life. Dahlias were a focal point in our wedding flowers and hold a special spot in our hearts.

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  521. Tina Miller on

    I will share with friends who have been inspired to grow their own flowers after seeing my cut flower garden which was inspired by Floret. I was a student of the very first on- line workshop.

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  522. Lynnette Zaunmiller on

    I will definitely share your book and goodies will all of my flower loving friends and family!

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  523. Jenni on

    Hello from Omaha, Nebraska!! I will be sharing the books with my daughters (all 6 of them) – with the ask that they share what they learn far and wide.

    In flowers,
    Jenni

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  524. Jordan Lynn on

    Hello from Kalamazoo MI!

    I would share these books with my future mother in law, she’s a WONDERFUL gardener and has even offered to try to grow dahlias for my wedding next August! I’d also share with my future Aunt in laws as they have green thumbs and love dahlias as well! Another person I’d share with I’d my future cousin in law (clearly the love of flowers runs in the family haha!)

    On top of that, I would share with my elder neighbor who has the most beautiful flower gardens. She often picks bouquets from her yard to share with the neighborhood.

    I think however, most of all, this would be an awesome book to share amongst my future family as it would be an amazing bonding experience and help us try to grow flowers for the upcoming festivities.

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  525. Stephanie Salerno on

    Hello everyone at Floret. I just finished watching your series on Magnolia and am so inspired to expand and harvest my cut flower garden. I’d love to share the book with my mother who helped teach me the love of gardening, my sister who is just beginning her journey to flower gardening and many more friends who you will definitely inspire to beautify their land. Thank you for your consideration and more importantly inspiration!

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  526. Avalon Negrette on

    Hello from Urbana, Illinois! I would love to share these books with some of the amazing women in my family and friend group. The people that I look up to and that encourage me to continue learning and loving all things plants! This would be such a special gift for them.

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  527. Denise Lakin on

    Hello from South Prairie, Washington.
    Thank you for inspiring me during the pandemic to expand my dahlia garden. We cleared some of our 2 1/2 acres and I am hoping to plant nothing but dahlias. How fun to be able to share dahlia love with others.
    I gave my neighbor some of my extra tubers and it is so fun to watch her out there in her yard caring for them. We have made a special bond over dahlias. She would get a book for sure.
    I also have 2 co workers who love flowers. I talk to them non stop about dahlias. Putting a book in their hands would sway them to the dahlia side!
    My sister deserves to get a book- she has endured endless photos of each new dahlia in my beds as they bloom. She always has a nice comment about them.
    My niece is just starting her dahlia adventure. I gave her a bag full of tubers as a hostess gift at Easter. She is constantly asking questions about their care- she would benefit from a book.
    The other books would go to friends who stop by to talk dahlias and enjoy my garden.
    Also… just thought of this , it might be nice to donate a book to the library. That would be fun!!!

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  528. Carmen Stilson on

    My husband and I recently moved to a beautiful place called Tellico Village in Loudon, Tennessee. I would love to share these with my beautiful neighbors who all seem to love to garden here. We even have a garden sharing web site for our area, that includes “come and get it” if you want it, basically from my yard to yours when we have over growth and need to thin out a bit. It’s a great way to help new neighbors just moving in to start their landscaping as well. Not much goes to waste and it builds very nice friendships.

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  529. Sarah Jackson on

    I would love to share these books with my bestie Brandy , who shares my love for growing flowers & introduced me to floret. And my sister, cousin, and nieces as we just lost my brother suddenly and gardening has been a refuge I would like to share. I live in St Louis MO. My sister is in Chicago. I think it would be a great bond for all of us.

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  530. Gayle Barton on

    Hi! I am part of an amazing community garden in Dallas, Texas. We have over 90 plots and over 100 gardeners on 2.27 acres. We are learning the importance of planting flowers with our vegetables. This year for the first time we added a couple of pollinator gardens to our garden. It has improved our garden in so many ways. First, our bees love the flowers. Second, it has made our garden so beautiful and friendly. I love when I pull up to the garden and see all of the beautiful flowers. It makes all of us so happy! We have a great group of people who love to learn about all kinds of plants. In fact, we just started a book club. Our book club meets every other month and our requirement is that the book has to be about gardening in some way. We would LOVE to include this book in our new book club. Gardening is the glue that brings our community together; learning is something that we all have in common; veggies, herbs, and flowers are what we all love. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to tell you a little bit about our wonderful garden. Your books would be so appreciated and put to good use! Check out our garden – Lake Highlands Community Garden in Dallas, Texas

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  531. Eleanor M Hender on

    I’d love to share with my twin sister, Cathy, in Delaware. We both enjoy growing flowers and seeing the beautiful results of our efforts. I live in NJ.

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  532. Melinda Burrus on

    Would share with my good friend that has devoured my book! She just moved to Iowa from Comano Island where we use to live. I now live in Missouri. Having a hard time getting them going here!

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  533. Christina H on

    I would give the Discovering Dahlias book to my good friend that shares my love for dahlias. She learned her love from her dad that grew them until he passed. I have the book already myself, and have been sharing tips with her as we go. We are both in southern British Columbia 🇨🇦
    And I just read the post better & there are 6 more to share?!
    Ok, my Papa who just turned 100 this year, he has grown dahlias for as long as I remember & I have a few of his old varieties going that his dad grew, my aunt & uncle who have a lovely garden, and I have at least 4 friends that I have shared my surplus of dahlia tubers with in the past when tried aggressive splitting and ended up with wayyyyy too many for my modest 40 plant plot.

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  534. Teresa Cochran on

    I plan on sharing them with our daughters and daughter in laws. I know my mother in law would love one too. We live in Spartanburg, SC. My mom use to grow the most beautiful dahlias! She has since passed but they always make me think of her.

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  535. Gina Sampson on

    I have a sister who is super into gardening. She also keeps our 88 year old mom’s yard beautiful as well. I wish so much I had just a little bit of her talent. I know I would share with her and all three of her daughter-in-laws. Yes, she had 3 boys! I would also like to share with our local library. I believe it would be great for someone to be able to check out one of the books who could not afford to pay for it or to come to the library and read it. Also I would want to share with my daughter and daughter-in-law.

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  536. julie meyer on

    My name is Julie and I am located in Cranbury, NJ. My husband has fallen in LOVE with Dahlias, so I would give him one copy, along with my Dad, because he is always planting new things, as well as my sister in-law, my Nan, who has the most delightful gardens, my old classmate who just bought a house and a couple of my coworkers who are also flower junkies like myself!

    You guys brighten my IG scroll, give me garden inspiration, and I cannot help but to drool with envy; you guys have the coolest job!

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  537. Joan June on

    I plan on sharing with my daughter and daughter in-law and my friend whom has just purchased a house with no landscape plants. I have some red dahlia flowers that have been passed on from my great aunt and grandmother. They multiply every year. I hope to add some more colors to my garden in SE Wisconsin.

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  538. Dannyel Crane on

    Hello from Southeast Idaho! I am new to growing Dahlias and enjoying all the things I am learning from you at Floret Farms! I am over the moon excited to start sharing flowers with my neighbors, friends and local hospital. I keep telling everyone I know about your show on the Magnolia channel. If I were to win I would share with with my son in law who loves to garden and grow flowers, my mother who is recently widowed and needing a new hobby that could fill her life with beauty of flowers. I also have a sweet little neighbor that has a green thumb like you can’t believe! I learn from her as well and know if she attempts to grow Dahlias she will be successful with the help of your awesome book! Thanks for sharing so much with all of us. You give away so much knowledge for free! It’s just amazing. Hugs to your whole team!! 🥰🥰

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  539. Karen Hochstetler on

    Hi there! I’m in Virginia and have just ‘discovered’ dahlias in the past two years. I have many friends who love flower gardening as much as I do, and would share the books with them, and one for me.

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  540. MB Meadows on

    What a great giveaway! With 5 siblings and 1 brother-in-law spread across the US, I’ve got a built-in squad to share, discuss and grow our dahlias in a variety of climates. We are all growing different things but this would bring us together for a mutual goal – develop our own family varieties 😊. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  541. Elizabeth Heer on

    I have three daughters and several friends who are all as crazy about gardening as I am. I live in a small village in southeast Michigan. Dahlias would make our corner of the world more beautiful, and we all need that, don’t we?

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  542. Maureen on

    Maureen here in eastern Massachusetts! I’d definitely give one to my Mom and cousin in Ohio, drop one in the Little Free Library down the road; donate one to my local library, and the rest to my flower loving friends. Oh, and keep one for myself of course ;)

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  543. Tricia Fynewever on

    I am located in Southern California and have become passionate about gardening as my mental health outlet. I would share these books with my mother, who instilled the love of flowers in me; my mother-in-law who is equally as passionate about her gardening and is always an outlet for advice; a wonderful friend of mine who recently did her training for Master Gardener and volunteers in our local community gardens and historical society garden; and my daughter’s elementary school and another local elementary school where they have their own gardens where kids can learn healthy way of living and growing! And our wonderful local library which relies on local and private donations and volunteers in order to serve our community.

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  544. Beth Malpas on

    Mobile, Alabama
    What an awesome give away! For the love of Dahlias, please pick me. It would be so much fun to share with my gardening friends and acquaintances. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  545. Lori Birchfield on

    Hi I’m located in SE Iowa and I would share the books with my local schools. I think there needs to be more growing and gardening in our young peoples lives. Seeing the content and learning about flowers might spark that interest in some young person. Thank you for this chance and keep up the wonderful content you provide!

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  546. Delanie Sielaff on

    I would share this book with all the people in my life that are inspired by flowers or see the dahlias that I’m just beginning to plant! I have always thought that these were the most stunningly gorgeous flowers I’ve ever seen! I am just in awe of them! So being able to plant them this year has been a dream! It has been so fulfilling to plant, watch them push out of the ground, and see the first blooms! I am located in Southeast Michigan and these flowers are such a beautiful sight to see in this area! Discovering Dahlias was my guide to planting this year and I’m so thankful for it!

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  547. Tina on

    Oklahoma here. So I was thinking there was one book being given away so let me try this again. I would give the first book to my young 74 y/o mother. She loves flowers. She says give me flowers now not when im gone. I feel the same way. I can see her marking her fav pics and notes. The 2nd book would go to our local VA hospital. Ive seen their groundskeepers work diligently on the hospital grounds it is beautiful and well kept. The 3rd book would be given to our local library. With all the online reading books. I know they would love this wonderful book. The 4th book i would give to the city i live in and 5th the city park authority. 6th book would go to Cherokee Nation they have a native to Oklahoma seed bank. Im sure they would enjoy this book. The 7th book i would give to the national veteran cemetery near our town. Their grounds have improved with beautiful plants thanks to the men who work there which majority are veterans.
    I hope you forgive my previous error and accept my new comments.

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  548. Sheila on

    A friend and I are planting a dahlia plant this year for the 1st time. We wish to order some bulbs for next year. I would share with her, and my local library, and flower loving friends at my church.

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  549. Michelle L Key on

    I live in a tiny community of about 300 people called Skull Valley, Arizona. It’s a rural ranching community with a lot of gardeners too. At 4500 ft, we have a lovely climate – not too hot, not too cold. I would share these books with those in my community who would love to expand cut flower growing in our area. Most have several acres available to start planting. Our beautiful little valley could soon be covered in color!

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  550. Connie Rae on

    I would share these books with a private school in inner city York, PA. The school is about blending multi-cultures, multi-ethnicities, and multi-socioeconomic students in an urban setting that celebrates living together in love and getting to know each other and explore differences in a positive, interactive conversation. Every city needs more beauty, more mercy, more listening….I believe that bits of this (maybe bigger bits than we realize) can come from more flowers. We’re planted the roots — now I just want to see those gorgeous dahlia blooms!

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  551. Marty Brooks on

    My garden helped me deal with the pain and loss during the pandemic. Then we moved. We are starting fresh in our new chapter and three Iris bulbs from my garden. We are finally getting to meet our new neighbors and start a new garden.

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  552. Lauralee Harding on

    I would really love to share a book with my sister in Alaska who loves gardening and grows the prettiest flowers I’ve ever seen before! My mother and 2 more sisters are also avid gardeners who would love this book. I would share one with the Master Gardeners who plant these beautiful botanical butterfly gardens at a education and research center on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They work so hard and are chock full of useful information for hungry gardeners like myself. I would then share the last one with our local library here in Fredericksburg so my whole community could benefit from this amazing book!

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  553. Katrina Kiedis on

    This is the best giveaway EVER!.. because giving is the best!!! I would share these books with all of my fellow flower loving women in my life! At church, in my family and in my neighborhood! I have started my cut flower garden this year for the joy of growing, harvesting and sharing! It’s been so life giving!! As I learn to properly divide my dahlias each year I’m excited to help others share in the joy of growing them too!

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  554. Marti on

    I’m starting my own flower farm in central North Carolina! Dahlias are my second favorite flower, after cosmos–I know, they’re totally different. 😂

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  555. Michelle Gayden on

    I am located on the Southern Oregon Coast and will share these wonderful books with the surrounding local libraries (if they do not already have it), garden clubs, schools, friends and family. I am so excited myself to become a first time Dahlia farmer, maybe even a breeder, the possibilities are endless. Thank you for such a wonderful gift.

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  556. Kristy Hettinga on

    WOW! What a great giveaway. I am located in the panhandle of Texas; Muleshoe, TX. I would share the giveaway with friends and family who also have a love for gardening. This is my first season for growing any kind of flower, and I chose to go with Dahlia’s. The first ones bloomed this last week and have to say I am hooked. These flowers are stunning!

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  557. Doreen Farrell on

    I will share the books with my neighbor and supervisor both of whom are master gardeners here in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN as well as friends and families! My grandma grew dahlias and watered them with her dishwater😊. She has been gone for over 30 years and I did not manage to inherit any of her tubers. I live in Minnesota❤️

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  558. Heather Muse on

    Love, love, love what you’re doing. Located in Edmonton, Canada and would love to share your book with some gardening friends of all ages and skills :)

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  559. Angela on

    I’ll share the books with the faithful Arizona gardeners who struggle with the heat here in the low desert. (I’ll do a giveaway on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/growing.in.the.garden/ ) Many don’t believe we can grow anything, but dahlias actually grow well here. Sometimes all we need is some hope! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and hard work!

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  560. Jan Tucker on

    I would share it with my 98 year old mom . As I grew up she was always gardening. She isn’t able to do much now , but my sister and I keep her yard full of flowers 🌺 Brings us all joy .

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  561. Teri on

    I would love to share this book with my flower friends in Florida, my gardening sister in law in upstate in NY, my young neighbor, my elderly neighbor, and my favorite flower lady here in SC. Love your passion for flowers!

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  562. Cindy Trick on

    I will share with my master gardener friends!

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  563. Jeanne Durocher on

    What a generous giveaway! I think a copy should go to my friend who gardens with her very young students during summer camp! She does not have dahlias in the school’s garden yet! Also, one to my niece who told me about Floret Flowers and one to my town’s senior center for their garden! The possibilities for gifting are endless… thank you!

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  564. lisa r on

    I will give 3 books to my wonderful library in Marshall, NC, one book each to 3 different local gardening clubs and save the last one for myself!

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  565. Kristy on

    I would love to share the books with all my gardener friends. I swap seeds with a few of my family and friends so we can share the beautiful flowers that we all have in our gardens. I am inspired by your Floret farm and I wish to someday be able to share all my seeds from my small gardens to share the love of flowers! Ps my dahlias (seeds) that I received when I purchased the book Discovery Dahlias are doing amazing and I can’t wait to see what varieties I received. The zinnia also from seeds I purchased from Floret are so beautiful!!!

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  566. Jenilyn Yrttima on

    I would share with my mother and grandmothers in law, donate a copy to my local library, and give the 2 remaining copies to my garden loving neighbors while keeping one for myself.

    I discovered gardening whilst in Nursing School as a form of therapy. As I’ve progressed with learning the art of gardens and soil, it’s truly settled my soul and mind where I can take each moment for what it is. I am located in Fort Wayne, IN.

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  567. Sunny Jasinski on

    I would share this beautiful book with my mom and six siblings. I have four sisters and two brothers. They all love to garden. I got them interested in Dahlias a few years ago and we love to share photos/flowers with eachother.

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  568. Brigid Beachler on

    I would share this gorgeous book with my mom…and the fantastic group of gardening women in my neighborhood. We’ve created an amazing magical gardening community that has been such an oasis the last 18 months. We planted so many dahlias this year, we get to share tubers with each other for next year!

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  569. Leah Hoskins on

    I would love to share the Dahlia books with my co-workers. I work in a pediatric intensive care unit in Minnesota where not only are there very intense, emotional days at work, but winters that drag on and on and on and on! Talking flowers, the excitement of getting seeds started, updating each other with our progress, getting new advice and giving advice and seeing the beautiful end results can bring such a smile to everyone’s face! I bought the Dahlia book when it came out, received the seed packet and this year have beautiful Dahlia’s growing from those seeds. First time every growing Dahlia’s by seed. I would love to share that info with my fellow co-workers.

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  570. Paula Garton on

    I would share my beautiful books with my daughters and my cousin who love growing flowers. Also 2 of my co-workers and definitely my sister in law! What a wonderful surprise to gift my friends and family.

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  571. Pat Runaas on

    Erin you are such a wonderful lady to share these lovely gifts.
    I would share with four of my flower friends, my Aunt, my daughter, and my neighbor. You are amazing and so knowledgeable about flowers. I can’t wait to order when the season starts.

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  572. Sandra Perello on

    I would share with my daughters who have become wonderful gardeners. Also I have been encouraging several friends to get interested in gardening and have shared dahlia bulbs with them. I think your book would be a great addition to their libraries as they begin this wonderful journey of developing and caring for a garden.
    Also several members of my book group have become interested in flower arranging. So as I gift them with buckets of cut dahlias and other flowers from their gardens your book could be a wonderful source of inspiration.
    This is such a lovely and generous thing you are doing. Especially right now as our country continues to struggle with Covid. It has been such a gift for me to be able to share flowers and brighten someone’s life.

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  573. Jillian Overa on

    I love this gift that encourages giving! I would share these books with my neighbors (we live in Bothell) whom I enjoy gardening and cooking with. I would also give a book to my friend who lives in Bellingham. She already has several books by Floret and has a beautiful garden full of flowers and vegetables! Her mother, who is on her last treatment of chemo, also has a lovely, cottage-style garden and it would be amazing to gift her with one of these books as well–to lift her spirits! How fantastic it would be to receive this gift and be able to pass along the joy I receive from gardening.

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  574. Jennifer Mailloux on

    Wow! Such a cool, beautiful gift!! I would share these with my three flower loving sisters and my three flower loving group of friends I get together with several times a year. And of course one for me!!

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  575. Naomi on

    My father-in-law (just turned 81 years old) is a member of the Dahlia Club in Kansas City. He is getting older, so we are letting him use our community garden to grow his last few dahlias. Unfortunately, we don’t have the soil quite right (too much clay) and they are not blooming the same as they were years past. I can remember admiring his dahlias – lined up in his kitchen in jars and bottles from the pantry. My husband and I would go to his shows and take photos of all the beautiful flowers. I would love to give him a book and he can pass the other books to his friends in his Dahlia Club. They are his people and his life. Thank you!

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  576. LeeAnna on

    If I was so lucky to recieve the books I would share 3 with our small public library. You see , the small libraries are for the whole of the parish- and waiting for months to read a book isn’t easy. The other copies I would share with my high school girls friends, all of who love to play in our gardens- we swap plants – (we call em pass along plants) to each other- what a joy it would be to see the faces- as I would hand out- I imagine it would be the same face I have with each post you share- flowers are pure joy! You and Jill and all Floret are changing the world- THANK GOD- At last check I can’t get Covid in amongst my plants!

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  577. Lori Kraft on

    What a wonderful opportunity to share such goodness. I will be filling in as an interim Ag teacher. How fun will it be for my Ag business class to watch the Floret series as they work towards creating a business for our school greenhouse. What a great way to excite the kids with the awesome gift of your lovely educational book.

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  578. Judy Chandler on

    I will share mine with some dahlia lovers in my garden club and in my plant swap group.

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  579. Bridgette Hernandez on

    My mom, sister, and I recently began trying our hands at gardening. We live in the city. My mom is obsessed with Dahlias and recently planted her “sister” garden. She lost her sister and brother this past year, and another sister many years ago. She has some that she planted as bulbs and they are beginning to sprout. My dad has had some health issues and her gardening is definitely her space to decompress. I think she would love a copy of the book and might like to try to experiment. My sister has also started gardening and would probably love to plant some. They are a beautiful flower. My girlfriend is working on creating a space in her back yard so I know she would like one. My boss is also planting different things so I think she would like to give it a try. A girlfriend of mine just bought her first house as a single mom and she would love it too. And of course I can’t forget my mother-in-law. She is always gardening and loves getting new flowers and learning about them so she has to have one as well (we actually share the same b-day, just 30 years apart). And then there is this house down the street on my way to work. She has so many beautiful plants and flowers in the yard that I think I would just knock on the door and gift it to her and see what she does with them in her yard.

    While I don’t have a large area to grow I do love having flowers to cut and bring inside or take to folks at work. Flowers just make you happy and smile! Thanks for all you do and what you are giving back. It is inspiring. 😊❤️💐

    Oh and I’m in Riverside, California

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  580. Stephanie on

    I plan to share with my neighbors and friends within our new neighborhood in the sprawling concrete jungle of South Los Angeles. I’ve recently discovered Growing Floret and though I have always loved flowers, I’ve been inspired to plant and grow my own in order to share beauty with my new neighbors! Growing in my front and backyard plots will be a challenge, but I’m excited to start this new journey!

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  581. Patty palmer on

    I dont have a farm I just grow vegetables and flowers cause I enjoy them.. I give most away in baskets or bouquets… I would give these books to neighbors and my 4 daughters would love them

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  582. Kate on

    I plan to share with my mum, sisters, and my community garden here in BC!

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  583. Ellen McAllister on

    I’ll share one with my CSA farmer Terry Parisi who grows all sorts of lovely organic vegetables and often tucks in some beautiful bouquets of flowers with our order She’s a treasure! Others will be shared with our local library and my book club friends who have amazed and amused me through many years. Spreading joy in every season!

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  584. Julie Gillette on

    Such joy I will have in being the fairy who spreads these books to amazing, creative people. My egg lady down our country road in Gold Hill, who answers all my gardening questions will be first on my list. Marge, in Ashland who shares her greenhouse with me as we start seeds and drink wine will be second. Next, my big sister in Portland who just had a greenhouse built in her backyard and retired in July! Of course the Book Bitches each would each get one. They do it all and are now teaching me how to make kombucha. I’ll have to mail a book to dear Susan in Lyle WA, who has another amazing greenhouse and huge garden…in fact I’ll just visit her for a much needed long weekend. We will sit on her patio, looking at the golden hills behind her house, get lost in your book, making our plans for ordering seed and planting, while husband Bill fills our wine glasses. My list goes on. Certainly daughter Raechel in San Diego will get a book. She has the plant obsession and along with her cat children, makes things grow, while sporting those perfectly manicured nails. There will be others who will be gifted one of your books that I don’t even know yet…how exciting to grow new friends, enjoy conversations about flowers and get to experience what you do everyday in sharing your knowledge and love of dahlias.

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  585. Debbie on

    I’m located in South Central Pennsylvania and I’d love to share the book with some of our farmer’s market partners!

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  586. Lana King on

    I live in Fauquier, BC. We have just returned home from being evacuated from a forest fire. We were gone two weeks during that time our volenteer fire department who are also my neighbors were able to water our grounds. Our house is fine my gardens are a mess. I am harvesting garlic and beans and flowers that are living between the biggest weeds I’ve ever had. I think they liked the smoke. While evacuated each day we would come to the emergency service centre in Nakusp, BC for supplies and food vouchers. During these visits to the centre daily I would end of talking to neighbors and fellow gardeners about our gardens we had left behind. We were all missing them hoping for a quick return home so we would not miss harvesting what would be left. I would share these books with my wonderful neighbors who share a mutual love. Especially the two that gave me a dahlia for my birthday in May. Sorry to say I don’t believe its going to survive but I’ll try again next season!
    Love your website. I have been saving all your post for winter reading. thank you.

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  587. Shelley D. on

    Hello!!! My name is Shelley D. I live in an urban environment in Connecticut!.. If I win this great give away, I will gladly share these books with my neighbor’s, our City’s Park & Rec. Dept. and the City’s Library and our Brass City Harvest Food Hub! Knowledge is power!!!

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  588. Jennifer McAllister on

    This year, I took part in the Floret Workshop and became a 2021 alum! I’ve been dreaming about creating a flower farm of my own for years and finally started Sugar Flower Farm this season! There have been several inspirational women who have cheered me on through this journey and who have kept me going in my moments of panic. These are the woman that I would share Discovering Dahlias with! Most of these woman live in Vancouver BC, but a few have been sending their encouragement from Grand Haven, Michigan and Los Angeles, as well! My farm is located in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.

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  589. Kelly Ferguson on

    Kelly here from Midland, Texas. I already own a set of your books so if I were to win I’d donate one each to our local library, our community college, our 2 public high schools, our 2 private high schools and one to my sister who, like me (and you!) is on a mission to share the beauty of flowers as much as possible. Thanks for starting a flower revolution. :)

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  590. Jennifer Russell on

    Hi, I’m from Lancaster, CA, the high desert area of California. I would love to share books with my Mom Nad friends that are trying to grow flowers and food for the first time in a long while. We just started our gardens back and I want to encourage each and everyone to try different varieties of flowers, not just roses and sunflowers. Watching your show and seeing how you started has given me the courage to try flowers also and not just indoor plants and food. Thank you.

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  591. Victoria S on

    I would share the books with my friends!! A few of us have started gardening and we all tried dahlias this year!

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  592. Aimee on

    I would share the books with a couple of my coworkers who I share a love of dahlias with and neighbors! The more dahlias around, the better!

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  593. Ruth Bush on

    Thank you so much for offering this Erin!!!!!😀
    I would love to receive these books to share with my friends down here in SW Georgia! I moved from Maryland to Albany, GA 3 years ago. I made so many new friends from our love of gardening. But NONE of them had heard of Dahlias!!!! I pumped Dahlias up so much to them that they decided to plant them from seeds this year and some of them got back into their love for gardening in general! I love giving free bouquets of flowers and planted a Dahlia row in my garden, but unfortunately, Southern Fire ants devoured them!! So sad! I finally killed them off with Amdro but the Dahlias are so slow in bouncing back, so my dahlias has been a failure this year!😔

    I would appreciate ANY help I can get in the Dahlia area and so would my flower friends. I believe it would increase their love for Dahlias and they would be hooked like I am for life!

    Earlier on this week, I signed up on Discovery+ Subscription just so I can watch your show “Growing Floret!” What an excellently made show! I feel like I know you and the Floret family a little better. You all are AMAZING!

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  594. Gina M on

    I will share it with my mom and daughter! We are all obsessed with your new show and have two of your three books!!

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  595. Michelle Renshaw on

    Hello from Logan, Utah! I would love to gift a book to my friend who claims to have a black thumb, but has managed to make a beautiful little food guild and flower beds with my daily inspo of pictures, cuttings, pep talks, and encouragement. I would also give one to my daughter and granddaughter who I do the same with and am cultivating a love for all plants. Next, I would donate a copy to our library so that everyone would have a chance to see your amazing book.
    Thanks so much for your hard work. I hope there are more episodes of Growing Floret in the works!

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  596. Nancy Stubblefield on

    If I were to win discovering dahlias I would give them to my good friend Lynn Soulier who runs Gardens of Delight in Parkville MO. I would also give something to my daughter in law who has recently helped us in our garden, finding a new interest in growing plants. I don’t think dahlias would do well here in central Florida. Thanks so much for this wonderful give away!!

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  597. Carol Guthrie on

    The first book would go to my daughter, she introduced me to your work. She discovered you via her sis-in-law, she would get the 2nd book. I have 3 friends who are avid gardeners so they would get one. One friend who actually started a cut flower farm here locally based on your methods.(Canyon Blooms on FB & IG). I think one would go to our local library, love that idea. And I would keep one for myself to go with my copy of your Cut Flower Garden book. I bought it during the Tulip Festival this spring. The photography is stunning. The flowers are gorgeous. Your story and passion are food for the soul.

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  598. Art Wheatley on

    My name is Art. If I were to win I plan on giving this to my wife. We moved into our house in Edmonds, Wa six years ago. Ever since we’ve been working on our garden. We found out about your company and show and have been hooked. Thank you for all of your insights and showing us that hard work can pay off.

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  599. Patt Thomas on

    Thanks so much for this give-a-way, all your beautiful flowers you share with us and the seeds I am looking forward to getting soon. If winning I would share your books with all my gardening friends and family, we all love Dahlia’s and enjoy growing them.

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  600. Lauren B. on

    I am actually just “discovering dahlia’s” and want to learn more about them. They are exquisite and I want to learn how to grow them in my yard. I would share the books with my family (mom, aunts, cousins) and some friends. My mom and aunts would love the book! Thanks for this fun give-a-way.

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  601. Melissa Longman on

    I am located in Tickfaw, LA, I have been inspired by all of your books! I would share these books with local flower farmers and some flower loving friends!

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  602. Dana Cavener on

    I will share the book with my followers at GoodRoots Flower farm. I am a weird one that actually really enjoys the dividing and storing process. It is like Christmas when I pull them out of the basement in the Spring to replant and see how my stash has multiplied over the previous years’ planting!

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  603. McKenzie Brockett on

    I think this is the coolest give away! I have been fallowing floret for awhile and enjoyed learning your story. I have loved gardening since I was a kid helping my grandma. I’d share them with my kids school! They are doing a garden this year!

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  604. Traci Wolfe on

    My friend and I have started a micro flower farm in our small town and it has taken off! We are loving the joy that our fresh flowers are bringing to our community. We have been so inspired by you and have devoted an entire plot at our farm to dahlias. We just got our first blooms!
    Throughout my journey from home gardener to flower farmer I have made so many new friends and found so much support from fellow gardeners. If I win, I will share the books with some of those new friends and fellow gardeners.

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  605. Janet Stalnaker on

    My husband and I have a little boutique earthWest in an small “village” in western PA. Our major focus is our botanical based bath/body skincare line. In the growth of our business we are expanding to a “garden” to be able to share the flowers, herbs, plants we use and knowledge with our community as well as long distance customers/friends who have been so supportive. We have always been big supporters of giving back to the land and inspiring people to find beauty everywhere, simplify life and creating a personal space that provides peace, comfort and rejuvenation, that is unique to oneself . We have a few other business owners that have a like mind. The opportunity to be able to share your knowledge, spreads you out further. There aren’t very many Floret-ites here in PA -this is a perfect opportunity to share your knowledge and because of how you choose the “unique not mass” supports our belief that “you should beautifully do You”. Seed Bomb the world!

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  606. Emika on

    Hi, it has been my first year volunteering at a local organic flower field here in Germany. One of my beloved tasks in spring was to plant the dahlia tubers back into the soil. Now few month later it is very gratifying to see all those dahlias we’ve planted bursting into blooms. Therefore I would like to share a copy with my dearest colleague that took me in for the volunteering job. Another copy would go to my friend in Atlanta, that we both are sharing the dream of having a flower farm on our own someday soon. I also would like to connect with other flower growers I’m following so I think it would be a great thing to share a copy with them for the start! I live in Darmstadt, Germany
    Ps: Thanks Erin and the team for creating this beautiful website, blog and mini course series. It really is inspiring!

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  607. Melissa C on

    This is so fun! I do a bunch of seed swaps with gardeners all over the US & this book would be a perfect addition to one of my gift baskets to another fellow flower farmer. I live in Cleveland, OH & am excited to expand my own flower garden next season, thank you for sharing your love & talents with all of us aspiring gardeners/farmers.

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  608. Staci Hecht on

    I love this giveaway! I discovered Floret about a year ago and have been an avid follower ever since. I have been a vegetable gardener for several years, each year expanding the garden more and more. This year was my first year at growing a cut flower garden largely inspired by your work – I love your books and have read them cover to cover at least a dozen times! Since I haven’t been able to stop talking about flower gardening, especially dahlias, I have created a bit of a buzz about it with family and friends and have encouraged them to start their own gardens. I also have lots of flowers to share this year so my two little boys and the neighbor kiddos have LOVED going out to the cut flower garden with snips and a bucket and cutting their own stems to make their flower arrangements to bring home. I would love the chance to gift these books to my close friends, family, and neighborhood families who are loving dahlias and learning how to grow them.
    Central Minnesota

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  609. Shannon on

    You guys are the sweetest! What a wonderful giveaway.
    Originally from Bainbridge Island, 24 years ago my husband and I set out on an Air Force adventure. And while we were able to live in and see different parts of the world during that time, we were never stationed back home in the PNW. We are so happy that after all that time, my husband retired from the Air Force and we are moving home this month! And I will finally get to have a garden that I know I won’t be leaving behind in 2-3 years. Our family is spread all across the area from Bellingham to Bellevue… Bainbridge to Gig Harbor. I can’t wait to welcome them into our new home and have the opportunity to share the bounties of our gardens with each other. I would love to gift members of our family, who have been our biggest support group, your lovely books knowing that the knowledge inside them will come to life within their own gardens and bring joy to those around them. And sharing our flowers and tubers as we gather together whenever we want because we finally live there again… priceless!

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  610. Marie O'Dwyer on

    Hi Erin,
    I think I’ma bit of a dahlia nut ( I get it from my Galway grandmother who adored them). Luckily I have infected/encouraged my sisters in law and my work friends so we now have an unofficial, growing(sorry couldn’t help myself!) Dahlia club. Hard to believe Dahlias were once grown for food-what were people thinking!

    As a child growing up in West Clare (Ireland) I was fascinated by my aunt minding two dahlias overwinter and replanting them in May after they had begun to sprout and grow. They seemed very precious and important. Although I worked each Saturday as her gardening assistant I was never entrusted with the responsibility of the dahlias. Dahlias seemed complicated, I would need a black belt in gardening before I could approach a Dahlia!

    Many years later I worked as a lowly assistant gardener in an old estate in Thomastown, Co Tipperary. We had 8 acres of gardens that I had the dubious honour of deadheading every Monday. Charlie was the cantankerous old head gardener. He told me that the huge plantings of Moonfire Dahlias were not dug up but left in place each year to multiply-which they did spectacularly well. At home, my aunt had religiously dug them up each winter and replanted them each May. The idea of leaving them in the ground have never occurred to us! Dahlias seemed more approachable somehow and I decided to give them a try. He gave me some tubers to get me started.

    Fast forward a few years and I met Dahlia Dave a fellow horticulture judge at the local Cappamore Show here in county Limerick. He encouraged me to look past the Dahlias I then knew and loved, to see the infinite variety of forms, colours and beauty beyond. At that stage, (around 2010/2011 ) I really only knew/grew Arabian Night, David Howard, Moonfire & Bishop of Llandaff. Daves tales of growing for competitions, (mysterious terms like disbudding and double disbudding??) and judging Dahlias across Ireland and the British Isles held me enthralled while we drank tea from styrofoam cups in white marquee tents as it rained softly outside. Who knew Dahlias could be so exciting?!

    I started dabbling in Dahlias adding some reliable Apricot Stars and Totally Tangerines to the mix. Soon Genova, labyrinth, Rebecca’s world and several others joined the ever-expanding Dahlia family. Over time some have thrived while others have died away but the curiosity to try ever more remains. I am now in (deep dahlia) trouble having lost the plot (sorry!)on the excellent Peter Nyssen website last Autumn( https://www.peternyssen.com/). I ordered 30 varieties in all shapes and forms to try out this year. They have loved the combination of heat and rain, our recent heatwave really encouraging huge blooms. So far I’m head over heels for Waltzing Mathilda, Islander and City of Leiden. I wish I liked sensible refined colours but I’m a lost cause. I think my grandmother would be impressed and also maybe a little worried about me.

    Keep up the amazing work, I love your website and have really enjoyed your videos.
    PS ” Cut Flower Garden” was a great help for growing wedding flowers (for my lovely American sister in law in 2018), but my shocking arranging skills she kindly overlooked. Top lesson learned: It turns out mint is great in bouquets but hungry bridesmaids will eat it.

    Marie O’Dwyer
    County Limerick, Ireland

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  611. Pam Bart on

    Awesome! That would be a dream come true!?!! I live in Oak Grove, Mo. I would give one to my BF and any gardener friend I know! I’m always learning about gardening. I’m 64 and never had the time to garden or budget until my kids were grown. Now I’m learning and enjoying every minute. I’ve learned to much from you. What an amazing gift!

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  612. Kendra on

    Wow! That is awesome! I am located in West Texas south of Midland. I’d share the books with my Mother and MIL, my SIL, my good friend and local flower farm guru, Amanda, my girl group gals…we have a group text that we talk on daily…there are 4 of them! ❤️

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  613. Crystal on

    I’d give it to my local backyard gardening group. They have given me so much advice and encouragement over the years.

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  614. Tamara Millage on

    Thank you for all you do! “Growing Dahlias” is my go to reference encyclopedia for all things dahlias. We live in eastern WA and this summer’s extreme heat has had me scrambling for relief for my precious blooms, so your information has been extra helpful. I would share my gift copy with a treasured friend who has dived herself into dahlia life and is learning by growing…and reading!

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  615. Elizabeth Soling on

    Hi,

    I would love to win the Discovering Delilah books. All the important women in my life had green thumbs. My mother’s mother had a passion for peonies, my father’s mother had a passion for African violets. My mom loved roses. All of these women are gone and I would love to pass down their love of gardening to my three daughters. That is where the first three would go, two others would go to my sisters so we could reminisce in our memories. One I would donate to a local garden club and the last to a dear friend.

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  616. Sheree Combs on

    I have enjoyed the book so much I want to share with my nephew’s wife who has poured over my copy.

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  617. Heather Eberlin on

    Good Morning!! Thank you for sharing your passion! I am an instructor at a community college in southwest Missouri, where we did a trial run with a handful of flowers this year. It has been a huge success, so we plan on expanding and planting bulbs this fall. We had a student come cut flowers for his wedding and have started Free Flower Friday! Now that summer classes are over, our excess goes in buckets and is placed by our walking trail for community members to take and enjoy. The books would be shared with our students who share the same passion and have dreams of having their own flower farm one day.

    Thank you for your drive to share your knowledge with anyone that will listen!

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  618. Lindsey Masterson on

    Dear Erin,
    First and foremost I simply want to say thank you for being you! Your love, desire, and passion for flowers has brought so much joy and happiness to the world! My husband and I just recently discovered and watched “Growing Floret” on Discovery + and were just blown away by the show. We laughed, cried, celebrated, and simply felt all the emotions that you and your entire team put into your farm and into your daily lives. Thank you for being you and thank you for introducing us to your world. We are hooked!!!! While watching the show, my husband bought me the book, “A Year in Flowers” and I have read and scanned every page and desire more! Lol! So if I just so happen to win the Discovering Dahlia give away then I would love to share this new passion and desire for flowers and Dahlia’s (of course) to my lovely two sisters, my mom and of course my famous neighborhood book club. There are tons of people that need Dahlia’s in their life and I intend on sharing!
    Thank you again ❤️
    L. Masterson
    Apex, North Carolina

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  619. Cindy Moore on

    Hello!
    I live in Mississippi and I love flowers. The summers are hot and I do have trouble growing certain flowers. I am kind of a beginner. I have a few dahlias, and I love them. I saw your mini course and it was helpful. I would most definitely share seeds with my daughter and my sister in law.

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  620. Chrissy Baker on

    Would love to share this with my bestie we have grown to love dahlia together. A journey of many cups of tea talking bout colour and form. Saving seed to plant to see what we have. We are only beginning but are forever growing in more ways than one. We love following you all the way from new Zealand

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  621. Milena on

    Hi Erin, I am located in Germany an i’d love to share your wonderful treasure of a book with my flower friends. Here, the flower community is not as big and popular as in the States. Through my first little cut Flower garden last year, I built up a small lovely group of garden loving people with an age-span from 23 to 80 years. We connected through sharing our abundance and helping each other increasing and sharing knowledge. Not all of us are as obsessed with dahlias as I am (I will try to breed them this year), but I think your book will encourage them to give this beauties a chance.
    Blooming greetings from Germany,
    Milena

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  622. pat on

    Dear Erin, Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm and knowledge. It is inspiring! I work in a Seattle dental office. Pre COVID, patients would come in and enjoy the books and magazines we have. When we are able to put out reading materials again, I know your book is going to be very popular addition for the many gardening fans. Personally, I will be moving into my forever home and hope to make a cutting garden with the help of your seeds and dahlias.

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  623. Erica Chan on

    This is so inspiring, as usual with everything you do. I’d share these resources by donating a couple to the public library, a couple to community garden leaders, a couple with fellow farmers and keep one for my library.
    What a gift to continue to share your love, talent and passion for growing beautiful things. Thank you for being such a kind and inspirational leader!

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  624. Fiona on

    I run a registered charity in Berkshire, UK. We support older people to live life to the full. Over the last year with the pandemic they have had a really difficult time but now that we are out of lockdown we have our 3 gardening/ allotment community projects back up and running. They offer social contact, activity, fun and happiness for 30 older people. We grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. We would love to have copies of the book for the groups it will help them plan the flower beds for next year and get them inspired to carry on gardening through the winter and continue to improve their health and well-being. I’m sure it will also get them as obsessed about Dahlias as I am with one of my 2 allotments devoted totally to these amazing blooms!

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  625. Dev Rivers on

    Hello Erin! I am mentoring 6 women directly to grow edible & beautiful landscapes that fill the pantry, heal the planet & nourish the soul. We are mostly in Switzerland & 1 woman is in Guernsey, Channel Islands. I also founded a private FB group, Wild Roots Learning, to teach others about growing gardens with more joy & less work. I would love to gift your book to members of my learning community, as several are going on to teach others about gardening. It can be difficult to get English books here & start over in a new country. It is part of my mission to connect women to community through our gardens. Thank you for all the amazing work you do & offering this wonderful opportunity to connect as part of the global gardening community! It would be an honor to promote this giveaway to my community here in Switzerland & online. With all the good garden vibes for an amazing dahlia season from my patch to yours, Dev (owner of Invincible Gardens)

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  626. Jodi Larson on

    I would be thrilled to share the books with the newly formed Southwest Idaho Dahlia Society. We held our first meeting this week, and the members are so excited to begin a journey of learning and discovery. We had a range of seasoned growers to first year growers, and even had two of the member’s sons attend to learn with their moms.

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  627. Maria Formentin on

    Buongiorno Erin
    Coltivi fiori meravigliosi e tra questi le dalie, anche la mia flower farm ospita una piccola collezione di dalie composta da circa 400 piante di una trentina di varietà e non ho intenzione di fermarmi, troppo curiosa di altre varietà.
    Le dalie danno dipendenza, condivido questa passione con le mie amiche del gruppo “giardiniere in tour”
    Vivo in Italia, in Campania.
    Baci Maria

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  628. Inga Johanson on

    I would love to gift/share with my friends and coworkers who love dalhias and being in the garden as much as I do!
    I am in Edmonds, Wa

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  629. Inga Johanson on

    I would love to share/gift to my friends and coworkers who love dalhias and being in the garden as much as I do!

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  630. Joni Bunk on

    I would be so excited to share the books with my family and friends that I’ve already shared my dahlia tubers with. Dahlias are a love that I’ve happily shared and I’m always happy to pass on my dahlia growing knowledge as well as my extra tubers! Happy gardening!!

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  631. Angela Kamps on

    I would gift this book to my 10 year old daughter who is just now experiencing the joy of harvesting her very first cut flower garden. She’s been creating and sharing bouquets with friends and family and is hooked! She wants to expand her garden next year and add beautiful dahlias to the mix. She would treasure this book! We are located in Ankeny, Iowa.

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  632. Angie Kamps on

    I would gift this book to my 10 year old daughter who is just now experiencing the joy of harvesting her very first cut flower garden. She’s been creating and sharing bouquets with friends and family and is hooked! She wants to expand her garden next year and add beautiful dahlias to the mix. She would treasure this book!

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  633. Kaitlyn Goodman on

    Hello! I live in Bellingham, WA! I would share these books with my mom, mother-in-law, sisters, and a couple dear friends. Dahlias are my favorite flowers and I love to learn more about them.

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  634. Amber on

    I live in Edmonds, WA and I would share the books with all the gardening ladies in my knitting group! 🌱🧶

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  635. Barb Hunt on

    There was a typo in my email address!

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  636. Barb Hunt on

    I just saw your show and love your mission statement! If I receive this wonderful gift I’d love to share it with my neighborhood garden club!

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  637. Shannan on

    Love! I would share with a co-worker (we drool over all your amazing pics at work), a friend, my neighbor, my Mom (who def has a green thumb!) and my sister – we are all in Illinois. The last one is for my lovely daughter in Nevada.

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  638. Elizabeth Murphy on

    I would share the books with my local small county fair and FFA and 4H groups. Would love to see the joy and love of growing flowers spread all over my small local community.

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  639. Lindsay on

    Wow what a great giveaway! I would be sharing with my green thumb family and my new community here in Ladner, BC, Canada.

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  640. Linda M Elliott on

    We have a B&B, called Dahlia House in SW Washington, and we have the book on our coffee table to share with all of our guests. But I would love another one to keep by my bed. We love the book!

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  641. Jessica Japp on

    I would share the books with my school (I’m a teacher) – especially our Ag department! I’d also share with our local and county libraries so that Floret could be shared with our farming community!!! LOVE your books and your mission! Hope to start a small scale cut flower farm of my own on our 30 acres in rural NE Colorado! ♥️ 🌹🌷🌻💐

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  642. Freda Holcomb on

    I Can Only Imagine what this Win would be to be & my family, friends & neighbors. I live in Geraldine, Alabama a very small town, & the greatest blessing is planting flowers & sharing them with as many people I can. I also learned from my Granny too, what a gift we have been given, the love of flowers. I love Dahlias & also have been reading all of your information on them. Thank you for all of your help i have already received.

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  643. Yary on

    Would love to share with friends, neighbors, and family! It’s my first year planting dahlias and hopefully not my last. Just pinched them which was so hard to do because it seemed so counterintuitive! Can’t wait to see how many blooms come!

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  644. Lisa LeMontangue on

    I’m a huge fan of public libraries (as well as dahlias!) and would love to share your book with the libraries near where I live on the Connecticut shoreline. Those seven copies could be enjoyed by thousands of people!

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  645. Jen Dutson on

    Oh my gosh, I would love to share this book with my Mom in VA…a big Dahlia lover. Also, Symphony Flower Farm/Northeast Placement Services in Woodstock, CT where I live. NEPS provides people with disabilities a way to support themselves and part of the program is teaching them how to garden. One of the members is a master gardener and legally blind. Symphony Flower Farm provides employment and sells the flowers in support of this wonderful non-profit organization.

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  646. Robin Funk on

    I would share with my family, one to the library and with gardening friends.

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  647. Janna on

    I have always loved flowers and this year, I made more of an effort with planting and babying them. I’d love to grow more next year, especially incorporating dahlias. I love seeing yours in posts. I’d love to purchase a copy of your book, but I love the idea of sharing these. I know for sure I’d share with my mom and sister in law, as well as place a copy or 2 in my school library. Little kids LOVE looking at flower and nature books. We even have a gardening club at school and the sponsor would enjoy a copy, as well. Thank you for always sharing your ideas, your story, and your beautiful creations!!

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  648. Janelle on

    I’ve attempted to grow dahlias for 3 summers now… each time it’s a bust. But then I see your posts or watch your videos and get so inspired to try again. Would love this book as a resource (it’s on my Christmas list if I dint make the cut). I’m a stay at home mom with 4 young kiddos and have worked each summer at growing our garden and hobby farm. This year we put in a hoop house to grow flowers in for the local farmers market. My 6 year old daughters are thrilled a d I have a feeling most the flowers will end up decorating our home… along with our neighbors. Which is fine. I love that they have hearts to give. If we were to get this sweet give away, these extra copies would go to many of the young moms I’ve met in our small town these last few years who are also growing small gardens for their kiddos, bees, and just to add beauty to the neighborhood.

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  649. Chris McLaughlin on

    HI,

    I’m a flower farmer in the Northen California foothills. I’m passionate about dahlias! While I do have your book already, I would LOVE to share some with our local garden club, as well as our 4H club gardeners. :)

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  650. Aimee on

    I’m so inspired to start my own flower farm along with a business plan to start with selling vegetables but dahlias and peony’s are me and my sister in laws favorites! She has a friend who is starting a farm that is for women who are just coming out of prison or have ran from an abusive relationship. These ladies are leaning how to garden, cook with the food and she wants them to grow flowers and run a flower truck at the local farmers market making arrangements!

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  651. Meagan Deen on

    I’m in my second year as a flower farmer and I am amazed daily at what we are able to grow in Canton, Texas. In my community I want to help other people grow beautiful blooms. I’d have a contest with my page followers to giveaway a book or two, give one to our local library, send some to my flower friends who I have met through flower farming school, and keep one for myself.

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  652. Holly on

    Mom’s across the Charlotte, NC area. As a mom of five, my simple joy is found through fresh cut stems. Somehow flowers always seem to brighten up the mundane. It would bring me great joy to share with other mom friends!

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  653. Lynn Taylor on

    I was inspired to have a cut flower garden this year by a friend of mine who has had one in past years. Then I found your book about the cut flower garden, and it sealed the deal! My homegrown flowers are now my absolute favorite part of summer, and I will never not have a cut flower garden again! My dahlias were an impulse buy at a local nursery…and they have become my favorite part of my beds! I would share the books with my friend Aubrie who inspired me, and with a couple other friends who are planning on having cut flower gardens next year after seeing the bounty I have gotten from mine. I would also put one in a local “little library” box that is much visited and well loved. And I know my mother would absolutely love the book as well, as she adored my other book of yours so much when she visited me.

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  654. Gordon Richard Bowman on

    I would share them with my brother in-law. although he is a doctor, he would be a master gardener in his other life.

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  655. Tammy Stuart on

    I will share this book with my grandchildren. I live in Mount Vernon, Washington

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  656. Victoria Slomushynsky on

    I would love to give those books to other flower lovers, who visit me at the flower market, and show a great interest on how to plant and grow dahlias. I would give them your book and they would use it as a growing guide in their garden. I’m sure that they will love it just as much as I did when I first read it. And who knows one book may grow into a big flower farm 🌺

    I live in Marlboro, New Jersey.

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  657. Leah Schulz on

    I would share with fellow community members and the Master Gardener’s program of Vermont. We are located in Williston Vermont

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  658. Lauren on

    I would share the books with my gardening friends. Located in North Texas 😊

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  659. Nancy Plisko on

    I see the 9,000 comments from people all over the country, and I am awed by how many people are drawn to the beauty of flowers, as am I. I would share this book with my fellow middle school teachers and students who created our Giving Garden at school. Placed in the center courtyard of our school, the garden, only several years old, was created to help educate students and foster a love of the life and beauty that can come from our small patch of earth along the Lake Erie shore of Northeast Ohio.

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  660. Arlene Mcconnell on

    As a long term self taught Gardner, it would be a wonderful experience to give your books to others who could have a head start in the gardening area. I remember the only Dahlias we had back in the 70’s were the deep red ones❣️

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  661. Kimberly L Wojahn on

    I volunteer in the flower barn at our Berrien County Youth Fair. These books would be great references for our flower growing youth exhibitors!

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  662. Jenna on

    I would share with my closest friends, some incredible gardeners, and some ver new like me! I’m in Santa Rosa, CA.

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  663. Lynn Smith on

    I would love dahlia book and I would share it with my local senior center . Thanks, Raynham, MA

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  664. Laura Reavis on

    Thank you for this generous offer. I would love to share copies of your gorgeous book with two close friends who are passionate about flowers and growing them (and wouldn’t feel they could/should spend money on themselves for such a beautiful book). I would also like to give to my local library as well as sharing with my local garden club. I would have to keep one for myself, as I love Dahlias, your passion and all you are doing. I have been wanting to learn about growing them in my garden. I live in Jacksonville, Oregon, a quant historic town in the Pacific Northwest.

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  665. Tina Hickey on

    I would share the books with my sister. She LOVES dahlias and only recently started learning more about perennials, flowering shrubs, and various grasses. Our mom ALWAYS had a huge vegetable garden and planted a variety of annuals around the perimeter. She recently passed away, so my sister and I are learning together about gardening and caring for plants and flowers. It’s been very therapeutic for me and I feel like we carry on her memory with the flower gardens and containers we create.
    I live in a small town in Central Iowa and my sister lives in a western suburb of Chicago. We make sure to get together every Mother’s Day and go to several garden centers to discover new plants and flowers. 😊

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  666. Cyndi on

    I’m retiring in 5 weeks!! Now more time to garden! I would share your book with the 2 local garden groups I belong to. I live in southern California inland empire zone 9. We live in a rural town setting, 1/2 acre, surrounded by city. When I arrive home from work I take a deep breath and pretend I live out in the middle of no where!

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  667. Martha Fenn King on

    Books! A dahlia book! I would gift one to our public library, to budding young flower growers and to anyone who needs some uplifting in their life.
    Many thanks!
    York, Maine

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  668. Amy Ashbrook-Ellis on

    I love this idea of sharing the beauty of dahlias with everyone. My 73 year old mom grows dahlias each year and has given me tubers to plant at my house with no success so I would love to surprise her with growing dahlias at my home for her. My mother has lost her spark for life since her sister , my aunt passed away in February and my cousins , sister and I could share these books and grow dahlias in honor of my Aunt Linda for my mother to make her smile again

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  669. JANA Timm on

    I would share the books with all the people in my community who love flowers, gardens, sell them at farmers’ markets and shop at all the places I shop at: nurseries, plant & flower shops, farmers’ markets and people I’ve met at the library who love gardening, flowers, and plants. I am located in farm country middle Wisconsin. We have alot of Amish and Mennonites who have beautiful and clean and neat gardens of vegetables, herbs, flowers, pollinators, etc.

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  670. Dawn Wirth on

    I love your farm I love your flowers you grow and share with the world. I think are all very lovely. MY daughter showed my your show on discovery plus
    I want to help he creat a cut flower garden where she lives in Los Angeles, CA. IF we were to win, We would share the books with our local library and with other flower friends. I just love what you are doing and look forward to purchasing seeds I hope this coming season!

    Thank You Erin and Chris!

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  671. Lanette Smith on

    We have an amazing bulb in our family named after my great-grandmother, “White Nettie”–it’s the most gorgeous dahlia!

    I would give books to my lovely flower friend Shae who just gifted me yet another one of your books
    and who sends me a bouquet photo from her farm every day. I would give another one to Beth at
    Crowley House Flower Farm because she and Jason are the loveliest people. And more books to
    Jeremi & John of Pollinate Flowers and to their business partner and my friend and neighbor Pam of Little
    Lavender Farm because I love them all and of course my Scottish friend because she could use some
    light and joy these days. And to my parents who taught me to garden…the list goes on and on…

    We’re here in Dundee, OR!
    Lanette

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  672. Sally Makkar on

    I manage a car wash in Alaska and we love to plant lots of flowers on the property. Dahlias are our favorites. We grow them in pots and save the bulbs over the winter. Not only would your book be a great gift to others who love flowers, like my mom, it would be great to share with the car wash owner and even some of the customers who stop and rave over our dahlias.

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  673. Elena Morozova on

    I started to grow dahlias in my garden a few ears ago and fell in love with them. Pictures of my dahlias in flower arrangements inspired my friend Maria from Finland to try to grow them. Learning about flowers she came across your book Cut Flower Gardens. She was blown away by the beauty of flowers and the idea of being a farmer /florist. She was so inspired , that gave the same book to me. I loved the book and my garden this year reflects the knowledge and ideas I gathered from it. Now I’m even more amazed by flowers and dahlias in particular. I’ll of cause share the book with Maria. I also will share it with my neighbour/gardener/ friend Andrea. I’ll give copies to couple of my girl friends interior designers who are also avid gardeners. I’ll bring one copy to my sister, who lives and Russia and tending for a beautiful garden there. I see now how one book can change life.

    I live in Vancouver Bc, Canada

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  674. Celia H on

    I just discovered your company through your show. So fantastic! It would be amazing to win these books. I would love to share 6 of them (I have to keep 1 for myself) with the master gardener program that I am interning with this year. They could share them with some of next years interns. What a prize these books would make for the new class. Thanks for the opportunity to win and best of luck to your company.

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  675. Carolyn Ritter on

    I’d share them with my business partner and family members who love flowers especially my sister in law who gave me Dahlia tubers for my birthday 🥰

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  676. Jennifer Fortin on

    Wow! So exciting! I would share with my 15 year daughter, and my homeschooling mama friends. One in particular who just lost her husband to covid. This would be such a healing gift for her, something we could do together. We are in Southern Missouri, near Branson. I would love to start growing Dahlias. Many blessings to you!!

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  677. Joe Kleinbauer on

    I have been growing dahlis for a few years primarily to create an arrangement for our church alter on Sunday when anyone is not committed to doing so which is frequently. My dahlias are doing pretty well; actually, this Sunday will be my first dahlia arrangement. Also. like to give arrangements to shut ins and the sick – neighbors too. We live in Selinsgrove, Pa. just 50 miles north of Harrisburg – home to Susquehanna University and nearby Lewisburg home to Bucknell University. Our neighbor hood is very friendly to walkers and bikers. When I have the opportunity I really enjoy sharing a few stems of fresh cut flowers to even those who I do not know. Flower make happiness! Thank you.

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  678. Cristina L Jones on

    Hi! I’d plan to share the books with my 15 yr old daughter, future daughter in law, as well as my cousin as we are all absolutely inspired by you all, and your stunning flowers! Then, I would share the 4 other books with the other Moms that are a part of the Air Force Wing Moms (AFWM) group (we volunteer to offer support for new loved ones who have trainees going into Basic Military Training as we have all been thru this and are super Proud Air Force Moms!) I live in North Port, FL :) Thank you!

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  679. Lynn on

    What a lovely gift this would be for anyone especially after watching your blogs you just inspire everyone with all your knowledge.
    If I was to be lucky enough to win this amazing prize, I would share it with the Collingwood Garden Club who dedicate their time throughout our community by helping maintain the arboretum as well as building gardens for a few societies in town and teach them how to garden etc.
    I would also share with my Daughter who LOVES Dahlias and is now flowing your blogs and is always wanting to learn more and more about different techniques. (She started her first cut flower bed this year)

    All the best to you.

    Lynn Murray

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  680. Katherine Dance on

    I’d plan to share the boom with my kids. My grandmother passed in 2020 and she was so amazing so growing flowers and arranging them. I want to learn and pass that onto my kids. I live in Denver, so I’m not sure what to plant but I want to start.

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  681. Ginny Gotthardt on

    I would share with my daughter,Erin,who is an apprentice master gardener, and has taken on leading a community garden here in our town in Delaware county, NY

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  682. Jenny Lakeman on

    Erin! Hi, I’m so excited about your giveaway! I would give the books to my besties… my neighbor who’s been gardening FOR-EVER, Kathleen. To her friend who is a master gardener down in Santa Barbara, to my old neighbor who gave me my first ever book on gardening, Marcel, he’s from Holland. One for ME! One for my sister-in-law who has made a gorgeous garden with my brother in Portland, OR. One would go to my bestie in Portland, Carrie Hoops, who has given me SO MANY offshoots of plants from her garden and is a BIG dahlia fan. That leaves 1. The last would go to my dear friend Kent who has created an amazing edible and non edible garden out of nothing! He feeds himself and his husband and he shares a lot of tomatoes with us. So I gotta have a way to keep getting those matoes! Your book would seal the deal. Anyway, you are amazing and I so enjoyed watching your docu-series. I sure hope, (though it tortures you) that you make more. I love seeing your world in motion. Take care and thank you for being in the world!

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  683. Lacy Lewis on

    I live in Fillmore, IN and I’m a home health nurse. Gardening is my therapy! We built a greenhouse last year and it’s my happy place. I would give one to a previous patient, mom, neighbor and coworkers. Thank you!

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  684. Bethany Houser on

    I would share them will all of my flower loving friends and a few with my local library! I am located in SW Washington.

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  685. Jess on

    I plan on sharing this book with my sister, Ang. She’s become a big Floret fan during the pandemic, so now we trade tips on which flowers are growing well in my neighborhood (Seattle) vs. hers (Los Angeles).

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  686. Keriann Koeman on

    Local library , a few young burgeoning flower growers, my neighbor who just became a master gardener , as a random act of kindness, and myself :) Rhode Island .

    Love all your videos and helpful tips.

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  687. Melvena Ewald on

    I would so love to share a copy of your Dahlia book not only those who have inspired me to garden, but also with those who have began to ask me about my gardens. Gardening is one of the absolute best things to do in this life, but sharing gardening with others makes it so much better!! I live in NW Oklahoma, (zone 7b) and have been gardening for over 20 years on a small back yard lot. My husband and I have just recently acquired an undeveloped 46 acre plot of land and have begun the dream of expanding our gardens and creating a country destination not only for our families to enjoy, but for our local community to experience the beauty of nature. Oh, yeah and this is our plan for our retirement which is right around the corner!

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  688. Deb Lorincz on

    I would share them with our local Master Gardner Association and several friends who love flowers as much as I do! I have a large garden lot with room for flowers and vegetables. I love to share beautiful arrangements with those who need a smile and a bit of beauty in their day! Your lovely and wide knowledge of dahlias is inspirational and admired! :)

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  689. Lisa Kraft on

    Floret,

    I’ve always had a love for flowers. I am a former florist. We moved to my husbands family ranch so I’ve been getting into gardening flowers. Thanks to my good friend Jackie. I would love to share my passion with our local schools.

    Absolutely love your books!

    Lisa

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  690. Pam Santarcangelo on

    Garden Club in Arlington, VT. This squadron of hard working Gardeners donate their time and talents to keep our Rec Park lovrly, decorate village for Christmas and other holidays, and keep flower boxes fresh and pleasant to look at!

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  691. Jeci Bohannon on

    What an amazing opportunity to beautify a community! As an Agriculture teacher and hopefully future farmer- florist, I would share the books with my high school floral design and horticulture students, a local florist, a local farmer, and the Agriculture department in a neighboring county. With these books, I would hope to inspire those around me to beautify our world and learn more about these amazing flowers. Being in zone 8b, we have unique opportunities with flowers and foliage that others are limited on. Our flower growing potential is only limited by our lack of knowledge.

    Thank you so much for your AMAZING blogs, detailed information on so many interesting topics, and for sharing a little of your world with us (your fans). Throughout the pandemic, the Floret website, books, and seeds were my little escape from the crazy. You and your team mean so much more than you know! Thank you Floret team!!! Keep up the great work!

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  692. Emmie Donahue on

    Floret Flower,

    Thank you for sharing your gift with others! It has been so fun learning about flowers with you. Flowers have always brought me so much joy and I love how every occasion is an occasion for a beautiful arrangement. Someday, I would love to grow my own cut flower garden and share it with others. If I had your book I would share it with my sisters, mom and nursing coworkers. Can’t wait to learn more about these stunning blooms!

    God bless,

    Emmie Donahue

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  693. Kim Parks on

    I would share them with my sister and mother. Never have I seen such beautiful flowers until I watched your story. You amaze me.

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  694. Sarah Olson on

    I love the way you curate your color assortments for your various flower seed packets. I love the idea of your Dahlia Giveaway

    I will share the books with fellow members of my garden club. We are located in Montclair, NJ and tend a beautiful public garden which features a variety of dahlias each year. We have many dahlia enthusiasts, myself included. This plant is totally worth the effort…it just keeps giving and giving all season long!

    Keep up the amazing work you do!

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  695. Trudi on

    I would love to share some beautiful books with my pen pals around our country! I actually live in the Skagit County…and hopefully some day I would love the chance to visit the farm!

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  696. Margot on

    I’d share with my daughters. I’m new to growing dahlias and need all the help I can get!

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  697. Haley Chrisman on

    I would be sharing with my family. My great Oma in Holland loved dahlias and since i didn’t get to meet her they make me feel connected to her! I always grow dahlias each year! Much love from Ohio!

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  698. Bobbie-Gene Hanson on

    Love your videos!! I am from Cortes Island, B.C. Canada. 🇨🇦 I would love to share your books with our local library and also our Quadra and Cortes garden club!

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  699. Liam hakansson on

    Hello my name is Liam hakansson I am twelve years old my family and I live in a house in Tacoma Washington we’re we grow sun flowers dahlias and many different types of wild flowers, as well as many root vegetables corn and tomatoes, as well as lots of fruit, my mother loves your background and what you do for a living and lives dahlias I would share these with my mom of course and give them to my neighbors so that they can enjoy the magic and satisfaction of growing beautiful dahlias, thank you for taking the time to read this,

    Very respectfuly, Liam hakansson

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  700. Chrissy on

    Hi! I am an avid gardener and part-time floral designer, full-time special education teacher and I love everything about working in my yard! I am building a greenhouse this year and learning all about taking seeds from plants and hopefully working on them through fall and winter, Massachusetts is very cold in the winter! I have a number of people in my community including the garden club and people at the floral shop that love dahlias and would love to learn more about them.Please consider me and my community of friends for one of your beautiful book giveaways!

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  701. G.C. on

    My friends who I previously gifted Cut Flower Garden and I really like the suggestion of sharing it with your local library :)

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  702. Carol McCarthy on

    I am an avid gardener but have not planted dahlia’s before. My daughter loves dahlia’s and sent me a couple tubers from her garden. I planted them this year and they are a show stopper in my little cottage garden. I sent her a copy of your book about dahlia’s and the book The Cut Flower Garden…she absolutely loved those books and highly recommended the Dahlia book, especially since I am a beginner… My garden is highly admired by all that pass by and many have shown an interest in adding dahlia’s to their own gardens….I would share these “gems of information” to the most enthusiastic of my garden admirers….I believe God gave us gardens to grow, share, and teach all that nature has to offer…we cannot disappoint him….

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  703. Laura De Los Santos on

    I would be sharing with my 5 sisters that are all located in different area’s along with two of my best friends. We all love flowers and they have all been my biggest supporters for getting my own flower business going. I would love to give something special back to them. I am in Grass Valley, CA and they are spread from Northern CA to Southern CA. It would be amazing to see what we each could do with this wonderful gift.

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  704. Jan Landing on

    I would love to share the Discovering Dahlias sets with our local Elementary Schools. I live on 2.3 acres and live right next door to one of the 6 Elementary Schools in our rural county. I volunteered each year at the schools when my 4 children attended. I now volunteer at the schools my 5 grandchildren attend. Each school has set up a small garden where they teach, explore and encourage students to learn about and grow plants. I would love to see these beauties growing tall and strong in our southeast Georgia soil. I would love to see the amazement in the faces of the small children as the Dahlias grow taller than them!!

    I am in Guyton, GA (Effingham County)

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  705. Lisa Frisicano on

    I would share with my small hometown library and the school district library. Our local high school is trying to figure out a solution for an existing courtyard incorporating landscape architecture and beautification to make the space usable and inviting. It would be great to gift the students your amazing book as well as pass along some tubers from my garden as well! Thanks!

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  706. Caitlin wik on

    Would definitely share with my sister and father <3

    I'm hailing from Humboldt County California, so finding sun for Dahlias can be a bit of a challenge 😅

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  707. Laura Benson on

    My name is Laura and I’m commenting all the way from Katy, TX (Houston may sound a little more familiar)! I am currently working as a registerd nurse. Although it wasn’t asked, I wanted to let y’all know how it led me here. Working as a nurse these days is becoming more and more grueling with COVID. Luckily I have a job that allows me to keep my sanity most days, which includes coming home early and being able to go outside and attack the weeds. But a lot of colleagues still maintain a hospital position and are feeling the pressure of staffing shortages and burnout. I want to be able to provide this book to my medical colleagues who are simply seeking a way to escape from reality sometimes. Perhaps “Registered Nurse’ries” will become my little sanctuary lol. Oh and of course my mom (and surprisingly my husband!). Though, they can share with me. Never in a million years did I think my husband would sit and watch Floret. You have him cleaning up the backyard and wanting to plant flowers too! Thank you for opening the door to this world for myself and the world to enjoy.

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  708. Adele on

    I have 4 daughters and we all love this flower. It would be a perfect gift for all of us!! We are in Oklahoma.

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  709. Clara on

    My sister, mother, and I live in different states (WA, OR, TX) and have been sharing progress on our floret seeds, as well as my mother’s dahlia patch. I’d love to share a copy of your book with each of them.

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  710. Jim and Lynn Bird on

    My wife and I are retired and we happened to watch your show on the Magnolia Network, and fell in love with your passion for flowers.

    If we were fortunate enough to win your books we would share with our local schools and kids in our neighborhood so children could pick up the passion for flowers.

    We live in Morrow Ohio and would be honored by such a generous gift. And if we are selected we will send photos of each recipient

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  711. Arianne on

    My little girl, we love growing flowers together.☺️
    I am in Park City, UT.

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  712. Brooke on

    My mom and sister! I am in Treynor, Iowa.

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  713. Laurel Nattress on

    I would love to share these books with my neighbors – we could start a dahlia cluster! I live in the country, near Snohomish, WA – not too far from Floret. We could be the next hive from the mother ship! Thanks for all that you do, Erin. You are so inspiring to so many.

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  714. Gay Dallek on

    I would share the books with the ladies/friends that live in my community. We all share a love of gardening and working with plants and arranging flowers. We even do a yearly ladies night out event to a local nursery and all create beautiful arrangements. In the fall we work on making wreaths and arrangements for the front door.it would be so wonderful to share your books with my friends .

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  715. Amanda Gaskin on

    I would share these books with family from different parts of the world and close friends living here with me in Quebec, Canada, who all have a love for dahlia flowers that cannot be explained.

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  716. Nancy Schroeder on

    I moved to Maryland 2 years ago, and made a few wonderful friends through our love of gardening. I would share the book with them, and also with my garden club. I’ve just recently become very happy with dahlias!

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  717. Jess on

    All my friends are flower lovers so they’d be getting copies. I’m in NW IA… LOVE seeing all your wonderful work.

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  718. Julie Finnegan on

    I would love to share this book with my father who recently retired and has discovered a love of dahlias. It would be so sweet to grow his garden together from your wisdom and inspiration! We live in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

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  719. Elyshia Warden on

    Just planted my first dahlias this year. Waiting for the blooms. Would love a copy and share with my friends. 💕

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  720. Kimberly Johnston on

    I am excited to share your book “Discovering Dahlias” with my dear friends who live in my neighborhood in Seattle and my family in Idaho. Two books will go to my friends who are dedicated gardeners and booksellers at our local independently owned bookstore in Queen Anne. (This will give them the opportunity to give a personal recommendation of your book to the customers as well :-) Three of my favorite neighbors on my block reliably nurture a flourishing garden in the front of their house and in the strip between the sidewalk and the street. Not only will your book be a gift for them, but I will reap the joy as well when I walk my dog past their home abundant with dahlias. One book will go to my aunt in Idaho who has a beautiful garden filled with vegetables and roses. And the last book I will keep for myself and pass down to my daughter ….. someday very far into the future. (Grace is only 17)

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  721. Keyna Magner on

    I live in South Central Kansas and would love to share the books with my local library (so everyone can check out fabulous Floret Flowers!), my mother and sister-in-law (who are also obsessed with Dahlias), the local garden club, and friends. Am also excited to read all the information on Dahlias (this is the one Floret book I don’t have yet). Thank you!

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  722. Brittany Eilert on

    Dear Erin, Chris and team Floret,

    Thank you yet again for being so generous in your work and a true blessing to the watching world. Y’all bring forth and inspire such beauty.

    My family and I live in the heart of America, in the land of the Kansas prairies. We call Topeka our home. For 3 years we’ve been on a hunt to find a home with acreage to pursue a family flower farm, in truth inspired by Floret. The Discovering Dahlia book has been a deep gift to my heart as I received mine right when we lost our precious baby girl at 22 weeks pregnant in March of this year. The book has been such a place of joy and beauty for me in a very hard time. We actually named our precious daughter Adalia Cosette and the dahlia is her flower. I got to start our own Floret Dahlias from seed this year and am hoping to name one Adalia Cosette in honor of her. I have been so blessed and humbled by Floret’s generosity to us in sending us a care package after finding out about our loss. I just wept while opening it. I have been forever touched by Floret’s generosity and am truly grateful.

    I would love to be able to gift the book to a friend who really stood with me in our loss. She also lost a baby recently and flowers have been a life source for her as well. She actually just started a flower farm with her hubby this year. I would also love to gift a copy to my Mama, the one most responsible for putting me in the way of beautiful and admirable things. I’d love to give a couple books to some of my floral subscribers who have been so supportive as I’ve started to sell bouquets this spring out of our postage stamp backyard. I’d also love to gift a couple to some dear friends who are apart of my Mama’s Book club aimed at growing and cultivating beauty in the hearts and minds of the children entrusted to our care. And the last copy I would give to our local Topeka library so that many have access to it!

    Thank you again for all you do, your work is making an impact in the hearts and lives of many all over the world. Keep up the good work team Floret!!!

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  723. Lisa Yeager on

    Hi Erin and Floret Farm Family,

    I would love to receive a box of your Discovering Dahlias book. I’m not sure how many are in the box but I would happily share them with the gardeners in my life. My chosen recipients are: My husband, who love to grow as many and the biggest plants he possibly can and who walks through his lush garden of flowers, fruits and vegetables daily. Next would be my mother in law who loves to garden anywhere. She has a beautiful, wild yard filled with colors and textures. My sissy, having one of the greenest thumbs I know, can produce interesting plants from tiny leaves and cuttings. My next door neighbor, who loves to grow flowers and vegetables to supplement her delicious Indian meals. Lastly, my brother in law, who lovingly maintains the yard that his recently passed wife designed and tended into glorious riots of seasonal color.

    I am located just outside of Atlanta in sunshiny Smyrna, Georgia.

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  724. Debbie Shaw on

    I would share these books with family and friends both far and wide. We live from Washington state to South Carolina to here in Illinois where I am currently living. All of us are avid gardener’s and we Would love learning and planting these dahlias

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  725. Véronique Leclerc on

    I would share this book with my kids. I’m trying to find creative ways to involve them in my gardening all year long. During the long winter here in Québec, Canada, we love to read and look at beautiful books on plants and nature. A way for us to dream and ponder on the magical treasure of nature.

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  726. Linda Cole on

    I would love to share the books with a couple of friends and coworkers. I love dahlias and would really like to start growing my own. I’d love to have beautiful flowers to share with my neighbors and family

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  727. Lacie Petrie on

    I plan on sharing the book with my mom. Ever since I was little my mom taught me how to appreciate the joy and beauty that flowers bring this world. Whenever I see a flower whether it is “born different” or absolutely perfect the first person I want to share it with is my mom. Not too long ago we were shopping and came across the beautiful dahlia and my mom about fell over due to its beautiful shape, color and size. I’ve been impatiently waiting to order some beautiful dahlias to surprise my mom with and hopefully we can learn along the way with few mistakes, but none the less learning together.

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  728. Bibiana on

    I have a couple of flower lovers friends here in Seattle but I for sure will send some copies to @lafloreriaco and @arquitecturafloral in Mexico.

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  729. Kori Smith on

    Years ago when I came across Floret Flowers in a magazine, I was the first of my friends to be yammering on and on about this amazing flower farm in our state of Washington. Your story reminded me of my grandfather down in Arizona and his cutting garden…his flower of choice was zinnias. I dug around my mom’s garage and found old forgotten seeds he saved for us long ago…1999! I started growing dahlias from your tubers and zinnias from grandpas old seeds due to such inspiration given from your flower farm. Now those friends I had been talking up a storm about dahlias and flowers all have followed my suit of a small cutting garden….which all started reading an article in a magazine about you! I’d give the copies to those friends, my mom, my grandmother, and those needing inspiration to dig their hands deep into the soil and create with nature. I live in the Kitsap area, friends spread around Kitsap, lucky to have local flower farms that are also inspired by you!

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  730. Beverly vanHartesvelt on

    Hi Erin and Floret team-
    I love your new “Discovering Dahlias” book, and I would love to share copies of the book with our Horticulture teacher and students at the Crest Learning Center on Mercer Island, WA. We have a friend of the program who has been donating dahlia tubers the last few years, so we have a special love and appreciation of these flowers!

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  731. Patricia Cox on

    Hi there. I would love to share your book with the Dahlia’s lovers here. I live right here in Anacortes, WA. Thank you!

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  732. Carla Talarico on

    I love your show on Discovery + and have learned so much. I would love to share the book with a few neighbors who share their flowers and bulbs. My daughter who is gifted with gardening and the local gardening group who share their knowledge.

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  733. Anna on

    This is so exciting! I would love to share these with some of my floral friends!

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  734. Monica Griffin on

    I would share these books with the ladies in my Book Club. I’m new at planting/nuturing plants and flowers. Some of the ladies in my book club are old pros. It would be a great learning opportunity for me to share this book with them and ask them to mentor me along the way.
    Thanks :)

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  735. Christina Ohmer on

    What a generous giveaway! I’d like to share these lovely books with local, non-profit garden organizations/gardens and clubs.

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  736. Vanessa Blasz on

    I would share them with friends and our members of our non-profit church which is (Garden Path Native American Church) . Our whole goal is to provide healthy food and an affordable price. We also enjoy teaching others to grow their own food . One of our goals is to build a seed library for our community of second year seeds. We so enjoy learning new ways to grow and share in the beauty of mother nature. We are in the sunshine state of central Florida.

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  737. Rhonda on

    I am so excited! I finally found what I truly wanted! A cut flower garden!

    Two years ago, my husband and I raised our large backyard with the thought I would grow flowers and flowering bushes so I could always have fresh flowers on my house We probably planted flowering plants and bushes. We’ll, I just notified him, I have a passion to grow cut flowers and we will need to find all new homes for all the 75+ flowering plants and bushes elsewhere. I told him we can keep the lilac bush, the smoke bush, snowball bush, the day lilies, the Bells of Ireland, the bee balms, and the yarrows! Most of the irrigation is in and we’ll just have to modify it a bit. Can you imagine the look on his face! Priceless! I got the, “are you kidding me,” look.

    I found out all about your farm watching “Growing Floret ” on the Magnolia Network. I found it very inspiring and my curiosity just peaked and that’s when I knew, this is what I need! I’ve purchased two of your books and Sarah Raven’s beautiful book and I’m hungry to get back into the garden and start the transformation. I’m eagerly waiting for your newsletters and FB posts. I live in Brighton, CO. We are 20 minutes north of Denver. I have done some research and I found a small cut flower farm in Lakewood, CO and she has even purchased seeds from Floret Farms.

    I’m doing this because I want my granddaughters to have a passion for the old things my grandmother passed on to me like canning, sewing and gardening, but with a modern twist. They range in age if 11 to 5 and I want them to come to my house and want to explore the garden and cut a bouquet of fresh flowers to take home. That would be the dream, whether that happens, we’ll see. All I can do is to introduce the art…but, I know, I’ll continue to do what I love to do.

    If I’m selected, I’ll certainly keep one for me. I’ll give one to the Extension Office in my county, one to my city’s parks department, one to my mom for a beautiful coffee table book, my local library and one to my very good friend. What’s left, I’ll give to others I find who have the same passion.

    I love flowers and I always have, but like others, I didn’t follow my passion until later in life. Now, is the time!

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  738. Laura on

    Few to friends and most of them for public libraries around Finland🤩

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  739. Ellen Moderhack on

    I would share with other members of the extended Just Roots Chicago team of volunteers. We’re a not-for-profit urban farm that focuses on growing and providing organic, sustainably grown produce to our community food pantries, hospitals patient programs, local church congregations, etc. After taking your course earlier this year, we introduced cut flowers into our crop plan and wow…has the response been overwhelming! Flowers bring so much joy to the team and our communities. We grew Dahlias from your seeds this year and they’re just getting ready to bloom. We’d love to learn more about Dahlias as we plan to save the tubers of our favorite varieties and grow even more next year. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with others.

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  740. Linda Totten on

    I have purchased Dahlia tubers from you years ago. I love them.. I will share this with all my Dahlia loving friends as I share my flowers with them also. I love in the wonderful state of North Carolina.

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  741. Angie Cruz on

    Hello from Louisiana zone 8.
    Thank you so much for sharing and inspiration. I would love to share your wonderful book to my church family ladies. Once again thank you for your kindness. God bless. Love,
    Angie

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  742. susy deane on

    i am a recent transplant to coastal massachusetts from vermont have had a 50+ year love affair with zinnias,as has my lil sis from santa fe and nh her bridesmaid basket for my wedding in 1971 was her own-grown lilliputs i d give her a copy,and one to my younger daughter in new zealand who is also a zinnia fiend and grows them,and her dahlias,from seed. she and i have both enjoyed the mini courses and the photos-just discovered floret this summer. another copy to daughter in anacortes to share with her daughter.i ll visit soon,and hope to find a floret market bouquet somewhere nearby with which to treat them. another copy to the treasured ipswich library,and one to my garden club which takes care of library and riverwalk gardens and urns.and a copy to send to sally and tobi and emily von trapp,whose nuresry and tulipalooza have inspired and comforted so many(waitsfield,vt) i grow zinnias and dahlias in huge pots on my decks to save from bunnies sunflowers as well can t wait for your next seed offerings and thank you for sharing so much beauty and love

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  743. Julie Copley on

    I would share with our Carmelite Sisters who live in a monastery here in Oregon, trying to sustain their living by growing food and working the land. I would also share with our grade school and high school who put on an annual auction every year to help with tuition assistance for needy families.
    Thank you for your gracious generosity and giving spirit!

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  744. Angela on

    I would share the books with a couple flower gardener friends and the local masters garden club. I live following your IG…just found the blog and love, love, love dahlias.

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  745. Maureen Tirabasso on

    Your books are so inspiring….. I have shared them with neighbors and they all tried to plant more flowers and bring back the BEAUTY to their neighborhood. I belong to an Army mom group who are always trying to find positive things to do and keep their minds from stress.
    Tried to order your seeds but they were all sold out. Most of us do not have green thumbs but we keep trying… You have inspired us ! We will not give up !

    You have no idea how your 1 book that I have and telling them to sign up to get your show on tv has helped them…. We want to make the World beautiful again, all of our kids are deployed and we just would love to show are kids that the world is a beautiful place… and their determination can also protect that beauty, no matter where in the world they are. My book has seen better days but that ok… ( We share everything) So! I would love to pass them out to other humble Army Moms ! They would love it! Like the song says… I think to myself what a wonderful world!

    Thank You for listening…
    Maureen Tirabasso
    Army Strong Mom 🇺🇸

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  746. Frances Vinson on

    Thank you for this opportunity! I moved to Texas about 3 years ago from the East Coast and left my family and friends who also love gardening. I have been a gardener for many years… in my backyard.
    I would share with my two sisters in North Carolina, my friends in Virginia and in Florida who also love gardening. Although, we are miles apart we are connected through our love of gardening.
    I must say that I am new to Floret and I see gardening in a totally wonderful and different way and I thank you for that.
    Frances Vinson
    Frances Vinson

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  747. Ilia J Muska on

    I would definitely keep one for myself and my Mom. We just started growing plants/flowers together and it’s so wonderful! The other books I’d share with some of the members of the gardening group I’m in, which is South Texas Gardeners. I’m located in Adkins, Tx. Thank you!

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  748. Miroslav Gabriel on

    I would love to share the book with all my gardening friends – no matter if they are either the garden professionals or enthusiasts “only”. Many thanks for all your good work that makes world a better place. I hail you and all others from the Central Europe – Czech Republic.

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  749. Melissa Foley on

    I am located in North Georgia. I would love on for myself and the rest for friends and family. This was my first year planting Dahlias. I planted 9 and have six that have made it. Would love the resource to help me continue learning how to grow them. Thanks!

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  750. Ruby Morris on

    Hello! I am inspired by your dedication to growing such beautiful flowers. To pass along this extensive knowledge to my sons and friends would be a wonderful gift. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  751. Jacalyn on

    I would keep a book for myself and share the rest with my friends and family – I love flowers and i cant wait to get started with the Dahlias.

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  752. Jennifer Thomas on

    I would love to keep one book for myself and then spread the love to friends and family. I have become truly engaged in your show on Magnolia Network and am planning to start my own small flower garden at my new home next Spring.

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  753. Jacquie Glaspie on

    I live in the tiny town of Thor in northern Iowa. I’ve tried for several years with not much luck to grow dahlias. I have great luck with small, bushy annuals from the greenhouse, but not when I plant specific tubers. I plan on sharing with my Dad, who will need his garden as therapy and has always wanted to grow dahlias. And my 8-year old granddaughter who loves gardening almost as much as I.

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  754. Susan Weiss on

    Such a fun giveaway. I would love to share books with my friends who are just beginning to garden. I am a long time gardener but this is the first year I’ve planted dahlias. I wish someone had introduced me to the excitement of dahlias long ago. I live in northern Michigan and got a late start with planting due to the crazy weather. Everyday I go out to look for buds. Thank you for all the sharing of knowledge.

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  755. Bonnie on

    I would like to share “Discovering Dahlias” with 3 friends that nurture and enjoy their home flower gardens. The other books would be given to flower growers that sell their bouquets at the Farmers Markets I attend in Elgin, Illinois and nearby communities.

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  756. Mike Green on

    I would share the other five books with my local library, garden club, high school libraries and my Retirement Community to auction off at our fundraiser. Thank you so much for this opportunity to share.

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  757. Catarina Silva on

    Hello from Portugal, the westernmost country in mainland Europe! I love books and book sharing means perpetuating knowledge, history and inspiration around. What a lovely idea. I really hope the lucky winners can wisely spread all this beauty. If I were one of those, I would share the books with a local library, local schools, a local florist, family (mom, sister and godmother love to garden). And, finally, the 7th book would be shared with the following generations (future children of mine), perpetuating the cycle.

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  758. Maria Martinez on

    Hi Erin and Floret team.
    I am very happy for this opportunity, if my name is selected from the list, I will be doing something that has been in my heart for long time, start a gardening club in my community and a book written by you will be a good incentive for the first members of the club. Thanks for your generosity and good luck to every participant.

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  759. Keli on

    I would like to share books with the people on the Oak Park Area Garden Club on Facebook. I’ve received several plants from members of this group and I would love to return the favor to them! I am in Oak Park, IL. I am growing dahlias in my garden for the first time this summer, inspired by you!

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  760. Angelica Sharp on

    I would love to share the books with my gardening friends, family and members of my congregation who have helped encourage me throughout the pandemic to take up a hobby I had never dreamed that I would love so much. I am from a small little town south of Atlanta, Georgia right near the well known area called Serenbe.

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  761. Heidi on

    How exciting! I love dahlias and just started growing them 2 years ago. I’m definitely still in the learning stages and will attempt my first time splitting them this fall- wish me luck! I am in Bothell, WA and would love to share with other members of our local gardening exchange group, who have been so helpful in sharing their gardening knowledge and resources.

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  762. Wendy Baker on

    I would love to share the books first with my Mom, who passed on her love of growing flowers to me. Then I will share with my neighbor, who waters my rose garden when I’m gone and then with other flower loving family, friends, and Bible study ladies who garden. What fun!! Your flowers are so beautiful and I hope to be able to visit your farm one day and purchase some of those beautiful flowers to grow in my own garden!

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  763. Darrel Clatterbuck on

    I would love to share a book with my daughter. I am trying my best to introduce her to the gardening world. I know she will enjoy it as much as I do. She is very busy with 2 young children but would so enjoy your book in her moments of leisure. I would also share with my local Master Gardener program and my neighbor who is an avid gardener. Your blooms are amazing!

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  764. ella bethune on

    I would love to share the books with other broke students with passions for growing! This would happen via the campus community garden or compost education centre meetups. :) Additionally, to my lovely neighbours who always share plants with me and have helped me tremendously with my garden. <3 I am located on Vancouver Island

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  765. Bonnie on

    First of all, I would share with my sister who lives in Everett. Next, my close neighbors in Castro Valley, CA and my Next Door community. This is so very exciting. Thank you for offering this gift.

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  766. ella bethune on

    I would love to share the books with other broke students with passions for growing! This would happen via the campus community garden or compost education centre meetups. :) Additionally, to my lovely neighbours who always share plants with me and have helped me tremendously with my garden. <3

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  767. Robin Blair on

    I would share my books with my daughter, my gardening friends and with my community. I live in Palouse, WA. We’re a small farming community so growing things is in our blood. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  768. Théo Blazy on

    Bonjour,
    I would share this with a former lover now friend who helped me a lot making my first garden and I will be so happy for her when she gets her own garden and this book to help her in addition of my hands. I’m in France, 50 miles away from Paris, merci
    bisous

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  769. Susan Kopesky on

    It will be a blast to share Floret with those new to Dahlias…my granddaughters, like-minded dahlia loving friends. I will NOT be sharing with the deer as they’ve come want to do. Thanks for doing this very special generous offer.

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  770. Cynthia Johnson on

    Cynthia Johnson here, a transplant from Skagit Valley to Spokane about 15 years ago and I do miss that beautiful country! If selected, I would share your books with several local friends here who have no idea of the beauty of the Skagit Valley. These friends all have lovely yards or spaces for flowers but are unaware of how to use these spaces to create beautiful flowers. They are flower lovers; just uninspired perhaps, but enjoy playing in the dirt. I have your book on dahlias but would love to share your creative genius with my friends. Love your blog and all I’ve learned!

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  771. Jennifer Steding on

    Hi! Thank you for all you do in your work I’m bringing flowers to the community and I’m sharing your knowledge about growing them too! I live in Roanoke, Virginia. If I am picked to receive the gifts, I would share them with my mom, my gardening friends Crystal, Melissa, MaryLou, and Zoe, a local bookstore and the library.

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  772. Sheri Taylor on

    If chosen, I would spread the love of dahlias to a new generation! The books would be a blessing to my two daughters in love, my daughter, and some young teachers who have admired my dahlias and been hard at work nurturing little minds during this pandemic. My grandmother passed on the love of gardening to me and I plan to do the same! 💗 Thank you for blessing others and inspiring gardening.

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  773. Kelly C Manning on

    Hello,
    I am so inspired by all the beautiful shades of colors that you are working on. It’s truly a worthy life work!
    I would share your book with my 2 teenage daughters and other gardening moms in my educational community.
    Thank you for all your hard work!

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  774. Robin on

    I would love to share the books with my mom, my sisters in law Kirsten and Nicole, and the community where I work and belong, L’Arche Spokane, a community for people with and without intellectual disabilities. Our folks love flowers and are getting into gardening! Thank you for all the love you put into sharing beauty. <3

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  775. Sharon Morehead on

    I love your show on Magnolia Network!! Your story is so inspiring.
    I would share the books with my friends who also love to play in the dirt. We make a whole day of flower shopping and can’t wait each year until we can plant. I planted yellow dahlias for the first time this year. They are beautiful.
    I live across the river from St Louis in Illinois.

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  776. Pamela Loeffler on

    I would share with those who love to just sit down and look thru the lovely book and those who are active gardeners that I know. And, maybe even stand outside the library on Camano Island and hand out a few to those who would just love to have one.

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  777. Barb Nelson on

    From Birnamwood, Wisconsin:
    I would love the Dahlia book. I would share with my sisters-in law, the local school garden, the church library, a local nursing home, and one for the new neighbor down the street who has started putting in a garden. It would be so fun! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  778. Analisa on

    I plan to share with some local flower farm growers in the area and commenting from Freeport, IL.

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  779. Camille Clark on

    I have some close gardening friends that I would love to share these books with. My sister-in-law florist and her daughter would also love a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  780. Linda on

    I am located in Montague Michigan, a small community on the shores of Lake Michigan. I’ve been a gardener for years but recently joined the local garden club. Dahlias have long been on of my favorite flowers in the garden and I would enjoy sharing these books with the club members.

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  781. Laura Keller on

    I’d share with my friends who are also addicted to playing in the dirt and watching things grow.

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  782. Arielle on

    Hi Erin! I would share one book with my former co-worker Judy, who is now retired. I’d bring flowers into the office, and we’d talk some serious flower talk, including our dahlias and how we overwinter them (dig after 2 hard frosts, spray clean with hose, divide right away while wet and layer (while still wet) with shavings in a freezer ziplock bag – a sealed bag keeps the moisture in while the shavings help prevent mold – best luck I’ve had so far!). Dahlias are one of her favorites! I don’t have too many other flower-orientated-friends, so I would probably donate the rest of the books to a few places in hopes some new flower hopeful person may come across it and ‘discover dahlias’ for themselves!!!

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  783. Tina R Farthing on

    Hello I sold my farm in OREGON and moved to Vancouver WA. My new neighborhood is named Monet Gardens and I would share with my new neighbors, many of whom are accomplished gardeners already. We have many lovely yards

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  784. Susan on

    I would love to share these books with a couple of my dearest gardening friends. I would also look into donating them to school garden clubs.

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  785. Brindy Wilson on

    We started growing flowers for our photography business to use n our Photo shoot . I would love to share the books with our other photographer friends wanting to grow their own flowers for their photo shoots. Thank you for all the inspiration!

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  786. Noel Canifax on

    My aunt! She loves dahlias…especially the purple ones :)

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  787. Debbie R on

    On a whim this year, early spring, I decided to take a crack at growing a cut flower garden by seed. I started looking for all the information I could get. I decided to take a look at Erin’s books at my local library (Mt Zion, IL) before purchasing them, just to be sure I found them useful. The library only had one copy of Cut Flower Garden and A Year in Flowers, both of which were already checked out. I had to put in a request and wait a few days for other copies to arrive from area libraries. I got them home and after flipping through just a few pages, ran to the computer and placed an order for my own. They have been in my hands and in the garden with me nearly every day since. I would love a copy of Discovering Dahlias and would share a copy with my library, since they don’t one yet. Also, plan to share with my Dad and sisters, as we constantly share pics with one another of what’s blooming in our gardens, as well as friends who have taken a real interest in what I’ve learned and have enjoyed beautiful bouquets this summer thanks to all I have learned from Erin.

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  788. Sarah Rushing on

    I would share these books with other garden loving ladies in my church family. I live in Oshkosh, WI. I planted my first 2 Dahlias this spring.

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  789. Heidi Bostic on

    I would love to share the books with my local greenhouse, and a few to some peony farmers, and the local library in North Pole, Alaska.

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  790. Susan Tuzzolino on

    A bass/guitar playing Italian soul brother that I’ve known since 1982 lives down the street about 1/2 mile; I call him a gorilla gardener because his garden is so wild and so lush and he literally does swing from trees and really swings in his music! His favorite flower is the Dalia. Every year for the past 8 or so year I am gifted with beautiful bouquets of wild color and shape. Then we sit around and make some music together. I’ve told him all about you and your thriving business of growing flowers and would give the book to him! He’d love it!

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  791. Alex Jacobson on

    My dahlia patch is a Giving Garden which means I freely share blooms and tubers with those in my community wanting to learn and grow dahlias! Or with those just needing the joy a bouquet or a few minutes in the patch can bring. My little corner of the dahlia community just raised over $300 in donations to give to #governerdgrants for teachers. Over a million dollars was raised collectively to give 1,000 teachers a grant to launch them this next school year. I’ll be participating in one more fundraiser later this growing season too! It’s so much fun to share the dahlia love and the prospect of winning this giveaway and the chance to give this beautiful book to some just starting out, not to mention being able to learn more techniques to grow and share is so exciting! #inspirationclotheslinedahlias #livinonlevin farmstead ❤️💐

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  792. Wendy Welsh on

    After learning so much from you and Laura (Garden Answer), this year I started my first cut flower garden. It has been a learning experience with alot of success but some failures. I have already started planning what I would like to do for next year and things I would change and things I would do again. What I have loved most about it was the joy it brings my family and friends. I have made so many arrangements and given them away. Even my 7 yro old daughter and 5 yro son love having fresh flowers in their bedrooms. My kids participated as we started many flowers in the basement under grow lights and then moved them into the garden. Next year will be a whole other ballgame as I have learned to be patient (snapdragons) and will retry those varieties that did not do well (pincushion). Thank you for sharing your knowledge your blogs and videos were hugely helpful. I almost forgot to mention this is the first year I started Dahlias from tubers. Again some success and some not. But I have some buds and just can’t wait to see their beauty.

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  793. Karen Snider on

    I live in Oklahoma and started growing Dahlias a couple of years ago when I planted some hoping to get blooms early enough for a wedding. They bloomed the week after the wedding. What a show of absolute beauty they put on. I did not know to take them out of the soil and store for the winter so I lost all of them. I planted another one the next season and everyone who came by just loved it. It was way above my head and so pretty and huge. Never seen anything like it before. And here I am again hoping to plant mine early enough to get Dahlias for my daughters wedding in June of 2022. If I win, I will sharing a book first with my daughter as she shares the same love for Dahlias that I do. I will share with others in town who just love driving by my house and seeing my Dahlias in full bloom. I have an issue with grasshoppers at the moments eating on my blooms before they open up. I have 4 Dahlias blooming and have planted 12 more large pots with Dahlias and hoping they all come up. I will be digging all of them up in the fall and putting into the garage for the winter. My husband will be making me a Dahlia planting bed for the spring. My love for Dahlias has grown since watching your shows. Can’t imagine how it must feel walking through a field of Dahlias in full bloom. They are so pretty.

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  794. Mary C on

    Wonderful idea!!! I am located in Tuscaloosa, AL. I plan on giving my Mom and Brother one each – they are gardeners and book lovers- through and through. The other copies, I am planning on giving them to my “Southern Belles” – they are ladies who are members of a wildflower club with the strongest southern accents you’ll ever meet.

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  795. Deb Campbell on

    This one is easy! I have seven sisters and we are always sharing pictures of our floral masterpieces from our gardens . Some already grow dahlias, other have it in their plans for the future! I also have daughters and nieces that love growing dahlias. So it would definitely be a family affair!

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  796. Megan on

    Hello! I would share the books with my step mom who loves to garden, my plant friends, and my little sister. I am located in Charleston, South Carolina.

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  797. Warittha Powell on

    Hi! I’m in Hillsboro, Oregon. I love growing dahlias in my gardening. I started planting dahlias about 3 years ago, and fell in love with them. They are so beautiful and so generous in providing endless blooms. Each year, I try to add a few new varieties, and I’m always on the search for them. I’d love to share this book with my mom, who lives in CA. I don’t get to see her very often, but she is the one who taught me to love gardening while I was growing up. I’d love to introduce her to this beautiful flower. She doesn’t garden as much due to her age and circumstance, but I know how much she’d appreciate the beauty of this book! Thank you.

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  798. Wendy Lyn Phillips on

    I cannot wait to share the book with my group of ladies that I host monthly for our community Power lunch. I have begun incorporating seed packs as giveaways and would love to promote the book too…. What I would love most is to have my own small Dahlia patch to enjoy and share cut flowers with neighbors and friends. I’m hesitant to begin living in Florida seems hard to grow??? I loved watching the network!
    Fellow flower lover,
    Wendy in Central Florida

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  799. Carrie Trutna on

    I would share them with our Saunders County Libraries here in Nebraska. I’m from the Wahoo Public Library. Other libraries in our county are Ashland, Mead, Yutan, Ceresco, and Valparaiso. We are rural/ag communities.

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  800. Denise Davis on

    1. My husband. He is our dahlia guy and would love to get into the science of growing and breeding them. 2-6. Friends who also grow dahlias. We share tubers, I’d love to share your book. 7. The local senior center, for people who have time.

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  801. Elizabeth Luckie on

    I am located in Mobile, AL. My mother and I are in the beginning phases of building a cut flower garden named Blanchie’s. For 3 generations women in my family have passed down the name Blanche, so we wanted to incorporate that in our family business. Any knowledge we can take in will help us in our exciting endeavor!

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  802. Joeda Lanquist on

    Hi my name is Joeda Lanquist from Yukon OK. I would love to receive a box of Your wonderful discovering Dahlia’s books. I would share with my Friends and customers at OKC Public Farmers Market. I am a vendor there with small bouquets, handmade soy and beeswax candles and handmade items. Thanks so much. I am a die-hard Dahlia grower with not very much success. I appreciate all the help. Thank You, Joeda Lanquist 3433 Piney River Dr. Yukon OK 73099 405-202-3525

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  803. Jenny L. on

    Hi Erin !! I would love to get these books to be able to share with my grandma who loves flowers and lives in Washington state ! As well as to share with my friend who just got into growing flowers and loves dahlias!! I live in southern Wisconsin ❤️🥰

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  804. Eva Csige-Balazs on

    My neighbour is a great dahlia fan, so she deserves it! We are from Hungary. Eva and Eva 😉

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  805. Amanda Brown on

    This is my second year growing Dahlias. A neighbor shared some dahila seeds last season and I started them in March of this year! I’m hooked! I planted over 60 dahlia seedlings and have already seen single and double beauties! Some single plants have over 6 stalks coming out of the ground! I can’t wait to see how many tubers they produce! Come to find out my great grandmother grew dahlias in the bed in front of the house I grew up in. I now live in a house in the field next door. Dahlia seedlings are so excited because ‘ya never know what ya’ gonna get!’ I would love to read the book and share with flower farmer friends in my area. I am in Southern Arkansas! Amanda B.

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  806. Kimberly magee on

    I am from Lindsay, Ontario, Canada and I’ve only growing for 3 years and I am head over heels smitten with dahlias and with you & your farm. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge. I want to give those books to my gardening friends who are also new to dahlias. I want to turn more gardeners into dahlia addicts like me!

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  807. Robin seaford on

    I have that beautiful book. I would like to share with my flower loving friends and ones who love beautiful books.

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  808. Christine Gradel on

    I’ve have some gardening friends, a sister who is a great gardener, I’m a member of local Arboretum which has a library and a couple of gardening clubs. I’m just getting into Dahlias and would love to share this beautiful book and your expertise with others

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  809. Cathy on

    Hi,
    Gardening and growing flowers has always been one of my life’s pleasures. My teachers were my mother and grandmother and now my daughter and I daughter and I share together. One year ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and needed to have a surgery and radiation therapy. I had just lost my mother and everything seemed upside down in the midst of the pandemic. My children, now young adults, built me the most impressive, and rather huge in scale, flower cutting garden to help with my recovery and bring the joy they knew it would – what a gift! We planted dahlias and the roses and lilies from my mother’s garden, as well as daria, figwort, and belles of ireland from seeds I purchased through Floret. I cannot put words together to describe how uplifting these flowers have been and what a pleasure it is to share them with our family and friends. I have been inspired by your books and have a little Floret fan club going with my circle here on the East Coast. If I were to receive them, I would share these books with my daughter, my aunts, my dearest friends, and an elderly woman down the road who has a little flower stand at the end of her driveway. Thank you for sharing what you have learned through your amazing endeavors at your farm. Sending thanks and well wishes!

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  810. Dan Desmarais on

    I would share these with other flower growers here on Vashon Island, Washington.

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  811. Beverly Chesney on

    Hi Erin. I have such a love for dahlias. I would love to share with the school i work with, since we have a growing garden already, with veggies and flowers. I would love to give the book with some of my dahlia tubers. Also share with some of my garden friends, who always admire my dahlias and a book with tubers would be a great way to get them going. And last to my two sister in laws who live in different areas who love to garden, would be a great addition to their already growing flowers.

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  812. Belinda Kerzel on

    Such beautiful flowers and a beautiful book! I live in southern Oregon and I would love to share this book with some of my gardening friends. But, I would also send a book to my mother in Arizona, she loves flowers, gardening and dahlias in particular. It has always been my mother who inspires my love of gardening and beautiful flowers.

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  813. Brittany Pennel on

    I plan to share the books (after keeping one for me!!) with my mother in law, aunt in law and several other women that I’m close with that I know also follow your story! We love y’all and I’m so excited to continue this one of a kind flower farm journey I’m on and include all the Erin-dom (erin wisdom) that I can!

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  814. Aleta Norris on

    This is so exciting! This is my first year growing dahlias and have so much to learn!( I thought I killed my tubers this year cause I watered them before they came up🤦) I would love to share the books with the local FFA who have a great horticulture program and a few more of my friends. Located in the south west corner of nebraska.

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  815. Donita Schindler on

    Hi Erin I would love to share with my daughter, sister, neighbor and others that share with me the love of growing and collecting seeds. It’s a challenge here in North Texas to grow dahlias but I’m still learning at 63 years old and boy is it FUN!!

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  816. Karla Zandstra on

    I love dahlias! The variety is amazing and they all are so pretty!
    I would give the books to my sisters who grow lotsa flowers, our two local retirement home where many could enjoy it and a copy to our local library. Maybe save a copy for a birthday gift. We have so so many beautiful flowers and avid gardeners in our little town of Lynden. Thanks for a fun give away !

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  817. Lori Bell on

    I grow dahlias in Idaho. I would share this beautiful book with my 90 yr old mother in law & flower loving friends

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  818. Janet Garrity on

    I grew 1 dahlia last year and became hooked. I ordered 20 tubers this year and didn’t have room for all of them. I would share your books with my master gardener’s class which is starting this fall!

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  819. Barb Crnich on

    I would love to share the dahlias with my daughter and granddaughter. I’ve alway love dahlias because my mom always had them and she loved them, so I’d love to share that with my family. I live in Whatcom county, north of Bellingham.

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  820. Tina Flaherty on

    Generous!!! This is only my 2nd summer growing dahlias, and I’m hooked! I started with 5 tubers last summer (2020) and divided them. I was able to share with 5 different friends and local teachers. That’s exactly who I’d share this gift of books with! 3 of which are local school teachers in Stanwood, and we know how much teachers love books! And I can’t forget my local library, Sno-Isles library in Stanwood. When you receive a gift, Pay It Forward. Thank you.

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  821. Tanya on

    I am a new-ish gardener and have fallen in love with Dahlias as my next garden project! If I were to be selected, I’d keep one and give the remaining six as follows:
    *my future mother in law, she teaches me a lot of her gardening tips and tricks and is a true green thumb! She inspired my love of gardening and has beautiful flower gardens.
    *a dear friend who is also a great source of gardening advice and very patient with all of my questions. She’s never grown Dahlias and I know this book would inspire her to.
    *Around our area, we have “Little Libraries”, they are little enclosed ‘book houses’ along the roads where you can pull over and peruse a small offering of books to keep, or leave books for others to take!
    *We are really fortunate to have Bristol Agricultural Regional High School in our county. My 13 year old daughter got the gardening bug with me this year and is now very interested in attending this school the year after next when she starts high school. I’m sure they would find this book a great resource.
    *My sister, who is just an amazing gardener and artist and has an eye for beautiful things.
    *I think I’d like to leave the last space open. I’d like the right thing to just come along … maybe when I grow my Dahlia’s, a neighbor or a friend will express interest. Or perhaps someone would want to barter for tubers. Or maybe someone on one of my online gardening groups is coveting this book and I can make their day! I think the opportunity will present itself. :)

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  822. Debbe Smith on

    First, let me say your episodes on Magnolia channel were mesmerizing. To hear you story and decisions that had to be made. Seeing your tribe thought processes is an example of how to do life …not alone and trust your feelings.
    We live on a villa on an amazing cul-de-sac that have become friends. I would share these beautiful tubers (and books) with them.
    Our son lives in San Francisco and we always visit the Dahlia garden in Golden Gate Park. The flowers give me peace as I look at each amazing petal pattern.

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  823. Laura on

    Id share with my aunt, mom and a local farmer who wants to add a cut flower garden!!
    Pullman, Wa
    Go Cougs!

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  824. Vicky T Dohmann on

    I am so excited about this whole process and amazing flowers .. I could spend my whole paycheck on your beauties… Will definitely share with the neighbors… I live out on country roads and we all try to bring color among the farm animals..
    Thank You
    Vicky

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  825. Jamie Pfluger on

    Would LOVE copies of this book to share with friends and family members who enjoy gardening! We here in north Texas are supposedly not to be able to keep them in the ground year round but a Korean neighbor has his in the ground year round! He just cuts them back once the foliage dies down. I’d love to give him a book also so that he could see how to divide and multiply them. He has an amazing garden in his entire yard!

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  826. Amy on

    A friend gave me 5 dahlia tubers last season and I fell in love, I bought 30 more tubers last winter, only lost a few to our wet early summer (I’m in the Seattle area) and happy to report we have a few blooms from the mystery seed packet that came with your dahlia book. I would love to share this book with my mother-in-law who now has a renewed interest in dahlias and the friend who passed those initial tubers to me.

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  827. Tammy on

    I would share them with my local garden groups and dahlia club. My mom would get one because that is the only flower she remembers my grandmother grew on the farm. She grew plate size dahlias. I suppose it was a frugal choice in the poor times as you saved them year to year.

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  828. Katie on

    This is so generous! I run a small vegetable farm in Vermont, and am adding a bit more flowers every year. I’d share the books with some friends — one who just became a master gardener through our local extension and who planted her first dahlias this year, another who’s just getting into gardening. I’d share one with a friend who just opened her own gardening & landscaping business, and I’d share another copy with one of our farm employees who wants to learn more about flowers. One copy would go to our local library, here in Central Vermont, and the last two I’d give to my mother-in-law in New Jersey and sister-in-law in Western New York.

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  829. Jan Rice on

    I moved from a large metropolis to small town America in March. I’d like to share a book with my DIL and my immediate neighbors, most who are retired. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have flowers springing up in all the yards on the street? I have planted Azaleas and periwinkles since I moved in, but would love to branch out in other varieties. Giving a book to my neighbors would be a nice offering of friendship. I watched the series and I identified with you on so many levels. I’m definitely an introvert and have been lucky during the pandemic that I work from home for my son. I do need more interests to keep me busy and a few new friends couldn’t hurt. Stay safe and I look forward to next season. Keep spreading the beauty of flowers.

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  830. Peta Chattell on

    I live above a village, nestled in the side of a hill in 450 year old cottage which was my parents home in North Wales. Until this year I had never grown flowers, however, a lovely sister- in -law gifted me dahlias, I was so delighted with them, a journey began and I discovered your beautiful site full of delicious pictures and great advice and then I found The Floral Project, the idea to grow flowers to gift to those who need to be shown some love and friendship, brainchild of a lady called Nicola. I would share the books with those growing flowers to share with those who days needs cheering up.

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  831. Shannon Pringle on

    I’ve gotten interested in gardening in the last few years. I would love to share them with more people in the gardening community of Bainbridge Island, WA, where I live.

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  832. Chris Wheaten on

    I would love to share these book with my community garden members here in Carpinteria California. We are know for a Acadia and orchids and I would like to make Dalias a part of that list.

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  833. Gail Swain on

    I am a Master Gardener in Bishop, CA. I would share the books with friends that also grow dahlias as well as fellow Master Gardeners. We have a community garden in the back of our city park where we have plots for gardeners as well as a wonderful demonstration garden, which includes a plot featuring dahlias. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  834. Morgan on

    I have a small farm in Stanwood,WA and have grown my love of gardening from my mom. I keep a part of her alive by gardening. She passed away too young in 2017. I work as a nurse for Tulalip Tribes and I would share these books with the community garden group we have started.

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  835. Vitsou Tsurho on

    In all honesty, I’ve come to know of your page only recently after my cousin introduced it to me. Zinnias were flowers I never gave a second glance, but your artistic works have changed my perception and now, they’re a favourite! I come from a small town in Nagaland called Kohima. The climatic condition here is apt for a large number of flowers growth. However, due to the unavailability of many varieties of flower, it becomes a problem for us to advance into the cut flower field. If I get my hands on your book, I’m definitely sharing it with my friend Nunu and my cousin Thungrhoni, with whom I share a perpetual love for flowers. And even if I don’t, that’s alright. As long as we have you to show us how there’s so much beauty and joy in this world that’s known to be bitter, I’ll be content and grateful :)

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  836. Tracey Kern on

    I am a Skagit Valley girl who married a Navy man and have lived all over this country. We moved to Pittsburgh in 2019 to help out with his mother and spend time with my husband’s side of the family. Then covid happened, my gardening loving grandmother passed away at 97 at her home in Mt. Vernon and I didn’t get to see her before she passed. I now work at a Starbucks in our area with a HUGE painting of the original Starbucks with dahlias in the image. I would love to share these books with the Starbucks customers who have become my friends.

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  837. Shantelle Brown on

    I am From a small town on the Central Oregon Coast called Siletz. I would share the book with my dear friend Kyra, who grew a garden for the very first time this year and was so excited and proud when she and her husband got to eat a salad that she had grown her self. She comes to me for advice and I know this book would mean the world to her. I would share the other books with people in my life who show a love and curiosity for dahlias. To those who I feel the book could be a spark to ignite a fire in their hearts to enjoy and share the beauty of these flowers. Just like someone once did for me.

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  838. KIMBERLY SATTESON on

    I have only been growing Dahlias for a short 7 or 8 years and have always given away every possible tuber that I am able to over winter, minus one of most varieties for myself. I love seeing the excitement of each person when they successfully grow beautiful dahlias. I am now able to share with well over 25 people and hope to keep that number growing with the 90+ plants I have growing. The part that is hard is having answers and help to all the questions I receive. I am still a novice at this and learning myself. I would pass the books on to them with desires to continue the Love of Dahlias growing in others. I hope to inspire others in the gift of sharing providing peace, happiness, satisfactions and over all good wellbeing that Dahlias have done for me.

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  839. Eleanor Schneider on

    In the small town of Tehachapi, CA it is very difficult to grow things because our weather changes so drastically. Through the highs and the lows I have been able to grow dahlias in my garden for 13 years. But never have I had much success in caring for them until I started watching your videos, now I feel like an expert. All my friends ask me questions about how to grow dahlias and how to split their tubers. I share with them my secret to success, Floret. I know that all my friends and family would benefit from these books and so would I by sharing them.

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  840. Joanne on

    I would love to share with my fam-fam, work fan and plant fam. Watching gardening videos on YouTube (Garden Answer) lead me down the rabbit hole to the magical world of floret and dahlias. I never knew how many varieties there were!!!! Growing up in a big city plants were just in the background. Now I notice all the plants!

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  841. Jessica Mordecai on

    I can’t believe I’m writing to y’all. Eek!
    Man oh man. Where to start.. Well I have some very special women in my life, like real REAL special. friends and family, Some of which are 93 years old, still gardening, to my sister in law who has evolved into a wonderful Gardner from one propagated clipping I gave as a gift years ago. Most importantly I’m a strong believer of spread the love and sharing the wealth and of course making this world more beautiful and healthy, which we could use a lot more help in all those categories these days. I would also just find a couple people randomly that have that same love for flowers and earth love like we have and give them a copy. I live here in PCB, Fl so we cross paths with folks from all around the world an what makes more of an impression than a stranger passing love along.. nothing! that’s just real TRUE love. Speaking of love. I am SO in love with your position to give back and educate. I am a self taught Gardner and read everything I can get my hands on and pass along anything and everything I’ve learned from experience to anyone who can use it. I recently purchased two packets of seeds from your shop, the second I finished your tv series. Of course I was wanting dahlia tubers but I was even more excited to settle for something totally new to my world; the only two kinds of seeds in stock, flowering tobacco and silene, which I put in my flower treasure chest for next year, and will cherish each and everyone of them. You’re a ray of sunshine and you show your insecurities with pride that resonates and it’s those rays that brighten this dark world. Thank you for being you, it means a lot. And for your team in front of and behind the scenes you’re all amazing and we feel the love from what you do, it shines right through. Keep up the great work the world needs you❣️ 💐 =💗

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  842. Barb Kyle on

    What a nice thing to do. I would share your books with my sisters (3), my daughters (2), and my niece(1) and myself. Thank you so much!!

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  843. Kathy Findlay on

    I would LOVE to be able the share these with my family and neighbors. They have asked me about how I grew my dahlias from seed ( Floret farms seed) and what to do with them at the end of the season. I have referred them to your website but would love to be able to share the book with them

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  844. Ashley Bachler on

    I will love to share this with a couple close friends. One in particular loves dahlias and we have been sharing tubers for years. Another couple friends that are just getting into gardening more and would love to further inspire them!

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  845. Rebecca Davis on

    I plan to share the books with all of my healthcare team of therapists that I’ve been seeing since breaking my spine in May after a fall, which left me with a non-working leg for a month, a traumatic brain injury and a severely damaged neck. We’ve all connected over Floret and I want to show them my appreciation for getting me back to working physical and mental order.

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  846. Apri Lindsay on

    I’ve started recently really wanting to learn more about dahlias. I’ve been trying to plan where I would like to put them and who I can share the tublers with. I’ve been talking to friends and family about how wonderful they are to share. I would love to also share this book with friends, family and our local library. My brother inaw and I have a love for gardening and I know he would also love this book. His first dahlias came up this year and I plan on helping him when it’s time to sort the tublers.

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  847. Prisca Beachy on

    I would so love to get one of your books! I would probably share with my coworkers. We’re graphic designers but all have a love of flowers as well! I’m located in Sugarcreek, Ohio.

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  848. Janet Fraser on

    Helloooo Erin & team Floret,

    I am a nature nut. I enjoy watching the birds, bees, butterflies, & other creatures who visit our pollinator
    garden.
    I would love to give a book to my sister in laws ( one used to own a flower shop ), my 88 year old amazing mother in law, donate one to our local library, & one to our local hospital for the cancer patients to read while waiting for treatment.
    My family lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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  849. Amy Gaglio on

    I live in an area near Chicago where there is a group that set up many cute little free libraries around the neighborhood. What a great way to share the beauty of flowers by surprising a few people with a find like this book in the Free Library!

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  850. Nicki Lenssen on

    I hope to share with local friends and family! My family has planted dahlias off and on over the years. They were requested for weddings and other events for the family.
    We have the next generation to inspire to grow them.
    Thank you for all that you share.

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  851. Vilma on

    Want to give to my friends,who are dreaming about the growing dhalias and just on the way of finding that dhalia is not only flower from grandmothers garden. One will be gifted to my friend who showed me Floret first book and Floret story about the sweet peas-from that moment my heart melted and remembered the dream from the chilhood to be in life with the flowers…Lithuania,Easten Europe

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  852. Mindy Boivin on

    Hello, I would love to receive one of your books! I would share with my Mother-in-law in WA; a couple to co-workers, and the rest to a Facebook group about gardening in Arizona. I’m so sure that all of the books will be appreciated. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  853. Adele Judson on

    I’m a home gardener and I’ve learned so much watching people like yourselves, Garden Answers, and Gardeners World. I would share the books with my girlfriends who love flowers as much as I do. 💗🌻 I’m in Richmond VA.

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  854. Jenna on

    Hi! I am from McPherson, KS. I run a historic homes investment, remodeling, and short term to long term rental company. Each month or each new visitor I give a goodie box and I would love to include the free books in the up and coming goodie boxes!

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  855. Teresa on

    I would share it with a college buddy who has taken the dahlia collection of his late father-in-law and is nurturing it as a living tribute to his wife’s father. Also with other gardening buddies ❤️

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  856. Jessica Crane on

    This would be a dream!! I am from idaho and the dahlias do great here. I would share my books with the local college students in the byui horticulture program, ffa kids at the high school, and of course some friends at the farmers market ❤️❤️❤️
    I have loved following your success, books, and life story! It gives me hope to be able to continue in my dream of flowers.

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  857. Linda Wright on

    I’d love to share with friends and the Birmungham Botanical Gardens here in town. Their library would make the info available to lots of flower lovers.
    Linda Wright

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  858. Jordan on

    I’ve never tried growing dahlias (I opt for easy zinnias instead) but would love to give it a try. I would share these goodies with my mom, who instilled the love of flowers in me, and my best friend who turned me onto Floret Flowers.

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  859. Jamie Walker on

    What a generous giveaway .I would love to have a book and I would share them with my gardening friends and family who ,I share other vegetables and seeds and things I grow and start throughout the year we all love sharing our gardening experience together , especially during the Covid time it’s been a great distraction. I have recently found you from the documentary on Magnolia network, and this has been such an inspiration to me! I have learned so much about growing dahlias. Thank you.

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  860. J Clark on

    Hi there, I am also located in Washington State. I would love to share these books with my friends and family, as well as my colleagues. I am an instructor at Central Washington University and I would like to share these books with faculty, esp those in the biology department. Thank you!

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  861. Lori Waddell on

    I love this! I will share a couple with my close gardening friends and the others will be shared with the local junior high & high schools that have gardens and greenhouses for their students. I am located in NW Arkansas.❤️

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  862. Debra Oster on

    Hi Erin, My husband and I live on a family farm in north central South Dakota. I only had two flower beds when raising our four children but found that once they were all grown, I was bored when I came home from work to an empty and quiet house. An trip to Savannah for our 30th wedding anniversary inspired me to create beautiful flower beds with charming seating areas. So every day after work, I could be found outside digging and planting. Once our winters hit, I went into to planning mode. As a speech/language pathologist in public schools, it was Garden Answer and your on-line workshops that eased the stress from developing and teaching a totally on-line service program for my students during the COVID shutdown. I enjoyed your mini-courses and even ventured into starting some of my flowers from seed. I have all three of your books on my end table and very much enjoy reading them. If I win this box of books I intend to give one copy to each of the small public libraries in the area towns in which I have worked. Also, Eureka has a garden club so they will get a copy. Finally, there are several avid gardeners in our area who have always been quick to answer any questions I have had who would love to have a copy.

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  863. Jessica Epley on

    I am in Portland, Oregon. I would love to give these books to my mother, mother in law, my aunt, my cousin, my sister in law, and a good friend of mine. I have started my own small dahlia patch and am working toward having a full cut garden surrounding my house. This books would be great inspiration for my family and friends to join me so we can swap blooms and seeds.

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  864. April Goetz on

    What a nice giveaway! I would share your books with a local guild that helps support a local children’s hospital and our local library that has plant sales to raise money for our library. Our library also has a free seed bank for our community in Manchester, Washington. It would be nice to share seeds with others!

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  865. Janice Barbiaux on

    Hi, I will share the books with customers at my shop The Garden Shed in Cabot, Pa. I grow and dry flowers, offer freeze dry flowers, create wreaths and flower arrangements for florists, antique shops, and customs for customers. I am looking forward to trying some of the new dahlia breeds in the freeze dryer. Thank you . Janice

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  866. Brett Beer on

    Hello from Aviston, IL! Love this and absolutely love everything that you and your team are doing to continue to innovate in the flower world! I would share with my mom and grandma, who are the ones that grew my love for flowers. My local library, to introduce our community to floret and learn about all the amazing things floret is doing. My husband+brother+friend that are learning alongside me in how to grow flowers and build our flower farm! We have not had much luck with our dahlias this year, but we will keep trying! Thank you for continuing to bring the beauty of flowers to everyone!

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  867. Diane Becker on

    Hello! I’m in Carlisle, Iowa a small town with around 8,500 people! I live in the country and the past few years have been cultivating areas for bees and butterflies! I’m an avid plant person and would share this amazing gift with our local library, a plant boutique I create macrame for, a close friend in Florida that recently bought her first home, another friend that bought a farm to grow peonies and dahlias, a friend who loves gardening as much as I do and wil keep a copy for myself!

    Thank you for the kindness and opportunity!
    Diane

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  868. Iftikhar Ahmad on

    Wonderful idea. appreciations from Pakistan. Would be shared with our flower growers who are growing dahlias for improving their business and learn more about quality production from your experiences shared in this wonderful book. It will definitely help to promote our local cut flower industry in Pakistan. Currently, it us being grown mainly as potted plant and we are eager to learn about cut dahlias production.

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  869. Kim Butterfield on

    Good morning!!! My name is Kim Butterfield and I am from Mt. Jackson, VA in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley :-) I have followed you and the farm for years now as my love and knowledge for growing flowers grows. My dream is to have my own little flower plot where I can share the beautiful blooms with all of our community! Dahlias are my absolute FAVORITE flower! I have a little bed with them now, and they bring me so much joy everyday! I would share the books with my mother-in-law, my 2 best friends, my grandmother, and our local libraries :-)

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  870. Denise Wilbanks | This Is My Everybody on

    Hi, Erin & beautiful Floret-ters!.. I am on the Gulf Coast of South Florida and would love to learn more about integrating dahlias into our community gardens in my neighborhood. I would share copies with my Community Clubhouse Library and our most ardent neighborhood gardeners who volunteer to beautify & maintain our natural landscape, as our community co-exists with our area’s nature preserve next door… Who doesn’t love the idea of dahlias & alligators, right?!…

    Thanks so much for this opportunity… And for your ongoing resources & support…

    … Denise ✨😎✨

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  871. Tonya Frakes on

    For starters my local Library in Greentown , Indiana. What better way to show the live than with my library. The many ladies at church that have helped me with my flower garden over the years. I knew nothing, and I know a bit more thanks to them. I have a few Girl Scout leader fitness that also enjoy planting and learnt. Of course my 2 daughters. My pastors wife, she is new to Indians and just starting her New garden.
    I’m in a flower exchange group also,, that would be a fun way to give out some books !!

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  872. Melody Christy on

    Those new breeds are absolutely gorgeous!! If I win books, I would love to share with a few local gardner friends and our local library!

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  873. Sarah Grizzle on

    Hello! I live in Texas. I would share the books with my coworkers and my family. I deeply enjoyed the documentary and adore your story. Thank you for the chance at winning a copy of this beautiful book!

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  874. San on

    I will share the books with the backyard gardeners in my neighborhood who grow flowers and gardens in unused urban backyards. I do believe that the books will be a wonderful addition to their respective libraries. The one I intend to keep, I will share with my 12 year old niece who is just beginning to flex her green thumb.

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  875. Brianna on

    Hi! I absolute love what you’ve done with your flower farm. I work on a guest ranch in the Rockies and I’ve just started my own gardening project. The dream is to have a “mini” cut flower garden for the guests to experience getting their hands in the soil and the joy of being surrounded by flowers. I’ve started down the rabbit trail of learning about dahlias, and currently have several open tabs from your website, your wisdom with flowers and desire to share it is much appreciated! I would love to share the books with guests who come along and want to know more and perhaps even return home to start their own garden dream.

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  876. Heather Graves on

    Hi! I’m planning on sharing it with my friends husband who apparently is the caretaker to their yard… I thought it was my friend Alesha but I was happy to hear that her husband manages the yard and is interested in the flowers; He’s this giant 6’8” dude who I guess I thought was doing more dude stuff. Yeah I said it. I didn’t realize was interested in flowers! He’s already been to his local nursery in Florida to ask about how to manage Dahlias in their weather where it’s always warm but damp. I keep sending them snapshots from all the happenings on your Instagram page and their stunned at the beauty!

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  877. Laura H. on

    What a great idea! I have not grown dahlias yet but I am putting in a new border this fall and making space for new experiments there. I’m sure this book would provide some inspiration for that project. In terms of sharing, I belong to the Gem City Garden Gals. Their social media and in person support over this last year and a half has been huge!!! So I would obviously offer the extra books to the Gals so we could spread the dahlia love throughout the Miami Valley 🌸

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  878. Linda Hyde on

    Hello Erin & Staff! I am a new follower and excited with your concepts of business and the love of flowers and community! I just turned 65 last week and have disabilities, but my love for beauty via flowers is strong enough to claim a flower sanctuary for me and my Service Dog ~ Hank Henry! I just moved here this week in southern Indiana. If I am chosen I would love to gift my 2 daughters with your books along with my 9 siblings and some of my new neighbors here in Bedford, IN. ~ Linda Renae Hyde

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  879. Mary Limoges on

    I am from South Dakota and I would share the books with family and take some to libraries in the area. I would love to learn more about Dahlia’s

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  880. Kellsy Terrell on

    I would share the books with my mom, cousins, and aunts! Our dream has always been to start up a family flower farm. We are in a small town called Brazil in west central Indiana. We have been brainstorming lots of places and ideas and these books would be a wonderful addition to our research :) thank you for the opportunity!

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  881. Jessica Nichols on

    I would love to share the book with my 3 daughters and give them one each and one to share with a friend so that they can be inspired to grow even more lovely things. ❤️

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  882. Debbie Zandier on

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us to beautify this planet. I would share the books with my family and my nursing co-workers. We have seen so much sadness and gloom this past year that we need to reset and see the simple beauty in the world again. Love from Ohio.

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  883. Autumn Dobin on

    I’m living in Missouri and work at a local family owned flower shop. We have 4 locations that I’d love to be able to share the books with. I want one for myself because my husband and I are working on buying some land and I’d love to try growing my own!

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  884. Jennifer Sevin on

    Love the idea of the book giveaway! I plan to share with family and friends, our church, and I thought it would be great to give a few away to some local garden clubs, but also to a few nursing homes in our area. I thought it would be nice to brighten an elderly persons day with the beauty of the flowers in your book.

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  885. Pippa Hill on

    I’m a follower from Cheshire,U.K. I love watching your exciting breeding programme, especially dahlias and zinnias.
    I would share this giveaway with my granddaughter who is just getting into growing and my local garden club.

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  886. Darcy Beaver on

    I plan to share the books with my family as they are all gardeners! Dahlias were the flowers in my daughter’s wedding! So special! We live in the heart of America- Kansas!

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  887. Cherry Ong on

    Thank you for this chance to win 7 dahlia books . I’m from Vancouver, BC and growing dahlias for the first time because your influence (Yeah, you infected me!) I will be sharing the books with my officemates who love growing dahlias as well as the staff of the nursery I volunteer for.

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  888. Krista Starr on

    I’m just getting my small floral business going & im really hoping to get into the wedding world of flowers. I’d love to do gift bags for my brides that book with me & this book would be so fun to stick in their gift bags!! Plus I’d absolutely love a copy for myself.

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  889. Kimberly Rubino on

    Just starting out growing cut flowers and love the versitility of the Dahlia, would just love to learn more and share with friends!

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  890. Marci Bastin on

    Well, I would keep one for myself since I do not have it yet, then share one with a small farmer I know and give the others to our local libraries!! I am sure once exposed to your magic, they will be growing away and painting the countryside with flower beauty 🌸.

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  891. Kimberly Vesterby on

    I would share these books with my teacher colleagues/friends to share in our classrooms and inspire a new generation of gardeners! I am a lifetime gardener in Minnesota, still learning and experimenting each year. As a high school science teacher, I have seen the excitement generated by students growing plants. Our society has become more and more disconnected from nature. Yet, we are all naturally drawn to the beauty of nature, when given the opportunity. Thank you for inspiring a flower movement!

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  892. Layla Nightingale on

    I’m starting a small cut flower farm and would love to have the books to read and share with my florist friends and family who have encouraged me in this journey ! Thanks Floret for all the knowledge you share.

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  893. Sanna Finni on

    I would give books to my dear godmother, whos mother used to grow amazing dahlias. To my 2 friends who have discovered the love of gardening, flowers and dahlias during covid. To my 2 lovely neighbours, we share plants and tips every summer and we visit each others gardens weekly. One copy to our local library.
    Thank you so much for the great and hard work you do to spread the love of flowers.
    I’m from Finland

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  894. Rae Reid on

    I would share this book with my best friend as he and I share a passion for gardening and take a real solace in it. Also my sister-in-law and her family, we live in different parts of the UK and love sharing pictures and videos of our gardens and swapping seeds when we meet.

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

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  895. Elizabeth Veillette on

    I’d love to gift this to some local flower growers and designers I’ve been able to connect with around Tacoma, WA. I’ve loved seeing the local flower movement grow and love supporting one another’s businesses.

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  896. Johanna Grisolia on

    YOU are the bee’s knees🐝💛
    I’ve been mesmerized by your discovery videos and books! Having this one plus sharing with my community and friends would be lovely! Thank you!!!

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  897. Cynthia Stogdill on

    As a high school librarian, I love books and flowers. I have been so inspired by the story of Floret. The resilience and commitment to excellence is so inspirational. If I were to win a box from Floret, I would add a copy of Discovering Dahlias to our library collection and give the other copies to several of ours students who love flowers and gardening. It would be my hope that I could spread the joy of flowers to the young people I serve in the library. Cynthia

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  898. Mickey Mangold on

    Recently I’ve been pondering the question what do I want to be sure to experience in this life time. One of those things is growing flowers on a larger scale than my back yard. But it will take a community effort. I live in Denver, Colorado where I have miraculously been able to grow Floret dahlias as perennials. I also own a small farm outside Bloomington Indiana and I want to start a flower farm cooperative there. I’ve even named it, TheDenneyModestoFlowerFarmCooperative. I will share the books, and the other great things I’ve learned from Floret so far, with the folks who want to farm flowers with me.

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  899. Monika Brychtová on

    I wanna share it with my mum, my best friends and my customers! I’m located in Czech Republic.

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  900. Jeanne Dolan on

    I am a Realtor in St. Louis. This is the first year I grew Dahlias. I became interested from watching your videos. It would be super to give this book to new homeowners and spread the joy of gardening throughout their own neighborhoods. It not just about a home, it is about much more … including Dahlias.

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  901. Bryanne Mior on

    I would share this book with a really good friend of mine. She is a stay at home mom of 10 year, and has a dream to start a cut flower garden. Your story has been inspiring to us. I am from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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  902. Alison Kellerstrass on

    I would share with my sister-in-law Tomoe. She’s a lovely book nerd and the head librarian at Monroe,WA prison. Her garden has been growing larger each year. Always feel so blessed to have her in my life.

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  903. Gretchen Spears on

    Would love to share with whomever in this Ohio area will grow these beautiful flowers!!!

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  904. Krista on

    I would love to share these with family and friends!! And if there are leftovers, gift my local nursery with some to give away to customers in Bakersfield, CA.

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  905. Jo Ann Shults on

    You are such an inspiration to me. Have been gardening most of my life . But you’ve opened up a whole new world for me. Currently raise goats and do goat yoga here on our urban farm but flower farming is calling me. Would love to share with my daughters and some of my goat yogi friends!

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  906. Sally H on

    I would love to share the books with my new gardening gang friends and a couple with the Ontario Gardeners Facebook group I’m a part of.
    I am from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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  907. Brandi Goins on

    Would love to share with our little local library here in Southern Illinois and close friends and family!! What you are doing is wonderful!

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  908. Tracy Vanderford on

    I own Round Top Flower Farm in Central Texas. It is new and a small venue of field grown flowers for cutting. This year is my first year of offering country bouquets in mason jar vases. I am amazed at the support! I have not tried Dahlias but they are the most beautiful flowers for cutting. Maybe next spring will be my year to try growing them. I would love to give a book to my customers that buy a bouquet. Also this year I have discovered Calendulas and now offer cream and salve that I have made on my farm. I am 64 years old, work in the operating room of a Trauma Center in The Woodlands, am a Realtor, and now have started a flower farm! This goes to show it is never to late to follow your dreams!

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  909. Shelby Whitehead on

    I would give a book to my little sisters who are 8 and 10. They have some much excitement anytime we get seed catalog that I know they will love your book with amazing photos.
    I would also donate to my kids at work. I’m a coach at an after school and summer camp. I love to show the kids lots of new things to get to ask questions. This spring we started zinnias and they loved it!

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  910. Trish on

    The question is ; who wouldn’t I share it with. Your story, purpose , passion and books inspire the mind, senses and spirit. I live in Montreal Quebec Canada and I do have a friend/neighbour who creates and commits to her beautiful flower garden. And Dahlias as been parting of her learning and growing process and guess who’s birthday is in August.

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  911. Christine Holsey on

    I live in Milton Washington. I live in a Retirement community. I will share with plant lovers here and my family close by. One of my cousin’s has about a acre of land and loves to garden and raise bees. They make their own honey. Looking forward to share with them

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  912. Peggy GREENWOOD on

    Greetings from the PNC! I live near you on beautiful Whidbey Island. I plan to share with my friend Heather. We love dahlias and have lots of room for them!
    I have really enjoyed watching your show on the magnolia network and plan to watch them again in case I missed anything!!

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  913. Sand Davis on

    Well obviously I would keep one!😊
    Then I would share with friends who love dahlias. I would then give a few to our new library and some to the local master Gardner program to share.

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  914. Hannah Carmichael on

    I would love to share these with my mom and my sister! Also my darling friend Megan and her a husband would LOVE a copy. I have some friends from church who would like one too. These would be such lovely and classy gifts. Thank you!
    Also, I’m from Southern Indiana .

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  915. Lori Iarossi on

    Thank you for sharing theses resources! I would share my bundle with our local school garden club, our local library, and of course family and friends. I’m a GardenAnswer superfan and found you through her videos. Now I’m a Floret Flower fan too! 🌸💖🌸

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  916. Sarah Brasher on

    I would give one to my mother in Wyoming and my sisters who live near me in MN. I would also send one to my grandmother in CO and a dear friend who lives in CT. Flowers bring so much joy during this time. Thank goodness for Mother Nature!!

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  917. Shannon MacIntyre on

    I’m Shannon, I live in northeast Georgia. If I am a lucky recipient of your wonderful sounding Dahlia set I plan on sharing a book with my flower loving neighbors. I would also love to donate a book to our local library.

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  918. Kimberly Abernathy. on

    I love in Collierville, TN. Dahlias make me think of my mother in law (it’s a good thing!) they were her favorite. I would share books with our Aunt Jan, an avid gardener even st 80! My friend Sharon, a master gardener, her group and our local library! I’m so glad we found you on the Magnolia channel!

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  919. Sandy on

    This is my first year planting a cutting garden. Your book was my stepping stone to success. Thank you!!

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  920. Laurel L Reisdorff on

    I’m Laurel from Ohio, and I am just getting into dahlias! My mom is an amazing gardener, and this year has expanded her dahlia garden to 500+ dahlias! She loves your site and sent this to me! I’d love the books to keep one for myself and share the others with all the people we’re sharing these gorgeous bouquets with. :)

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  921. Janet on

    I’m semi-retired and, for the first time, have planted a large cutting garden. Your books have guided and inspired me. I’d share these books with my circle of semi/retired friends who , like me, are zealous flower gardeners.

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  922. Lori on

    I would share with my sister as well as my friends who have discovered gardening during covid!

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  923. Megs on

    I live in Virginia and we have a great farmers market every weekend where the Master Gardeners set up – would love to give these to them to hand out to the people that stop by!

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  924. Holly Thomas on

    How generous of you! I would love to have your Discovering Dahlias books to share with my girlfriends! Due to Covid, we all retired this past year after 40 years in the airline industry. We have decided gardening will be our new pastime and what better to grow than beautiful Dahlias! Thank you for bringing such beauty to the world during these crazy times!

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  925. Angela on

    Dahlias remember me of my childwood! So lovely! I would share the book with my mum and my neighbours, hoping to be surrounded by flowers ;-)
    I’m in Lucca, Italy.

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  926. Sarah on

    Mercer County Ohio. Live on a farm and would share with the neighbors, friends, and close family. Would also share with family in Michigan and Kentucky. Have never grown a dahlia. We home school our 6 kiddos and could use this as a fun project for them!

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  927. Jackie on

    I work at an arboretum/botanical garden in Cleveland, Ohio and would like to use the books as a giveaway for new members!

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  928. Bethany on

    I would absolutely love your book.
    I’m a young florist that’s has been trying to grow her business for the least tree years. Your books have inspired me and tough me a huge part of all I know. I’ve always been intimidated by dahlias though. This gives be hope to actually try my hand at them.
    I would keep one, give one to my mentor,
    And Then I have a mom and three sisters who would love the book just as I do.

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  929. Jan LaVaute on

    My husband and I live in a condo sub with 168 condo of senior citizens in Michigan.. We have a couple common areas that need the beauty of dahlias. I think of the joy they would bring to so many, the conversations they would start, the many hands that they would give a purpose to, the smiles they could bring. The knowledge your book could teach us “old dogs”.
    To have just a brief glimpse of what you get to enjoy on the farm would be amazing. Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature.

    PS I loved, loved your show “Growing Floret” on the Magnolia Channel.

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  930. Katie Maslowski on

    What a beautiful book packed full of info! Thank you for sharing your knowledge & experience with us Erin! I would share the books with my mom, relatives and friends who share our love for gardening. Hello from Canton, Ohio! ❤️

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  931. Ellie Warzecha on

    I am growing dahlias for the first time this year. I would share the books with my sisters & local friends. I’m located in Minnesota, but my sisters are in Utah & Montana. How fun would it be to compare our growing of dahlias in very different regions?

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  932. Rachael on

    What a wonderful and generous idea! I’d love to share this with my recently retired colleague and friend, who shares a love of flowers (but is a far better gardener than I). As well as some local small flower farms to spread the dahlia love!! I’m in Tasmania, Australia xx

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  933. Brenda Mullen on

    I have always admired dahlias from afar, but watching the first episode of Growing Floret last fall inspired me, and I bought my first dahlia tubers this spring from a local garden center. I’m hooked and in love! I watched all 4 episodes in one evening after the Magnolia Network launch last month. You, Chris and your team at Floret are amazing! I can’t wait to order from you guys this next growing season. I’m from the beautiful mountains of WNC and I would love to share your book with my mom who taught me all I know and love about flowers, and I would love to share with some of my flower growing, loving besties! Flowers are meant to be shared and I love how you and the Floret team embrace that philosophy. Thanks again for your inspiration and for all the hard work you all do to bring the world beauty!

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  934. Angela on

    Beautiful book! One would definitely go to my sister who is crazy for dahlias. The local library, of course! But I would definitely want to give one (accompanied by a bouquet!) to a friend who is in an assisted living facility. Age prevents her from digging in the dirt anymore but her eyes still work and I know she would love gazing at the fabulous photos.

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  935. Billie Marscio on

    Hello Erin, I am a 67 year old late start Dahlia lover. I happened by chance to find you on the magnolia network. You made me fall in love with this beautiful amazing flower. So this summer I planted my first Dahlia. It is a purple dinner plate. I am so excited about it. Thank you. I would love your book and we have a wonderful park locally here called Mill Creek Park. It has a wonderful library and amazing flower garden . I would donate to them and then to our local libraries.

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  936. Cheri Rodriguez on

    Hi Erin, First I’d like to start by saying I absolutely love this idea of finding homes for these books with imperfections. Repurposing them means that someone who loves them gets to share their joy and love of them with someone else times 6! I grew up in the floral industry, my family had several flower shops as well as wholesale greenhouses. I’m a floral designer so I get to work with beautiful flowers every day of my life. Just like you we both are very lucky to have a job that we love. For my book sharing I’d love these books to find a home within my community at the 2 high schools, I know they both have greenhouses and raised beds for classes. I believe that somewhere between these 2 schools are a few young gardeners and floral designers with a love for digging in the dirt to the end process of designing what they’ve grown. Somewhere out there are more You and Me’s 🌻

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  937. Yvonne Cargile on

    Such a generous thing to do. I would share with a small group of friends, all inspired by your work. I’m discovering how amazing dahlias are! They are wonderful to share as we cannot possibly keep them all.
    Thanks Erin!

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  938. Daniela Agostini on

    During COVID I needed to find an escape so I decided for the first time to start my annual flowers from seed. Watching Floret episodes and learning from your online classes gave me the start I needed. So being outside in my back and front yard I have met people who have a passion for gardening. Who knew COVID could bring like minds together. So my thought was to wrap each book and leave it on their doorstep as a surprise. I already have the book and would love to share its’ beautiful pages with them. – Connecticut

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  939. Rina Hough on

    Hi. What a beautiful idea to share with us all.I Love Dahlias and I have learned a lot in the past 3 years,about digging, cleaning and storing the tubers over winter. I have more and more plants every year. I give them to friends now. I would love to have your book and share with all my gardening friends to spread the joy these gorgeous flowers bring. Thank you 💚

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  940. Dawn McCallister on

    I don’t see a lot of Dahlia flowers being grown or sold in the area I live in. This was my granma (spelled incorrect on purpose, spelled as we called her) favorite flower. I have started flower garden on my small hobby farm in the hopes of promoting healthy living, enjoyment of the things we can grow and/or raise ourselves and promote community. I would use these books to continue the promotion of life in the simplest ways and promote the growth of Dahlias. A copy would go to each local FFA chapter in the area. I love livestock, I raise livestock but agriculture is broader than beans, corn and cows. The remaining books would be given away a couple of the small cut flower farms that are popping up and of course one copy would be reserved for my coffee table. Patchwork Farm is centered on giving back to the community and promoting a community where neighbors are truly neighbors again. It is front porch sitting, sunday drives, unexpected visits and sharing what we grow. Daily I cut a vase of flowers and surprise a neighbor with a little vase of color and a smile, maybe a book to go with it would really get the community bond back.

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  941. Danielle Holterman on

    I would love to share these books with a few fellow dahlia lovers and with those who support me and this crazy idea I had to grow and sell flowers. Thanks Erin!

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  942. Ashlin Marsh on

    I’d love to share this book with my garden nerd friends and family members. We love to share pictures of what we’re currently growing and talk gardens all day long. This is my first year growing dahlias (3 of the 5 that planted grew) and I got my first bloom yesterday! Thank you for the opportunity to share some more beauty!

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  943. Donna Cash on

    I’m new to dahlia growing but have always loved them. Your blog & Instagram posts inspire me! And, your story on Magnolia is beautiful! I would love to share your book with my gardening neighbors & friends. I live in Leesburg ~ a beautiful part of Loudoun County, Virginia. Friendly neighbors, dog walkers and friends are always walking by & admiring my garden. But, I have much more to learn & am grateful to you & your team!

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  944. Rachel Nevill on

    Hi ☺️ I would love to share two of these books with my local library. I also have in mind two sweet sisters that have “on the side” local flower businesses. My mom & grandma would share a copy. One for my sister-in-law – how could I not when I am responsible for her planting her own dahlia bed this year! And the last copy would go to me. I can only dream of having that copy of SUNSHINE sitting on my coffee table. 💗 Up here in Port Angeles, WA and I would love to win!!

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  945. Emma L. Bontrager on

    Hi i would love to share those books ,with my friends & family who inspire & admire my love to grow flowers on the farm.

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  946. Kizzie Murray on

    What a lovely giveaway! I plan to share this giveaway with my gardening friends and family here in the UK 🇬🇧, should I be fortunate enough to win 😊

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  947. Cindy Wilke on

    I have been following Floret on line for over a year. Your dahlias and all the great information have been so motivating. My daughter Jessica has been my guide, always sharing your site with me and teaching me best practices. My dahlias have grown and thrived, I will share the bounty of your books with her and our mutual dahlia lovers. Thank you for your consideration, keep inspiring your followers!

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  948. Robyn D McInnis on

    I would share this book with my sisters and friends who always admire my garden but haven’t dared yet to develop their own dahlia bed. Dahlias are pure joy to me. The garden is the happy spot for sure!

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  949. BRENDA BRIEDEN on

    Hi Erin! I’m a second year dahlia gardener and I got started through the Growing Kindness Project. I wrapped my niece into growing this year through the project. We are sharing kindness in Illinois and Michigan by growing and giving away all the flowers we grow! Im a nurse and these flowers have gotten me through COVID at my hospital. Coping to me has been about focusing on beauty, growth and kindness. I would LOVE to learn more and share your book with my niece. In kindness, Brenda

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  950. Susan Haman on

    I plan on sharing your book with my mom. We both love to garden and grow flowers. I live in Alaska, mom in North Dakota. I learned of your flower farm from a quilter friend. Can’t wait to get started.

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  951. Meredith on

    Good morning from eastern NC! What a thoughtful and generous giveaway! I developed my love of gardening and flowers from my grandparents. My grandfather started planting azaleas, camellias, rhododendron and other plants that grow well in the pines here, in shapes, including hearts, out of love for my grandmother. There would be coffee cans full of little roots from plants all over and under the trees for the next plantings. To this day, I still remember our tours through their gardens every time we visited and how proud they were of their gardens. People would come to take pictures of their beautiful property and it made them so happy to share. I’d share your book with my family who still carry on this same love of gardening and flowers and I would share copies with the local library and community garden members.

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  952. Luigina Menon on

    I would love to share these beautiful books with my mum, a lifelong dahia lover and a few of my crazy gardener friends.

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  953. Andrea on

    I would love to share a copy with a very good friend. She’s known me since I was born as she is one of my mom’s very best friends. She has helped me along in my gardening adventures over the years, teaching me many things, sharing in triumphs and failures. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and for being so generous!

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  954. Gilda on

    It would be so much fun to do with my grandkids. Get them out of the house and into the garden

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  955. Wendy on

    I am new to flower gardening and just loved your new show. It has inspired me to try growing my own here in upstate NY. I would share your book to a local young woman who recently opened her own sustainable living store and she also has a small gardening business and I know she would love this book. Thank you! 🌸

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  956. Kim Johnson on

    I would love to share this amazing book with my local library, Garden club and also the lending library at the Senior Center I work at. Thank you so much.

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  957. Susan L Rudolph on

    Hi! 3rd year grower and need to learn more! I would love to share your book at 2 libraries that are located here in SW PA, Township of Shaler. Then My local garden club. Then, to my friends that I have shared tubers with so far. I only had 1 winter of success wintering over, so not many tuber giveaways yet. Hoping next Spring brings tons of giveaways! Love sharing these beauties any which way I can.

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  958. Carolina Magnaye on

    I am a nurse and my stress reliever is gardening. I am new gardener and Gardening gives me a sense of calmness specially coming from work during the pandemic. I have a group of friends who are nurses too and love the same thing, which is gardening. I will definitely share this with my nurse friends here in Illinois. Thank you and more power!

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  959. Melinda Rabbitt DeFeo on

    Love DAHLIAS – I’m a private gardener on the island of Martha’s Vineyard and dahlias are my go to flower for our unprotected cutting garden. So many to share at the end of the season that we joined the Vineyard Dahlia Collaborative as a way to connect with the many dahlia enthusiasts here. I would definitely share your amazing book with this group – Amandine, Justine, Kelley and many others growers would so appreciate your expertise at their fingertips 💚💚💚

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  960. Wendy Keller on

    I live in sw Florida and am so excited to discover what varieties of flowers I can grow, especially dahlias. I will share the books with my gardener friends and the city I live and work in.

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  961. Cynthia Guzman on

    I’m a new gardner …I live in Texas! I planted my first tubers this year and am patiently waiting on blooms. Would love to have your book so that I can learn more about dahlias.

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  962. Yvonne Cox on

    Hello!!! I live in Michigan! Would love to have your book and share with all my gardening friends! Especially my friend Tina Lee who introduced me to you!

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  963. Olivia LC on

    I am a gardener in small suburban town outside of NYC. I took your course about 2 years ago and although not a flower farmer, I am master gardener at our local community garden. We would love to raise funds by growing some cut glowers to keep the garden viable. Also we give 10% of our product to local food bank – i would love to share the books with other Gardeners and Gardening club here. We are trying to keep everyone gardening and spread the word about growing our own food, please consider us.

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  964. Donna Barber on

    Hi my name is Donna Barber I am from Hillsboro Kentucky. This is such a generous gift I would share with my friends who love gardening and donate to the local garden club and library.

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  965. cyndee Marden on

    Hi, my name is cyndee if I had the books I would share them with family friends, and a nearby community garden club. I have enjoyed your web page very much. I look for the photos you put up it is like getting a new bouquet of flowers every day. It is like giving someone a smile. Something we all need.

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  966. Lisa Wisler on

    Hi there, if I won, I would keep one copy for myself and put one aside for my 14yr old daughter’s birthday. She has shown an interest in flowers, having grown sweetpeas last year to both sell for pocket money and give away to others and she also subscribes to your instagram channel. I’d ensure I give a copy to my neighbour Kellie, who, at a garden course that we attended together earlier this year, fell in love with Cafe Au Lait. She recently went crazy and bought nearly all the Cafe Au Lait tubers as soon as they came on the market at a local hardware store!! When I went to the store and there was only one packet left I immediately phoned my neighbour and her secret was out!!! The rest I would donate to a local venture that I am involved with. This venture entitled “Chrome Collective” is all about getting our local Special Needs Young Adults into the community eye by allowing them to become entrepreneurs in their own right, showcasing their individual interests and talents by selling their wares in their own beautiful new shop. Several of these young adults are keen to grow and sell flowers to the public and your book would definitely light up their lives. To give them a purpose and have a beautiful goal to strive towards would mean so much. We live in Katikati, a small town in the Western Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand.

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  967. Yulia on

    I will share my book with my mom and my friends in book club!

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  968. Sally on

    I’d share with my friend who helped me start my garden. She gave me so many seedlings. I remember her telling me by the 3rd year the garden would be blooming and she was right. This year she helped me with my first attempt at growing from seed. I’ve paid her kindness forward by giving people seedlings from my garden. I live in Connecticut.

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  969. Valerie on

    Hello!

    My name is Valerie. I’m an English teacher in Russia. I live in a small town called Krasnoarmeysk in the Moscow region. If I won, I would keep one book for myself and my family, because except me they are all in agriculture. My grandfather is fond of growing vegetables, my father-in-low has a great greenhouse and grows watermelons in there (and it’s extremely difficult in our cold climate), my grandma in an agriculturist and my mum is a former Moscow Chief Gardener and she adores your dahlias.

    I would decently use your books for teaching English and gardening.

    What is more I would give your books to the amazing local farmer, who sells me her flowers and really struggles growing dahlias. Unfortunately there isn’t enough information how to do it in Russian, so I hope that she can use some of your experience.

    And finally I would give books to the local book club, so they could enjoy foreign literature too.

    Best regards
    Valerie

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  970. Carol Chang on

    How cool!! This is my first year growing dahlias and I am in love! I am already planning a dahlia field for next year. I would love a set of books to share with my sister, our two other plant obsessed friends, and the small gardening neighborhood group on Nextdoor! I am located in the sunny Sunnyvale, California!
    Thank you so much,
    Carol

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  971. Kaylene on

    If I won, I would keep one for myself and it would be a fun birthday gift for me too! I have two aunt’s that love growing dahlias. With the other books I’m not exactly sure but I’m sure I’d find other that would love it! I live in southwest Washington.

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  972. Katherine Langford on

    I am an absolutely devoted Dahlia fanatic! I can’t get enough of them. If I won this amazing prize I would share the books with the following people who have helped me in the discovery and ever growing love of dahlias
    1) a young girl in my neighbourhood who is physically disabled (she is 80% blind and missing her left arm) who loves to garden. She is so full of joy and spends her free time gardening to help bring beauty to our community. She is a true inspiration in more ways than I can list. It would be a joy to be able to surprise her with your book. I know she would cherish it. She can read with one eye so I know she would get great use out of it and she loves Dahlias so much.
    2) my fantastic neighbour Stuart who has an incredible green thumb and has been my mentor and garden guru since I moved to the neighbourhood. He has been exceedingly generous and given me seeds and dahlia tubes and plants for my garden. Not to mention endless advice. It would be spectacular to be able to give him a something like this as a token of my gratitude
    3) to a local shelter for women and children (mainly escaping domestic abuse) – for their library. To help bring some colour and beauty into their lives and hopefully give them the dream of their own garden at their own (safe and secure) home. Also the shelter has a small garden so maybe they would like to add dahlias to it.
    4) my local library so the love of dahlias could be spread to all the people in my community and hopefully beyond.
    5) A local floral farmer here who provided me with spectacular flowers for my event floral business. She is so kind and deserving of a special surprise
    6) my amazing sister who is a flower farmer in Ottawa Ontario and who provides me with sensational dahlia tubers every year. I know she would cherish this book as you are her flower farm mentor and source of much inspiration

    I live in Halifax Nova Scotia. I am a mother of a spectacular 2 year old daughter. I hope to be able to teach her all I know about gardening and pass on a love for flowers that has been passed down to me by my grandfather, grandmother, father and mother. I have been so blessed and am so grateful for the gardening I get to do. I have cherished your two previous books and will no doubt enjoy this one just as much.

    Thank you for your consideration for this amazing prize and my most heartfelt and sincere congratulations on your new book and amazing farm.

    Cheers
    Katherine

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  973. Colleen Reagon on

    My mum grew dahlias when I was growing up but I only really discovered them when I grew a few plants last year. Planning a whole bed of these beauties this year following your teaching through the Floret workshop which I completed this year. I would share your book with my daughter who is new to gardening and she loves dahlias. Three generations of dahlia growers! Thank you for your other books, they are my guides in the garden and in my studio.

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  974. Adalia Abiog Dadios on

    I’ve always loved Dahlias, although it is rare here in the Philippines, very seldom will one get to see fresh Dahlia blooms here, especially in my area Laguna. I would like to start planting them up in the area where it is much cooler with plenty of sunshine during the day , here in Caliraya, Laguna.
    My idea would be to try to start them small in the area and see how it will grow.
    Looking forward to fresh Dahlia blooms here in our place.

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  975. Janice Newland on

    I live in zone 5a Canada and would love to win these books to be able to give to my daughter and her neighbour who plant dahlias and friends that love to garden and donate one to our public library so people can see and read about your beautiful gardens of dahlias! Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest!

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  976. Debra Booe on

    What a generous giveaway! I’d love to share the books with a local library and several friends who enjoy gardening. Such an amazing resource!

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  977. Kim Pike on

    I love your book, and I would love to share it with my mother and her group of girlfriends. My mother had dahlias in the house while we were growing up, and I always remember the ear wigs. Ha. My mother is in SW Washington and does a zoom every Saturday with her friends and twin sister. These ladies are like my other mothers, and they all garden and love flowers as well. One friend runs the garden program at their high school. I know they would love this book.

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  978. Kathleen Jackson on

    I have made some remarkable friends on Instagram and know they would treasure your book as much as I would. They are all generous souls supporting their communities and environments. Personal gardeners; inspiring chefs; a UW grad anyone would be proud to know; a creative big hearted spinning/bee keeper; the creative head of a massive AWS team who is a new mother & artist who inspires young girls through STEAM; my beloved & dearly missed hairdresser with a dog named Dolly, and my soul sister Debbie who thinks I’m worthy of being her granddaughter’s Tutu Ma Fairy Godmother in her book. That’s a pretty tall order, Mrs Claus but we know all who get any one of your books under any circumstances will be truly blessed. Mahalo to consider my near and far away flower loving friends to share in this joyful adventure growing in Skagit Valley!

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  979. Debbie Jackson on

    We live in zone 5 Iowa and my daughter wants to do wedding bouquets so I would first share a set with her. Then friends and family and local libraries so many people can have access to them. What a treasure!! Thank you!! 🌺

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  980. Barbara Dahl on

    I’m in Alaska and I participate in Soldotna Farmer’s Market and I think it would be fantastic to share this book with people at Farmer’s Market. I can just see the delightful look on their faces.

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  981. Debbie Stohn on

    What a great way to spread the love of growing dahlias! I plan to share some copies of your book with interested members of the Ashland (NH) Garden Club. I also will gift a copy to the Campton (NH) Town Library and the Plymouth Town Library. Next I plan to gift copies to my cut flower customers in an end of summer raffle! Thank you for all you do to share your knowledge of cut flower farming across the globe. You are such an inspiration to all of us.

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  982. Joy on

    I would love to share these with my grandma who adores flowers and has a beautiful garden!!! As well as my cousin and friends who just got into growing with floret !!

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  983. Kasey Connors on

    I forgot to mention that I am located in Cut Bank MT!

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  984. Tracy Smolsnik on

    I will share with my man and boss we all are getting into the love flowers…. We are in Anacortes wa🌸

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  985. Kasey Connors on

    How amazing would it be to learn so much from you!
    If I were to receive these, I would share with my other flower loving friend Rose. Then the other with my mom, the person that planted the seed for my love of flowers!!!

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  986. Elaine Kiso on

    I would love to share these books with my family and friends in San Francisco

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  987. Ash Landrum on

    I am so excited to learn about these beautiful flowers! I can’t wait to grow my own and share them with all of my loved ones. I would love to share these books with my family, friends, and some of the people in my community that love to grow flowers!! I’m from Hagerman Idaho!!

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  988. Tammy Lashley on

    I would adore learning more about dahlias from you!!! I live in the northern part of Ga and would love to learn more about how to grow them. I will share these books if I win them with my siblings and one neighbor who is my go to on how to grow flowers. Yours are just gorgeous!!!!

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  989. Donna L on

    Dahlias are my favourite flower so I was really happy to find your Instagram page this week.
    I would share with my sister (who grows Dahlias in her garden as she knows I love them, but unfortunately do not have a garden of my own) and my friends, one of whom is also growing one on her balcony. I live in Jersey, Channel Islands.

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  990. Sarah on

    Hello, I would love to share these amazing books in Belgium!! Those beautiful flowers You breed are mostly not available in Belgium or hard to get. :(
    The knowledge you share is verry helpfull And I would like to breed some of the flowers myself.
    I’m still a beginner but eager to learn and want to share your knowledge with other people.
    A specially the colours of flowers that You breed are so amazing and I would love to show the people here in Belgium that there are so amazing beautiful Dalhia flowers that they can grow in there garden.
    I even have a horse that is named Dahlia 😊.
    (Sorry for my English writing faults)

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  991. Angela Hall on

    I would LOVE to share your books with my dad in Lake Stevens, WA since he is the dahlia patriarch of the family. He got us interested by his dahlia green-thumb!! And, I’d love to spur on my mom (East Wenatchee, WA), my three daughters (Spokane and Kelso, WA), daughter-in-law (NC), and granddaughters who are all growing into great lovers of gardening. I think we could all use to expand our vegetable gardens with more joyful and peace-giving flowers! What better place to start than with YOUR expertise and the beauty of dahlias all gently folded into a work of art you graciously call a book.

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  992. Sonia Olivares on

    First of all I will enjoy the beauty of this flowers and share with my family. I will have my neighbors and coworkers at school have a copy so they can fall in love with dahlias. Finally i will share with our community. I had work with plants for the past two years and I am learning something everyday.

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  993. Charlotte Follett on

    I am a 16 year old from Australia just starting out in floristry. I have been interested in all things flowers since I was a little girl. I would love to share these with my grandma who grows her own roses, my dad who loves plants and wants to learn more and my current employer Simone who runs her own business called Bella Flora Farm who has given me an amazing start and welcomed me (a girl with not much knowledge on all things flowers) with open arms and is teaching me so much. 💐

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  994. Karen Eames on

    Hello from Lopez Island!
    Lopez is a small, diverse community that thrives with the efforts and hard work of many volunteers and community members who support a variety of service organizations. For example, during the past two years, the Lopez Family Resource Center secured funding to pay our local farmers to provide produce, meat and grain to our few small restaurants and bakeries, who then provided meals and groceries to be delivered by community volunteers to those in need during those extraordinary months and year(s) of isolation and quarantine. It is an amazing example of the ability of a community to come together despite our differences.

    I believe in the power of community effort and would therefore choose to donate these beautiful books to a fund raiser for either the Lopez Grange, the Lopez Senior Center and/or the Lopez Community Library (I’m on the Friends of the Library board and run their book sale). I would also certainly donate a book to add to the library’s collection, and also offer them to garden club members and gardeners at large through our Lopez Rocks Newsletter. It would be a wonderful way to spread the word about dahlias and about Floret and all the great work you are doing to enrich our lives with new varieties and cultivars for our gardens and community .

    Thanks for such a generous offer and helping to spread the word about the wonders of dahlias!

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  995. Toni on

    My partners grandmother grew dahlias for many years, up until she was 101 years old. They were dug up every fall as well. She had close to 200 planted. She passed away at 103 and myself and a few others dug up all her dahlias and we now grow them ourselves every year. I would love to share this book with them!

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  996. NANCY SAWYER on

    Will share with my 89 year old Mom who is a watercolor artist and my girlfriends who love flowers and gardening as much as I do. I live in Ukiah, CA and have a wonderful garden on the Mendocino coast with the redwoods. Cannot wait to plant a bed of dahlias in my garden on the coast to see how they grow! Signed up for the mini class and loved your series Growing Floret. I hope you know you and your staff ROCK….or should we say GROW. Thank you for your hard work and vision.

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  997. Holli Hatmaker on

    Paris, Kentucky
    Gosh, there are a lot of great opportunities I think to get this beautiful, informative boom out into the flower loving community. I would donate one to our local library that my kids and I love to visit, and one to my neighbor who has taught us everything she knows about dahlias and got us started growing.

    The others I would love to be given to organizations such as our local Extension, Farmers Market store, homemakers, and garden clubs.

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  998. Marty Wallace on

    I would like to share “Discovering Dahlias” with a couple members of my family that are just starting to explore the incredible variety and magic of dahlias and our Gig Harbor Plant Swap community. We live in Gig Harbor.

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  999. Dawn Sayles on

    What an Awesome idea! I would love to share your books with friends and family! Our neighbors house just burnt to the ground. Hes 89 years old and lives alone, he has been a flower photographer for years . Our little town of Estacada is coming together to help him out and I would especially love to gift him one of your books!

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  1000. Kristina L Keane on

    I would love to share with my daughter. She is getting into gardening and the grandkids love it too. My daughter lives in Guam now but is coming back to the states first of the year. I live in Northern California 9b. My daughter will be stationed most likely in New Mexico. Hopefully dahlias will grow there for here.

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  1001. Chris Eubanks on

    I would love to share “Discovering Dahlias” with all of my dahlia loving friends and family members. I live in the beautiful Skagit Valley-Burlington, Washington.

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  1002. Ruth Gulden on

    I have been so excited to get your new book & it would be such fun to share your amazing books with my gardening friends. How exciting it would be to create beautiful new dahlias by learning from the information in your book. Thanks for giving us this chance have & share your beautiful book…
    Vivian, Jessica, Christianne, Naomi, Donna & Beverly & I would be thrilled to have these books! You are such an amazing person & one I admire greatly!🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸

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  1003. Lilia on

    I would share it with my Mom, my sisters one who is named Dalia and my community center ladies. I love all your books.

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  1004. Rebecca Goodyear on

    North Norfolk, and I would share with my new friend Katia, who loves dahlias as much as I do! I only just started growing and I have 25 different varieties in my garden. Love them!

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  1005. Pamela Coget on

    I live in central Indiana in a neighborhood with vast amounts of common areas, nature paths, ponds and play/sports areas. We are active in the neighborhood association board and have gotten to know many of our neighbors through volunteering for various activities. I can think of all sorts of ways to share the books/knowledge to beautify our wonderful neighborhood. A dream has always been to start community vegetable gardens as well. The logistics seem daunting so maybe starting with smaller flower pocket gardens in strategic places would get us on task!! And a farmer’s market takes place every Saturday morning from May to October less than a couple of miles from our neighborhood ……

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  1006. Marsha Alleman on

    I would love to share these books with my daughters, sisters, and mom! And I work in a library that would love the donation! I can’t wait to read it!

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  1007. Sarah Miller on

    I’d enjoy your book with my mom :)
    (Tillamook, or-forgot location, forgive the duplicate post!)

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  1008. Jennifer Graves on

    I would love to share these books with my grow friends as well as my coworkers at our local floral shop here in Sioux City, IA.

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  1009. Cindy Smith-Putnam on

    Growing flowers and dahlias in western Montana @bleedingheartflowerfarm and would love to share the book with my flower-Farmer besties: @southboundflowers, @twokaysflowerfarm, @swallowtailflowerfarm, @agilegoatflowerfarm, @rimrockflowerfarm, @millayandmeadowlark, @gardenwerks [email protected] We would all swoon with gratitude and PEE with excitement.

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  1010. Kathy Brys on

    I am in Euclid, Ohio and would be honored to share your books with:
    -my daughter in S. Beloit, IL
    -my step-daughter in Denver, CO
    -my daughter-in-law in Mentor, OH
    -my mother in Wickliffe, OH
    -my mother-in-law in Macedonia, OH
    -my local library

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  1011. Melisa Graeber on

    Melisa here from Hebron, Indiana. I will be moving to Naples,Fl soon and while it will be a challenge I will attempt to grow dahlias there. I LOVE DAHLIAS! I started growing them years ago from a tuber I purchased at Aldi of all places. There is always more to learn about Dahlias. How exciting it would be to win the Discovering Dahlia Giveaway! I would share the books with my friends and family and my two local Dahlia Clubs to use as reference for those new to dahlia growing. Thanks for sharing your love of flowers especially Dahlias with the world!

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  1012. Kate on

    I would share with my local library, because this is the resource I wish was available there for me. I’m a new grower in Pennsylvania.

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  1013. Habiba Sial on

    I jumped into flower growing with both feet this year and planted my first dahlia patch this spring. I make bouquets and have a small by-donation flower stand where I get to offer up my garden treasures in exchange for whatever someone can offer in return. I love getting surprises in my little cash jar: poetry, seashells, beads, feathers, even painted rocks. It brings me joy to share the beautiful abundance of flowers with people.

    I’m located in Bellingham, Washington and this summer, I’m not the only new flower gardener with a roadside stand. I would love to share these books with some of the other pop-up flower growers and aspiring florists that are dotted around town.

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  1014. Beverly Campbell on

    My daughter and granddaughter are both Master Gardeners. They are always teaching me how to take care of my flowers and plants. We all grow dahlias. I would love to share the books with them and give some to my Red Hat Ladies Thank you!

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  1015. Susan DeSanti on

    Thank you for this chance to make some very nice and deserving people that I know very happy. My name is Susan and I live in Erie, Pennsylvania. If I were to win a set of books I would give one to my next door neighbor who prepares her own potted plants each year and always gifts me one. I would give one to my son’s girlfriend who has her own house and has begun starting plants from seed, one to my sister who’s backyard flower garden is an inspiration to me. I would give one to my friend whom we bought an acre and a half of property from in NY State, her property is new as well and she wants to begin a flower garden. I would give one to my daughter who keeps cut flowers in her room often to admire their fragrance and beauty, and I would give careful thought to the last few recipients of the gifted book.

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  1016. Kozma Hanna on

    I’m from Romania, at this ctountry we do not have lots of people working with flower growing, the flowershops imports the flowers from other countries, while we have the temperature and everything to grow flowers. I want to start a duthy here, and motivate the young farmers to grow flowers too. For the bees, for us.

    These books i want to share with these farmers, who have space to grow, but have no idea how. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  1017. Julia Stout-Nelson on

    Having flower fever, my garden is full of Floret flowers started from seed. If I won a Dahlia gift box I would share three of the Discovering Dahlias books with the horticulture/gardening class of Tillamook High school and the other three to be shared with our county master gardeners who volunteer so many hours in our coastal community in Oregon. The seventh book would be a treasure to read and study with my elderly mother while planning the expansion of next years joint flower garden. We are finally building our little English greenhouse using reclaimed beams, old gridded wood and stained glass windows. The perfect place to plant seeds for a head start then relax with a cup of tea and Discovering Dahlias.

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  1018. Holly Williams on

    I am from Paris, KY and I would share these books with schools in KentucKY to promote flower gardening careers and hobbies to our youth. I didn’t find out until later in life that I had a love (or mild obsession, lol) with gardening. Dahlias are one of my favs. I love growing everything tho!

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  1019. Donna Duke on

    Caregivers!
    As the primary caregiver for my bedbound mom for almost 4yrs, I know the isolation caregiving brings. We appreciate the little things. Flowers, birds & butterflies just outside our window or patio door. Mom has a good view, too.
    I’d share with other isolated, caregiver friends 💗
    Thanks for your generosity,
    Donna Duke
    Shepherdsville, KY

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  1020. Judelle Sonneson on

    I would share this book with relatives and friends who also love flowers! I love dahlias and have grown several for years, but I really have so much to learn. You are such a resource to so many. I live in the little town of Tahuya on Hood Canal. I share tubers with many, and I would be so grateful if I could share your wisdom with others by lending them your book. Thank you for being you!

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  1021. Barbara Johnson on

    I love Dahlias and photography. I have spent so much time photographing these flowers I would love to learn more about them and how to grow my own. I would share the books with my photography club and my neighbors who are always so sweet to let me photograph their flowers! Thank you for doing this. :)

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  1022. Michaela Winkley on

    I am the school garden program manager for a food bank. I would share the books with our local school district Horticulture programs and we also have several high school farm agriculture program! Thank you for your generous giveaway and the opportunity!!! I’ve been a fan for years!

    Michaela Winkley
    Thurston County Food Bank
    School Gardens Program in Olympia, WA

    2260 Mottman Rd SW,
    Tumwater, WA 98512

    [email protected]

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  1023. Mel on

    I LOVE your story on the Magnolia Network. Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of flowers with the world. I am grateful for your example. You have such a beautiful heart and outlook on what you do. I wish you and your amazing crew all the happiness and continued success.
    I am from Simi Valley, CA and if chosen I would love to share your beautiful books with my mom, mother-in-law, and my gardening friends who have also instilled a love of flowers and taught me so much. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  1024. Kathy Stokes on

    I would love to share these books with my flower loving friends. Five years ago my stepfather who was more like a father to me than my real father. He was in the nursing home dying of Parkinson’s along with complications. Me and my sister stayed up at the hospital for seven days day in and day out until he passed. During that time was my first time seeing Dahlias. A lady that worked there that grew them in her garden brought some beautiful bouquets in and had them in vases along the desk in the lobby. I fell in love with them then and again after watching season one episode two about Dahlias. 💚

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  1025. Angel Kersten on

    If I were to receive a box I would share the books with the other medics I work with in my area that need a way to decompress. I use growing as a way to quiet my mind especially after the rough shifts and dahlias are the perfect way to open that door for others. Thank you for being so amazing with your visions of sharing!

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  1026. Danica on

    If I were to win, I’d share the other books by putting them into Little Libraries around Skagit Valley. My mom has one in La Conner and people are always stopping by and grabbing a book or two! They return and drop off books they have read and share their books. Wouldn’t someone be surprised and delighted with a gorgeous book on dahlias?!

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  1027. Dolores Ross on

    I am in Ventura County, CA and I would love to share your beautiful book with my knitting circle friends. There are 7 of us so the number of books is perfect!

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  1028. Shar lebsack on

    I would love to share the books with my Mom and some friends here in Montana. I have been gardening for the last 16 years and this year I started zinnias, Dahlias and strawflowers from seed. The flowers have brought me so much enjoyment and I plan on saving seeds this year to increase my flower area.

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  1029. Angel Vedder on

    I would love to share these books with my Mom and friends. Our favorite time of year is when we can take time each spring to visit our favorite greenhouses and find new varieties of our favorite plants. These are cherished memories with loved ones that we look forward to every year!!

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  1030. Donna Adams on

    Hi I am in coastal North Carolina.i would love to share the books with our small library and garden club. I just love dahlias!

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  1031. Kim Hulse on

    I would love to be able to share your book with several of our local flower farmers, friends & family. I would also
    like to share it with a couple of high schools in the area that have programs that teach youth to grow flowers and then arrange them. A skill that can be used for life! Thanks for considering me! So excited! I am located in Idaho.

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  1032. Rosy Rios on

    My name is Rosy. I live in Blue Ridge, Ga. I have a small farm in the outskirts of our small town. I am in love with the colors, variety and the intricate design of each Dahlia flower. It’s really hard to find flowers in town as there are no flower farms in the area. I am looking to dedicate a portion of the farm to growing flowers, specifically dahlias as there are so many varieties. We have a small farmers market and I would love to be able to bring these colorful flowers to the locals. I would gift the books to a few friends that have small farms for them to learn to grow. I would also gift books to the local middle school and high school as an incentive for young students to learn a skill and hopefully spark the idea of a business for a young entrepreneur.

    I admire your dedication and perseverance 🌼

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  1033. Kathy on

    I started a garden in our backyard during covid as my son (who has severe autism) and I learned about growing some of our own food. I would love to now branch out and let him and I learn about growing flowers. My son loves being outside and he is capable of planting seeds and cutting flowers. It’s a nice activity to do together and get him outside. Flowers are a nice thing to pick and he can give them to family, friends and neighbors to brighten their day. I would share 6 of the books with family, friends and parents of special needs young adults.

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  1034. Kimberly on

    I would share with the wives of some of the local farmers in the area to see if their husbands would share a little plot of land for them to try! Also, I have a couple of friends who are county ag extension agents and I think this would be fun for them to have. And, of course, our county library system would love them, as well as our high school ag teachers! I live in Brazoria County, Texas, which is located in SE Texas about an hour south of Houston.

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  1035. Tammy Price on

    I am a Career & Technical Education High School Teacher. I will share the books with others in our school district that teach students about agriculture and the environment. The books would become a part of environmental clubs and classrooms! My background is in Horticulture/Floriculture, so it would provide a great resource for my students!!

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  1036. BobbiLynn Miller on

    I would LOVE to share the books with my family and friends who also adore Dahlias . I so want to learn more about how to grow these beautiful flowers.

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  1037. Tiffany Siller on

    I would share with our local library and my gardening Facebook group.

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  1038. holly on

    I would share it with all of my flower loving friends and customers from our farmers market in Reinbeck Iowa

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  1039. Sara on

    I’d share them with my garden club and fellow gardeners in the neighborhood. I was told dahlias wouldn’t grow well in Dallas, but I’ve planted a bunch the last two years and have been pleased! Would love it if more people around me would try dahlias.

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  1040. Jill Orr-Young on

    Dahlias are my Happy Flower. I think the feeling is in my DNA! But I know that I’m not alone.
    This year I visited the annual Dahlia display at Portland Botanic Gardens in Victoria Australia. At first I was disappointed that the plants appeared ragged with holes chewed in their leaves – until I saw the butterflies! Then I felt grateful that the gardeners hadn’t sprayed the leaves with some deadly toxin. I mingled with the local community around the Dahlia wreaths at the Anzac Day memorials – a community remembering their sons from long ago. My father-in-law was one of them. His mother was one who had grown the Dahlias in the botanic gardens for just this purpose. The tradition continues over 60 years. I would love to share the books with the community at Portland.

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  1041. Janie Hansen on

    I work at a local u-pick flower farm (Frog Hollow Farm) in Walla Walla, WA. If I won, I would display the books in our cute little farmstore and share the books with our customers who come to u-pick.

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  1042. Sue Neve on

    I would love ❤ to share with my local small town library in Fertile, Iowa!! I think we should have a branch off of Floret seeds farm here!! Fertile Valley Floret!! 😊

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  1043. Parie Donaldson on

    Oh my gosh! I would be super excited to share these books with the flower farmers near me in East Texas. We just moved here in November on a 6 acre property where I had hoped to start my own tiny flower farm as a pivot from my career as a wedding floral designer. Well some cancer hiccups and then a broken arm nixed this season for me. What a great day trip it would be, to get on the road and meet some young passionate flower farmers and gift them your fab book ! Pick me, pick me🧡

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  1044. Gina Teri Mansfield on

    Dahlias, Dahlias, Dahlias! How lovely your gift giveaway! I live in Hendersonville, TN, 25 north of Nashville. If given the opportunity, I would love to share your gift with fellow caregivers & folks for whom the care is being given who no longer are able to tend gardens or even go outside & enjoy gardens. How lovely it would be to give them such a beautifully photographed book!

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  1045. Ellen Smyth on

    Ellen Smyth:

    I would love to have extra copies of your book to gift to new friends I’m meeting in our new home state of Kentucky. I’m going to a cutting garden tomorrow of a family who lets people come and snip blossoms to take home with them. Several other new friends have working farms that also include flowers. I’d share with them.

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  1046. Janelle on

    Hi- my name is Janelle and I am from Michigan! I would share with my sisters, friends, the local library, and I would probably keep one in my car to hand out to a stranger (because you never know who you’ll cross paths with).

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  1047. Lauren Dem on

    Thank you for sharing these books with us and all of your wonderful flower knowledge. Every book is so beautiful. I’d share these books with my mom and my flower loving friends here in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  1048. Sarah HarrisonMcKiver on

    Oops , I forgot to say where I was located, Portland Oregon!! I live in the city and have several roses in my garden, I want to start adding more flowers for cutting and sharing and Dahlia’s seem perfect! Also, my daughter Lola turns 11 I’m a few days, she loves to garden. You should name one of the new varieties after her!! Your story is very inspiring!

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  1049. Colleen on

    I’d share with awesome nurses that have been on the Frontline of this covid pandemic. Working in a hospital is daunting. 13 hrs in a mask and safety garb is difficult. To hand someone a book of fabulous photography showing beautiful flowers and allowing them to escape from the trauma of the day just sounds Heaven-sent and heartfelt.

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  1050. Tanya on

    Hi, my name is Tanya and I live in Tacoma WA. I fell in love with dahlias last year, when my friend opened up a business selling dahlia tubers. I purchased ten tubers to support her. And that was the beginning of my addiction and love for those gorgeous flowers. This year my friend gave me 70 tubers as a gift so I can start a whole new patch. I’ve been enjoying them so much, giving fresh bouquets to the neighbors and family every week. If I win this contest, I would give a copy of the book to the friend who got me started. I would give the remaining books to my other friends who have small gardens and want to start their dahlia beds.
    Thank you so much, Floret, for everything you do!

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  1051. Yolanda Davila on

    I would share with my sisters and my friends. I think we can all relate to the beauty of flowers, whether a birthday, a wedding, a funeral, we can all remember a time that we gave a bouquet of flowers to celebrate a special occasion or we received flowers as a token of love. The dahlias have become my latest obsession…i think they’re an extremely beautiful flower and they have awaken a desire to plant my own! I watched your show and I’m obsessed with your beautiful farm. I hope to one day be able to have my own flower garden. You’ve inspired me… my mother loved flowers, she appreciated them and i now associate flowers with my mom, and i pray i can grow them as beautiful as you do.

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  1052. Kathy Bova on

    I would give your beautiful books to the Impact Center which is the non profit part of the New Covenant Worship Center in Ft. Wayne Indiana. My high school friend Mick Backer is the Executive Director. They just started a community garden with 15 raised beds. I think these books would be such a blessing of knowledge and motivation for volunteers to create a beautiful flower garden that will have endless benefits to the community. Their mission statement …”We have a passion and desire to meet the needs of those who live in the Southeast side of Ft. Wayne. We want to lead a movement of enriching lives and supporting families so that together, we can IMPACT the community we live in.”
    Thank you for your consideration.

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  1053. Sarah HarrisonMcKiver on

    If I win I plan to share the books with my family and friends who have a passion for growing! I am recently inspired by Dahlia’s! I want to learn more so I can plant my own patch and share the happiness they bring with all those near me!

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  1054. Cathleen Canning on

    How exciting is this!!! Ok!! So, I’ve already given a copy to my older brother, just turned 60!! Now….Im thinking this town I’ve lived in for the past four years. There are so many beautiful yards, gardens, landscaping, to simple hanging baskets on the front porches. Everybody has seemed to have kicked into gear with upgrades all around the outsides of their homes. Im thinking the most improved home should get one of these books!!! Hopefully this will take our neighbors to the next level🌸 Sounds fun, right!? Also, it would start community conversations on helping anyone else you can!!!

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  1055. Alicia Darr on

    I am a healthcare worker and along with many others around the world I have found peace and calm in my garden which is now more full of dahlias than ever. I have several friends who work in healthcare and have also expanded their gardens during the pandemic to bring joy and beauty into their lives in a time when sometimes it can be hard to find.
    Several of us are growing new dahlia breeds and plan to have a “tuber swap” so we can share our favorite varieties with each other. I would love to be able to gift your book to them as it has helped me immensely in my own dahlia growing ventures.
    Alicia -Whidbey Island, WA

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  1056. Christian Hann on

    Full disclosure… I killed every dahlia I planted this year but giving myself grace and hoping to do better next year 💜 When Growing Floret trailer first aired I watched it over and over. My husband, I’m certain, was growing concerned. The simplicity of your concept evolving into such a blessing to so many inspired me to start my own cut garden open to our small community to “come and sit a spell”. With my children spreading their wings and going off to school, the time for me to love and nurture in a different way is here. This garden was solely influenced by Erin and your story. I would love to share your books with the people who are inspired when they come to sit a spell in a garden you planted the seed to build. 💜

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  1057. Monica F on

    I’m from Ontario Canada and I would of course LOVE one of these books for myself . I would share several with our local library. I have a couple friends who are lovers of dahlias so I know they would treasure this book. The retirement home where my mom spent some time is another place I would like to share your book. My mom was a lover of all flowers and I would like to share this book in her name.
    I have in the past few years start growing dahlias and am in love with how beautiful they are. I have a bouquet of these beauties on my counter from first bloom in mid summer until frost. Thank you!!

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  1058. Linda Overholt on

    Would love to learn how to grow Dalias myself & share with friends & family that have stood by my side through a hard cancer battle

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  1059. Robin Duggins on

    Hi! I’ve been following you for quite some time, especially for dahlias. I grew my first one last year here in NC, Thomas Edison and it was so impressive I thought I’d try following your videos on storing the tubers for the next year (this year). So I was able to share with my mom and she’s into dahlias now! She would definitely get a book! I would share with my friends who I know ow enjoy gardening!

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  1060. Jesse.d.Haney on

    I will share the books with my plant loving sisters here in Wisconsin. Each year I host a perennial plant swap where We Gather and share all of our abundant goodies. One year A friend brought me a dahlia tuber and told me I should plant it but would need to dig it and the fall to overwinter. I declined, insisting there was no way I would remember to do that and could really only be trusted with the easy plants. She insisted and somehow convinced me it was worth the trouble and it was no big deal if I forgot as it would still be worth it and we could just have it as an annual. The flower was so captivating when it bloomee that of course I dug it and kept it in my basement over the winter. This year I am tending a dahlia Forest that includes this first amazing flower along with a few others I’ve collected along the way. During our covid lockdown there my kids and I put together boxes of seeds and tubers to gift to friends and neighbors we knew loved to garden. My kids, ages 7 and 9, absolutely love collecting seeds with me in the fall so they were extra excited to create these packages and especially loved the clandestine nature of our delivery and escape. Over the last few months we have heard from many friends who are delighted at the blooms they are now enjoying, especially those magical dahlias. If we win this contest we will share these books with them!

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  1061. Deb Filipi on

    I’d share with our 4H kids who are in horticulture. These kids just soak up any k owledge if gardening we can give them. I’m in north central Kansas.

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  1062. Mary Lu on

    Since I already have a copy of Discovering Dahlias ( which I love) I would give all seven away. My local library, of course, would get a copy, as well as the personal care home where my beloved aunt spent her last days. I have several friends who love flowers, so they would get a copy as well. I’ve just discovered dahlias this year, so I’m anxious to spread the love!

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  1063. Rhonda on

    I would love to have a copy of the book to share with my sister and mom, both of whom share the love of all things gardening with me. I also have a small group of ladies that I fellowship with who would enjoy reading it and sharing discussion in our dahlia growing experiences. This is my first year to grow dahlias & im still awaiting my first blooms! I am in south Mississippi.

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  1064. Rhonda on

    I would love to have a copy of the book to share with my sister and mom, both of whom share the love of all things gardening with me. I also have a small group of ladies that I fellowship with who would enjoy reading it and sharing discussion in our dahlia growing experiences. This is my first year to grow dahlias & im still awaiting my first blooms!

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  1065. Dawn Marchiafava on

    I would love to share this with my daughters and neighbors. My love of flowers has caught on and they are realizing how beneficial it is to their mental health. Im in Zimmerman MN.

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  1066. Lisa Foote on

    Hi, I’m Lisa from Florida. I just ordered your book and received it last week! It’s beautiful and it’s a gift for my daughter. She named her youngest daughter Dahlia Rose. Dahlia turns 2 Aug. 30. And this is a Birth Present for her Mommie. I’d love to give another book to my daughter in Alaska. She just started growing Dahlias 2 years ago. Their growing season lasts longer then any other state. The rest I would like to share with friends and one for me… lol ❤️ I’m moving to 702 Wilson Rd, Winter Springs, Fl, 32078 from New Smyrna Beach at the end of August, so this would be a new address then the one you have. Look forward to hearing from you. Your gift idea is terrific! Thank you!!

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  1067. Brooke Hairfield Blackmon on

    I would love one of these books!!! I would also love to share them with the woman in my ladies group. Everyone is into flowers and gardening. We would have loads of fun reading and sharing our thoughts. And my dad most of all🌸 He has been an hardcore lover of flowers my whole life, that’s who I owe my passion for flowers to. I’m from Kansas City, Missouri.

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  1068. Anna on

    My mom and her 3 sisters, in honor of their mother (my nana) who loved her garden.

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  1069. Susan WITT on

    I would share the book with my friend Alice who grows whatever she can, wherever she can in her yard. It is always in bloom and thriving. She is passion about keeping the environment healthy!

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  1070. Kimberly McGuire on

    We just moved onto our dream property and am currently planning out our cut flower garden, obviously dahlias will be in this plan. I would use the books as giveaways to those who have already started to follow my journey💕 Located in SE Michigan

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  1071. Erin Young on

    I would share them with my mon who has passed on a love of gardening and growing flowers to me! Then I’d share with a few friends who love flowers as well, and finally sharing with a local community garden or library to ensure that others have a chance to learn what you have to share! ❤️ Thank you for sharing your dahlia and flower passion!

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  1072. Kim McGuire on

    We just moved onto our dream property and am currently planning out our cut flower garden, obviously dahlias will be in this plan. I would use the books as giveaways to those who have already started to follow my journey💕

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  1073. Kimberly on

    I would share these with my mom who is an avid gardener and flowering loving friends! :) I’m located in Michigan

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  1074. Amanda Hamblin on

    I would love to share the book with my mom and neighbor. I started some dahlias from seed this year and am loving them but want to get tubers for next year. Located in Illinois.

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  1075. Karen Evins on

    I would share the books with my best gardening loving girlfriends. I have been so inspired by your magnolia network series. Six years ago I had to move my mother in with my husband and I because of her deteriorated health. Most of my free time was spent gladly helping my mother. Three weeks ago she passed away and I am now frozen in my grief . I just binged on your Magnolia series and finished feeling so lifted. I live on several wooded acres. Your series has allowed my mind to think about the possibilities of our property. Thank you for sharing your journey !

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  1076. Joan Thorson on

    I would love to share the books with my friends who want to start growing a garden. I think dahlias are wonderful flowers and would be a great place to start.
    I’m in the PNW and will share with friends across the country all the way to Virginia!!

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  1077. Amy on

    I would share the book with my dad! He shares my passion for gardening and is the one who inspired me to start a cut garden!

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  1078. Colleen on

    Our church has a small group of gardeners who would enjoy the books.

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  1079. Rebecca Hudlin on

    I would share this book with my sweet daughters. Both girls have fallin in love with dahlias since we started growing them the last few years. You have been an inspiration to all of us, but especially my youngest, who will be saving seed and trying her hand at breeding her own special dahlias. I cannot wait to see her beautiful selections in the years to come. Thank you for all that you do!

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  1080. Susan Bragg on

    I have fallen in love with your farm and Dahlias. I first discovered this flower while visiting Oregon. I live in Texas so it is a challenge to grow Dahlias with our heat, but in January I ordered seed from Floret. I started them in a small greenhouse and this was a huge blessing during Covid. I had great success growing my seedlings and I have been blessed with many blooms. The learning curve is huge, so I know your book would help me grow better Dahlias. I would keep one book for myself and share the others with friends who share my passion. Thank you for offering all your workshops.

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  1081. Wendy Hall on

    I would share the books with all the people I have given my dahlia tubers to so they would be encouraged to keep planting them. They are so beautiful!

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  1082. Kristina Kwacz on

    I already have “Discovering Dahlias,” so I’d get to share all seven! My friend Virginia started me on this dahlia journey a dozen (or so!) years ago. I didn’t even know what a dahlia was when she asked me if I wanted her tubers, as she was moving from a house with a garden to an apartment without one. I said sure, and together we dug a new bed in a sunny spot behind my barn. Several hot, sweaty hours later, they were planted, and as they grew and bloomed, my love affair with this flower began. I’ve shared many clumps of tubers with friends over the years and would love to gift a copy of DD to those who became the most dahlia-obsessed. And the first one, of course, would go to Virginia, who somehow knew I was the right steward for her treasured tubers.

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  1083. Amy Wehrman on

    I’d love to share my book with my sister! She will be moving next door on our family compound and we hope to have a field of beautiful flowers !

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  1084. Paulette Schmidt on

    I love your other two books and have been telling all my ‘Golden garden girlfriends’ about you and your work! I’d love to share this book with them and use your information inside to create some new varieties of our own!
    You’re never too old to learn new gardening skills! I wish you had been around back when I was just beginning to garden. ❤️

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  1085. Christen on

    I love that your heart is to share your knowledge and passion and pay it forward to others. It’s amazing! Thank you! I would give copies to my mom, 3 flower farms near me that I found in your floret map, someone who runs the garden at the forest preserve near me, and two friends who love to garden.

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  1086. Kim Vance on

    I’d love to share your book with my grandchildren. It is my hope to instill in them a love of gardening so great that they’ll want to share that love with their friends, and that love will continue to blossom for many more generations to come.

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  1087. Laura Brooks on

    I would so much love to keep one of the books for myself! I would love to learn about growing and caring for theses beauties! The remaining 6 books, I would bring to the chemo infusion clinic where I work as a nurse. It would be a nice distraction for some of our flower loving patients!

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  1088. Paula Lewis on

    Sharing with my kids! They get to see our garden in progress and it’s never too early to learn! ❤️

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  1089. Kim Simmons on

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love one of your books and would share the rest with some members of our local gardening group .

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  1090. VICKIE LEE on

    I would love the share with my gardening friends and friends who would love to start gardening. vickie lee

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  1091. Suhasini Madidi on

    I am going to share one with my mom and the rest with my gardening friends… I think we all need more dahlias in our life… :)

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  1092. Kris on

    There is one very important person, in fact she’s the most important person that I would share this prize with and it’s my mom who just turned 80 and taught me when l was a little girl how to dig in the dirt, to plant seeds and how to give them love so they would grow into the beautiful miracles they are. It’s my mom who infused her love of flowers into me & I would share with her first of all. :0)

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  1093. Brandy McNinch on

    I would love to share your book with my best friend. We met in kindergarten almost 4 decades ago and she is now working on starting her own flower business. I like to send her your emails and articles to keep her inspired and motivated. :)

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  1094. Amy Seese on

    I’d love to share with my gardening friends. We swap plants and I’m just learning about dahlias

    Alto Michigan

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  1095. Rilla Highsmith on

    I would be so grateful to have such a wonderful gift to share with others. This past year and a half I’ve found gardening and flowers again. I grew up in rural South Georgia and had the best memories of my family working on my family’s farm and as a young mama I would garden in my backyard as a fun way to get my girls outside. I remember creating tunnels of peas and flowers for my girls to explore in the garden. I became a nurse and life got busy and I rarely had time for gardening except for my flowers , always my flowers. Years later I had triplets and I went back to school for my Masters in Nurse Practitioner and I have barely had time for any hobbies. I graduated and then covid hit and I found myself needing an outlet for my mind and my mental health and I planted some zinnias and my soul finds peace in the garden. I pray in the garden and talk to myself