Frequently Asked Questions
Floret Originals Questions
- When is your next seed sale? When will the Floret Original varieties be available?
Seeds for the Floret Original varieties will be available for sale in early 2024. The exact release date has yet to be set, but we’re looking at mid to late January. To get all of the details about the release make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter.
Moving forward, we will only be offering our farm-bred seed varieties in the Floret Shop. Descriptions and growing information for seeds previously sold in the shop can now be found in the Floret Library.
- Can you send seed for the Floret Original varieties internationally?
We’re looking into the logistics of shipping seeds from our breeding program internationally. If you live outside of the U.S. or Canada and are interested in getting your hands on these special new varieties, please complete this form.
Most Common Questions
- Do you ever feature products, write reviews, or accept guest blog posts?
All of our resources and blog posts are written and photographed in-house and are based on personal experience. We do not offer promoted posts or ads, and any products featured on our site are brands we use, love, and highly recommend.
- Is the farm open to the public? Can I come for a quick visit or to take some photos?
The farm is the Benzakein family home so we are not open to the public. If you’re in the area and are looking for some fun things to do, read our Skagit Valley Visitors’ Guide.
- Is Erin available for speaking engagements at garden clubs or other events?
Thank you for your interest. At this time, Erin is not available for events or speaking engagements.
- Where can I watch Growing Floret?
For all the details about our documentary series, including how to tune in, please visit our show page.
- How do I sign up for your newsletter?
You can sign up for our newsletter here.
- Can I use your photos or descriptions?
All of the words and images on the Floret website and on social media are protected under copyright and it is illegal to duplicate or plagiarize this information. When using images on the internet or any social media sites, proper credits with linkbacks must be included on every image.
Please do not take any text or images from our blog, website, or social media channels without permission. Thank you!
- Where can I buy your flowers? Do you ship cut flowers?
Thank you for your interest in our flowers. At this time we are focused on seed production and breeding and do not currently sell or ship fresh-cut flowers. We recommend searching our Farmer-Florist Collective to find someone in your area that can supply you with seasonal blooms.
- Do you offer wedding flowers?
At this time, we are not offering wedding flowers but highly recommend searching our Farmer-Florist Collective to find flower farmers and florists in your area.
- Where do you recommend I purchase dahlia tubers?
Be sure to check out our list of Recommended Dahlia Sources, which includes our favorite domestic sources for tubers and international sources that have come highly recommended by Floret readers.
- Where do you recommend I purchase bulbs (anemones, ranunculus, tulips, etc.)?
For a full list of our favorite bulb and plant sources be sure to check out this blog post.
- What resources do you recommend for people just starting out?
Read our Growing Resources Roundup for an overview of the different resources that we’ve created over the years, plus find answers to some of the most common growing-related questions.
Floret Workshop & Mini Course Questions
- When will registration for the next Floret Online Workshop open?
Registration for the 2024 Floret Online Workshop was open November 6–10. If you’re interested in learning more about the course, please email [email protected].
We will open up registration for the 2025 Floret Online Workshop in the fall of 2024. Be sure to add your name to our waitlist to be notified.
- Will you be hosting any on-farm workshops?
We have transitioned our on-farm workshops to an online format which has allowed us to share an entire year on the farm. If you’d like to learn about how the workshops came to be, read this blog post.
- Can I view past Mini Course videos?
Our Mini Course videos are viewable for a limited time only. Please visit our Resources page to find growing information and available video tutorials.
Floret Shop Questions
- Do you offer international shipping?
We ship signed books and tool belts worldwide. Unfortunately due to new export restrictions beyond our control, we are only able to ship seeds to the U.S. and Canada. For a list of international seed sources that have come highly recommended to us, be sure to check out our blog post Floret’s Favorite Specialty Seed Sources.
To get all of the details about international shipping, please visit our Shipping & Delivery page.
- Can I sell Floret books in my shop?
If you are interested in stocking Discovering Dahlias, A Year in Flowers, or Cut Flower Garden in the U.S., please contact: [email protected]. For all other countries, please contact: [email protected].
- Do you have a printed catalog?
At this time we do not have a printed catalog. All of the products we sell can be found in the Floret Shop.
If you’d like to explore more than 1,500 varieties of flowers that have been grown and tested here on the farm, visit the Floret Library, which is print-friendly.
- Do you have gift certificates available?
Yes! We offer both digital and printed gift cards.
- Do you offer wholesale seeds?
We do not offer wholesale seeds at this time.
- Can I place my order by phone?
- Can I change my order?
Once an order is placed, it is printed immediately and then put into our order packing queue. Unfortunately, because of our small team and the volume of orders we are processing in a short time, we are unable to combine separately placed orders or modify an order once it’s been placed.
- What is your return policy?
You can find details on our return policy listed here.
- Are your seeds organic?
- How should I store my Floret seeds if I don’t plant them all right away?
Seeds can be stored in a cool, dry place where pests and rodents can’t get to them. A plastic tub or a mason jar (with a lid) placed in a garage or basement works great. As long as they stay cool and dry, your seeds will keep just fine for a year or two.
- Will you donate seeds to our public garden/upcoming event/charity?
Please direct any donation requests to [email protected].
Farm & Growing-Related Questions
- How do you recommend I plant my Floret Seeds?
To learn the basics, read our resource How to Start Flowers from Seed. In Cut Flower Garden, you’ll find easy-to-follow steps for planting, cultivating, and harvesting more than 175 varieties of flowers.
- How do you grow ranunculus, anemones, dahlias, sweet peas, etc.?
We’ve spent the last 15 years writing, filming, and sharing as much as we possibly can about gardening, growing cut flowers, and flower arranging. For help with growing-related questions, please visit our Growing Resources Roundup blog post. For detailed instructions on how to grow a variety of cut flowers, please visit our Resources page.
- How do I determine my growing/hardiness zone?
- Should I pinch my flowers?
Please refer to the variety descriptions in the Floret Library for information on pinching. The “Details” area will specify if a variety should be pinched (and at what height) or not pinched.
- How did you get your start flower farming?
It all started with two rows of sweet peas … get the whole story here.
- Do you offer any internships or have any positions available?
For information about joining the Floret team, please visit the Job Opportunities page.
Floret Library Questions
- What’s the Floret Library?
The Floret Library is a comprehensive, digital library of flowers available to anyone, anywhere in the world to reference for free. The library includes more than 1,500 unique cut flower varieties that have all been grown and tested here on our farm. You can read more about how the library came to be in our About the Library blog post.
- Where can I purchase varieties I see in the library?
You can find our favorite sources for many of the plants listed in the library at the bottom of each variety’s profile under “Sources.” All of the sources that we recommend are based on our firsthand experience or come highly recommended by our readers.
- What happened to the flower guides?
We have recently retired the flower guides and all of the varieties and information included in the guides, plus many more, are available in the Floret Library. You can now create your own custom planning cards based on your own set of criteria, including color, form, special features, etc. We’re so excited for you to explore the library!
- What kind of camera do you use?
We currently use Canon 6D and 5D Mark IV cameras and our favorite lenses are 50mm 1.2, 35mm 1.4, and 85mm 1.4.
- Can I come take photos at your farm?
The farm is the Benzakein family home so we are not open to the public. If you are a media outlet interested in a photo shoot for a potential article or feature story, please contact [email protected].