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December 4th 2015

Floret’s Favorites: Calendars

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This week the team and I launched an all new Floret product line of tools, gifts  and special holiday collections for the gardener or flower lover in your life.  I confess that I hesitated for what seemed like hours before I finally clicked “publish” and made the new shop offerings live on the site.  I’m not going to lie:  it was nerve-racking and stressful.  My hands were trembling and my stomach felt like it was doing backflips as we all waited with nervous excitement for the first online sale to go through successfully.   The process was a labor of love and the culmination of many months of planning and dreaming before finally getting to this point.

Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be adding even more items to the shop (be sure to read the news in yesterday’s announcement). The newest additions include a very special selection of gifts and collections I created with holiday gift-giving in mind.  I hand-picked each and every item in the Floret shop and chose only products that I personally use, love and recommend.

As part of the launch, I thought I would briefly share a bit of the back story on a few of the products and explain what makes them so special.  First up is a very special new product:  the 2016 Floret Calendar.

Floret_Calendar-02For as long as I can remember I’ve relied on a big, beautiful wall calendar to keep track of all of the details as I plot and plan out the year to come.

I love my iPhone as much as the next person, but there is nothing quite like putting a pen to paper to map out my fields, doodle a new design idea, plot out my latest dream for Floret or  simply plan out my schedule for the coming weeks and months. I have a soft spot for beautiful journals and big calendars. My office is littered with notebooks and dog-eared copies of calendars from years past.  I love being able to leaf back through them to see the past including little details like when my larkspur bloomed, when the first fall frost arrived and when the first sweet pea seeds were sown.

I put a ton of time and thought and effort into designing this calendar so that it provides inspiration and information to farmer-florists, gardeners and flower lovers.  Each month features a big, bold image of seasonal flowers (some of my very favorites ever captured here on the farm) along with little reminders of key garden-related tasks.

Each to-do lists was developed based on over a decade of working in my own cutting garden.  The tips include suggestions of when to order different types of seeds, the best month to order bulbs, when to cut back the chrysanthemums so that they branch, the ideal time to pinch dahlias and lots of other details that can easily be overlooked.  Even after doing this for so long, I find having those little lists of tasks so handy to have nearby.  I designed the pages to include each moth’s major garden tasks listed right there on the page.

I wanted to create a calendar that was beautiful, functional and helpful to gardeners and growers and I hope you love it as much as I do.  Floret Calendars are available individually or you can save 10% on three or more, to give to family and flower friends.

For our international friends, YES, we’ll even ship them to you! Just email [email protected] and Keri will get you all set up.

Floret_Calendar-03UPDATE:  Congrats to the calendar giveaway winners:  Holly Claire, Megan Mailhot and Chelsea Forrer.  Please send an email to info {at} www.floretflowers.com with your mailing address and we’ll get your calendars to you!

344 Comments

  1. Dede Valkyrie on

    March in Vermont lends itself to warmer days and frosty evenings. When you see the first sights of spring emerging from the quiet cold dead of winter. Sugar Maple trucks run the roads to collect running sap from the trees and spring bulbs might peek about to see what is to come of the new warmer days.

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  2. Niki Irving on

    I’d have to pick May. Everything is finally green again and I’m starting to harvest greens in abundance from the garden. You photos inspire me!

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  3. kate swift on

    I love whatever month it is at the moment. There’s always some great delight out there in the HH’s or fields. Right now, Stock is blooming unexpectedly in one of the HH’s, all the bulb, corms and plugs are tucked in. Sweet Peas are growing roots for the long winters sleep. And I am getting some much needed down time.

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  4. Carol on

    NZ November, my roses start blushing and I get all giddy.

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  5. Jody on

    June. My peonies bloom & say hello!!

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  6. Asun on

    All months have got something special! March, because all contryside is re-born. Congratulations for your work

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  7. Filippa Widlund on

    April. I live in Sweden, in a small town just south of Stockholm. As a child I lived high up north where April was an intensly bright sunny month whith the whole world covered in white snow and where the ice on the Baltic sea was metre thick. The whole family, as well as the whole small town of Luleaa, used to walk or ski or skate far out on the ice for a picknick at a small island called Graasjaeloeren or Grey Seal Island. Nature and plants were fast asleep in April, hybernating under that intensly white cover, spring almost did not exist, summer came in a couple of weeks in May, as soon as the ice went from the Balic Sea and the wide rivers from the mountains under very dramatic forms. Huge, thick pieces of ice tumbling down, often causing flooding a couple of days before just vanishing.

    Today, in Gnesta where I live today, 1000 km south of my hometown, Spring is loooong. I still can’t believe why summer never comes, when snow disappeares in March. April is muddy and rainy and nothing like my white childhood memories. But in that black mud … Everywhere! Small green things popping up! Leeks, anemones in the thousands, tulips, We live in an old house from 1890 built by a man who used to run a local garden centre, you can imagine his legacy ..! April now is such a miracle to me! Life, nature reborn slowly but steadily, day by day. Like little presents just for me. Every new green thing popping up is such a bliss, such a miracle, I get like a child seeing theese symbols of another climate, take pics and just have to send to my amazed sister and old father still living in Luleaa. I always dig up the first leek and post to them as well as the first bloom of the lilacs. My sister puts it in a vase in a window for everyone to see, success every time haha :) Weeks or sometimes months before anything happens up there :). And all those seedlings in every sunny window of my house. Yes April it must be.

    Sorry if I was too long. Thank you for beeing you and sharing your work in such a fantastic way! You are a true inspiration.

    ? / Filippa

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    • Floret on

      Thanks for sharing, Filippa!

  8. Lillian Akopyan on

    Everyday in floret world is like spring, my favorite season, has sprung. To have gorgeous flowers year round is a truely blessed thing to have. I cannot wait to see what March will be!

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  9. Evelyn on

    October :) crisp autumn air, Canadian thanksgiving, my birthday~

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  10. Elle on

    I’m from Michigan so when April rolls around I can’t help but love the first pops of every color! I just get so excited seeing the first blooms peek through. Especially a few of my spring time favorites; hyacinths, lilley of the valley and peonies <3 I love your flowers so very much!! You grow the most beautiful variety and take the most wonderful pictures to document all of your hard work! Thank you for inspiring me to study and learn gardening-floral!

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  11. Gina on

    I think I’d have to say June because it’s when the year wakes up from slow, sleepy winter and really comes to life! Flower fields are booming, summer veggies are ready to grill on the bbq, I get a little summer color on my shoulders. I’m always ready for winter when it comes around, but I’m desperate for summer months after a long winter!

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  12. Shannon Farrell on

    I always have two calendars on the go. One in my farmhouse and one in my barn. I write everything down on them – from household appointments to kidding dates for my goats. I store them safely at years end, never toss them out, and often find myself referring to them the following year. I would truly love to add your 2016 Floret calendar to my collection :) It looks lovely!!! I don’t have a favourite month of the year. I truly love them all. Perhaps the month of October is dearest to my heart…. reminds me of planting daffodils bulbs with my father when I was little. Dad would dig the hole with a bulb planter and I would pop the daffodil bulbs in. We planted thousands together. I sure miss my dad but am thankful that I learned so much from him about gardening…. and inherited his love of flowers :)

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  13. Laurie on

    There is beauty to most months, as they are a time to pause and reflect on the many joys in my life! Birthdays, anniversaries and reunions fill my heart! From a gardener’s heart…May is my fav! Planning and picking what colors will surround me for the season makes me giddy! There is always a “hunt” for that one plant that I HAVE to have!

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  14. Yenping Hung on

    To me, May is the most breathtaking month of the year. In Wisconsin, this is the time of year where the plants begin to break through the ground. It’s when the chill of the crisp winter air gives way to the warm welcoming embrace of spring. The most wonderful feeling in the world is the sight of the vibrant petals of my peonies bursting to life, and breathing in the fragrent aroma drifting in the breeze. My passion in life is gardening, so during this time of year is when I can just breathe in the atmosphere of serene peacefulness, surrounded by my exquisite flowers. Your blog is an inspiration to me. It is so generous of you to share all of your knowledge of flowers with the rest of us aspiring florists. Thank you.

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  15. Kate Kim on

    December! I love the holiday season and flowers that thrive in the winter are so uniquely beautiful!

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  16. Hannah King on

    I’ve just recently been introduced to you through Instagram and have been so inspired by what you do. Thank you. And thank you for the chance to win this calendar! February is the month that I was born, and every year in southern Oregon where I’m from, we’ll have a week of sunny, near balmy days after months of fog. The ground softens, buds swell, rosy and pink on hardwood, and you can spot the first spring heads popping up amidst the mulch. It’s new life come February. It’s hopeful.

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  17. Kristen buss on

    Love the calendar ! I’m going with May because of the start of th planting season!

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  18. Annette gomez on

    This is so exciting. I intend to order a bundle of calendars and gift them to all of my gardening buddies. Following your floral adventures Instagram makes my heart happy.

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  19. Tiffany Knott on

    There’s something about each month that I love. April-the wildflowers in Texas come out in full bloom. October-the change of the leaves in the crisp, cool autumn air. December- the magic of the season. But my favorite month might just be July. Summertime. Watermelons. Sno cones. Laying out, getting tan. 4th of July! Fireworks. My birthday! :) fun times.
    Thanks for the constant inspiration through your posts. Very beautiful!

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  20. Angela on

    May is my favorite month because that is when my lilacs bloom. I love following your instagram of all the lovely flowers. Excited for this calendar!

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  21. Mal on

    I’ve been working at finding more gratitude in my life, so think every month is lovely in its own way and has something special to look forward to. One of my favorites is September because it brings with it a lovely transition from summer to fall.

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  22. Ann Gread on

    Do I really have to choose a favorite month? I find so much joy in every month in our garden.??????? if I must… It would be March here in SO Cal. Freesia, daffodils, etc are in bloom and the anticipation of sweet peas is upon us.

    Absolutely love your blog, etc. wish us commoners could visit…

    Stay strong!

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  23. Tassia on

    My favorite month is April. You can feel spring begining to swell beneath the earth and you hope that she is really here to stay. I love the anticipation. The wisteria always blooms for my birthday. I look forward to it all year.

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  24. Dori Troutman on

    May! The soil prep and planting. So new, fresh and hopeful.

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  25. Irma on

    I’m in love with May and June. I start spring off by walking around my yard impatiently waiting to see my plants poke through the dirt. The arrival of spring blooming trees, peonies, lilacs, and tulips are just a few things that make my heart skip a beat in spring.

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  26. Angelina Norris on

    Your gift is my dream. Thank you for the constant inspiration, your compassion and genuine love for this craft.

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  27. Taberfamily2 on

    I love your blog and I love September! The month I first met my husband, the month my daughter was born, the month in western Colorado where summer and fall collide with the best of both seasons available — dahlias, scabiosa, peaches & melons — the colors & flavors and bouquets sing.

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  28. Randi on

    June. Because there are so many great flowers blooming at that time. And all of the beautiful vibrant colors!

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  29. Ang on

    I love July, because I love the summer season.

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  30. Shelly Lyman on

    Adore your Instagram posts. Can’t wait to see the calendar! Keep up the gorgeous work!

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  31. Megan on

    May! Spring flowers and my daughter’s birthday!

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  32. Linda Obye on

    February is my favorite. My late husband, love of my life, had a Valentine Birthday. Your fleurs, the textures and colors evoke such a sense of timelessness and connection. Thank You for this beauty.

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  33. Genevieve on

    I’m a Junebug. I love the way everything gets busy outside in June. Birds are chirping, bugs are back, plants are up. Makes me happy!

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  34. Nina on

    November is my favorite month as fall is here and although the flowers have faded, moss is still abundant for creating succulent kokedamas.

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  35. Sarah on

    April. The sound of the frogs, the robins singing, even the sound of the lawn mower is like an ode to spring! The tulips and cherry blossoms! Everything is so fresh and vibrant. Your work with flowers is an inspiration!

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  36. Holly on

    Definitely May. It’s the “Friday” of the long weekend that is summer, my favorite season. I am not in school anymore but May is when we got out and it was exciting to be released to freedom. Also the birthday month of so many of my beloveds. I’m from Hawaii and May Day (or Lei day) was one of my absolute most favorite traditions. There were no classes, the entire school danced hula for each other and there were tons of flowers and at the end of the day we got to take them home!

    This calendar is gorgeous, can’t wait to make 2016 the best year ever using it :)

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  37. Sappshots on

    After moving to northwest Montana, I was astonished at the glittery wonder and sparkle of dormant winter months. In January, my peonies and lilacs are invisible beneath the frosty layers, utilizing the hard freeze to blossom into beauty come May and June. So, January. Beneath the earth my beauties are resting but will return.

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  38. Riva on

    Beautiful! Cannot to buy some of these!! ?

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  39. Apryl on

    Beautiful photos! My favorite month is August. Perfect weather, dahlia’s & sunflowers are out & it’s my birthday month!

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  40. Ruth peebles on

    Simply beautiful! I love not only al the knowledge you bring to the table, but your mastery of capturing your work!

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  41. Megan T on

    This calendar is so stunning! My favorite month here in the Midwest is October-nature puts on a show and all of the cozy layers come out too! It’s always so magical!

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  42. Theresa on

    My favourite month hands down is August. This year my daughter got married on my anniversary and she wanted dahlias! I started the making of the beds in March. A very painstaking project as I did it myself. I hauled over 6000 lbs of organic topsoil and compost and planted the tubers, waiting for them to grow. It was the hottest/driest summer on record (winds too). But these babies grew! I couldn’t wait for them to open to reveal all their gorgesness and yes! I did have my favourites.
    The most beautiful floral garland made from MY dahlias was brought up by helicopter to the ceremony on a remote beach up in the mountains. It truly was the most beautiful day. I can’t wait to add new dahlia for next year and I just might have to build more beds.
    Theresa

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  43. Katie??? on

    Feeling inspired just looking at the pictures. Can only imagine how I will feel with the calendar on my wall. ? I love spending time looking through your blog and seeing the beautiful flowers. I could (and have) spent a few hours. Just puts me in an amazing mood. Just like the month of May. It’s my birth month and also the month of new birth for a lot of my flowers. It reminds me of how beautiful life is. ?? how can you be anything but happy when looking at them. ?

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  44. Novela on

    November it is! Since many important events of my family happen in November ❤️ I wonder what beautiful pictures you put for that month

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  45. Amanda Rothbard on

    This October I took a birthday trip to the Pacific Northwest to visit Seattle and Portland. I have been to Seattle numerous times, and always enjoyed looking at the lush bouquets displayed at Pike Place Market.

    What I didn’t realize is that in October, the market is overflowing with dahlias. Vivid dahlias ranging in bright orange hues, sunshine yellows, hot pinks, and dark purples. I swam in the colorful sea of dahlias until I picked the perfect bouquet–all for $5.00.

    October is my favorite month for this reason. I love the colder weather, I love the dahlias, I love that it’s my birthday month, and I love this calendar! I, too, am an advocate for the hanging wall calendars. It would be a perfect addition in my home.

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  46. Chelsea on

    As hard as it is to choose, my favourite month would have to be November!! By then many beautiful flowers are beggining to bloom, the weather is warmer and the beaches are 10x better!! It is perfect for little picnics in the garden within the ever so gorgeous flowers or under a shady tree on a sunny day. The atmostphere of everyone is also so happy as many people are beggining to prepare for Christmas just around the corner!

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  47. Emma Healy on

    Even though I’m in Australia I’ve found your growing tips to be so useful. The imagery of life on your farm is so gorgeous, I’m overawed that you can be so creative and practical at once! My favourite month of the year where I live (Brisbane, Queensland) is June. Brisbane winters are like Parisian springs. The skies are completely clear and being outdoors all day is more than achievable. I would love to win a calendar! But I’m asking for one for Christmas just in case ;)

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  48. Jessica Stone on

    January-For as long as I can remember my father brought me a small plastic cup of flowers, mostly carnations if I remember correctly, for my very early January birthday. Looking back I suspect it was how the local florist used broken-stemmed flowers. The colors were bright and happy and seemed to say “happy birthday” all on their own. While the house was full of greens and holly and all the traditional colors and smells of Christmas, those flowers meant something so different to me. Flowers in January remind me spring will be here soon enough.

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  49. Kerri on

    Looks beautiful!
    My favorite is April because the cold finally lets up, and it is the birth month of my baby!

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  50. Mt Manor on

    Love this! You are an inspiration!

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  51. Jodie Wilson on

    My fave is may— planting my gardens, and watching spring come alive. My dogs love this muddy season too!

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  52. Katie Provow on

    January…the middle of our growing season here in Florida. I’m excited to find your blog and learn more about adding flowers to our business plan as we move onto a farm of our own this year. Your lovely calendar will be an important tool for me this year!

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  53. Lisa Alderson on

    So hard to pick just one month. I would have to say April. Spring starts in March with Daffodils but April is when Spring really gets going. It is the month of Tulips, a true favorite of mine, and primroses and hyacinths and so much more. All that color and fragrance makes my heart sing plus it is the month we got married :)

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  54. Michelle on

    Looking at your flowers makes me happy. That is all:)

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  55. Michelle on

    Looking at your flowers make me happy. That is all:)

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  56. Trachel Binnie on

    Dahlias all year long? I can think of nothing better! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

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  57. Zoe Corfe on

    This calendar looks amazing, as someone aspiring to become a florist, I love it! My favourite month of the year is June, as it is the start of Winter and the middle of the year. You can enjoy the crisp winds and all things that thrive after the frost hits them. It’s a good time of year even though it’s less recognised than Spring and Summer months!

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  58. Megan on

    It is so hard to choose, each month has something so wonderful to look forward to! Although, if I had to choose it would be September. I spend all summer patiently waiting for my dahlias to bloom and by the time September rolls around, I can hardly keep up with them! It brings me so much joy!

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  59. Theresa on

    I love your posts! I’d have to say that my favorite month is April- the start of new life in both the plant and animal kingdom. This year, it’ll be our 3 year anniversary on the 5th, and we’ll be leaving for our first out-of-state vacation on the 14th to see our favorite band, Mumford and Sons!

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  60. Laura on

    Your floral photography is awe inspiring! I could stare at the Dahlias all day. I named my two year old after the Dahlia, the most gorgeous flower ever!

    Instagram: @occlusaltable

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  61. Anne Anderson on

    July because of berry season! Yummy to eat AND put in arrangements :)

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  62. Taylor A on

    I love each month! They all have so much to offer aesthetically. Beautiful photographs and arrangements!!

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  63. Nancy on

    I would love your calendar. Even if I don’t win( chances appear slim with the amount of entries), I will purchase one anyway. Harvest time is my favourite. October ( if I had to choose) light, soft days.

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  64. Allison D on

    The Floret team are all my heros!

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  65. Andrea on

    October, my wedding month, harvest month, daylight savings time, golden leaves and fading sun, such a gorgeous time. Love your site. Your heart and soul shine through.

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  66. Chelsey on

    Congratulations on the beautiful new line! May is my favorite for the fresh, hopeful feeling of spring here.

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  67. Melissa Donovan on

    April!!—-the frshest brightest greens come out from Winter. The flowers are appearing and buds getting full with the promise of bounty!!

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  68. Sharon D. on

    Your floral arrangements are so beautiful! Thank you for the opportunity to win this calendar. It is hard to choose one month, if I absolutely have to, I chose September. Autumn is my favorite season, the turning of the leaves, slowing down and relaxing after harvest, a fresh start like the new school year :)

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  69. Rebecca Bautista on

    My favorite month right now is probably January. Its a quiet and relaxing month between the rush of the holidays and Valentines Day. Also I’m a big day dreamer, and I love imagining and hoping for all that’s going to come in the new year.

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  70. Patty H on

    I have an affinity for calendars. Starting in grade school up until I was in my late twenties(and motherhood hit),it was an after Christmas and before New Year’s ritual;I handmade next years calendar. 12 big blank poster boards marked off in precise blocks of days,weeks,numbers, months. All the holidays and everyone’s birthday was annotated. All the months had something special marked; therefore all were special. But for me holding that big blank calendar-all that potential,all that unlived life,all that hope equalled such anticipation;I could not wait for January to begin. In January ,all is possible.Last year is over.Begin again! Failed at something last year? No problem. Begin again…in January! I have not made a calendar in many years,but I would consider it an honor to use your handmade one in 2016.

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  71. pennyrudder on

    Oh…March is my favorite month.it is a month of such possibility. Ox

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  72. pennyrudder on

    I just bought two…hoping I have tagged another. Love your beauty…

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  73. Lindsay on

    I absolutely love your work and enjoy seeing though social media. And I know I would love even more having your calendar to look at every day!

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    • Lindsay on

      My favorite month is easily may. First off, because it’s my birthday month. And second because it is when all of the spring flowers start blooming and it ends the cold weather.

  74. Marina on

    Obviously July because it is my birthday month. While I love the idea of your wall calendar, I am working on the timeline/vision board idea you shared, and have gotten a lot of great work done already thanks to it. I could combine the two by turning your calendar into one long horizontal scroll.

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  75. Zandy on

    My favorite month is the one that I can go to the garden and come back with an armload of flowers! November to March it’s pretty bleak in zone5! Your calendar will brighten up the days!

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  76. Lynn Jeffries on

    February. Love all flowers but violets are special to me. I would keep the calendar and frame the pics.

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  77. Beth S on

    November! I love the way the world goes quiet in November, but there is still color. Subtle, rich colors. And how they all seem to be set off by the dark, moody PNW skies.

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  78. Jessie on

    October is my favorite month. I love the fall colors and perfect hiking weather. I am so happy that I found you on Instagram. The photos of dahlias have taken my breath away. They are simple yet so elegant.

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  79. sandy figel on

    I honestly love every month for its uniqueness and the beauty each one brings. One of my favorites in the garden is June. So many things are blooming and everything still looks lush and green. School gets out and for my fellow teachers and me June is our Friday night!

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  80. Sarah on

    September is always the best time of year in Nova Scotia!

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  81. JennG on

    LOVE September!!!! I have a calendar problem. I have 4 in my kitchen area alone!! ???

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  82. Jody on

    December :) a time of holidays, reflection on the end of a full year, a glimpse of the year to come, a time with friends and family, and the smell of Christmas trees

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  83. Karla on

    I live in Western Australia so my seasons are at different times over here. Keeping that in mind April would be my favorite. The first rains role in after summer hitting the warm ground and making the bushy hills I live in smell like heaven. The garden starts to come back to life and bulbs can be planted to prepare for magical winter blooms. I love your Instagram account and wish I lived closer so I could see your amazing place in the flesh. I would love to win a calendar, your pictures are spectacular. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. ?

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  84. Melissa Wenzel on

    I would have to say my favorite month is definitely April here in Alberta. It’s always healing to experience the first signs of life after a heavy, cold and mostly dark winter.

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  85. Brandy on

    Love your photos and the calendar looks beautiful! I aspire to have a lovely garden.

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  86. Marisa on

    September! I love the transition from summer to fall.

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  87. Jackie Mattea on

    May. Here in the Mid-South, the peonies are in bloom. We really can only grow the early blooming varieties here since it gets so hot so fast. I always begin my Farmers Market Season with peony bouquets for MotherIs Day……….so fragrant and so beautiful! Besides the gorgeous peonies, May represtnts the promise of flowers to come, new beginnings and fresh outlooks. This coming May looks to be particularly exciting since I planted lots of hardy annuals this past Fall, and to use your favorite word “abundance”……..I think I’m going to experience a very, very abundant May!

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  88. Kristen geary on

    Ba use some days, flowers can make the world go round.

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  89. Angela on

    Your work is always beautiful and so inspiring. This calendar looks as though it could bring warmth and light to even the coldest of months.
    Cheers

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  90. Kurt on

    Good Looking calendar! I’ve carved that Claude Monet quote onto a garden bench.
    I want to see your monthly to do list for the garden!

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  91. Shan on

    May… When Beautiful Mother Nature is fully waking up. New life. New blooms. New beginnings. She is simply amazing, well rested and providing us with some of our favorites.. The Peony.. The Lilac… And oh my gosh, never underestimate the beauty of Dogwood…

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  92. Chandra Theis on

    May! After Minnesota’s long winters, it’s always so refreshing and invigorating to see green again! There is nothing better! Sometimes we get to see this as early as March, but you can always count on May to green again.

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  93. judy on

    I love January. The orange color scheme is gorgeous and so fresh and energetic for the middle of winter. I would love to have a floret calendar on my wall to inspire me daily. I am not only inspired by your gorgeous floral designs but also your business success story of following a dream and making it a reality. Thank you for sharing your journey.

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  94. Jennifer on

    October… The vibrant colors, still warm days but change is coming

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  95. Meiska Starner on

    How lovely! May might have to be my favorite, seems so hopeful! And it’s when my little boy was born two years ago…also all about the hope and new life!

    -Meiska
    @atinynashvillefarm
    @missthistleshop

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  96. Michele Payne on

    Also, my favorite month used to be June when my peonies were in full bloom, but over the last few years as I have grown to love dahlias, I’ve fallen madly in love with September. ??

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  97. Michele Payne on

    Can’t imagine a prettier calendar than this one! Wishing you lots of well deserved success! ??

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  98. Kayt on

    I’m so excited for this calendar :) and I’d have to say my favorite month is April. It’s when everything in my area slowly starts coming back to life. I feel like it’s when the year truly starts.

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  99. VALERIA on

    September because it means springs in Buenos Aires !

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  100. Michelle G on

    My birthday is in April and all the tulips in the Skagit Valley are blooming then! So excited for your growth, Erin, love the calendar!!!

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  101. Terri on

    Adore everything about your floral world. Such hard work for such beauty!!! My favorite month is June – when our late Canadian garden finally comes to life and the month when I married my favorite person!!!
    Congrats and best of luck with this new step. Terri

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  102. Amanda Burnette on

    Oh, Erin- I am so excited for the calendar! The snaps you and Chris take and share are such a highlight of my days. I love to see how things change as the seasons pass. Crossing my fingers for the giveaway- thank you for the opportunity!

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  103. Tracy on

    I have to be honest…I forgot to mention my favorite month in my previous post…truthfully….I was feeling quite low and wiping a few tears. I don’t have a wedding booked yet on my calendar for 2016. I’ve been anxious about this to say the least! Can you believe that as I was typing this message an email notice popped up and guess who it is from?? Yes, a bride interested in booking for 2016!! So let me say that May is my favorite month!! It marks my first ‘pay check’ wedding for 2015. Yes, I’m very new to the wedding business! But in all honesty May is beautiful in every part of the world, it seems perfect. And of course the peonies are at their peak at my mom’s farm in TN! :)

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  104. April on

    it’s so lovely!!! Well done. My favorite month is October, hands down. Crispy, glorious, fiery, quintessential fall!

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  105. Emily Tenwesteneind on

    December is one of my favourite months! I love the feeling of the holidays and getting together with friends and family. The beautiful Floret calendar would make the perfect christmas gift to me! It would inspire me to one day hopefully grow show stopper dahlias just like on the Floret farm.

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  106. Tracy on

    I just really feel I need you in my life everyday! :) Especially at this moment. You will never know how you have inspired so many of us in this industry! Thank you Erin!

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  107. Barb on

    April – full of promise.

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  108. Carrie on

    December! It is truly the end of the season for me. A time when everything outside is put to sleep for the season, a time where lights outside shine brightly, people come together to share in the warmth and love of the season, a time to get the house inside decorated up, a time for celebration!

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  109. chantal on

    May ~ that is when my rose arbors start to bloom and my garden smells amazing and the magic of summer starts :)

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  110. Jenny on

    I think I’d have to go with December as my favorite month, strictly based on being able to douse myself in holiday spirit, sing merry carols, and be happy at the first snowfall. Also, the nearing of winter makes me appreciate the delicate nature and beauty of flowers that much more!

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  111. Laura P on

    This calendar is excellent. Just what we’ve come to expect from you. It’s gorgeous!

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  112. Nikala on

    I LOVE your photos, your lifestyle etc! So simple and beautiful. Favourite month. That’s a toughie. I’ve come to realize that each month is special and each month has something unique to offer. I love love spring time. May May May. Busy time in the garden, the chickens are loving all the spring weather, we do tons of cow work all May, and it’s finally getting warm, sunny and new growth can be seen from the tiniest chicks to the green sprouts in the garden to the little calves who love running in packs! Plus it’s our anniversary month. Another reason to love May. Oh and it’s my middle name!

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  113. Holly Grindling on

    Your calendar looks so lovely. August is my favorite because dahlias are in full swing while other flower favorites are winding down! Blessings!

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  114. Lindsay on

    I would have to say my favourite month is August. August is full of beautiful flowers and every year there is a giant flower field that I stop by to take pictures in!! I absolutely love it and could spend so much time taking pictures there! This year I was able to walk through the field and pick my own flowers (with full permission of course) and I loved it. I can’t wait until next August to go back again. I drive by throughout the summer each year just to check to see how far they’ve grown, it’s such excitement waiting for them to fully blossom.

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  115. Bree on

    My birthday month August. I follow you on Instagram and really enjoy your beautiful photos

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  116. PhyuHpone on

    Always makes me feel calm and happy when I see your beautiful photos. Love it.

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  117. Rosie on

    Much gratitude for all of your beauty,wisdom and talent that you share with all. Your light shines brightly!! Would love a calendar to display in my home!!

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  118. Ericca Heim on

    So gorgeous!!! I would love looking at those gorgeous photos every day of the year! My favorite month is September. So many good things have happened for me in that month….born…married…. ? I also really love the light in September.

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  119. Victoria on

    I am so inspired by what you do. Having a calendar to look at each day, with such beautiful images, is like an inspiration board in itself.

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  120. Molly on

    Such a lovely Instagram acct you have I can only imagine how gorgeous the calendar will be!

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  121. Nathalie Bearden on

    You have turned me into a person who likes to grow flowers! Thank you!

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  122. Denise Murdock on

    Flowers are my love language! I love all your Instagram posts!

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  123. Rachel on

    I have a love/hate relationship with August. So tired yet fulfilled from the chaos of working at the farm, with all the beauty of the ramped up harvest season and trying to hold on to the last bit of summer.

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  124. Cindy on

    This calendar is at the top of my Christmas wish list! May is my favorite month for flowers for one reason: PEONIES. I fell I love with them at my Grandmother’s house when I was a young girl. I am 53 and still have her plants growing in my yard.

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  125. Stefanie Bailey on

    I love may. everything is growing out here in the northeast and it hasn’t gotten too muggy to go out and enjoy the garden!

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  126. Lisa on

    This is so beautiful, what an awesome way to compile all your favorite photos.

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  127. Leah on

    Absolutely love your work! This calendar is stunning!

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  128. Rachel Detweiler on

    Absolutely in love!
    And I must say June. Because it’s just lovely.

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  129. Stephanie Sweeney on

    September – reflection on a sweet summer, and also the month of my finances birthday, and of our engagement. A very special month in my heart. Congratulations on the success of your beautiful calendar! -Stephanie

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  130. Shyla on

    Erin, I think your new collection is brilliant! Was going to say that yesterday. :))

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  131. Kristen Paurus on

    July! Here in Minnesota that is when the garden is really in full bloom. Just love that month!

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  132. Angela Van Order on

    I’m so thankful and hopeful for this opportunity. You are such an inspiration. Thank you. I’d have to say I’m most excited for spring bulbs blooming. Then iris. Then perennials. And Dahlia planting. And annuals. Oh goodness! Each month brings is own joy.

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  133. Diane on

    May is my favorite month of the year! Every May in Pennsylvania, the grass turns green, leaves start to bud and flowers start to bloom! I love the fresh new beginnings and excitement of what is to come on our Flower Farm! I also love May because my family celebrates both of my daughters, and my husbands Birthdays! I love throwing them Birthday Parties!

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  134. Angela Van Order on

    I’m so happy for this opportunity. Thank you for being such an inspiration. I look forward to every month. I’d have to say that after a colorless winter I dream of spring bulbs blooming. Then move on to some other colorful surprise.

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  135. Debbie Lerner on

    I love your blog and always looking for pictures on Instagram. Flowers have always been a big part of my life
    When I was a little girl I had a secret garden, that I tended and spent time there when I needed time for myself.
    I never knew there was a book of that same title . Your calander will help me thru the winter when there is nothing to pick, plant prune or putter. This will hip me get thru those dark dreary days.
    Debbie Lerner

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  136. Liza Steed on

    What a treat!!! I am absolutely loving the pictures!! It looks like it’ll be the perfect calendar! May is my favorite month of the year– Spring is in the air! The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, sun is shining! It’s also my mother’s birthday month and she is so so special to me! Thank you for your wonderful blog and Instagram– I truly can’t get enough of Floret Flowers!!

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  137. Megan Mailhot on

    I just started my floral design business this year. I’ve always grown lots of vegetables, but I think next year I’d like to start a cutting garden and include homegrown flowers in bridal bouquets. This would be a super handy (and beautiful!) tool to have.

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    • Floret on

      Congrats Megan! You’re a winner! Please send your mailing address to [email protected] and we’ll send your calendar off to you soon! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  138. Anna on

    Beautiful work team Floret!!

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  139. Emily Daisy on

    Your blog gives me life! It’s amazing you can find so much beauty in just one place!!

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  140. Luiza on

    Each month is unique and special in it’s own way. Whether it’s February with deep sparkling drifts of snow and bone chilling temperatures or glorious June when my garden is bursting with life and color, I love them all.
    Thank you for all your inspirational photos…they let me dream.

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  141. Siqi Murphy on

    Hi Erin,

    Thanks for the giveaway, gives me an excuse to finally be a not so secret admirer. I have really been enjoying your writing and your calendar might make every month a favorite for me since I am in NorCal. Until then, my favorite month is October simply because both by children were born in October, and it is the month I got married to the love of my life.

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  142. June on

    The calender is gorgeous. April, usually it’s one of my favorite months, because the red bud are starting to bloom and I know the dogwood are right behind. Gardening is just starting with anticipation of what’s to come!

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  143. Linda Wong Garl on

    Believe it or not but January is my most favorite time, it’s the beginning of a new year of flowers and anticipation of planning and planting. Primroses and pansies bring me into my happy place and I start watching for the signs of those bulbs I planted in the Fall. By the time I finish planting the Primroses and pansies, I will have the beginning of my foundation for my spring garden. The old primroses begin to come back as if to say…welcome back to the garden. I get all giddy and excited and ready for a whole new year of extreme wonderment for what my garden gives to my soul. I am always in awe of what my garden provides me every single year…old and new…always gives me a smile…it’s like a present given to me every single day of the year. I never know what mother nature has in store for me and for me to share my miniature bouquets with my friends. I shop the thrift stores for mini containers to surprise my friends. Such fun to share!

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  144. Pattypan Jones on

    Oh boy!! Beautiful calendar peeks! I am gifting multiple things from your new shop to myself for the holidays! This would be a great addition!

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  145. Angela Van Order on

    You are such a joy and delight. Thank you for inspiring me to live my dreams. I look forward to all months for so many reasons. I look forward to early spring for bulbs. Each month brings about its own flowery month.
    Mm

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  146. Katie F on

    One of the most beautiful calendars I’ve ever seen!

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  147. Modjeska on

    I think May would probably have to be my favorite month. It’s the month of my wedding anniversary. There’s always this feeling I get in May – like life feels really great. The days in May are also some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! ?☀️

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  148. Hannah Rose on

    These flowers and the calendar are a dream!

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  149. Judith on

    I followed you on Instagram all summer long, loving every post. It is so thrilling to see what you have for sale! It is just stupendous!!!

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  150. Julia on

    I love July because here in Central Washington, all of the flowers are in bloom and prolific enough that I can make bouquet after bouquet. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I am inlove with your calendars.

    ~Julia

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  151. Caroline Crisp on

    Hi! April is my favorite month, everything is fresh and green and the temperature is perfect (in Dallas, anyway). I would love to take a workshop with you sometime, although I might have to try for a scholarship; I noticed you have some. I dream of cutting and arranging flowers instead of pushing papers around on a desk! ?

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  152. Angela on

    My favorite month is September. Fall is in the air but summer still lingers…it’s also my birth month! This year my very first dahlia bloomed for the very first time on my birthday!
    Love your photos, what an inspiration!

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  153. Abrielle Parker on

    Your creations are lovely and tasteful. It is a pleasure to follow you!
    X,
    Abrielle

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  154. Suzi on

    December, because it snows and we get to reflect on the awesomeness of the year and sleep for a hot minute!!

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  155. Mimi on

    My favorite month. Is April. Green emerges with a vengeance. The threat of frost is mostly gone. I go around the property many times daily to check on new emergence, be it a flower or a plant pushing up through the soil. The variation of the colors of green is intoxicating.
    Each day the change radical as leaves emerge and grow. This month is the true transition from winter. Green feeds the soul. Life goes on.

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  156. Sharon S on

    March. The snowbells are usually still blooming & my favorite little flowers are waking up & starting to bloom. Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  157. Bob on

    Sitting and looking outside in December in canada, your photos always brighten the day.

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  158. Stefanie on

    December! I live in Phoenix, so the weather is finally enjoyable, plus it’s the month of my wedding anniversary and both of our birthdays. Love your work and this calendar is gorgeous!

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  159. Jayne Baxter on

    I love what you do! Would love to attend one of your workshops- but will never be able to afford that, so instead would love to win the calendar so I can look at and enjoy your beautiful work everyday all year!

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  160. Meg on

    Favorite month – October/November when the leaves are turning and the flowers start to fade. Love your pictures and appreciate the hard work that goes into bringing beauty into others lives.

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  161. Ashley on

    Thank you for your inspiration and for capturing the abundance of beauty in each bloom.

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  162. Ester on

    Love your Instagram and blog. I find it so soothing and inspirational! I love flowers, and admire how beautifully you arrange them ! Would love a calendar to get to stare at and dream of flower picking!

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  163. Jessica Nolletti on

    Beautiful and inspiring calendar! Very excitied for you and your new products!!

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  164. Krystn on

    April….renewal, warmth, hope!

    Your flowers always make my heart sing, Erin!

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  165. Justine on

    The calendar is so inspiring and makes me want to run outside and garden! But it is 28 degrees and the ground is frozen. Can’t wait till spring and dahlias!

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  166. Elena Villabona on

    New at this and put the wrong url….
    Slowly but surely…

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  167. Nicole Johnson on

    Thank you for being so inspirational to my journey to becoming a flower farmer.

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  168. Deena P on

    This calendar would fit perfectly hanging in my room! Your flowers are truly a work of art. Thank you for allowing me to continue to love and adore flowers. xx Deena

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  169. Lauren Hobson on

    April, for me! I’m a daughter of spring–April’s my birthday month–and each year I look forward to April as a month of growth, renewal and joy. Thank you for your continued inspiration!

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  170. Morgan Moughon on

    My favorite month of the year is April, because the wildflowers are beautiful, the weather in south Texas is just about perfect, and as a college student, summer break is just around the corner.

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  171. Jessica on

    Favorite month?!?! The answer is always the same but the month is always different. It’s always the current one. I get so wrapped up in the beauty surrounding me in the field making that moment, that day, that month, my very favorite…until the next one arrives.

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  172. Sarah Thompson on

    October is my favorite! I love fall! I also tagged a friend on Instagram. Love your calendars and all your beautiful flowers!!!!

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  173. Elena Villabona on

    I dream of someday having a farm to grow flowers of every kind. Coming to Florets site keeps my dreams alive and makes me feel like it truly is possible. This calendar and someday your seeds and tubers will make me feel closer to my dreams! Thank you for being such a glorious place of inspiration, hope and true pleasure!

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  174. Tamara on

    That’s a tough one…I’d have to say August. That’s when my dahlias are in bloom!!! Probably my most favourite flower.

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  175. Tess on

    I love your flowers, such an amazing asthletic.
    I have many favorite months but August in the northwest never disappoints. So much abundance, long days, and color everywhere.

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  176. Brittany on

    Smitten by this calendar! I am completely obsessed with September! My small hometown begins the month celebrating Labor Day and I love the way it brings my family members from all over, back together for a short while. September also has my heart due to the fact fall slowly starts settling in and that crisp morning and evening air is so refreshing after a long hot summer. Something about September lighting makes our small flower farm look something magical.

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  177. Bea on

    May, peonies!

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  178. Elizabeth S on

    Absolutely stunning! Looking at your images always brightens my whole day!

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  179. Olivia on

    Hi there,

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoy all of your beautiful photographs. My mother used to work at an heirloom bulb company called Old House Gardens and seeing your pictures always reminds me of her, so thank you!

    Best,
    Liv

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    • Peggy on

      I’m so grateful my sister tagged me on your Instagram. What a beautiful blog. It will get me through the long, dark, cold Vermont winter!

  180. Kris on

    I’m new to the floret fan club, but would love to have this calander and to send it to a dear friend and flower lover in Virginia. I have dabbled in Floral design and arranging for 25 years and have done a number of weddings. It’s the most cathartic, and creative thing I know. Someday I hope to do it full time. Until then I keep the dream alive with daily beauty around us and look forward to the floret posts . Simply beautiful!

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  181. Lizbeth on

    No favorites! They’re all my faves. I love the stark days of January and the long night of December. The fading daylight hours as fall progresses with her fading glory that blankets us all. HOT days of summer on the lake with my paddle board. Oh! Glorious spring green with promise and garden delights that await. I love the whole live long year. How could I have a favorite?

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  182. Holly Claire on

    Well I guess I’m in good company here with my favorite month also being October. The light is ripe. The colors are warm. The weather is perfect. The abundance is everywhere. It is the time when the dust of a busy summer begins to settle and yet there is still so much life to enjoy. October is the month I was born in and the month in which I gave birth to a daughter of my own. It was just this past October when my flower company opened for business and my 12-year-old dream was brought to life. What better way to begin planning the first full year of this endeavor than with a gorgeous and inspiring calendar on my wall? Thank you, Floret, for this opportunity and for providing the world with the amazingly generous resources on your website and beyond.

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    • Floret on

      Congrats Holly! You’re a winner! Please send your mailing address to [email protected] and we’ll send your calendar off to you soon! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  183. Kara on

    August- love all of the flowers blooming as summer winds down.

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  184. Pamela on

    I would love to have this calendar for Inspiration. July is my favorite month here in the Pacific Northwest. That is when summer really starts!

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  185. Marci Fellenbaum on

    I love April and May! This is a calendar that I would value after 2016 is over.

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  186. Charlotte on

    I think every month has it’s own charm. But March is a favourite and is my Birthdaymonth. I fill my home with loads of tylips. Love the crisp sound they make when you arrangemang them in a vase. The way they change from being almost only green to being more “wild and crazy” when in full bloom.

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  187. Rachael on

    Wow what a lovely calendar! I took a floret workshop back in 2014 and it was so inspiring. It made me develop a real passion for floral arranging and I had the opportunity to create the flowers for my sister’s wedding! Thank you to you Floret your help and inspiration.

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  188. Stephanie on

    My love of flowers has always been rooted in the innate, beauty infinite evolution of flowers, starting with wild flowers. I have been a vegetable farmer until this spring when I fianlly allowed myself to feel my overwhelming passion and love of flowers as a viable business venture that has always felt so risky to me. Venturing from edible to aesthetic I have fully thrown myself into learning how to cultivate, design and arrange, harvest and post harvest care for common flowers andore unusual boquet elements. I would love to adorb my living and working space with this calendar and seriously utilize the to do list prompts! Thank you for all of your work and contribution to the community!!

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  189. Lucinda on

    It has to be September! The garden is full, the plants are revived with the cooler nights and I can pick the biggest bouquets with the best variety. I’d love your monthly tips and the luscious photos will inspire me all year! If I don’t win, your gorgeous calendar will be at the top of my Christmas wish list.

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  190. Heidi on

    I love May – the world erupts with green and it’s also my anniversary :-)

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  191. Britt on

    Love it all!! Threw hints out for Christmas that I need your calender!!

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  192. Hye Min Lee on

    This calendar is so beautiful!! February is my favorite since it’s my birthday month, and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful flowers on each month!

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  193. Yuliya on

    May would have to be my favorite month because that is when the peonies bloom in my garden. I don’t have a lot of space but I dedicated a whole row just for peonies and they are just spectacular when they finally bloom.

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  194. Hannah on

    Hello Erin! Thank you for offering such kind and wise words. I am dying to meet you in person, but a calendar would be perfect for my mom and I to plan our fields of flower growing, and to pencil in some time to relax, perhaps… My favorite month is February, not only is it my birthday month, but it is when the almond blossoms bloom in our little valley of California. It is generally still rainy enough where the farmers get to spend a little bit more time inside, knitting or drinking wine with dinner, but the blooms are also beginning to bud on trees, and bulbs- an exciting time for us farmers for sure! :)

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  195. Monica on

    August :) So many family birthdays in the month to celebrate along with gorgeous summer weather. Love it <3

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  196. Marnie Devlin on

    Been following this journey and using it for my own inspiration. Cannot wait to see the finished product!

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  197. Carroll candler on

    October for the berries on the branches and the cool weather. April for the flowering branches and spring ephemerals …and the warming up weather! May for the peonies. They are all good!

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  198. Angela Judd on

    Beautiful and inspiring! Love your blog and your pictures!

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  199. Amy on

    August takes the cake for me. My garden is overflowing with dahlias, zinnias, and so many other happy colors, and we’re able sustain ourselves almost entirely from our vegetable garden. Such richness.

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  200. Dessa on

    March is my favorite month here in Georgia! Daffodils are blooming (my favorite flower) and we celebrate our anniversary. I love the feeling of shaking off winter and getting back out in the sunshine.

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  201. Julia Payton on

    I LOVE April. Its my birthday month and my grandma’s birthday is the day after mine. She lived on a farm with pastures that would be full of daffodils of all varieties! She also had many lilac bushes that smelled heavenly through her windows. Flowers fill all of my favorite memories and everything I did with her. Its not April without a bouquet of lilacs or daffodils on the table next to a picture of her.

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  202. Shannon on

    I love March because usually we start feeling some relief from Winter here in northern IL and signs of the promise of spring begin to appear (plus March brings my birthday), bu more and more I am think my very favorite month might be May, when the whole world bursts forth into beautiful color.

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  203. Emily Burks on

    I love all your work! You are my flower hero. Your calendar would set the tone for a beautiful new year!

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  204. Katie D. on

    Definitely May! Spring is in full swing and flowers are in full bloom. Happiness radiates from the beautiful colors and the weather is crisp and the sun is shining down.

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  205. Ashley Cardwell on

    I’m loving this calendar! It’s beautiful! I think my favorite month is October. It’s just starting to cool off from summer and the leaves start turning!

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  206. Brianna on

    Hello from San Fran :) I must first say thank-you for the wedding emergency kit blog post which was not only my first intro to your blog but was the guiding light for my first two weddings ever this October! I am an EA by trade but a novice yet passionate florist in my spare time. Your blog and Instagram have been such a beautiful and inspirational resource for me and I can not thank-you enough for allowing us in to your craft! It would be so hard to choose my favorite month of the year, but I will say my favorite time of year is when peonies are blooming! Sending love and light to you! Happy holidays! Brianna Waller

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  207. Carlise on

    I used to think Spring to Summer was my favorite time of year, but I’m changing. I love the end of Summer going into Fall. What grew new and was enjoyed is becoming old holding a beauty of its own. What was bright, cheerful and exciting is beginning to turn into vibrant color and becoming bold and crisp and full of reflection as we begin to make preparations to hunker down for winter. I’d have to say that September to October is my favorite time of year. Thank you.

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  208. LindaQ on

    Like others living in the northeast I have 2 favorite times of the year – Spring and Fall. If I had to choose one month it would have to be May because that is when the azaleas, tulips & daffodils are blooming and perennials are pushing out of the ground. It is a time of hope and new beginnings and anything is possible. It is the time to plant and work outdoors- which I love.

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  209. Jessica Wilcox on

    May- The month my husband and I started dating and got married. It’s always warm outside after the cold winter and rainy April days. May is when life erupts from the ground, flowers are in full bloom :), and I can wear spring dresses while celebrating mine and my husbands anniversaries.

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  210. Carla on

    I love May! Roses and roses and roses! But my favourite remains June because it’s my daughter’s birthday and there are still roses and roses and roses!

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  211. Louise Joppeck on

    Any month that has lots of sunshine & warm temps…..which means there will be no cold & snow. For someone who works outside a lot, the warmth from the sun helps me to keep moving and it brightness lifts my spirits.

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  212. Jillian on

    I love September, because with school starting its the beginning of a new year of new things.

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  213. Leanna on

    I can’t wait to get a copy of this calendar! Hopefully I win a free one ;) beautiful photos and so inspiring! I love that it comes with gardening advice so I won’t forget! Great work!

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  214. Luci on

    This is going to be funny if I win this calendar – I will have to flip through to the other end of the year for planting tips!! Here in Aust, I love April, for all the beautiful Autumn leaves and speckled hydrangea.

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  215. Julie Abrera on

    My seed packet’s are at the ready and two new garden beds have been dug. This weekend is the final push to get all the bulbs planted and the garden put to bed. Now it’s waiting until March, my favorite month, when the daffodils come up in earnest and I know spring is on the way. Can’t wait to see the Floret calendar in person! Erin you continue to be one of my flower rock stars – thank you for your generous spirit.

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  216. Kay Chandler on

    September, (Spring here in New Zealand) It’s the feel of the garden waking up which always stirs something in my soul.

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  217. Laura on

    I love the anticipation of April. So much is just beginning in the garden here in Iowa, little bits of green are peeking through the earth. I spend so much time wandering around my yard checking the progress of the tulips and astilbe, ferns and lily of the valley.

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  218. Melissa Hattaway on

    Living in Florida there is always hope and excitement in the air as the long months of high heat and humidity passes and November finally arrives. For me, November is like the beginning rather than the ending of seaons. I love the Fall and November is my favorite month! Thank you Floret Farms, your wotk is beautiful and inspiring!

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  219. Rebekah on

    April! It’s when I first became a mom and saw the world in a whole new way. I love when it gets warmer and everything seems possible.

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  220. Erin Olschewski on

    Wow, if there was ever a calendar that was made for me I feel like this is it! I absolutely love wall calendars and making to do lists so this is such a wonderful and practical combination. Not to mention that I am obsessed with your work and your story, and my name is Erin too! ????

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  221. Shelley Bergman on

    For me, in New Zealand, I love October. Everything is so green and lush, peonies are budding and the weeds haven’t had a chance to take over the beds.
    October is the beginning of the dream that this new season is going to be so much better that the last. ♥

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  222. Tanya on

    Fun challenge! I had to think a while. I settled on December. It’s a time of foraging and creating with what you have whether it’s branches and leaves to decorate the house, upcycled bows and bags to fill with some goodies and pulling out the advent candles for this years’ wreath recipe. It’s a challenging time in the garden and in traffic (!) but coming inside again to savor the aroma of cloves, cinnamon pieces and orange peels simmering on the stove mixed with the fragrance of pine branches and a fresh brewed cup of coffee is a wonderfully cozy feeling. Merry Everything and Happy Always.

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  223. Tea on

    I’m obsessed with your calendar, and your posts! I dream of having my own flower studio one day and your post and pictures always remind me how important that dream is. My favorite month of the year is may. It’s when all the magic starts happening in the soil here in Missoula and my heart feels alive again!

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  224. Casey Dwyer on

    October is my favorite month of the year because everything is just so beautiful! I love pumpkins and dahlias and I always feel like they’re extra gorgeous at this time of year. I associate October with love and warmth and so much happiness, and honestly I’m not even sure why.

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  225. keepyourfacetothesun on

    I deeply appreciate what you do & how you share it. It is stunningly simple that the first garden was Eden & God would walk in the cool of the evening with His human creatons. He loved what He had created & He wanted to share it & He wanted fellowship as they enjoyed it together.
    May God tend our hearts as we tend what He has given us (our spouses, children,aging parents,etc.).Thanks again for sharing your gift of beauty. It refreshs me,calms me, inspires me & most importantly, causes me to remember my Loving Creator.

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  226. Lindsey Baker on

    The older I get, the more I appreciate every month, but if I had to pick a favorite I’d pick June! She’s the end of beautiful spring and the beginning of glorious summer. She’s right in the thick of planning and planting, and offers perfect weather to be outside from sun up to sun down. I’d love this calendar to grace the wall of my tiny flower shop, and to help keep me and my cut flower garden organized. Much love from Ohio!

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  227. KaCee Shepherd on

    August, when my dahlias are blooming in full force!

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  228. Theresa on

    December is my favorite month because I’m guaranteed to see everyone in my huge extended family at least once. It’s also a time for calm, rest, reflection and dreaming. I love sitting by the fire with a notebook, catalogs and books that I’ve pushed aside all year and dream up the future.

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  229. Susan on

    No flowers on my farm and you are 5 hours away, at least. I’ve been enjoying your photos since you first launched your website. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous arrangements. Brilliant. Bold. Beautiful.

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  230. Carissa Russell on

    May is one of my favorite months because as a personal landscaper, I get turned loose in the garden centers to buy all the flowers! My clients are as thrilled as I am when their gardens and pots are filled with color for the summer.

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  231. Kyle on

    My favourite month is August, the only month it is warm on the North Atlantic coast!

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  232. Sarah Christopher on

    You make the most beautiful arrangements. I will be ordering your album right away!

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  233. Jen Kessler on

    My favorite month is September because it’s the beginning of Fall and my birthday month! Dahlias are blooming, the air is getting crisper and the sun is still shining. Beautiful calendar, beautiful photos as always!

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  234. Katharina on

    Oh my god I love your work! I read an article about you and your amazing work this week in the German magazine “ma vie”. I’m so fascinated and absolutely in love with flowers. I’m a photographer from Berlin, Germany and love your photos of the flowers and your farm! The atmosphere is overwhelming.. filled with so much beauty and naturalness.
    My favorite month is definitely July. The month where my daughter was born last year and is also my husbands birthday in it. So two beautiful dates in the middle of the year and also the flowers and plants are in full bloom. Love your calendar. Would be great to win it :) all the best from coldy Berlin

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    • Floret on

      Hi Katharina! I don’t think I knew about the magazine story–do you mind sending info about it or a photo of the story to: hello (at) http://www.floretflowers.com ? Thanks so much for your kind words! Happy Holidays!

  235. Dani peterson on

    Love this! I can’t wait to see all the sneak peaks on Instagram!

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  236. Sarah on

    Each month holds something special for me but if I had to say one right now it would be October – the changing of the leaves and transitioning into scarf & sweater weather is wonderful! There’s something so cozy about deep oranges and overcast skies! :)

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  237. Amber Tiede on

    In the Spring all is new again! May is my month to make all my garden daydreams from the cold winter months in Ottawa come true! Your calendar will be a much needed addition to my year as we just bought a vintage house and 3 acres of gardens as a family project! Lots to plan and grow in the new year! Ps. My sister Beth from Crowley House near Salem Oregon is my inspiration! She was at your last workshop and loved it!
    Thank you for all you have done to to get so many of us growing!

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  238. Lauren M on

    I absolutely love this calendar! I have been learning more about gardening and flowers and would love to have these beautiful photos to hang up in my house!

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  239. Suzanne on

    March is my favorite! Spring begins, and my daughter Rose is a March baby, just like the two great-grandmothers she was named after! :)

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  240. Kristina on

    I love the month of August beacuse everything is just blooming. The gardens are full of flowers and the veggies are ready to be canned. Starry nights with a bonfire amid our fruit trees makes it perfect!! Love your work!!

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  241. Liz Flatau on

    My favorite month of the year is my birthday month, March!

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  242. Kelly Mendenhall on

    Oh how lovely!! My favorite month is October. I love that it’s the kickoff month to the Holiday season and that it means lighting the fireplace and snuggling in. Yellow aspens, Colorado snow and home cooking!!

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  243. Caitlin on

    December! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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  244. Lindsey on

    I love the turn of the seasons, too hard to pick just one month plus the season changes don’t seem to care what month it is they turn when it feels right.
    I love the smell of spring and the soil, the busyness of the bees in the summer, the first crispness of fall and that first snowfall in winter hereWisconsin is always a thrill, especially if it’s big fat snowflakes falling in slow motion!

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  245. Kelly H. on

    Its so hard to pick one month, but I will have to go with November because the summer heat is gone and there is a chill in the air!

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  246. Tina Yacks on

    Love your Instagram account…. I have a Christmas wish. CALENDARIZE ME!!!
    LOL…

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  247. Uglyflannelshirt on

    Always such beautiful pictures, looking forward to the calendar.

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  248. Theresa on

    It’s difficult to choose a month that is my favorite because I love all four seasons and their respective months for lots of different reasons! After thinking a lot… I do love June very much. I realized that I can do almost all of my favorite activities in this month (except for playing in the snow) walking, horseback riding, gardening, cooking and baking even with some fresh garden ingredients, and much more! While I can also do most of this in any other months, June is not too hot or too cold. Flowers are beautifully blooming all around, and I also seem to have more time for the activities I love!

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  249. Sarah Barkhouse on

    I would say my favorite month is October- crazy for a New England flower farmer to say, since it’s the end of my season (okay, maybe not so crazy)… but it’s when I stop relying on the field flowers and start looking towards the woods and hedges for their seasonal beauty. I love autumn flowers and foliage best of all because I love working with deep, bold colors. Plus it’s the month that I was married in! It’s just a magical month!

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  250. Pauline on

    My favourite month mus be october. I was born in october, I love autumn, the changing of the leaves and I love autumn flowers like dahlias.

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  251. Nicole J. on

    My favorite month since moving to a colder climate has been August – wildflowers in the mountains still in full swing during hiking!

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  252. Cynthia on

    I love October… I grew up in the Midwest suburbs bordering vast farmland , tiny blips of little towns that had covered bridges, cobblestone pathways and the watery graves of emerald green bottomless lime quarries. That crisp, sweet , smokey smell of a first fire, the crunch of the fallen leaves, the hallucinagenic kaleidoscope of colors , cedar scented sweaters and blankets … It is a time of promise and rebirth for me far more than Spring in all her new born sproutings and regreening .
    It is my New Year.

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  253. Rebekah Critchlow on

    It’s hard to choose but I think, perhaps, July. It’s a month I associate with glorious sunshine (which in England may or may not be the case!) and full, colourful, magnificent blooms. Everything is fresh and happy and the house and garden are full to bursting with flowers, with the occasional snoozy bumble bee. It’s also my birthday that month so what’s not to love!

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  254. Erica van Emmerik on

    Next year my favorite months are going to be be May and August for those are the months where I am luckily enough to have landed in 2 Floret workshops. August is always a favorite of mine for it is mg birthday months and of course for the dahlias.

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  255. Stephanie Chapa on

    My favorite month is October because it’s my anniversary with my husband and we take time to enjoy the outdoors.

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  256. Mary on

    June has always had something to look forward to in it. The special something often changes from year to year but it is a time of new hope coming into full blossom and a settling in for a new season of growth. The magic of summer gloaming full of zinnias and honeysuckle dotted with cicadas and lightning bugs is a hard one to top.

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  257. Alicia Cantor Palm on

    My (new) favorite month has to be November! Just last week, (nine days ago — but who’s counting?!) I got married! We had the perfect day, a courthouse wedding with our families and just 20 friends and of course, one huge and spectacular bouquet!

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  258. Devin on

    Favorite month is January – seed catalogs and planning galore =] It is where the foundation of a beautiful season begins. Also the snow here in New England is a beautiful inspiration to get back in the fields!

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  259. Rebecca on

    The treasured month for me is April. I see buds on just about everything surroudning the house and know what’s just around the corner. It makes me smile everytime I walk the path through an archway of a vibernum tree…and each day see a litte more happening to welcome the forthcoming season!! I love the Northwest!!

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  260. Stacy on

    It’s so hard to narrow it down, but I would have to say December. It’s full of family, giving and lots of fresh decor!

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  261. jen white on

    March! Because this is the month my littest and last love was born. My little tried to escape at 25 weeks and made it all the way to 40 weeks as a healthy happy little farm girl. <3 Naming her willow shows her go with the flow, nature loving, and beautiful attitude.

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  262. Sherry on

    October-Fall has always been my favorite season I love the nip in the air and the colors on the trees. There are many beautiful flowers that bloom throughout the year but October holds some very special ones for me. In October 1977 a flower named Jim started to bud in my heart and in April of 2016 I will have enjoyed the fragrance of that bloom through 39 years of marriage. In October 1997 a flower called Hope Church bloomed in my life and kept beauty and hope alive in my heart through some very dark days. And in October 2012 a flower named Connor brought the unspeakable Joy of being a grandmother into my world. Floret Farms didn’t bloom for me until November of 2015.But it has renewed a promise that was planted in my heart back in 1986. Isaiah 55:13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. Your story has inspired me to start a business in 2016. Our 36 acre farm is now home to a paintball field, but a small corner has been marked off to be the home of Sherry’s Flowers.

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  263. Amalina on

    Im living in a tropic country so I cant relate my fave month with any flowers as the common flowers like hibiscus or bouganvilla or orchids and also birds of paradise and morning glories blooms all year long but I do love flowers especially osmanthus for their sweet smelling fragrance.

    So my fave month of every year since I am a small kid would be June. Its my birthday month,and also my 3rd sister’s [im the oldest out of 9 siblings and im sharing birthday with this sister],my dad’s birthday,2 of my brother in laws’, my nephew’s birthday,basically,June is filled with lots of my fave persons’ birthdays. Celebrations and joy with a subtle reminder that I have another half of a year more to do my best in everything I have planned for the year.

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  264. Julia on

    I have followed your Instagram for some time now. I love every photo that comes up in my feed! Every month is beautiful! I’m always ready for the change of each season to welcome new flowers. Keep doing what you are doing! It’s much appreciated!

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  265. Emily on

    October! The colours, the temperatures, everything about it!

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  266. Kristen on

    These calendars are a stunning blend of form and function – well done! Simply gorgeous! And, my favorite month is January. For me living in the Northeast it means snow days by the fire with my family where we plan and dream for the year ahead…I love the hopeful intentions we all feel and share! Maybe this year we’ll even tackle our first flower garden with the help from your seed packets! I’m a new reader, but already in love!

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  267. Maria on

    I love all and each one brings something so special. How ever my favorites are late October early November especially this year in my zone 6 garden the colors and light have been oh so very beautiful..hoping for a great holiday season for you and your family…

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  268. Cathie M on

    Your calendar looks beautiful !
    September isy favouriteMonth as its Spring here in Australia .
    I can enjoy all the beauty in the garden before the heat of Summet .
    The air is clear ,the light is lovely & the birds are sounding excited !

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  269. sarahb_13 on

    Love July! The long hot summer days are my favorites…and the first dahlias!! Beautiful calendar!

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  270. ashley on

    these pictures of flowers are going to save me through the winter! thank you so much for year-round beauty.

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  271. Karin Nierenberg on

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love your beautiful fields of stunning flowers. You have given me a daily dose of brightness and happy thoughts. Living up here in Alaska, there is never enough warmth and brightness especially during winter, so your flowers simply each month are the best.
    Thank you so much! Grateful from Denali Alaska!

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  272. Karen Kirsch on

    My favorite month is July! Not only is it my birthday month, 4th of July is also my favorite holiday. July is filled with endless possibilities. It’s finally warm enough to start hiking and camping. There’s finally enough time off to do go for an adventure. And the nights feel like they will never end. July is by far my favorite.

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  273. Pam on

    Has to be May! Mothers Day and my birthday!

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  274. Frances on

    The calendar looks incredible. Simply stunning. I’m torn between October and April. I love the season of fall and October is filled with all things that are warm and cozy. My son’s birthday is in April and we are expecting the arrival of our second son this upcoming April. It’s going to be a great month!

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  275. Jessica Merrick on

    My favorite month is March. The sun beams bright, the grass begins to green in Kentucky, the trees begin to bud and the colors seem to be electric after the dreary days of winter. Birds chirp in the sky and life begins again!

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  276. Alison on

    My favorite month has to be APRIL for the start of tulips and for the promise of what the garden will look like in the coming months! All of the planning and saved energy during the cold months can finally be put to good use!

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  277. Emily S. on

    My favorite month is definitely April. One might think this is because my birthday falls in that month (and that is certainly one of the reasons) but overall I think April is that moment when the grey starts to subside for us here in the Skagit Valley and it begins to feel like summer really will come again. Somewhere between all the green emerging and the baby animals making their entrance into this world, I fall in love with April a little more each year.

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  278. Tara Lei on

    The first flash of color always excites me as much as the first frail, courageous bloom of spring. This is my season. warm and when the wind blows an alert sometimes cold. But there is a clarity about September. It was the month I was born. On clear days the sun seems brighter. The sky more blue, the white clouds take on marvelous shapes; the moon is a wonderful apparition, sunsets and sunrises rising gold, cooling to silver; and the stars are so big. The September storms, the hurricane warnings far away, the sudden gales, the downpour of rain are exhilarating, and there’s a promise that what September starts, October will carry on. Catching the torch flung into her, lighting up all the trees for autumn. It is calm in the way of sadness knowing winter is near and hopeful in the way of hibernation knowing that everything that sleeps will return again reborn in the spring. In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends. I love your work, it inspires me. The world laughs in flowers I admire that you share that laughter with the world. September-Libra forever.

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  279. kay on

    This is lovely Erin….favorite months..May..because its so fresh and beautiful and has my birthday in it and October..that moment when summer is over and the colours of autumn hit their peak..xx

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  280. Jennifer on

    My favorite month of the year is June because that is the month, depending on the weather in the Pacific Northwest, lavender blooms in my garden. I love to harvest my lavender flowers and make lavender wreaths, dried bouquets, and sachets.

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  281. Mindy Lord on

    Beautiful images! May is my favorite month because I will celebrate the first anniversary of my grandmother being cancer-free. She inspires me daily and her sick days led me to flower farming, as her garden soon become dull and empty during treatment. She still cannot believe I sell zinnias and people buy them- something that has been in her garden for years.

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  282. Lisa Netzly on

    I love this! I love flowers! & I’m so thankful for a beautiful calendar to hang in my home that has beautiful photos of flowers!! My dream is to have a beautiful flower garden! One day! I need your expertise!!?
    My favorite month would have to be May! May, because of all the wonderful things that happen that month. I was born in May on Mothers Day, & now that I am a mother; there’s Mothers Day; my husbands & my wedding anniversary is in May & last but not least, I love spring!!

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  283. Sarah on

    What a beautiful calendar! I would love to win this for my sister, who dreams about your farm and all of your beautiful flowers! Thank you for adding some sunshine and flowers to my feed everyday! It’s a nice reminder that there is still good happening in this wild world! Thank you!

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  284. Chelsea Forrer on

    My favorite month is March! Here in Arizona the frost has past and the weather is perfect (a rare respite from the coming summer heat!) It’s also the time I get to plant my garden and take the first steps toward reaping the beautiful and delicious flowers and vegetables. Such a beautiful calendar! I’d love one for the side of my fridge. Thanks for all your hard work in putting it together and also for taking the time to read this comment- love your Instagram feed!

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    • Floret on

      Congrats Chelsea! You’re a winner! Please send your mailing address to [email protected] and we’ll send your calendar off to you soon! Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  285. Elise on

    This calendar looks off the charts beautiful! My favorite month is probably September. When the leaves are changing here in Colorado, and you get to start layering clothes (but it’s not quite freezing yet..) and preparing for the holidays to come!

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  286. Mandy Hess on

    Would love to have gorgeous flowers on my wall to stare at all year round! Would love to win! ?

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  287. sam on

    August because the first full week is our family vacation each year. My adult children are scattered from coast to coast and it’s the one time a year we are all together.

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  288. Nancy Bowman on

    I love September. The gardening year is winding down and the pressure is off. Winter squashes and pumpkins are ready to harvest. Swptember feels expectant, with the rest of fall and the holidays yet to come.

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  289. Michelle Maas on

    July is my favorite month. My garden’s in full bloom and it’s my birthday month!

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  290. Heather on

    What a beautiful calendar! May or June are probably my favorite months. Everything is green and growing again. The days are getting longer, but it’s not too hot yet. And all the anticipation of summer vacations!

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  291. janis on

    Would love to win this for my sister!

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  292. Allison on

    I always love your photos and flowers and process in my insta feed!! And would love to see them in a calendar on my wall everyday ?
    Well done on all of this!!

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  293. Jamie Sammons on

    Ooh it’s so hard to choose just one month. My favorite two months collide together; July and August. The end of July is my birthday and from then into the beginning of August the flower field is at its peak. It’s the perfect picturesque time of the year. Everythings in full color and I have a reason to celebrate! This year was the big move of the flower farm to my little homestead. I’ve been so proud of this accomplishment. Moving forward with my business, setting goals, following my dreams. I invited all of my friends and family over for a birthday bash. I couldn’t think of anything else I wanted more for my birthday then to share the flowers with my closest friends. I set up tables and chairs amongst the flowers, brought the grill up and we had a feast! We had such a great time and loved all the beauty and joy Mother Nature had given us that night. We watched beautiful pink skies as the sun set over us. Everyone stayed well into the night because the full moon light the whole field up as if it were still daylight. We cracked so many jokes and told lots of stories, now that was a good night! It was the perfect birthday, one that I won’t forget.

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  294. Liz Emerson on

    I follow your Instagram pictures everyday- and I love them! Thanks for inspiring soooo many people! I love Octobet- the month my husband and I got married!
    Liz

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  295. Carmen on

    I choose March, because it’s the month my youngest daughter and I were born! Also because it’s when the weather starts (usually) warming up. I’d love to win one of your beautiful calendars. Thanks!

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  296. Andrea Clemens on

    Oh, how lovely! I will definitely be purchasing one for my Christmas Eve Birthday? A perfect addition for this flower farmer’s office!

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  297. Roseann on

    I love April, because that’s when the lilacs bloom in Northern California, and it is finally starting to feel warm again after winter. I also love October.

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  298. Alissa on

    I hope i win your calendar in your giveaway. But even if not, i’ll order one. I neeeeed these gorgeous photos and happy flowers in my eyes, every day!

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  299. Anne on

    I love September. Besides being my birthday month, I love the way it looks written, and the end of summer feeling to it. I love autumn, and I love the way Indian Summers just creep into September in Virginia.
    Though moving to Texas I’m loving spring months. Watching the blue bonnets transition to Indian paintbrushes is magical.

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  300. drlauru on

    This calendar looks beautiful. I love the big glossy pages and tips for the garden!!!

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  301. Jennifer Jenkins on

    Oooh, every month is magical in its own way! If i could only pick one, i think April or May depending on the length of winter we have. Little buds are appearing, and beautiful spring blooms! The foliage is coming out of hibernation and beginnig its journey of lushness!!! So many exciting things that happen in Spring! I cannot wait to follow the months of the Floret calendar, with my very own garden :) i am in the military and will be deploying in April, so i wont be able to enjoy it until the following year, but i know i will be reading it over and over and enjoying the beautiful pictures and pages, when i wont be in such a beautiful free place.
    Good luck to everyone :)

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  302. Rachel Meriwether on

    October!! I love fall so much; the colors, the smells, the feeling of the earth settling in for a winter rest, first frost signalling a slow down in work hours:) It’s all lovely.

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  303. Heidi Schweitzer on

    June! when the warmth creeps in and the flowers are a bloomin’!???

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  304. Jennifer on

    I think May is my favourite month. It’s really the month here when I can get my hands in the dirt again, begin planting with earnest, and I usually haven’t messed anything up to much yet :) I would love to have a calendar. My husband would vouch that I could use all the help out there to stay organised!

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  305. Amanda on

    My favorite month is August. My yard is jn full bloom & I am reaping the benefits of fresh veggies & herbs from my garden.

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  306. Donna S Lee on

    I love your photos. And your calendar! I’ve shared many on my FB page. I love every month, as each brings something new, but September brings change, color, the onset of everything that will lead to the holidays, a new school year, the end of summer,… Yes, September!

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  307. Amanda on

    My favorite month is August! My yard is in full bloom & I am reaping the benefits of fresh veggies from my garden.

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  308. Allison on

    This was a surprisingly difficult question to answer. I think I’ll have to go with August. It is the month that we usually take a vacation to visit my parents at their lake house. It is filled with adventure, late sun sets, and great memories.

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  309. April Fields on

    My favorite month is March! My favorite holiday is St. Patrick’s day and spring is usually right around the corner in Georgia where I live :)

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  310. suzanne on

    Hi! As a local gardener, from the Stanwood area, it’s difficult to choose a favorite time of year. I love springtime with all its fresh bright green, pastel flowers, summertime with its bright colors, autumn with its special kind of warm comforting colors. .winter ..cold frost on a fir.. nothing like it.. thank you for sharing your journey with us. I am so proud of you and your family!

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  311. Amberle Evans on

    My favourite month is December. Maybe that’s just because it’s the month we are in right now, but I love the peace, the excitement, the gratitude, the coziness and appreciation for the little things and things that matter most. There is so much to look forward to and remember and often more time to rest and reflect. I adore the fresh, crisp air on my face and I love breathing it in. I love the crunch of snow under my feet and bundling up all warm and cozy like. The first snow and all the Christmas lights that appear everywhere is pure magic to me. The contrast of warmth to cold just makes me appreciate both! There really is something special about this time of year. It’s cliche, but it’s oh so true.

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  312. Heidi on

    I have to say my favorite month is December. Even though I do not get to work with my flowers it is the month that my two beautiful children were born.

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  313. Meredith on

    April because it is spring and my birthday.

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  314. Shelley on

    So hard to choose….each month has its best flowers and I enjoy them all! But, when it comes down to it… May, because as a greenhouse grower that’s when the greenhouse looks so full and beautiful, and there’s all the hope of a new growing season.

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  315. Sarah Wakeman on

    May is my favorite month!! It is my Birthday month as well as the Birthday of a very special barista friend of mine who is now expecting her FIRST child….due in May, of course:)

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  316. Heidi on

    October is my favourite month. Fall is at its peak. If lucky we have no snow and the fall work is mostly done. I also love it because it marks the month we were married as well as my birthday. October has an even more special meaning this year as it was the awakening month for me. It was when I realized that my dream of becoming a flower farmer was reawakened. I started my research again and committed to making this coming spring my first season.

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  317. Katie on

    June for sure! My garden is at it’s best before the long, hot summer.

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  318. Mary Ann on

    Every month is my favorite month! Ok, if I had to choose, it would be October. Fall flowers, the leaves turning colors, the smell of the crisp air, the change in softer light and cooking warmer foods. Did I mention how much I love apples? Apple cider, apple pie, apple sauce, apple fritters. Life slows down in October and I see my friends and family more. :)

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  319. Roxine on

    :-) I’ve already ordered my calendar (I have a problem with patience), BUT I would love to gift my sweet 91-year-old grandmother with one if I win. She is still out in her garden every year and is my inspiration!

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  320. Stephanie on

    September because that is the beginning of fall.

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  321. Valorie on

    Hello! Thanks for this opportunity! I ordered one yesterday for a dear friend, but would love to have one for myself. As for my favorite month, it’s very hard to decide. I think I would pick May because it finally feels like winter is over and October because things are slowing down a bit, it’s still warm and it just feels so nice. The autumn colors and cooler temperatures are comforting to me. Happy weekend!

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  322. Tricia on

    Can I pick two months? April and September – the months my kids were born. Every year in the days leading up to their birthdays, I’m full of nostalgia and wonder at the little creatures I helped create!

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  323. Corina on

    Your calendar is gorgeous, of course!
    June is my favorite month because my flower garden is going nuts then: peonies, several old english roses, honeysuckle and many, many, many other flowers are blooming then. I go outside to milk the goats in the morning, and the scents of all these beautiful blooms make me stagger like a drunk!

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  324. Ginnie on

    I love June: things are really blooming around here. The late stuff is popping thru if it’s been warm long enough. Our field corn and soybeans are planted and coming up too!

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  325. Jessica on

    The calendar looks so beautiful! I’d have to say my favorite month is October. I am a sucker for the cooler weather and rich colors! Pumpkins and maple leaves and apple cider! Fall is a dreamy time of year when you get to put on your hoody and cuddle up with your love next to a campfire! October even smells good!

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  326. natalie on

    October I’d say – it’s the change in the air!

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  327. Phoebe of Thistle Flower Farm on

    October! The end of the growing season is in sight but the the days can still be gloriously warm, the flower beds are still going strong,vibrant colors, dramatic sunsets, soup starts sounding delicious, and the bins of onions and winter squash in the back room make me feel wealthy!

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  328. Lara on

    June is my favorite month because we’re in full blown ranunculus, peony, and lilac mode mode here in Massachusetts. Oh. And it’s my birthday month!!

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  329. KOLAB on

    My favorite month for the last 4 years would have to be February. This is when I start my seedlings. The thrill and excitement of seeing something grows in the dead of winter is absolutely wonderful. The second is that I volunteer at my son’s Valentine day party. I love it when the kids’ face lights up knowing they get their own little flowers bouquet to take home and give to their loved ones for Valentines day.

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  330. Kathy on

    It’s tough to pick a favorite since every month has something special to offer. If pressed, I would agree with Lynn and say May–it’s the beginning of a new growing season (outside) when plants really get actively growing here.

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  331. Lynn on

    May – to me it’s the miracle of spring; new everything starting again. Spring is probably my favorite time of year, it’s so beautiful to me, especially the spring flowers – the colors wow me every year – & baby animals, so gorgeous to see, I’ve taken to carrying my camera with me to phtograph the things I see while driving. May – everything’s exploding!

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  332. Drea Loewen on

    Oh I am coveting a calendar!! They look so beautiful, and I would love an inside view into what each month means on a real flower farmer’s timeline! I still feel so green, even tho our first year has come to an end now, and was a blooming success! Thanks in part to you, and all your helpful info we gleaned from your blog as we went along!

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