Today is Day Four of the “Five Days of Giveaways” party to celebrate the launch of Floret’s new online Shop. Yesterday we raffled off one of the new dahlia tuber collections and the lucky winner is: Shannon K!
For the last few months, the team and I have been working behind the scenes to pull together a small collection of resources crafted especially for farmer-florists and home gardeners.
Ever since I began this wild and wonderful flower farming adventure, I’ve taken thousands of pages of notes, conducted dozens and dozens of flower variety trials and filled well over sixty notebooks with my observations. Many of those details including harvest reports, lists of best varieties to grow, field trial notes and personal preferences on hundreds of varieties of cut flowers have been shared here and through the 30+ Growing For Market articles I’ve written over the years.
As part of the new resource collection for farmer-florists and cut-flower gardeners, I’ve updated and expanded all of my best growing advice from past posts and articles and added tons of new gorgeous photographs and combined it all into convenient downloadable documents. No need for endless web searching and scrolling–you can simply save these PDF’s to your hard drive or print and take with you into the garden.
Today I’m excited to give away a selection from this new collection of growing guides.
These booklets are chock full of gorgeous photography plus practical, easy-to-follow growing advice and expert tips on growing long-stemmed beauties.
Here’s a preview of what we’ve put together so far:
GROW GREAT DAHLIAS: Our farm is perhaps best known for our high intensity, small scale dahlia production. In this beautifully detailed 14 page booklet, I share the secrets to growing these beautiful, bountiful blooms.
GROW GREAT SWEET PEAS: Handfuls of these highly fragrant blooms are what launched Floret in 2008 and got me started down this wonderful flower-filled road. This 11 page booklet includes an expanded list of my favorite varieties, tips for field and high tunnel production, plus my secrets to growing super long-stemmed sweet peas.
FANTASTIC FOLIAGE AND FILLERS: Unusual foliage and fragrant fillers are the backbone of any great bouquet. By adding texture, fragrance and unexpected elements, the right foliage or filler can highlight your focal flowers and take an arrangement to a whole new dimension. This expanded and updated list of favorites includes detailed descriptions on over 30 varieties and spans 16 pages.
UPDATE: This Giveaway is now closed. Free condensed versions of our Growing Guides are now available in our RESOURCES section.
caroline radice on
I agree with other people about feverfew and lisianthus. Also I’d love to hear your opinions about what flowers are better to direct sow in the field and what are better to transplant as starts.