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November 13th 2019

Gratitude + Giveaways

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Now that the growing season has finally come to an end and registration for the 2020 Floret Online Workshop has wrapped up, the team and I have finally had a moment to catch our breath. During registration we received so many kind words and excited emails from students who are joining the Class of 2020. Reading these emails was the highlight of our week and we took turns reading them aloud to each other. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement and for rooting on our team during one of our busiest times of the year. To express our appreciation, we thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway. 

Package #1: Bibi Ana + Co. Original Art

Marcia Priestley of Bibi Ana + Co. is an alumna of the Floret Online Workshop and an artist whose love of motif design and pattern shape her free flowing hand painted style. Marcia participated in the Floret workshop because, as she explains, “I fell in love with your dream, a dream to plant flowers. I should have known myself better, because instead of planting flowers I painted them!” 

Marcia’s studio is surrounded by the Australian bush where she finds inspiration in the beauty of the natural world. I love the way her abstract work carries the shapes and colors seen in nature. I just hung one of her beautiful pieces in the Floret office and I absolutely adore it.  

Bibi + Ana printMarcia first connected with Floret when she started writing a little series of children’s books named The Floret Tales. “I googled Floret because I wanted to see what else was out there with the same name, and I found you!”

She began writing the books at a dark time in her life, when at the age of 33, she was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer. Her daughters were only 8 and 9 at the time, and during her months of grieving and years of treatment she threw herself into her passion for illustrating, with the hope that she could leave behind works for her girls to remember her by.

Marcia PriestleyThe process of writing the stories and creating art helped her heal both physically and emotionally. Exactly ten years later, she is healthy and her journey with art has left her healed and “on a path of joyful self discovery.” 

Marcia is passionate about connecting with other creatives (find her on Instagram at  @bibianaandco) and has generously offered a Bibi Ana + Co. framed original art piece, titled Floret Flowers and valued at AUD $2,600 to one super lucky Floret follower. You can find the entry details below. 

Package #2: Deluxe Floret Gift Bundle

We love coming up with new and useful products for farmers and gardeners. Whether a gardening journal or wall calendar, I believe a beautiful image of flowers can brighten even the most mundane of planning tasks. I’ve gathered up some of my favorite Floret products, including a few brand new items from our gift line:

List LedgerCut Flower Garden List Ledger: This hardcover list ledger opens up to reveal four small notepads and a matching pencil. It’s the perfect thing to keep on your desk for list making or whenever inspiration strikes.

Cut Flower Garden Sweet Pea Greeting Cards: Gorgeous images of one of my favorite flowers adorn this set of 20 notecards and envelopes.

Cut Flower Garden Postcard Set: 100 postcards featuring 50 vibrant images of my favorite blooms and arrangements.

This deluxe gift package also includes our notebook trio, garden journal and popular puzzle

Package #3: The Mint Gardener Bundle

Drawing inspiration from the ever-blooming variety of textures and colors in her urban garden, Seattle-based artist and author Sarah Simon illustrates and paints lush watercolors that are a feast for the eyes. 

Sarah is the designer and illustrator behind The Mint Gardener. Her Instagram feed and her new book, Modern Watercolor Botanicals; A Creative Workshop in Watercolor, Gouache, & Ink, which comes out this week, guides readers through the wonderful world of watercolor. 

When she’s not enjoying time with her family you can find Sarah in the garden, seeking out quiet moments for sketching and painting and making small bouquets of flowers and herbs. I love how Sarah’s work captures the organic movement of flowers and the way in which she turns to her garden and the natural world for inspiration.

Mint Gardener Giveaway BundleI’m excited to be giving away a package that includes Sarah’s new book plus her coloring book, The Plant Lady, and a pack of cards and stickers designed by Sarah.

UPDATE: The winners have been drawn. A big congratulations to Denise, Taylor and Shawna!

To enter to win one of these gift packages, simply leave a comment below. In your comment, please share something or someone you’re grateful for. We’ll pick three random winners and announce them here on November 22nd. Please note: giveaway prizes can be shipped to U.S. addresses only.  If your comment does not appear right away it is because we have a spam filter that requires us to manually approve each one. Just hang tight and we’ll get it posted.

2,474 Comments

  1. Shelley Forbes on

    Sorry I missed the give away. Im happy I checked out the contest though. I won by finding your wonderful blog. I dont follow many blogs because I like to get right to a project or idea. I must say Im enjoying yours very much. I have gratitude for positive things that come my way. Thank you

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  2. Elaine Hemmelgarn on

    You Absolutely helped me heal. I’ve been struggling with back issues and found your site while I was in bed resting. I’ve loved flowers all of my life and listening and watching the joy of your work truly lifted my spirits. Thank you so much for all that you do to help us remember God’s beautiful beautiful gardens.

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  3. Rachel on

    I am grateful for public gardens all over the world.

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  4. Betty Grootendorst on

    Always thankful, and feeling blessed, to have the opportunity, fortitude, and market, to grow and sell flowers for a vocation.

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  5. Jaclyn C on

    I am incredibly grateful for my husband being so supportive during a time of me struggling with my career path. I am grateful for his listening ear as I daydream aloud about owing our first home and starting our own garden. I am also grateful for Floret Flowers which has been a source of inspiration and motivation for me to pursue personal goals and see beauty in life every day. Your team is truly inspiring and I look forward to seeing what you accomplish next.

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  6. Steven L. on

    I am thankful for my beautiful wife and two extraordinary boys.

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  7. Courtney Seamons on

    There are many things I am grateful for…But near the top of the thankful list, landing amongst my children, a healthy body and great food is the green of the grass and the blue of the sky.

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  8. Polly on

    I am grateful for my home, garden, pets, and family. I have a lovely life and am very blessed.

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  9. Shari on

    I’m so grateful to my husband for moving me to the PNW to live with him. He’s a help to me in a million ways and adds so much joy and fun to my life everyday. We have had so much fun learning to garden together. Each year we have less veggies and more flowers and we love it!

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  10. Jodi Harkema on

    So grateful for family and for the beauty in this world around us.

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  11. Chuck N on

    So much gratitude for my family and for living in such a remarkable place in the Pacific Northwest. Our annual outings to Skagit to see the tulip fields have inspired us to plant some to enjoy at home, although the deer like them too! So we plant daffodils, irises, and lots of lavender and other things which the deer aren’t tempted to nibble on. The whole family (3 generations) enjoys gardening and growing herbs and vegetables as well with extra grown for our local food bank. We are inspired by your website and offerings. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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  12. KaCee Bloom on

    This year I am grateful for owning our first home! They say love grows best in little houses and I couldn’t agree more. We have more outdoor space and the three of us and our two dogs love spending time in our big garden together. This new community has wrapped us in a giant bear hug and we love it!

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  13. Karen Noble-Newman on

    I am so grateful for my wonderful daughters and for the beauty of nature.

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  14. Rebecca Flinte on

    I am thankful for the beauty of flowers. I have a lot of pass-along plants from friends so when I cut them and fill my house with them, I am picking memories of lilies a neighbor planted after I miscarried or irises that are also planted at my parents’ grave or Japanese maple branches from an 89-year-old neighbor whose wife brought back a baby tree from her parents’ yard when they were first married. I love that I am not only gathering lovely blooms but also beautiful memories of people I love.

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  15. Hannah Cain on

    I am grateful for my supportive husband who encourages me to dream big and pursue whatever makes me happy.

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  16. Allison Tucker on

    Hello flower lovers,

    It’s so satisfying to find like-minded individuals that share in the healing flowers provide. Here’s a poem I was inspired to write after reading about the artist, Marcia.

    Mixed Bouquet-By Allison Tucker
    A mixed bouquet is many emotions put together. Pieces dazzle and demand attention while others are stubborn and trail off, moody. Still each bloom is required to leave a lasting impression. Holding all those timed cuts is allowing your heart to hold an imperfect love that is honest. Their sacrifice is for the pleasure of beauty and the importance of standing still. Inhaling them awakens mystery. The sprig of a common herb bows to the olfactory bringing back sweet memories. Sharing them shows someone special that words are not enough to encompass all that is you. Give them a special place in a space that heals your soul. Where you play and where you pray. Allow each intricate outline to shape hope within you for unexpected outcomes and fresh insight. Slowly they are made unavailable. It hurts to see them go. Refresh yourself with a mixed bouquet and welcome a next week’s beautiful into your life.

    Thank you floret for helping to build a more beautiful world!

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  17. Kailee on

    I am thankful for a new adventure and all the people supporting me along the way – especially my parents. Here’s to plentiful blooms in 2020!

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  18. Lizzie N on

    Hello flower loving friends! Everyone in our family enjoys working in the garden and growing herbs, veggies and of course, flowers! Our community has a Flowers From The Heart Program where we gather flowers from our neighbors and make them into bouquets and deliver them to older folks who could use some cheer and a visit. We tell them they are from our community with love. It’s such a fun program. Thankful for my family and friends who make my life sweeter.

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  19. Linda R on

    At 80, I’m thankful for my loving family and for nature. We are so lucky to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I enjoy feeding the birds year round and even have hummingbirds during the snow! We enjoy the Floret website and have your first book too. Here’s to many more days in the garden. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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  20. Ron Nigash on

    I am thankful for my Mom who is always there for me, my sister, my Dad and my grandparents. She does volunteer caregiving which includes making bouquets and delivering them to those in our community who could use some joy and love. My Mom nurtured a love of gardening in me and I grew my own herbs and veggies on my balcony throughout college and beyond, My Mom’s favorite flowers are sweet peas and I would love to win something to give to her. Thank you!

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  21. Jennifer Selver on

    I’m in love with Marcia’s paintings!! So vibrant and full of life!!

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  22. Gordon Rose on

    I am grateful for my beautiful wife who always makes sure I am taken care of and puts everyone before herself.

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  23. Hailey Arvidson on

    I am grateful for my puppy krue. I love his kisses when I come home from work.

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  24. Catherine Boynton on

    I am thankful for the years I had with my dad. Even though his passing has been tough, I feel that he would be proud of who I am.

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  25. Susann Reiher on

    The most precious things I have ever “grown” are my 2 boys. A little water when thirsty, plenty of sunshine and, most importantly, lots of tender loving care. Hmm. On second thought, they grew me. I will forever be most grateful for them.

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  26. Bobbie Jean Keith on

    I am grateful for Maggie and my mom (both passed). Maggie showed me the beautiful simplicity of wild flowers, flowers that give no matter the conditions. My mom gave me a love of nature. She made dried flower arrangements to sale at the Portland Saturday Market when I was child in the 70’s. Many a day was spent being with her gathering dried stems in random places to make her bouquets and hanging out at the booth while she sold them.

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  27. Linnea on

    I am grateful for my grandparents who showed me what a true work ethic is–my grandmother was the flower queen who was very much into flowers. I’m also so thankful for my kids–I have found my life’s purpose and to share the beauty that is flowers with them is an incredible journey. To hear my four year old comment, on flowers he sees other than in my garden, warms my heart.

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  28. Stacy Thompson on

    I am grateful for all the wonderful flower farmers who are so generous and willing to share their knowledge of growing cut flowers. I appreciate them all so much!

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  29. Rebekah Ulsaker on

    I am very thankful for my family and for my first year of flower farming! Planting a seed and then seeing the miracle of the seed turning into an amazing flower just makes you stop, wonder, and then be thankful!

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  30. Denise Hines on

    Four years ago, I was injured by a patient while working in the Emergency Room which sidelined my dream career of 21 years as a Trauma Nurse. During my recovery from neck surgery, I was faced with finding a new direction within the field of Nursing and reinventing myself, so to speak. I could only hope and pray my new path would be as satisfying as the previous 21 years. Somehow, I found myself drawn into the specialty of Hospice Nursing. Initially I was concerned as to whether I was cut out for this new role and whether I possessed the ability to change my mindset of keeping people alive to assisting people who are dying with living their best days going forward. I have met some wonderful and amazing people along the way. I am beyond grateful for being placed in the paths of these people and their loved ones at such a pivotal time in their lives. They have taught me more than I could have possibly anticipated in my few short years as a Hospice Nurse. What began as what I feared may be a career ending injury has become a life changing opportunity for me to work with and along side the most inspirational people who are living their final days with grace and dignity. I am truly grateful and blessed.

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  31. Jennifer Gochenaur on

    I am thankful for my family and especially my mom who has taught me about the joy of growing flowers.

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  32. Alecia Farley on

    I am grateful for my grandparents, who gave me a love of flowers and gardening! They both passed this year, within days of each other, and I planted more flower gardens as a tribute to them.

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  33. Denise Lungberg on

    I am grateful for the blessing of my first grandchild this year. He is so very precious and I can’t wait to share my love of gardening with him as he grows.

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  34. Lola on

    I am grateful to my grandmother who taught me all about plants and instilled in me a love for flowers. Grandma could grow anything and I would tease her that she could grow clothes pins if she tried. I will be forever thankful to her for sharing this life style with me that has provided so much joy and happiness.

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  35. Nora J Masters on

    I am grateful to my mother, who taught me the love of flowers and gardening… of course, many years after she was doing it, and now she has Alzheimer’s. The gift is my memories of her loving planting, growing and flowering. I cherish them every time I have my hands in the soil, or look at a flower.

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  36. Laura Cochran on

    I am grateful for my dad. I love him with all my heart.

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  37. Sondra on

    Today I’m thankful for the beautiful property that God provided for us, complete with a home, small greenhouse and nearly 26 acres. It’s a diamond in the rough dream come true. :) Looking forward to stepping out into something new and growing flowers starting this spring!

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  38. Katie V Metheny on

    I love everything about what you are doing and creating. I am hoping to learn and live a life of growing flowers, creating art and enjoy the gifts of nature.

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  39. Sarah Wood on

    I’m grateful for my new hobbies and to my husband who work beside me this summer to establish a new garden. We formed the structure of the garden this year: the beds, the shrubs, the water system. We also dabbled in cut flowers too. Next year we will add the layers of flowers. Thank you Floret team for the inspiration to try something new and difficult. I have had such joy this summer seeing plants and cut flowers grow more beautiful day by day. Flowers make me so happy!

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  40. Barbara Romeo on

    I am grateful for a garden that brings me and many friends a ses se of peace.

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  41. Elizabeth Hickman on

    I am greatful to have found a hobby that I am passionate about. I am greatful to have picked up a book about Floret that started me off in a whole new direction.

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  42. Robbie on

    I’m grateful for new mercies each day. After losing my husband this year, each day is a new day to find the good. This morning, I noticed my first camellia blooming: Grace.

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  43. Shannon Bothwell on

    I’m grateful for the beauty of nature. I’m decorating my table for Thanksgiving with natural branches, herbs, and pumpkins. Their beauty can never be fully duplicated by man-made materials.

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  44. K Fenelon on

    I am grateful for the strong women in my life. In the last 11 months I’ve watched my 83 year old mother lose her husband of 61 years in January and then her home and nearly all of its contents to a fire on Mother’s day weekend and she still puts a smile on her face and is dealing with insurance companies and builders as if she had been doing it for years. Without missing a beat, my sister invited my mother and brother to live with her and her husband until my mom’s home can be rebuilt. I have many strong women all around me but these two are the leaders of the group!

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  45. Tara M. on

    I am grateful for the continued unfolding of life that never ceases to leave me in awe and wonder. Nature is definitely the closest thing to magic in my world (I mean just look at the way a poppy disperses seeds!)

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  46. Jan Trent on

    I am so grateful that I have found your book, website, and newsletter. It is so timely since I just discovered “what I want to grow up to be”, even though I am getting way too close to retirement age. I relate to Erin’s story, because my Grandmother and I both loved flowers. In fact, my Grandfather probably loved them more and tended her flower garden for her, bringing her beautiful blooms when they were ready. I am grateful beyond words for Grandma and Grandpa for loving me and giving me the gift of seeing, smelling and appreciating the simple yet complex beauty of flowers.

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  47. Kelly Fischer on

    I’m thankful for my health, family, and the beauty of nature that surrounds me each and every day.

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  48. Genevieve on

    I’m grateful to be apart of the 2020 Floret class. It’s amazing that the Floret Team shares their seasoned knowledge, guides and supports fellow farmers succeed in learning to grow fresh cut flowers and run a successful business. Thank you for your selflessness.

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  49. Michelle Launsby on

    I am grateful for my parents that taught me to be strong and follow your dreams but, not take advantage of anyone to achieve these goals. You have to work hard to reap the benefits is what I hear when I think of them belong on my journey of growing up here in New Hampshire. Thus I have worked hard as a florist for well over 30
    Years. Loving every minute of this journey.

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  50. Naomi on

    I am truly grateful to be able to have a large garden. With both vegetables and flowers, my seasons are full of happy labor. And I am grateful for Floret’s Erin, who shares all the floral and growing knowledge she’s gained over years of hard work. I’ve never met anyone so willing to share all she knows!

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  51. Penny Kristek on

    I have been on your blogs and Instagram nonstop and you know those friends and family that share a cooking recipe, but accidentally leave an ingredient or step out? Yeah, that’s not you. So… I am thankful for your generous spirit Erin that shares so much step by step information with us newbies to the cut flower farming family.

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  52. Nicola Green Whaley on

    Oh, there is so much to be grateful for everyday. But today I’m grateful for Mrs. Dorian, an english neighbor, who lived down the street from me when I was a child. She and her husband, had a wonderful garden brimming with the most gorgeous flowers an eight year old had ever seen. And rows of raspberries and blackberries too. And every summer they would go back to England for a month to visit and I was blessed with taking care of their wonderful garden. It was my “Secret Garden” since I had just read the book and I loved being there watering and deadheading. That’s what started me on the road to all my horticultural wanderings. Thank you, Mrs. Dorian!

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  53. Erin S on

    I’m grateful for my growing family and how this life change has taught me to slow down. Although I’ve had to put many things on the back burner for now I know I will soon have time for them again and a renewed enthusiasm!

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  54. Camille Gay Deer on

    I am so grateful to be chosen by the Lord; God is the one who gave me all the many gifts and talents I have. I am very grateful to be on the right path that was chosen for me to follow with all the people who have been put into my path . Love is such a powerful word and everything happens for a reason. That path includes the love of growing flowers, being involved with nature and all the chances and opportunities to come for our future with a loving heart. We are to set examples for others by sharing our knowledge and giving them a helping hand. Our journey here hasn’t been easy, but by the love and grace of God he will deliver us out of this chaotic world; we will be set free with peace, joy, love and happiness. ” For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) I am very grateful and appreciative to have found Erin @ Floret.

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  55. Connie Jenkins on

    I so enjoy reading about your flower farm on your blog! Flowers bring such joy and happiness! You grow some of the most AMAZING flowers. I’m in such awe of your talent, hard work and dedication. Oh how my daughter and I wish we lived closer! We’d be taking any and all of your classes!! My daughter is a wedding florist—the perfect job for her because she truly loves flowers too! Thanks for growing such gorgeous flowers!! You always brighten our day!

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  56. Rebecca L Kuhnel on

    I am grateful for my husband, my family, and friends, but most of all, the generous flower community. You guys are so AMAZING! I have been obsessing over this blog for a very long time. Erin was so open and honest about the up’s and down’s of starting a flower farm that I just enjoyed reading her story. I love authenticity and have found so many other flower farmers following the same path. Your stories are all inspiring and your work is not thankless!

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  57. Lydia K. on

    I am grateful for my mother. She has encouraged and pushed me in my pursuit of my flower business like no other person could. She is always ready to help in any way she can and she doesn’t let me give up even when it would be so easy to. I’m very thankful to have her in my corner no matter what.

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  58. Barbara Brant on

    I am grateful for all flowers and for Erins’ incredible generosity.
    I have always been impressed with Erins’ From the first article by Erin in Growing for Market to the workshop I attended in 2015 , to this blog . Thank you for sharing.

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  59. Tanya Kornikova on

    I’m grateful for my trip to Seattle this September and finding “Cut Flower Garden” book in a wonderful whimsical gift store next to the Museum of Modern Art. I’m inspired by Erin’s story and the possibility of making living from growing flowers. I’m very grateful for free mini video tutorials that Erin offered recently as I’m not at a place where I have fundings to purchase an on-line workshop which sounds amazing. I hope that some day I’ll be able to find a way to grow flowers for living.

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  60. Mandy Myers on

    I am truly grateful for my Maker. Some days I find myself paused, caught in deep thought with a heart so in admiration that it feels like it’s crying. I am in awe of all the life that He has created and so grateful He allows me to not only be a spectator in it all but a contributor as well. His creation is all around us-beautiful, mysterious, vulnerable, and resilient – all created uniquely and with purpose.

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  61. Caroline Ratsoy on

    I am grateful for my family. The family I was born into, the one that began when my husband and I married, and the one I’ve married into. Through all these whom I love, I have been greatly blessed.

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  62. Millie on

    I am extremely grateful to have loving family members who encourage and support me in my flower dreams.

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  63. Lauren Rose on

    This year I am especially grateful for my new job. My prior employer had a very toxic work environment and after being in it for too long it made me physically ill. I couldn’t leave my house all summer due to health issues, so I found joy in my garden. I am full of gratitude this year for all the friends and family in my life that have reached out and helped me in various ways.

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  64. heather crawford on

    i’m beyond grateful for my husband, our son, and a yard to play & dream in – growing beautiful flowers with our son & sharing the abundance with friends & strangers around us.

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  65. Erin Cole on

    I am grateful for a back ache that landed me at the chiropractor 3 years ago. Sounds strange, but as I was sitting in the waiting room, reading a magazine, I saw an ad for “Cut Flower Garden” and I pre-ordered it right then and there. My life has been changed forever because of that book! I wonder if I would be growing flowers today if it wasn’t for that back ache…

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  66. Haylie Zapantis on

    What a fun giveaway! I’m grateful for slow mornings as the holiday season is approaching!

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  67. Aubrey LaCount on

    Thanks Floret for the giveaway! You have put together several beautiful prizes! 😍 I’m grateful for many things, but right now I am especially grateful for my family. I have 2 wonderful daughters who are both navigating their teenage years and growing into intelligent and good-hearted adults, and they blow me away with their individuality, wisdom and grace. Also, my husband who has always been supportive of me and my endeavors. We have recently started a new business and get to work side by side, and I am amazed and proud of his talent and abilities and very grateful that now I have the chance to support him in this endeavor!

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  68. Wende White on

    I am grateful for my new dream of being a flower farmer. Excited to learn all you have to share. Thank you and your wonderful team.

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  69. Kelly on

    I am so blessed and grateful for my family, and most particularly my husband, who has always encouraged me to be myself and to follow my dreams.

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  70. Paige on

    My grandfather taught me the love of gardening growing up. I use to spend hours with him just pulling weeds and talking about flowers. He passed away this year and I see him in every sunset overlooking his garden at our farm.

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  71. Tracy McGee on

    I am so very grateful for life, for my family, for my friends, for the beauty and wonder of creation but mostly I am grateful to serve a loving God who created me and cares for me and sent his son Jesus so that I could live and abundant life in relationship with Him!

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  72. Jo on

    I am grateful for my faith, the love and support of a good man, the opportunity to discover and explore my passions and the dream of one day being able to cultivate and share the simple beauty and joy of flowers with others.

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  73. Jill Peek on

    I am so grateful for my family and for finding something that inspires me so much, it’s truly sparked my creativity again. I started small this year and am dreaming of next year!

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  74. Christy Foster on

    I am grateful to have found a hobby that has allowed me an opportunity to be creative, be in touch with nature, and fill my home with beauty. And I will be forever grateful for finding Floret – you have opened so many new doors for me!

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  75. Mikinley W. on

    I’m grateful for all the different chances and opportunities I get to follow my dreams. I hope that one day I can include my own flower farm in New Zealand as a dream achieved. I’m also grateful for the free web series that was released so that I was able to learn some things even though I don’t have money for the full course.

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  76. Michelle Hobby-Mears on

    I am grateful for the many examples of women who have so courageously modeled courage, strength, and determination in their lives. I am inspired by and appreciate the seen and unseen sacrifices of women who have the capacity and resolve to move forward despite adversity. For the many women who have paved a way for other women, as is the case of Willa, my beloved grandmother, for whom I have named my company, I am sincerely grateful.

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  77. Linda bryant on

    I am so grateful to my husband and my girlfriend’s for encouraging me to follow my passion for flowers. I retired from publishng a weekly community newspaper after 33 years and found myself adrift at the age of 62. .
    “What’s next?” Was what I kept thinking. So, with my experience in marketing and small business, I started a hobby business that has bloomed into a little more than that, but still small enough that I do it all. I grow, arrange and deliver garden bouquets. During the winter months I purchase flowers commercially, and do not aspire to run a greenhouse or open a walk-in shop; I only deliver locally, but do the 80/20 split with other florists out of my Southeast Nebraska area.
    My business, Just Bouquets, has blossomed and I offer my services as a personal florist for occasions. I don’t do weddings, just because it sounds stressful 😊, but love making bouquets and centerpieces for happy occasions.
    I enjoy following Florets blogs and videos and continue to learn about the floral industry and more about gmorerowing. Thank you for sharing.
    My friends have shared vases, flowers from their gardens and encouragement and praise…I have the best friends!
    Linda Bryant
    Just Bouquets

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  78. Renee on

    I am grateful to find inspiration again through flowers. I went to school for art and majored in oil painting. Almost as soon as I graduated I found myself incapable of making due to work, marriage, constant moving from city to city (5 homes in 5 years) and finally motherhood! At a job I had a few years ago, I was taught by a third generation florist how to arrange flowers and ever since then I was hooked. It was an instant love! Your book made me so excited to finally plant my first cut flower garden at my latest ( and maybe long-term) home. And finally, it is through the beauty of flowers that I’ve made time to paint again. Thanks!

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  79. Lourdes Burson on

    My love of the garden comes from my Mother who sowed a vegetable and flower garden when I was young. We’d play in the dirt all day and find ourselves back in the kitchen eating whatever we harvested with a lovely floral arrangement at our table. I’m so grateful to her for showing me the beauty of nature and encouraging me to cultivating my own garden beauty everyday.

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  80. Kayla on

    I am so very grateful for my family, my husband who believes in my flower filled dreams, and my baby girl who is the inspiration behind everything that I do.

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  81. Jane on

    I am so grateful, and filled with appreciation for the amazing group of floral creatives and farmers that have shared their love of flowers and their knowledge with me. My journey to being a farmer florist has been filled with amazing, generous people, and I send all of you a huge thank you!

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  82. Amy Z. on

    I’m grateful for my family and their constant love and support. I’m grateful for nature and the beauty of small everyday things.

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  83. Mary E Williams on

    I am grateful for all the inspiration and knowledge you share Erin with each and everyone of us all over the world. I am grateful for my Mother and Father who instilled in me at a young age to see the beauty in everything and everyone. I am grateful and blessed to have a beautiful and wonderful daughter that encourages me each and every day. I am grateful that through these trials I stand stronger and know that it will be brighter in the end. I am truly blessed and I am grateful for that.

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  84. Leticia Shifflet on

    I am grateful for this one life I have, for the joys, and the sorrows. I am grateful for all the people that have touched my life, and my heart. I am grateful for growth, and for the consistency of change. I am grateful that I like everyone else am on a journey to find what is waiting for us each, and every day.

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  85. Amber on

    I am grateful for the flower therapy you have reminded us all we can have. Thank you for your perseverance and pioneering. You reminded me I was before I allowed the world to reform me. Thank you as I am carefully uncovering myself again.

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  86. Molly on

    I’m thankful for my parents who gave me my first experiences gardening! We had vegetables and when I was old enough, was allowed to experiment with pruning trees and help care for the yard. I’m now building a cut flower garden business still with my parents help and encouragement as well as my husband and our grown children! My family is the best gift!

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  87. Mary Jac Meadows on

    I am grateful for my love of flowers and for what I’ve learned through Erin’s generous sharing of her knowledge.

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  88. Autumn Graber on

    I’m thankful for the ways God has encouraged me and has held me through the grief of the unexpected death of my mother in 2018. It has been a difficult journey that I continue to move forward in. I’ve received support through friends and loved once and recently I just discovered Floret. Floret has been a comfort in the past month and an inspiration that connects me to the love of flowers and plants that my mother and I shared together which helped to heal and strengthen our relationship before she passed.
    What a special blessing it has been.

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  89. Sherri Love on

    I am grateful to my Grandmother that always had a greenhouse and made me separate ferns!!! I got the ”Green Thumb Gene” from her. I wish I could go back in time and spend more time with her in the greenhouse. I would have listened to her more closely.

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  90. Kellie Seaman on

    I’m grateful for the opportunity to be apart of this upcoming workshop and find a new outlet that brings me joy. I’m grateful for my mom, who sparked my love for flowers as a child. I’m grateful for my dog, who makes me stop and enjoy the present moment during our walks outside each day.

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  91. Elaine Huey on

    Every day I thank the Lord for living things: my husband who is gradually allowing me to take up grass and replace it with more import plants, our three children, also lovers of growing things, my model father-in-law (and grower of dahlias), the neighbor’s kitty (she follows me around while I’m gardening, yet we never have to feed her), and wonderful, ever-educating-of-me, growing things.

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  92. Molly Bunton on

    I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel the world and experience the beauty of cultures and people. The similarities and differences are this beautiful blend of comfort and surprise. And I’m thankful for the joy of coming back home to the people and places (and flowers!) I know and love.

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  93. Angie Kite on

    I’m grateful my husband hasn’t killed me. We purchased land and I’ve been driving him nuts trying to get the land prepared for planting in the spring. He’s been very patient. I’m also grateful to my daughter for volunteering (she says “voluntold”) her services for manual labor. I’m ready to do this!

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  94. Laura on

    I am thankful each morning when the sun rises and I cradle a cup of hot coffee to start the day.

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  95. Kate S. on

    I am so grateful for my health, and for a life filled with flowers. And for Floret, such an amazing resource!

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  96. Lisa Kuhl-Thomas on

    I am, of course, grateful for my family. But I am also grateful for all the great tips and advice I get from these website, blog, and classes. They have been very helpful to me as I am just starting to expand my floral garden and am trying many new plants. It’s been an exciting and beautiful journey!!

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  97. Wendy Grover on

    Grateful to have my entire family around my table this Thanksgiving, and that my parents’ health now allows them to be with us.❤️❤️❤️

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  98. Katie on

    I am grateful for the shared rhythm of land-stewards across the world, across time immemorial, across languages and nations, a moving seasonal rhythm of people sweating, digging, seeding, planting tending, harvesting, talking and listening to plants/the rains/the soil/their ancestors, who have kept lineages of seeds alive with their co-created knowledge of life. Our shared rhythm grounds me, grounds my work, and connects us all.

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  99. Britta Adams on

    I am grateful for the gift of perspective. That every morning we are given one shining golden ticket that is good for 24 hours upon waking. That we have the choice to breathe it all in and step forward, no matter what awaits us, and create this day. A day unknown and unmeasured, and a day created by presence we bring with us, no matter where we go or what we achieve.

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  100. Miara on

    I love seeing all things floral! I’m grateful for my husband and for his support in my crazy love of flowers on nearly everything we own. I think he’s also on the flower bandwagon now so that makes everything even better! 😊

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  101. Kerri Thornton on

    I am grateful for the birth of my new son! A totally new type of new growing season has begun :)

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  102. Anna on

    I’m grateful for opportunity (family and friends goes without saying!). We’ve been blessed with the opportunity to grow flowers, open an online shop and pursue our dreams. I’m excited for the future!

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  103. Robyn Lindsey on

    I am so grateful for my house and the small plot of land we have to be able to grow flowers and do something I enjoy!

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  104. Marianne M. on

    I am thankful for my hands that touch the earth and for my eyes to see the beauty that Mother Nature brings forth…

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  105. Karen Van Vuren on

    I am grateful for the beauty displayed in your blog. It is very uplifting!

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  106. Wildfoot on

    oh my god I am grateful for LOVE. For failing– again and again — for not being perfect, for being grumpy, dissatisfied, and hurt. For being all those things and still being gifted …with love, life, and beauty. For falling, and always always always no matter how rotten I can sometimes be (or at least seem to be) love is still there. It is absolutely brilliant. I am grateful for the failing and the falling in love with it all anyway.

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  107. Myranda Davis on

    I am so very grateful for my loving husband and family for helping me through several health problems over the last 2 years. I could never have done it without them. I am also grateful for my dog Zoey for the endless cuddles, tear licking, and eventual walks as I recovered my strength. As 2020 approaches I look forward to a fresh start and a chance to dig back into the garden.

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  108. Sara on

    I’m grateful for the sun and the soil and the changing seasons. For all the natural gifts that come from them and the good people and creatures I have been blessed to call family and friends.

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  109. Anna on

    Spring Nigella in shades of whites, purples, and blues. It’s petals, sepals, stamens and pods, all perfect.

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  110. Althea Adams on

    I am thankful for family, friends, health, happiness and a garden community, on-line and in person, that keep me motivated and inspired and is constantly teaching me new things. Your blog is one of the best. Thank you for taking the time to share. Be Blessed

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  111. Brenda on

    So many things to be grateful for, but definitely health and the ability to work is one of the top on my list. Flowers, friends, and family are others that are pretty important as well!

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  112. Cynthia C. on

    I am thankful for the beautiful world God has given us to enjoy and manage, He has given us the responsibility over. I am thankful for my sweet family: husband of 40 years, 3 wonderful children and their spouses and our 7 amazing grandchildren who have taught me more than ever that life is wonderful and quick, to enjoy every day as it comes without complaint! I love your flowers and your blog! Thank you!! Cynthia

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  113. Crystal on

    I am grateful to see so many others embody the love of nature and all that it entails. Whether growing for gifts, charity, or a bloomin business, this group focuses on a positive path in both enjoying the fruits and improving the world we all share.

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  114. Courtney Stevens on

    I’m so grateful for the students I teach each day. They remind me life can be fun and beautiful by appreciating even the simplest things. I have one student who’s been so happy for the last week because he can whistle! I’m also grateful for my family. We’ve experienced some failures on our farm recently but I’m glad I have my family to support each other through these difficult times.

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  115. MaryCarole Haering on

    I am grateful for my husband who supported my choice to move from a financially lucrative but emotionally unfulfilling career in the medical field to that of professional gardening/landscaping which has fed my soul these past years and allowed me to bring the beauty of nature into the lives of others.

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  116. Ivy on

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband and our new baby girl Isabella lily, we did not think we would be able to have children and she is our miracle. I am also thankful for my love of plants and flowers. My father had a greenhouse built on our home and I have it filled with over 200 plants, it has brought me so much joy.

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  117. Jennifer Kohrman on

    I am thankful for God and the incredible way life happens. The gifts that are given at what seems random, but definitely part of His plan. He has brought such wonderful people into my life at different stages. My husband who supports me in all my crazy endeavors, my beautiful children, and special friends whom I have met along the way. I have waited my whole life to live in the country with my sweet horses in my backyard, and this dream finally came true in 2018. (It’s been a long wait as I’m 50!) This past summer I was looking at our acreage, trying to figure out what I can do to earn income, yet be at my home, and out of the blue, I was introduced to Floret. I am so excited to get started – just bursting with questions and ideas. Thank you Jesus, thank you to my loving husband, beautiful children, wonderful friends, and now, thank you to Erin! God is good!

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  118. Hannah-Victoria on

    I am grateful for many things, for the place I call home, to my health and happiness, but most importantly I am grateful for my family.
    Without my families love, encouragement and constant support I am not quite sure if IXIA Botanicals would be my daily reality, and who knows what I would be doing for a living if it wasn’t.
    They are willing and on hand come rain or shine, either with a shovel in hand giving up their weekends and evenings to help me with the growing, or come wedding weekends helping with prep and delivery.
    Their support is unwavering, and although IXIA Botanicals may be ‘my’ business, really it is the product of the love, support and sheer hard work of a family.

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  119. Linda R on

    So grateful for my family, for rain and sunshine and sweetpeas and other flowers, plants. Grateful for this beautiful site which inspires us all.

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  120. Brittany Thompson on

    Discovering how therapeutic it is to put your fingers in the dirt and see all the little things happening. It’s those tiny details that pull the whole show together. I’m the first in my family to fully immerse myself into gardening- more specifically flower gardening. Dahlias, poppies, tulips, lilies, daffodils. Everything in between. I feel desperate at times to plant “all” the seeds to make up for lost years of flowerless gardens. I spend my winter dreaming up my next years plans. Ordering seeds, tubers And bulbs.y sons helped me split my tulips and Count them up. They had so much fun I still think back to that day. My son running in with a bucket full of bulbs he dug up by himself. Things like this is what I’m thankful for. And I’m thankful to be alive to enjoy another year of gardening

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  121. Yvonne Miller on

    It took me quite a bit to figure out what I am thankful for…only because there is so much. What I’m most grateful for would be my life. I’ve lived a very simple life here on our farm. 34 years ago we were married here on our property, raised two sons, and I owned a daycare here on our farm for 32 of those years. I got my love for gardening from both of my grandmothers…their flower beds were such an incredible mosaic of colors and textures. My Grandma Laura’s vegetable garden was a labor of love…she started all of her plants from seed in the house, then they went to the greenhouse, and then to the garden. Harvest time was spent canning all of the beautiful things she had grown. I carried this growing of plants from seed and canning over to my own family. It truly fills my soul to accomplish some of the same things that she did in her life, things that she taught me. I’m grateful for the love and compassion my grandmothers gave to me, that made me who I am today….

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  122. Jessica Missel on

    I am grateful to my parents, whom have helped me enormously with the renovations on my first house!

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  123. Elizabeth Selders on

    I’m incredibly thankful for this year. It’s been one of the hardest growing seasons in my lifetime, instead of making me hard and bitter – I’m thankful I’ve overcome and still see the beauty in the world. A few moments ago I don’t think I could say that.

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  124. Julie Reynolds on

    I am SO grateful to have discovered Floret. I find this resource to be an inspiration as I begin cultivating my dream of growing and sharing cut flowers. Thank you!

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  125. Brittany on

    I’m incredibly grateful for my daughter. She has taught me so much this past year and I love being her mother and getting to raise her alongside my wonderful husband!

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  126. Ashley Wegner on

    These giveaways are awesome! This year I’m especially grateful for God showing me that I have great potential and this next year is going to be my year.

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  127. Jane Merdan on

    I am thankful for my faith, family, and flowers all of which bring me great joy!

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  128. Kelly Waldrop on

    I am grateful for my husband’s continued love and support. He always lends a helping hand and lifts me up when I need it most.

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  129. Erin Gathright on

    I am thankful for the support of my family and my husband as I pursue flower farming. My husband is making my dream happen. Working behind the scenes and in the background to make sure I have the things I need. He can do anything. Literally anything. He has built a walk-in cooler, hauled compost, remodeled storage buildings, planted flowers, driven t-posts, run water lines, occupied our children, cooked supper, assembled caterpillar tunnels …. the list is endless. He’s my rock and my hero. Couldn’t do this gig without him. I am very thankful for him.

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  130. Kathy Zelenka on

    I’m grateful for my children and my husband… such good people to share this journey of life with.

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  131. Lori on

    Due to a family health crisis last year I haven’t been able to start growing anything (even tho I was in Floret 2019 class) but I am thankful that I learned not to take the people we love for granted and to appreciate the simple things and time we have together

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  132. Jeanfrances on

    I am grateful for my loving family, faith, friends.

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  133. Emily on

    The gratefulness I’m feeling is for a dear friend, Mary. My husband and I were recently wed and she volunteered to be our day of coordinator FOR FREE. This was such a blessing and done with a huge heart and love of service. We are so thankful for Mary!

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  134. Autumn Busbee on

    I am always grateful to be in good health, which allows me to spend time outdoors gardening, hiking, and taking in the sun!

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  135. Natalie on

    I am grateful for dahlias. I grew them for the first time this year. I had no idea what I was missing!

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  136. Kerrie Sesto on

    I am grateful for my daily early morning walks with my dog, Rigby. Through fields by the edge of a forest we have the whole place to ourselves at sunrise. As he got covered in Queen Anne’s Lace seeds this morning, I collected a bunch of the dried stems to bring back home with me. I am grateful for this time for myself before my day gets going and I appreciate all of the flowers and changes that each season brings. Even if that means that this week my mittens and long down coat came back out!?!

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  137. Sue Mcdowell on

    I am grateful for wonderful black soil in my garden. It has been amended for about 15 years. I am also grateful for my children who know I love flowers!

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  138. bodeine Nelson on

    I’m grateful for my family, my husband and his crazy sense of humor, my miracle son, who I prayed for, for many years, he reminds me to see the beauty all around us. My community around us, that cares. The land that we have to grow.

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  139. Marian in Irvine on

    I find your blog and recent videos so inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing your love of flowers, your insights and instilling the confidence to go for it!!

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  140. Stephanie A Heflin on

    I am grateful for my family, friends and for good health. I know that everyday is a gift, no matter how challenging life can be. I cannot wait for the new Floret book to come out! Thank you so much for inspiring us all.

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  141. Kellie Schmidt on

    I’m grateful for my daughter, who has grown into an amazing young adult and who plays with flowers with me. We grow, design and love all things floral, a lot of which we learned from Erin’s class. I’m so blessed to have this mutual love with her that keeps us close both in body and spirit. Walking the process of seed to design together is both fulfilling and joyful. Thank you to Erin and Jill (and team) for the amazing teaching that helped us go from hobby to business. I can’t wait to see what year 3 brings to the course and what more I can learn. You all are an inspiration.

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  142. Lisa Richey on

    This time of year I am especially thankful for the vibrant, bright colors of falling leaves against dreary, grey skies. They soften the departure of summer with all its warmth, brilliant colors, endless shapes, and sweet fragrances. They remind me that letting go can be beautiful. They teach me to trust that spring and new growth will come.

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  143. Laura Wheeler on

    I’m grateful for my family and our garden full of blooms.

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  144. Karen Eidsness on

    I am thankful for so many things in my life! My amazing hardworking husband, my beautiful healthy children, my parents (88 and 90 years old!) who always taught me to stop and smell the roses, and on and on and on!! I have learned that being grateful brings joy!! I try to practice it all the time!

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  145. Michelle Mears (Willa in Bloom) on

    I am grateful for the many examples of women who have so courageously modeled courage, strength, and determination in their lives. I am inspired by and appreciate the seen and unseen sacrifices of women who have the capacity and resolve to move forward despite adversity. For the many women who have paved a way for other women, as is the case of Willa, my beloved grandmother, for whom I have named my company, I am sincerely grateful.

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  146. Louise Kirkwood on

    I am grateful for the sun shining every morning (down here in the Southern hemisphere) and the plant babies being just a little bigger and a little more glorious!

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  147. Oksana Yevkovich on

    I am grateful for parents that gave everything to raise me and my siblings. They gave their time, love and care. They sacrificed their comfort in their homeland and moved to United States just because they knew that the kids will have more opportunity to thrive. Grateful for love. Also, flowers! It’s a beautiful place where the flowers bloom.

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  148. Meredith Bendl on

    I am grateful for my supportive fiancee and my future family in law. I am looking forward to starting new holiday traditions with them and blending my family and his.

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  149. Sophie Brantley on

    I’m thankful for my husband and kids! We are entering into the world of flower farming and market gardening and I just love the community,
    Sophie

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  150. VJ on

    I’m grateful for holidays!

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  151. Eileen Pate on

    I am grateful for Erin and her amazing Floret Team! One of my goals for 2020 is to explore growing cut flowers and immerse myself in the learning process as I prepare for the 2021 online Floret Workshop. The Floret Team has helped so many people by inspiring, motivating, and teaching us about numerous possibilities and endless opportunities to let our dreams blossom into reality too–now that’s a gratitude gift in itself! I am grateful for Mother Nature and her beauty that surrounds each and everyone of us. I am grateful for the ability to take in the natural world and let it nurture my inner being so I can send my joy and peace back out into the universe.

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  152. RUMIKO FUKAZAWA on

    When the cloud comes to my heart I step into my terrace garden. Looking at my plants, touching, talking to them and making sure they are happy. The cloud starts leaving from my heart little by little and when I see my dear friends Bumble Bees who are busy having lunch, I smile.
    When I was small my mother was always in her garden. Now I know why she loved gardening so much.
    What a joy to see nature through from seeds to flowers, vegetables…….reminds me we are one of them.
    I am grateful for my mother who showed me the love of Gardening and Nature.
    And grateful for Floret members who are giving the world the Beauty of Gardening and Nature!
    Thank you!

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  153. Fatima Mayer on

    I am grateful for my family, friends and my garden!

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  154. Julie N. on

    I am so grateful for my family and my amazing dog, and that I can start growing flowers in my very own backyard this year.

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  155. Pam Newell on

    I’m grateful for the abundant beauty found in nature and especially flowers. Each moment of watching plants develop from sprout to bud to flower is a wonder and I’m thankful to have eyes to see it. And as a painter I’m especially grateful for the gift of deep observation allowing me to really see the intricacies of design in nature so many miss.

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  156. Carol Zimny on

    I am so grateful for my dear friends who helped me plant my dahlia tubers (100+), when I was recovering from shoulder surgery. The crop was the most beautiful and successful I’ve ever had. The bouquets that were made and given to all kinds of recipients (mailman, sprinkler guy, delivery people, garden club friends, etc.) spread a lot of love. ❤️

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  157. Valerie Hoerster on

    I’m grateful for the ever-changing seasons that each come with new colors and sounds, and are always giving us something new to look forward and a reason to gather with loved ones and celebrate.

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  158. Kathy R on

    I am grateful for my happy and healthy family who I dearly love!

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  159. Lindsey Esker on

    I am grateful for so much. My family, my husband’s silly sense of humor, and how my friends can make me laugh and feel better when I’m overwhelmed with trying to manage work, life, and all that is in between.

    I am also SO grateful for what gardening has done to help me connect with the present and beauty of each day. I discovered gardening after my first daughter was born and I felt like I had lost myself. Life had changed so much and I really didn’t know what to do with myself. So many of my family members gardened and I hadn’t ever considered it until then. I discovered the Cut Flower Garden book by you, threw some seeds in the ground and I am hooked. Thanks for all the positivity you put out in the world!

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  160. Sarah Smith on

    I’m grateful for my husband and family, and for the fun my husband and I had in our garden this year. I’m so happy to have discovered ikebana flower arranging this year.

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  161. Robin K. on

    I love your flowers and blog and education and inspiration. It is so beautiful and uplifting to me. I am excited to grow more flowers.

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  162. Annmarie Hare on

    Floret alumni of 2018 I am grateful that at age 66 every day is still a grand adventure, and flowers still make me giddy with possibilities.

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  163. AJ Vickery on

    I am grateful that as of January, all 3 of my kids will be in school and I will start the Floret Online Course. I trust that it will clear away some of the cobwebs in my brain and help me to refocus inwards and upwards after 7 years of looking down at my 3 darling blossoms. I trust that we will all be better people for Mama getting her hands dirty and her heart full of inspiration.

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  164. Adele Krantz on

    Oh my gosh I adore every single item! I am incredibly grateful that in 2 weeks time our tiny home will be delivered and I can finally plant the garden of my dreams without having to move rentals as soon as it flourishes! It will be a long slog starting from scratch (and having to complete the interior finishing whilst living in it) but I cannot wait and your mini course has been incredibly helpful for generating ideas on what can be achieved! I am based in New Zealand but if I win I have a friend in the USA who will be flying over in the new year :)

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  165. Anna Dobbs on

    Today I am grateful to see prayers and hopes come true; my friends have been waiting four years to be reunited with their daughter (who has since had a baby) and today I met both the daughter and grandson. I saw their whole family together for the first time in four years. It was very moving!

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  166. Alison Chessmore on

    I am grateful for the one acre my family and I now call home and the humble evolution that is my wonderful wonderful life. I’m grateful for all the abundance and inspiration the flower farming community provides on social media. I’m grateful to feel alive in the landscapes I work in and to feel a sense of purpose no matter how big or small. I’m grateful for gratitude and the reminders that my life is full and to not allow fear or failure stop me from reaching for the moon and stars. YOLO!

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  167. Melinda Bourg on

    I’m grateful my family and friends have had good things happen to them this year. Seeing the ones you love happy and health fills my heart.

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  168. Mary Nutter on

    Grateful for a pantry full of this year’s bounty. For a garden that feeds my family, and gives me the opportunity to fill jars full of nutritional food and love.

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  169. Claire on

    I have recently enjoyed all 4 of the videos in Florets free mini series which I was extremely thankful for. I live on a small island off Vancouver Island where I grow dahlias along with a few sweet peas and veggies. For a few years I have been experimenting with several methods of over wintering and dividing my favorite dahlia tubers. I really enjoyed seeing how you do things on your farm and can’t wait to divide mine trying the Saran Wrap method to store them. I am so thankful for your generosity in sharing your knowledge with those of us who been bitten by the dahlia bug. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving with those you’re thankful for.
    Cheers
    Claire.

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  170. Donabel Beltran-Harms on

    I am thankful for serendipitous moments, such as finding Floret Flowers through the FB page of a local florist. 😀

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  171. Karri Mc. on

    I am thankful for my family, as I’m sure so many others are. This was the first year we were “empty nesters”, so it has been an adjustment but one we’re trying to embrace. I wish you all a restful winter season, which has come much too early here in western NY, & a 2020 full of inspiration, growth, & flower love. ❣️

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  172. Janli Weston on

    I’m thankful for the beautiful country we live in. I’m thankful for the ability to garden during each season here in the Pacific Northwest. I’m thankful to Floret for their quality products and helpful advice.

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  173. Mona Buckson on

    I am grateful for the support of friends and family as I have faced serious health challenges recently.

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  174. Sam Brooks on

    I am so grateful for my husband and children, who keep things interesting and support me in all my ventures!

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  175. Alaire Olivas on

    I am thankful for my husband who encourages my plant passion and understands when the garden calls to me.

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  176. Kathryn Weir on

    I can’t receive the free gifts because I don’t live in the US but I still want to share how blessed I am to be loved by a wonderful kind man, by my family and friends. I have an extensive potted garden and keep bees. This connection and business with God’s creation brings me much joy.

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  177. Megan Hubbard on

    I am grateful to my Husband for supporting me in this crazy life. He allows me to follow my dreams and be a free spirit and it means the world to me.

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  178. Jackie W on

    So grateful for all the beauty in God’s creation!

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  179. Emily on

    I’m so grateful for my boys Ezra, 3 and Elias, 9 months. They teach me something new every day. When I imagined loving my children before I became a Mom it wasn’t too far off. Holding them in my arms though, there is just not words for the love I feel. It’s truly un
    explainable and the perfect gift from a loving God.

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  180. Erin LaFon on

    I’m so thankful for waking up every morning looking out on our land. Seeing all the animals & plant life in our barnyard.

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  181. EILEEN EMORI on

    I believe flowers are the reblooming of lives we’ve known. The special people who touch our lives for a time, then sleep and awaken in the Spring greeting us with all their beautiful colors, warmth and rebirth. They give us hope, joy and root us in their wonder. I love flowers because they remind me of those I have lost too soon, like my parents, my brothers and my friends. Each is so individual in character, appearance, soul, beliefs, and I am able to take time appreciating their uniqueness in the flowers visual touch upon my heart. This is my inspiration to be able to plant, grow, harvest and share each flower especially when the dew lingers on the morning bloom.
    Thank you for making the world a bit brighter, fuller, loving and true Floret Flowers.
    Eileen Emori

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  182. Elena Entwisle on

    Sister Elena Entwisle on November 16th 2019

    I’m so grateful for the beauty of flowers and flower gardens and to be able to share the joy they bring with many others.

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  183. Ada on

    I am thankful for my family & my dog.

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  184. Donna Deal on

    Definitely grateful for the beauty and inspiration that comes to me from Floret! Grateful for my new grandson, and for the opportunities to grow as a person every day. Grateful for FLOWERS!

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  185. Cindy Nelsen on

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband that has made my life all that I could have wanted. We celebrated 30 years of marriage in July and our daughter was married in May. It has truly been a year full of gratitude and grace.

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  186. Amber Sutton on

    I am thankful for the sunrises and sunsets at my house. I get to live in a place where I can watch colors that I can’t even describe unfold for glorious minutes in new and different ways week after week.

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  187. Ann Meisser on

    I am grateful for nature’s beauty and for my granddaughter who makes me laugh every day!

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  188. Katie on

    I am so grateful for all the things in my life that bring me so much joy…. family, new nephew, wine after a hard days work, cozy pajamas, a perfect cup of coffee, my mom’s cooking and of course flowers!!!

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  189. Leah Travers on

    I am grateful for my friend who showed up to not only help me plant my dahlia tubers, but showed up again in the fall to help me dig them up. I have been unhealthy and recovering from back surgery on top of it and unable to grow my beloved flowers for my very small flower business. I have been able to keep it limping along, but without her it wouldn’t be going anywhere at all. I am eternally grateful for her help. Gardening has been not only a respite for me, but a place to earn a few dollars to support my flower habit.

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  190. Patti on

    I am grateful for having spent so much time outside this summer, working in my garden plots and around my home!

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  191. Emily on

    Wow! What amazing prizes! I have loved following you all for the last year! Your site and book have been amazing sources of information for my as I’ve planted my first micro flower garden. I’m so excited to grow next year and to continue learning! Thanks for all you do <3

    Emily

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  192. Becky on

    I’m thankful to have discovered gardening this past year. I am finally at home here on this earth.

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  193. Alyssa on

    I am thankful for my Grandpa teaching me how to garden and including me and my brothers and sisters in planting the garden!

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  194. Sharon Kegerreis on

    I am so grateful to a new farmer-artisan market that opened in my town this spring. Their genuine interest in my locally grown flowers gave me the courage to “go for it” and finally pursue my dream of a little flower business. As I sit by the fire and reflect on my first season and plan for more flowers in 2020, I am giddy with good vibes and all the possibilities.

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  195. Drew Samsoe on

    I am thankful this day for the tapping of toddler feet over toy-cluttered floors, for the beauty of gnarled mountain laurel branches and red-bellied woodpeckers.

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  196. J Murret on

    I am grateful for the past growing season and look forward to starting seeds again in early Spring.

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  197. Melissa Brown on

    My humble little hobby side business, Bee Merry Farm, is located just around the corner from you! I am so thankful for the opportunity to grow flowers that were primarily given away last summer as part of the Growing Kindness Project. It’s lovely to gift others with flowers. I’m also thankful for my first passion, teaching, which allows me summers off to cultivate beauty from our soil.

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  198. Dianne Gilbert on

    Thank you Erin, for your clear, simple, practical instructions on how to grow flowers. I followed exactly what you said about growing ranunculus last year. I had lots of blooms for 6-7 weeks here in Houston. I am planting my pre-sprouted corms today for gorgeous flowers next spring!
    Thank you for helping me enjoy God’s creation more and more with your helpful tips.

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  199. Krista Reising on

    I am grateful to God for my healthy children, healthy grandson, amazing husband of 25 years, and our beautiful life.

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  200. Angie H on

    I am thankful for friendship, family and good health.

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  201. Karen Crow on

    I’m thankful for my husband, son, family and friends who encouraged me when we lost our 25 yr old daughter in a tragic accident almost 7 yrs ago. I feel closer to God when I work the soil in my hands. Next spring we feel blessed to support a butterfly garden in our daughter’s honor at the restored chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery.

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  202. Ashley Hewitt on

    I am thankful for my mom. She makes sure I have what I need to go for my dreams and is always offering support. <3

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  203. Catherine Fletcher on

    I’m so very grateful for so much it’s difficult to just point out one thing. Gardening has healed me in so many ways as well as opened my eyes to a new beautiful way of living. I can’t see myself doing anything else. I have a ways to go yet but I’m confident that my dream will become my reality, in due time. Grateful for all you offer

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  204. Chelsea on

    I am eternally grateful to my supportive, generous & strong Mom who has helped cultivate so much good in my heart (and introduced me to Floret).

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  205. Ellie on

    I am grateful for the perspective that kidney failure has given me, including gratitude for those supporting me and sticking with me. And that there’s beauty even in very hard things. Thank you for your instagram particularly – I always look forward to seeing more beautiful flowers there.

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  206. Paige D. on

    I’m so grateful for my wonderful husband. Without him I’d be completely lost!

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  207. Paige D. on

    I’m grateful for the best gift God ever gave me, my husband. Without him I’d just be a page drifting in the wind.

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  208. Ann on

    I am grateful for the baby growing inside of me.

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  209. Brandie on

    I am grateful to live in the PNW and be able to grow sweet peas in the summer.

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  210. Ann Bennion on

    I’m thankful for my mom who taught me how to be grateful. She’s the most positive person I know and also a huge Floret Fan & the most hardworking 65 year old gardener.

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  211. Lori K Guilfoyle on

    I am grateful for my Mom giving me early lessons in the garden – pulling weeds. I was fortunate to grow up with garden fresh vegetables and flowers. I have my Mom’s love of gardening especially roses, zinnias, dahlias, gladiolas, tulips and tomatoes. She passed away in September, her love lives on.

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  212. Susan on

    I’m grateful for my sweet mother that always put her children first. She is a bouquet of beauty that loves flowers.

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  213. Kendra on

    I’m thankful for my mom that shares the love of flowers with me and the time we’ve had together growing, sharing and arranging them. My sweet husband and my 3 amazing young men that make my life so sweet and beautiful.

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  214. Katie on

    I am so grateful for so many things! I am esp. grateful for my 5 children and husband . . . and for a small piece of land on which I can grow so many beautiful veggies and flowers.

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  215. Pamela Stenger on

    I am thankful for blessings I receive daily, from the acres to the zinnias and everything in-between. For the support of my husband and the success and adventures of our flower farm. For the gift of creating a beautiful bouquet and being a part of the smiles and happiness it brings! For having been given the opportunity to connect with nature and receive the peace it brings.

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  216. Monique on

    I am grateful for mother earth and how she allows us to benefit from her beauty, if only we can learn how to tap in. <3

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  217. Karissa Hunter on

    I am grateful for my mother Cheryl, & friend Kera-without either of these women I wouldn’t have found the beautiful world of flowers & gardening

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  218. Carolyn on

    I’m so grateful for my boyfriend. He let’s me dig up his yard and plant all kinds of ridiculous things that never usually work out. And also my girls without them I’m not sure what my purpose would be besides growing things. I’d have more time though 😉 but time with them is the best!

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  219. Kirsten Scobie on

    I am grateful for many people in my life and right now thinking of Emily Herzig (floral designer and creative extraordinaire in northern NH) who took a stranger (me!) under her wing on a very part-time basis and re-opened a world of flower love and adventures for me!

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  220. Meg Buchsbaum on

    I am grateful the for all my opportunities as a gardener. I have learned so much over the past years and all the joy that it brings. The best part is being able to share it with so many friends.

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  221. Ruth Ensor on

    I am thankful for my husband and son who have applied so much of the knowledge I received taking the Floret class in 2018. Our farming adventure has slowly begun because of them.

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  222. Allison Howe on

    I am a Farmer Florist from NH. I am a Floret graduate class of 2018! I am so grateful for the Floret Teams investment in the flower farming community. Being in NH I am also grateful for a high stack of fire wood, seed catalogs, my Aussie pup and my partner! I have loads more to be thankful for and sometimes the word grateful just does not cut it! Be well!

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  223. Rebecca Stern on

    So much beauty! I love your products and your site!

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  224. Lisa Adams on

    I’m thankful for my work, where I get to help people heal from trauma and pain and encourage them to take steps on a new journey!

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  225. kim Smith on

    There is nothing more magical than paintings of blooms, except for maybe the love of family, which I am forever grateful for.. Kim

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  226. Stacy Wenning on

    I am thankful to God our creator. He made such beauty in all of his wonderful creations and I feel it’s up to us to see them, cultivate them and grow them! Which is why I’m also grateful for flowers and the people who teach others how to grow them!

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  227. Bobbi Goodin on

    I am thankful for my wonderful husband of 42 years. He is a great husband, father of two terrific adult children, and grandfather to our four beautiful grandkids. He served as a police sergeant with a 30 year career on the department. He rallied through a bought of cancer and is an 11 year survivor then had a total ankle replacement due to a 40 year ago on-the-job injury. What a fighter and awesome guy I get to spend my days with! We are planning our next backyard garden railroad right now…. he is in charge of the railroad and I get to plan the garden. So blessed!

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  228. Annika DeMaster on

    I’m so thankful for my parents who are helping me start my own cut flower business.

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  229. Mary Ciccolella on

    I am grateful every day for the people in my life, the love they give me, the opportunity to be here to see another day and enjoy the beauty of area that I live in.

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  230. Madison on

    I am thankful for my mother who, though mad when I spend too much money on things, always encourages me to try something new and to keep up with my hobbies, no matter how messy they make the house.

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  231. Jessica Swoish on

    I’m grateful for all of God’s blessings, especially my three little boys.

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  232. Eva Helps on

    What gorgeous giveaways!
    I am thankful for so many things! But this morning I am especially thankful for family as I snuggle my kids on a lazy Saturday morning.

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  233. Nancy Briggs on

    Although I never grew up with flowers I learned to love them from my High School Home Ec teacher. She later became my mother in law. Her love of all things growing helped me provide a floral haven on the farm for my youngest son’s wedding. One half mile of zinnias and a sunflower patch for the bride to cut flowers for her own bouquet makes me so thankful for the beauty nature gives us everyday.

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  234. Marcina Stoltzfus on

    I’m so grateful for my husband Jeff and for the way he loves me so sacrificially and constantly ❤️

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  235. Courtney on

    I’m so grateful for everyday. Grateful to have such supportive friends and family.

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  236. Autumn L. dela Houssaye on

    Hello, I’m grateful to this uber generous community of flower farmers and florists for graciously sharing their knowledge and resources with fellow fledgling floral enthusiasts!

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  237. marcela marquez on

    I am thankful for my faith. No matter how messy or overwhelming some days are, there is always a light that will guide me.

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  238. Kaija Hasskamp on

    I am so thankful for my mom and grandma they both love to garden and have past that love onto me and I hope that some day I will do the same with my daughter

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  239. Tammy Urban on

    I’m grateful for my family, the joy & unconditional love I receive from the daily. In the crazy garden of weeds called life, they are my beautiful, colorful flowers brightening my days!

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  240. Jennifer Schmehl on

    I am thankful for my daughter who has taught me so much in her seven years—and keeps my heart growing with her.

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  241. Sara Marcucci on

    I am thankful for my two year old daughter. I became a mother a little later in life and every day she manages the miracle of melting my heart while somehow simultaneously filling it to bursting.

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  242. Jennifer Barnes on

    I’m thankful for my Mom. She passed away 8 years ago but I’m surrounded by her everyday. My husband and I moved up to her rural property to help tend the gardens she created from scratch. Today I still struggle to keep up with it all but love every moment I can steal to be in her peaceful slice of country. I’m just starting to feel comfortable enough to add my own stamp to her vision. My dream is to add a flower farm to the lovely legacy she left behind for us. Mom I wish I could see you again but I am forever greatfull for the path you layed.

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  243. Alycia Piona on

    The universe reminded me that my earthside child is perfect and that perhaps I need to refocus my attention on the family I have now.
    I also have lots of beautiful flower babies that need my love. ❤️
    I am blessed.

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  244. Carolsue on

    I am grateful for my family, friends and pets. And just about everything else that I am blessed with!

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  245. Stephanie Marsh on

    I am grateful for the three (now grown) children that I have been blessed to mother, for their help in realizing and understanding the “other side” of a million things, for keeping me humble, grounded and focused, for the laughter they share so freely, for their encouragement in the things that I love and the things that I might be afraid to try without their coaxing, for opening my eyes, ears and heart to things I might have otherwise missed, and for the sheer joy they gift me with every day.

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  246. AMY LYNN HERMAN on

    I’m grateful to live in a state with an abundance of wildlife and national parks. I always feel reset after a stroll in the woods.

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  247. Eleanor LoNardo on

    I’m so thankful for the floral and garden community that I have found in my area and beyond. Without sharing our knowledge and experience we wouldn’t be where we are. And thank you, Erin for the Floret community and sharing your knowledge!! Where would we all be without you!?

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  248. Krista Reimer on

    Grateful for the beauty of music that stirs the soul in ways nothing else can.

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  249. Claire Shepherd on

    This has been a year with so much to be grateful for. I married my partner of 11 years, and am so grateful to my family and friends who helped make our special day perfect in every way in every way I could have hoped for. I am thankful to own a home where I was able to build a small garden to grow my own flowers for my wedding. It’s a dream I’ve had for years, but never actually thought I’d have the space or resources to make that happen. I’m so thankful that I stumbled across the Floret blog about a year ago, which helped grow my already budding obsession with cut flower gardens and supplied me with a wide variety of flowers grown from seed to my collection of dahlia tubers from a local supplier. I’m thankful to my now husband for supporting my flower obsession and hours spent in the garden, and for not making a stink about the several trays of dirt that I had laying around our home in the late winter months to grow seedlings from. I’m thankful for the relatively mild summer we had here in the pacific northwest. There was minimal smoke from forest fires and not too many unbearably hot days, allowing for an abundant growing season. The list goes on! Cheers to many more successful growing seasons to come!

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  250. Kathryn McMillan on

    I’m grateful for my Mother, Grandmother, and Grandfather who all loved gardening and must have passed that on to me. They are all gone now, but as I work in the dirt and enjoy the life that grows, I sense their presence.

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  251. Kris Koponen on

    I am thankful for all the beautiful natural world that surrounds us all. May we cherish and keep it safe.

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  252. Steve Pabody on

    Keep up the great work ya’ll are doing down there in Skagit Valley!

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  253. Lauren on

    I’m thankful for a roof over my head and a wonderful husband who helps me find the joy in life!

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  254. Ally on

    When given the opportunity to reflect, it’s so hard to even choose! I am so blessed, each day, through family, friends, strangers, and especially God. Currently very grateful for a warm home full of love and the Spirit, and an eternal perspective to support me through tough times.

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  255. Rudy on

    I am thankful for a wonderful life shared with a kind and loving husband and for the five treasures we call our children. And…I am so thankful to have discovered Floret.

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  256. Kiira Avina on

    I’m greatful to my mom for teaching me to love and appreciate plants from the moment I could understand how to. She is the reason I started my floral design business, which is challenging but so rewarding.

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  257. Becky on

    1 am thankful to my friends and family for all their love and continued support through my breast cancer journey. And to my amazing team of doctors who have been there to support me through every step.

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  258. Lyndsay Stretch on

    Gratitude for when the universe aligns. Was Mars in retrograde? Did the cold weather bring me inside sooner? Did I dream about flower farming? I must have. My whole world was ready for this change. I was scrolling FB while sitting next to the fire and settling into the late afternoon and the Floret ad appeared. I read the workshop deadline, 11/8 @ 5pm. It was 11/8. It was 3pm. What? Could this be happening? My childhood dreams. With many years of landscaping for clients and wanting more from my own land…wanting to savior the blooms, create the beauty and provide the bounty. I am here. My turn to be my own boss. My turn to follow my dream and my heart. Nothing has felt so right. I’m grateful for the cold afternoon of 11/8. It’s giving me passion and purpose and excitement. Whatever brought me inside that afternoon…I was supposed to be working, for a client, in their yard, making it beautiful. But I came home early. I found Floret by chance. And now, it’s changing my life. Thank you.

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  259. Mary on

    I am grateful for my friends, family, and the opportunity to learn and grow. Mary

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  260. Betsy on

    I am so thankful that my parents raised me gardening and that I can now teach my little boys the wonders of Creation.

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  261. Carrie on

    I am so very thankful for my son who teaches me every day to live in the moment, play, and keep my priorities right.

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  262. Heidi Stelzer on

    These are beautiful giveaways! I am thankful for health in my body, the ability to move! Thankful for two mischievous boys! And thankful for the world of beauty that flower growing has opened for me.

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  263. Diane Kramanak on

    I am thankful for my family, good health and the pleasures found in living each day to its fullest.

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  264. sarah vosmus on

    I am grateful for the calm, wintry rest—the season of starkness. And so grateful to share this first winter with my fiery redheaded baby daughter. :) thank you for sharing your flower filled world.

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  265. Peggy Riccio on

    I am grateful that a person in a local gardening club has not only supported me but opened many doors for me and I am meeting so many more fellow gardeners.

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  266. Brenda blake on

    I’m thankful for Jesus, first. For without Him nothing else is possible. I’m thankful for 4 healthy, grown children and their spouses and 2 beautiful granddaughters. I’m thankful for nature that is beautiful and gives us a place to find beauty and peace.

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  267. Judy Mattison on

    I am thankful that on the journey of life the color and texture of flowers and friends brighten the pathway, refresh our spirits, and always give us something to smile about.

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  268. Tejal on

    I’m grateful to learn devotion and wonder, through the beauty of nature and my family.

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  269. Patti on

    I am so thankful for my wonderful daughter, April ! Truly a blessing💚

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  270. Bonnie K Chamberlain on

    I am thankful that I am well enough and have the resources to travel to visit with my family who all live out of state and too far away. And, I am thankful for my “family” in my community who open their homes to us so that we might share with their family.

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  271. Michelle Terry on

    I am thankful for all 4 seasons, 12 full moons, and the flowers flourishing (or resting) in each phase ❤️

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  272. Linda on

    I am so great full for every day I wake up for my husband son daughter in law their triplets who are 1 and perfect & for my amazing daughter & her new husband ❤️ I learn something new everyday and try so hard to be a good person & pay it forward even if it’s something small

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  273. Anna steadman on

    I am grateful for the beautiful colors, shapes and fragrance from all the amazing flowers in this world. They bring such joy and healing to many who are ill or recovering.

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  274. Aspen Jones on

    I’m grateful for the Lord, who created everything including every beautiful flower for our enjoyment and His glory.

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  275. Molly on

    I am grateful for my dad, who just recently has decided to encourage and take part in pursuing my flower farming dreams. His support and enthusiasm has been a dream come true all on its own.

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  276. Aimee on

    All beautiful! Enjoying the website, blog and videos.

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  277. Abby C. on

    I am forever grateful for my husband, Christopher. Christopher and I began our marriage with his cancer diagnosis and now, five years later, he is finally in remission! He continually encourages and pushes me to see life’s beauty.
    Plant seeds, reap a harvest, and bask in the glory that is life!

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  278. Carol Evkloff on

    The sky and earth are always a source of gratitude. Picking carrots and kale from our little urban gardens give me great joy as do the flowers we grow from your seeds, Floret. Life itself gives such joy that I try to remember that each day is to be cherished.

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  279. Miki on

    I’m grateful for guided meditation which was recently introduced to me. The speaker shared that one of her safe spaces was a garden which I started to envision all the florals from Floret!

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  280. Jacquelyn Edkin on

    Oh my there are so many that I am grateful for, but at the top of the list is definitely my family!!!

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  281. Annelise on

    I am so grateful to be able to share nature’s bounty with my friends and family. Flowers have the power to make people smile!

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  282. Amber Geiger on

    I am grateful for beauty in the world. When I’m stuck in the routine of every day life seeing a blooming Christmas cactus in the local grocery store, a glowing harvest moon while taking the garbage out at night, or intricate pattern of frost sparkles on my car as I load up at 5:00am for my exercise class. These small discoveries make me smile. And who doesn’t love that?

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  283. Sarah on

    I am grateful for my dad, who has been very sick as of late, but continues to find the strength to carry on through tremendous pain in order to be a light for his grandchildren who look up to their “superhero” Pa so much.

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  284. Sandra Rowland on

    I am grateful for all of the usual, and unusual blessings of a life lived as a Christian in a free country. I am grateful for Floret; an entity
    that I have dreamed of for years, YOU are a dream come true for me. Even if I only ever get to look at your web site; the beauty alone is so gratifying. You remind me so very much of my childhood. I have seen the hills, valleys’, and meadows filled with these flowers; and I have reveled in the beauty; taken in as food and drink when I was a child. And then all of it disappeared somehow; now Erin and Team you are reviving that lost world. Thank You.

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  285. Suzanne E Granstrom on

    Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration Erin and Floret offer. I am so grateful to the many gardeners in my family who have inspired me and passed on their ” gardening genes”. I love to be in my island garden.

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  286. Ina Karpenko on

    Forever grateful for my beautiful sister whos creativity and guidance is unmeasurable. So ever thankful for her energy and the hard work she puts into even the littlest detail throughout all our decorating projects. She is like a rare Jewel and one of the very best parts of my life.

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  287. Amy Duyck on

    I am grateful for my wonderful husband, Justin who puts up with my wild ideas and my dream to be my own boss someday.

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  288. Shelle Cropper on

    I am grateful for my garden, from the care it requires to the restoration it provides. It sustains me.

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  289. Sarah Keegstra on

    So many things to be grateful for — one big one is my husband and I are expecting our first child, a baby boy, in January! So excited and thankful to be growing our sweet little family.

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  290. Kristy Jo Oberts on

    Everything is beautiful and I’d love to win! I’m grateful for the amazing harvest from my garden. Hard work pays off!

    Happy Holidays!

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  291. Kristy Jo Oberts on

    Everything is beautiful and I’d love to win!

    Happy Holidays!

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  292. Dania Matheos on

    I am grateful for the sunny day today and 50 degree weather so I could work in my garden comfortably!

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  293. Windee Willoughby on

    I’m grateful for the flowers and the joy they bring to us all and my husband who reminds me to giggle!

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  294. Holli Benjamin on

    I’m most grateful for my partner Mike. He is the most supportive and encouraging person I know. He inspires me to follow my dreams, even when I say it’s just a dream. He lifts me up and tells me how great it will feel and and how good I will be at it. Without him I would not have had the courage to sign up for the 2020 Floret course. Now we are both excited and our girls are too. How wonderful of a father and husband I have been so lucky to find.

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  295. Olivia Sanchez on

    So many people to be grateful for, for each played a role in getting me to the life I have now.
    And very grateful for this life with all its ups and not so high ups.

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  296. Jessie Westover on

    I am grateful for a supportive husband and father in my cut flower journey.

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  297. Sharon Harichandran on

    I’m grateful for having found floral design as a hobby for stress management that grew into a passion. I’m thankful for the joy that comes from being around plants!

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  298. Faye O’Neil on

    I am grateful for 10 month old Jude, and 94 year old James. What a privilege it is to have each of you in my life right now.

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  299. Ruth Gulden on

    I am grateful for the natual beauty of this world…especiallyflowers…they bring me so happiness…whether I am growing them or creating floral arrangements or trying my hand at painting flowers with watercolors. Grateful for my bounteous garden full of blooms that I love to share with friends & family…when they are feeling down or celebrating life, giving flowers is my love language…

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  300. Brenda Edwards on

    I am grateful for my beautiful family, all the blessings upon which I have been bestowed, and mostly, the gift of Love itself.

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  301. Alyssa D on

    I’m grateful for many opportunities over the past few years- from my brother helping me get started with flower growing, the land I get to grow my flowers on, my mom for being my assistant, and Mother Nature for blessing us with the beautiful gift of flowers and plentiful harvest of various vegetables.

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  302. Meighan Muncy on

    I’m grateful for many things, but few can compare to stinky-face morning kisses and “I love yous” in my ear. And Tiny hands like sun rays that softly warm my cheeks. I wake with a smile, and forgo needed sleep.

    I am thankful for little alarm clocks that rise before the sun. My sweet daily reminder that my hard work is worth it—but far from being done.
    The garden is doing just fine—but I still have more growing to do. Even on the rainy days when I’d rather hit the snooze.

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  303. Suzanne Tom on

    I’m grateful for my health and well-being and am able to appreciate the beauty and wonder of nature in all its many guises!

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  304. Suzanne Tom on

    I’m grateful for my health and well-being and able to appreciate all the beauty and wonder that nature has to offer in all its many guises!

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  305. Marion Andrews on

    I am grateful for my 2 special friends with cancer. Their quality of life is poor but they continue to be loving thoughtful and kind women. They have dignity and grace. They appreciate my help and those of others.

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  306. Anna Zack on

    I am grateful to be able to create as a career and to be supported and surrounded by the people I love most.
    I am truly lucky

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  307. Karen on

    I’m grateful for my very kind husband, who sometimes brings me flowers (which I’m grateful for too). Thanks for this giveaway!

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  308. Andrea Jones on

    Very, very grateful to have jumped out of the office and into the outdoors! Flowers, dirt, all kinds of weather and even weeds – thankful for getting to experience flower farming at it’s best and worst. Beats the s— out of staring at a computer all day. <3

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  309. Carmel Welch on

    I’m grateful for my husband and our renewed interest to growing things! We are entering a new season of learning to feed ourselves from our own land (one acre) with plans on adding an orchard and egg-laying hens! Here’s to 2020 being a beautifully productive year!

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  310. Stacey on

    I am so thankful for a best friend that steps in as the best Auntie ever. Picking up where I leave off, helping me juggle schedules and work as a single Mom with a job over an hour away from my kids. I very honestly couldn’t do it with out her <3

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  311. Amy Smith on

    Gratitude is often overlooked and underrated but so necessary for our mental and spiritual selves. First and foremost, I’m grateful for my relationship with God and my salvation; without this, I would be a lost soul. My children and husband bring me joy, laughter, love, and security. My friends provide connection, understanding, and laughter. My ability to make a difference in the lives of students with special needs gives me purpose, constant learning, and satisfaction. My home gives me not only shelter but a place to express myself. Growing flowers brings me happiness, passion, an outlet to express creativity and so much peace and joy! My flowers also provide happiness to others which in turn makes me grateful. I am grateful every day for all of these things and more…..but let us not forget….chocolate and wine!

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  312. dolly gauthier on

    My gratitude is wrapped up in home and family. A place to call home, a garden to create in with children and children’s children to cherish and share life.

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  313. Kei on

    I am continually amazed at the abundance of resources out there for small farmers, and truly grateful to be starting our own farm at such a time of plenty.

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  314. Tamara McDermott on

    I am grateful for the beauty and preciousness found in daily living.

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  315. Meaghan Oosterhoff on

    I am grateful that God has blessed me with a home where I can raise a family as well as a garden. Both are teaching me love, patience and hard work!

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  316. Alisha C Worth on

    I am grateful for sunshine. It’s warming rays and life giving energy are something I don’t take for granted. The sun nourishes the plants I love so dearly. It boosts my mood. It creates beautiful sunrises and sunsets. :)

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  317. Erin on

    I am grateful to God for blessing us with life. Being in my garden growing things reminds me every day of the miracle of creation and growth that is possible through Him.

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  318. Rebecca Peterson on

    I am grateful for the beauty that Heavenly Father has created in this world through flowers, plants, and landscape scenery. I am especially thankful to be able to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends and am fortunate to have good health so I can be out in nature.

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  319. Angie Hawks on

    I’m grateful for the Beauty that surrounds me each and every day; in the faces of those I meet, the crisp Alaskan winters with Northern Lights blazing, in conversations seasoned with Grace and Kindness, Little ones and laughter. Oh, the Wonder of it all.

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  320. Sarah Norgard on

    I am grateful to have been able to make a living as a florist for the last twenty years of my life. Seeing people’s faces light up from something you created especially for them to express themselves brings me daily joy.

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  321. Anna Duffy on

    I am grateful to live in an area with so much natural beauty surrounding me — the Northern California coast, the redwood trees and the mountains not too far away. So many places to explore and enjoy!

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  322. Carolyn M Lawson on

    I am grateful for God’s love most of all. Without God nothing is possible, but with Him all things are possible. I am thankful for family, friends and safety.

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  323. Elise on

    So grateful for second chances (and third…and fourth), for restored health, for the opportunity to do something that brings joy to others, for the love that encompasses family, for each new day.

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  324. Joyce Pereira on

    This morning I’m grateful for a day at the beach with my husband, enjoying a rich cup of coffee in a warm room and watching the seagulls circle high into the foggy sky above. Even the gray outside is beautiful when Floret Flowers posts colorful pictures of promising things on my FB feed!

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  325. Tabitha Baker on

    I am blessed by your cut flower garden book. I am a farm girl who loves God & his beautiful creations. This year I dabbled in the dahlias, sweet peas delphinum, carnations, sages, corral bells and the list goes on. All of which I had never grown before. I have shared bouquets with neighbors, widows & others that may be sick in our rural community. You don’t realize by sharing your stunning pictures, books & seeds how much you have blessed others. I have found a new love for growing beautiful blossoms I had never seen before. God Bless you.

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  326. Jennifer Gallagher on

    I am so grateful for my little family, my friends, and also that I found Floret Flowers to inspire me to start a backyard cutting garden. Yay!

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  327. Valerie on

    I am completely grateful for my family. For my parents who make my family’s full. For the opportunities before me and for realizing my passion is within reach.

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  328. Ginger Blake on

    I’m grateful for having grown as a gardener over the last year, the wealth of natural beauty around me, my family and all of the friends that are like family.

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  329. Tiffany on

    I am grateful for my family. The love and support from my husband who has joined me in my flower farming adventure and happily does a lot of the grunt work, driving hoops into the ground while I lovingly plant the flowers. And the patience and inquisitiveness of my two toddlers who are learning not to squish the baby plants, and that I will get them a snack in just two minutes after I get the rest of these plants in the ground!

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  330. Melanie Britton on

    I try to find gratitude in all things. Simply waking up and having a choice is gratifying. I hope so much happiness grows, for all of us. This world needs more happiness. And flowers!

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  331. Toni on

    I’m grateful for my husband, furry kids, flowers and sunshine!

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  332. latanya on

    I am thankful for my husband that puts up with all of my mood swings.

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  333. Lynn Hoffmann on

    Nothing like a change in seasons to have a gardener think of spring and new plants and starting another season.

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  334. Allison Eaby on

    I’m grateful for my children being my mirror. This year I’ve learned the light and truth that lies in a few minutes of pondering what they’re reflecting. I’m thankful for my 100 year old grandmother. I’m blessed for moving past 2 major accidents this year. And I love how your photos regularly tie me to back to the plants I love and where they are at in the season. Cheers!

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  335. Erica on

    I’m grateful for the opportunity to travel and see new things.

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  336. Susan on

    I remember being a young girl and taking long walks with my mother. She would admire all of the beautiful plants and flowers along the way. It was not unusual for us to stop and take cuttings from an especially delightful find- with the owners permission of course, then taking them home to plant in our own yard.
    I am grateful to my mother for teaching me how to plant a successful garden. But more importantly I am grateful to her for showing me there is beauty beyond the flowers and, passing the ability to feel the love and solace one can find while gardening.

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  337. Sara on

    I am thankful and grateful for all the goodness in my life, especially for those I love and who love me.

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  338. Alice on

    I’m grateful to my mother, who dragged me around country gardens when I was small and instilled my love of gardening.

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  339. Kelly Jackson on

    I’m grateful for my little family and our little home, our health & our happiness. I’m grateful for good friends, good food and the relative comfort of our lives. I’m grateful for all of these things while working hard to help ensure others can have these things as well.

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  340. Hannah on

    I’m grateful for the mountains and the fresh air. Every day on my commute when I see Mt. Rainier, I’m reminded of how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place and how important it is that we take care of it.

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  341. Jane on

    I am so blessed and thankful for a wonderful, loving family, for living in a country where I can worship God freely and for friends who stick by me when times are good and when times are not so good. And I am thankful for flowers ;-)

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  342. RENEE ROVEY on

    I am so thankful for the wonderful women of the Alaska Peony Cooperative for teaching me about growing peonies in an extreme climate. Also to my husband for supporting my dream of growing flowers, and for my devoted doggies who are there with me in the garden every minute of every day- providing encouragement, snuggles, and reminding me to take time to smell the flowers.

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  343. Brooke on

    I am grateful for freedom. Freedom of expression, freedom to think what I want, work where I want, plant flowers if I want and freedom to live my life how I want.

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  344. Robyn Legun on

    So grateful to have found my passion. Flowers bring me so much joy!

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  345. Kathy on

    I’m so happy to have flowers in my life to tend to, to love and to surround my family with.

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  346. Nicole on

    I retired last year. I couldn’t be more grateful for my 18yr career as a birth and postpartum doula. Pure joy seeing life take its first breath baby after baby. Now I get to watch my precious seedlings do the same. Right now I’m really grateful for soil. Beautiful, fertile soil.

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  347. Linda Hovgaard on

    I am grateful for many things….faith, my health, my loving family, friends and pets. I am also grateful for two beautiful properties that I am blessed with. When my husband and I were trying to buy 5 acres in the country to build on I got down on my hands and knees and asked God to please grant me this plot of land so I could have a piece of paradise to work with and live on….some space to raise my family and garden to my hearts content. 30 years later and I am so blessed with two beautiful properties and many gardens that have been my therapy, sanctuary and paradise over the years. Getting my hands into the soil, connecting with the earth, enjoying nature and raising an abundance of vegetables, fruits and flowers has been one of the best parts of my life. I am so grateful for our land and what it has given me and my family.

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  348. Leah on

    As a home flower gardener, I lurked in the flower community for several years. Last year I enrolled in the Floret Workshop and began my flower journey in earnest. I am grateful for the connections I’ve made with people just as crazy as me! Geography can often make you feel isolated so being able to connect was very empowering. But at home, I am truly grateful for my husband. He does not understand my flower passions at all–but he is supportive nonetheless. Having support from the one you share your life with is absolutely priceless.

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  349. Evangelina Flores on

    I am thankful for my beautiful children, I’m so blessed with all the love surrounding my life. I’m super excited to have come accross your blog and the possibilities in my family’s near future.

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  350. Amiee Pritcher on

    I am thankful for my family, my animals who keep me sane and my flower gardens that being such beauty into my everyday life.

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  351. Veronica Gracia-Wing on

    Thank you so much for your generosity! I am so grateful for the support of my community. Without it, I would not be the human – who is also a mom, wife, budding flower, friend, community servant, etc. – that I am. They/it are an unflinching buoy.

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  352. Angela Ho on

    I’m grateful for the happiness I find everyday. I love my husband and our little piece of the world. Everyday I look out and it’s another day, and I find beauty and realize the little things that make me happy.

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  353. Sadie L on

    I’m grateful for my sweet little flowerchild and the large windowsills that allow me to continue growing during these dreary winter months.

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  354. Debi Miller on

    I’m thankful for my husband’s support in starting my flower farming venture. He has 50 years of farming experience, and has provided invaluable support while I got started. He is very interested in the flower side of the farm (even though his focus is the veggie side) and is always excited to see the flowers start blooming.

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  355. Carrol Swanson on

    I’m thankful I found Floret Flowers. I’d been searching for long stemmed sweet pea seeds and found them here. After my purchase I stuck around to read everything on the site. Then came the video offer – wonderful “lessons” packed with information and beautiful flowers. Now I’m hooked, and I thank you for that!

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  356. Indre on

    I am grateful for this year’s harvest, for wonderful people in my life and for those moments that makes my heart sing.

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  357. Jodi on

    First, I am grateful for everything our family has and is by the grace of God. My great husband, although he just lost his job, he is courageous and strong, and hopeful of the future. Love him with all my heart as we approach 28 yr anniversary. I am thankful for all of nature, the Second Marvelous Book, that inspires me, gives me hope, strengthens me, and propels me to bless others with what it gives me. A handful of nature for a hand filled heart. A blessing received is a blessing to share! To which I am also thankful for Floret and the beauty that it shares with so many others! Thanks to all of you!

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  358. Sarah on

    I’m thankful for my health, for my family (and my chosen family of friends), and for simple daily gifts like clean drinking water, a comfy bed, and homemade food.

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  359. Maria on

    I am blessed with a great family, have the joy of living close to my parents and to be able to interact with and share life with children knowing their elders/heritage. So blessed!

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  360. Ali Harrison on

    Grateful for my little piece of land, my big golden retriever, and the flower farm I just bought in Idaho. Big things are happening…

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  361. Laura Fincher on

    I am very grateful for my husband and my 9 month old daughter Caroline. This is her first Thanksgiving.

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  362. Nikkol Kitchen on

    I am thankful for a healthy body that can work outdoors growing flowers and food that i share with friends.

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  363. Katie Magnuson on

    I am thankful for this baby girl growing inside me. Can’t wait to have a gardening buddy come spring!!
    PS That painting would be so pretty in her nursery!!

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  364. Suzanne Cogburn on

    I am grateful for so many things in my life but the most important is my family. The love and support is amazing. A big shout out to my husband who encourages all my crazy ideas and makes me laugh everyday.

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  365. Hilda on

    I ordered my first seeds from floret this year and had armloads of beautiful flowers all summer. Thank you Floret!
    I’m a painter and happily painted those flowers all summer long.
    I am grateful for my daughter and my four sisters who keep me grounded to home, family and gardening.

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  366. Susan L Pritchard on

    I am grateful to my husband because he understands my need to surround myself with beauty and he has learned that it’s the small things in life that bring that beauty and joy into our lives.

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  367. Inge on

    Gratitude in the beauty that surrounds us…

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  368. Tina on

    I’m so thankful for my wonderful husband and my two boys who enjoy playing in the dirt and making our yard beautiful almost as much as I do.

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  369. Cheri on

    I’m thankful for the passion & courage that God has planted in my heart…for a loving husband who supports most of my crazy ideas…and the chance to walk thru a door of opportunity and see where it takes me!

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  370. Catherine Ervin on

    What a wonderful giveaway! I am grateful for finding Floret Flowers blog and all of the amazing literature available to me to help me improve my flower game! :)

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  371. Rebecca on

    I am grateful for the love of my life, Kel, for being my biggest fan, my best friend, and the person who makes me laugh, grow, and learn, constantly. I’m also thankful for our dog, Ruby Jean, and for the bit of earth we get to tend and frolic every day on our farm. <3

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  372. Angie Andrade on

    I am grateful for Mother Earth that creates such beauty, abundance and nourishment for my soul everyday.

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  373. Staci Andro on

    Because of my family I’m grateful for all things outdoors in Mother Nature. Nothing brings me greater joy than to pass this down to my son who at only one year’s old (as of yesterday) already is showing the same interest and appreciation for our earths playground!

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  374. Mirian on

    Greatful for my good health so i can take care of the home, family and garden!

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  375. Janette Mattson on

    I’m so grateful for parents who taught me the joy of being grateful. Living gratefully means I can find joy even as winter starts and the beautiful blooms are all passed. I’m grateful for the hope of spring and life yet to come and for a husband and sweet kids who fill even the coldest winter day with warmth and love.

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  376. Michelle Dodge on

    I am grateful for a second chance at love. After the death of my first husband ,I thought love would never bloom again for me. But the 2nd act of my life is beautiful and my gratitude is I overwhelming!

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  377. Chris Anderson on

    I am thankful for the life that God has blessed me with; for my Granny who grew waist high cosmos in shades of pink. I’m so thankful that I was gifted with her time and love in my early years.

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  378. Valerie Shepler on

    I am thankful for my children and having the opportunity to watch them grow into adults with goals and dreams. I am also thankful to be in a place in my life where I can spend more time learning about flowers and enjoying them.

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  379. Amy Kneller on

    I am thankful for my family and the beauty of God’s creation!

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  380. Lous McGinley on

    I’m so grateful for my little grandson, Miles. He was adopted from China after having been found on the streets. He had many life threading medical issues, but after a year of care has become a happy healthy four year old. Although he lives two-thirds across the country, I will be able to go for his fourth birthday early December. Such a blessing.

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  381. Chrissy on

    My people make me who I am— I am built up by others. So grateful 💓

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  382. Tatiana on

    Grateful for my little girl, my husband, and my garden.

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  383. Stephanie Abernathy on

    I am grateful to God, and the the land we own for allowing me time and space to begin my dream of flower farming! Of course, my great family supporting me is the best gift and I am eternally thankful and grateful for them!

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  384. Adelheid I Malowany on

    I’m thankful for the good health of my family members. May they continue to grow and prosper.

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  385. Roxann Barber on

    Thanks to Mom (93) who taught me, and is still teaching me, to garden!

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  386. Lisa on

    Good morning .. I look forward to floret emails, the blog and especially your flowers. This year I have all the special dates on my calendar so I don’t get the “out of stock” message 😩.
    I ordered plenty of seeds for stocking stuffers .. my daughters and I love to plant flowers and veggies then we share our harvest.
    We have a new tiny (5 pounder grandson) Charlie .. who with his big brother David will be out in the middle of seed planting this spring.
    Wishing everyone at Floret a blessed and wonderful season.
    Fondly,
    Lisa

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  387. Maegan on

    I am thankful that I have the joy of teaching my young children to garden.

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  388. Julie Thompson on

    Floret Flowers is amazing! Living a life surrounded by beautiful flowers….how wonderful! I am so thankful that I found you!

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  389. Abby B. on

    So grateful for my husband’s support and love over this tough couple of weeks. Very thankful God brought us together!

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  390. Ashley S. on

    I am grateful for my sister. She gave me the greatest, most selfless gift ever, the gift of A child. Without being able to conceive naturally, my sweet sister offered to be an egg donor. Now I am the mother to a precious son.

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  391. Dana Smith on

    I am thankful for the smiles that flowers bring. Even in dark times, they can make me smile.

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  392. Paula Spring on

    I’m so very thankful for my family and God’s glorious creation seen in nature. Gardens and the ability to paint them have been my greatest blessing and pleasure!

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  393. Nicole Terry on

    I’m grateful that I got myself into a “gardening habit” (even in the heat of a Southern summer) by committing to tend to the garden for at least 15 minutes every day. (Um, now that it’s getting cold? Well, I’ll have to find the warmest part of the day, lol.)

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  394. Alisha B on

    I just went to a refugee cultural night and 5 girls shared their stories of their lives before they came to the US and then life afterwards. I am grateful for the freedoms we have in the US, running water, education for my children and medical care. The list goes on- I am one blessed woman!

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  395. Linsey Rose on

    So much gratitude for the beauty of nature which inspires so much creativity within us. <3

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  396. sherry klusman on

    We have recently moved into a new to us home that has needed massive work to make livable. Our backyard is nothing but dirt, dying grass and rocks. I moved my wine barrels to the new house late in the move with thoughts of color, flowers and vegetables . . . life saw it differently, nothing got done! I realized that my hands were not use to not gardening, my mind was too caught up in the real world. My heart needed to garden. In a weepy, desperate moment I added Miracle Grow potting soil, planted sweet pea seeds collected in my travels from another state, watered the soil and began to wait. Gratitude comes in all shapes and sizes — seven days after planting the seeds they have all popped up. God has given me what my heart needs . . . a reason to be hopeful. I look forward to cutting my first bouquet of sweet peas and savoring the memory of my grandmother who first introduced me to them and taught me how and when to pick. I bouquet of freshly cut flowers does replenishes the spirit.

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  397. Jaclyn Baschmann on

    I’m grateful to be in a position to follow my dreams and starting a cut flower farm. I’m grateful to be in the Floret Workshop class of 2020. I’m grateful to be able to wander through my blooms and truly feel alive.

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  398. Julie Moyer on

    I love your info on dahlias As a florist who plants dahlias to use in my designs all your tops have helped a great deal.
    Thanks
    Julie
    Flowers At The Inn

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  399. Marion on

    I love reading about everything Floret. And I am grateful that I still have a healthy and vibrant father at age 97 who passed on his love of gardening to me.

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  400. Elyse on

    I am thankful for all the “old souls” who remind and teach us what is truly important in life. Watching the journey of a planted seed all the way to the smile of the flower recipient is a rewarding process!

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  401. Erin on

    Thankful for the 67 acres of land we just purchased. Thankful for my hardworking hands and spirit I have as a nurse. And most thankful for the support I have from my soon to be husband to fulfill my dreams of having a flower farm. My gardens and the soil give back to me what I give of myself to others in need. Can’t wait to get started and take the course next year!

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  402. Lauren R. on

    I am so thankful for my amazing husband, our home together, our family, and our sweet dog Shadrach and cat Basil. I’m also thankful for flowers and the job that I have getting to share the joy they bring with others. Never thought I’d be here, but it’s so good!

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  403. Jennifer Savzyan on

    Grateful for my family, friends, pets, and the new and exciting journey of flower farming!

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  404. Sunita Mathur on

    I am grateful that I have the ability to see and appreciate the glorious beauty of Mother Nature in so many forms, colors and seasons and the will to attempt recreating it through my painting.

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  405. Sandra on

    I’m thankful that, even though this was a terribly challenging year, my family and farm and still standing. Praise the Lord!

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  406. Debbie on

    I always let my grandchildren make bouquets to take home so they will love flowers! Now they encourage me to follow my dream to start my flower farm! They say “We want to help you grow flowers!”

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  407. Denise Lowe on

    I’m so grateful for people like you that share your knowledge with a loving heart and not keep it all for yourself, there’s room for everyone’s flowers in this great world God has created for us.

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  408. Lacey on

    I’m grateful for my family and all their help this last year as I moved and work toward building a lifestyle I love.

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  409. Emily on

    Everything is gorgeous in the giveaways!
    I am extremely thankful for my two beautiful, healthy babies and my incredible husband!! And family, always family. :)

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  410. BobbiLynn Miller on

    I’m so thankful for the variety of flowers God created ! Not just a flower, but so many different fragrances, types and colors to delight in!

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  411. Gen on

    Gratitude for God, good health, family, friends, a passion for life and of course fLoWeRs!!!

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  412. Annika McIntosh on

    I have much to be grateful for, but my parents are always at the top of my list, for myself and my daughter. They are deeply dedicated community members in a small town in NY state, where they have been tending the land and growing things (including a community garden) for decades. Their rootedness is an inspiration, and it always provides us with a sense of home, belonging, interconnectedness, and respect for Mother Nature—even though we live far away. Strong roots let us grow strong and tall.

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  413. Emily on

    So grateful for my sweet mama, who gave me the love of flowers and being outdoors :) I know get the opportunity to pass that on to my own children

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  414. Sarah Teele on

    I am a physician working in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. It is a hard job (I am practicing saying that phrase out loud and giving myself a little break when I don’t feel adequate in the rest of my life as a parent, spouse, sister, friend, etc.). I lost one of my most cherished patients yesterday. He had an amazing life despite terrible heart disease and touched so many people. Despite his illness, this was somewhat unexpected and my world has been rocked. The garden has always been a place of healing for me- a place where things can thrive and even a rotten tomato is a treasure for the bugs or happy chickens. I need my garden today. Unfortunately it is November in New England and we are having an unusually cold week. Too cold to try and fit in the extra daffodil bulbs I bought but haven’t managed to plant yet-“I have a hard job, I have a hard job,..” Perhaps this is a good day for dividing dahlias. Thank you for the how-to video- Saran Wrap and sharpies seem like they could be very therapeutic.

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  415. Alice Krehbiel on

    I am so thankful for Christ in my life. He is the ultimate servant and the lover of my soul. He has brought joy and peace to my life and nothing in this world around me offers such stability. Relationships, jobs, finances…. are all so fleeting or constantly changing. But scripture promises He never leaves or forsakes! Im so very thankful for Him. He is the creator of all these amazing flowers you grow and write
    about. I love your photos and tips . Alice

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  416. Cheyenne Hasty on

    I’m so thankful for my mom, she is my constant friend and partner in all garden adventures.

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  417. Sarah Grasman on

    I’m so grateful for our three kids. Their joy for life and the outdoors is contagious. They love to play and help in the garden and their minds are still full of imagination! I love watching them grow.

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  418. Hannah Treece on

    I am grateful for my family, they always support me and my endeavors.

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  419. Marie Jane Castillo on

    I feel so blessed every day for having wonderful people around me. And having to enjoy beautiful things that surrounds us, as simple as a monarch butterfly that came and visit my dill patch last spring and bumbles bees on my wild flowers. Having to see this beautiful creatures was amazing! I am a nature lover and gardening is one the things I truly enjoy. Thank you Erin for sharing your knowledge, I plant ranunculus and daffodil this fall and applied your mini course to them. Can’t wait to see them bloom!.

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  420. Linda on

    I am so grateful God brought my husband and I together. He has been my rock, my confidant and always there for me. One of the things I truly love about him is that he makes me laugh! We share a love for music, reading and especially working in our yard. He made a small area into a beautiful garden for me with a fountain that I call my “Secret Garden.” ❤️ It’s my “getaway” place.

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  421. Renee Martin on

    I am grateful for the beauty of life. My husband and I were in a horrible accident a year ago. We are lucky to be here. I see and appreciate everything differently now.

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  422. Sabrina Shamblin on

    I’m grateful for my husband and his enthusiasm and excitement for starting on a wonderful family project of flower farming with our 2 year old daughter. We are so looking forward to the online course and our first growing season next year.

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  423. Brita Rust on

    I am thankful for friends I can share flowers with and a little space to grow them.

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  424. Kelly Wilson on

    I’m so thankful for family. Without family I wouldn’t have the “family farm” and this gorgeous land to farm. I’m grateful for their help and support along the way.

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  425. Christa on

    Gratitude to all those before me that planted the seeds in my heart of beauty and giving. My I share the same with others.

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  426. renee cauthen on

    I am so very grateful for my family, especially my mom. She has passed down her love of gardening and flowers to me. At 85 she still works in her yard tending to her flowers.
    I am also grateful for our military and their willingness to give up their comforts to fight for our freedoms.

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  427. dawn kuznkowski on

    I have much to be grateful for but to choose one….I would have to say my 8th grade English teacher. He made such a huge impact on my life.
    He would give me extra credit for poems or songs, and have me read them or perform in class, encourage me to enter (and win) poetry contests.
    He gave me much needed encouragement when I was going through a really rough time in my life.
    We are still friends to this day. I’m 58 years old, so it’s a lifetime friendship. He and his wife still encourage my artistic endeavors I encourage theirs.
    I am so grateful for having them in my life and so grateful he came along when he did and that we met.

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  428. Rebecca Ringham on

    I am grateful for the health of my loved ones in this precious time that we have, and I am moved by the support of so many on my journey to become a flower farmer. I could not do it without the educators, mentors, workers and cheerleaders in my life.

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  429. Nicole Kaseberg on

    I am so grateful for Mother Nature; she is a most beautiful and powerful teacher, constantly showing us about growth, perseverance, life cycles and the beauty that can be found everywhere you look.

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  430. Kay Ellison on

    Grateful that we are healthy enough in our mid 70’s to garden and maintain our little acre of Paradise.

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  431. Judy Bradle on

    Thankful for a world in which we can pursue our passions. Especially grateful to my husband Chris who is the patient supporter and often the “muscle” behind my passion for gardening.

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  432. suzanne on

    I’m grateful everyday for all aspects of my life. My loving family, friends and the bounty and opportunity that each new day brings.

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  433. Liv Detrick on

    Grateful for my husband, who regularly stops to reminds us both of the many hings we have to be thankful for.

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  434. Marilyn Charlton on

    I am grateful to my fiance for his constant support and patience whilst I figure out the next steps of my professional life, to my son for his joy, laughter and constant stream of questions that keep me on my toes, and to all the flower growers out there, for proving through their feasts of colours and scents, that it is possible if you truly put your mind to it!

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  435. Elizabeth Schmidt on

    I’m so grateful for all of the strong women in my life that have left this earth. They each had a part in nurturing my love of gardening. So much so, that I have a beautiful tattoo on my arm, which looks like a corsage. It includes each one’s favorite flower. We have kept a dahlia strain going for over 100 years, affectionately nicknamed “gramma’s dahlia” after our great grandma Blake, who lived to 104!!

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  436. Tara Gill on

    I could say all sorts of things, but in the end. I really need a win right now.

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  437. Ronda Banner on

    I’m grateful for family, friends and each and every day – for parents who instilled in me the beauty that can come from gardening and a husband and grown children who have the patience and encouragement to let me “play” to find my own gardening path.

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  438. Concetta C. Kome on

    My twin daughters and I are wrapping up our first year, 6 months really, on our new land and in business together. Gratitude 🙏🏾 is our motivation each day as we grow soil without disturbing the biology, plant and harvest our flowers! Each of us knows that we are in a special place, with precious time with each other, and I am grateful to see my daughters grow and blossom daily!

    We could really benefit from Florets online course, especially the business aspect of flower farming, so we will need to squirrel 🐿 away some fund for next year! Thanks Floret!

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  439. Whitney on

    My husband, a truly good man in every sense of the word, a supportive and faithful friend, cheerleader and partner, and passionate father to our three “best-boys-in-the-world” sons.

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  440. Stephanie on

    I am grateful for farming mentors and role models that provide endless support, advice and inspiration as I slowly build my small farm into my dream business.

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  441. Carolyn on

    I am grateful to all those who create from their hearts. The beauty they create gives us a chance to pause and find grace in the moment, celebrate our joy and appreciate life. I am especially grateful for those whose gardens create that ‘ohhhh’ moment when you fall in love with the colors, textures and moods that you had the fortune to stumble on.

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  442. Toby Wollin on

    I’m grateful for my mom who was grew up in the UK amongst very practical vegetable gardens but her mother captured a bit of her own garden and grew roses there. My mom was very much from the ‘find a hole and fill it’ school of gardening and was very courageous, willing to give a chance to anything in the hopes that it..just..might..make..it. She shared her love of digging in the dirt to me and I won my first 4H gardening ribbons with carrots and lettuce in the 6th grade and have kept at it ever since. My kids (all grown, some parents) have all absorbed the love of the magic of gardening as well so my mom’s sharing her love of flowers and gardening has been passed on.

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  443. Rachel on

    I am grateful for the people in my life who are a support to me and others, who recognize and focus on the good.

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  444. Victoria on

    I am grateful for my daughters. I have learned so much about myself and the kind of person I want to be since becoming a parent. Motherhood makes you want to become the best version of yourself! The added bonus is that I get stay home with them full-time which has in turn given me more time to grow our family farm business.

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  445. Hope Meier on

    The giant tulip bed my son helped me plant last week. He is determined to keep the rabbits away so it stays beautiful for his mama 🙂 He likes to run bouquets around to all our neighbors. My little boy who loves to spread a small amount of joy. I hope he always stays that way.

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  446. L. Black on

    As a family that travels and speaks across the U.S. for 9 months of the year, we are thankful for being together as we travel, our summers off at our small farm growing flowers, sharing them, rescuing animals and hanging with friends every day, beauty in nature and good health.

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  447. Julie Brinker on

    I am grateful for our families. They have helped us so much in the last year as we bought, remodeled and moved into our home. I am super excited to share with them our newest reason to be grateful….a new baby next summer.

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  448. Cheryl on

    Grateful for my parents who set the example that small acts of kindness to neighbors, friends and strangers was the norm, not the exceptional. Always extend a hand to help someone else.

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  449. Erin214 on

    My family, they are so kind and thoughtful, and I learn so much from them.

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  450. jeanine pickard on

    I am grateful for my sister…her love of all things beautiful and her design style is a constant inspiration to those that know her. She loves flowers (like I do) and marvels at their beauty-wherever looking at a single bloom or an artfully arranged bouquet!

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  451. Sarah Woodruff on

    I am grateful for the grace of God and for the beauty He surrounds us with. My life has been filled with beautiful flowers and beautiful people, inside and out.

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  452. Lydia Brubacher on

    I am thankful for God’s beautiful creation, for the trees, and the animals, and especially for the flowers. And I’m also very thankful for my family, my mom, my dad, my sisters and my little brother.

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  453. Tom on

    You can preface all of these comments with a basic gratitude of living in a country that allows you to follow a dream being only limited by your imagination and willingness to put in the effort to make that dream a reality. Planting your first seed can lead to something truly special, meaningful and inspirational for many people. Example…Floret.

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  454. Jeannine on

    I am grateful to my niece and sister for introducing me to the love of flower gardening. While my niece has a flower farm in Tennessee, my sister and I have cutting flower gardens for home and sharing. I am also grateful for your mini courses which have helped me along the way.

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  455. Gina Selzer on

    Among my many blessings, I am so grateful for your “how to” videos on digging, dividing and storing dahlias…I have to watch them a few times every year to give me the confidence I need to attempt to grow amazing dahlias every year. Thank you Floret!!

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  456. S. Brennan Murphy on

    I have gratitude for my dear maternal grandmother, the beauty and joy flowers offer, and Floret Flowers. During the summer months growing up, my family and I spent weeks at my grandmother’s home. I would help her out with weeding, cutting grass, pruning and so on in and around her garden. My grandmother always had beautifully arranged flowers on her fireplace mantles all summer long. She sewed the first roots of my love of flowers and gardening.
    As an example, I must have been around 6 or 7 years old when I took it upon myself (without permission) to create several bouquets and take them around the neighborhood knocking on doors with my basket full of magic to see if anyone wanted to buy them (for something like 25 cents!).
    That memory always gives me a chuckle. How audacious and full of endeavor I was!
    Today, after the last couple of years of dreaming about signing up for Floret’s six week online coarse, I have finally done it!! I cannot thank you enough for all you do and create to bring so much love, joy and beauty into the world. If my grandmother were still alive she would have been in stupefied awe of the world you have created inspiring so, so many!

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  457. Veronica Jones on

    I am so grateful that I had a mother and father who made so many sacrifices for me and for my brothers and sisters. My mother and father passed on the importance of family. They recently passed away and I remember them each and every day. The beautiful small things are what I cherish the most. Such as family meals together, my mother cooking in the kitchen or my father out working in the hay pastures. So, I am thankful for the gift of a mother and father who loved and cared for their children.

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  458. Alison O. on

    I’m thankful for my new home that finally affords me the space to practice gardening.

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  459. Sarah on

    I have been so busy at work in a public garden that I have completely neglected my garden at home. I watched the tulip planting video as I started the series and felt my love of gardening become reignited! That same week I raced home, tilled a small trench and finally planted some tulips of my own!! We plant over 280,000 tulip bulbs every year at Thanksgiving Point, but I hadn’t planted a single bulb at home in 4 years.

    Thank you for inspiring me!!

    Sarah

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  460. Elsa Croft on

    I am grateful for my wonderful and supportive husband and our children. My husband keeps encouraging me to follow my dreams of continue growing flowers! We hope that one day we get to have land big enough to plant more flowers and trees! His passion are trees and I believe that some day we will accomplish our goals.!

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  461. tracey on

    My family, my life as an artist, my garden.

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  462. Alison Grace on

    I am so very grateful for all of it. My loving and supportive family and friends. The beautiful coves in which I get to surf. The beautiful trees through which I get to run. Each sunrise and sunset. The massive amounts of cornel bronze dahlias that popup in our yard each year. Each day when people shine with what humanity could be and how humans could treat each other, I’m grateful.

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  463. Renae on

    My family and friends.

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  464. Barbara on

    I’m thankful for my beautiful and healthy children, and the dream of one day opening my own cut flower farm.

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  465. Robin Matterfis on

    I am grateful for my husband who has supported my dream of working from home to start our organic farm stand, expand my online shop, and homeschool our daughter.

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  466. Michelle Dutton on

    My husband and kids who are blessings in so many ways.

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  467. Laura on

    For my mom who began her flower gardening journey in her 40s. She passed a love of gardens and flowers on to me and my daughters. At 80 years old she still has a deep love for gardening but Alzheimer’s has robbed her of her ability to work in her flower beds as much as she’d like. I’m grateful that I am able to help my dad care for her and in small ways allow her to keep gardening.

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  468. Sarah Blair on

    I am thankful for flowers, and that God has give us the ability to see something so beautiful start from seed and grow. And I love sharing this beauty with my friends and neighbors ❤️

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  469. Karen Chapman on

    I am grateful for my Mother (who recently passed away). She was an amazing Mom to six of us. Her love and support meant so much to me and my siblings. She was a very special person who is greatly missed! ❤ Her favorite flower was the iris.

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  470. Robin VanWingerden on

    I’m grateful for my hubby who found and purchased our little 14-acre farm so that I can realize my long-time dream of flower farming… even if it is small scale to start with!

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  471. Sue Frey on

    This passed Spring I lost my mom and I am so very grateful to the nurses and staff that took great care of her the last year she was here. My mom gave me the joy of flowers as I was growing up and I will forever be grateful for that. The note cards would be a beautiful way to spread the joy and beauty she brought into my life.

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  472. Ingrid Ann Perry on

    The thing I love about growing flowers is that no two seasons are alike. There are so many variables! I live on the coast of Maine where our growing season is never long enough for me. Plants behave differently from one summer to the next. It’s not just the sunlight and water and soil quality. It seems like seeds germinate at their will and flowers thrive or fail in spite of my efforts! Growing flowers is such a quiet, peaceful activity.

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  473. June on

    So grateful for my son – he brings such joy into my life. Always grateful for your website and the beautiful flowers also!

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  474. Cherri Gretter on

    I’m grateful for my family who supports my many projects and endeavors. If I’m not creating and learning, I don’t feel alive. My family understands this about me, especially my dear husband. They give me their unwavering support and encouragement to pursue a life I think is worth living. For these folks, I owe an immeasurable depth of gratitude.

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  475. Kate Adamson on

    I am grateful for my dear friend Wendy, who I’ve know for over 20 years. Her zest for life and courage to embrace new adventures has seen her move from north east England to New Mexico, USA to share her life with her dear husband. I miss her and would love her to have your beautiful giveaways.

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  476. Nikki padget on

    My work colleagues who keep things running on my non working days when im away trying to develop my second career in gardening

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  477. Liz H on

    I’m so thankful for my little family. My two year old keeps me moving and makes me manage my time better, and my husband who lets me go garden when the kid is crazy and I’m ready to pull my hair out. Also, the memories we made this summer when my toddler helped me pick cut flowers are something I’ll cherish forever.

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  478. Laura on

    I’m grateful for where I live… beautiful place, lovely friends and a home with my family.

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  479. Johanna Barnhill on

    My inspiration for starting my cut flower farm journey is my Grandmother. She has been going through a tough time the past few years and I’ve been able to bring her some happiness with my growing excitement of flowers. I hope that I can bring her happiness in the future by growing even more and sharing them with other people as well.

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  480. Barbara Moulton on

    My gratitude goes out to 2 people in my life both my Father and my husband. My father was an avid gardener teaching me the importance of taking control of your food source, something I hated as a child, but, as an adult it became part of my survival. He provided me with a tomato seed from a friend who was a downed pilot in WWII and the story of his survival, also at times becoming my survival. I have shared the seed and the story to many. My husband has been ever encouraging with the expansion of our gardens, greenhouses, flowers, vegetables and bees, joining me daily with the work, sharing and enjoyment within our little piece of ‘heaven’.

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  481. Heather Miner on

    This is wonderful, thank you. These days I am most grateful for my 3 closest friends. As we turn 50, the 4 of us have already shared over 30 years of life’s journey together and are the rocks that keep each other strong. Although we are spread across the country, we are always together and have dropped everything in times of need to be by one another’s side. I am beyond fortunate to have these women in my life.

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  482. Vicki on

    I am so grateful for my coworker Sally. She is supportive and compassionate. We deal with intense, and sometimes traumatic. situations and she is always there to listen.

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  483. Jean Schwinn on

    The joy of watching the life cycle of a flower makes me realize how short our time is on this earth. Every day is a gift that is treasured. Flowers bring happiness and lasting memories that are equaled by none.

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  484. Patricia Kramer on

    I am grateful for my family. They inspired me every day.

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  485. Tawana Jeffries on

    I’m grateful to my family for all their love and support especially during the last 14 years of my autoimmune disease struggles. I’m grateful that I’m able to continue to garden because I find so much peace and joy from every moment spent working in it.

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  486. Jason Rotger on

    I am grateful for the inspiring art and people I have around me which follow their passions and live their truth.

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  487. Orlaith Young on

    I am so grateful to my Grandmother, she is where I get my love of flowers. She was a florist by trade, she showed me the joy of watching Amaryllis growing fro Christmas and taught me how to arrange flowers for my home. Special memories.

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  488. Marcia Brown on

    I’m grateful I’ve been gifted life itself. The first breath of every day, the choosing how I’ll live the day as well as the expectancy of blessings it will hold. So many things to count as gifts, including the ones I give to others, as each day unfolds and I sincerely pray I always count and respect each day as a gift because it is exactly that.

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  489. Tethra Wales on

    I’m grateful for the little, everyday things in life that make me smile – converse shoes, a child’s giggle, homemade bread, a green light when you’re in a hurry, the smell of rain, a dance party for one while waiting for the water to boil, words when you need them, silence when you don’t, the long anticipated unfurling of a dahlia bloom…

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  490. Abby C. on

    Thank you so much for the opportunity of a great giveaway. I am grateful for my husband and boys who are so supportive of my creativity, whether it’s my art, or my love for flowers, and gardening.

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  491. Henriëtte van der Linden-Buck on

    I found your website because I fell in love with Dahlias that I got from friends. I knew little about it, but your website taught me a lot. The beautiful flowers have decorated the tables of my daughter’s restaurant for weeks. It is now going to freeze and i have to get the tubers out of the ground even though there are still flowers on it.
    I hope we can make the Dhalia “hip” again here in Maastricht in the South of the Netherlands.
    With my warmly greetings Henriëtte

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  492. Joan Cruzen on

    I am forever grateful to my daughter Stephanie, who taught us so much.

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  493. Anita on

    I am grateful for my mom, who has the greenest thumb I know. I share her love of all things home-grown, appreciating the beauty and deliciousness of what comes right out of our own backyard.

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  494. Lola on

    I’m thankful for Floret. You all have enriched my life!

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  495. Karine on

    I live in France! You are so famous in the whole world!! Isn’t possible to participate?? Pleeeaaaasssseeee! 😀😀😀

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  496. Elaine Crowder on

    I am so thankful for the beautiful gifts of earth. Flowers touch our souls.

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  497. Laurie on

    So grateful for my 3 grandbabies. Looking forward to introducing the oldest to grandma’s garden next spring!

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  498. Jennifer Essad on

    I’m grateful for and to my parents, who taught us kids to care for our property. When they worked outside we were there with them. We first learned by pulling weeds they would point out to us. When my husband and I would take our 2 kids to visit them for the weekend my dad would pay them a nickel for every dandelion they would pull! I really didn’t realize how working in our garden and yard would make me so appreciative when I had my first home to care for.

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  499. Starla S on

    I’m thankful for new beginnings! ♥️

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  500. Jenny Janas on

    I am so grateful for being raised on a farm. We grew our food and raised our animals sustainable for food, and for commodities like eggs wool and milk. We always had fresh flowers, always. Back them the future was not on a farm so I joined the Army and spent 30 years as an Engineer. The skills I learned as a child on the farm ended up being the most useful throughout my career. The future was on the farm!

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  501. Tami Harman on

    I am grateful for my mother who gave birth to me on the same day as your giveaway😃 November 19th many many years ago, after waiting and trying to have a baby for almost ten years. I am grateful for her example of hard work, strength in adversity and love of her family. I am trying to develop those same attributes as I put in long hours in my garden, grow beautiful flowers and share them with the people I love.

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  502. Gabrielle on

    As a child growing up we didn’t have much to spare. My army dad was away leaving my mum to bring up my brother and myself while working a demanding hospital job. But we always had a vase of cut flowers on the side, a little splash of colour in our day. Even now, aged 80, my lovely mum puts a beautifully arranged vase of fresh cut flowers in her window every week so every one who walks by can share the joy! She is a truly wonderful person.

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  503. Sue on

    I am grateful for my husband for encouraging my interest in flowers and gardening, and helping me build my garden.

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  504. Vernon on

    I am Thankful for many things but the beauty of flowers keeps me going. I have blooming flowers in my yard all summer long. I plant them as soon as I can in the spring and then I bring some inside and save them in my bay window to have blooms in the winter. Morning glorys cover my living room in the winter.

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  505. Cheryl Ruhl on

    I am thankful for my mother, whose love of living things made my heart more sensitive to the beauty around me. What a wonderful gift!

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  506. Tammy on

    I am grateful to my mother for always growing flowers to make our yard beautiful. Her love of gardening has been passed down to me and now my daughter.

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  507. Andrea on

    I am grateful for the laughter of friends through every rough diagnosis, absurd boss, boring task and ridiculous toddler.

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  508. Joanie Boyne on

    I am grateful that God gave us flowers, for tears, for joy, for friendship, for birthdays, flowers are always there for us in their complex and simple beauty!

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  509. Annette Z on

    My wonderful family, and the home we’ve created together. I feel so lucky to have our small farm and have so much hope for the future.

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  510. Justin N. on

    I am grateful for my beautiful wife and how she encourages me to pursue my hobbies and how she inspires me to try new things.

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  511. Shelley Gibson on

    I am grateful that I still have my mentor and biggest fan – my 94 year old Mom – in my life. She was a bit of a trailblazer, graduating from Cal, traveling after graduation in Europe for 6 months before starting a career in advertising in NY. She is a marvelous cook and taught me to love entertaining and setting a beautiful table. I love flowers and the sense of calm I get creating arrangements for our home and for friends. I keep my Mom stocked with flowers and her smile makes it so worthwhile!!

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  512. Heather on

    I am so grateful for my three hilarious, stupid, cute, and ridiculous dogs that make every second of my life better (pinto bean is currently asleep next to me on the sofa and dream bark/squeaking).

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  513. Kris Johnson on

    I am grateful for seasons. They remind me that living goes on even amidst dying and that we humans aren’t the center of the universe. As a person living with the label of stage 4 breast cancer, I find the changing seasons make me stop and delight as they go on despite us.

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  514. Susan on

    I am grateful that I can plant a seed or a bulb or a tuber and it grows into something beautiful for everyone around to enjoy!

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  515. Martha on

    My husband, whose tireless and persistent confidence in my ability to beautify our world with flowers gives me hope that someday I might.

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  516. Tammy on

    I’m grateful for my grampa who taught me the love of plants and starting roses when I was just a child.

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  517. Linnae Harper on

    I am so grateful for the opportunity to keep learning every day, and for the support of my husband and family as I do so.

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  518. Jacquelyn Holmes on

    I’m grateful for a grandmother whose life was tied to her vegetable and flower garden. As a child, I loved her apple butter, pickled peaches, and vegetable soup that she put up in cannings. I went on to to do my own. And when she passed away, I became the proud owner of her peonies. Here’s hoping they can survive off of the love and care she gave them ’cause I know I don’t have the green thumb she had. Hope I have enough to do her proud.

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  519. Barbara Hoberecht on

    I am grateful for my garden that brings so much joy. I love observing the seasonal changes even as the last petals have fallen. As a macro photographer, it is a joy to discover a world of new detail every morning in the garden where the possibilities are endless.

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  520. Shirla on

    I am great full for my daughter, she inspires me everyday .. she challenges me “to do one thing everyday that scares me “. I have purchased Erins’s book and I’m diving into Dahlias ❤️

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  521. Janis on

    Tonight, I am most grateful for living on the migratory flight path for hundreds maybe thousands of geese. They are overwhelmingly beautiful. They are magical to see in their interesting V formations honking back and forth at each other. I feel lucky.

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  522. Shanel Manzano on

    I am most grateful my little one, Finn. After 3 miscarriages he came to be . He is truly my special flower baby who continues to bloom in the world.

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  523. ELEANOR (Ellie) KIRCHNER on

    I am so grateful for a grandmother, who when I was just a toddler, placed me on the soil between her bare feet as she tended her flower garden and I played with earthworms. Her dinner plate dahlias and fragrant roses made a life long impression on me. I now take my 3 year old grand daughter into the garden to share the miracle of planting a seed and watching it grow. I am grateful to share the joy of gardening with the next generation.

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  524. Aimee Enriquez on

    My grandfather just turned 91. I am thankful for his example and that he continues to bring our family together. May we always choose to give our time generously.

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  525. Tara Odenthal on

    I am so grateful for my family. They fill my life with love and meaning. Thank you!

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  526. Cindy Holshouser on

    I’m most grateful that when my parents decided to adopt a baby, after 11 years of trying to conceive, that journey let them to me. I wouldn’t have the wonderful life I have without their love and enduring support.

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  527. Violet Maddox on

    Grateful for my family, our bond & how they are always so supportive of my ideas & dream goals.

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  528. Barbara Davies on

    My life is so bountiful, it is a challenge to choose just one of the many things/events/people for which I am grateful. Sitting on my lap, interfering with the keyboard, is a 3 month old Miniature Pinscher puppy who just came home with me today, to bring extra humor and love to an already brimming life. I tend a beautiful garden designed by me expressly for birds, bees & butterflies, in Santa Barbara, CA, where the climate is always moderate. This beautiful house, which has been a refuge for many friends during sometimes-extended times of need, is given to me to use as part of the pay for my wonderful job, caring for an elegant 90 year old woman. My daughter is healthy and making her way as wise professional woman. My friends share my love of learning and revere our home planet Earth. Even with the many challenges and strife we all face as humans, my life is heavenly. Blessed Be! Barbara

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  529. Megan on

    I’m grateful for my children teaching me to grow along side them.

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  530. Jess on

    I’m grateful to my Family for teaching me from a young age how to tend a garden and nurturing a love for flowers ever since.

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  531. Tammy on

    I got something this year that I have wanted for a long time: custom-made raised garden/flower beds. They got in a bit late but it was so wonderful going out and harvesting the flowers, fruits and vegetables. This was a spot of joy and beauty as we were battling cancer with my younger daughter.

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  532. Carolyn McQuaw on

    Thankful for the open hearts and gracious welcomes of my new neighbors around my new home in Kesennuma City, Miyagi, Japan.

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  533. Shirley Barth on

    I am thankful to be able to grow beautifully flowers and all the people I have been able to share them with!!

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  534. Stacy Epperson on

    I’m grateful for your beautiful flower pictures landing in my inbox, and on Facebook, during a difficult time in my life and helping me see there is still beauty in this world.

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  535. Jessica on

    I’m grateful for the changing seasons and the rest period and quiet time that winter affords.

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  536. Amber McBride on

    I’m grateful for the chance to slow down with the coming winter and my lovely family to slow down with.

    Hoping you find the same time !

    -amber

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  537. Faith Nemecek on

    I am so thankful for a community of gardeners that see the beauty and joy in each flower! It is so inspiring ❣️🌷

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  538. Nhia Moua on

    I have always wanted to grow my own cut flowers but haven’t been able to due to space and having to care for six little ones. But now that they are much older the timing was just right. This year I was my first year to be awarded a small 1/4acre plot in Kent WA and started to grow my own cut flowers. This summer I started to bring my cut flowers 2-3 times a week to work and sold them to friends and colleagues alike. Their support has opened the doorway to so many possibilities for my business! I also want to thank my Amazing Mom who is my biggest inspiration. She has always found a way to garden; growing vegetables and herbs all her life and for the last 20 years grew cut flowers for the market all on her tiny backyard of less than 2000Sqft. If she can do it so can I! Thank you Floret and Team for all the excellent resources you’ve made available for the rest of us to do it better than we could.

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  539. Sarah Gemmill on

    I’m super thankful for the amazing network of friends around me!

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  540. Maggie Taylor on

    I’m grateful for the earth for sharing all the bounty and offering unlimited lessons on life!

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  541. Michelle Lippincott on

    Right now I am grateful for education! I am a momma that recently went back to school and am majoring in sustainable agriculture. My plan is to start my own regenerative flower and veggie farm.

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  542. Jill C Miller on

    I am grateful for my three daughter-in-laws who entrusted me to grow and arrange flowers for their weddings. I was a livelong gardener but had never attempted such an endeavor. We utilized zinnias amongst other things for the first wedding. I purchased Erin’s book “Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers”, read, and watched her videos on building wedding bouquets over and over, practicing again and again the summer before the wedding. I have Erin to thank for truly beautiful bouquets and arrangements for all 3 weddings.

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  543. Amy K on

    I am grateful for rain after a long time with no rain, and the inevitability of spring.

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  544. Thea McGinnis on

    I’m so very grateful to my garden friends. There’s nothing better than having friends you can share ones passion with – while having so much fun. Even when my back is killing me later. And thank you!

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  545. Judy Cumming on

    I’m grateful for my gardening community on the island where I live. A couple of weeks ago we had a work party where several gardeners and their family members refreshed the pathways for our local community garden which supplies over 1,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to the local food bank. We had a 10 year old, a teenager and adults of many different ages working together.

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  546. Andrea Kurzman on

    I am grateful for my aunt Carol who showed me a cool city girl could move into the wilderness/upstate NY and thrive there. She became a real country girl, master gardener and famous for her garlic;) I, too moved to upstate NY from Manhattan and took to the garden and earth with naiveté but much vigor and excitement!
    I was a natural like Carol. She passed away before I had my own thriving garden – but I speak to her and sing whenever I’m in there and then in turn, to the flowers, veggies & herbs and I seem to have some very special, magical help.

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  547. Karen on

    I’m thankful for the web that allows me to connect with people like you even though we are on opposite coasts. Thank you for inspiring and encouraging me to follow my dreams.

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  548. Judy on

    I am grateful for this life and the family that I have.

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  549. Emma Mais on

    Oh what a joy gardening is! I am grateful for the precious surprise it it every year and new learning curves that come with it. I’m also grateful for my precious friend, Maddi, who has been an encourager and faithful flower friend from the beginning.

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  550. Maury on

    I’m grateful for my 99 year-old grandmother who still loves to arrange flowers and collect vases!

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  551. Laura on

    I am grateful for my family. While in a crazy time of my life being super busy, they pick up the slack and help me keep (most of) my sanity. :)

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  552. Sandra May on

    I am grateful for my Mom and Grandmother for inspiring me to garden. I am blessed to live on San Juan island where flowers love to thrive.

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  553. Ashley St. Clair on

    My beautiful mama, who has taught me how to garden with all the joy and gratitude it deserves and to always give Mother Nature space to work her magic.

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  554. Molly on

    I am grateful for the grace of my Lord Jesus and for my bestie who introduced me to Floret a couple weeks ago! I am especially grateful to embark on a new journey as I signed up for the workshop. Every day there is something new to be grateful for!

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  555. Rayne Engle on

    I am thankful for the kind love of my husband. I am thankful for the chance to mentor an articulate and kind young woman who will contribute so much to our community as she grows. I am thankful that my daughter has worked so hard to create a rich life for herself and support herself, I am so looking forward to watching her life unfold. I am so in awe of my manager who has made an opportunity for people with mental health difficulties to get more care. I am in amazed by the strength of the patients I serve, their strength and vitality suprise me daily. I am thankful for the kind man my son has become.
    I am thankful for beauty and thankful for flowers.

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  556. Kari Parks on

    I am grateful for my faithful husband who willingly supports me in my flower farming adventure. I could not do what I do with out his talent & grace.

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  557. Lisa Angus on

    Grateful to be living in a home again where I can grow flowers and have garden picked bouquets every week!

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  558. Sharon S on

    I’m grateful that I have 2 wonderful grandsons. They bring so much joy to my life. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  559. Katherine Read on

    For my beautiful seaside garden. Each year it grows and improves giving us both more flowers and more healthy food. Katherine

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  560. Stevie Masse on

    I’m grateful for this beautiful planet we all share and the opportunity to connect it to through nature. The garden and greenhouse I work in has become my second home, and I’m very grateful to grow herbs and edible flowers for the local chefs.

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  561. Kristen Terry on

    I’m so grateful for the wonderful people I’ve gotten to connect with thru the Connecticut Flower Collective! They have mentored, supported, inspired, and encouraged me during my first year as a grower. I wish that every beginner grower has the same amazing flower tribe I now have!

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  562. Jennifer on

    I am grateful just to be here and having had the opportunities to explore and discover the world with my husband. Also grateful for flowers and the beauty of nature

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  563. Marilyn Manning on

    I am so grateful to be able to plant my garden and my clients gardens after 3 hand surgeries. Sometimes painful and frustrating but the earth gives me energy and God helps most of all with all the other miracles that grow in my gardens.
    Even those hard to grow sweet peas that I enjoyed this summer!🙏

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  564. Kim Wakefield on

    I am grateful for my love of nature, family and home. These 3 simple things are also my stress relievers after a long hard day. Nothing is better than coming home and sitting on the porch with family, enjoying the beauty of the changing seasons!

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  565. Shannon DeHart on

    I’m grateful for my husband who loves me to follow my flower dreams and my 9 kids who help me out in the farm. But number one i thank my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ for the gift of this life and family’s 💚

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  566. Alysia on

    I am thankful for my family’s, friends’ and my health. For our strong bodies and spirits.

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  567. Terri Lausten on

    I am thankful for my twin sister who inspired me to start gardening when we bought our first house. She was inspired you her mother in law from Northern Ireland.

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  568. Sarah Evans on

    I am so grateful to my support system. My husband, my siblings, and my friends and co-workers that see me and accept me for who I am. They cheer me on with all my dreams and provide the best hugs and shoulder when I need one.

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  569. Ashley on

    I am so grateful for my beloved Grandmother who raised me up in her garden, and instilled in me a love for growing things. There is not a single thing about gardening that doesn’t remind me of her.

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  570. Charissa Sethman on

    I am grateful to have moved our family to an interesting, varied, unadulterated farm this year. We’re entertaining ourselves less, and we’re nurturing, observing, wondering, and caring more.

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  571. Pam Davis on

    I am grateful that the legacy my grandparents shared with me gives me the opportunity to live my passion. I get to pass on my love of flowers, the land and nature to my grandchildren and watch their imaginations come alive. Hearing them name plants and flowers at such a young age makes my heart jump with joy.

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  572. Tracy Watson on

    Grateful for the Good Lord leading me into this wonderful new adventure of growing flowers with my husband and discovering the pure joy and beauty in it.

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  573. Barb Hazel on

    I am thankful for my supportive husband. We have been married 32 years and it keeps getting better!!!

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  574. Melissa on

    My almost two year old son. After 6 years of infertility and heartache I was finally gifted the ability to be a mama through IVF. He is my everything and I am so grateful for him and my husband.

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  575. Kerry on

    I’m grateful for my students. They inspire me, challenge me and provide me with hope for a better future. I’m so fortunate to share in their growing changing lives!

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  576. Nicole k on

    I am grateful I was able to buy my first home complete with six garden beds waiting for beautiful flowers next spring.

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  577. Sarah on

    I’m grateful for generous friends, a supportive family, my loving husband and our precious baby girl.

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  578. Patricia Martin. on

    I am grateful to my husband for building my flower garden 13 years ago when we purchased our current house. It was the realization of a lifetime dream. I have spent many happy hours there and it has blessed my soul. During the winter I look at the videos I took on my phone during the peak of the summer flowers and I smile. Forever summer❤️

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  579. Shaara on

    I am grateful for the amazing people and flowers (Bristol Sweet Peas!) that got me through the most difficult year of my life. So much love and gratitude.

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  580. Denisa Anderson on

    Stories about community inspire me. Listening to or reading about people’s journeys connects, unites and inspires me to seek community. Plus my Mother who just married at 85 and my quiet and endlessly supportive husband. 💕

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  581. Vicky on

    I am grateful to be able to have an area to grow flowers , which the neighbors love to see an enjoy, also the grandkids love to go around and smell them. I am grateful to be able to enjoy these things.

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  582. Caroline Chase on

    Absolutely one of my favorite websites and blog! I share it with everyone! I have been inspired to grow the flowers for my son’s wedding next May.

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  583. Donna on

    I was diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer in September 2016. I am so very grateful to currently be in remission. My flowers in my garden have brought me much happiness. And hope. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”

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  584. ANGELA HOWARTH on

    I am so grateful for the privilege to care for my 86 year old mother and my 89 year old daddy. We live on mothers old homestead, which has been in the family for going on 200 years. We love traditions and I have prayerfully decided to become a flower farmer and continue on with a new tradition, leaving a legacy passed on to my children and grandchildren for generations to come. Thank you for affording me the privilege of learning under you at floret!

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  585. Katie on

    I’m forever grateful to have stumbled into a position that started the flower fire inside. It sat dorment in me as a child, playing in my moms studio. Secretly I would push my fingers into this mysterious green foam. I remember my first blister from touching one of her glue guns. I was introduced to these things as a child but never gave them a second thought. I was re acquainted by chance and fell hard and fast. I understand why I feel so connected to it now, flowers have always been home to me.

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  586. Alyssa on

    Such beautiful giveaways! Today I’m so thankful for doctors and their wisdom as we’ve had some sick boys for over a week now. Also so thankful for modern day medicine to help heal their little bodies! So thankful for good health otherwise and this beautiful time of year!!

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  587. Jonnie Chesser on

    I am eternally grateful for my daughters, the most beautiful flowers of all, Daisy and Violet.

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  588. Kristen Schultz on

    Looking forward to starting my first flower garden this spring, thank you for the inspiration!

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  589. Jennie Sadler on

    I am thankful for my beautiful family who shares my love for flowers , and spending time in our garden together.

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  590. Kristel moxness on

    I am so thankful for my mother. She’s the one that instilled in me a love of all things growing and wild.

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  591. Jannah Vander Houwen on

    I’m so grateful for my husband and partner, for his love of adventure and growing things, and his willingness to start a new journey together in flower farming! We don’t know all that the future holds, but I’m glad he’s with me on this crazy road.

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  592. maryann adams on

    I could not imagine not having a Garden, It fills my days and evenings. It is a wonderful place to sit and read my favorite Authors, Nap in the Hammock with my Husband, Have a cup of tea with my neighbors, Or a glass of wine. Share dinner with Friends. If I did not have to come inside in the Summertime I would not. My Husband always jokes that he is going to put a bed for me in the Garden. MY Garden fills me with joy, hope, patience and Love. And I am thankful for people like you who share your Love of Gardening , Beautiful Photos and your Experience! You are truly blessed when you have a Garden. Be it big or small!!

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  593. Lara on

    Thank you Erin and #teamfloret for all your inspiration and education and for your encouragement to all of us flower growers. So much beauty going on in the world because of your grandmother’s sweet peas!

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  594. Jamie Le on

    I am grateful for my daughter who is 15 months old and has brought me so much joy – she is my wildflower! Our gardening adventures have just begun!

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  595. Sandy on

    I’m grateful for my three grandchildren! They are such blessings to me!

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  596. Corrie on

    I’m grateful for my hard-working husband who takes care of our family well, enables me to home-educate our children, and supports my dream of slowly enlarging our garden into a viable flower farm.

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  597. Molly on

    I’m grateful for the seasons, for a multitude of reasons. For showing us the beauty of the earth from every angle, and reminding us continuously of the life cycle that exists around and within us. The changing of the seasons always gives us something to look forward to and makes each moment even more precious and fleeting.

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  598. Becki Depew on

    I would like to begin by saying, Thank You! Thank you for sharing your love and passion for flowers and allowing others to learn and follow along with you. Thank you for offering these wonderful give away opportunities.

    One of my very earliest memories is of my grandmother pouring seeds into my little hand. The thing is, I don’t remember which grandmother it was. Both my maternal and paternal grandparents showed me how to plant seeds and nurture them. They shared with me the miracle and power of a simple seed. They shared with me the joy and rewards of the harvest. They shared with me their knowledge and nurtured a desire to continue their legacy. I’ve shared that joy and love with my daughter and just as soon as she is old enough I look forward to sharing it with my granddaughter. I am grateful for the generations who have gone before us that took time to pour seeds into little hands.

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  599. Sara Lukasiewicz on

    I am incredibly grateful to be a part of the 2020 online class at floret-and for my husband you pushed me to do it! My husband knew that I had Been thinking about it for the past two years, and finally said “just take the class” I’m looking forward to learning from team floret in this coming season!!

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  600. Tyler on

    I am eternally grateful to my amazing husband. I started studies this year at a college in a brand new town. He was willing to leave his job and pack up to move here with me. On top of that, I said we had to buy a house. Why? Apartments don’t have grounds for gardening and growing flowers. So, a house it is. I just finished planting bulbs last week. He’s made my life as beautiful as those daffodils because he believes in me.

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  601. Linda DeWitt on

    I’m grateful for my journey into seed saving, the wonderment of finding all those little treasures that will become big, and hopefully long lasting, treasures to share.

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  602. Teri on

    I am always thankful for the support of my children.

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  603. Anne Nolt on

    I am so grateful for my husband and children. My husband allows me to dream and and help create the flower gardens of my dreams. My children inspire me
    and keep me grounded in what’s most important in my life.

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  604. Laura Price on

    I am so grateful for the love and support of my family and friends as I battled cancer for the second time earlier this year. I am happy to report I am in remission

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  605. Paula Egermeier on

    I am go grateful for the love of nature and flowers I’ve inherited from my mother; I love that my own two grown daughters embrace and love all of nature’s beauty and love to call me Snow White which delights me to my core.

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  606. Kristen on

    I am thankful for my husband that indulges my gardening plans and crazy ideas every year, and moves a whooooole lot of compost and soil when I decide to move my garden to a location with better sun!

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  607. Carla TePaske on

    I am thankful for my family, who encouraged me to step out and start my flower business. When just getting started, working from sun up to sun down and making mistakes, my family continued to cheer me on, help me where I needed. I was blessed by them during that start up time. I am just as blessed today, with my business doing well and educating people about seasonal flowers and the power of flowers. Thank You Floret for the inspiration and education as well.
    xx oo
    Carla

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  608. Kari on

    I’m so grateful for the ability to plant seeds in the ground, and with God’s goodness (and His provision of sun, soil, water and air), we get to enjoy beautiful flowers—and oh, the variety and color! Incredibly thankful for my family and how we have had moments of coming together in the garden and the gardening process. What a special gift.

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  609. Jacqueline on

    I am so very grateful for my son. We have always had a wonderful relationship and he is the kindest person I know. Such an exceptional young man and I am so honored and blessed to be his mama. 💙

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  610. Mary Jenkins on

    I am grateful for having had my Father on this earth until he was 90 years old. He loved gardening and his passion for it was contagious. I have such loving memories of the time we spent preparing the ground, planting seeds or starters, watering, weeding, and finally, enjoying the beauty and fruits of our labor. I miss him but know that he is watching over me as I get my hands dirty.

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  611. Kay "Kattie" Olson on

    I am grateful for so many things, of which none would be possible without God. Our freedom to enjoy the natural beauty and then enhance it with special plantings. It is such a joy to try new and different colored flowers provided by Floret seeds. I plant flowers just so I can give bouquets away all summer.

    I even gave an employee of Al’s Garden-Sherwood, a bouquet as she was so helpful with an evergreen purchase. It was a hit as no employee had ever rec’d flowers and they were asking about the blooms like your gorgeous tubular cosmos.

    I am intrigued by package #3 as I have just started water color painting.
    I have to confess that whenever I am telling someone where I get my seed, I explain that Erin is like the “Martha Stewart of flowers”!!

    Thank you for all the hard work you, your family and staff do to make obsessive flower people happy.

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  612. Laurel Muff on

    I am grateful for my family–for their love and constancy in my life.

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  613. Terri Oostendorp on

    I’m grateful for Mrs. Pell, A tiny little lady and friend of our family who graciously started me with divisions from her garden when I bought our first house and didn’t know a thing about flower gardening. The nine different plants she started me with grew and flourished and adorn my front entryway yet today, 18 years later!

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  614. Amy on

    I’m grateful for the renewal of hope that I feel during this season.

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  615. Sara Manning on

    Most grateful to be able to learn from “experts” through the magic of computers and internet.

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  616. Michelle Koch on

    I’m grateful to live in a place where it’s easy to see the give and take between the land and the sea and the sky, and where most people are trying hard to care for each other and the planet.

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  617. Jeci Bohannon on

    I am so thankful for my Dad. He is a big, burley, flower-loving mess. I truly love to see his eyes light up when he talks about some cool plant that he basically just looked at and it grew. I have been inspired to NEVER stop learning and trying new things by him.

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  618. Katy on

    I’m so grateful for my faith in Christ, my family and a wonderful farm family who took me under their wings and showed me the ropes this summer!

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  619. Shelbi on

    Grateful for Midwest seasons that are always keeping us on our toes, but are always pretty!

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  620. Kay Clark on

    I am so grateful for a mother who showed me how to grow things. I have come to love flowers

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  621. Suzanne Cheverie-Pugh on

    I am grateful to my great-grandmother for filling her small city lot to overflowing with plants that I would marvel at as a small girl. That seed of interest planted so long ago has blossomed into becoming a master gardener and gratefully owning my own gardening company!

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  622. Barbara Cain on

    I am grateful for the love of gardens passed on to me from my Polish grandmother. I wish I had appreciated her knowledge earlier!

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  623. Lynne Baird on

    I am grateful for the day. With it comes all manner of possibilities.

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  624. Esther Benedict on

    I’m grateful for my parents who support all my endeavors, never laugh at my dreams, and are willing to help make them come true even at their own expense. They have taught me that love is tough, but that it also gives generously without expectation of repayment.
    I’m grateful to know that if I am able to someday become a flower farmer (a dream that I’ve been holding on to since I was a kid,), they will be there to help, encourage, and cheer me on each step of the way.

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  625. Nikki Patrick on

    I am thankful for my mom who instilled the passion of gardening in me (only one of 5 children that got the gardening bug.) Also for the peace and rejuvenation that gardening brings. It will always be the best therapy…who can look at a home grown eggplant or taste a homegrown tomato and not feel instant joy! Overalls in, booty in the air and hands in the dirt…it’s where I’m most at home!

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  626. Lauren W. on

    We live in a beautiful, handcrafted world full of immaculate detail. I am thankful our heavenly father shared with us a small glimpse of his infinite creativity!

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  627. Morgan on

    I’m grateful for my family. For always being a foundation of love, support and encouragement. Always there for my husband and I. Because of them we have a place to land as we uproot our lives and pursue our dreams.

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  628. Mary Alldritt on

    I am grateful for my two beautiful daughters and the time I get with them. These childhood years are flying by!

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  629. Lauren on

    I am so grateful for my daughters who have showed me how strong I can be by becoming their mother. I strive to inspire them by example of working hard, being kind and following your dreams.

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  630. Michelle Maas on

    I’m so very thankful for my 21 year old daughter. She’s overcome some huge obstacles in her life and is thriving as a successful college senior. I couldn’t be blessed with a better daughter!

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  631. BRENDA BITTINGER on

    I’m incredibly grateful for the strong women that are in my life who inspire and support me. I’m also so thankful that I have an equal balance of men in my life who do the same and whom both see that “it’s” so much bigger than just us.

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  632. Christine Belokonny on

    I am thankful for my husband. He supports my dreams, no matter how crazy, and is always willing to offer a helping hand in the garden. Thank you, honey!

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  633. Michaela Hayes-Hodge on

    I am grateful for my farm family – my partners who make our work a joy, all the staff who grace us with their energy and contributions, our kids who are learning to love farm life and are so much smarter than I was about nature at their age, my farmer neighbors near and far who help me to grow as a person and a farmer, and my wife who makes life brighter each day.

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  634. Erica Ransom on

    I am grateful for a job that fills me with purpose, family that supports me, friends that love me, and all the flowers in my future.

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  635. Hedi on

    I am grateful for my gracious Creator, Lord of heaven and earth, who flung stars into space, set the boundaries of our water courses and planted the very first garden….so grateful to be able to carry on that hobby of tending a garden – both physical and spiritual – and to daily discover the intricacies of His design in my life.

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  636. Kelly M Jones on

    I am grateful for my dear, dear neighbors that also happen to love gardening. We moved into our home 5 yrs ago and as we have cultivated our little plot of Eden here in Denver, we have also grown very close to several neighbors on our street by sharing the joys of a returning perennial in early spring or the color and variety of fall’s dahlias. Our garden has given us so much beauty but not just in blooms and veggies; it has given us lifelong friends that love doing life with us. I am grateful for this incredible sense of community and belonging.

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  637. Alissa Sheets on

    My grandmother was an avid gardener. The gene skipped a generation, and my mother isn’t as interested. I’m grateful to have my grandmother’s love of plants and Floret to teach me more about it.

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  638. Danielle Meyer on

    These are so beautiful! I am so grateful to my Grandma Lois for sharing her love of gardening and particularly her beautiful dahlias. I have many varieties in my garden now that came from her gardens.

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  639. Heather Herbay on

    I am so very thankful for my husband and four children!

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  640. Gaby Schlueter on

    I am so thankful for my bonus mom. She helped to teach me that the earth has healing properties in not just the flowers and herbs but in the grass and dirt also. She taught me to stop and bury my bare feet in the dirt and to take a minute is relax. Always take time no matter how busy you are.

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  641. Laurie Roosma on

    I am sincerely grateful for the wealth of knowledge Floret has made available, as well as the connections and support provided. As a graduate of last year’s class, the information gained has transformed my flower business and production! Thank you!

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  642. Brenda on

    I am so grateful for my three adult children who are an inspiration to me to continue to try new things and follow my heart at 56 years young. Their love and support is so dear to me and I smile each time I think of them . I’m so so thankful!

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  643. Terri on

    Unbelievably grateful for the opportunity to have travelled the world — and through those experiences to develop a deeper appreciation for home, country and culture.

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  644. Charity Judson on

    I am thankful for the mercy of God, renewed each morning.

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  645. Christina Boucher on

    I’m grateful for family and a place to grow flowers and vegetables. Even though it’s small, it’s more than we’ve had in the past.

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  646. Carrie Juchau on

    I am so grateful for my children who make me smile and remind me to find joy in every day in my garden. The brutal honesty of children remind me to embrace the colors, aromas and flavors of the garden. Working in the garden is my happy place; a place of peace and reward. I love to share that will all who visit.

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  647. Heidi Wheelan on

    Heidi Wheelan November 14, 2019

    I am a gardening enthusiast and have learned so much from my daughter. Her knowledge of plants, flowers, and farming has brought my gardening to another level and to truly see the beauty in everything. One of my best friends is recovering from cancer and I always make sure that her garden looks its best from her bedroom window so she feels uplifted and refreshed. To have this gift of gardening to help others heal – that is what I’m grateful for.

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  648. Susan on

    I am grateful to have found your site! Every time I visit, whether to learn, or shop, or just to get a peek at beautiful pictures of flowers, I’m reminded of the joy flowers bring to my life. I love knowing others are as crazy about flowers as I am!

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  649. Taryn Stanley on

    I’m so grateful for my sweet husband. We’ll be celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary in January, and he still regularly finds new ways to show me how loved I am. He is so supportive of my passions and is constantly placing my happiness and wellbeing above everything else. I don’t know how in the world we were so blessed to find one another, but he sure is my very favorite.

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  650. Angela on

    I’m grateful for my house plants! They help me feel better during the winter months when I’m trapped indoors more often.

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  651. Kyle on

    I’m grateful to my grandmother, Nancy. I’ve watched her garden for my entire life, and she is a huge part of the reason I love to garden. She has shared so much knowledge and plants with me over the years! I’m so thankful I have her!

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  652. Sabrina Johnson on

    I am grateful for my mother. Her love of flowers were passed on to me. It is always such a big compliment when friends and family tell me I have a green thumb like her. I get great joy out of watching something start from seed and turn into nature’s beautiful masterpiece.

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  653. Jen Browning on

    I am thankful for my parents generosity in letting me start my small vegetable farm on their property this past spring.

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  654. Julianne Cooper on

    I’m so thankful for my husband & for God’s gorgeous creation being shown in flowers😍

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  655. Roya Karimi on

    My younger brother loves gardening . He made my back yard so beautiful and I was inspired to work with him in the garden. We invite every one in our neighborhood to come and have a visit time in our garden all spring and summer time. We share some extra plant with each other and just having a fun time .

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  656. Holly on

    I am grateful for the people who love and value me just as I am. And flowers.

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  657. Anne Sikkema on

    I am grateful that gardening has led me to a greater appreciation of the natural world and to the daily surprises it brings. Every day, despite my 72 years, I wake with excitement for what I might see that day. An added bonus has been meeting & making friendships with like minded people. Plants have brought a joy to my life I never expected when I first planted those veggies 40 plus years ago!

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  658. Myrna Ayo on

    I am grateful to my father, mother, brothers and sister for sharing their love of the earth with me the youngest of our family. As a family we shared many hours either growing vegetables or planting beautiful flowers . Even though many long hard hours were spent growing different produce on our family farm in south Louisiana we still share many wonderful memories. It is because of all this that my best spent day is working in my garden.

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  659. Robin Campeau on

    I am greatful for all the matriarchs in my family who passed on their love and knowledge of growning vegetables and flowers to a.ll their little people. We are now passing it on to our little people!

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  660. Anna Caldron on

    I’m so so grateful for my supportive and loving fiancé. He is just the best and I’m so lucky!

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  661. Allison on

    I am thankful for my 4 daughters, each of who, in their own way, have made connecting with nature beautiful! And for the stillness that comes before new life springs forth.

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  662. Carol Howell on

    I am so grateful for my daughter Christy who lives next door to me. In the summer months we get up early to have a cup of coffee and check out our backyard gardens

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  663. Lyla Thomas on

    I’m grateful for business owners who believe a rising tide lifts all boats, and don’t see each other as competitors, but associates.

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  664. Rebecca Martin on

    I am grateful for my healthy children and my wonderful husband who supports my flower dreams!

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  665. Rachel Weir on

    I am grateful for my young daughter who loves to help me plant seeds every spring. Being able to share this with her is always magical!

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  666. Amy Virus on

    Grateful to both of grandmothers who were strong women who showed me my path to gardening

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  667. Lori on

    I’m so grateful for my 3 granddaughters, I raised boys and it’s a joy to see the world through their eyes! It’s a joy to share the garden and love of flowers with them! Granddaughter #4 due next month!

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  668. Joyce Doenges on

    Today I am most grateful that my niece’s trip to the emergency room was not indicative of a major health problem and that I have a job that allowed me to rush to her side so she wasn’t alone.

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  669. Darcy A Cotant on

    I am so grateful for God’s amazing creation. All that surrounds us on Earth in its natural form calms and refreshes me like nothing else besides His Word. As a young child my grandfather treated me to a bouquet of flowers from his garden after every visit. Those flowers wrapped in wet paper towel were amazing treasures to me every time I received them. It may have been what instilled in me my love for flowers, plants, fresh veggies and fruits, and the smell of fresh turned soil. These are all God’s gifts for us all to enjoy!

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  670. Heather Haueter on

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such beautiful gifts. You are such an inspiration. I’m grateful for my grandmother, who passed this spring. She loved growing, especially flowers. Her house was alive inside and out with all her beautiful plants, and for many years she was a florist. Her passion and love for plants gave me such an appreciation and love of my own, although I’m still learning what it takes to make plants flourish the way hers did.

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  671. Mirna Best on

    I’ m grateful to my family with our God blessing to able to stard a new business project, growing fruits, herbs and cut flowers. And saving money for the next 2021 floret online workshop .

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  672. Deirdre Anne Greene on

    I am blessed to have the support of my family to help me emotionally handle life with Crohn’s Disease. My disease has ravaged my body, but not my spirit. My spirit is buoyed by my family and my love for the earth. I am now focusing on my garden and my landscape. Through my small piece of work I can learn to make changes to support the microbiome to help the many types of “animals” that will fly in to eat. My journey has dramatically changed, but my quest for learning has not. I am so excited to meet all of the new friends next year that I will feed and sustain in our yard. I ‘tripped’ over your blog and it is helping me learn, so I thank you all for sharing.

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  673. Maria Z on

    I am thankful for my husband who supports all my crazy ideas and my two kiddos who make me slow down and see the world with the awe and simplicity of a child.

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  674. megan foster on

    I’m glad to be sitting on the couch relaxing with my son, listening to my partner sizzling some potstickers in the kitchen. I’m grateful to be loved and cared for.

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  675. Norma on

    I am grateful for the life I have, grateful for my wonderful family even tough we are continents apart we are still so close. I am grateful to have found my passion in Horticulture. I feel blessed to work immersed in fantastic people and beautiful gardens. Long may it continue.

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  676. Sybil on

    I am thankful for discovering a new passion (gardening) in my later years and how that has brought such a wonderful spark of excitement to my life. I see lots of possibilities and look forward to new adventures!

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  677. Krista Gogan on

    I am so grateful to my husband for convincing me (28 years ago) to move to the beautiful Trinity Alps in Northern California. Nature is so amazing and I enjoy watching the seasons come and go in all their individual glory. As a recent empty nester, it brings me a lot of joy to get back to flower gardening and I thank you all for sharing your lessons with me. Grateful, grateful, grateful!!

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  678. Lisa Lucas on

    I am grateful for family, friends and flowers!

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  679. Alyssa on

    I am grateful for my Mom and all the flowers she has planted.

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  680. Pam on

    I am so grateful for my family – and my extended family -each and every one of them! There is a deep abiding love and strength there that I rely on and cherish. When it comes to flowers though, I’m grateful for my mother-in-law. She is a skilled gardener and always has the most beautiful flowers planted around her lovely yard. She is such an inspiration! She has dealt with ALS and the devastation that comes with that disease for as long as I’ve known her (30+ years), but instead of pain or bitterness she channels joy into everything she does. Especially her flowers! I’m so grateful for her and her beautiful example as a gardener – and also the fragrant life of joy she lives every day.

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  681. Robin Fitzgerald on

    I am grateful for my ability to see all the beauty this world has to offer.

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  682. Karen Peterson on

    I am grateful for having the opportunity to raise my children and despite that, having them turn out to be amazingly decent human beings ;)

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  683. Wendy Davis on

    My love of gardening came to me from both sides of my family. My maternal grandfather, who I never knew, managed to grow a vegetable garden even though he worked long hours 6 days a week and never had a holiday. He also made wreaths for funerals. These memories are so precious to me.

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  684. Julie on

    I am grateful for my new and improved heart valve, health insurance, a roof over my head, delicious food on my table, and the health, love and good fortune of my family. And my lovely flower garden which brings so much joy!

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  685. NM on

    I am grateful for the land we found, after a six-year search, and for my husband, who is building our house on it. Every day we wake up feeling so lucky to be in such a beautiful place. And, I finally have the space to grow all the flowers I want.

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  686. Mari Beth on

    I’m grateful for my 90 year old Mom. She lives near me at this time in our lives, and I’m so lucky to have this time with her. I’m grateful to be back in touch a little more with my brother. Life keeps cycling around.

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  687. Diana on

    So grateful for the beauty of all things in life but especially for the wonder in growing beautiful flowers.

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  688. Colleen Kelly on

    I am so grateful to my father for giving me the love of growing and gardening. I always went to him for help and his knowledge was endless. Even though he is no longer with me I take with me all the confidence when I walk into my own garden knowing that I have his presence guiding me. We talked about gardening being therapeutic and as I get older I appreciate it all the more!! I plan on always continuing gardening and loving it, even all the hard work!!
    Thank you Dad.
    Your daughter, Colleen

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  689. Adrianne Stutzman on

    I’m super grateful for my freshly-turned one-year-old. She’s refined me like nothing else in life ever has, and has also forced me to pause and look at an interesting, large log or the tiniest stone. We also share a common interest in flowers. :) In fact, “flower” was her first word after “Mama” and “Dada”.

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  690. Katie Walker on

    I’m grateful for my guy – who never blinks when I ask about starting a new garden project, and who brings home a truckload of compost as a present :) He gets me, and I’m excited to marry him this New Year’s Eve and start our forever farm life together.

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  691. Susan Slimack on

    I am forever grateful for my wonderful family! We have been growing flowers together for the past 2 years. It fills our lives with joy! Our best moments are when we are harvesting together and sharing the beauty of each perfect flower!

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  692. Carol on

    I am grateful that I was able to gather with my children in Albuquerque as they will have to work over the holidays. Thankful for every moment together!

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  693. Sandra Knauf on

    I’m grateful for things that I thought were terrible at the time they were happening or big “failures” on my part, but that I later realized were valuable learning experiences that set me off in different (and better) directions in life, or gave me greater empathy for other human beings. Everything I’ve experienced, even the bad stuff, made me the person I am today (a person who is very imperfect, but also a person who I like – a LOT!). <3

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  694. Anna on

    I am grateful for the healing power of art and the inspiration found in the shapes, colors, and textures of nature.

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  695. Susan Simpson on

    I am so grateful for my “housemate,” my 84 year old mom, and to Monty Don and BBC’s Gardener’s World, for helping both of us bounce back from a rough year and reconnect over gardening. I’m inspired to follow Floret’s lead and attempt a cut flower garden that Mom and I can enjoy together.

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  696. Christina O on

    Hope. In a world caught up in bitterness and partisanship I am so incredibly thankful my heart was given a spirit of power, love and self-control for hope of a brighter tomorrow. Lovely flowers, art and creation itself are inspiration to smile and push forward.

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  697. Kate symonds on

    I am grateful for my husband and the three beautiful daughters we have together. I recently sold my pottery business and retail shop in order to work from home and raise our children at our lovely farm house. We are creating a wonderful life together and I am thankful each and every day for all of it.

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  698. Lindsay on

    I’m grateful for my sweet 2 year old son. He teaches me something new every day and it’s so fun to see the world through his eyes!

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  699. Jaclyn W. on

    I am thankful for warm weather and cool breezes. I am thankful for lazy afternoons spent with my family and good food to eat. I am thankful for quiet nights spent reading and the loud times of laughter shared between friends and family. I am so thankful for all of life’s little moments.

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  700. Steph on

    Grateful for my husband who is helping me to get my own flower pallete going 😍

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  701. Ariel on

    I think about what I’m grateful for often lately. Top of the list is Indoor plumbing!! We recently just finished our bathroom.. It’s been two years since I had a real bathroom.. We are building our own house.. I will never take for granted a real toilet & a indoor hot shower ! Second is Bee’s. I’d actually give up the bathroom if I couldn’t have Bee’s!! They keep our gardens alive & keep my honey biz going..

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  702. Lori on

    I am grateful every day for my little house on a triple lot—more room for flowers and plants!

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  703. Christine Tigges on

    I have HSP, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, and I am grateful for my family that supports the thankfully slow progression of not being able to walk and I love that one of my greatest hobbies, gardening here at beautiful Zion Springs, is something I’m still able to do! The knee caps get a little sore, but the joy is so worth it!

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  704. Paula Mitchell on

    I am grateful for my wonderful husband who has supported me and my love for gardening for 30 glorious years 😀💕

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  705. Ginny on

    I’m thankful for quiet moments when I can choose to learn new skills, wonderful family and friends, and for finding a new normal with interesting new hobbies.

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  706. Laurie Carr on

    You are a true inspiration for anyone who loves flowers! Thank you for doing what you do.

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  707. Tanya Watson on

    I am grateful for the knowledge and love of gardening passes down from my great grandparents. I was fortunate enough to spend my youth in the garden with them. I know they would be proud of the work that I am doing on my flower farm.

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  708. Robin Habing on

    I am so thankful for my mother for instilling the love of flowers in me! I am grateful to share my flowers with her as we are nearing the end od stsge 6 Alzheimer’s. Even though she doesn’t know much anymore, she still inspires me to go for my dreams of raising and selling beautiful flowers!!

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  709. Darby Hoffman on

    I’m grateful for my partner who’s studying so hard to get all of his pilot certs and create an amazing life for the both of us, all while supporting me in my career and passions.

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  710. Danio Caw on

    I am grateful for the time and space in my life now. There is so much opportunity to learn and discover new things. Note; I have a USA address thanks

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  711. Mary Heiar on

    I am so grateful for my sweet momma who so generously has given me the space to plant and the barn to create in but even more important she has given me the love and encouragement and confidence to bloom!

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  712. katie on

    I’m so grateful to be living a life where I can grow and learn from the people around me- that we can all be open to what we have to offer each other. :)

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  713. Angela Rockefeller on

    I am so grateful for nature-loving children that join me in the garden, and a husband that encourages me to follow my passion.

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  714. Monica Burnison on

    My children. I started farming because i wanted them to know where food came from and because i wanted to tend the soil and the earth in a regenerative way for their future.

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  715. Colleen fitzgerald on

    My granddaughter turned three and has opened my eyes to every tiny living thing. She comes for dinner every Sunday and she and I pick fresh flowers for the table every week. It is truly something I look forward to each and every Sunday.

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  716. Brian Donnelly on

    I am so grateful for my awesome boss Kim, who has signed us up for this next years online floret workshop! She works nonstop here in the PNW helping to rehabilitate our ravaged planet, and spends her free time working in her garden (among many other hobbies!) I’ve never met anyone who works so hard and pours so much of herself into every moment of every day.

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  717. Carolina Schierholz on

    Grateful for this new world I found. Cut Flowers.
    I didn’t know it existed. I thought flowers are meant to stay in the garden and when I came across Floret Flowers, my eyes opened up to this new world. Cant wat to save money to attend the 2021 workshop. Can’t wait!

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  718. Terry Osborn on

    Grateful to my husband for partnering with me in our farm endeavors. He keeps the place running! And I’m grateful for the other vendors at my farmers’ market for being helpful, fun and enthusiastic and passionate about the local food and flower movement. It makes for a fun Saturday!

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  719. Patty B on

    I’m grateful for my grandma and grandpa both are remembered in my thoughts being a very young girl sitting with my grandma in her rose garden, watching her trim her prize roses.
    Keepsakes now, I have my grandpa’s filming of her roses opening over night and then sped up and edited.
    His love for photography and her love for roses have been in my heart forever and I too enjoy photography and flowers today.

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  720. Kristen Dorighi on

    I am grateful I am at a place in my life where I can spend time growing beautiful flowers, being supported by family, friends and neighbors as I endeavor into Act 2 of my life as flower farmer! My lifelong love of flowers first glimpsed in my Grandma’s garden.

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  721. Mary Paulic on

    The wild creatures in my neighborhood don’t allow me to have much of a garden, so I hit a farmers market or two every week during the summer to stock up on the gorgeous flowers that grow here in the Pacific Northwest. I am so grateful to live amongst so much bounty in this beautiful place!
    Mary

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  722. Karen on

    I am grateful for my little daughter (even if her version of enjoying flowers at this age is attempting to eat all the petals off the roses :D )

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  723. Eileen Yeager on

    I’m so grateful to my husband and family that have encouraged me! After losing a job I loved and held for 21 years I pretty much fell into depression. After my daughter encouraged me to take the Floret workshop I began snd have been working on our little flower farm. I started out slow but I have such plans for next year! I’m grateful to Erin and the crew at Floret for sharing all that they do!

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  724. Debi Pflug on

    I’m grateful for all the loving relationships I have in my life. For my husband, kids, friends & pets. For beautiful flowers, wild cranes & deer. For outside fires, walks in the woods and ponies running through the grass. Life is good!

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  725. Denisr on

    I am grateful for the ability to care for my mom who had dementia. She was with me for 10 years. She is my most beautiful flower.

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  726. Cathy Rutledge on

    I am grateful at age 70, for the opportunity to grow flowers and share them with others. Also grateful to my husband who built a greenhouse and a fenced, deer proof cutting garden so that I could fulfill my dream. And of course grateful to God for health and the ability to do so.

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  727. Sue Hamer on

    I’m thankful for God’s beautiful and creative flowers!!!

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  728. Rosemary Webb on

    I am so grateful for my husband who encourages my dahlia “addiction.” And for my daughter-in-law for introducing me to dahlias and sharing the journey with me.

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  729. Sonya Johnson on

    Sisters who are friends, friends who are sisters, and especially the love of my daughter and two granddaughters. What joy they give my heart! I’m so blessed.

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  730. Debra Booe on

    I’m so very grateful for my son, who helps me in my garden when a task is too difficult. I have some physical challenges that would make this joy-filled hobby impossible without his help! Thank you for all the amazing inspiration!

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  731. Claudia on

    I am grateful for flowers and gardens.

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  732. Michelle DiMauro on

    I am so grateful for my life on this farm. Moving here 5 years ago, from the city, has afforded me a life that I could have only imagined. Every part of it – the good and the bad – is magic.

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  733. Sarah on

    I am thankful for my new little baby, Saralyn Rose. I plan to plant a David Austin rose bush for her next year.

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  734. lynn dancause on

    I am grateful for my granddaughter Alyssa. She is my favorite human.

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  735. Tina McPherson on

    I’m so grateful to have a little piece of land to grow veggies and flowers in! It truly is good therapy. I’m grateful that my children are carrying on the joy of gardening, growing, harvesting, and SHARING with others. It’s wonderful to see our grandchildren helping in all the phases too! Our families have a small produce stand that items are sold at and a “honor system “ for paying. Friday ‘s are special flower bouquets day. Some grands are even selling cookies and drawing cards to sell. It’s a sweet blessed thing. Tina in Montana

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  736. Kelly Paquet on

    I’m grateful for my children. Each of my four children is unique and wonderful in his or her own way, and I love them so much!

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  737. Lara Welker on

    I am grateful for twinkle lights!! It seems kind of shallow, but they seriously help me through the dark months here in the Pacific NW. So I am grateful for the lights, and all the people who put up lights!

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  738. Diana W on

    I’m grateful for my little boy. We’ve been gardening for about 5 years now. We’ve both learned together through classes. We grow both vegetables and flowers. We’ve had success and failures, and we’ve loved every minute of it. Next year’s garden will be bigger, better, and much more colorful.

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  739. Jamie Sammons Radliff on

    I’m grateful for our new happy healthy baby Everett that we welcomed to the family just 1 week ago. Our hearts are so full.

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  740. M Thomas on

    Lots to be thankful for, but the one blessing I will always be *the most* thankful for is my Grandmother. I was truly blessed that she was the one who raised me, -giving me the perspective of her Greatest Generation. -All those great virtues….fearlessness, the utmost confidence, absolute class act, work hard and do your best and you will achieve great things, dignity, and she put sincere love and joy into seeing people succeed. Great attitude in everything, and capable to do anything. She was an inspiration to everyone who met her.

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  741. Danalynn Vanstone on

    My love of flowers is inspired and encouraged by my fabulous Mother in law. Every year I grow sweet pea starts for her so she can have daily bouquets. I was lucky enough to order some seeds and bulbs from Floret before they sold out. Extra excited for Spring 2020!

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  742. Shannon on

    Grateful to all my friends and family for getting me through chemo this year. Most importantly, the random strangers along the way who helped without knowing and reminded me the world is still full of the Kindness of Folk.

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  743. Jill A. Moore on

    I am grateful for gardening friends to share ideas, plans, seeds and plants with!

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  744. Ruth Eckhoff on

    Being grateful for all the small things in life has really changed my perspective for my life. Practicing gratefulness on a daily basis has relieved anxiety’s hold. I’m grateful for that first cup of coffee in the morning to observing a gorgeous sunset at the end of the day. But also all the little things – a text from my son, the wiggle tail greeting from my labs when I get home and laugh with co workers.

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  745. Sarah on

    I’m so grateful for the nature in my small town— the trees, bike paths and little gardens that make my life so much more beautiful.

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  746. Erika on

    I am grateful for my dear husband who has supported my career by staying home to care for our children and is the daily laborer pursuing our (my) dream of a flower farm. He is truly making my dreams come true!

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  747. Ashley on

    My husband and my children I am beyond great full for! My husband is the biggest support of my crazy ideas when it comes to all things flowers and business, and making sure I always believe in myself!

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  748. Nicole Strafelda on

    I am so grateful for a husband who supports me to be the best version of myself and pursue my dreams. It is because of him that I will be taking the course this winter.

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  749. Bethany Stewart on

    I am grateful for the three beautiful children we’ve been blessed with, the youngest of which is 2 months old and screaming in my ear. I’m grateful for my wonderful husband who is right now racing to the pharmacy. And I am grateful for Floret, who has beautiful pictures to look through and dream about while I rock this baby boy!

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  750. Sheda Cooper on

    I am grateful to Mother Earth for the unspeakable peace she has brought into my life through gardening! I am grateful to my husband who allows me all the time I need outdoors with little to no complaints.

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  751. Tracey Parriman on

    I am thankful for my dear flower farmer friend, Lyndsay of Wildroots Flower Co. Her hard work and determination and her attention to detail in everything that she does is very inspiring. I greatly value our friendship and our ability to share ideas and relate to one another.

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  752. Susan on

    I too work on a farm and am grateful to be out in the elements year round. There is no greater teacher than Mother Nature, and I learn something valuable almost every day.

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  753. Julie Wise on

    I am always amazed by and grateful for the way nature gives back through lessons learned or flowers bloomed or seeds harvested.

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  754. Jodi Gates on

    I am thankful for each day of life we are granted and everything that fills each day (the good days & the tough ones)!

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  755. Madeline Franke on

    I’m grateful for my husband. He is always doing wonderful things to help me fulfill my dreams. We installed a greenhouse last Fall with cement pad, double sink, electricity, water, and benches that he built. The evening we were finally finished, a storm blew in and toppled a giant Black Oak tree onto the greenhouse – completely obliterating it! I was leaving on a trip to Florida that morning when we saw the mess. I was so disappointed and sad. I was gone for 2 weeks… I returned to find a brand new greenhouse in it’s place. He and his Mom bought a new one, and the neighbor helped him put it up before I got home. This is just one of the many thongs he does for me on a regular basis and never asks for anything in return.

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  756. Jennifer Parham on

    I am grateful for my husband who has been asking me each day what my tasks will be in the garden and not getting mad when I spend more and more money buying seeds and bulbs! Haha! I am grateful that he is starting to support me in new ways. He leaves me alone to go shovel dirt, plant new things, harvest…It wasn’t so long ago that I was mad at him because he wouldn’t help me. He wouldn’t even hang a heavy picture on the wall. He made me do it by myself. For that I am grateful because now I can use a skill saw, cut metal, drive a tractor, build a 10′ x 10′ structure, talk to the men at the irrigation store and I can even use a jackhammer (which is what I need to dig holes in my clay soil.)

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  757. Molly W. on

    I am really thankful for my besties!❤️😊

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  758. Amy Lynn on

    I am grateful for Mother Earth. Teaching us about the mystery and beauty that exists in our world.

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  759. Anne Tuller on

    I’m so very grateful that I found out about Floret! I am inheriting a house my grandparents built in 1929! My family moved there when I was 15. The yard is quite large and many are encouraging me to sell the back part of the property. I really don’t want to! Right now I’m working on the house, but now that I have “met “ Floret…. I dream of having a flower farm out back! One day!! I’m staying tuned!!

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  760. Vicki on

    I am so grateful for the sweet love of my puppy🐾
    She’s always by my side in the garden.
    When I’m dead heading she is at the ready to take my flower🌹

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  761. Carina on

    I’m grateful for my daughters, my sweet husband, our home, and healthy bodies that can work hard to care for one another and grow/make/give/love/serve.

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  762. Megan on

    Grateful for my family, my friends, and most of all to live in a world where I can grow flowers.

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  763. Anita Ciarleglio on

    I’m so grateful that my mom passes her love of flower gardening and arranging to me. Even though she is gone, I see her smile in every bloom I see. I will always live in awe of her strength, beauty and love of nature.

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  764. Lynne Baird on

    I am grateful for the day. Whatever it holds, there is possibility there.

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  765. Bethany Lara on

    I am thankful for my family – they bring purpose and joy to my life.

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  766. Betsy Spencer on

    I’m grateful for people like Erin who take the time to teach and share interesting things we want to know, making life more interesting and full. We are inundated with so much negative information, it’s lovely to have places to go and be refreshed.

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  767. Juliet Cr on

    I am grateful for my family that always shows up when I need them the most.

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  768. Sherr Kretzer on

    I am greatful for the love of my family and the beauty of flowers!

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  769. Brynn on

    My almost-two-year-old daughter. Because of her, I was inspired to begin flower gardening to make her world a more beautiful place.

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  770. Maré LeMay on

    I am so grateful that i am surrounded by those that i love and that they all encourage me to fulfill my dreams of being a flower farmer. I am also grateful for all of my customers who weekly compliment the work that i do and always stop to thank me at the farmers’ market. I am however, especially grateful for my granddaughter, Fern who has the passion of growing at three as I do. My life is good and I am mindful each morning of all of the above.

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  771. ELENA FLYNN on

    Ellie Flynn November 14, 2019

    I am so so grateful to my father for passing on his love of the earth in the form of an exquisite vegetable garden each summer. We had such a fun time harvesting its bounty! It would have earned a place in Floret book most surely. :D

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  772. Grace Hansen on

    These are so wonderful to read!
    I’m grateful for so many but especially my partner who brings such light and love to my life.

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  773. Barbara on

    I am grateful for the optimism that gardening brings to life. Those of us with four seasons wonder if spring will ever come, if our bulbs were planted right-end-up, if the squirrels or the frost won’t/didn’t do them in. And, like Mary and Colin in the Secret Garden, we are enchanted when, to our surprise, all the lush green shoots and buds arrive, over and over again.

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  774. Linda on

    I am grateful to still be strong enough to grow beautiful flowers and to share these with the important people in my life.

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  775. Catherine on

    I am grateful for my son, Ezra—who, despite his medical challenges and physical disabilities, is a happy and determined little ball of joy to all who know him.

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  776. Megan on

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m grateful for my daughters. They are everything I could hope for: kind, funny, thoughtful, smart, and joyful. I couldn’t love them more.

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  777. Jennifer on

    Grateful for my Mom, sisters and Grandmother who share my love of flowers.

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  778. Heidi on

    I’m thankful that I had the opportunity to discover and pursue my passion for farming. While this career path certainly has its trials and tribulations, its rewards are infinite.

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  779. Kristin Teske on

    How fun! Thanks so much for all the inspiration and sharing your know-how!!!

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  780. Sandra Sarlinga on

    Hi Erin
    I am grateful for my friends and family that lift me up when I’m down and support not matter what. I am greatful for a life full of flowers and of course good food! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  781. Melissa Bourassa on

    I’m thankful for my family and amazing support system of friends and extended family who encourage me everyday to do what I love!

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  782. Cheryle Duffy-Lehrer on

    Each evening when I count my Blessings they vary. I am Thankful for Health, spouse, family, friends and faith. But I am most Thankful that my spouse and I share in giving to others in need. Time, talent and yes, funds. I am just so thankful that we can always share what we have and are able to connect in our community…this is what I am most Thankful for.

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  783. Diane Hollister on

    The afternoon autumn sun hits my “Seaton’s Toffee” mums at just the right angle to make them glow. I learned about this beautiful variety from following Floret, thank you.

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  784. Tessa Hanson on

    I am thankful for a fall that has only a little bit of rain. It has allowed my children and I to be outside and enjoy the crisp fall days when we would normally be couped up inside.

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  785. D. on

    I and my apple trees are most grateful for the sun rising in the East and setting in the West.

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  786. Sally Butler on

    I am grateful for the beauty and grace of Mother Nature and her never ending creative processes.

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  787. Daniela Klimsa on

    My friends and family. Always there and always supportive.

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  788. Bianca on

    I’m grateful for changing seasons and the rhythm of living a life of growing things. Now that fall is well on her way to winter, I’m just so glad for shifting energies, for reflection, appreciation, and the awe that lingers after such abundance. Flowers for the imagination now, rest for the body.

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  789. Sherr Kretzer on

    I am greatfull for the love of my family and the beauty of flowers!

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  790. Diane Forsyth on

    I am grateful for my beautiful new grand daughter, Maeve and grateful for those who are helping to care for our Mother Earth so Maeve may enjoy a full life of natures beauty.

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  791. Sharon Lambert on

    I’m grateful for my husband that shared my vision of transforming a flat piece of land in our backyard this spring , adding a small pond for friendly frogs and beautiful trellis that he build by hand . So excited and thankful for every bloom , looking forward to spring 20.

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  792. Molly on

    Hi! 👋🏻
    I’m grateful for my husband who supports me in every way you would want a spouse to support you. He even supports my “crazy” gardening hobby 😆😉

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  793. Becky Greenway on

    I am grateful that I was taught to read and write so I can learn and note things that are valuable to me and at this moment it is all about flowers and my new chickens

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  794. Beth on

    Grateful for my Mom who instilled the beauty, and the work of gardening to her family

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  795. Haylee on

    I’m thankful for my little flower garden I’ve cultivated for myself the last couple years and for my family!

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  796. Jessica Bedford on

    I am so very grateful for my mother and father who have looked after our home and dog this year while our little family (husband and two kids) went on a wild adventure to volunteer in Alaska with a remote First Nations community.

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  797. Jennifer Perry on

    I am grateful for the beauty of nature, a loving family, good friends, and a merciful God who makes it all possible.

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  798. Donna A. on

    I am forever grateful for the grace of the Lord in my life. Spending time in my garden, I praise Him for his amazing creation! I am able to share the abundant blessings he provides, with overflowing love and joy to so many.

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  799. Shelby S. on

    I am grateful that I have been blessed with a Dad and Mom that are supportive of me in all of my endeavors. They have always been there to help me get my ideas off the ground and I can never adequately express how grateful I am to them!

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  800. Jenny Albarran on

    I am grateful for my husband who Contributes so much with our garden, bee hives, tending the chickens & his collection of orchids. We encounter beauty and miracles each and every day.

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  801. Stacy on

    I am thankful for my beautiful, flower-loving mom that taught me you can’t win if you don’t enter!

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  802. Michelle Wheeler on

    I am thankful for bravery. Bravery within myself to pursue my dreams and from my husband & kiddos to be open to the needed changes to allow my business to grow.

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  803. Margaret Gino on

    Regardless of how humble and small our flower farm is , I am ever so grateful to have found Floret … to help me cultivate a clear path to make the world a more beautiful place through the passion of flowers.

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  804. Lydia Jackson on

    I am grateful for my family that encourages me to follow my dreams and to always be the best that I can be.

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  805. Caroline Brock on

    I am grateful for family and friends. My sister loved her package of Floret zinnia seeds, and my neighbors enjoyed my yard full of flowers, which I share! Thanksgiving is a true time to pause and reflect on our many blessings. ❤️

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  806. Paula Branen on

    I’m grateful for my three beautiful daughters! Not only have they brought immense joy into my life in more ways that I can count, but their light truly brought me through the darkest of times the last couple of years.

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  807. Jen Rothwell on

    Hi,

    First Thank you for doing this giveaway ☺️
    I’m grateful for my Grandparents.
    They have both passed on now but they were the first people to encourage me to get my hands dirty and try to make things grow. They loved and supported me without expecting anything in return. They always put me first and I hope my kids feel the same way about me one day.
    I wouldn’t be the person & Parent I am today without their never ending fierce Love.

    -Jen Rothwell (JypsyFlowerFarm)

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  808. TRICIA Jackson on

    I am thankful for my family, and I am excited to see how we grow together in the adventures to come!

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  809. Christine on

    I am grateful for a site where I can go and see nothing but natural beauty and read nothing but positive messages. You can’t leave here without feeling better!

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  810. Susan Hayek on

    I’m grateful to be alive and happy and in love with my husband and my 5 dogs.
    I’m pushing 80 and ecstatic that I can still see beautiful things, inside and out, and can appreciate my 3 children and their families, too.

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  811. Heidi Manis on

    I am so thankful for my parents who allowed and encouraged me to create, paint, draw, plant a flower garden , and collect crazy items I would find as I walked around the field as a small child. By letting my creativity flow, I was able to learn about myself , and the world around me and it has carried on into my adult life.

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  812. Christie on

    I’m grateful for my husband. The joy of living with him grows every day.

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  813. Beth S. on

    I am so very grateful for a strong body that can take me places, for my eyes which try to see beauty in all things, for delicious nourishing food, for a wonderful and supporting husband and for four great children who are making their own way in this world.

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  814. Sheila Walter on

    I have SO much to be thankful for, but primarily I’m thankful for my husband and my health. My husband and I laugh together and garden together, and most importantly, he does all the cooking! I’m in what’s called the”downhill slope of life,” and am so lucky to be doing everything I’ve always done. I attribute my good health to genes and gardening.

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  815. Anne Redens on

    I am grateful for my daughter & granddaughter. What a lucky person I am…so much love!

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  816. Holly Steffy on

    I’m grateful for my warm home on this chilly day and my husband and 4 children who put smiles on my face every day. I’m also thankful for the beauty of flowers that make me stop and appreciate the world around me.

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  817. Heidi Lyons on

    I’m grateful for my husband who encourages me to follow my dreams!

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  818. Erin Crowden on

    I’m grateful for the tireless work of our firefighters here in Australia at the moment as most of our east coast is ablaze as well as those over in America fighting the wildfires.

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  819. Tyler Burton on

    What an amazing giveaway! I am thankful for family, for their constant love and support. And I am thankful for my kids. They are treasures.

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  820. Michelle on

    I am grateful for my recent struggles, as it is making me a kinder and stronger person.

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  821. Carole B. on

    I am grateful my friend and fellow cut flower gardener sent me this quote yesterday.

    “You could wonder for hours what flowers mean, but for me, they’re life itself, in all its happy brilliance. We couldn’t do with out flowers. Flowers help you forget life’s tragedies. “
    Marc Chagall

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  822. Jenna Parker on

    I’m grateful for the way a fresh bloom can salvage a whole day.

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  823. Lisa LeBlond on

    I am truly grateful to God, Larry, (the janitor) and all of the fireman that saved my sister’s life when the building she worked in blew up due to a propane leak.

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  824. Nancy on

    Grateful to have a lifestyle that allows for contact with plants and all aspects of nature everyday

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  825. Mary Beth Person on

    I am grateful for the flowers in our lives that bring joy, color, beauty and grace to any day of the year!
    Whether we arrange them, paint them, give them away or simply gaze upon them……they are beautiful gifts of the earth that bless and enrich our lives. Thankyou, Floret, for cultivating and encouraging their growth in the world.

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  826. Mary Barbera on

    I am grateful to have survived cancer and the death of my daughter because of the love of my family and friends.

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  827. Molly Phillips on

    I am grateful for my mother-in-law Ruth Phillips, she always had such a passion for flowers and help me to grow mine as well. Even though she has passed away i know that all i have to do is look to my flowers to feel her presence and smile.

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  828. Lindsey on

    I’m grateful for my husband and 3 beautiful little girls!!

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  829. Mary Dunn on

    I am grateful for the dawning of each new day. It doesn’t matter if it is sunny bright, cozy gray, wind tossed or quiet. It is a new beginning with limitless possibilities. If I don’t realize its’ potential. I get a do over the next morning.

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  830. LaurelRice on

    I’m grateful for my relationship with my husband. He has given me so much, but the inspiration he gave me for gardening is has been such a joy. It’s also something we can do together, which is critical for matrimonial survival! 34 years and still growing!

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  831. Melissa Nichols on

    I am grateful to have a husband who fully supports the things that excite me. While I hesitated, he made me sign up for the class of 2020 Floret workshop. I couldn’t be more excited!

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  832. Mary Lohuis on

    I’m thankful for the ability to garden and enjoy all that comes with that and being able to spend time with the people that mean the most to me this holiday season.

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  833. Dawnette Squires on

    I am grateful for the growing process. Over the years I have been on many paths; sometimes more than one at a time. It has only been since I hit the age of 50, that I realized life needed to slow down and be more enjoyable. Chaos and drama do not need to be part of my everyday life. I am doing things that make my soul happy. Ironically growing flowers makes my soul happy…I cant believe it took me 50 years to figure that out! I am in the local Master Gardener program, I want to teach others about the benefits and enjoyment of gardening…particularly children. I also want to start my own cut flower farm on my tiny one acre property. The growing process is magical…both personal and literal!

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  834. Corrie W on

    It will sound strange but … I am grateful for the chronic pain that I experience. It is that pain that caused me to slow down enough in my life to rediscover my love for gardening. The Floret Team showed up just about at that same time so my life has been flower-filled and more joyful ever since – even with chronic pain as my companion.

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  835. Marianne on

    I am truly grateful for all of the flowers God has blessed our worldwide flower community with their diversity of color, shapes and fragrance. I am most grateful for all of the gardeners who so willing share their knowledge, expertise and plants so generously with others especially Floret Farm. And to all those who came before us passing their love of gardening on to family and friends.

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  836. George Africa on

    Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets offers free videos of agricultural endeavors around the state. I asked if they would come to our flower farm. Here is what they produced for us. Take a look at my story about a young girl who used the peacefulness of our gardens to pull herself out of darkness and back to healthy living. Flowers, flower gardens and flower farmers have a way of offering a helping hand in a world that all too often forgets how to say “Take my hand, let me help you!” George Africa, Vermont Flower Farm and Gardens, Marshfield, Vermont

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wtoa9mwfqdefwy6/Vermont%20Flower%20Farm.mp4?dl=0

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  837. Sharon Clisham on

    I’m grateful for the time I had taking care of my Mother in her last weeks with the help of my 4 brothers. I would take her flowers every few days and she loved looking at them.

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  838. Carley Roberts on

    I am grateful for my husband. He is active duty military, does college full time, and is in the process of building a house for our family. He is crazy busy and always finds the time to spend some quality time with our two kids and myself. He supports me in anything and everything I do, we wouldn’t be where we are without him. And he still gets me flowers after ten years of being together. :)

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  839. Pam Williams on

    I am grateful for being able to achieve a life long dream this year. Shortly after completing the 2019 Floret workshop, I was able to attend the Chelsea Flower Show in the UK-followed by a week of touring the public gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society. I was indeed blessed and now am inspired to put all my gained ideas to work!

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  840. Melissa Enyeart on

    I am so thankful for my Golden Retrievers. They are faithful companions and always so happy to see me when I come home.

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  841. Megan Muir on

    At a time when I’m learning so much about myself, my dreams, my goals and looking forward to my future, I’m so thankful for technology that allows me access to soak up everything I can from the experts. Without technology, achieving my dreams would be a much longer process, but I am growing and learning so quickly that my dreams truly are within my reach.

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  842. Kristina Railing on

    I am extremely grateful for the many blessings in my life. Through the hard times over the past year with different types of illness in my family. It looks like in the last several months we have finally started to seen the light at the end of the tunnel. I get the great joy to help in a wonderful greenhouse where we just got done with planting our Easter bulbs. What a joy that brings to my life thank you for all of the wonderful information that you provide.

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  843. Nicole Journalist on

    I am grateful for the quiet moments “in between”… the moments during my child’s voice lesson, after the harried drive to and before the hungry ride back to make dinner. The moments just after school drop off/before work begins or just before the house wakes up… they are simple, brief moments of solitude and strength and dreaming. There is limitless opportunity in quiet moments if I stop to seize it. It provides time to sketch next year’s garden or build a yoga sequence to teach or just to stop and drink the hot coffee in front of me. These are times to recharge and remember all the beautiful things we all bring to our collective moments that makes them so precious and indelible.

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  844. Mary Beth B Milo on

    I’m thankful for my husband. He loves the Lord and loves people. He has a mentoring program that consists of anti bullying, suicide solutions and leadership. He also is working with the developmental disability community. He is currently working with boys that Can’t be in a normal setting because of their past abuse and crime. He also believes in me enough to agree to have me sign up for your Floret Online Workshop. He even bought a big tracker to help me!! Im also so thankful that the Lord gave me a gift in the sweetest, nicest most giving man my husband Christopher!!

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  845. Brandi McAlonan on

    I am grateful for my son and my family who make everyday worth it. I love them!

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  846. Katie Redhair on

    I’m grateful for my “village” of family and friends who are my support system in a time of raising babies and young kids. They make it possible for me to work part-time, stay home part-time, maintain a healthy marriage, and invest in my own self-care by spending time in my garden.

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  847. Kathy Iannucci on

    I am so grateful for my Mother (92) and my Daughter (29). Both are beautiful souls and love gardening and having flower filled lives! My Mom’s experience and wisdom helps to guide us in our gardening adventures, and Jenna challenges us by forging new paths for our farm. Jenna’s micro flower farm (Kindred Flora) is growing on land my parents bought almost 60 years ago. I am grateful to be a part of this treasured, yet forward thinking, legacy! Floret has played a huge part in giving us the tools to cultivate a flower filled future. Thank you for all you are doing!

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  848. Marianne on

    I am truly grateful for all of the flowers that God has blessed our world community with their vast diversity of shapes, colors and fragrance. And the selfless giving and sharing of gardeners throughout the world wide flower community, especially Floret Flower Farm, with their knowledge, expertise and pass-a-long plants they lovingly share. Thank you to all including those who came before us.

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  849. Beth Love on

    I’m grateful for my loving husband and two children who have taught me life is worth figuring out.

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  850. Carly Parsley on

    I’m grateful for my mom who gives so selflessly to our family!

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  851. Cheryl Eubanks on

    I’m grateful for my dog who loves me no matter what and always brightens my day

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  852. Maria Honkala on

    I have been following you since the beginning. I am in Vermont a tough state to have a flower business in but I persevere . I am so grateful to my husband of 42 years for his encouragement and his help.

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  853. Ronda Spaulding on

    I am so grateful for opportunities to keep learning even after decades of devoted gardening! And for flowers… “Flowers are the amen if nature.”

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  854. Dollie B. on

    I am gratefully for the beautiful surroundings where we get to raise our family. The lovely Loess Hills of Iowa is an area that has unique formation and soil. My hope is to add cut flowers to our farming operation as a diversification. These can then be used in a class setting for other creatives to take the beautiful creations.

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  855. Melinda on

    I’m grateful for my husband because he always reminds to look up and remember that God is all that we need.

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  856. Kathryn Plett on

    I am very grateful for my husband too, who has encouraged me to enroll in the Floret workshop and has become my gardening partner on our two and half acres; I look forward to expanding my horizons with new types of flowers this coming!

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  857. Megan Heck on

    I’m grateful for my husband who loves me well and encourages me to dream! My dream has been to live on a farm and this year we have added goats, ducks and turkeys to our already little flock of chickens. He’s encouraged me to pursue my goals of owning a wedding floral business and continue challenging myself to grow. He’s stuck by my side when I’ve been selfish and been patient with me when I get antsy and dream a little too much!

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  858. Susan on

    I’m grateful for this ForetFlowers blog that gives me delightful moments of respite from a too-busy life.

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  859. Cyndi on

    I am grateful for beautiful sunsets and the fragrance of my flowers on a hot summer night. This winter I am looking forward to Spring when I can start all over again with my flowers. I feel like an artist when it comes to my flower gardens

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  860. Cathi L on

    I am grateful for being able to walk out my door into nature. I am surrounded by trees, shrubs, perennials, and edibles. But, mostly I relish the green of nature. I am so thankful for being able to get out even if it is just for a few minutes, take some deep breaths and appreciate all that is around me.

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  861. Kelley Leek on

    I am most grateful for the Mother of all Mothers – Mother Earth! As I look around my garden and other gardens I am constantly amazed by the breadth of beauty all around, never ending just transitioning from season to season. It is the the absolute knowing of Mother Earth that graces our lives daily with such diverse beauty.
    Thank you with deep gratitude,
    Kelley

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  862. Abigail Hight on

    I’m grateful for all of the plant hunters and hybridizers who have developed all the amazing varieties that inspire and thrill me each year. And my flower pursuit would not be fabulous without my flower friends to talk over each year, what worked, what we loved, what bugs we wish would burn in a fiery pit, and what angelic customer left us a sweet note in our payment cans. I’m also grateful to Floret for encouraging the “growth” of flower farming and stunning us with the bounty and beauty of their blooms <3

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  863. Kim B. on

    I’m grateful for my children! I feel lucky to be mom to such wonderful people.

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  864. Nancy Rabinowitz on

    I am grateful for all the women in my life. Some are going through very difficult things and the rest of us are holding them up and holding them close. Women together have great power and great heart and so we can do the great and humble things that keep the world going.

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  865. Sara on

    I am thankful for my rescue dog. He has taught me unconditional love.

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  866. Ummshams on

    I am thankful for having a place to garden and an indulgent husband who doesn’t mind my burying his well-earned money in the yard. Thank God!

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  867. Sarah H on

    I am grateful that everyday I go to work in a public garden that educates the public about the importance of plants and the habitats that support our world.

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  868. Cheri Crane on

    I am grateful for my husband who is very patient and willing to help me out in my garden. We just put in new metal raised beds and I can’t wait for next spring to plant them. After watching your videos I think I will plant a whole bed in just flowers!

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  869. shawna mang on

    I am so grateful for my grandmother’s little garden that planted the love of flowers♡ and that I can pass that down as she did♡

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  870. Maryn Wynne on

    I’m grateful for this blog and the community you have created.

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  871. Sandy Figel on

    I’m grateful for all of my floral design friends that support me unconditionally and our community of local flower growers that work so hard to bring us fresh, beautiful product. I’m also extremely grateful for good health.

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  872. Kathryn on

    My husband’s patience.

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  873. Abbey Peurasaari on

    I’m grateful for my loving husband who daily suffers with pain. He continues to work hard and encourages me to make our dream of a family business come true, in spite of our setbacks!

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  874. hannaH Long on

    Howdy! I am so blessed and grateful for my Grandpa!! He is my absolute favorite person, for oh so many reasons. Being a social butterfly is an understatement. He is the kindest and most giving human and I don’t know who I would be without the joy of having him be such a big part of my life so far. Next year he’ll be 84!!! He’s a real life Captain America, a double whammy cause he was born on the 4th of July. He’s awesome, and I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet him.
    Thank you!! 😁

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  875. Melissa Patterson on

    I am grateful for our special home. We were lucky enough to be able to purchase my grandparents-in-law’s home. The home sits on an acre and a half bordered by a nature center behind and next door to my parents-in-law. We not only have a lot of space to have a large garden, but our children will grow up next door to their grandparents, as my husband grew up next to his.

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  876. Trish on

    So very grateful for our beloved floral queendom! 💚

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  877. Susie kawar on

    I am grateful for the patience and happy spirit of my 4 year old. Even when I have to dig up dahlias for hours, he finds ways to be a part of it and has fun in the mud with his trucks and his excavators. His smile and sense of humor bring so much joy, even during challenging and tiring work days. Not a day goes by where I’m not grateful for him.

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  878. Lauren on

    I am grateful for the ever renewing cycle of life. As life emerges and grows and ages and dies we always have the natural world to remind us that more life is on the horizon. Humans can make a real mess of things but nature finds a way in the end.

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  879. Merry Kujovsky on

    My two daughters, who couldn’t be any more different from one another, teach me to understand different perspectives and I am grateful.

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  880. Michelle on

    This year has been a challenging one for me in terms of motivation and focus, and my husband has been going above and beyond to keep things running smoothly and encouraging me along the way. I could not be more grateful to have him in my life! A real partner in every sense. Thanks to his determination we’ve made great progress on our home goals and 2020 is looking bright.

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  881. Andrea DiMatteo on

    I am thankful for so much in my life. I am thankful to have a supportive partner in life and to watch my son grow and learn each day. I’m thankful for the warm sunlight in these fall and winter days and the calmness that comes with pink skies at early dusk. Thankful for the simple pleasures of life and being present in those moments.

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  882. Tonia Hoffman on

    Grateful most for each day, and those I love the most surrounding me !

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  883. Liz on

    I’m very grateful for my loving and supportive husband that has helped me immensely at my flower farm and has always been there to cheer me on or cheer me up. I’m also grateful for the wonderful friendships I have made through flower farming and for my community that has backed me from the beginning of this flower journey.

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  884. Erika H. on

    I’m grateful for my mom who does so much for me and my kids. We are lucky enough to live about 6 blocks apart and she is so involved in their lives. I love to see their relationship with each other!

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  885. Tomi Wilson-Keiser on

    I have chronic health issues, and each year want to start a garden, but it never quite happens. Well, this year my amazing husband came to me saying it was time to plan for a real garden this coming year! He is going to build raised beds so it will be easier for me to make my garden wishes come true at last! So what am I most grateful for? An amazing man who supports my dreams, and wants to help make them a reality! I am looking forward to ordering some bulbs from you for next season! I can’t wait to see it all come together. Thank you!

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  886. Jessica Leaman on

    I’m grateful for a loving and caring family who supports me in everything I do!

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  887. Lauren on

    I’m thankful for my husband, we just had our first child and he has been so on top of taking care of me and our house while I recover and learn to care for our daughter.

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  888. Sue Newhouse on

    Im grateful my family was spared from the tornado damage in Dallas 2 weeks ago. Mmt son teaches at one of thedestroyed schools but everyone was safe.
    Thanks for all the beauty and encouragement you bringius!

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  889. Vicki Kirk on

    I am thankful for caring healthcare workers. My 87 year old mom had surgery last week and is recuperating at home under the care of skilled home health nurses. I am thankful to and for these fine professionals! (I am also grateful to be scheduled for Floret’s online course – beyond excited!!)

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  890. Julia Schmidt on

    I am grateful that in a world that so often seems filled with hate and violence, flowers are there to remind us that beauty also exists. Beauty helps spread hope that the world so desperately needs. I am thankful for flowers and for the communities and farms committed to spreading life and beauty.

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  891. Wendy on

    I am grateful for God’s great earth and all the beautiful plants and flowers He has created!

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  892. Bri Steere on

    I am grateful for stability, a loving family, and lots to look forward to in 2020 as we are expecting our first child and hopefully buying our first home.

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  893. Clarisse Wilton on

    I am grateful for my four little babies that show me the wonder in life all over again.

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  894. Tammy S. on

    What a fun idea! So many things to be grateful for, starting with my family. They give life meaning everyday. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to work outside. Rain or shine, being outside is therapeutic. Anytime I can get my hands dirty in the garden is an added bonus.

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  895. Kaitlyn on

    I am thankful for my grandfather who always taught me to love nature and working with my hands. Doing new things has always been a fun challenge with him and anything he views the world with endless possibility!

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  896. Bobbie Fehr on

    What joy it is to make a garden and to invite in bees, butterflies, birds, bats, toads and the occasional snake. This garden is for all of us.

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  897. Amarilla B on

    I am grateful today for life. We had an active shooter at a friends high school just hours ago. Some students have died but my friends child is safe. Makes me appreciate that most essential element of being/life.

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  898. Kathy Campbell on

    I am grateful for the flower farming community that I have had the privilege of becoming a part of – the Floret family, the ASCFG, and The Gardeners Workshop. Each one has been incredibly supportive and has provided valuable information. I am better because of you!

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  899. Tiko on

    I’m thankful for my grandma and her love of flowers that she passed on to me.

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  900. Shelly Breuer on

    I am very grateful to my husband’s mother for gifting us the five acres we are living on.

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  901. Kate Estwing on

    I am grateful for all my local fellow florist friends! When I first started “doing flowers,” I had imposter syndrome big time. Other local florists (and wedding planners) have been so welcoming, and when they refer people to me I’m still so honored every time. We help each other out when we need extra flowers (or have flowers to offload) or just to vent. I am so glad to feel like we’re all in this together. :)

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  902. Katie on

    I am grateful for the blue of the sky and for the taste of every breath and for being alive.

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  903. Billie Freeland on

    I am grateful for a mother who loved flowers and passes along to me that love as well as some beautiful iris and some garden roses that were my grandmother’s.

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  904. Donna Freeman on

    Missing my wonderful husband and my thoughts always return to intense gratitude for the 42 years we had together ♥️ ~~ and the garden we share.

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  905. Diane Bullard on

    I am grateful for my Grandmother Minnie who kept a garden for the grandkids to pick bouquets, to my other grandma for her love of hydrangeas which she passed in to me. I am grateful to my dad for giving me a row in his vegetable garden to plant marigolds and zinnias when I was 6, my mom for making it ok to get dirty hands and knees and to my wonderful husband for all of the garden work he does for me.

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  906. Melissa Carter on

    I’m grateful each spring is a new opportunity to dream, design and grow things! Every year is chance to learn!

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  907. Tara Simons on

    My husband, Andy. I am so grateful for him. He changed my life and has blessed me with two wonderful sons. He is my gift from God.

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  908. Robin Smith on

    I am grateful for all I’ve been blessed with, including our little farm that was a dream for years. Grateful that my little grandchildren will have the memories of running and playing and having the best of times here. Memories that include digging the dirt, planting and watching life spring up from the little seeds they help out in the ground.

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  909. Jessica Greenlee on

    I am grateful for the discovery of dahlias and for a dog who does not dig them up.

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  910. Rachel on

    I am thankful for the many lessons I’ve learned through my experiences with gardening and growing flowers. Foremost among them is the near constant reminder that things change. They change seasonally, daily, and almost by the minute. Gardening is an amazing opportunity for personal growth through careful observation, trial and error, and taking pride in one’s efforts, for better or for worse. I can’t imagine where I would be in life without my gardening experiences!

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  911. Bonnie Buckingham on

    I am thankful for my daughter (22) and how she loves others even when they annoy her!

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  912. Debbie Bogart on

    I recently moved back to Washington from Alaska where I lived for almost twenty years. Your wealth of information on gardening and beautiful flowers have not only inspired me, but have also given me guidance in gardening, once again in Washington. Leaving my beautiful flower beds behind was hard. I brought my seeds, including poppies and fell in love with the many varieties you have. I think I bought almost every variety you offered!! I can’t wait to grow them next year.

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  913. Cassie on

    I am grateful to whomever planted the 30 year old lilac and rose bushes on the property I now own – because of them, I am now passionate about nature and sharing that passion with others.

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  914. Audrey Hollatz on

    I am so very grateful for my family. Our grown-up children actually follow us to a small town in central Minnesota so we could all be toghter in the same community! We have four crazy grandsons that give life and joy to my middle-age years!

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  915. Lisa Lott on

    I am so grateful for The Floret team and how you share your beauty and knowlege of flowers with the world. I love your blog and books! Am inspired every time I read them!

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  916. Achara on

    My father’s death in 2018 made me realize that life is too short to not enjoy everything around you. For that, I’m grateful to be living and having a chance to love my family.

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  917. Anna on

    I do not live in the US but in Australia so not looking to win but thought it is such a good idea to let people think about what they are grateful for! In this year I welcomed my second baby, a beautiful little girl who smiles literally every day! Together with my 3 year old boy who makes us laugh every day (and keeps me so so so busy) I am so grateful to be their mama! And during this year I got inspired by floret and started growing dahlia seedlings and zinnias with my little boy as it is the one ‘hobby’ everyone can enjoy together! He calls the little seedlings our babies. So I am very grateful to be able to enjoy the process with my human and flower babies. My baby girl loves watching the wind blow by looking at the huge eucalyptus trees on our farm while we are in the garden. Thanks Erin for inspiring me all the way from your farm! With a grateful heart…

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  918. Gretta Drago on

    I am thankful for my siblings!!!! They have been the greatest friends a girl could have!!!!🍁❤️😁

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  919. Leigh Frank on

    Flowers take me back to my childhood with fond memories. I was 4 when my job was to pick pansies everyday and pull a few weeds as well. I think of both my parents de-stressing in the garden in the late afternoon from my earliest recollections. My mother and her best friend Pat encouraged me to become a floral designer. I did. Today, I’m in early retirement and I’ve started volunteering at our local conservatory and botanical gardens as the weather has become cold, and I’ve put the garden to rest for another season.

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  920. Erin D. on

    I am great full for my family, and the joy they bring to my life!!!!!❤️😊🍁

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  921. Erica Van Guilder on

    I am grateful for long walks in the Forest on crisp and sunny autumn days. The beauty and joy it brings me. It reminds me to slow down, notice the little things and how blessed I am to be able to enjoy it all!

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  922. Amy on

    I am grateful every day that I can garden. The gardens are my healthy place. The place I can clear my head and move my body.

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  923. Margarete on

    I’m so very grateful for having everything I ever dreamed of, for my kind husband, 2 kids, a house in the country, my many animals, and the space to create an abundant garden to enjoy and share with others.

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  924. Emily on

    I am so thankful that I am on this journey towards growing and learning to garden for cut flowers.I love sharing them with those I love and cannot wait to see how far this life take me. I am so thankful for the step by step guide you give. You really walk with us as we step into this new world. You want to see us grow. How cool is that. I love the friendship and we have never met. Thank you team. I am so excited to see what 2020 brings me thanks to you all.

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  925. Stephanie Jensen on

    I am Grateful for this beautiful world God created and for my opportunity to care for it as it cares for me.

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  926. Roseman Creek Ranch on

    I’m so grateful for my precious life. Having a strong body, mind and resilient soul. For the beauty and inspiration around me and most of all, thankful for my friends.

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  927. Jennifer Hendrickson on

    I’m grateful for my husband. Not only did he support, encourage and help me during my first season as a farmer-florist after we got surprised with the news we would be expecting our fourth child he also took over digging and saving my dahlia tubers and gladiola bulbs while I was recovering from having a Caesarian section.

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  928. Kim on

    I’m thankful for the beauty of flowers but most of all for God’s plan of salvation and hope. He gave me beauty for ashes.

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  929. Donna on

    I am thankful for my family and our new little spot we call home. New planting opportunities await.

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  930. Marina on

    I am grateful for my sister in law who inspired me to try new things and not be daunted by physical challenges. She just passed away after a lifetime of struggles. She never gave up. Thank you Callie!

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  931. Marlee D. on

    I am sooo thankful for my family and friends! Me and my friend are planning to do our first garden together in the spring! Thanks for the opportunity to learn more about flowers! Floret has been such great resource! Thanks again!

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  932. Caryn Gresham on

    I am grateful for my sisters with whom I share flowers, tips and, yes, tragedies from our gardens which all have some special hand-me-down plants from our parents and our grandparents.

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  933. beth houser on

    I am so grateful for three amazing women that have serendipitously made their way in to my life over the last few years. They are my people, and I finally feel like I have found my tribe. xoxo

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  934. Jennie on

    I’m grateful for dahlias and finally learning how to grow them.

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  935. Jaime Couture on

    I’m so grateful for all the love in my life from friends, family and community. I’m blessed to be surrounded by so much beauty! I’m looking forward to planting a flower garden and share that beauty with others 🌸

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  936. Kate on

    I’m grateful for my pup. He has been by my side as I combat a debilitating disease. Despite that I can no longer walk him or play with him as much as he deserves, he provides unlimited snuggles and helps to lift my spirits.

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  937. linda wong garl on

    I am grateful to my Auntie who was passionate about the color purple and introduced me to all flowers purple!
    So, my garden goes through many seasonal color changes but always comes back to the color PURPLE!

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  938. Teryn on

    I am grateful for my friends and family–I am really looking forward to the holiday season to come together with everyone for lots of laughs and joy :)

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  939. Joanna O'Reilly on

    I am grateful for the ability to watch the cycle of life – sowing of seeds and watching them emerge become beautiful plants and produce blooms then set seeds and start the cycle of life all over again. Having something to anticipate helped me get through the grief of personal loss and the depression associated with it – discovering a love of flowers has changed my life completely and Floret was a major part of the inspiration to start this journey of flowers.

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  940. Cindy Drane on

    The world is a better place with nature and all it teaches .Floret has blessed this earth to in courage so many even those with out a voice the butterflies the bees the birds and good bug and some of the bad. You have inspired so many .

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  941. Stacey Tarvin on

    I am grateful and thankful to live in the beautifully green pacific northwest where we all enjoy nature’s abundance. My husband and I are excited to begin a new journey starting our own farm soon. The planning, the learning and the time spent together has brought us closer than ever. I appreciate the inspiration you offer through your flower farm, the beautiful photos, your lovely books and all the knowledge you share. Thank you!

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  942. Crystal on

    I am thankful for the oppportunity to see life come around full cycle. From the young sprouts, the blooming flowers, and the dried seed. It is a miracle I am able to witness over and over again.

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  943. Marianne on

    So very grateful for the extremely helpful info in the free Fall Floret videos!

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  944. Christine Heckman on

    I am so grateful that I had my grandmother, Nan, in my life. She is no longer with us but she was such a special person. “Loved her bunches.”

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  945. Maureen on

    I’m so grateful that my husband and I were are to fulfill our dream of moving to WNC

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  946. Maicy on

    I’m grateful for good health, being surrounded by people I love and the ability to be able to provide for my little family.

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  947. Julie L Romero on

    I am thankful that my beautiful daughter is finding success in her teachers education program, she is going to be an amazing teacher and I am so thankful for and proud of her.

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  948. Carissa Russell on

    Grateful for my happy, healthy miracle baby, who I had nearly given up hope on. I was able to do newborn pictures of her with all flowers I grew myself (many from Floret). My pregnancy weeks corresponded with the #yearinflowers weeks, so my #week37flowers features her.
    @carissarussell33

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  949. Lori M on

    I am grateful for all four seasons where I live. Always something new to plan and prepare for the next season. Thank you for the chance at these great gifts.

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  950. Debby on

    I’m grateful for my husband and his many honey bees. They bring extra beauty and peace to my life. I hope to grow even more plants and flowers next year for me and the hard working bees to enjoy.

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  951. Gina Stewart on

    I am so grateful for my two sons, they are my whole world and give me the energy and love to stay creative in many areas of my life- home, yard, and to always try to breathe beauty into those around me.

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  952. Kathryn Fay on

    I am grateful for the beauty that surrounds me everyday.

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  953. Ann Coon on

    I am grateful for my mom who shared with me her love of “digging in the dirt” aka gardening and flowers! She’s been gone six years on Thanksgiving Day!

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  954. Karen on

    I am grateful for my flower garden and for the inspiration Floret provides. This has been a difficult year for me and working in my garden gives me solace.

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  955. Laurie Taylor- Living Treasures Flower Farm on

    I am grateful that I was able to start a flower farm this year and fulfill a long time dream. I am also grateful for the generosity of the flower farming community. I would have had some very expensive learning opportunities if it were not for so many flower farmers sharing their experiences, wisdom, resources, recommendations, and many ideas that inspire me daily in this journey.

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  956. Linda Rathbun on

    I’m grateful for everyday I’m given, and grateful today for the beautiful art of Marcia and Sarah, inspired by flowers. Beautiful!

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  957. Erin on

    I am grateful for soft pillow cases, the smell of lavender, and Carhartt hats! Thank’s for doing what you do, Erin.

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  958. Pat Preib on

    I am grateful for the miracle of plants. And hot, running water

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  959. Becca Hedrick on

    I am grateful for my husband. Who supports my flower dreams and helps me achieve them!

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  960. Kelly Riddle on

    I’m grateful for the joy I experience when I’m fortunate enough to have fresh flowers on my table… 🤗

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  961. Caroline on

    I’m grateful for seasons, not just with the weather but in life. Growth, pain, celebration, and new chapters. It’s what brings beauty to life.

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  962. Christine on

    I am grateful for my friends and family. In addition, I give thanks many times a year for my eyesight when I see a beautiful flower bloom, a spectacular sunset, a sweet smile from a child- and all that cannot be imagined.

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  963. Tiphanie Nichols on

    I’m grateful for my garden and the beauty, peace, joy and tranquility it brings into my life.

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  964. Barb Pearson on

    I’m grateful that I found out about your course and have the ability to learn from all of you at Floret. So excited to create this years blooms. All the prizes look amazing

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  965. Kendra on

    I am so grateful for my amazing community . We live in a very small , historic town and everyone around us feels like family . We all watch out for each other and it’s a huge plus that many of us like to garden and I learn a lot from them .

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  966. Annie on

    I’m grateful for my first little patch of cut flowers this year and for the celosia and globe amaranth that are STILL looking beautiful on my dining room table.

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  967. Natalie on

    I’m thankful for my sister – she’s my cheerleader and my family.

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  968. Lyle Congdon on

    I’m grateful for my family, my home and the little spot of land I have to plant beautiful things!

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  969. Danielle H. on

    I’m grateful for my family’s health, our tiny half acre homestead, and the abundance of love in our home.

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  970. Susan Adams on

    I’m grateful I’ve finally found freedom from oppression in my new home where I can plant my heart away and heal. I’m grateful for the love and loyalty of my dog Daisy who recently passed away at 12 years old. She gave me love and companionship when the world had none for me. I’m grateful she’s in Heaven and that she and God blessed me with a new baby dog angel I named Hope because she gives me Hope that I can push forward without my sweet beautiful Daisy. I’m grateful for the sun, rain, and moon. I’m so very blessed.

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  971. PAT SPRAGUE on

    I am grateful for my family. There love, kindness and unyielding support through out my life.

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  972. Mary Knopp on

    I am grateful that I was able to stay with my dad last night and take care of him. He has had some health issues but is doing ok now.

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  973. Andrea Wagner on

    I am thankful for my three little kids and land for them to run and play on.

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  974. Andy Bryant on

    I’m grateful for my wife Tobie as we dream and plan for a future of farming, including lots of flowers at P.S. Farm.

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  975. Courtney Ballard on

    I am consistently grateful for the overwhelming joy that comes through the passion of flower farming. The full circle unification through each step of the season is a unique gift to expletive and to share with others. I am forever thankful for Steph Tittle for introducing me to the magic of ornamental gardening. The knowledge and patience she shows and shares is absolutely priceless.

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  976. Brooks on

    I’m grateful that the Floret Course helped me reconnect with one of my best friends from middle school. Seeing her hard work to start flower farming is a huge inspiration!

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  977. Veronica T. on

    I’m grateful particularly for 3 wonderful women that have been praying for and encouraging my husband and I through a new project journey, that is currently at 3 years in the planning/financing process! We are almost there! It will include a cut flower area and so much more beauty, to share with the community, on our 23 acres!!!

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  978. Amy on

    I am grateful for being able to work with plants every day!

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  979. Rose Riley on

    Grateful for my sister, who emailed me about your free 4 part mini series offered recently. Watching you (Erin) pour your heart & soul into your flower farm/business reawoke my own passion for flowers & ultimately led to my enrollment in your 2020 Workshop. I am so thankful she introduced me to you/Floret Flowers!!! Her email just may change my life!

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  980. Kristy on

    Flowers, I’m grateful for flowers. I’m convinced that God created them just for me and I’m grateful He created people like you to grow them. Taking your course is on my bucket list. My small family canvas print shop CanvasHQ hasn’t done well the last few years and I have had to sell a lot of my live stock off our hobby farm. Dreams of flower farming one day give me something to look forward to. Thank you Erin, family and team floret.

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  981. Sharon Lynn Williams on

    I am grateful for the changing seasons. Living in an area with mostly winter and summer and very short shoulder seasons, I have a nice break to plan for my summer garden

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  982. Elizabeth Lehman on

    I’m grateful for the newfound love of growing flowers. It brings such joy and hope to plant a seed and watch it grow and flourish into the beauty that God created.

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  983. Whitney on

    Grateful to be inspired by all your beautiful flowers and the wonderful work you do!

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  984. Elizabeth Lehman on

    I’m grateful for a new found love for growing flowers. I’m just beginning, but there is such joy and hope found in planting seeds and watching them grow and flourish into beauty that God created.

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  985. Katy on

    I am grateful for clean air, and the still abundant earth.

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  986. Janet on

    I am grateful for my many blessings even when I don’t see them right away!

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  987. Shawna on

    I’m grateful for warm sweaters and warm memories with friends and family during the Holidays.

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  988. Jennifer randall Cook on

    Love your website and cant wait to purchase items from you in the coming year . You are so inspiring ! Showing everyone I know your beautiful website with some many wonderful colors .

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  989. Stefana Szytec on

    I am grateful for my grandmother. She taught me to cherish the beauty in everyday. She continues to shine and brings happiness to all she encounters.

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  990. Stephanie Galarza on

    I am grateful for my beautiful family, my sweet boys, and the lovely memories we’re creating everyday.

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  991. Cristi on

    I’m grateful for all the many blessings in my life, but think of my grandmother, mother and my next door neighbor growing up, Mrs Seifert for teaching me about their love of plants and flowers. Flowers have been my first and some of my best friends.

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  992. Kathleen Devericks on

    I am so very grateful I found Floret. The emails and photos provide inspiration for my home garden. And my very favorite flowers, the Dahlia, were recently featured in a blogpost with such great instructions for overwintering them! I have never been successful at this, but with Erin’s great instructions, I have confidence–as do all my friends to whom I forwarded it. Keep up the good work and I look forward to the book!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  993. Annette Chang on

    I’m grateful for my wonderful husband who always joins me when I explore new hobbies and who was fallen in love with gardening with me

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  994. Michelle Ward on

    This year, and the past few years I am grateful and thankful for finding my soulmate, and a man who as taught me to grow and find myself with all the love and support he can offer. I moved to Oregon from a not so great life and have been gifted a clean slate and a loving family. I’m grateful for not regretting my past, but moving forward and loving what I have become and growing as a mom and woman.

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  995. Virginia Daugherty on

    I am grateful for our Awesome God and for this life He has given us!

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  996. Tanya on

    I’m grateful for so many things, but mostly for my wonderful husband who supports me in all of my wacky adventures. Also to you, Floret Flowers for your dedication to your art and sharing it with others.

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  997. Sara Andrews on

    Thank you for inspiring me to make changes and follow my dreams.

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  998. Ellen on

    I’m thankful for a supportive family and friends!

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  999. Liz on

    Grateful for my husband who’s my biggest supporter in my flower business. <3 Thanks for all you do, Floret!

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  1000. Angela Davidson on

    I am grateful for the time I have been able to spend with my children this year, as they will be leaving the nest in just a few short years.

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  1001. Whitney on

    I have so much gratitude because I’m raising healthy kids surrounded by beauty and extended family that loves us.

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  1002. Kate on

    I am thankful for finally getting pregnant after three years of trying and also thankful for a healthy pregnancy. Baby due in April, just in time for the new flower season!

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  1003. Shirley Rhodes-Mcdonald on

    I am grateful for my husband and his endless support when I suggested we buy a farm. He works tirelessly to keep the grass down on 11 acres and helps me smother areas with cardboard Leaves and grass clippings to put in flower beds to bring a bit of joy to my world and I hope in turn to bring the joy to others.

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  1004. Stephanie on

    I am grateful for health and beauty in nature and talented people and at the age of 57 I still find new passions that I had yet to discover ! So excited to participate in Floret Workshop 2020 and fill my house and life with beauty 🌸🌹💐💕

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  1005. Lynne on

    I’m grateful for flowers and their beauty. They bring me happiness.

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  1006. Shannon Polojac on

    I am thankful for my 4 year old son Beau Rex! Named after rainbows and the reminder that everything is going to be ok, he is a daily reminder of just that.

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  1007. Janet Kramka on

    I’m grateful for new beginnings, the immense privilege of creating beauty, and all the love and support along the way from friends and family.

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  1008. Karen Agin on

    My niece and great niece are my greatest cheerleaders. Every time I have to have a scan or blood drawn, they call to brighten my day. I am grateful for such two wonderful young women in my life. They are truly a blessing to me!

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  1009. Andrea on

    Grateful for fun giveaways.

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  1010. Gretchen Zagzebski on

    I’m grateful for my mama. She inspires me everyday but more importantly sparked my love of all things blooming and buzzing! I’m so thankful to follow this blog with her and be able to chit-chat about seasonal shifts at “coffee talk”. (I hope she sees this!)

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  1011. Margaret Boehmer on

    I am grateful for the cool weather as a chance to relax, recharge and wait for the excitement of spring and the growth of flowers!

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  1012. Janine Donahue on

    I am grateful for my loving and supportive sister Jessica who has helped me through my family’s struggles.

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  1013. Linda Walter on

    Grateful for my amazing fiancé who has been ready and willing to build anything I need, including a greenhouse, to make my dreams a reality!

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  1014. Andrea on

    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  1015. Barbara Stegner on

    So thankful, that we can enjoy to beauty of Mother Nature. We are allowed to bring that beauty to our own yards to enjoy daily. It brings a smile to my face.

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  1016. Julie K. on

    I’m grateful for the sunshine on a 35 degree day after working outside in the recent Artic Blast of cold weather.

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  1017. Erin Lys Jensen on

    I’m thankful for my community- for the people I grow with, make music with, and those who mentor me along the way!

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  1018. Suzanne Mortensen on

    I’m grateful for the beauty of the changing seasons. And that I’ve grown to appreciate that beauty as I have aged.

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  1019. Lauren duPont on

    I am grateful for people that share their wisdom.
    Teachers are the greatest gift and I am grateful for those who have taught and inspired me.
    I am also especially grateful to floret for all of the helpful videos- that are FREE!
    Planting something, waiting and watching is one of the best things I have ever done.

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  1020. Jennifer on

    Thankful for electricity, running water, heat, a car, a roof over my head, food, the simple things we often take for granted.

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  1021. Catherine Lewis on

    The wildflower meadow and flowers in borders give me outdoor time, a connection with my father and grandmother’s memories, and a seasonal appreciation of beauty and peace. Gardening makes me whole❣️

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  1022. Jade Van Holland on

    I’m grateful for this new season of rest for the ground and for myself. To spend more time with my daughter – time that was lost during the busyness of the summer months.

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  1023. Inger Prescott on

    I’m thankful for COLOR!! Love all the color in the photos of your flowers that you post! Can’t imagine a world of only black, white and gray! Thankful that God has given us a world of COLOR!

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  1024. Natalie on

    I am grateful my toddler still takes naps.

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  1025. Fernanda Longo on

    I am grateful for my employers who believed in my potential when I didn’t even know that I had as a grower, for 8 years sponsoring my visas and now a green-card process, they’re also the ones who introduced me to floret and invested in me so we can grow the business together. Can’t thank them enough.

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  1026. Jenn on

    I’m super blessed that my husband and I now have time together to grow beautiful flowers together! We’re learning a lot and enjoying God’s many different flower varieties and colors! So amazing!

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  1027. Antonin on

    Excited to getting the workbook for the workshop online!

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  1028. CHRISTIE M GRIFFIN on

    I am grateful for of my nieces and nephews. They bring such joy to my life. To watch them grow into lovely, giving and compassionate adults fills me with pride.

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  1029. Debra on

    I am grateful for the people in my life and the blessings that have been bestowed on me. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life and Floret Farms has given me a glimpse of the things I can achieve.

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  1030. Karen Skirzynski on

    I am grateful for my husband who loves me, believes in me and encourages me to follow my passion

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  1031. Jennifer McKenzie on

    I’m thankful for simple things like running water, electricity, food, a car, heat, a roof over my head. We sometimes take these for granted, not realizing that many people don’t have these luxuries.

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  1032. Antonina on

    Looking forward to the workshop online!

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  1033. Julie on

    I’m grateful for my amazing family and for every day I get to spend with them!

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  1034. Michele Harrington on

    I am forever and always grateful for so much, but mostly my loving husband of almost 28 years. I have a small flower farm in Whitehall NY. I could never do it all without his love, help, and support.

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  1035. Joy Zahl on

    I am so grateful for you and your company – your flowers are so gorgeous and unusual. I always learn something new from your emails and blogs. This year I was able to share many blooms with my friends and can hardly wait to grow them again next year, with some new flowers in the mix. Your enthusiasm is refreshing!

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  1036. Jill on

    I am grateful for the team I get to work with everyday. I have such a feeling of humility to be with talented, gracious, and hard working people and gratitude for good those who are committed to doing good work to make our community strong and successful.

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  1037. Karlee on

    Very grateful for flowers + and God’s incredible gift of plant growth, sunshine + rain. Bring on spring!

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  1038. Beverly Mckay on

    I am grateful for all the people who gladly share their knowledge of plants, bulbs and gardening. I love reading about everyone’s ideas on gardening!!!

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  1039. Liz Micheels on

    My family and I are forever grateful for our friends and neighbors who cared for us over the past 2 years as we supported our son after a tragic spinal cord injury resulting in him being quadriplegic. Through their kindness and generosity they fed us every night, planted our vegetable/flower garden for us, brought us flowers and shared their love and supported us in every way possible.

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  1040. Pilar on

    Grateful for flowers :)

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  1041. meghan carota on

    I am thankful for the change in seasons! I get to end this growing season and start all over again in the spring! Not many professions where you get to try all over again every year! Oh, and thankful for my husband who puts up with my crazy and turns and says “so beautiful” every time I shown him a stem

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  1042. Alice Siebecker on

    I am grateful that I found Floret farm and being able to read and re read all of their information – the detailed care and growing instructions for each plant is invaluable not only in my garden but in other gardens that I keep up for people. Floret’s energy and enthusiasm is so contagious – your day goes better. Thank you so much!

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  1043. deb calvey on

    i am grateful for all i have. my cup truly overflows: family, friends, roof over my head and shoes on my feet. thankful every single day. :)

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  1044. Lori on

    I am grateful for all the beautiful people God has brought in my life while doing volunteer service after a hurricane.

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  1045. Rebecca Duncan on

    I am incredibly thankful to be a mother. Watching my children bloom is my ultimate happiness.

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  1046. Andrea on

    I am grateful for my family; my husband who loves and supports me, my children who teach me so much about growth, and many others who fill my life with joy.

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  1047. DIANNE K WINTERS on

    I am grateful for a husband who has always supported me in my adventures in gardening and a retail shop, Tansy Meadows.

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  1048. Megan on

    I’m grateful for all of the public lands in the US that have been set aside to allow us to immerse ourselves in the natural world.

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  1049. Meredith on

    I am grateful for my family, my health and desire to grow flowers!

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  1050. Meredith on

    I am grateful for my family and my health!

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  1051. Felicia Driscoll on

    I am grateful for my Mother, she has shared and instilled in me the love she has for planting and growing flowers. We can spend hours together playing in the dirt and cultivating our relationship to each other and the earth.

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  1052. Vimala on

    I am sincerely grateful for my son Simon. I have been a single mother since he was a young child, and I’m so heartfeltly proud of him and the man he has become, now that he is 24 years old. We have been able to buy a small farm in an agricultural community, and he has proven to be a very faithful and hard-working partner. We look forward to providing beautiful fruits and flowers grown organically on our little piece of dirt!

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  1053. Semaj on

    Gratitude is a daily practice. Each breath, each step, each moment allows me another opportunity to express gratitude. I am so thankful for so very much. Indeed my heart is FULL and my life is RICH, for Gratitude in all things makes that possible.

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  1054. Ann on

    I am grateful for the joy that gardening has brought my family. Recently, my boys and I spent a Saturday afternoon planting 300 tulips in front of our house. We had such a sense of accomplishment when we were finished. Now, we can anticipate the beauty that we know spring will bring!

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  1055. Emma on

    I am grateful for all the wonderful artists who take the time to make their work and share it with the world.

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  1056. Mel on

    Grateful for my husband who built my raised beds !

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  1057. Ann O'Rourke on

    I am grateful for the joy that gardening has brought my family. Recently, my boys and I spent a Saturday afternoon planting 300 tulips in front of our house. We had such a sense of accomplishment when we were finished. Now, we can anticipate the beauty that we know spring will bring!

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  1058. Amber on

    I’m grateful for many someones and somethings, but I’m especially grateful for my son who is now in his early 20s. Throughout his life he has taught me patience, grace, and the purest of love. Every day with him in my life is a blessing because, while we’ve had our ups and downs, these seasons have challenged me to grow as a human, and as a mom. We have a special bond that friends and family admire, and though we don’t always view life through the same lens, I love and respect my son and he loves and respects me. For that I will always be grateful.

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  1059. Tammy Carnahan on

    I am so thankful for my granddaughter, Rayna; she brings such joy and happiness to our family. This will be her 1st Thanksgiving!

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  1060. Hannah Ragen Fleischer on

    I am forever grateful for my wonderful wife, who supports my love of gardening without question: She will spend hours digging in the dirt with me, to make sure I get the most out of the short growing season we have here in Alaska. I am also grateful for the endless sunshine the Alaskan summer brings, allowing blooms to grow enormous and more beautiful than ever, which brings me endless joy.

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  1061. Jean Shaw on

    I am grateful for the turn of the year, the birds ruffling through downed leaves, putting the garden to bed.

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  1062. Vicky Compton on

    So grateful for my Salvation! Grateful for the years I worked helping others! Now that I am unable to work I have found joy in flowers! Thank you for sharing about them!

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  1063. Tina Loewen on

    I’m thankful for the flowers I was able to grow in the desert! For all the lessons and practice, joy and growth that this year has brought! 💚

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  1064. Barb on

    I’m grateful for Floret’s website and all it offers- so inspiring!

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  1065. Lynne on

    I’m thankful for my family. The love and support they give is unconditional.

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  1066. Kae on

    I am grateful for my children and my husband who is a firefighter who works so hard for our family and community. We as a family are so grateful for our realtor who is so kind and who is working so diligently to get us into our forever home on some acreage.

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  1067. Bee from Flora Cocina on

    I’m grateful for the ability to connect with people through my love of food and flowers, and my food infused with edible flowers!

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  1068. Elizabeth Sanders on

    I am especially grateful today for my children. We had a lovely family breakfast this morning and I was surrounded by my kind husband and 6 happy, healthy, energetic kids–5 girls and a baby boy! What a lucky lady I am! *I planted a handful of new kinds of flowers from seed that I ordered from Floret last year and had so much success! I can’t wait for this next spring to roll around so I can try more varieties. Thank you!!!!

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  1069. Kae on

    I am grateful for my children and my husband who works so hard as a firefighter for our family and community. We as a family are so grateful for our realtor who is so kind and is working so diligently to get us into our forever home on some acreage.

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  1070. Anastasia Voronina on

    I am thankful for my life and that it can be surrounded with beautiful flowers. Watching things grow gives me peace and when they bloom it gives me great joy. I feel that opportunity to enjoy flowers is endless and I can never get enough of it. Joy of flowers is my most effective way to escape busy life and get comfort. I am thankful for my family, who supports me with this hobby.

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  1071. Paula Elliott on

    I’m thankful for Floret’s little campaign, “A Year in Flowers” – because although I did drop off later in the year, it really motivated me during the spring and summer to get out there and photograph the blooms in my area each week. That led to a lot of fun sharing with friends on Instagram and Facebook – and a lot of appreciation for my own garden and the gardens of so many others.

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  1072. Nicole on

    I’m grateful for the Earth and all of her gifts, including the bounty of flower blooms and their powerful beauty. I’ve found grace, humility and creativity opening in my heart through this first year of growing flowers. I’m grateful for the experienced teachers and growers that share their wisdom which inspires us to grow and share this beauty with our communities!

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  1073. Grace Geng on

    I am grateful that I can do things I love before I retire.

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  1074. Donna Huntley on

    I am so very grateful for you Erin…your love for what you do, and sharing it happily with those around you. You have inspired me to not only dream of growing abundant flowers, but finally, after years of wishing I could join your workshop, I DID IT! I jumped with both feet for my dream. I hope I can inspire someone else, in retirement, to go for their dream also. So, thank YOU Erin, for inspiring me, and telling me I’m never too old to dream ❤️.

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  1075. Valerie Hancock-Desmons on

    Besides my family and friends, I am grateful for the beauty that nature continues to surprise me with. We have caused so much destruction on this planet but lucky for all of us, nature manages to come back or continue its process despite everything we throw at her. Imagine living on the moon or Mars (if we could). The bountiful beauty we have here is so desperately missing from those planets. I can’t imagine not having the little pleasures my senses experience every time I venture outdoors.

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  1076. Jessica Mallia on

    I am grateful for my handful of gardening family members. Most especially my father who has always created the most magical garden spaces.

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  1077. Linda on

    I am grateful for my friend Terry in California who showed me the floret website a couple years ago….now I am getting ready to retire from nursing and would love to have flowers as a major part of my retirement!!

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  1078. Jo Ann Routh on

    I am grateful for all of the hard work and love you put into your business, as it allows me to be a part of your wonderful community when I purchase your products to use in my life. Thank you for being so wonderful. <3

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  1079. Linda Bossler on

    We are so grateful for God’s good earth and the good health we have so we can nourish and care for it.

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  1080. Bridget Babini on

    I am grateful for the amazing network of people that share my passion and help me in my journey of gardening!

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  1081. Leeanne Salinis on

    I’m grateful for my son. He has taught me more in life than I ever expected. I’m grateful for improved health. I’m also grateful for my awareness of self and the personal journey that I’m on.

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  1082. Laura Kirste Campbell on

    I’m grateful to Our Lord, Jesus Christ for loving me so perfectly and giving me a new life!

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  1083. Lisa Pedigo on

    So grateful to have beautiful flowers in my life that connect me to amazing people.

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  1084. Heather S. on

    I am grateful for my support system! My partner and mother have seen me through drastic ups and downs over the last 2 years. Both of them are unwavering in their love, presence, encouragement, and listening!

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  1085. Jama Antol on

    I am grateful for my Mother, especially as I watch her change with her alzheimers.

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  1086. Jennymarie on

    I am grateful for good health and healing after a difficult year! One thing I discovered during this time is that the garden was my comfort. I am so glad to be strong enough to be back out there, in the sunshine, growing beautiful flowers and food to nurture the spirit and the body. ⚘

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  1087. AndreaInMorganHill on

    I’m grateful for the wonderful herd of cows that travel between pastures and traverse the area behind our house daily.

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  1088. Megan Burnside on

    So grateful to spend my first holiday season as a stay-at-home mom! Thanks to my sweet husband and growing flower business!

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  1089. Carolyn Dollens on

    I am so grateful to a good friend who threw a piece of wood down and planted a perennial and started me on my gardening journey. Gardening has always helped me through sadness and happiness. I was delighted to share seeds of the queen lime zinnia with a 80 year old friend.

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  1090. Kim on

    I am grateful for my health, job, family, friends near and far, fur babies and all the beauty that surrounds me where I am today. I have a dream of farming flowers one day……

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  1091. Andrea Schuenemeyer on

    I am thankful for an incredible tribe of steadfast girlfriends. Doing life alongside them will always be one of the biggest blessings of my life.

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  1092. Julia on

    I am grateful for my allotment and the hope it has given me this year while coping with the sudden and extreme mental health difficulties of my teenage daughter. Having a space in my life that I could control, physically working the land and learning how to grow flowers has got me through the heartbreak and dark times of this year.
    I am also incredibly grateful that I still have my daughter and she is slowly getting better!

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  1093. Stacey on

    Grateful for FLOWERS 🌻

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  1094. Arlene on

    Thank you Floret for sharing your knowledge. We can all help make this world better for everyone.

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  1095. Clair Hamaker on

    I’m so grateful for gardening. I’m grateful for the sweat and hard work. I’m grateful for the contemplation time. The exercise for my mind in planning and organizing. I’m so grateful for the beauty and harvest.❤️

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  1096. Ruth Ohlman on

    I grateful for my 6 yr old son and the joy he brings to our life – and he has learned appreciation for flowers and beauty as work with them. <3

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  1097. Makenzie on

    While I’m not sure I can narrow down what I’m thankful for in one comment, I can certainly give you a word. Humbled. Long story extremely short, my boyfriend and I bought a house this past year. We have been shown some incredible kindness over the past year, by many people we didn’t expect it from. I am extremely thankful for working on rebuilding bridges that were once in severe disrepair!

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  1098. Indira on

    I’m grateful to my mother, and my grandmother for instilling in me a love of plants and plant care, especially with flowers. Congrats on a great year!

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  1099. Kristen M on

    I’m thankful for my diverse community. I’ve had the joy of getting to know neighbors while advocating for things that are important to all of us. Things like education, health, and safety. One of our common goals was achieved this year – a safety fence built around a recreation field used by students during the day.

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  1100. Kyla T on

    I’m thankful for my best friend Heidi. Even though she lives a thousand miles away and I only get to see her a few days out of the year, she is still irreplaceable and I can’t wait to be in heaven with her so we can spend every day together like we did growing up.

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  1101. Candace Aguiar on

    My life is filled with ample blessings and things to be grateful for! I am humbled by the bounty of my life and strive to mindfully give it the full appreciation it deserves. The greatest of those is my son who has blossomed into an amazing young man.

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  1102. Tessa Habash on

    I’m grateful that my family puts up with all my lavender cuttings around the house. I wish for a greenhouse one day, but til then the dining room window will have to do!

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  1103. Pamela Fitzpatrick on

    I am grateful of my grandma’s and my mom for the love of gardening and nature they passed onto me. Even though all three are not physically here to guide me, I feel them watching, teaching, and celebrating what I have accomplished with my husband in the work we have done at our new home. From the lilacs to the roses, violets and cosmos…the birds, butterflies, bees, and wildlife that enjoy our work. All of this I am aware of because they taught me to stop and look.

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  1104. Leslie Chan on

    It’s the season to think of all the things we’re grateful for. I’ve been thinking a lot about all the violence and struggles faced by those in other countries and it makes me so grateful to live in the United States of America! We have so many freedoms and we are safe! I know there is violence here, but not from the government and not groups fighting each other. May God continue to bless America! 🇺🇸

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  1105. Ana on

    I am very grateful to you Erin for the beauty that you share so generously. Looking through your site (images) is a feast to my eyes.

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  1106. Lisa on

    Beautiful items! I am so grateful for finding your site and learning about cut flowers as now I have a box full of tulip bulbs to plant for next Spring when I know I will be sooo relieved for the splash of color and brightness in my world/my life. As someone who has only dipped her toes into gardening, I am inspired to start with what I have and build upon it. Connecting with nature has been a huge piece of healing a deeper connection with myself and a sense of belonging and purpose and I am so very grateful for all the teachers and tools and inspiration available to support me in going deeper. Painting is definitely my spiritual practice!

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  1107. Lindsay on

    I am grateful for the irrepressible and propulsive urge in us to nourish, sustain, and proliferate beauty for it’s own sake. Amidst all the suffering and anxieties that abound in the world and our American culture, to take time and take seriously the beautiful, the gorgeous flowers can seem kind of indulgent and superfluous. But it is not! Beauty sustains! Beauty energizes. Beauty soothes and heals. Flowers are the playful, joyful expression of Life. Yahoo!!!

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  1108. Belinda Dutch on

    It may sound simple but I am grateful for FLOWERS!. All flowers! For their very existence. Such joy to be found everywhere, if we look, in every season.

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  1109. Melissa Dredge on

    So much gratitude for my neighbor and friend Stephanie. She’s always helping with my kids and offering great advice. My life wouldn’t be the same without her.

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  1110. Dianne Gibbons on

    I am grateful for my grandson for bring such pure joy into my life.

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  1111. Scott Halford on

    I am grateful for my wife. She is my Anchor, she keeps me grounded when I have all these ideas on what I want to do on the farm. She is my Sail, she keeps me motivated to keep moving forward towards a common goal. She is my Rudder, she trusts me always but guides me where I need to be at each moment.

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  1112. Namrata on

    I’m grateful for the fertile soil in my front yard and back yard, and it amazes me how much can come to life from one tiny seed!

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  1113. Danielle on

    I am grateful for the friendship and time that my mentor has poured into me through my flower journey. She offers advice, whenever I send her pictures of bouquets that I have assembled or advice on growing a specific flower.

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  1114. Nina Harff on

    I am grateful for having the time, space, health and energy to expand my gardening knowledge into the world of cut flower gardening. I have gardened for many years, growing vegetables and perennials, along with a few annuals. Now, at age 60, I am diving into the cut flower ‘business,’ starting with growing the flowers for my daughter’s wedding next summer. Who knows where I will go from there!

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  1115. Danielle Cooper on

    I am grateful for the friendship and time that my mentor has poured into me through my flower journey. She offers advice, whenever I send her pictures of bouquets that I have assembled or advice on growing a specific flower.

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  1116. SHARON L ABARCA on

    I am thankful for my faith. It allows me to not only speak kindness and generosity but also live it. I also want to thank you for your willingness to share your knowledge with others. It is truly wonderful.

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  1117. Miranda Crafton on

    I’m so thankful for YOU! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with all of us, and thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers with the world. You have inspired me to finally plant my own little flower garden and provided so much beauty to my IG feed and life! ❤️

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  1118. Sherle on

    I am very grateful to have my new normal brain after surviving a car accident that damaged my brain. Flowers are now the passion of my life!

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  1119. kelli a frantzen on

    I am thankful for a God who loves me and puts in me His desires and passions. He has created me for beauty and to share that beauty with others around me…through design, color, food and flowers. It is all because of HIM that I am living and breathing and seeing the beauty He has created around me. With much joy and gratitude…..

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  1120. Andra on

    Grateful for our soon-to-be-born first grandchild!

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  1121. Marc Nelson on

    I am grateful for the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the Sunshine on my shoulders. I’m a lucky man to have the love and support of a strong independent woman for which I am also forever thankful.

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  1122. Crystal Coglas on

    I am so grateful for inspiring stories like Marcias. I too had cancer while my kids were little. It’s awesome to see how others process and heal through such difficult circumstances.

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  1123. Karen on

    I am grateful to be alive after struggling with my health for the last 11 months so far. I really loved growing sweet peas in my garden and look forward to the day I can do that again. Bless your business and people and the joy you bring to so many flower lovers all over the world!

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  1124. Laura Smartt on

    I am grateful that my children are happy, healthy, and love to play outside!

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  1125. Christianne Bentler on

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’m so thankful for the gift of being able to rest in my life. To take time to count my blessings, slow down, appreciate the beauty around me, thank God for everything, and simply BE.

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  1126. Alyssa Trobacher on

    I am so thankful for the support of my mom during the past few months of major life changes. She is everything to me and I am so grateful to have her!

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  1127. Kathy on

    I am grateful for my family who have supported me during my recent hip surgery and all working together to keep the farm functioning while I have limited mobility for the next 12 weeks. I am so grateful for the beautiful Michigan snow that is gracing my world and for my son’s love of birds so I can watch them at the feeders while recuperating!

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  1128. Wendy on

    I am grateful for my garden. It takes care of me just as much as I take care of it.

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  1129. Heather Andignac on

    So very thankful for the good health of my family and friends, as well as the glorious holiday season ahead!

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  1130. Andrea on

    Your flowers are beautiful and I love all these items too! I’m thankful for my sweet husband, who has been a rock for me in coping with chronic illness.

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  1131. Karen Pritchard on

    Sharing the magic in my gardens with others brings me such joy!

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  1132. Flower lover on

    I’m grateful for my husband and my family. For God who loves me, and strength for each day!

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  1133. Rose DeMoss on

    Through the pain, tears and sorrow of this year my garden of flowers has been my comfort. They have blessed me with beautiful blooms a remembrance of my mother’s garden. Snapdragons, roses, lilly’s, all willing to shine for me and bless the graves of loved ones. All the hard work healed my soul.

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  1134. Lauren Kaskey on

    I am grateful that my baby was able to eat solid foods before the seasons turned up north, I loved feeding him his first tomatoes from right outside our door.

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  1135. Lisa Angelina on

    I’m thankful and truly blessed to be the mother of two wonderful, talented, compassionate children, who are now young adults. They have lived, in their short lives, through trials, the lose of their father, and so much more than other young people their own age have had to overcome. I can’t even begin to put into words how much I love them and how proud of them I am. They are my most precious blossoms. <3

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  1136. Brittany Masino on

    I’m so grateful for my husband and his love and support. Without it pursuing my dream would be so much more difficult! I’m constantly in awe of his attitude toward my goals and how we can incorporate them into our goals as a couple.

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  1137. Sharon on

    I am grateful for the time God has given me to explore His wonderful creation in flowers!

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  1138. Brenda Hotte on

    I am grateful for this morning’s sun as it reflects off the Salish Sea and into my living room surrounding me with warmth and light as I write this.

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  1139. Erica on

    I am grateful for my health because it allows me to work with soil, food, and flowers.

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  1140. Jessica Michelsen on

    I am thankful for pollinators! Especially the monarch butterfly. I’m fascinated with watching its process of transformation, and grateful to live in a place where they overwinter. Please plant milkweed wherever you are!

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  1141. Lindsay Chaney on

    Currently I am grateful for the love and joy my dog Sadie has given our family. She was our first family pet, rescued from a life of abuse and neglect. We have had her in our family for about 4 years now, although she is probably close to 13 years old. Her days are numbered and will be going in for surgery this week. Hopefully she can have a little while longer with our family and live bask in the summer sun in the flower garden.

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  1142. Darya Reznichenko on

    I am grateful for my parents who have always been my best friends and my inspiration.

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  1143. Heather on

    I’m thankful that each new day is a new beginning, that there are mercies new every morning.

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  1144. Rosalie on

    I am grateful for the beautiful strong women that I get to call friends!

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  1145. Jennifer Olson on

    I am grateful for my garden which gives me pleasure in all 4 seasons…some more than others!

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  1146. any carver on

    sooo grateful that the emails keep coming..they are a constant reminder of a desire/ goal that sometimes gets lost between diapers and daily chores, scraped knees and teenage angst (mine and his), doubts and daydreams.. they are a steady message reminding that if mama nurtures and nourishes mama, then everyone can grow and bloom..a voice saying “take a step thus way”..

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  1147. Michelle Dealy on

    I am grateful for my husband and children who completely support my dream of flower farming and are helping me prepare for Floret Class of 2020, all their hard work and encouragement have been just what I needed to take the leap!

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  1148. LeeAnn on

    This year I am grateful for recovery and self-discovery from an extremely challenging year. Thankfully I had a supportive husband, encouraging prayer warriors, an amazing set of nurses, compassionate nurses aides, a talented neurosurgeon, a team of magnificent physical therapists and Floret. Last Thanksgiving, I was in ICU after the removal of a massive tumor (thankfully benign) which had compressed my spinal cord by 90%. There were no guarantees for what the future held. The tumor had evaded diagnosis until after I had become paralyzed from the waist down (paraplegia) and in a wheel chair. Recovery has been excruciatingly painful and extremely SLOoooooooooowwww – “a millimeter a day.” With a lot of prayer and hard work, I am walking again. Thankfully, your website and blog has provided a beautiful and inspiring space to dream throughout this journey. Thank you!

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  1149. Kristen on

    Grateful for my daughter’s continued good health and celebrating another year together.

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  1150. Shelly Hynes on

    I am thankful that after 10 years of hard work our property is finally where we want to it to be. We just finished building our timber frame barn and the exterior was just painted. We also finished a winter greenhouse last year which is wonderful to have in the northeast. We garden on about 4 acres with several small orchards, a kitchen garden flower gardens and a cornfield that we also grow squash on. We have been trying to teach my 10 year old son to be self sufficient. This winter he and my husband are building a farm stand and he gets to keep the profit from it. This past fall he planted garlic and shallots to sell and flower bulbs too. I told him that if he collects the chicken eggs for the day, then he will be able to sell those as well along with any veggies and fruits that he picks. I am also grateful that everyone in my family are happy and healthy.

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  1151. Sherry Seado on

    I’m grateful for a community of growers, designers and shop managers/owners who support locally grown; and for my husband who operates the equipment and does all the heavy lifting without question or complaint. Grateful AND blessed.

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  1152. Chrisann McElroy on

    I am thankful for my husband, who supports me in my desire to grow lovely things and for my children who love to garden with me.

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  1153. Kelsey on

    I am grateful for the opportunities available to me. That I can go and learn about just about anything and apply it to my life.

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  1154. Jaclyn on

    Hello! I am most thankful for my rainbow baby. I look forward to one-day soon sharing with him my love of gardening and flowers.

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  1155. Jessica Flinders on

    My life is crazy busy and mostly I just want to dwell in the amazing colors and beauty of your flowers. Maybe in another life. Meanwhile I soak in as much as possible by looking at the pictures on instagram, ordering a bulb or seed from time to time…grateful that somewhere there is a flower heaven.

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  1156. Jean Erhardt on

    I am grateful that I was able to grow again some gorgeous floret dahlias to cut for my elderly parents. Their eyes grew wide at the brilliantly colored dinner plates in a vase on their table!

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  1157. Molly on

    I am also grateful for my husband and 2.5 year old son and appreciate having them in my life everyday but I’m also grateful (and amazed) that we are new-ish owners of a beautiful 6 hectar farm with a old house and barn and a stream running through it.

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  1158. Valarie A Dunlevy on

    I am so grateful… thankful and appreciative of LIFE, my FAMILY… all of them!! And for Erin and her generosity of sharing the information of flowers!!
    The flower gardens and the 2020 workshop has saved my life!!!

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  1159. Abby J. on

    Grateful! I am blessed and grateful for leaving my home state of MI to start an adventure of living life with the man I call my beloved and cherished husband. I am grateful for the ability to cultivate new life into existence with my husband from dairy animals, garden delights, and a beautiful baby girl.

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  1160. Elizabeth Ables on

    I am so grateful for my loving family and friends that support my creative desires. I am grateful for a work community that appreciates beauty and supports my efforts to encourage creativity among our children.

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  1161. Melissa on

    I’m grateful for my mother and being able to share our love of gardening!

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  1162. Michelle Lambert on

    I am grateful for my two daughters — they keep me laughing and learning and believing in possibility.

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  1163. Leigh Schumann on

    I am grateful for my mom. She instilled in me a love for nurturing beautiful plants and has shown me the wonder of being patient and letting things grow.

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  1164. Regina Palmer on

    I am grateful for my mom, who has encouraged me to pursue my interest in gardening, especially flowers.

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  1165. Margaret Hudson on

    I am grateful for all of the life lessons my garden has revealed, exposed and guided me through, the greatest being finding joy in even the smallest things. After all, “life began in a garden”.

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  1166. Elizabeth McLean on

    I am grateful for the changing of seasons, in NZ its start of summer and so many beautiful flowers in the gardens are making me smile

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  1167. Cheryl Davis on

    Love flowers and love what you are doing!! There is nothing like flowers to take away the stress of the day and to be able to build a bouquet out in my own garden is the best Therepy I know! Thank you for all the know how and inspiration!

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  1168. Kristin on

    I am so grateful for the beautiful mother I was given. She was sweet, kind and loved her family, her friends and her flowers. She planted the seeds of love in her family and I see it blooming in my daughter and my grandchildren. We miss her everyday.

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  1169. Laura C on

    I am so thankful for a job that I love with some amazing people to work with.

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  1170. Steph on

    I’m grateful the main growing season is over, and i can rest and plan for next year!

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  1171. Teresa Foster on

    I am grateful to my husband and adult children who not only tolerate my obsession with growing flowers but embrace it themselves. It warms my heart when they get just as excited when new blooms open as I do.

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  1172. Theresa Dessonville on

    Hello All!

    I am grateful for my older sister, Virginia, she inspires me to be a devoted mom, wife, and flower farmer. And although we live 9 hours away, I look forward to see her and her family and talking with her about a million times a day on the phone :)

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  1173. Sarah on

    So many things to be thankful for. The one that’s been consuming my mind lately is the opportunity to start my own cut flower garden in the spring. The supplies have been bought, the land cleared, soil test submitted, seeds chosen, and now we wait. I have never had a dream like this, something to call my own, and have never been so passionate about anything. So anxious to get it going and to have this first “trial” year under my belt in order to really get things going the following years. So I’m grateful for the education provided by Erin and grateful to have the land and funds to make my dreams a reality!

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  1174. Kathleen Carney on

    I’m grateful to have discovered how to grow and cultivate dahlias! We had an extended warm autumn in NYS this year and by Halloween had not had a frost. My husband and I took a one week vacation starting November 1 and during that week winter blew in.. luckily the ground was not frozen and as soon as I got home, I dug up those beautiful tubers and washed and stored them… fingers crossed for next year! They bring such happiness to my life.

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  1175. Jordan on

    I am so grateful for my boyfriend, Zach. He has supported my love for gardening from the beginning, and he continues to happily lend a helping hand whenever needed. I can’t thank him enough for helping me bring my garden dreams to life. He’s also an excellent cook and can build just about anything. What’s not to love?! :)

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  1176. Nicole Liddy on

    I’m grateful for my wonderful family! Past,present and come what may. We may be temporarily separated by distance or permanently separated through loss, but we always have the gift of sharing and learning from one another.

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  1177. Abigail Miller on

    I’m grateful for the beauty all around us. The beauty in God’s creation, the beauty in each individual personality, the beauty of kindness.

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  1178. Cindy Swank on

    I am grateful for a very loving husband who indulges my “garden habit”. Little by little, lawn has given way to borders of flowers. Next spring we’re removing 90% of our lawn in the backyard to create cut flower beds.

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  1179. Jennifer Taylor on

    I am grateful for my grandmother. She is 89 and although dementia has ravaged her mind, her sweet story about a $.50 cent rose bush always puts a smile on her face.

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  1180. Pamela Cass on

    Flowers make my heart sing! I am very grateful for the passion and love of flowers from some key women in my family… my Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, and cousin! We enjoy our personal gardens together and traveling to unique gardens and flower shows all over the World. I am grateful for our times together… although now, we are missing one, my Grandmother. This love of flowers is apart of me… everyday life, in my garden and my art!

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  1181. Anne Carville on

    I am grateful to work in a garden center and be surrounded by flowers every day throughout the year! I also have a test garden where I look forward to
    growing new things every year. This year I am trying your famous sweet peas!

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  1182. Kristen on

    I am so grateful for my husband and children. I am grateful to be beginning my flower journey with them and the joy that I am already receiving from that dream!

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  1183. Jill on

    I’m grateful for my health and being able to pursue new creative pursuits.

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  1184. Erin McCracken on

    I am grateful for my husband, who I know loves me and my gardening successes (and failures!) every day and in every way.

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  1185. Debby Williams on

    I am grateful for the small homestead that I was finally able to obtain, that will enable me to live my life doing what I love – growing flowers, fruits and vegetables.

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  1186. dilek koksal on

    I am grateful for my health, and being able to study and complete a Masters Degree in Ayurveda and Integrative medicine, and discovering TM, transcendental meditation. Someday I will help my community and those in need. I am also grateful to have a place where I can grow many vegetables where I make my daily lunches, and now I am interested in flowers. I like to grow some California and high desert flowers. I love your site and blogs and pictures are just one of my indulgence, really.

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  1187. Erica Lucas on

    I am beyond blessed and so very grateful for my husband. He has supported me through my journey of motherhood and my various ambitions. With his blessing, I am taking the 2020 Floret Workshop. We are both eager to turn our property into a flourishing garden and to have a means to share flowers with our family, friends, and community.

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  1188. Robin on

    I am grateful for choices and chances; connecting with wonderful nature loving growers/farmers sharing what they do; and for my Grandfather who bought farmed and entrusted us with his land and legacy to continue the earthly connection.

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  1189. Nancy Best on

    I am grateful for loving family and friends, human, feline, avian and canine. Also for plants that nourish our hearts and bodies, both intentionally and naturally growing on my beautiful Island.

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  1190. Linda Elliott on

    I have just recently gotten serious about my Dahlia Beds, buying a few new ones to add each year. Your info really helps with year round maintenance. Thanks! I am grateful to you for all the “How to’s” and to my family for all their help.

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  1191. Leslie on

    At the risk of sounding like an apple polisher, I’m grateful for Floret. As a neophyte gardener, I depend upon the online resources for help knowing how and when to plant and care for the flowers in my cutting garden. Every interaction I’ve had with the team and every seed, tuber, or corm I’ve purchased and planted from Floret has left me filled with gratitude.

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  1192. Ali Nind on

    I am grateful to wake each day to tend my garden. I truly am blessed

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  1193. Angela Stalder on

    I’m so grateful for Floret! I started growing dahlias after reading your book 2 years ago, and I’ve fallen into a trap! My veg garden is getting more flower focus because of your influence. I’m bummed I could not do your workshop this year. I’m hoping I can next year.

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  1194. Ellen on

    I’m grateful for my sister, Peg. We planted, talked, weeded, talked, raked and talked more all summer long. Now that the cold weather has set in, we walk and talk, planning our gardens for next year.

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  1195. Carolyn H Quinn on

    I am truly grateful for the friends, family, neighbors and strangers who have supported my dream to become a full time grower. Without their belief in me every day none of the wonderful miracles that make up Dug In Farms could have happened. Lucky me! Lucky all of us!

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  1196. Angela Sciacca on

    I am grateful for my grandmother and my mother. My grandmother passed away 8 years ago and passed on her love for planting flowers and vegetables to my mother who also passed it on to me. I can remember as a child, my grandmother walking through the flower garden picking off some of the blooms to bring them inside for a fragrant and color bouquet. Along with picking flowers, picking basil leaves was another thing she was always doing as she loves the scent of basil so much. I am so grateful that I get to bond with my mom over those memories and hopefully one day have a flower farm of my own.

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  1197. MtManor on

    I am grateful to all the generous, talented people in the world who encourage and bring light to the world. Including my husband who gives me the side eye when he hears my ideas but then jumps in to help (if I ask for it).

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  1198. Suzanne Cieutat on

    I’m grateful for the beauty of flowers and plants and the joy gardening brings to my life.

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  1199. Heather Childress on

    As always, I am grateful for family. My father always says one of life’s greatest adventures is that we are born of a “family of origin” and grow into a “family of choice”. I feel blessed that both my parents and their spouses as well as my husband, children and friends are such loving, inspiring, humorous people whom I get to share life with!

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  1200. Emily Sutherland on

    I am thankful I live close to my family! And I am thankful for my amazing husband of 17 years.

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  1201. Darlene on

    I am very grateful for my brother, his wife and boys and I’m grateful for the opportunity to take time off from work to reset and take care of myself. I’m also grateful I will have time to plant my spring garden this year!

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  1202. Heide on

    I am grateful for my husband who is a great caretaker after my hand surgery!

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  1203. Susan Grace Lewis on

    Hello, Erin and Floret team! I’m thankful for family and friends and for the times we share together. I thank God for every one of His blessings. All of the things He has made, plants and flowers included, provide opportunity for us to look up and rejoice, know that He is God and be at peace and thankful. He is good.

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  1204. Michelle Jones on

    I’m grateful to have just finished by first busy season as a home-based floral designer and for all of my amazing couples and vendor friends!

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  1205. Katie Henry on

    I am grateful for all the flower farmers with successful businesses that have paved the way for future farmers. It’s nice to have someone else make the mistakes and give insight on how to do better 😉 Thank you for imparting your wisdom and helpful tips!

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  1206. elma riedstra on

    I am so thankful for my hard working loving husband who works so hard so I can stay home with our children , such a blessing

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  1207. Louise Walker on

    So grateful for the beauty of the world around me. It is my sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of life.

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  1208. Penny on

    I am grateful for the generosity of Erin and her flower family that allows others like myself the opportunity to learn from their expertise and experience. The online workshop is the perfect answer to those of us who live across the country and would be unable to attend classes in person. Thank you Erin!

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  1209. Rhonda Elliott on

    I am so thankful for Julie who Opened up the world of classical music and beautiful gardens. Our world was richer when she joined our family

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  1210. Carol Gillette on

    My gratitude overflows from the pure joy of sharing flowers from our garden. Our flowers traveled to brighten homes for seniors who no longer can tend a garden, to create festiveness to birthday parties, friend’s weddings and for ‘just because’. Watching the awe and wonderment in my 4 year old granddaughter as she carefully chose each flower for her special bouquet. In gratitude for the chicken’s eggs, she would carefully place rose petals and herbs in their nesting box and thank them for their beautiful eggs. Each bouquet I made for our home usually traveled home with a guest as it brought so much more joy to give it away. Thank you Floret Farms for your seeds in the little brown packages as they travel far and spread joy.

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  1211. Anne Moore on

    You’re the best, Erin. You have enriched my life with a bounty of cut flowers. I am grateful for that!

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  1212. michelle rene on

    This year I was able to plant some cactus type dahlias for the first time. I moved for a job, and was so excited they would grow in this new climate – I kinda jumped the gun and ordered them early, then babied them in plastic baggies, while I was in temporary apartments, but when I finally got into a house with a garden, they BLOOMED and I’m grateful for their beauty, and for the joy they brought me and my family!

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  1213. Brook Coffee on

    I am so grateful for sharing seeds with friends this season!!

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  1214. Michelle Mabrey on

    My mother has been an avid gardener for as long as I can remember. I am grateful for your boundless knowledge of the craft and willingness to share her experiences with me.

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  1215. Ruby Hoy on

    I am super grateful for my mother in law, who shares my passion for flowers (and interest in floret!) and is a dream to work with and inspires me and teaches me new things every day!

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  1216. Genie Rich on

    I am thankful for health and family. I am excited about the upcoming workshop and wish it started tomorrow! I live just outside of Austin Tx so Zone 8 and have a vacation home in Ruidoso NM which is zone 5 or 6 depending on who you ask! I know the workshop is going to help me in both places!

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  1217. Rosemary Webb on

    I am grateful for a Heavenly Father who pours out abundant blessings on us, including spectacular flowers!

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  1218. Mona on

    I am grateful to Erin and her team for the sharing of their knowledge with our large community. Thank you.

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  1219. Erika Salame on

    I’m grateful for my mother who never stops believing in me and who encourages me to follow me flower filled dreams.

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  1220. Tina Johnson on

    I am so grateful that my friend gave me some cut flowers and allowed me to find a passion in nature where I find solace and personal growth. This all happened when I started to work in the yard and re-do our landscaping for exercise. I just love the idea that I can plant something and it turns into the most beautiful flowers and bushes. I am grateful for this ability and to be outside in the fresh air.

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  1221. Amanda Caldas on

    I’m extremely grateful for my mom-in-law, Cathy. From the moment we met, she’s been an incredible role model and friend. Cathy, along with my husband and my father-in-law, poured her love and hard work into rebuilding our little house. She even transplanted her grandmother’s peonies into our yard because she knew how much I love those beautiful pink blooms. When she’s not busy wrangling her own father and keeping up with running her own business, she’s elbows deep in dirt. If it weren’t for Cathy, I wouldn’t have this passion for gardening and neither would her other daughters in law. She fills our home with blooms, love and laughter.

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  1222. Kimberlee Wilding on

    I am grateful for good health and living in a beautiful place where I can grow an appreciate my life.

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  1223. Bronwyn on

    I am grateful to live in a beautiful part of the country and to experience all nature has to offer within a short distance from my home. I am grateful for good food, friends, and the company of animal companions.

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  1224. Susan Rode on

    In the season of gratitude, I am so grateful that I found Florets at this life stage. As I turn 70 with the winter solstice I feel fortunate to have made this age with feelings of hopefulness for the next chapter of beauty, joy and learning. I feel privileged to live this long and join others in the pursuit of dreams..

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  1225. Erika on

    I’m grateful for my mom and my mother in law for helping my husband and I with our children allowing us to not only both be able to work full time but also still spend some one on one time with each other.

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  1226. Trisha on

    I am so grateful to my nana who I used to travel on the bus with as a kid taking armfuls of flowers to the nearby market- over 60 years ago!

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  1227. Megan Pugh on

    I am grateful for sunny days, new leaves unfurling, knees that can still bend down to the earth(!), and having a beautiful loving family!

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  1228. Sarah ketchum on

    now that I’m a small farmer, I finally appreciate the colder seasons as a time of rest and renewal.

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  1229. Stephanie Lawrence on

    I’m super grateful for my friend, Brandi. She saved me from a very funky time in life last year which ultimately led me to the Lord. This past year I have been searching for my own unique identity and space on this earth. Your Floret Flower book couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m hopeful for trying something different in this area other than corn and soybeans!!

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  1230. Gail B. on

    Thank you Erin, you have inspired me to have a garden of cut flowers. I did not have the chance to sign up this time for the course but I am hoping to the next time you offer it. Feeling blessed and gratitude for many things including the beauty of flowers and people who grow them.

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  1231. Tiffany on

    I’m grateful to be healthy again after 9 months of being sick and in and out of the hospital. The future looks bright and while the winter approaches I can knit with a cup of tea and dream about a glorious spring garden.🌸

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  1232. Megan on

    I am so grateful to be alive in a time when I can witness and interact with other passionate flower lovers from all over the county at any moment. The amount of inspiration, encouragement and collaboration is really mind blowing. I struggle with balancing real like with technology like everyone else but I see the tremendous upside to the scale of information and connection available. This amazing flower movement wouldn’t have happened so rapidly without it and I don’t know that I would have had the vision to step up my farming ambitions without watching the brave farmers leading the way.

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  1233. Louie on

    I’m thankful for my Mother’s influence. She loved flowers and blooming shrubs. That love was contagious and has grown in me every season. She died many years ago but I feel her love and presence surrounding me whenever I’m gardening.

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  1234. Georgia on

    I am grateful to my Nan for introducing me to gardening and flowers, I’ve now incorporated this to indoor plants as well :)

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  1235. Jennifer on

    I am grateful for a husband who understands how flowers remind me of God’s goodness and the hope and beauty of new life as we go through a very dark time in our family right now, and who supports me 100% both in life and in the garden!

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  1236. Beth King on

    I am grateful to have lived in the PNW for the better part of 20 years- in the islands, the mountains, the cities and the suburbs. All special places with special people, beauty surrounding, delicious food, incredible artists and a lotta love! Thank you Floret for all the joy and abundance you create out of this wonderful corner of the planet! Xo

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  1237. Cindy on

    Thankful for the people in my life who daily fight for joy.
    I have family and friends who I love for their strength in adversity.

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  1238. Jane Pete on

    I am grateful that I’m married to a wonderful man, who supports me and the flowers I love to grow… Every spring he says ..oh yeah .. it’s flower time.. see you in in the fall!!! 😊

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  1239. Stephanie on

    I’m grateful for finding my passion in floral design.

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  1240. Carly on

    I am grateful and blessed for the love and kindness that is evident in my life. The most amazing friends who are more like family, coworkers who have become great friends, and wonderful family.

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  1241. Patricia Starkey on

    First, I’d like to say thank you for being generous and having these fun give aways. They are always so exciting! I hope to one day be able to give as you do.

    I am grateful for my husband. We have a unique relationship in the sense that we are polar opposites; I’m the race horse wanting to get to the finish line and he is the trainer who sees the finish lines but knows how to get there in a functional and efficient way without breaking a leg. When I first realized I wanted to grow flowers and take your online workshop I was so eager to begin and put flowers into the hands of everyone I knew and my entire community no matter the cost. My husband did too, but the cost and timing was a challenge (my father is terminally ill and he knew we would have large expenses coming up), and instead of just following my lead and leaping he coached and literally begged me to slow down. So, 2019 has been a year of trial (kicking and screaming, I agreed to it). As the final few weeks of 2019 approaches and I look back on everything I learned on top of your course and various others I was honored to take, I am SO thankful I listened. Most days I am just as fast paced as our society, “go, go, go, rest is for the weak” has been my motto for so long but had I not listened to my husband and taken his advice I may have not learned as much as I did and certainly in a much more stressful way most likely ending in burn out. Taking this slower more intentional approach has had so many benefits and has allowed room for my growth without pressure; something I haven’t really experienced before. For his patience, guidance, love and compassion I thank my husband a thousand times over.

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  1242. Melissa on

    I am grateful for a husband who has enabled my dream to move to land in the boreal forest.

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  1243. Dorene K McClellan on

    I’m grateful for friends that encourage me in everything, lovingly correct me when I’m off course, and make me laugh till I cry!

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  1244. Margaret Edgington on

    I’m grateful to my mother-in-law for mentoring, teaching and accompanying me on my journey as a gardener, flower lover and bird watcher.

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  1245. Nicole on

    I’m grateful for a good therapist and great friends

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  1246. Jessica on

    I am grateful to be surrounded by good people, a supportive family, and the honor of having a job I love. In addition to that, I get to create beautiful gardens of flowers for myself and others to enjoy. I have truly been blessed.

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  1247. Jan Underhill on

    With the weather being so horrendous, all this rain and cold, not the novembers’ I remember as a child. Your e-mails brings a smile and hope every time I receive them.

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  1248. Robin Spencer on

    God is so good to give us His creation to enjoy, but more than that I am grateful for what He has done to save me from my sin. I’m thankful for Him.

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  1249. Kimberly Martin on

    I grateful for time – I’ve been blessed this year with being able to have time to engage in my love of flowers, plants and the outdoors. It’s life affirming and rejuvenating! I’m also grateful to have found YOU as a resource and inspiration!

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  1250. Michele Deppe on

    I’m grateful to Erin and the team for bringing Stock, one of the well-loved, old-fashioned flowers from my childhood, back into my life! I love it’s beautiful appearance and fresh, zesty scent, and I’m delighted to have grown it in my own garden this year!

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  1251. Anna on

    I’m grateful for coffee. And hugs. Hugs are the best.

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  1252. sheryl kellner on

    I am grateful to wake up each and everyday. The first thing I do when I awake is to look outside to see all the beauty that surrounds me. I survived Stage 4 Cervical Cancer 19 years ago. So each and everyday I admire the nature that surrounds my life. I really do stop and smell the flowers.

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  1253. Karah Finch on

    I’m grateful for my little country house and all the little flowering surprises I get each spring. I’m also grateful for the man who helps me tend our garden. Working the land together builds our love for each other.

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  1254. Linda Jewett on

    I am grateful for family, friends, good health, and living in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest, the dream of every gardener, land of four gentle seasons.

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  1255. Renae Lydum on

    Always and forever grateful for my 5 beautiful, healthy children…and for flowers, of course!

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  1256. Virginia Schneider on

    Floret,
    I am grateful to have the opportunity to view the gorgeous videos that you have shared. I have loved learning about planting and caring for bulbs, as well as how a flower business could be possible with knowledge, hard work, and a small amount of land.

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  1257. Priscilla on

    I am grateful for time and the ability to start anew, change course or grow any time we want. We just have to decide to.

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  1258. Rosanne Byers on

    I’m thankful for my husband who dug the dahlia tubers in the sudden snow, then washed them in the bitter cold and divided them just so I could enjoy the summer blooms!

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  1259. Angie Kirkland on

    I am very grateful that my family and I moved to a small farm in Arkansas over the summer. We have big dreams of having a fun 2020 summer in a large 100 ft x 60 ft cut flower garden, learning, creating, just being together as a family as we learn about the organics of nature.

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  1260. Kate Moore on

    I am thankful for the beauty the earth provides us each day and season. That’s why green is my favorite color, it reminds me of life, living things.

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  1261. Kathy Moss on

    I am grateful for all the flowers that provide nectar for the bees and butterflies then later providing seeds for the birds.

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  1262. Heidi Wohlk on

    I’m grateful for small friends, ie pollinators & beneficial insects. I view the butterflies & bumblebees that greet me in my garden not only as a good omen, but they (and many other species) organically provide what we cannot. They aerate our soil, disperse seeds, and protect certain plants. They’re the hardest workers of all.

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  1263. Sally Owens on

    hi floret ~ as grandchildren have moved this year, for me i am deeply grateful for the small everyday pieces of life we used to share. i am grateful for the carrot planting and spring of watching them grow, naming the anole lizard that made his home in the carrot tops (truly like a jungle), and then the day of harvest. smiles were never bigger.

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  1264. Alison on

    I am grateful to be a forgiven child of God, a wife and mom to some pretty amazing people, for new beginnings and fresh starts, to live in a place that I love, a place where I can cultivate beauty and be surrounded by it, and of course, for flowers!

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  1265. Chelsea Bumgarner on

    I’m grateful and so thankful for my husband. We just got married this year and I can’t imagine adventuring through life with a better human. He was diagnosed with cancer right after we began dating, but his diagnosis, treatment and recovery created a bond between us stronger than brick and mortar. <3

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  1266. Jennifer K on

    I am grateful for time with loved ones and friends, season changes that cause reflection, response, and anticipation for the things to come, and the vigor of a cool, crisp gust of wind in my lungs as I take in the serenity of a fall day. :)

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  1267. Wendy LaRocque on

    I am grateful for my sons. They bring such joy and teach me more about myself than I could have ever known without them.

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  1268. Trisca on

    I am grateful for my grandma. She taught me that homemade and homegrown is always better!! 💕

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  1269. Brynn on

    Beyond grateful for my almost 2-year-old daughter who has inspired me to begin flower gardening in order to make her world more beautiful.

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  1270. Stacy Allen on

    I’m grateful for my group of girlfriends. We support each other during every aspect of life. They spread happiness and love to everyone they care about without question. I can count on them whenever needed. We build each other up and constantly tell each other how proud we are of one another. We want the best for every woman in our group and encourage each and every one of us when we are trying something new, going for a bigger position at work, getting married, having babies, etc etc etc. Growing and changing with them has made me a better human and want to be the best I can be.

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  1271. Kiersten on

    I am grateful for creativity and the way it manifests itself differently in each person. It is so interesting to watch how others explore and pursue their talents and passions and I am eager to explore mine more in the flower world!

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  1272. Marianne Alberigi on

    I am so grateful for my sister who is on this flower journey with me and shares my love of all things beautiful in nature. Flowers have connected us in a way I never would have imagined.

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  1273. Amy Gailey on

    I’m so grateful that I got to spend time in my grandmother’s garden growing up. She had a large vegetable garden and lovely flowers all around her yard that she would cut and display in little bud vases around the house. She passed away last year, but her love of gardening continues to inspire me in my own garden every day.

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  1274. Karen Biondo on

    I am grateful to be a cancer survivor and for all the love and support given me by so many from my island community. With help from friends, I was able to continue farming, though in a limited way this past year. I look forward to enthusiastically digging in again in 2020 !

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  1275. Chris Thorpe on

    I am thankful for health, so that I can play & work in the dirt in my yard! Love the four seasons where we can have some rest & relaxing before starting all over again!

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  1276. Elisabeth Welty on

    I’m so grateful for my two cats:) they make each day beautiful and fun.
    On a human level, I’m so grateful for my friend Sophia who has been a great inspiration to me this year!

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  1277. tamie yoder on

    Am I grateful for the time I was able to spend with my mom this August and September. She had emphysema for many years which worsened in July.
    I live in Tennessee and she lived in Northern Indiana. My mom and I loved each other, but there was always a bit of a distance between us that I could never understand…She went into the hospital around August 1 and I went to Indiana to take care of her when she went home. I spend the most beautiful and wonderful time with my mom for the next month. We laughed and talked for hours, the relationship took on a beautiful and sweet aroma. I honestly thought I would be there until January, but she succumbed to her illness on September 2 just a few weeks before her 79th birthday.
    I am beyond thankful that I had this time with my mom. It truly changed me.

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  1278. Cortney Schaefer on

    I am thankful for our Creator who gave each of us a unique gift to be creative. I love seeing how others create beauty in this world. I am thankful for that!

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  1279. Sharon on

    I am grateful for my Mom. She passed her love of gardening and plants on to me, and at 92 she can still root a cutting faster than I could ever hope to! Her love of plants and flowers are still very present in her life.

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  1280. Pam Huggett on

    I’m thankful for my husband’s team of doctors, who have been treating him for stage 4 kidney cancer for the past year.

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  1281. Caitlyn Huff on

    I am thankful for family. They are a constant help, and it’s easy to get caught up in the daily life and forget to thank them.

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  1282. Deanna Sweigart on

    I’m grateful for the ability to hope, dream and learn about future goals and for your inspiration along the way.

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  1283. Greta Lewanski on

    I’m thankful for my two amazing kids and their vibrant health! As a recent mom of two this year has been a whirlwind. Lots of ups and downs all while farming and designing. Thanks to the universe for these two amazing people!

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  1284. Brenda on

    I’m grateful for the gift of discovering my passion and love for flowers. They have always been there for me but I was so busy with other things that it took me a while to realize the joyful feeling that they had to offer to my life.

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  1285. Kate Birchell on

    I am grateful for my little farm and all my sweet critters that live here.

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  1286. Sarah on

    I am grateful for my grandmother. She created my love for flowers at the age of four years old, making simple bouquets of zinnias and sunflowers. Because of her, I have continued to be inspired by the beauty of flowers. Now at the age of 29, we are able to continue to share our garden memories together.

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  1287. Becky Anthony on

    I am so very grateful for God’s gift of this earth to us and for my family with whom I get to share it!

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  1288. Dana on

    I am grateful for my husband. He is always there and dependable for me no matter what the crisis or the joy. We have farmed together all of our married life, raised boys, and he now supports my efforts at flower farming. I have many things and people to be grateful for, but he is my rock and love of my life.

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  1289. Sara Groeneweg on

    I am grateful to do something I love everyday. Flowers are always on my mind and their ever changing beauty inspires me.

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  1290. Dani Baker on

    I’m grateful that I finally have a home with a garden to create! I’ve lived in apartments or homes that were not my own for so long, and this was the first year that I was able to dig into my own soil! What a gratifying and soothing experience. I have so much to learn, and it’s exhilarating. I am thankful that your website and blog exist — there’s so much to know and learn with gardening, and your site has been a beautiful introduction.

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  1291. Lindsey B on

    Im grateful for winter and a season of rest

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  1292. Annie on

    I am grateful for my beloved mother’s beautiful paintings of the natural world. She had to leave us in June of 2015. As an only child her spirit and essence is all around me every day as I look upon the world through her eyes.

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  1293. Kim on

    I’m so grateful for the joy that flowers and nature brings me. I am so glad I found this blog, your book, and your Instagram a couple days ago – one of my favorite things in life is looking at rainbows of dahlias! I am grateful for my husband (of 1 month and 2 days!) who will listen to me talk about my latest obsessions and oooh and aahh over your Instagram and encourage me to have a garden of my own, even though we just have a balcony. I am grateful for my friends and family who listen to my rants (and look at my links to your Instagram) and love and support me.

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  1294. RMiner on

    I love the focus on gratitude this time of year!! I am grateful for health that lets me dream and think about gardening and the cycle of seasons!

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  1295. Nikki Schindler on

    I am grateful for my #1 guy that works hard to provide for our family so I am able to be home with our children while growing my business.

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  1296. Lisa Groveman on

    Im grateful for my son, who has taught me to slow down and enjoy the small things, and to spend more time outdoors exploring and gardening . ❤️

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  1297. Kristen on

    What a beautiful and generous giveaway! So grateful for good health and the ability and access to garden in my tiny backyard, and also the hope that each new year of gardening brings.

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  1298. Lynsey Burke on

    I am grateful for how abundant my life has felt since engaging with fellow flower enthusiasts.

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  1299. Dolly Ryder on

    I’m grateful for my life. It’s not a big bold beautiful life but a simple life. It’s filled with love caring and faith. Filled with laughter, hard work, children’s smiles, family concerns and struggles.

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  1300. Kim Stoltz on

    I am thankful to live in a small town, for the roots I have put down and the friendships that I have had for many years. I understand it isn’t something everyone gets to experience.

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  1301. Denise Carroll on

    I’m grateful for my friend Lacy who encouraged me to continue growing cut flowers after a not so great season. The seasons since have been better each year! I love growing cut flowers!

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  1302. Lisa on

    Am grateful for this wonderful day and my family and friends.

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  1303. Sara on

    What lovely items to giveaway! I’m thankful for my daughter and husband. Love them do much!

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  1304. Tammy Lewis on

    I’m am thankful to be moving back out in the country after living in town surrounded by concrete for the last nine years. I’m so excited to get my hands in the dirt, to feel the sun on my face and to have the space to let my soul breath.

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  1305. Kelly on

    I’m grateful to have the opportunity to go back to college at 40 years old! I dropped out 15 years ago and never completed it, now that I’m older my priorities have changed. Failure is no longer an option, trying to build a firm foundation for my son and I.

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  1306. Mary McGilley on

    I’m so grateful for my time in the garden with my 2 and 4 year old grandsons. Sharing the joy it brings them warms my heart.

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  1307. Salwa Sulieman on

    I am thankful for my health and the ability to chase my children.

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  1308. Natalie on

    I’m grateful for all the children in my life that give me hope for a better tomorrow. I want to work to leave them beauty and freedom for inspiration; all the flowers and nature!

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  1309. Denise Marks on

    Although my life is full with little time to feel the earth between my fingers and toes, I am grateful for my faith that reminds me that it will always be there waiting. “Thank you God for the Sunshine…Love, Edith”

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  1310. Lisa Allen on

    So very excited to be taking the Floret online workshop in order to begin our flower adventure on our newly purchased farmland. This land has been in my husbands family for over 100 years and at the passing of his uncle who previously owned the farm we decided to try and buy the property for two reasons. One, to keep it in the family and two, it joined our current home and farm property. I am most thankful for my husband who supports my dreams and values home, family and family history.

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  1311. Ellen Jeffcott on

    Living in the pacific northwest has made me appreciate mountains, streams, the sound, orcas, sunsets and the beauty of the land. I am grateful I moved here 45 years ago!

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  1312. Erin on

    I’m grateful for the newest addition to our family this past year and everything she has taught us about life with her tiny view. And through this finding courage to venture and be the person God meant me to be.

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  1313. Mary McGuire on

    I am grateful to have purchased a 1910 colonial in a historic little neighborhood where all the plots were platted with a garden plot. While it is overgrown, I’ve prepped it for next spring using your book and blog as a guide. I am very grateful to have found your book at Horrock’s Farm Market here in Lansing, Michigan and look forward to selecting all of the flowers for my sweet little backyard garden.

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  1314. Kathy Osborne on

    I am grateful for the beauty that surrounds me every day. After having had two heart attacks life just comes into focus in ways that others don’t necessarily see. It is truly amazing what the universe has created from stardust and nowhere is it more evident than in the garden. The miracle that evolution has evolved to produce the flowers that we grow today to share that beauty with others if they only take the time to see. The variety is massive, colors including every shade and hue, shapes from stars to tiny bells. And the fragrances from the lightest hint to the pure sweet delight that invokes us to capture that beauty and share it with others. Truly, a garden is a special place to plant hopes and dreams for the future.

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  1315. Thomas Ramey Watson on

    I am grateful for living in a home the midst of private lakes within the city of Denver, where I was able to design my own landscaping in our semi-arid climate so I could have lots of flowers, fruit trees, and vegetables without wasting water (I use drip systems throughout and grow my vegetables in tubs). I do not use pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides, so I have lots of bees, ladybugs, praying mantises, and more varieties of birds than I’ve ever seen in the city. My yard is an ever-changing delight that centers me and reminds me of the importance of tending our own gardens in many ways, despite the increasing madness of the world. I can enjoy my unique dogs and cats–and write about my spiritually centered experiences as well.

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  1316. Lisa on

    I’m grateful to have a good job, a roof over my head and a beautiful garden.

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  1317. Myca on

    So grateful for the opportunity to work with flowers and be home with my littles. It’s the greatest gift.

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  1318. Margie Heins on

    I’m grateful for my impactful, meaningful career. I’m going to retire at the end of this month and will have more time for gardening!

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  1319. Shirley Cayze on

    I’m grateful that Spring always comes after our long dark winters

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  1320. Megan Wilson on

    Grateful for a growing baby and a father and husband who helped me get my overambitious bulb selection into the ground.

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  1321. Greg on

    I am grateful for my wife and kids and love watching them pick flowers in our garden.

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  1322. Ashley on

    I’m grateful for every day I get to spend with my husband and four kids.

    They are the joy of my life.

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  1323. Pamela on

    I am beyond words thankful for Sovereign God Almighty and Christ Jesus!

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  1324. Madison Puch on

    I am grateful for the Floret team, for giving us access to so much of mother nature’s beauty! I am also grateful for the time I can spend with loved ones and this beautiful world we live in.

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  1325. Krystal on

    Today I am grateful for the team I work with on our flower farm. Especially this time of the season, we seem to be working harder than we have most of the season, there is much to do in preparation for the winter and for spring, which rolls up faster than we imagine. I am constantly thanking everyone for their hard work everyday. We do our best, and it shows in all the flowers we harvest. Teamwork really does make the dream work.

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  1326. Emily Hayes on

    I’m grateful that my husband supports my dreams. Especially when there is a lot of “Honey, I’m buying more plants.”

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  1327. Sarah Tubbs on

    I am grateful for 80 degree weather in November in sunny So Cal. The endless summer…a gardener’s dream.

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  1328. Cleo Petricek on

    I am grateful the time I had with my mother before she passed away two weeks ago. I miss her terribly, but I’m
    Grateful for the memories we have and instilling in me her love of all things plants and nature.

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  1329. Ann Neal on

    Hello! I am grateful for the gift of life! Within life is everything beautiful! My family, husband, friends, people, home, memories of good times and hard, art, nature, books, self discovery, faith and love. I treasure it all in gratitude 🙏

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  1330. Carolyn Luke on

    I am so thankful for the many women who continue to inspire my small farming journey, including Erin and the Floret team! It is a struggle to maintain a small goat dairy and flower farm while juggling the responsibilities of being a mom, but the resources and inspiration provided here give me the strength to keep going!

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  1331. Denise Lazo on

    I am grateful first and foremost for my two beautiful daughters and their families who have graced my life. I am also grateful that I still have the ability to pursue my many passions in life including reading, traveling, gardening, painting, and photography.

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  1332. Linda on

    I am grateful for Spring bulbs that are the first glimpse of color in the garden after a cold, white winter. It’s only November and I am already dreaming of Spring!

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  1333. Charlotte Stanley on

    I am grateful for my fiancé – who welcomes my plant obsession – even though our home and yard looks like a jungle. He even helped set up the space for our cut flower garden for next Spring!

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  1334. Jenny Kramer on

    I am so incredibly grateful for the knowledge and experience Floret shares on their blog, the mini videos, and Erin’s book. Looking forward to the Dahlia book!

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  1335. Aubrey Frost on

    I’m grateful to have found gardening/farming. I’ve always had hobbies that I enjoyed, but when I discovered how gardening truly made me feel (emotionally and physically) it was a complete game changer. My husband jumped on board, and when our daughter was born she was indoctrinated into our little farm life. Sharing those moments digging in the dirt together are some of my favorites!

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  1336. Rachel on

    Grateful for fall foliage

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  1337. Sharon on

    I am very grateful for all the information that you freely share. I enjoy growing flowers, and have found answers to my questions in your emails, books etc.

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  1338. Kelly McNeill on

    Thankful for a Godly husband who encourages me to follow my dream of starting a flower farm. He helps me build, dig, brainstorm and countless other things. He insists on me taking this leap of faith and always points me to the positives when my mind starts growing weary. So grateful!!

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  1339. Rebecca on

    This time last year my husband had just lost his job. I’m grateful that he now has a job…. one he loves!

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  1340. Laura Peters on

    I recently took time off from my art business. For almost three years, I cared for my elderly mother. It was heartbreaking to watch her gradual decline. I am grateful that I was able to be there for her. You were instrumental in helping me stay positive. I followed you and planned what flowers I would grow and paint when I was able to spend time in the garden once again. After my mother passed, I began planting seeds I bought from Floret. As my flowers bloomed, the loss I felt began to soften; soon, I was painting in my studio again. Thank you.

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  1341. Laura Ghory on

    I am so grateful for my almost 3 year old son who has changed my heart and life in so many ways and helps me appreciate the beauty in the small things everyday.

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  1342. Kris Elledge on

    I am grateful to be used for a purpose, fulfilling my life as powerful and important. My life belongs to the community and I stand for the possibility to do everything I can share smiles and shine bright so when my life is over I have given all I have have to promote kindness and happiness.

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  1343. Jean on

    I am grateful for my health that allows me to do my gardening, which helps me stay healthy.

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  1344. Madelynne L Nehl on

    I’m grateful for all the beautiful, wonderful people in my life who uplift and support me. It’s empowered me to pursue my passions, photography and plants. I’m also grateful for all the hardships and failures, as they’ve taught me so much.

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  1345. JC on

    I am grateful for my family. They are an unending source of joy, love, support, laughter and hugs.

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  1346. Peggy Sovereign on

    I am grateful for my oldest daughter. She flew 3000 miles to help me through chemotherapy after I received a diagnosis of stage 3 colon cancer. She sat with me during treatment, took care of me while I was suffering through the after effects and kept me smiling when I really felt like crying. Life is a precious thing and should not be wasted. Flowers now represent a renewal of that life to me and I am so happy I can share that love of their beauty and inspiration with her.

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  1347. Connie Nguyen on

    Since moving to Texas I’ve been missing and searching for magnolia grandiflora cuttings. I used to make beautiful wreaths and garlands for the holidays with festive ribbons, ornaments, and silk florals. Today, while taking a sunny morning walk in 40 degree weather (only a day after discovering the Floret website) I found a fallen bur oak branch with delicate tiny acorns still attached to it. I am grateful that nature provides for us and shows us our path when we take the time to get out there and really listen. I hope to not only make wreaths, bouquets, and garlands for my home but also for others and hold workshops to help uplift and show others how to make a little piece of joy from rustic trimmings native to our surroundings.

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  1348. Alisha Ingram on

    Hi my name is Alisha Ingram!!! I love this giveaway because it’s asking what you’re grateful for so thank you! I’m internally grateful for my family! I have 3 small children and am married to an amazing man. He is in the Army and we stationed at Ft Bragg, NC. Currently, he is deployed so I’m raising our little tribe solo right now. My husband makes it worth it though. He is so supportive of all of my dreams and aspirations. I started gardening about 2 years ago and have really just started getting into growing flowers thanks to your website. I’m still debating on what to do in life since it is so unstable with deployments and moves that we have to make. But I’ve been dreaming more and more of growing flowers for others to come and make their own arrangements. During our last deployment, I threw myself a baby shower (I know you’re not supposed to) because I really wanted to celebrate our first baby girl. This is where I found my love for making arrangements! I went to Harris Teeter and bought SO many flowers! The spread was beautiful! I then dried them and arranged them in a shadow box for my little girls room! After seeing how beautiful everything was my husband was so excited seeing a new side of me. And that’s why I’m so thankful for him! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share a bit of my story ❤️

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  1349. BobbiLynn Miller on

    I am grateful to my Heavenly Father for His faithful presence in my life .

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  1350. Barb on

    I’m grateful for my dear aunt-in-law Conny (a.k.a. Amma) for providing me with the generous gift of funding to sign up for Floret’s online workshop in 2020! I’m over the moon excited to dig in and learn from Erin and her team…something I’ve been dreaming of for years now!

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  1351. Kylla on

    I am grateful my grandfather shared his love of gardening with me – something I hope I can pass on too

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  1352. Susan Ohm on

    I am grateful that my Mom taught me the gift of laughter and humor. In farming there are days when nothing you do is right but with laughter and humor as a fallback you can see the light instead of dwelling on the dark. Mom has passed but I can still hear her laughter and see her humor in everyday life.

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  1353. K E on

    I am grateful for new beginnings and support of friends and family

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  1354. Chelsea Bock on

    I’m grateful for the seasons and all that nature has to offer us!

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  1355. Carol F McLean on

    I’m grateful for my husband who never bats an eye when he sees yet another package filled with seeds/ plants 😂

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  1356. Jeanne on

    I am grateful to my Mother for instilling in me her love of gardening. As I watch her get up in years and now struggle to garden with the same intensity she had for years, I am happy that I can take over and still provide her with flower that she has taught me to grow.

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  1357. Ramona A. on

    I am thankful for my four kids and a supportive husband. I feel so content, and that is a gift!

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  1358. Anne on

    I am so very grateful my little sister came through her treatments for two concurrent cancers this year!

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  1359. Rachel on

    I am grateful for my spouse and my cats. Even th