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March 4th 2019

Big News About Floret Books

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Two years ago this week, our tiny Floret Team huddled in my dining room to celebrate the release of my book, Cut Flower Garden.

Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined how far the book would travel or the impact it would have on so many people!Erin Benzakein with Floret Books

Virtually every day I get notes from readers who share that the book inspired them to grow flowers for the very first time. I love hearing their stories of tucking some flowers into their veggie patch or even tilling up part of their backyard to create their own cut flower garden. The most gratifying, however, are the letters from readers who want to let me know how much joy flowers have brought to their lives. These personal notes mean the world to me.

My goal in writing the book was to encourage others to plant more flowers and cultivate more beauty in the world. So it is thrilling to learn that the book has helped so many people do just that.

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Incredibly, the book is now in its 11th printing, after selling more than 85,000 copies.

Cut Flower Garden has been translated into five languages so far, including:

It is amazing to see the many far-flung places across the globe that this little book has traveled. That’s all thanks to you and an amazing international flower community!

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In addition to being featured in many magazines, the book received the prestigious 2018 American Horticultural Society Book Award.

Another fun fact: Cut Flower Garden may have a cameo appearance in the background of an upcoming television show!

Adding to the excitement, we just turned in the final manuscript and photos for book #2!

While my first book, Cut Flower Garden, focused primarily on growing flowers, the next book will explore creative ways to incorporate homegrown and seasonal flowers into everyday life. Book #2 will feature simple, inspiring ways to bring the beauty of local flowers indoors as well as detailed how-to’s on how to create seasonal floral designs.

Although Chronicle Books hasn’t yet finalized an exact release date yet, we hope to get it into the hands of flower lovers by Valentine’s Day 2020. I’ll be sharing more details in a couple weeks, so stay tuned.

I am also thrilled to announce that we just signed a contract with Chronicle Books for a THIRD book! Book #3 is going to be dedicated exclusively to dahlias. A huge thank you goes to Floret readers who responded to past surveys and weighed in on your favorite flower varieties. Your feedback was instrumental as we debated the focus for the next book. Flower lovers are hungry for more information about dahlias and I can’t wait to dive deep into growing this cut flower garden beauty!

To express my gratitude and to celebrate the many flowers growing across the globe thanks, in part, to Cut Flower Garden, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway.

Three lucky Floret readers will receive a deluxe gift set filled with Floret magic. The goody box includes a signed copy of the book, an assortment of Floret seeds, our garden journal, notebook trio, plus a few other surprises.

To enter to win, simply post a comment below. In it, please share what flower you are most excited to grow (or give others) this season. Note: if your comment doesn’t appear right away, please sit tight. We have a spam filter that requires we approve comments before they are published.

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. A huge congratulations to our 3 winners: Alice Ta, Lynette L. and Barbara Slegers-Hudson

Floret book + seedsPlus, all this week we’re tucking 4 packets of free Floret Seeds in with every copy of Cut Flower Garden that’s ordered in the Floret Shop. Free seeds are available March 4-8, 2019 or while supplies last.

Please note: the free seeds are available with domestic orders only. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to include them with international book orders due to customs restrictions. 

I’m so grateful for the many letters, kind comments, heartfelt reviews and shout outs on social media over the last two years.

Special thanks also goes to all of the independent book stores, garden shops and libraries for making Floret’s first book available to local communities.

Your enthusiastic support has been amazing!

3,163 Comments

  1. Retno Ika on

    I got your book from Rahva Ramaat, the biggest bookstore in Tallinn, Estonia end of 2017 when I went on holiday there. I myself live in Bali, Indonesia. And I’ve tried to practice what you’ve been preached on the book, but it’s just hard to grow cut flowers nearby the ocean. LOL. I hope you’ll write more books in the future, especially on the business side.

    Cheers!

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  2. Machelle Edmiston on

    I love your book and it has been an amazing adventure for me! I am also interested in more resources; seed magazines you may offer, and what are the titles of the books you’re referencing on p. 18 in your book?

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  3. Lisa Dye on

    I’m approaching retirement age and dream of a second chance at doing something I am passionate about! I may never take the leap, but following your floret flower journey has been, and will continue to be, a thrill! 💕

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  4. Carol Perry on

    I have given your book to about a dozen of my friends. All of them cherish it the way that I do! I love walking into their homes and seeing it on their coffee tables. For flower lovers everywhere, thank you for creating this book! I can’t wait for #2!

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  5. Ansie Bouwer on

    I am so excited, just bought a piece of land where I want to grow my own veggies and flowers… cant wait to start. I came across your book on pinterest. I am from Cape Town.

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  6. Liudmila on

    Good day! My daughter Vita gave me Your book. I live in a townhouse near Moscow. I have of course the assistant a small, but I very keen on growing flowers , of course ,for bouquets in its house and in gift friends . You wrote a wonderful book! I read it every day! I hope I find peach blossoms . Unfortunately, you do not ship to Russia. I look forward to Your next books. Write more! You’re Doing Great! My Best Wishes to Your family! You Bolshie Clever! It’s nice when Dreams turn into Reality! I’ll try…

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  7. Parrish in Alabama on

    Just came across Floret.com. Still looking around. Content is breathtaking!!!! I cant stop looking and reading. I can tell their is passion and love in what you do!!! I unknowingly have had your book in my saved Amazon shopping list for some time and just put the book to a place and a person now!!! I will be ordering for sure now!

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  8. Billie j kisner on

    I am in love with this beautiful lady! and all she has accomplished, I too love flowers, and I have the best hobby greenhouse … I really had no idea the rewards you get when you start to grow your own flowers, and veggies, from seed …. but these seeds that I ordered from Floret … every seed came up!! So excited to see these beauties this summer .
    Thanks floret !

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  9. Ann Neal on

    I am SO SO excited for book 2 and 3 to come out!! I simply love your “Cut Flower Garden” book and have added more flower inspirations to your pages as you show some of your grown beauties through the season. Having grown up on another continent with a completely different soil and climate, and living in the suburbs of Chicago, your book has helped define my garden into a little slice of paradise! Thank you Erin!! I am eternally grateful ?

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  10. Kathy Oberle on

    This will be my second year of growing your beautiful and unique zinnias and I am looking forward to great results. I would love to have a copy of your book!

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  11. Sophie lewis on

    I love your book and continually refer back to it. This year I am most looking forward to growing sweet peas for my friends wedding in July. I love the scent they just smell so good! Congratulations on signing your third book deal I can’t wait to read the 2nd and 3rd!

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  12. Shanon on

    Congratulations on your book’s success! Last year, I discovered your farm along with a plethora of flowers I have never heard of or considered growing. I bought a garden plot for the first time since leaving the midwest and filled half of it with flowers to share with my friends and to brighten my own apartment. I can’t wait to get planting this year, but I’m really excited to get my Larkspur going. I was too late last year, and will not make that mistake again!

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  13. Dinah Holsinger on

    The seed i’m probably most excited to grow this year is Celosia. I just received your book for my last birthday, and i’m so glad to have it!

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  14. Kathy on

    Thank you so very much for sharing your knowledge and experience. Your writing and photographs are beautiful, informative and tremendously inspiring! I’m excited to be growing Katz stock for the first time. Congratulations on the success of your first book and of everything you do.

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  15. Sarah on

    Congrats on the great success of your book! I was so excited when I received mine. It and you are definitely inspiring. I love all the flowers, but I’m excited to be trying ranunculus and anemones!!

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  16. Bunny on

    My house is situated on a one-acre plot and I would love to fill that plot with gardens full of flowers. Alas, the ground is such hard-packed clay that it has been a struggle. I have found that peonies have been successful to thrive in that clay, followed by zinnias that I start from seed, scattering packets over the bare earth in the spring. Every year I hope and think, “This year it will be better!” Gardeners are ever optimistic!!

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  17. Jennifer Hartline on

    I asked for this book for Christmas when it first came out. I got it!!!! I began reading it immediately and planning out my area. I have wanted a cut flower garden from the time I saw my first zinnia at 5 in mamas garden. I am super excited to try sweet pea for the first time!!!! I haven’t ordered my seeds yet (so many to choose from!) but had better hurry before the rest sell out. I just love your story, your gorgeous photos and encouragement throughout. To see a truck full of dahlias seems an impossible feat for a novice but you really make it attainable through your book. SN: I’m one that never cleans out my inbox so I have a mail VIP list that just shows me my important emails; everything related to my daughters schooling and Floret ?

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  18. Teresa Wolf on

    I am a farmers market grower here in the state of Wisconsin. Last year I decided to buy Floret seeds for the first time. I am so glad I did! I had some of the most beautiful flowers to sell at market that I have ever had! Our favorites and buyers favorites were the sweet pea varieties that I sold from Floret. They were hardy and grew proficiently all summer long. The colors were so amazing! The only problem I seem to have from Floret seeds is having them be in stock to buy them!!! Thank you for offering so much free help to us small time growers, we really appreciate it. Love your seeds and the book has been my inspiration to become the best market grower I can be for my local community. Thank you so much.

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  19. Alli on

    I have always adored cosmos and am going to try growing them up in Wyoming this summer!

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  20. Terie Karaus on

    So exciting! Your book helped inspire me to start my very own small flower farm ???
    I’m most excited for tulips , 15 varieties of sunflowers, garden roses and pumpkins this year !
    Thank you Erin, wishing you much continued success!!!

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  21. Arabelle Taggart on

    Would love to share your book with my dear friend Arabelle who lives in an apartment in N.Y with a small garden that she tends. I send her photos of my flower garden grown in New Zealand. Having discovered Floret and signed up for the monthly updates, I have been inspired to grow more flowers and am a Dahlia addict, just wish I was in the US to be able to have the bigger variety of color that I have seen via the updates…Thanks so much team Floret, Kind regards Helen

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  22. Nancy on

    I am looking forward to growing zinnias this year not only for cheerful bouquets for my table, but also for still life painting inspiration! Painting flowers is a passion of mine as it is a way to share my love of flowers with others. Congratulations, Erin and everyone at Floret Farm. Thank you for sharing your flower passion with all of us!

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  23. Mary on

    I’m looking forward to growing cosmos! A few years ago I grew them and my teen granddaughter was so impressed. I’m hoping to see that joy on her face again!
    I enjoy reading and re-reading your blogs and all the info, news, views and how-tos. Thank you!

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  24. Trish on

    I’m a zinnia girl all the way as they forgive my occasional inattentive behavior! ?

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  25. Kori Welbes on

    I can’t wait to see all the bright flowers from your fiesta mix packet I ordered! Come on spring!

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  26. Carolynn Manners on

    How wonderful! I would love to own a copy of your amazing book and gain from your knowledge and experience. It would change the way I garden and in turn how my garden grows. I am excited to grow Dahlia Cafe’ au Lait this year. Congratulations on your success and thanks for so generously sharing your growing tips.

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  27. Allison on

    So exciting! I’m looking forward to try growing more asters this year.

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  28. Linnea on

    I have some Floret zinnia seeds in amazing colors (thank you) that I am very excited to plant this year. I live in hot southeast Nebraska where they should do just fine in beds in our big vegetable garden. My mother has a vase that was her grandmother’s. It’s a beautiful nearly cobalt blue, round like a globe, closed at the top, but studded with small round openings, and it helps us build an arrangement of brilliant, contrasting zinnias so pretty you can almost not stop looking at it. Congratulations on the success of your first book and thank you for writing more! Thanks for your website and information/advice generosity too.

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  29. Robin on

    Congratulations Team Floret! Well done!! So excited to grow & give some sweat peas this year! Also, to learn how to incorporate them into edible dishes and home decor:) Love your blog!!

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  30. Cindy Eccleston on

    Can’t wait to read and see all of your books! Thanks for the nice information that you make so readily available to all!
    Cindy E

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  31. Katie Magnuson on

    This is our first spring in our first home! It’s nice to finally have a garden for planting. I’m most excited for tulips.

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  32. Ashley E on

    I ordered four David Austin roses that I can’t wait to plant! Spring needs to be here sooner. Also, the Iceland poppies sherbet mix :)

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  33. Teri Kelsey on

    Believe it or not I’ve never grown cosmos! So I’m trying several varieties this year and am really excited to bring them into the house.

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  34. Candice on

    I just received my first seed order from Floret, and I am excited to start my first cut garden. Some flowers I’m looking forward to are stock, poppy, and carnations. Congratulations on the success with your book deals and thank you for sharing them with us!

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  35. Alexa Wowchuk on

    Congratulations! Your work was what inspired me to start my own mini cut garden. My anemones are on the way up and I’m looking forward to planting zinnia’s for the first time a little later in the season.

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  36. Kathryn Wholley on

    Your book is amazing! I am so excited about the Peony chapter, my neighbors and I will be planting an acre of peonies hopefully this year. Congratulations to you and your team! Do you do tours of your property? I will be visiting WA sometime soon! Thank you for all you beauty!

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  37. Tammy R on

    I want to grow a variety of roses this year!

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  38. Kerri on

    I just discovered your book and it has pulled me through these last dreary days of winter. I will be converting some of my front lawn into a flower bed and I am most excited to plant and enjoy Iceland poppies. Thank you for planting so much beauty in the world!

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  39. Miranda on

    Hooray for the Floret Team!! My garden will have flax this year. I love the color of the blue flowers, and will later use the fiber inside the stalks for spinning on my antique spinning wheels.

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  40. Isabel on

    Such wonderful news!!! I’m dreaming of growing sweet peas. Bundles of frilly, fragrant, pastel sweet peas.

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  41. Mia Grönberg on

    Hurray!! Here in Finland, I’m most thrilled to grow Cosmos purity and Sweet pea Jilly – if really lucky for my own wedding bouquet <3

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  42. MANDELL on

    I love to grow and cut Hyacinths, tulips, and zinnias, but probably my favorite flower to cut and add to arrangements are Mountian Laurel blooms and Bougainvilleas!

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  43. Harriet Burrows on

    You are an inspiration! Such beautiful flowers, and pictures of flowers. With 6-8 feet of snow still on the ground up here in Northern Ontario, Canada, I am looking forward to when my Japanese anemone poke through the ground. They look so delicate and romantic, yet their unwavering return in spring after -30 temperatures for months, always fills me with awe. Also, although not technically a flower, my grape kiwi is just as tough, and refuses to be bullied by a frozen landscape! It’s millions of tiny white flowers are an inspiration.
    Again, thank you for all your encouraging words, and easy to understand tutorials. I always get excited when I see something in my inbox from Erin at Floret.

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  44. Christy W on

    This year, I’m planting hydrangeas and peonies for the first time! This will be our first spring in this house, and I can’t wait to start planting! I planted about 300 bulbs last fall. Spring can’t get here fast enough for me!

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  45. Katie Paulson on

    I cannot wait to read the books to come! I am also waiting for the narcissus to finally pop up and for this long Chicago winter to end. And hoping the peonies I planted 2 falls ago finally give me some flowers.

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  46. Erin D on

    I am sooooooo excited about the new book news!!!!!? Y’all’s stuff is so great and your posts are soooooo helpful! I just got my new seeds from y’all and am super excited to grow them! Congrats!????

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  47. Paula Smart on

    This is so exciting! Peonies are my favourites!

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  48. Sue D on

    It is so exciting to watch you grow and inspire our industry!! <3 I am looking forward to my old fashioned carnations that I purchased from Floret. And ranunculus…
    Can't wait to read the new books!

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  49. Sarah Crabtree on

    Congratulation on your truly amazing flower farm and all your knowledge that you explain so well. When I read your book I want to put on my wellies and just go to my kitchen/flower garden just dream and wish for a what was just flowers for me, will now become a small little business. Sharing beautiful blooms grown with the my care and love that you have inspired in me. I would love to grow more tall and different colour antirrhinums this year. Many thanks Erin and team.

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  50. Lydia Beth Leimbach on

    I’m looking forward to your upcoming books! I’m excited to grow didiscus, godetia, and carnations this year.

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  51. Emily on

    What an exciting new chapter in your life! Thank you so much for making flower farming easy and accessible for those of us who are new to it. Your story and work is truly inspiring!

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  52. Taylor on

    I’m excited to replant my French Lavender at my new apartment. Also to try planting hyacinths, they smell so good and have such interesting shapes!

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  53. Paula Gornto on

    Zinnias. I used to love to go buy flowers from the ladies downtown, which included a lot of zinnias.

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  54. Wendy on

    I just started a bunch of your Tiger Eye violas! My family has a coffee shop and we planted a bunch of them in the planters last year (we bought the starts from a local nursery) and customers commented on them practically every day!

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  55. Sarah Rossignol Stewart on

    So many exciting events on your horizon! I’m pretty excited about growing a few new Dalia varieties this year, specifically Jowett Winnie!!!

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  56. Ailish on

    Seattle girl here :)
    After geeking out over a nasturtium a few years ago with a loved uncle, I find that they are among my favorite flowers now. So I’m most eagerly anticipating growing the Ladybird Rose nasturtium this spring!

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  57. Marion on

    A new one for me will be amaranths – hot biscuits.

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  58. Katie T on

    I want to grow a David Austin rose called Falstaff.

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  59. Paula Tomaszewski on

    Congratulations Floret Flower Team! How exciting for you! After what feels like a super long ,cold winter here in Alberta,Canada, I will be so grateful to get in the dirt and grow my all time favourite…..sweet peas!

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  60. Elaine E on

    Congratulations on all this exciting news! Every year the flowers I’m most excited to grow and give away are sweet peas.

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  61. Stephanie Fink on

    Excited to add cosmos back in to my garden this year. Also excited about my evergreen clematis, which is going mad right now with snowdrifts of blooms, and agapanthus.

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  62. Lisa Cabada on

    What a blessing! It’s amazing the joy flowers bring in all forms!

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  63. Sandra Olsen on

    What an amazing time this is for you !
    I just get so excited when i see your seeds!
    Your collection inspires my floral design work!
    Thankyou !

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  64. Alison O. on

    I’m excited to grow your lovely China Asters. They’re not a flower I ever would have thought to grow, but your photos sold me! I think they’ll be challenging, which will make it even more delightful when I finally see a few delicate blooms.

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  65. Katherine Lee on

    You are so generous…sharing your knowledge with all of us. I can not wait to add your books to my gardening library. Thank you a million times for all you do!
    I can’t wait to see my poppies and dahlias this year, they are my favorites!

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  66. Cristi on

    Congratulations! Can’t wait for books #2 and #3!!! Can’t wait for spring to get here too!

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  67. Marguerite Bonniwell on

    I have “Cut Flower Garden” and I love it! Still trying to narrow down which flowers I’ll be growing this year, but will definitely have some zinnias and sunflowers….and celosia….and cosmos….and…

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  68. Sheila F Graham on

    Thank you for years of growing information !! QFavorites. Foxglove, Hollyhocks, Dalhias, Peony,
    Monarda, Sweet Annie, Zinnias, Agastache, Poppies,Broom Corn, Narcissus, …..all

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  69. Sheri on

    What a beautiful book! I was so inspired to try new varieties after reading through it! And I don’t know if I could pick any one flower I’m excited to try bc after a Pennsylvania winter I’m always excited to get seeds going on so many varieties ?

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  70. Linda Titcomb on

    I live in southern Utah and the climate is quite hot in the summer, cold, sometimes below freezing in the winter.
    I’m devouring all the information I can from your book to learn what flowers might be best to grow here.
    I know roses do pretty well, and sunflowers, if I don’t neglect them. Would love to grow carnations, sweetpeas, lilacs, lavender, dahlias, tulips, and many others. Until I can get my garden growing, my daughter has been sending me a cut flower bouquet every month.
    So glad to have discovered your website, blog, book, and other resources. Gave you book to both my girls and other flower-loving family at Christmas.
    Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world.

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  71. Pam York on

    Peonies are my hands down favorite, but tulips and daffodils are not far behind. We now have more sun in our backyard and I am looking forward to growing zinnias this summer. Alas, there is currently 4 feet of snow in my back yard so I am practicing patience.

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  72. Cheryle Duffy Lehrer on

    I love to fill my home with ponies and now dalahia’s but your book has inspired me to bring florals into my home throughout the year. I now look for unique vessels because the book has given me the skills and confidence to try new arrangements, even if it’s just something that I peice togeather from farmers market and garden!

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  73. J. Bohannon on

    So excited for you and your book success! The hubby and I are going big and starting our cut flower farm this year. I’m most excited about dahlias and sunflowers.

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  74. Janine on

    The news about your book rocks! I love that your knowledge, enthusiasm and generosity about flowers is spreading literally around the world. This year I’m trying a new dahlia called ‘Frost Nip’, and I’m very excited about it because it is supposed to shimmer a bit when you look at the petals closely.

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  75. Heather P on

    I am excited to try out Sweat Peas and to try the new Ornamental Squash (I know it’s not a flower but they’re awesome looking)! I appreciate all the education you share and am about to re-read your seed starting to I can get off to a good start with your seeds :)

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  76. Erin on

    Congratulations to you and your team on all the outcomes of ‘Cut Flower Garden’. It was a great read/resource for me which motivated me to rethink my garden patch and veggie bed rotations so that I could fit in some flowers for cutting. I’ve a small plot and up to now have focused on veggies and pollinator flowers. But the cut flower inspiration struck hard so I’m experimenting for the first time with small volumes of carnations, orlaya, stock, larkspur, snaps, bupleurum, sweetpea, zinnia, china aster, dahlia, strawflower, iceland and french flounce poppies, tithonia and cerinthe. I’m looking forward to them all but I think my fav prospects are the carnations and the china asters.

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  77. Casandra on

    Congratulations on the upcoming books! You have inspired me to start my first cut flower garden this year. I think I am most excited to grow zinnias.

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  78. Carolyn on

    Congrats y’all! That is really exciting. I’m really looking forward to growing some of the new celosia mixes this year. They are my favorite fillers!

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  79. Brigita on

    This year I’m growing some Iceland poppies for first time and I am excited to see how they turn out. Actually, can’t wait for their delicate crinkly champagne-colored blooms.
    Also, great thanks to Erin for posting the results of field trials. They are very informative and inspiring. My list of varieties to try just keeps expanding. Unfortunately, my garden doesn’t … I hope one day to have the space to grow them all.

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  80. Tereza on

    I’m very excited to grow dahlias as we had them for decoration for our wedding and they are so colourful and beautiful.

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  81. Shawn Moran on

    Thank you for all you share with all us gardeners. I love your blog and I am most excited to grow ranunculus this year! I have had limited success in the past but since I watched your video on it last fall I am encouraged to try again.

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  82. Melinda on

    Every year I am most excited about growing tulips. This year that excitement is matched by the beautiful new (to me) varieties of ranunculus that are sprouting in my raised beds! I can’t wait to see those blossoms! ?

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  83. Lara on

    Yay Team Floret! My #1 favorite team to support! I can’t wait to see what my sweet peas do this year! Thank you for all you do to bring joy and beauty into this amazing world.???

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  84. Betsy on

    I can’t wait to have my dahlias blooming again! My favorite! I ordered some new zinnia varieties this year and I’m excited for those too!

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  85. Brandi McAlonan on

    I am most excited to grow chamomile and borage this season. Honestly I’m excited for this growning season because I have my first house to create many beautiful gardens!

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  86. Susan Roseveare on

    Sweet peas! They can be a bit challenging with our sudden winter to summer back to winter climate so I am up for trying again. Last year I got only vines and no flowers! How weird. I just want to transport all the beautiful Floret flowers to my garden. Thanks ever!

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  87. Julie on

    I am most excited to grow ranuculus this year! I have LOVED this flower for so long in pictures, and now that I have space to grow a few flowers this was my must-have!

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  88. Rebeccah Stripling on

    Its a struggle to narrow it down to just one flower as my favourites keep popping up as the seasons change however I am going to go for sweet peas. I love their delicate tissue like petals and they fill any room they are in with the most wonderful fragrance. The mix of colours now available makes them a cheerful yet stylish gift so yes sweet peas!

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  89. Gry on

    I would have loved to grow almost everything in your seed collection but had to restrict myself to 30 $ due to tax regulation in my home country. It was almost impossible to keep below this limit, this year also. Looking very much forward to try the Amazing Grey poppies and Giant pansy.
    What I am most excited about this year are however the Dahlias. Since I am not in US I have been reading about your favorites for years without the possibility to buy them. This year I was lucky enough to get hand of several of them, including Break Out, Hamari Gold, Lindas Baby. Waiting impatient to plant them. Trying to ignore outside temperature of 15 deg C (59 deg F) and keeping in mind that last night of frost is usually end of May in our northern part of world.

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  90. Opimae on

    I am most excited about my asters this year! So excited to see the Valkyrie Chamois and Lady Coral lavender in person. I’ve got a few more varieties tucked in also. I. Can’t. Wait.

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  91. Miranda Holtzhauer on

    I just ordered and started the sangria mix seed pack and am SO EXCITED to see how they turn out. My sun-filled guest bedroom has turned greenhouse until they are ready to plant outdoors. Thank you for all the hard work and a beautiful resource for aspiring flower gardeners like me.

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  92. Ann on

    I am most excited to grow many, many different types of celosia! I love the texture of them and they dry so well!

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  93. Melody on

    I’m most excited about growing poppies! Especially now that I know your trick to extend vase life.

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  94. Rachel on

    Congratulations on both(!) upcoming books!

    I’m most excited about seeing how the peony I planted last year does this year. I’m hoping for at least a few lovely blooms to be the anchor and the centerpiece of some bouquets to share with friends.

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  95. Beth C on

    I am preeety excited about both the cosmos and zinnias, because I hear they’re both easy and this is my first year planting seeds in earnest! Hoping to make sweet little nosegays that my kids can gift to friends throughout the summer :)

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  96. Cyndi Prichard on

    I just moved back to Pennsylvania from Colorado and I’m of course thrilled to be able to grow all the wonderful flowers you feature in your book. I purchased your book I think two years ago hoping I would someday be able to grow for farmers markets and small weddings. Now it will become a reality! We have a lot of prep to do this summer but I do have an established cottage garden in front of the house. It has been neglected for four years. I will be adding dahlias because of they’re classic softness and rose like beauty. I feel empowered by your book. I look forward to growing so much more, but for now, dahlias will be my focus. Thank you for your wonderful contribution! Cyndi

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  97. Kate on

    For me it is your sweetpeas! It’s just coming into autumn so soon it will be planting time! I also have a soft spot for garden roses, grape hyacinth and I want to get my hands on some of your pansy’s and see if I can grow long enough stems to use in my floral design work! Thanks for sharing your love of the growing world with us Erin and team!

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  98. Erin on

    I am hoping the tulips and native flowers will be perfectly timed for Southeast May wedding bouquet my future daughter in law has asked me to create.

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  99. Julie on

    I want to try anemones and dahlias. Boo to custom restrictions, I would love to order seeds from you.

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  100. Lynn M on

    That is a tough decision what flower am I most excited about growing…I always said irises were my favorite flower but then I started growing dahlias and peonies. I guess I will go with dahlias because there is always the concern if I managed to get them out of the ground in time, stored them properly over the winter and got them back in the ground in time to bloom. (By the way…love your book. I borrowed a copy from a friend and expect I will borrow it again next month.)

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  101. Reannan Ross Ryttov on

    What wouldn’t I love to grow? As an independent wedding florist I have fallen in love with so many different flowers but I think peonies remain my favourite; in all their pillowy softness and delicate fragrance, I could bury my nose in them all day long. There is also something special about a flower that is only available for a short window of time. You look forward to it making an appearance year after year. The garden rose and poppy are close second though. The sheer size a poppy can grow to is a real treat!

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  102. Andrea S on

    Jasmine! I had some growing up in my backyard, and every spring we would open up the windows to have the smell fill the house! It became my favorite part of spring, excluding the allergies. Excited to read your book on Daliah’s ! They’re so gorgeous in pattern !

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  103. Nicole L on

    This year I am very excited to have added dahlias to my garden. Looking forward to the challenge of growing them in hot humid south Louisiana.

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  104. Jeannie Payton on

    I love all flowers but roses have a special place in my heart. My mom grew them and would pick a single stem to put in a vase for our bedrooms. I’m looking forward to many beautiful blooms including the stunning David Austin varieties…my personal favorite!❤️

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  105. Maria H on

    Excited for my second year of dahlias!

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  106. Lisa Miner on

    We are going to be building some more raised garden boxes this year since we had so much succes with our first two last year. (New house, better growing zone) We started with vegetables and now I would like to incorporate some beneficial flowers in with the veggies and have two smaller boxes for zinnias and dalias!!! I’m so excited! While I have grown dalias in the past and love them, I am eager to try zinnias. Wish us luck! And congratulations on the success of your book. Looking forward to the next one!

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  107. Kayla Johnson on

    So exciting! I’m looking forward to growing rannuculus for the first time this year.
    I also just wanted to say how much I love how your story is centered upon your grandparents and how they helped connect you to nature. I grew up running around my grandparent’s cherry orchard and the memories and connection formed are so precious. Thank you!

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  108. Susanna on

    You can add another country onto your map, as I am reading your book in Finland. It has been such a joy.
    As for this coming summer’s flowers, I am giddy at the thought of adding more English roses to my garden. We moved last year and now have a south facing garden where the roses thrive.
    Although to be honest, I’ll just be excited when all this snow finally melts and I get to watch the tulips I planted in the fall come up. Setting up new gardens in magic.

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  109. Elizabeth Sanders on

    Congratulations on all your successes! I love checking in on the blog and finding so much inspiration! This year I am most excited about growing some new roses and trying my hand at starting poppies again. I love poppies and hope to have more success with all your helpful planting tips!

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  110. Brooke Youngquist on

    Dahlias. Can’t wait to get my new varieties into the ground. The snow in the Skagit Valley can stop anytime!!

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  111. Crystal Walker on

    I can’t wait to try my hand at Dahlias!!! I’m also looking forward to SweetPeas. ❤️

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  112. Gretal Cromwell on

    I have a little pack of forget-me-nots tucked away for when the ground has thawed. We lost a pregnancy this November and I’d like to plant a little garden to remember our baby.

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  113. Sharona Olsen on

    Your flowers are gorgeous. Congratulations on all of your success.

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  114. Holly on

    Oh my goodness! I’m thrilled you’ll be doing a book on Dahlias! My absolute favorite flower.

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  115. Julie Neuhauser on

    This year it‘s iceland poppies i‘m excited about. Already got a few of them in my cellar!

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  116. kristy summers on

    Hi! Firstly, I love your book!

    This year I am excited to grow Bells of Ireland, Queen Anne’s lace(chocolate).. Oh and Dahlia’s!

    Thank You
    k.summers

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  117. Belinda Olsen on

    How exciting! This year after reading this book I ordered my first seeds, warmer and tray to plant a few flowers in my yard. I can’t wait for it to grow slowly into a little more!!!!

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  118. Kathy Smothers on

    I am so excited to grow Snap Dragon Madame Butterfly Bronze again this year. They were so very beautiful and prolific last year. I had plenty of blossoms to bring in the house and to share with neighbors. Thanks Floret Flowers!!

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  119. Adri Samaniego on

    I’m very much in love with sweet peas and carnations. This is my first time growing them and your tutorials have been invaluable! I get a little thrill each time I see a new seedling or find one has had a growth spurt!
    XOXOXO
    ?adri

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  120. Rebekah Ulsaker on

    Boy oh boy! I am super excited about growing your sweet peas this year AND cafe au lait dahlias! My fingers are crossed that they will knock my socks off!

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  121. Lara on

    I am so excited for the 3rd floret book! We’re expanding the dahlia varieties in our garden this year and I can’t wait to read what Erin and crew have to recommend.

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  122. Michele on

    daffodils + sweet peas <3 trying my hand at gardening for the first time with this book after growing up in mom’s traditional brick and mortar flower shop in Downtown San Francisco. My first garden space and excited to learn how to plant!

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  123. Carrie L on

    My favorite are peonies and I love the season they are in bloom. It’s such a joy to watch them slowly bloom outside my kitchen window.

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  124. Michele on

    daffodils and sweet peas <3 excited to try my hand at growing flowers for the first time after growing up in my mom’s traditional brick and mortar flower shop in downtown San Francisco. I have some garden space now

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  125. Jamie on

    So excited for you and looking forward to the future books! I can’t wait to grow zinnias & sweet peas this season (expanding my zinnia beds and trying sweet peas for the first time after seeing the gorgeous pics in your catalog – all seeds from Floret, of course!)

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  126. Peg on

    Can’t wait to try sweet peas this year but my favorite are peonies…ever since my first year gardening when I called a local greenhouse to ask what I should do about the ants all over my peonies??

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  127. Collette Peters on

    Peonies! I am loving your book. So much beautiful inspiration for my 7 acres. Thank you!

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  128. Julie Chapman on

    Dahlias have always been one of my favorites, but I will share just about anything I have to make someone’s day.

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  129. Collette Peters on

    Peonies! I am in love with your book. So much inspiration for our 7 acres of land! Thank you!

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  130. Eve on

    Orchids and native hibiscuses! Aloha!

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  131. Susan on

    Loved your first book!! Can’t wait for the second and third!!
    The diversity of Dahlias is never dull but I’m swooningly swept away by Sweetpeas??

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  132. Kate Smallwood on

    Sweet peas for sure! One of my favourite gifts of spring and promise of summer flowers to come. I’m just about to plant various Floret sweet peas now (Australian autumn) ready for scent and colour later this year. Thank you.

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  133. Les on

    Yay!!! Dahlias would be my choice!!! Congrats on all the book success.

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  134. Robyn on

    I’m hoping to grow a few cheerful varieties of flowers like sweet peas and cosmos this year, amidst ornamental grasses and creeping vines. Would love a secret garden feel in my actual garden. Can’t wait to consume your next books to learn more and dream bigger!

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  135. Elizabeth Parrish on

    Dahlias! I order more each year and it is like Christmas waiting for the new ones to open.

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  136. Cindy Holshouser on

    I love that you have been so successful and you are in my home state. Looking forward to sweet pea blooms.

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  137. Dawn Weisberg on

    I love all flowers but especially the edible ones, and roses top the list. I’m looking forward to growing damask roses and to then make edible and drinkable delights with them. Love your incredible farm and all you do to promote flower growing!

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  138. Cate b on

    I’m excited to order your beautiful book and looking forward to growing cosmos this summer!

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  139. Danielle on

    I’m excited about dahlias this season!

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  140. Jeri on

    I have ordered a variety of poppy seeds in soft pastel colors. I have started the seeds with apricot stock seeds. I can’t wait to see the combination in my new cutting garden. I am so inspired by the beautiful photos in the monthly updates!

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  141. Jason Bisher on

    So excited to learn more about flower farming from such inspiring farmers! Your flowers are amazing!

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  142. Alex Myers on

    I am excited to continue pursuing my business as a wedding florist with my twin sister this year. We are most excited to start using more and more dahlias and I cannot wait to learn more about them in your new book!

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  143. Marci Glenn on

    All of this news is so exciting and wonderful!! Congratulations!! How can I pick just one flower? This year I plan to grow armloads of annuals like zinnias, snapdragons, sunflowers in my new raised beds. I also have 25 new dahlias going in. Can’t wait!

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  144. Sara on

    I’m excited to grow larkspur, poppies and dahlias!

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  145. Hannah on

    Tulips! The first sprouts from my Floret bulbs are looking promising!

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  146. Evamarie on

    I’m excited for my lilacs to bloom. Last year I didn’t cut any, and this year I want to fill my house with them!

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  147. Sylvie on

    I am excited to grow Zinnias again this year. They bring such joy and beautiful colours into my vegetable garden. They also attract an array of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. They’re the hummingbirds favourite even with all the different flowers that I grow. I can not wait to share these seeds with my mom. She absolutely loves hummingbirds and I hope they can bring her as much joy this growing season!

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  148. Hailey Wilson on

    I transplanted some fuschia peonies from a close friend’s yard before they moved away last summer. Can’t wait to see how they do! Spring cannot come soon enough to Minneapolis!

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  149. Ashley on

    I’m growing zinnias in our first ever garden this year and I’m so excited about them! Also, I absolutely can’t wait for your books to come out. Keep writing!! ❤️

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  150. Carm V. on

    I’m excited to grow peonies, zinnias, snapdragons and amaranth this year.

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  151. Sarah Zwissler on

    I’m growing anemones and ranunculus for the first time this year and I can’t wait for them to bloom!!

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  152. Rachel on

    White lion narcissus! Probably because it’ll be the first to come up and I’m just so excited

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  153. Rhonda Bock on

    I have just found your beautiful website and through you I’ve also found Becky Crowley, Garden Illustrated UK as well as Grace Rose Farm and I feel I hit the lottery! As a florist, beekeeper and new watercolor artist it has been a wonderful journey.
    My absolute favorite flowers are of course your gorgeous Dahlias, Peonies (can hardly wait to see Floret Flower Peonies) and Roses (namely Evelyn which I so loved the pictures from Grace Rose Farms.) As a hobby I enjoy actually propagating as many flowers and veggies as possible, however just order seeds from you.
    Through the pages of your website, I get so many inspirations to paint as many flowers from your beautiful fields.

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  154. Nichole on

    I’m excited to grow carnations for the first time this year! Also, Amazing Grey shirley poppies (can’t wait to see the color) and an Itoh peony that I added to my other herbaceous ones. Spring can’t come soon enough!!

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  155. Jess Gough on

    Your Instagram feed and blog have been such an inspiration. I especially love all your tips and educative posts.

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  156. Julie C. on

    Congratulations! You’re doing a beautiful thing!

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  157. Julie on

    Congratulations! You’re doing a beautiful thing!

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  158. Andrea on

    I can’t wait to grow zinnias. I always find new ones to try!

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  159. Cathy McGee on

    This year I want to focus a bit on sweet peas. Last year spring was completely wet ,which made it hard to get ground ready. Then it turned to hot summer instantly,made for a tough season. Late summer and fall was prosperous and so much fun having so much color in the garden. It was actually so exciting to cut flowers and bring into house. It was also fabulous to have oodles of flowers for our picnics. Buckets full on each table was so impressive.
    Thank you again for your book and blog.

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  160. Marlee Drago on

    I am really excited about growing my cosmos and zinnias!!!! This is my first time doing a cut flower garden, and y’alls website has been so helpful!?

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  161. Heather on

    Peaches and Cream Snapdragons!

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  162. Heather on

    I’m excited to plant Nigelia for the first time! ???

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  163. Sara torres on

    I love truly love roses. I can sink into them and blissfully kids a rose. I just bought two to add and looking forward to sharing, but I’ve been bitten and inspired to try dahlias too! Appreciate your willingness to share so much of your expertise. Heartful thank you!!!!

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  164. Nichole on

    I’m excited to grow dahlias, roses and peonies this year. I’ve loved seeing your beautiful inspiration!

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  165. Rachel Y on

    This is so exciting! There is so much more for me to learn!! This year I’m excited to grow globeflower :)

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  166. Christa Brassington on

    Last year I had buckets of zinnias, thanks to your book! This year I have sweet peas already climbing their trellises (in San Diego), and Ranuncs bursting into bloom! I can’t wait to receive my orders of dahlia tubers [from your Best Sources for 2019] and tuck them into the garden! You can’t even imagine my excitement at all the color in my yard– and the bees love it here even more, too! I am so grateful– as if your book was not lovely enough to look at over and over and over, my yard is improving by leaps and bounds, and my thumb is getting a bit greener with every season!

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  167. Debbie Bridgeman on

    I love ? your book!! It is total eye candy!!! I am super excited to see my peonies popping up and cannot wait for their beautiful blooms!

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  168. Nicole Sonier-Hoe on

    Hi Erin, and Floret Staff

    Thank you always, for your most encouraging words, and most helpful tips/ info, and such inspiring, gorgeous photos! For the first time, ever I’ll be trying my hand at seed starting (using soil blocking technique), and trying out some larger fabric planters, given that I don’t have alot of room left in my micro urban landscape garden. The flowers I’m most excited to try are the ProCut White Nite Helianthus, as well as the Seashells Cosmos Mix, and Lemonade Cosmos. Though really…so very hard to choose!!! Nicole SH

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  169. April Springer on

    I have been gardening for 40 years and my favorite flower to grow are peonies!!! They are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for all your hard work in putting these books together and for sharing your wonderful tips and treasures!!

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  170. Renee Harvey on

    Your farm, class and book gives me hope. I am so excited to try growing Cosmos and Peonies! Bless you and your team for giving all of us hope and joy.

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  171. Jenna on

    I am really excited to grow larkspur this year! I have been growing in a few raised beds the past few years.
    Now we have a farm! I can’t wait to expand my cut flower crops!
    Thank you for everything that you share.❤

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  172. Holly Robertson on

    Blue hydrangeas were my mom’s fave. I bought them for her every week during the last year of her life. So simple but they brought so much joy to her during her illness.
    I love the peonies, though. AND the dahlias. Very excited for that book!

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  173. Victoria on

    Excited to grow zinnias again this season and expanding peonies collection. Cannot wait for planting season to start!

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  174. Sharon on

    I have to thank you for getting me back into gardening! I first read your book at the library. Browsing through it gave me so much energy (the gorgeous photos!!). I checked it out right away and then bought the book. After reading it, multiple times, I was convinced i too could grow gorgeous flowers! So far the Narcissus flowers have been my favorite. I am waiting to see how the peonies do. I look forward to planting much more over the years. Thank you for showing us how to grow beautiful flowers and for convincing us that we too could grow something special.

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  175. Linda Q on

    I was able to purchase some gorgeous daffodil bulbs last fall (that you have in your book & website) and can’t wait to see them bloom! Thanks so must for your inspiration!

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  176. Susan McNaughton on

    I have been an avid gardener for many years and am excited to add a small cutting garden to my perennial and shrub gardens this year. I will be growing sweet peas, zinnias, cosmos and dahlias. Can hardly wait!

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  177. Michelle on

    I’m so grateful to have found Floret Flowers! While I’m not able to grow flowers yet, it’s my dream to one day have a flower farm in my hometown.
    Floret is such an inspiration!!! I’m looking forward to the iceland poppies this season.

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  178. Andrea on

    I find myself drawn to your site to drool over the photos of your floral accomplishments… it’s better than dessert, and a much healthier an addiction! Thank you for your hard work. I’m most excited to grow and share zinnias.

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  179. Deb on

    I’m most excited for carnations from your shop! I can’t wait to finally smell them, and see how these heirloom seeds grown by me differ from the classic store staple. Somehow aphids have found their way to my seedlings and love the carnations, so fingers crossed we make it through to flowering!!

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  180. Heather Metzger on

    I’m looking for a hobby to help soothe the stress of life juggling a commute, full time job and 2 babies. Something about Floret makes me feel like this could be something attainable and approachable for someone who has never gardened before. I love anemones so hope to successfully grow them one day!

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  181. Beth on

    Being from Mount Vernon, I am excited to grow a tulips. They remind me of home. I never liked them as a kid growing up in a small town with tulips everywhere and on everything, but now they bring me a feeling a peace and nostalgia.

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  182. Jen on

    I’m excited to grow more Mexican sunflowers. I fell in love with this hearty but beautiful flower last year!

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  183. McKenna Waite on

    Iceland poppies have recently won my heart, as well as ranunculus and dahlias. I voted on the 3rd book being solely about dahlias and I’m so happy that variety won out! I can’t wait to read it! ❤️??

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  184. Jamie on

    I’m excited to grow sweet peas and sunflowers! This will be my first attempt at growing sweet peas!

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  185. Kathy on

    Congratulations to you!! Carnations, I want to try carnations, never tried them so it will be fun… Love the colors If they do good I can bring them to work to share with co-workers…. I will mix it with what does good like my marigolds, zinnia’s and of course Sunflowers!!! my babies.

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  186. Christine Borst on

    Oh I feel it’s impossible to choose a favourite! I love all flowers… but perhaps today it’s dahlias that are my favourite!

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  187. Monique Henke on

    Congratulations! I LOVE your first book and am so, so excited about your 2nd and 3rd book!! It’s a tie on what I am most excited to grow this year – dahlias and also Floret poppies that I ordered! So excited to watch them grow!!

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  188. Lisa Ellenwood on

    Love your flower seeds and excellent growing instructions. I had wonderful sweet peas, zinnias, anemones, bachelor buttons and so much more last season! Customer for life!!

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  189. Brad on

    Congratulations on book number 3.
    I’m excited to watch my wife grow dahlia’s this season…last year was her first go and they were amazing…plus she was giddy with excitement every time a new one would start to bloom, so I am looking forward to watching that too :)

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  190. Jennifer on

    I am looking forward to growing more PEONIES!! I just love their lustrous, ball gown-y abundance! I am looking forward to seeing some of the varieties I bought from you come into flower!

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  191. Melissa on

    I read your book for the first time this winter. As a complete beginner in growing my own plants, I will start with Zinnias first. I am very excited to start growing them in a few weeks!

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  192. Sawyer on

    This is my first year growing flowers, and since I’ve been dreaming of this season for yeeeaaarrs I am starting out BIG! I think I’m most excited for my candy zinnias, purity cosmos(classic country charm), strawflower(i somehow had never heard of these until browsing your shop), and then my gomphrena and craspedia. So much fun and diversity! Lets all pray i can actually get them to grow ?

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  193. Juliana on

    Our dahlias!!! We quadrupled our number of tubers through division this winter and I can’t wait to see how gorgeous the field looks when they’re in bloom!

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  194. Rachel on

    Congratulations! Super excited about book two AND now book three!! Love that it’s going to be all about dahlias. You bet I’ll own all three ?

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  195. Katie Beavers on

    Zinnias! They haven’t always been a favorite of mine, but they’ve found a special place in my heart as they shine the brightest in the painful Georgia heat that seems to make everything else a little wimpy. Its like having constant access to a rainbow.

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  196. Darlene on

    I love your book. I am starting my own small cutting garden for the first time this year and I’m really excited about growing zinnias!

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  197. Tamera Rogers on

    I’m excited to grow zinnias (the big ones) and sunflowers. It’s the first year that I will have a garden with full sun!

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  198. LeeAnn on

    I’m most excited to grow my dahlias from seed this year!

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  199. Jenny Boyd on

    I absolutely love my Cut flower garden book! I will definitely be purchasing your other books when they come out as well. I am most excited to grow different varieties of sweet peas this year and continue to cut and share them with friends and neighbors! Thanks for all that you do!

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  200. Pat Davies on

    I have a very small garden here in the UK but last year I took the plunge to grow a few Dahlias, 9 to be precise, and I think I’m in love with these little beauties. ?Armed with lots of information, hints and tips from your web site and videos I’m thrilled to be growing a few more this year once my husband has made room for them.
    I’m also excited to hear about your new book that you will be publishing dedicated to Dahlias. I love reading about all aspects of gardening on your farm and particularly enjoy the videos so can we have more of these please. Keep up the great work that you do. The team at Floret are so inspirational.

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  201. Michelle Dealy on

    This summer it’s all about Zinnias, Zinnias, Zinnias! All different colors and types. So excited!!!

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  202. Erin on

    Congratulations! I’m most excited to try growing ranculus for the first time this year! :)

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  203. Shalon on

    Congratulations on all the successes! I am excited to grow the carnation seeds that I bought from you, phlox, wallflowers and stock. The phlox and carnation I struggle at so I am excited to give it another go around. And this is my first try at the wallflowers .
    Thank you!

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  204. Tashia on

    I’m so excited to try poppies this year. It will be a first for me!

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  205. Julia Forsyth on

    We are excited to grow our first flower garden this year. In the PNW I love to give daffodils to friends in early spring to remind them the sun is coming back!

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  206. Katie on

    I am so ready for some madame butterfly snaps! The first few babies are popping out of their trays now and now I can’t wait for spring!

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  207. Kerri Enix on

    I loved the first book! I am looking forward to books 2 and 3. We are finishing up construction on our new home in the next few weeks and I look forward to planting hydrangeas and peonies.

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  208. Emma Perez Diz on

    I am so looking forward to trying to grow rudbeckia sahara… Thank you for sharing your huge success with us your readers and fans!

    Congratulations!

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  209. Sarah Kitzmiller on

    I bought your book this past summer and am so excited to try my first round of dalias this year! So inpried by everything you do!

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  210. Jen on

    Congrats!! The Cut Flower Garden arrived on my doorstep as the planning of our first season was in full swing. I reached for it constantly while planting, harvesting and arranging our first blooms. Your seeds, passion and knowledge will always be a part of our gardens! Can’t wait to see the pansies in bloom this year!
    Jen

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  211. Anab on

    CONGRATULATIONS Team Floret!
    I am most excited to grow zinnias and cosmos in my tiny balcony in the city. I can’t wait to grow and have some fresh flowers next to our windows however small our space :)

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  212. Elena on

    Im most excited to grow iceland poppies this season!

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  213. Jasmine Cyr on

    Hi, thanks to you I discovered DAHLIAS !! I read your book 10 times… so far !

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  214. Sonia on

    I’m so excited about growing my agrostemma – it’s so hard to get in Flower market and now I will be able to have it straight from the garden! Thanks to you magic will happen in my small garden in Poland!

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  215. Polly on

    I am excited to try ranunculus flowers this year! Thank you for all you share.

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  216. Nancy O. on

    I was at my local Costco the last month and saw they were selling a grow kit that included a peony. I always thought So. Cal. was not the right climate to grow them. I’m very tempted to go back and pick up a kit.

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  217. Nancy Troyer on

    Every year I try growing different varieties and without fail, every year zinnias steal the show!

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  218. Kristy on

    Icelandic poppies and foxgloves

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  219. Rebecca O'Dell on

    I am most excited to start growing California Poppies this year! The colors are just gorgeous and we finally have some land freed up to plant some!

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  220. Renee on

    I devoured the first book! So excited for the next 2!

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  221. Kayla R. on

    I am so excited for ranunculus!!

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  222. Anastasia on

    This will be my first year planning a cut flower garden and growing anything from seeds. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with this community and being an inspiration to new gardeners like me. I am looking forward to seeing what does well in my garden and have selected a variety of seeds to try this year. I’m most looking forward to the zinnias and carnations!

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  223. Jennifer Anderson on

    I am super excited to grow Chantilly snapdragons this year! I grew a few last summer, and had so much success that I’ve decided to try growing the Chantilly variety this year! I can’t wait for the next books to come out!!

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  224. Kristen on

    So excited to get seed packets from you and grow your beautiful poppies!

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  225. Henkela on

    Congratulations on the success of the first book, the completed manuscript of the second and contract for the third! My dream is to grow a wild glower meadow in my suburban front yard (which will include lots of Ranunculi)

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  226. Andrea on

    Congrats on book 2 & 3!! I am exited to grow zinnias and sunflowers this year!

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  227. Diane Sigren on

    I’m going to try growing dahlias and I’m really looking forward to it. Thank you for all your educational information and wonderful pictures!

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  228. Sarah on

    I’m excited to grow sunflowers this year! My failures last year were many, but a beautiful sunflower that bloomed was partly what encouraged me to try again this year!

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  229. Kelcie Morningstar on

    I just planted floret snapdragon seeds and I can’t wait to watch them grow!

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  230. CheyAnne Sexton on

    Right now I’m starting some Lily of the Valley pips and Floret Iceland Poppy seeds. I paint watercolors of poppies alot and your poppies are just incredible. You are so very inspiring……
    peace,
    CheyAnne
    cheyannesexton on Instagram
    And cheyannesexton on Etsy too

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  231. Randall Coleman on

    Sunflowers. My almost 4 year old was told me he dreamed about us growing them again this year.

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  232. Sara Bagley on

    I’m most excited about opening my shop in April! A modern flower shop selling freshly picked local farm flowers!

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  233. Nicole k on

    Congrats on your book news! Can’t wait for the next one. I’m excited to get started with my zinnias this year.

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  234. Jackie on

    Your first book has been so inspiring and helpful for me in starting my little flower farming business and I can’t wait for your next ones to come out to glean from your knowledge! Thank you so much!?

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  235. Mary Beiler on

    I am looking forward to growing more dahlias this summer. But really, I’m so excited about ALL the seeds I plan to grow (snapdragons, sunflowers, cosmos, zinnias, bachelor’s buttons, gomphrena, celosia, yarrow…). It’s difficult to choose just one favorite flower!

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  236. Kayla on

    Congratulations! So very exciting. I can wait to get my sunflowers going!

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  237. Lauren on

    I’m excited to grow dahlias! I want to own all of your books and start a huge healing community flower garden. Flowers are magical ???

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  238. Cait on

    I’d love to grow some peonies this year!

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  239. Elizabeth on

    Pansies!!!!! I can’t wait to grow these babes!!

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  240. Teresa on

    I‘m going to be an organic flower farmer, because your book was such an Inspiration to me! Thanks!

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  241. Leca Moose on

    Dahlias dahlias dahlias! I love seeing them in the garden, in my home and giving them away?

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  242. Tina Rey on

    I’m soooo excited for the upcoming books, especially #3!!! This is my first year growing flowers from seed and I’m looking forward to this colorful season! The flowers I’m most excited to grow are my zinnias and amaranths! I’m planning on creating my own flower bokays this year.

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  243. Andrea on

    What am I NOT excited to plant this year?!? …but right now I am most excited to plant sweet peas and dahlias?

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  244. Abra on

    So exciting! You’ve inspired me to plant flowers for my sons wedding in September. I’ll do the flower arrangements and add flowers from my own garden!

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  245. Joanna on

    Thank you for sharing your passion with us. I love growing flowers and a vegetable garden both are good for my soul.

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  246. Shannon on

    Poppies! Some of the seeds I started in November ARE ACTUALLY GROWING. I planted I think 40++ varieties, and the AmazingGrey ones from y’all are what I’m most excited about.

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  247. Jenn Mather on

    I am excited for dahlias this year. We grew a few last year, but I’m looking forward to getting better at it and enjoying some of the new varieties we are going to try.

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  248. Marie Shaheen on

    How wonderful! I love all flowers and I would love to cultivate a garden that evolves through the seasons! My favorite are the spring flowers; hyacinth, tulips, signaling the end of winter and break into the warmer months!

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  249. Loes on

    I am very excited for the coming growing season. Most of all because it will be my first year with more cutflowers dan vegetables in my producegarden. And yes, that is because of the Floret blog and book. You make it seem achievable even for the non-commercial grower.
    I was hoping to grow the Amazing grey poppy and Earl grey larkspur, but sadly I couldn’t find them. Next year I’ll be brave and order from you :).
    But I did manage to get seeds of Rudbeckia triloba and I am really looking forward to that one. In your pictures it looks like a yellow cloud of wild flowers.

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  250. Emily Collins on

    I’m most excited to surprise my wedding guests with a yard teeming with dahlias and zinnias!!

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  251. Elizabeth R. on

    Congratulations on the third book! So excited for y’all! I’m most excited this year about my beautiful daffodils ?

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  252. Raine on

    Sweat peas! I’m going to introduce my 3 yr old daughter to the glorious smell of sweet peas! Now it just needs to stop snowing in Seattle …

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  253. Christina Johnson on

    Most excited to grow and give sweet peas! They are ever so delicate, but pack a colorful punch. Thank you for all of the inspiration, and for reinvigorating the joy of growing and giving flowers, simply for the pleasure and joy they bring :)

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  254. Frida svensson on

    Snapdragons! I faild last year and didn’t get a single stem? but this year ???

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  255. Laura on

    Thank you so much for generously sharing your wisdom and encouragement! I’ve learned so much from your site! This year I am excited to grow Sweet Annie and some new varieties of rudbeckia!

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  256. Kelly on

    I’m most excited every year to see the crocus pop up. This year, after the long winter we’ve had, I will be even more excited to see them!
    I can’t wait!

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  257. Marissa on

    Aw, that’s awesome! Congrats! Which TV show, lol?

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  258. Karen on

    I’m so excited to be starting my back eyed Susan’s from seed this weekend. I’ll be growing sunflowers and zinnia’s as well. My first from Floret!

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  259. Maren Kilgallen on

    Im most excited to plant sunflowers! My son picked them out so it will be our spring project together. :)

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  260. Katie Glunk on

    I’m so excited to try growing poppies and dahlias this year!! Zinnias were my jam last year, but now I’m ready for a new challenge :). Good luck everyone!! Grow bigger than ever before! <3

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  261. Pam on

    I am going to try my hand at growing a dahlia, so happy it will be the star of your next book!!

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  262. Kimberly Bibb on

    Looking forward to growing tulips and zinnias at my farm. Have been so inspired by Floret.

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  263. Kay Odell on

    I am so excited to read your book. I have been a gardener for years, but after following you on instagram, I’m ready to delve into cut flower growing! I am SUPER excited to grow dahlias this season! Thanks for all you do to inspire us immensely. Congratulations on the book deals and all the new happenings in your life!

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  264. Jane Harmon on

    As the daughter of a horticulturist and plant enthusiast, it’s nearly impossible for me to pick one “favorite”. I have the most success with hydrangeas and have over 20 of them planted around our home. But, I think my Dad’s favorite, zinnias, are a close 2nd! I don’t have as much luck with them, as they tend to get mildew in our hot, humid Georgia summers. So, I live vicariously through your beautiful pictures. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face every time I pick up your book, read your blog, and check your Instagram posts!

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  265. Debra Lees on

    I’m excited about planting nigella, cosmos, and zinnias.

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  266. Nicole Laferriere on

    Walking in Ireland at the moment. Fields of daffodils in the most inexpected of places: beauty will save the world. Thank you for sharing your vision of beauty with us.

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  267. Teri beachley on

    I am so excited for these new books to come out!!! Cut Flower Garden has been my sanity through these cold winter months in Utah, adding a splash of color to our white world here. My newborn baby and I read the headings while snuggling on our couch, and look at the pictures together. In my spare time I read it like I’m eating a piece of cheesecake, it is like sugar for the soul. I am most excited to begin collecting peonies and David Austin roses this year! The fluffy loveliness and amazing fragrances they provide make them a must for my floral arrangements!

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  268. Sally Jones on

    Congratulations! Your updates bring some springtime and sunshine to me every time I read them. Thank you!

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  269. Melissa on

    I love growing Zinnia’s, although after looking through your website, I’m wanting to grow so much more!

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  270. Sara Marcucci on

    Hi Erin and the Floret team,

    I have had your book for a while now, which lead to me enrolling in the online course, which has helped me gain confindence to step out on my own flower farm journey. Thank you so much for all you do. With much love and gratitude –

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  271. Michelle on

    I love growing coreopsis. The flowers are so pretty and delicate. I’d love to start growing dahlias one of these days.

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  272. Renee Burrows on

    I love getting your emails full of inspiring ideas and mood lifting photos. I’m looking forward to spring and adding bachelor buttons (my mom’s favourite) to my flower garden. I am also in love with peonies but really just love them all. Congratulations on your successful book and floret!

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  273. Louise on

    Dear Team Floret,
    I’m a Danish girl living in Cornwall, Engaland. My partner and I dream of having our own guest house and restaurant with a big veg pad and garden. Your book has been an inspiration while trying to figure out what to grow there.. the hardest thing is to limit myself as I have found around 15 different daffodils I want to grow. I love all flowers (pretty much) but my absolute favourite is, as many others, dahlia. Last year I went back to denmark to see my grandfather who was in hospital and my mother, grandmother and I drove past a ‘pick your own’ dahlia farm. I was in heaven! One day I would love to visit your farm. It looks like the happiest place on earth. Thank you for inspiring.

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  274. Rachel Wegner on

    Hi Floret, my favorite flower is the rose. I absolutely loved your book- the information was helpful and the photos are stunning I look forward to Book 2

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  275. LoriG on

    Congrats on your success! I’m late to the Floret party. If I win, I will have to keep the book for myself! ? This time of year, tulips are always great to give, receive and appreciate!

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  276. Karen Griffin on

    I just discovered your website and info upon a recent visit to my local Barnes and Nobles leafing through a magazine. Wow, this site was everything I was looking for as I am about to embark on turning our 5+ acres into a “you pick” garden. Your articles and the bed layouts have really given my ideas shape and seeded even more ideas. My excitement level to get started and increased tenfold since discovering Floretflowers.com

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  277. Linda Smith on

    I am looking forward to the beautiful nodding yellow and white heads of daffodils swaying in the spring breeze as they emerge from their winter slumber. The true sign of spring’s arrival in the land of all types of weather called Ohio!!!!

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  278. Paula Branen on

    Dahlias! I’m getting impatient waiting for them to ship. :) I adore your book but would be enthralled to have a signed copy!

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  279. Shelby Whitcomb on

    Gomphrena, I have never tried it before and am excited to begin expanding my cut flower selection with this happy little guy!

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  280. Jill on

    Love your book! My favorite flower is the Iceland poppy. It’s so happy!!

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  281. Sarah Ketchum on

    This year I’m most looking forward to growing Chantilly snapdragons. I have your delightful book, but I’d love to give a copy to my stepmother.

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  282. Amanda Eastvold on

    I am so excited about the spring bulbs I planted, thanks to inspiration from Floret and anxiously awaiting our mountains of snow to melt in Minnesota!!! Our boulevard is planted in bulbs and is a gathering spot in our neighborhood come April and May! Thank you Erin and Team!!!

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  283. Laurie on

    Although there is still a thick blanket of snow covering the ground here, so excited to grow zinnias this coming season!?

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  284. Diana on

    I look forward to trying dalias – so many dalias!

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  285. Vivian on

    I am very much hoping to succeed in growing Iceland poppies for my new public picking garden project, where we will grow flowers to encourage elderly, children and other inhabitants to meet and enjoy flowers together! Also hoping to try cosmos apricot lemonade, sweet peas for their scent from back in the day and interesting foliage/fillers. And looking forward to the new books!

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  286. Katelyn thomas on

    Congrats! I still have to read book number 2. Less gardening, more reading?

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  287. Pamela on

    I’m excited to grow peonies my favorite spring flower!

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  288. Viktoria on

    Zinnias! Because I have a packet of them from Floret:)

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  289. Joy on

    I am so excited for the snow to melt, so I can drop some poppy seeds in the ground for the first time! The real test will be cutting the stems properly ??️☀️

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  290. barb on

    Spring is around the corner and I am so excited! It means gardening season to me and all those beautiful flowers and vegetables. I especially love the snowdrops and daffodils that arrive in the spring. I think my favorite cut flower is the dahlia and all the wonderful varieties. They look amazing in a vase and are a showstopper in any room.

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  291. Elizabeth Ross on

    I am excited to try rununculus, poppies, and all sun-loving bee and butterfly loving flowers! We moved last fall, and although I love my previous shade gardens, I am thrilled to grow sunny flowers! We have a very visible yard in our village and I can’t wait to bring beauty to our neighbors.

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  292. Laura Ionescu on

    This year, it will be the dahlias; I have lost all my tubers in the autumn, so for this year I will have brand new varieties, all selected based on your recommendations.
    I am waiting with excitement for all the books that you are writing. And I surely hope that by the release of your book no 2 or 3, my country Romania will not be anymore on that white non-Floret area of the globe, and I will not be the only one here following your amazing work on spreading the flower farming movement worldwide.

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  293. Jessica McLeod on

    I too share the love of dahlias. I just can’t get enough of them, so big, bold, and colourful. Every time I see one of their beautiful blooms I just want to go out and take on the world! If something so amazing can grow from an ugly tuber that looked like a potato, anything is possible!

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  294. Sarah Brouwer on

    I am looking forward to growing sweet peas. They will be a first for me and I’m hoping they will take over from the wild sweet peas that pop up. I am also looking forward to zinnias. They keep on giving ….

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  295. Jennifer Latiolais on

    After reading your blog and becoming inspired, I decided to try my hand at growing cut flowers. I am really excited about growing sunflowers. I have many varieties to try!

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  296. Kandee McCain on

    I have ordered several seed packets from Floret including cosmos, bachelors buttons, carnations, and sweet peas. Unfortunately I live in zone 9 and am not able to grow all the beautiful flowers in your book. I am on the fence which flower I am most excited to grow in my garden. I have always loved the old fashioned bachelors buttons but I suppose I am most excited to see and smell the “Nimbus” sweet peas. They have already sprouted and I have high expectations even here in the Gulf Coast region. Thanks for all your information and inspiration!
    Kandee McCain

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  297. Kelly Burdette on

    I love your first book and look forward to reading your second and third. I’m entering my 2nd year as a seasonal cut flower grower and I’m most excited to grow ranunculus! You’re one of the reason I was inspired to start growing and selling cut flowers, Thank you!

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  298. Kaytrenia on

    I am excited to grow zinnias and snapdragons to share with others. I love surprising my teacher friends at school and several elderly ladies at church with fresh flowers.

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  299. Terri Witherell on

    Meant to Bee Flower Farm has put up its first high tunnel so I am anxious to grow “inside” for the first time! Also, two of my daughters are getting married this year (June and October) so it has been a delight to grow for their weddings!

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  300. Marcia Buratti on

    I’m excited to see all the beautiful tulips again this spring! I especially like Parrot tulips. For the first time ever, I’ll be growing ranunculus and anemone. I can’t wait to be able to share them with my sister and friends. Already ordered cut flower food to use in it’s vases.

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  301. Nutmeg on

    I’m super excited to grow a mix of cornflowers this year!

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  302. Jillian on

    I am growing sunflowers this year!

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  303. Mala Persaud on

    There are so many favorites but this year I’m super excited to grow Sweet Pea(Mollie) and Double click Cosmo that I ordered from Floret. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

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  304. Heather on

    I am excited about my cosmos and sweet peas that are about 4 inches tall already!

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  305. Katie on

    Ranunculus and peonies for the win!

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  306. Judy Tzeng on

    Thanks to your free mini tutorials, I am sooo excited to try growing some cafe au lait dahlias this summer!!! My heart feels so full just thinking about it. Thank you again for the opportunity to learn from those tutorials.

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  307. Marlena Acton on

    Woo Hoo! Congrats to you! I love everything you guys do. Can’t wait to plant zinnias and sunflowers!!

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  308. Alyssa on

    I am most excited about growing ranunculus this year! Thank you so much for all the flower growing information you share!

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  309. Val Klaudt on

    You are an inspiration! I am going to try Phlox and Sweet Peas.

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  310. lauren on

    i’m so looking forward to growing nasturtium ‘ladybird rose’–adding beauty to salads and sandwiches! ✨

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  311. Tricia Engelbrecht on

    This year I am trying to start a lot of my plants by seed instead of buying them so I am really excited to see how the snapdragons do because I love giving them away to others!!

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  312. Beth Lo on

    Looking forward to the new Floret publications! I’m most excited to sow Amazing Grey poppies and China asters this year (3rd year to be planting Floret seeds)???

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  313. Kelly Loftus on

    Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! So very exciting xox
    I am very determined for my daffodils to grow. I don’t have much luck with them at all. Over the years they have competed with my flowering gums but I have now dug the bulbs up and found a gorgeous sunny spot in which they need not compete anymore!

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  314. Heather on

    The flower I am most excited to grow this spring are sweet peas! I first learned about them when “Magnolia Journal” did a feature article on Floret Farms. I am also going to grow poppies, snapdragon, and cosmos as part of my first mini cut flower garden this year. I am growing seedlings for the first time this year so I am nervous about how the garden will turn out (I am very much a novice gardener) but I am also looking forward to having beautiful bouquets of flowers on the kitchen table this summer!

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  315. Astrid on

    We’re pumped to plant the “Breadseed Poppy Peony Flowered Mix” this year along with the “snow puff” cosmos. Really excited for these colors and textures and super eager for spring to start in earnest. Congrats!

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  316. Melanie Darcy on

    We’re moving into Autumn here in Australia so I’m looking at planting out my sweet peas, new roses, lavender and some pansies and violas. I’m so excited for these vibrant splashes of colour throughout my gardens!!

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  317. Julie on

    I can’t wait to watch my Dahlia’s bloom again!!

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  318. Mary K Broshear on

    Oh my gosh! First, Congratulations on your stellar success with your first book Cut Flower Garden, and I wish you the same for your newest one and wow, already planning your 3rd ! ! I can hardly wait to start your Apricot and Pink Stock seeds in the hoop house this year. I’m looking forward to seeing them in full bloom!

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  319. Lisa Peltier on

    I’m excited to grow zinnias and Dahlias this year!! Spring can’t come soon enough!

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  320. Tacy Call on

    If I can get even one of my little Lisianthus seeds to survive its life under indoor light and turn into a bloom, I will be over the moon. My grandma is crossing her fingers that I get my Bells of Ireland growing this year too… they are her favorite.

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  321. Kendra Sandberg on

    Wonderful news! I am so grateful to have stumbled upon your Instagram a few months ago – your journey has inspired me to chase my dream of owning my own small flower farm. Growing my quaint perennial garden has given me something to look forward to every spring, but your book has given me the confidence to foray into a small cut flower farm. We are using this next season as an experimental year to find our rhythm with farming and to begin breaking ground for plots on our five acre farmette, using Cut Flower Garden as our guide. I purchased some Floret seeds last week and am particularly excited for growing and giving the delicate- and cheerful-looking Black Eyed Susan Macau’s to our friends and family. Your seed selection has so many wonderful colors and textures, and I can’t wait to share more of them in future seasons with my own community.

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  322. Joy Saunders on

    I can’t wait to start planting flowers. I have lots of Lillie’s and I plant zinnias and share them every Sunday for church. I would love to try ranunculus this year.

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  323. Julie on

    I’m so excited to grow from seeds, my cosmo, Icelandic Poppy, and my Dahlias.
    I have never grown from seed before but after looking at your incredibly beautiful site I am so inspired to grow these beautiful flowers. Watching, talking to my plants , watering, caring for this beautiful part of nature is so exciting !
    Thank you?

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  324. Beth Kerrigan on

    I love, love, love flowers for the beauty they bring to my life! My favorite is the Morning Glory, even the name makes me smile ?

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  325. Michelle Bernson on

    I’m so excited for you guys! I love your book and all the inspiration and good vibes you’ve put out into the world! I’m just get my seed starting rolling here but can’t wait to see all my Larkspur in bloom this summer, especially ready for ‘Earl Grey’! Cheers!

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  326. Rana Abu-Sbaih on

    I want to grow gomphrena…its a purple almost straw like flower. It makes the most beautiful garlands. ?

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  327. Stacie on

    I am drastically expanding my cut flower garden this year as a project with my two daughters. We are addicted to watching more seeds sprout each day. The sweet peas for my friend’s upcoming wedding are off to a great start!

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  328. Viv on

    Congrats Erin! It’s been awhile. I loved the book….can’t wait for more. Thanks for helping an old dog find a new meaning to retirement. Thanks to you, I fell hard over dahlias!!! I began flower farming / farmers market. I missed last year with a broken ankle, though. Very grateful for all you share, and how far you have come down your flower path. Haven’t always posted___but I’ve really enjoyed your journey.

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  329. Jessica on

    What an exciting announcement!
    I have very little experience with growing things outdoors, but this spring/summer I am excited to try the Zinnia Candy Mix!

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  330. Anna on

    I just received My China Aster Collection, I bought 4 types from Floret! I can’t wait to see them bloom; it’s a very special, sentimental purchase. I have the warmest childhood memories from my grandmas garden, she had exactly the same Asters and I really haven’t seen them in many, many years, living in California. I can’t wait to have them bloom and for my little daughter to see Asters for the first time in our little patch❤️ Thank you for having such special varieties!

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  331. Sara on

    I’m excited to grow Earl Grey and Splish Splash Larkspurs this year, along with cosmos, celosias, and so many others!

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  332. Danielle Myrick on

    Congrats! Excited to hear about the third book being on dahlias!!! This year with my new garden I’m excited to grow ranunculus for the first time. Those and begonias remind me of my grandma so it’s a total win-win! Thanks for this and growing the most beautiful flowers here in the PNW.

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  333. Sheena Field on

    Love to grow sunflowers cause they are so easy and can feed the wildlife that come to visit.

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  334. Becca on

    What exciting news!!! Congratulations on the third book, what a big day.
    I just finished reading one of your posts about anemones and I am really excited to try and grow them! One of my favorite things about flower gardens is the chance to give flowers away, I found my Dahlias from last year going home with all of my friends. I hope the same thing happens this year even though I lost a little bit of gardening space.
    Your blog is such an inspiration to me and reminds me that getting through my degree in design and horticulture and then out there someday I might be able to start a small flower farm. So excited to keep watching for more exciting news!

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  335. Sarah Abare on

    I am so excited to grow my “Amazing Gray” Shirley Poppies this year!!

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  336. Kathy Zelenka on

    I get excited every spring about all that is in store in the months to come. Sweet peas are my very favorite, Molly Rillstone in particular. I also love the clove-y scent of stock and the lovely colors of butterfly snapdragons. Congrats and thanks for the chance!

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  337. Andrea on

    What an exciting next step!! I’m so excited for book number three as well! ? Congrats!

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  338. Kate Swanson on

    I love all the spring flowers because they are a beautiful sight amongst the snow, a reminder of the coming sun and fragrance of the season. Yet the flower I would love to grow are lily of the valley. They are my favorite flower because of my childhood memory of sitting in the middle of two large patches of them on our property. Not only was the smell wonderful outdoors but once I brought a handful in the house, they quickly filled the room with their sweet scent. They bring back such wonderful, sweet memories.

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  339. Stephanie on

    I’m so excited to see any flowers pop up as this will be our first garden with our babies (and my first in my life)! Nervous and excited!

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  340. Lexie Genho on

    I love this farm and the wonderful people behind it so much even though I’ve never met them in person! I’m so excited to be growing Dahlias, ranunculus and anemones this year thanks to them! Also thrilled to start sharing peonies I’ve been growing for a while!!

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  341. janine Vertongen on

    I am so inspired by the beauty of life you are living on the land. What you have created will inspire many. I love all the flowers that you put together and share with the world. You are just so awesome in what you have and what you have created with nature. The flowers etc are just beautiful. I wished is was a bit closer to visit – but by your book I will inspire and ponder with love and cherish what you have achieved Janine from little NEW ZEALAND

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  342. Nanka McMurray on

    I have just found the Floret part of the universe today! So excited to read the Floret story and your well deserved success. I look forward to growing some stocks for the first time in my flower garden.

    Well done!

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  343. Kerry on

    I’m excited to grow sweet peas!

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  344. Cristy M. on

    I’m so happy I stumbled across Floret! The delightful pictures of beautiful flowers and the informational posts Erin has written gives me hope and inspiration of growing some flowers of my own. Thank you so much!

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  345. Jaisa Langhout on

    Hello,

    If I had to choose what flower I am most excited to grow this season, I would have to say Asters or Dahlias! I have always loved them! I plan to order some of your Dahlia tubers once they are in stock (crossing my fingers). I ordered four packets of your flowers and cannot wait to plant those as well. I love looking at the pictures you share on Instagram, and can only hope so grow flowers just as well someday!

    Thanks for sharing your passion with us.

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  346. Bonnie Totten on

    Sweet Pea of course!! Just purchased your Earl Gray and Enchante.

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  347. Kristin on

    Dahlias, as always. Also my snapdragon seeds & sunflowers!

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  348. Elizabeth on

    Most excited to grow my delphinium and stock this year!

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  349. Susan Ho on

    So many flowers that I love! Now it depends on were I live now and I would say Dahlias, Peonies, Daffodils and Tulips will be my favourites. I cannot wait to experiment and see what will pop out in our garden this time!

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  350. Sophie on

    It’s m’y second floret flowers year…So exated to see my china asters and zinnia sorbet mix! Félicitation !

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  351. Genie on

    My favorites are the twisting, winding sweet peas. I just can’t get enough! ❤️??

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  352. Robyn on

    This is awesome! I’m excited about growing peonies and ranunculus!!

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  353. Nancy Thrall on

    After watching your tutorial on planting bulbs, I tried Anemones for the first time this year and I am happy to say they are doing great. I have been following you for less than a year and I have learned so much already. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.

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  354. Sarah on

    Oh my! Picking one is so hard! I guess I am most looking forward to growing Dahlias. I grew one variety last year, and I absolutely fell in love. They are so beautiful! I can’t wait to see multiple varieties growing in my garden this year!

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  355. Carrie St. on

    I am so excited to try growing dahlias for the first time this year!

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  356. Jane M on

    I love poppies and cosmos. I have a tough time growing things here in Vermont as we don’t have much sun on our property…..oh, to have big cut flower garden…sigh.

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  357. Damara Acosta on

    I am buying a house this year and the first thing I want to plant is peonies! They are the most beautiful flower. I can’t wait for your next book!

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  358. Jeremiah on

    You’ve got me hooked on the fragrant heirloom narcissus. Who would have thought they are daffodils? The scent, the cherry colors – they scream SPRING IS HERE!

    Erin, tell us which flower you are most looking forward to!!

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  359. Betsy on

    Orlaya quickly became a huge favorite last year. It adds texture and romance to every bouquet. Cannot grow enough of it.

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  360. Carol on

    Dahlias! They are eye-catching and the varieties of shapes, sizes, and colors are never-ending. The addiction is real!

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  361. Jennifer Zissou on

    Tulips! That first flush of color in the spring is intoxicating!

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  362. Susan Coster on

    My favorite flower is the hibiscus. Although not usually solvent in the Midwest, I must travel to a conservatory to witness its magnificent beauty. I was lucky enough in February to see them in full bloom on Sanibel Island, a place that holds my heart.

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  363. Paula on

    This is our first year doing a cut flower garden and it has been so exciting to see the Little Sprouts coming out of our little green house indoors. My two little girls have so enjoyed seeing the little sweet pea starting to sprout! I’m mostly excited to see how well I can grow anemones and ranunculus! Never tried them and I’m hoping they turn out!

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  364. Lauren St Martin on

    Oh, how can I pick just one kind?! This really is my first year really growing anything, so I’m excited for everything! But my peonies, Tulips, and China Asters are some of my favorites! I can’t wait for them to start popping up!

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  365. darci haney on

    I’m really looking forward to growing dahlias this year!!!! Your book is one of my absolute favorites and I am so thrilled to year you will have 2 more…congratulations!!!

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  366. Lourdes Burson on

    Congratulations on the success of the Floret book!!! I love mine and purchased it when it first came out. I’m most excited about growing a few varieties of Shirley Poppies from Floret seeds – Mother of Pearl and Amazing Grey. My seedlings are growing and I hope they transition into the garden once our weather warms up to do so. Wish me luck!!!

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  367. Tara Holford on

    Hi there, I’m really excited to grow everything this year! I’ve fallen deeply in love with your globe amaranths (particularly the sunset variety) and pansy flowers, but a couple others that I’d like to try are the poppies, both the Iceland and the Breadseed poppies, as well as the foxglove. I’ve never grown them before so I’m interested in trying something new. Hoping to start my own organic flower farm one day so a copy of your book would be really helpful. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  368. Carol Bernthal on

    Looking forward to expanding my collection of Dahlias and randomly closing my eyes and picking g a new flower from your catalog to add to our collective farm, Shooting Star Farm.

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  369. Stacia-Fe on

    I’m most excited to grow three new flowers (from your shop): amaranth, love-in-a-mist, and pincushion flowers–which I hope to feature in my wedding late August this year! :)

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  370. Cassie on

    I am excited about growing bachelors buttons this year! They are my cat’s favorite flower! ? This is also my first year really growing a cut garden. I’m so excited for this new chapter in my gardening life!

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  371. Leeandra Brinkley on

    I just received my first ever order from Floret!!! I cannot wait to plant and grow the China Asters and Poppies!!!

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  372. Kara on

    I ordered seeds from Floret for the first time this year and I’m so excited to have bouquets of poppies, cosmos and zinnias in my house all summer long!!

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  373. Alexandra Smith on

    I’m looking forward to growing everything I bought from you guys this year! (particularly the sunflowers) It’ll be my first cut flower garden and I’m super excited for it!

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  374. Lisbeth on

    I’m looking forward to getting my hands back in the dirt after a long illness and now divorce. Reading your blog has helped me to look forward to the spring and getting the garden back into shape after years of neglect. Anemone and ranunculus are two flowers that I adore and can’t wait to grow myself! (with your guidance and inspiration) thank you so much for sharing all that you do!

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  375. Kristen M on

    I most look forward to growing Zinnias every summer. They remind me of my grandfather who was a gardener. He always had beautiful flowers growing on his property and on the grounds that he cared for.

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  376. BRANDY ASHBY on

    It has to be Zinnias! My son loves zinnias and his beautiful bride-to-be and I are in cahoots to add white ones into her wedding bouquet. We live in rural farming country and want to add a little something homegrown from our spot of Earth to her formal bouquet.

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  377. Robin on

    Happy to have found you. We’re excited to try your carnations this year.

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  378. FMS on

    I am looking forward to planting more perennial flowers this year, especially lavender. I enjoy putting together flower arrangements for friends, family and and coworkers. I like adding unripened milo and millet along with dried wheat to my little bouquets and it is amazing how much everyone likes them. `

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  379. Fabiola on

    I am excited to grow Cosmos and Calendula flowers!

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  380. Gabi on

    I am looking for growing roses, peonies and also dahlias for the first time. You are my inspiration, thank you very much!

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  381. Erin on

    Poppies and agapanthus!! And Bee Balm and Lily of the Valley!

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  382. Michelle on

    Rudbeckias. So excited to give these a try! Hoping to be able to plant them in an area that my husband and I have begun building the soil as we live in an area that is glacial till with basically no soil. It is one of the few places that hot(ish) and sunny and with no fencing in that particular area I am also hoping the deer leave them alone :)

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  383. Lizzy on

    I’m so happy for you and your team! This is an amazing accomplishment, one that you should all be so proud of. Thanks for bringing more beauty into the world.

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  384. Brianne on

    Go Floret! I am most excited to grow edible flowers this year, and dahlias. And to see my children help in the garden.

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  385. Audra Barnard on

    Daffodils always make me so happy. They remind me of walks in the woods with my Dad when I was a kid. In the spring we would gather big bouquets of wild daffodils to bring home to my mom. I can’t resist picking at least one mason jar worth this time of year to have on the dining room table.

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  386. Diane Cushman on

    Congratulations on the great success with your book. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my copy.

    I’m hooked on Dahlias! I can’t wait to add more varieties this year.

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  387. Dana on

    I’m trying ranunculuses this year. I planted last fall and tucked them in with some fertilizer hoping to keep the ground a bit warmer. ? Anxious for spring to arrive.

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  388. Tanya on

    My 6 year old daughter and I can not wait for our dalias and sweet pea Carlotta to pop up!!

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  389. Amanda Schultz on

    Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling that must be! ;)

    I’m most excited to grow the Zinnias and Snap Dragons… but who am I kidding? I love all the flowers. They make me so incredibly happy!

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  390. Melissa on

    Can’t wait to see my Charming Beauty Tulips come up!! If this winter ever ends… Also, loved, LOVED this book. It has a permanent place on my night stand, just because it’s so beautiful.

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  391. Carolyn Herman on

    Peonies remain a favorite year to year, but this year I want to dive head first into bushels of irises. I loved them at my parent’s home growing up, and they’re my sorority’s flower; this year is my year to incorporate them into our property!

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  392. LAUREN CHILD on

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you and thankful to you and your team for sharing your experiences and knowledge on such a lovely and life giving topic. I can’t wait to learn more from you and am incredible excited to grow dahlias for the first time this year. Looking forward to all future books!!!

    Lauren

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  393. s on

    I don’t have a lot of space for my dream garden this summer, but i would love to plant zinnias. they are so cheerful and colourful.

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  394. Rebecca on

    As a horticultural therapist, I’m always trying to find new varieties and successful techniques. I’ve been following the blog for a while but haven’t bought the book yet. That’s changing today!

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  395. Anne on

    Most excited to share Dahlia’s this summer. Looking forward to that time of year again.

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  396. Cindy Allen on

    Hello Erin,

    During the 2018 growing season, I googled “cultural needs of poppies” in order to figure out why icelandic poppies that I planted died. This is when I first discovered your website and exceptional explanations for specific flowers. I fell in love with the beautiful imagery of the website and arrangements, as well as the instructional videos. So, flowers I am most interested in growing are poppies and improving my understanding in peony requirements. Your business growth is also an inspiration! Way to go (grow)!

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  397. Jenny Miller on

    My 12 year old daughter, Clara, is so excited to start her own cut flower garden this Spring! Your book, which she has checked out of the library multiple times, is her favorite flower book, and she is hoping to win her own copy. :) She can’t wait to grow Cosmos, Zinnias, and Dahlias and take them to our local Farmer’s Market to sell! Thank you for being such a great inspiration for my little flower-lover!

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  398. Barbara on

    I’m hoping for a bumper crop of peonies this year, and looking forward to arranging them in that beautiful Floret syle!

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  399. A. on

    I am looking forward to growing hyacinths and other spring blooming bulbs (like daffodils!)

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  400. Vance Elliot Voetberg on

    Last winter, I found out about an amazing variety of cosmos that I became obsessed with and NEEDED to grow in my garden. The variety is Cosmos “Cupcake Blush”. As my admiration for this beautiful variety grew, I knew I had to dedicate a portion of my beds to these special cosmos. When I went to order them off the internet last winter, every single seed company that offered these cosmos was sold out of them. I was mortified that I couldn’t grow these beautiful flowers that brought so much colour and life to me just by seeing a photo of them.
    This year, I knew I had to be on my A-game to snag the seeds before they sold out. Fortunately, I was able to purchase the seeds before they sold out. I already got them started in the greenhouse. The baby seedlings are little in size, but knowing that I can finally grow this gorgeous boom this season, fills my heart.

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  401. Debbie Wilson on

    Congratulations. I love flowers that are full of color, do well cut or simply making the yard beautiful. My birthday is next week and what a great birthday gift it would be to win. Keep up the great work.
    Debbie

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  402. Paige wickstrom on

    This will be my very first year growing flowers. Your videos totally inspired me and now I’m aiming to have fresh flowers in my house almost year round. I think I’m most excited about dahlias, but I’m a sucker for a big bunch of white tulips too.

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  403. Pam on

    I am most excited to grow peonies! They are one of my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  404. M. Greene on

    I’m always most excited to share my garden roses with people, since that’s my specialty. But since I discovered Floret, you guys have given me so much inspiration and knowledge about how to grow all kinds of other flowers and fillers to add to my cut flower arrangements (plus the seeds to grow them). I’ve definitely gotten addicted to all things Floret! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge, experiences, beautiful photos, and seeds with the world. You’re spreading happiness with every beautiful bloom!

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  405. Lindsay on

    This year I’m trying a bunch of new seed varieties, so I’m excited about a lot of them! If I had to pick a few I’d say Carnations, Agrostemma and Bells of Ireland. I’m especially excited this year because I’m expanding my cutting garden so I can drop off cut flower bouquets to all my neighbors :) I just want to spread a little flower cheer! Thanks for all the helpful info you produce and best of luck in the coming growing season!

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  406. Nikki on

    Congratulations, such amazing news!! I learned about your farm from Magnolia magazine, instantly falling in love with those ruffle-y vintage-esque flowers of yours ? Not to mention the dreamy thought of owning a flower growing biz. But it doesn’t matter which kind of flower for me to grow, the uniqueness and ornate look appeals to me most. Also I’m a sucker for super dainty flowers too. I’d love to grow my own to give as gifts!

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  407. Mary Ford on

    I think I’m most excited to grow lisianthus this year! I started it from seed this winter, and it’s doing well! Thanks for inspiring me, Erin!

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  408. Anna Faye on

    A huge shout out to my local library’s Bookmobile for bringing me this book, I’m finally getting started! This year I am most excited about growing my state flower, Columbine. I’m also looking forward to trying Delphiniums and creating a Colorado Canyon arrangement with the wild that surrounds me.

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  409. Tina Farthing on

    Erin, I tried something radical this week, based on your guidance in CFG. Cut some hellebores in the snow, added preservative, and left them in a vase overnight outside. Frozen solid 27 degrees!
    in the morning and droopy, but took the arrangement in to work. Low and behold, they perked up and looked even better than ever, the flowers were more upright!

    Thanks for your insight, Tina at [email protected]

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  410. Emily M on

    I’m so excited to try some new flowers this year! My all time favorite those is peonies ?

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  411. NAOMI RUTH YODER on

    After reading the “Flower Focus” posts on sweet peas, I am going to try them this year. I remember my Mother having sweet peas when I was growing up.

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  412. Andrea on

    Can’t wait to plant sweet peas and your Fiesta seed mix! The arrival of the Floret box was my favorite moment last week – loved the YAY sticker peeping out when I opened my mail box :)

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  413. Saara Nevala on

    I’m going to grow cutflowers first time this summer, here in north Europe, Finland.
    So I dont now my favourite yet!
    Maybe strawflowers I wait most.

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  414. Cristina on

    I am looking forward to growing dahlias this summer! The tulips and daffodils are a treat right now.

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  415. Debi on

    I am most excited to grow colorful zinnias this summer!

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  416. Michaela Kehrer on

    I’m so excited to get growing dahlias this year and even MORE excited to learn you are writing a book dedicated solely to them! Congratulations!!

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  417. Piper Greenwood on

    I love the life you are leading up there in Mt. Vernon — thank you for coloring our world!

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  418. Michelle Lesher on

    Growing flowers was always a dream for me! We have been farming produce for 13 years and the resources you offer have been a big help to us as we are now entering our 3rd year as flower farmers! Dreams really do come true! Thank you! We are most excited to grow Ranunculus… we have tripled the amount we are growing this year and with a lot of new varieties RANUNCULUS for the win:-)

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  419. Barbara on

    Thank you. You got me started in the flower business with a how to grow ranunculus . And I am still at it My favorite

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  420. Boris on

    Thanks.
    Thanks for the inspiration and for encouraging all of us.
    Still learning from my mistakes of last year and still feeling like a newbie in the world of flowers, but dreaming and working on doing better this year, the best part of it: enjoying all the process.
    Cosmos, celosias, nasturtiums, tagetes, bachelor buttons, calendulas, globe amaranth and zinnias will come back this year.
    Mums and Stock failed big time so will be trying again.
    Really excited to grow carnations, sweet peas, gypsophila elegans and snapdragons for the first time.

    Wish you all a great growing season this 2019.

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  421. Laura Edwards on

    Nicotiana! Any variety I can find the seed to plant! They are all lovely.

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  422. Elizabeth on

    Poppies, Larkspur and Bells of Ireland, oh my!

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  423. Amy on

    I love peonies and ranunculus. Opposites, but so many beautiful varieties.

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  424. Courtney on

    I remember the very first moment I saw Cut Flower Garden in a small bookstore in Portland, Maine. The cover of the book caught my attention immediately and I picked it up and flipped through the pages. I didn’t buy the book that day, but had been starting to think and learn about gardening and growing vegetables. Weeks later I could still remember the cover of the book as I perused the gardening section at Barnes and Noble. I didn’t think I would find it there but when I did I took it as a sign that I had to have it. I purchased it immediately and read it cover to cover. This year I will attempt to grow a very modest cut flower garden as I work through the journey of learning to cultivate beautiful flowers and arrangements. I am most excited to grow the 10 varieties of dahlias I have chosen for my garden this year and I cannot wait for the third book!

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  425. Amanda H. on

    I am excited to grow sunflowers this summer!

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  426. Chelsea on

    I am most excited to grow your orange carnations. It was my mother-in-law‘s favorite flower. She died of pancreatic cancer three years ago very suddenly. I hope my family will see them and think of her.

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  427. alison wood on

    COSMOS ? after living on a boat for 13 years, i’m so looking forward to playing in the dirt! thank you for all your tips…even if i just have my little double lot in town!

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  428. Sheree Wright on

    Very hard to pick a favorite, Dahlias are awesome, but I do enjoy the newest colored Zinnias too and then there are Rudbeckias with their bright yellow blooms; dreams of spring and flowers galore.

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  429. JENNIFER on

    I’m excited to try Dahlias this summer and hopefully try many different kinds in the future!

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  430. David Holifield on

    I love to grow and give away ranunculus bouquets. They have such a light and elegant appearance that bring certain joy. my focus is to master growing dahlias this year. I’ve grown a few in the past but they never have really succeeded.

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  431. Rachel on

    It’s so difficult to pick only one! Delphiniums are my absolute favorites however I’m very excited to be growing dahlias for the first time this year.

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  432. Natalie on

    I was delighted to become a mom last September, but that means I didn’t spend time last fall preparing my garden. So, I am most looking forward to the ruffled tulips that are already underground from last year.

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  433. Melissa Davidson on

    I am loving poppies lately and so excited to try some this year (soon!)

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  434. Carissa Krause on

    So amazing to watch our planet grow such beauty and nurture their blooms to lighten and color the world we live in!
    Every bloom, every season brings such joy and peace to our home; I’m so excited to include gladiolus and a sweet pea wall to our mix!

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  435. Holly Davis on

    This will be my first year growing your Cosmos. I am beside myself with excitement to see them peeking out in my front yard!

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  436. Bridget on

    I have never been one to have what I consider a “green thumb” growing up. However, upon reading an article about Floret in the Magnolia Journal last year, my interest in gardening has been sparked! I always enjoyed and appreciated beautiful gardens, flowers, and even making a variety of tissue flowers for neighbors as a kid/teen because it was so magical.

    I’d like to turn my creativity with tissue flowers into REAL flowers at our home and see what I can grow! I would really like to focus on Zinnias & California Poppys.

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  437. Laura on

    Love-in-the-Mist is one of my favorites to sow in the garden and Floret is one of the only places I can find the seeds. Thanks!!

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  438. Nicole on

    I’m looking forward to being able to cut some tulips this year instead of wishing I had planted some cutting flowers!

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  439. Wendi Reeves on

    I am so excited to start my new cut flower garden. I’ve been preparing the beds all February, and got my seeds all lined out. I am ready to go. Come on Spring!!!

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  440. Christina Cover on

    I love flowers so to just pick one doesn’t work very well! I am really excited about some new roses I am adding to my rose garden this year, the sweet peas that are all looking amazing and the dahlias that were gifted to me from my husband’s Grandfather along with all the new cut flowers I am trying out for the first time this year! Thank you so much for your book and the ones that are coming! You and your team are amazing and such an inspiration!

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  441. Melissa R on

    I have tried unsuccessfully so far to grow poppies, but I haven’t given up hope. With my Floret seeds, I’m sure to succeed this year….right? :)

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  442. Mandy on

    Wow! I just found you via Pinterest this morning. Your post about seed starting just popped up in my feed and I am glad I was curious enough to follow the links. It’s always so fun to find and support “local celebrities,” (I’m just a couple hours south of you!). I don’t have a flower garden yet, but in a couple more weeks we should have the fence up and I can really start planning my mixed veggie and flower garden that I’ve been day dreaming about for years. I’m not sure what I’ll plant first, but I know there will be lots of tulips and cosmos and probably poppies and sweet peas.

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  443. Susanne Kruse on

    I love cosmos in all shades and varieties! This year will be my “cosmos-growing” year and I’m looking forward to it!

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  444. Felicia on

    Love the variety of dahlias that you have!!

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  445. Sandra K. Rowland on

    I thank you for this chance to win a copy of your book! I love most flowers. My grandmother was a “magic” grower. She could grow ANYTHING! I have seen her literally cast seed on the ground, and they grew beautifully. She died when I was 17; I am now 67! I need flowers around me. My favorite flower is Queen Anne’s Lace.

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  446. Tania on

    I want to grow peonies!

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  447. Honey Lamb on

    Sunflowers! As a new owner of a 2 acre southern farmhouse dated 1897, Floret has given me inspired vision and knowledge of my future dream of a flower farm. Though I will be small, I will be mighty!

    Many Blessings Erin and Thank you!

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  448. Jennifer Brown on

    Pansies!! My Parents just relocated from CA to my place in upstate NY and I’m so excited to plan and design a garden with my mother. Pansies were always a favorite and excited to try your new varieties.

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  449. Heather on

    Would love to grow mimosa which is simply a symbol of spring!

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  450. Lisa on

    You have written so beautifully about poppies – thrilled to be attempting them this year!

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  451. Catherine Clark on

    Sweet peas bring such strong memories of my grandmothers home. They have to be planted every year. I now make sure to give some to my elderly mother who can no longer garden after doing so her whole life. Sharing the beauty of flowers is what makes this all worthwhile.

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  452. Vicki Fowlkes on

    I am most excited to see how my dahlias turn out. As long as I can remember my mom has talked about my great grandmother’s dinner plate dahlias. I have always wanted to try grow them but this will be my first year.

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  453. Melissa on

    They are all my favourite!! It’s hard to choose just one, but I would have to go with sweet peas I think!
    I am so excited to place my spring order!!

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  454. Katie Cortina on

    I have floret seeds of amaranth, poppies, larkspur, and sweet peas starting in my greenhouse right now. Can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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  455. Denis Quigley on

    I love Cosmos, so I am going to try and grow the bipinnatus’Xanthos’ variety from seed. Introduced in 2016, it is dwarf and early flowering. Flowers from May to October, good for display and the bees will love them.

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  456. Mary Ann on

    Congratulations on spreading so much “ Flower-Love “ I love my copy of your book and never tire of looking at it and re-reading the well written growing tips! This year …Dalias and Roses to enjoy and share! ?

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  457. Alexandra on

    I am so excited to plant and grow peony tubers that were once grown by my great grandmother in her yard. I transplanted them in the fall and I am excited to have them establish and grow on our property now. I’ve been so inspired by your work, that I am turning half of our huge vegetable garden into a cut flower garden so that I can give bouquets to neighbors and family.

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  458. Jan Mackey on

    I just discovered you a few months ago and purchased seed packets for Cosmos “Rubenza”, and Honeywort “Pride of Gibraltar.” I have never heard of Honeywort and look forward to having this beautiful flower in my garden. Rubenza looks delightful and is sure to bring smiles as a cut flower and while dancing in the wind!

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  459. Amanda on

    I’m excited to try cosmos this year.

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  460. Rebecca on

    This is my absolute favorite book. Would love to win one for my mom, we share the love of flowers and gardening and I know that she would love a copy of her own. This year I am very excited to try the Iceland poppies in my garden, I have always been a big fan of poppies but always thought they were too hard to grow.

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  461. Agnes on

    Congratulations on your current & upcoming books! I’ve been enjoying reading your blog and it’s played part in inspiring me to carve out a small part of my already plant-filled but miniscule downtown balcony garden to add in some blooms alongside the edibles. Excited to see how my cosmos survives (hopefully thrives!) – looking forward to the dreamy pale yellow blooms of the xanthos!

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  462. Toni Parizek on

    Dahlias are by far my fav! I love seeing all the pics of your flowers, they make my day!

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  463. Marie on

    As a four season farmer, the time of year flowers come into bloom = heart rise. From the first tulip to wild violets to summer bouquets and then the last dahlia bloom. I think this year, growing Carnation Chabaud Orange Sherbet (after 7 seasons farming, we’ve never grown carnations) & a experimentation with a mix of new fillers is want I’m waiting for most on these freezing March days.

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  464. Natalie on

    I am most excited to grow sweet peas this summer!

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  465. Anna Peliova on

    So excited about the news, congratulations! I have an 8-month old baby girl and she loves flowers so I decided to grow a new flowers – anemonies and iceland poppies.

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  466. Barbara Shank on

    This is my first year growing for market, although I have gardened for my own pleasure of years. I most look forward to growing several varieties of snapdragons.

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  467. Debra A Salas on

    My daughter introduced me to your book. Looking forward to expanding my gardening skills.

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  468. Alicia Andrus on

    We all are so blessed to have the information and beautiful seeds you share with us. This year I’m very excited to plant flowers at my new home. I’m thrilled to plant your Amazing Gray Poppies that I ordered. They will always have a special place in my heart as my grandmother who passed away in February was so excited for me to grow them. She was the flower queen and I got my love of pretty blooms from her.

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  469. AbbieC on

    Edibles! I recently ordered Bachelor Buttons, Calendula, and Basil seeds from Floret and am excited to grow beauties that are also edible multi-taskers to mix with my usual non-edibles like zinnias and glads.

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  470. Stefanie Michlmayer on

    Congratulations, floret Team! i just ordered my german version of your book! I´m so excited, cann`t wait to read in it.Thank you team floret for this amazing blog and book!!
    I´m already working a little bit in my glashouse :) Spring beginns now in Austria. I’m most looking forward to growing cosmos, dahlias, Zinnas and sunflowers!

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  471. Aimee on

    Congratulations! I have discovered you in the last few months and have been eating up the knowledge and beauty you share! ❤ I may have caught the flower “bug” in a whole new way…I’ve had ever expanding perennial beds for years but am excited to start experimenting in cut flower growing this year! Your book is top on my books-to-buy list! I am excited to try dahlias this year! While previously I avoided things that had to be dug up and stored for winter I definitely see how worth it they are now! (So many gorgeous varieties I didn’t even know were out there!) I am hoping to provide flowers for my sister’s wedding so I need all the help I can get! ?

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  472. Camille Overmeer on

    I am most looking forward to growing pansies and sweet peas this Summer.

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  473. Oscar Chavez on

    This is our families first year growing flowers commercially. We decided we wanted to add a little beauty in everybody’s home :). Super excited to see our Cosmos and sunflowers. We are down in good old South Carolina, (just outside Myrtle Beach). Wish all of you the best this year! Excited for the season!!

    -Oscar

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  474. Emma Swartz on

    Great job! I have very little gardening space, so I’m looking forward to growing just a few flowers this year amongst the veggies – probably nasturtiums! And maybe a couple others in pots?

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  475. Nicole Siebert on

    So excited about my tulips and peonies. There is just something magical about seeing them not only growing but on the table as well!

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  476. Stephanie Cox on

    My firstborn child ,Trenton, passed away four years ago. His favorite flower was the sunflower. He loved to watch a field full of them turning to follow the sun and it made him smile…so I hope to make him smile again as he follows the sunflowers from heaven.

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  477. Christina on

    I just moved from the beach in California where everything grew, to Colorado Springs so it will be a whole new world to explore! Last week my husband and I started our seeds indoors under grow lights and everything is showing their little heads beautifully. We planted assorted veggies, sweet peas, dahlias, bachelor buttons, bulbs and wild flowers. I’ve got flower boxes outside that are covered with snow so as soon as the frost is done, all our little plantings that have grown indoors will be transplanted outside to be enjoyed by us and everyone who walks by our yard! Thank you for sharing your gift with the world!❤️

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  478. Gina on

    This is my first year as a flower farmer. Since last summer when I decided this was my path, I have been looking forward to growing amaranth the most. Ever since I discovered it at the Common Ground Fair, I have been a fan. I love it fresh, and I love to dry it and have beautiful blooms all winter in my house. Fall has always been my favorite season, and what is more fall than a bunch of amaranth?

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  479. Chris on

    Peonies, always. From the moment they emerge from the ground they are enchanting to look at. I am forever expanding my collection, including species peonies, and the earliest and latest lactifloras I can find, so that I have can have as long a peony season as possible. And by doing some dry cold storage, we can have cuts into August. Chr

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  480. Bailey on

    I just recently purchased this book and I am so excited to plant my garden this year. I had a small flower garden last year that did well, except for my dahlias. I am hoping with this book that I can have more success. So I am most excited about planting Dahlias! I just had my first baby and I Am excited that I will be home and have the opportunity to garden. Thank you for this book!

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  481. Jennifer Weltz Horpedahl on

    I am most excited this year about growing Asters. I’m not sure why but in my mind I never thought of them as the beauties I have discovered!

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  482. Jessica Paroda on

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world! It is people like you who put their heart and soul into spreading what they know that make it possible for people like me to grow as well! I cannot wait to grow cosmos and dahlias this year! I also desperately want to grow lavender and giant allium!

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  483. Whitney on

    Tulips! I have a Dutch heritage plus tulips = springtime!

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  484. lauren on

    This will be my first year doing cut flowers!! So far my tulips have started and my daffodils! I am so excited for spring and planting! I am looking forward to Zinnias because I know they will be giving and giving but I did get some dahlia tubers to try. I am in central texas so hopefully it wont be too hot for them, but I am excited to see what happens. Its all super thrilling for me, you really have been inspiring as well as my up the road friends the Arnoskys, oh how I wish I could afford to buy their place… its for sale! Congrats on your success and i know im not alone in saying thank you for your generosity in helping the rest of us find success too!

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  485. Imka on

    Thank you so much! I really am enjoying your book. It assist me in creating my own cutting flower field, here in Belgium!
    I am so happy to read that so many people are interested in growing ecological flowers! Thank you Floret team, I love all that you share!
    My favorite Flowers at this moment are Dalhia’s in all different shapes and colors. They are so Beautiful! But I love all the Flowers!!

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  486. Kathy Boyer on

    Oh my gosh, how exciting, book two and onto book three! I will be patiently waiting for them. Especially the Dahlia one. And this year I am trying my hand at growing Lisianthus for my first time as well as some Ranunculus & Aenomes, thanks to you. My hoop house is currently planted with Tulips and Daffodils that are just barely starting to break through the soil here in a very cold Vermont. At least the sun is shining today.

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  487. Peggy Holmes on

    I gave this book as a birthday gift to my sister along with 2 varieties of your beautiful daffodils. It was love at first sight. Planting bulbs and seeds is like planting hope.

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  488. Amy on

    How wonderful! I am most excited to grow morning glories over my new hog panel archway.

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  489. Jennifer Lamb on

    I’m excited to see what the ranunculus do this year. I’ve never been successful before but I watched your video and I am trying again. The mice ate my first planting, bulbs(rhizomes) and all.

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  490. Kristy Fitzgerald on

    This book has been such an inspiration to me. I’ve never seen a book so beautiful and yet so functional!! The carnations I bought from Floret are started, transplanted and just waiting for warm weather to harden off and get into the garden. I am so excited about growing these pretties this year!!!

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  491. Evelien van SchoonhovenSmid on

    What a wondeful timing all this excitement. It reminds me of the season of spring. To me, spring brings so much excitement of all the plans and good things to come. Just like your announcements. It just cut some fruit tree branches to give to neighbors, I always enjoy to give other people flowers from my garden. I love all the early spring flower bulbs, though I think the narcis speaks to me most, like than you know spring is really there(most of the time). How difficult to pick a flower, I think I can’t, its the whole picture that’s in my mind that Im excited about to come to life. The I love Lupines, Delphinium, roses. No, im sure I cant pick! I just enjoy flowers!

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  492. renee cauthen on

    Congratulations! I love growing zinnias and dahlias. They provide so much color. My daughter’s favorite is sunflowers. Looking forward to spring here in the south.

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  493. Meredith on

    Just ordered Cut Flower Garden last week and ordered my first pack of Floret seeds- zinnias. I’m enjoying the book so much. It’s so incredibly helpful and inspiring. So many things I just didn’t know about planting and I feel much more equipped now to start a tiny cut flower garden. I want to recreate the memories I have of picking beautiful flowers out of my mother’s garden and making bouquets for my daughter. The pictures in your book are soooooooo beautiful!!!! Thanks for all you do!

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  494. Abby on

    Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and inspiration! I’m most excited about cosmos ?

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  495. Sarah on

    I am putting up a greenhouse this spring and am excited to experiment with growing a variety of flowers and vegetables in it.

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  496. Karalyn on

    Cosmos!! …mixed with whatever herbs and Australian native flowers and foliage I have growing at the time. I only have a few square metres of garden space and cosmos are so delicate looking and cheery, and yet tolerant of the scorching sun, pelting rain, and soooo very forgiving when I forget to water them!! Congratulations on the success of your book—it is well earnt and deserved. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your flower growing journey and experience. You and your team are truly inspirational in so many ways. (btw – yours in the only blog I read and this is my first ‘post’ to anything, ever. Like I said, inspirational :-))

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  497. Natalie Fehr on

    Hello! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful and inspiring book – it’s helped shake my winter blues over here in Michigan! I cannot wait to have the smell of fresh flowers blooming on my balcony. I’m most excited to grow Amber Queen Dahlias, Basil Lemon, Kale, and Raspbeery Sundae Peonies. I hope you have another unbelievably successful year! ?

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  498. Leah Violet Flanagan on

    I started my own flower farm after reading this book, which then led me to buying a local garden shop that was going to close…my favorite flower always and forever- peonies!

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  499. Angeline on

    What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations! I would love to have my small backyard filled with flowers. I watched your free mini course a few months back- thank you so much for all the time you put into it and can tell from that course that this book would be gold. I hope to grow some double tulips- i cant believe how gorgeous some of the varieties are :)

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  500. Julie on

    My favorite cut flower to grow are lisianthus! I appreciate your book and look at it often!

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  501. Laura on

    Congrats! I look forward to seeing books two and three!

    Love your farm and your flowers. My seeds last year were spectacular!

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  502. Ram Ravi Kaur on

    I discovered Floret about one year ago and it has been truly lighting a fire for all things floral.
    I am now pursuing a whole new life direction. For me it is Ranunculus, Anemonies and Peonies.
    I love the range of soft palette colors. Such show stoppers.

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  503. Crystal Still on

    Sunflowers! I am hoping to have a large patch to enjoy this summer! I can not wait to get back into the yard. It’s been a very long winter!

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  504. Shelby Swann on

    I’m looking forward to growing foxglove and hollyhocks. I just love the old fashioned flowers!

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  505. Jennifer F. on

    We’re finally, FINALLY, moving into our own home this summer and I am already working planning out my first backyard garden! I’ve really got my heart set on planting some peonys (tho I know they may take a couple of years before they bloom) but I’m also looking forward to planting a variety of those kind of ‘beginners’ flowers like zinnias! I’d like to get tulips and daffodils planted this coming fall to have an instant pick me up in the spring. Thank you for all that you do and share Erin! So excited about your next books!!!

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  506. Heidi Chakos on

    I’m most excited to grow my Breadseed Poppy Peonies from Floret’s. I loved opening my packages from the Floret’s the other day— I laid out all of seed packets on my kitchen table and just stared at them for awhile…. it was wonderful. ?

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  507. Margaret OToole on

    This is a marvelous accomplishment for you all! Flowers add beauty and grace to our lives. I really enjoy hydrangeas but two of my favorites are ranunculis and the lovely peony.

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  508. Sofia on

    Congratulations!!!!!!
    I would love yo grow the Dalhias i see in your web, though i still can’t find them here in Uruguay. I keep on looking and researching how to get the permission to import them!

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  509. Laura Bertagnoli on

    Hi Erin, Congrats on all your wonderful news! Everything you do truly inspires me and challenges me to continue my wild dream of planting and sharing flowers with those around me and now hoping to spark that seed of discovery of new growth and life and love of flowers with my grands! Can’t think of anything better than spending time with them in my garden picking flowers for bouquets to share with friends, neighbors and the community! Last year I showed them how to pick hydrangeas at just the right moment to savor their beauty both fresh and dried and they still sit on their table today. I especially enjoy the beauty of dahlias but have struggled the last few yrs after relocating to a zone 3 growing area opening up new ground- but I’ll keep on forging ahead and look forward to your new books!

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  510. Lauren Riordan on

    Between running a small organic dairy in Southwestern Vermont and midwifing a few families per year, I plant my gardens ?. I expand a little more every year. This year I have tripled my sweet pea planting and added Ranunculus into the mix. These have me most excited! We open a farm store this year and I am thrilled to sell cut flowers from the farm! Your book has been an invaluable guide on this journey.

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  511. Jennifer on

    I can’t wait to grow and give away roses and peonies to my friends and family this year!

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  512. Georgia Monroe on

    Dahlias!!! Here in South Texas I have been doing a trial of winter grown dahlias with pretty good success! They are growing in an unheated greenhouse and I am so excited to expand and trial more next season.

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  513. Amy McCullough on

    Discovering this book started my love affair with growing cut flowers in my backyard. I am planning on having a small garden this year since I’m due with twins in May and I already have two young children so I’m most looking forward to growing cosmos. They were one of my favorites last year and I love how easy they are to grow and maintain!!

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  514. Jody Hazelwood on

    Dahlias and iris are always tops on my list. So many amazing colors, color combos and shapes. I am beyond excited to get your dahlia book. My dining room table is covered with dahlia clumps right now. The exciting time to separate the dahlias is here. Iris are starting to wake up here in VA and ??for the new iris to bloom this year. Congrats on all your success, hard work and determination pay off.

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  515. Erica on

    This is so inspiring! Congratulations, Floret Team! I’m hoping to learn more about orchids. While not a garden plant necessarily, they’re perfect companions for apartment living. I can’t wait to have my own house and a proper garden someday, but until then I have to resign myself to hoarding books and knowledge.

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  516. Sara Sanders on

    Zinnias! Every time my grown up daughter sees a flower she likes, she asks what it is and the answer is zinnias! So I grow them in my backyard to remind me of her!

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  517. Julie Hawkins on

    Anxiously awaiting the printing of your new books! Hoping to try again for my dedicated cut flower patch. It has been so wet over the last year that I almost didn’t order any seeds, but hope springs eternal and am praying for a dry spell. I am looking forward to trying chocolate lace flowers and amaranth this year. Of course zinnias, dahlias and sunflowers always! Thank you for educating and inspiring me!

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  518. Mary Lou Guarnera on

    I grow dahlias and take them to our food pantry for the clients and they LOVE them! Thank you for all your help.

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  519. Nicole on

    Oh CONGRATULATIONS❤ ! Your book has been inspirational and we’ve started with the real hardy flowers at our local market and people are loving them . Favorite to give are the bright happy sunflowers they really bring joy! Also love giving the sweet cosmos we got from you they look like a celebration is happening everyday so sweet and abundant! Thank you ??⚘??

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  520. Lynn Pastor on

    I have used pansies in small bouquets for a long time, but was so excited to read your recent posting on the long-stem varieties! Thank you so much. Please continue to provide your wonderful tips and how to’s; they are incentive to all…

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  521. Jacquelyn Holmes on

    Zinnias! Before my Aunt passed away she turned me on to this beautiful flower. Last year I grew a pack of mixed and even though we didn’t have much rainfall, they didn’t dissapoint. They were beautiful! Brought them in before the first frost and enjoyed them to the last.

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  522. Katharina on

    What lovely news: 2nd and 3rd book in the making! On my small rooftop terrace/balcony here in Germany I am trying to grow quite a few flowers, herbs, fruits and vegetables. And even though I am looking forward to my first Snapdragons and Dahlias, I can’t wait for my two varieties of Aquilegias (Columbine?) to grow and blossom.

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  523. Hannah Streeter on

    To be honest I am just excited to have a space to grow anything again! After a year of living in a van on our travels having anything growing is going to be great. I am looking forward to getting a couple tubs of Dahlia’s off and growing soon!

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  524. Samantha Zarb on

    I love growing zinnias because they’re one of the only plants I can cut to bring in the house without feeling guilty, like I’ve left my garden bereft! This year I plan to go bigger and plant more blooms to fill my home AND garden.

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  525. Elize Buchanan on

    Congratulations with the giant success of your book Cut Flower Garden. I am convinced your enthusiasm has encouraged many gardeners to grow even if only in a pot. As time passes by and they see with a bit of love and tenderness, wonderful blooms can be grown. I can definitely confirm that I have been so inspired reading the Newsletters and doing some more on the Blog. It is so nice to see how everybody is dedicated to keep your business going. May you go stronger and stronger, giving so much pleasure to so many. Well done.

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  526. Barb Mathews on

    Huge congratulations to you Erin and to your team! Your book, both the informative text and inspirational photographs have been a wonderful source of inspiration for my own cut flower garden. While I grow a glorious and much-loved selection of blooms, my favourites to gift to others are tulips, peonies and sweet peas.

    So looking forward to your new book!

    ~ Barb Mathews
    Gardening in Nova Scotia

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  527. Ginette on

    Would love to grow them all… Tulips,peonies,ranunculus,sunflowers…freesias,lavender,sweeppeas… Your website is truly inspiring…keep up the good work…

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  528. Ieva Zarina on

    Spring is all bout Tulips and Daffodils for me.

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  529. Alicia on

    I’m super excited to grow some roses with serious effort this year! I’ve been following some really great rose growers and it’s hard not to fall under the spell of the beauty of the flouncy rose blooms I see in their feeds. The deer pretty much munched all of the bushes I bought last year so it’s my plan to protect them and care for them and let their beauty shine!

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  530. Paige on

    I love growing the queen lime zinnias, but I’m particularly excited to see how my white lilac does this spring. A couple years ago I took a start from my mothers lilac and I’m hoping it will take off and have beautiful blooms!

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  531. Jennifer Poirier on

    Dahlias to cut… I stopped at swan island during the annual festival in my early twenties and have been smitten with dahlias since.

    Moon flower to cover a chicken wire wall in my garden. It looks so cool! Instant magic garden!

    <3

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  532. Hailee on

    I’m excited for Dahlias!

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  533. Violeta on

    Fritillarias are my favourite!

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  534. Magda on

    I’ve collected so many seeds this year – that I need an elastic garden ;) But what I can’t wait the most are the new variety of Nigella and my roses of course, that I absolutely admire!

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  535. Madra Choromanska on

    Here in Alaska I’m most looking forward to growing Icelandic poppies and delphiniums! Thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration to farmers around the globe, especially women!

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  536. Stacy Heldmar on

    My favorite flower to grow is Zinnias.
    My grandmother always had a Zinnia garden. We would go pick all of the different colors when I was a child. I grow them in honor of her. They make people happy when I give them a big bouquet full of color. Flowers spread joy.

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  537. Carmen Stanciu on

    This is my first year starting growing from seed, I’m very excited as my seeds are on their way :) and I realy like poppies, love in a mist for their gentleness and fragile look.

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  538. Dianne P on

    Congratulations on your book! I am going to try my hand at growing echinacea this year. I also have seeds for zinnias, red sunflowers, and blacked eyed susans.

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  539. Olesya Sobchuk on

    I really want to grow poppy for the first time. I fell in love with these tender flowers ?

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  540. Dee on

    Many years ago an elderly neighbor introduced me to Gladiolas and I’ve been a BIG fan ever since!

    I’ve grown a few here and there over the years but at some point I would like to grow se bc real rows at a time.

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  541. D Wong on

    Poppies and dahlias and tulips are my favourites. Great giveaway! Thanks

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  542. Angela on

    I’d love to grow peonies and ranuculas! Great giveaway!

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  543. Parnee on

    I love edible and medicinal flowers! I pick Calendula!!!

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  544. Toria on

    So excited to hear there is going to be a book on dahlias, they are my absolute favourite to grow and every year I can’t resist buying new colours. I’m also excited to be growing Floret seeds for the first time x

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  545. Jackie on

    It’s Autumn here in the Southern Hemisphere and I have loved the zinnias I snuck into the corner of the veggie patch! They make me smile every time I see them (which is often!).

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  546. Michelle T on

    I would definitely like to grow sweet peas and dahlias, many many dahlias! I’m very happy for you about your second and third books, someday I hope I’ll have a decent size piece of land to grow all the beautiful flowers. Your book is like a dream come true. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  547. Lina Herzer on

    Congratulations on the success of your book. I grew a handful zinnias for the first time last year. They were amazing. This year I have at least a dozen varieties. I can’t wait to see what they’ll be like.

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  548. Hilda Shelton on

    I absolutely love growing as many seeds as possible including poppies, nasturtiums, black eyed susans, sunflowers and columbine. I would like to enter your giveaway. Thank you for this opportunity.

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  549. Jontal on

    I’m excited for everything but since I’m FINALLY splitting my tubers now, I’ll say Dahlias :). Congratulations on your third book! That’s so exciting!!! Finish it soon because I can’t wait to read it!

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  550. Michelle Johnson on

    Tall phlox and Sweet William! They always bring a smile to my face!!

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  551. Chantel Hockstein on

    I am most exited for Lupine, Clary Sage, Hyacinth Bean, Bells of Ireland, Rudbeckia and Sweet Peas. I couldn’t choose just one. I have many favorites for different reasons. ~Flower swoon~

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  552. Brooke Colbourne on

    I’m excited to grow my dahlias again! Last summer my single bulb from you produced about 7 new bulbs so I can’t wait to plant those again this spring. :)

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  553. Scotty on

    Peas, Dahlias, and LOVE.

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  554. Lauren Hail on

    I’ll be growing Peonies this year!! So excited!

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  555. Marcy on

    Every year I look forward to the beautiful and vibrant colors of Zinnias. I enjoy the happiness a simply bouquet can spark!

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  556. Paola Arati on

    I’m excited about growing every single seed, but particularly ranunculus are my favorite ones this year, because I have a new house and a new garden too!

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  557. Lydia on

    dahlias! they’re my absolute favorites

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  558. Cass on

    The anonymous flower seedlings I’ve nursed through multiple heatwaves here in the Australian summer – I think they’re daisies but they could be petunias or carnations, all planted at the same time but only one species has survived!

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  559. Kathy Osborne on

    Looking forward to seeing the Dianthus Chabaud’s bloom this season, they germinated in 2 days. Thanks! But my all time favs are Peonies and Lily of the Valley.

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  560. Terah on

    Sweet peas! I have loved them since I was a little girl. My next door neighbor “Grandpa Lundberg” planted a row along the side of his vegetable garden every year and I loved to see their frilly little blossom’s flutter in the breeze and stick my nose in a sweet smelling little bouquet.

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  561. Brigitt J on

    I am excited to grow ornamental poppies, nigella and statice: their flowers are beautiful, and I love using them or the seed pods dried in arrangments.

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  562. Libby on

    Gearing up to plant a brand new garden at my new house! I’m most looking forward to zinnias, but who am I kidding, what flowers don’t I love??

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  563. Lindzi on

    This year, I’m going to try growing pink carnations and baby’s breath, just for myself!

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  564. Brittany on

    How exciting! I look forward to reading books 2 and 3! I’m personally looking forward to the magnolias this year – my neighborhood is FULL of them and after this long winter it will be so lovely to walk down the road chalk full of their beautiful blossoms.

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  565. Melissa Spackman on

    What I am most excited is for every single thing in my yard! I thought when buying my new house, I was going to have to sacrifice my love of gardening because our yard is small and we live in an Hoa. Well, my yard came with almost every single plant/tree/flower I wanted, and room for my precious dahlias, and we invested in some containers to grow our garden. Plus we have a park across the street so my family doesn’t care if I turn out backyard into my garden of Ferndale :-)

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  566. Diane Richter on

    I love to grow sweet alyssum to border my vegetable gardens because it attracts so many bees and is fragrant; zinnias for color
    and ease of care; and dahlias for the many colors and varieties that decorate my table inside and out as well as the sunny border.

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  567. Abby Miller on

    I’m excited to grow poppies this year! I’m really ready for this late winter to end so I can get started.

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  568. Julie vandewalle on

    I’m going to try to have a lot of flowers in my little garden to have a nice bouquet in my house every week. I have planted 5 kinds of tulips, 30 kinds of dafodils, ranunculus, and anemones…just waiting to flower now… i’ve started with seeds now for summerflowers… lupine, sweetpea, nigella, en loads more to come. Been following Floret for a while, and learned a lot from you! Greetings from Belgium. Julie

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  569. Lindsay on

    I am so excited about ranunculas and anemones!!!! Oh! And sunflowers ? ?

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  570. Kay Petkoff on

    I am obsessed with ZINNIAS! So many sizes and varieties. I love gathering up a handful and gifting them to my family and friends. They are so easy to grow and last way into the fall!

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  571. Gwen Hersha on

    I am adding cut flowers to my gwensgreens.com garden this year thanks to Erin and this inspirational book! I am most excited about the zinnias! Zinnias just make me happy. A bouquet can be bright, soft, deep, and vibrant all at once in a bouquet.

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  572. Becky on

    I’m excited to grow sweet peas and dahlias this year!

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  573. Edycja on

    This season, my favorite flowers are Ageratum and Dusty Miller (in my country called – old man) . Love from Poland

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  574. Sabrina Brown on

    How exciting for you Erin– Congratulations on all three books — and may you write and publish many more! Which flowers? Gosh– So Many– But what I love best to give are old fashioned roses, peonies, pale pastel anenomes, sweat peas and cafe au lait dahlias…..I better stop now or I’ll be eating up all the comment space with my list.

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  575. Val Taylor on

    I enjoy growing sweet peas. I love their colors, shape and fragrance. I also enjoy sharing the seeds. They are fun to tuck into a birthday card or Valentine’s Day card.

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  576. Susan on

    China Asters! Excited to see Floret Seed’s Moonstone and Tower Chamois Apricot blooms!

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  577. Jan Scilipoti on

    Sweet peas! There’s always a color that I didn’t grow last year…

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  578. Kari Losh on

    This is so exciting! I can’t remember which IG page ultimately led me to you… but it has changed my gardening life for the better. I cannot thank you enough. My young daughter shares my excitement with out first seed “operation” and we cannot wait for all the poppies and sweet peas to pop up. Thank you so so much.

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  579. Tiffany Newbold on

    Anemones! Beautiful white ones with the blacky centers, I can’t wait!

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  580. Martha McInnes on

    Japanese anemones. Received several starts from a friend, can’t wait for them to take off in my garden.

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  581. Daryn Tessier on

    Peonies always, but also zinnias and the first blooms on my cherry tree!

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  582. Suzanne Marie Sherman on

    I have started with my very first grand attempt at seed growing with the cut flower seed collection. Our mud room pantry has turned into an impromptu greenhouse. I am learning a lot about when to start seedlings (I over excitedly started some to early which makes my job more labor intensive and the plants more sensitive) and how to best care for them. I am looking forward to watching the color palette bloom this spring especially after such a long wet winter.

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  583. Kara on

    Peonies. And the closest thing I could find to a flat leaf silver dollar that would grow in my area is a false indigo–it will be such a pretty green to add to boquets.

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  584. Stacy on

    Can’t wait to start my sweet peas this spring!

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  585. Anna Lythgoe on

    I’m excited for all the things I’m planning to plant but I’ve loved Snapdragons since I was a little girl.

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  586. Shirin on

    Love the beautiful ruffled CA poppies. I live in California and am a great lover of CA native plants. So delighted to find these exquisite poppies.

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  587. Adrienne on

    I am so excited to grow sweet peas! I have always loved the scent and am SUPER excited to grow a variety with long stems for cut flowers

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  588. Maree Knock on

    Anything that may grow well here in the mild winters of Abu Dhabi! I am excited to experiment with beauties such as zinnias, nigella, scabiosa or sunflower…

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  589. Sarah Marshall on

    I’m most excited to grow the edible flowers (nasturtiums!) that my two-year-old and I are planting together!

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  590. Joyce Almeida on

    Pretty is…pink carnations and baby’s breath in a tiny bouquet tied in lace!

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  591. Teri on

    You are so inspiring. I am looking forward to more success with zinnias this year. Last year’s show was excellent.

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  592. Sharon Lloyd on

    Zinnia, Dahlias, Larkspur and sooo many more!
    Seeing the joy expressed by participants in my simple flower arranging classes brings me much happiness. Thank you for your inspiration!

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  593. Bobbi Jo Forsyth on

    I just started the China Aster seeds I ordered from you! I loved the photos of the Tower Chamois Apricot and Harlekin Light Rose asters you grew – so I am going to try! I even bought my first grow light to get the little babies started.

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  594. Kaleigh on

    Strawflowers! I love anything that dries nicely

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  595. Kathleen on

    A good book and looking forward to your next one! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  596. Amy Regier on

    Getting excited to sew some sweet pea seeds!

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  597. Michelle on

    I’m loving my iceland poppies right now…i’m down south and they’re in full bloom!

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  598. Krystal Gilbert on

    I’m most excited about growing an assortment of queen zinnias this year. I also can’t wait to see new dahlia faces in my garden, which happen to be my favorite flower to gift friends and family.

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  599. Diane Lawrence on

    I love the anticipation of waiting for my bulbs to bloom – tulips are my favourite sign of spring, and summer belongs to all the gorgeous dahlias I can fit into my garden!

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  600. Anna Bolhis on

    I am excited about pansies I bought from you, this year! It will be my first time growing them! Thank you for all the great information you provide on growing flowers.

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  601. Kate Hesselink on

    I am excited to grow ALL the flowers this year. After almost two years of heart-crushing difficulties, I am taking the summer off the recover… and to grow flowers. Looking forward to a beautiful experiment.

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  602. Kathy Duffy on

    I grow sweet peas each year and give mini bouquets to friends all season – I bought some unusual anemones and ranunculas from Floret this year and can’t wait to see them bloom! Thanks

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  603. Lisa Kuhl-Thomas on

    I am new to this site and to Floret Farms. I ordered my first seeds from you this year and can’t wait to plant them!! I am excited to see them come up this spring and to see how beautiful your flowers are!!

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  604. Jennifer Essad on

    Carnations, they hold such wonderful memories, I love how long they last, how tall they can get and since following you I’m seeing amazing color choices – congrats on all your success, it’s been wonderful to follow you on your adventures

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  605. Beth Eckles on

    I’m anxious get my seeds growing , in part because I haven’t had nigella for years! In the past I’ve pressed the flowers with their “mist” of leaves surrounding the blooms, which made them even more beautiful- in the garden, vase or frame.

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  606. Beth on

    I can’t wait to grow Oriental poppies!

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  607. Kelley Crawford Doyle on

    Love Lies Bleeding…..especially the green….I can’t wait to have the the long pony tail like blooms trailing out of my flower arrangements, and gift handfuls to my niece for hers,she is just beginning her fascination, and obsession with growing her own posies …..it can’t come fast enough. …

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  608. Mary Dell Harrison on

    I love growing zinnias! I’m excited this year to grow Isabella Creamy Yellow, Candy Mix and Lilliput Salmon varieties!

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  609. Katie Reikowsky on

    I’m absolutely enjoying the intoxicating aroma of my own forced hyacinth bulbs in my kitchen this very moment and my hyacinth bulbs outside are just peeking through the snow now. It’s so exciting! I wouldn’t have been inspired to try that without Floret. Thank you!

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  610. Laura on

    Zinnias-they’re so cheerful and dependable, and can take our MS heat!

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  611. Andrea Hamsher on

    Zinnias! Because they make my little girl squeal she loves them so much.

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  612. Audrey Hollatz on

    I am SO excited to grow ranuncuus from Floret Flowers this year! Ranuncuus are such magical flowers.

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  613. Chris on

    I am looking forward to growing larkspur again this season. They are a truly magnificent flower and make for such wonderful, casual flower arrangements. I like to arrange them with other perennials and herbs in Mason jars and share with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. They bring much joy to many!

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  614. Sarah Prier on

    I love them all but I’m excited to try tall snap dragons, celosia, poppies and stock for the first time.

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  615. Katy Engholm on

    I’m new to growing flowers but have always wanted a cut flower garden. This book is exactly what I’m looking for. I plan to start with cosmos as I was very inspired but your post featuring them. Thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of flowers.

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  616. Nicky on

    Poppies! I’ve never grown them before but I have memories as a child of pulling apart the buds in my grandmothers garden to see what colours the petals were. My poor grandma, I feel so bad for it now, I must have ruined most of her flowers but she never got cross with me .

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  617. Debbie Dominguez on

    I’m torn between dahlias and hydrangeas! I’ve grown both in pots, but when I was living in the Boston area the shear amount of gardens with both made daily walks extra special! I really miss the color and beauty of spring and summer there.

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  618. Jennifer Nelson on

    Dahlias are always my favorite, but I’m excited to try growing Ammi and Daucus for the first time!

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  619. Jordan Gill on

    Too many to decide: Chocolate Lace Flower, Zinnias, Amaranth, and Celosia! Congrats on the book deal. Can’t wait for #2! Thank you for sharing your joy. <3

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  620. Nicole Schmidt on

    Carnations, Stock, and Sweet Peas! I can’t wait to get growing. I read and re-read your book—like a school book—Thank you for the inspiration and education!

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  621. Margaret on

    I am so excited to start my first flower garden this year! Starting with sunflowers and cosmos!

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  622. Lisa Pilz on

    I am excited to start the seeds that I ordered. Some varieties I have not heard of until now.

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  623. Nicole Moore on

    I’ve only ever grown dahlias. So I’m pretty stoked to have taken the online workshop, where I learned so much, and bought too many seeds for a beginner. I’m most excited about sweet peas and craspedia.. idk why, those yellow balls just look like too much fun.

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  624. Rachel on

    Roses! I’m excited to grow roses, and lavender. I’m a comply newbie and your site is so inspirational to me! Thank you for all you do!

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  625. Denise on

    Toss up between zinnias and dahlias.

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  626. DiAnn Cardona on

    We just removed some sod in our backyard so that I can grow my Floret Flower seeds I purchased. So excited to have all the beauty in my own yard.

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  627. Marie on

    I’m excited Sping is just around the corner! Colorful Zinnias have been a favorite for years but am planning on starting a Poppy plot this year.

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  628. Andrea on

    Poppies!!! We’ve never been successful with poppies… until last May when my newest grand baby was born. Poppy Louise is the most beautiful poppy around… but we’d like to grow a few more ?

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  629. Sijia Liu on

    Wow! So excited! I bought Cut flower Garden E-book last year. It is the guide book to teach me how to plant beautiful flowers. I started plant your ranunculus bulbs last November. Right now ranunculus are ready to bloom:)!!!

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  630. Ada Horne on

    I’m excited to try growing cosmos from seeds I saved!

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  631. Danielle Hillegass on

    So many new things ready to plant but I am most excited about adding two varieties of mountain mint to our garden. Maybe not a showy flower but reminds me of my wedding flowers and looking forward to a great perennial filler. Cannot wait to see what pollinators enjoy it!

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  632. N Taylor on

    Dear Erin,
    As a floret customer, please contact me if you would like to hire me to edit your two new books from a novice consumer and garden/farmer enthusiast’s point of view. Sometimes when you’re already an expert it’s hard to see things from a perspective of “what am I leaving out or what makes sense” point of view that a novice could offer. For the contest: I’m excited to grow my floret amazing grey poppies I had to hustle to track down seeds for as they were sold out. A wonderful fellow floret customer was kind enough to help me get some. Sincerely N

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  633. Mary M on

    I’m excited to see new varieties of peonies I planted, as well as dahlias. Plus planting sweet peas, anemones an ranuculus for the first time.

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  634. Hannah on

    My snaopdragons have sprouted and I’m MOST EXCITED about them! Congrats ?

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  635. Jean Reinhart on

    Who wouldn’t smile while passing by a field of beautiful sunflowers!

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  636. Kari on

    Spring can’t come soon enough! Looking forward to growing tulips, peonies, and zinnias. Would love to try my hand at ranunculus some year…

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  637. Sherri on

    I love sweet peas they smell so good all summer long!

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  638. Michelle Bailey on

    I love my Cut Flower Garden and I am so excited about your book success. I am growing 40 feet of sweet peas and Iceland poppies this year for the first time.

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  639. Rhonda Johnston on

    Hello Erin. I received your Cut Flower book as a retirement gift and am planning a cut flower stand with my daughter this summer. Super excited and it is with much thanks to you. It is exciting to hear about the new books to look forward to. Please keep up the beautiful inspiring work.
    I would love to give your book as a gift.

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  640. Janet Johnson on

    I am a newbie to extensive flower gardening. I am gathering all info I can. I love plants!! I am including vegetables too.
    Thanks for the chance to win this great prize!!!

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  641. Cori Crooks on

    Congratulations on the success of your book! Zinnias remind me of fireworks, the way they pop in the garden. I would love to gift seeds to my sister to plant with my nephew. Thank you!

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  642. Jennifer Gandarias on

    I am excited to grow Breadseed Poppies and Cosmos. I am also curious if you grow Astilbe?

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  643. Heidi Meadows on

    I’m most excited for early summer ranunculus and late summer dahlias.

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  644. Jeanelle Anthony on

    I’m so excited for spring! Especially looking forward to tulips and daffodils blooming.

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  645. Diane Walker on

    Love in a Mist! I haven’t grown this for about 15 years and am anxious to welcome back an old friend.

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  646. Danielle on

    What am I not excited for?! Peonies, sweet peas, ranunculus, tulips and stock!!

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  647. Laurie Sibbitt on

    Carnations! They remind me of my Nana’s garden. Such sweet memories

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  648. Kristin on

    Congrats on the book!!! I’m excited to grow a sunflower garden this summer and already have some black eyed Susan’s starting to grow in pots in my bedroom.

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  649. CarolF on

    After this last snow storm, I am so ready for Spring. Summer is really my favorite season because of lavender, and zinnias and sunflowers.

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  650. Tracy Jessen on

    This year I am delighted to grow the lovely Bells of Ireland.

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  651. Lindsay on

    Daffodils are my favorite!

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  652. Erin Williams on

    Dahlias are always a favorite, but get much joy out of globe amaranth and zinnias blooming all summer.

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  653. Shauna Solomon on

    It’s such a good book! I’m very excited to try growing poppies in 2019.

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  654. Amy Watson on

    I am so excited to grow your carnations! I bought myself a little green house when I bought several packages of your seeds. Currently, I have carnations and China asters growing! I can’t wait to transplant them into my garden, share plants with neighbors, and take bouquets to friends. Thank you for sharing your joy of gardening with us.

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  655. Rachel on

    I’m excited to grow many varieties of poppies this year! Thank you for your wonderful book, which I picked up for myself for Mother’s Day two years ago. It and the Floret blog have been indispensable as I’ve started up a hobby flower farm. Congratulations on all your beautiful work.

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  656. Susan LeClerc on

    oo, am most excited to grow sweetpeas! Have them under lights right now. :D

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  657. Barbara Dahl on

    I’m always excited when the snow finally melts and my peonies start popping their little red heads out of the soil. That wouldn’t be until May here.

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  658. Ginelle on

    We are moving to a new house this summer, and I am hoping to plant some rich, purple morning glories! The remain my favorite flower since childhood when they crowned the fences of my grandmother’s garden every summer.

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  659. Darla N on

    I am excited to grow sweet peas again. One of my favourites.

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  660. Katherine on

    The apricot violas I ordered from you have almost all sprouted. I’m excited to get them hardened off soon and in my spring garden! I’m trying out a potager design with them this year.

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  661. Linda on

    I love to grow Narcissus. They are the first flowers to bloom in the spring after a long winter. They are the promise of another growing season!

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  662. Erica on

    I am going to try the dahlias.

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  663. Ella on

    Dahlias are exciting, especially with all help from your website! Namaste

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  664. Alanna Stolp on

    I am excited to grow ranunculus this spring! But those Cafe Au Lait dahlias are next on my list to try.

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  665. Erin on

    I loved my black eyed susans last year, so this year I added two more varieties to pack my late summer garden with goodness!

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  666. Svetlana on

    Tulips and peonies are my favorite flowers to grow.

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  667. Katie Scheer on

    What am I not excited to grow would be an easier question.. I’m stoked for lupine, queen lime red, your new carnation varieties… dahlias (all of them)… sweet peas, nasturtiums… my climbing roses… I.Am.Just.So.Excited!!

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  668. laurie on

    I am excited to grow violas and scabiosa!

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  669. Jo on

    Lisianthus have the lions share of my cut flower space, but I’m planting black cornflower for the first time, and kind of holding my breath over the seedlings…..

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  670. Laurel on

    I am by far most excited to grow ranunculus flowers with the bulbs I got from Floret!! :)

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  671. Lyne Masson on

    Hello Erin,

    In a couple of day’s I will sign to rent a land with a house on it and start to do some flowers. It will be my peace land! I will start with different kind of lilacs for them perfume :)

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  672. Mariah Prescott on

    So excited to finally grow my own peonies after admiring my mom’s my whole life!

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  673. Maureen on

    Annual poppies are my passion. Looking forward to returning silky jewels in the garden and starting some new ones…salmon peony poppies. Thank you, Erin, for your helpful info on poppies.

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  674. Ansley Roberts on

    I am excited to figure out the kinks in what went wrong with our snapdragons last year. I love the potomac snaps, such gorgeous colors!

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  675. Sydney Musselman on

    One of your recent newsletters inspired me to try my hand at the garden spaces in my yard again this summer – the former owner of my house’s ex wife was a gardener and when they split, the owner let everything overgrow and fill with weeds. We’ve been trying annually for the past 7 years (with the exception of last summer, I took a break) to wrangle in the old garden spaces. Anywho, your hardy annuals peaked my interest – and my son and I have decided to try again! In addition to a wildflower garden and a night blooming garden, we figured we’d get an early start this year and were most excited about the Breadseed Poppies that we saw in the Hardy Annuals section of your site.

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  676. Jaime on

    The past year-and-a-half has been a whirlwind of horticultural self-educating, and books that I can hold, touch, earmark, highlight, and refer back to over and over have been a big part of my learning. Last season, the most exciting new variety in my cut flower patch was the Sweet Pea – helped on in many ways by information shared on the Floret website. Now I am chomping at the bit to try bulbs for the first time. My first order includes Daffodil, Freesia, Anemone, and Ranunculus… I don’t know which I’m most excited about growing, as all are flowers I’ve only ever seen in pictures, but never touched or smelled. Exploring new varieties is such a thrill!!

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  677. Rachel on

    Yay! I’m excited to see the new books! I borrowed the first from the library, and then asked for (and received!) it for Christmas since I loved it so much…I have used it while preparing for planting this spring!

    I am a beginner, but very excited to start out with zinnias!

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  678. Sarah on

    I am excited for my roses and ranunculus!

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  679. Jeannie on

    Because of your book, which I read just last week, I am excited to try sowing seeds on my own for the first time. I have received four seed packets from you, but I’m most excited about trying Queen Anne’s Lace.

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  680. Carrie on

    Iceland Poppies!!! Praying to the Lord they make it ????

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  681. Mary on

    I’m excited for sunflower panache (the sunflowers were among my favorite pictures in Cut Flower Garden) Thank you so much for this book and congratulations!

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  682. Kristine Wells on

    So excited for dahlias by far my favorite flower to grow.

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  683. Dee on

    I simply adore sweet peas, but dahlias definitely have my heart as well, and I would love to have a garden full!

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  684. Heather on

    This year I’m most excited about growing dahlias! My bees are going to be in heaven! ???

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  685. Becca Kroll on

    Too many favorites to choose from! I will have to go with scabiosa/pincushion. I use them in arrangements all the time & love the texture they add.

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  686. Kathy Coate on

    This year I cannot wait to grow the “Amazing Gray” poppies! I’ve only seen them in pictures and I just can’t wait to hold one.

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  687. Leslie on

    Dahlias and sweet peas! I currently grow lots of roses, but your book has encouraged me to branch out. I am already planning where to expand my cut flower garden for next year. Thank you for helping to bring back the joys of cut flower gardening to a new generation! I know that our grandmothers are smiling down from heaven!

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  688. patty on

    so excited to grow floret’s sweet peas!
    thanks for the chance to win!

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  689. Sarah McGee on

    I am super excited to grow blue lace flowers!!! Can’t Wait!!!

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  690. Karen Van Dine on

    Dear Floret,
    Your first book is breathtaking!
    Since I was a wee toddler, I have loved flowers with all my heart.
    I’ve grown them whenever I had earth!,,,and buy them
    weekly as a necessity for whole and joyful living.
    My daughter shared your book with me.
    She now has a farm in Northern California and plans to
    grow cut flowers after their main crop saffron
    is well established….
    One of our true favorites are sweet peas.
    When I see your glorious photos of masses of sweet peas
    in their wide range of colors, I can nearly smell their sweet fragrance.
    For Valentine’s Day I sent my daughter a gift of your
    sweet pea seeds.

    Thank you for nourishing us with your gifts
    the world is in such need of their beauty.

    Much gratitude!
    Karen Van Dine

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  691. Jasmine Novak on

    I’m looking forward to growing lots of sweet peas! Thanks for the beautiful and inspiring book!

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  692. Alea Bauer on

    I’m so excited to grow the Iceland poppies!! You’re such a great teacher and your book is beautiful and inspirational!

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  693. Karyn on

    I bake and decorate cakes with my homegrown flowers, so anything edible and unique is my favourite!!

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  694. Gloria on

    My first ever sweet peas! They just make my heart happy!

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  695. Gloria on

    I’m so excited to grow my first ever sweet peas! They just make my heart happy!

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  696. Madelyn on

    Following your page just makes me happy. Excited to plant the zinnia seeds I purchased from you guys!!

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  697. Sarah on

    I am excited to grow all the lace flowers especially Blue Lace and any flowers including “chocolate in their name!

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  698. Rachel T on

    I have always loved to grow zinnias as they are so cheery! I also enjoy growing dahlias and peonies.

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  699. Shani on

    I am excited to grow some sweet peas and poppies!

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  700. Francine Ryan on

    I am experimenting with roses!! I just love them. They are so beautiful in blooming season.

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  701. Ashley Montague on

    I am super excited to try the “Queen” series zinnias (lime,red and lime blush). I love zinnias and these ones are so beautiful!

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  702. Mary Brown on

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and inspiring beautiful growth in this world!! I really appreciate your generous spirit and approach to flowers farming!! Thanks for the beautiful educational book and wonderful online resources!

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  703. Chillia Zoll on

    I’m most excited to grow more poppies this year, and always my peonies. I have a two year old bed of about forty new peonies, which didn’t make it to bloom last year for some unknown reason ( buds withered and leaves curled, but the plants bounced back!) I’m very hopeful to get lots of blooms this year?

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  704. Annmarie on

    At the end of winter, I always dream of sunflowers.

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  705. Linda K Cobb on

    I hAVE YOUR CUT FLOWER GARDEN BOOK AND AM SO SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT 2 BOOKS!!!! CONGRATS TO TEAM FLORET. YA’LL ARE SO DESERVING OF ANOTHER #1 HIT.

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  706. Nancy H on

    I love daffodils. They are the first flowers to bloom in our area!

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  707. Nancy Sciarretta on

    Dahlias are my passion. Your color photos are amazing and the organization of them makes planning a garden a breeze. Thanks for bringing romance back into the cut garden!

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  708. Natalia on

    Peonies! I soooo can’t wait to get into these beauties

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  709. Erica on

    Wow! They are all so beautiful. Although daliahs take the lead for me. Recently for a friends baby shower we made it a flower market theme! So for the “thank you’s” I set up a “make you own bouquet thank you gift”. It was wonderful seeing the joy it brought everyone as they picked out their own flowers. The only thing that would have made it better was if I could have grown them myself. So I’m in the process of making a section of my yard dedicated to flowers! I have your book in mind and look forward to learning more on flowers. Thank you for sharing all your years of experience!!

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  710. Kathleen McConnell on

    Well, my goodness, there are so many comments already………….how will you ever get a chance to read this? I love reading your newsletter and blog. My favorite flower to grow is Zinnia, mostly because it is the one thing that I have been able to grow here in the hot Texas climate. Yet, it is still a struggle. If the lack of rain and high heat doesn’t challenge me, the rabbits and ground squirrels do their best to mow my young sprouts down. Somehow, I have managed to have a zinnia garden each year that lasts way up through November. I have a small garden of wild pink primrose that I dug up and rescued from a country road, which has now turned into a growling oil industry road. The remaining primrose that used to grow there have all been killed by the traffic. So this little patch is growing bigger each year! I would love to experiment growing other kinds of flowers………just don’t want to throw a handful of cash away on something that will not survive, so I stick to what I know will be tough enough. Your flowers are always such an inspiration and how wonderful that you are coming out with a third book! Congratulations and best wishes for all that you do! Kathleen

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  711. Megan B. on

    It’s been fun getting my potted garden started this year! I’m really looking forward to the new addition of a dark purple astrantia. It’ll be awesome to combine with dahlias in arrangements.

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  712. Leslie on

    My girlies and I are looking forward to all the flowers in our little garden but especially our sweet peas and snapdragons!

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  713. Melissa Boring on

    Love your book! Love your seeds! Love your pics! Love you all!! I’m now an official sweet pea afectionado, thanks to you!

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  714. Christine Gradel on

    I’m excited to learn about peonies and dahlias and to try growing them.
    Your ideas and photography is so inspiring . Follow on Instagram

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  715. Miki S on

    Excited to see the tulips sprouting up and some of the dahlias look like they are returning for spring! Next year I would really like to try my hand at cosmos after reading all your posts.

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  716. BreAnn S on

    Ranunculus have always been my favorite!

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  717. Angie on

    Daliahs and sweet peas are my favorite!

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  718. Skye Telander on

    I am extremely excited to grow my Malope Queen Pink! In fact I just drove 2 hours away to educate a floral wholesaler on urging to buy and sell local flowers. Apparently I am the only flower farmer in hundreds of miles, so it’s important to me to educate people on the benefits of local grown! I just purchased pretty much every seed you have on your website and I can’t wait to share them with people in my part of the country! People don’t know they love local flowers until they see my bouquet enter the surprised room! Much love! Congratulations on your incredible success! You’ve changed my life and many others out there!

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  719. Molly Gionet on

    Happy Bookiversary Floret! I am most excited to grow peonies this year and to give home cut floral bouquets to my neighbors!

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  720. Linda on

    I look forward to planting a variety of sunflowers.

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  721. Lisa Potter on

    I am excited about growing more dahlias than ever. I am constantly learning about how to make our little farm better.. This year we are growing 100 Cafe Au Lait for a family wedding.. Thank you for all you share about your farm. I enjoy every email I receive from Floret Farm!
    Lisa

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  722. Julia Howard on

    I have 6 different Floret Sweet Pea seeds starting I pots. Sweet Peas are my favorite flower, and I’m excited to have many fragrant bouquets in my home this summer!
    And congratulations on all the book goodness!!

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  723. Karen on

    Dahlia’s and Sweet Peas

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  724. Megan on

    I’m so excited to try growing Dahlias this year! I’ve always wanted to and there are some great farms here in Maine to source them from, so here goes!

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  725. Jen Lemelin on

    Zinnias are my absolute favorite! I am super excited to try out all of the Queen varieties this year!

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  726. Kali Adair on

    This is my first year growing cut flowers and I am so excited to see the cafe au lait dahlia grow.

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  727. Kim H on

    I have a serious dahlia and poppy problem, and I can’t wait to get some in the ground (as soon as it thaws out).

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  728. Megan Doddridge on

    I ordered five entirely new seeds for our first garden from Floret, I’m so excited for foxgloves and snapdragons!

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  729. Robin VanWingerden on

    This is so exciting!! You’re book is absolutely the biggest reason that I decided that taking the Floret Workshop and flower farming could be for me!! What a beautiful book and so looking forward to the next one! The Workshop was fantastic and I’m itching for the snow to melt and get my hands in that field! I cannot pick just one single flower, however, I have a huge list of peeps/places where I will be delivering “samples” of my beautiful flowers ;) Very exciting venture and thank you Erin for getting me started!

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  730. Lori Herrala on

    I am excited to try the Calendula Bronze Beauty in the same bed this growing season with the Stock Vintage Brown and Buttercream colors.

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  731. Amelia Kaiser on

    I am looking forward to my third season growing dahlias in my little urban backyard garden plot! I tried complimentary planting for the first time this past year – and was thrilled to find that rosemary really DOES keep away slugs!

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  732. Brooke Young on

    I am most excited to grow ranunculus and anemone’s that I ordered from Floret this year. I already have them growing in one of my raised beds which is still early for me here in zone 7. I’ve got a little rigged up hoop house on the bed and I’m using a floating row cover and hoping they survive our temps in the teens a couple of nights this week. Fingers crossed. I so much enjoy all the information available on Floret’s blog and have learned so much already and appreciate all the time and work the Floret team puts into helping us flower lovers out!

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  733. Aly on

    I just love peonies and dahlias in bouquets to give away!

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  734. Jen Koym on

    I am excited to grow all the Floret seeds that I ordered this season – poppies, cosmos, zinnias, strawflower. I can’t pick a favorite. They are all gorgeous. Happy to support such a wonderful farm. :)

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  735. Tomoko Kodama on

    I am excited to grow Dahlias this season.
    I can’t wait for book#2 and book #3!

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  736. Lauren on

    The book is soo beautiful and had given me such inspiration, id love another copy to give to a gardening friend.. congratulations on your books success, cant wait to read the next one..

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  737. Kristi Von on

    So excited to grow your bachelor’s buttons!

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  738. Fern Hynson on

    I’m excited to grow Dahlias, this is my first season growing them and they about to flower!!!

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  739. Cris Walton on

    I cannot wait to receive your book! If I win another one I will gift it! It is crazy cold here in South Dakota and I keep staring at my packets of seeds from you waited to be started. 28 degrees INSIDE my greenhouse right now, BRRRRRR. 6 degrees outside! And it was the warmest today of the last week! Your seed packets are designed so awesome, they will make it into a scrapbook page. I am so excited to plant my sweetpeas!! Heck, I am happy when I see dandelions so this flower crop this summer is going to be amazing!!!

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  740. Heather on

    I’m trying bells of Ireland this year for the first time and it’s just such a unique looking plant! Hopefully I’ll have some ready for July for my sisters wedding

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  741. Richard savage on

    I would have to say Dahlias for me as they are so stunning,and bring a smile to everyone who sees them..

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  742. Margaret on

    Congratulations! I am most looking forward to growing poppies in the Iceland garden this year!

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  743. Lisa Appel on

    Zinnia and cosmos are on the list this year as well as upping my Dahlia game!

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  744. Robin on

    What awesome news!! Your book gave me the inspiration and confidence to start my own flower farm. Thank you, thank you for sharing your love and knowledge of flowers. I have read and reread your book and keep going back to it. Your blogs and classes are so informative! This is my first year and my home looks like a greenhouse!! I am excited about all the varieties of zinnia and china asters!!

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  745. Melissa on

    I will be planting dahlias for the first time this year!

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  746. Joen on

    Stargazer is my number one favorite flower! Love their smell too! And also peonies…Thank you!❤️

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  747. Robin Campeau on

    I can never pick one, so Corn Cockle and Chocolate Laceflower.

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  748. Erika on

    Larkspur, zinnias, daffodils, celosia. I am just starting out so it is all exciting!

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  749. Lisa Miner on

    I absolutely love all kinds of lilies. I I have a sweet little 3 year old named Lily in my area and I can’t wait to divide my Asiatic lilies and share some with her this fall. I also love poppies. Thank you so much for all your lessons and giving me the encouragement to try growing from seed instead of going straight to the nursery.

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  750. Nanette on

    Dahlias! Can’t wait for spring!

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  751. Lynda Schrumpf on

    Black and white Floret Anemones are my favorite flower to gtow. I planted the corms I bought from Floret in the Fall and they are just amazing

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  752. Mindy W on

    Sweet Peas for the first time!

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  753. Anne Nolt on

    Snapdragons! I absolutely love the beautiful snapdragons you grow and I’m excited to try them this year in my garden!

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  754. Elizabeth on

    So excited to try out Dahlias this year!

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  755. Tina Daniels on

    45 countries wow! This year I’m adding snapdragons and poppies to my garden. Can’t wait for spring and digging in the dirt.

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  756. Kristen Hassett on

    I just ordered a LOT of your seeds and I’m really excited to grow flowers from seed for the first time! I was feeling ambitious, Lol! The pictures of cosmos and poppy’s are so whimsical and beautiful…I can imagine them on my counter right now. Come on spring!

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  757. Carolyn on

    Giant Lavender and Apricot Asters !! ??

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  758. Jodie Munro on

    Daliahs are my number one.!…and a variety of marigolds make it to the vege patch each year…they self seed themselves now!

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  759. Sharon Laggis on

    Sweet peas, ALSO a favorite of my grandmothers! I can still recall the lovely scent, gathering some up and taking them into her house, back in the 70’s in Vermont.
    Congratulations to you Erin, such hard work! Well done.

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  760. Rebecca Sterner on

    Zinnias are my number one flower love! I do a cut garden of just Zinnias, and it never fails to uplift my spirits. ????????

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  761. Mary Vono on

    I am excited to grow zinnias, dahlias and dara. I love to give flowers to my neighbors and strangers I meet at my garden

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  762. Jama J on

    Pansy’s are my favorite. Excited to grow zinnias and give to others!

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  763. Rachael on

    Yay! I’m so excited for you and your books! And I can’t wait for your second one to come out! Thank you for all you do. And the photography is beautiful! I kinda live vicariously through them, lol. I’m trying cosmos for the first time so I’m pretty excited for those. And I keep waffling back and forth on whether or not I want to try my hand at dahlias this year. I want to, but I’m so nervous. We’ll see.

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  764. Bethany on

    I separated and replanted tulips and can’t wait to see which ones bloom! I also love sharing your book and online seed catalog with friends! Thank you for providing us a bounty of beauty to feast upon!

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  765. Marysa Norris on

    I’ve just received my first ever delivery of ranunculus. After seeing your wonderful and instructional video course I’m inspired to try these beautiful blooms this season. Wish me luck, Thanks Erin.

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  766. Charlotte on

    I am most excited about growing Iceland Poppies from Floret! My first seeds from Floret! Soooooo excited!!! ?

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  767. Sarah on

    Sweet Peas in many colors! Thank you for your inspiration and knowledge!

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  768. Veronica Munro on

    I am “sprouting” my Ranunculus “corms” (a term I just learned from your blog) . I’ve never grown this “spring rose” before and am so excited to add them to my floral arrangements. Love reading your blog and following you on Instagram. You are very inspirational! Some day…..Veronica Munro

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  769. Holly McLachlan on

    Can’t wait for books 2 and 3; congrats!
    It seems almost impossible to choose just one flower that I am most excited to grow and share this season. Zinnias, Sunflowers and Dahlias have been my tried and true favorites, but this year I am probably most excited about trying David Austin Roses for the first time!

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  770. Lina F on

    Such beautiful flowers that are a reminder that spring really will be on its way as we live in this land of ice and snow.

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  771. Joan B. on

    Zinnias are fun as well as tulips!

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  772. Tangi Lanning on

    Daliahs!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

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  773. Cheryl on

    I’m excited to grown snapdragons! We have a huge veggie garden and had a bad hornworm problem last year so I’m excited to grow a lot of flowers to attract beneficial predators!

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  774. Sara on

    Eagerly awaiting growing and sharing Madame Butterfly snaps and exotic Zinnia varieties… who knew of the diversity available until Erin and Floret shared their wealth? I certainly didn’t!

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  775. Jodi on

    I’m excited for the giant Pansies I’m trying out this year!

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  776. Anika on

    I planted some pink and black tulips last year and I am really looking forward to see them growing and hopefully flowering this spring!

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  777. Jean Schweitzer on

    Beautiful book. Favorites are parrot tulips and peonies. Thanks for the extra info on line.

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  778. jsohm48 on

    I am looking forward to seeing my Dahlia’s and Tulips!

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  779. Jean MacKenzie on

    I work at a book store and am delighted to be able to order Floret books and cards for our customers from our Chronicle rep. I am also delighted to order seeds from Floret. I love the zinnias and this year I’m trying the tiny, tiny tomats to add to my bouquets.

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  780. Rachel on

    I can’t wait for Parrot tulips.

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  781. Rael lawrence on

    I absolutely loved your first book and cant wait for the 2nd but especially the third because Dahlias are my favorite flower I have never grown lol. I live in Fl so its tricky because the season timing is completely different but I have seen some gardeners get really beautiful ones in the fall! Thank you for sharing all your wisdom!

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  782. Amber on

    I’m excited to plant zinnias an purple basil and so many others ??

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  783. Crystal on

    I have my fingers crossed for cream and orange sweet peas this year! And sincere congratulations! I so appreciate your generosity in sharing inspiring and helpful information :)

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  784. Elizabeth Fike on

    It IS hard to choose just one favorite! I think I’m looking forward to seeing my Madame Butterfly Snapdragons from you, start to bloom. They are getting close to blooming already. It was my very first time sowing snapdragon seeds, and you were SO helpful. I don’t know how I would have sown those tiny seeds without your tip about using a damp toothpick. I can hardly wait to see those blooms. Since I’m in So CA, I should have started them sooner. I’ll do that next year. This year, I’m starting to look for signs of buds forming now. I love your seeds.

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  785. Deborah Gibson on

    I am so excited about the Icelandic poppy seeds. I’m going to try a few this spring but save the most for planting this fall. I’ve read the book…working on it a second time.

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  786. Erin Schrumpf on

    My mom and I are starting a cut flower business this spring, and we’re so excited to grow dahlias!

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  787. Maria Starrs on

    I am excited to grow Iceland Poppies for the first time this year! They look so beautiful in all of your pictures and I can’t wait to see them in person. Thank you for your continuous inspiration Erin!

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  788. Penny on

    Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I am most excited to grow Zinnias and Dahlias! Spring can not come fast enough so i can get out into my garden and grow!

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  789. Laura Wiltse-Tibbetts on

    My first love will always be dahlias but this year I’m excited to grow garden roses. Now that I have some acreage I have room for lots! On my list is the entire contents of the 2019 David Austin catalog!

    Maybe the fourth book will be on garden roses? Congratulations on book # 2 and signing book #3.

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  790. April Attig on

    I am most excited about fresia. It was in my wedding bouquet, so fragrant!

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  791. Tracy on

    I planted dahlias for the first time last year so the excitement will be if they have survived the winter in my garage and grow!!! But everything that pops up is exciting!

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  792. Katrina on

    A new variety of cosmos that’s supposed to be rare

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  793. Sue Mortensen on

    Congratulations! You are amazing! I especially appreciate your generosity through your website, your free video tutorials, your blog and your giveaways. Thank you so much for all you have taught me!! I am a very grateful veggie, fruit, herb, and flower farmer.

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  794. Kristin C on

    I am looking forward to growing rununculus this year. Fingers crossed as these will be a first for me!

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  795. Debbi Faight on

    I am most excited for carnations & asters!! Love the book!! Bucket list is one of Erin’s workshops….. oh to dream!

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  796. Caryl Burroughs on

    Every year I grow Sweet Peas! This year I am excited to begin the tradition of planting with my grandchildren now that they are old enough!!

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  797. Erika Valtinson on

    I’m most excited about my lisianthus. I attempted last year as part of my first cut flower garden and although they were particular they were beautiful and a surprise favorite. I am trying some new varieties this spring!

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  798. Kirstin on

    How fun! I don’t know if I could pick just one, but I am definitely looking forward to the Foxglove Dalmatian, as I just got to put its tiny seeds into some trays!

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  799. Acacia S. on

    Love reading your blog posts!
    The flowers I get excited about growing each spring are my zinnias. They never fail to dazzle me and bring some hummingbirds to my yard. I love how they last so long in a vase as well.
    My irises are also a joy because they are a gift from my Grandma.
    Congratulations on your success with your book, can’t wait to read your others!

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  800. Suzanne Starrs on

    I am so excited to grow Sweet Peas from Floret for the first time! I’m a retired Kindergarten teacher and used to call my students sweet pea. Thank you for all of your inspiration Erin!

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  801. Beth on

    I planted North American native Camassia bulbs for the first time this past fall and can’t wait to see what they look like!

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  802. Mara Hotung on

    I came across Floret completely by accident and I am so glad I did! I love flowers and I enjoy gardening despite the fact that I am not very good at it. However, after ordering Cut Flower Garden, I have become totally inspired to start my own cut flower garden. I have made a raised bed, sent my soil away for analysing at RHS, and mapped out a plan. I’m a gemmologist and have decided to create a “jewelled” garden. I get so much joy reading Floret’s blog and seeing all the beautiful images on instagram. I am hoping to grow flowers that reflect the colours of gemstones-starting with ranunculus, dahlias, and sweet peas. Thank you very much for sharing and for the inspiration. Wish me luck!

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  803. Heather on

    Congratulations! That is so exciting. I am mesmerized by all of your flowers. I would love to be able to grow your beautiful Dahlias.

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  804. Sarah S. on

    I’m really excited to be starting my own flower seeds for the first time this year! Stock, carnations, snapdragons and forget-me-nots are already peaking through the soil!

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  805. Catherine on

    I am looking forward to the parrot tulips–this is my first time growing them!

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  806. Karlee on

    I am most excited to grow tulips this year! Probably because I can already see them peaking out of the ground, but also because I planted some gorgeous double peony tulips among the bunch!

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  807. Kathleen Arsenault on

    I love growing anything that blooms. My new challenge is getting anenomes to grow and bloom. My speciality is different varieties of sunflowers, but I’ve grown dahlias, cosmos, eucalyptus, echinacea, Baby breath, and steadfast zinnias.
    Wildflowers are always a treat to grow.

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  808. Kelly on

    I would love to grow Celosia! I absolutely love the different shapes and textures it comes in and think it looks stunning in arrangements!

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  809. Melanie McClaughry on

    So grateful for you sharing all that You Do! Blog, photos, books, it’s all great stuff. I’d love to checkout your book! I’m ready for those spring bulbs to bloom in my yard-crocus, daffodils and tulips. The amaryllis have already poked their green stalks out! Enough snow and cold, let’s go spr! ?

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  810. Katherine Ravioli on

    Last summer I joined a community garden in Utah and the echinacea was my go to plant! This summer I can’t wait to plant the two different Poppy seeds I received from your farm! My dream is to become a master gardener and to visit your farm! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  811. Tina Wilson on

    To be honest, I’ve never had a cut flower garden before. My garden is full of perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees. Last year I planted some vegetable seeds inside an old enclosed vegetable garden my husband and I are reclaiming and renovating. A designated cut flower garden area within would be perfect. Our home is in north Snohomish County and at this time our lawns and the old vegetable patch are still covered in what’s left of our February snow. But as I walk around in my garden there are many signs that spring is just around the corner. Like many gardeners, I’m a dreamer, a planner and a bit of an optimist. Patience is not a strong suit!

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  812. Lorraine Sullivan on

    My partner and I have just moved into a new house, and inherited a garden along with it. Although I don’t yet know every detail of what will grow here, I am especially excited about my new flowering crabapple tree. The type is Centennial, rather than Evereste which is featured in Cut Flower Garden, but I am excited for the blooms just the same. I have read they will be bold red on the outside and burst open to expose bright white. I can hardly wait to see their smiling faces!!!

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  813. Dana on

    This year I have done a lot of research on growing flowers to cut and arrange. Your book was an amazing read! I am planting a lot this year but most excited to see my Dahilas bloom. Looking forward to another good read.

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  814. Liz H on

    I’m looking forward to growing dahlias again this year! So excited for book 2 and now book 3!

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  815. Claudia on

    I’m excited to grow sweet peas. Thank you for all your posts and fabulous pictures!

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  816. MARIANA MENEZES on

    As another florist who became a flower farmer inspired and motivated by Floret´s work, it is hard to choose one variety, there are so many incredible flowers to choose from. In Brazil it is hard to find many of the varieties produced by flower farmers in the US such as ranunculus, sweet peas and hellebores, among others. While I am initially focusing on succulents until there are enough flowers to sell, I believe that one of the passions, maybe because they are my first “newborns” I would have to say pampas grass. It is such a versatile flower, I can´t wait to see all those plumes dancing in the wind and making so many types of arrangement a reality. Thank you Floret for being such a generous soul and sharing soooo much.

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  817. Alice Ta on

    Congratulations on the book deals! I can’t wait for your book on dahlias. They’re my absolute favourite, just stunning and so beautiful. I love receiving your emails & videos, and they’re never deleted :) Thank you for bringing such beauty and joy.

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  818. Jenny Henrikson on

    I’m excited to get my zinnia seeds in the ground! I’m growing them from seed for the first time this year!

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  819. nicole nappi on

    Im so excited about starting a true cutting garden filled with zinnias, dahlia, and sweet peas this year! Ive been studying your wonderful inspiring book and sharing it with all my garden friends :)

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  820. Tina on

    I love growing zinnias!

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  821. Laura Wade on

    Sweet Peas and Roses, oh my! Can’t wait for Spring. Congrats, Floret on your new book!

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  822. Allison DiMaggio on

    Oh my gosh this is all such exciting news, congratulations! Aside from the huge dahlia obsession, I am most excited to grow iceland poppies this year!!! Woohooo!

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  823. Teresa on

    I. LOVE. FLOWERS! And your book is beautiful.

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  824. Cheryl Boatman on

    Hi Erin – I love your book, and am looking forward to the next one. I just moved to 10 acres three years ago, and my first planting last season was 50 ‘Leslie Peck’ peonies. Every single plant had at least one bloom! I cut them all at the first sign of color showing, and they all opened up 10 days later inside my home…and lasted a whole week in the vase. It was awesome. Last year I added another 50 peonies, the ‘Sarah Bernhardt,’ fluffy and light pink. Can’t wait to see what I get! I’m just trying out this flower farming hobby, and am looking forward to where it may lead. Thanks for all your advice, I truly appreciate it! – Cheryl

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  825. Helen on

    Congratulations! What wonderful news for you and the flower-growing community at large! I tried over-wintering my dahlias in the ground but don’t know if they’ll make it or not. I am so excited to be growing zinnias this year with beautiful new-to-me varieties. I’m also excited to see new bulbs popping up any day now, come on daffodils!

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  826. Lucy on

    I am so excited for iceland poppies this year – I’m starting to harden off my seedlings and can’t wait for them to (hopefully!) bloom!

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  827. Vicki Kitchens on

    I absolutely loved your book! I so wish I could grow sweet peas with success but it just gets too hot too quick for them! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world!

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  828. Judith Harvey on

    Down here in Melbourne Australia, we are heading into our early Autumn days. I have some of your new pansy seeds ready to go in and I can’t wait to see their ‘pussycat’ faces pop up after my summer annuals have finished.

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  829. Colette on

    I have learned a great deal from your posts and look forward to your wonderful flower photos on instagram! Thanks to Floret sharing the beauty of flower growing and floral design to people all over the world!!!

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  830. Kimberly Miller on

    Love your book, I share with garden club and other gardeners. I’m excited to grow your Apple of Peru and Bupleurum. Also very excited for your next book. Thank you much for sharing your love of flowers with the world. So very proud of you

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  831. Sarah Craib on

    I discovered your site and cosmos this winter, and I am so excited to try growing some this year… Once the ice and snow finally goes away that is.

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  832. mjmarchio on

    I have to confess that I already have your book but it’s okay to want a signed copy as well right? ? I’m excited to grow yarrow, they just came up and said hello a few days ago?

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  833. Carley Roberts on

    I can’t wait to start growing bells of Ireland! I usually just stick to zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, and roses but I just love the uniqueness and texture of them, I think they’re gorgeous!

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  834. Lindsey on

    How can I choose which flowers I am most excited to grow?! It’s like asking someone to choose their favorite child. I am really excited about growing the “Pink Romance” mix. I haven’t done much with cool season flowers and just love ruffled, feminine flowers. :-)

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  835. Susan Hayek on

    I sowed a bunch of different kinds in the greenhouse, and planted a bunch of sweetpeas outside, but none came up. it must be too cold. so I’ll order more.
    I love all my seeds. I like trying new ones.

    thanks
    s.

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  836. Caryle Hitchcock on

    I see Floret on my email and I feel joy. To read of the success of “Cut Flower Garden” reassures me that good things happen to good people.
    This year will be my first growing China Asters and new (for me) selections of cosmos, calendula, poppies, and early on anemones.

    Last year I tried Mrs. Burns lemon basil in honor of my daughter, Noelle Burns, and Tomato Current Red both a success.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  837. Jennifer on

    I am excited to grow ranunculus!

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  838. Charlotte Tombs on

    It’s so hard to have a favourite. I keep having a new favourite every time something else blooms. The 1st snowdrop the first hellebore the 1st primrose I just LOVE all flowers, peonies shrub roses the smell of those very first sweet peas of the year are quite magical. Your book ? is beautiful thank you

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  839. Tracy Young on

    Congratulations and thank you for the inspiration and wisdom you share! I am so looking forward to growing dahlias this year to share with my community:)

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  840. Penny J Warner on

    I recently quit my job to care for my elderly parents. Mom is 88 and dad is 92. They were married 69 years in January.

    I’m thrilled to have my summer at home this year to be able to grow buckets of flowers (from seeds I ordered from Floret) and pick them for glorious bouquets for mom ‘n’ dad’s home!

    I’m especially excited to grow beautiful snapdragons for my sweet, lil momma!

    Using my Floret Cut Flower book (which I LOVE!!!), I will use this season in my life to learn how these plants grow, how to arrange them beautifully, and I’ll write a book as a resource for me when I can start in ernest to grow my own cut flower business.

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  841. Jennifer C. on

    It feels wrong to pick a “favorite”, but I guess because my heart literally began to race when I saw their picture, the Cosmo Variety Xsenia, love at first sight. Its all about Cosmos, and Zinnias this year. It must be so fun, and surreal, to imagine your seeds being planted all over the country! Thank you. Have a great season everyone.

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  842. Jennifer on

    I am most excited to grow ranunculus!

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  843. Anna Beth Horsley on

    I’m looking forward to the ranunculus flowers that are about to bloom in my garden. I’ve admired these flowers for years, and thanks to Floret, I’m inspired to plant them myself. This is my first attempt, and they are so close to blooming! I’m trying to keep them protected from a sudden temp drop in the 20s for the next few days. Wish me luck!

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  844. wendy on

    CONGRATULATIONS to you and your team! What an amazing honor for you all. Poppies and Cosmos are going to be my new flower plant for this years garden try. Just waiting for the snow to melt…

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  845. Allyson Longmuir on

    Congratulations Erin and the Floret Team! As a recent Floret Workshop graduate (thanks for that experience by the way!) I am a bit giddy with all the seed trays in my basement right now (fingers crossed they start to wake up). Probably most excited to see the chocolate lace flowers all grown up in the sunshine! Also, the dahlias from the tubers that were gifted to me from another local Floret Workshop Alumni!

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  846. Mary mcgrath on

    I hope to wheel my wheel barrow through the paths wide and narrow sowing Cockles (corncockles) & (Moluccella Bells of Ireland ) Alive Alive O

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  847. Judy Mehalic on

    With how long our winter is lasting here in the Midwest, I am excited to have it warm up a little to attempt to grow anything— but the weather aside, I am trying to grow the Cafe au Lait dahlia for the first time ever. I have had some luck with other varieties and this is my favorite. Can’t wait to see how it goes. I will be reading and re- reading more of your dahlia advice I’m sure.

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  848. Megan Wilson on

    I’ve looked for ranunculus in nurseries for years and always times it slightly off. This year, my ranunculus from Floret have already sprouted! So excited to see them bloom. I planted 50+, so plenty to share. ?

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  849. Annie on

    Eee!!! Excited over here! I love your first book and read it out often. It’s an amazing resource. I can’t wait to grow more China asters this year. The ones I grew last year made me so happy! I also am anxious to see how many and which tubers made it through the winter. My favorite thing to give people from my garden are bunches of sweet peas. I love how their eyes light up. Keep up your amazing efforts!

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  850. Jill Barganz on

    I am looking forward to putting in vegetable and flower gardens at our new home. It is a blank slate!

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  851. Sara on

    I am so excited for our tulips and narcissus as they are already poking through the soil and giving us hope for warmer weather!

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  852. Siobhan on

    I am most excited about growing poppies for the first time, especially Amazing Grey. I can’t wait to see them in person.

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  853. Argentina dearing on

    Congratulations!! Such an amazing gift you have shared!! Can’t wait to continue learning! I am looking forward to my zinnias this year!!

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  854. Katie Donahue on

    I’m so happy to have found your page! I can’t really pick one flower, as I love all the old heirlooms and the grow where they may varieties. There’s something about that idea that just makes me feel more free to be me. Good luck on your next two books!

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  855. Tai Montero on

    Dahlias and poppies! I didn’t dig up any dahlias before winter so I’m curious to see how they’ve survived. Heading to your blog now to see how I should feed them. And poppies because I planted some new varieties last year and they reseeded and spread all over my yard. Can’t wait to see what comes up!

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  856. Anne Yang on

    Hi Erin, just love reading your blog and seeing your flower pics and farm. I would love to grow dahlias like yours, and cosmos, and just about everything!

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  857. Linda Shatney on

    I’m excited to add more dahlia varieties to my cutting garden plus try Iceland and Shirley poppies for the first time.

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  858. Lisa on

    As always, I am very excited about growing Dahlias, there is something so magical about them. This year I will also be trying Cosmos for the first time! Hurry spring!!

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  859. Andrea on

    I’m excited to grow some big, beautiful Poppies this year in our new garden! Thank you for the inspiration and education you bring to the community! <3

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  860. Katherine V on

    I am very much looking forward to the apricot strawflowers I ordered this year. :) Will also be giving eucalyptus a go this year!

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  861. Martha on

    Peonies are my ultimate favourite flower to grow; however, I’m pretty excited about taking cuttings from my Dahlias this year!

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  862. Idalisse Sandoval on

    Wow two new books! I can’t wait to buy them. I am looking forward to growing poppies. I have 3 different types and also Stock. The smells is so sweet!

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  863. Darla on

    Well, I’ll join the crowd! Last year was my first growing cut flowers as a business and while I’m doing it on a shoestring, I also dipped my big toe into growing dahlias for the very first time. I’m so glad I did! They are all so beautiful, but I get the most joy out of seeing others enjoy their beauty. I think I was the most excited to see my flowers, the ones that I grew in a big bouquet that our neighborhood florist put together. What a thrill! I can’t wait to see how they do this year.

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  864. Andrea on

    Congrats! I love your book and am excited to grow Bells of Ireland this year.

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  865. Andrea on

    I love your seeds! Thank you for sharing your love for the garden with so many.

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  866. Sue Larson on

    I look forward to growing Peaches N Cream Dahlias. I had to be diligent to get my hands on a few tubers!

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  867. Karine Germann-Gibbings on

    Peonies – so many beautiful varieties. I live in Ottawa and the horticultural gardens have an amazing collection that inspires me every single year. Loved your book, I look at it all the time. Can’t wait for the other two to be published!

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  868. Anita Forbes on

    It’s my first year in WA so excited to grow anything with color, especially after our big snow. I have a special fondness for sweet peas because of their colors and scent, so excited to have them in my garden. Love your site and congrats on the success with your books.

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  869. Julie on

    I would love to have a copy of the flower journal. I just gave one for a gift to a dear friend. Thank you for the flower inspiration. I am most excited to grow zinnias. My father loved growing them. He is no longer living but when I grow them they remind me of him.

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  870. Carlene Federer on

    I’m super excited to grow your old fashioned sweet peas!

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  871. Sandra Ryce on

    I just found this site a few days ago and am thrilled beyond measure! I am so looking forward to growing my own cutting garden and filling my house with gorgeous blooms all year! I enjoy zinnias most so far but haven’t tried my hand at dahlias yet! Congratulations on your success!

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  872. Andrea DiMatteo on

    Oh I can’t believe we are weeks away from planting….time goes so fast. I’m looking forward to seeing Queens Anne Lace in my garden. I have tried previous years and will again as I look to finding the right place for it to flourish. I grew the chocolate lace variety last year and love it. I enjoy seeing the delicate nature of the tops intermingle with my cutting garden staples. Thanks Erin for being an inspiration and sharing your journey and beauty.

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  873. Lena Wittrock on

    Congratulations! Well deserved, loved reading your book, it is on my wish list for my home library. Very exciting news about your upcoming books, keep up the good work!

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  874. Nancy Tucker on

    Congrats on book #2 and #3!! You have been a wealth of knowledge to me, and I appreciate so much all the information you share. I was a horticulture major in college, and have learned so much from you!! I am excited about new varieties of Dahlias I have ordered, and praying this year the stem borers don’t destroy them like they did last year! What a disaster it was.

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  875. Amy v on

    Congrats on the success of the book- I love it and refer often. I’m excited for dahlias this year. I dug up my tubers for the first time this year… I hope I’m successful!

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  876. Amelia Grant on

    Well, I am a garden designer – I work, blog and garden in South Florida – not your usual territory. I selected a few things to try this winter (our growing season) the jury is still out, but I am most excited about your Texas Plume Vintage Rose Mix Celosia. If all works out it will be featured in my “In a Vase on Monday” and English gardening meme I do every Monday. Love your work! Amelia http://www.theshrubqueen.com

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  877. Lidaki on

    Love, love zinnias, sweet peas, borage, nacotiana. Truth be told I love growing as much as I can….poppies, sunflowers. Your book is beautiful. You are an inspiration.

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  878. Shari Jones on

    I am just beginning my home cut flower garden. I am excited to see the seeds I have purchased grow into beautiful flowers to enjoy. I am especially excited to see the Zinnia mix.

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  879. Ashley Crosswhite on

    How exciting! I am a home flower grower and a horticultural therapy student and I love incorporating flowers into my sessions. Right now I am excited for the tiger lilies I planted a couple of weeks ago to start peaking through the soil. I also have dahlias and gladiolas just now starting to sprout. I can’t wait for spring! I love following your blog and instagram, such beautiful flowers and a wealth of knowledge. Thank you for your hard work!

    Ashley

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  880. Sarah S. on

    HUGE congrats!! I look forward to growing zinnias with my son each year. I love showing him how to plant, care, harvest, and save seeds! Zinnias have proved to be an easy flower to show each of these steps to a toddler (and hard for him to destroy!). SO looking forward to spring and summer- and the new book!

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  881. Jean Campbell on

    I always know that Vermont winters are close to complete when snowdrops pop out in my garden. They are delicate and simple.
    Thank you for sharing your love of flowers!

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  882. Daisy on

    Dahlias! I can’t wait to see their smiling faces!

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  883. Sally Christiansen on

    Congratulations! I am excited to grow Poppies and Globe Amaranth this year.

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  884. Emily on

    Dahlias! I have tubers waiting and ready to get growing. I also have a goody bag of some of those same tubers ready to give to a couple of my dear friends tomorrow!
    Thanks for all the beauty you bring to my world!

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  885. Linda on

    One of my all time favorites is lisianthus. The colors are wonderful, long blooming, can look like roses. They are wonderful in vases but also have a long life without water so using them for bouquets is easy!
    I know dahlias are spectacular but I have to say zinnia require less care & last a long time in a vase. They are very easy to grow!

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  886. Stephanie Brown on

    I am a true-blue Zinnia gal but this year I am excited to try Carnations!!! And only becuase I read your blog post on them :)

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  887. Stephanie Mills on

    I’m looking forward to growing my peonies and my dahlias! I need winter to be over!

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  888. Melody Richards on

    I LOVE your Cut Flower Book and it has truly inspired me! I’m very excited to do poppies this year:)

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  889. angela on

    Congratulations, you have achieved so much and my dream is to be one day a flower farmer!!! I love growing dahlias, and I am so looking forward to the dahlia book as my dahlias don’t look as good as yours.

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  890. Steph on

    I just received my seeds here in Alaska and am excited to grow Godetia Grace Salmon and Malope Queen Pink.

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  891. Roxann Hadley on

    #youinspireme just may have been thought of exclusively for Floret!!! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, skill, and experience in order to inspire flower lovers like me to grow flowers from A-Zinnia! While I am excited to plant, grow, and cut all varieties of flowers I purchased from Floret, I am most excited to for Shirley Poppies Supreme & Queen Lime Blush Zinnias! Thank you for making TEXAS more lovely by sharing your knowledge and selling your seeds!

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  892. Sarah on

    I’m looking forward to growing the Floret California Poppies that just came in the mail! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for flowers with the world!

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  893. Christine on

    Finding you and breaking our years long drought is serendipity. After our wildfires come the flooding rains and mudslides. I’ve been working quickly between rain storms to plant every inch of my property with bulbs and seeds. I’m hoping to have a cutting garden that I’ve long desired. Thank you for the inspiration to create beauty once again.

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  894. Diane tiech on

    I am so very excited to grow my peony trees that I sprouted from seeds two years ago. I have no clue what colors they will be but who cares. They’re beautiful!

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  895. Kaitlyn on

    Congratulations! I just recently bought a house with my fiance and cannot wait to start growing my own flowers in a real garden. I am honestly excited to start growing a few trees before spacing out my garden. However, I cannot wait to grow Dahlias (may take me awhile to get them up and running) and I absolutely adore your Celosia Pampas Plume Mix. After the winter we’ve been having in the Midwest, I would love to have colorful flowers. Have a wonderful week!

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  896. Arica Allen on

    I’m so excited to try the ranunculus and anemones I purchased this year, among all the other varietieswe’re trying!! I’m hoping to incorporate my cut flowers into some wedding florals we do!! Congrats on your book success and thank you for sharing your knowledge and beautiful flowers with us!

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  897. Lisa M Woerner on

    Congrats. I’m anxiously awaiting the second book!
    I’m looking forward to the ‘Brownie’ Tulips I planted the most. But I’m also looking forward to growing the Tomatillo seeds I bought from you. I just need some recipes to use them in.

    Lisa

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  898. Linda on

    Oh, sweet peas for sure are my favorite!

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  899. Jason Aucoin on

    I love to grow stock because it is beautiful, fragrant, edible, and cold tolerant of my Maine climate! Congrats on your new book and I loved taking the online course this winter!

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  900. Bianca on

    Dahlias have been my favorite for as long as I can remember. When I saw Cafe Au Lait on your feed, I fell in love with them and started growing them for myself! Poppies have been my obsession this year, and I can’t wait for my Amazing Grey and Mother of Pearl to start sprouting. My mom’s going to get a bouquet for her birthday :)

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  901. Kas church on

    I am so excited to see my peonies come up again this year! Such a gorgeous cut flower with an amazing scent. Definitely one of my favorites to grow and share!

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  902. Erica on

    Oh goodness…it’s hard to pick just one flower I’m excited to grow this season! I think I am looking forward to growing hollyhocks the most. I love the old fashioned charm they add to a garden. But, I can’t wait to grow some sweet peas, cosmos, zinnias, dahlias, foxglove,….see, its too hard to pick just one. Congratulations Floret Flower!

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  903. melanie d. on

    You just can’t beat the beauty of Dahlias. They never cease to amaze me and will always be a staple in my garden but this year I am trying something new- Welcome POPPIES!!! After reading the Floret post about these beautiful flowers, I thought that I would give them a try. Can’t wait for spring!!

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  904. Sarah on

    Such exciting news! I am excited to plant some zinnias and cosmos! Actually your whole sweetheart collection!

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  905. melanie doherty on

    You just can’t beat the beauty of Dahlias. They never cease to amaze me and will always be a staple in my garden but this year I am trying something new- Welcome POPPIES!!! After reading the Floret post about these beautiful flowers, I thought that I would give them a try. Can’t wait for spring!!

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  906. Christine Josti on

    I’m hosting my garden club for a luncheon for my first time and I’m both excited and nervous about showing off my garden. Lots to do before June, including planting many flowers and vegetables as well as lots of wedding! I would like to invite more butterflies to visit my garden this year and will be planting some native milkweed, Agastache “Black Adder” and different varieties of zinnias. Congratulations on the success of your book!

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  907. Susanne on

    I ordered some cafe au lait dahlia bulbs this year and can’t wait to receive and get them in the ground. They are beautiful! I am also in love with Cosmos, they are so easy for me, just sprinkle seeds directly outdoors and beauty is guaranteed.

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  908. Holly on

    I am on my second year of growing cut flowers, although a very small plot. I am most excited about trying my hand growing 2 varieties of dahlias I just got this year, as well as Giant Benary Salmon Rose zinnias. My sprouts are just coming up and i can’t wait for the beautiful blooms!

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  909. Ruth on

    This year I’m excited to try my hand at ranunculus! And I’m most excited to share my yarrow which has done so well since last year!

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  910. Sarah on

    I’d love to have a copy of your book down here in Australia! Your blog has inspired me to reallocate a 400 square metre plot in my garden which I plan to dedicate to flowers only.

    I love having flowers in my garden for my bee hives, and they bring me so much joy when there is a jar/vase of them inside!

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  911. Mary Combs on

    Want to jumpstart to your 3rd book on dahlias, as I love growing and giving them away. They are a flower that makes everyone smile.

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  912. Kelly on

    Dahlias & cosmos for me! Love them so much!

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  913. Terra Mulliner on

    I’m trying sweet peas again this year, only this time I’m following your instructions! I started them indoors in my sun room and they’re already in the ground! It warms up quickly here. Fingers crossed!

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  914. Olivia on

    I have a lot of shade in my garden! My astilbes make me so happy!

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  915. Lindsey Frohs on

    I bought about 5 different varieties of poppies from Floret, and I can’t wait to grow them all this year! They’re so beautiful!?

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  916. Emily on

    This will be my first year trying to grow my own cut flowers. Your book has been such a huge help an inspiration! I am most excited to grow ranunculus. They have become one of my favorite flowers. I love everything about them!

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  917. Mia Pacelli on

    Congratulations on the success of your book and continued success with your flourishing flower farm business! This year I’m excited to start growing Cosmos again. It’s been a few years and I’ve missed them. I’m also delving more into my Dahlia growing. Learning so much from you and our local dahlia growers close to me. These have become one of my most favorite flowers. Last fall I sectioned off a portion of my established vegetable garden just for flower growing, planting bulbs, transplanting iris’ and more specifically for more pollinators!
    I’m super excited for this new flower garden and all the varieties I’ll be growing for Spring to Fall color.

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  918. Marianne on

    I loved your book! I have taken it out of our library at least 6 times already and find something new I missed on the previous readings. I greatly appreciate your willingness to share your expertise with others. You truly inspire me to want to expand my garden and to grow flowers I have never tried before. My greatest show is to share my flowers with others and see them smile.

    Marianne

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  919. Meagan Barless on

    What an amazing accomplishment!! I’ve wanted to try growing ranunculus ever since my florist put them in my wedding bouquet. It was one of those rare instances where I trusted my floral designer completely and never saw a prototype. So when I was handed my bouquet, standing there in my wedding dress, I simply gasped and then squealed with delight. The ranunculus took my breathe away, and I’ve been obsessed ever since!! When my mom told me you had ranunculus growing tips/tricks and cut flowers, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make it work within my yard – no luck yet, but I’ll still always buy a bouquet ☺️

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  920. Marilyn on

    I am so excited to grow lisianthus this year! I love seeing all the colors in rows. So beautiful!!

    Congrats on the success of your book!

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  921. Laura S. on

    Woohoo!! Congrats! Such exciting news for a third book — and I need help with dahlias! One particularly “fun” problem I came across this past year was earwigs hanging out in the dahlias and not showing themselves until the flowers were inside in a vase. :-O Creeps me out just thinking about it.

    I am looking forward to growing better carnations this year. Last year I think I began them too late, so I’ve adjusted that and can’t wait to see how much better they do this year!

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  922. Janine on

    We’re trying new flower varieties this year and hoping to up our farm bouquet game. One flower in particular I’m intrigued about is salpiglossis! Thank you for all the inspiration you give the world!

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  923. Nancy Schmaltz on

    Dahlias! I planted dahlias in 2018 for the first time, inspired by the beautiful collection and photos from Floret Farm….hoping for even more success with these gorgeous, generous blooms in 2019!

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  924. Hannah on

    Thanks for all your great online content – I have truly been enjoying the Farmer & the Florist series and learning about all the different things people can do with their flower business. Such variety! I am excited to grow heirloom roses…someday! (Loved the recent interview with Grace Rose Farm)

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  925. Sarita on

    I’m excited about growing carnations this year, I’ve never done it before, but have the Chabaud La France seeds and am hoping for some beautiful pink flowers this summer!

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  926. Gemma warner on

    I love the abundance and versatility of Zinnias, but the fragrance of sweet peas make them a close second. Congrats on the success of your lovely book; I have given away several as gifts.

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  927. Adina Turtoi on

    We moved 2 years ago from our tiny central appartment to our house we build outside the city. Ever since I discovered you, Erin and Floret, you inspire me in starting planting my own field of flowers. I do flower arrangements for different events also but for me having my own cut flowers would be more then I’ve ever dreamed about. I love flowers, they give me so much energy and positiv thinking so I look forward to walk along my flower garden each morning and take good care of them.
    Until then, this spring all I can do is to offer my favorit once, delicate ranunculus and anemons.

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  928. Beth Robinson on

    I sincerely applaud anyone who has the courage to move forward into life, leading with their heart. Erin, watching your success and your generosity in sharing your knowledge is a lesson for all of us. You are one of the”better angels” who gives from the heart and believes fervently that the world should be and can be more beautiful with something as simple as a flower.

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  929. Kathleen Kendall on

    I am excited to be embarking on our flower farm project with my daughter who recently returned to the West Coast from DC. Every bulb and seed we plant together is exciting and full of love. Our anemones are coming up and we are ecstatic! Thank you for sharing your knowledge of flowers!!

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  930. Haylee on

    Looking at the Floret Instagram brings me to my happy place – especially on a cold winter day! I bought your book over a year ago and have really enjoyed experimenting with the different seasonal projects. I followed your tips for planting amaryllis this winter and absolutely LOVED the flowers. This season I’m really excited to grow the bulbs I planted this fall – tulips and alliums!

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  931. Sabrina on

    Congratulations! :) I’m excited to grow Iceland Poppies this year. xo

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  932. Barbara Stegner on

    I love the small beautiful crocus. They are the first flower to announce spring.

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  933. Cory on

    Congratulations! I’m a first year flower farmer and most excited for the beautiful color that will be coming! Dahlias are my favorite!

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  934. Sarah on

    Hi! I love the Cut Flower Garden book! It inspired me to plant flowers in our garden boxes last year with my 4 and 6 years old. Hey enjoyed cutting the flowers and making bouquets to share with friends and neighbors. It cultivated joy in so many ways! I look forward to planting Zinnias this year. I would love to have my own copy of the book for continued inspiration! ?

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  935. Jihye Barker on

    Congratulations! I’m Korean American, so it’s so cool to me that your book was published in Korean! I would love to grow some ranunculus this year. I tried last year and failed, but I’m hoping that reading your book will help me succeed!

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  936. Lynette L. on

    How sappy is it to say this book changed my life? About 20 years ago we started a flower farm. It grew from my back yard to eight acres outside of town. My husband and brother ran it during the day, and I spent every waking hour outside of work there. We mostly sold bouquets to grocery stores. After two devastating tropical storms, and the birth of our first grandchild, we decided to shut it down. I was so distraught I didn’t grow anything for many, many years. Even my yard was barren.

    Fast forward to today, that baby boy is fifteen and we have six altogether. We bought three acres last year, and one daughter will build a house on half. One day my husband said, “I loved seeing brake lights when people saw our flowers driving by. Can you do that again?” That’s where your book comes in. I had no idea so many different things could be cut for arrangements, which I love doing. I didn’t just read Cut Flower Garden. I consumed…. no inhaled….no absorbed it through my pores. Literally thousands of seedlings later (many from Floret), started in a lighted cabinet my husband built in our garage, my plant and propagation addiction has reared its colorful head. I refuse to disclose how many $$$’s I have spent on dahlias, heirloom mums, roses and shrubs for cutting.

    Dahlias. Oh.My.Goodness. I had no idea the varieties that are available. Of course the year I learn about them is the year that Floret decides not to sell them. Still, how many hours have I spent drooling over them on your website? Too many to admit. But thanks to your continuous sharing of information, I have lots of them coming my way. We are committed to doing what it takes to growing them in our climate. If you hear gasps every few hours, I’m looking at pictures of them on Instagram, which I finally got on just for that reason. I can’t wait for your second book. If you need seed money (no pun intended) for the one on dahlias, I’ll be happy to invest.

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  937. Harriet on

    Installing a rabbit fence around my dahlia garden today. They think the new growth is lettuce!

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  938. Lindsey on

    Congratulations! Your book has been such a tremendous inspiration – so much so that it made me take the plunge to borrow a bit of land to pursue my flower farm dreams (after years of making excuses). I’m most excited to try my hand at growing your lovely sweet peas this year!

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  939. Lili Burnie on

    Congratulations on the upcoming books! I will be one of your first book lovers lining up for books 2 and 3! Such an amazing achievement by you and your team!!
    This year is my first year of growing a cut flower garden inspired by you and I am so excited to see how powerful the tiny snapdragon seed is going to be! I am so excited to see my garden grow and thank you so much for your guidance via your book! Absolutely love your work and I am so excited to continue enjoying your journey as I begin my own!

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  940. Janet Koziol on

    Flowers are my Passion and have been for well over 45 years. Peony are one of my favorite flowers. I love to give and receive all flowers. Finding a variety that I have not seen before is a treasure. Best of Luck on your new book.

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  941. Sofia Wikander on

    I’m exited to grow more dahlias, also from cuttings. So looking forward to book n3 :-)

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  942. Rebekah on

    Congratulations! You have been so influential in my gardening at home, you have taught me so much, thank you!!!

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  943. Angela McMann on

    I am working on starting my Dalmatian Peach Foxgoves!!!! I can’t wait for all my new Floret flowers this summer!

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  944. Teresa on

    Who knew a passion for growing veggies would translate into a passion to grow a cut flower garden – and it all started with the rose Charles De Gaulle that I bought for my father to remind him of home and the days he spent caring for his roses – which now grow to the roof of our childhood home! Further inspired and now confident in my ability, from reading your book end to end, I am now looking to grow many more roses of all types and as many different cut flowers to share their beauty with loved ones and others!

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  945. Sarah Zastrow on

    I’m so excited for the next couples books!!! Congratulations on everything! Hard work really does pay off ?. I am just starting a flower farm and I am most excited to grow all the Dahlia’s I ordered from your recommendations! I have 140 varieties coming in the mail! ? I’m mostly excited for Cafe au lait and Brachen Palomino.

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  946. Anne on

    I am eager to grow sweet peas on my newly, rebuilt A-frame!! Love the beautiful fragrance!

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  947. Judy Holland on

    I am looking forward to growing Zinnias and sunflowers. I want to try my hand at strawflowers.

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  948. Valerie Martin on

    Hmmm, favorite flower. That changes by the week. I like watching them grow and develop.
    However, I am truly fascinated with dahlias.

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  949. Karen Gill on

    I love growing zinnias to make into happy little bouquets for others!

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  950. Rachael on

    CONGRATULATIONS Erin and the whole Floret Team for the incredible success with book 1 and even more coming with books 2 and 3! I can’t wait to read them!
    I love all that you do to inspire and share with us everything flowers. Thank you ?
    I look forward to sweet peas covering the fence line and my first cut flower garden of my own ?
    Be well and beautiful growing this year.

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  951. Wendy on

    How wonderful, congratulations on the new books! Looking forward to both of them but especially the one on dahlia’s. My youngest son loves to grow them. I am looking forward to spring, waiting for the snow to melt and the temps to warm up. Can’t wait to see the first tips of green coming up! I love growing most types of flowers but I do have favorites… primrose, peony, and hydrangea are just a few. Thanks for all your wonderful information!

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  952. Kelly Dafler on

    Congratulations on the success of your amazing book!
    As I do every year, I look forward to growing as much Cosmos as i can find space for. It’s such a joyful flower, that blooms for weeks. And I am hoping my dahlia’s come up ( not so good with these flowers, yet)

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  953. Emily on

    Dahlias are my favorite!! So many colors and varieties that you can never grow tired of them.

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  954. Béline on

    I hope it is a worldwide giveaway bécause I am french! I discover dahlia Café au lait on your Instagram. I am very excited to see it thïs summer IRL! And I love zinnias who grow every years in my kitchen garden.

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  955. Denise Karres on

    Dahlias are my first love with flowers. I’m excited for the next book!

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  956. Marilyn Hachman on

    This comes from the middle of Michigan. Your book was a game changer in my life. I now have a 4 x 50 ft long cutting garden. All summer I give away bouquets to family and friends. For Christmas my husband gave me a professional stem cutter which I can’t wait to try out. Thank you for enriching my life and helping me to enrich the lives of others with the beauty of flowers.

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  957. Mallory on

    I discovered Floret a year ago, after reading an article in Magnolia Journal featuring you. I fell in love instantly, my mother instilled a fondness of flora in me from a young age, I will always remember her tending the flowers. I have grown flowers in the past, but this is my first year attempting to cultivate flowers as a farmer. I am still in my trial stages, but I am so excited to see how this passion can “grow”. My first year purchasing seeds from your company I am most excited for snapdragons!

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  958. Becky L. on

    Pansies! Your post and photos on the Antique Apricot blend completely won me over.

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  959. Benjamin Winter on

    I am happy to grow an even bigger variety of dahlias this year. Just living about 5 kilometers away of Germanys inofficial „Capital of dahlias“ where we celebrate a Dahlia-Festival each autum gave me the Chance to cooperate with the organizer of this flower Party. So i am Happy for the announcement of your third Book.

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  960. belle_ame.flower.farm on

    We just LOVE you down here in Australia! My flower patch has been totally guided by your blogs books and free tutorials on your site so THANK YOU THANK YOU XOXOXO LEE

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  961. Beverly Soltero on

    I’m excited for poppies! I moved from Texas to Utah (zone 8 to zone 5) and the heat is more forgiving here so I know they’ll last longer!

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  962. Allie Foster on

    I am excited to grow some sweet peas this year specifically, as they represent memories of my childhood with Mom and Grandma growing and enjoying them. I’ve really missed them and am finally in a place and have the time to grow my own ?

    I plan as well to start a cut flower garden at our new home this year, that I can learn from as I go and hopefully grow a little business from it. So, I’m actually very excited to grow a number of plants and flowers this year♥️

    Thank you so much for offering this contest and inspiration ?

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  963. Alaire on

    I am most excited to grow Shirley Poppies this year.

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  964. beth telando on

    Gleaning lots of tips and information from your site as I attempt to grow some flowers for my daughter’s June wedding! I am excited to see if I am able to keep them alive from starting seeds indoors, to outdoor transplant. I have not been very successful at this in the past. I am trying sweet peas, snapdragons, stock, orlaya, zinnias, and aneomones. Thank you for all of the helpful info!

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  965. Nita on

    I’m a lazy gardener so I grow what is easy and I love grevilleas! They are very sculptural and drip with nectar for the birds and bees…..but look good in my square glass vase on my bench too!

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  966. Carolyn Atkins on

    I recently received an assortment of seeds from you. I’m excited about every single one of them, but mostly excited for Larkspur Earl Grey!! I cannot wait to use it in my bridal bouquets, what a beautiful dimension of colour it will bring. Thanks so much.

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  967. Danette on

    I am excited to see your success! I have planted a full bed of Iris this year and cannot wait to see if they grow. If they do, I’m expanding to tulips next year (we have multiple beds at the house we recently purchased so this year is a test for whether I can really do this). Hope to learn more and someday be in growth and expansion mode!

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  968. Karri on

    I’m so excited for you Erin! A third book!! That’s tremendous! And dahlias!! ? I am trying several new varieties this season, but I’m very excited to try Chim Chiminee and Sahara rudbeckias again this year. I didn’t have any luck from seed last year.

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  969. Keri on

    Reading your book changed my opinion from!! I am excited to grow so many things, but especially sweet peas! Always loved them as a child.

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  970. Elizabeth Towe on

    Love the first book & know I will also love books #2 amd #3! I’m busy building my beds for fall 2019 flowers – I’m being realistic & taking my time prepping my no-till soil. I did order dahlia tubers so I can’t wait to plant them this year!

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  971. Holly Doe on

    I am excited to create some raised beds this year and grow zinnias!

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  972. Ellen on

    I have been inspired by this book on so many levels! This year I am starting my first ever cut flower garden and flollowing the book closly for tips and tricks! This year I am most excited for all of the lace and snap dragons. They have been favorites of mine in design for a long time now. I am counting down the days until book #2 is released!! Thank you for helping my floral dreams come true!!

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  973. Rae on

    One of my favourite flowers is Alstromeria. I’m excited to see if the three new varieties I bought last year made it through the winter, and how they’ll grow this summer! Two of my neighbours cut down all the trees between our properties, so I will be getting lots more sun!

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  974. cathy s. on

    Your blog and Cut Flower Garden inspired me to expand my cutting garden, which is part of my attempt at a potager. So excited for books 2 & 3 as well! I planted several peonies last fall in shades from light to dark pink, so I’m crossing my fingers for blooms this year. I have a three-way tie for my favorite flower: peonies, sweet peas, and ranunculus. I’ve never grown any ranunculus other than the traditional yellow one. Planning to give a go at a mix of salmon, pink, and burgundy. Thanks for the continued inspiration!

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  975. Cathy on

    Congratulations on the success of your book. You seem to be able to make just about everything you touch turn to gold. You are a true inspiration! The flower I am most looking forward to growing and sharing are dahlias. There are so many different sizes, colors, and shapes. Have a great growing season!

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  976. Kristina on

    I love your website and blog and your book has been on my list of garden books to get this year! We recently moved to a property that used to belong to my grandparents and I am excited to breathe new life into the garden. I can’t wait to grow amaranth, dahlias and peonies this year as well as an abundance of new foliage.

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  977. Kristina on

    I love your website and blog and your book has been on my list of garden books to get this year! We recently moved to a property that used to belong to my grandparents and I am excited to breathe new life into the garden. I can’t wait to grow amaranth, dahlias and peonies this year as well as an abundance of new foliage.

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  978. Erin Rowlett on

    I’m so excited about the upcoming books! I’ve got several varieties of sunflowers I’m excited to try this year.

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  979. Hannah on

    I am looking forward to the edible flowers that will be in my garden this year, especially calendula ‘Bronze Beauty’!

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  980. C. Rutkaus on

    Breadseed poppies- I love their culinary use as well as magical & dramatic stance in our field.

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  981. Angelica on

    Your book inspired me to grow hundreds of dahlias my own wedding two years ago, now I’ve quit my other job and bought half an acre to grow local cut flowers. Strawflowers, asters, zinnias are what I look forward to growing most this year. Congrats on books 2&3! I’ll no doubt devour each cover to cover many times as I have with #1.

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  982. Jacinda Stevenson on

    Where do I start……do I really have to limit myself to one flower type? My love affair with Dahlia’s started with you so guess I best attribute my flower growing love affair to the Dahlia. Super excited for book 2 and seriously SWOON THUD regarding book 3. My Scabiosa and Amaranth seeds are growing in Nelson NZ, despite our horrid drought, looking forward to your photos and posts to replenish my soul with Winter approaching.

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  983. Jen Rothwell on

    Congratulations Floret!!
    I’m excited to grow some China Aster this year, it’s a newbie for my little farm. And as always I can’t wait until the cosmos and zinnias are full bloom ☺️

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  984. Cheryl Carlson on

    I can’t wait to grow roses in our new garden! I am so happy to have found you on instagram and to follow your blog! You are inspiring and deserve all of this success!

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  985. Ariel on

    I have planted a vegetable garden for several years. Last year I tried a little cutting garden with no success. When I visited your site I fell in love with Stock. I’m trying a flower garden this year and I can’t wait to share flowers with friends and family. Thank you for the inspiration to try again.

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  986. Kristin O'Neil on

    Zinnias never fail to delight! Floret varieties have brightened our landscape these past few years and are the perfect summer bloom for bouquets.

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  987. Shanna on

    We just moved from the country to a tiny city rental. So we’re going to be planting in pots and raised beds instead of in the ground. Excited to try new things! Zinnias are a must over here!

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  988. CAROLYN GILMORE on

    I have sweet pea seeds in pots, sweet pea seeds in beds, sweet pea seeds nestled at the base of every fence post, and sweet pea seedlings inside. I guess this year it is sweet peas! <3

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  989. Casey Brennan on

    I’m most excited to grow cosmos this year – I’ve stocked up on a few floret varieties and I’m most jazzed about the “double clicks” and “cranberry”. I’ve started some in my classroom (I teach 2nd grade) and will plant them in our school garden when they are ready! We use the flower beds as “community care” flowers and cut bouquets as thank you’s for volunteers and teachers. Cheers to spring!

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  990. Sarah Diller on

    I got my hands on a cafe au late finally. So excited to grow the coveted bloom.

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  991. Kelly Wey on

    I have seeds growing now – California Poppy Thai Silk Appleblossom Chiffon – yes that is one name, and I am really excited to see it bloom. I have several others from your site that are just as exciting: asters, corn cockles…

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  992. Mary ZZ on

    I am super excited to grow more foliage this year— Queen Anne’s Lace and Amaranth!

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  993. Erin Kuhn on

    Oh wow Erin! Congratulations on book #2 and book #3 coming in the future. Quite simply your website has inspired me to start a flower farm of my own (going into my second year) and I would like to say THANK YOU for sharing your love of all things floral with so many, including me. Keep up the good work! I am trying a new flower in my garden this year eryngium and I am so excited to see what happens!

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  994. Sarah on

    Team Floret continues to amaze. Thank you for sharing the beauty and inspiring others. I can’t wait to get some dahlia tubers in the ground this year!!

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  995. Angie B on

    So ready for Spring and warm weather. Anticipating the beautiful blooms of my dahlias this summer. Love your farm!

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  996. Melissa Patterson on

    I recently moved to a property with 1 and 1/2 acres and I’m planning to have a large cut flower garden. I would really love to have several varieties of dahlia as they are my favorite. Thanks for the guidance always!

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  997. Margaret on

    Your posts, feed and updates truly sustain me with their beauty. I am counting the days until my Floret sweet peas go in the ground – hoping for a bumper crop!

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  998. Cinda Serafin on

    I’m counting down the days to plant a huge cosmos and zinnia patch!

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  999. Nina Pieterse on

    Although we are not able to accept seeds in New Zealand I am looking forward to adding more salmon colors to my 64 varieties of Dahlias next season. I only added them to my garden because of your amazing blog. So thank you ?

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  1000. Peggy Doulos on

    I want to successfully grow sweet peas this summer. Have tried before with limited success but just love their scent and shape so will try again.

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  1001. Ellen Lyman on

    I’m so excited to grow your Sweet Peas again this year from seeds I saved last year! My favorite variety was ‘Enchante’, which had 15″ stems and long-lasting fragrant blooms. Keep up your great work!!!!

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  1002. Brooke James on

    Just started my first Snapdragons from Floret Seeds. Can’t wait until they start coming up in the seed pots. So grateful for your blog and willingness to share and encourage a love for flowers!

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  1003. Susan Cooper on

    I grew Gladiolus murielae for the first time last summer and I can’t wait to see them come up this year!

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  1004. Marilyn HARDY on

    Congratulations your success is well deserved.
    Thank you for this nice giveaway i am happy to enter. Hugs from France

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  1005. Rebekah on

    Roses! And bachelor buttons! Garden bouquets always brighten people’s days!!

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  1006. Stephanie on

    As a beekeeper and gardener, I enjoy reading your up days and seeing the progress that your business has had.
    I’m encouraged that we, as simple, earthly people strive to work with the soil. That everyone that reads and writes comments on it are positive and encouraging!
    Thank you or all the had work and sharing!

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  1007. Angie Andrade on

    I’m so excited to grow Rosa ‘Distant Drums’ this season!!!

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  1008. Ashley on

    I’m excited to try my hand at growing Iceland poppies. Your book was my inspiration for my tiny garden and I love creating beautiful arrangements for my home from flower and foliage I’ve grown myself.

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  1009. Catalina Loewen on

    I am sooo excited to grow my zinnias! I cant wait until last frosts are over. Im very thankful i found you on Instagram. You have inspired me!

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  1010. Clare Tapia on

    This year I planted seeds with my toddler, and we are excited for our snapdragons :) They just germinated in our countertop setup.

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  1011. Laurel Dunning on

    I can’t wait to grow the lovely salmon rose seed mix in my garden this year!! I love your books and blog and hope to take a class sometime! Thank you for all the quality and inspiration.

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  1012. Lauren S Cribb on

    Do I have to choose 1!? Dahlias, cosmos, poppies to name a few!

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  1013. Betsy on

    Congratulations! That is all such good news! I am looking forward to all the easy cut and come again flowers that never give me any trouble-cosmos, zinnias, daisies!

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  1014. Alyson Dorr on

    I am giddy about trying anemones as well as some new shades of poppies in my garden this spring (when it arrives- come on snow, melt!) Your book is both inspirational and practical. I’ve gotten a wealth of information from it and your blog – you are making the world a prettier place one seed at a time! Congrats!

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  1015. Jessica Hays on

    This is my first year growing a cut flower garden. I am very excited and have a lot to learn. I am most excited to grow purple coneflowers. I hope they turn out to be beautiful and come back year after year!

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  1016. Justina on

    I am excited to grow Bells of Ireland again and try some celosia varieties.

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  1017. Erika Comrie-Krupa on

    I’m really excited about seeing my Crown Princess Maragareta rose bloom this spring. I read about it in your book and chose it for its color and fragrance.

    Last year was the first year I had a flower garden and I planted dahlias and delphiniums, also firsts for me. They made me smile each time I walked past all season. I can’t wait to try more dahlias this year. And to think, all I knew about dahlias before last year was the movie, “The Blue Dahlia.”

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  1018. Patti on

    Looking forward to growing zinnias. We moved to a new house 2 years ago and I’m having to do more experimenting as the soil is all caliche – lots of work! I love your book, it’s so beautiful and extremely helpful.

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  1019. Sue Sugnet on

    I’m sorry. I have 3 favorites: cosmos, sweet peas and stock flowers!

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  1020. Victoria Johnson on

    Rudbeckia! I can’t wait for it to reveal its hidden jewel xo

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  1021. Yuliya on

    I am most looking forward to growing pacific giant delphiniums! Thank you!

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  1022. Maureen on

    Passionate about antique varieties of roses!

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  1023. Alli Bisset on

    So many beautiful flowers to choose but my favourite “good all rounder” is Larkspur. It gives a delicate touch to a bouquet and is a great filler. Or Sweet peas, or Alsroemeria, or Peonies ?

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  1024. Kirsten on

    I just found out that I’ll be given a community garden plot this summer and I’m so excited! I’ve been looking wistfuly at all the Floret seeds, wanting to grow everything! I live in the hot and sunny Okanagan Valley so I’m looking forward to growing celosia, globe amaranth, sunflowers, and tomatoes!

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  1025. Adreanna T on

    I’m looking forward to seeing so many of the flowers I am sowing this growing season. I recently discovered Floret Flowers. I immediately placed several orders. I’m sorry that Nasturtium Ladybird Rose was sold out. I am very excited about Icelandic Poppy Giant Peach. I’ve grown Papaver Somniferum and Papaver Orientale. This is my first experience with Icelandic Poppies. Thank you for the opportunity to win your book.

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  1026. kate porter on

    I cant wait to see my floret lime blush and lime orange zinnias bloom. They are just about ready to plant out here in Brisbane!
    Thanks so much <3

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  1027. Mical Lewis on

    I am excited to grow roses and peonies this season. Thank you so much for sharing your love and passion with the world.

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  1028. Janet O on

    I’m excited to grow dahlias this year. Will also try growing milkweed to help our monarch butterflies here in California.

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  1029. Bridget O'Connor-Ranta on

    I previously worked/managed a flower shop in college and found such beauty and joy in the physical work of creating brief mementos to celebrate one another. I then ventured into a community garden plot and have a ‘jungle’ of houseplants growing in my home. My husband and I recently purchased our first home together and I finally have the space to create my dream flower garden! I am absolutely enthralled in the symmetrical unique beauty of dahlias, am so eager to make my first attempt at growing them. I am also very pleased that, per the Victorian dictionary of flowers, dahlias represent dignity and decided to have this flower permanently inked on my skin as a reminder.

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  1030. Nancy Rabinowitz on

    Dahlias I think but then there are those ranunculus… BTW: I bought some white anemones from Floret a couple of years ago and planted them here in Burlington, Vermont where they bloomed that year, and to my amazement they wintered over, in the ground, and bloomed last year too! Curious to see if they show up this year.

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  1031. Laurie St Denis on

    Peony’s, peony’s, peony’s! After spending the last 30+ years in southern Florida and now … a resident of the coastal PNW, I can’t wait to grow and lavish peony’s on my friends and family!!!

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  1032. Suzanne Mortensen on

    As many as I can fit in my sunny spots!
    Dahlias, cosmos, sweet peas, calendula and nasturtiums.

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  1033. Macy Dillon on

    Zinnias and sugar snaps! I have learned so much from your book, blog, and social media’s! I can’t wait to start my first garden this spring! Thank you for being an incredible teacher Erin! Blessings to all ?

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  1034. Sue McDowell on

    I planted Dahlias for my daughters wedding last year anxious to see if I can get them to grow again this year. Spring hurry!!

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  1035. Tatiana on

    Excited to grow foxgloves!!!

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  1036. Jennifer on

    Congratulations!

    I am super excited about growing sweet peas for the first time this year–thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement to just go for it!

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  1037. Heidi on

    Last year, I took on strawflowers because my mom told me my grandmother used to grow them so they remind her of her mom. This year, I’m excited to try the lime series zinnias. What an amazing color combo!

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  1038. Carilyn Fukura on

    I am going to grow so many new flowers this year and chamomile, dahlia, and a unique calendula are on my hot list. What a generous gift! Congratulations on your success.

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  1039. tinaloewen on

    I’m dreaming of dinner plate dahlias! ?

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  1040. Alena Haan on

    Congratulations! Your book has giving me so much inspiration to the world of flowers. Looking forward to planting my sangria mix. Along with zinnias and pincushions. Definitely a labor of love ❤️❤️❤️ looking forward to the new books.

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  1041. Elli Hanna on

    My Nana grew dahlias my entire childhood. I loved being in her garden and was always amazed by the variety of beautiful shapes and colours. She grew the dahlias and roses that featured in my wedding bouquet last year, and when my husband and I moved into our first home, she dug up many of the bulbs and gave them to me. I have loved having that special part of her and my childhood growing this summer in my garden. Dahlias are always going to have a special spot in my backyard.

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  1042. Linda Andersen on

    I grew a beautiful dahlia last year for the first time, and I am in love!!! I am trying ranunculus this year. Loved your book and all the wonderful information I get on your site. Congratulations on your labor of love that has benefited many.

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  1043. Jessica on

    I am excited to grow ranunculus this spring!

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  1044. Laurie Koran on

    Thank you so much for sharing your incredible knowledge and love of growing beautiful flowers! For many years I have focused on creating edible landscape design, incorporating flowers into the vegetable gardens of my clients. You and your beautiful book inspired me to focus even more on the beauty of flowers, so much so that I am planting a devoted cutting garden for the first time. Dahlias have become an obsession and I have purchased so many different dahlia bulbs that I am worried I won’t be able to plant them all! I am so excited to hear that you will be publishing more books and can’t wait for the one devoted to dahlias. Thank you!

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  1045. JoBeth on

    Congratulations! As I sit in the single digit temperatures, it is so wonderful to read about your gorgeous flower farm and your outstanding contributions to so many around the world. It makes me encouraged that spring will be so full of color! I have ordered several of your seed packets and look forward to the arrival of spring! Thank you for all your contributions to this field. You are truly one of a kind.

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  1046. Kristen Anderson on

    After taking your free mini course online I am most looking forward to growing dahlias and the long stemmed pansies. Poppies are right up there too ?

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  1047. Maryse Hudon on

    I love dahlias and am very excited to hear that the 3rd book will be all about them. So of course, I am excited about growing them but also found some black calla lilies that I think will be stunning to grow this year. Dara is another favourite that I discovered doing your course! Yay floret for all your accomplishments and your continued inspiration for all of us!

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  1048. Lauren Casamayor on

    I ordered my first Floret seeds this year and can’t wait to see the larkspur!

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  1049. Melissa S on

    I love growing Stock because not only are they beautiful but they smell amazing. And not many of my neighbors even know what they are – so I plant extra seeds to share.

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  1050. Ashley on

    I am excited to grow strawflowers and drumsticks this year! Love all flowers

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  1051. Phil on

    Dahlias dahlias dahlias, woohoo more dahlias

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  1052. Amanda on

    Omg! Congratulations on the success of your book! I’m excited because this is the first year I’m growing poppies! I have a few of your mother of pearl and amazing gray seedlings going that I’ve managed to keep alive so I am thrilled to see how they grow.

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  1053. Kye Zustiak on

    I’ve always wanted to grow dahlias! They are a rare sight where I live in the midwest, and it would be so fun to gift them to friends.

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  1054. heather burke on

    I am looking forward to planting rows of sweet peas in a week or so. And Icelandic Poppies. Just wish we could buy your seeds down here in Australia.

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  1055. Kim on

    As always, I’m most excited for the many varieties of celosia and cockscomb I plant each year. It’s such an unexpected, though welcome texture in arrangements.

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  1056. Karen Hayes on

    I am so excited to grow cupcake cosmos, I grew them last season too and everybody loves them.

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  1057. Anna on

    So many great new!! I’m very happy for you and can’t wait for your new books. I really enjoyed my dahlias last year and i’m very excited to grow more colors and varieties this season. Warmest hugs to you Erin and to Team Floret!

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  1058. Katie on

    I am looking forward to growing (and then giving away) four varieties of Rudbeckia. I first heard about the versatility of these flowers through the Cut Flower Garden book. Thanks Floret!

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  1059. Judy green on

    I’m looking forward to try Chinese Asters this year. Flowers brighten the day for all who enjoy the beauty.

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  1060. Tosha on

    Thank you for the work that you put into these tremendously beautiful (and helpful) books. As a little girl, I loved to grow Zinnias (still one of my favorites) and dreamed of the day that I could sell them to make a living. Thanks to Cut Flower Garden, that dream is starting to come true.

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  1061. Ashley on

    I am so EXCITED to grow some cannas this year. I had some at my old house and ready to have some here at our new home.

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  1062. Cindy Fenton on

    I love the love-lies-bleeding amaranth. The first year I grew it in my front yard landscape everyone who passed by asked what it was. Sooo incredible!

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  1063. Anne Gould on

    I have started the new violas you have to use as a cut flower!!!! I was in Cornwall england last summer and try to read books by local authors. I found the Minack trilogy which was written in the 40’s by a couple that leave London to try to become flower farmers. One of their major products were bunches of violas which they would box and drive to the flower train. They then would be auctioned off at the convent garden flower market. Was thrilled that I could try these as cut flowers.

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  1064. Jamie Cantrell on

    You have inspired me to start a much larger garden this year. I am excited to see me tulip bulbs come up this spring!! I have been working a new green house to get my seeds started early this year. #sooverthiswinter #stuckinthefreezingmidwest

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  1065. Julia on

    My boyfriend and I just planted sunflowers; we are in a long distance relationship (we’re both in the Army) and watching them grow through the pictures he sends me is something really special we are both looking forward to :).

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  1066. Kristen Jervis on

    I can’t wait to grow dahlias!! So so in love with this flower variation!

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  1067. Adana on

    Last fall, I have started my first ever cutring garden, and could not be more excited about the entire process. So far, my tulips and daffodils have started to bud! I’m very excited for our magnolia tree this year and hope to give it proper care. Many congrats on your successes!

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  1068. Traci Wood on

    I’m daydreaming of dahlias and peonies currently. Sadly, I’m still rocking apartment life so I’m very limited to what I can plant but soon enough I will have a house and a beautiful cut flower garden and I truly can’t wait!

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  1069. Jodi pears on

    I’m excited to grow poppies and dahlia’s this summer!

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  1070. Hannah Bollinger Sloan on

    I’m excited to grow dahlias for the second time and try carnations for the first time!

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  1071. Marian in Irvine on

    Your book and website are so inspiring – my garden and I thank you!
    Looking forward to your next books!

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  1072. Heather on

    I’m hoping my peonies and lilacs bloom this year – that’s the hard thing about moving into a new house, it takes time for my favorite perennials to bloom. But if not them, then I will enjoy the zinnias and cosmos and poppies :)
    So exciting to look forward to not one, but two! more Floret books!

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  1073. Stephanie Huber on

    Congrats Floret! I am most excited to grow zinnias this year! My daughter loves them and they are so hard and easy for little gardeners to grow.

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  1074. Shana Lane on

    This will be my first year growing dahlias. I’m planting about a dozen varieties to see what happens. Can’t wait!

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  1075. Rachel on

    Greetings from Texas!! Your book has been such an inspiration to me. I’m so excited to grow lots of zinnias this summer!

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  1076. Linnea Nikitas on

    I’ve always loved gardening and I’m a florist so spring is such an exciting time for me. I’ll be starting my zinnias and larkspur from seed as well as some heirloom sweet pea’s. I live in Connecticut and my pussy willows are starting to show their silver buds!! I am so inspired by everything you do at Floret, thank you so much for all the amazing tips and beautiful pictures.

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  1077. Lynn Martell on

    congratulations Erin and team at Floret Farms. I have spent countless hours learning from you and your team. Keep up the good work !! My favorite glower I am excited for this year 2019 are the Dahlia’s I ordered from a Canadian referenced contact you had mentioned in your blog, as well, oh yeah, was only to be one flower but I’m also excited to grow a few new spray roses known as sweetheart roses that I have some bare roots coming.

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  1078. Patricia Wolfe on

    Hi, Erin. As a passionate grower of everything, your book has been inspirational in guiding our Master Gardener program (particularly me) in Nevada County, California, to grow more and more flowers for our spring sale, which is our main fundraiser for our Master Gardener program. I am a passionate grower and just had built the most amazing greenhouse. We are growing your zinnias, calendulas, amaranth, filler plants, Malope, and many others and we will be stressing these are flowers to be grown for flower bouquets and arranging and I am sure it will lead to many workshops on flowers and arranging. I have caught the dahlia mania just recently and have grown dahlias from seed and tubers. So thank you for a wonderful instructional book. The joy of growing from seed to me is just the most amazing process, and I take pride in growing the very best plants I can. Good luck with all you do and keep growing and teaching and planting. Your passion is contagious! Picking favorite flowers is always hard. It depends on the season. For just drop-dead beauty, I have to pick more than one: peonies, dahlias, zinnias (Queen Red Lime and all in the group), and now your amazing sweet peas! I have 5 packets that have been planted and hundreds of old-fashion sweet peas that grow wild in my garden and of course they must have a wonderful scent. And then there is Papaver somniferum, breadseed poppies! My wildflower garden makes me smile just thinking about it. And then the tulips and daffodils! How can you possibly choose!

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  1079. Allie Brady on

    After reading what you wrote about carnations, I’m now VERY excited to grow them and give them to friends all season long!

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  1080. Emily Gabriel on

    I’m so excited to grow sunflowers! They are so pretty and so far they are the only flowers I manage to keep alive! Have tried daises twice and had no luck.

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  1081. Kira on

    I am soo happy for you! I am soo genuinely excited about zinnias this year!!

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  1082. Tomi Wilson-Keiser on

    My favorite flowers are double peonies. I had a beautiful bush when I lived in the PNW, but haven’t tried planting any since moving back to California. They are my next projects. I also love begonias and violas!

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  1083. Monika Blašková on

    I am so excited to grow Matthiola incana from your seeds. Today i sowed it indoor and i cant wait to see how they will be flowering. and last autumn i planted tulips in trenches for the first time so i am so excited on them too.

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  1084. Margaret Hanson-Pierre on

    I have loved the flower empire you are building since you started! Amazing what some education about flowers can do for the world. This year I am super excited to plant tons of milkweed and native perennials for my winged friends. I am also very excited to grow some white hardy hibiscus. Thanks for all your work Floret Team.

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  1085. Joann Hartwell on

    I am so excited to grow and share dahlias this year. Their perfect lines of symmetry and colors are nature’s little mandalas.

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  1086. Amara on

    I am a 90’s girl, so that means I love sunflowers! I can’t wait to grow all different sunflowers this year, and I love sharing them with friends! I also love watching my 4 year old daughter start to fall in love with their sunny, bright blooms! :)

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  1087. Amanda on

    Hellebore and chrysanthemum are what I am most excited about this year.

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  1088. Lisa Iscovich on

    I Love Sweet Peas and Icelandic Poppies.
    Such happy little flowers!!
    Lisa

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  1089. Stephanie Wyant on

    I’m really excited to grow carnations! I’ve always felt their was such unique beauty in them.

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  1090. Andy on

    Definitely most excited to see my dahlias bloom, as it’s my first go at growing them!

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  1091. Kelly on

    I am very excited to put some peonies in my garden this year in memory of my grandmothers, but poppies are my absolute favorite and I adore sharing the blooms with my friends and family.

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  1092. Bogomila on

    Thanks to reading your blog I decided to start a big cut flower garden this year for the first time. And I am sooooo excited! I am looking forward to see all the little seedlings come to bloom, but the most so for the sweet peas. I can’t wait to see and to smell them, since they are completely new to me.

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  1093. Ariel on

    Growing my own Dahlia’s & giving them away in beautiful bouquet’s packed with pollinator friendly flowers = pure happiness!!

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  1094. Alicea Lewis on

    I am most excited for my Floret ranunculus bulbs to bloom! Thank you for being such a wonderful resource and inspiration to flower lovers everywhere!

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  1095. Dawn Kato on

    Looking forward to following your method of starting anemone and ranunculus this year. We still have a foot and a half of snow here in western Montana so spring might be a bit delayed this year! Thanks for the knowledge and inspiration!

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  1096. Carmen on

    I would love to try some dahlias this year!

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  1097. Melinda Bourg on

    This year we had to take out the roses that were original to our house :-( So, I’m looking forward to the new David Austin roses we put in their place. Last year was all about dahlias and this year it’s roses. Wonder what next year’s will be?

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  1098. Sheila in SF on

    Congratulations on your book. I enjoy flowers in my home weekly and fortunately they sell affordable flowers at my local Trader Joe’s. I have tried to grow peonies and one year had 2 blooms so I will try again. I would love to Ian your book.

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  1099. Estelle McLean on

    Zinnias are my favourite flower! Their bright colours look amazing in the garden and we use them in bouquets a lot over the summer. We are heading into autumn here so now i’m looking forward to planting bulbs for spring.

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  1100. Cris Blackstone on

    The Dahlias have won my heart-last year we grew some, and have greatly expanded this year. As I write this comment, we are at the NY Botanic Garden with some witch hazel blooming outside the cafe, gorgeous! All things in due course….thanks for the organization my Floret calendar agenda nooks have offered me with last year and this year.

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  1101. Nicole on

    I am very excited to grow peonies, finally; have been wanting some for years, and never had room, and now I’ve planted six! And go out every day to stare at the pots the bare root bulbs are presently residing in, to see if they’re coming up yet. (One tip showing, so far.) My parents gave me your book for Christmas (with beautiful sweet pea seeds; such a lovely surprise!), and it is wonderful; so happy to hear there will be more! Now to sit on my impatience and wait…
    Dahlias, too; never grown dahlias before, and now have a handful of tubers on order, and am nervous about getting them right. Funny, it always seems like when you decide to grow a new vegetable, you just plant it, but the flowers seem much more fraught, for some reason. But enchanting to look forward to.

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  1102. Kathryn Henderson on

    Congratulations!
    I enjoy sharing seasonal blooms from the bright and colourful spring bulb family through the summer annuals to the gorgeous hues of autumn tones and finally the foliages of winter which have so much colour… but most of all I enjoy sharing the warm hug that a bunch / bouquet of home garden raised flowers can impart!

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  1103. Cassidy on

    Sunflowers, tulips, and lavender! I am also really excited about repotting some of my plants that have outgrown their spaces!

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  1104. Guijie on

    Congratulations. Nice job!

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  1105. Lacy McKinney on

    I am excited to try and get some ranunculus started in my garden! I’m new to this but your book has been soooo helpful. I check it out from my local library but it is a VERY popular title so sometimes I have to wait but it’s worth it :) Super stoked you are making another book! Congrats!!

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  1106. Angela Higgins on

    POPPIES!! I’ve ordered a handful of seeds from Floret this year, but I am the most excited to grow the Giant Peach Iceland Poppies. They are wee little babies right now in my green house… before we know it they will be ready to go in the ground! Thank you Floret, for all of your inspiring photos and for sharing your dream with us!

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  1107. Karen Geraci on

    I’ve never grown sweet peas and I plan to add them to my garden this year. I can’t wait!

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  1108. BeeBee on

    My two favorite seasons are spring and fall. Sweet peas announce spring for me and dahlias remind me that another lovely garden year is about to fold.

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  1109. Tanya on

    I am excited to try cosmos from seed. I have added another dahlia to my very small group from last year.

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  1110. Dorene on

    In my earlier comment, I forgot to say that dahlias are my favorite!

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  1111. Ashley Rech on

    I’m excited to grow ranunculus this year. They were something that grew all over my grandmother’s wild garden in Easter Washington and I loved them as a girl. And I love to gift amaranth tendrils because they are stunning and edible!

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  1112. Anja Jansze on

    Hallo Floret,
    Mijn naam is Anja Jansze van De Tulperij uit Holland. Wij promoten met ons bedrijf de tulpen. Maar dit jaar gaan we ook voor het eerst de dahlia promoten. We krijgen een showtuin met 600 soorten dahlia’s in samenwerking met de CNB.
    De liefde voor de dahlia is 2 jaar geleden bij ons gegroeid en wij willen in Nederland heel graag, veel meer mensen enthousiast maken over deze prachtige bloem.
    Dus ik ben mij nu aan verdiepen in het groei en bloeiproces van de Dahlia. Dus ik zou heel graag een boek van jou willen winnen. En ik kijk uit naar je derde boek. Die helemaal speciaal over de Dahlia gaat. Die ga ik dan zeker kopen!

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  1113. Diana Jonassen on

    Enjoyed the book and am glad that it’s been a success for you!

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  1114. Anna Ramos on

    Oh, to have to choose! They are all so pretty amd unique. I think at the moment I am looking forward to Iris, though usually I get most excited about tulips and peonies!

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  1115. Lola Higgins on

    I just love flowers and up until a few years ago I concentrated on perennials. My favorite annual right now is zinnias love the colors and sizes, such a versatile flower.

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  1116. Joy on

    Congratulations! You are reaching and inspiring so many people!
    Sweet peas for neighbours, with ‘Jacqueline Ann’ specifically for my mother-in-law in rehab as she shares the same name (down to ‘Ann’ with no ‘e’) – amazing, thank you for stocking them with international shipping!

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  1117. G.C. on

    Dahlias! Can’t wait for the third book :)

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  1118. Rachael Mikelionis on

    I am so excited for my sweet peas! I have never grown them before and reading about them in your book inspired me to grow a little patch of my own!

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  1119. Lise Skovgaard on

    As I’m the gratefull new owner of an allotment I’m looking so much forward to growing my own flowers for the very first time this season. I’m especially looking forward to the sea of tulips awaiting to flourish very soon. Best wishes, Lise from Denmark

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  1120. Janet Phillips on

    I’m trying some new varieties of sweet peas this year!

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  1121. Yard Youngun on

    I am most excited about the dahlias growing this spring! Absolutely love the Floret family and the inspiration you are!!!

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  1122. Valerie Kay on

    This will be shocking to some of you guys out there. In Myanmar, a very few people has heard of the name of Dahlia before, but all local flower farmers, including myself, has never ever witnessed dahlia flower in reality. Words will be understatement, I cannot wait myself to start grabbing those Cornell and cafe au lait tubers to get growing!!!
    dahlia <3

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  1123. Emily Commander on

    My grandfather passed away this year but he always grew beautiful dahlias for as long as he was able! I would love to add them to my garden in his memory this year.

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  1124. Kim on

    I am very excited about growing dahlias in our new home. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the backyard will have enough sun for these beauties!

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  1125. Jewel on

    I’m starting some dahlias from seed and I’m super excited to see what they end up looking like! I love the randomness!

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  1126. Lindsay on

    I’m studying Horticulture right now, and when I found Floret, I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I leave college! I love the idea of more people having access to a room full of flowers that they get to pick, with long vase lives. I’m so excited to grow those dinner plate Dahlias on your Instagram; my jaw dropped to floor when I saw the photos! I also love lilacs and daffodils.

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  1127. Kathi Hensley on

    Thank you for doing this giveaway. I don’t currently own a copy of your book but check it out often from the library. I love reading through it and dreaming about what I may want to grow. I just ordered a few different China Asters from you so I am looking forward to growing those this year. Also, after your recommendation for David Austin roses in your book, I ordered two rose bushes that I’m waiting to have shipped. I can’t wait to see all of these beauties bloom!!

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  1128. Mira Stirrup on

    I LOVE peonies and stock! Two things that don’t grow for very long around here sadly. Love your work! It helped me get my personal floral business up and running and I cannot WAIT for your upcoming books!!

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  1129. Sarah Rossignol Stewart on

    I am most excited to give include Bells of Ireland! I have never grown them before, and I love their soft green color and texture! I know that they will be a special addition to bouquets and I hope that recipients will love them as much as I do!

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  1130. Wren on

    Many, many congrats!!! I’ve followed your blog for a very long time and have watched it grow into a magnificent garden! I’m excited every time I see peonies snd anemones! Can’t grow peonies in Florida but can buy them on occasion – just saw a local (new) flower grower had gorgeous white anenomes and was very encouraged – thank you for spreading these awesome “seeds” around!
    Many thanks, Wren

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  1131. Jennifer on

    I first planted cosmos last year when a neighbor gave me some seeds from her garden. I had always been too scared to try things from seed, but she assured me that cosmos were impossible to mess up. These orange beauties filled the little plot behind my shed (where they washed after a heavy rain =P) with blooms, and bumblebees!!, for almost four months. I absolutely fell in love. This year I have several more varieties to plant including Velouette (from you!), Seashells, and Summer Dreams. I am digging up the parkway in front of my house to make a huge cutting garden, and cosmos will be one of the things I am most looking forward to planting and giving away!

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  1132. Hannah on

    Zinnias, Bachelor Buttons, and Calendulas sprouting now! So excited for Spring. ?

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  1133. Laura Olson on

    I am excited to grow ranunculus flowers. I picked up a plant a couple years ago and it is now one of my favorites. Must admit dahlias are a favorite as well and it’s been a long winter in
    Wisconsin, so cannot wait to start planting when warm weather arrives.

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  1134. Dianne on

    Thank you for this opportunity! I am looking forward to growing Chabaud Jeanne Dionis Carnations!

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  1135. Ayla on

    I am really excited about growing and watching my iris’s bloom!
    Daffodils and daisys are the flowers I love to give to any and everyone!

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  1136. Diane Kindle on

    I never knew we could grow carnations in the PNW but reading Floret’s entries has inspired me to give it a go. I love growing dahlias (about 100 plants) and have started to try other cut flowers. Thank you Floret for sharing so much of your expertise!

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  1137. Erin on

    I’m most excited about some double flowering butterfly peas that I am growing this year from seed. They have a glorious, rich blue color! Though I am also especially looking forward to the new David Austin roses and dahlias that are soon to be delivered. =)

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  1138. Emily Black on

    This is my first year growing flowers for sale! I’m really excited to grow poppies. They’re so colorful and whimsical.

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  1139. Beth Walsh on

    Thanks for the great book and looking forward to the next 2! This year I am trying China Asters for the first time.

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  1140. Stephanie Jones-Gunn on

    Every year I look forward to growing sweet peas, to me, their fragrance is the essence of summer. Thanks for all you do to keep bringing beauty into the world!

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  1141. Mj TenHaken on

    LI’ve always stay up to date with new ideas. 47 yrs as a freelance floral designer, I leave my mind to creating something old new again. You have to keep up with many new flowers and how to grow and care. God created all flowers to work with each other and the way we can learn, is to try growing them ourselves, So in turn we can enlighten our clients.

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  1142. Rachel on

    I fell in love with flowers when a friend asked me to arrange flowers for her June wedding last year. I had never handled flowers much before that and set about learning as much as I could as fast as I could. It felt so natural. I quickly realized that I would be depressed when the wedding was over and I wouldn’t have a reason to buy and work with flowers anymore. That’s when I started learning to grow them for myself. I stumbled across Floret’s blog and was instantly hooked on the beautiful photography and carefully written growing tips. After experimenting with store bought seeds and tubers of questionable quality over the summer, I took the plunge and fall planted Gallilee Anemones, Champagne Ranunculus, and 4 varieties of sweet peas from Floret in a low tunnel (zone 7b). Despite crazy VA weather, my Anemones have begun blooming and the Ranunculus is not far behind. The sweet peas look great and I can’t wait for the warmer weather to bring an explosion of growth. I’ve indoor started 2 colors of Chabaud carnations and have a number of warm weather flower seeds like Double Click Cosmos waiting to go. I’m going to have so many more seedlings than I need and I can’t wait to start gifting them!

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  1143. Alicia on

    So excited for your wonderful success! I tell all my flower friends about Floret. I ordered a number of seeds this year from your site as well ad ranucs and anemone and my most favorite I am excited about are your Amazing Gray poppies and the Black & White anemones. Keeping fingers crossed, anemones and ranucs are growing well in my zone 7 with your growing guidance post and poppies seeded 2 weeks ago are sprouting! Woot woot! <3

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  1144. Jayne Phair on

    I grew my first flower garden last year and hope to add zinnias in this year. I am reading your book on my kindle and am loving it. Thank you for writing a great book. I look forward to your next book.

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  1145. Rebecca Hammett on

    Ahhhhhhh how exciting for Team Floret and us!!!! I can’t wait for your new books. You have definitely inspired me to grow a garden full of beautiful blooms that I share with my family. I can’t wait to give them buckets full of sweet peas (they smell so heavenly) and dahlias! Nice job on all your hard work!

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  1146. Emily Hassman on

    I’m excited for the zinnias in my garden this year! I’d like to try dahlias, maybe next year :)

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  1147. Angela Cherington on

    Your book has been my go to this season as it is giving me the confidence and knowledge to start my own cut flower and container farm. I’m really excited to try Lisianthus and David Austin roses. The Lisianthus because it’s probably the most difficult flower to get started and David Austin roses because of their beauty and similarities to peonies yet blooming in the summer!

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  1148. lisa d on

    How exciting! I’m sure the book is beautiful. I am looking forward to trying to grow the breadseed poppy peony mix. Just need to get rid of the 3ft of snow!

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  1149. Jean Clark on

    I am trying Cobaea (Cup and Saucer vine) for the first time.

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  1150. Willow on

    Hello!

    Congratulations on your literary successes! I am so inspired by your writings, your website, the photos and the variety of plant species that you lovingly tend to and then so graciously share with the rest of us. I would love to grow everything you offer, but get intimidated by failure since I deal with a tricky Southern climate and lack of space with ample sun. One battle I keep fighting every year is with the Zinnias because they are my mother’s favorite (besides peonies) and they are just so happy and colorful to see. Your selection is by far the best I’ve seen and it is just pure joy to see all of your gorgeous photos. They inspire me to get up and try again, even when the Summer heat and Georgia humidity tries to bring my babes down. Thank you for the inspiration and please keep it coming for us down here in the South!

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  1151. Samantha Murray on

    I love growing Dhalia’s and cutting for bouquets to give to neighbors and friends they are such happy flowers in so many colors and shapes. Not so great at storing and the work they require from year to year however, they still make me smile when they bloom!

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  1152. Andrea on

    Sweet peas. I have never grown them for flowers, and I’m anxious to see how they do down here in zone 8. Thanks for providing so many different types to choose from!

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  1153. Philippe Mabilde on

    Hello Erin,

    Last week I went to Paris with my Jasmine (my wife) for her birthday. At one point our attention was drawn by a very small flower shop. The flower bouquets were so refreshing! We were especially touched by the appearance of the Gloriosa superba. As a reminder of our beautiful weekend I will try to grow this beautiful flower.

    Greetings from Bruges – Belgium

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  1154. Elfi Rose on

    Erin, I thoroughly enjoyed and savored each page of your book from front to back, and it now gets used as my most beautiful plant reference. Definitely looking forward the #2… and #3!!! Book news is great news! As for the flower I’m most excited to grow this season – it’s probably ranunculus (thank you for the pointers btw) tied with peon, but to give, tulips and nigella will be first, dahlias later on in summer. Seeing others’ enjoyment in flowers I’ve grown is one of the most heartening things ever!

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  1155. Diane on

    I am very much desiring some Dahlias. I have my first batch of seeds sprouting and I am super pumped to get them in the ground. Hoping to get the book!!!
    Thanks for being so giving with all the info that you have mastered!!
    Blessings !!

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  1156. Kelly Wachi on

    Hoping to experiment with cosmos, pincushion flower, strawflower, and chocolate lace flower. I live in a colder, wetter, and less sunny part of Hawaii, so it will be interesting to see whether these will grow here. Your book motivates me to try these out!

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  1157. Lindy Bankhead on

    I’ve been commercially growing for 6 years. You are an inspiration! I just seeded indoors the Lacy Flower. Can’t wait to watch it grow!

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  1158. Deb on

    This book looks amazing, what a joy! Thank you for all your wonderful information and pictures..I do enjoy all your content!

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  1159. Laura on

    How can I choose?! Planning to grow so many new varieties! Let’s just say my answer today is Iceland Poppies!

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  1160. Fiona Egan on

    I’m awed at the beauty and diversity of the Dahlia family.
    I have planted some red coloured varieties and want to build up the dahlias numbers in my garden.
    They look great, both in the garden and in the house.

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  1161. Megan on

    Congratulations! I am excited about my dahlias and am hoping to add more flowers to my garden as long as we can train my puppy not to dig. eep! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  1162. Lisa Wagner on

    I love all flowers but would love to grow different varieties of sunflowers.

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  1163. Abby Tappendorf on

    China Asters and all the Celosia I can find! This year is my first season at flower farming and I can’t wait for all the seasons to come. This blog has been and I am sure will continue to be a constant friend as I go into this endeavor. I am grateful for all the resources you provide!

    Thanks for the inspiration and cheers from Kentucky!

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  1164. Dana Truffer-Moudra on

    I like easy to grow things, ideally ones that take care of themselves. I have some poppies that I am wondering if they survived the winter, and hope to see more. I also have some irises, and lupines. I may need to try some bigger flowers – zinnias and dahlias :)

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  1165. Amanda Noel on

    Congrats!!!
    I am excited to grow some gian zinnias again! I have fallen in love with them ?

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  1166. Sarah-Jane Bashford on

    I’m excited to be turning a paddock into a flower garden. I want flowers all year round but I live in an extreme climate – very hot dry summer and very cold winters, limited water supply (Central Otago, New Zealand). I absolutely love your book and I can’t wait to try growing a variety of dinner plate sized Dahlia’s (roll on your Dahlia book!), along with hundreds of other flowers. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I’ll be on a shoe string budget, so growing from seed is the only way I can do it for now.

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  1167. Gloria on

    I first found you while searching for black and white anemones similar to ones I had at my wedding. They were one of the first things I planted myself at our first house together, and they have rebloomed twice since that initial planting. I am going to add more to the bed this fall and trying out some other flowers around our property to see what works well. The quality of your products is amazing and I have recommended you to all my friends! Eventually I hope to have most of my wedding flowers growing around our home to keep that day alive everyday!

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  1168. Sarah McGrath on

    Hi Erin! I recently discovered Floret Farm and I ordered a bunch of seeds from you! It is my dream to start a cut flower garden this year. I am most excited about growing Icelandic Poppies and Shirley Poppies!

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  1169. Annie Patrick on

    I’m excited to try out cosmos. I have never grown them before but you have inspired me to do so! Love all your stuff!

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  1170. Jenny Vandlen on

    I love this book – it truly is art not just a how-to book! I am excited to try my hand at bachelor buttons this year.

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  1171. Emily Willis on

    I am so excited to start growing my cockscomb flowers. I purchased every variety I could find and I am patiently waiting for them to sprout. I absolutely am over the moon excited for my sweet peas as they are the ones showing the most strength and promise in my seed starter trays!

    I’m a first-timer when it comes to sowing flowers. Eeeek

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  1172. Lorraine on

    Thank you for inspiring me to have my own garden of flowers. I cannot believe what it has produced from such a small space. I grow flowers to give away to others and the enjoyment I get is so great. My mum was a gardener. She had big gardens so I grew up with this all around me but didn’t take it into my own home and family life until now. I have mostly had big trees and lawn until this past year, thinking I didn’t want the hassle of gardening. It has not been a hassle at all, rather great enjoyment. I love the Helebore. And I’m loving the new colours becoming available. I stumbled across your website about a year ago, subscribed to your blog and enjoy everytime something new comes into my inbox.

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  1173. Kim McGeoghegan on

    My daughter and I have been inspired by your book and now grow cut flowers for a small farm stand in Willows CA. Hearth and Homestead’s main focus is to provide organic eggs vegetables and beautiful cut flowers to a small rural town. Thank you for all your hard work in providing us with so much information and contagious enthusiasm!! We look forward to taking your business class next year and are so excited to read your next book. My favorite flowers are dahlias and tuberoses.

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  1174. Dan on

    This year I’m increasing my rose varieties and planting more climbers and ramblers that will grow up into old hawthorns and apple trees. I’m growing Leontine Gervais, Madame Alfred Carrière, Veilchenblau and Blue Magenta. Look ‘em up!

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  1175. Dorithy Campbell on

    I am excited for many flowers this year, but mostly the earliest ones, which in my yard are daffodils, anemones, and lupines. Thanks for providing so much inspiration via your book and all of your posts online!

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  1176. Karen Phillips on

    My favorite flower to grow this year is my confidence! I checked out your book from the library 4 days ago and I have read it twice and still can’t get enough. We have only lived in Michigan for 4 years, so I am still learning what grows and what the lovely deer won’t devour. Zinnias have always been my favorite, but I am looking forward to planting your sweet peas this year! Thank you for sharing your knowledge so generously!

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  1177. Judy on

    It’s a thrill to read your beautiful words regarding flowers.

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  1178. Leslie on

    Congratulations on all your books! You’ve spread joy and inspired many.
    I’m looking forward to growing some sunflowers this summer, and also ranunculus. Luckily, spring is coming soon!

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  1179. Suzanne Woodard on

    I am excited about growing my first flower and vegetable gardens this year. Your videos, and newsletter posts have been both educational and inspirational. I have been wanting one of your books for over a year now (limited budget of a retired teacher) so I’m hoping to win! Fingers crossed!! Thank you for bringing beauty into our world.

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  1180. Lori Minor on

    I’m so happy I found you online and hope to keep learning from all your insight! I plan to grown dahlias this season for the first time!!! Wish me luck!!

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  1181. Stacy Thompson on

    Congratulations! I am going to grow dahlias for the first time this year. Wish me luck!

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  1182. Erin Maxen-Lewis on

    Dahlias! I can’t get enough of them. Congrats on the success of your first book!

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  1183. Laurie on

    Congratulations! Your site and posts are such a joyful feast for the eyes! This year I am starting a new cutting garden for my Mom with a few veggies in it. I’m going to focus on attracting and feeding birds, bees, and butterflies (in addition to my Mom!).

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  1184. Jennifer Winegardner on

    Congrats! I have love your first book and looking forward to book #2. I planted carnations I purchased from Floret and can’t wait to see how they turn out. This will be my first time trying to grow carnations. Hopeful, for a great outcome!

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  1185. Glenn Grossman on

    I picked up this book at my library last year. It has inspired me to plant our first cut flower garden this year. I am excited to grow Dahlias. I have them purchased and just waiting for the weather to be right for planting.

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  1186. Sara Tacheny-Andersen on

    I’m excited to expand my dahlia collection. I really enjoyed your tutorial on how to divide and store them. I also hope to make a herbal tea bed. Spring will probably be late in MN this year but I’m itching to go.

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  1187. Debby on

    I absolutely love my hydrangeas, rose bushes, tulips, and of course the dahlias. I really love all the flowers….

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  1188. Casey Kotary on

    I bought your book last year because I wanted something to share with my mom and sister, who love gardening. Never a capable grower of things, I was hesitant but I made a little potted garden on the rooftop of my apartment and surprised myself by falling in love with it. My mom, sister, and I shared pictures and stories all summer and I gave them Floret seeds for Christmas. This year, my pots will be filled with Floret seeds, bulbs, and corms. I’m most excited to grow the Sahara Blackeyed Susan because it was the first of your Instagram posts that I saved in 2018 in the hopes of scoring a packet of seeds to grow in 2019. Now it won’t be long before I get to see them in bloom.

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  1189. April Bailey on

    Thanks for putting this amazing book out into the universe. It’s inspired me to grow many many seedlings this year and move away from being an “instant gardener”. I can’t wait to try out your Icelandic poppies. They look so beautiful on the web and I can’t wait for them to add beauty to my garden.

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  1190. Elaine on

    I love your book! It is so helpful as I add more flowers to my garden. I’m very excited for peony season. Although I have your zinnia seeds sprouting in the greenhouse so I’m pretty excited about them right now too.

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  1191. Grace K on

    Congratulations! So looking forward to growing ranunculus and sweet peas.

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  1192. Molly on

    I am starting my first year growing cut flowers professionally this year so there are so many flowers I am excited to grow. The flowers I am most excited about are sweet peas because they have germinated already in soil blocks and will be the first flowers to be transplanted out in the beds and hopefully the first flowers I sell. I got some really beautiful varieties from Floret and can’t wait to see what the look like in person. Thanks.

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  1193. Michelle Gold on

    I cannot wait to get my copy! Erin and the whole team deserve every good thing coming to them. So incredibly generous with her time and talents.

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  1194. Carolyn Fauteux on

    I am fascinated by Amaranth (all varietals) and hope to revitalize the yard of our fixer-upper by incorporating them anywhere I can! Spring cannot come soon enough here in North Carolina!

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  1195. Amy on

    Congratulations on the success of your first book and the contract on the third! I think the Zinnia collection you provided will be a winner for gifts!

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  1196. Jes Shipley on

    This is so exciting! I am a new follower of this blog and have been so inspired to start looking into how I can grow flowers while living in an apartment. My favorites right now are California poppies and zinnia, there are just so many colors of these they are so bright and fun!

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  1197. Michelle Tompkins on

    I will be planting my cut flower garden for the first time this year! I am so excited to plant zinnias and dahlias. I love your blog, it has been a true inspiration. Thank you!!

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  1198. Anna Regele on

    Loved your first book!! Can’t wait to get my hands on your next ones!! I’m starting up my own cutting garden this year and it all stems from reading your blog!! So excited to try more ‘new’ varieties to me!! I’m looking forward to growing/sharing sweet peas this year!! My mom always had some that grew on a trellis in her garden. I love to share the beauties of flowers with friends and family!!

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  1199. Amy Miller on

    Congratulations Team Floret! Your success is such an inspiration and the expertise you share is truly valued! I was inspired by the Floret blog to try carnations this year. I am so excited to stick my nose in them and share them with friends!

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  1200. Dahlia Golen on

    I’m so glad I found this site. I’m going to try growing dahlias this year, because my name is Dahlia!

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  1201. Carrie Mood on

    Congratulations! How very exciting for everyone. We are trying to grow our own cut flower garden for our wedding in August. I am most excited about the Ruby Eclipse Sunflowers and my Fiance is most excited about Amaranth. Thank you!

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  1202. Shelby on

    Cosmos! All colors, sizes, petal forms! And once the flowers fade, the Goldfinches come in for the seeds and my garden is abloom with sparkling gold.

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  1203. Carol on

    I can’t wait to plant dahlias for the first time this year. Thanks for amazing book, blog and website!

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  1204. Wendy Hutchens on

    I have enjoyed your planner and the book tremendously. I’m am also excited for the second book and thrilled you have signed a contract for a third. How elated you must be!
    I am most excited about growing the Bells of Ireland. Although they are used as a filler, there are no small parts and as a professional photographer, I love the contrast between all the colors that the Bells of Ireland offer.

    If I had to pick a second it would be the Snapdragon. I have never grown them and are anxious to see if I can pull it off. ?

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  1205. Erin on

    I’m really looking forward to growing some Icelandic poppies to fill my house with colour!

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  1206. Kris on

    Such a beautiful book! And congrats on signing on for a 3rd…looking forward to it!

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  1207. Dawn Klonecki on

    I’m going to try my first cut flower garden this year and got even more excited for it after purchasing and reading this book! I think I’m most excited for sweet peas, zinnias and poppy’s!
    Congratulations on everything up and coming for you!

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  1208. Judy Smith on

    Sweet peas are my comfort cut flower and particularly your’s as they grew long stems and wonderful fragrance in my home garden. Not only that, I was so delighted to see them looking so good through our 2018 hot NW summer. I was still cutting flowers in early Nov.

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  1209. Amy on

    There is nothing quite like the daffodils and crocuses emerging unexpectedly to welcome warmer days and the potential for a summer garden full of colorful flowers.

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  1210. Andrea Boudreau on

    I am most excited to grow dahlias this year. Last year I got a late start and they didn’t love being put in the ground so late. This year I’m even trying my hand at propagating dahlias through cuttings! Thank you for giving me the tools to do this with confidence!!

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  1211. Mahla McLeod on

    Congratulations, we will be keeping an eye out for book 2! And 3!!!
    We are excited to be growing flowers at all, but especially sweetpeas, freesias and sunflowers. I have always loved dahlias but the season is coming to an end for us here, while the sunflowers are powering through (strangely enough) and the sweetpea seeds and freesia bulbs are just going in. I looove fragment flowers!

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  1212. Penny on

    I am looking forward to trying dahlia’s and Parrot Tulips. So many beautiful colors!

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  1213. Hele Prill on

    I’m excited to grow ranunculus for the first time. They are such a beautiful and romantic flower that reminds me of old English roses. Love your book, website, blog etc. ! I’m excited to incorporate a lot of your farming practices into my garden this year. So happy for you in regard to the success you’re experiencing and how you are sharing your success and farm with the world!

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  1214. Leisa Joan on

    I love cut flowers, larkspur, bachelor buttons, and snapdragons

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  1215. Linda Shipley on

    I’m always excited to give, grow and receive daisies. They are a happy flower and bring a smile to my face when I see them. White roses also have a special meaning and place in my heart to give.

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  1216. Michele Sin on

    Am trying to grow a cut flower patch in my very small garden. Have got some dahlia tubers this year so looking forward to growing and cutting them for the house!

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  1217. Christi Bunn on

    The beauty you share on social media, through your books, and here on your website just nourishes my soul. Thank you for being a purveyor of beauty and so generous with your talents. Thank you for so graciously sharing what you do through the glorious images of individual blossoms, of your studio, of your farm, and of your beautiful books. We are the beneficiaries of your passion and heart for what you do!! Thank you, thank you!!

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  1218. Rebecca on

    Congratulations! I cannot wait to get my hands on the flower arranging book, and a third book! That is incredible. I am thrilled for you and your team! This year will be my first year farming as owner and operator of my own flower farm, after 2 years growing veg for other farms. I am most looking forward to growing airy and whimsical flowers like love in a mist and bachelors buttons.

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  1219. Megan on

    I have ordered my first set of seeds from you and am excited to grow my Icelandic poppies! Thank you for all of your hard work and sharing your knowledge with others!

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  1220. Pam on

    Dahlias! We are just coming to the end of our season with them but looking forward to lifting, cleaning, storing and dividing them as per your instructional video. Learnt so much off that!

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  1221. Marilyn Tomlin on

    I have owned a small farm for a few years now and have been growing veggies, herbs and potted plants and flowers for market for a couple of years. Last year I grew zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers, cosmos and a few other flowers to try my hand out with flowers. This year, I will add more flowers and hopefully be ready and good enough to offer them as cut flowers at market. And this year I will finally begin working at growing fragrant roses for selling at the market in containers. Good luck to me!

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  1222. Kathie on

    Love your cut flowers and I’m looking forward to book 2 and especially book 3.
    Kathie

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  1223. Dawn Stancombe on

    I am most excited about partnering with my daughter this year! I grew the wildflowers and cut flowers for her wedding last year. We intend to start our first you-pick cut garden for our community. We will grow a variety of flowers, but will grow multiple varieties of zinnias due to their hardy nature in our Midwest climate.

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  1224. Molly on

    Pretty excited for sunflowers! And all the different types!

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  1225. Judy Smith on

    Sweet peas are my comfort cut flower and particularly your’s as they grew long stems, wonderful fragra

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  1226. Erin on

    Congratulations, Erin and team on the success of your first book, and the promise of a second and third! I’m excited to grow and give my first dahlias this year!

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  1227. Mo on

    I’m actually really excited to grow sweet peas this year. I’ve never grown them before, but the more I read about them, the more anxious I am to see them bloom! I have a couple sprouts under way and I can’t wait! Thank you for inspiring me.

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  1228. ajoy on

    Ohh, that’s a hard question, but I would have to say that I am most excited about sweet peas. I love their delicate, whimsical look and have found that they bring people such joy! Beautiful things are always a bit more beautiful when we share them. :)

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  1229. Jan Sutter on

    Wow! What excitement! I really would like to grow dahlias or old fashioned chrysanthemums, but im not sure the would srvive in the Texas heat.

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  1230. Kelli on

    I look forward to growing more ‘cottage flowers’, mainly bachelor buttons and calendula as additions this year. I would love to grow Dahlias and share those with friends.

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  1231. Mary Smith on

    I’m excited to grow everything this year! I’ve chosen your seeds for the fragrant or beautiful plants they produce. If things go really well, I’ll have too many plants and not enough space! Either way, I share my plants with family so they always have a home.

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  1232. Marissa on

    I’m excited to grow many flowers. This year my friend and I are finally building my garden. I’m so exited!!! I find it my get away to be surrounded by flowers. However, if I had to choose the favorite, it’s the peony’s I will planting this year. They are indeed my favorite. ♥️

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  1233. Peggy S. on

    I’ve always loved Iceland poppies and can hardly wait until the soil warms up enough for me to pop them in. They are simply glorious and the peach color will look spectacular in my new garden. It’s the simple things that make life worth living!

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  1234. Katie on

    All of the sunflowers!

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  1235. Jade Sines on

    Sweet Peas! They are my mom’s favorite – she’s doubting that I can get them over three feet tall….but she’s looking forward to my adventure!!

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  1236. Mona on

    You and your book inspired me to plant peonies. Many thanks.

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  1237. Janli on

    I was first given Cut Flower Gardening as a gift & it has totally inspired me to try more flowers in my garden! My current favorite is the sweet peas!

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  1238. Kimberly Martin on

    I have recently retired and your book is my roadmap to planning and enjoying my garden! I’m so happy to learn news tips and enjoy the beautiful photos – you are my inspiration!

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  1239. Zhanna Agarkov on

    I always was afraid to divide dahlias thinking that I would destroy them in the process. About a month ago I came across Floret and The Farm House Flower Farm Instagram pages and everything changed. You inspired me to get back to flower gardening again and just get out there and get your hands dirty in the soil. I end up dividing my dahlias and I am sure I lost few tubers in the process but in the end I still end up with more tubers to plant then just one big clump. Looking forward to dahlia season and share the abundance of flowers with friends and family. Thank you for sharing your passion with the world.

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  1240. Michelle M on

    I’m trying foxgloves this year. I’m so excited to see how they turn out. I currently have 8 little seedlings going strong (fingers crossed)!

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  1241. Bonnie Thompson on

    Have been meaning to buy your book so it I won it that would be icing on the cake. Cosmos is my flower of choice.

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  1242. J. Ferguson on

    First Congratulations! Yay! For Floret! Too much excitement to choose just one favorite. Probably the one blooming, and I’m sharing at the moment. Right now its daffodils. With my favorite giving to a gal struggling this winter with pneumonia. Although there wasn’t a charge (except the charge of glee in my heart) because I knew she needed them. I gave her a vase full of Daffodil sunshine…she was so moved she choked. Its brought some healing she needed, inside and out. It’s moments like those that keep you growing and digging. The next glories will be the new 2019 additions of zinnias and peonies. Every bloom is a gift, to me, and to others. And thank you Floret for sharing the gift of growing. Yay! for flowers!

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  1243. Chickadee on

    First time dedicating a garden to cut flowers to share with my world. I am so excited to nurture little seeds of sunflower, aster, zinnias and cosmos into beautiful, happy flowers!

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  1244. Emily on

    I am so excited to see the Enchant sweet peas grow and also the Yarrow Summer Berries and… Candy Zinnias ! I have some others, but those are the top 3 I could think of that I can’t wait for them.

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  1245. Carolyn Thompson on

    Sweet peas are always my favorite – coming at the beginning of the season before everything gets too hot – the early morning quite whilst harvesting sweet peas listening to the gentle cooing of the ring neck doves that live in trees around my property is one of the life’s great moments.

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  1246. Carolyn on

    Congratulations on your book, and books #2 and #3 in progress! Looking forward to reading and finding garden inspiration from all of them. I love dahlias and zinnias and the bright, bold colors they display!

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  1247. Lacey Phelan on

    Roses and lilacs have been my favorite flowers since I was 5. I’ve specifically requested a pink garden rose bush for Mother’s Day. I remember planting roses bushes for my mom many a Mother’s Day gone by ❤️

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  1248. Tracey Sherman on

    Amongst my favorite flowers to grow are English roses, peonies, lilacs, cosmos, tulips, daffodils, and have just planted my first dahlias after reading your blog. I’m so excited! Looking forward to your new books. I grow flowers in pots now, but once we settle into a home of our own, I’ll devote a space in the yard just for flowers.

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  1249. Jody on

    Oh, I can’t wait to plant my Floret zinnia seeds this year ! I’ve never planted flower seeds in my garden before (I’m more of a perennial girl!) But now, because of your beautiful blog I can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for all of your beautiful pictures and articles- I can’t get enough!

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  1250. Halee on

    How exciting! I am new to gardening but I have found your site the most inspiring. My daughter and I will be planting zinnias to start with, so I guess that’s the flower I’m most excited for!

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  1251. Janet Jones on

    Congratulations on your 2nd and third books. I look forward to the third one. Dahlias are my new favorite, thanks to you. This year I’m going to try to grow eucaliptis.

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  1252. Angie Denney on

    I look forward every year to the day I can put my dahlia tubers in the ground. I absolutely love them!

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  1253. tkw on

    I’m just starting out – researching, exploring, and determining a plan to become a flower farmer. Your book keeps popping up as a great resource! Congratulations on your 11th printing and the coming book.

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  1254. Jessica on

    Iris! Although I’ve grown Tall bearded Iris for years, I branching out to Siberian and Japanese Iris this year for the first time.

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  1255. Kirstin Medaglia on

    Can’t wait to grow some different celosia this year, it’s by far one of my favorite flowers!

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  1256. Alida Milne on

    Yes, congratulations on a beautiful success-story! Hard work and dedication did pay off. I love reading your blogs and to be inspired to garden, even if the weather does not always give us Sunshine. I love to grow Zinnias, as it reminds me of my Oma who loved gardening and my sister, who will annually plant Zinnias in South Africa. All of us love to put these bright and friendly flowers in our houses, and also share it with others.

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  1257. Patricia Pellegrin on

    Hello! First I want to thank you for your inspiring blogs and posts. You are so generous with your knowledge. What a blessing you are to anyone that follows you. It has been my dream to be a flower farmer for 22 years. A dream I had to put aside, until now. I came across your website about 8 months ago and it awakened that fire in me again. I cant wait to start planting my Floret seeds. I am most excited about the Larkspur and the Straw flowers, as they can be used fresh and/or dried for later. Thanks again for always sharing, encouraging and inspiring!

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  1258. Joan on

    I love them all – but especially the unusual ones like chocolate Queen Anne’s Lace.

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  1259. Jacoba on

    I cannot wait to add your new books to my collection! Most excited to add some more bearded Iris to my garden this year.

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  1260. Diane Kemp on

    Love your book! Looking forward to your new books when they come out. I want to plant zinnias, cosmos and Black-eyed Susans.

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  1261. Leann Goertzen Loeppky on

    Long stemmed pansies! Thanks for inspiring us to try new things. Come on Spring let’s go!

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  1262. Cheri Knobler on

    Hi Team Floret,

    Your book is just such an inspiration to want to learn to grow more flowers. I only wish I had more space so I’m still figuring it all out. And each time I read one of your articles about a certain flower I want to grow that particular one. I too was captivated by your story about the Sweet Peas so I’m thinking about those but then, who knows.

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  1263. Tatiana on

    This year I am beyond excited to try and grow dahlias for the first time, in my first garden just built in our new home. I purchased about 20 different varieties, and I sure hope they turn out as beautiful as yours, Floret. Apart from personal enjoyment, I intend to spread love and sell bouquets of cut dahlias in my floral shop. Thank you for inspiring me and all of us! Keep up the great and beautiful work.

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  1264. Teresa Moore on

    I have ordered dozens of your seed packets, I went a little crazy. Now I have to plow up a field behind my house. That’s what happens when someone reads your blog!!!! But I am most excited to gather armfuls of sweetpeas.

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  1265. Georgia on

    Looking forward to growing zinnias from your collection this year. Love them in bouquets! Your book is always on the table by my coffee chair. Bring on spring!!

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  1266. Eldon Hoover on

    This book looks really interesting. Can’t wait to read it!! I purchased seeds from Floret and can’t wait to use them in bouquets. Can’t wait to grow the beautiful sunflower’s and use them in bouquets.

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  1267. Casey on

    I am excited to grow and share my black eyed Sudan’s, Celosia, globe amaranth and honeywort! It will be a great way to meet my new neighbors— sharing flowers from my garden. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  1268. Chantel Willems on

    Your book has inspired me to take the plunge and open a flower farm!! Thank you!! I’m most excited about all the sweet peas this year!! Thank you thank you thank you. For everything, the knowledge you share and resources are amazing!! I love Renee’s now!!

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  1269. Grace on

    I’m so excited to plant a whole row of bright colored flowers this year. Normally I plant rather muted tones but my little girl wanted to have her friends over to pick flowers for her birthday party so I went way outside of my box and we had so much fun picking out bright colored zinnias, celosia, dahlias, globe amaranth and so many others. I can’t wait to see the little girls with armfuls of color!

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  1270. Tammy on

    Congrats Erin! I’m so excited to get planting this year! I’ve moved into a new cookie cutter subdivision and need to plant, plant, plant to make my yard pretty! I will be trying several new plants for me this year, poppies, love-in-a-mist, peony, and ranunculus! You truly are inspiring me to change my plantings!

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  1271. Beth Rodgers on

    I’m eager to give ranunculus a try. They’ve always been a favorite of mine!

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  1272. Emily Vandigriff on

    So inspired by your passion for flowers. I wish all business owners were as ready to share their success stories and failures. Thanks for brightening my inbox with beautiful photos and floral wishes. I just received my first order from Floret yesterday with beautiful varieties and variations that I have never seen. Cannot wait to see my little seedlings come up! Best wishes and continued success to you and yours.

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  1273. Heidi Varley on

    It’s still chilly here in the North of the UK. However I’ve been busy sowing seeds and I’m really excited to grow Sweet Peas. I read Floret’s book and was so pleased to be able to buy all the ones recommended by Floret in the UK. Can’t wait to see them all in bloom but especially Mollie Rilstone! Thank you

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  1274. Emily Krous on

    Hello!!
    Your book is my bible, and alaways an inspiration when I need a pick me up! Getting into the dirt, always feeds my soul. So many great tips and tricks that I’m trying this year, including the bone meal in my sweet pea boxes. This season I am most excited about growing peonies! I bought my first home this year and for the fist time was able to put all my peonies in the ground! With all the winter gloominess here in northern ca, they are my little reminder that spring is on the way!! I’m also pretty tickled that my sweet peas are getting taller, they are my all time favorite, the smell of heaven my Mom says! Lots of love, and an abundance of blooms your way.

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  1275. Kathryn on

    Tulips for as long as I can remember!

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  1276. Keri on

    Ive always loved Bells of Ireland and I’m also trying Sweet Peas for the first time!

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  1277. Jenn on

    Your book has been instrumental in my starting a cut flower garden so THANK YOU for being so willing to share all of your wisdom and experience with cut flower growing! I am excited to grow Ranunculus for the first time this year! As we speak, they are tucked safe and sound in my greenhouse presprouting in preparation for all of their amazing goodness :) :)

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  1278. Jo Ann Routh on

    Sunflowers are the best! So easy to grow and so easy on the eyes!

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  1279. Krysia on

    Hello,
    Such exciting news!
    Thank you for your wonderful vision of inspiring more beauty in the world.
    Nigella and Agrostemma, I hope to have in my garden this year.
    All the best,
    Krysia

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  1280. Astrid Itzke- Meilleur on

    This will be my first year growing flowers on my own. My father ,a German immigrant , was a florist by school but , in the 50’s , decided to grow a more lucrative family business with vegetable crops. His love for flowers was never lost . He grew bed flowers for many neighbors and friends every year . Since his passing, I miss the spring colours of flowers around the farm. With a full heart, I cannot wait to start seeding cut flowers to share . Pansies to start , as those were my fathers favourite.

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  1281. Leslie on

    This book has brought a unmeasurable amount of joy into my life. I had no idea how much pride I would get from growing flowers from seed. Truly cannot thank you enough for bringing such happiness into the world.

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  1282. Heidi Hess on

    We have grown cut flowers for 3 yrs on our 20 acre farm and I just love every moment of it! Each year gets a little better as we gain knowledge and new customers! Floret has been my most go to book! Thank you!! I love every flower I grow but my fave would probably be sunflowers! They just say “ sunshine” all over their sweet faces!! Happy flower growing 2019 flower friends!!

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  1283. Callie M on

    This year I want to try and grow cupcake cosmos and have my daughters cut them and give them to their grandmothers this summer!

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  1284. Gill Macefield on

    Love my Dahlias, they are bright fun bunches of pure sunshine and go with pretty much anything!

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  1285. Spring on

    Congratulations on the books! I’m most excited to grow and share Poppies!

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  1286. Emily on

    I’m so excited you are continuing to share this beauty and your knowledge with the world! I’m excited to grow dahlias this year!

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  1287. Karen Hageman on

    I cannot wait to start sowing my zinnia, larkspur and nasturtium seeds indoors this month. I am redoing an area in my yard to combine a cut flower garden along with my edibles. I love making bouquets of zinnia and dahlias along with greens from my yard to brighten my home and to give away.

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  1288. Jocelyn Shaw on

    This is my first year growing a cut flower garden for personal use in my yard. So it’s genuine when I say I’m excited and nervous for all varieties because I don’t know what will and won’t do well. However, the ones I’ve already nurtured the most (adding frost cover nightly, removing it daily) and am probably going to feel most anguished about if they fail are my anemones and ranunculus. Fingers crossed they survive this weird winter weather we’re having!

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  1289. Helene on

    Sunflowers, poppies, zinnias, cosmos – everything that makes everyone of all ages smile when they see them in bloom!

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  1290. Marlene Sosa on

    My number one favorite is Love in a Puff!! Such a beautiful delicate plant that brings a smile to my face when I watch it grow and bloom. She brings me joy!

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  1291. Nicole Jongeling on

    I am most excited for growing all my flowers but I would say Dahlia’s for sure!

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  1292. Jacy Stratton on

    Congrats Floret!
    Of all the seeds I got from you this year, I’m most excited to grow the Stock and Celosia! They’re both such interesting flowers and I am so excited to have them in my garden. Thanks for all you do to inspire flower farmers and florist <3

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  1293. Holly Rutt on

    I’m geeked to start my sweet peas!! Its been a long cold winter in Michigan and we have a new garden fence that needs to be decorated in vines while it fades from the icky pine color to a nice faded grey. I’m expecially looking forward to the variegated petal varieties!! Thanks for making such beautifully presented and curated cut flower options/systems to get me motivated to DO THIS!! xo Holly Rutt [email protected]

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  1294. Kristi on

    I’ve grown lots of veggies but few flowers. This year, I am inspired by the pictures of varieties I’ve never seen before and can’t get locally. So, I ordered a variety of seeds and have 12 dozen seeds started for planting in my own small backyard. I’m looking forward to seeing them emerge from the soil.

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  1295. ELizabeth Eshelman on

    Your flowers it’s inspirations for the soul and thank you for your kindness

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  1296. Leah Wright on

    I’m growing my first peony this year and can’t wait to see the first bloom!

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  1297. Sophie on

    Dahlias always! Congratulations Erin on the success of your book.

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  1298. Jane on

    I stumbled on to your blog one day and It really changed my life. I went from a very small garden with a few shrubs to digging up bigger beds and planting dahlias, cosmos and snapdragons. It wasn’t totally a success but I learned a lot by doing it and reading your guides. This winter I forced bulbs…and my husband built me a planting area and shelving unit with grow lights…and I’m starting seeds. The sweet peas I bought from you are looking lovely and the pansies have popped through…other seeds are waiting to be sown. Thank you for inspiring me and bringing such pleasure into my life.

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  1299. Cori Cook on

    Dahlias are my absolute favorite to grow and give!

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  1300. Alisha Schulz on

    I can’t wait to plant zinnias everywhete! I love how bright and cheerful they are! Last year I made my first attempt at growing them from seed and only managed to get a few plants from them, but from the ones I did, they brought so much joy! To be able to enhance the world around us with beauty is a wonderful gift! More flowers, always. <3 love what you do!

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  1301. Sara Groeneweg on

    I can’t wait for the snow to melt so I can plant everything….. but looking forward to ranunculas and sunflowers!

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  1302. Holly King on

    Ranunculus! This is my first time to grow them. And my first full year to grow flowers. We just moved from 1/4 acre neighborhood yard to 5 acres! I’m re-checking the book out from the library over and over and over. Flower LOVE to Floret from your Sunshine Farmer friend in Tennessee ?

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  1303. Sandi Sternberg on

    I am so excited to plant and grow cosmos! Such delicate, beautiful flowers that produce throughout the Summer and into early Fall!

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  1304. Sarah on

    This year I’m excited to grow blue lace flower (Didiscus caerulea), which I grew a long time ago and loved, and then couldn’t find seed for for a long time. Now have the seed and can’t wait!

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  1305. Nicole Prince on

    I love your book and I am excited to grow Sweet Peas this year.

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  1306. Shannon on

    I just ordered your book and I’ve loved reading it! I look forward to growing Sweet Peas this spring as they are favorite of my grandmother’s. I also look forward to growing Oriental Poppies in honor of my grandfather who was in the military.

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  1307. Denise Bontrager on

    I love your first book and can’t wait to see the second one. You inspired me to do some flower arranging with the ones I grew in my garden last summer. I am going to try to grow some sweet peas this summer because I am intrigued by the story of why you grow them!! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!!

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  1308. Denise Leavens on

    Team Floret,
    You all are such a big part of my life, and have been for years! I have health issues that prevent my growing my own flowers, until last year. The photos, videos and book have fed my love of flowers and gardening during bleak times. And now, I can begin my own modest flower garden! COSMOS are my favorite! However I hope someday HOLLYHOCKS will be offered! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! ?

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  1309. Heidi Lyons on

    So happy for your success! I love growing zinnias and the butterflies love them too!

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  1310. Diane Gamble on

    Congratulations on your upcoming books I look forward their publishing. I love all flowers but dahlias are my fall favourites.

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  1311. Lisa Hawley on

    Congratulations on your success. I’m super excited to grow sweet peas for the first time ever.

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  1312. Dahlia on

    I love tulips and daffodils, and they do well in our central valley climate, since they are before the heat and drought set in.

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  1313. Dolores Sinram on

    This year I’m excited to grow the ‘Earl Grey’ Larkspur I ordered from Floret. I’ve never grown larkspur before and can hardly wait for our mountain temperature to warm up! Your beautiful website is completely inspiring. I’m also excited about growing the ‘Rosetta’ cosmos I ordered. I love cosmos and have had problems with a pesky rabbit eating them so will start the seeds inside for those. Will use a net over the larkspur as am growing those under my ‘bottle bush’ :)

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  1314. Natalie on

    I’m so excited for a rainbow sea of dahlias! ❤️

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  1315. Margret on

    While I’m still in the beginning process of getting a cut flower garden ready to go, I’m most excited to grow zinnias and amaranth! My spartan yard is just begging for some color and I hope that this is the year I give it some!

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  1316. Hannah on

    Zinnias! I am always excited for Zinnias! Each year i get different types so it never gets old. I also love nigella and calendula.

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  1317. Amy Kermociev on

    We are excited for dahlia season again! Queen of the summer!

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  1318. Tryphina Watson on

    As we are heading into Autumn here, I’ll be mass planting my pots with pansies. I have loved your presentations, blogs and emails. Thank you!

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  1319. Vicki Sarber on

    Your book is the reason I’m growing flowers in Alaska! Looking forward to trying apricot colored stock this year!

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  1320. Janet Kemper on

    I am so excited for daffodils this year. I ordered the bulbs from you last year. It has been so exciting waiting for them! Yay for new Floret books!!

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  1321. Wendy on

    I planted four more Peonies last fall so I’m super excited to see if I get any flowers on them this year!

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  1322. Elyse on

    My husband and I have been growing a vegetable garden since our first year of marriage, 12 years ago. I am passionate about edible landscaping and that gardening can be functional and beautiful. So excited to dramatically expand our flower gardening this year. The Sangria Collection, poppies, pansies…can’t wait. Even more excited to share with others. In an age where people can buy anything, most often with the click of a finger (guilty), it’s therapeutic both to give and to receive something that’s been grown and nurtured through time.

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  1323. Christie Stewart on

    I am so estatic about growing in general this season! But, mostly I’m super excited about Icelandic Poppies! With the help of the Floret workshop I have lots and lots of babies churning away in my greenhouse and soon to be put to bed in my gardens! Happy Growing!

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  1324. Caroline L. on

    Excited to see my Royal Larkspur bloom this Spring! :)

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  1325. Mackenzie Cortes on

    My life has changed for the better since I discovered you on Instagram many years ago. This year I am trying my hand at my very first mini cut flower garden. I am so looking forward to all of the unique and ethereal varieties, especially Iceland poppies!!!

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  1326. Christine O'Brien on

    Most excited to add to my Dahlia collection this year. They were fantastic last year.

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  1327. Jessica on

    So excited to try some specialty pansies this year, they have always been one of my favorite flowers!

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  1328. Marcia D. Miller on

    The book looks beautiful. I like to grow big, bright begonias.

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  1329. Sharcondria Salone on

    I love your Cut Flower Garden Book. The flower I’m most excited to grow this year is Dahlias. Last year I got started late but also my poor dahlias got so much afternoon sun. Being in Texas they got scorched. Come late October, early November that’s when they really began to take off. It only lasted a few weeks though. Lesson learned, I will definitely be shading all of my flowers this year. Texas climate is definitely a hurdle to deal with but I love the entire process and revising when needed. Thanks!

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  1330. Pamela M on

    I love growing zinnias and dahlias and sharing them with my friends! Looking forward to another beautiful season! Thank you for your beautiful books!

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  1331. Angely Bailey on

    CONGRATULATIONS FLORET! Your pinterests posts and website have an such an inspiration to ME!!!

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  1332. Peggy on

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to growing poppies, they are so pretty and delicate.

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  1333. Bekah on

    I’ve never attempted any sort of garden (outside of an herb box!), so I’ll be stoked for literally anything that blossoms. Amaranth, bachelor’s buttons, and black eyed Susans are on my wishlist, and I’m planning on starting seeds indoors in the next few weeks. :D

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  1334. Samantha Howard on

    I can’t even explain my excitement for your success. I preordered your book as soon as it was announced and I’ve read it cover to cover SO MANY times! it has inspired me to take more challenges than before in my garden. I am most excited for my anemone crop this year. Though I am really looking forward to seeing foxglove in my garden. I’ve had a hard time sprouting the seeds before but this round they are full steam ahead!

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  1335. Shannon on

    Hi Erin and Floret team! Though I’m excited to grow everything and anything, I just can’t wait to see China Aster Valkyrie Chamois in bloom and in my own arrangements. Thank you for making these hard to find treasures available to smaller-scale growers!

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  1336. Em Rogers on

    I love having zinnias and sunflowers in my vegetable garden but this year I’m really excited to try my hand at a few new ones this year. I want to try dahlias and cosmos! ☺️

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  1337. Rachel Maguire on

    I am so excited for spring, and it’s mostly thanks to you all and all the lovely seeds and bulbs you offer! I am looking forward to growing ornamental squash (2 varieties!) from Floret as well as sweet peas (of course), and a midsummer bounty of scabiosa, lupines, bee balm and so many more!

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  1338. Katie on

    I am so grateful to be growing and sharing gomphrena this year.

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  1339. Sue Johnson on

    Last year I planted your sweet peas on my 92 year old mother’s front porch and they brought her so much joy. I want to plant them again this year.

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  1340. Nicole Levonyak on

    I can’t wait to try my hand at Zinnias! I’m starting my first flower garden ever and I’ve learned a ton from your emails and posts :)

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  1341. Sara on

    I’m excited for all the daffodils I planted last fall to bloom. Congratulations on the new books, that’s so exciting!

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  1342. John on

    Dahlias I cant wait to try a couple new variety’s this year

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  1343. Laurel Smitter on

    I can’t wait to start my cut flower garden this year and I’m most looking forward to my Dahlias and including them in my best friends wedding arrangements this summer!

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  1344. Linda Fordham on

    I always eagerly read and enjoy your emails. Today, I was also thrilled to see a couple of daffodils in your picture that I planted and are new to my garden this year.
    I regret that I do not know the names. Somehow the information got lost. I have a bright yellow daffodil with ruffled petals that almost look like a rose, along with the pale salmon with orange center. I am also presently awaiting a white fragrant daffodil to appear that I recall from the picture reminds me of a Columbine. It has skinny, wing-like petals at the back of the main flower. Thank you for sharing your adventures with the world!!

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  1345. Renee tanabe on

    Ah man! We basically have to choose a favorite new flower to grow! Gheesh! That’s a hard one. I’m excited to grow butterfly ranunculus this year.

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  1346. Kimberley Miller on

    I love your information on growing many many different flowers. However, I look forward to growing Gerbera Daisies for cut flower arrangements. I also realize that I need to grow a lot of babies Breath and freesia. I could go on and on……..

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  1347. Natasha Bowden on

    Congratulations on seeding the world with beauty!! Your love and adoration of flowers has inspired me so much throughout these years and I am so excited to read your book!! This year I am going to try Ranunculus :) The most beautiful flower that makes my heart sing.

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  1348. Cory Dochow on

    Congrats, can’t wait for the Dahlia book! I’m really looking forward to sweet peas this year….which reminds me I need to sow them asap!

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  1349. Cessie on

    I am so excited for our first peonies to pop up! We are in SoCal, and I got two itoh variety last year- can’t wait! Would looovw a copy of your beautiful book- I’ve checked it out from the library several times…it’s on my list. :)

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  1350. Krista Trommer on

    Yay! I look forward to both books. :)

    I’m most excited to grow sweet peas and the pansies I got from you this year.

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  1351. Wild flower farm and floral design on

    I am so happy for all of you at Floret! I am also so grateful for all the common sense wisdom, experience and inspiration you share with us all. It really is so so helpful. Its our first year actively growing an acre of flowers and lots of beautiful fillers. The dalias are exciting but really all of them are a complete miracle to to watch and care for.
    Thank you for inspiring us to try!!

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  1352. Julia Moore on

    I’m excited to give more zinnias a try this year and just incorporating more flowers in general into my garden this year.

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  1353. Iva on

    I hope to plant more sunflowers (to attract and feed birds during the winter, plus for some domestic animals like chickens and pigs this year), and I would like to try zinnias for the first time!

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  1354. Erica Beachy on

    Your book was a game changer for me! Thank you for the inspiring me to live out my dream. I can’t wait to grow my Benary’s Giant Zinnias❤️

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  1355. Angie on

    Omg, I can’t wait for book no. 3! I love dahlias so much and definitely will be on the lookout!

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  1356. Mirian Hickman on

    This year I planted a few daffodil drifts, I am excited to see how they do. My cut flower garden is still a dream, but hopefully we can make some improvements to the grade and drainage and the garden will be realized in the next couple years!

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  1357. Sharon L. on

    Your articles & photographs are truly inspiring for me. You are my go to site for growing instructions as well. The size of the anemone bulbs that were sent to me in December were 3x larger than ones I ordered from other suppliers. I also greatly appreciated the extra ‘gift’ seed packets that I received. My anemone plants are now starting to sprout. I live in zone 4, and I’ve been growing them in pots indoors during this cold & snowy winter, which I then take outside whenever there is sun. Based on the size of the bulbs, I’m confident that they are going to grow very well.

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  1358. Eleanor Mezer on

    Hi Erin and Team Floret,
    Congratulations to all of you. Hard work pays off.
    I am literally going out to buy bunches of daffodils to bring to my friend Lynette who celebrates her 60+ birthday this week. Too early to harvest them from my bulb gardens….20 degrees, heavy snow cover here in Boston, MA. All my bulbs are field planted and I look forward to April…all bulb flowers bring me joy, color and happiness.

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  1359. christine on

    thank you for all you do to encourage beauty in the lives of many.
    any flowers, they each have their own unique beauty.
    congratulations.
    stay simple sweet and peaceful !

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  1360. Loni on

    Dahlias! Always the dahlias. Starting some peach dianthus though because your information inspired me :)

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  1361. Amie Bengtson on

    Congrats!! How exciting!
    I’m looking forward to dahlias again!!