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May 4th 2020

The {Farmer} & the Florist Interview: The Land Gardeners

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When we traveled to England last June, I had the pleasure of meeting Henrietta Courtauld and Bridget Elworthy of The Land Gardeners. Our visit to their home and garden was one of the highlights of our trip. Their warmth, enthusiasm, and hospitality was so inspiring. I was given a peek at the early proofs of their book, which felt so indulgent. I’m excited to learn more about the making of their book, The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers, which releases in May, and to dive into their approach to healthy soil, a passion we all share.

Land Gardeners portrait with tulipsErin: Henrietta and Bridget, thanks so much for taking time to share your story with Floret readers. For those not familiar with your work, can you share an overview of your story, as well as an overview of your new book?

The Land Gardeners: We established The Land Gardeners in 2012 to research plant and soil health through growing, cutting and designing. We design productive gardens—wild, romantic and joyful—and restore walled gardens and historic gardens in England and abroad. We grow organic English cut flowers in Oxfordshire and run workshops, exploring healthy plants, healthy soil, and biodiverse, living gardens. Our research into soil health led us to launch our new business, Climate Compost, working with farmers and gardeners to coach them to make high-quality, microbially active compost, and selling our own compost for gardens and farms.

Wardington Manor in winterOur business is based at Wardington Manor, a rambling Jacobean manor house in Oxfordshire, England, set within Arts and Crafts gardens which once provided cut flowers for the great and the good of London society. We have revived these cutting gardens, growing and gathering glorious flowers for London florists and homes, and bringing the manor and gardens alive with their floral circus. Our buckets of blowsy dahlias, silky peonies, long trails of roses, metre-tall tulips, and generous blooms evoke an almost other-worldly era of glamour.

In our book, we hope to inspire others to create their own cutting gardens in which they share their favorite flowers, their knowledge on how to grow and what to gather by season. We tell our story and share our beliefs on growing organically, and on soil health, which is central to all our work.

Erin: Your book is just stunning, and it is very well-rounded: part history, part flower arranging, part gardening. It is very thorough, and it must have been a serious undertaking. Can you tell us about the process of making this book?

The Land Gardeners: It was obvious to us that there were already two brilliant, definitive “how-to” books on growing cut flowers by you, Erin, and by Sarah Raven in England. We hoped, instead, that our readers would be interested to learn our story of restoring and reviving the cutting gardens at Wardington Manor whilst also giving them inspiration and ideas for what they could gather and grow themselves.

We were keen to help other gardeners connect with the seasons and their gardens, and to grow their own cut flowers. Gathering photos for the book took several years; over time we took photographs of the garden as it developed and of our favorite flowers—and we were lucky to be visited by some of the most talented garden photographers: Clive Nichols, Clare Richardson, Miguel Flores-Vianna, Andrew Montgomery, and Hugo Rittson-Thomas. However, writing the book was a whirlwind. We sat down together over the winter months, drank countless cups of tea by the fire and talked and talked, and wrote and wrote.

Erin: Your garden is at Bridget’s home, Wardington Manor, in Oxfordshire, which has a remarkable history. Can you give us a brief overview of the history as it pertains to the gardens?

The Land Gardeners: Wardington Manor was built in the the 15th century as a nunnery, reconfigured in 1665, and then added to in the early 20th century first by Clough Williams-Ellis, and later by G. H. Kitchin and Randall Wells, both of whom were advocates of the Arts and Craft traditions of valuing craftsmanship over mass manufacturing and the romance of the medieval over the modern.

The house now rambles over different levels; staircases appear from behind curtains, and mullioned windows look out onto green terraced lawns. The gardens weave around the house: a meander of rooms in the Arts and Crafts tradition, backed by rust-colored Ironstone walls and high yew hedges. In summer it erupts in a profusion of willful flowers, soaring up out of the beds and seeding in the walls and paths.

Roses in cutting gardenWhat is perhaps most extraordinary is that there is a long tradition of growing flowers at the Manor, which we have revived. When John Pease and his wife, later the first Lord and Lady Wardington, bought the house in 1917, the bones of the garden were already in place. Lady Wardington in particular loved the garden, and along with other ladies of large country houses, was cutting flowers during the 40s, 50s, and 60s from the borders and driving them down to London to eminent florists: Constance Spry, and Poulbrook and Gould.

Audrey, the second Lady Wardington, continued her mother-in-law’s tradition of cut flowers, filling her car full of flowers and children, much to the children’s discomfort! However, cut flowers were not her passion, and after 5 years she decided her time was better spent elsewhere. The cutting gardens over the road were turned into pony paddocks and a riding arena for their children and years later into allotments for the village.

Land Gardeners portraitErin: You write, “We always strive to give a garden a purpose, particularly a productive purpose, as a place from which you can gather herbs, fruits, flowers and vegetables.” I’d love to hear more about this philosophy, and about how you select varieties that are unusual, useful, wild, and ultimately very appealing to the London market and high-end designers.

The Land Gardeners: We love making a garden productive, making it a place from which you can gather all year round, whether this is a dedicated cut flower or vegetable bed, or an orchard, or even an edible hedgerow. We are always thinking about what we or our clients can pick. This means that we connect with our garden. It is not just a beautiful place to look at, but a place from which you can gather, connecting with nature and the seasons.

We love the unusual, often buying our seeds from The Real Seed Company (www.realseeds.co.uk) which sells organic, heirloom, and heritage vegetable seeds. One of most recent finds is black salsify (Scorzanera hispanica); you can eat the roots and use the soaring yellow flowers in arrangements. Similarly with parsnip. This is a delicious vegetable, but we always let a row go to seed so we can use its towering, umbelliferous flowers in tall vases.

Land Gardeners dahliasErin: Your garden has several distinct areas including The Walled Garden, The Cutting Garden, The Dahlia and Tulip Border, The Perennials Border, The Pond Walk, The Orchard, and The Church Walk. Can you tell me a bit about your favorite areas of the garden and why?

The Land Gardeners: We find that we tend to gravitate towards a particular area of the garden as the seasons change. We start picking shrubs and bulbs from The Pond Walk in spring, move to The Perennials Border and Cutting Garden in high summer, then back to the Dahlia Border in autumn, finishing the growing year picking snowdrops from The Church Walk in the depths of winter.

However, our favorite area is probably The Walled Garden. Protected by its old walls, and sunny all day long, it heaves with flowers, fruit, herbs, and vegetables, which buzz with bees and insects.

We also love the orchard. This is such an easy-maintenance area from which we gather all year round, both bulbs and flowers growing in the long grass: snowdrops, crocus, narcissi, tulips, camassias, cow parsley, and armfuls of blossom and fruit from the fruit trees themselves.

And our Dahlia and Tulip Border is our circus. It’s filled with riotous color. We gather armfuls of long-stemmed tulips in spring and then huge bunches of dahlias in autumn.

Teacups and flowersErin: You are passionate about soil health and really excited about microbes. Can you tell me about your approach to healthy soil?

The Land Gardeners: We stand on the precipice of climate disaster, with dangerously high and rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. But as gardeners, designers, and farmers, we have the ability to reverse this process if we all work together with the soil to create an atmosphere-cleansing machine. A key ingredient in this process is aerobic microbe-rich compost. It is now thought that soil microbes work with the soil, plants, and atmosphere to provide potential for sequestration of carbon in the atmosphere, thus allowing our soil to act as a massive carbon sink. If you have the ability to tend your soil, whether you are a large-scale farmer or a gardener, you have the ability to nurture life on our planet. And if you grow fruit and vegetables, you have the ability to improve their nutrient density through improving the soil in which they are grown.

Camellias in the libraryErin: What are you currently working on, dreaming of, excited about in your life and work?

The Land Gardeners: We are excited about improving our soil, plant and garden health: minimal tilling, planting green manures, increasing the biodiversity of plants, planting hedgerows, creating areas of agro-forestry, and most important of all, creating microbially rich compost. Our aim is to encourage growers and farmers to sequester carbon in the soil. We want them to be not only carbon zero but carbon positive. Anyone has the ability to do this even if they are just growing a plant in a pot on their terrace!

Erin: Anything else you’d like to share?

The Land Gardeners: We’d just like to say thank you! You are so generous with your information on how to grow cut flowers and we, like so many growers around the world, have benefited from your knowledge and abundant joy.

Erin: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us, Henrietta and Bridget. I’m so inspired by all that you do, and I look forward to the next time our paths cross.

The Land Gardeners book cover

I’m thrilled to give away 5 copies of Henrietta and Bridget’s beautiful book, The Land Gardeners: Cut FlowersFor a chance to win, simply post a comment below. In your comment, please share what spring flower you’re most excited about. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 11th. 

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. The winners are: Lizzie Wysong-Schmidt, Carol Peterson, Lorrie Sutherland, Mary Welch and Heather Morrill.

Learn more and connect with Henrietta and Bridget of The Land Gardeners

Website: www.thelandgardeners.com

Book: The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers (Thames & Hudson, May 2020)

Instagram: @thelandgardeners

Photos courtesy of The Land Gardeners.

624 Comments

  1. Aviva (Nestler) Rosenberg on

    I am seeing the spring gardens erupt for the first time in my new solo home this spring. I had to leave my gardens, my home, the familiar. But these new gardens are more than I could have ever asked for. Part of that is awakening to a beautiful blooming cherry tree outside my bedroom window. This tree had leaves when I moved in last June and then I saw it shed it’s beautiful foliage last Fall and then lay threadbare through the dark and gloomy winter. It has sheltered me, spoken hope to me, taught me to weather each storm by swaying gracefully with the wind, embracing not resisting it. It has given me hope after I was diagnosed with cancer last December. Waiting and hoping I’d recover to see it’s blooms. I am well now and ever so filled with gratitude to see its glorious rebirth of riotous pink blossoms screaming to the world life begins again.

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  2. Susie Neal on

    I love my peonies but the sight of a magnolia tree in bloom definitely signals spring to me!

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  3. Maria on

    Wonderful interview! Thank you for sharing! I’m most excited about my sweet peas! This is my 1st year growing them. They remind me of my grandpa. I got the seeds from you, Erin.

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  4. Erin on

    I love seeing the grape hyacinth flowers! They’re such a beautiful blue/purple color and they’re so small and cute. They add a difference in look as they are not your usual petalled flower. They’re unusual/unique design helps them to stand out amongst the other flowers planted around them.

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  5. Kathleen MacKinnon on

    I really enjoyed this interview. All of you ladies are so inspirational. I love daffodils and look forward to seeing them in the garden each spring. Today, in Ontario Canada, we have had snow. What a disappointment and has made the spring flowers even more important.

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  6. Sally Christiansen on

    I always look forward to the peonies, they should hopefully be blooming in a few weeks.

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  7. Kimberley on

    Thank you for this interview. It is wonderful, delightful, and vital and much to learn from Henrietta and Bridget.

    My favorite flower is Narcissis because they naturalize are cheerful and the gopher does not bother them.

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  8. Ann on

    I am most looking forward to seeing the tulips . So simple I know but I don’t have many in my garden. They don’t last and I do need t research this.

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  9. Molly on

    Dahlias are my absolute favourite 😍😍😍 they were my Grandpa’s favourite too 💗

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  10. Linda on

    I love this interview! Thanks for sharing their story.

    Usually in the spring I’m most excited about my peonies. This year, though, I’m watching with great anticipation the giant allium I planted a couple of years ago. Last year it was spectacular. The blooms lasted for weeks and rose up so high in the bed. They’re well underway now, despite the snow that swirled about them this past Saturday here in Maine! Just waiting for the lovely blossoms now.

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  11. Lauren Dunec Hoang on

    Loved the write up! Floret plus Land Gardeners — what a dream team! Snow drops are my favorite spring flower.

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  12. Lynne DeVito on

    I love looking out at my tiny garden these days to see the start of color with the tulips.

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  13. Jacquie Davis on

    I am looking forward to see seeing my peonies flower, so many buds just waiting to bloom

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  14. Vimala Söderqvist on

    I adore peonies, I long for Spring and those fleeting weeks of peony season that being so much joy.

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  15. Pauline on

    Hi, this is my first year farming and because of the lockdown I am not able to access my plot. Although i won’t have any spring this year I’m very excited to see bloom the 45 dahlias I planted in my yard ! in the meantime I enjoy the roses blooming at the beginning of the vineyard rows.
    Best,
    Pauline

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  16. Lea Sagen on

    Im always patiently waiting for the peonies to come, to me they are the most generous flower with a full passion to bloom and live…
    Its exciting to see plants growing and being beautiful in any stage and learn how to work with them so they can thrive… that can make someone smile and be happy:)

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  17. Robin Habing on

    The interview was terrific, I want to learn all about composting to build my gardens. Tulips brighten the soul with all of their amazing shapes and colors. Feels like they are showing off just to make you smile. Thank you Erin for sharing!

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  18. Kayla Purdy on

    Thank you for this wonderful recommendation. I started my very first cut flower garden this year now that we finally moved somewhere with a garden. It has been exciting growing from seed at home and I’m honestly just excited to see anything bloom and thrive in my brand new garden. I read your blog often along with Pinterest and am trying to learn something everyday about flowers.

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  19. Connie on

    Ohh. I love all spring flowers but one of my favorites is the peony. I was so excited to see some of the pages of this beautiful book. I love photographing florals and this beautiful book inspires me in many ways. Thank you so much for the chance to enter. I love following both of you!!!

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  20. Kelly Owen on

    My tree peonies, especially Leda and Hesperus. They are flamboyantly gorgeous and last for about,,, 7 minutes only.

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  21. Alex on

    Irises have always been my favorite flower – the royal purples and beautiful elegance of the long stems. After 6 years of living in my current home I finally planted some here last year and have been watching them come up with much anticipation. Here’s hoping that was the last frost for Michigan and blooms will be on their way soon!

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  22. Kelly H. on

    My favorite spring flower is the tulip. When I was 8 I told my mom if I won the lottery I would plant a field of tulips so that all the airplanes passing by would look down and just love it. Now much much older with kids it is still my favorite flower. I have so many deer where we live now but I still try to grow them.

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  23. Karen on

    Peonies!! We have 2-3 weeks to wait, but my young grandchildren and I check the progress many times every week. (Most of the peonies are now taller than the grandkiddos.) Some of my peonies were my grandmother’s and I’ve moved several with me twice. For many, many years I cut dozens before they open fully and keep them refrigerated to prolong the pure enjoyment they bring!

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  24. jeff edwards on

    I’m excited for peonies and lilacs! And hopefully a copy of the new landgardners book! Love the floret books!

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  25. Phoebe Walker on

    What a beautiful, delicious work. This will be so treasured. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your draw!

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  26. Jennifer on

    First time growing ranunculus. Hope I get some blooms!

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  27. Sharon on

    I am waiting for my peonies to bloom this year. I transplanted them and am hoping they are happier in their new spot. thanks for the opportunity to enter the give away for the beautiful book!

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  28. Bryn Dunn on

    The tulips in Boston right now are amazing and enormous. The colors and the arrangements bring such a smile to my face.

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  29. Kathryn on

    Lavender, lilacs and Gerber Daisies–the many blessings of Spring!

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  30. Susan on

    I’m looking forward to seeing all the tulips I planted last year bloom. I could of swore I planted some in a specific spot and check periodically and yep, nothing is showing. Just dirt. Maybe next time I’ll write down where I planted the bulbs.

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  31. Jane McGregor on

    I’d planned a trip to Oxfordshire from Australia to see my family and I’m now visiting via the internet to see peonies, freesias, tulips and even cow parsley.

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  32. Miriam Stutzman on

    Ranunculus and peonies are my favorite. Have really enjoyed reading your books. Am hoping to add some cutting flowers in my perennial beds and in my garden. You have been such an inspiration to me!

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  33. Judy on

    Hyacinths, for their beautiful fragrance and colourful flowers, are the spring flower I am most excited for.

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  34. Melissa on

    My favorite Spring blooms are snowdrops. They give me hope that Spring is imminent, and remind me of the few precious years we lived in England ❤️

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  35. Sarah G. on

    Flowers and England, oh my! I appreciate Spring blooms more and more each year. A couple years ago while living in NYC, I would love to see colorful tulips pop up around the city and Central Park. A true sign of renewal. Now living in Southern California I’m spoiled by the fragrant jasmine, roses and bougainvillea. Lastly peonies and chamomile will always be special since they were featured in my April wedding bouquet. So many to love!

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  36. Megan Droz on

    This looks like a lovely view of Henrietta and Bridget’s home and all they do. I love the history of the land and their passion to make it even better. It’s all so inspiring. Thank you!
    This spring, I especially love to see my Dahlias’s waking and know they’ll add an amazing array of color and texture to the garden, with time and patience.

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  37. Jaclyn on

    I’m looking forward to the lilacs!!!

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  38. Michelle Jacobs on

    I have always been a tulip girl, but this year we have moved and my only flowers planted so far are the surprise poppies I received with your book! Thank you for those :)! Someday, I hope to own an acre and large rows of tulips and dahlias.

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  39. Laura Adams on

    I love tulips with so many color choices!!! This book is absolutely gorgeous with breathtaking photos!!

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  40. Laura Adams on

    I love tulips with all the different color options!! This gorgeous book has so many breathtaking photos-a treasure for sure!!!

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  41. Sue on

    We just finished filling our raised beds with soil yesterday and are so excited to plant! We love dahlias the most, but just ordered some seeds from you last night since we’re a little late for bulbs. Can’t wait to grow some beautiful flowers for our home and friends. Your Instagram is gorgeous btw!

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  42. Bruce Miller on

    My favorite spring flower is the tulip. With so many variety of shapes and color, the tulip appeals to me.

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  43. Erika on

    I’m a first-time dahlia grower. We are blessed to have a local dahlia farm with a self-service station to purchase tubers, so tubers have been bought, planted, and are now eagerly awaited. My grandma requested I grow an assortment of shapes and colors, especially grow deep reds and purples. She and I are both excited to see how they turn out! Connecting with the earth, history, others, and myself are some of my favorite things about gardening. This looks like such an inspiring book!

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  44. Lizzie Wysong-Schmidt on

    I love English gardens! My dream is to turn my very American lawn into a veritable profusion of flowers, fruits, and vegetables. I’m currently waiting on my gladioli to raise their heads, and a border of mixed flowers has sprouted but all their potential remains tucked away. The end of the summer season should be one to remember!

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  45. Emily on

    I live on a farm in Illinois and am a first time flower gardener this season. My grandmother was a flower gardener and I inherited seeds from her beautiful garden when she moved this past year. I am most excited to grow the red poppies she gave me.

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  46. Candace Thurman on

    I am looking forward to my peonies and my
    Iris. I only have a small garden on my farm. It is around an old milk house. The soil is not great. I think there may have been a cattle trough near there there as there is much gravel. I just had a load of nice black dirt brought in to mix in. Maybe my Iris and Peonies will be nicer next year!

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  47. Deanna D Derheim on

    This is wonderful 💝thank you for sharing this book
    I love peonies I can’t wait till they start blooming💐🌺Aloha

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  48. Laura Adams on

    I love tulips, dahlias and peonies!!! I think the book is absolutely gorgeous with the most breathtaking photos!! Thanks for sharing your interview with them!!

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  49. Bonnie Lipscomb on

    After reading the post and then watching the related sneak peak on your Instagram site, I am so excited to read this book! The passion of gardeners the world over is a source of inspiration and a balm for the soul during this time of anxiety and stress. Going into the garden, even for 5 minutes, has such a calming influence and ability to heal. While roses will always be my first love, their smell alone first drew me to plan and restore a heritage rose garden in our 1860’s house in California, for the last few years I have been growing sweet peas, many from your collection and they make my heart sing in spring! The first blooms and their intoxicating scent always make me giddy with delight.

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  50. Janet Green on

    Im so excited for Bog Sage and Delphinium this year!

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  51. Angela Darling on

    I love to watch the new plants unfurling and cannot wait to see the beautiful colours of the majestic delphiniums as the come into flower ❤🌷⚘🌻

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  52. Kelly C on

    Tulips and peonies are spring favorites here! I’ve always enjoyed flowers but was never able to grow tulips and peonies where we used to live in the south. Now that we live in Northern Idaho, I can!! I have an entire hillside that I’m slowly turning into a flower garden. Your book Cut Flower Garden was a lovely inspiration!! And I can’t wait to see all 8,641 dahlias blooming in your field!

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  53. Yvonne O”Brien on

    Thank you for this wonderful interview
    I love books that are not only visually stunning but give good advice too
    We moved to NC a year ago
    As a native of Ireland I am trying to create a cutting garden that is reminiscent of my childhood
    This year we have planted Wedding Gown hydrangeas,white and pink peonies, clematis and a mix of apricot dahlias . I am still on the lookout for a beautiful climbing rose to be the icing on the cake

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  54. Nancy on

    I’m so inspired by this new book! I recently purchased an arts and craft styled home with acreage in Oregon, and my heart is brimming with possibilities! It has beautiful gardens already, but this gives me a direction for the future. Love my currently blooming columbine, snowball bush, lilacs and iris’ – looking forward to what’s to come!

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  55. Sabrina Holland on

    Gardening is my time! Erin I started following years ago. I love your style and your energy!! I’ve always felt you had a certain European flair to you bouquets!
    Thank you for entering me in the drawing!

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  56. Nadine Robinson on

    For me, the most exquisite Springtime
    flower must be the Sweetpea- the scent, it’s climbing nature and the form of the flower and tendrils itself- and it reminds me of the birth of my son every time
    I smell that wonderful Perfume💐

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  57. Melissa Jordan Gibson on

    If I can only pick one? Hands down my ultimate favorite Ranunculus! I am trying my hand at growing them this year….keep your fingers crossed. I ordered from you and read your amazing Tips like 10 times from your book. Wish me luck. If they grow anything like your seeds…..I won’t need any luck.

    Love what you do…a dream!

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  58. Anne Dodd on

    In the midst of lockdown I find scrolling through my Insta feed provides me with glimpses of nature. Missing flowers the most. Actually, missing fragrant blooms even more: dramatic wisteria, sentinel tulips and blousy peonies. Let’s not forget sweet peas or lilac bushes. Heavenly. Soon such scents will be there for everyone to enjoy. Meanwhile, it’s Insta and gardening books…

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  59. Suzonne Stirling on

    The blossoms from the Tung oil tree and the Japanese magnolias take my breath away every spring, as do the abundance of beautiful garden and flower books available for armchair gardeners and flower gawkers alike.

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  60. Thomas Fox on

    Loving the Sweet Sultan Imperial Bride White blooms. Bachelor buttons on steroids! Seeds from @floretflower.

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  61. Kristi Pyatt on

    I’m most excited to see all of my snapdragons I grew from seed. I planted 250 of them!

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  62. Donna Donaldson on

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter for this gorgeous book! Enjoying my ranunculus at the moment and looking forward to my peonies blooming ❤️🌸

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  63. Lynne DeVito on

    On this chilly Mother’s Day morning in Connecticut, I love looking out on my little garden to see the cheery tulips bursting with color. Thanks for the opportunity of this drawing. I love the landgardners posts on Instagram

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  64. L Ferrero on

    Thanks for sharing all your knowledge in creating a cutting gardens. During this pandemic, a shared bouquet of flower is a way to lift people up from our gardens. So gardeners around the globe settle into a comfort chair and be inspired to create you sanctuary in your space with The Land Garden, then share it.

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  65. Jamie Huth on

    It’s a wonderful addition, adding your books to my gardening library!! I would welcome The Land Gardeners book also, it is a great feeling to have all the reference materials when you are working on a colorful pallet in northeast Ohio!!! Anxiously waiting for my chive blooms to burst, many spring blooms came early but we are still enjoying our daffodils and tulips!! We are still frosting in early May and it is delightful to see winter crop right now with popping flowers!!!

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  66. jeanne cummings on

    I love ALL flowers.. yet in Spring my favorites are daffodils and double peonies… I never knew there were so many colors of daffodils until I discovered you Erin years ago…. your flowers make my eyes happy😍

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  67. Jen Cz on

    Daffodils, especially when they are planted in huge drifts. I recently planted Narcissus ‘Cha Cha’ in my own garden,, and I’m loving how delicate they look.

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  68. Christin Cogley on

    I always look forward to seeing the brilliant forsythia bloom as a harbinger of spring, but I truly love it when the tulips come really break us out of the gloom.

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  69. Laura N. on

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful interview! My favorite spring flower at the moment are the tall, magical spires of Fritillaria Persica. There’s something so exciting about seeing these beauties at the back of a border! I have them mixed in with Blue Diamond and Exotic Emperor tulips (from Floret, of course) and the trio is absolutely stunning.

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  70. Jacquie Davis on

    I am looking forward to seeing my peonies flower, lots of buds just waiting to bloom.

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  71. Kelsey on

    I cannot wait for my ranunculus to bloom!! First time growing them, so I’m very excited!

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  72. Jess on

    Love this interview! The book looks stunning. I’m really excited about my cosmos flowering, I’ve grown them from some free seeds I picked up and have no idea what colour the flowers will be! X

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  73. Hallie Micali on

    In the fall I meticulously followed @floretflowers advice to winterize dinner plate dahlia tubers.To my sheer delight I have cultivated and planted three of those sprouting tubers in a pot just outside my kitchen door.What a treat it will be to watch those lovely ladies grow this summer and stake their place in the world!

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  74. Cherie Hallock on

    Thank you for sharing this story with us, it reminds me of a scene from one of my favorite childhood books, “The Secret Garden”, at least what I have pictured in my mind. I can only imagine the beauty that their garden holds and hopefully I’ll get to see it someday.
    I’m most excited for lilacs here in Eastern Pennsylvania as well as peonies. Both smell amazing and I love bringing them into the house.

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  75. Catherine on

    What a lush & inspiring book! I love their style, purpose & passion. I especially liked their description of the walled garden “heaving” with herbs, vegetables & flowers. . Cannot wait to see all the pages.

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  76. Abbey on

    I’m growing cut flowers for the first time and I can’t wait to see my sweet peas open up! I also have an amazing old lilac in my yard that smells like heaven. Thanks for sharing about this book- it looks incredible!

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  77. verity PEMBERTON on

    I am most excited to grow Dahlia’s as it’s my first season growing them. I hope that they will line the outside of the house, as if on guard, in beds so full they look like they are trying to escape, slightly drunk, long and dangling with the weight of their coloured heads. Well that’s the aim.

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  78. Heather on

    Lilacs! The smell is heavenly! I have part of my grandmothers bush at my home, transplanted from place to place over the years. xo

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  79. Carol Peterson on

    Living in Florida I so miss the spring flowers of the north. I was successful growing lily of the Valley for the first time this year. The pictures in this book will transport me each time I open it to beautiful gardens and flowers that I can’t grow here.

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  80. Rachel Furnell on

    I love the Time of the Cow Parsley – beautiful frothy umbellifers that make walking through the English country lanes a real pleasure. Mixed with bright ranunculus in an urn makes me happy and ready for the colours of summer!

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  81. Sarah on

    Spring flowers are such a joy! Ranunculus is on the top of my list!

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  82. verity PEMBERTON on

    I am most excited about my Dahlias, I have never grown them before – they currently sit indoors awaiting planting.
    I hope to have them line the outside of the house, as if on guard, in beds so full they look like they are trying to escape, slightly drunk, long and dangling with the weight of their coloured heads. Well, that’s the aim.

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  83. katy Giffault on

    oh my what a treasure you have introduced us too! I took my 85 year old mom on a British garden tour years ago and our favorite was Chatsworth where i must have unknowningly seen Becky ‘s work— i have since followed her on instagram and was thrilled to see you visit and loved that she is transforming Floret!! i wish i could see the Landowners gardens too someday!! my favorite spring flower wow that is tough — i bought some amazing double and ruffled daffodils from you that smell heavenly so that is my fav because it delights two senses: sight and smell! seeing your farm is one of the highlights of my every day! thank you for sharing so authentically.

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  84. Iona Milne Home on

    The daffodils, they were beautiful! So many different varieties popped up in our garden this year. We’ve been living here three years now and I haven’t planted any.

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  85. Kasia on

    Here in Poland we have not so mamy oportunities to enjoy cut flowers from our own gardens. But! Peonies are my most waited for. We can grow many varietes of these beauties…

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  86. Debbie Wilkin on

    My favourite spring flower is sweet pea. The perfume and colour are amazing. I always look forward to growing them.

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  87. Sally Shine on

    I am loving the wild iris and California poppies exploding right now along the Sonoma Coast.

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  88. Kathryn Zabik on

    I’m in the beginning stages of my garden and your books, have been such inspirations. This one looks like it will be as well! I can’t wait for the tulips.

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  89. Susan on

    Spring flowers that always bring me joy are daffodils and allium, the allium are going to be beautiful this year as long as the freezing temps & frost stay away. So anxious for the beauty they bring.

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  90. Lan on

    I’m excited to have found you! My peonies are about to burst forth, and they always amaze me. Can’t wait.
    But the bleeding hearts are also beautiful!
    Thank you for a chance to win your book. It looks like a treasure.

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  91. Amanda Stagg on

    What a wonderful story. The process of selecting, nurturing and learning from my garden gives me such pleasure. I hope to grow on on a larger scale one day but for now I’m waiting for those first alliums and peonies to burst into life. Floral perfection!

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  92. Molly on

    Absolutely loved reading this interview, I can’t wait to get my hands on the book now!! I have been most excited this Spring about my hyacinths, I love all the different colours and their scent, it’s always a reminder of Spring for me.

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  93. Lucy Joyce on

    I’d never grown tulips in my own garden until this year, waiting for a space of my own before I committed to these beauties. I can’t believe what I’ve been missing. Every morning, I’d go out with my cup of tea and crouch by the edge of the bed watching the foliage and buds emerge from the ground tightly determined. Gradually, their colours grew and deepened, but they waited for the best of the sun before they stretched back their shiny petals and bowled us over with huge bright widely splayed flowers. I have been won over. I hope never to be without these joyous flowers again!

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  94. Christina on

    Thank you for offering this giveaway. The Land Gardeners remind me of all the amazing gardens I visited while living in England back in 2000.
    This spring, I’ve been enjoying many magenta and yellow snapdragons in my garden. Also, beautiful native California poppies.

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  95. Callie Dawes on

    I would love to receive this book – I look after a walked garden at a well being centre in the UK – once a Victorian carpet factory we are growing organic cut flowers and vegetables for our service users and slowly tending to the soil . For me violas are my favourite spring flower, so diverse and lovely in salads

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  96. Jessica on

    Cut flowers and a good soil convo! Yes please! I am very much looking forward to my grandmothers white peonies blooming. I anticipate them every year and when they pop in mid May I take them down to her resting place. I have to figure out a good fertilizer for them, they have been very resilient without for a couple of years now. Thank you for all that you share!

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  97. Heidi on

    Peonies are my absolute favorite! I live in California where they don’t grow well so I would have to say I’m looking forward to the dahlias that I planted in my garden this year. This book looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to travel to England and see the castles and Gardens. 🌹

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  98. E Swan on

    In AK spring and summer almost seem to be the same as it is sooo fast and furious. But, really, the first tulip means great things will unfurl everyday for the next 4 months.

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  99. Ximena Sierra on

    My friend Kerry that loves Roses and Birds showed me your book Cut Flower Garden. It is only now that we are home during this pandemic that I could start reading it. The desire of making a flower garden was inside me but it was your book and the beauty of spring that make me to start growing flowers from seeds… And today in the mist of the magic that I am surrounded by I found the seeds that were given so long… It was a funeral of my dear friend Radka which herself was a gardener. I planted them. I am so praying for them to grow. It will be a honor for me to have her spirit in my new flower garden. Thanks for inspiring me. Happy Mother’s Day Everyone.

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  100. Lindsay R on

    I am always thrilled when my daffodils come back so cheerful. And when the clematis just bursts into growth of the sudden.

    This was a lovely blog, what amazing and inspiring women ALL of you are.

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  101. Carole Biskar on

    The beautiful ranunculus came back strong and healthy from last year. Just made a small vase of several as a gift.

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  102. Sonja on

    I am so excited about my peonies. The first just bloomed and I have seven more in my tiny yard in the city. I wait all year for them, and it’s worth the wait.

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  103. Laurel on

    What a terrific interview. Thank you, Erin! I had never heard of The Land Gardeners, but am now hooked.
    This spring I’m most excited about my sweet peas and garden roses. My sweet peas haven’t bloomed yet, but they’re close! This year I used stakes and fishing line to extend my trellis a bit so I’d have even more blooms to cut. I also planted eight bare root roses last winter and already had a beautiful bloom flush. My favorite rose I planted is a David Austin called, Carting Mill. Gorgeous apricot color, fragrant and a good vase life.

    Happy gardening!

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  104. Britta Adams on

    Double peony tulips. I love to cut them, place a single bloom per wine glass, and display them all around my home. Simple & Stunning.

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  105. Catherine on

    Ah, so many favorite spring flowers….I just picked my first peonies from the garden this week and they are my favorite at the moment! Happy Mother’s Day Erin!

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  106. Mary Czapla on

    Anticipating all of them, can’t pick a favorite.
    Would love to win a book!!!

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  107. Kathy Fairchild on

    I adore tulips and lily of the valleys in the Spring. The book looks truly amazing! Hope to win a copy!

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  108. Iva Albrecht on

    My grandmother grew Hollyhock flowers when I was little and I absolutely loved them. Unfortunately I didn’t not inherit her growing abilities. The book looks wonderful and it would be amazing to win one. Thank you 😊

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  109. Cindy Batiste on

    I most excited to see my yellow Bartzella peonies bloom. Hopefully the snow in NJ today doesn’t harm them.

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  110. monica on

    I love peonies and David Austin roses. Both are making an early appearance this year. Makes my heart happy

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  111. Teish on

    Hi, Happy spring!
    My absolute favorite spring flower is peony- I just can’t get enough of them!
    Also Lilacs and crab apple tree blossoms , they smell delicious!

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  112. Karen Keller-Eyer on

    Oooooh so much beauty and inspiration wrapped in a book 💚
    Not unlike the books from Erin 🧡
    Erin and Henrietta and Bridget are forces to be reckoned with in the world 🌎 of books & flowers 🌸 !
    Anxiously awaiting the blooming of my alliums and foxgloves here in Pennsylvania after a freaky dusting of snow this morning in May !

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  113. Ann Murray on

    I’m crazy for alliums !! And my David Austin climbing rose!!!

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  114. Jennifer’s Olson on

    Erin I love both of your special books both for their beauty and your willingness to share your knowledge. Being an “American” gardener, I have always lusted over the beauty of English gardens. I look forward to perusing “The Land Gardeners”!🌷🌹🌸🌼🌺🥀

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  115. Maria on

    I love peonies, which I have. Also daffodils, and later, tiger lilies. Would love to plant more varieties.

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  116. Maria McNeel on

    I am enjoying daffodils now, and looking forward to our tiger lilies later this year. I hope to read your new book! It sounds wonderful!

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  117. Linda Valant on

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful book! My favorite flowers would be peonies, hydrangeas, and Zinnias! In addition to bringing beautiful smells into my home, they add such life and beauty to what ever room they’re placed.

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  118. Jackie Mooney on

    I am excited every year for lilacs to bloom! They are just so old fashioned and cozy! Thank you for including me in the drawing.

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  119. Mary Breslin on

    So happy to learn of this book!

    After a long winter I so look forward beautiful intoxicating lily of the valley.

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  120. Sarah Thurman on

    This is my first year of adding cut flowers to my potager. I can’t wait to see the blooms amidst the vegetables. At the front perimeter, I built a number of wigwams, and am most excited to see the colorful sweetpeas I have grown from Floret seed take shape.

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  121. Melanie Giolitti on

    The elegance of tulips & the pure joy peonies bring in the springtime!

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  122. Marie Craig on

    So thrilled to enjoy the salmon ranunculus which are beautifully starting to grow inside my house due to the unpredictable Michigan weather!

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  123. Melissa Dean on

    This book! So beautiful. My favorite memory of spring flowers has to be Lily of the Valley. As a little girl our neighbors were 2 old sisters and they just had the most beautiful wild flower yard. And they let me pick whatever I wanted. They painted Easter eggs with faces and hats and would give me one with the flowers. That garden was a sea of colors. I believe without a doubt those 2 women shaped my interest, for my whole life, with all those scents and beautiful colors. Just like you are doing now. Thanks for sharing.

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  124. Mary Vaught on

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. Good luck to everyone. My hope is to one day have a beautiful tulip and dahlia field on our property in Kentucky. For now I’ll continue to anticipate my cosmos and zinnias blooming.

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  125. Chelsea on

    Peonies opening in my backyard! Loved this interview!

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  126. Chelsea on

    I’m excited about peonies opening on my backyard! Loved this interview!

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  127. Shay Allen on

    October Sky German Bearded Iris…Big, frosty blue/lavender 🤤

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  128. Brooke on

    What a lovely article & book! We have a completely blank slate to work with at our new house. So I’m most excited to ‘plant’ roses, hydrangea, and in the fall tulips & day lilies. For now we have some Floret seeds we just planted indoors today! Zinnia, cosmos, poppy, bachelor buttons, cinnamon basil, bee balm and others!

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  129. Lorrie Sutherland on

    I am loving all the different columbine in my garden. My mother grew many varieties and as per her bent when I see one I don’t already have, I just must get it. I love the idea of having great soil to have great flowers, vegetables, fruits and tasty herbs. I’d like to read about what they do.

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  130. Carla on

    I can’t wait for my ranunculus to bloom!! This is my first year planting them and I am so excited. I would absolutely love this book—I have so much to learn and know this would be an incredible and beautiful resource.

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  131. Gwen P on

    The magnolia! What a magnificent flower! Its beauty, alluring fragrance, and elegance are singularly spectacular. A gathered bloom dresses in full glory one day, gone the next. Ah, beauty so close, yet so far.

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  132. Joy Smith/Three Joys & Co. on

    Thanks for the opportunity to join this giveaway! After dipping our toes in the flower pond last summer and loving it we are going all the way this year. Your Cut Flower Garden book was gifted to me and I have spent many happy moments absorbing…thankyou for so willingly sharing your knowledge. Starting flowers from seed is a thrill. Getting our Lisianthus, ranunculas and anemones to grow in the dead of winter is just….amazing! I would have to say that each flower coming in its own season takes our breath away, especially if we started them. Right now we are in love with Ranunculas…their ruffled skirts and colors are spectacular!

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  133. Fran on

    I love hyacinths in spring and it always make me smile when my bulbs bloom. Bad soil health and our dry climate make my blooms quite small And so I would love to learn more about soil health to improve this. I have a large garden and would love to learn how to improve and create to have my own cut flowers at home.

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  134. Kathleen Blurock on

    The lily of the valley is my favorite spring flower. It reminds me of my mother and her love of gardening. She told me stories of the fairies who lived in their leaves and made magic. “They make the lilacs grow,” she would say.

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  135. Jasmine C on

    We are in a new house this spring, and starting gardens from scratch – exciting, but also a lot at once! But I’m so excited to plant climbing roses around our wrap around porch. And equally as excited to plant my first cut flower garden next week!

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  136. Marlae Lee on

    We can’t wait for our peonies to bloom!!! My absolute favorite :)

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  137. Valerie Smith on

    My husband and I have just built a picket fence, and I am creating my own cottage garden. I am beyond excited!!! Such satisfaction planning, preparing the gardens, selecting plants, planting and watching them grow! Gardening gives me such peace.

    I am most excited over my gerbera daisies. I had numerous plants that were not performing well. I relocated them into the new cottage garden. They are thriving. Some are blooming that NEVER bloomed before. The Land Gardeners would be a great resource as I cultivate my new garden.

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  138. Jessica Duncan on

    Dahlias! You have totally inspired me to give them a shot. I bought cafe au lait and big brother. I’ve learned so much watching your ig stories so thank you for that. ❤️

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  139. Rachel Dow on

    This is so inspiringly beautiful!! I’m always excited for some delicate peonies.

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  140. Kelly Ruby on

    I’m most excited for my Wysteria to bloom! I look forward to it every year! And I would LOVE to win a copy of this book!!🌸🌺🌷🌹

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  141. Grace on

    What a lovely book! When the early variety bulbs peep through the soil, I get excited for the year ahead. From daffodils and paperwhites, ranunculus and freesias, sunflowers and dahlias, and the fruit! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. Alyssa on

    Excited for them all to bloom but most excited for amaranth this year because it is our first year trying to grow them. So excited to see them!

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  143. Allie on

    I’m currently head over heels for the burgundy scotch broom blooming in my garden. The wild sprays of flowers remind me of our trips to Scotland. Absolutely love it.

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  144. Jodi on

    I can’t wait for the peonies to bloom…they seem to be magical!

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  145. Jenny Cash on

    I am most excited about my blooming lavender topiaries! They are covered in honey bees and smell amazing!!

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  146. Cheryl on

    It’s so hard to pick one but so far this season I’ve really enjoyed ranunculus xx

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  147. Cathryn on

    The blooming of my tree peony is an absolute delight I look forward to! Each year there are new blossoms and growth that spread such joy and inspiration! Much like these illuminating garden book authors! Thank you for considering my entry and this lovely post!

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  148. Brenda Metz on

    Tulips are my favorite Spring flower. I have them planted throughout my yard in an array of colors, so cheery. I live near Holland MI so I’m also spoiled by Tulip Time. I look forward to seeing the sea of tulips every year.

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  149. Maggie Morgan on

    This book looks beautiful and inspiring! My crocuses are long gone, tulips and daffodils are fading, hyacinths and poppies are going strong, and irises and alliums are starting to burst forth, but it’s my peonies that I’m most excited about! Happy Soringtime! ❤️

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  150. Melkorka on

    I am most looking forward to my new irises to bloom – I invested in quite a few new varieties last fall and I can not wait to see them in person!

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  151. Lucy Tower on

    I would have to say that I am most excited about the tulips ❤️ 🌷 💐

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  152. Jennifer Sauerbrunn on

    I am most excited about my new tree peony. I bought it on clearance last year so I am tickled that there is a bloom. Hopefully, it will bloom white like the tag represented!

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  153. Leslie Tyner on

    I’m excited about daffodils…they always remind me of my Nana. Appreciate the chance to win the book, it looks amazing. Thank you.

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  154. Elizabeth on

    What a wonderful conversation! Yes to carbon sequestering regenerative soil practices working with soil biota to grow flowers + food medicine! Right now I’m regularly peeking at the Lily of The Valley patch, waiting for them to unfurl 💖 Thank you, Erin, Henrietta + Bridget, for sharing the heart + wisdom of your cultivation of flowers.

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  155. Jody Hazelwood on

    The spring flower I’m most excited about is peonies. I love the old fashioned ones that smell amazing and produce giant buffs and beauty.

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  156. Ruth White on

    I love all types of flowers. My favorites are Peonies, Tulips, Poppies and Hydrangeas!

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  157. Tara on

    What amazing women and property. I’m sure your experience was once in a lifetime. I have always had a love affair with flowers and cut gardens. I finally started my one this year with your sends. I’m most excited for peonies, they will always be my favorite spring flower.

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  158. Sarah G. on

    Flowers and England oh my! In Southern California we are spoiled with a stunning array of roses, jasmine and bougainvillea. I love peonies and chamomile, both of which were in my Spring wedding bouquet. Tulips are also very special from my NYC years, seeing the colorful tulips pop up all over the city and Central Park was truly special and such an encouragement after a long winter and reminder of renewal. Congrats on a gorgeous book!

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  159. Amanda on

    Thanks for this opportunity! I am really exited about these strawflowers seeds I got a hold of. I’m also always excited for Zinnias. They’ve always been one of my favorites.

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  160. Laura Loughmiller on

    I have been especially excited to watch my pale pink peonies bloom for the first time this spring! Also, my coreopsis have made me very happy with all of their bright yellow blooms!

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  161. Mary Welch on

    In spite of their exuberant growth and spreading habits, I adore the gentle curves and unparalleled fragrance of lily of the valley.
    This book though!
    Such elegant images.
    WOW!
    This is amazing Erin
    Oh please, oh please, oh please! Pick me!

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  162. Heidi on

    My third year beginning my love for gardening at 26. I am loving the Primula Japonica popping up this spring on block island Rhode Island transplanted from a garden in CT.

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  163. Kate on

    I am most excited for the Cosmos to start blooming, I love cutting them and putting them in mason jars and leaving them on my neighbors door steps. My honey bees also love them too. This year I planted 8 varieties and intermingled them in the same area, I cannot wait for them to grow tall and beautiful.

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  164. annette on

    What an exquisite book! We have a small urban garden and when Spring arrives in Northern Ca. we are greeted with freesias of all colors along with California poppies. The Julia Child roses are blooming their hearts out and along with lavender,rosemary and various salvias I hope our front yard is a bright spot for the neighborhood.

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  165. Keri-Anne Pink on

    After a year of living with family members, we are finally moving into our new home in only a couple of weeks. I have been sowing so many seeds to transfer into my greenhouse we will be putting up in the garden and I am so excited for my hollyhocks, foxgloves and larkspur to continue blooming. They make me so happy and I am going to fill my garden with them

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  166. yvonne blacker on

    This interview – and your posts that I discovered on Instagram – are so inspiring! I’m thinking about transforming the backyard of my New England farmhouse into a cutting garden of some sort. Currently, I’m excited to see my shade border garden come to life (alliums, Solomen’s Seal, Japanese painted ferns, sedum, blue elegans hostas, white bleeding heart, Annabelle hydrangeas).

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  167. Patricia Barberry on

    Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful book!
    My favorite flower in spring are the tulips. The hellebores have been a good one to have as well.

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  168. Betsy on

    Some years ago I bought a sad, marked – down wigelia and then left it in its nursery pot for the rest of the year, forgotten in a corner of the yard. The next year I found it and put it in the ground, and year by year it has grown. It’s arching pink sprays are now a sight to behold, one I think about all winter.

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  169. Sandra Hanna on

    Thank you for your inspiration and knowledge
    After 10 long years of restoring our 1889 house into a home and am excited to start thinking and planning the garden without construction rubble but with dahlias herbs hedges perennials etc
    Sandy

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  170. Kate West on

    The simplicity and elegance of a simple daisy is my favorite accent flower that compliments every bouquet.

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  171. Tania on

    When my Viburnum starts showing it’s fleeting layers of white in spring I’ve been looking forward to it all Winter

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  172. Kelly L on

    I’m most excited about my irises, which are just now in bud.

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  173. Ann Jackson on

    What a beautiful book. Right now, I’m most excited about crabapple blossoms. It’s the best scent in the world and I’d bottle it if I could.

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  174. Saima Habib on

    A big hello from London, UK. I have started my own organic urban flower farming project last year so I have way too many spring favourites. But I would say Lilacs. Because of their short vase life, I have not added them to the sales list hence they are for me to enjoy myself and give away to neighbours. The heady fragrance, the fleeting beauty! Then fragrant tulips and narcissi, blowsy peonies, fragrant jasmine and I have discovered fragrant poppies too. So blessed to have gardening and flowers in our lives.

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  175. Georgene Becerra on

    How inspiring!!!! Thank you for the give away opportunity to receive this book. I love books about gardens that include learning about the SOIL!

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  176. Sharon D on

    My favorite spring flower is tulips. I have been enjoying them so much, but sadly, the hot weather this weekend is going to do in the last ones in our yard. But to console myself, we will be planting five new dahlias–something to look forward to in a few months! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book!

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  177. Kate on

    Excited to try camassias!

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  178. Judy Carter on

    My husband and I have a small yard but we love gardening, and especially flowers! This year we went big and ordered rose bushes from David Austin. You’d think we have new babies! We give them full attention. It’s so exciting. Floretflowers.com we have your books and looove them. Love following you!!!

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  179. Zoe D. on

    Praying my peonies buds survive the forecasted freezing temps tonight. Most of mine came from my grandmothers house and are my very favorites!

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  180. Zelia on

    We have been having a beautiful spring here in Oregon, being in the garden has been a refuge from quarantine. Just a few more days and my lovely peonies will be in bloom.

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  181. Jessica McMullen on

    My favorite spring flower is the tulip 🌷! All varieties they are just so delicate and stunning! I wish I had a garden like this… one day soon… this book is beautiful!

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  182. Ashlea on

    Such a joy to see another new, beautiful flower book! I’m most looking forward to my Iceland Poppies this Spring 🧡

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  183. Sarah Grigorov on

    Right now in upstate NY I’m loving my crazy mix of daffodils and frillitarias growing in the gardens and along our driveway. They bring a smile to everyone who pauses for a moment.

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  184. Heather P on

    This book looks beautiful.
    I love all flowers but excited for my roses.

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  185. Jacqueline Haines on

    What a beautiful book . I look forward to learning more about the Land Gardeners and their stunning gardens. I look forward every year to my hydrangeas return., This year I’ve planted some dahlias and bleeding hearts as I strive to plan a cottage garden.

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  186. Marion Smith on

    Such a beautiful book! I always look forward to the amazingly bright and luscious green of everything in Spring… from trees, grass, and garden. And also the peonies with their ridiculously fabulous over the top flowers of amazing beauty. Such a treat after Winter.

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  187. Denise Skewes on

    Myself and my husband are renovating an old 1884 home, once was an old store, an post office . We have started from scratch in the garden, we have an rockery with iris and cottage garden effect in my other garden I have planted all spring bulbs including zinnias ( a favourite) iris, daffodils and anemone, renucculas. And there is my favourite dahlia garden which I have made room for another 2 gardens to join up with flowers to make arrangements with . I am interested in learning more about cut flowers for my garden. Thank you if I dint win I would hope to buy your books in Australia soon .

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  188. Bridget on

    This year I am most excited for my celosia from the floret shop! I’m excited to see the colors and how they work up!

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  189. Rebecca Heane on

    I know Spring is coming when the Cornish daffodils start to brighten up the dark days, just wonderful!

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  190. Sarah Nutter on

    As requested by my 6 year old daughter, we planted a rainbow of Zinnias this year. We can’t wait to see which color is the first to bloom!

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  191. Samantha durfee on

    Looks like a wonderful book. I look forward to the irises and peonies and the camassia and flowering trees.

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  192. chris on

    my favorites are ranunculus, purple tulips, and peonies.
    your book looks wonderful!!!

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  193. Flora on

    Crocuses, Tangerine Tulips and Calla Lilies

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  194. Leslie on

    Peonies are my absolute favorite, and what I buy when I treat myself to flowers. I live high in the Rocky Mountains and we don’t get many flowers in spring, but I love our summer wildflowers – lupine, Indian paintbrush, columbines…❤️

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  195. Becca Anderton on

    I thank you for sharing this post! This book looks so beautiful from cover to cover. I am new to planting a garden this year.
    My very favorite flowers are the Lilly of the Valley and the tulip. I love lilacs as well! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  196. Tak Ki Wong on

    I love peonies!!!! They are just so beautiful! I grew up in the city my whole life so didn’t have the fun to grow my own flowers. Now that I have a mini backyard, I am excited to try growing different flowers!!!

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  197. Shelley Barrett on

    I have a small garden and are growing cut flowers to bless others. Would love this beautiful book to learn and be inspired by 😊

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  198. Sarah Sanders on

    There is so much to love about Spring, how can one make a choice! Ranunculus definitely make the top of the list though!!

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  199. Stacy on

    Dahlias are one of my favorites. This year I got quite a variety and I can’t wait to see how it all looks.

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  200. Christine on

    I always wait anxiously for the crocus to appear signaling the end of our winter drawing to a close. Tulips are my second favorite.

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  201. Joyce on

    I love this book and interview! It is hard to choose a favorite flower but I do love peonies a lot!

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  202. Yolanda Robinson on

    What a fantastic interview! I’m most excited for my anemones to grow. I fell in love with this flower while traveling in France and it has been high on my list to grow at home. This is my first try, wish me luck!

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  203. Belinda Olsen on

    All varieties of tulips just make my heart so happy! I especially love the doubles 😍

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  204. Jill on

    Though space and health limit my ability to grow a cutting garden, I enjoy my pots and all the photos and descriptions in books, websites, and all the Instagram posts. I’m currently enamored with Ranunculus!!

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  205. Colleen Z on

    I just found your website and am dreaming of ordering seeds from you next year. My favorite spring flowers are peonies and double tulips.

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  206. Ann Coon on

    My favorites are Virginia Bluebells and lilacs and just watching everything bud!!!

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  207. Sue White on

    When I think of spring two flowers come to mind immediately. Peonies are first. They remind me of my mom and my grandma. Our entire family have peonies that originated from my great grandmothers yard. It’s tradition in our family when you get a new house you take peonies from one of our relatives houses. They all started from great grandmas. All 18 of my cousins and I have them in our yards. The other flower is lily of the valley. It’s so sweet and delicate. It reminds me of my girls when they were little. They’re cute little hands picking each stem and making tiny bouquets. Spring flowers definitely hold special memories.

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  208. Aly Moore on

    Zinnias, this flower started it all for me. They are the first flowers I remember growing with my Grandmother. Every year we would tuck zinnia seeds into the flower bed by her front porch and wait for them to bloom. I grow zinnias every year in memory of her.

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  209. Jacquie Davis on

    I am so looking forward to my peonies flowering, so many buds just waiting to bloom

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  210. Sarai Mora on

    Hi from CA :). I would say that Camellia is my most favorite spring flower. I can sit and admire their beauty without losing my love for them. I would love to become a florist in the near future. I have never owned a flower book, winning this book will definetely contribute to my dream of becoming a florist. Good luck everyone. And Happy Mother’s Day to all the strong and beautiful mothers. All the flowers of our beautiful mothers.

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  211. Libby on

    Now that my ranunculus are done blooming for the year, I’m excited to see my hydrangeas budding and tiny dahlia sprouts. I also just planted a bunch of zinnias to carry me through the summer, since I love their brilliant colors

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  212. Erin Estes on

    I am most excited for peonies. They are the sign that spring ihas fully arrived.

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  213. Laurie Sherman on

    This book looks like another to add to the library. So much information to help the home gardener to add to the health of our planet.
    I love spring and the flowers that arrive with it. The flower I have looked forward to for the past 4 years is a beautuful white lilac. Four years ago near the end of this month my husband passed away and the beautiful lilacs – a favourite of his were used at his funeral. The tree has never flowered as it did that spring but the memories will never fade.

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  214. Brie Kluytenaar on

    This is such a wonderful, inspiring interview! I am most excited about the lilacs that are now blooming and announcing the arrival of spring!! 💕

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  215. Heather Williams on

    I am most excited by the crabapple blossoms on the crabapple tree outside my bedroom window. It gives me so much joy to wake up and open my curtains in the morning to be greeted by such beauty every day in spring. It gives me so much joy to see how much both the bees and the butterflies flock to it as well, so once the sun comes out it is all abuzz and aflutter with happy activity.

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  216. Marianne Poteet on

    I am looking forward to discovering lilacs and spring bulbs at our new house, where we are enjoying our first spring. There are many things coming up under the lilacs, but we don’t yet know what they are. We don’t even know what color lilacs we will have. As we decide what to do with our new land, I would love to read The Land Gardeners book. It sounds just terrific.

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  217. Ali on

    I am really diving head first into a cut garden this year. I have plenty of seeds planted but I am most excited about my dahlia tubers. I have 50 different varieties that I am itching to get into the ground. Hopefully it is warm enough in the next couple of weeks. Thank you for all of your inspiration!

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  218. Julie Ann on

    This looks like an amazing book – a true inspection – it is a dream to someday go to the UK and visit gardens there… anyway, after a very long winter, I get so excited to see the clusters of grape hyacinths, so lovely on the garden and bunched in vases inside, too!

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  219. Antonia on

    I’ve been enjoying wood hyacinths the most this spring. I love their scent, and they don’t mind being planted in a shady spot.

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  220. Marlys on

    I’m looking forward to seeing my peonies in bloom soon.

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  221. Sherrie Morris on

    Oh my tulips have been gorgeous this year and the heads on my peonies are huge! I love my sweet little forget me nots. It has been very favorable for spring flowers in the northwest!

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  222. Kelly on

    I’m currently most excited about my nikko blue hydrangea blooms that are coming soon!

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  223. Marlys on

    Right now I’m looking forward to seeing my peonies in bloom and of course my climbing roses! I love both of your books which are in my library plus I gave some as gifts to my gardener friends.
    Thanks Erin!
    Of course I’d love to win and add it to my library.

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  224. Melanie V on

    This is my first year growing Sweet Peas. I can’t wait to see how they do in my garden!

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  225. Carolyn Holdsworth on

    I planted three new varieties of tulips in my teeny little garden and I love them! My neighbours have caught me just standing and staring at them so many times.

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  226. Eileen Albright on

    Erin, love you and love your book recommendations. I live in TX and spring has already sprung here, but my favorites are hydrangeas and peonies. 💗🌸🌿

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  227. Emily Thompson on

    I live on a farm in Illinois and am a first time flower gardener. Erin’s book has been such an inspiration and help figuring out where to begin and I would love to learn more through The Land Gardener’s Book! I’m most excited for cosmos this season :)

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  228. Jules on

    Thank you so much for sharing! We are designing our garden beds now based on your book and this beautiful book looks full of inspiration as well.

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  229. Stefanie on

    I found the Clematis in bloom today- Beautiful but not long lastig in the vase.

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  230. Amy on

    Wow what an amazing blog! Thanks for sharingIs it crazy that I’m giddy about how they spend time teaching people how to improve their soil? My I need this in my life! 😍

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  231. Debbie on

    I love riuniculous. It can stand alone as a single or be in a beautiful bouquet of seasonal flower choices. Thank you for this opportunity. I recently purchased your two books for myself and each of my daughters. They are inspiring and educational. I think I could try my hand at making some lovely and natural posies now! What beauty it adds these days.

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  232. Elaine Williamson on

    I am learning everything I can about soil health and making compost. I garden in nutrient depleted sandy soil. I dream of an English walled garden, it is what I am working on, though I may spend the rest of my life accomplishing this! This spring I was excited to plant the perennial Queen of the Prairie in my garden.

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  233. Alice Walley on

    I must say….ranunculus are one of my favs…I’m waiting now for my balcony Garden to burst forth in bloom….until the day I can have a yard Garden.
    (2nd attempt)

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  234. Mary Ciccolella on

    It looks like a beautiful book! I can’t pick which flower I am looking forward to the most this spring. I love foxglove, and peonies! Lilacs! Too many to name.

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  235. Maureen on

    I was just thinking about Lily of the Valley this morning. I love the little bell like flowers and such a wonderful scent.

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  236. Emily D. on

    We bought our first home in July, which had a number of mystery shrubs that I wasn’t able to identify. I was so pleased to discover this spring that I had a beautiful lilac as well as a few native azaleas! I will now look forward to them every spring.

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  237. Alice Walley on

    Ranunculus I am excied to bloom from my Apt balcony…until one day a Paradise Garden I can grow…your work and passion for flowers is beautiful to follow💕

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  238. Olivia Gowan on

    Wow! What a beautiful story. Myself, I am most looking forward to dahlias. They are my favourite and such happy flowers.

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  239. Priscilla on

    Currently poppy obsessed! Love all of them but Amazing Grey pulls my heart strings. It’s vase life is short, but that just makes its time here extra special.

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  240. Maddy Campbell on

    I have the fondest of memories thinking back to my grandparents English village, I would walk from the train station to their home and the beautiful velours and smells from all the flowers were breathtaking! English gardens are truly a beautiful thing.
    Although tulips are my favourite spring flower, whenever I see or smell roses I think back to those beautiful gardens.

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  241. Lisa Moraviera on

    Love sweet peas, anemones, freesia and ranunculas!!! Spring is the best!
    The book is beautiful! I am a floral designer (35 years) and couture some inspiration!🌸🌿🌷💕

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  242. Kelly on

    I am in love with this book! I purchased both of your books for my daughter for Mother’s Day, and your new one for myself. I plan on adding this book to my collection. Thank you for inspiring me! I am waiting for my hydrangea to Blüm. My yard is full of them, they seem to be only thing that I can’t kill! LOL

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  243. Virginia Hunt. on

    During this time of corona virus…each of the spring flowers have given me such hope and gratitude.
    My cherished peonies are my absolute favorite. They give my soul joy and hope for tomorrow.
    Virginia Hunt
    [email protected]

    Thanks you!

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  244. Jan on

    So happy to have been directed to your Instagram account! Happy gardening!!! 🌻

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  245. Kerrie Jenken on

    I’m growing dahlias for the first time and am incredibly excited for my first flowers to appear!

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  246. Janella Lawingco on

    I am in love with hellebores!!!! Thank you for this opportunity.

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  247. Connie Bucher, East to West farms on

    Thank you so much Erin for the opportunity to win this amazing book! It looks absolutely incredible! I am most excited to see if I can grow ranunculuses the spring. That flower intrigues me and it’s beauty blows me away. I am hoping to grow some for my daughter‘s wedding next May. Looking forward to bundles of ranunculuses this spring!!

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  248. Mary McDaniel on

    We just moved into a new house in January, and there are some roses blooming here that I’ve been able to cut this spring. But next year I’m planning to have tulips blooming in the spring! Can’t wait! I’m so grateful for both your books, Erin, and you pointing us towards other resources! Thanks for giving us the confidence to jump in!

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  249. Tracy Utley on

    I love snow drops because they usually are the first to bloom here giving hope winter is done.

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  250. Alicia on

    After two seasons of getting ranunculus started but then for different reasons never getting to see them bloom, this year I am thrilled to see the first of them opening up. I cannot wait to hold a handful, it will feel like such an accomplishment!

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  251. Brenda Horne on

    Spring is sweet peas for me and lilac and viburnum….I love the garden. Can’t wait for this book! Xx

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  252. Stephanie Schafer on

    Spring is by far my favorite season! I am most excited to see my snowball bush in full bloom!

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  253. Gina Ginsiorsky on

    Bless your bountiful devotions to the garden work.
    You ladies are an inspiration to US all!
    Weather permitting 😉 I work beneath a sign hanging on my garden wall that reads:
    “A kiss of the sun for pardon.
    The song of a bird for mirth.
    One’s closer to God in a garden,
    Than anywhere else on earth.”
    Kindest regards,
    Gina Gesuti-Ginsiorsky

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  254. Lydia W on

    Allium is a fascination for me this year. I’m watching it in a friend’s garden, and dreaming of when I can grow my own!

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  255. Melinda on

    My white peony with a pink center. It is a cutting taken from my grandparents garden after they passed. So special to see it bloom each season.

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  256. Chris on

    My wife is excited for her ranunculus thanks to your new book!

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  257. Hannah Schwecke on

    After a long Minnesota winter, the spring flower that I always wait for is Dutchman’s Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria). The leaves are so dainty and I love how the cute little white flowers dance in the breeze. It’s a sure sign that warmer temps are on the way!

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  258. Jody on

    I really appreciate the content you produce. During this time of quarantine, I’ve especially appreciated the Instagram stories as you work your farm. They’ve provided the best kind of escapism.

    Spring flower? Sweet Peas! Although here in the desert Southwest, spring has had its turn.

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  259. Betsy on

    Excited for my Iris to bloom.

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  260. Karen Bowman on

    I’m most excited about my Anemone De Caen Whites, first time planting them. I’m starting to sell flower arrangements at my little driveway farm stand and I’m hoping these flowers help make some beautiful arrangements 🤞🏻

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  261. Kristen Heafield on

    This looks like a wonderful book! Thank you for sharing the knowledge! I am, oh so slowly, seeing my tulips come into bloom. In my region it comes around Mothers Day which is perfect timing 😊🌷

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  262. Ashley Monaghan on

    I’m excited for the sight and smell of Heather this spring!

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  263. Caroline Job on

    I was totally inspired this week when I listened to the Flower podcast and Erin was interviewed on the latest book earlier this year covering all the seasons! As a florist I am in awe of every season and took Erin at her word. Not having grown flowers before I picked up a pack of cosmos and zinnia today and sowed then into egg cartons to have a go and get my hands dirty. I also recently planted dahlia and noticed today they are already sprouting shoots! It would be a dream to own a big enough garden to grow all the flowers I need all year long for all the floral creations! Winning this book would help spur me on further, Inspiring me to constantly grow and learn. And the ultimate would be to lie down in the rows of flowers and look up and see the blooms in all their glory. I once did this on a visit to the bulb fields in Holland where the fields were full of narcissi and hyacinths – all the colours of the rainbow and the scent was just out of this world! Fingers crossed and sending love x

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  264. Sofia Olsson on

    Every year I so look forward to the Leucojum vernum. I don’t know what they are called in English, but in Sweden we call them ”snow bells”. Lovely!

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  265. Jane Powell on

    Do they do tours!?! Looks like a dream place for me to go 🥰. I love the arts and crafts movement and don’t know a lot above the gardening philosophy of the time. I would definitely LOVE their book to add to my growing library of garden books…so far I have both of yours Erin 😉. Thanks for all you do and all you share! ❤

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  266. Serena Wingard on

    I have recently fallen in love with the idea of a cut flower garden and can’t wait to learn more and start my own. So excited to get a copy of their book! (Hopefully I can win one) Thanks for introducing The Land Gardeners to me though the blog!

    Love my lilacs in the spring. I look forward to them every year!

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  267. Olga Pidzamkiv on

    Love lilacs! The season is so short, so I can’t resist to get a bunch and dip my nose into them again and again.

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  268. Sofia Olsson on

    Every year I so look forward to the Leucojum vernum. I don’t know what they are called in English, bit in Sweden we call them ”snow bells”. Lovely!

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  269. Ruth on

    Every Spring I look forward to seeing the poppies popping up all over Southern California. Their orange color is intoxicating. Thank you for including me in the book giveaway!

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  270. Charlotte on

    I love all spring flowers and love to fill my house with daffs and tulips but I love the lilac days. When my lilac bushes are heavy with blossom, I cut as many as I can and have them all over the house.

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  271. Kristine on

    I am anxiously awaiting a shipment from you of several different seed packets for my first cut flower garden attempt. I don’t have a huge amount of space but am hoping for success. I think I’m most excited about the clary sage and feverfew!

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  272. Kira Lakin on

    Sounds absolutely dreamy! I love the restoration aspect combined with modern climate change awareness… Truly an example for us all. Thank you for sharing the book, and the drawing!

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  273. Sharon Weaver on

    If I am fortunate enough to visit England again someday I would love to spend time in these cutting gardens and attend a workshop. Enjoyed the interview. My cutting gardens are different varieties of zinnias but would love to branch out

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  274. Melissa Horstman on

    What a gorgeous and inspiring book! Everything romantic and enchanting about English gardens that make you want to wander idly, spending hours amongst the blooms, remembering simpler times. Looking at the photos above has me looking forward to my favorite bloom, the Bigleaf Hydrangea, ushering in the long warm days of summer. Thank you for sharing!

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  275. Jackie Hill on

    Lovely chat with the two ladies, what a fabulous garden and ethos!

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  276. Mary Nobel on

    Another beautiful book to add to my collection. This spring, I am most looking forward to my peonies. They produce such big, fragrant blooms. I can’t wait!

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  277. Kristine Chaine on

    This book seems so beautiful!

    Irises are my favorites spring garden because they comes from my granmother’s garden. She left us forty years ago. 💕

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  278. Hannah Wai on

    I am excited to find your web site from the new Magnolia network. Congrats! I look forward to seeing your show this fall on this new network. Every spring, I look forward to seeing the colorful tulips come up from my planting in the fall, they give me so much joy!

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  279. Audrey Kimes on

    Wow! What a wonderful interview and incredible book! I loved reading the history of Wardington Manor, and would love to learn more about how to use microbe rich compost to help combat climate change. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway. My husband and I recently purchased our first home, and we are thrilled to have space to plan out our garden. It’s not a big space, but we plan to fill it to capacity! Our inspiration is the English garden. I studied abroad in Cambridge, England when I was in college and fell in love with the gardens in Cambridge and London.

    So far, we have planted roses, chives, and lavender in our front yard. In our backyard, we planted poppies (Thai Silk Champagne, Amazing Grey), Salmon Mousse Nasturtiums, dahlias, and a couple of hydrangea bushes. I am most looking forward to seeing the Amazing Grey Shirley Poppies bloom – I am intrigued by their color! I am also loving my Carding Mill rose which has recently bloomed!

    As we continue to work on our garden, my hope is to continue filling it with a variety seasonal flowers that can be used for arrangements, as well as some sturdy perennials, to create a sanctuary and space for exploration for my young daughter. I’ve been so inspired by all the amazing florists and flower farmers out there working on the movement to grow seasonal blooms! Thank you all so much for being such an inspiration, and for sharing all your knowledge!

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  280. Aubrey on

    I’m a first time homeowner and am finally able to put down roots. [pun intended] I planted anemone for the first time to bloom after my daffodils and tulips. I can’t wait to see them!

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  281. Rachel on

    Right now I’m most excited for the lilacs and peonies!

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  282. Laura Eisenschmied on

    What a gorgeous book and interesting interview.! Oh so many flowers; I am enjoying Lily of the Valley now and Ranunculus and looking forward to the Roses

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  283. Alex Thompson on

    I love hybrid peonies. They are the best of both worlds; herbaceous and tree :)!

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  284. Leah on

    The spring flower I’m most excited about is tulips. They were so beautiful last year and I’m curious how they’ll do on year two!

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  285. Courtney McClendon on

    This time in quarantine has been trying, but one of the blessings has been finding time to learn about flowers and being introduced to Floret and now to these lovely ladies! My little girls are SUPER excited about starting our own cutting garden this year. Peonies are our current spring favorite with dahlias not too far behind this fall!

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  286. B. on

    I’m always excited to see any flower, but this year I was thrilled to see my Sweet William that I planted last year.

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  287. Teresa Rao on

    Another inspiring cut flower book! You ladies are exemplary!!

    My favorite Spring flower are Lilacs! They’re wonderfully intoxicating! They are currently growing in my garden and I cut them to bring them into our home. I also use them to create petite posies to share and gift to our family, friends and neighbors! Lots of love for Lilacs!! 💜💜💜

    Thank you Erin for the opportunity to be entered for a chance to win! :-)

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  288. Joani on

    Yet another place to visit in the UK! I am going to need to take a year long trip if I ever go :)
    My tulips seem mostly finished and I already miss them, same with the fritillaria persica. But, I am very excited for the Eremurus cleopatra!

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  289. Sonya Stemkoski on

    Ranunculus! But truly I love ALL THE FLOWERS! Finding your page and book via Five Mary’s, was one of the greatest gifts! I can’t get enough of all the beauty! And now, the Land Gardeners! Thank you!

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  290. Lloyd Wagner on

    Foxglove! They are spectacular in our back yard!

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  291. Shilpa Padiyar on

    I love waiting for daffodils, snow drops and blue bells to pop up 💕
    Would love to win this book !!

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  292. Daphne L on

    Thank you for sharing! There are so many that I’m excited for but the first one that comes to mind is ranunculus!

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  293. Daphne L on

    Thank you for sharing! There are so many but the first spring flower that comes to mind is ranunculus!

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  294. Samantha Brooks on

    I am so excited for my ranunculus to start blooming! I still have a few weeks yet to wait.

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  295. Debbie on

    Thank you for writing this beautiful article . I am a wedding florist in Hawaii & this is my first year to start a small floral garden bed in my back yard with Floret flower seeds! I would love a chance to win one of the Land Gardeners new book ! I’m a lover of sweetpeas & hoping I can grow them here – fingers crossed !!

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  296. C Yoder on

    What isn’t to like with lots of gorgeous photos!

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  297. Karen Morawski on

    Erin,
    I have always admired beautiful floral gardens, I am beginning one this year!
    A fresh cut floral bouquet brought so
    much joy to my mom at the nursing home, it brightened her spirits as well as giving her something beautiful to look at.
    So as a tribute to my mom I want to have a floral garden and brighten up other people’s lives and I am looking forward to sharing my bouquets with family and friends.🌼🌺🌻🌸🌷💐🌹

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  298. Susan Smith on

    I love “Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate”. This year it’s popping up babies already in my garden but I also collected seeds last year and am growing a bunch of them to give away and turn more people onto this gorgeous plant.

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  299. Reine Birdsell on

    This sounds like a cop out answer but I assure you it’s not! 🙂 I live in a concrete jungle and therefore have built what I call my “pot garden.” I mean I have my garden in pots. I was able to get a couple of rose bushes this winter and now have 3. I’ve had several blooms and a more few buds forming. So excited for each bloom. So unique and gorgeous!!

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  300. Kathy Jackson on

    Larkspur! A beautiful word. A few “took”—of the many I direct-seeded. They’re tiny now, promising some mysterious blue.

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  301. Jennifer on

    I am growing ranunculus for the first time. I hope I get some blooms!

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  302. Sheba on

    I am an amateur gardener. I am using this time now to build a cut flower garden and your bogs are an inspiration. I know its spring when my ground cover periwinkle or vinca manor blooms and the daffodils in between them start putting out their show. Once I was driving past a small nursery and I saw this big purple ball on a single stem. It was love at first sight. This year i have my very own first batch of alliums ready to bloom. My favorite flowers are peonies, alliums and babys breath. It would be great to win one of these books as I am sure it will help me in my journey of creating my garden.

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  303. Amy Coleman on

    I’m most excited about my elderberry bush blooming!! I know that sounds lame but my aunt would make me elderflower cordial in England when we visited, but I live in Tennessee, so I planted some of my own elderberry bushes!! Im also excited about some green zinnias and black/red sunflowers I planted this year!! I love all the odd flowers!

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  304. Amanda Scheck on

    My favorite spring flower is either hyacinths or tulips. Love your work, Erin!

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  305. Lyn Szostkiewicz on

    Lilacs!!!! We just cut a bunch to bring inside. The smell is glorious!

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  306. Sue Waiter on

    My grandfather used to grow sweet lease for me every year when I was little. I have 7 varieties of Floret sweet pea seedlings almost ready to plant out. I can’t wait to see and smell them all.

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  307. Joanne on

    Every year when fritillaria bloom I am amazed that nature could invent something as lovely as this little checkered lily.

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  308. Jennifer Pickens on

    What a lovely gift to the world during this time to be able to look at such a beautiful garden. Gardens represent all that we need right now! Beauty, patience, Hope, rebirth and peace. Thank you Land Gardeners and Floret Flowers for bringing us these photos! I always love lilacs and wisteria simply for their glorious scent!

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  309. Tammy L. on

    First year planting allium, can’t wait to see them bloom.

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  310. Stacy on

    Inspiration is everywhere if I take time to look! I’m most excited for my Zinnias to bloom. I plant them from seed and the variation within one packet of seed is amazing!

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  311. Sophia Dunkin-Hubby on

    I planted sweet peas for the first time and am very excited to see them developing buds. I can’t wait for their first flowers.

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  312. Elise on

    What a wonderful interview! We were supposed to be leaving for England next week to go to the Chelsea Flower Show and visit beautiful gardens in the Cotswolds but all is canceled so this was a fun read! I’m super excited for two new David Austin climbing roses we planted under a trellis leading into our garden. Everyday I check the buds progression and yesterday I saw the pink emerge in some of them which means it won’t be long before they fully bloom!

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  313. Melissa Tuttle on

    Nature is so enriching to my soul. I have tried to create something similar to what these women have described in my own backyard. It is a gift that keeps on giving with its beauty, its ability to attract wildlife and to feed our family. I am grateful for the chance to win a free book of theirs! Thank you!

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  314. Cordelia McClintock on

    What a lovely giveaway! My mom and my grandma are lovely gardeners, this is my second year and this year I’m excited about my English daisies.

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  315. Kelley on

    So beautiful, and inspiring. I love the history of the land they are cultivating.

    I’m most excited for the spring daffodil show happening in my spit of land.

    Always,
    K

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  316. Sarah F. on

    I love sweet peas but we’re now entering our hot season so my daughters and I planted zinnia, cosmos, marigolds and sunflowers. We love checking their progress every day. I would love to win a copy of this book, it looks fantastic. I look at Erin’s books everyday for floral inspiration and beauty!

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  317. Kathleen Nordin on

    By far my favorite spring time flower is the rose. I’m learning so much about their life and how to cultivate them for cutting and continued growth … and joy. I talk to them daily so they can continue to spread their beauty both in the garden and vase.
    I would love the opportunity to add the English sister’s book to my library. Like your books Erin, this book will join yours in a place of prominence. Thank you for all you do. You are truly my inspiration in flower gardening 🌺

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  318. Brennan on

    PEONIES!!! I suppose that is late spring, early summer presence in my garden. I become all giddy inside watching their burgeoning balls of wonder mature! And then when they bloom, I am awash in gratitude. Early, mid spring flower is a tough tie between narcissi (form, color and scent) and tulips (for their unfolding grace).

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  319. Melissa Tuttle on

    I am so enriched by nature and it’s beauty. I have tried to create something similar to what these women have described in my own yard. It is a gift that keeps on giving with its beauty, its ability to attract wildlife and give us food. I would be so thrilled to have one of the Land Gardener’s books! Thank for the giving us an Chance to win!

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  320. Phyllis Horn on

    The cover of your book is gorgeous. Love the colorful tulips. The flower that I always look forward to and dream about is the peony. I never know which bush will bloom and how many buds it will have. So exciting to me !!! They smell amazing !!

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  321. Kathryn Barona on

    It’s hard to pick just one and the anticipation of peonies is pretty high right now!! Thank you for sharing this interview and spreading the joy of this new book. I love learning so much from Floret!

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  322. Deb Winslow on

    I cannot wait for my bleeding heart bushes to come to life.

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  323. Carly on

    Oh gosh, ranunculus and peonies 🤩🤩

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  324. Peonie on

    What a beautiful book!

    When spring comes all the flowers are amazing, but my favorite is always the hellebores!!! They are just so unassuming and sometimes blends into the foliage!

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  325. Melissa Allen on

    I would absolutely love to win this! My favorite way to relax is to flip through flower/gardening books and plan out my own garden. It’s such a great distraction from this crazy pandemic!

    I cannot wait for peonies to bloom!! I have 1 plant that will bloom this year, and I just planted 18 that will be well worth the wait! :)
    I am also excited for hydrangeas!

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  326. Stephanie Bergsma on

    Spring flowers of any variety fill
    My heart with joy but especially the Texas Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush.

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  327. Janet Maulbeck on

    For the first time ever I have tried my hand at actually planting seeds from Floret and the first batch actually grew and look beautiful so what I am most excited about is my second batch. I planted sweet peas and I have a couple of little greens popping up. I can’t believe it and I’m so excited to say and see I’m actually growing something. I do love my gardens but they’re all planted with flowers that have already been started in pots by the experts at the garden centers. 😜🌷😍🙏

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  328. Megan on

    I can’t wait for my peonies to bloom! I’m so excited to read this book; thanks for sharing the interview and this new resource!

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  329. Nicole Schoor on

    I can’t wait for the peonies!!!!! Erin you have been so refreshing to follow and so inspiring, thank you for sharing all your hard work with us!!!

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  330. Jacquie Davis on

    I can’t wait for my peonies to bloom, there are lots of buds just about ready.

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  331. Céline on

    I love sweet peas! Unfortunately, this year has been challenging for my sweet peas…I have had to deal with hungry squirrels and birds digging the ground and disrupting my fragile seedlings; I am left with 6 plants and they have all my attention.
    Thank you for all you do; you are such a source of inspiration!

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  332. Andrea Heffernan on

    I divided my irises so late last year and only just got them back into the ground a month ago. I had no hope of them blooming this year, just wanted to revive them, but a friend gave me some rabbit poop and within two weeks they were healthy and green. A good number of them are even throwing up some stems, though not as tall as usual, and I can’t wait for them to bloom!

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  333. Rochel Furniss on

    What a beautiful book! I’m really excited that my viburnum just started blooming here in central Ohio. And peonies will be coming soon. I also just planted red bud trees and think they will be very stunning in the future. Your hedge rows are inspiring!!

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  334. Alaire on

    I am waiting for my dahlias. Although I grew snapdragons from seed for the first time and I am waiting for those to bloom.

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  335. Sandy Rader on

    What a fabulous interview by and about such inspirational women!
    I live on the California Central Coast where we produce an abundance of Summer Fog! This last January my husband and I reworked our one flower bed; moving plants, double digging, working our worm farm in and finally leveling the ground. Then we moved an assortment of terra cotta pots of different shapes and sizes into the new bed. (This could all be underwritten by Tylenol which is the Baby Boomer Gardener’s Friend!)
    All the pots are planted with roses, mostly David Austin roses. My idea is the roses will have more warmth in the terra cotta rather than the cool earth.
    The timing of this Folly borders on the Divine for me because I have been able to garden through most of my quarantined time here at home! I am tired in the evening after working in the garden and can hardly wait to go back out each morning to see the progress! And what an eXciting time it has been!!
    The roses are absolutely PUMPING! My original plants are bursting and the new plants are so amazing! Many of the new roses I have read about and/or seen pictures of but, have not seen in person so this is like a combination of Christmas morning and “Ground Hogs Day”!
    Talk about a long winded answer to a simple question…
    Roses is the short answer!!!

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  336. Kerri on

    I always love the ranunculus blooms! They are the perfect flower to transition from spring to summer :)

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  337. Patti on

    So beautiful!! The flower I’m most excited about is a tie, between my lilacs and the lily of the valley, so tiny and sweet. Thank you for the inspiration… I’m a new flower gardener and am loving it :).

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  338. Hillary on

    I can’t wait for the roses to bloom. They remind me of my mom and will forever be my favorite.

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  339. Erin Linn on

    What an inspiring interview and peek into the book! Seeing English gardens and flowers in person is on my life bucket list. It’s snowing today here, and gardening outside is on hold for another week or so of freezing temps. I can’t wait for my spring tulips and my peonies to grow and bloom.

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  340. dolly gauthier on

    I get excited about anything ready to bloom next! Early spring it was muscari i found at a local Walmart and put in a pot. It was such fun! They don’t usually grow here.

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  341. Brandy Sloatermen on

    Yay! More drool worthy pictures and inspiration!!! I have land envy. My beauties live in pots, but I’m learning because the dream is alive!!!

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  342. Sophie on

    I’m growing flowers for cutting for the first time this year. China asters, zinnias, dahlias, sunflowers. Cannot wait for the riot of color! We had snow here in NW CT this morning, so it’ll be a while yet…

    I first learned to garden when as a 20-something I found myself living on a tiny island off the coast of Scotland. In the course of trying to tend my gardens, I became great friends with my landlords who had at their home a walled garden. It was so magical to me! Old brick draped in rambling roses.

    I adore The Land Gardeners and Floret both, and would be so delighted to add a copy of Cut Flowers to my little gardening library alongside your books, Erin.

    Lovely interview! Thank you.

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  343. Stacy Swesey on

    Daffodils will always have my heart. I LOVE lily of the valley, too. My most prized flowers are my sweet peas that I’ve harvested the seeds from for many years.

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  344. Jessica Erickson on

    Hello Erin! I live in Stanwood Washington and the lilacs have been blooming! Lilacs are not only beautiful and smell delicious, they hold a very special place in my heart as they remind me of my childhood. I’ve been following you for quite a few years and you are such an inspiration. Thank you for fostering my love of gardening!

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  345. Sheba on

    I am an amateur at gardening and am using my time now to learn and create a cut flower garden. I know its spring when my ground cover periwinkle or vinca minor starts blooming and in between them my daffodils put out their show. My favorite flowers are peonies, alliums and baby’s breathe. I was driving by a nursery once and saw this purple ball on a single shoot and it was love at first sight. That’s when I discovered alliums. I have my first batch ready to bloom. It would be great to win this book as it would aid my journey in creating my garden.

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  346. Cheryl Boatman on

    I can’t wait for my peonies to bloom here in SW WA! I have a bed of 45 ‘Leslie Peck’ and a bed of 45 ‘Sarah Bernhardt’. I love that they are named after girls…my Leslies and Sarah’s. 😊

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  347. Gail Wynne on

    It is so hard to pick one flower in spring. It’s often whatever is blooming in my backyard. Each year I have an Easter egg hunt so I try to time my tulips to bloom that week and hope that the cherry and redbud trees will do the same.

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  348. Anne M on

    Beautiful book. I have too many favorites to post just one–peonies, iris, tulips, violets, daffodils, hyacinths, anemones…etc.

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  349. Patty Barnes on

    This book looks amazing! Part of our bucket list includes a trip to visit different gardens of England! One of my favorite early spring flowers is snow drops, but also look forward to peonies. My favorite is ranunculus, but they are not ideal to grow in Michigan!

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  350. Kayla on

    Oh definitely poppies. Loved them ever since the wizard of oz!

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  351. Karen Mason on

    I love dahlias though probably not a spring flower. I just bought a Kerns Pink viburnum and I am in love with this plant. The clusters of pink flowers against the reddish foliage!!!

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  352. Rachel McKernan on

    Just beautiful! I’d love to have this book to reference.💗 My pale blush peonies are just starting to open here in Orting, WA!!!🤪 They are my very favorite! I also just planted the Wollerton climbing rose from David Austin roses.🙌🏻

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  353. Carissa on

    There is something so magical about English gardens. Their passion for history and climate really shines through as well. I can’t wait to get my hands on their book!

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  354. Janet Taylor on

    What a wonderful interview! Thank you for doing it and sharing it. My favorite spring flower is a tie between lily of the valley and lilacs! Do not make me decide one over the other!

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  355. Debbie Wessler on

    The beauty and joy of flowers remain indescribable by mere words. Photographs attempt to capture their essence, and are quite lovely. However, the flowers themselves never fail to bring a smile , pleasure, and always up lift one’s spirit.

    I love England and have always said no one quite gardens like the English, however, I need to add Etin, creator of Floret Flowers to this admirable society.

    The meeting of the minds of these two great farms makes perfect sense, in every floral way!

    I’d truly treasure your book in my library!

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  356. Kimberly Bloom on

    I love watching for the first daffodils, roses and iris to bloom here in costal Virginia.

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  357. Jennifer Van De Grift-Reichlin on

    What a beautiful book! I’m so happy to see my roses and peonies nearly blooming in my garden and so glad we have a new book to look forward to 🌸

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  358. Sarah on

    Can’t wait for my floret snap dragons and peony’s to Bloom!!

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  359. Rachel Bowlen on

    I was so delighted to find Erin’s book Cut Flower Garden in my local library I have been an organic gardener for years and gardening is a passion both for flowers and vegetables. Thank you for your wonderful work. It has inspired and helped me in these terrible times. Rachel

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  360. Xandra van der Geer on

    Hi Erin,

    What a beautiful interview.
    I just love Iris reticulata as the are the first flowers blooming here in my gardens on PEI Canada.
    But the first flowers I can really cut are Fritillaria and Daffodils which I both love for nice spring bouquets.
    Thank you for all you share and your inspiration. After buying both of your books all I like to do is growing flowers and make bouquets.

    Blessings, Xandra

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  361. Talia J on

    Loved reading this interview! It sparked an interest in me to learn more about my soil. I am looking forward to my first peony to bloom at our new home.

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  362. Kimberlee Bowthorpe on

    Such an Inspiration thank you for sharing this book and your visit.
    It’s always fun to hear how one got started on this journey of filling a plot of land with beautiful flowers.
    Happy Mother’s Day 💕

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  363. Tonya Wardell on

    What a gorgeous book and great interview! Thanks for sharing. There are always so many beautiful spring flowers that excite me after the long and sometimes cold winter that it’s difficult to pick just one, however, that being said, I always look forward to tulips and in every variety and colour I can find.😉🌷

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  364. Kelsey on

    A beautiful book with an even more beautiful back story! I would love to read more about the history of flowers at the manor.

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  365. Deborah on

    Thank you, Erin, for this introduction to Bridget and Henrietta. I look forward to adding The Land Gardeners: Cut Flowers to my collection along with your two beautiful books. There is much to be learned from all.

    While I’m full of wonder as each perennial breaks through the earth, I was particularly taken this spring with an overlooked ranunculus in a small nursery pot that proudly spread its bloom in spite of being forgotten. Fortunately, it was a mild winter. It will find its permanent home soon.

    Trilliums typically bring me my first burst of joy in spring as they lead the parade of blooms in my white garden. It isn’t Sissinghurst, but it is a small, winding pathway that is beautiful to me.

    Thank you for all of the valuable information you provide. All things Floret are inspiring to me and my modest garden.

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  366. Kari Parks on

    Beautiful book! Congratulations. I’m most excited for my lilacs. The fragrance is amazing and they always remind me of my mom.

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  367. Donna Peters on

    I just bought my first Dahlia tubers and watched you plant yours. Although I only have 5 and you planted thousands! We’ll see what happens!

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  368. Christine Norris on

    What a beautiful book! Thank you for sharing. I am most excited about ranunculus, tulips, and daffodils!

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  369. Margaret Fischman on

    This book looks amazing! I love a garden filled with roses and orchids. I live in Florida so growing Hydrangea and Peonies is not a possibility which is why I need books on flower gardens. With coffee in hand, I turn through the pages and dream! I bought two of your A Year In Flowers… ( one for my daughter-in-law) Gorgeous! Thank you so much, I’ve been dreaming ever since!

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  370. Kate on

    Daffodils! I planted a few new varieties this year that I am very excited to see flower! I wish we could get all of the varieties you grow here in Australia!

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  371. Kerrie on

    Such an inspiring interview, I love all the information that was shared! Honestly, I can’t pick just one favorite flower for spring because I get so excited about so many of them, but I’d have to say that my top favorites are double tulips, ranunculus, and peonies. Give me all the ruffles!

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  372. Sue Miller on

    Wonderful post, thank you for putting it together and sharing – I enjoy hearing about their different gardening areas, would love to one day do the same. The spring flower I am most excited to see in my garden is an itoh peony I planted last fall called Berry Garcia. The colors are stunning. Fingers crossed!

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  373. Jessica Pranaitis on

    I’m impatiently waiting for my David Austin roses to bloom. They were a birthday gift last year and I’m hoping to finally see their beautiful flowers around my birthday this year! :)

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  374. Bonnie on

    Spring is my favorite time of year! I love all the spring blossoms from the earliest crocus to the latest blooming tulip. It’s hard to pick just one. Right now I’m waiting for the peonies and lilac. I watch their buds every day anticipating their beautiful fragrant blooms. Thank you for your inspiration I have enjoyed all your books and have learned so much.

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  375. Melanie M on

    I’m looking forward to all of them but especially peonies and bearded lillies.

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  376. Cheryl Leitzel on

    I’m so thrilled about “The Land Gardener’s” new book. In the process of picking out roses to plant, I always gravitate towards “English” Gardens and long for that look. I can see that this new book will be another instructional and inspirational book…just like both of Erin’s books have been for me.

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  377. Luise on

    Oh, my peonies are just about to bloom. So excited! The book looks so lovely – what a nice win it would be!

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  378. Rebecca Copeland on

    Though I love so many blooms in spring… Peonies take my breath away with everything I photograph. It is my go to flower in May.

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  379. Reidun Hilleman on

    Here in central TX we are on the verge of summer…but a few weeks ago I was most excited for my bearded iris, almost all were given to me or rescued. Irises can sometimes be found surviving around old stone farmhouses. They are surprisingly hardy in our harsh heat and near constant drought.

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  380. Sarah Smessaert on

    Elise and I will begin our cutting garden this summer in Belgium. We’ve purchased your beautiful book so we can pick lovely, colorful bouquets in coming sunny days 😍. Can’t wait for Peonies, my favorites, to start popping up!

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  381. Heather Morrill on

    I just received my copy of your new book A Year in Flowers I can’t put in down. I’m new to your blog and flower gardening and can’t believe what an amazing site you have. We just moved to some property in Montana and I’m so excited to get a flower garden in this year and use the skills I’m learning though your books.

    Thank you!

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  382. Tatiana on

    Beautiful book, ladies! Well done!
    As for me, I love tulips 🌷 Fields of tulips in The Netherlands is big splash of colour on Earth.

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  383. Carrie on

    Ranunculas are my ultimate favourite….the colors, the petals, the bobbing in the wind…I can’t get enough!

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  384. Susanna Rist on

    So excited about this new book! 🌺. I don’t have one flower that I can’t wait to see bloom, I love them all! I even enjoy, the ones that are for foliage. Every day my garden shows me something different, forever changing and that brings me pure joy! 🌼🌳

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  385. Denise on

    The book is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  386. Deborah Witham on

    I had the good fortune to visit a number of gardens in England last year. Unfortunately not theirs but the history and garden mastery is something you have to experience. Overwhelming! We had snow last night in Maine but my beloved peony seems to still be weeks away from bloom. If all goes well it will be my favored flower. In the meantime buying them and having them throughout my home is the best I can do. Happy Mother’s Day to those with wee ones and those who mother their gardens.

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  387. Erin on

    I love dahlias and excited to see rose buds starting. Thanks for sharing another book. I just ordered yours last week and am grateful that I discovered the farm thanks to quarantine ☺️

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  388. Marlee Imbarrato on

    So far my tulips are doing amazing! We’ve just built a trellis tunnel for the sweet peas I bought from Floret during the seed sale and they are doing great down in the basement! We’ve just gotten some snow here in upstate NY so I am waiting to plant them outside next weekend. Thank you for all of your guidance!
    This book looks stunning! I am partial to A Year in Flowers, but I would love to add this one to my collection :)

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  389. Liz on

    I’m excited for the lilacs to bloom, their fragrance is my favourite. Sometimes I wish their fragrance was easier to capture, but it makes the bloom time even more special.

    It’s hard to pick, spring is my favourite season in part because I love spring flowers. Narcissus, hyacinth, tulips, poppies, dogwoods all fill me with a giddy joy 😊

    Thanks for doing this Erin!

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  390. Shyla on

    Hello, I’m excited about irises this year 💕.

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  391. Jamie Kennard on

    This book looks amazing! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!! I’m most excited for all the tulips! I think they are just stunning

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  392. Joanne Fetting on

    Hellebores! Always hellebores. I’m trying to expand the quantity ever year. I was thrilled to find several seedlings around one of my plants after the snow melted.

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  393. Erin on

    Ranunculus!! This is my first year growing them :)

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  394. Susan Lewis on

    I planted a bunch of tulips last year in shades of white, yellow and pink. I’m looking forward to seeing them in full bloom. I also could of swore I planted some bulbs in a specific spot in the garden and have checked several times. Yep, still just dirt. Maybe next time I’ll write down where I planted them so I don’t forget over the winter.

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  395. Krista Rogerson on

    I love the thrill of poppies ‘popping’! What a great interview! Thank you for putting this together.

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  396. Kendal on

    Some of my favorites are the tulips and daffodils! My roses have started blooming which also brings so life to our little yard. This fall I’m planning to plant a small garden dedicated to all the beautiful blooms that made up my bridal bouquet 🥰

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  397. Emily Ansteatt on

    I cannot wait for my phlox to bloom! Love the smells spring blooms bring to the patio 💗

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  398. Lauren Reed on

    What a beautiful book! I love anything about flowers! I’m most excited for peonies as they are one of my favorite flowers. One day, I’d love to see the bluebells in England in the spring. Congratulations on your book!

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  399. Rose on

    . What a fabulous book. I’m so looking forward to it!
    What a great interview, a true passion. One of my favorite spring flowers is the tulip!
    Thanks again for bringing this book and these to wonderful women into our lives!!!

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  400. Rachel C on

    Beautiful book and great interview! I’m so excited to see my row of purple iris starting to bud!

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  401. Debbie Pearson on

    We purchased a fixer upper, remodeling into a modern farmhouse. Hoping to plant Hydrangea Annabelle, white rannuncula, and white echinacea with a laurel hedge backdrop. This interview/book and your site, Floret Flowers, inspire me!

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  402. Maria on

    Thank you for sharing the book and interview with us. Last year I visited Washington in July and could not believe how fragrant and beautiful the flowers were. I loved it! I am new to all the different type flowers. Right now I am thrilled seeing the tulips bloom.

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  403. Rebecca Graham on

    After listening to you on the flower podcast I have made my first cut flower garden. I am excited about the queens zinnias I ordered from your shop. They emerged less than 7 days after planting. So 🤞. Thank you for all the wonderful advice your blog and I instagram provide.

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  404. Heidi Johnson on

    My father was a gardener of dahlias and roses; he made weekly bouquets of love for his wife—my mom and his children. Today my daughter, Katherine grows dahlias—she is enthralled with all the textures, shapes and sizes, but especially the colors of the rainbow.
    My favorite Spring flower(s) is a cluster of peonies.
    Thank-you for sharing your visit with The Land Gardeners!

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  405. Eunice Mahler on

    I love hearing/reading their emphasis on soil and microbes. Amazingly beautiful flowers.

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  406. Jeffrey edwards on

    Hi, most excited for peonies! Buckets and buckets of peonies. And lilacs! Love your books and thanks for the drawing.

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  407. Tori on

    I am excited to see the Icelandic Poppies I received with your latest book! Cut flowers are a new territory for me as I’ve only grown fruits and vegetables (along with a few wild prairies for the pollinators). The previous owners of our house planted a ton of dahlias and tulips though, so I have an immediate benefit of cut flowers in the house.

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  408. Cassi kretz on

    My grey poppies that I got from you. And my anemone! I searched every nursery in my area for it until I found the variety I wanted.

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  409. Barbara Stegner on

    Barbara in May 9th
    I love ranunculus they are so delicate and the variety of colors are spectacular. I am in the process of expanding my flower beds so that I can plant more ranunculus.

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  410. Cheryl Sparks on

    Wow, that is a tough one, lover of all flowers, but love to see the smiling pansies and their vivid colors. The majestic alliums may be my favorite. Cannot wait to go endlessly wandering in search of four-leaf clovers again. Pressing species, pansies in my microwave flower press makes my heart soar! Thank you for your expertise and sharing.

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  411. Juli frank on

    Hi Erin! I’m most excited about my peonies, lupine and poppies!

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  412. Shawn Demos on

    To decide on just one special flower that I am excited about this spring may be too difficult, but I guess I would have to say the dahlia. I have never had them in my garden before and I am even more excited about starting them from seed, as I have NEVER attempted that either (except as a child in a styrofoam cup!). Needless to say, I am so inspired by you, Erin, and the entire Floret team, to make my own garden a place for peace, joy and beauty!

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  413. Dxiña on

    Lilacs! I was born on Mother’s Day and I am told my mom was showered with lilacs in the hospital. They always make me think of her and are one of the first heavenly scents around my house in the spring. 💜

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  414. Joyce Johannes on

    I love this interview so much, thank you Erin! I recently moved to a condo and I ache to not be able to plant in a yard this spring, but I do still have a sunny patio for pots of flowers and herbs. This is a gorgeous book full of important and inspiring information. I am not sure I can pick a favorite spring flower, I love so many…but peonies, lavender and lemon balm have my heart.

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  415. Carolyn on

    What a beautiful book!! I would love to add this to my collection! My favorite spring flowers are lilacs…mmm…they smell like heaven! 🌿

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  416. Kathleen Coull on

    Peonies are my favorite !
    Currently trying to source a yellow variety!
    Love your books and inspiring info !
    Greetings from currently cold eastern Canada..

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  417. Clarice Wallert on

    My dream job would be to do what you ladies do. You do such beautiful work and provide us with the most gorgeous photos. Thank you for showing what hard work accomplishes.

    This is my first year living in Washington state, and I was so excited for the tulips!! I can’t wait to see what else this gorgeous part of the country has to offer for flowers and forage.

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  418. Samantha on

    This is my first season of growing! I had sewn a variety of both bulbs and floret seeds. Unfortunately I had my whole “crop” (just 10 bulbs each) of tulips and lilys wiped out by gophers- all except for one Lily. Even though she won’t bloom until later when I saw that first bit of green poking out of the ground in spring- I could’ve cried! At least I’ll have one!! I can’t wait to watch my one bulb baby bloom!

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  419. Amanda on

    What a beautiful book. I am excited for all of my peonies to start blooming!

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  420. Cathleen Lawless on

    What a beautiful book–so inspiring! My yard is surrounded by large trees, so unfortunately I’m very limited in what I can plant. I am most excited about my peonies, especially the white and magenta ones!

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  421. Barbara Stegner on

    Barbara Stegner/May 9th
    This book looks wonderful. So much to learn about flowers. I love ranunculus, they are so delicate and all the amazing colors. I am in the process of expanding my garden area, in this expansion will mostly be those incredible ranunculus.

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  422. Andrea Ferguson on

    I’m looking forward to each peony opening for the beauty and the smells. Also looking forward to establishing more gardens with purpose.

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  423. Kelsey Jackson on

    I am over the moon for tulips! It’s been a cold spring so only a few have bloomed, can’t wait for the rest 💃🏻

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  424. Lauren U on

    Love the deep English tradition of gardening! Especially how different areas have their own names and unique vibes.

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  425. Diana Pombo on

    I’m most excited about tulips!!! This book looks amazing!

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  426. Hayden on

    Tulips are my favorite! This year I planted some Floret seeds like phlox and California poppy which I’m super excited to see grow and bloom! Thanks for doing a giveaway of this beautiful book.

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  427. Kathryn Harrison on

    This made me feel so homesick! The walled garden sounds incredible and I love how they reassure that even my little plot can make a difference. I am excited to see my poppies come out to play this year – I may have gone a little overboard!

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  428. Lynn Johnson on

    Tulips so ready for them to arrive out of the covid tundra

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  429. Lori on

    Yellow roses & anything purple. My late stepmoms favorite! My faves; ranunculus, peonies, hydrangeas, & those roses!! Marigolds & lavender to help keep those pesky mosquitoes away!!

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  430. Kaile Doti on

    I’m excited to try nasturtiums this year from seed. It’s been a cold, long winter in upstate NY!

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  431. Amanda on

    My allium and ranunculus! I’m fairly new at ranunculus so hoping all goes well!

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  432. Bronwen Heinrich on

    I adore spring tulips but I am in love with peonies – they hold classic beauty, elegance, charm, and make stunning bouquets! I would love to be inspired by this book…

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  433. Emily on

    I have been loving going out to smell my viburnum every day!

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  434. Lindsey on

    Grape Hyacinth, daffodils, and dahlias are what I am looking forward to seeing this spring:) Thank you for the chance to enter in this giveaway; the book looks absolutely gorgeous.

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  435. Esther on

    I love the first roses of the year.🌹 I only have a few small potted ones, but my neighbors have a ton of varieties all around their house and they’re covered with buds right now. The anticipation is building!

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  436. Janine Henley on

    My peonies are about to bloom and I am so excited! Peony watch 2020!

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  437. Rachel Krieg on

    Right now I’m enjoying the abounding wild mustard that is covering the fields near me like beautiful oceans of lush yellow. I love seeing them pop up in random spots as a single plant like it’s saying helllo acknowledge my beauty. Lol I’ve recently been making mini bouquets of grape hyacinth, they are precious!!! Very much Looking forward to the lilacs blooming! Oh my they are gorgeous!!!

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  438. Mary on

    Lady Banks Roses & Bridal Wreath Spirea!

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  439. Dottie Pepper on

    Anxiously awaiting our baptisia (poking their heads out now) and the giant allium as well. And now have a new spot to search out on the next trip to England! Thank you for sharing their magic in Oxfordshire.

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  440. Tammy Makoul on

    What a beautiful write up and beautiful women who are spreading beauty around them! Would love a copy – if I’m lucky.
    🧡Tammy

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  441. Katie Kiel on

    I am most excited for peonies this spring! Hopefully they’ll make it through this unseasonably late snowstorm we’re having in Maine…

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  442. Danell on

    I was so excited for tulips this year (my first time planting). Unfortunately , only 2 came up. It was so disappointing but I am looking forward to trying again next year!

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  443. Ann Kersh on

    I am happy to have a chance to enter this give-away! Tulips are my favorite spring flowers! Though I must say that the fairy land like snowdrops and little hyacinths are enchanting as well. It’s one of my dreams to visit the gardens of England both large and small.

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  444. Amanda Erickson on

    Spring bulbs are my favorite. I love every tulip, narcissi, hyacinth, allium, etc. But I think I am most excited for the foxtail lily and trilliums a friend gifted me. They remind me of him and his gift of gardening knowledge every time I see them.

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  445. Sunny on

    I am growing Dahlias, Zinnias, Strawflowers, Sunflowers, Cosmos, and Roses with my five little children. They have each adopted a section of the garden and will be responsible for taking care of those flowers.

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  446. Renee Warnock on

    This will be first year growing flowers, usually stick to veggies. I’m so excited for sunflowers and dahlias!!

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  447. Abigail Gilbert on

    Being from Texas, I always look forward to the blue bonnets every year!

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  448. Love Pabalate on

    We have jasmine at our backyard. And every spring they bloom so much the air fills with their incredible scent! And when there’s a cool breeze, it carries the fragrant smell inside the house. It fills my heart as my mom love loves flowers of all kinds. And when the jasmine is in full swing during Spring, it always make her day.

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  449. Britney on

    Thank you so much for introducing us to so many inspiring gardeners! I love these interviews because I get to ‘meet’ so many incredible gardeners that I wouldn’t otherwise know about! As for flowers, I’m so excited about my zinnias this year! I’m planting a sort of rainbow row of them in my garden- someday I’ll be like you and do a rainbow field of dahlias! ;)

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  450. Ali C on

    Patiently waiting for peonies.. in the meantime any frilly or double tulip!

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  451. Stephanie Stone on

    I wait every year with so much anticipation for the peonies. They never disappoint

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  452. Samantha Fagundes-Carter on

    This is my first season of growing and I have seen a variety of bulbs and floret seeds. I unfortunately had my whole “crop” (only 10 bulbs each) of Lilys and Tulips wiped out by gophers except for one Lily. Though she won’t bloom until summer seeing that one little poking up of green on a spring morning- I was so happy I could’ve cried. At least I have one!! I can’t wait to watch my one bulb baby bloom.

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  453. R LaPorta on

    Hard to chose just one but I can’t wait for the Peonies to start blooming. They are so pretty!

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  454. Ali C on

    Patiently waiting for peonies…. in the meantime, any frilly or double tulip there is!!

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  455. Jen Wright on

    I’m so excited for lilacs and lily of the valley this month, but my Floret ranunculus is growing strong in the cutting beds and can’t wait for that bright rainbow in June!

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  456. Ann Levine on

    💗 I adore my peonies and added two new varieties I’m excited about! And I’ve planted larkspur for the first time from Floret seeds!!! Super excited to watch them grow.

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  457. Bri on

    Gorgeous book + photos! I’m the most excited to grow my shirley poppies, Amazing Grey. Thanks for sharing!

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  458. Erin on

    I am loving snapdragons right now. My first year growing them and I am so excited!

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  459. Christine DiAntonio on

    Love all my spring flowers, but daffodils are my favorite!! Anxious to add some new items though, like alliums and hellebores. Adore your books and would love to win this new book!!!

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  460. Stefanie Gosse Batory on

    Hello! Loved the article. I’m starting a cutting garden this year. Talesys inspired by your posts. Thank you

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  461. Malinda Garris on

    I’m admiring and falling in love with my first year of growing ranunculus! It’s such a beautiful flower and brings me so much joy!
    Thanks for doing the giveaway ! Have a good day.

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  462. Julia on

    I love double tulips and double daffodils. Looking forward to planting more bulbs this fall to enjoy in the spring!

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  463. Roxanne Harrison on

    I am very new at gardening especially with flowers, so I love that you do book reviews so that I can see what books to buy and this one would be amazing for me to get my hands on and start to learn about flowers and the soil and of course how to display your hard work! I can’t wait to start to plant Dahlias! From watching your stories and now reading about the Land Gardeners’ Dahlia border, makes me want to learn about these flowers even more! Thank you again for a chance to have a copy!

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  464. Theresa on

    What a beautiful book! I just love all the spring blooms, but crocuses are my favorite because they’re the first ones, and they signal that spring is finally coming!

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  465. Andrea on

    Tulips are my current spring favorite. I love all the different varieties!

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  466. Kindell Tygart on

    I have my very first garden started and can not wait to the sweet peas and zinnias to make their appearances!

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  467. Jody Epps on

    Such a beautiful book! My garden is already bursting with hydrangea, roses and day lily. I found at the garden center a gorgeous lilac color delphinium and couldn’t resist bringing it home for the patio. I love spring!

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  468. Danielle on

    What a beautiful garden and beautiful book!
    I live in Michigan and have just had a fire lit under me to begin a cutting garden (while 8 months pregnant 😂). I’m way behind schedule in even beginning the process but I’m about to plant dahlias, cosmos, zinnias and foxglove along with a few other flowers. I would love to win this giveaway to learn how to make this cutting garden even better! Thanks so much!

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  469. Mandy on

    I love seeing posts from the Brooklyn Botanical Garden of the cherry blossoms because then I know spring is only a few short weeks from arriving where I live in upstate NY

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  470. Monika Blašková on

    I am excited about tulips and peonies. Tulips are for me the synonym of the beginnig of spring and peonies are like the end. Love both of them.

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  471. Tara Hettinger on

    I am most excited about lilacs. They are truly the flower that transports me back in time to my Grandmother’s home. The sent always reminds me of being a little girl.

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  472. Victoria Takei on

    I felt like this interview took me on a time-travel-stroll in a flower garden of years ago. Lovely. I am most excited to enjoy all the wildlowers that bloom around our dirt roads around the lake this spring. The flooding banks always seem to surprise us with new arrivals each year. Stay healthy, thank you for inspiration.

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  473. Kate MacGillivary on

    In the depths of admiration for Columbines right now, so delicate and vibrant! Looking forward to perusing through The Land Gardeners Cut Flowers book to be inspired — even on this snowy day on the 9th of May!

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  474. Jo on

    Oh how I’d love a copy of this book!

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  475. Amber on

    I’m looking most forward to beautiful Peonies and Delphiniums!

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  476. Bethly Douglas-Snyder on

    What a wonderful trip you had and I appreciate the chance to win a book! I absolutely love when my trilliums bloom. They are already finished here in Lancaster PA but they were lovely while they were here! Looking forward to my Alliums next!
    Thank You xx

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  477. Deborah on

    I love peonies. I love any and all flowers. Thank you for the giveaway. I would be delighted to win a copy of this book. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  478. Kathy Stewart on

    The fabulous inspiration just keeps coming! I always(as in all year round) am anxiously awaiting peonies in the spring.

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  479. Katie on

    Beautiful! Definitely lilacs! They have always been a favorite.

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  480. Jon Dixon on

    Up here in the Highlands we still have so much of spring to come! I can’t wait for the tree peonies and cornuses to bloom.

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  481. Michaela on

    I just saw an article about the Land Gardeners in Flower Magazine! Serendipity to find this interview by way of reading your book, Erin. We’ve had a magnificent start to spring, with daffodils, grape hyacinth, tulips, lilacs, azaleas, magnolia and our flamboyant cherry tree all blooming so far. I’m most excited to see the aliums bloom. I planted bulbs last fall and the flowers are just about ready to pop. Thank you, Erin, for a magnificent guide, which I just discovered. I’ve been struggling to create a garden in clayish soil with some success, some frustration, but my emphasis has been on perennials. You’ve opened up a whole new world to me of growing annuals for a cutting garden. I had great success with zinnias last year, and I’m now putting together your wisdom with what my soil and climate offer to bring the garden to a new level this season. Thank you, thank you!

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  482. Linda McGinley on

    One of my favorite spring flowers is the woodland bulb, Snake’s Head Fritillary. The checkered bells look like something out of the novel, Alice in Wonderland. Magical!

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  483. Kate on

    This is so inspiring…I’m planting my first proper garden this spring and I’m so excited! Right now the Viburnum are heavenly here in Pennsylvania, along with all the beautiful flowering cherry and apple trees. The peonies in my mother’s garden are always my favorite- they originally came from my great-grandmother’s house along the Allegheny river and were replanted from house to house over the years. I never met her but I always think of her (and my mother and grandmother) when I smell them!

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  484. Tammy on

    When the daffodils, tulips and alliums come up I am most excited. It’s like the me from months ago is giving me a gift of colour and life!

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  485. Barbara Greene on

    Hello! I am writing to you from South America, Chile. Despite the fact that here we are starting autumn, my favorite spring flower is anemones, especially the white and blue ones. I hope I can earn one of the wonderful books from The Land Gardeners. A hug to all.

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  486. Barbara Greene on

    Hello! I am writing to you from South America, Chile. Despite the fact that here we are starting autumn, my favorite spring flower is anemones, especially the white and blue ones. I hope I can win one of the wonderful books from The Land Gardeners. A hug to you all.

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  487. Cole Fuhrman on

    Full disclosure, I have never been a big flower guy….that is until I met my significant other and have to learn all the fascinating things that flowers and plants offer, not just for one to enjoy on the table, the look in your garden but for other plants, animals, inserts and what helps continue to make our earth so beautiful. The look in my others eyes when describing flowers, the excitement in the smile and infectious energy it brings them has taught me soo much in just that, that now my appreciation had beyond grown to the point that I now catch myself researching different types of flowers and what we can bring into our garden, our home. I would love to not only surprise my other with a copy but be able to share copies with others so their appreciate can grow, just as mine has 😉

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  488. Erin on

    I love allium and am waiting for mine to fully bloom these days.

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  489. Kassie Schwan on

    The books available these days make me almost dizzy with delight! I can’t wait to get my hands on the latest, Land Gardeners (I have both of Erin’s)! Thanks for including me in the drawing!

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  490. Lisa Walsh | Innerspace Interior Design on

    Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway! Cut Flowers would be a brilliant addition to my gardening library. The Land Gardeners make me miss living in London!

    If we had more land, I would plant a white cutting garden… Filled with white tulips, white iris, white peonies, white dahlias… This spring, I’ve been treating myself to white iris when they’re available @ the San Francisco Ferry Building or Marin County farmer’s markets. Until our (white) hydrangeas begin to bloom…

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  491. Liz Garrett on

    We have had a beautiful spring and fabulous weather for flowers here in NY- the only good news coming from her right now. The tulips in particular have taken my breath away. I have been cutting for 2 weeks and still more to come. Cut Maureen this morning- so graceful and elegant with her long stems. My current favorite.

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  492. Sarah A on

    I’ve been enjoying ranunculus and can’t wait for my peonies to pop open. Excited for your show on Magnolia network!

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  493. Pauline on

    The daffodil! So many beautiful varieties.

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  494. Grace Owens on

    Can’t wait for Peonies to start popping up 🥰 💐

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  495. Ethel on

    That’s a tough one, picking one flower. I mean, that’s not even possible!! Here in the UK I looooove to see daffodils coming – absolute stars. Bringing hope & joy after the dark winter months. Tulips – swathes of tulips dancing in the spring sunlight – gorgeous. Forget me nots – love their tiny flowers as they bravely bounce around the blustery April breeze. I could go on….!!!! For a long time 😂🙈 Flowers are just amazing 🥰🥰

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  496. Ariane on

    Obsessed with all things British. Excited for my Ranunculus to bloom, it is my first time growing them 🤞🏻

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  497. Jennifer on

    Oh my goodness, this book sounds amazing! I love learning more and more about soil health. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway!

    My spring flowers are mostly done blooming, and the mini heat wave coming this weekend to central California will help to finish them off. I’m really enjoying various iris I’ve planted over the last couple of years. Earlier, my first time growing ranunculus was such a treat! The California poppies that have self-sown in my somewhat wild front yard are always fun to see, too.

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  498. Patty Markey on

    When I’d see our ridiculous happy ranunculus I would smile ear to ear. Those beauties were the first to ignite our quiet garden with color, in early Spring. My husband planted rows in late Fall, throwing the left over blubs on his work bench. I’d walked by those shriveled up spider looking bulbs each morning on my way out to walk our dog, Riley. They were a sad little group. After weeks, I decided, what the heck, so in they ground they went. Got three short rows tucked along the edge of the garden… I didn’t hold much hope.

    Guess who told who. Those little left over spider bulbs were the first to peek out and bloom their glorious colors. When both plots were blooming, we’d go to the back garden, just to sneak a peek at those beauties that filled our eyes with color. Snip Snip and into a vase they’d go, putting color into the house for the first time since we said goodbye to last years flowers.

    Do we have more flowers growing….Oh Yes! They are in little rows planted here and there in-between the vegetables. Foxglove, sweet peas, iris, and gladiolas are giving us the next round of color while we wait and wait for….. DAHLIAS!!

    This is the 3rd summer we’ve added flowers to the garden area, and it wouldn’t be the same without our beautiful blooms keeping us company while we tend to the vegetables.

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  499. Kim on

    I am most excited for wild red-flowering currant and fawn lilies. From the garden, our Mardi-Gras roses!

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  500. Tiffany L on

    Daffodils are the flowers that always tell me spring is here! They are so sunny and remind me of the sunny days to come! Thank you for this giveaway and for introducing me to the Land Gardeners!

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  501. michelle aalbu on

    I am new to making a cutting flower garden. Unfortunatly I just discovered you’re website 2 weeks ago so I was not able to purchase any of you’re wonderful dahlias. such I am excited to grow sweet peas and dahlias.
    In these scary times it is such a joy to view you’re website and experience such beauty and joy
    Thank You

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  502. Brandi Smith on

    I can officially say, “Hello Spring!” When my paperwhite narcissus pop up along my front yard gate. I love walking by and seeing their delicate little faces smiling up at me.💛

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  503. devereux hopkins on

    We live on the Downeast Coast of Maine, so every Spring flower is a powerful inspiration for the bedraggled soul! Although, i must admit, the early anemones make my heart race!

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  504. Dianne Reganess on

    Love the traditions, the use of land and the planning! What a wonderful life they live! So blessed!

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  505. Holly on

    I’m looking forward to all the hardy annuals coming up – especially the Amazing Grey Poppies which I’m growing for the first time. I have been following the Land Gardeners account for years and love their aesthetic but most importantly their dedication to building soil through regenerative practices!

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  506. Jana on

    For me snowdrops are the first spring flowers I get most exited about. I love snowdrops.

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  507. Libby Furlong on

    There is nothing like the fragrance of Lilacs and Lily of the Valley to evoke my own and my children’s happy spirits in spring after a long Minnesota winter!

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  508. Deanna Pool on

    My tulips and Kentucky wisteria blooms were amazing this spring. I am at the beginning stages of learning to grow cut flowers and I am excited for this summer and then next spring as I put some of the ideas I have learned from your books and website into action. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and seeds/bulbs so that I can also improve the beauty in my surroundings.

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  509. Debbie on

    Peonies are my favorite … I can’t wait for them to bloom!!

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  510. Jen on

    I’m most excited for Tulips and sweet scented lilacs. The tulips are just starting to bloom here and I can’t wait for their bright pop of color!

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  511. Lindsay Cressey on

    Every spring , I can’t wait for my peonies . I love how they lie quietly under the earth, waiting for nature’s encouraging warmth . Cautiously, they emerge , slowly unfurling , their tight buds hiding the secret . Every day I go to look…. Then, I look away and Boom! What a show ! Pure joy . Their deep red beauty takes my breath away every time ❤️. My grandmother held them in her bridal bouquet , in 1929. Their beauty holds every generation’s gaze . A real showstopper .

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  512. Carol on

    So many to choose from….I’m going with tulips.

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  513. Stephanie on

    Ranunculus in every shade of pink! “Marshmallow,” the favorite!

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  514. Meltem on

    I love ranunculus, they are so beautiful.

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  515. Denise Rice on

    I love the vibrant colors ranunculus, they make me happy,

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  516. Krysia Zaroda on

    Always the Peonies, elegant and lush.
    Lovely article and photos, warms the heart in these uncertain times.
    May beauty reign…

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  517. Loes on

    This year is my first year with flowering Papaver nudicaule and I absolutely love it!

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  518. Rachel on

    Such a great read!! I can’t wait to learn more about soil and how they were referring to it as being a “carbon sink.” That is fascinating! I am checking daily for my giant alliums to bloom!!

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  519. Meghan on

    I’m most excited about my Dahlias. It will be my first time growing them and I cannot wait!

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  520. Polly on

    Tulips, I just added bulbs to a new yard last fall.

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  521. Tanya Davis on

    I am most excited about camassias! A new flower in our spring borders!

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  522. Norbert on

    Seeing our beautiful roses blooming everywhere!!!

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  523. Alice on

    I planted a lot of Salmon Zinnias that I’m so excited to see a lot of!!

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  524. Sebastian on

    So excited about Ranunculus!!!! My wife and I love these flowers!!

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  525. Ann M. Brombach on

    There are not a lot of flowers popping up yet here in Minnesota, but the tulips are looking beautiful and I am enjoying a few of them in a vase in front of me right now. :) I loved this article! Thank you!

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  526. Holly on

    We planted a TON of flowers!!! We are SO excited for all of them!! So hard to pick one…possibly the sweet peas!! We planted them for the first time :)

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  527. Janice Vander Haak on

    My daffodils were beautiful this year. They brightened the neighborhood and lifted spirits.

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  528. Kim on

    This looks like a lovey book! For spring, I’m most excited about the Thai Silk Pink Champagne California Poppy flowers that I planted.

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  529. Rebeka Knowlton on

    Hello, what a treasure! My son shared my dream of a flower farm and we planted sweet pea for the 1st time. But, really excited by each new pop of color. Thank you

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  530. Fran Shillito on

    Will be super excited to see my first ever grown tulips: Tulip Angelique !!

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  531. Wendy Golden on

    Thank you for inspiring me to challenge myself with my garden this year; to take risks and try new things. I’ve read your articles and am very interested in the organic methods you use to produce such beautiful blooms. This spring has been full of surprises as the daffodils bloom, the tulips rise up, perennials emerge from the ground, and the tree buds pop out from their branches. This spring I have been most excited to see the bright yellow daffodils since they bring a ray of sunshine to my day!

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  532. Cindy Murphy on

    Peonies for me also! they’ve only been in my garden a few years, but are really filling in and are beautifull!

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  533. Tawnya Keeley on

    I miss my California poppies!! But the prickly poppies are a beautiful sight when spring arrives ❤️❤️

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  534. Sarah Dolan on

    I’m so excited for tulips this year but am already jotting down narcissus varieties I want to plant in the fall. So much beauty!!!

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  535. Lisa Dawson on

    I’m new to flower gardening & I just love white Eastern Hydrangea, so I’m looking forward to seeing these & fingers crossed they show up and stay white!😊

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  536. Jacinda Stevenson on

    So incredibly hard to choose, but just adore Lilacs, dream of one day picking arms full

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  537. Stacey Hyland on

    Loving spring in the northwest. Gladiolas are a favor along with dahlias. Lupines are my favorite wildflower.

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  538. Kamila on

    I’m excited to see my first peonies. Planted last fall and already with multiple blooms.

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  539. LaShell Staley on

    So nice to see other gardeners/growers taking care of the soil. I’d have to choose peony. I have one that my grandmother grew on her Iowa farm 60 years ago.

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  540. Marissa on

    I have a columbine blooming but I’m most excited to have my first cut flower garden planted for this summer!

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  541. Alice Hammond on

    The stars of this spring have been a pink camellia and a thicket of Solomon’s Seal.

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  542. Susie Hopper on

    Dear Erin,
    For spring I am delighted to work with 39,000 tulips that will be in full bloom this weekend, in shades of pink and read! Glorious. What a lovely and inspiring interview with The Land Gardeners! Their soil health mantle is perfect for these times.🌹🌹🌹🌹💗💗💗💗

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  543. Jael Komac on

    My favorite is Columbine! I could spend hours watching the bumblebees travel from flower to flower.

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  544. Stacey on

    Thank you, Erin! This was such a treat to read today. My first attempt at a comment didn’t seem to work, but I wanted to share that I am most excited about the two new garden roses I’ve planted. Clair Matin, especially. Peonies for next year!

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  545. Anna Bonnette on

    Tough to choose just one… so I won’t, I’ll choose two. I am loving Lupine and Poppies right now. They really illustrate spring in a bright way.

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  546. Loretta Halliwell Celestino on

    I would have loved being with you. I love England especially Preston where my Dads family was from. They are the best gardeners in the world

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  547. Anu on

    I planted black and white anemones I bought from Floret Farm last year. I am waiting as excited as a child can be for a new toy :) Also, I must say this – the service provided by Floret Farm is exceptional. I have bugged you twice with my questions over email, and have promptly received the most helpful replies every time. Thank you!

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  548. Denise Finley on

    The flowers that were most spectacular this spring in Atlanta Georgia were daffodils! The season was long although it may have been I had planted so many different varieties. I also planted the biggest quantities ever. They were stunning! Excited about the book, Happy fower farming and thanks for all the beautiful videos of the skagit valley tulip fields! A balm during quarantine.

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  549. Lynn on

    I’m so excited for my peonies to bloom this spring, my original bed is now 4 years old and there were so many blloms and they were huge!

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  550. Stacey Davis Jacobs on

    This was such a treat! Thank you, Erin. I have planted two new garden roses this spring and am hoping for success. Peonies are part of the plan for next year!

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  551. Sue on

    When we went on our grand tour of England 2 years ago we drove our tiny hire care to 42 gardens. I took thousands of photos and fell in love with the Sicilian honey garlic, so when we got home I sourced for an Australian supplier and found only one, at $20 a bulb I shut my eyes and ordered and now have my very own clump that reminds me of those fabulous gardens

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  552. Susan R on

    Sooo excited about ALL of my flower seeds starting to grow…but especially excited about the sweet pea bed under my bedroom window!..Very excited to see them grow tall and bloom outside the window!!!

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  553. Leah Travers on

    I am absolutely entranced with them. Their wisdom, there vision and the elegance they bring to Flowers is next level. Completely jealous that you got to spend time with them. And lucky is! Thank you so much for sharing your visit.

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  554. Susan Rode on

    Soooo excited about all the flower seeds that are showing promise…cosmos, queen Anne’s lace, corn cockles, bachelor buttons, zinnias and calendulas…….my most excitement is for my sweet peas though!!! Can hardly wait to see them grow to the height of my bedroom window and bloom for me!!!..

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  555. Jessica Reck on

    My Peonies are always a favorite. I have 12 bushes and wait impatiently for them to bloom every year.

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  556. Jenny B on

    I’m super excited to see my Roses and sweet peas, this is my first year in this garden so its exciting seeing how it develops over time.

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  557. Barbara on

    Hello, thank you for the interview, I’ve long admired the Land Gardeners! I’m waiting for my Coral Charm peonies to bloom soon, always a wonderful sign of spring. I also just noticed the Floret nasturtium and sweet pea seeds that I’ve planted are starting to shoot up. So excited to see these new (to me) varieties. Happy gardening!

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  558. April S. on

    That’s a tough one but Peonies are my favorite!

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  559. Judy Robers on

    Hard to pick one! I will have to go with poppies!

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  560. Tiffany Hope on

    Truly inspirational interview! Thank you! …..White tulips take my breath away with their pure and classy dance in a simple vase on farmhouse table.

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  561. Talmira on

    Exited about my Icelandic Poppies still in seedlings, but hope to be a lovely flower in Spring! Would love to have a copy of this book, Erin if I could have a chance!

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  562. Joelle on

    Peonies – always and forever peonies! I planted a bunch three years ago and they are finally blooming well.

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  563. Bev on

    Just planted my first three raised cutting beds so excited to see all my new cutting flowers!

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  564. Amie Barnes on

    I’m really excited about silene! I’ve never grown it before and it is such an interesting little flower.

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  565. Lynne on

    Most excited to have all my peonies bloom this year. Also, I planted my first group of sweet peas ever!

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  566. Amy Biedscheid on

    Gosh, it’s impossible to pick just one! I think I will go with the beautiful peony.

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  567. Galena B. on

    This was my first year growing ranunculus and I’m loving them! I already have plans to buy more this fall!

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  568. Bethany Adams on

    Most excited for peonies! And just planted zinnias and cosmo seeds for summer!

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  569. Judi Simpson on

    Can’t wait for peonies! The scent is heavenly.

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  570. Ann on

    Deep purple lilacs edged with white- blooming right now!

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  571. Aiga on

    For ranunculus as always! They are so beautiful and dreamy!

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  572. Karen on

    I look forward to your blog and reading about other flower farmers and their enthusiasm, inspiration and insight.
    My pansies have created a beautiful multicolored carpet, tucked into the roses, lavender, snapdragons and stock. They surprise me each year with their display of color.

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  573. Grand Pam on

    My favorite spring flower is the Columbine. I have loved reading this post and learning of the Land Gardners.

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  574. Victoria on

    there really nothing quite like the lustrous lilac to remind one of springtime! so exciting and refreshing to hear about their forthcoming book; biodiversity & soil health needs a proper place on the floristry shelves !

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  575. Shari D. on

    I am excited for my Spring clematis vines to flower!

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  576. Anna on

    I love ranunculus and peonies the most! So lush and gorgeous. I am trying to grow them myself for the first time this year :). The book sounds interesting and educational, I would love to read it!

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  577. Mary Bitner on

    Zinnia! What’s not to love about a Zinnia! I just planted Oklahoma Salmon that arrived in my mailbox last week.

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