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January 21st 2016

Catching Our Breath & Important Updates

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8358212617_bb0023de2a_hWowie! We’re still trying to catch our breath around here after the incredible launch of Floret Seeds.

The response has been absolutely amazing and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all the positive feedback we’ve received to our initial offering of seeds, dahlias, anemones, and ranunculus. I’ve received so many sweet notes, comments, virtual high-fives, texts and messages over the past week from friends and flower fans congratulating us on the launch–thank you all for your kind words. Keep em coming!

Among the many accolades, we’ve also fielded a million questions and special requests. Floret’s office manager, Jill, has been a ROCKSTAR at working her way through a massive amount of emails. She’s gone to great lengths to respond to every email and question posed, but the volume is bigger than we ever could have imagined. If you have a question about one of our seed products, I urge you to first check our Frequently Asked Questions AND read through our Floret Seed update below, because chances are the answer to your question can be found in one of these two places.  Here are updates on the hot topics related to Floret Seeds that are filling up our inbox:

dahlia stockLimited quantities of dahlias, still available.  At the time I’m typing this, we have the following dahlias still in stock: Cornel, Intrigue and Snoho Doris.  These are all some of our tried-and-true garden workhorse favorites.  We will not be re-stocking the other varieties that have already sold out.

Anemones & ranunculus are sold out: We sold out of the last anemones and ranunculus in a matter of minutes. We will not be re-stocking.

Seeds are restocked. All of our seeds are now restocked. Please note: a few of our sweet peas varieties are nearly gone for the year. Blue Vein, Almost Black, Spring Sunshine Champagne and Chocolate Flake.

Floret Seeds now CAN be shipped to Canada. Canadian orders can now be placed directly through our site. *Please note: anemones, ranunculus and dahlias are off limits to order due to import rules, so please don’t add them to your cart otherwise it won’t let you checkout. Seeds, tools and supplies are all up for grabs though.

Unfortunately, shipping Floret Seeds to other countries just isn’t an option at this time (but many of our other gift items are available for international shipping!) If you’re in the UK (or some parts of the EU) I encourage you to check out Sarah Raven if you haven’t done so already, as she offers some of the same great varieties.

Sorry, we can’t add or subtract items once your order is submitted.  We process orders very quickly, so once you place your order, we are unable to make changes to it, as our system is not set up to do that.  If you want an additional item not included in your original order, you’ll need to place another new order.

We ship our seeds in high quality recyclable envelopes. It would have been easier and certainly cheaper to go with the plastic bubble wrap-type envelopes for our seeds and other Floret Shop goods, but the last thing I want to do is create a mountain of waste from this special new venture. I selected recyclable padded envelopes that reflect our values and our brand. They are more expensive to buy and more expensive to ship (they weight more) but they are much kinder to our planet. Each one is hand-packed with a lot of love by our team here at Floret. Every seed order includes a pretty little card with detailed sowing instructions to get your seeds started right.  Oh, and here’s a hint: shipping costs for seeds are the same, whether you buy two packets or 20—so it actually saves to stock up.

nimbusTool belts will be back in stock February 1st. If you would like to preorder, please email Jill at [email protected] with TOOL BELT in the subject line.

Discount code update. I’m thrilled that so many folks appreciated and took advantage of our special promo code included in our recent newsletter. We’ve received a number of emails asking to apply them to past orders. Unfortunately, these codes cannot be retroactively applied to prior orders, or to orders where the code was accidentally forgotten at checkout. NOTE: the code sent out in the recent promotional email is good for one time use; the discount expires 1/31/16.

Direct your growing-related questions to the blog. Rather than send an email, please pose your question within a comment on the blog and I’ll do my very best to provide a quick answer in that space.

2016 workshops are completely sold out.  We will be announcing the details for our 2017 class line-up in early October.  Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be among the first to get all the details.

Kindness matters. Finally, please keep in mind that we are a small, family-run business. Our inbox is overloaded and Jill is doing her best to answer your questions as promptly as possible while juggling her two small children at home. Please remember when you write that there is a real person reading your email on the other end, so your kindness is appreciated.

Thank you again–from the bottom of my heart–for your enthusiastic support of Floret Seeds. If you’re active on Instagram, please include the #FloretSeeds hashtag on any photos you post so we can see the beauty you are cultivating across the country.


  1. Frances on

    Shipping was so incredibly fast and absolutely loveliest packaging ever!!! Do you have any referrals for the black and white anemones? I missed out and have searched the web over and the U.K. seems to be the only option I have found so far. Any help in finding a few is truly appreciated. Thanks ever so much, Frances

  2. srlee203 on

    Got all my seeds in! Great packaging and loved the cards inside. Now to wait not-so-patiently for Spring so our gardens come to life! Thanks for everything, service was great!

  3. Ti on

    YAY!!! I agree with everyone and everything!!! LOVE the basic yet formal touch to everything and the special cards and the one signed by YOU!!!
    LOVE! I have been following you for years on the blog, you’ve even guided me when I had questions and I am so grateful that you are just down to Earth!
    It was like opening a giant gift, packed with love and care… so many little details!
    Love the tips in the calendar!
    and I like others, disappointed that I couldn’t purchase dahlias tho I have found them online other places.
    It is so great of you to have and to continue to, share your knowledge, giving away trade secrets… that you are so grateful and humble, to help others to find the best flowers and tips for success!
    I wish u bountiful blessings! and to your family that has worked so very diligently along your side. I cannot wait to see my garden flowers and most of all the blessings from the floral creations that are going to be shared with others once they are here!

  4. jeanmariecook on

    I tried your dahlias last year and they were gorgeous. I was disappointed this year to find only three were still in stock when I placed my order. Can you tell me when you start taking orders for your tubers so I can be better prepared next year. Thank you.

  5. Lynn on

    I have been so absolutely thrilled to go incredibly insane in your shop!! Thank you & your team for an incredible experience you put together, I’m SO happy with all that I purchased, and such fast shipping! When i pick up a package, the best thing is the “Yay” sticker – instant smile! Ok, till I get to the inside of the package – such a wonderful small thing to do. Now, it’s the first thing I look for! Fabulous job you guys!!

  6. Killoran on

    I can’t wait to get both my orders! I’m removing an ENORMOUS patch of blackberry bramble this week and it should arrive right when I finish – a treat!

    Thanks to the whole team, with extra thanks to Jill for all her patience!

  7. Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker on

    I was hoping the dahlias just weren’t available yet, but I guess that means the Cafe au laits are sold out :( I have been checking back to see if they were up yet. Now I know I will have to wait. Any chance you will take a waiting list for next year? I would love to order some!

  8. Alexis on

    So excited to order some seeds. Are there any that would grow well (enough) in pots?

    • Floret on

      Hi Alexis, with a big enough pot, you could probably grow most of them pretty well. I would reccomend Zinnias, Black Eyed Susan’s and Cosmos.

  9. Erin on

    Thank you so very much for creating such a beautiful space for inspiration and now sharing that inspiration with others. I can’t wait until Spring! Thanks again <3

  10. Kate on

    Thank you all for your incredible attention to detail and hard work. Ranuculus still show out of stock… perhaps I’ve missed it. There’s always next year!

    • Floret on

      Kate, they flew out of the shop at record speed. So sorry you missed out!

  11. Corina on

    You guys are awesome!!!!!!!!

  12. Leslie Emanuels on

    I already received my seeds! Incredibly fast! You are all doing an amazing job. I’m overcome with anticipation and excitement.

  13. Michelle Shackelford on

    Thanks Erin and Floret team! You guys are always awesome and truly inspiring. I’m loving my goodies. The calendar is huge and by far the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen. THANK YOU!

  14. kathleen on

    I wish I could get an envelope from you every day it makes me smile. I may have to get some bulbs now:)

    • Ti on

      I LOVED your thinking! Wasn’t it just the best gift to get?! even tho we ordered them!!! YIPPEEE!!!

  15. Melissa on

    You guys are doing an amazing job! Your packaging and seed packets are beautiful. Keep up the good work!

  16. Emily on

    My absolute favorite part was the “Yay” sticker!

    • Jen-Sweet Posy on

      I so agree with Emily, what a clever and personal touch!
      You ROCK Floret!

    • Amy on

      Keep Up the amazing work!! Loved when I got my order and the Yay sticker was how I was feeling when I got it.!!!!

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