Lisa Ziegler, a home gardener turned cut-flower grower began growing field-grown cut flowers in 1998 on less than 1 acre in Newport News, Virginia. In 2010 Lisa’s garden grew into a farm, now close to 4 acres. During the growing season, this farm yields over 8000-10,000 stems of flowers each week. Her flowers are sold to upscale florists, at Farmer’s Markets and through her programs “Friday Flowers Garden Share” and “Subscription Drop-off” that are in their 9th year.
Lisa shares her knowledge and passion for cut-flower gardening through programs. Her audiences have included flower and garden show guests, radio listeners, garden clubs, master gardeners, horticultural groups, commercial growers, civic groups, and others.
In 2005 Lisa launched a mail-order catalog business, The Gardener’s Workshop, offering the gardening and flower arranging tools and supplies she uses in her own gardens and cut flower operation.
Lisa’s program and shopping events incorporate her simple methods of gardening that inspire and delight.