There have been concerns expressed over all the new interest in commercial flower farming. Seasoned and new farmers are wondering: are there enough customers to go around? I say without hesitation, yes there are enough buyers out there. In the U.S. alone consumers spend between 7 to 8 billion dollars annually on cut flowers. BILLIONS…
Who grew the flowers in that arrangement your daughter sent to you on Mother’s Day or that bouquet you picked up at the supermarket? Most of us don’t give it a thought. If you’d like to learn where most flowers come from and how local farmers like myself are staging a comeback please read on
Who are these flowers? The cool-season hardy annuals that light spring on fire and are some of my favorites. I’m talking about some of the better known flowers like bachelor buttons, poppies, and larkspur along with some unknowns like bupleurum and the famous but what seems unattainable bells of Ireland. What is a self sower?
Part of my job here at The Gardener’s Workshop job has become communicating what we do here and the ways we offer to share, educate, and supply what you need. As we are heading into the once a year enrollment period for Flower Farming School, I find myself totally submerged in getting that word out.
Almost a year ago, we were in the process of preparing for a major hurricane. Living in the mid-Atlantic we aren’t strangers to major storms, but this time, they were forecasting that my region was the 2nd most likely strike area. The navy sent the ships to sea and the airports canceled flights. It was
During my years as a flower farmer and business owner, I’ve learned many monumental lessons. The one I am sharing here saved my flower farming life. It occurred during my early years of farming. I was frustrated and seriously thinking of quitting. It was nearly a hundred degrees that summer afternoon, and I felt like