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It has taken much work and foresight to get here. Figuring out how to grow cut-flower, seeking those out that want to buy them and then to find the gumption to keep doing it year after year. Sharing the bounty of my labors with these delightful folks is a good part of what keeps me
I am going to share some of the habits I’ve gotten into during the no-harvest season. They prepare me to survive and even thrive during the crazy harvest season. I’ve come by these lessons mostly the hard way, but they have increased the joy and bottom line in both my farming career and my personal life. The
My first episode y’all!!! As I am aligning my thoughts to share with you, I thought I would take you along as my season is already unfolding here. Do you peek under the row covers? I find it to be the scariest thing this farmer can do in mid-winter. Links to my books mentioned: Cool
A panel chat with locally grown fresh flower industry folks during the COVID 19 pandemic and it’s impact. Panelist: Lisa Mason Ziegler hosting, Jonathan & Megan Leiss of Spring Forth Farm, Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers, Jennie Love of Love N’ Fresh Flowers, and Dave Dowling of Ednie Flower Bulbs. Lisa Mason Ziegler is
We get so many questions on how our online courses work that I thought I would answer some of the most common ones here. You can learn more about the specific details of our Flower Farming School Online courses here and our mini-courses here.
This Lisa Live! reveals that we are moving our warehouse back home! Plus tips on gardening and farming in the heat and surviving. Tip of the day: eat the ugly frog first!! Make no farming decisions in the midst of summer! Don’t let the heat steal your thunder. Here’s the blog link I mentioned: Beat
What happens or doesn’t happen in the month of June sets the path of your garden for the entire season. You have a whole month to make the coming season a pleasure or a pain in the neck. The choice is yours! Plant on and forever enjoy! It is not too late to start seeds
I recently spent a Saturday on my urban farm doing some last minute garden chores before winter sets in (if in fact it is coming this year!) As it turns out, it was perhaps one of my most frustrating days I’ve spent in the garden in a long time. Let me explain. First, I rarely
Starting and being in business is overwhelming. Yep, it’s true, the overwhelm doesn’t just stop one day You have to decide to stop it and take control and make it happen. You are the only one that has that choice. Add on top of starting and being in business, a flower farming business— and it
Have you ever considered how much being afraid is costing your business? Little did I understand that being afraid led me to chase shiny objects and it held me back from finding the meat and potatoes of my business for years. All because of my fear of being that “simple” field growing flower farmer on
It all started with a dog. In 1992 I was a happy single girl employed as the office manager at the Denbigh Animal Hospital, loving my job and minding my own business. Then this guy walked in with his yellow Labrador Retriever—without an appointment. His grandfather had just passed away and left the dog, Major,
Are you an Online Course Student? Submit your business here. Lahia Annis-Christy Burghblooms Lebanon, PA Established 2020 Growing space: 1/8 acre Main Sales Outlet: Straight to consumer through flower subscriptions. Courses Attended: The Basics, Annual Crops, Marketing, and More! Seed Starting Made Easy The course gave me the knowledge to go from a home gardener to
Again folks Dave is offering up his practical approach and sharing tips. In addition to those shared in this episode, Dave made a PDF with additional farm hacks. Dave’s generous sharing from his years of farming can change the way you farm and do business. I know he has had a profound effect on me
Folks, I am so pleased to share part of a conversation I had with Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers on the florist and the farmer coming together to network, learn from each other, and to do business together. I hope you get some good take away tips! Learn more from Ellen: Ellen’s online course
As I thought about the subject of this podcast, I began to realize that this topic maybe what truly led me to become a successful business owner. I either set myself up to always have options or I actually have just gotten good at seeing them. Not sure which, but I guess it really doesn’t
Folks this is the first time I’ve offered something like this. In this series of six episodes, I am going to walk with you through our flower-based business courses, course-by-course, session-by-session along with the respective instructors. We will be answering all those questions we hear over and over like: Who is this instructor to teach
Have you learned from Dave Dowling? Dave’s depth of knowledge from what to grow, where to get it, which way to grow it, and how to harvest and sell it is a business-changing experience. I am sharing a portion of a conversation I had with Dave about the many choices we face when diving into
This week I will finally focus primarily on planting the garden–until I leave Friday for the State Arboretum for the Garden Fair I am a vendor in for the weekend. This is the last sale for the season thank goodness, time to get down to business! This season has been a challenge because of the
This episode we talk with Lisa Mason Ziegler of The Gardener’s Workshop about her flower farm business. The plant profile is on Wild Violets and we share our upcoming events and local gardening news!
Where does your mind go when you close your eyes? What do you see? I see where flower farming has led me and I’m so happy to be here. Steve and I are both owners of small businesses. Like all business owners we have worked so hard, made sacrifices, and kept our heads down and