I stumbled into learning about cool-season hardy annual flowers a couple of decades ago. My interest had been sparked by flower farming and I wanted to jump in with both feet, but we were heading into winter, what now? While I knew practically nothing about farming at this point, I did know this: I
Talking hydrangea pruning tips, hellebores, and a baby plant room visit for the surprise I found! Plus how I sprout bupleurum. Founder of The Gardener’s Workshop and Flower Farming School Online . Author of Vegetables Love Flowers, Cool Flowers, and The Easy Cut-Flower Garden . Connect with Lisa on Facebook and Instagram !
Discussing the cold weather that is coming, what’s going on in the transplant room, and what I cut for church flowers tomorrow.
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.
I always feel like I can’t count on January. I just never know what to expect and this year is proving to be no different. We have gone from 70 degrees the end of December straight to sleet, snow and ice in January. Its tough enough to know what to wear each day–but my garden’s
While many of us (me) are wringing our hands over all the cold, snowy, icy weather—cool flowers are proving to be the cool customers that I’ve come to know and love. They survive winter in spite of my doubts—even after 18 years of witnessing their amazing qualities of surviving cold. My annual doubts have become