Is there anything more thrilling than preparing a garden plot that will pay floral dividends for years to come? Many gardeners plant peonies for pure enjoyment, but peonies also play an important role commercially as a high-dollar flower for floral design work. As a farmer-florist, you can grow the cultivars that compliment your design style, including some that are otherwise hard to find or not available on the commercial market. You also have total control over the harvest, selecting only…
One of the most fun things about growing flowers? Handmade bouquets, of course. Nearly any flower works as a cut flower, but some are better than others. These 10 blooms, from our 2016 issue of Green Side Up, are guaranteed to stun both in the garden and in your home.
How to Grow More Cut Flowers than You Ever Thought Possible - Floret Flowers
Here at Floret, we have just 2 tiny acres dedicated to flower production. We utilize every available square inch of that space growing large volumes of high-quality cut flowers that supply more than a dozen grocery stores, numerous flower shops, our on-farm workshops, and wedding couples throughout the Pacific Northwest. We employ high-intensity production techniques […]
Harvest & care tips for 10 heat-loving summer blooms - Floret Flowers
Here on our farm in the Skagit Valley and in large swaths of the Western U.S., the super hot, dry weather has sent many growers scrambling to tend and harvest their stressed fields and gardens. While many flowers bloom abundantly in this type of weather, getting the longest life out of your flowers–especially with the added stress of high […]