A thorough introduction to production and marketing of cut flowers.
Begin with the very basics and end with specifics of where to sell your flowers. Friendly, easy-to-use reference features an appendix with 95 recommended flowering plants. Essential information on harvest and postharvest handling. Softcover, 207 pp.
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About the Author: Lynn Byczynski has been growing and writing about cut flowers since 1990. Her first book, The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, has been credited with inspiring thousands of people to start growing flowers for sale locally. On her own farm in Lawrence, Kansas, she has grown certified-organic flowers for local florists, supermarkets, natural food stores, a pick-your-own subscription, and weddings. Lynn is the editor and publisher of Growing for Market, a national magazine for small-scale, sustainable vegetable and flower farmers. She is the author of several other books, including Market Farming Success: The Business of Growing and Selling Local Food and The Hoophouse Handbook.