Instructions and tips for cutting and air-drying ornamental flowers: location for drying, selecting flowers to dry, prepping, and how to know when your dried materials are ready for arrangements and crafting.
Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing larkspur (Consolida ajacis) for flower beds or cutting gardens. Direct-sow seeds where you want the plants to grow, in early spring or in fall for blooms the following spring. Read more for a successful harvest!
Technical growing guide to producing premium quality Larkspur (Consolida ajacis) cut flowers from seed, from the Flower Research Team at Johnny's Selected Seeds.
Profitable margins at the market rely on building efficiencies into the bouquet-making and operation, plus branding that emphasizes "couture" over "commodity." Here's advice from 3 professional flower farmers on how to convey the inherent value of your bouquets through method and presentation.
Get a tour of our overwinter larkspur trials, with variety recommendations and tips for successful larkspur overwintering, from the research team at Johnny's.
Which flowers can I direct-sow? Here are our top-10 recommendations: 5 for cool-soil direct-seeding and 5 for direct-seeding, plus one that can be sown directly in either!
Four farmer-florists from across the continent discuss selecting, planning, growing, harvesting, drying, designing, pricing and selling your dried botanical materials.