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.
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!
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.
Four farmer-florists from across the continent discuss selecting, planning, growing, harvesting, drying, designing, pricing and selling your dried botanical materials.