See our checklist of must-have characteristics for an easy cut-flower garden. Here are three of the easiest, most reliable and productive cut flowers to get you started.
Here are Lisa Ziegler's 5 recommended "Cool Flowers" — cold-tolerant hardy annuals for overwintering and shoulder-season growing for the earliest possible blooms in spring.
For experienced vegetable farmers looking to expand into commercial cut-flower production, as well as the more casual — yet entrepreneurial — gardener exploring ways to create a tidy income stream on the side, these personal narratives from expert farmers around the nation introduce our top-15 choices for getting started in cut flowers. Remember to take notes as you create your seed lists!
Our panel of professional flower farmers discusses how to personalize your approach to ensure fair pricing and business sustainability in the face of change.
Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, here is the essential information for growing Rudbeckia hirta flowers from seed: sowing, germination, light and soil requirements, spacing, culture, and harvesting.
Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing Rudbeckia triloba (black-eyed Susan) from seed. Read more for a successful harvest!
A visual celebration of the beautiful, abundant, and unexpected floral design elements that seem to explode during that wonderful transitional time between summer and fall. Enjoy over two dozen examples of regional floral designs using flowers, foliages, herbs, seeds, pods, edibles and vines from across the creative, wide-ranging Slow Flowers Community.
Slow Flowers maven Debra Prinzing directly engages with flower farmers across a range of planting zones, ecoregions, and cultural conditions to offer succession-planting best practices, lessons learned from prior seasons, and new insights for producing even more flowers this coming season. Covers tips and recommended approaches for scheduling and planning, sowing frequency, record-keeping, and favorite flower choices for succession-planting success.
Get a tour of our overwinter rudbeckia trials, with variety recommendations and tips for successful rudbeckia overwintering, from the research team at Johnny's.
Four farmer-florists from across the continent discuss selecting, planning, growing, harvesting, drying, designing, pricing and selling your dried botanical materials.