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Slow Flowers | Celebrating Fifth-Season Regional Design Elements
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. Read More
Key Growing Information
Scabiosa spp. (Pincushion Flower) | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing Scabiosa species. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
Key Growing Information
Scabiosa caucasica (Caucasian Pincushion Flower) | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing Scabiosa caucasica. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Slow Flowers | Building a Better Market Bouquet | Tips & Techniques for Successful Flower Farmers
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, including bouquet-building tips, crop recommendations, pricing strategies, and marketing your bouquets as an "affordable luxury." Read More
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Cut-Flower Harvesting & Post-Harvest Care | Best Practices from Pros in the Slow Flower Community
What are the best practices and systems for harvesting and post-harvest handling of flowers, herbs, and foliages before they leave the field and workshop, to safeguard that quality? This survey of 5 specialty cut-flower growers distills the collective and cumulative wisdom of three-quarters of a century of farming and selling flowers, from the Slow Flowers community. Read More
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Getting Started in Cut-Flowers | Top 15 Cuts
For experienced vegetable farmers looking to expand into commercial cut-flower production as well as the more casual, yet entrepreneurial gardener exploring ways to add a tidy income stream on the side, this article provides personal narrative from expert farmers around the nation to introduce the top-15 choices for getting started in cut flowers: our "Tier-1 Flower Recommendations." Remember to take notes as you create your seed lists! Read More
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Succession-Planting Flowers | Scheduling & Planning, Sowing Frequency, Recordkeeping & Recommendations
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. Read More
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Pricing & Profitability for Flower-Farmers | Pointers from a Diversity of Pros
Our panel of flower farmers discusses how to personalize your approach to ensure fair pricing and business sustainability in the face of change. Read More
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