This episode features a takeover of our popular weekly live Q&A session on Instagram, called Ask a Flower Farmer. This episode was guest hosted by Val Schirmer of Three Toads Farm. Val is a flower farmer based in the Lexington, Kentucky area, and also the current president of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, the ASCFG. She’s one of our course instructors here at The Gardener’s Workshop as well. In this Q&A Val answered questions about forcing bulbs to have ready for winter and spring holidays, both as cut flowers and in potted arrangements. She provides tips about amaryllis, paperwhites, tulips, narcissus, hyacinths, and more!
YouTube Video: Val Schirmer on Ask A Flower Farmer
Val’s Online Mini-Workshop: Forcing Glorious Blooms for the Holidays & Beyond
Greenhouse Megastore for deep plastic 6-packs
Accent Decor for planters (wholesale only)
The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, Flower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with Lisa on social media!