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#244: Dave Dowling’s May Q&A On Ask A Flower Farmer

by | Jun 27, 2023

This episode features a takeover of our popular weekly live Q&A session on Instagram, called Ask a Flower Farmer. This one was guest hosted by Dave Dowling of Ball/ColorLink. Dave is also a former flower farmer and the instructor for our online course: Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More. Dave has such a wealth of knowledge to share! He answers questions about many different flowers, including ranunculus, sunflowers, clarkia, celosia, peonies, amaranth, and tulips.

Other topics mentioned:

  • High Tunnel Growing Tips, privacy Screen Trees
  • Cooler Storage of Ranunculus, Sunflowers, Lilies
  • Harvesting of Sweet William, Clarkia, Ranunculus
  • Seedling Care for Celosia, Amaranth
  • Seedling Care under Grow Lights
  • Fertilizing Ranunculus
  • Tulip Growing/Tulip Fire
  • Tree Peonies
  • Icelandic Poppy Germination
  • Peony Disbudding
  • Planting Gladiolus over Daffodils
  • Butterfly Ranunculus
  • Mother’s Day Prep & Organization
  • Scouting for Thrips, Aphids, and Tarnish Plant Bugs



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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!