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#35 – Mother’s Day Flowers, Part 1 – Anemones & Ranunculus with Gretel Adams

by | May 4, 2023

Would you like to grow gorgeous anemones and ranunculus to include in your Mother’s Day bouquets? Today, Layne is joined by Gretel Adams of Sunny Meadows Flower Farm to discuss her farm’s top five Mother’s Day flowers. Today’s episode (part 1) features two of the five crops – anemones and ranunculus. Layne and Gretel discuss why Mother’s Day is such an important holiday for Gretel’s business and cover each crop’s significance, favorite colors and varieties, whether the plants are grown in structures or in the field, succession planting tips, general bloom times, the number of stems each plant is expected to yield, and other growing and harvesting tips. Listen to the podcast and learn how Gretel’s team grows anemones and ranunculus for Sunny Meadows Flower Farm’s biggest flower holiday of the year!

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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!