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#93 – Growing Hydrangeas as Cut Flowers

#93 – Growing Hydrangeas as Cut Flowers

Looking for big, beautiful flowers to fill up your summer bouquets? Wondering how to grow, harvest, and store hydrangeas to ensure a long vase life and prevent wilting? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss the ins and outs of growing hydrangeas as cut flowers. They cover why...

Rooster Peppers: A Cut Above

Rooster Peppers: A Cut Above

It was one of the earliest ASCFG conferences I attended. I was kind of a loner (hard to believe, right?) and I hadn’t connected yet with anyone so I would spend my free time observing and listening while at conferences. It is pretty amazing what you can learn just...

#51 – Rudbeckia Triloba – A Fantastic Late Summer Filler Flower

#51 – Rudbeckia Triloba – A Fantastic Late Summer Filler Flower

Looking for the perfect filler flower to add a bit of sunshine to your late-season bouquets? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss Rudbeckia triloba, a beautiful species of black-eyed susan featuring airy sprays of cheerful yellow flowers. They cover what makes 'Triloba' so...

#46 – Ornamental Kale for Fall

#46 – Ornamental Kale for Fall

Did you know that there are gorgeous varieties of kale that grow tall enough to be used in bouquets? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss one of fall's most beautiful cut "flowers" - ornamental kale. They cover the differences between cut-flower and bedding or culinary...

#232: Big Changes, Lisa’s School is Now On-Demand!

#232: Big Changes, Lisa’s School is Now On-Demand!

Today I have BIG NEWS to share! For the first time EVER, my flower farming course is now available ON-DEMAND! Course: Flower Farming School Online: The Basics, Annual Crops, Marketing, and More! Who Is This Online School For?  • Flower Gardeners who want to level up...

#223: Seed Starting Saturdays

#223: Seed Starting Saturdays

Today's episode features an excerpt from Lisa’s show called Seed Starting Saturdays, a live video series born out of necessity during the pandemic. This show provided a way for Lisa to make an appointment to get her weekly sunflower planting done, while also creating...

#211: Growing Snapdragons with Dave Dowling (Best of ’22 Replays)

#211: Growing Snapdragons with Dave Dowling (Best of ’22 Replays)

Part of our "Best of 2022" replay series, listen again as Lisa speaks with Dave Dowling about growing snapdragons! I've been growing snapdragons for over two decades and thought I had a handle on it---but NOT after this discussion with Dave Dowling! In this episode,...

#186: Harvesting: The Lifeline of a Cutting Garden

#186: Harvesting: The Lifeline of a Cutting Garden

In this Clubhouse chat, Lisa talks about flower harvesting, covering common mistakes and questions such as: Best placement for a cutting garden Bucket selection and washing Days and times to harvest Optimum harvest stage and avoiding the “old milk cycle” Post-harvest...

Flower Farming Basics

Flower Farming Basics

Learning never ends.   As I write this post, we just experienced early low temperatures of 34-36 degrees at the end of September. This weather toasted our last flowers and brought our 2022 season to an abrupt end. Three years of weather notes show that this is a...

#162: If I Had Known This When I Started…

#162: If I Had Known This When I Started…

Sharing my look back at if only I had known this when I started my flower-growing operation. I could have saved lots of time, money, opportunities, and tears if I had had this advice! Mentions: Flower Farming School Online: The Basics, Annual Crops, Marketing, &...