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#164: Seed Talk! Cool Flowers FAQs

#164: Seed Talk! Cool Flowers FAQs

We are so excited to introduce a new series to the podcast called “Seed Talk”. Meet Layne Angelo, Seed Manager here at The Gardener’s Workshop. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas...
#164: Seed Talk! Cool Flowers FAQs

#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, &...
#164: Seed Talk! Cool Flowers FAQs

#161: How My Garden Grows

I learn so much talking to other gardeners and farmers. After my restaurant-owning cousins set up the TGW company picnic here on the farm, we discussed planting flowers. Joy’s questions reminded me of the struggle that some folks have figuring out what to plant...
#164: Seed Talk! Cool Flowers FAQs

#160: Cool-Season Flower Checklist

Many of us naturally think that cool season gardening is more challenging than warm season gardening. I have found this not to be true. Join me as I run through my thought process to help make my Cool Flowers garden successful! Mentions: We are so happy about our...
#164: Seed Talk! Cool Flowers FAQs

#159: The Evolution of Farm Sales at TGW

I hope this encourages those facing flat sales. We all walk that path from time to time— but during July and August it is especially discouraging. Take heart flower friends—you can overcome this issue when you recognize it and make changes. We are so happy about our...
#158: Flower Farming Employees

#158: Flower Farming Employees

 In my experience, most employee issues can be avoided. An employer’s insufficient training, follow up, support, and lack of expectations can set employees up to fail. Going through some steps and thought processes before jumping into hiring can help avoid...
#158: Flower Farming Employees

#157: Captivating Cosmos!

In this recent Clubhouse chat Lisa talks about the wonderful world of Cosmos! She covers common questions about how to grow them, details about the varieties she’s currently growing, and the very important topics of harvesting and post-harvest handling. Cosmos are a...
#154: Bug Talk with Author Jessica Walliser

#154: Bug Talk with Author Jessica Walliser

This is a very special edition of Bug Talk! For this episode, Lisa and Rhonda are joined by author and fellow “bug-hugger” Jessica Walliser. They talk about beneficial insects as well as the food chain and ecosystem that exists in your garden, both large and small...
#155: Lisa’s Top Podcast: The Untold Gifts of a Cutting Garden

#153: All About Basil!

Are you growing basil to use in your cut flower bouquets? If not, you should be! In this recent Clubhouse chat Lisa talks about how she got started growing basil, why and how to grow it, her favorite variety, and the very important topics of harvesting and...
#158: Flower Farming Employees

#150: (Not) Selling Your Flowers

Are you doing what it takes to get your flowers sold? In this recent Clubhouse chat, Lisa talks about the business of flower sales and how you can manage to start selling to florists, grocery stores, etc. She also discusses a way of selling that is gaining popularity,...
#154: Bug Talk with Author Jessica Walliser

#149: Flower Farming Resilience

It’s easy to be discouraged when we maybe experiencing: exhaustion, crazy heat or rain or cold, flat sales, broken equipment, or maybe a mean comment about your business. Friends, all of the above mentioned are a part of being in business. We must learn how to thrive...
#148: Dave Dowling: What are Bulbs, Perennials, and Woodies?

#145: Peonies 101 with Dave Dowling

In this episode, I sit down with my good friend Dave Dowling to cover the basics of growing peonies.  For home gardeners, we cover where and how to plant them, when and how to fertilize, watering, deadheading and fall cleanup. For commercial growers, we cover...
#154: Bug Talk with Author Jessica Walliser

#144: The 411 on Celosia

n this recent Clubhouse chat Lisa covered all the basics to get you started with Celosia, including variety selection, seed starting, harvesting and conditioning. Here are some of her highlighted picks: Best Celosia for Drying: Cockscomb Cramer’s Mix Most...
#148: Dave Dowling: What are Bulbs, Perennials, and Woodies?

#142: The Urban Farm with Greg Peterson

Greg Peterson is the founder of The Urban Farm, a food-growing educator, a permaculture enthusiast, writer, and the creator of The Urban Farm podcast. Here, Lisa and Greg discuss how he became involved in the green living and sustainability movements, how his small...