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The Cool-Season Flower Chronicles Series

The Cool-Season Flower Chronicles Series

This series is brought to you by TheGardenersWorkshop.com.  Making it possible for flower lovers at all levels to grow and enjoy flowers and to build businesses based on flowers! Cool-Season Flower Chronicle Videos Below ⇓   ⇓   ⇓   ⇓ Listen to each week's videos as a...

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It’s All About Timing

Returning home from travel to my Cool Flowers garden is almost as good as reuniting with Stevie and Tuc.  The bupleurum plants pictured are just one of many cool-season hardy annuals that are patiently sitting and waiting for their time to shine in my spring garden....

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The Secret Sauce of Growing Cool-Season Flowers

I stumbled into learning about cool-season hardy annual flowers a couple of decades ago. My interest had been sparked by flower farming and I wanted to jump in with both feet, but we were heading into winter, what now? While I knew practically nothing about farming at...

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Cool Flowers and Row Cover

Floating row covers in action in winter. We have whipping wind for most of the winter and spring. Just imagine if the plants had to take that wind. Using row cover on Cool Flowers plantings can help more seeds sprout when planted in the garden, bring spring blooms a...

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Cool Flowers: Sowing Seeds in the Garden

Cool Flowers: Sowing Seeds in the Garden

There is no better group of flower seeds to try your hand at sowing in the garden than those cool-season hardy annuals that we call Cool Flowers. Many of them are really easy to get started when planted outdoors in the cool and moist conditions of fall. First, not all...

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My Favorite Self-Sowing Plants

My Favorite Self-Sowing Plants

Who are these flowers? The cool-season hardy annuals that light spring on fire and are some of my favorites. I’m talking about some of the better known flowers like bachelor buttons, poppies, and larkspur along with some unknowns like bupleurum and the famous but what...

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Cool Flowers: Troubles of Planting too Early

  I am suffering the consequences this fall of planting my Cool Flower seeds and transplants in the garden too early. It doesn’t really matter what drove me to break my own rules--- and by the way, breaking the rules totally backfired, as rule breaking generally...

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Cool Flowers: What About Cool Vegetables?

Did you know that there are ‘cool vegetables’? They are veggies that appreciate and thrive in cool-to-cold weather just like Cool Flowers. You can apply the same growing concepts found in my book about growing cool-season flowers to these cool-season veggies. Who are...

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