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Week 1: The Cool Flower Concept
This week learn how cold-season hardy annuals don’t just survive cool-to-cold weather, but thrive in those conditions. Overcome the fear and frustration of planting this group of spring-blooming flowers. Resist the urge to complicate when to plant this group of flowers. Do Week 1’s homework and bring it to Week 2 to learn what flowers to plant when!
Links mentioned in the video:
- Introducing the Dragon Series Snapdragons:
Watch Live on Facebook Live Sunday evenings in August 2020.
Week 2: When Do You Plant?
This week learn when and what to plant based on your winter hardiness zone and first and last frost dates. KUDOS to all that did their homework!!!
Remember: The greatest Cool Flowers fail is to not plant them at ALL!!!!!
Links mentioned in the video:
- Blog: Store Seeds Longer
- Why I love Rudbeckia— so many, long cut, pollinators, bright, easy
Week 3: Cool Flowers are for EVERYONE!
This week learn how to provide the growing conditions that help Cool Flowers thrive in cold weather. Links mentioned in the video:
- Biodegradable mulch film Bio360
- Silage Tarp
- Garden Hoe
- Row Cover Kit
- Link to cool-season seeds by category:
- Get the online course Cool Flowers, Beyond the Book for Flower Farming
- Why I love Poppies:
Week 4: Cool Flowers: Direct Seed or Start Indoors?
Remember, it’s not about you when deciding how-to start seeds. Often I hear folks speaking of why they decided on which method of starting their seeds and honesty, their reasons had nothing to do with the best method for a particular seed! Here’s the thing, once you realize that seed starting can be easy once you know what it needs and give it to them— success is eminent. It is really that simple. The Cool-Season Flower Chronicles Week 4 is all about making the choice, do you plant the seeds in the garden or do you start indoors. I hope it sheds some light for you! Next Week is the final night in the series. I hope you’ll join me for the grand finale! Links mentioned in the video: Biodegradable mulch film Bio360 Garden Hoe Row Cover Kit Link to cool-season seeds by category: Category–Plant seeds directly in the garden Category–Start seeds indoors All cool season flower seeds The Umbel family: Dill Ammi Majus False Queen Anne’s Lace
Week 5: The Cool-Season Flower Chronicles Wrap Up
Cool-season hardy annuals are such a gardening and farming game changers. If you live where summers are long and hot, like me, you may have never grown this group of cool-season plants–my book Cool Flowers will change that for you. These flowers contributions as field grown cash crops and to the home garden is amazing. You can provide for pollinators and beneficial insects by rolling out the red carpet with spring blooming hardy annual flowers. Nature’s natural workers will flock to the garden during their most vulnerable time when little else is available for them. Providing food sources and habitat invites these guys to setup housekeeping and get started working earlier than ever before! We can all plant Cool Flowers, it’s just that we may all do it on different timing. The only true fail with Cool Flowers, is not planting them at all.
– Lisa Ziegler
Founder of The Gardener’s Workshop and Flower Farming School Online and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Award-winning Author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers. Watch Lisa’s Story and view her blog Field & Garden. Connect with Lisa on Facebook and Instagram!