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My Habits During The “No-Harvest” Season 

During the summer season, I have a pretty structured week. I work Monday through Friday, never on Sunday, and rarely on Saturday. My typical work...

A North Star Idea

It was the 2016 ASCFG meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The conference kicked off with welcoming words from Dale Deppe. You may think you don’t...

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...
The Magic and Beauty of Farm Tours

The Magic and Beauty of Farm Tours

This summer, Lisa is hosting an open garden and warehouse day on Saturday, June 29th, 2024.  If you have the opportunity to visit, it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make for yourself as both a gardener and a flower farmer. It’s magical and beautiful...

Cover Crops For Small Farms & Gardens

Cover Crops For Small Farms & Gardens

The benefits of cover cropping far outweigh the head scratching that goes into trying to figure out how to work them into a small farm crop rotation. The magic moment on how to do this came for me when I decided to only grow cover crops that were easy for me and to...

Video: How to Install & Use Bio360 Biodegradable Mulch

Prevent overheating seedlings: When daytime temperatures are above 80°F, install the film with the light side up. When daytime temperatures are below 80°F, install the film with the black side up.  Once plants grow and shade the bed surface, temperatures are no longer...

My Habits During The “No-Harvest” Season 

My Habits During The “No-Harvest” Season 

During the summer season, I have a pretty structured week. I work Monday through Friday, never on Sunday, and rarely on Saturday. My typical work day begins at 6 am and ends between 2-5 pm. I owe this schedule to thinking about how my farm works during the no-harvest...

A North Star Idea

A North Star Idea

It was the 2016 ASCFG meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The conference kicked off with welcoming words from Dale Deppe. You may think you don’t know of him, but I’m sure you do: Dale led Spring Meadow Nursery to a position as a world-renowned propagation nursery. ...

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...

The TGW Snapdragon Seed Mixes Story

I’ve grown well over a million stems of snapdragons since I started my flower farming business in 1998. Throughout the years my relationship with this flower has had a lot of ups and downs but one thing remains constant: snapdragons are easy to grow and they are in...

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...

Anne’s Take: The War On Weeds

Anne’s Take: The War On Weeds

Weeds…no one likes them and we don’t want to talk about them. No matter what beautiful flowers we are proudly growing, somewhere else there’s a patch of weeds laughing and hissing at us while taking over another section of the garden or the field. Scrolling through...

I write about organic gardening, flower farming, and business. What started out as a family garden back in 1996 has grown into so much more! I never imagined that it would lead to an urban commercial farm, an online garden shop, becoming an author, traveling the country teaching, and now online courses!
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