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Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!

(52 customer reviews)


Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, & More!

with Dave Dowling

After mastering the basics of starting and running a flower farm, this course will take your farm to the next level with additional crops and growing methods. If you are an avid gardener seeking in-depth information on growing bulbs, perennials, and woodies you will love this course!


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Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!

Meet Dave Dowling

Dave Dowling grew cut flowers in Montgomery County, MD for 20 years. With field, high tunnel, and greenhouse production, Farmhouse Flowers & Plants produced cut flowers year round.

Most of the flowers raised were sold at area farmers markets, including two year round markets in the Washington, DC area. Direct sales to retail florists and Whole Foods rounded out the marking channels used selling hundreds of thousands of cut flowers each year. Flowers were sold direct to florists from Baltimore to Washington, DC through Capital Flower Growers, LLC, a cooperative formed with two other flower growers in 2013.

Dave has experience building and maintaining high tunnels and greenhouses for cut flower production.

Early in 2014, Dave closed his cut flower business and began working for Ednie Flower Bulb, which became a division of Fred C Gloeckner & Co.  Late in 2020, the Ball Seed Company purchased Gloeckner. He keeps busy as Ball ColorLink sales rep and advisor to cut flower growers across North America with small to medium sized farms. Dave also works on marketing & promotions, cut flower training, and sourcing new cut flower products at Ball Seed.

Dave served as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) from 2002 through 2004, and served as President from 2006 to 2009, and again from 2016 to 2018. He was the ASCFG Industry Liaison from 2014-2015, Dave was the chairperson of the ASCFG National Conference held in Lancaster, PA in 2005.

What Students Are Saying About This Course!

52 reviews for Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!

  1. Nicole Pitt, Flower Hill Farm

    I feel like I always have Dave in my back pocket after taking this course. All I need to do is open the course- go to the perennial I’m about to plant and get all of his tips and tricks on demand. His connection with graduates after class ends is also much appreciated- answering questions in the private group all the time. Thank you!


    A great course. Dave is an encyclopedia of knowledge gleamed from years of flower farming. I live in Nova Scotia Zone 5a and was able to ask questions that were pertinent to me and my growing situation. A must have course.

  3. Rebecca

    An excellent course for what to add to your flower farm to take it to the next level! But you don’t have to be advanced to make this worthwhile. I haven’t even planted a first seed or harvested a stem, but this course was really educational if you’re a big picture person. Like Lisa, Dave is as knowledgeable about the business/selling part of flower farming as he is at growing the product, so you won’t be disappointed. The live weekly sessions are a great place to get your specific questions answered and to learn from what classmates ask.

  4. Emily – Fuggles Flowers (store manager)

    Dave’s course is exceptional. It has taken me a few months to really chew on the material in my mind, and now I am starting to explode with ideas of how to implement the crops he offers. This course does an excellent job offering ideas of advancing your cutting options. Not every crop offered will be suitable for your farm, but the vastness of crops offered gives numerous avenues to explore. My farm has blossomed early on with annuals, however we now plan to implement large sections of perennial and woodies that will fit our business model perfectly. The best part for me is that I now have access to the correct information for the cut flower industry and won’t spend years trying out this and that until I stumble upon a gem. There are SO many gems that Dave offers for you to advance your farm! I’m so grateful for this course, and the amazing potential that can be realized from the information offered. Really excited to get started!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between School courses and Mini-Workshops?

Mini-Workshops vary from sixty minutes to over four hours of instruction, see individual courses for details. Each of these courses offers lots of valuable information on a specific topic that you can digest in a short amount of time and put into action right away.

School course content is much more comprehensive and covers broad topics. School courses are meant to serve as a long-term reference tool that you will use all throughout the course of your flower farming journey. Each course includes 6 modules, which each contain multiple video training sessions, instructor worksheets, and handouts, and an FAQ archive. All of the course sessions (including the FAQs) are searchable by keyword, so you can always find and go directly to the information that you need at any given time.

May I watch the courses more than once?

You have lifetime unlimited access to your purchased courses.

I live outside of the USA, may I purchase a course?

Yes, our online courses are available internationally.

Can I watch my course right away?

If you purchased a School Course that is starting at a later date the library will be empty until the course launch date.

How does the money back guarantee work?

Full refunds with no questions asked are given upon email request within 7 days of purchase or within 7 days of the course going live. Once a refund has been issued you lose all access to the course..