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Book, The Cut Flower Handbook


Learn how to grow an abundance of beautiful cut flowers for pleasure or profit. This handbook includes 40 cool-season and 20 warm-season flowers to grow and harvest.
Available February 2024.

Exclusive for our book customers: The Flowers that Didn’t Make the Book!” resource. PLUS, Lisa will autograph your book!

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Lisa shares how she grows and harvests annual cut flowers and the varieties that have become her tried and true favorites. Learn when to plant cool-season and warm-season flowers in your garden and how garden size alone can help lead to the success or failure of your cutting garden. Get the streamlined steps on preparing, locating, and maintaining the garden. Lisa shares how she starts seeds including soil blocking, plug trays, and planting seeds in the garden. Learn why and how she selects the best starting method for a specific flower seed and her growing conditions. Over half of the book is designated to featured flowers or flower groups, including growing facts, firsthand experiences, tips for home gardeners and flower farmers, harvesting and conditioning steps, and favorite varieties.

Included in this essential cut flower growing handbook are:

  • 50 extensive flower profiles divided into their preferred season of growth. Cool-weather favorites include poppies, snapdragons, and Bells of Ireland. Warm-season beauties include zinnias, sunflowers, and celosia.
  • Planting tips for a succession of blooms that carry over from one growing season to the next without any additional work from you.
  • Illustrations showing how to pinch plants for more blooms, how to make your cuts, how to erect support netting to keep your flowers straight and upright, how to dig a planting bed, and more.
  • Over 200 photographs of the best cut flowers to grow, the most effective methods for their care, Advice on caring for a cutting garden, locating the best planting site, starting plants from seed, making the harvest, prolonging the life of your cut flowers, and so much more!
  • 224 pages
  • Hardback, 8” x 10”

This logical and nature-driven method is also a signature hallmark of her super-successful online flower-farming courses, and it’s one that translates equally well to both small urban backyards and large rural flower farms.

The Cut Flower Handbook is the perfect balance of inspiration and education for anyone interested in bringing more beauty into their lives by growing cut flowers.