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Why Plant Flowers?

Why Plant Flowers?

Our 3-by-10 foot cutting garden seed collection is split in half to frame the front of our sweet farm building. How are you feeling looking at this photo? Warm and fuzzy? You can have it right outside your backdoor. “Why plant flowers?” is a question I hear often....
The Joy of the Tiny Cutting Garden

The Joy of the Tiny Cutting Garden

Think you have no space for a cutting garden or it’s to late to plant? Think again. I’m sharing some facts about the home cutting garden. It is smaller than you think at 3’ x 10’ or smaller and depending on where you garden, you can plant a warm-season cutting...
Lisa Live! Talking Warm-Season Planting

Lisa Live! Talking Warm-Season Planting

This week on Lisa Live! I’m talking about: The proper time to plant warm-season annuals Steps to take if you want to plant earlier. Why we as flower farmers have to start early. As always I am answering your questions live!   Founder of The Gardener’s...

Growing Great Zinnias

The first cuts of the season for the Benary’s Giants. Growing great zinnias is easy. Hands down zinnias are the favorite garden flower for many. As a flower farmer, it is in our top 5 best selling cut flowers and as a retailer we sell more zinnia seeds than any...

The Secret of a Cutting Garden

Most of us have dreamed of the beautiful cut flowers a backyard garden can provide for our home, but the secret that lingers in that garden is known only by a few. My sister Suzanne and I discovered this secret when we started making gift bouquets. We took the extra...

White House Horticulturist Tells All!

A story from my past: Celosia “Amazon” is a flower that I have grown for several years. It is one of those great staple flowers in the garden that is so reliable and uniform I just plain take it for granted. It is tall, growing over 8 feet in our garden. A single...

Flowers Galore!

We are heading into high season here at the end of June. We are knee deep in: zinnias, ageratum, plume celosia, cockscombs, grasses, rudbeckias, false queen annes lace, feverfew, sweet william, and the lisianthus is on the verge of starting! Oh yeah, and the lilies...