Why Not Grow Your Own Cut Flower Garden?
In her recent book, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms, author Erin Benzakein provides simple step-by-step guidelines on how to plan, design, prepare and plant your own cut flower garden. Taught to grow and love flowers by her “grammy,” she started with two rows of sweet peas that have evolved into a thriving cut flower farm and business.
She carefully describes how to choose a site, prepare and design your plots and choose your seeds. Many of her recommended seeds are listed in the Flower Seeds section on our website, such as the ‘Single Old-Fashioned Country Mix’ hollyhocks, ‘Ligtu Hybrid’ alstroemeria, ‘Purple Belle’ cerinthe and ‘Southern Charm Hybrid’ verbascum.
Why pay prices at the florist or grocery when you can harvest fresh flowers almost year-round grown from seeds in your own garden with no chemicals or preservatives? Just like growing your own food, growing your cut flowers is the safest way.