Best Growing and Harvesting Practices with Green and Gorgeous Flowers
Rachel Siegfried of Green and Gorgeous Flowers in England joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast.
Rachel is walking us through her journey from being an estate gardener to an independent flower farm and how her services have changed and morphed over the past 10 years. We’re talking about the various workshops offered on the farm, including the flower painting class!
Rachel is also describing the Keder greenhouse and how they work well for flowers, and she’s sharing a few best practices for harvesting flowers to gain the best vase life. In addition, we’re discussing the importance of choosing flowers and foliage to grow for floral design.
Be sure to check out Rachel’s new book, The Flower Book! Inside, you’ll find various flowers as well as how to grow, harvest, and arrange with each. It is certainly a must-have for any flower lover, beginning gardener, and/or designer.
Run by Rachel and her partner Ashley Pearson, the Green and Gorgeous farm has over two acres of flower fields, orchards, and herb and vegetable beds. It is buzzing and singing with life and also home to many happy rare-breed hens. It’s a busy and productive place, with plenty of reasons to visit. Their informative floriculture and floristry courses are always popular and sell out quickly to professional growers, gardeners, floral designers, or hobbyists keen to expand their knowledge and get practical experience in a thriving garden. When Rachel’s not working in the flower fields, she can often be found in the flower studio, designing and creating bouquets or arrangements for weddings in her naturally elegant signature style.