All tagged harvesting

How to Plant a Peony Cutting Garden

Is there anything more thrilling than preparing a garden plot that will pay floral dividends for years to come? Many gardeners plant peonies for pure enjoyment, but peonies also play an important role commercially as a high-dollar flower for floral design work. As a farmer-florist, you can grow the cultivars that compliment your design style, including some that are otherwise hard to find or not available on the commercial market. You also have total control over the harvest, selecting only the most perfect buds for your design work.

Brilliant Tips for Transporting Flowers from Your Farm

Flower farming takes a lot of time and energy. Sometimes after putting so much thought into your seed and plug orders, planting, maintaining, and harvesting your flowers, making sure to properly transport and deliver them may be something of an afterthought. But delivering the flowers without experiencing any wear and tear on the way to your destination is a crucial step in maintaining your reputation for quality. Dive into this article for comprehensive tips for transporting flowers from your farm.

Harvesting Tubers with FAM Flower Farm

Linda and Marlies of FAM Flower Farm join us on this episode of the Team Flower podcast. These women are the driving forces behind FAM Flower Farm, which consists of two Dutch FAMily flower farms located in the flowerbulb region in Lisse, Holland. They have been friends since middle school and both married a grower! After brainstorming how to share more of their beautiful products with the world, their flower bulbs and dahlia tubers are now sold all over the world. In this episode, the ladies are walking us through the history of FAM Flower Farm, and how their business has changed through the years. They are sharing a few of the varieties of tulips and dahlias they grow as well as a couple of their favorites! We are talking about the importance of crop rotation,  the processes of the flower market in Holland, and how to harvest and divide tubers.

CoolBot: The Walk-In Cooler

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are talking with Patty Parsons from CoolBot. Patty started the CoolBot business with Ron Khosla who invented the CoolBot in 2007. He was a farmer, and she was a caterer. CoolBot started on a shoestring budget, and both Patty and Ron worked 7 days a week out of their homes for 5 years. As word spread, so did CoolBot's customer base. Now, growers, florists, caterers, brewers, and even hunters in the United States and beyond are all owners of CoolBot.

Video: Harvesting a Cut Flower Garden

In this video, Kathleen of Primrose Hill Flower Company joins Kelly of Team Flower to discuss the best practices for Harvesting. You'll learn how much stem length to leave, whether or not to strip leaves at harvest, and if flowers should be open or closed when cut.