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The Flower Farmer

An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers
Byczynski, Lynn (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Flower Farmer


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"Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers ; How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty ; How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business ; Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective ; Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees ; Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers. Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying"--Publisher description.
Authors: Byczynski, Lynn, 1954-
Title: The flower farmer
an organic grower's guide to raising and selling cut flowers
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. :, Chelsea Green Pub.,, c2008.
Edition: Rev. & expanded.
Characteristics: xviii, 266 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ;,26 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Basics for beginners
Site and soil
Buying and starting plants
Growing in the field
Season extension
The dried-flower garden
Woody ornamentals
Harvest and post-harvest
Arranging fresh flowers
Growing flowers for market
Marketing flowers.
Summary: "Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers ; How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty ; How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business ; Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective ; Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees ; Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers. Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying"--Publisher description.
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