Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden

by Erin Benzakein

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden is an encyclopedia of Floret Farm’s most grown flowers. It’s beautiful, well organized and filled with information. In my decade plus of gardening I found that I could grow almost everything except flowers from seed. Yet, my love for flowers led me to spend a lot of money on packets of flower seeds only to have them not even sprout. There’s a lot of information out there about growing flowers but I found most of it overly complicated and conflicting. Erin dug through the books and experimented on a small plot of land to find her way. And I think because she came into her flower farm from the humble starting place of knowing nothing but having curiosity and perseverance, she’s able to pass along all that she’s learned in a way that those of us that still know nothing about growing flowers can understand. Since reading this book, I’ve been able to successfully grow flowers to the point of being able to gift a friend a beautiful bridal bouquet of dahlias for her wedding.