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Join Lisa Mason Ziegler of The Gardener's Workshop on the Field and Garden Podcast talking flower farming, cut-flower gardening, business, and all things related!

Field and Garden with Lisa Mason Ziegler Lisa Mason Ziegler

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Join Lisa Mason Ziegler of The Gardener's Workshop on the Field and Garden Podcast talking flower farming, cut-flower gardening, business, and all things related!

    #294: Meet Lennie Larkin of B-Side Farm

    #294: Meet Lennie Larkin of B-Side Farm

    In this episode, Lisa and guest Lennie Larkin discuss her journey into flower farming, her move to Oregon, and the creation of her educational business. They also delve into the challenges of profitable flower farming, the future of the domestic cut flower industry, and introduce Lennie's new online course published by The Gardener's Workshop.



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    New Online Course: Profitable Flower Farming with Lennie Larkin

    Shop the TGW Online Store⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for all your seeds and supplies!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    The⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Field and Garden Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, owner of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Gardener’s Workshop⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Flower Farming School Online,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and the publisher of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Farmer-Florist School Online⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Florist School Online.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Watch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lisa’s Story⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and connect with Lisa on social media!

    • 29 min
    #293: Dave Dowling's April Q&A, Ask A Flower Farmer

    #293: Dave Dowling's April Q&A, Ask A Flower Farmer

    This episode features a takeover of our popular weekly live Q&A session on Instagram, called Ask a Flower Farmer. Guest-hosted by Dave Dowling of Ball/ColorLink, also a former flower farmer and the instructor for our online course: ⁠⁠Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More⁠⁠.



    Dave is always happy to share his knowledge with our listeners! Here, he answers questions about lilies, ranunculus, peonies, lisianthus, calla lilies, and so much more.



    Other topics include dianthus, sweet peas, eucalyptus, bells of Ireland, viburnum, cosmos, dahlia gall, sunflowers, pinching, new garden bed preparation, and selling to florists.



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    ⁠⁠Ball Seed's Cut Flowers Info Hub⁠⁠

    Dave's Online Course: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Flower Farming School Online: Bulbs, Perennials, Woodies, and More!⁠⁠

    Lisa's Book, ⁠The Cut Flower Handbook⁠

    Facebook Group: Lisianthus Seed Starters

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠The Gardener's Workshop on Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠Discover all of our online courses!⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠Shop the TGW Online Store for all your seeds and supplies!⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠Sign up to receive our Farm News emails!⁠⁠⁠



    The⁠⁠ ⁠Field and Garden Podcast⁠⁠⁠ is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of⁠⁠ ⁠Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers⁠⁠⁠, owner of⁠⁠ ⁠The Gardener’s Workshop,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠Flower Farming School Online,⁠⁠⁠ and the publisher of⁠⁠ ⁠Farmer-Florist School Online⁠⁠⁠ and⁠⁠ ⁠Florist School Online.⁠⁠⁠ Watch⁠⁠ ⁠Lisa’s Story⁠⁠⁠ and connect with Lisa on social media!

    • 30 min
    #292: Cool Flowers from Seed to Harvest, Inside the Course

    #292: Cool Flowers from Seed to Harvest, Inside the Course

    Today’s episode features Lisa Ziegler and Layne Angelo as they introduce their new online course. It was over a year in the making and is called Cool Flowers from Seed to Harvest. Listen in as they talk about their inspiration and how the course came to be, what it includes, and answer audience questions.



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    Cool Flowers from Seed to Harvest

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    The⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Field and Garden Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, owner of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Gardener’s Workshop⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Flower Farming School Online,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and the publisher of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Farmer-Florist School Online⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Florist School Online.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Watch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lisa’s Story⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and connect with Lisa on social media!

    • 30 min
    #291: Lisa's 5 Tips in 5 Minutes

    #291: Lisa's 5 Tips in 5 Minutes

    A quick little set of reminders for busy flower growers!



    1) Weeds: You need a prevention plan, plus a plan to extinguish any that survive when they're small.



    2) Succession planting: designate resources/time to getting those successions done, it needs to be a top priority.



    3) Always be selling: be on the lookout for additional sales opportunities, putting feelers out continuously.



    4) Don't run out of supplies: purchase with an entire season in mind so that you're not stuck waiting for something.



    5) Do paperwork weekly: put it in your schedule weekly, as this task gets more overwhelming if you don't keep up with it.



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    ⁠Shop the TGW Online Store⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for all your seeds and supplies!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sign up to receive our weekly Farm News!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    The⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Field and Garden Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, owner of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Gardener’s Workshop⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Flower Farming School Online,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and the publisher of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Farmer-Florist School Online⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Florist School Online.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Watch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lisa’s Story⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and connect with Lisa on social media!

    • 6 min
    #290: Ask A Florist with Ellen Frost

    #290: Ask A Florist with Ellen Frost

    Today’s episode features a takeover of our popular weekly live Q&A session on Instagram, normally called Ask a Flower Farmer. This one, however, we called Ask a Florist, and it featured guest hostess Ellen Frost of Local Color Flowers in Baltimore, MD. Ellen is a floral designer who creates exclusively with flowers and foliage purchased from local growers.  She is also one of our course instructors here at The Gardener’s Workshop. In this Q&A Ellen fielded questions about floral design, the different flowers she uses throughout the year, and some great business questions too.



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    Ellen’s newsletter signup

    Ellen’s YouTube Channel

    Instagram: ⁠Ellen Frost Flowers⁠

    Instagram: Local Color Flowers

    Florist School Online: Growing Your Business with Local Flower Sourcing

    On-Demand Mini-Workshop: ⁠Preparing to Sell to Florists⁠

    PDF: Pro Tips to Make Your Flowers Last

    Follow on Instagram: @florxeight, local rose grower

    Floral Hydrator: Quick Dip

    The Gardener’s Workshop on Instagram

    Postharvest Handling book in the ASCFG bookstore

    The Floral Coach®

    Shop the TGW Online Store for all your seeds and supplies!

    Sign up to receive our weekly Farm News!

    The Field and Garden Podcast is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers, owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, Flower Farming School Online, and the publisher of Farmer-Florist School Online and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with Lisa on social media!

    • 30 min
    #289: Happy Spring or Not?

    #289: Happy Spring or Not?

    I don't know about you, but I am always anxious about spring. A lot is riding on it, right? Weather, seed sowing issues, never enough help, everything seems urgent, netting-netting-netting... seedling care, and then bedmaking, planting, and harvesting starts.



    What I have learned after decades of facing anxiousness is that constant support, encouragement, and prioritizing are what get me through and have led to less anxiousness overall.



    Hope this helps,

    Lisa



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    Workshop: Cool Flowers from Seed to Harvest

    The Gardener's Workshop Club

    Flower Farming School Online: The Basics, Annual Crops, Marketing, and More!

    Shop the TGW Online Store⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for all your seeds and supplies!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Sign up to receive our weekly Farm News!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠



    The⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Field and Garden Podcast⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ is produced by Lisa Mason Ziegler, award-winning author of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, owner of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠The Gardener’s Workshop⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Flower Farming School Online,⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and the publisher of⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Farmer-Florist School Online⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Florist School Online.⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Watch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Lisa’s Story⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and connect with Lisa on social media!

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
365 Ratings

365 Ratings

Linkster78759 ,

LOVE this podcast!

I discovered Lisa via the Joe Gardener podcast. Now I have another excellent, inspiring gardening show. Can’t wait to start soil blocking!

To quote Lisa,

“Cut flowers are good medicine. Growing flowers is good medicine. Giving flowers is good medicine. And surely, receiving flowers is good medicine.”

Tanisita16 ,

Simply the best!

Love the down and dirty, real life sharing of ALL things flowers!

justnat2 ,

Heaven sent!

I absolutely love this podcast, I am starting a flower farm this year and I feel the confidence to do it because of this podcast. So much wonderful information given . I am always taking notes and saving episodes

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