115 episodes

Learn from our mistakes as we talk business, marketing, and growing techniques to help you create the farm of your dreams. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get the dirt on flowers!

The Dirt on Flowers Shannon Allen and Lyndsay Biehl

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 260 Ratings

Learn from our mistakes as we talk business, marketing, and growing techniques to help you create the farm of your dreams. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get the dirt on flowers!

    EP 115: Blooms, Challenges, and Resilience with Shanti of Whipstone Farm

    EP 115: Blooms, Challenges, and Resilience with Shanti of Whipstone Farm

    Lyndsay and Shannon are joined by Shanti from Whipstone Farm. They discuss the challenges of flower farming, including weather-related issues and the impact on their crops. Shantae shares her experiences farming in the high desert of Prescott, Arizona, emphasizing the need for resilience and adaptability. The conversation covers various farming techniques, pest management, and the importance of strategic planning. They also highlight the balance between work and personal life, stressing the significance of flexibility and effective communication with customers and fellow farmers.
    Learn more about Shanti by checking out her website and social media pages:
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    Shannon @bloomhillfarm

    • 1 hr 21 min
    EP: 114 Our Favorite Online Tools

    EP: 114 Our Favorite Online Tools

    Lyndsay and Shannon share their journey of growing their farms into six-figure businesses. They discuss the challenges of irrigation and crop management during a hot season, while remaining optimistic about their heat-loving crops. The conversation covers various online tools and apps they use, such as Canva, QuickBooks, Squarespace, and ShipStation, to streamline operations and enhance customer experiences. They also highlight the importance of professional email platforms, photo editing apps, project management software, and tools like Linktree and CapCut for marketing and communication.
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    Shannon @bloomhillfarm

    • 1 hr
    EP 113: Breaking the Mold of Traditional Flower Farming with Laura Beth Resnick

    EP 113: Breaking the Mold of Traditional Flower Farming with Laura Beth Resnick

    Lyndsay and Shannon discuss their flower farming experiences, focusing on challenges like weather conditions, crop failures, and color preferences for wedding arrangements. They highlight the importance of maintaining high standards for farm-grown blooms and sourcing quality flowers. Guest Laura Beth Resnick of Butterbee Farms shares her journey from vegetable to flower farming, emphasizing the significance of partnerships, taking breaks for farm maintenance, and the complexities of urban farming. The episode offers insights into relationship-building with customers, balancing work and personal life, and strategic decision-making in flower farming.
    Learn more about our guest:
    Website, Instagram, and Facebook
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    Shannon @bloomhillfarm

    • 1 hr 12 min
    EP 112: The Heavy Cost of Staying in your Comfort Zone

    EP 112: The Heavy Cost of Staying in your Comfort Zone

    Lyndsay and Shannon discuss the challenges posed by the Ohio heatwave on their farms and the measures they are taking to mitigate its effects. They emphasize the importance of stepping out of one's comfort zone for personal and business growth. Reflecting on their eight-year journey, they highlight the balance between data-driven decisions and gut feelings. They also discuss overcoming business plateaus, the value of mentorship, and the interconnectedness of time and money. The episode concludes with a challenge to listeners to embrace change for continuous improvement.
    If you want to dive in deeper with us each month, join our membership group - The Dirt on Flowers Insiders! So if you love the podcast and want to dig deeper with us, head over to www.thedirtonflowers.com/membership to join now.
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    Lyndsay @wildroot_flowerco
    Shannon @bloomhillfarm

    • 45 min
    EP 111: Blooming Beyond Borders: A Conversation with Canadian Flower Farmer Janis Smith-Harris

    EP 111: Blooming Beyond Borders: A Conversation with Canadian Flower Farmer Janis Smith-Harris

    Lyndsay and Shannon chat with Janis Smith-Harris, a Canadian cut flower farmer from Harris Flower Farm in Saint Thomas, Ontario. Janis shares her journey from being an optician to becoming a full-time flower farmer, detailing the growth of her farm to nearly six acres. They discuss the challenges of weed control, the use of mechanized equipment, and innovative planting methods. Janis also highlights the importance of community and representation within the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) for Canadian growers. The episode offers valuable insights and practical tips for flower farming enthusiasts.
    Learn more about Harris Flower Farm by checking out her website and social media:
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    If you want to dive in deeper with us each month, join our membership group - The Dirt on Flowers Insiders! So if you love the podcast and want to dig deeper with us, head over to www.thedirtonflowers.com/membership to join now.
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    Lyndsay @wildroot_flowerco
    Shannon @bloomhillfarm

    • 1 hr 4 min
    EP 110: 7 Characteristics of a Resilient Farmer

    EP 110: 7 Characteristics of a Resilient Farmer

    Lyndsay and Shannon discuss the challenges of flower farming, emphasizing the importance of resilience. They share insights on coping with weather impacts, the need for nutritious meals, and building inner strength. Key tips include acceptance, optimism, and taking responsibility for one's life. They highlight the value of community support, sharing a heartwarming story of a generous donation during tough times. Lindsay and Shannon encourage maintaining a positive attitude, finding humor in adversity, and invite listeners to join their community for exclusive content and support.
    If you want to dive in deeper with us each month, join our membership group - The Dirt on Flowers Insiders! So if you love the podcast and want to dig deeper with us, head over to www.thedirtonflowers.com/membership to join now.
    Did you love today's episode?
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    Lyndsay @wildroot_flowerco
    Shannon @bloomhillfarm

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
260 Ratings

260 Ratings

Fox Hollow Peonies ,

Balanced Advice in flower farming

This is my 14th year in flower farming and I enjoy this podcast so much because, not do Lindsey and Shannon share great flower farming practices, but they also deal with the mental and emotional side of flower farming. The mental and emotional part of flower farming, like dealing with crop failures or weather events or personal challenges can be just as exhausting and difficult as the physical part of farming. I really appreciate that they share honestly about their own challenges and also ask their guests to do the same. They are also fun to listen to and even tho I’ve been farming for awhile- I still get good take-aways from every episode. 😊
Wanda at Fox Hollow Peonies in Alaska!

artistk22 ,

Love this show!!!

I have listened to several podcasts and there are only a handful that I make time out of my week to listen to religiously and the Dirt on Flowers is my number 1. Listening to Lindsey and Shannon is like listening to friends. They are funny, knowledgeable and down-to-earth. They have great guests and their show never disappoints.
If you are in the flower farming business or thinking about it. This podcast is a great place to start to gather the knowledge, tips and tricks to help you on your journey.

Sharon 🐩🐩 ,

Flower Farmer Encouragement

Loved the podcast about taking time off in the summer.

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