227 episodes

The Flower Podcast, hosted by Scott Shepherd is for the floral community to discuss flowers, trends, and business topics, including everything from flower farmer to all aspects of floristry. Each week a featured guest will share their knowledge, passion, and love of flowers. Join us for colorful chats with talented creatives, photographers, growers, entrepreneurs, authors, and so much more!! Be sure to subscribe on your listening platform of choice. Learn more at https://www.theflowerpodcast.com . You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @theflowerpodcast .

The Flower Podcast Scott Shepherd, Host and Flower Educator

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 186 Ratings

The Flower Podcast, hosted by Scott Shepherd is for the floral community to discuss flowers, trends, and business topics, including everything from flower farmer to all aspects of floristry. Each week a featured guest will share their knowledge, passion, and love of flowers. Join us for colorful chats with talented creatives, photographers, growers, entrepreneurs, authors, and so much more!! Be sure to subscribe on your listening platform of choice. Learn more at https://www.theflowerpodcast.com . You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook at @theflowerpodcast .

    Mum's the Word with Harmony Harvest Farm

    Mum's the Word with Harmony Harvest Farm

    Who doesn’t love an awesome comeback! Although we may not think of a comeback in flowers, I am looking at the mum as the next big flower trend. In years past the chrysanthemum was the staple corsage for homecoming on the football field, and the inexpensive filler for florists.
    Today, our domestic flower farmers are working hard to preserve this beauty, and at the same time, they are increasing their production of new varieties and heirlooms. My guests this week, Jessica Hall and Stephanie Duncan of Harmony Harvest Farm share their latest growing season of mums, flower farming, floral frogs, and new mum varieties on the horizon.
    In today’s chat:
    * Mums are a perfect extension at the end of dahlia season
    * Heirloom garden mum, royalty free varieties, propagation
    * Keep in mind Early, midseason, and late blooming varieties for planning
    * Remember June 15th is an important date for planning because of day length changes.
    * Don’t let perfect stand in the way of good.
    Learn more about Jessica and Stephanie along with all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    Curate
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop
    Real Flower Business
    Society of American Florists
    Rooted Farmers
    ASCFG
    Intrigued Experience Conference

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Urban Flower Farming with Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers

    Urban Flower Farming with Urban Buds: City Grown Flowers

    I'm overjoyed that urban flower farming is becoming more popular. This week, we're talking with Mimo Davis and Miranda Duschack of Urban Buds City Grown Flowers in St. Louis about how they started on this amazing historic land, creating multiple revenue streams and community impact.
    In this episdoe we chat about:
    - How their flower journeys began
    - The history of the land they grow on
    - Pre-pandemic Sales Channels
    - Pivoting through the pandemic
    - Farmers Market Pricing
    -ASCFG
    - The importance of using grants
     
    Learn more about Mimo and Miranda with all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    Curate
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop
    Real Flower Business
    Society of American Florists
    Rooted Farmers
    ASCFG
    Intrigued Experience Conference

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Collectives and Cooperatives with Justine McFarland and Jill Shea

    Collectives and Cooperatives with Justine McFarland and Jill Shea

    Today we talking about cooperatives and collectives with two guests that represent a growing segment in our flower farming communities. We’re excited to have Jill Shea of the Connecticut Flower Collective and Justine McFarland of the River City Flower Exchange this week on the podcast. Both manage two different models where farmers are working together to reach their community and area with the flowers they grow. Both Jill and Justine share a their experiences and thoughts for those of you interested in starting a co-op or similar type of model, plus I think if you’re a florist it might give you some insight into how we can help support our flower farmers.
    Learn more about Jill and Justine with all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    Curate
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop
    Real Flower Business
    Society of American Florists
    Rooted Farmers
    ASCFG
    Intrigued Experience Conference

    • 1 hr 28 min
    2019 Laura Dowling: Floral Diplomacy at the White House

    2019 Laura Dowling: Floral Diplomacy at the White House

    Hi Flower Friends!! This week we’re diving into The Flower Podcast archive to share one of our episodes from the past! Our episode with Laura Dowling was one our listeners favorites. Laura was the Chief floral designer at the White House from 2009 until 2015. As the creative director for flowers and decor, she managed White House floral design for thousands of official and private events, including state dinners, parties, receptions and large-scale installations like the iconic White House Christmas. Laura has written several books and speaks regularly at flower and garden events and this week she’s on the flower podcast.
    Learn more about Laura and all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    Curate
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop
    Real Flower Business
    Society of American Florists
    Rooted Farmers
    ASCFG
    Intrigued Experience Conference
     

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Culture, Craftmanship, and Communication in Floristry with Dr. Solomon Leong AIFD

    Culture, Craftmanship, and Communication in Floristry with Dr. Solomon Leong AIFD

    I am thrilled to have Dr. Solomon Leong as a guest this week.   His honors are most impressive including awards, workshops, exhibits, demonstrations, books, a creative consultant, and extensive media attention. Dr. Solomon Leong AIFD is the director of SOLOMON BLOEMEN, a prominent Hong Kong-based bespoke design firm. As a doctor of philosophy in cultural studies, Solomon offers his understanding of cultures and history in connection to floral art, and we explore his unique approach to floral design and workmanship on this week's Flower Podcast.
    Learn more about Solomon and all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    Curate
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop
    Real Flower Business
    Society of American Florists
    Rooted Farmers
    ASCFG
    Intrigued Experience Conference

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Knowing Your Market, with Dave Dowling

    Knowing Your Market, with Dave Dowling

    Dave Dowling returns to our podcast this week. Dave has over 20 years of experience flower farming and now works for BaLL Colorlink as an advisor to cut flower growers across North America for small to medium sized farms.
    This week it is great to chat with Dave again and discuss the importance of knowing who your customers are before planning your crops. We also chatted about the importance of maintaining quality and standards that your customers can rely on.
    Episode 146 contains our first interview with Dave from Season 7.
    Learn more about Dave and all of our past guests by visiting TheFlowerPodcast.com
    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.  We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more!
    Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras.
    Sponsors of The Flower Podcast
    Curate
    Accent Decor
    The Gardeners Workshop
    Real Flower Business
    Society of American Florists
    Rooted Farmers
    ASCFG
    Intrigued Experience Conference

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

farmerjacky ,

Educational and joy-sparking!

Thank you Scott for bringing on so many amazing guests. Every episode is inspiring.

Maddy_styles101 ,

I’m in love with this podcast!

I stumbled upon Scott’s podcast several months ago. I’m hooked! This podcast has broadened my horizons on all things flowers. I’m hoping to be a guest on his show one day! ;). #CurrentLifeGoal

Theresa Johns ,

The Flower Podcast

Scott Shepherd hosts an excellent podcast ! Especially useful to the grower but there is something for anyone who loves growing and designing with flowers be it commercial operation or home gardener .

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