The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers

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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. Providing a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets, this guide will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Photos.

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Overview

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. Providing a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets, this guide will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Photos.

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. Providing a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets, this guide will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Photos. Size D. 288 pp.

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"Byczynski, who quit her city job to become a flower farmer, has interviewed hundreds of farmers who grow flowers as all or part of their income; she offers profiles of 12 of them. Byczynski emphasizes organic flowers because organic-farming practices protect both people and the environment. She gives advice on selecting seeds (recommending foolproof flowers for the novice grower), site and soil requirements, buying and starting plants, growing and caring for them, and creating a dried-flower garden. The author discusses growing woody ornamentals (certain species of trees and shrubs) that can be used in floral designs as well as harvest and postharvest procedures. She gives advice on arranging fresh flowers and on going commercial (marketing and pricing). There's a list of 100 recommended cut flowers, full-color photographs, and black-and-white line drawings."
-Booklist review by George Cohen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933392653
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/22/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 232,487
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Byczynski is publisher and editor of a monthly news letter Growing for Market. She also operates Wild Onion Farm in Lawrence, Kansas, where she resides with her husband and two children. For more information, please visit the website of Growing for Market at www.growingformarket.com

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Table of Contents

1. Basics for beginners
2. Site and soil
3. Buying and starting plants
4. Growing in the field
5. Season extension
6. The dried-flower garden
7. Woody ornamentals
8. Harvest and post-harvest
9. Arranging fresh flowers
10. Growing flowers for market
11. Marketing flowers

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