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The Sustainable Flowers Podcast:

A conversation about sustainable cut flower growing and designing between two passionate Canadian  growers trying to figure it out.

Heather and Clara grow cut flowers for market on the northern edge of the Canadian Prairies.  In this podcast they discuss the issues they face and alternatives to conventional approaches that they are putting into practice or are trialing to ensure that their small-scale flower farming operations are sustainable. Looking to the past and to new technologies to learn the whys and hows, they discuss everything from peat to floral foam, Antirrhinum to Zinnias as well as their weekly adventures on their Zones 2 and 3 flower farms.

Feb 28, 2021

We are more than delighted that Dr. Hammett once again joined us to chat, this time to answer our questions about cordon training and to talk more about his interspecific breeding explorations with a range of Lathyrus species!

 


Feb 21, 2021

All our burning questions about seed supply are answered this week, by the lovely Hillary Alger, Product Manager of Herbs and Flowers at Johnny's Selected Seeds. In addition, Hillary straightens out several of the misconceptions Clara had about back-orders and timing of seed ordering.  We can hardly wait to have Hillary...


Feb 14, 2021

Stone Meadow Gardens is a glorious flower farm located in the Kootenays of SE British Columbia.   This week we had the opportunity to chat with owners Sarah and Carl, about how they grew their farm with sustainability and stewardship as their guiding principles.  Such an inspiring conversation with two farmers who are...


Feb 7, 2021

Due to a bungle by Clara, we are only running field notes this week.  Sorry!  Back with a full episode next week.  


Jan 31, 2021

One of the most reliable perennials for our zones, and one no one should be without, is the delphinium!  Generally pest and disease free, hardy, fabulous fresh and dried, and in that most elusive of flower colours- true blue.  But that's not the only colour these beauties come in, thanks to the breeding efforts of the...