Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

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.

Nov 18, 2021

Heather shares a comprehensive summary of her fall ranunculus procedure and results.

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and the challenging job of audio editing done by the uber-talented Laura Eccleston.


Nov 11, 2021

We were delighted to finally catch up with Nick Maycher, a wonderful young peony enthusiast and hybridizer, based right here in Edmonton, Alberta!  In what we hope is the first of many discussions, this week we learn about how Nick was bit by the peony bug, a little bit about hybridizing and hardiness and some of...


Oct 25, 2021

We can hardly believe we are entering our 4th season!  To kick it off we share our list of favorite "new to us" plants, cultivars, and/or varieties that we trialed this year.

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and the challenging job of audio editing done by the uber-talented Laura...


May 16, 2021

This week we are chatting a bit about lilies, at the request of one of our dear listeners!

For a deeper dive into other lily topics check out our previous podcast episodes on Martagon Lilies with Dr. Evans, and on the Lily Beetle with Dr. Ken Fry

Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and...


Mar 21, 2021

So fun to talk to Karl, famously known as "The Stick Man" , owner of Green Park Nurseries in Niagara, Ontario.  Karl and his family and crew specialize in decorative cut branches as well as cut flowers on their farm(s).  For those of you who follow Karl on social media you will see what an impressive operation he runs,...