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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.

Apr 30, 2019

We are so excited today to share our interview with Roger Parsons, yes THE Roger Parsons of Roger Parsons Sweet Peas, supplier of the widest selection of exhibition, cut flower and garden sweet peas you will find.

He is also the author of the fabulous book, Sweet Peas: An Essential Guide 2nd Edition


In this episode we chat about everything sweet pea, our discussion includes, but is not limited to:

  • Roger's favorite sweet pea 
  • why you should consider growing multi-floras not just Spencers
  • weighing in on the  "should you soak your sweet pea seed" debate
  • sweet pea breeding and seed saving

Mr. Parsons was a pure delight to talk to, we are sure you will love him too, and all the beefy information he provides for sweet pea afficionados!


Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum, and the challenging job of audio editing was completed by the brilliant Laura Eccleston.