The Flower Farmer

The Flower Farmer

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Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer 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.

The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including:

Home gardeners who want growing tips from professionals, so that they can enjoy an abundance of flowers year-round in fresh and dried bouquets


Passionate gardeners and small-scale growers who want to raise and sell cut flowers in season for additional income


Small commercial farmers who want to increase farm revenue or even make a living from selling field-grown, specialty cut flowers.



The Flower Farmer provides a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets. Chapters include information on:


The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers


How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty


How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business


Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective


Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees


Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers.

Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 202.18 x 252.48 x 14.99mm | 757.5g
  • White River Junction, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • Color Photos and Illustrations Throughout
  • 1933392657
  • 9781933392653
  • 46,398

Review quote

"If you ever have plans to become a commercial flower grower, this book will be invaluable. The author provides in-depth information on every aspect of the subject."--Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline Floral Design Editor
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About Lynn Byczynski

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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153 ratings
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5 52% (80)
4 34% (52)
3 12% (19)
2 1% (1)
1 1% (1)
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