Plan for Gardening Success

Seven Traits of Gardeners Who Achieve Their Goals

Among flower growing clients and friends who achieved their goals in 2022, I’ve noticed these common trends: And incidentally, I find people with these same characteristics actually make not just good flower farmers and home gardeners but also good chess players, singers, dog trainers, writers, etc., etc…, and it’s no surprise. They have a growth

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LIVE Training – Plan for Success in Your Cut Flower Garden

This Thursday, January 12, 2023, in our online community The Garden, we’re kicking off a 14-module LIVE training event to help our members Plan for Success in their Flower Gardens. 👫💐👫💐👫 Here at Triple Wren, we love to plan. We’ve gone on a journey from complete beginners who knew nothing about farming to a place

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Plant Annuals With Your Dahlias For Biodiversity

In our constant quest for biodiversity at Triple Wren, we co-plant hundreds of beautiful annuals amidst our dahlias each year. It makes for a really beautiful, inspiring field, lets us rotate our dahlia crop within the rows from year to year, and provides beneficial insects with quite a feast throughout the growing season. 🐝🌻🌿 (Win-win-win!)

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Thank You For Supporting Our Family Flower Farm

Sometimes I wonder, “What if we never started? What if we didn’t take the risks, embrace the hard days, run towards the scary parts? What if we had missed out on all the beauty and joy and thrill of growing a business that is this special??” Thankfully…. I’ll never know “what if” those things, because

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Exactly What You Need for Cut Flower Gardening Success

Today, I’m going to walk through a very specific and detailed plan that harmonizes everything taught in this Garden Planning for Success series. Our Priority Goal was to grow flowers to create 15 bouquets a week from June to September. If I had only one 100’ by 4’ bed, knowing what I know about current

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Our Favorite Foliage for the Best Bouquets

If you want to have bouquets that really shine, you need three key ingredients: focal flowers, filler flowers, and foliage. Obviously our favorite focal flowers are dahlias (in all their many forms!), but we have favorite filler flowers and foliage too. We’ve written about our favorite filler flowers and now we’d like to share with

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Spacing Between Plants in Your Cut Flower Garden

As we continue in our Garden Planning for Success series, today we’re talking about spacing between plants in a growing area. Within your flower beds, spacing for your plants varies, but keep in mind that you can usually crowd cut flowers a bit more than you’d expect. It often helps them grow taller, too, since

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Planning a Cut Flower Garden to Effectively Use Your Space

In this Garden Planning for Success series, we’ve covered what to grow and now, let’s talk growing space! So how DO you create a garden plan that effectively uses your space?  If you have at least 100 square feet to grow in (imagine a 4’x25’ space), I recommend growing focals in about 3/4’s of it.

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Succession Planting is Key to Having Cut Flowers All Summer

In our Garden Planning for Success series I’ve mentioned the term “succession planting,” and today I’d like to give a simple example or two of how this type of planting/planning can work. Remember, the Big Goal we’re working towards in this example is growing for 15 bouquets/week for 16 weeks in spring/summer. (👉If you’re joining

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