UPDATE: Florists’ Review Bookstore reminds you that Erin Benzakein, the grower and author who is the topic of this blog post, has a book available for purchase. Pick up Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden today!
(Original Post) Pardon us while Floralife toots its own horn about a nice bit of floral industry recognition! First you have the credibility and reach of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine. Add to that the name of best-selling floral author Erin Benzakein of Floret Farms. Together, they produce a product recommendation that came as a nice surprise!
Floret is a flower farm in Washington State “specializing in growing unique, uncommon and heirloom flowers.” The tiny two-acre (!) farm has made a big name for itself due to a robust e-commerce operation and to Erin’s top-selling book, “Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms.”
These two well-known names came together recently in Better Homes & Gardens’ March 2017 issue. In an article entitled, “The No-stress, Annuals-only Cutting Garden,” Erin offer tips on growing, cutting and displaying annuals from your own cutting garden. Highlights include:
PICK YOUR PALETTE: Erin shares three favorite bouquet palettes. Each contains six different kinds of plants, which produce plentiful flowers in the peak summer months and look as good growing in your garden as they do in cut bouquets.
START FROM SEEDS: Erin recommends starting seeds indoors because you’ll get stronger plants and a much longer bloom window.
CUT & CARE GUIDE: You’ve grown great flowers, now tap these trade secrets to keep them looking their best in your arrangements.
And here is where a THIRD great name enters the picture: Floralife!
Floralife Crystal Clear® flower food treatment hydrates and nourishes your flowers for maximum enjoyment. It encourages flowers to properly start opening and showing vibrant colors. As the name suggests, it’s a clear solution that performs well in all water qualities and is an excellent choice for clear glass vase arrangements.
When it comes to hydration and longer-lasting beauty, you can trust the experts – like Erin Benzakein of Floret Farms. Choose Floralife Crystal Clear® and Flower Food Clear 300! Have you tried Crystal Clear? Did you get good results? Let us know in the comments section below!