Resources

If you are an aspiring flower farmer or an inspired consumer, learn more about how to grow flowers and where to buy them via the resources listed here.

Publications
Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart
an entertaining and factual read about the underbelly of the global floral industry

Flower Farming by Lynn Byczynski
a tremendously informative how-to book for any beginning farmer

Growing for Market
a handy trade publication for small farmers with a great flower article in each issue

The 50 Mile Bouquet by Debra Prinzing
an easy and colorful read about the growing movement for locally grown flowers in the US

Specialty Cut Flowers: The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs and Woody Plants for Fresh and Dried Cut Flowers by Allan M. Armitage, Judy M. Laushman
a reference book full of detailed information about many species great for cut flower production; includes information on germination requirements, spacing, and stage of harvest

 

Flower Farming Friends(who do beautiful wedding flowers too)

Floret (WA)
Sunny Meadows
(OH)
Local Color Flowers (MD)
Stems Cut Flowers (WI)
Bare Mountain Flowers (OR)
Pistil & Stamen (LA)
Lindsay Myra (Melbourne)
Lisa Kingston Flowers (Tasmania)
 

Organizations
Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers