The Flower Farmer s Year

Author: Georgie Newbery
Publisher: Green Books
ISBN: 0857842331
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Grow your own cut flowers and you can fill your house with the gorgeous colours and heavenly scents of your favourite blooms, knowing that they haven't travelled thousands of miles - and you can make money while you do it! Combining boundless passion with down-to-earth guidance and practical advice, Georgie Newbery draws on her own experiences as an artisan flower farmer and florist as she takes you through: * how to start a cut-flower patch * what to grow * cutting, conditioning and presenting cut fl owers * creating a hedgerow Christmas * starting a cut-fl ower business * where to sell * marketing and social media * a flower farmer's year planner. Whether you want to grow for your own pleasure or start your own business, The Flower Farmer's Year is the perfect guide.

The Flower Farmer

Author: Lynn Byczynski
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781933392653
Release Date: 2008-02-22
Genre: Gardening

The domestic cut flower business has experienced a renaissance in the past decade, thanks in large part to the first edition of The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, which helped thousands of small growers start successful businesses. This newly expanded and thoroughly revised edition will be equally as influential for novices and experienced growers alike. With the cut flower business growing at record rates, demand is at all time highs, challenging growers to take advantage of new techniques to prolong the harvest. New sections on utilizing greenhouses, recommendations for flower cultivars, and post harvest handling growers throughout all of North America will help improve their bottom line. Also updated is the acclaimed resource directory, complete with sources of seeds, plants and supplies, and expert information on organic production under the National Organic Program. For the beginner and backyard gardener, there is an extensive section on the basics--variety selection, soil preparation, planting, cultivation, harvest, and floral design. For the commercial grower, The Flower Farmer includes information about larger-scale production, plus advice about selling to florists, wholesalers, supermarkets, brides, at farmers markets, and more. Also includes revised profiles of successful growers offering behind-the-scenes insight into the operation of some of the cutting edge flower farmers in the country. Because of the extensive revisions and enhanced content, this new edition of The Flower Farmer is essential reading for those already in the flower business, as well as those who dream of growing flowers for enjoyment or profit.

Bio Schnittblumen aus dem eigenen Garten

Author: Margrit De Colle
Publisher: Löwenzahn Verlag
ISBN: 9783706627931
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Gardening

HOLEN SIE SICH BUNTE FREUDE INS HAUS - MIT BIO-BLUMEN AUS DEM EIGENEN GARTEN! Sie möchten Ihr Zuhause mit frischen Blumen schmücken, Freunden eine Freude bereiten oder Feste mit saisonaler Blütenpracht besonders schön gestalten? Die Slow-Flower-Expertin Margrit De Colle zeigt in ihrem Handbuch mit viel Leidenschaft und bodenständigem Knowhow, wie Sie mit guter Planung und den richtigen Tipps das ganze Jahr hindurch die farbenprächtigsten Blüten vor Ihrer Haustüre ernten können. ANLEITUNGEN FÜR BALKON, GARTEN UND BLUMENFELD & TOLLE IDEEN FÜR IHRE BLUMENDEKORATION Ob im Topf auf dem Balkon, einer kleinen Fläche im Gemüsebeet oder in einem großzügigen Blumenfeld - ausführlich beschreibt die Gartenexpertin, was im Jahreskreislauf zu tun und worauf bei Sortenauswahl, Aussaat, Düngung, Pflege und Standort besonders zu achten ist. Leicht verständlich erklärt sie die wichtigsten Kriterien für gute Schnittblumen und stellt zahlreiche heimische Sorten ganz genau vor. In einem praxisnahen 1 x 1 der Floristik verrät sie außerdem, wie sich Blumen, Gräser und Zweige am besten arrangieren lassen - von üppigen Sommerblumensträußen bis hin zu herbstlichen Kränzen und wunderschönen Tischdekorationen. Lassen Sie sich inspirieren und verzaubern - und füllen Sie Ihr Haus das ganze Jahr über mit den prächtigsten Farben und himmlischsten Düften Ihrer Lieblingsblumen! - das umfassende Handbuch für Gartenneulinge und Profis - nachhaltige, saisonale und frische Blumen anbauen, schneiden und arrangieren - vom Vorfrühling bis in den Winter - zahlreiche praxiserprobte Pflegetipps - für gesunde und schöne Blumen - Wissenswertes zu Trockenblumen und essbaren Blüten - alles über Bewässerung, Kompost, Gründüngung und Mulch - genaue Anleitungen zum Binden von natürlichen Blumensträußen, Kränzen und Arrangements - über 500 wunderschöne Farbfotos

Anthurium for Profit and Pleasure

Author: Aimée Webster
Publisher:
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173023080580
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Araceae

Why are anthuriums so popular. Neglect, then fame. Growth factors. Culturel practies. Pest and diseases. Propogation and bridising. Marketing. Show judging.

Chronicles

Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher:
ISBN: 3462040529
Release Date: 2008
Genre:


Favored Flowers

Author: Catherine Ziegler
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822390015
Release Date: 2007-06-19
Genre: Social Science

Billions of fresh-cut flowers are flown into the United States every year, allowing Americans to choose from a broad array of blooms regardless of the season. Favored Flowers is a lively investigation of the worldwide production and distribution of fresh-cut flowers and their consumption in the New York metropolitan area. In an ethnography filled with roses, orchids, and gerberas, flower auctions, new hybrids, and new logistical systems, Catherine Ziegler unravels the economic and cultural strands of the global flower market. She provides an historical overview of the development of the cut flower industry in New York from the late nineteenth century to 1970, and on to its ultimate transformation from a domestic to a global industry. As she points out, cut flowers serve no utilitarian purpose; rather, they signal consumers’ social and cultural decisions about expressing love, mourning, status, and identity. Ziegler shows how consumer behavior and choices have changed over time and how they are shaped by the media, by the types of available flowers, and by flower retailing. Ziegler interviewed more than 250 people as she followed flowers along the full length of the commodity chain, from cuttings in Europe and Latin America to vases in and around New York. She examines the daily experiences of flower growers in the Netherlands and Ecuador, two leading exporters of flowers to the United States. Primary focus, though, is on others in the commodity chain: exporters, importers, wholesalers, and retailers. She follows their activities as they respond to changing competition, supply, and consumer behavior in a market characterized by risk, volatility, and imperfect knowledge. By tracing changes in the wholesale and retail systems, she shows the recent development of two complementary commodity chains in New York and the United States generally. One leads to a high-end luxury market served by specialty florists and designers, and the other to a lower-priced mass market served by chain groceries, corner delis, and retail superstores.

Minecraft f r Dummies

Author: Jacob Cordeiro
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527682317
Release Date: 2014-03-26
Genre: Computers

Die Minecraft-Welt sieht zwar auf den ersten Blick einfach aus, doch das ï¿1⁄2berleben darin kann manchmal ganz schï¿1⁄2n schwer werden. Jacob Cordeiro zeigt Ihnen, wie es geht: Installieren Sie das Spiel, wï¿1⁄2hlen Sie einen Server, erforschen Sie die Klï¿1⁄2tzchenwelt, gewinnen Sie kostbare Rohstoffe und bekï¿1⁄2mpfen Sie allerhand Monster und anderes Unheil. Auï¿1⁄2erdem erfahren Sie, wie Sie im Kreativ-Modus nicht nur die Welt nach Ihren Wï¿1⁄2nschen gestalten, sondern auch fliegen kï¿1⁄2nnen, und mit welchen Strategien Sie im Abenteuer- und Hardcore-Modus am erfolgreichsten sind.