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Erin Benzakein - Floret  Farmer-Florist, Writer, Teacher, living and growing in WA State, USA. My first book: Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden now available.


One lone dahlia that must have overwintered in the greenhouse. It's reaching for the light since the sweet peas have become a 10ft tall jungle. #growfloret #floretseeds

The sweet peas are starting to fizzle out and I bet they'll be done flowering by the end of the month. Trying to soak up every drop of beauty and fragrance I can while they are still here. #growfloret #floretseeds

Sweet Pea 'Geoff Hughes', a beautiful coral-orange streaked variety that has fast become a new favorite. Everyone who sees it falls head over heels in love with it too. #floretseeds #growfloret #farmerflorist

Capturing the abundance pouring out of the field tonight with @copterchris and Timmy. #growfloret #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist

Dahlia 'Polka' glowing in the garden tonight. I'm totally in love with this unique new beauty. She's tall, abundant flowering and the craziest mix of white, raspberry and gold. #growfloret #floretbulbs

Larkspur 'Smokey Eyes', a new favorite from this years trial patch. #floretseeds #growfloret

There's nothing that can compare to the magic of the sweet pea patch at sunset. #floretseeds #growfloret

A little corner of the greenhouse where my 'Gleam Salmon' Nasturtiums have been self seeding for years. They seem to be getting a little more buttery as time goes on. I found a cream and a bright coral one in there today. Hoping they make enough seed to save. 🤗 #growfloret #floretseeds

Our good friends at @whipstonefarm down in Arizona were hit with a devastating hail storm (this photo is one of their greenhouses) that flooded and washed away their 5 acre flower and pepper field. All farmers know the harsh realities of trying to earning a living from nature. It truly is a constant struggle. After a tremendous outpouring of support on social media, they have set up a Go Fund Me page for anyone who would like to help. I donated this morning, and thought if you needed a little bright spot in your day, sending a few dollars their way might do the trick. It's a small gesture that would make a real difference in a farming family's life. You can find the link to their donation page on their bio. #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist

It's that time of year again. Dahlia season! @copterchris and I just wrapped up filming how we take our abundant armload photos for the Floret Online Workshop. We also racked up a ton of gems for the bloopers reel on this tutorial. Geeze, I guess five times is a charm. 😂 #growfloret #farmerflorist #flowerfarmer

@copterchris finally got a drone. Here are a few clips from his first practice flight yesterday in the back field. #growfloret #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist

Last nights sunset was unbelievably beautiful. After a super long day, I had my pj's on and was heading to bed. But when I saw the light flooding over the field I just had to run out there to try and capture a little sliver of the magic. It was even more beautiful in person. Someday I hope we can open the farm up to the public, so you can experience it for yourself. #growfloret #farmerflorist #floretbulbs #flowerfarmer

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