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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.

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Cosmos 'Cupcake Blush', quite possibly my favorite variety from this years trial patch. #growfloret #floretseeds

I'm so excited to be taking over @theknot Instagram feed today. Follow along for some local, seasonal, wedding flower inspiration. This bouquet includes: dahlias, garden roses, zinnias, Queen Anne's lace, lisianthus, stock and spirea foliage. Photo by the insanely talented @ryanflynnphoto

Out of 50 tubers, I ended up with just two of these Harvey Koop dahlias. Since they are a sport of Spartacus, they often revert back to dark red (you can see them in the background). I'm savoring the two I have and hoping to multiply our stock next year. #growfloret

Sun up to sunset, out here scrambling to do "all the things". August is always the most beautiful month, and the one where I feel the most behind. So many exciting new things taking place on the farm this year. It's hard to keep it all straight. #growfloret #floretseeds #farmerflorist

All of these dahlias swaying in the breeze look like pink crashing waves. #growfloret #dsfloral #farmerflorist #floretbulbs

Wading through the dahlia field tonight trying to capture the beauty. It felt a little like being underwater. #growfloret #floretbulbs

Good morning and happy Monday. I wanted to take a minute and introduce myself (if you're new here) and say thank you for all of your enthusiastic support. I can't believe we just hit 455,000 followers!! I'm Erin, and I run a small (2 acre. Yep-it's really that small) flower farm and seed company with the help of my family, and the amazing members of #teamfloret. I've been growing flowers professionally for about a decade now, and love to share everything I've learned along the way. My first book, Floret Farms Cut Flower Garden came out this spring. You can get it anywhere books are sold and we have signed copies in our online shop. We're in the process of pitching #floretbook2, so send all of your good vibes that it gets picked up. If you're looking for even more gardening/farming/flower information be sure visit our blog (link in profile). It is PACKED with so many years of photo filled, detailed articles that dig into everything under the sun. I'm beyond thrilled that I have the opportunity to share the beauty of our farm and life with you here on @instagram ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸผThanks so much for coming along for the flower filled ride. #farmerflorist #growfloret #beingthefaceofyourbusiness

Behind the beauty, there is always mess and chaos. This shot sums up our life right now. Flowers everywhere, mess everywhere, working with what we've got, making due, and trying to keep smiling even when it feels like the to-do list will never end. @copterchris magic magic behind the lens ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ #growfloret #farmerflorist #floretseeds

Dahlia 'Sheer Heaven', taking my breath away. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ซ#growfloret #floretbulbs

I can't remember the name of this beauty, and I'm too tired to walk out to the field and check. She's new this year and fast becoming a favorite. #growfloret #floretbulbs

Poppy 'Flemish Antique' from @uprising.seeds. Pure magic ๐Ÿ’ซ

We are trialing a bunch of new dahlia varieties this year, looking for unusual colors and strong producers. There are so many gems out there and I'm finding that it's easy to lose track of time once I start admiring them. #growfloret #floretbulbs

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