The Backyard Bouquet Podcast
Where stories bloom from local flower fields and home gardens alike.
The podcast where stories bloom from local flower fields and home gardens. Join us for heartfelt journeys shared by flower farmers and backyard gardeners. Each episode is like a vibrant garden, cultivating wisdom and joy through flowers. From growing your own backyard garden to supporting your local flower farmer, The Backyard Bouquet is your fertile ground for heartwarming tales and expert cut flower growing advice.
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Recent Episode Show Notes
In episode 11 of the Backyard Bouquet Podcast, Lori Bochner of Bochner Farms shares her transition from city life to flower farming in Iowa, turning 50 acres into a vibrant flower haven. The farm, notable for its healing cottage garden and Giving Color initiative, supports global nutrition efforts and brings joy through flowers.
Flower Farmer Dee Hall of Mermaid City Flowers in Norfolk, Virginia, cultivates sustainably grown, local cut flowers on urban lots totaling an acre. She shares her story on the Backyard Bouquet Podcast, discussing the environmental benefits of local farming, founding the Black Flower Farmers Collective, and promoting native perennials.
In Episode 9 of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, flower farmer Heather Cain shares her journey and insights as the owner of Petal Pink Flowers in Eugene, Oregon. With a focus on specialty and locally-grown flowers, Heather tailors her blooms for local florists and offers subscription services and workshops. Heather’s story inspires gardeners and fellow farmers alike. Tune in for a deeper dive into the flower farming experience.
In episode 8 of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, Stacy Ling shares her journey from a novice gardener to a master gardener. She discusses motivations, from spreading joy and overcoming personal tragedy, to practical advice for beginners starting cut flower gardens with easy-to-grow seeds. Stacy emphasizes companion planting for a thriving garden and enjoys flower arranging. Her passion and expertise aim to inspire others to discover the pleasure of gardening and flower decorating.
In Episode 7 of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, guest Misha Gillingham shares her evolution from novice to expert flower farmer and garden designer. Starting with a small, pre-established garden, Misha expanded her knowledge through trial and error, emphasizing the importance of starting small and organic gardening. She integrates design elements and community spirit into her work, encouraging others to embrace local, sustainable practices and contribute to their communities.
In episode 6 of The Backyard Bouquet podcast, Erin Simmons shares her transition from lobbying to flower farming on Vashon Island. Beginning with little experience, she now successfully cultivates easy-care cut flowers like dahlias and daffodils. Erin balances selling her flowers with family life, advising aspiring flower farmers to learn by doing and seek mentorship.
In this episode of The Backyard Bouquet Podcast, flower gardener Kim Robinson shares her inspiring journey from novice to expert, building a stunning cottage-style garden in the Pacific Northwest. She overcomes gardening challenges and embraces imperfection, finding joy and therapy in the process. Kim generously shares her blooms with her community and offers valuable advice for beginner gardeners.
Marryn Mathis, flower farmer and educator at The Farmhouse Flower Farm, shares her passion for sweet peas in this podcast episode. She discusses her journey into flower farming, the emotional significance of sweet peas, and her upcoming sweet pea school workshop and book. Her inspiring message encourages others to pursue their passions in flower farming.
In this episode of the Backyard Bouquet Podcast, host Jennifer Gulizia is joined by her friend Paul Matalucci of Apple Core Farm and Cut Flowers. Paul shares his journey from a corporate career to becoming a flower farmer in Hood River, Oregon. He talks about his lifelong love for flowers and how he finally found the opportunity to pursue his passion. Hear the challenges he faced in transitioning from a small backyard garden to a four-acre flower farm, including learning to let go and adapt to the larger space.
In this episode, I sit down with the delightful Kara Jamison, the cut flower gardener behind Blooming Joy Flower Co in Christiana, Tennessee. Kara’s story is one of resilience, healing, and, most importantly, joy. She shares her touching journey from backyard gardener to flower farmer, honoring her mother’s legacy through the beauty of blooms.
In this first episode of the Backyard Bouquet podcast, host Jennifer Gulizia shares her background in cut flowers and how the podcast came to be. She recounts her love for flowers since childhood and her dream of growing her own flowers to fill her home with bouquets. Jennifer started her journey with a small cutting garden in her backyard and eventually moved to Hood River, Oregon, where she had more space to grow flowers. She shares how her farm started with small beginnings and selling her flowers to local florists. Inspired by the stories she heard from people passing by her farm, she decided to start the Backyard Bouquet podcast to share the stories of backyard gardeners and flower farmers.
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