March 23, 2019

Starting Seeds from Floret

We’re preparing for this year's growing season here at my Bedford, New York farm - my gardeners are busy starting all the many vegetables and flowers from seed.

We sow thousands of seeds every year - all those wonderful seeds I enjoy purchasing during my travels, and seeds we order from our favorite sources. Among them - Floret, a family farm and floral design studio specializing in organic, handcrafted arrangements for special events. Located in the Skagit Valley, outside of Seattle Washington, owner Erin Benzakein has created a thriving business - in fact, she was one of our American Made Honorees in 2014.

This week, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, planted a selection of Floret seeds, including pincushion flowers, soapworts, ornamental grasses and many more. Here are some photos - enjoy.