I am available for online presentations. I have a one hour presentation that talks about my journey as a flower farmer and a dahlia grower. I share some background information about my flower farming business and how I got started with dahlias. I share a seasonal overview of growing dahlias. I discuss growing dahlias from seed, cuttings, and tubers. Please email me at email@example.com to discuss further.
I will be offering virtual education classes again this year. I hope to have some classes throughout October, January, and February. When they are available, they will appear at the bottom of this page. They are usually on Saturdays and start at 2:00p.m. EST. These online classes will feature my flower farming experiences during the last 6 years. I am a NC Forsyth County master gardener volunteer. I am also a member of the American Dahlia Society and my local chapters Carolinas Dahlia Society and Central Carolina Dahlia Society.
I started flower farming in 2015 with four 100-foot rows and going to a small local farmer’s market. In 2016, I increased the cut flower field to forty 100-foot rows and changed to selling cut flowers to 9 local florists. In 2020, I also sold to a flower wholesaler as I was growing over 4800 dahlias and over 150 varieties. I delivered 500 to 1000 dahlias a week to the flower wholesaler. In 2021, I am growing 2904 dahlias, 234 dahlia cuttings, and 1400 dahlias from seed.
In the Growing Cut Flowers for Profit class, I will talk about what I found I needed to start my flower farming business. I will go over preparing the soil, silage tarps, weed management, stakes/netting, drip irrigation, flowers I sold, harvesting/conditioning flowers, and selling options.
In the Growing Dahlias class, I will talk about preparing the soil, planting, stakes/netting, drip irrigation, dahlia care/tips, dahlia forms, digging and dividing, and winter storage.
In the Growing Dahlias for Florists/Wholesaler, I will discuss my florist/wholesale van setup, delivery techniques, harvesting/conditioning dahlias, dahlia care/tips, pricing, and dahlia varieties to grow for the florist/wholesaler. I will briefly go over planting, stakes/netting, and drip irrigation.
After the 90 minute presentation, I can answer your questions in this face to face meeting. I will email you a handout after the class with a summary of the class and where to purchase any products mentioned.
I have limited the class to 16 people to keep the meeting small. I hope you can join me! Please make sure you give me your email address as I will be emailing you the handout after the class. I would suggest you sign up for Zoom before the meeting. If you can, please sign into the meeting about 5 minutes before the class starts at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Zoom is an easy to use online video platform and you can sign up for free. You need to have internet connection or be able to use your phone.
I may add more gardening classes in the future. Thank you, Paula Fisher.
Dahlia tubers will show out of stock until the sale starts on 12/11/21. I will be adding some new dahlias in June to the website. I am updating my "Planting Dahlias" blog with more pictures and information so check out that blog post.