Erin Benzakein - Floret

Erin Benzakein - Floret Follow

Farmer-Florist, writer, teacher, living and growing in WA State, USA. My first book: Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden now available. #growfloret

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A foggy morning view in the dahlia patch from earlier this week. We had our first killing frost a few days ago and now the big task of digging, dividing and storing begins. This year our trial patch has nearly 500 varieties in it, so making sure we keep everything organized and separated is going to add an extra layer of work to this job. Thank goodness @farmetteflowers is coming out soon to help! #growfloret #floretbulbs
What an amazing week it has been! Our whole team is together in one place, which is a rare treat, since a few of the #teamfloret ladies work remotely from other states. Yesterday we wrapped up registration for our online workshop and I'm so thrilled to have such an amazing group who will be learning with us in 2019. We had our first frost this week (after this photo was taken) and the dahlia field is now black. The guys are starting to pulling out all of the t-posts, remove the string used to corral plants and cut down the foliage. We'll start digging them early next week. It's always a bittersweet time of year but I'm happy for the change of pace. I'll try and post some stories so you can see the progress. #growfloret #floretbulbs
Ok, this is it! The last few hours to register for the Floret Online Workshop. Enrollment ends at 5 p.m. PST. Once it’s closed, it’s closed for another full year. The Floret Team and I have poured so much love and energy into creating this incredible video-based course geared to help budding and established flower growers gain the skills and confidence they need to build the flower farm business of their dreams. You can follow the link in bio to learn more and register. #floretworkshop #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist
It has been a little while since I've officially introduced myself. Hi, I'm Erin Benzakein, and I run a small flower farm and seed company called Floret in Washington's beautiful Skagit Valley. Floret started small. Tiny actually! Not long after leaving Seattle and moving to the country, I planted a double row of sweet peas in my garden in memory of my great grandmother. Little did I know that those blooms were the start of something big. Our little garden grew into a bustling flower farm and design studio that supplied blooms to 16 grocery stores, dozens of weddings, high-end floral designers and a successful bouquet subscription program every season. All on just two acres! Ten years later, Floret is still small but our reach is BIG and we now train other aspiring flower growers to use our time tested techniques in their gardens and farms all over the world. If you've ever dreamed of growing flowers on a small scale, I invite you to join me for our comprehensive 6-week online course, the Floret Online Workshop, where I'll take you behind the scenes and show you step by step our process for growing, harvesting and selling high quality cut flowers and building a thriving flower farm business. Registration for the 2019 Floret Online Workshop ends tomorrow at 5 p.m. PST. You can click the link in my bio for all the details about the course. I know how precious your time is and I'm so grateful that you've chosen to spend some of it here with me! #growfloret #floretworkshop #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist 
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After opening enrollment for the Floret Online Workshop last week, we've received a flood of incredible messages from registrants all over the world sharing their excitement in joining our upcoming course. We have also been fielding follow-up questions from flower lovers who are considering enrolling, but want to know more specifics. Questions like: I live in a different climate. Will the tutorials apply to me? What if I don't have a lot of experience growing flowers? When does the workshop begin and how does it work? So, we created a short little video (in the dahlia field!) to answer all of these and more. You can watch it by clicking the link in my bio. If you have any questions about the Floret Online Workshop not covered in the video, please don’t hesitate to reach out and ask. You can direct message me here on Instagram or email support@floretflowers.com. A little reminder that registration for the Floret Online Workshop closes Tuesday, October 16th at 5 p.m. PST, so if you still have questions please let us know. We're standing by to help! Photo by @copterchris #floretworkshop #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist
Tonight in the dahlia field, playing with the abundance before it's gone. This view never gets old. #growfloret #floretbulbs #farmerflorist
I’m thrilled to announce that we opened up registration for the 2019 Floret Online Workshop yesterday. Making Floret’s small-scale, high-intensity flower farming training more accessible and available to flower lovers around the world has been a dream of mine for many years. I am so excited to finally be able to share it with you. Filmed over the course of an entire  growing year, the Floret Online Workshop takes you behind the scenes and shows you all of the key strategies, systems and time-tested techniques that have contributed to Floret’s success. The workshop includes more than 120 video tutorials, a beautiful 250+ page printed course book, planning tools & spreadsheets and so much more. Registration for this 6-week course is open for a short time only: October 11- 16th. Click the link in my bio to learn more and register. I’d love to have you learn with Floret in 2019. ⠀
#floretworkshop #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist
I'm beyond thrilled to announce that registration is officially open for the 2019 Floret Online Workshop. Making Floret’s small-scale, high-intensity flower farming training more accessible and available to flower lovers around the world has been a dream of mine for many years. I am so excited to finally be able to share it with you. Filmed over the course of an entire year, the Floret Online Workshop takes you behind the scenes and shows you all of the key strategies, systems and time-tested techniques that have contributed to Floret’s success. The workshop includes more than 120 video tutorials, a beautiful 250+ page printed course book, planning tools & spreadsheets and so much more.  Registration for this 6-week course is open for a short time only: October 11- 16th. Click the link in my bio to learn more and register. I’d love to have you learn with Floret in 2019. #floretworkshop #farmerflorist #flowerfarmer
This morning in the dahlia patch. #growfloret #floretbulbs
Being able to share everything I’ve learned so far on my flower-filled journey with so many wonderful people has been the honor of a lifetime. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that the interest in growing cut flowers would grow to what it is today. After many years of hosting sold-out on-farm workshops where we taught others our techniques for growing cut flowers on a small scale, the Floret Team and I converted our training into a video-based format so that anyone who wanted to learn from Floret could join us online. The Floret Online Workshop is a comprehensive 6-week course focused on small-scale, high-intensity flower farming. We've poured so much love, information and energy into this course and offer it just once per year. Enrollment for our 2019 course is open for 5 short days starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. PST. If you dream of building or expanding a flower-based business, please join me for this incredible workshop. Click the link in my bio for all of the details. #floretworkshop #flowerfarmer #farmerflorist
Soaking in the dahlia magic while we can. While sweet peas are my number one favorite flower, dahlias are a very close second! #growfloret #floretbulbs
Our dahlia field is still a messy riot of color, but I know it's only a matter of time before the first fall frost will bring it all to a screeching halt. It won’t be long before we’ll be digging up our dahlia tubers and putting the farm to rest for winter. In our latest Cut Flower Garden Fall Mini Course video, I'm demonstrating the techniques we use to dig up and store our dahlias each fall. The next (and final) video in the series will be all about dividing dahlia tubers and how to successfully store them through the winter. If you aren’t already signed up for our Mini Course (it’s free!) you can still join in. Click the link in my bio to sign up.