Backyard Cutting Garden 101
Everything you need to know to plant, grow, harvest and arrange your own cut flowers... right in your backyard!
Are you dreaming of filling your home with your own gorgeous, seasonal bouquets?
Are you ready to get your hands dirty in a backyard cutting garden this spring... but you have no idea where to begin?
Are you swooning over all the beautiful flowers on your Instagram feed and wishing YOU could feel the satisfaction of growing your own blooms too?
This course is for you, my friend!
Growing your own flowers is deeply satisfying and rewarding. You will love having a constant supply of fresh flowers to brighten your day and bless others.
You'll look forward to your daily stroll in the garden, marveling at the beauty and wonder that each new day brings. You'll feel a sense of peace, pride and accomplishment that you didn't know was possible.
Are you ready to join me?
"I’m taking this course right now and it’s absolutely BRILLIANT! It is the one thing getting me through the last bits of winter and has definitely upped my gardening game. Honestly, the “bonuses” alone are worth the price of the entire course. Thank you, Lori!"
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Maybe you've read gardening books in the past, but afterward felt more overwhelmed and confused than ever! Maybe instead of inspiring you, the books made you feel paralyzed by feelings of doubt, incompetence and fear of "messing everything up".
I know exactly how you feel! I've been there.
Now I'm here you guide you along the way and teach you EXACTLY what you need to know for cut flower success, without all the confusion, overwhelm and boring stuff.
Let's be honest.
I'll be the first to admit that growing flowers is much harder than it seems! There are so many challenges when you are working in conjunction with nature and elements out of your control.
But... there ARE many strategies and practices that can greatly increase your chances of growing success. I can't wait to share my hard earned lessons and secrets that will help you avoid many costly and time consuming mistakes.
Think of this course as your "fast track" to cut flower success. Instead of years of reading, researching and struggling, you can have beautiful blooms your very first season!
In this course, you'll learn:
- MODULE 1: How to Choose the Best Cut Flowers
- MODULE 2: Planning Your Garden
- MODULE 3: Seed Starting 101
- MODULE 4: Digging In: Preparing Your Garden
- MODULE 5: Growing: Best Practices for Beautiful Blooms
- MODULE 6: Harvesting and Arranging
- BONUS MODULE: How to Grow Dahlias
- BONUS MODULE: Favorite Cut Flowers Deep Dive
- BONUS MODULE: Checklists and Guides
"Lori, I can honestly say that your “Backyard Cutting Garden 101” gave me the confidence to jump in with both feet. Every time I doubted myself, I would watch another class and be totally reassured I was on the right path and that I could do this!
Lori, you are an amazing teacher! You taught me about the importance of great seedlings, watering, fertilizing, plant spacing, and most importantly good soil. I will forever remember to plant good foliage, filler and focal flowers. I love that you have print outs to use as a reference as well.
Thank you Lori for this amazing program, it was packed full of so much great information."
"Though I've gardened for several years, Backyard Cutting Garden 101 has helped me fill in the gaps of my knowledge and made me a better gardener.
As a master gardener and former teacher, Lori is an excellent instructor and presents information in a clear and concise way. The lessons on soil health and seed starting were especially helpful to me, as it put in order the scattered info I already had so that it finally made sense.
The question and answer forum was also particularly helpful. I even got some questions answered that I didn't even know I had, thanks to other people asking. I recommend this course to any beginner or self - taught gardener who wants to have beautiful flowers in their backyard.
-Liz, Michigan, zone 6a/5b
Who this course is for:
- Beginner gardeners
- Vegetable gardeners that want to add cut flowers to their gardens
- Backyard, small scale gardeners
- Hobbyist or Hobby Farmers
- Someone with a small patch of earth to beautify
- Flower lovers!
Please note, this course will NOT cover:
- Farm Business Practices. This course is designed for the backyard gardener growing flowers for personal fulfillment. There will be no information about growing flowers for profit (accounting, bookkeeping, creating a business plan, customer service, invoicing, insurance, licensing, management, marketing, record keeping, sales, taxes, website design, etc.). If you are interested in starting a farm business, I highly recommend you contact your local Small Business Development Center and begin taking business classes ASAP. Growing flowers is only one small part of operating a flower farm business.
- Large Scale Growing Information. This course is created specifically for people growing in small spaces in their backyard or community garden, with hand tools and supplies that are readily available at hardware stores and garden centers. There will be no information about growing for large scale production.
"Very informative! Thank you. This is just what I’ve been looking for, it answers so many questions about what to plant in my gardens for great looking arrangements."
"Thank you, Lori. This information is most helpful for me. I appreciate the time, energy, effort, creativity, and LOVE you put into this course." - M.
In 2006, Lori left her Art Education career to become a stay at home mother. About that time, she was bitten by the "gardening bug" and her life has never been the same.
What started as a hobby to battle seasonal depression (Michigan winters are looooonng and cold!) slowly transformed into a lifestyle and occupation.
Lori started Three Acre Farm, a U-Pick Flower Farm, in 2017 as a way to invite others to experience the healing and restorative power of flowers.
She finds endless hope, inspiration and encouragement from tending plants, and watching them flourish. The joy and satisfaction is priceless and she can't wait to share this feeling with you.
Lori focuses her energy on all things bright and beautiful and has made it her mission in life to help other do the same.
StartLesson 1: What Makes a Good Flower? (13:32)
StartLesson 2: Know Your Zone and Frost Dates (12:48)
StartLesson 3: Cut Flower Types (18:57)
StartLesson 4: Focal, Filler, Foliage (14:21)
StartLesson 5: Where to Buy Cut Flower Seeds
StartLesson 6: Creating Your Cut Flower Wishlist
StartHow to Read a Seed Packet (9:01)
StartModule 1 Questions and Comments
StartBonus: Winter Sowing (8:16)
StartLesson 1: Choosing Your Planting Site (16:06)
StartLesson 2: Map Out Your Space (9:13)
StartLesson 3: Plant Spacing Requirements (11:16)
StartLesson 4: Create Your Garden Map (9:14)
StartLesson 5: Succession Planting (13:13)
StartLesson 6: Putting It All Together
StartModule 2 Questions and Comments
StartBonus: Online Garden Planner Demo (5:03)
"Your course is the one of the best things that has happened to me. I needed something for *me* and learning about growing flowers is perfect. Your way of teaching is right up my alley."-Lindsay
Frequently Asked Questions
"Thank you for sharing your wisdom from years of experience. I am very grateful for your insider tips! Thanks for sharing! Love your downloads! Thank you Lori!" - Deanne
Ready to join me and grow the cut flower garden of your dreams?
I can't wait to take you on this journey and guide you each step of the way. Growing your own flowers might even transform your life, like it did for me!
In a world full of chaos, stress and discord, there is something peaceful, grounding and gratifying about creating your own little world of brightness and beauty in your backyard... and spreading that feeling to everyone around you.
See you in the course! Can't wait to grow with you!
"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.” - Luther Burbank