Growing Annual Phlox as a Cut Flower : Flower Hill Farm

Hi Flower Friends! It’s Nicole from Flower Hill Farm- today I am sharing my methods of growing annual phlox as a hardy annual.

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  1. I don’t know if I got really lucky but I direct sowed four different varieties of phlox in 30 gallon fabric pots back in December and in mid January. I did not cover any of them because for some reason I thought they needed light to germinate. Honestly I still believed that they did until this video because all of mine germinated and none of them were covered. LOL. Zone 10a/10b here

  2. I was just using your sample spreadsheet this past weekend and entering in all the information for my seed varieties(HUGE help btw) and when I got to phlox I kept thinking…hmmmm, Nicole started these pretty early last year?? I think I’ll try too, I am in zone 4b as well!

  3. Hi Nicole. Your videos are very inspirational and to the point. I will appreciate your help to solve a problem with my rose. I bought a mini rose plant with two fully opened blooms . The other buds are about 20% open for 3 weeks and not opening at all. What can you suggest that I do. Many thanks for your help. I have it indoors.

  4. Will you explain s l o w l y your pinching method. Mine did great after a 2-year fail after I soil-blocked, but they did grow pretty crazy and “branch-y”. It sounds like pinching them might be the final secret to success?

  5. Just getting started and so inspired by you! But, how in the world do you find an insurance company to cover this type of business 😖 I can pretty much only find people willing to cover farmer market vendor liability only!

  6. I've cut perennial phlox for bouquets before and had an issue with it shedding quickly. Am I just not cutting the stems early enough? Love you're enthusiasm!

  7. I seen a hummingbird moth for the first time 2 seasons ago. I didnt know what it was until my husband said something to me. I do think they are magical. I didnt know that there was annual phlox. I have perennial ones. Can u pinch them back and make them bushy.

  8. I had hummingbird moths in my 4 o'clock garden (over 5) and I loved them. We're excited to see what happens this year since it was just before the cold hit. Didn't bother me since those flowers grow like crazy.

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