Even after 14 years in her grow flowers for profit business, author Lynn Byczynski still enjoys her job.
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After cutting, leave flowers in water or a preservative for several hours before designing an arrangement. Be sure to cut the stems again before arranging.
Loretta White harvests flowers at an extension garden in Houston, Texas.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
Farmer's markets should label flowers with clearly marked prices to help increase sales.
These Benary's Giant zinnias are one of the easiest and longest-lasting cut flowers to grow.
Ann Sublette cuts sunflowers in Oakland, Oregon.
Plastic-mesh support netting helps produce flowers with long, straight stems.