Even after 14 years in her grow flowers for profit business, author Lynn Byczynski still enjoys her job.
PHOTO: MIKE YODER
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.
Loretta White harvests flowers at an extension garden in Houston, Texas.
WILLIAM D. ADAMS
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.
Plastic-mesh support netting helps produce flowers with long, straight stems.
Ann Sublette cuts sunflowers in Oakland, Oregon.