The Farmer Bailey Blog

What is Plant Tissue Culture?

Tissue culture propagated plugs yield bigger, taller, fuller flowered, and FAR more productive plants than seed-grown strains. 

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WATCH: How to Fall Plant for Spring Blooms

Jump-start your spring season with fall planting.

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Charming Campanula with Linda Doan

Fall-planted Campanula is a May queen.

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Godetia Growing Guide

Our Godetia Growing Guide is packed with cultural tips and best practices on growing, caring for, and harvesting the stunning satin flower.

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*New* Daucus Growing Guide

Our new Daucus Growing Guide is a complete reference on how to grow, harvest and handle this lovely, fuss-free filler. 

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Fall Planting for Spring Blooms: Orlaya

Fall plant delicate Orlaya for the longest stems and earliest blooms.

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Flourish at the Farmers Market

Are farmers markets right for you?

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Moisture Spotting on Lisianthus

Don't panic! Moisture spotting is normal.

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Heirloom Chrysanthemum Growing Guide

3 Porch Farm shares the keys to success with your new Heirloom Mums.

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Floret on The Flower Podcast

Farmer Bailey is proud to sponsor The Flower Podcast, a deep resource of education and inspiration for flower farmers.

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WATCH: Lisianthus Forever

Think like a plant to grow your best Lisianthus ever!

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How to Prepare Plants for Extreme Cold Snaps

Cold weather on the way? Colder than you had hoped or planned for? Colder than you've seen in 30 years? Here are some tips to help your plants survive.

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Bloom Groups, Demystified

Bloom initiation in Lisianthus is a complicated relationship between day length, light intensity and temperature.

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Cultivating Winter with Helleborus Gold Collection

When it comes to using Hellebores as a cut flower, locally grown is always best.

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PANTONE Peach Fuzz 13-1023 in Flower Form

Is PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz the color of the year? 

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Sweet Peas & Friendship

An All-Star team of farmers gathered in Madeira for fellowship and a bit of work.

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WATCH: Growing Winterberry Holly, Snowberry, and Hydrangea

Farmer Bailey hosts Karl “Stick Man” Vahrmeyer Jr, expert grower of branches at Green Park Nurseries.

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WATCH: All About Bare Roots

For the first time, Farmer Bailey is providing a variety of bare root perennials and woody plants straight from Holland.

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WATCH: Bailey talks young plants with JP WIlliams

Whip up a cup of something nice, and join Farmer Bailey and young plant expert JP Williams for a Live chat. 

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WATCH: Preparing for Winter

Take a few steps to prepare your fall-planted plugs for their cold winter nap, and a bright spring bloom.

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Nigella Two Ways

Nigella is easy to grow, but so hard to get started!

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Chocolate Cosmos 'New Choco'

Lynn Resch of Fleurs du Bien shares her experience growing irresistible New Choco.

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WATCH: Mad for Mums on Instagram Live

Bailey welcomes Steve and Mandy of 3 Porch Farm to Instagram Live on Wednesday, October 4.

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