Garden to Vase: A digital course in cultivating cut flowers
Avoid the common mistakes, remove years of trial and error, and cultivate a thriving, profitable cut flower garden.
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Cultivate the Cutting Garden of Your Dreams
Imagine for a moment walking through your garden at sunrise, with an abundance of flowers blooming around you and pollinators dancing from stem to stem. Imagine carrying these stems to your studio to create a work of art imbued with freshness and beauty. Imagine sharing your garden and flowers with new students, clients, or couples who are getting married and want the source of their flowers to reflect their values.
All of this is possible for you when you know how to garden well.
As much you love idea of wandering through the garden picking flowers, the work and skill required to create a great garden can be daunting. Not to mention the time it takes to learn the intricacies of floriculture. Plus, most gardening information is geared towards perennial flowers (many of which aren’t good for cutting), or for people growing on a large scale, or for people who want to grow vegetables.
Until now, there hasn't been a place to learn how to
cultivate cut flowers.
With Garden to Vase, you'll learn that it's possible to create a thriving cutting garden that doesn’t take a tonne of time, or years of trial and error to figure out, so long as you have the right information and the right techniques at your disposal.
Garden to Vase is a 4 week digital course in cultivating cut flowers
With a curriculum designed exclusively for the small scale cut flower gardener you can create a beautiful, thriving garden and grow any cut flower you want.
Garden to Vase is a step by step course that gives you all the tools and techniques you need to cultivate cut flowers. But it also gives you the principles behind those techniques, so you know WHY you’re doing it.
The course covers everything I wish I'd known when I started. I stand in your shoes and answer the questions you're wondering about, and the questions you didn't even know to ask.
Garden to Vase isn't about any and all flowers - it's specifically about those that work well as cut flowers - the annuals, perennials, bulbs, flowering vines, herbs, shrubs and foliages that are great for a cutting garden.
The curriculum is delivered electronically via a private membership site. There is written text, images, video, downloadable pdf exercises and a forum. Your membership includes evergreen access to the course materials.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
Garden to Vase was created by floral designer and master gardener Clare Monica Day.
In addition to running her own successful floral design business and creating Garden to Vase, Clare has helped some extraordinary brands advance their educational content and digital strategies. Her clients include OnceWed, Joy Thigpen, Hollyhock and Dr. Gabor Maté.
Clare has been interviewed by the Globe and Mail, Canadian Gardening, Gardenista and other media as a leader in the garden to vase movement, and her work appears in Fresh from the Field Wedding Flowers, co-authored by Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The exact steps to creating a beautiful cutting garden this will help you attract new clients and make your micro farm or garden enterprise more profitable.
Month By Month Gardening Calendar
Biostimulants And Their Role In The Garden
5 Ways To Build Great Soil
The Only Way You Should Ever Transplant
A Master Gardeners Guide to Growing 15 Of The Most Sought After Cut Flowers
The #1 Most Important Skill Every Cut Flower Gardener Needs to Cultivate
A Step by Step Guide to Post-Harvest Care
Succession Planting 101
How to Antique Your Hydrangeas
40 Plants For The Cut Flower Shade Garden
5 Common Peony Problems And How To Solve Them
A Master Gardener’s Guide to Creating Optimum Health for Your Plants
Step by Step Guides to Growing Annuals, Bulbs / Tubers, Perennials And Flowering Shrubs
Everything You Need to Know to Grow Spectacular Garden Roses, Hydrangea, Peonies, Hellebores And More
Rose Pegging and why You Need to Do It
The Best Foliages For The Cutting Garden
And so much more.
A five-step process for planning your cut flower garden. Understand your zone and microclimate + the fundamentals of plant spacing and succession planting.
The best flowering shrubs, vines, foliage, annuals, perennials and bulbs for your cut flower garden + what to plant for a seasonal mix of cut flowers.
A step by step guide to building great soil + the key steps you need to take at the very beginning to ensure you have a great garden for years to come.
The #1 most important skill every flower gardener needs to master + how to create the healthiest and most productive garden possible.
Everything you need to know to cultivate cut flowers including transplanting, pruning, nutrition, watering and more.
How to approach the most common flower gardening challenges (including pests and disease) with confidence and ease.
The nitty gritty on how to grow fifteen of the most sought after flowers included garden roses, peonies, clematis and many more.
Everything you need to know about harvesting and conditioning annuals, bulbs, woody herbs, flowering shrubs and more.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT GARDEN TO VASE
When I bought a rural property with a blank slate of a garden, I was excited by the prospect of growing my own flowers. 12 months, an assortment of plants and minimal success later and I stumbled across Clare’s garden-to-vase course and haven’t looked back. I found most beneficial the planning module; from that point I was able to create a small but productive garden. Clare provides ample information and examples on creating the perfect patch, from dirt and planting to bloom and harvest. There are many plants listed as suitable for cut flowers, many of which I hadn’t heard of. The course has enabled me to grow my flowers more successfully, and now as the Southern Hemisphere embraces Spring, I’m seeing some fantastic results from the material that was shared in the Garden to Vase course. It truly is a wonderful resource and I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Kelly McInnes, Australia
Garden to Vase is a wonderful course. This information will serve me and my business for years to come!
Kristen Carrier, Lavender & Lace Flower Farm
The Garden to Vase course has completely opened my eyes to a new approach to gardening. I'm so excited to apply what I've learned about building my soil and garden ecosystem and to see my garden thrive. This course has saved me countless hours of research and that alone is money very well spent. I would DEFINITELY recommend this course! It's an incredible wealth of knowledge for gardeners of any level and because of it I know this will be my most successful gardening year yet!
Kim Spears, Busy Bee Farm & Florals
Until now I've been self-learning piecemeal from books and seed-packets about how to grow each flower and what it needed...it's felt overwhelming and tedious and I've found myself doubting whether I could start and take on a cutting garden of my own.
With Garden to Vase I came away feeling not only prepared and excited to begin, but also deeply inspired! Clare's expert approach of caring for your garden as a system from the soil to the roots up to the flowers makes so much sense, and the course offered heaps more than I expected. I can't put a price on what I've learned but honestly, at this tuition, the course is a steal! And knowing that I have all the materials to refer back to makes it that much more valuable.
Erin Urton, A Fox in the Flowers
Who is the course for?
Garden to Vase is for aspiring or experienced gardeners who want to grow amazing flowers. It’s also for floral designers who want to expand into growing as a way to build their business and have access to the best materials possible.
Who is the course not for?
This course isn’t for people who want to dabble at creating a garden, or like the idea of gardening but know deep down they don’t have the time or interest. It’s also not ideal for people who want to grow flowers on a large commercial scale. Flower farming is very different from gardening, and while many of the organic gardening principles covered in the course (along with all of the detailed lists of flowers and varieties to consider growing), are useful for flower farmers, the course is designed for people growing on a smaller scale.
What if I’ve already tried growing flowers but it hasn't worked?
I’ve been there. My first few years growing flowers was all trial and error. I made a tonne of mistakes and learned so much. With this course, I’m teaching you from experience. I share the information and techniques I’ve tried and tested and that I know work.
I'm unable to pay the full amount now. Do you offer payment plans?
Do you accept credit cards and Paypal?
Yes! The e-commerce system supports Paypal and credit cards.
What's the format?
The course is delivered electronically via a private membership site. There is written text, images, video and downloadable pdf exercises. You also have access to a private forum where you can connect with Clare and other flower growers.
Will I receive everything at once?
Upon completion of your registration, you'll have immediate access to the membership site and Modules 1 and 2. Modules 3 and 4 will be released week 2 (following your purchase), Modules 5 and 6 will be released week 3 and Modules 7 and 8, plus the Bonus materials, will be released week 4. You’ll receive an email each week letting you know when the new modules are available. At the end of the four weeks, you’ll have evergreen access to the course website
How long do I have access to the course materials?
I can't promise forever, but your membership to Garden to Vase is evergreen, meaning that you'll have access to the site as long as it's here. I don’t know how long that will be but I see the course lasting well into the future.
What’s the refund policy?
Your purchase comes with a 14 day money-back guarantee. If you go through Modules 1 and 2, do the assigned work, and don’t feel like it's right for you, contact me and I'll refund your investment. In order to receive a refund, you will be required to submit your completed exercises for Modules 1 and 2 as I need to know that you really put some effort in.
What if I’ve never grown anything before?
Then you're in the right place. The course is designed for anyone with a passion for cut flowers. If you have some experience growing flowers, there's lots here for you. If you’ve never grown a single thing in your life, I’ve got you covered.
What if I’m in the UK or Australia (or somewhere outside North America?
That’s great! The course was specifically designed for an international (English speaking) audience. However, please note that while the gardening information will be relevant no matter where you are, the course doesn't include native flowers. If you’re unsure if the course is right for you, just drop me a line via the contact page and we can chat.
What sort of results can I expect?
Using the techniques you learn from this course, you’ll be able to create a beautiful, healthy and productive cut flower garden. You’ll learn what you need to do to create a great garden this season, and what you need to do now to put in the place the foundation for a thriving garden that lasts well into the future. You’ll know what to grow and how to grow it; the information and techniques in this course will show you how to grow almost any cut flower (and flowering shrub and vine and bulb!) you want.
Does the course cover pricing for flower markets / flower stands?
No. The business of growing cut flowers isn’t covered in the course. One of the bonuses however, does include information on how to sell your cut flowers to florists.
What if I already know how to cultivate a kitchen garden?
When I started growing flowers, I had several years of having my own kitchen garden, and had apprenticed with several organic vegetable farmers. Little of what I learned applied to growing cut flowers.
What if I want to be flower farmer (not a gardener)?
While much of the content is useful for flower farmers, the course doesn’t focus on many of the skills and infrastructure needed for large scale production such as greenhouse, machinery, etc. You may want to consider offerings by Floret or Love ’n Fresh Flowers if you’re you interested in growing cut flowers on a large scale.
What if I'm too busy?
I understand that you’re busy, and I took this into account when designing the course. The content is delivered via series of easy to digest modules that you can work through at your own pace. If you’re purchasing the course in the height of your busy season, you can skip through to the highlights and the exercises for quick results, and then work through the rest of the content when you have more time.
Also, the way I designed the course was to make it streamlined. I don’t want to waste your time with info that isn’t central to the question of how to grow great flowers. At the same time, I wanted to give you options for how to approach your gardening, so you don’t feel locked into a one-size-fits-all approach. I hope I’ve struck the right balance.
The course answers the most common questions beginners face, along with some of common mistakes people make. If you’re just starting out and want to grow great flowers this season, this course will surely help you, and save you time and money.
What exactly is included?
In addition to the eight core modules mentioned above, you'll receive the following bonus materials:
37 OF THE BEST FOLIAGES FOR THE CUT FLOWER GARDEN
MONTH BY MONTH GARDENING CALENDAR
5 ESSENTIAL FOLIAR SPRAY RECIPES
HOW TO SELL YOUR FLOWERS TO FLORISTS
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR FLOWERS AND GARDEN - A Q&A WITH KELLY BROWN
20 OF THE BEST PLANTS FOR THE CUT FLOWER COTTAGE GARDEN
15 FLOWERS FOR A DUTCH MASTERS CUT FLOWER GARDEN
WHERE & HOW TO GET GREAT PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN
35 FLOWERS (AND MORE) WITH MOODY, MUTED SHADES
36 FLOWERS FOR A WHITE CUT FLOWER GARDEN
RESOURCES FOR THE CUT FLOWER GARDENER
Your membership also includes access to a forum where you can connect with the teacher and other gardeners around your gardening questions.