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The Flower Farm

Cut and Dried Flower Farm is a family owned greenhouse business located close to Glencairn, Ontario. The farm is owned and operated by Katie Dawson and husband Chris Martin.

Are deer eating your gardens?

May 13, 2016 | Katie Dawson | Blogs

Who me? With a little planning you can design a garden that deer and rabbits may pass over.

Harden off your annuals

Apr 30, 2016 | Katie Dawson | Blogs

For the best selection buy early and harden off your annuals at home.

Mulch – Get the low down

Mar 12, 2016 | Katie Dawson | Blogs

Shredded bark or wood chip mulches will last longer, but usually have to be topped up every 3 years.

Fall Garden Prep

Oct 11, 2015 | Katie Dawson | Blogs

Fall garden tasks – relax, most plants will come through the winter without any special treatment.

Drying flowers and herbs

Sep 20, 2015 | Katie Dawson | Blogs | Leisure

Drying flowers and herbs – Herbs can be crushed and stored, flowers can be left hanging as decoration or used to make dried arrangements.

To Deadhead Perennials or Not?

Aug 20, 2015 | Katie Dawson | Blogs | Leisure

The general rule is there is no rule, remember they are all perennials and will grow back again next year.

Growing Fruit Bushes

Jul 12, 2015 | Katie Dawson

The benefit of growing fruit bushes (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries etc) as opposed to fruit trees (apple, pear, plum etc) is that they will start to produce fruit soon after planting – in many cases, the same year.

Check your Lilies for Red Lily Beetle

Jun 29, 2015 | Katie Dawson | Blogs | Leisure

The best way to control this nasty pest is to continually scout for the adults, larvae and eggs. Wipe the eggs off with a soapy cloth and drop adults and larvae into a bowl of soapy water.

Spring Garden Clean Up

May 10, 2015 | Katie Dawson

No time like the present to start working in the garden! Use these tips to clean up and get ready for new plants.

Heritage Tomatoes

Apr 8, 2015 | Katie Dawson

Heritage tomatoes are available in a huge range of sizes, shapes and colours and have fantastic flavor.

Ground Cover Perennials

Feb 9, 2015 | Katie Dawson | Blogs | Leisure

We are often asked to recommend perennials for ground cover – whether it be sun or shade, so I thought I would list my favourites.

Attracting Butterflies to your Garden

Jan 15, 2015 | Katie Dawson

It is especially important to have flowers in mid to late summer when most butterflies are active.