Arnosky Family Farms Cut Flowers
encore date: May 25, 2017
original air date: October 1, 2016
These days, we’re into local food, but how local are the floral bouquets we buy? At the Arnosky Family Farms near Blanco, meet Pamela and Frank Arnosky who restored the Texas cut flower industry. Get their tips for starting winter flowers and how they rotate crops for hand-packaged bouquets every day of the year. Plus, we stopped by the American Grown Flowers Field to Vase dinner event where slow food meets slow flowers. Trisha Shirey crafts unique flower arrangements by blending garden harvests with a few store-bought additions. See how equisetum, liriope, nolina and even garden sticks style up berries, fruits, and flowers. Daphne explains how to keep spicy-scented dianthus from rotting. Plus, she answers a viewer’s question on whether to cut back a stately Euphorbia ammak.