In this episode of the Vegetable Gardening show, Mike chats with flower expert J Schwanke, author of the award winning book, "Bloom 365", about how you can grow edible cut flowers at home very easily.
J is a world renowned expert when it comes to flowers. A 4th generation florist, who was even born on the floor of a flower show, is going to come on and share with us his years of experience, when it comes to growing cut flowers.
He is going to share some popular varieties of cut flowers that you can grow at home and that are edible. He is even going to teach us a few ways to prepare edible cut flowers for consumption.
From there, J is going to share with us some of his award winning tips on growing great orchids and keeping them healthy throughout the year.
J Schwanke’s love of Flowers began at birth during a Snowstorm at a State Flower Convention in Nebraska. J’s career grew and blossomed… as he joined his family’s Flower business: Green’s Greenhouses Inc. in 1976 and directed the Flower Shop and Garden Center operations starting in 1981.
J is Certified Flower Designer, a member of the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF), the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD), the Professional Floral Communicators International (PFCI) and the National Speakers Association (NSA). In 1994 J began his independent career as a flower design consultant, Flower Industry Spokesperson and THE Foremost Flower Design Expert in the American flower industry.
J is the CEO of uBloom.com, the Free on-line community for flower lovers, both professional and enthusiast. As the HOST of the World’s First Web Broadcast Flower Design Show, JTV, J is the most trusted voice in the Flower Industry, offering Flower Lovers everywhere the opportunity to learn and experience the FUN of Flowers and Flower Arranging with J, 24/7! J’s Passion for Flowers is far reaching and infectious.
He gives Flower demonstrations in every State in the Union, Canada, and throughout Europe. In 2011 J was honored with the Society of American Florists Tommy Bright Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence in Communication, Instruction and Marketing for the Flower Industry! Critics, sponsors and Flower loving attendees agree, J is one of the most sought after experts in the World of Flowers.