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Taylor Sievers

Taylor is a farmer-florist and owner at Sievers Blumen Farm, a fresh cut flower farm in rural Illinois. She was raised on a cattle and grain farm and grew up participating in 4-H, FFA, and several horse shows. Her main interests are cooking from scratch, creating unique bouquets for her customers, wild plant identification, and learning about plant history and uses. Taylor received her Master’s degree in Plant, Soil, & Agricultural Systems in 2016 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where she studied cover crops and soil fertility. She and her husband are working towards their goal of a mostly self-sustaining homestead. She chronicles her flower farming and homesteading experiences on her farm blog.

Grow Rudbeckia

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Growing Rudbeckia: How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Black-Eyed Susans

Rudbeckia is a flower that many gardeners are familiar with. But they usually call them by their more common name, the Black-Eyed Susan. These flowers are easy to grow, and bring a splash of beautiful yellow and black coloring to any garden bed. In this article, gardening and flower expert Taylor Sievers explains how to plant, grow, and care for Black-Eyed Susan flowers.

Grow Dill

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How to Plant, Grow, Care For, and Harvest Dill

Are you thinking of adding some dill to your garden? Dill has a variety of different uses, and is quite popular as a flavor in many cooking dishes once dried and added. In this article, gardening expert Taylor Sievers walks you through the easiest way to plant, grow, care for, and harvest dill from your garden.

Grow Sage

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Sage in Your Garden

Are you thinking of adding some sage to your garden but aren't sure where to start? Sage has a variety of different uses, and is a welcome companion plant to many different types of plants. In this article, gardening expert Taylor Sievers examines the exact steps you'll need to take to successfully plant, grow and care for sage in your garden.

Types of Orchids

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47 Orchid Varieties: Different Types of Orchids (With Pictures)

Thinking of adding some orchids to your gardening space or home landscape? There are many different types of orchids, all of which have big, beautiful blooms. In this article, flower and garden expert Taylor Sievers examines 47 different orchid varieties with their names and pictures, to help you find the perfect bloom for your garden.

Grow Globe Amaranth

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Globe Amaranth

Are you looking for some new flowers to brighten up your garden bed? Globe Amaranth may be just the trick! These beautiful flowers can liven up any garden space, but they do have a few needs to satisfy before you'll get a perfect bloom. In this article, gardening and flower expert Taylor Sievers examines how to plant, grow, and care for Globe Amaranth.

Plant Tulips in Spring

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Can You Plant Tulips in Spring? When’s The Best Time To Plant Them?

Are you thinking of growing some tulips but aren't sure what time of year is the best to grow them? Are you thinking that spring might be the ideal time of year to freshen up your garden with some new flowers and colors? In this article, Taylor Sievers examines if tulips can get planted in the spring, and when the best time of year is to plant them.

How to Grow Cosmos

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Flowering Cosmos Plants

Are you considering adding some color to your garden by adding some cosmos into the mix? Flowering cosmos plants are relatively easy to grow, and can provide very vibrant colors to any home or garden. In this article, gardening and flower expert Taylor Sievers walks through everything you need to know about planting, growing, and caring for the flowering cosmos plant.

Grow Sedum

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Sedum Flowering Plants

Sedum flowers can brighten up just about any garden. But growing them can be challenging if you've not grown them before. There are several factors you'll need to plan for before adding them into your garden. In this article, gardening and flower expert Taylor Sievers walks through every step you'll need to follow for a perfect Sedum bloom during your next growing season.