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Homer Grown: Cut flowers, rare varieties

Homer Grown
Rachel Lord of Alaska Stems cuts flowers from her garden on July 18, 2022.

The topic is flowers. Rachel Lord of Alaska Stems discusses the business of cut flowers. We also visit Teena Garay’s garden off of West Hill. Teena has collected seed from other countries with a similar climate to Homer and propagates rare perennial flowers and shrubs.

Support for Homer Grown comes from Wagon Wheel Garden and Pet and Woda Botanicals.

This show originally aired July 23, 2022.

Originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, Desiree has called Alaska ‘home’ for almost two decades. Her involvement in radio began over 10 years, first as a volunteer DJ at KBBI, later as a host and producer, and now in her current role as a reporter. Her passions include stories relating to agriculture, food systems and rural issues. In her spare time, she can often be found riding her bicycle, creating art from handmade paper, or working in the garden.
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