Erin Benzakein is a farmer-florist and the founder of Floret Farm. Her first book, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, won the American Horticulture Society Book Award. She pushes the limits of what can be used in bouquets, which led to her winning the Martha Stewart American Made award for Floral and Event Design. Also a winner of the Better Homes and Gardens blogger award, Erin trials an enormous selection of unique varieties each season on her small-scale, high-intensity farm, and her work has been featured in numerous books, websites, and magazines including Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, Victoria, Country Living, Organic Life and more.
She farms, designs, and lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, with her husband and two children.