Dried Flowers, Herbs and Cover Crops Sold as Seasonal Decoration

Enterprise Analyses of Wreath and Ornamental Displays on a Small Diversified Farm

Created with SARE support
Monica Drazba | 2019

Monica Drazba of Chickadee Creek Farm in Pennington, New Jersey conducted a Northeast SARE Farmer Grant to study the production costs, required labor, marketability, and profitability of growing specialty cut flowers and grasses specifically for wreath production. As a result, she created a series of five fact sheets, below, that contain an analysis of the productivity and potential profitability of African Blue Basil, Chile Ristras, Sorghum, Rye, and Statice.

African Blue Basil

Detailed growing and profit information on African Blue Basil as a fresh herb and greenery for floral bouquets.

Chile Ristras

Fact sheet detailing the growing and profitability information for chile ristras.


Fact sheet detailing growing and profitability information for sorghum wreaths.


Fact sheet detailing growing and profitability information on dried rye bunches.


Fact sheet detailing growing and profitability information for dried statice bunches.

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This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.