Natural-born gardener, lawn dad, & home chef.

Frankie Flowers—

Ideal Sunday routine

You’ll find me watching the sunrise, coffee in hand, planning a day in the garden. Sunday afternoons are full of fresh air, family, and fun, testing farm-to-table recipes with a glass of pinot noir. 

FAVOURITE PLANT TO GROW

That’s like naming your favourite child - it’s impossible to pick! I’ve always had a soft spot for pansies and violas. Happy and hardy, they are a symbol of spring and edible too.

BEST PART OF BEING A GARDENER

There’s always more to learn! Bugs, weather systems, disease, plant care - gardens are living, breathing organisms bound to throw something new our way.

Current favoUrite recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan. My son, Matheson's favourite, it's simple, easy, and delicious!

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Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan

  • Set oven to 375°F
  • Wash + cut cauliflower into bite sized pieces
  • Place in a bowl drizzle with olive oil and dust garlic powder + salt and toss
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Roast in oven for ~20 minutes until slightly brown 
  • Turn off oven 
  • Remove cauliflower + lightly cover with grated parmesan cheese 
  • Place back in oven until cheese melts (3-5 mins) 
  • Let cool + Enjoy! 

Born with a green thumb, Frankie grew up with a watering can in hand at his family’s business Bradford Greenhouses. A trusted gardening expert and weatherman, he combines practical advice with dad jokes and flower puns, for fun in the garden. 

A 4 X best-selling author, Frankie is on a mission to share knowledge and spread his love of gardening! From lawns and gardens to veggies and herbs, Frankie has the tips and tricks to get your growing.

About Frankie

Awards and Accolades

  • 9 x Toronto’s Favourite Weather Personality 
  • 3 x award winner at Canada Blooms
  • 3 x Landscape Ontario’s Communicator of the Year 
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Volunteer Service

My roots

Take a walk down frankie’s path

1972

Francis Anthony Ferragine (aka Frankie Flowers) sprouts into the world, coming home to Bradford, Ontario where the family home is attached to a greenhouse.

1980’s -1990’s

Frankie spends his free time working all aspects of his family business Bradford Greenhouses. It’s all hands on deck from farming to greenhouse production, solving customers plant problems in their garden centre to garden design and installation.

1993

Frankie graduates from York University and helps open his families second garden centre in Barrie, Ontario.

1994

“Frankie Flowers” is born. Frankie appears in numerous gardening segments within Bob’s Garden on CKVR /New VR /currently CTV 2.

1999

Frankie hosts and produces Diggin’IT a 13 episode gardening program for CHCH.

2002

Frankie alongside of Bob McIntyre host GrowTV on The New VR. 

2005

Frankie joins Breakfast Television as the Weather and Garden Specialist.

2006

Frankie becomes Father to Gavin Ferragine.

2009

Frankie becomes Father to Matheson Ferragine.

2010

Frankie alongside friends Beth Edney and Jordan Murfin TinkerBell Garden awarded best Overall Garden at Canada Blooms.

2011-2016

Frankie becomes author to 4 best selling books (1. Get Growing | 2. Pot it Up | 3. Power Plants | 4. Food to Grow)

2012

Receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Volunteer Service 

2015

Receives Citizen of the Year Bradford West Gwillumbury. Frankie is 4 x Landscape Garden Communicator of the Year and 10 x Toronto Sun Favourite Weather Personality

2020

Frankie start’s his weekly gardening Q&A on Facebook

Present

Frankie’s continues to be wild about weather, passionate about plants, always helping others to be inspired to get out, grow something and garden!

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Why Gardeners are Healthier Humans — feat. Frankie Flowers

THE ART OF GARDENING FROM THE NETHERLANDS BY FRANKIE FLOWERS 

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