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.
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.
There’s always more to learn! Bugs, weather systems, disease, plant care - gardens are living, breathing organisms bound to throw something new our way.
Roasted Cauliflower Parmesan. My son, Matheson's favourite, it's simple, easy, and delicious!
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.
Francis Anthony Ferragine (aka Frankie Flowers) sprouts into the world, coming home to Bradford, Ontario where the family home is attached to a greenhouse.
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.
Frankie graduates from York University and helps open his families second garden centre in Barrie, Ontario.
“Frankie Flowers” is born. Frankie appears in numerous gardening segments within Bob’s Garden on CKVR /New VR /currently CTV 2.
Frankie hosts and produces Diggin’IT a 13 episode gardening program for CHCH.
Frankie alongside of Bob McIntyre host GrowTV on The New VR.
Frankie joins Breakfast Television as the Weather and Garden Specialist.
Frankie becomes Father to Gavin Ferragine.
Frankie becomes Father to Matheson Ferragine.
Frankie alongside friends Beth Edney and Jordan Murfin TinkerBell Garden awarded best Overall Garden at Canada Blooms.
Frankie becomes author to 4 best selling books (1. Get Growing | 2. Pot it Up | 3. Power Plants | 4. Food to Grow)
Receives Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Volunteer Service
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
Frankie start’s his weekly gardening Q&A on Facebook
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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