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Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm

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The slow food movement (with its hundreds of thousands of members and supporters) has changed our relationship with the foods in our lives. Now the slow flower movement is changing the way we think about cut flowers: Yes, we'd all prefer fresh, fragrant flowers in our bouquets, not the chemical-laden lifeless blooms flown in from afar - but what to do in those seasons when ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by St. Lynn's Press (first published February 1st 2012)
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Kathy
Oct 18, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing
OOoooh, I REALLY liked this one.....using flowers and foliage from your own yard.....and basically making everything look "natural". Just up my alley. Not a fan of floral foam so I was very pleased she explained really good and useful ways of arranging without it. Of course I'm envious that my climate is pretty much as hot as Hades so I won't be able to have the variety of flowers that the Portland/Seattle gardeners seem to be blessed with......but maybe if I can figure out a great drip system ...more
Mom
Feb 20, 2016 Mom rated it liked it
I was expecting a bit more in depth description... such as what varieties can be substituted in the varied zones across the United States. Oh well, it did provide some options. I should have realized that only so much info could be given in 144 pages.
Theresa
Apr 25, 2013 Theresa rated it it was amazing
What a dazzling little book on how to pick your usual flowers and display them in a spectacular manner... I am no longer going to pick my flowers and plop them in the same vase with no design, thanks for a great book with better ideas!
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Recently transplanted from Seattle to Southern California, Debra Prinzing is a garden and design features writer. She previously served as "NW Style" columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Debra has a background in textiles, journalism, landscape design and horticulture. She is the author of four gardening books, including "The Abundant Garden" (2005) and the "Pacific Northwest Garden ...more
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