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The Cutting Garden: Growing and Arranging Garden Flowers
     

The Cutting Garden: Growing and Arranging Garden Flowers

by Sarah Raven
 

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This practical guide shows how to grow decorative flowers and foliage and use them to create floral arrangements plans, plant and maintain a well-stocked cutting garden, and demonstrates how to create arrangements ranging from simple bunches to romantic hanging globes, swags and medallions.

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This practical guide shows how to grow decorative flowers and foliage and use them to create floral arrangements plans, plant and maintain a well-stocked cutting garden, and demonstrates how to create arrangements ranging from simple bunches to romantic hanging globes, swags and medallions.

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Library Journal
In this extremely beautiful and practical book, Raven, a British "flower arranger to the rich and famous," presents gorgeous color photos of her own cutting garden in Sussex. Personal, clear, well organized, and direct in her writing style, she begins with tips for laying out a cutting garden to provide flowers throughout the year and goes on to discuss cultivation, cutting, conditioning, and basic arranging principles. She then suggests truly stunning flower arrangements for each season, indicating instructions, equipment, plants, and methods for each. The final section is a catalog of the author's favorite cutting flowers and foliage arranged by season and color, including illustrations to scale and conditioning and cultivation requirements. This book, which provides a wealth of information and inspiration, is unlike any other the reviewer has seen. While the flower selections are suitable to northern zones, the principles can be adapted by gardeners in all climates. Highly recommended.Carol Cubberley, Univ. of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg
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'A glorious book providing all you need to know about growing flowers to acheive year-round colour blooms for your home.'

... a joyous book, with wonderfully detailed photographs by Pia Tryde

'From the selection process right through to the end arrangement, this is well-illustrated guide is a must for flower fans.'

'Full of beautiful colour images, this is a comprehensive guide to growing and arranging garden flowers... Sarah's style is dramatic,but her approach is accessible.'

'Sarah Raven is an expert in every aspect of flowers. In this glorious book, she draws on all areas of her knowledge to provide all you need to know about gowing flowers in your own garden, for arranging in your home.'

'A glorious book providing all you need to know about growing flowers to acheive year-round colour blooms for your home.'

'Sarah Raven is an expert in every aspect of flowers. In this glorious book, she draws on all areas of her knowledge to provide all you need to know about gowing flowers in your own garden, for arranging in your home.'

'From the selection process right through to the end arrangement, this is well-illustrated guide is a must for flower fans.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711210479
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Sarah Raven, writer, cook, broadcaster and teacher, is an expert on all things to grow, cut and eat from your garden. She runs cooking, flower arranging and gardening courses from her farm in East Sussex and is the author of several books on gardening. She also writes for national newspapers and magazines and is a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World. Sarah is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. They live at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex.Pia Tryde is an internationally-acclaimed photographer. She lives in Sutton, Suffolk. Penelope Hobhouse is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.Sarah Raven, writer, cook, broadcaster and teacher, is an expert on all things to grow, cut and eat from your garden. She runs cooking, flower arranging and gardening courses from her farm in East Sussex and is the author of several books on gardening. She alsowrites for national newspapers and magazines and is a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World. Sarah is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. They live at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex.Pia Tryde is an internationally-acclaimed photographer. She lives in Sutton, Suffolk.Penelope Hobhouse is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.Sarah Raven, writer, cook, broadcaster and teacher, is an expert on all things to grow, cut and eat from your garden. She runs cooking, flower arranging and gardening courses from her farm in East Sussex and is the author of several books on gardening. She alsowrites for national newspapers and magazines and is a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World. Sarah is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. They live at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex.Pia Tryde is an internationally-acclaimed photographer. She lives in Sutton, Suffolk.Penelope Hobhouse is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.

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