Garden Bouquets and Beyond: Creating Wreaths, Garlands, and More in Every Garden Season

Garden Bouquets and Beyond: Creating Wreaths, Garlands, and More in Every Garden Season

by Suzy Bales
     
 

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Lifelong gardener and lifestyle writer Suzy Bales believes that life is best lived in sync with the seasons. Her four-season bouquets celebrate the ever-changing landscape and feature unique combinations of flowers and foliage in many different styles.

Garden Bouquets and Beyond takes the best of two ideas, flower arranging and gardening, and brings

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Lifelong gardener and lifestyle writer Suzy Bales believes that life is best lived in sync with the seasons. Her four-season bouquets celebrate the ever-changing landscape and feature unique combinations of flowers and foliage in many different styles.

Garden Bouquets and Beyond takes the best of two ideas, flower arranging and gardening, and brings them together to inspire you to do more with your blooms than simply fill a bud vase. You'll find dozens of ideas for using freshly cut flowers and other plant material to create wreaths, centerpieces, nosegays, and memorable container arrangements in each garden season.

Suzy offers useful tips for cutting and gathering flowers and foliage and shares the latest research on conditioning individual garden flowers, how to care for them immediately after cutting, and the length of time they can be expected to last. No other book has compiled such complete instructions for prolonging the bloom.

Join Suzy as she collects fresh blossoms, foliage, garden snippings, and branches from the landscape and creates an unforgettable array of indoor and outdoor bouquets, arrangements, and decorations in dozens of enchanting designs to inspire you throughout the year.

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“Garden Bouquets and Beyond is a reference book you'll refer to frequently, one that's so beautiful you'll leave it out on the coffee table for guests to enjoy.” —Georgeanne Davis, The Free Press

“The new book, Garden Bouquets and Beyond, is a fine showcase of the best blooms and foliage plants the northeastern garden has to offer with instructions on how to grow them and arrange them in gorgeous bouquets...The book has a classic feel to it...I think it is timeless, both in its style and advice...It's indispensable!” —Martha Moments Blog

“Suzy Bales' books are always a treat, and here she brings her sense of style to flower arranging and the cutting garden.” —New York Botanical Garden - 10 Must Reads for 2010

“Garden Bouquets and Beyond' by Suzy Bales is a book that's sure to make gardeners anticipate warming weather with even greater urgency...Brimming with voluptuous images of vases filled with long-stemmed pink peonies, sprays of blushing azaleas and other blossoms, this is a book of dreams for growers and lovers of flowers.” —Kimberly L. Jackson, The Star-Ledger

“[F]or my money, no one writes -- or photographs -- a better garden book than Suzy Bales.” —Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I found Bales' instructions not only burgeoning with fresh ideas but written so clearly and concisely, they are easy for even a neophyte to follow. She not only capitalizes on the flowers' beauty, she also cashes in on their fragrance - to the delight of all who view them.” —Jody Headlee, The Oakland Press

“If you love to see and abundance of flowers growing in your garden but are somewhat hesitant about how to bring their color and fragrance successfully indoors, "Garden Bouquets and Beyond" could be the ideal book for you. Suzy's book takes found objects, foliage of all colors and seasonal blooms to put together deceptively simple, beautiful arrangements.” —GardenBanter.co.uk

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605291512
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
22 MB
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Meet the Author

SUZY BALES is the author of 14 books and countless articles on gardening.

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