Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers

Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers

by Linda Beutler
     
 

As an accomplished gardener and professional florist, Linda Beutler offers unique insights into creating inspired floral arrangements and growing the plants that go into them. Among the topics that Beutler discusses are the philosophy of floral design; making creative use of plants you're already growing; techniques of harvesting and preparing cut flowers;

Overview


As an accomplished gardener and professional florist, Linda Beutler offers unique insights into creating inspired floral arrangements and growing the plants that go into them. Among the topics that Beutler discusses are the philosophy of floral design; making creative use of plants you're already growing; techniques of harvesting and preparing cut flowers; "bouquet basics"; and creating arrangements for special occasions. The book culminates in "Plants for the Cutting Garden: Flowers, Foliage, and Fruit," which contains detailed descriptions of more than 200 outstanding plants. Adding greatly to the book's appeal and usefulness are Allan Mandell's breathtaking photographs of flowers in every stage from the garden to finished arrangement.

Editorial Reviews

The San Francisco Chronicle
"There is something magical about a garden-grown arrangement that makes it different from the commercially grown roses, lilies, and tulips that we buy at the store...homegrown blossoms are lovable because of, not in spite of, their imperfections. Who couldn't love a crazy, homemade, one-of-a-kind bouquet?
—Amy Stewart, San Francisco Chronicle
Detroit Free Press
"A must-read for anyone wanting to grow flowers for cutting."
— Nancy Szerlag
From the Publisher

"A must-read for anyone wanting to grow flowers for cutting."
The San Francisco Chronicle - Nancy Szerlag

"Garden to Vase will encourage even the most reluctant flower arranger to wield a pair of clippers." Valerie Easton, The Seattle Times June 24, 2007

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881928259
Publisher:
Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/15/2007
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author


Allan Mandell gives photography lectures and teaches workshops throughout the Northwest. He has received six national awards for his photography from the Garden Writers Association, and has completed five of his own books, including Artists in Their Gardens and Naturalistic Gardening. His photographs are published internationally. Allan lives in Portland, Oregon.

Linda Beutler works as a floral designer and garden writer. She is currently the president of the Pacific Northwest Clematis Society, is the Friends of the Rogerson Clematis Collection's first curator, and is active in the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon as well as on the governing council of the International Clematis Society. Linda lives in Portland, Oregon.

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