The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers

The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers

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by Debra Prinzing
     
 

Most flowers on the market today are imported, mass-produced and chemical-laden. The 50 Mile Bouquet introduces some of the innovative voices of the dynamic new Slow Flower movement: the organic flower farmers, the sustainably-motivated floral designers...and the flower enthusiasts who are increasingly asking, Where and how were my flowers grown, and who grew

Overview

Most flowers on the market today are imported, mass-produced and chemical-laden. The 50 Mile Bouquet introduces some of the innovative voices of the dynamic new Slow Flower movement: the organic flower farmers, the sustainably-motivated floral designers...and the flower enthusiasts who are increasingly asking, Where and how were my flowers grown, and who grew them?

With documentary-feature reporting and full color photographs, this visually elegant book takes us into the farms and design studios of these slow-flower folks to follow the green journey of the 50 mile bouquet. This is the first book to spotlight this major transformation in how cut flowers are grown, designed and consumed, which closely mirrors the locavore/slow food revolution in the culinary world.

The 50 Mile Bouquet is the slow flower guide to Organic Flower-Growing, Gathering and Design.

Foreword by Amy Stewart, author of Flower Confidential.

Editorial Reviews

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From Fran Sorin, GardeningGoneWild.com, May 1, 2012:

The 50 Mile Bouquet is one of those books that gardeners (and those who love flowers) should have on their bookshelves. Debra Prinzing has done a stupendous job of inspiring and educating us about the slow flower movement. David Perry's photographs... as always... don't disapoint. They capture the sumptuous beauty of the flowers and the emotions on the faces of the growers.

Praise from Jenny Andrews, Executive Editor, GARDEN DESIGN magazine:

The Fifty Mile Bouquet explores a subject close to the hearth as well as our health, not only bringing sustainable gardening right to the convivial heart of the home, but proving that being responsibly organic can be breathtakingly beautiful.

From Debbie Arrington of The Sacramento Bee:
"The mother of the Slow Flower movement, Prinzing is making a personal crusade to encourage people to think about floral purchases the same way they may approach what they eat: Buy locally grown flowers or grow them yoourself."

From Bellamy Pailthorp, KPLU-FM (NPR affiliate):
"...an impassioned advocate for a more sustainable flower industry."

Praise from Kathleen N. Brenzel, Garden Editor SUNSET magazine:

The Fifty Mile Bouquet is a flower book for today ... inspiring, beautifully photographed, filled with advice on buying, growing, harvesting and arranging blooms that are truly fresh, locally-grown.

Author Debra Prinzing and photographer David Perry offer The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers as a narrative that is part pro le, part ecology argument, part trend spotter, supported by poignant photographs. This framework provides a human focus, essential for embracing the “grow and buy local” concept. Pro les of the smaller, local American growers humanize the ower business and present a compelling counterpoint to the large commercial operations in South America. The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers is engaging, educational and thought-provoking. -Lesley Fleming, Journal of Therapeutic Horticulture

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983272649
Publisher:
St. Lynn's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
676,227
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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From the Publisher

Praise from Kathleen N. Brenzel, Garden Editor SUNSET magazine:

The Fifty Mile Bouquet is a flower book for today ... inspiring, beautifully photographed, filled with advice on buying, growing, harvesting and arranging blooms that are truly fresh, locally-grown.

Praise from Jenny Andrews, Executive Editor, GARDEN DESIGN magazine:

The Fifty Mile Bouquet explores a subject close to the hearth as well as our health, not only bringing sustainable gardening right to the convivial heart of the home, but proving that being responsibly organic can be breathtakingly beautiful.

Praise from Craig Nakano, HOME editor, The Los Angeles Times:

Debra Prinzing is so adept at capturing the small moments as well as the big picture, capturing not just the stunning hue of a tulip or the angelic petals of a fresh-picked peony, but also the philosophical movement behind their natural beauty.

Meet the Author

Debra Prinzing is highly visible in the world of garden writing, and is the newly elected president of the 1800-member Garden Writers Association of America. An outdoor living expert, she is a contributing editor for Better Homes & Gardens and Garden Design magazine and writes for top shelter and consumer publications. She is the author of five books, including Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (with photographer William Wright; Clarkson Potter, 2008).

David E. Perry's photographs have appeared in major corporate ads, magazines and books. His popular blog, A Photographer's Garden, brings thousands of readers together each week.

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The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased as a gift for master gardener friend. Suggested reading from Better Homes and Gardens magazine April 2012 issue. Beautiful photography, comfortably sized book. Upon purusing book found it was informative regarding organic flower business, but wished for more reading about the flowers specifically.
PanglossMystic More than 1 year ago
The 50 Mile Bouquet was a joy to read and informative as well. This book introduces the locavore movement as it pertains to the cut flower market. Tips on flower arrangement are included as well. Inspiring!