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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.
|Publisher:||St. Lynn's Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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!