Grow your own wedding flowers How to grow and arrange your own flowers for all special occasions

Georgie Newbery

Book - 2016

"By growing your own wedding flowers you can add a personal element to your special occasion, while caring for the environment and saving money at the same time. Filled with gorgeous pictures, this friendly, no-nonsense book makes growing and arranging your own flowers achievable and fun. Whether you're growing for a wedding or for a birthday, festival or other celebration, Georgie's cheerful advice takes you through everything you need to know. Step-by-step guides cover: Planning..., growing, cutting and conditioning your flowers; Spring, summer, autumn and winter weddings ; Flower craft for special occasions, including buttonholes, bouquets, centrepieces, garlands and flower crowns. From jam-jar posies to elaborate displays, Grow Your Own Wedding Flowers explains how to grow and create beautiful arrangements and make your special day unique, without costing the earth."-- Provided by publisher.

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Cambridge : Green Books, an imprint of UIT Cambridge Ltd 2016.
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
223 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Main Author
Georgie Newbery (author)
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Daunting as such a task may seem, this book's delightful descriptions and photographs of seasonal flowers may convince any bride, groom, or parent-of-the-engaged to tackle the ambitious endeavor of growing flowers for a wedding. Artisan flower farmer Newbery (The Flower Farmer's Year) does not understate the long list of requirements: space, time, helpers, patience, flexibility (given the likelihood or pest, disease, frost, or uncooperative plants foiling the best-laid plans), and possibly also a sense of humor when the irrigation system fails. Certain flowers and foliage can only come from established plants, so scavenging from the gardens of neighbors is one of the skills required. The tips in this book-such as searing off woody stems in boiling water and making garlands-go beyond weddings and are terrific for anyone who recognizes the value in growing flowers for cutting and decorating year round. The authors grow flowers in southwest England, but the introduction gives guidelines for adapting their information for many climates. Planning templates, charts, and calendars round out a wedding flower toolkit. The book also captures the wilder, natural-looking, and colorful arrangements that are currently fashionable-and suitable for the home gardener florist. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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