Garden Bouquets and Beyond

Garden Bouquets and Beyond

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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.One of the reasons my shrub rose bushes have so many blooms is that I dona#39;t prune them at all their first few years, except ... For small spaces, try a dwarf lilac, such as a#39;Miss Kima#39; with lavender flowers; and a#39;Palibina#39;, a dark pink bloomer. ment anbsp;...

Title:Garden Bouquets and Beyond
Author:Suzy Bales
Publisher:Rodale - 2010-02-02


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