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Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – February 2013
The slow food movement (with its hundreds of thousands of members and supporters) has changed our relationship with the foods in our lives. Now the slow flower movement is changing the way we think about cut flowers: Yes, we'd all prefer fresh, fragrant flowers in our bouquets, not the chemical-laden lifeless blooms flown in from afar - but what to do in those seasons when not much is growing locally? Acclaimed garden writer Debra Prinzing challenged herself to create a beautiful, locally-grown bouquet for each of 52 weeks of one year (going beyond flowers to include ornamental twigs, foliage, greenhouse plants, dried pods, and more), to demonstrate that all four seasons have their own botanical character to be celebrated. She provides extensive design tips, bouquet “recipes” and region-by-region floral ingredient lists that can be found in all climate zones through the year. Slow Flowers is written from a DIY floral designer's point of view, to inspire anyone to go green and make a beautiful bouquet with what's at hand, no matter the season.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780983272687
ISBN-10: 0983272689
Pagini: 143
Ilustrații: 60+ full color photographs
Dimensiuni: 191 x 185 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Editura: St. Lynn's Press

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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 yourself."

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

"Debra Prinzing inspires us to slow down and smell the flowers, especially those grown in our own backyards or by local flower farmers.
--Lara Spencer, ABC's Good Morning America lifestyle anchor and New York Times best-selling author of I Brake For Yard Sales.

From Craig Nakano, LA Times, February 25, 2013:
"When Debra Prinzing talks about "Slow Flowers," the title of her new book, what's most striking is the extent to which concepts that sound so familiar and so logical also can seem so foreign. After all, how many times have we picked up flowers at Trader Joe's without asking ourselves: Are the blooms in season? Were they grown locally? Who produced them or where did they come from? You might find those kinds of sourcing questions answered on menus but rarely on store-bought bouquets."

From Veronica Silva, Canadian Gardening Magazine:
"In her latest book, Slow Flowers, Debra Prinzing shows us that it is possible all year long to find beautiful ingredients for DIY bouquets in one's own garden or nearby. Her designs prove that we don't have to resort to flowers imported from faraway places... This book will have budding floral designers, snips in hand, running into the garden to gather their next bouquet."

Notă biografică

Debra Prinzing is highly visible in the world of garden writing, and is 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 six books, including Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (with photographer William Wright - Clarkson Potter, 2008); and her latest, The 50 Mile Bouquet (with co-author photographer David Perry - St. Lynn's Press, 2012).

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52 Weeks of Fresh Flowers
First there was "slow food." Now there's "slow flowers," local and fresh: no chemical-laden, lifeless blooms flown in from afar. Acclaimed garden writer Debra Prinzing wants to show us the rich, floral bounty closer to home. In Slow Flowers, she takes us through the seasons to create 52 vibrant, sensual bouquets using only locally sourced materials - even in winter.
 
In this lushly photographed book, the DIY floral designer will find expert tips, bouquet recipes, eco-friendly arranging techniques... and a comprehensive index with climate zone information for each botanical ingredient.

"Debra Prinzing inspires us to slow down and smell the flowers, especially those grown in our own backyards or by local flower farmers." -Lara Spencer, ABC's Good Morning America lifestyle anchor and author of I Brake for Yard Sales