The 50 Mile Bouquet

The 50 Mile Bouquet : Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers

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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.

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  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 203.2 x 205.74 x 15.24mm | 544.31g
  • St. Lynn's Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0983272646
  • 9780983272649
  • 323,533

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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.

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The Word is Out... Seasonal, local, sustainable bouquets are in. And they smell wonderful! Welcome to the beautiful new world of "slow flowers": locally-grown, not, not chemcial-laden...vibrant, not lifeless. Come with us as we visit the dedicated farmers and desginers who are changing the way we think about the cut flowers in our lives. You'll never look at a corsage, flower arrangement or boutonniere the same way again. Your next birthday, anniversary or wedding celebration might just be the most gorgeous ever! "The 50 Mile Bouquet "is the first book to spotlight the dramatic transformation in how cut flowers are grown, designed and used. With in-depth reporting and breathtaking color photography, this visually elegant book is a feast for the senses. "The stories and images in this book lead us forward, to a new way of enjoying unfussy, chemical-free, natural flowers. There's a nostalgia in these pages, but there is also a decidedly modern sensibility and an undercurrent of excitement over what the future holds for farmers, florists and flower lovers like me." - From the Foreword by Amy Stewart, author of "Flower Confidential "

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About Debra Prinzing

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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