By Niki Irving
#1 New Release in Gardening & Landscape Design Flowers, Annuals, Bulbs, Perennials. and Organic Gardening ─ Step Inside the House of Flowers
In the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, Niki Irving’s boutique flower farm grows specially cut, mountain-fresh flowers with sustainable, natural practices. Now, she brings her organic gardening techniques to your home, helping you grow, harvest, and arrange lush, seasonally-inspired flowers.
Turn your flowers from doomed to bloomed. Unlike old-school gardening books, Irving’s beautifully photographed gardening basics book features fun, simple, and engaging know-how enabling you to grow, harvest, and arrange a cutting garden of flowers. An instructional guide to gardening for beginners and those looking to hone their budding botanical skills, Growing Flowers teaches everything from caring for a cut flower garden to making simple-yet-gorgeous flower arrangements and botanical bouquets.
An indispensable gardening guide for homebody horticulturists and floral foragers. A flower book with a whimsical twist, Growing Flowers is a go-to reference for those new to herb and flower gardening. Working with Niki, you’ll learn flower arranging techniques using blooms, greenery, and other unexpected elements such as artichokes, vines and berries. In her signature hands-on and homemade style, curious gardeners will learn about tools of the trade, getting down and dirty with dirt, seasonal rotation, starting from seeds and/or seedlings, and more. Inside, you’ll find the confidence to grow your own herbs and flowers as well as:
- Explanations of soil types and necessary soil preparations
- A list of seasonal flowers such as peonies or garden roses for the spring and sunflowers and dahlias for the summer and fall
- Basic knowledge to create flower bouquets that include home-garden staples like sprigs of greenery and even attractive weeds
Growing Flowers is a wonderful addition to any collection of garden books. If you’re looking for gardening gifts for gardeners or enjoy plant books and flower books like Floret Farms Cut Flower Garden book, Floret Farms A Year in Flowers, or The Flower Gardener's Bible, then you’ll want to own Growing Flowers..