Aimed at everyone who loves flowers and wants to fill their home with colour and scent, this book combines advice with innovative ideas for floral arrangements created with garden-grown flowers. This practical guide shows how to grow decorative flowers and foliage and use them to create floral arrangements plans, plant and maintain a well-stocked cutting garden, and demonstrates how to create arrangements ranging from simple bunches to romantic hanging globes, swags and medallions. Step-by-step instructions shows how to achieve professional effects with flowers grown in the garden. The book covers more than 200 plants, organized by season, colour and size, with instructions on growing, picking and conditioning. Each appears in a close-up colour photograph for instant identification.
SARAH RAVEN , writer, cook, broadcaster and teacher, is an expert on all things to grow, cut and eat from your garden. She runs cooking, flower arranging and gardening courses from her farm in East Sussex and is the author of several books on gardening, including The Cutting Garden, which won the Garden Writers' Guild Award for Best Specialist Gardening Book in 1993. She also writes for national newspapers and magazines and is a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World. Sarah is married to the writer Adam Nicolson and has two daughters and three stepsons. They live at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex. PIA TRYDE is an internationally-acclaimed photographer. She lives in Sutton, Suffolk. PENELOPE HOBHOUSE is internationally-renowned as a garden designer, writer and historian. She holds the Victoria Medal of Honour, the highest award of the Royal Horticultural Society. She has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Guild of Garden Writers and a Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association of America.