Garden Bouquets and Beyond: Creating Wreaths, Garlands, and More in Every Garden Season

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Rodale, Feb 2, 2010 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
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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.


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Great book full of wonderful ideas!

User Review  - sweetpea407 - Borders

Flower arranging ideas for all seasons! What a great idea. So glad I bought this book I had to buy another one to give as a gift. Makes a wonderful reference book and full of inspiring ideas. Read full review

Awesome Book...

User Review  - bonjoy -

... more than what I expected. Beautiful ideas that are realistically useful. I will be grabbing this even to decorate my interior. Many color combinations I wouldnt have dreamed of.As usual Overstock had prompt shipping and excellent packaging. Read full review

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SUZY BALES is the author of 14 books and countless articles on gardening.

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