Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Chronicle Books
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The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley.

A stunning flower book: This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms to create show-stopping arrangements.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book:

  • Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms
  • Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates
  • Step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic floral décor for every season

If you liked Paris in Bloom, you'll love Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden.

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About the author

Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer and founder of Floret Flower Farm. She lives, farms, and writes from her home in Washington's scenic Skagit Valley.

Julie Chai is a writer and editor, and the senior garden editor at Sunset magazine. She lives and gardens in Los Altos, California.

Michèle M. Waite is a photographer based in Bellingham, Washington.

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Publisher
Chronicle Books
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Published on
Mar 7, 2017
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Pages
308
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ISBN
9781452150932
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Language
English
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Genres
Crafts & Hobbies / Flower Arranging
Crafts & Hobbies / Reference
Gardening / Flowers / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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