Planting cut flowers brings that `grow-your-own’ excitement to a whole new level – being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed or pull together a posy for a friend is a joy. In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular homegrown displays that will fill your home with colour and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. She takes the mystique out of what to grow and guides you through the entire process – from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home decor and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of colour, texture and shape to play with at the right time. A whole chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques.
In Bloom by Clare Nolan is published by Kyle Books (www.kylebooks.co.uk). Photography by Clare Nolan.
To say that this book is beautiful is an understatement, In Bloom is an amazing, glorious, absolute joy of a book.
Packed full with the most beautiful photography, Clare Nolan’s enthusiasm for her flowers shines through on every page. The really helpful content includes Getting Started, Annuals & Biennials, Bulbs, Perennials, Shrubs & Trees, Foliage & Fillers, Harvesting/Arranging.
We love the way that she combines inspiration with practicality, identifying what you want to grow, based on colour, scale, texture and scent, with how and where you are able to grow your plants. There is a very useful Seasonal Calendar and a summary of the flower grower’s year.
This is followed by in-depth sections about sowing and growing, collecting seeds, and then detailed information about the actual flowers themselves, describing her favourites, how to care for them in the garden, and how best to use them in a vase.
To complete the book Clare devotes her final chapters to Harvesting & Arranging with the most helpful advice and gorgeous imagery.
Whether you are a gardener, a florist, a stylist, or just have a passion for flowers you will absolutely adore this book, it is such an inspiration, bringing joy and colour to the dullest of days. Highly Recommended!
This review was originally published in Hot Brands Cool Places – www.hotbrandscoolplaces.com
This book was kindly given to us to review by the publishers, all opinions are our own.