Learn to design and maintain a bountiful flower garden at home with this comprehensive guide on everything from planting to flower arranging.
In this book, brimming with inspirational photographs, interior stylist Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a colorful, fragrant garden and using it to create spectacular floral displays for the home all year-round. Clare takes the mystery out of the growing process, offering clear advice on choosing the right plants for you, laying out your cutting patch, and planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of color, texture and shape, all at the right time.
An entire chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques. Being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed, pull together a posy for a friend or create a colorful centerpiece is an exciting and rewarding addition to the home gardening experience.
This volume covers:How to choose your plants, position your patch and grow luxurious flowersCultivation tips for annuals, biennials, bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, perennials, shrubs, trees, climbers, foliage and fillersWhen and how to harvest—and how to make your flowers last longerStyling guide for stunning arrangements that look like they came from a shopExpert advice from an experienced interiors stylist and lifestyle editor