Growing Flowers | Niki IrvingRegular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
Nestled in the heart of old tobacco country in Asheville, North Carolina, Flourish Flower Farm sits atop a huge hill and is surrounded by incredible, nearly 360º views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A private home with huge covered porches and a goldfish pond overlooks the flower fields. The flowers at Flourish Flower Farm bloom from March through October, with July-September being the peak months.
Niki Irving's boutique flower farm grows specially cut, mountain-fresh flowers using sustainable, natural practices. Now, Niki brings her organic gardening techniques to your home, helping you grow, harvest, and arrange your own lush, seasonally inspired flowers.
Farming and gardening are not “one size fits all” and in the book Niki addresses all the factors that are universal, but also provides a road map to help customize your garden to suit your unique conditions. Plus, the book is filled with gorgeous and helpful photos!
Niki has studied with many talented floral designers, including Tulipina, Floret, Love 'n Fresh Flowers, Ponderosa + Thyme and Bows + Arrows, and she has combined all these experiences over many years into Flourish’s own signature style.
Revel at flowers in bloom. This beautifully photographed book features simple, and engaging know-how enabling you to grow, harvest, and arrange a cutting garden of flowers. An instructional guide to gardening for beginners or if you're looking to hone your botanical skills. Growing Flowers teaches everything from caring for a cut flower garden to making simple-yet-gorgeous flower arrangements and bouquets.
An indispensable gardening guide for homebody horticulturists and floral foragers. A flower book with a whimsical twist, Growing Flowers is a go-to reference for those new to herb and flower gardening.
Discover flower arranging techniques using blooms, greenery, and even artichokes, vines and berries. Learn about tools of the trade. Get down and dirty with dirt, seasonal rotation, starting from seeds and|or seedlings, and more.
Niki is also on Instagram and can be found here @flourishflowerfarm
Just some of the topics covered are:
Explanations of soil types and soil preparation
A list of seasonal flowers such as peonies or garden roses for the spring and sunflowers and dahlias for the summer and autumn.
Basic knowledge to create flower bouquets that include things like sprigs of greenery and even attractive weeds!
Growing Flowers is a wonderful addition to any collection of garden books. If you're looking for gardening gifts for gardeners this is the perfect gift. I am so impressed with the growing information and it can be easily applied to what we do in New Zealand
Hardback | 156 pages
203 x 254 x 15.24mm | 680.39g
13 April 2021