Synopses & Reviews
Forcing flowers to stand up and do tricks is the old way of flower bouquets. That called for flying in blossoms from around the world. The new way is so much more DIY and all about what's happening in the garden right now — no matter the season. Petal and Twig is full of photographs and descriptions of wonderfully fresh combinations from garden-expert Valerie Easton's own garden. With an inviting and personal tone, Easton shows how to assemble floral combinations for color, for fragrance, to express the essence of the season, for the dinner table, for the kitchen, for the bookshelf. Inspiration, experimentation, and simple pleasure are the keys to the new bouquets.
"The next best thing to being surrounded by the real thing is immersing yourself in a floral volume packed with pretty pictures and, hopefully, sage advice. Valerie Easton's latest book, Petal and Twig...is just such a treat." Northwest Home
"Garden columnist Valerie Easton is an enthusiastic supporter of creating seasonal bouquets from a garden's bounty of blossoms, branches, and grasses. She relates the great joy that can be found in the use of 'what nature offers up.' Easton describes the pleasure one receives when employing the many forms — buds, seedpods, seedheads, berries, branches, twigs, and, of course, blossoms." Chicago Botanic Garden
About the Author
Valerie Easton, longtime garden columnist for the Seattle Times, is the author of four books about plants and gardens including The New Low-Maintenance Garden. She also writes for the Huffington Post, Organic Gardening, and Garden Design. The author lives in Seattle and Langley, WA.