Yesterday, I received a review copy of Debra Prinzing and David Perry's new book, The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, published by St. Lynn's Press. I'd heard Debra speak about their book at the Chicago Flower Show last month and even got a sneak peek at it after her presentation. It's a beautiful book that promotes the use of local flowers rather than those imported from Ecuador and other countries.
So I took my pruners outside and I gathered a bouquet to enjoy inside. I hope you enjoy it, too.
|Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica)|
|Lilac (Syringa vulgaris 'Sensation')|
|Summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum)|
|Narcissus 'Mt. Hood'|
I'll be reviewing The 50 Mile Bouquet soon on my other blog, Gardening by the Book, as well as on Horticulture magazine's website.