Grow Your Own CUT FLOWERS distils everything Sarah Raven has learnt in five years of testing and cultivating the best possible cut flowers for growing at home. If you want to grow your own cut flowers, there could be no better guide in the world. The book ties-in with an eight-part five-minute mini-series on Gardeners World in spring 2002. Grow Your Own CUT FLOWERS is for the flower arranger who wants to grow their own flowers, but has never gardened before, and for the gardener who knows how to grow their own flowers, but wants ideas to fill a house with their harvest. It demystifies the world of floristry, giving away all the insiders' tips on sowing seed, conditioning flowers and making simple, but stylish arrangements a tied bunch, a large vase, a table centre and more elaborate party flowers. No alarming terms, complex procedures or slabs of wordy text here Grow Your Own Cut Flowers is written more like a cookery book with recipes than a traditional gardening book. Illustrated with over 250 striking colour photographs by Jonathan Buckley, Grow Your Own Cut Flowers is stylish and inspirational as well as practical and accessible. THE AUTHOR WILL UNDERTAKE TO AMERICANIZE THE TEXT FOR ANY CO-EDITIONS.
An accomplished gardener and florist, Linda Beutler offers unique insights into creating inspired floral arrangements and growing the plants that go into them. Creative uses for plants in your garden; techniques for harvesting and preparing cut flowers; "bouquet basics"; and arrangements for special occasions are included, with detailed descriptions of more than 200 outstanding plants.
There’s nothing quite as rewarding as cutting flowers for your home, and this fresh take on the subject, full of tips and advice, shows that a cut flower patch is the most economical and eco-friendly way to enjoy cut flowers today. Starting in spring with seeds, bulbs, perennials and even shrubs, Louise shows you how to create the most diverse displays, from subtle bunches to armfuls of blossom. Full of advice on what to grow – from favourite hardy annuals, half hardies and biennials to spring and summer bulbs to adding foliage and fillers to balance arrangements – and suggestions on how and when to sow, how to support your plants and tips on weeding, deadheading, pests and feeding, plus step-by-step plans and guidance on making a cutting patch in a garden or allotment, this complete guide is everything you need to create the most beautiful and fragrant cut flower displays, every month of the year. Providing growing information on more than 100 plants for foliage and flowers plus expert tips and time-saving tricks that allow you to dive in at the deep-end, this inspiring guide will help you transform a small patch of ground, be it on an allotment or in a garden, into a cut flower patch which produces flowers from early spring to late autumn.
Grow your own cut flowers and you can fill your house with the gorgeous colours and heavenly scents of your favourite blooms, knowing that they haven't travelled thousands of miles - and you can make money while you do it! Combining boundless passion with down-to-earth guidance and practical advice, Georgie Newbery draws on her own experiences as an artisan flower farmer and florist as she takes you through: * how to start a cut-flower patch * what to grow * cutting, conditioning and presenting cut fl owers * creating a hedgerow Christmas * starting a cut-fl ower business * where to sell * marketing and social media * a flower farmer's year planner. Whether you want to grow for your own pleasure or start your own business, The Flower Farmer's Year is the perfect guide.
Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has been the go-to resource for gardeners for more than 50 years, and the best tool novices can buy to start applying organic methods to their fruit and vegetable crops, herbs, trees and shrubs, perennials, annuals, and lawns. This thoroughly revised and updated version highlights new organic pest controls, new fertilizer products, improved gardening techniques, the latest organic soil practices, and new trends in garden design. In this indispensable work you will find: Comprehensive coverage for the entire garden and landscape along with related entries such as Community Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Horticultural Therapy, Stonescaping, and more The most in-depth information from the trusted Rodale Organic Gardening brand A completely new section on earth-friendly techniques for gardening in a changing climate, covering wise water management, creating backyard habitats, managing invasive plants and insects, reducing energy use and recycling, and understanding biotechnology Entries all written by American gardeners for American gardeners, with answers for all the challenges presented by various conditions, from the humid Deep South and the mild maritime coasts to the cold far North and the dry Southwest Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening has everything you need to create gorgeous, non-toxic gardens in any part of the country.
Going organic is the latest trend when it comes to food, and plenty of us have jumped at the chance to have more healthy eating options. Clothing has jumped on the organic bandwagon in recent months too, but aside from these two areas it's hard to see where else you can go from chemical to natural without having to spend hours researching organic products and then a fortune buying them. But it is possible to make your whole life organic without breaking the bank or giving up the little luxuries you love, and with the help of Live organic it's easier then ever to go natural. From organic cleaning solutions to chemical-free clothing, and from natural foods to fantastic organic flowers, Live organic has every aspect of organic living covered. Whether you're searching for the perfect organic food supplier, or looking to swap your chemical-packed cleanser with something all-natural, expert author Lynn Huggins Cooper can help you turn your lifestyle from chemical nightmare to organic dream. Simply brilliant.
Provides illustrations and information on cultivation, color, and ease of growth for flowers that will bloom all season
HOLEN SIE SICH BUNTE FREUDE INS HAUS - MIT BIO-BLUMEN AUS DEM EIGENEN GARTEN! Sie möchten Ihr Zuhause mit frischen Blumen schmücken, Freunden eine Freude bereiten oder Feste mit saisonaler Blütenpracht besonders schön gestalten? Die Slow-Flower-Expertin Margrit De Colle zeigt in ihrem Handbuch mit viel Leidenschaft und bodenständigem Knowhow, wie Sie mit guter Planung und den richtigen Tipps das ganze Jahr hindurch die farbenprächtigsten Blüten vor Ihrer Haustüre ernten können. ANLEITUNGEN FÜR BALKON, GARTEN UND BLUMENFELD & TOLLE IDEEN FÜR IHRE BLUMENDEKORATION Ob im Topf auf dem Balkon, einer kleinen Fläche im Gemüsebeet oder in einem großzügigen Blumenfeld - ausführlich beschreibt die Gartenexpertin, was im Jahreskreislauf zu tun und worauf bei Sortenauswahl, Aussaat, Düngung, Pflege und Standort besonders zu achten ist. Leicht verständlich erklärt sie die wichtigsten Kriterien für gute Schnittblumen und stellt zahlreiche heimische Sorten ganz genau vor. In einem praxisnahen 1 x 1 der Floristik verrät sie außerdem, wie sich Blumen, Gräser und Zweige am besten arrangieren lassen - von üppigen Sommerblumensträußen bis hin zu herbstlichen Kränzen und wunderschönen Tischdekorationen. Lassen Sie sich inspirieren und verzaubern - und füllen Sie Ihr Haus das ganze Jahr über mit den prächtigsten Farben und himmlischsten Düften Ihrer Lieblingsblumen! - das umfassende Handbuch für Gartenneulinge und Profis - nachhaltige, saisonale und frische Blumen anbauen, schneiden und arrangieren - vom Vorfrühling bis in den Winter - zahlreiche praxiserprobte Pflegetipps - für gesunde und schöne Blumen - Wissenswertes zu Trockenblumen und essbaren Blüten - alles über Bewässerung, Kompost, Gründüngung und Mulch - genaue Anleitungen zum Binden von natürlichen Blumensträußen, Kränzen und Arrangements - über 500 wunderschöne Farbfotos
'A vegetable plot is a beautiful thing to make, with the extra bonus of producing the best possible things to eat. If you get it right, the whole place can become your market, your haven and your playground.' So says Sarah Raven in The Great Vegetable Plot, an indispensable practical guide to creating the perfect vegetable garden with the minimum of fuss and effort. By eschewing the timely and unnecessary steps that can frustrate even the most patient gardener, Sarah's principles of speed and simplicity can help you to craft a plot that perfectly suits your needs - and lets you enjoy fresh, home-grown crops all year round. Sarah's straight-forward approach focuses on easy and rewarding vegetables that don't require huge amounts of time or space, meaning you don't need to devout hours to slavishly tending your plot. Beautifully illustrated with over 250 photographs from award-winning photographer Jonathan Buckley, this inspiring guide is ultimately all about pleasure - from the enjoyment you'll get from planting and growing your own produce to the priceless reward of having a wealth of fresh vegetables just outside your door.
Provides details on more than five hundred of the best flowers for cutting and arranging and includes tips on forcing, cutting, drying, and conditioning flowers.
This practical guide shows how to grow decorative flowers and foliage and use them to create floral arrangements, plans, plant and maintain a well-stocked cutting garden, and demonstrates how to create arrangements ranging from simple bunches to romantic hanging globes, swags and medallions.
Kritische Ausgabe des englischen Texts, der sich, wo immer möglich, an die älteste Druckvorlagen hält und spätere Varianten anmerkt und in Fussnoten bespricht. Prosafassung als möglichst genaue semantische Wiedergabe des englischen Textes, Anmerkungen zu semantischen Problemen, zu theatralischen, historischen, kulturellen Hintergründen. Kommentare zu jeder Szene.
If every American flower grower wrote a book like Deadhead, you’d have a complete, inside view of flower farming. Deadhead’s contents, one slice of that view, will assist both those interested in flower farming and those already in the business—no matter if they live in cold areas like short-summer Idaho or in warm southern climes. Several years ago an employee made shirts for Bindweed Farm that read “The Bindweed Way: 9104 experiments, 0 mistakes”, referring to Bindweed’s philosophy of shrugging off errors and turning them into sources of success. We move fast on Bindweed Farm so mistakes happen, sometimes with surprising results—often the wrong way of doing something works out better. We’ve learned a lot from our experiments, and we hope those shared in this book inspire you to make some of your own, so you can be deadheading home from your sales route with an empty truck, full of satisfaction. You can visit the authors at bindweedfarm.com.
Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays . . . with so many occasions appropriate for flowers, a florist shop is an enticing business to start. If you have a love for everything green and a desire to forge your own path, starting a floral business is ideal for you. Perfect your floral-arranging and customer service skills with a traditional florist shop; brighten others’ days with an office plant-care service; or encourage creativity with a pick-your-own-flowers establishment. This guide gives you advice on everything you need to start out right, including: • Selecting the right type of floral business • Finding flower wholesalers and growers • Anticipating demand and stocking the most popular flowers • Caring for your flowers • Stocking profitable sidelines, like greeting cards and balloons • And more! With the essential information inside, you’ll be turning greenery into greenbacks in no time.
Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce
Readers will discover how to grow the tastiest vegetables and most glorious flowers, improve their landscape to boost their property values, and have gardens that are the envy of their neighbors using this compilation of gardening know-how. Original.