I’m going to buy this cool contraption of attached vials. It’s adjustable, and just last week I saw one bunched up in a circle and filled with 2-foot-tall forsythia branches- magnificent! Also easy-peasy.
My favorite things about Garden Bouquets and Beyond
- All seasons are covered.
- Good writing. (I’m a long-time fan.)
- Cool techniques for arranging, including some unconventional ones, plus garlands, mock topiaries, even mini-trees, and how to coax buds to open.
- Ideas for using not just the predictable flowers but also vines, foliage, shrubs and tree branches.
- The myth of smashing stems is debunked; the importance of floral preservative is confirmed.
Suzy tells me that what’s most important to her, and the inspiration for this book, is to get people outside this time of year – because you can really see your garden when it’s bare.
How to win the book
Just tell us in a comment something a little unusual you do with your plants. Contest ends at 9 pm EST tomorrow, when the winner will be chosen randomly.
Top photo by Steven Randazzo. Other photos by Suzy Bales.Posted by Susan Harris on February 22, 2010 at 4:34 am, in the category Everybody's a Critic.