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Garden Bouquets and Beyond: Creating Wreaths, Garlands, and More in Every Garden Season Hardcover – February 2, 2010
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“Garden Bouquets and Beyond is a reference book you'll refer to frequently, one that's so beautiful you'll leave it out on the coffee table for guests to enjoy.” ―Georgeanne Davis, The Free Press
“The new book, Garden Bouquets and Beyond, is a fine showcase of the best blooms and foliage plants the northeastern garden has to offer with instructions on how to grow them and arrange them in gorgeous bouquets...The book has a classic feel to it...I think it is timeless, both in its style and advice...It's indispensable!” ―Martha Moments Blog
“Suzy Bales' books are always a treat, and here she brings her sense of style to flower arranging and the cutting garden.” ―New York Botanical Garden - 10 Must Reads for 2010
“Garden Bouquets and Beyond' by Suzy Bales is a book that's sure to make gardeners anticipate warming weather with even greater urgency...Brimming with voluptuous images of vases filled with long-stemmed pink peonies, sprays of blushing azaleas and other blossoms, this is a book of dreams for growers and lovers of flowers.” ―Kimberly L. Jackson, The Star-Ledger
“[F]or my money, no one writes -- or photographs -- a better garden book than Suzy Bales.” ―Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“I found Bales' instructions not only burgeoning with fresh ideas but written so clearly and concisely, they are easy for even a neophyte to follow. She not only capitalizes on the flowers' beauty, she also cashes in on their fragrance - to the delight of all who view them.” ―Jody Headlee, The Oakland Press
“If you love to see and abundance of flowers growing in your garden but are somewhat hesitant about how to bring their color and fragrance successfully indoors, "Garden Bouquets and Beyond" could be the ideal book for you. Suzy's book takes found objects, foliage of all colors and seasonal blooms to put together deceptively simple, beautiful arrangements.” ―GardenBanter.co.uk
About the Author
SUZY BALES is the author of 14 books and countless articles on gardening.
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Top Customer Reviews
Suzy has some great ideas in mixing colors of flowers (Blue with fall leaves), using floral foam for arrangements, garden tips for Winter, seedpods in arrangements, and one of my favorite chapters: The Personalities of Flowers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book.INFORMATIVE AND DIVERSE.I would recommend to garden enthusiast wishing to accomplish more with their blooms.Published 14 months ago by Connie
I ORDERED THIS BOOK FOR MY PERSONAL USE. I ARRANGE FLOWERS AS A HOBBY & ALSO SELL THEM. I WORK MAINLY WITH SILK FLOWERS.Published on July 6, 2013 by June T. Etheridge
Generates creative thinking-- Simple, creative ideas that might be generalized to a variety of situations. Florists are always seeking to expand creative ideas.Published on April 23, 2013 by Eva Martinez
This is the greatest book for the home gardener who would like to use material from the home garden to create arrangements that will WOW friends and family. Read morePublished on December 16, 2012 by A Mom
I've bought several flower arranging books over the last few years. All were better. I would not recommend this as a main reference, nor would it be the first book I picked up for... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Raven
As a collectionist of decoration books, I think this one is superb¡¡¡. The book itself is an invitacion to enjoy life, share happines and feel grateful to nature. Read morePublished on May 17, 2010 by Paola V. Faãndez Garcãa
I was given this beautiful book recently and I have been loving the photos. The idea is to create simple and beautiful arrangements using local seasonal flowers. Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by V. Keen