From Debbie Arrington of The Sacramento Bee:
""The mother of the Slow Flower movement, Prinzing is making a personal crusade to encourage people to think about floral purchases the same way they may approach what they eat: Buy locally grown flowers or grow them yoourself.""
From Bellamy Pailthorp, KPLU-FM (NPR affiliate):
""...an impassioned advocate for a more sustainable flower industry.""
Praise from Kathleen N. Brenzel, Garden Editor SUNSET magazine:
The Fifty Mile Bouquet is a flower book for today ... inspiring, beautifully photographed, filled with advice on buying, growing, harvesting and arranging blooms that are truly fresh, locally-grown.
From Fran Sorin, GardeningGoneWild.com, May 1, 2012:
The 50 Mile Bouquet is one of those books that gardeners (and those who love flowers) should have on their bookshelves. Debra Prinzing has done a stupendous job of inspiring and educating us about the slow flower movement. David Perry's photographs... as always... don't disapoint. They capture the sumptuous beauty of the flowers and the emotions on the faces of the growers.
Praise from Jenny Andrews, Executive Editor, GARDEN DESIGN magazine:
The Fifty Mile Bouquet explores a subject close to the hearth as well as our health, not only bringing sustainable gardening right to the convivial heart of the home, but proving that being responsibly organic can be breathtakingly beautiful.
It is filled with stunning photographs and beautiful words that set the mind reeling with possibilities.
I have on my own been creating bouquets that are more in line with what I have discovered in this fabulous book, freshly picked and inspired by nature.
Thanks to the dedicated people we meet in Debra Prinzing and David E. Perry's inspiring work, we are making progress.
This book was such a joy to read! It is a beautiful and very engaging compilation of portraits of flower farmers across our country. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Caitlin Luderer
Not at all what I thought it would be about. I thought it would have more information about growing your own flowers locally to sell.Published 6 months ago by Patricia Skeels
Fascinating with beautiful pictures. I had never thought of so many of the flowers grown like this. Interesting information.. God bles Thank you DoraPublished 6 months ago by Dora
Thank you Debra Prinzing for your inspiration and education. David: thank you for the lovely photos. Read morePublished 7 months ago by B. Chapman
I was expecting a book of information on planting and growing cut flowers in the Western US. This was more of a get to know some of the people and their life.Published 12 months ago by VO
This is a nice little book with interesting profiles of growers and designers. However, I was disappointed to find all the subjects live and work along the west coast where... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jane Capron
Debra does a great job writing about why it is important to support the Slow Grow Movement. As a domestic producer of fresh cut flowers in California we feel consumers want to... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Dan Vordale
Gave it as a gift to my partner who is really enjoying this look at a more sustainable approach to the flower business he has worked in for many years. Read morePublished on January 12, 2013 by frederick nunley
I really like this book, but I wish that it told you more about sample cutting garden plans so you could grow year-round color.Published on December 16, 2012 by Sara J. Mays