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The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers [Hardcover]

Debra Prinzing , David E. Perry , Amy Stewart
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Editorial Reviews

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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.

From the Back Cover

The Word is Out...
Seasonal, local, sustainable bouquets are in. And they smell wonderful! Welcome to the beautiful new world of "slow flowers": locally-grown, not imported...safe, not chemical-laden...vibrant, not lifeless. Come with us as we visit the dedicated farmers and designers who are changing the way we think about the cut flowers in our lives. You'll never look at a corsage, floral arrangement or boutonniere the same way again. Your next birthday, anniversary or wedding celebration might just be the most gorgeous ever!
The 50 Mile Bouquet is the first book to spotlight the dramatic transformation in how cut flowers are grown,designed and used. With in-depth reporting and breathtaking color photography, this visually elegant book is a feast for the senses.

About the Author

Debra Prinzing is highly visible in the world of garden writing, and is the newly elected president of the 1800-member Garden Writers Association of America.  An outdoor living expert, she is a contributing editor for Better Homes & Gardens and Garden Design magazine and writes for top shelter and consumer publications.  She is the author of five books, including Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (with photographer William Wright; Clarkson Potter, 2008)
 
David E. Perry's insightful and often playful photographs have appeared for decades in major ad campaigns, in scores of Fortune 500 Annual Reports, as well as in untold magazines and books, worldwide, including his principal photographer's role for the book, Pigs on Parade, chronicling every aspect of The City of Seattle and Pike Place Markets's Pigs On Parade celebration over the course of nearly a year, from the artistic creation of the more than 160 pigs by the artists to their playful display on the streets of the city.  His popular blog, A Photographer's Garden, brings thousands of readers together each week. 
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