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James Farmer is all about the “elegant gardening lifestyle,” using the bounty from your landscape, cutting gardens, fruit trees and farmers markets to enrich your home and table. In this book, James inspires us with wreath creations for a grand entrance in any season, for the church altar, or for over the mantel.
Whether winding greenery onto a wreath form with your own hands and florists’ wire, or transforming a store-bought wreath, the secrets are in the garden (and the produce section of the market): roses, hydrangeas, citrus, berry bushes, complementary greens and herbs, fruits, vegetables and flowers in season. Here are ideas galore for creating gorgeous wreaths for year-round and special festivities.
James T. Farmer III is president of James Farmer Designs, which specializes in residential landscape design, floral design and interiors. He graduated from Auburn University.
As a native of the Deep South, James was influenced by great southern architects as well as antebellum architecture, having been influenced by the land and flora of his family farm―an old plantation in Kathleen, Georgia, just outside of Macon, complete with rock walls, boxwood parterres and European influences.
James is the author of A Time to Plant: Southern-Style Garden Living, Porch Living, and Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch. He has appeared on the Today Show as well as regional television. His work has been featured in Southern Living and Traditional Home, among other magazines, and he is an editor-at-large for Southern Living
From the Back Cover
James has a command of garden and interior design. ―Southern Living