Petal & Twig

Seasonal Bouquets with Blossoms, Branches, and Grasses from Your Garden

By Valerie Easton
(Sasquatch Books, Hardcover, 9781570617669, 115pp.)

Publication Date: January 2012

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Forcing flowers to stand up and do tricks is the old way of flower bouquets. That called for flying in blossoms from around the world. The new way is so much more DIY and all about what's happening in the garden right now--no matter the season. Petal & Twig is full of photographs and descriptions of wonderfully fresh combinations from garden-expert Valerie Easton's own garden. With an inviting and personal tone, Easton shows how to assemble floral combinations for color, for fragrance, to express the essence of the season, for the dinner table, for the kitchen, for the bookshelf. Inspiration, experimentation, and simple pleasure are the keys to the new bouquets.

About the Author
Valerie Easton is a weekly garden columnist for "Pacific Northwest Magazine" of "The Seattle Times". Her own low-maintenance garden, the muse for this book, has been published in "The New York Times", "This Old House", and "Horticulture". She has contributed articles on gardens, homes, and the people who make them to a variety of magazines, including "Metropolitan Home, Fine Gardening", and "Gardens Illustrated". Valerie trained as a Master Gardener and was for eighteen years the horticultural librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle. She gardens, teaches yoga, and blogs ( in the village of Langley, on Whidbey Island, Washington. Her previous book is "A Pattern Garden" (
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