Growing Heirloom Flowers (Hardcover)

Bring the Vintage Beauty of Heritage Blooms to Your Modern Garden

By Chris McLaughlin

Cool Springs Press, 9780760359396, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

List Price: 25.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Growing Heirloom Flowers explains in simple terms how to grow the fullest, richest, and most aromatic blooms possible.

Heirloom flowers have stood the test of time. Prized for their beauty, scent, hardiness, or other star qualities, these vintage varieties continue to capture our imaginations and decorate our gardens long after they first came to be. These flowers have experience, and now you can enjoy the experience of growing them.

In Growing Heirloom Flowers, author Chris McLaughlin takes you on a tour of these alluring blooms, covering the benefits, challenges, growing requirements, and everything else you need to know about more than forty heirloom flowers.

Along the way, she offers tips, tricks, and creative projects for making the most of your heirloom garden, from arranging and preserving to dyes, drinks, and more. With a wealth of information and stunning full-color photography, this book is the perfect guide to adding heirloom beauty to your life.


About the Author

Chris McLaughlin has been gardening for over 35 years and is the co-founder of northern California's Laughing Crow & Company Flower & Fiber Farm. She has authored seven gardening books and has written for From Scratch magazine, About.com, and VegetableGardener.com. In print, her work can be found in such magazines as Heirloom Gardener, Urban Farm, Hobby Farm Home, Herb Companion, and Fine Gardening.



Praise For Growing Heirloom Flowers: Bring the Vintage Beauty of Heritage Blooms to Your Modern Garden

In this fabulously designed hardback, even the most familiar plants (hollyhock, dahlia, foxglove, poppy, larkspur and the like) appear in photos so radiant they seem to invite touching and sniffing
- Texas Gardener Magazine's Seeds

a treat for heirloom plant and flower lovers, and of course, mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers and daughters.
- Community Table @ Parade.com

 a gorgeous, informative book I know I will keep returning to.
- Flowery Prose

Growing Heirloom Flowers explains in simple terms how to grow the fullest, richest, and most aromatic blooms possible.
- Seaside Book Reviews

"Growing Heirloom Flowers" encourages readers to learn and expand their horizons in many exciting ways.
- Oregon Live