Southern Bouquets by Melissa Bigner with Heather Barrie and photography by Peter Frank Edwards demonstrates how to bring the beauty of flowers home, no matter your zip code or the state of your green thumb.
The book highlights individual flowers that are quintessential to the Southern blooms (though many appear throughout the country) and shows how to create simple yet elegant bouquets with homegrown fare from backyard gardens and local flower farms.
The bouquets that grace the dining rooms and parlors of stately Southern homes are beautiful and elegant, but they need not be complicated or expensive. Bigner and Barrie celebrate favorite home-grown flowers in unique bouquets. Filled with breathtaking photos, Southern Bouquets gives readers a guided tour of the South's classic flowers, and provides human interest stories for each of the profiled flowers.Also, get tips on:
- Arranging bouquets Growing conditions Blooming time Vaselife
Melissa Bigner is a senior editor at Charleston Home. She has worked for Southern Living and Southern Accents, Better Homes & Gardens Decorating, Coastal Living, Home, Cottage Living, and Charleston Magazine. She has also authored books for Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV, and TLC. She produces and edits Charleston Weddings, a biannual magazine, and lives in Charleston. www.melissabigner.com
Heather Barrie, owner of Charleston, South Carolina's Gathering Floral+Event Design, is in demand year-round. Her work has appeared in Charleston Weddings, Elegant Bride, Inside Weddings, Modern Bride, and Wedding Style magazines. www.gatheringevents.com
Gibbs Smith, 9781423605072, 128pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2010