flowers + reading
Jul 21, 2014
This week marks 5 years since I took a chance on starting a blog about the flowers, floral designers and industry I’d grown to love while owning a studio. I never could have imagined the people I’d meet and the opportunities that would open up for me because of BB. I’m so grateful for each of you that has joined me along the way. So, this week, I want to have a little fun and do things a little differently to celebrate.
I’ve been holding on to a brand new copy of Fresh From The Field Wedding Flowers by Lynn Byczynski and Erin Benzakein to give to one of you this week. I can’t think of a better time to talk about this book. For me, this book reminds me of all the good I’ve experienced in my personal flower journey. When I started growing flowers years ago, I read Lynn’s book The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers cover-to-cover and referenced it often. I looked forward to every issue of Growing for Market (Lynn is the founding editor and publisher). Over the course of the last 5 years, I’ve met some amazing growers and designers and featured their inspiring work on Botanical Brouhaha. Many of those designers/growers are featured designers in this book. And then there’s Erin…I felt like I’d hit the jackpot the day I discovered her website, Floret Flower Farm. She continues to grow and stretch her business while producing stunning designs with the exquisite flowers she grows.
So, let’s kick off this week with a chance for you to win a copy of Fresh From The Field Wedding Flowers. You’ll love the discussions on floral design basics, the step-by-step instructions, the extensive list of flowers with their bloom times, the video tutorials and the beautiful photographs of the work of some talented designers.
For a chance to win simply leave a comment at the end of this post. On Wednesday (July 23rd) at noon (Central Daylight Time), we’ll use a random drawing to choose a winner from those who left a comment. We’ll announce the winner on Wednesday afternoon. Good Luck!
Special Thanks to Lynn & Erin for sharing their book with the readers of Botanical Brouhaha!