Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers
by Erin Benzakein, photography by Chris Benzakein
Erin Benzakein created a stir with her previous bestseller, Floret Farm: Cut Flower Garden. Her latest book is equally magical to read, awash as it is with staggeringly beautiful photographs taken by her husband Chris, but it is also a brilliantly practical how-to guide.
Described as the ‘star of the farm-to-centrepiece movement’, Erin Benzakein offers a systematic insight into the practicalities involved in arranging flowers and foliage in her new book. Her arrangements vary from wonderfully fresh posies for a kitchen table and hand tied bouquets, to more grandiose statement pieces which would grace a wedding breakfast.
Divided into distinct sections, Benzakein explains her approach to arranging from the very outset. She outlines the tools and equipment you will need (from paddle wire and gloves, to chicken wire and hairpin frogs) as well as how to source your material either growing it yourself, foraging or approaching local suppliers. She is an expert guide through structure and design and finally gives 30 projects, divided into four seasons, with recipe-like lists of ingredients and instructions.
Beautiful enough for a coffee table, Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers, is the ultimate flower arranger’s handbook.
First edition, 2020
Dimensions: H:26cm, W:21cm, D:2.5cm
Illustrations: Fully illustrated
ISBN-10 1452172897; ISBN-13 978 1452172897