Forty-four wild flowers. Forty-four poems, each one as delicate and enduring as the plants themselves. Some of the flowers featured are common, but they're never ordinary; others are rarer, yet all around us. And whilst some stand proud in the open country, others prefer the anonymity of the overgrown hedgerow or the seclusion of a coastal rock. John Barnie takes us to all these places, using each flower in turn as a poetic starting point. Along with their English, Welsh and Latin names, he has also included his own photographs of each flower, so that we too can put a face to the name.
Hosting an elegant dinner party or casual affair for your friends? Inspire yourself with BOUQUETS: A YEAR OF FLOWERS AND SETTINGS FOR THE TABLE - a how-to guide for presenting a glorious table whether you are throwing a children's birthday party or hosting a home wedding. This delicious volume is second in the series that Marsha Heckman began with BOUGUETS: A YEAR OF FLOWERS FOR THE BRIDE, now in its fourth printing. Organized by season, BOUQUETS illustrates that making creative and exquisite party decor can be easier than you think. Heckman shows you how to employ all your resources to personalize your occasion by melding beautiful flowers with nationally available retail items, party rentals, and your own everyday dishes, wedding china, inherited treasures, and flea market finds. A complete resource guide is included. BOUQUETS presents 19 beautifully photographed tabletops - elegant tables for dining, theme tables for holiday parties, unique ideas for weddings in every season, and more casual table settings designed simply for fun. Celebrate Christmas with snowballs made of flowers; Fourth of July with a flag created with delphinium and sweet pea; a Valentine's dinner party with vintage cards; a child's birthday with a delectably edible centerpiece; and Easter with a brunch table decorated with spring bulbs and homemade bird eggs. Each table is magnificently accented with stunning centerpieces and is accompanied by simple instructions for arranging flowers at home. Page after page of creative ideas will inspire readers to make every dinner party and event in their homes an unforgettable occasion with these gorgeous tabletops and centerpieces.
Stan Tekiela, acclaimed naturalist and wildlife photographer, informs and entertains you in these monthly observations of nature. Let him guide you through the seasons with 64 of his most engaging accounts of up-close-and-personal observations and experiences with nature. The month-by-month guide examines what you can expect to see in the natural world, filled with Stan's keen perspectives and personal guidance. Relive Stan's adventures, hear his opinions and learn a lot about nature along the way!
Presents challenges to the aspiring flower gardener. In this practical guide, veteran gardener Linda Hillegass, outlines her strategies for outmaneuvering the midwestern climate to cultivate a thriving garden. She offers guidance on preparing and enriching the soil, composting, planting and transplanting, watering, pinching and pruning, and more.