Hard cover: 160 pages
Publisher: Cool Springs Press (May 8 ,2018)
How is it possible to present so much valuable information in one book with so much ease and flare? Chris McLaughlin. That’s how. “Growing Heirloom Flowers” is not too long and not too short. It is an easy read yet is packed with so many lessons. I expected to learn about a variety of heirloom flowers (including some history about them and how to grow them), and indeed I did. McLaughlin also included some precious and memorable stories associated with their past. She provides expert knowledge, yet her voice is light and fun. The bonus that came as a delightful surprise to me were the easy “how-to” lessons: such as how to make rose water, how to make flower crowns, how to make floral arrangments, how to dry flowers, and so on.
“Growing Heirloom Flowers” is an heirloom flower history book, dictionary, a resource book of tips and suggestions, and a book of humor as well. And don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s only for heirloom flower growers. If you like hybrids, you’ll still find this book fascinating and useful, and you’ll love McLaughlin's style. This will be a go-to book in my library for years to come.
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“Growing Heirloom Flowers” is available at Amazon and all other major book sellers beginning May 8, 2018. You can visit Master Gardener Chris McLaughlin on her website www.laughingcrowco.com. You can also follow her on Facebook.
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