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The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers Hardcover – Apr 1 2012

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: St. Lynn's Press (April 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983272646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983272649
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 21.1 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For the most part I did enjoy reading this book and admired the photos but I found it really lacking as far the providing “50 Mile Bouquet” content for the average consumer.

I had hoped there would be more helpful information rather than tips such as: cut flowers in the morning before the heat of the sun, cut flowers and branches on angles & strip lower leaves before placing in a vase — these are the things most people know about, especially the customers that this is (I think) is targeted to.

Would also have been a far more interesting read if growers/nurseries in the colder more challenged zones had been interviewed, e.g. Zone 3, 4, 5’s & how the market goers in small remote towns are able to sustain themselves.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Delightfully Dazzling!!!! March 28 2012
By elizabeth alexandra - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The 50 Mile Bouquet is an amazing resource for all floral enthusiasts who want a wonderful sneak peak into the industry. The in-depth and fantastical look into local flower farmers and floral designers is beautiful, raw, and inspiring. It is here where Debra's skill as a masterful researcher and storyteller truly shines. Just beyond Debra's research and words are David's breathtaking images where he captures the vibrance and energy of the individuals who are leading the change in the industry. David is nothing short of a transcendent photographer!
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
What an amazing book! March 26 2012
By KMillikin - Published on
Format: Hardcover
"The 50 Mile Bouquet" introduces you to the growers in such a way that you feel like you know them; they could be your neighbor. Everyday people growing extraordinary beauty just for us to enrich our lives. After reading this book I feel more educated and enlighted on where my flowers come from and how they are grown. The photographs are so rich in color and detail you will get lost in them and wish to be transported immediately. It's a must-have for anyone who appreciates natural beauty, enjoys digging in the dirt or simply having a fresh bouquet in their home. Flowers are greeting cards from Mother Nature. Give this book to a friend. Best gift ever!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
rich and thoughtful March 30 2012
By Sean McCarthy - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The "50 Mile Bouquet" is filled with inspiring stories of people who have passionately committed themselves to creating incredible natural beauty for us to feast on in a sustainable planet friendly way. They have all done the hard work it takes to tread lightly on the earth and still make a living. Showing us that it can be done. The photography is gorgeous; rich, sensitive, emotionally astute and perfectly integrated. A lovely book and highly recommended.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A Fascinating Portrait of Flowers & their Growers March 27 2012
By RCannon, lifestyle writer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Debra Prinzing has succeeded once again to find the best and most interesting people to weave into her stories--this time, on the real importance of the sustainability of flowers. In telling the tales of these passionate and devoted growers & designers, she gives us much more than a story. She shows us how we as readers can make a few small changes in our buying and gathering practices & enjoy this concept in our own environments. What a gift of knowledge--delivered in a beautiful, entertaining way, with wonderful, practical insight & tips. David Perry's shots have as much soul, and make me feel like I'm out in the field or the wholesale market at dawn. This is not only a great book to own, but a wonderful gift to give, alongside a bunch of pesticide free roses from your own back yard!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Insightful look at the future of floraculture March 24 2012
By NCordier - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Eloquently written and compellingly photographed, Debra Prinzing and David Perry take the reader on an enchanting journey into the growing "green" movement in the modern floral industry. Bringing farmers, florists, and flower lovers together into one cohesive unit, The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers reveals the shared steadfast passion for sustainably and/or organically grown flowers and we, the reader, finally get to read the stories of people dedicated to making this world a better place.

My only complaint is that it wasn't long enough!

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