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From Seed to Centrepiece

A Floral Journey through the Seasons

Amanda Muis Brown

288 pages
Nimbus Publishing

The rich soils and climate of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley are home to over 150 types of flowers, grasses, and foliage from May until November. As a flower farmer, Amanda Muis Brown of Humble Burdock Farms uses her innate understanding of the unpredictable Maritime growing season and a palette of farm fresh flowers to create stunning and joyful designs with all of the colour, chaos, and texture of the natural world.

With lyrical, narrative text, From Seed to Centrepiece takes readers through a year on the farm, showcasing the joys and obstacles of planning, growing, maintaining, and celebrating local flowers. Divided into seasonal chapters, subdivided by month, readers will learn what is growing and when; what to look out for, how to prepare, cultivate, and enjoy their own flower gardens. Includes profiles of the author's favourite flowers, as well as sidebars on farm wildlife, tips and tricks for keeping your cut flowers beautiful. Complete with over 300 stunning colour photographs of the farm, its flowers, and arrangements and decorations—from flower crowns to holiday centrepieces and kid-friendly crafts—for every season.

Author Bio
Flower Farming: What You Need to Get Growing
Record Keeping
Bouquet-Making: The Basics
Choosing Your Flower Bouquet

Spring: Mid-March to mid-June
Summer: Late June to early Septeber
Autumn: Mid-September to early November
Winter: Mid-November to late December
Bleak Midwinter: Early January to early March


Curated Book List & Resources
Humble Burdock Cut Flower Chart
Seeding Tray Chart