Growing Heirloom Flowers explains in simple terms how to grow the fullest, richest, and most aromatic blooms possible. Heirloom flowers have stood the test of time. Prized for their beauty, scent, hardiness, or other star qualities, these vintage varieties continue to capture our imaginations and decorate our gardens long after they first came to be. These flowers have experience, and now you can enjoy the experience of growing them. In Growing Heirloom Flowers, author Christine McLaughlin takes you on a tour of these alluring blooms, covering the benefits, challenges, growing requirements, and everything else you need to know about more than forty heirloom flowers. Along the way, she offers tips, tricks, and creative projects for making the most of your heirloom garden, from arranging and preserving to dyes, drinks, and more. With a wealth of information and stunning full-colour photography, this book is the perfect guide to adding heirloom beauty to your life.
Christine McLaughlin is an author and gardener of over 35 years and the co-founder of northern California's Laughing Crow and Company flower farm. In addition to her books and farm business, she is the home agriculture editor for From Scratch magazine, the homesteading expert at About.com, and a staff columnist at Vegetable Gardener.com. In print, her work can be found in such magazines as Heirloom Gardener, Urban Farm, Hobby Farm Home, Herb Companion, and Fine Gardening.