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Arrangements for All Seasons

November 08, 2013
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How do you put together an elegant floral arrangement? The same way you make a delicious meal…with a recipe. Nature offers us many flavors from fresh blooms and ornamental twigs to colorful foliage and gorgeous vines.  This holiday season while you peruse recipes for family gatherings, why not serve up a bountiful autumn arrangement alongside.

Rob Plattel: Dutch Master

May 02, 2012
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Rob Plattel shows seminar students at Flower School New York how to employ normally unused parts of plants to support an arrangement. 

The Natural Home and Bringing Nature Home

April 30, 2012
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Photo by Debi Treloar/Ryland Peters & Small

With spring bringing flowers aplenty, gardeners again have the pleasure of readily available blooms begging to be brought indoors. Two books arrive with the season this year to remind us that living with nature in the house takes many forms.

Q&A: Debra Prinzing, Author of The 50-Mile Bouquet

April 11, 2012
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Buying local has become an overarching mind-set, not just a way to shop for groceries. In her book, The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press), outdoor living expert Debra Prinzing, with photographer David Perry, documents farmers and  “eco-designers” around the United States who work with local, sustainable flowers. We asked Prinzing to preview some of the book’s big ideas.

Photo by: Dana Gallagher

See also the Gilding Lilies Photo Gallery for more photographs of the lilies.

This article was first published in Garden Design July/August 2011