We’ d all love to have fresh flowers at home all year round, but expense and the fact that many varieties don’ t last – as well as a shortage of time – often prevent us from doing so. Now, world-renowned flower designer Paula Pryke demonstrates how clever use of your garden, together with careful selections at the florist, garden centre or supermarket, can help you enjoy flowers at home every day of the year. Taking each season in turn, Paula discusses her favourite plants and flowers, both from markets and her own garden. Her planting plans for beds and borders, plus garden tasks, will help you produce a plentiful supply of plants and flowers for free all year round. Paula also suggests the best flowers to purchase each season, ensuring you get the most from your budget – whether by buying in season or choosing long-lasting varieties. Her top quality recommendations may not always be the cheapest, but their longer vase-life gives them unbeatable value, and saves you precious time. Featuring Paula’ s creative and eye-catching ideas for Easter, Mother’ s Day, Christmas and more, Flowers Every Day is also a brilliant resource for special occasion flower arrangements. Paula’ s innovative, modern and fresh arrangements combine the very best seasonal flowers, as well as foliage, seed heads, stems, grasses, nuts and fruits to enhance your home and lifestyle, every day.
In 1998, Paula Pryke had a dream of opening a little flower shop in Islington, London. From these humble beginnings she changed the face of British floristry and has become of one London's top florists. Paula published her first book in 1993 and has now published 18 flower books, which have been translated into as many languages. Initially Paula's style was embraced in Japan and America but more recently she has been working and influencing floral design in Korea, China, India and South America, establishing her reputation globally. Recently awarded an OBE for her services to floral design, Paula Pryke is one of the most famous and respected florists in the world. www.paulapryke.com
'Where this book differs from many flower-arranging books, is that she uses her own garden to provide many of the flowers, giving practical advice on what you can grow if you want year-round blooms and when and what you will have to buy in...An absolute inspiration!'
All of Pryke's ideas are brilliantly inspiring
‘Pryke has created a wonderfully easy to read and practical book for budding florists. The ideas are simple and effective. The photography is by Rachel Whiting, and the arrangements throughout the book look beautiful'
'A stunning new book full of inspiration, colour and promise'
‘ A brilliant year-round guide to knowing which flowers to grow, when to grow them and how to transform them into pretty floral displays for your home’
' A beautiful book'
'As with all of Paula's books, it's bursting full of simple, brightly coloured flower arrangements.'
'The ideas are simple and effective and the imagery throughout the book is beautiful'
‘ With its aim to show how to have flowers in your home year-round, without spending a fortune, this beautifully photographed book has found a welcome new angle in its consideration of what can be sourced from the garden along-side what can be bought in the market or flower shop’
‘ Pryke has created a wonderfully easy to read and practical book for budding florists. The ideas are simple and effective. The photography is by Rachel Whiting, and the arrangements throughout the book look beautiful'