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