This book by much loved flower enthusiast and blogger Julia Atkinson-Dunn is all about bringing your garden indoors. It's a simple guide and inspiration book about picking flowers and plants according to the season and creating amazing arrangements with them.
The beautiful bouquets that feature in this gorgeous book are quite different from florists who often have to produce 'perfect' garlands and posies. This book encourages you to get into your garden or the side of the road and find flowers that are less than perfect, have wonky stems, bruised petals and unusual colours and shapes. All sorts are encouraged and embraced and the creations made are wonderful because of the unusual plants and combinations of shapes and colours.
Flowers for Friends is a 'casual approach to gathering, preparing and arranging home-grown or foraged stems. The joy is in the process', according to Atkinson-Dunn.
Seasonal profiles give inspiration for arrangements year-round, and readers are encouraged to find beauty in the most unlikely combinations & arrangements.
It's a stunning book, one that will give gardeners and flower enthusiasts great joy and much inspiration.