OverviewThe Flower Farmer’s Year is a light, entertaining look at how to plant, maintain, and keep evolving a productive cut-flower garden. Whether you want to devote a corner of your garden to a stand of sweet peas and some cosmos, take up flower production for gate sales, or make a livelihood from cut flowers, Georgie Newbery will take you through everything from planning your garden to budgeting and marketing. With plenty of stories about mistakes she’s made along the way, this book is a practical manual that teaches how to get involved in local, sustainable flower production for the home or commercially.
Reviews"Georgie Newbery gives sound and cheery advice on growing, displaying and—if that is your bag—selling [flowers]." —Sunday Times
"Artisan flower farmer Newbery brings horticultural and agricultural logic to the process of farming flowers—planning, planting, growing, harvesting, and then arranging them—in a way that surprises and enlightens." —Publishers Weekly
"The author provides plenty of practical advice for obtaining floral yields even if our particular setting is hardly as conducive as hers for cut-flower production." —William Scheick, Texas Gardener SEED Newsletter
"The Flower Farmer's Year is a delightful read and a solid reference book that will find a prominent place alongside Lynn Byczynski's The Flower Farmer, Sarah Raven's The Cutting Garden and other 'bibles' on every farmer-florists' bookshelf, my own included.' —Erin Benzakien, floretflowers.com
"There are plenty of books on the market that discuss growing small-scale vegetables for farming and marketing; but fewer that do the same for cut flowers. That's one reason why The Flower Farmer's Year is a standout." —Diane Donovan, California Bookwatch
"There are plenty of books on the market that discuss growing small-scale vegetables for farming and marketing; but fewer that do the same for cut flowers. That's one reason why The Flower Farmer's Year is a standout." —D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review
Author BiographyGeorgie Newbery is an artisan flower farmer and florist, supplying cut-flowers direct to customers from her small holding in Somerset. She is one of three southwest representatives in a new UK-wide cooperative of flower farmers. She formerly managed the features department of American Vogue in Paris and has written several novels.