What’s the point of gardening if you don’t have lots of cut flowers to bring inside from May to fall?
A new book from Timber Press, “Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers,” landed on my desk this week and it looks like a real winner.
Year after year it seems, Timber Press comes out with some of the best garden books. Unlike so many publishers lately, they don’t go cheap on the color art. Lots of good photos here by Allan Mandell; text by Linda Beutler, a garden designer in Oregon.
Here’s the jacket.
The best part of the book is the back section called “Plants for the Cutting Garden: Flowers, Foliage and Fruit.” It’s a 121-page alphabetical list of some 200 plants, with full descriptions about fragrance, culture, availability, harvesting and vase life.