The rich soils and climate of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley are home to over 150 types of flowers, grasses, and foliage from May until November. As a flower farmer, Amanda Muis Brown of Humble Burdock Farms uses her innate understanding of the unpredictable Maritime growing season and a palette of farm fresh flowers to create stunning and joyful designs with all of the colour, chaos, and texture of the natural world.
With lyrical, narrative text, From Seed to Centrepiece takes readers through a year on the farm, showcasing the joys and obstacles of planning, growing, maintaining, and celebrating local flowers. Divided into seasonal chapters, subdivided by month, readers will learn what is growing and when; what to look out for, how to prepare, cultivate, and enjoy their own flower gardens. Includes profiles of the author's favourite flowers, as well as sidebars on farm wildlife, tips and tricks for keeping your cut flowers beautiful. Complete with over 300 stunning colour photographs of the farm, its flowers, and arrangements and decorations—from flower crowns to holiday centrepieces and kid-friendly crafts—for every season.
Amanda Muis Brown is a third-generation farmer and started the floral design business by cutting flowers from her mother's garden. She started Humble Burdock Farms in 2010, after spending many years travelling the world and wanting to be no place other than home. This is her first book. For more information, visit thehumbleburdock.com.