In just a few weeks, crocuses will start to push up from the hardened winter earth. Tulips and irises will soon follow, creating a gorgeous yard bouquet.
But all of this will happen in my mother’s yard in America.
Besides my family and friends, one of the things that I miss the most in this gigantic city in China is the earthy feel of nature. Sure, there are plants everywhere here; bushes and trees and flowers abound. (In fact, every once-in-awhile, I will spot another full-grown tree being transplanted to “nature-ify” a new neighborhood–its roots all chopped off except for a select few. How these transplants survive is a wonder to me…) But transplanted and groomed plants are not quite the same as a natural environment with birds and worms and bugs and dirt. However, when you live in the city, I suppose you make due with what you have.
This is why I love “The Flower Workshop.” In its pages, simple, understated flowers find themselves in gorgeous bouquets that look natural and elegant at the same time. Learning the art of flower arranging has long been a goal of mine, and this book puts me one step closer.
I recommend this book as a how-to guide for the aspiring home florist and–if nothing else–as a gorgeous coffe table book to bring a breath of fresh air to a city apartment. 🙂
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.