A new book on the activities of floriculture industry worldwide named ‘Slow-flower’ is documented by a renowned Journalist and author Debra Prinzing with a companion photographer David E. Perry, as both spent three years to document the trends of their previously released book "The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers" in the new book of "slow-flower".
The floriculture industry worldwide comprises on the flower arrangers, studio florists and flower growers, as they are working on to create the sensibility and buying power in order to promote the floral products and sustainable blooms all over the world.
A comprehensive book on flowering and gardening and is separated into four chapters, with the emphasis of introducing reader’s to the farmers and designers that arrange and cultivate flowers and work with these seasonal items in the first two chapters.
The remaining two chapters offer a great deal of tutorials in seasonal bouquet arranging with unique ideas to incorporate the easily available flowers and foliage into all types and sizes of celebrations specialty for the interested readers. This is really an interesting book on flowers as back of the book offers a seasonal guide, designer and grower resources along with a handy glossary.
The author Debra Prinzing and Photographer Perry does a great job by compiling a great piece of work with the flowers he photographs along with many precious floral designing tips for those looking to learn more about this new topic that really isn't that trendy after all.
Flowers are the beauty of any place and to make the floral business blooming like flowers the best places are the vacant lots and backyards, the same inspiration of gardening comes in the mind of Karen Orlando two years ago when she looked at Brooklyn Botanic Garden from the roof of her apartment building in Prospect Heights to a lot below on Sterling Place.
Ms. Karen Orlando shared her experiences and inspiration that she had recently read a book with the title of “The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers,” that is really a worth reading book which gives her an understanding to compare the movement to encourage customersto follow the emerging trend to buy the locally grown flowers.
A database, 596 Acres that provides a full map of vacant lots in Brooklyn also motivated Ms. Karen Orlando and encourages other people to organize the empty lots into community gardens and to composting sites and parks.
Ms. Orlando after completing her internship teamed up with another former Brooklyn Botanic Garden intern, Susan Stein Brock, and both worked together to designs gardens and in order to establish Brooklyn Grown, a floral retail business.
Both the enthusiastic Garden intern decided to plant flowers wherever they got vacant lots or backyards to utilize those places instead of establishing a large flower farms that would be an expensive process.