Fresh From the Field Wedding Flowers – blog give away

Fresh From the Field Wedding Flowers – blog give away
So it’s no secret that I have been a long time fan of Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm. Last summer I even had the chance to attend her first floral workshop co-hosted with Amy Merrick and see her farm first hand. That was an incredible experience in itself and you can read more about it here. So when the opportunity arose to do a give away of her new book “Fresh From the Field Wedding Flowers” I jumped on it! The book was co-authored with Lynn Byczynski a longtime flower farmer, and founding editor and publisher of Growing for Market.
This book is jammed packed with great information. The benefits of using local flowers, floral design basics, growing and handling advice for more than 100 plants, and so much more!! Not only is there lots of eye candy in this 112 page book but it also comes with a disc with four video tutorials totaling more than 75 minutes. I totally recommend this book to any flower lover. Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a hand tied bridal bouquet or boutonnieres? Or are you just curious about the local flower movement and learning to grow?
Well now is the chance to have your questions answered. All you have to do to WIN your FREE copy of “Fresh From the Field Wedding Flowers” is share something with me in the comments below.
 I would love to know why you would like this book (eg. you want to grow your own wedding flowers, or learn some basic floral design)
OR 
if you grow some flowers already please share with us one of the easiest flowers to grow (so that we can all try them too!) My recommendation is Zinnias!
I will announce the the winner on my Facebook page May 30th!!

12 Comments

  1. Ooooh Tara what a fantastic give away !!! I would LOVE to win a copy !!! As I am slowly getting into the local flower growing movement I know this book would be a huge help. One of my favourite / easy flowers to grow are dahlias.

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  2. I would love to win a copy 🙂 I agree with Zinnia’s !!

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  3. I would love to have this book to learn more about the basics of floral design! I really don’t know very much at all and it would be helpful in my line of work to have some knowledge of how to properly arrange flowers 🙂

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  4. I have tossed around the idea of creating my own wedding bouquets and boutonnières and didn’t know where to find that information so this book would really help me out with that! Plus, who doesn’t love looking at pictures of gorgeous flowers!?! I know I do!

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  5. I also think that peonies are pretty darn easy and one of my favourite flowers!

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  6. Oh I would LOVE to win this book!!! My favorite/easiest flower to grow is hydrangeas! Big white mophead hydrangeas!

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  7. Cosmos every time for easy growing and table centrepieces! Light and feathery with lovely pinks and magentas make it easy to arrange.

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  8. Sunflowers are another easy favourite for me.

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  9. For some of us flowers on the table are as important a component of a great dinner as the vegetables are. I have always loved having a pretty bouquet on the table at meal time. I have just found a way to appease this barnheart of mine and that is to grow flowers! Inspired by Erin’s blog, I am growing Zinnias, Dahia’s and Sunflowers on a small plot in Central Saanich. I have so much to learn in order to provide healthy, pretty and local flowers to folks in Victoria. I would love to win a copy of Erin’s book, she is so inspiring. I would love to try my hand at growing Anemones too!
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  10. For some of us, flowers on the table are as important of a component of a great dinner as the vegetables are. I have always love have a pretty bouquet of flowers on the table at meal time. I am trying to appease this barnheart of mine so I have just started growing flowers o the Saanich Peninsula. I am growing Sunflowers, Zinnias and Dahlias. I want to grow Anemones next year! I would love to win a copy of Erin’s book. I love her style of growing and her whole flower operation really speaks to me. I have so much to learn in order to grow healthy, pretty, local flowers for the folks in Victoria. I am happiest when my hand are in the dirt!

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