Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Review: Martha's Flowers by: Martha Stewart

 Martha's Flowers: Growing and Arranging My Favorite Blooms
About the Book:
A rare glimpse into Martha Stewart's personal gardens, this book features her very favorite blooms and will include everything you need to know, from cultivation to display, with instructions for successfully growing flowers and arranging them, along with practical tips, foolproof techniques, and plenty of inspiration from Martha's own homes.

Gardening has long been a favorite pasttime of Martha Stewart. Having grown up working in the yard with her father, a master gardener, she relished the moment when she would be able to have her very own garden--and has since owned, loved, and developed six additional gardens, one of which is also a farm. In Martha's Flowers, she brings you into her personal gardens, walking you through rows and rows of tulips, daffodils, peonies, poppies, hydrangeas, dahlias, and more, while sharing stories of what these flowers mean to her. 

She also invites Kevin Sharkey, a longtime Martha Stewart Living editor and dear friend, to teach how to beautifully arrange these flowers yourself. In the back of the book, she includes a helpful, hardworking list of tools and vessels that are good to have, information on how to plan a cutting garden, and a tutorial on forcing branches. Martha's Flowers is one of Martha's most intimate books ever, and the authoritative advice included will make this a must-have for every gardener and flower enthusiast.

My Review:
 I absolutely love flowers. They are the best creation since sliced bread to me. I think they are beautiful and if they smell heavenly than that is just icing on the cake. I love having a bouquet of fresh cut flowers to look at, every day. They just make me smile.

 The beloved Martha Stewart has come to our homes for years and brought us numerous things in the way of decorating or providing food for our homes. She is the ultimate entertainer, so I knew that this book would be nothing short of fabulous.

 With fantastic full color pictures, she takes us on a very upscale vision of flowers and gardening. She tells us how to grow some of the most beautiful bouquets known to man. I loved the rich display and the tons of information she provides. This book is rather large so I will definitely use it as a coffee table book. It is perfection!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.