cloth, 284 p., $29.95
In this "primer," Suzanne McIntire makes it clear that her selection of flowers for cutting is based on what will grow in her suburban Virginia garden. The book details the planning and planting of a garden for one who regularly cuts and arranges flowers, whether for personal pleasure or for sale. It includes harvesting instructions and plans for a variety of layouts to meet particular needs. Besides information on more than 200 different flowers for sun and shade that bloom in different seasons, Ms. McIntire's book provides information on seed starting, plant sources and suggestions for further reading. Keep in mind that this information is for Virginia, not the Midwest!
— Joyce Weinberg, Master Gardener and Volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden