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Celebrate Spring with a Flower Book Giveaway

 

Daffodils and Forsythia and Crocuses, oh my!

Nothing says Spring more than a flower bravely trying to bloom in March.

We’ve waited patiently for the season to arrive and now that it’s here, all we want to do is craft florals! We were inspired by the gorgeous knitted blooms in Noni Flowers by Nora Bellows, as well as the ones that can be sewn in Diane Gilleland’s Kanzashi in Bloom.

We purchased all kinds of flowers at the local market to make arrangements like the ones in Flowers Chic and Cheap by Carlos Mota and we’ve even made some really cool terrariums like the ones in The New Terrarium by Tovah Martin and Kindra Clineff. Our sketchbooks are filled with flowers similar to the ones found in Wendy Hollender’s Botanical Drawings in Color.

But we couldn’t keep all of this inspiration to ourselves, so we rounded up our very favorite flowers books into a huge bouquet and one lucky duck will win them all.

Just leave us a comment with your favorite flower, and you’ll be entered to win!

 

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Jacqui Jeffries March 21st, 2013

My favourite flower is Gerbera – the brighter the colour the better.


Maria Ida Iglesias March 21st, 2013

I love all flowers, but I particularly like daisies.


Virginia March 21st, 2013

Blue Girl Roses!!!!!! They are becoming more and more rare here in Utah but they will always be my favorite!


Gina DelliGatti March 21st, 2013

My favorite are hydrangeas. They don’t smell much, but they are so pretty. I love them all. Can’t wait for the spring.


Ann D March 27th, 2013

Grape Hyacinths, which always put me in mind of my mother. Unfortunately, I don’t care all for her other favorite: tulips!


S.K. April 1st, 2013

Snapdragons.


Meredith Miller April 9th, 2013

Carnations.


Theresa April 9th, 2013

I love flowers!!! Esp when they brighten up the spring. I think my favorite is lilacs—such a
pretty fragrance–just wish the blooms lasted all
summer.


Cynthia April 9th, 2013

I love the “faces” on pansies – so they are my favorite!


Catherine Barnett April 9th, 2013

Too many to choose from! But for these purposes: zinnias. :)


Amy April 9th, 2013

My favorite flower is the gardenia. It has a beautiful smell.


K. Mookini April 9th, 2013

I love the bright colors of many flowers, and I particularly enjoy the many variations of California poppies and fuchsias.


Lynne S. April 9th, 2013

Sweetpeas!


Connie April 9th, 2013

I really like geraniums for their beautiful colours and versatility. plus they are quite forgiving, by which I mean easy to grow and care for.


Susan Stokes April 9th, 2013

Sunflowers ; )


Krista April 9th, 2013

My favorite flowers are wild sunflowers. They are so bright and cheerful, and also wild and uncontainable and strong.


Kathleen Kay Nishiyori April 9th, 2013

I live in an uninsulated old farmhouse my Grandfather built. Winters are hard, but I’m rewarded in summers with two of the most glorious-smelling roses (only two blooms per year!)on a spindly bush right behind the house. When I move, how do I take this plant with me?


Anna Mills April 9th, 2013

Peonies. It has to be peonies. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by all those scurrying ants on the buds.


Dorothy Habel April 10th, 2013

While I am fully enamored with all of the spring flowers. Gloriosa Lily captivated me the first time I saw it. I love it in a vase or an arrangement.


Esther Arlan April 10th, 2013

Daffodils because when I see their pretty yellow faces I know that Spring has arrived and only one snow storm to go.


DAWN April 10th, 2013

I love poppies for their vibrant red. I once saw a field of them in bloom… Beautiful.


Catherine Lindley April 10th, 2013

Yellow roses do it for me.


Marilyn April 10th, 2013

Lavender, hands down. Or maybe Peonies… No, I have to go with Lavender.


Deepa April 10th, 2013

Jasmine! I grew up in tropical India and that divine fragrance will always stay with me. Women make flower braids of jasmine and wear them in their hair for a truly “heady” bouquet.

Now that I live in Minnesota I love the great springtime show peonies provide, and they have a wonderful scent too- though subtler.


Rosie April 10th, 2013

Hydrangeas and Hyacinths are my all time favorites


Megan April 11th, 2013

Asclepias Tuberosa: this Milkweed plant is the only food consumed by the larva of the Monarch butterfly. Not only is the Monarch beautiful, but it’s also very long-lived for a butterfly (most live only a few days or at most a week or two). Monarchs migrate from the US to Mexico and farther south. The species is endangered. When the Milkweed seed pod dries and bursts open, each seed has small bunch of light & lofty fiber attached, so that the wind carries it away. These fibers were used to fill life-jackets for the sailors during the early 20th century.


Beth T. April 11th, 2013

Roses, because they remind me of my mother’s garden.


tricia April 12th, 2013

stargazer lilies are my favorite!


Elizabeth Brooks April 15th, 2013

I ADORE roses! If I’d had a daughter, I would have called her ‘Rosie’, but I am fortunate to have four boys!! However, I now have two little girls in my life, my grand daughters, who love flowers (and butterflies) as much as myself. I would love this book to make them some flowers. Thank you.


Christy Hawkes April 21st, 2013

I love carnations


Kristie D. April 29th, 2013

I love lilacs and pansies. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.


 








 


 
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