POP – Purchase Orders Placed – Skagit Flowers

March 20, 2017

Besides unsurprising injections of new copies for Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology and George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo, a somewhat unexpected rush on a flower gardening book appears in the Purchase Orders Placed Report this week. Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden (Hachette, published March 7) by Erin Benzakein (et al.) features a how-to on growing flowers from Skagit Valley’s own farm-to-centerpiece operation Floret Flowers.  Becky ordered this back in November and now it’s running 61 holds and rising.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower GardenPublisher Summary: From Erin Benzakein, a leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm, Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round gives readers vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms to create showstopping arrangements. With irresistible photos of Erin’s flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms, tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates as well as step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic floral décor for every season, Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden informs and entices gardeners of all skill levels.


4 Responses to “POP – Purchase Orders Placed – Skagit Flowers”

  1. David Says:

    I’m sorry to admit that I’ve never heard of Floret Farm, and I live in Skagit Valley! Time to get educated.

  2. Darren Says:

    You and me both but what a delightful discovery

  3. Stacey McKinley Says:

    In my first years at Stanwood, Erin Benzakein was a young pregnant mom researching flower growing. I was somewhat downcast when she announced she had bought property in Skagit County and was moving.
    I like to think she got her start here at Stanwood.

  4. Darren Says:

    Wow that’s a personal connection – and a story! Thanks!

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