Growing flowers from seed is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to supplement your borders, bringing instant colour to tired gardens. Many of these flowers are also ideal for cutting, so within a single growing season you can produce armfuls of beautiful blooms to cut and bring inside the house.
Author Clare Foster and photographer Sabina Rüber have been experimenting with growing flowers from seed for several years. In this book they pass on that invaluable experience, explaining how and when to sow and grow a huge range of flowers from Aquilegia to Zinnia.
"Ruber's inspiring and ethereal closeups of some of our best-loved flowers will doubtless provide the motivation to sprinkle some flower seed this spring, while Foster's clear, intelligent writing is sufficiently robust to welcome novice gardeners into the fold and provide experienced flower growers with something new to try." -- English Garden
About the Author
Clare Foster is Garden Editor at House & Garden magazine. She has contributed to numerous newspapers and is the author of Compost (2005), Your Allotment (2007) and, with Sabina Ruber, Painterly Plants (2012). Sabina Ruber is an acclaimed flower and garden photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including House & Garden, Gardens Illustrated and The Telegraph. Her other books include (with Clare Foster) Painterly Plants (2012).