The Fragrant Flower Garden: Growing, Arranging & Preserving Natural Scents (Paperback)

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Make your garden and home look and smell heavenly with this accessible gardening guide that explains how to grow fragrant flowers outdoors and bring natural scents indoors by creating floral arrangements, scented beauty products, and more.

There is nothing like the beauty and scent of a flower-filled garden and home. The Fragrant Flower Garden shows you how to grow flowers that are a feast for the nose as well as the eyes, from a naturally perfumed carpet of sweet alyssum and the warm, spicy scent of gardenia to the heavenly aroma of lilacs. 

A beautiful garden is one where you can find joy in every sense--literally. The Fragrant Flower Garden makes this dream a reality with garden design guidance for a year’s worth of flowers, foliage, and fragrance. Then, reap the wellness benefits of your fragrant flowers through DIY projects such as making floral arrangements, perfumes, tub soaks, and tinctures.

Whether you prefer the smell of classic lavender or something more adventurous like chocolate cosmos, The Fragrant Flower Garden opens the door to creating a scented flower garden that is a delight for all.

About the Author

Stefani Bittner is the owner of Homestead Design Collective, a San Francisco Bay Area landscape design firm, and co-author of The Beautiful Edible Garden and Harvest. She has been featured in Sunset, the Los Angeles Times, Gardenista, C Magazine, and on HGTV online.

Alethea Harampolis is co-author of the bestselling The Flower Recipe Book and The Wreath Recipe Book, and a co-founder/owner of the floral design company Studio Choo. Together, Bittner and Harampolis authored Harvest.

Praise For…

“I’ve got one word for this book: luscious. While reading it, I longed to smell the blossoms on the pages and run my hands through lilacs and lavender.”—Mary Ann Newcomer, Gardens of the Wild Wild West website

“With an abundance of recommendations for fragrant plants, inspiration and expert tips for floral arrangements, and instructions for simple scented recipes, this book is a practical guide to a life infused with the scent of flowers. The alluring photos capture an emotional quality that, in the absence of scent on the page, evokes a similar sensory experience.”—Kelly Smith Trimble, senior editorial director for HGTV and author of Vegetable Gardening Wisdom and The Creative Vegetable Gardener

“The Fragrant Flower Garden disproves the old adage ‘you can't judge a book by its cover.’ In this case, you actually can. But the latest title by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis is so much more than just a pretty cover. With gorgeous full-color photos throughout and detailed information on uses for dozens and dozens of different aromatic plants, The Fragrant Flower Garden is an informative, well-laid out primer on creating gardens that are not only appealing to the eye but to the nose as well.”—Lisa Steele, Fresh Eggs Daily

Product Details
ISBN: 9781984860101
ISBN-10: 1984860100
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English