Cut flower classics such as peonies and dahlias rub shoulders with daisies, climbers, grasses and fruit blossom. Rachel’s exquisite arrangements capture the essence of each plant, making the most of characterful stem twists and branching tendrils – testament to her years of expert botanical observation and hands in the soil.
“My aim was to grow everything I needed to create border-to-vase arrangements guided by the seasons and the growth habit of the plants. I wanted to grow a palette of plants with intoxicating scent that would make grown women weep and leave an indelible memory of their fleeting beauty.”
Beautiful photographs by Éva Németh capture the seasonal diversity and natural ease that are the hallmark of this thoroughly contemporary approach to cut flowers. Whether your goal is to have something to pick from your garden each week of the year or start a cut flower business, The Cut Flower Sourcebook gives you access to Siegfried’s extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience. The inspiration to get started and all the expert advice you need is here.
* Unique garden-led philosophy by expert flower farmer.
* Directory of 128 tried and tested perennials and woody plants selected, based on years of experience, for their reliability and natural style.
* One-stop shop for inspiration, growing advice and plant recommendations.
* Tips on how to extend and bridge the seasons.
* Plants that can play more than one design role through the seasons.
* Step by step guide to making floral arrangements, with all aspects of the composition discussed and illustrated.
* and much more!
” Timely and invaluable”
Rachel de Thame in the Sunday Times
“When I found out that Rachel was writing a book all about this essential group of plants I was over the moon because there are few books on this subject. This fabulous book is a must-have for anyone interested in adding perennials and shrubs to their garden and is bound to be a valuable resource for farmers and gardeners all over the world.”
Erin Benzakein from Floret Flowers
“Every now and then, a book is published that changes the way we grow. Rachel Siegfried’s The Cut Flower Sourcebook is one such title, putting perennials and woody plants at the top of the cutting table.”
Helen Griffiths for the The top 10 gardening books of 2023 to gift this Christmas by the RHS