Category: Gardening

Book Review: “The Flower Workshop” by Ariella Chezar

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The Flower Workshop is essentially a recipe book for flower arranging. It is filled with beautiful pictures of classy flower arrangements. The book has the arrangements divided into seasons and types of arrangements that covers a variety of sizes, shapes, and occasions where flowers would add the perfect touch. Each one gives step by step instructions that even beginners can follow, lists the type of vase needed and floral supplies that are necessary, and also includes alternate flowers that will also work well in the arrangement. I tend to struggle with floral arrangement and I am inspired to try many of the suggestions in this book. In fact, I can’t wait to try these ideas with the flower garden I have planned for the summer. I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves beautiful flowers and wants to be inspired to add them to their living spaces to bring them joy.

I received this book for free from BloggingforBooks.org’s Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review. 

Garden

Well, the garden is starting to yield. This is the first time that we have had the vegetable garden on our land. For the past few years, we have either used my grandfather’s land or my parent’s land. I have really enjoyed having it here so that I can tend it more easily. Unfortunately, the deer, rabbits, and insects must like it here too. I have put it on my list to learn more about organic farming this winter so I’ll be more prepared next year.

We have planted kale, arugula, cucumbers, squash, purple-hull peas, watermelons, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, bell pepper, sweet green peppers, jalapeño peppers, basil, rosemary, and okra. We had also planted peanuts (twice), but we were unable to get them to sprout. I like that the kids can see where our food supply comes from. Although I don’t think it’s cost effective, there is something satisfying about growing your own veggies. If you have any favorite recipes or storage ideas for these veggies, please feel free to share them.