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Slow Flowers

February 27, 2013 6:30 pm
Friendship Auditorium: Los Angeles, CA
Author and garden expert Debra Prinzing has followed up her popular book The 50 Mile Bouquet with a sequel that plays on the revolutionary Slow Food movement. Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm continues to celebrate and champion locally grown, organic floral-design materials, though this time with a DIY approach. Debra’s challenge: to create 52 bouquets, one for each week of the year, strictly from local materials. And she succeeds beautifully, drawing on regional bounties of cut flowers, twigs, foliage, greenhouse plants, dried pods, and more. Hear about Debra’s personal yearlong floral journey, discover her tips and tricks for locating and utilizing the best, most intriguing local material, and watch her fashion gorgeous bouquets before your eyes.

 

The audience is invited to bring in a few samples from their own gardens for Debra to use in her designs or comment on. Let’s see what the early spring landscape of Southern California has to offer! Debra will also be signing copies of her books.

 

This event is presented by the Garden Conservancy and co-sponsored by the Southern California Horticultural Society and the California Cut Flower Commission.

 

Date and time

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

6:30 p.m. Check-in, registration, and book signing

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7 - 8:30 p.m. Lecture and floral design demonstrations

 

Location

Friendship Auditorium

3201 Riverside Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

For directions and other information about the Friendship Auditorium, click here.

 

Registration

$30 Members of the Garden Conservancy, Southern California Horticultural Society, and the California Cut Flower Commission

$35 General admission

 

Online registration has been turned off as of 8 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, February 26. You can register by telephone by calling the Garden Conservancy at 845.424.6500 (New York) before 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday, or at the door Wednesday evening.

 

Debra Prinzing is a Seattle- and Los Angeles-based outdoor living expert who writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in journalism, landscape design, horticulture, and textiles. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society, and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. Her six books include The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012), Garden Writers Association Gold Award-winning Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (Clarkson-Potter/Random House, 2008), and The Abundant Garden (Cool Springs Press, 2005). Her latest triumph is Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm. Debra contributes to numerous garden publications and currently serves as the president of the Garden Writers Association. Learn more about Debra at www.debraprinzing.com.

 

 

Co-sponsors

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Southern California

Horticultural Society

              
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Slow Flowers

 

February 27, 2013 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Friendship Auditorium, Los Angeles

 

Author and garden expert Debra Prinzing has followed up her popular book The 50 Mile Bouquet with a sequel that plays on the revolutionary Slow Food movement. Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm continues to celebrate and champion locally grown, organic floral-design materials, though this time with a DIY approach. Debra’s challenge: to create 52 bouquets, one for each week of the year, strictly from local materials. And she succeeds beautifully, drawing on regional bounties of cut flowers, twigs, foliage, greenhouse plants, dried pods, and more. Hear about Debra’s personal yearlong floral journey, discover her tips and tricks for locating and utilizing the best, most intriguing local material, and watch her fashion gorgeous bouquets before your eyes.

 

The audience is invited to bring in a few samples from their own gardens for Debra to use in her designs or comment on – let’s see what the early spring landscape of Southern California has to offer! Debra will also be signing copies of her books.

 

Co-sponsors

Southern California Horticultural Society

California Cut Flower Commission

 

Date and time

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

6:30 p.m. Check-in, registration, and book signing

7:30-8:30 p.m. Lecture and floral design demonstrations

 

Location

Friendship Auditorium

3201 Riverside Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Registration

$30 Members of the Garden Conservancy and Southern California Horticultural Society

$35 General admission

 

Register online or call the Garden Conservancy at 845-424-6500

 

Debra Prinzing is a Seattle- and Los Angeles-based outdoor living expert who writes and lectures on gardens and home design. She has a background in journalism, landscape design, horticulture, and textiles. A frequent speaker for botanical garden, horticultural society, and flower show audiences, Debra is also a regular radio and television guest. Her six books include The 50 Mile Bouquet:  Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers (St. Lynn’s Press, 2012), Garden Writers Association Gold Award-winning Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways (Clarkson-Potter/Random House, 2008), and The Abundant Garden (Cool Springs Press, 2005). Her latest triumph is Slow Flowers: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm. Debra contributes to numerous garden publications and currently serves as the president of the Garden Writers Association. Learn more about Debra at www.debraprinzing.com.

 

 

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