Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers: Designing Gorgeous Arrangements for Every Season
Brimming with gorgeous photography and practical design techniques, this new book by beloved flower farmer and floral designer Erin Benzakein illustrates beautiful seasonal bouquets that anyone can make and everyone will enjoy.
Each seasonally-inspired chapter engages and encourages readers to observe the colors and textures of the natural world around them and incorporate locally-grown ingredients while creating centerpieces, posies, and other floral arrangements.
A Year in Flowers is now available from bookstores and online retailers.
Live a Flower-Filled Life
Celebrated flower farmer and floral designer Erin Benzakein presents all the secrets to designing garden-fresh bouquets. In these stunning pages, you’ll find everything you need to start making your own incredible arrangements, whether you’re harvesting flowers from the backyard or sourcing ingredients at the local market.
Discover easy-to-follow advice on flower care, material selection, and essential design techniques, along with how-tos for more than 25 seasonal arrangements—including magnificent centerpieces, giftable posies, festive wreaths, and breathtaking bridal bouquets. Plus, an A–Z ingredient guide provides photos and care tips for more than 200 bouquet-worthy plants, making it easy to identify and use a wide range of beautiful flowers, foliage, and more. Brimming with expert advice and hundreds of vibrant images, A Year in Flowers is the definitive guide to flower arranging and a welcoming invitation to surround yourself with natural beauty all year long.
Floret is such a magical and breathtaking place. Erin has an extraordinary gift of taking her creative vision and seeing it through from concept to completion in a way that is both tangible and beautiful. I’m truly inspired by her talent and creativity, and once you’ve unpacked the contents of these pages, I know you will be too.
FREE BONUS VIDEOS
Watch the pages of A Year in Flowers come to life as author Erin Benzakein takes you into the Floret fields and design studio to make a hand-tied bouquet using seasonal flowers.
In these video tutorials you’ll learn:
- How to harvest cut flower garden favorites including dahlias, zinnias, and yarrow
- Design techniques for creating a hand-tied gift bouquet
- How to wrap your gift bouquet to provide a pretty finishing touch
These free bonus videos are available exclusively with your purchase of A Year in Flowers. The bonus also includes a downloadable supply and ingredient list for creating your own hand-tied bouquets. Complete the form below to get your free gift!
HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS
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This book is so much more than A Year in Flowers. It is the work of a passionate team of articulate artists led by grower and visionary Erin Benzakein, who has been an important proponent of small farms with big ideas. Erin’s romantic ideas have been turned into a real flower and seed business, as well as a social media teaching phenomenon and a source of valuable content for the home gardener and flower lover.
PRAISE FOR A YEAR IN FLOWERS
Erin cultivates beauty in everything she creates. In her first book, Cut Flower Garden, she welcomed us to her fields to learn how to grow exquisite blooms. In A Year in Flowers, she provides gorgeous tutorials on how to make stunning bouquets and arrangements that will bring you joy everyday. Her tone is warm and encouraging graciously instilling confidence in us all to jump in and create.
Author of Seasonal Flower Arranging and The Flower Workshop
The magic of Floret arrangements is now demystified! Erin’s guide is inspired, encyclopedic and exceptionally gorgeous.
Author of On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist
As someone that highly regards the art and profession of floristry and the sanctity of every bloom, I must commend Erin on this incredible book. It will serve as an incredible resource and provide endless inspiration for those that hold flowers and the beauty they create dear to their heart.
Holly Heider Chapple Flowers
I haven’t seen another resource like this, and I am convinced there is something for everyone in every season within the pages of this book. The images will pull you in, and leave you with a longing to create… and the in-depth knowledge that is written within the pages will equip you with everything you need to design a wide variety of floral arrangements. I’m grateful for this tool book that will surely inspire and guide all of us in the floral industry and beyond.
Founder of Sinclair & Moore
Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers provides thoughtful and concise directions for both budding and experienced floral designers, all of whom will welcome this reference to their shelves. The organization into seasons, with styles described for each, lets growers and designers easily come back throughout the year for inspiration and instruction.
Executive Director of the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Inc.
Erin Benzakein is the founder of Floret, a flower farm and seed company located in Washington’s Skagit Valley. Considered to be one of the country’s most influential farmer-florists, Erin has shaped floral design trends, redefined small-scale farming, and inspired others to grow, buy, and share seasonal flowers.
Erin and her flower farm have amassed prestigious awards including the Martha Stewart American Made award for Floral and Event Design and a Better Homes & Gardens’ blogger award. Her best-selling book, Cut Flower Garden, won the American Horticultural Society’s 2018 Book Award, set sales records at Chronicle Books, and continues to inform, inspire, and delight flower lovers around the world.
As Floret’s Creative Director, Jill Jorgensen works side-by-side with Erin to create Floret’s award-winning publications, products, and educational resources. Jill has a background in writing, event planning, and floral design and was the first florist to buy blooms from Floret. She later joined the team and for the past 8 years has helped bring Floret’s ideas to life. Jill lives and gardens in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband and two children.
A self-taught photographer and videographer, Chris Benzakein’s images depicting Floret’s farm and flowers have graced the pages of major magazines and reached a global audience via Floret’s popular online shop and social media channels. Prior to working on the farm full time, Chris worked as a mechanic and helicopter pilot. He now manages Floret’s day-to-day farm and online shop operations alongside his wife, Erin.
A writer and editor of lifestyle content, Julie Chai is the editor of Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers. She was also the editor of Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, and her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, San Francisco Chronicle, Gardenista, HGTV, and Sunset Magazine where she was the senior garden editor. A fan of dahlias, salvias, and grasses, she lives and gardens with her husband and son in Los Altos, CA.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get copies of the book to sell in my shop?
If you are interested in stocking the book, please contact: [email protected]
- Is your book available internationally?
Signed copies of the book are available for via the Floret Shop and can be shipped internationally. The book is also available via several international booksellers. Please see the order section to view a list of online retailers.
- Is Erin available to do a book signing or speak to my garden club or group?
With a dahlia book in the works and a new farm property to tend, Erin’s public speaking availability is extremely limited and she is not booking any new events in 2020.
- I’d like to feature A Year in Flowers on my blog or website. How do I get permission to reprint photos from the book?
Please contact [email protected] for photos and additional information on featuring the book on your site.
- Is the bonus available for books purchased from any retailer, or do you have to buy it from the Floret Shop?
The bonus is available for any book purchase, no matter where you bought it. Please save your receipt or order number to access your free bonus gift. If you have any issues, please contact [email protected]