Flower Confidential

Author: Amy Stewart
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781565126459
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Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought—for better or worse—to achieve perfection.


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It's remarkable that this may be the very first book about how flowers are bred,
grown, and sold that's aimed at a general audience. And maybe that says
something about where we are in the flower business. Flowers today are more
visible and available than ever. Yet, with awareness comes controversy. Stewart
pulls no punches in reporting on the issues, especially the use of pesticides. On
the whole, however, Flower Confidential is a sympathetic report, fair-minded and
thoroughly ...

Canadian Florist

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BUSINESS BITS Flower Confidential on CBC's The Current FLOWER
CONFIDENTIAL AMY STEWAF Amy Stewart's book Flower Confidential: The
Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers, is raising consumer
awareness about how flowers are produced. The New York Times best seller
guides purchasers towards the freshest, hippest. most beautiful and lasting cut
flowers that also may happen to have been ecologically raised. CBC's Elizabeth
Gray interviewed the ...

Journal Of The Botanical Research Institute Of Texas

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2007. Flower Confidential: the Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business
of Flowers. (ISBN 13: 978-1-56512-438-7; ISBN 10: 1-56512-438-3, hbk.)-
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, RO. Box 2225, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
27515-2225, U.S.A. (Orders: www.indiebound.org, www.powells.com, www.
amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com). $13.95, 306 pp., black/white
photographs and illustrations, 8" x 5 1/2", Flower Confidential is an un-jaundiccd
reportage of the floriculture ...

Acres U S A

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BOOKS & INFORMATION Resources for Bookworms & Webworms Flower
Confidential by Amy Stewart Flowers are ephemeral, which is part of their beauty.
Like meat and produce, once they are separated from their natural context, they
start going downhill rapidly, and cold storage only arrests the decline for a little
while. While they are not essential to our physical survival, they are nevertheless
indispensable. Among many surprising facts Amy Stewart unearths is this one:
every year ...

The 50 Mile Bouquet

Author: Debra Prinzing
Publisher: St Lynns Press
ISBN: 9780983272649
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With in-depth reporting and breathtaking color photography, this visually elegant book is a feast for the senses. "The stories and images in this book lead us forward, to a new way of enjoying unfussy, chemical-free, natural flowers.


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BOOKSHELF FLOWER CONFIDENTIAL The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in
the Business of Flowers BY AMY STEWART Algonquin, 320 pp., $23.95 In the
1950s, my father was a test pilot. When I was 2 and he was 33, he set a speed
record, fell from the sky, and died. For 30 years, spring and summer, my
grandmother put flowers on her youngest son's grave, great glowing yellow
marigolds and stately white chrysanthemums that she DRAINED LAKE, HERON
IN MUD When 1 ...

Publishers Weekly

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This Is Not the Life I Ordered and Flower Confidential hit regional and/or
extended national bestsellers lists. The Little Girl and the Cigarette developed a
cult following at indie stores despite almost no reviews, a phenomenon noted by
Chicago's Time Out. Love in Black and White: A Memoir of Race, Religion, and
Romance by William S. Cohen with Janet Langhart Cohen (Rowman & Littlefield,
Feb.) • 2 printings; announced 50,000 first printing • Bill Clinton hosted the book
launch; ...

Public Library Core Collection

Author: John Greenfieldt
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 9780824210946
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Csikszentmihalyi, M. 155.2 Flower arrangement Heffernan, C. Flowers A to Z
635.9 Hillier, M. Flowers 745.92 Pryke, P. Flowers, flowers! 745.92 Flower
confidential. Stewart, A. 338.1 Flower gardening Ellis, B. W. Taylor's guide to
annuals 635.9 Ellis, B. W. Taylor's guide to perennials 635.9 Heffernan, C.
Flowers A to Z 635.9 Flower industry See Cut flower industry Flower shows Scott,
A. C. Otherwise normal people 635.9 Flowering plant families of the world 582.13
Flowering plants of ...