Contending that there is more to a bouquet of cut flowers than its ability to beautify a room, author Amy Stewart has investigated the ins and outs of the extraordinary business of flowers. She is expected to "tell all" at Descanso Gardens from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 8.
In her new book, Flower Confidential—The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers, Stewart focuses on what has been gained and lost in the quest for the perfect flower. In her slide-illustrated program at Descanso she will explain how to make cut flowers last longer, how to grow them organically and how to plant crops to bloom near a certain time. A wine-and-cheese reception at 7 p.m. will precede the lecture.
Stewart writes for many publications including the North Coast Journal, Organic Gardening, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Diego Union-Tribune. She is the author of books, From the Ground Up:The Story of a First Garden and The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms. She is an entertaining lecturer and returns to Descanso Gardens by popular demand.