Why did I love this book?
Lisa Ziegler is a grower in Virginia who has branched out into all kinds of flower-related endeavors including online classes. This, Lisa’s first book, is a deep dive into one category of cut flowers: the hardy annuals. Planted in cool conditions (fall or late winter), this group of flowers is the first to bloom in spring. Think delphinium, larkspur, sweet William, bells of Ireland, snapdragons, sweet peas, and about two dozen others. Many growers are astounded to learn the simple techniques that bring the garden into bloom months earlier than usual. It’s all about timing, with a few other tricks, all explained clearly in Lisa’s friendly style.