Julia Atkinson-Dunn

Flowers for Friends


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Following on from the success of her first edition 'Flower power' we are proud to introduce the second book from renowned floral artist Julia Atkinson- Dunn.

This is a book about flower arranging from the
perspective of a gardener.

Harvesting from the garden means short, wonky
stems, bruised petals, insects crawling out of blooms
and the open invitation to claim a weed or vege as
vase fodder. Flowers for Friends is both a reflection,
and story of the seasons brought indoors by Julia
Atkinson-Dunn when harvesting from her garden
and foraging in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Written in her signature casual tone (as seen in her
first book Petal Power), Julia offers an accessible
guide to picking, conditioning and arranging home-
grown treasures, celebrating their quirks and
encouraging unexpected combinations. Seasonal
chapters profile arrangements she has made,
detailing plants in season and inviting readers to play
without the hunt for perfection, or restraint.