From Seed to Bloom : A Year of Growing and Designing With Seasonal Flowers By Milli Proust
Starting by tackling the principles of floristry from seed to bloom, Milli takes you through the seasons and explores the top plants to grow and how to style them. Each chapter spotlights the growing highlights of the season with top tips on how to sow, grow and harvest. Milli also shares her own stories from the field to help inspire and encourage you to grow your own, with advice on soil health, composting, sustainable growing and how to plan your planting. From Seed to Bloom includes beautiful lifestyle photography shot through the year from Milli's field, as well as step-by-step photography that celebrates the art of creating beautiful floral pieces, to gift and to keep. This is a book for those who seek an approachable and accessible insight into the wonderful world of flower growing and floral arranging. Learn to play with colour and texture both in your planting and styling with From Seed to Bloom, as you learn how to create designs with confidence and bring nature into your home.
Milli Proust is inspired by the way plants grow in the wild, and she loves working with what she grows, creating romantic and playful designs for weddings, events, brands and personal clients. All of her crops are all grown in rhythm with nature, and are completely chemical-free in a passionate effort to protect our surrounding wildlife. In January 2017, she made the move from London, where she was born and raised, to a deeply rural pocket of West Sussex. It may be only an hour back to the city by train, but it often feels so much further away than that. She fell in love with her pocket of countryside, deep in the woods, growing as much beauty as she could. In the few years of making this her home, she has learnt to see the seasons change, not just from winter to spring, from spring to summer, but from week to week, each and every day bringing new promise, change and subtle shift. When she is not tending to the crops or creating and installing floral work, she works as an actress for radio, stage, and television.