‘My heart lives in the garden. The practice of tending and cultivating a plant through a life cycle – seed to plant to flower – is so wondrous. And the beauty is infinite: the flowers, the foliage, the colours, form and texture. The art of gardening, at any scale, is both creative and intellectual and mindfully practical.’
A SUPER BLOOM is a natural phenomenon in which climate and conditions align to allow plants to flower in such abundance that they transform the landscape, bathing it in colour. When a super bloom arises, it is a miraculous sight. Plants respond to these conditions with a maximum abundance of flowers and colour.
Super Bloom is a love letter to flowers. It is a manifesto for maximum plants, maximum flowers, maximum beauty. It is perfect for the current time and trends. It also shows how to create your own super bloom.
Leading plant specialist Jac Semmler revives the appeal of treasured, old-world beautiful flowers for the modern garden. This is a comprehensive gardening how-to for beginners and experts alike, including:
-Care and growing notes, including notes on varieties
-Natural parameters (such as location, climate and aspect)
-Where to source your plants, with suppliers all over the world
-Plant biology (such as how root systems work and the importance of light, transpiration and photosynthesis)
-Soil ecology (with notes on the different types of soil, how you can test your own garden soil and how to improve various types for planting)
-Must-have and nice-to-have tools
-How to save your own seeds and organise your seed stash
-Tips on harvesting, conditioning and arranging cut flowers