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Book Friday: Bringing Nature Home

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The cover of Bringing Nature Home.  The colors are so muted and beautiful.

1 The cover of Bringing Nature Home. The colors are so muted and beautiful.

Martha taught me this trick of doing multiple arrangements in small vessels down a table.  You can use anything you have, cups, bottles, jars. Anything works.

2 Martha taught me this trick of doing multiple arrangements in small vessels down a table. You can use anything you have, cups, bottles, jars. Anything works.

This bouquet displays the best of spring's blooms.

3 This bouquet displays the best of spring's blooms.

The white background highlights the beautifully shaped leaves of bleeding heart.

4 The white background highlights the beautifully shaped leaves of bleeding heart.

Cut branches make beautiful, easy arrangements any time of year.

5 Cut branches make beautiful, easy arrangements any time of year.

Dogwood branches celebrate the splendor of spring in bloom.

6 Dogwood branches celebrate the splendor of spring in bloom.

The pastels in this arrangement look great in against the dark blue wall.

7 The pastels in this arrangement look great in against the dark blue wall.

I love the just picked look of this small arrangement.

8 I love the just picked look of this small arrangement.

Look how beautifully these trailing honeysuckle vines spill out of the arrangement on to the table.

9 Look how beautifully these trailing honeysuckle vines spill out of the arrangement on to the table.

The large scale of these smoke bush branches makes a dramatic arrangement indoors.

10 The large scale of these smoke bush branches makes a dramatic arrangement indoors.

Dahlias are the stars of this gorgeous bouquet.

11 Dahlias are the stars of this gorgeous bouquet.

I want share with you a beautiful new book by New York-based photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo. Bringing Nature Home by Rizzoli is a collaboration between Ngo and floral designer, Nicolette Owen, and prop stylist, Amy Wilson. The book is full of gorgeous images of flower arrangements shot in distinctive settings. The arrangements were created with only flowers that were in season at the time. The result is truly nature at it's best.

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Comments (4)

  • Happy Friday! Another beautiful book, love the images, Gorgeous spring flowers and bouquets, very inspiring! Going shopping to Dean & Deluca today, will check the flowers :) Wish you a wonderful weekend.

  • Very nice Kevin - I really like picture #3 as well as the gorgeous cover.

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You have put together an inspiring book of beauty...

  • Dear Kevin,

    Do you know where one can find the wallpaper on the beautiful front cover of "Bringing Nature Home" or who it is by?

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