Happy Monday!  I am so excited about today.  It’s a special Monday Morning Blooms edition, with an amazing GIVE AWAY for four of our MMB readers.


In celebration of spring flowers, Victoria|Hoffman Media is collaborating with us to give away four copies of this glorious book to our lucky readers! {so that’s four chances to win this book through Monday Morning Blooms!}


The Art of Flowers


The art of Flowers


I took some shots in the garden this past weekend to show you some {just a tiny peek!} of the glorious pages.  Now that spring is here – at least for most of us! – it’s just the kind of inspirational book you will adore.


french garden


If it’s still snowing where you are, you are even MORE in need of a book like this. Trust me, it will do your soul good.


The Art of Flowers


From the book:

Long before the first blossoms come into view, a symphony of fragrances stirs the air in a redolent greeting. An arched trellis, scarcely visible beneath an outpouring of roses, opens to a path lined with lacy hydrangeas, cape jasmine, and sweet oleander.


The anticipation of what lies ahead is almost as heady as the aroma of the blooms themselves, and then the full garden emerges in a scene so magnificent it takes one’s breath away.


The Art of Flowers


Exquisitely photographed with page after page of floral pageantry. This is such a treat for all of us flower lovers!


It begins with a celebration of the romantic charms of beloved blossoms. Scattered among gorgeous images, there are helpful guidelines for growing and displaying such favorites as roses, tulips, and peonies.


The Art of Flowers


Some of you may recognize our blogging friend Canadian gardener Carolyn Aiken, whose gardens have inspired me from the very first time I read her blog, eons ago.



The Art of Flowers


You’ll also meet Erin Benzakein. She is the owner of Floret Flower Farm in Washington. Her family run flower farm and seed company specializes in unique, heirloom and uncommon flowers. {She’s recognized as the leading farmer-florist in the USA!}


The Art of Flowers


Naturally there is a section brimming with ideas for creating glorious arrangements.  Teresa H. Sabankaya, a pioneer of the slow flower movement, conveys the sweetest of sentiments through the language of floriography. {I linked to her Meaning of Flowers site HERE >}



Posies in antique blue opaline


blue hydrangeas


The floral arrangements in this part of the book? Astoundingly beautiful! We’ll all get inspiration to create our own versions of these beauties to adorn our own tables, bedrooms and entrances for years to come. So so beautiful!


The Art of Flowers


Victoria: The Art of Flowers, the latest hardcover book from the editors of Victoria magazine, invites readers to savor quiet moments amid nature’s most cherished gifts.


The Art of Flowers


The Art of Flowers


ENTER THE GIVE AWAY BELOW. Can’t wait to get your own copy? Order HERE >   Honestly, get a few of these, this is the perfect Mother’s Day Gift for your Mom, mother-in-love, sister, friend, daughters and fellow gardening lovers.


Victoria : The Art of Flowers Give Away


To enter the giveaway and for a chance to win a copy of The Art of Flowers:

1) Leave a comment telling me your favorite flower(s).

2) Follow Victoria Magazine on Instagram or Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.

3) Follow me on Instagram and let me know by comment.

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S.A through midnight April 26th.



*For more chances to win a copy of The Art of Flowers visit my flower friends below to enter:


PAM at Everyday Living

SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs

MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

The art of Flowers

and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse





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