Recently, the Swiss publishing house Haupt Verlag published a gardening book by Chantal Remmert on the “Slowflowers” principle. It serves as a “Do-It-Yourself” inspiration for all those who like to create their own beds and grow flowers sustainably. The book is dominated by large-format pictures of flowers and flower arrangements. But first it gets off to an informative start with all sorts of basics and tips; botanical terms and things worth knowing about climate, soil preparation and garden management are explained. The introductory photos of the stem tools, hand tools and Chantal’s favorite vases are particularly pleasing and make you want to look for them at the next flea market visit.
It is also pleasing that the sustainability claim of the Slowflowers initiative is also reflected in the book project. For example, there is no plastic outer packaging and the printing is done in Germany with vegan, petroleum-free inks on 100 percent recycled paper.
Chantal Remmert/Grit Hartung (Pictures)
Slowflowers – Wide Gärten & ungezähmte Bouquets; 234 pages, 200 color photos, 34 euros
ISBN 978-3-258-08293-6 Haupt-Verlag
Pictures: fotostoff, Grit Hartung