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The Super Bloom Handbook

Thames & Hudson

The Super Bloom Handbook


Everyone needs flowers in their life. This is an easy guide to growing your own.

Here are forty of the most beautiful and easiest flowers to grow for any space, for any budget, for tricky climates. From bearded irises and roses to pelargoniums and zinnias, there is a flower for every pot, planter box or garden. Learn how to care for your new flower friends with key information on growing flowers from seed, planting, pruning and flower care.

Start small, gain confidence and grow your way to a floral wonderland.

Jac Semmler is foremost a plant lover. Known for her big laugh, Jac tends to Super Bloom - a creative plant practice that brings dynamic living beauty and diversity to landscapes, places and creative projects, exploring gardening as an immersive art form. Her first book, Super Bloom: A Field Guide to Flowers for Every Gardener, was published in 2022.

About the author

Jac Semmler is a respected horticuluralist and recognised innovator in dynamic planting design. As a plant advocate, Jac shares garden dreams and schemes as a regular contributor, curator and 'gardener in residence' to institutions, festivals, radio, podcasts and publications, including Wonderground Press.

Jac's Heartland garden is tenderly shared with her partner, Matt, and dog, Melba, in south-eastern Australia. Jac ponders and cultivates big questions on the intersections of gardening, art and beauty, testing and contributing to the next generation of Australian gardens and gardening possibilities.

Jac Semmler
Published November 2023
160 pages
170mm x 210mm
ISBN 9781760762698

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