The Art of Flowers + Giveaway

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Happy Monday!  Welcome to a special edition of Monday Morning Blooms!

Lidy, Pam, Shirley and I are excited to share some flower therapy today in the form of a beautiful new book from the editors of Victoria Magazine:

*The Art of Flowers

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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: flowers.

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Divided into three enticing sections, this exquisitely photographed volume offers page after page of floral pageantry. Beginning with “Scents and Sensibility,” we celebrate the romantic charms of beloved blossoms. Scattered among gorgeous images, find helpful guidelines for growing and displaying such favorites as roses, tulips, and peonies. “A Gardener’s Palette” provides inspiration for developing a signature scheme, whether highlighting a single hue or showcasing a vibrant array of colors.

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Discover a treasure trove in “Bountiful Bouquets,” a section brimming with ideas for creating glorious arrangements. Along with a medley of the California floral designer’s prettiest posies, find a variety of other stylists’ expressions in centerpieces ideal for gracing the table, adorning a guest room, or adding interest to the veranda. Wherever they are placed, these fresh and lovely accents lend a breath of life to their surroundings.

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I preordered this book back in February and was eagerly anticipating its release! It did not disappoint and I was thrilled to learn we had the opportunity to share it with you for a giveaway, thank you Lidy. :) It would make a beautiful addition to your library or gift for a fellow flower enthusiast, gardener or ‘Mom’ for Mother’s Day! I chose a few favorite pages from the book to share.

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In “Gleanings from the Garden”, you’ll meet Erin Benzakein, leading farmer florist in the United States and owner of Floret Flower Farm in Washington’s Skagit Valley.

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 Feast your eyes on the beauty and ‘Bountiful Bouquets’. . .one featuring tulips. . .

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Ranunculus and hydrangea. . .

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And wisteria.

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I love this hanging wreath incorporating cabbage tulips, bridal wreath spirea and stock . . .

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As well as this pretty-in-pink spring wreath with sweet bird’s nest.

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And I was smitten with these posy arrangements with tags expressing the significance of each floral ingredient in the language of flowers.

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As well as the chapter on “Creative Containers”. . .

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In celebration of spring flowers, Victoria / Hoffman Media has provided each of us with a book to give away to one reader!

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To enter the giveaway 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 Home is Where the Boat Is on Pinterest and let me know by comment.

This giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. 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

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

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Beautifully bound and pure bliss to peruse, The Art of Flowers is certain to delight anyone captivated by botanical splendor.

“Flowers rewrite soil, water, and sunshine into petal'd poetry.”  -Terri Guillemets from The Art of Flowers book from the editors of Victoria Magazine + Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #flowers #book #giveaway

“Flowers rewrite soil, water, and sunshine into petal’d poetry.”  -Terri Guillemets

*Thank you to Hoffman Media for providing a copy of The Art of Flowers and for this giveaway.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

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  114 comments for “The Art of Flowers + Giveaway

  1. April 12, 2021 at 6:08 am

    Mary, you and I can honestly say how fabulous this book is. Yes, I was also smitten by the posey arrangements with the sweet tags. Definitely something I want to do. As you well know, this book is truly amazing and such a most wonderful giveaway opportunity!
    Gorgeous photo styling Mary as always! Have a most beautiful day Mary…I am sure you are enjoying the book as much as I am!

  2. April 12, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Mary, your styling is always fabulous! I am enjoying every page of the book. I noticed you and I chose some of the same pages to highlight. Have a lovely Monday!

    • Lynne
      April 12, 2021 at 6:49 am

      So hard to choose a favorite flower! Peonies are amazing and I’m a huge fan of hydrangeas.
      The pictures from this book are so forged!!!!!

    • Pat
      April 12, 2021 at 7:10 am

      Mary, thank you for this beautiful giveaway. I have subscribed to Victoria magazine in the past and have some of their book offerings. I totally understand your selections but I’m sure it was hard to choose just a few! You always showcase everything with such perfection. I couldn’t wait for today to see what the giveaway would be. Thanks again!

  3. Susie B
    April 12, 2021 at 6:57 am

    Simply beautiful…the book looks amazing. Hard to choose just one flower but I love hydrangeas. These beauties give so much please while blooming and then after they fade and dry they remind us their beauty might have faded but they can be used again!

  4. Vicky
    April 12, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Mary, the book looks fabulous. I’d love to get my hands on a copy and sit down with it (and a glass of wine) and just drool over the pictures!
    There are many flowers I love, depending on the season, but gardenias have to take first place.

  5. Donna
    April 12, 2021 at 6:58 am

    This looks like a great book. Love hydrangeas

  6. Ruthie Miller
    April 12, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Thank you for the offer. I work with flowers at our church and lately have been “knee deep” in them from Easter and then two weddings.I couldn’t possibly pick one favorite. I love almost all flowers but favorites are roses, freesia (what a scent!), hydrangea and peonies. I follow Pam on Pinterest and I am not sure if I follow you but I will now go and do so. I often pin your photos from the email I receive. Thank you again!

  7. Ruthie Miller
    April 12, 2021 at 7:03 am

    I will, if I don’t already, follow Victoria magazine on Instagram and Facebook. I am sure I already do on instagram because I see lovely pictures there every day. They put together beautiful books too. All of you girls could be photographers for them.

  8. Teresa Cline
    April 12, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Mary, Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful book, I would love to win a copy. I’m big fan of hydrangeas of all kinds…French, Oakleaf, Limelight, Lacecap and Endless Summer. I’m following Victoria Magazine on IG and am a long time follower of you on Pinterest. Thanks for the opportunity. Teresa

  9. KathyP
    April 12, 2021 at 7:08 am

    What a beautiful book you girls are sharing this morning! I’m in love with that hanging wreath too! I’m a equal opportunity flower lover including hydrangeas, peonies, roses and spring blooming daffodils. Thank you for the chance to win. I’m a long time follower and am not following Victoria Magazine on FB. 🌸🌷💐🌼🌻

  10. Pat
    April 12, 2021 at 7:12 am

    I forgot to mention my favorite flower- pansy for spring!

  11. Jerrie Stanton
    April 12, 2021 at 7:13 am

    Oh my goodness, what a beautiful book! The pages you shared are so gorgeous!! I would love to win a copy for myself and this book is the perfect gift for my sister who is a gardener and creates the most gorgeous bouquets from your garden. Following Victoria Magazine on FB. My favorite flowers are gardenias as I love their fragrance and they remind me of my childhood summers when we would visit my grandmother. Thank for the chance to win Mary!

  12. Kathy Fleming
    April 12, 2021 at 7:15 am

    Good Morning, Mary! I am a new fan! We have many things in common starting with the retail experience! I do love the Lily of the Valley because it reminds me of my family home where I live with my husband. They continue to appear each May year after year near my garden shed and kitchen garden. These delicate beauties are reminiscent of days gone by. My parents picking them and placing them in the same crystal vase and then putting them on the kitchen windowsill is forever etched in my memory. Their beauty and delicate fragrance brings renewal and peace to my heart and mind.

  13. Paige S
    April 12, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I’m bowled over by the beauty in this book! Your photo framing the cover with flowers is a stunner! If I had to pick one flower I would say it was sunflowers! Following on FB and you on Pinterest.

  14. Kelly
    April 12, 2021 at 7:22 am

    I love Roses, I follow you on Pinterest and Victoria on Instagram. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • franki Parde
      April 12, 2021 at 7:38 am

      Honestly, your arrangements rival any I’ve seen…and, I’ve seen many. Starting w/my grandmother, mother, aunt and now my daughter.Some of my peonies are over a century in age…flowers are timeless. Thank you for sharing the beauty. franki

  15. Cindi
    April 12, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Oh my goodness, how can I pick one flower…daisies, sunflowers, roses, cock’s comb,gardenias, the list goes on and on but if I must – a simple white daisy always makes me smile. I love the pictures you shared and would love to browse this book. Happy day to all.

  16. Barbara Zuleski
    April 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

    The arrangements and styling creat art in the new Victoria Book. Thank you for sharing. Simply inspirational. Blue hydrangeas, Lupine, larkspur, cosmos, and big double David Austin Roses are just a few of my favorite flowers

  17. Teresa
    April 12, 2021 at 8:08 am

    My goodness these are beautiful, but without a doubt tulips are my favorite!

  18. Charlene
    April 12, 2021 at 8:14 am

    Roses for the elegance and Jonny Jump-ups for the smiles. I have to tell you how much I love reading your blog and seeing the puppies and your table settings…. Wonderful!

  19. April 12, 2021 at 8:14 am

    What a beautiful looking book, I missed this one, off to purchase instantly! My garden is on the precipice of exploding color, always fun to admire others inspirations!

  20. Sandra Brown
    April 12, 2021 at 8:18 am

    Love waking up to Monday Morning Blooms! I’m like everyone else—how to pick a fav!? I’m a southern girl so I love the traditional southern standards but I just planted my first ranunculus so I’m cheering for them & naming them as today’s favorite! I’m a Victoria magazine subscriber And follower and would follow HIWTBI anywhere! Love your posts! I NEED this beautiful flower book for my “library.”

  21. Ann Woleben
    April 12, 2021 at 8:21 am

    My favorite flowers are hydrangeas. They bring beauty whether fresh or dried. I follow you on Pinterest and I am now following Victoria on Facebook. What a lovely book!

  22. Judy
    April 12, 2021 at 8:24 am

    I would love to have this book. My favorite flowers are Hydrageas. I already follow you on instagram and I have just followed Victoria magazine

  23. Diane
    April 12, 2021 at 8:28 am

    What a beautiful book. My favorite flowers are the tree peony and peonys, is that counted as one. Dahlias are a new love. How to pick my favorite, how about flowers are my favorite??? Thank you for the chance of a giveaway.

  24. April 12, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Oh Mary, be still my flower loving heart! What a gorgeous book, the cover took my breath away! I have been pouring over your beautiful photos and can see the joy you had styling your photographs with all the fabulous real blooms…so much painting inspiration! I am fickle in my flower loving, in the spring my favorite is tulips, in the summer, hydrangeas and hibiscus, in the fall, sunflowers and in the winter amaryllis, and all year long it’s roses…but I love them all! Thank you for the incredible eye candy and inspirations, I will be dreaming of flowers all day!
    Jenna

  25. Dorinda Selke
    April 12, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Hi Mary ~ wow it’s so hard to pick a few flower favorites! I really love nearly all flowers. Since my sweet Grandmother is the one who inspired me to plant flowers I will choose a few that make me think of her, Peony, Wisteria, Snapdragons, Zinnias and Dahlias. Thank you for offering such a lovely giveaway ! Hugs, Dorinda

    • Cyndi Raines
      April 12, 2021 at 11:11 am

      What an awesome book, the pages you have highlighted look lovely! I know you are totally enjoying each and every page so I will continue to glean my floral inspiration from you Mary, as you always have awesome arrangements with all of your floral presentations. I will pass on this giveaway as I am still enjoying my lovely St. Patrick’s table runner. I have decided to keep it out in celebration of spring with it’s beautiful stiching of shamrocks and the delicate cut-outs. Again, thank you Mary, I love it and am so proud to display my lovely gift from you! ♥️☘🌾🌸 Good luck to all those who enter.

  26. Dorinda Selke
    April 12, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Hi Mary ~ I follow Victoria magazine on Instagram

  27. katy
    April 12, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Oooooh…I love the Victoria Magazine…I discovered it in my Early 20s (almost 30 years later from then) and still have some of the issues from back then. My fave flowers are Sunflowers and hydrangeas (even though I still haven’t figured out a way to keep them alive yet)

  28. Dorinda Selke
    April 12, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Hi Mary ~ I have followed you on Pinterest for a long time and love it !

  29. April 12, 2021 at 8:57 am

    The pictures that you shared from the book look like you made the arrangements and designed the settings, Mary! These days, I’m really loving carnations for their longevity in keeping me happy. I do love the beauty of hydrangeas and roses, though. Every flower is an amazing creation of God!

  30. April 12, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Mary, thank you for another lovely giveaway…but I won’t enter this one…I have sooo many floral books…therefore, I’ll leave this for someone else…but the pictures you show are gorgeous! All of your arrangements are beautiful!!! But I will tell you my favorite flowers are Zinnias, Hydrangeas, Lavendar and sooo many more!! Again, thank you and GOOD LUCK to everyone!! 🌷🌺🌼🌸🌹🌻

  31. April 12, 2021 at 9:00 am

    So beautiful! My favorite flower is the hydrangea. I’m in NC also and have started them in my semi shade garden by my she shed.

  32. Bonnie Morgan
    April 12, 2021 at 9:01 am

    Swoon Mary! How delightful your artful presentation of The Art of Flowers by Victoria Magazine is! I love each illustration and how you framed them with flowers and greenery.
    So beautiful!

  33. Doris
    April 12, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Where to start? Peonies, tulips in pastels, ranunculas, alstromeria, carns, mini carns, roses, lilacs and everything in between! I love all flowers.

  34. Lou Ann
    April 12, 2021 at 9:04 am

    This book is BREATHTAKING! It just suits my love for flowers ! Daffodils are my favorite, I have managed to get over 250 different plants in the ground over the weekend! My biggest undertaking so far. We just added a new SHE SHED for my craft workshop…..so, lots of planting going on here! And boy, my hands are suffering today for sure! Thank as always for your delightful inspiration !

  35. April 12, 2021 at 10:07 am

    This book is stunning! What a gift (To win or to purchase!) I am downsizing from my mother’s home which I purchased after her death) and multiple gardens to a senior home with dear little rooms and amenities, but no gardens. My garden books will be my “gardens.” Thank you for all of your beautiful posts.

  36. Kate Hoffman
    April 12, 2021 at 10:19 am

    In my younger days I absolutely despised hydrangeas. A neighbor gave me a bush one day and I HAD to plant it. I kept hoping it would die but it was happy and thrived. Now it is my favorite flower and I have them planted everywhere. Funny how one’s floral taste can change over the years.

  37. Karen
    April 12, 2021 at 10:21 am

    What a wonderful way to start a Monday! Just fills the soul! Dad used to grow ranunculus and each year, when they were at their peak, Dad would cut these and put a vase of these beauties in my bedroom and a vase on the dining room table for Mom. So when I see ranunculus, they always remind me of his gentle, kind spirit. Yes, ranunculus are my favorite flowers.

  38. Mary Soles
    April 12, 2021 at 10:39 am

    Thank you for the chance to win this gorgeous book. Because my home town (Gloucester, VA) is considered the daffodil capital, I’d have to choose daffodils as my favorite flower. We have a daffodil festival every spring and acres and acres of daffodils that create a vision of golden loveliness. A close second would be peonies. Thanks again!

  39. Mildred
    April 12, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Hydrangeas and Peonies…and then whatever is in bloom. I’m following Victoria on Instagram and you on Pinterest.
    Thought the comment above very interesting that pictures are forged in the book.

  40. Carole Klopschinsli
    April 12, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Mary, another wonderful post and give way. I would love to win this book. I follow you and Victoria on all the sites mentioned. My favorite flower is the Rose….although I have never met a flower I didn’t love…Protea is another favorite….Have a wonderful day and keep up the amazing post that you always do.

  41. April 12, 2021 at 11:04 am

    Mary, Happiest Monday to you! Your styling of the book is sublime. What a treat it is to join you and our other special Monday Morning Blooms friends today with Hoffman Media to highlight is book. It is truly one of the most gorgeous books I’ve ever seen about flowers. So excited for our 4 winners! xo Lidy

  42. mimi taylor
    April 12, 2021 at 11:06 am

    My top favorites are Peonies and Mimosas But difficult to find where I live but i enjoy lilacs and sunflowers. I subscribe to Victoria and would enjoy that book

  43. Rosalie
    April 12, 2021 at 11:06 am

    What a lovely prize to win. All of Victoria’s books are so well done. The Art of Flowers may be it’s most glorious publication thus far, and one I would definitely like to have sit on my coffee table.. I love all varieties of flowers, though perhaps roses and lavender are my favorites as I have many of both growing in abundance in my garden. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win a copy of this lovely book.

  44. April 12, 2021 at 11:15 am

    Mary, I have many of the Victoria publications, so I will most certainly want to add this one. I equate your blog posts to the pages of a fine published book such as Victoria publications. Your styling here is impeccable every time. Wonderful giveaway! Thank you!

  45. Cyndi Raines
    April 12, 2021 at 11:29 am

    What a beautiful book and I am sure you are enjoying each and every page! The pictures that you have highlighted are breathtaking. I will pass on this giveaway as I am still enjoying my St. Patrick’s runner with the lovely shamrock stitching and the delicate cutouts. I am keeping it out in honor of spring and am proud to display this gift from you Mary. I will continue to glean my floral inspirations from you, as every one that you present is stellar and always a joy to view, you could create your own book. 😉
    Thanks again Mary, and good luck to all who enter. ♥️☘🌼🌾🌸

  46. Chloe
    April 12, 2021 at 11:30 am

    I followed you on Instagram to enter the giveaway because I would love to give the book to my mother for Mother’s Day.

  47. Donna
    April 12, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Love every picture. . . .roses are my favorite & peonies a close second. Looks like I could spend a day just looking at the photos. Your cut flowers just framed these photos. I will follow the Victoria Mag Instagram & I think but will doublecheck I follow you Mary on Pinterest. Gorgeous book.

  48. Tina
    April 12, 2021 at 11:35 am

    It would be impossible to pick a favorite flower, LOL! I think I would say zinnias, sunflowers, hydrangeas, and delphiniums would be at the very top of my list. What a beautiful book! Thank you for the great giveaway, and good luck to everyone.

  49. marythore
    April 12, 2021 at 11:35 am

    Lovely, lovely ideas and photos of flowers & flower arranging!
    My favorite flower is the larkspur (any color!).
    I am following Victoria Magazine on instagram & following you on both Instagram and Pinterest.

  50. April 12, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Peonies are my favorite, although they are not easy to grow in Texas. I have been a subscriber of Victoria magazine for many years and now am “liking” it on Facebook. I have also followed you on Pinterest for quite a while. Love flowers, and love this book.

  51. Donna Milazzo
    April 12, 2021 at 11:53 am

    What a pretty book! My favorite flowers are roses and hydrangeas. I tried growing a Limelight hydrangea last year, but I think my climate may be too hot and dry for it, boo-hoo! I just started following you on Pinterest and now following Victoria magazine on IG! Can’t wait to see photos of your spring garden.

  52. Linda
    April 12, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    I just cant pick a favorite – I love all flowers! This years goal is to bring in a fresh bouquet from the garden weekly. I would love a copy of this beautiful book for inspiration – really fun ideas that Mary has showcased for us. Happy gardening everyone!

  53. Barbara Ellen
    April 12, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Lovely.
    My favorite flower is the daisy (the traditional white petal/yellow center daisy), but my favorite flowering plant is the common myrtle.
    Best wishes to everyone.

  54. April 12, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    I love the stunning photos in this new book on flowers and would love to add it to my collection. My goal in my next house is to have year-around flowers in my garden. I’m fortunate to live in California so this is possible.

  55. April 12, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    I forgot to mention my favorite flower. How to decide…I adore peonies! I also love dahlias for their variety and constant blooms, and ranunculas, well just because they are so beautiful. I always look forward to seeing the surprises in each new post.

  56. Sue M.
    April 12, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    Such a beautiful book full of photos of my favorite subject…flowers! Too many to choose from but roses, dahlias, snapdragons, pansies, corabells are my top favorites.

  57. April 12, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Gorgeous photo styling Mary as always! Favorite flower is surprisingly carnations..for I work with wedding flowers and they are so long lasting when tucked into an arrangement. Martha Stewart calls them one of her favs too!

  58. Holly D Malaspinas
    April 12, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Good Morning Mary. I love all flowers, but my all time spring favorite is the pansy or johnnie jump up…I have photos because I love taking photos of my garden.

  59. Sue
    April 12, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    I love so many flowers but guess I’ll claim that peonies are my favorite – probably because my one plant has 5 buds on it now! I follow you on Pinterest and have added many of your posts to mine!

  60. Chloe Ward
    April 12, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    I love all the new colors of zinnias. So easy to arrange a bouquet . I believe everyone loves hydrangeas.

  61. Pat
    April 12, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Mary,
    My favorite flower is the Annabelle Hydrangea. It does so well in our windy climate here in the Texas Panhandle! I love making wreaths out of the lime green dried blooms for friends and neighbors. I follow you on Instagram and Pinterest…….Love it!

  62. Donna C
    April 12, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Mary, The way you present the book and arrange real flowers on the pages is just magnificent. Flowers are what makes me happy. I love love love flowers. I cant get enough flowers. Its impossible to choose just one type. I love them all. Everyone who knows me knows that my passion is flowers!! @}~}~~~

  63. Donna C
    April 12, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    I forgot to say that I follow you on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and I subscribe to your newsletters! @}~}~~~

  64. Melody Reed
    April 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    My favorite flower is ‘Festiva Maxima’ Peony of which I had many at a former residence. The blossoms were so huge you could sink your whole face into them, feel their velvety soft petals and intoxicating aroma. I am not following Victoria on Instagram. Thanks for the beautiful photos, a real tonic on a gloomy chilly day here in Vermont.

  65. Melody Reed
    April 12, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    PS I already follow you on Pinterest. :-D

  66. Margie
    April 12, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Mary,
    My favorite flower is sweet pea. I have been a follower of Victoria since their premier issue. I would love to win this glorious book. I also follow your blog and the other ladies as well as Carolyn Aiken’s blog and found out about Floret Farms from Kim at her blog Shiplap and Shells. Have a great week. Margie in CA

  67. April 12, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    What a beautiful book. Peonies have always been top, but daffodils and hydrangeas are close top choices. Already follow you on Pinterest. Added Victoria to Facebook and to Instagram – lots to explore. Thank you

  68. Cynthia
    April 12, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Such a beautiful book; my favorite flowers are jasmine and gardenias but to be honest, I love all flowers. Really appreciate the chance to enter this drawing. Thank you!

  69. Marion
    April 12, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    Thank You for this giveaway. My favorite flowers are Pansy and Morning Glory. I follow you on pinterest and follow Victoria on facebook.
    Marion

  70. April 12, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Mary the book is beautiful. I follow Victoria on instagram. Love the magazine. My favorite flowers are Gladioli and Roses.
    Marilyn

  71. Joan
    April 12, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    What a beautiful book. I subscribe to Victoria and love every issue. My favorite flower is Lily Of The Valley.
    Joan

  72. chaya
    April 12, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    Mary. What a beautiful book for anyone to add to or start a collection. So inspiring.

  73. Deborah
    April 12, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    My favorite flower is the pansy. I followed Victoria Magazine on Instagram and you on Pinterest.

  74. vicki
    April 12, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    This has got to be the most pretty flower book I have ever seen…I love all flowers but hydrangeas are my favorites.

  75. Lauren S
    April 12, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous book! I would love to add it to my collection. My two favorite flowers are foxglove and lily of the valley–Bells at opposite ends of the size spectrum!

  76. Robin
    April 12, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Hi, I’m following and Victoria magazine on Instagram. My favorite flowers are hydrangea, gardenia, wisteria, foxglove, delphinium, and sweet pea.

    • Amy Kaminski
      April 12, 2021 at 8:09 pm

      Following you on pinterest!

  77. Amy Kaminski
    April 12, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I love flowers of all kinds but in the Spring daffodils is my absolute favorite.

  78. April 12, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I loved the posey wreath display. But I loved all the oteher beautiful flowers.
    Thanks so much

  79. Rita C.
    April 12, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Mary, what a great opportunity Victoria has afforded you gals! Even though I no longer cultivate my flowers, I still love the bearded purple iris that were an heirloom variety in my garden. I just wish they lasted longer. Lucky for me, my daughter’s transplants are thriving in their 3rd year. I spent the latter part of last week at my sister’s in Cincinnati and she always has the most beautiful floral arrangements – new ones each week, and from her own garden when in season. This would make a wonderful gift for her that I may buy as an appreciation. Of course I follow you on Pinterest, and am following Victoria on Facebook. Thank you for being an integral part of the Monday Morning Blooms – they are truly inspiring creativity.

  80. Rebecca Reavis
    April 12, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    Pink peonies are my favorites!!! Beautiful book. Following Victoria on Instagram and you on all formats of social media. Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. Marie
    April 13, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Mary, This looks like a simply lovely book and one I know will offer many wonderful inspirations for flower lovers like myself. I simply can’t pick just one favorite flower. How can we not love the first flowers of spring, daffodils and tulips? And soon after there are lilacs and lily of the valley and peonies. Later in the summer there are roses and sweet peas and all kinds of garden flowers. For myself, it is impossible to select just one favorite. I appreciate that my chances of winning are slim, but I can hope.
    Thank you, Marie

  82. April 13, 2021 at 1:21 am

    What a wonderful book! I love Lilacs, falling in love with them after my bedroom, as a kid, was over a large lilac bush. In the spring their lovely fragrance would waft into my room.

  83. April 13, 2021 at 2:43 am

    My favorite flowers are tulips!
    I follow Victoria on instagram @Cezovski9 and you on Pinterest @Cezovski9
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  84. Micki Cesario
    April 13, 2021 at 7:09 am

    My favorite flowers are daffodils because they welcome Spring in my yard with their beautiful yellow and whites. They also multiply by it’s natural tendency.
    I joined Victoria on facebook and I already happily am one of your followers.

  85. Lisa Bennett
    April 13, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Love this❤️ Peonies ate my favorite. Old fashioned yet elegant and beautiful

  86. Cathy Garrett
    April 13, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    Beautiful giveaway and my favorite flowers are pink climbing roses and hydrangea’s. Have a beautiful spring week.

  87. Terie
    April 13, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    As a recent flower farmer, there are few flowers I don’t love. But some favorites are tulips, roses, hydrangeas, peonies , dahlias and sunflowers! And I also love apple blossoms be cause of their beauty and incredible smell but try and resist the urge to pick those branches

    I am following you on a Pinterest and Victoria on IG

    Thank you for this giveaway – it is wonderful!

  88. April 13, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    My favorite flower is the Abraham Darby rose.

  89. Denise Jarrell
    April 13, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Following you in all areas. I love your beautiful web site. It’s hard to pick a favorite flower…peonies, raniculus, pansies are some of them.

  90. Denise Carlson
    April 13, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    W O W ! Mary you never disappoint! The way you showcased this edition The Art Of Flowers is stunning. Love, love, love it! I am so excited to have the opportunity to be entered into this giveaway, I just saw this fabulous book on Instagram this weekend. I follow also the Monday Morning Blooms, thanks again!

  91. April 13, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    Following you on Pinterest, following Victoria Magazine on Instagram, favorite flower is hydrangea. Thanks Mary.

  92. Jennifer H
    April 14, 2021 at 7:10 am

    This book looks fabulous! Thanks for having the give away. It is difficult to pick a favorite flower but I will go with the calla lilly. My bridal bouquet had lots of white ones in it and my bridesmaids carried long stemmed white ones. That was almost eighteen years ago and I still think they looked beautiful. I’m following you on Pinterest and Victoria Magazine on Facebook.

  93. Darlene
    April 15, 2021 at 2:36 am

    All of You ladies have done a beautiful presentation of flower design
    with A wealth of information. Thank you so much.
    I love Gardenias, sweet peas, stocks, azaleas, hydrangeas, roses,
    Dahlia, and viola to name a few! Haha.
    I follow Victoria FB and Home is where the boat is Pinterest.

  94. melinda
    April 15, 2021 at 8:50 am

    The flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for an inspiring post. I enjoy the blooming bulbs: narcissus, daffodils, & grape hyacinths every spring. I follow Victoria Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. Your Pinterest contributions are beautiful and uplifting! Thank you.

  95. Clara
    April 16, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Mary, This looks like a lovely, interesting book. Your garden and statuary are book worthy. Your window boxes are always magnificent! Clara ❤️

  96. Rhonda
    April 17, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    The flowers are so hopeful…it snowed today in Maine. My favorite flower is lavender…simple and beautiful. I am now following you on FB and Instagram. Happy Springtime.

  97. Rhonda
    April 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    ….and I’m already following you on Pinterest. :)

  98. sjelsberry
    April 18, 2021 at 10:01 am

    Mary, This is an amazing giveaway and gorgeous book, I would love to win a copy. It is so hard for me to pick however, hydrangeas are one of my favorites for sure! I’m now following Victoria Magazine on Facebook and always enjoy your posts on FB too! Thank you for sharing your many talents! Enjoy your day!

    • sjelsberry
      April 18, 2021 at 10:18 am

      P.S. Mary I follow you on Pinterest too!

  99. Debbie Joens
    April 19, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Hi Mary, what a lovely book and thoughtful giveaway! I have been thinking that when this pandemic passes I would love to take a flower arranging class. In the meantime, I learn so much from your posts! Thank you for the inspiration. Hydrangeas are my favorite but you have introduced me to so many other beauties. My garden does look much better since we’ve been home this past year. I have been following you for quite a while on Pinterest and Facebook. I also follow Victoria Magazine on Facebook and Instagram.

  100. Sheryl S
    April 19, 2021 at 11:58 am

    LOVE your white arrangement! So wish I had room to grow a snowball viburnum in my yard. I just love them. My favorite flower is the fragrant and multi petal rose. Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. JoAnn
    April 19, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    My favorite flowers are Blue Hydrangeas!

  102. Donna Roesink
    April 22, 2021 at 11:30 am

    I found your lovely blog through Between Naps on the Porch. Favorite flowers are gulps, hydrangea, roses, hellebore, phlox, wisteria, bells of Ireland, lavender, and. viburnum. The new book looks wonderful! My husband is Dutch (from the land of flowers!)

  103. Donna Roesink
    April 22, 2021 at 11:31 am

    tulips, not gulps, LOL!!!

  104. Lynn
    April 22, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Mary, I love your blog. You’re so creative and so many of your ideas inspire me to try new things. I would have to say Peonies and Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers.

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