Flowers, a celebration of the flowers grown at Carolyne Roehm's Weatherstone, began as her own personal photographic record of her glorious gardens throughout the seasons. Three years later, her pictures and passion are being published for all of us to enjoy.
"The book for me is a celebration of the beauty of flowers from planting them, caring for them, cutting armfuls of them for the house and of course photographing them," Ms. Roehm writes on her blog. "I started taking the photos because I wanted to attempt to record their beauty, to somehow make it last long after the flowers had gone."
Can't you just smell the lilacs?
Ms. Roehm launches the book on Thursday at the Delaware Antiques show at Winterthur, the museum created by Henry du Pont at his home in Brandywine Valley with, of course, fittingly spectacular gardens.
If you're already desperate for a little harbinger of spring, Amazon can have it on your doorstep overnight, or, if you'd like a signed copy, you can order directly from Carolyn Roehm's site.
Another recent release to add to the stack on the coffee table -- Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers. True, it's been a few years since I planned a wedding, but I don't think I'll never get tired of paging through pretty wedding photos. And leave it to Vogue to bring us the most gorgeously romantic weddings of all time.
The perfect gift for everyone we know and love who gets engaged over the holidays -- did you know that the majority of engagements happen between Thanksgiving and New Years?
What books are on your own holiday wish list this year?