Flower Confidential Flower Confidential , Amy Stewart's thorns-and-all exposé of the blossom business, is no scandal-packed dishfest. While the intricacies of, say, the Dutch tulip market are… Flower Confidential Flower Confidential , Amy Stewart's thorns-and-all exposé of the blossom business, is no scandal-packed dishfest. While the intricacies of, say, the Dutch tulip market are… 2007-01-04 Cooking/Home Nonfiction Algonquin Books
Book Review

Flower Confidential (2007)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 04, 2007; Writer: Amy Stewart; Genres: Cooking/Home, Nonfiction; Publisher: Algonquin Books

Flower Confidential, Amy Stewart's thorns-and-all exposé of the blossom business, is no scandal-packed dishfest. While the intricacies of, say, the Dutch tulip market are almost snooze-inducing — especially if you can't tell a hyacinth from a hydrangea — things perk up when the author moves out of greenhouses and into florists. She visits small, well-kept-secret shops (like the NYC gem Flowers of the World) and high-volume discounters ($700 will get you an entire wedding's worth of roses at Costco), and her cut-flower care guide is stem-tastic: To keep your Valentine's Day bouquet fresh for days, add a pinch of crushed Viagra.

Originally posted Feb 02, 2007 Published in issue #920 Feb 09, 2007 Order article reprints