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JUL-AUG 2019

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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home of New Orleans friend Patrick Dunne—decorator and culinary antiques aficionado—then takes us on a culinary tour of her town, New Orleans. Next, there's a fresh and frothy party with the Madcap Cottage boys starring their irresistible rescue pugs and featuring haute/humble wildflower arrangements in their kaleidoscopic house in High Point, North Carolina. Next Charleston, South Carolina, plays host to an alfresco feast featuring peonies of every stripe and dinner table details that dazzle. To top off our entertaining extravaganza, we're "up on the roof" for a New York garden party high above the honking taxis and steamy sidewalks, hosted by jewelry power couple Gurhan and Fiona Tilley. Wherever you are and whatever you do this summer, we hope you gather and celebrate and try some new tricks gleaned from these pages. PORTRAIT BY BETH HONTZAS. BOOK COVER PHOTO BY TRIA GIOVAN 6 | J U LY/A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 WATERING CAN wateringcan@flowermag.com or Letters to the Editor Flower magazine P.O. Box 530645 Birmingham, AL 35253 Please send your comments, triumphs, challenges & questions to: Margot Shaw EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SDG, I'VE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR almost 40 years, and I work year-round, yet I still perceive summertime as a season of respite and recreation, possessing a sense of leisure (real or imagined) that inspires the host or hostess in us all. Whether it's the traditional Fourth of July gathering around the pool with barbecue and fireworks or an impromptu cold supper with neighbors on a Sunday evening, summer spells a slower pace, allowing for an ease of entertaining and gracious living that makes life richer and feeds our souls. For some inspiration along these lines: Julia Reed invites us to a deeply Southern supper at the "Summer's here, I'm for that Got my rubber sandals Got my straw hat . . . It's my favorite time of the year And I'm glad that it's here." —JAMES TAYLOR EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK Book Hampton July 2 ATLANTA, GEORGIA Ballard Designs July 10 AmericasMart July 11 ADAC in Bloom July 17 NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS Nantucket By Design August 3 NEW YORK, NEW YORK NY NOW August 13 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA Birmingham Botanical Gardens August 28 book events Order your book at f lowermagshop.com 205-970-9775 Get the Flower email newsletter! Sign up at flowermag.com/news Follow us

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