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Floral Passion Floral Passion

An explosion of colour and heartwarming stories

by VanderMey, Albert

This coffee-table format features a collection of heart-warming stories and stunning photographs. Floral Passion describes a thriving floral industry and recounts the lives of the immigrants, many of whom were from the Netherlands, who helped to develop North America as an emerging centre of greenhouse flower production. For many growers it began very humbly, coming to a new country with little or no money, but with skills honed by their advanced training in every aspect of floral and horticultural perfection. The book therefore also is a story of immigration and perseverance, of pioneering an industry and making an impact. Floral Passion is a wonderful gift book for people of all ages and background as it re-awakens a love for flowers and their ability to enhance the enjoyment and quality of life. It is a reminder to ‘stop and smell the flowers'. Albert van der Mey is well known in the Dutch community as the author of To All My Children (out of print), And the Swamp Flourished, When Canada Was Home, When A Neighbor Came Calling and The Dutch Touch in Ontario. Van der Mey has the ability to make emotions come alive and captivate readers and draw them into the story. Award-winning photographer Thies Bogner, whose career spans more than 60 years in Europe and North America, in Floral Passion perfects the essence of the burgeoning industry and its players, and the beauty of its products. Originally published at $69.95!

Hardcover, 304 pages, Coffee table format with full colour photos on every page.

USD 32.95 / CAD 39.95

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