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An explosion of colour and heartwarming stories
Written by Albert VanderMey, photography by Thies Bogner
A Dutch Canadian heritage title
This coffee-table format volume features a collection of heart-warming stories and stunning photographs. The book 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 of making an impact. As a book, Floral Passion makes a wonderful gift for people of all ages and backgrounds as it awakens a love for flowers and their ability to enhance the enjoyment and quality of life. It is a delightful reminder to ‘stop and smell the flowers'. Floral Passions' author also chronicled bestseller To All My Children, And the Swamp Flourished, When Canada Was Home, When A Neighbor Came Calling and The Dutch Touch in Ontario (now out of print). Albert VanderMey has the ability to 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 and now on sale!
Hardcover, 304 pages, Coffee table format with full colour photos on every page.
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