Southern floral artist Sybil Sylvester does more than arrange flowers; she uses inventive ideas and fresh plants to illuminate her surroundings. Many of her plants come straight from her own garden, revealing a natural sense of connection that is evident throughout the pages of Fresh. This stunning book presents Sybil's most effervescent and distinctive floral designs, organized by season, plus some of her celebrated arrangements from a variety of special occasions. Excitingly, Fresh also includes a beautifully photographed how-to section in which Sybil empowers readers to create their own magic from the natural world with instructions for a number of delightful designs, plus her own special brand of inspiration and helpful advice. Full of whimsy, joy, and elegance, Fresh is a magnificent paean to floral beauty.
Born and raised in Louisiana and Alabama, Sybil Sylvester is known for creating stunning flower arrangements and orchestrating take-your-breath-away events. Always culling greenery and flowers from the abundance growing in the gardens and forests of her surroundings, Sylvester embraces the philosophy of local and natural. Her “Flower School” was a popular column in Southern Accents magazine, and her work has been featured in many other publications, including flower magazine. Through Sylvester's Wildflower School, she travels around the country, designing and demonstrating. Sylvester resides in Birmingham, Alabama.
Charles McNair, originally from Alabama, writes full-time, combining literary duties with assignments for corporations and businesses, including "Power of Storytelling" workshops. His first novel, Land O' Goshen was a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1994. Since 2005, he has served as the Books Editor for Paste magazine and has shared his reviews on Atlanta radio station WMLB 1690 AM. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.