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About Lisa Mason Ziegler
Lisa Mason Ziegler is a commercial cut-flower farmer, author, frequent speaker, and renowned expert on cut-flower gardening. Lisa’s sustainable and organic experiences have been gathered from everyday life on her cut-flower farm nestled in the city of Newport News, Virginia.
Lisa sells her flowers to Colonial Williamsburg, florist, upscale grocery stores, and on the farm to Garden Share members. Her working one and half acre cutting gardens produce over 15,000 stems of flowers a week in season.
Lisa’s books, DVDs, and programs incorporate her simple methods that inspire and delight.
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Planting vegetables and flowers together is one of the oldest ways to create a healthy, bountiful garden. Adding flowers to your food garden improves biodiversity, enhances pollination, and increases the numbers of beneficial pest-eating insects—with the bonus of providing beautiful bouquets of cut flowers to brighten your home and give to your family and friends.
Vegetables Love Flowers explains the benefits of interplanting flowers and vegetables; offers detailed advice on how to add a cutting garden of vibrant annuals to your vegetable garden; gives profiles of a range of pollinators and beneficial predators; and provides plenty of general gardening guidance featuring natural methods.
Alongside gorgeous garden photography, you’ll learn about:
- Garden planning, seed-starting, growing, and harvesting
- How to make garden flower bouquets, with “recipes” for various arrangements
- How to attract beneficial creatures to pollinate your garden and prey on its pests
- Pesticide-free pest-control measures
- Composting heaps and bins