The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story (Hardcover, signed)

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Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs, and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration, or thyme for bravery. These floral poems have become Teresa Sabankaya's signature. Brides want them for their weddings, but a posy is a lovely gift any time of year, and one that readers can easily put together from their garden or with blooms from their local florist. In The Posy Book, Sabankaya shares step-by-step instructions, floral recipes for more than 20 posies, and ideas for seasonal variations. A modern floral dictionary, with 12 original paintings by celebrated illustrator Maryjo Koch, will help readers craft their own posies filled with personal meaning.


"If you love flowers and poetry and giving gifts, then The Posy Book is just right for you! The book isn’t just about making bouquets, but more of the poetry and meaning of flowers and putting them together to make lovely and unique gifts."

-Carmen Alexander Rosales,


"Santa Cruz florist Sabankaya presents a guide to creating expressive bouquets distinguished by its thoughtfulness, attentiveness to purpose, and wild enthusiasm for creative expression. Most notably, she includes an 80-page “New Language of Flowers Dictionary,” an anthology of definitions from history, with her original entries added. Her accessible recommendations for crafting a distinctive message in flowers will inspire crafters and gardeners alike to give more meaning to their creative gifts. 

-Publisher's Weekly

Reviews from our customers

Posy Kits

The flowers are spectacular! Everything is so beautifully packed & the flowers just keep on coming & coming! The goblet is gorgeous! Everything is so elegant; the ribbons, the toile paper, and embellishments. The most gorgeous roses, hydrangea, snapdragons, mint, and all other flowers. Melanie (the recipient) is speechless at the beauty of this gift. Thank you so very much Teresa, for putting so much effort & beauty into this gift!

Kathy Bunge