Salinas, CA, December 24, 2017 - Renowned florist and floral designer Teresa Sabankaya, founder and creative director of Bonny Doon Garden Company, will release her first book in the spring of 2019 on the Countryman Press imprint.
Sabankaya’s book, “The Posy Book” (temporary name) explores one of her favorite topics, Posies, or a sentiment nosegay.
Sabankaya's modern invention of a historic nosegay, Bonny Doon Posies, have been a core part of her retail business from the beginning, and have been featured in such media as CBS Sunday Morning, Romantic Homes magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Santa Cruz Sentinel and The New York Times.
Founded in 1999, Bonny Doon Garden Company is a full-service floral design studio, florist, and botanical gift shop located inside New Leaf Community Market in west side Santa Cruz.
Sabankaya holds an influential position as one of the most innovative florists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her floral designs are highly desirable due to their unique style of arranging and elegant garden appeal. Her wedding florals have been featured in numerous wedding blogs and magazines including Smitten, Sweet Violet Bride, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, Grey Likes Weddings and Green Wedding Shoes.
She has been featured in Amy Stewart’s “Flower Confidential” book as well as her blog, and was featured “like a florist from 100 years ago” in the PBS documentary “Botany of Desire,” based on Michael Pollen’s bestseller “Botany of Desire.”
She is a Certified Green Gardener; a member of Slowflowers.com, an online directory of florists who source their materials locally; and Greatgardenspeakers.com.
The Countryman Press has a long history as an independent publisher. Now owned by W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., Countryman and its books continue to grow both in scope and number.
Countryman publishes beautiful healthy-living cookbooks and guides to everything from mixing drinks and baking dump cakes to hiking Vermont’s hills and valleys. It continues to build its flagship Explorer’s Guide travel series, and actively pursues the subjects of nature, country-living manuals, narrative non-fiction, fitness and exercise, reference, pets, and humor. Most of their books are illustrated and full color with high-production values.
Teresa Sabankaya & Bonny Doon Garden Company
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901