Bonny Doon, CA, May 21, 2019 — Renowned florist and floral designer Teresa Sabankaya, founder and owner of Bonny Doon Garden Company, will release her first book in May and hold several book-signings and events over the course of several months in 2019.
Sabankaya’s book, “The Posy Book,” which was released Tuesday, May 7 on the Countryman Press imprint, explores one of her favorite topic, posies, a garden-inspired flower arrangement that conveys a message in the language of flowers.
Her book-signing tour includes the following:
>Tuesday, May 28, Books, Inc., Campbell, California
>Wednesday, June 5, 7 p.m., Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St., Gilroy, California
>Friday, June 7, Filoli, 86 Cañada Road, Woodside, California
>Saturday, June 8, noon, Monterey Bay Greenhouse Growers Open House, California Pajarosa Floral, 133 Hughes Road, Watsonville
>Saturday, June 15, Book Passage at Ferry Building, San Francisco, California
>Thursday, June 27, A Garden Party Posy book-signing at Bachman’s Floral, Home & Garden; Minneapolis, Minnesota
>Monday-Wednesday, July 1-3, Slow Flowers Summit in Minneapolis, Minnesota
>Thursday, August 29, 7 p.m., Blue Willow Books, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston Texas
>Tuesday, Sept. 3, Central Texas Gardener Radio Show, Austin, Texas
>Tuesday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m., Slow North, Austin, Texas
>Wednesday, Sept. 4, Posy Workshop, book-signing at Slow North, Austin, Texas
In “The Posy Book,” Sabankaya, founder and creative director of Bonny Doon Garden Company, a full service floral design studio, Santa Cruz florist and botanical gift shop, shares what has become her signature — posies. 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; she shares her favorites for every occasion.
Sabankaya's trademarked creations, 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 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.
The Bonny Doon Garden Company
1101 Fair Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901