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A Passion for Flowers
Carolyne Roehm
0067575137
October 29, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Nothing lights up a room like flowers. Whether it's baby's breath draped on a table at a wedding reception, clusters of daffodils in small pots scattered throughout a living room or a bucket of sunflowers on a picnic table, a strategically placed bouquet has the power to create a mood and make us feel special. Unfortunately, most of us don't know how to display flowers properly, and they often end up clumsily thrown together in a vase. In A Passion for Flowers, Carolyne Roehm teaches readers how to create arrangements that set off a flower's natural beauty. She discusses the overall features of dozens of the most popular flowers and helps readers understand how these elements relate to each other. Though the book is filled with ideas for brightening holidays and special occasions, Roehm stresses that...


The Mini Pressed Flower Kit ( Mega Mini Kit Series)
Caroline Tiger
0762409754
April 2001
Other Format
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Specialty Cut Flowers : The Production of Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Woody Plants for Fresh and Dried Cut Flowers
A. M. Armitage, Judy M. Laushman
0881925799
July 6, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
Suzy Bales New York Times : Although written for the professional grower, their book offers revelations for the home gardener.
John E. Bryan Gardening Newsletter : All that both commercial growers and keen amateurs need to know regarding growing cut flowers can be found in this book.
Winston Dunwell Nursery Views : The new organization reduces one's frustration at trying to find a plant in the right category.
Bloomin' News : The book is a well planned guide, covering blooms from Achillea to Zinnia, that includes valuable information about propagation and growing, environmental factors, field and greenhouse performance, harvest and postharvest, cultivars, pests diseases and, for a 'real world' perspective, comments from flower growers across the US.
Marilyn K. Alaimo Chicago Botanic...


Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
Keiko Kubo
0804837929
February 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Kubo brings her skills as a sculptor, certified ikebana instructor and student of Western floral design to this introduction to the traditional Japanese art form, which includes directions for 20 arrangements. The author describes her approach to ikebana as a freestyle mix of classical principles and contemporary Western design. By playing with three main elements (line, volume and accent), Kubo says, even beginners can create a wide variety of designs that bring out the inherent beauty of flowers, leaves, branches and other natural materials. She provides a concise history of ikebana, dating to the sixth-century custom of offering flowers to Buddha; explains styles that have developed up to the present day; and discusses ikebana's close ties to Japanese architecture and culture. Kubo also gives brief but...


The Center of Attention
Ron Morgan
1887137238
November 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Filled with lavish photographs, Center of Attention shares the secrets of internationally recognized floral designer Ron Morgan. Morgan offers step- by-step guidelines for selecting flowers, containers, props, and other decorations, as well as getting creative with unusual plants, making arrangements last longer, and saving money with local, seasonal blooms.


Flower Arranging for the First Time
Ruby Begonia
1402708041
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Fresh, dried, or silk flower designs bloom in lavish photographs, and the wonderfully detailed question and answer format shows how to realize them. Get the basics on inexpensive tools, flower care and conditioning, materials, and techniques. An array of imaginative arrangements include ones that incorporate branches or candles and combine a potted plant with fresh flowers..


Dried Flower Crafting: 20 Easy & Elegant Projects for Your Home (Weekend Crafter Series)
Valerie Shrader
1579903630
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This imaginative, fully illustrated guide features curtains, cards, candles, lamps, and drawer pulls that incorporate preserved flowers. Everything’s stylish—even traditional projects like a wreath have a fresh, modern look. Follow easy directions for gathering and pressing fresh flowers, choosing tools and techniques, and preserving and displaying the results. Or, purchase flowers for a head start.


The A to Z of Cut Flowers
Gilly Love
0670852260


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Dried Flowers: A Complete Guide
Lindy Bird
1861083653
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Lindy Bird, a leading expert on the subject, instead covers the entire process of growing, harvesting, drying, and assembling the final product. Her inspiring ideas for preserving and using the dried blossoms thoroughly dispel outdated images of the art. Every step, from using silica gels to arranging a festive swag, is laid out in an easy-to-follow fashion, with numerous pictures.


How to Do Wreaths If You Think You Can't (How to Arrange Florals If You Think You Can't) (How to Arrange Florals If You Think You Can't)
Leisure Artsstaff, et al
1574860607
March 1997
Paperback
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Rose Recipes from Olden Times
Eleanour Sinclair Rohde
0486229572
July 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
This book gives the original recipes for potpourris and pomanders, perfumes and sweet waters, and culinary recipes like conserves (both petals and hips), sauce eglantine, rossoly, rose jelly, rose hip marmalade, rose hip tarts, pickled rosebuds, rose and fruit salad, and more. 83 recipes.


Microwaved Pressed Flowers: New Techniques for Brilliant Pressed Flowers (Microwaved Pressed Flowers)
Joanna Sheen
082303058X
April 1999
Paperback
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Dried Flower Style
Cameron Shaw
1570760950
August 1997
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Cameron Shaw is a professional dried- flower design business founded by British entrepreneur Russell Longmuir. The projects in this book are tightly crafted topiaries and potted bunches of flowers similar to those treated in Carol Endler Sterbenz's The Complete Book of Dried Flower Topiaries (LJ 11/1/95). Use of one plant type in a simple container is the key to these very elegant arrangements. Miller, on the other hand, harvests the flowers from her upstate New York farm for lavish sprays and pots brimming with mixed blossoms and leaves. About half of her book is devoted to up-to-date methods for drying flowers such as microwaving and glycerinization. She provides an extensive drying chart that includes trees as well as the northern garden flowers grown in New York. Each book takes a very different approach to...


Flowers Cut and Dried: Essential Guide to Growing, Drying and Arranging
Caroline Alexander, Sara Taylor (Photographer)
0823018512


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From Library Journal
Both of these general guides to growing and using flowers and seeds as decoration are beautifully illustrated with outstanding color photography. Alexander deals only with the uses of dried plants, and she has an extensive section devoted to individual plants with requirements for harvesting and drying. Spours emphasizes fresh flowers in rather informal arrangements based on color. Her simple "posies in a vase" are quite lovely, and her instructions for assembling arrangements are easy to follow. Both books reflect modern trends in flower arrangement and would be welcome in public libraries. Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Dried Flower Techniques Book: Over 50 Techniques for Creating Beautiful Arrangements
Anne Ballard
1581802080
January 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This book is ideal for those crafters who want to learn the basics of dried floral arranging so they can let their creativity soar. Starting with foolproof methods for selecting and drying flowers, this guide walks readers through the process of wiring, mounting and binding dried flowers to make all kinds of dazzling floral creations. * Covers every technique, from harvesting flowers to creating wreaths, swags, garlands, bouquets and table arrangements * Features projects for all occasions, including weddings, holidays and home decor * Presents each project with full-color photographs and numbered steps In addition to 50+ step-by-step techniques, this guide also features amazing, creative project ideas readers can admire and adapt, including examples of gorgeous topiaries, tree decorations, gift wrapping, baskets and...


The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers
Laura C. Martin
1579548652
September 13, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Garden writer Laura C. Martin introduces The Art and Craft of Pounding Flowers, an activity using the pigments of plants for decoration. This craft is so easy one can "simply pick a flower, place it on paper or fabric and hammer away," Martin explains. She easily guides the beginner through preparation, listing the tools needed in addition to the hammer, suggesting choices for plants darker pigments usually yield better impressions; paper and fabric with natural fibers absorb better; pretreating helps the color to take and last longer. More than 150 color photos and illus. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal
Martin is well known as the author of many books on gardening and nature...


Dried Flowers for All Seasons: Creating the Fresh Flower Look Year-Round
Jan Gertley
1561582859
October 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
A fresh approach to the art of drying and arranging flowers, Dried Flowers for All Seasons shows how to create dried flower arrangements with the color and appeal of fresh flowers. Most dried flower books take a craft approach to dried flowers that results in arrangements looking pale and lifeless - dried. Using the Gertley's time-tested techniques, anyone can dry flowers that look nearly alive, preserved with the vibrancy and color of being just picked from the garden. Especially amazing is the fact that flowers not usually associated with dried arrangements, like spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils, can be dried as successfully as more traditional types for drying and look stunningly alive. The book is arranged by season and there are several types of arrangements for each, including wreaths, sprays, and...


Flower Arranging In French Style
Pierre Brinon
2080136518


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Book Review
The owners of the popular Parisian floral-design shop Milles Feuilles, Pierre Brinon and Philippe Landri, have a love of flowers that is inseparable from their passion for interior decoration. They peppered their shop with antiques, linens, and objets and covered every available surface with gorgeous flower arrangements. Then they decided to celebrate the shop's 10th anniversary by sharing the secrets of their floral wizardry in the form of this luscious volume, which they have filled with enchanting creations. The rich photographs do justice to the designs, showcasing not only the arrangements but their well-chosen backdrops as well. And they provide more than merely visual evidence of their artistry; the two also discuss the composition principles behind each arrangement (including how to choose the perfect container) and...


Dried Flowers for All Seasons: Creating the Fresh-Flower Look Year-Round
Jan Gertley
1561585599
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Dried Flowers for All Seasons shows how to create dried-flower arrangements with the color, appeal, and just-picked look of fresh flowers. What's unique about this book is that it includes flowers not usually associated with dried arrangements -- including spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils. The book is arranged by season and there are several types of arrangements for each, including wreaths, sprays, and traditional bouquets. In-depth information on drying techniques is included. The book also features more than 300 color photos, a glossary listing more than 60 flowers suitable for drying, and step-by-step instructions showing how to arrange flowers.

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