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Illustrated with the best quality photography and explanatory line drawings and with sections devoted to: *choosing plant material & making it last *mechanics, sundries and accessories, *elements and principles, this book has everything for the novice to provide a solid foundation upon which to build. Further sections on: *flowers in a vase & handtieds, *classic and contemporary design and *wedding flowers expand on the fundamentals to enable the reader to go on and produce stunning floral displays to match those in the beautiful illustrations.
Jane Packer Flowers shows how to use fresh flowers to bring colour, variety and style to every corner of the home. An introduction covers all the basics, including choosing flowers, conditioning and caring for them, as well as key design principles when it comes to choosing vases and containers and getting the proportions of arrangements right. There are dramatic flowers for mantelpieces, massed vases on console tables, tiny posies on windowsills, architectural blooms showcased on coffee tables, luscious colour on dressing tables and desks, and even cut flowers for outdoor entertaining, as well as gorgeous arrangements for guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Fresh flowers have a powerful ability to raise our spirits and bring colour and a sense of vitality to every interior. In Jane Packer Flowers there are no stiff formal bouquets or party displays, just pretty, simple and achievable arrangements that you'll yearn to recreate in your own home.
The Cut Flower Garden: Erin Benzakein is a florist-farmer, leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement, and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm in Washington's lush Skagit Valley. A stunning flower book: This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms and cut flowers to create show-stopping arrangements. It makes a beautiful gift for any occasion, for friends, loved ones and gardening lovers alike! Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration-a flower gardening book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. Find inspiration in this lush flower book: Irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms Tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates Step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic florist design and decor for every season If you liked Paris in Bloom, you'll love Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden.
Perfect for budding designers and newcomers to flowers, this book demystifies the art of floral arrangements with 10 simple techniques plus over 20 stunning bouquet ideas, all presented in lush photographs with clear step-by-step instructions. Filled with useful tips and easy-to-follow tutorials, Just Add Water reveals the secret to transforming beautiful blooms and greens into gorgeous designs for everyday enjoyment-and with just a few materials. With creative spirit and a friendly voice, author Cynthia Gaylin Bigony shows you how to use what you have on hand already and then elevate it. Learn to combine different colors, textures, and sizes of flowers into a design, repurpose everyday containers into unexpected ways, use rubber bands and tape to invisible but noticeable effect, lengthen the life span of wilting flowers, and much more. Once you discover how amazingly simple and easy it can be, you too can create uniquely styled designs with this beautiful nature-inspired guide.
This book offers a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Thinking of You offers a soothing array of blooms with empathetic meanings. Each spread features a flower that "flips up" from the page, a brief description of the flower's symbolism, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.
CUT FLOWERS is an A-Z guide to the most popular flowers used in flower arranging. It covers over 130 flowers showing their botanical and common name plus form, colour, length of stem and the seasons each one is available. Included are tips on buying quality flowers along with special features such as whether the flower is fragrant or poisonous. In addition to the flowers there are over 100 types of foliage commonly used in arrangements.
Almost everyone does it: puts a little something on the windowsill to watch it ripen, root, or just sit there looking pretty. But the windowsill can serve as a stage for more intentional arrangements - a personal, free-wheeling kind of art...a catalyst for creativity. Author Nancy Ross Hugo demonstrates how to use the windowsill as a platform for small, simple displays that celebrate the seasons and reflect the personal style of their creators. Her fresh approach uses bottles, jars and other small vases to showcase arrangements of locally collected leaves, seedpods, flowers, fruits and twigs. In Windowsill Art the reader will learn how to find and display materials, why some containers work better than others, how to combine materials - and simple techniques to enhance creative possibilities. Beautiful full-color photographs throughout.
Two of the six winners of the honorary title 'Meilleur Ouvrier de France' 2011 in the category floral design, kept in touch and were passionate about starting a project together. Two desires, two personalities, two styles and two visions for a common passion: the flower. Through this book - Double Face - Charline Pritscaloff (Orleans) and Herve Frezal (Beaulieu-sur-Mer) wish to share their two worlds, their sensitivities but also and especially their love of the profession. Two styles, at first sight opposites, find themselves in the same volume. The reader will discover the feminine touch of Charline Pritscaloff - curvy, flexible, generous and voluptuous - facing the compositions of Herve Frezal, characterized by their lack of superfluous elements, purity, cleanness and restrained lines. The result is an ode to flowers and an exciting confrontation of different interpretations of 'beauty'.
Create the flower arrangements of your dreams to keep at home, take to the office, or display on any special occasion using the simple tips and tricks and masterful techniques taught by Executive Director and professor Calvert Crary and the master florists at FlowerSchool New York. FlowerSchool New York is one of the world's premiere institutes for floral design and artistry, offering career development courses certified by the New York State Board of Education, and exclusive master class programs taught by celebrated master florists including Kiana Underwood, Remco Van Vliet, Lewis Miller, Emily Thompson, and Ingrid Carozzi. Now, for the first time, FlowerSchool Executive Director Calvert Crary is publishing a book that will make it possible for even the greenest at-home arrangers to create gorgeous, Instagram worthy bouquets. This hands-on, comprehensive guide provides readers with step-by-step instructions that cover all the most crucial aspects of flower arranging, including: * How to buy the best flowers and how to get the best prices * Selecting your flowers based on texture, color, and seasonality * Conditioning your flowers to ensure they last as long as possible * Pairing your flowers with the right vase * Creating arrangements in a wide variety of styles that will work for any occasion Including advice from the school's well-respected master florists, and featuring beautiful color photographs of each unique arrangement, Flower School offers invaluable, insider tips and tricks that can only be gained through years of experience, providing readers with the fundamental tools and education they need to create homemade floral arrangements that are on par with any professional design.
'I absolutely adore Clare Nolan's approaches to garden planning and creative use of color in her designs. This gem is sure to delight any flower lover.' - Erin Benzakein of Floret Flower Farm Planting cut flowers brings that 'grow-your-own' excitement to a whole new level - being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed or pull together a posy for a friend is a joy. In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular homegrown displays that will fill your home with colour and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round. She takes the mystique out of what to grow and guides you through the entire process - from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home decor and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of colour, texture and shape to play with at the right time. A whole chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques.
This practical guide shows how to grow decorative flowers and foliage and use them to create floral arrangements, plans, plant and maintain a well-stocked cutting garden, and demonstrates how to create arrangements ranging from simple bunches to romantic hanging globes, swags and medallions.
With 304 pages of striking floral arrangements, International Floral Art 2016/2017 is another exceptional tribute to the wonders of floral art. An absolute favourite of many, the International Floral Art series has become an essential resource that reflects the diverse and ever-evolving floral art scene. Over 200 international artists, both up-and-coming and well-established designers, sent in their best designs. This splendid mix of backgrounds accounts for the extraordinary diversity and the refreshing mix of arrangements in this volume. Packed with artful and inventive new designs and showcasing many contemporary styles and techniques, this is a must-have for anyone interested in floral art, from those with fingers itching to create, to those who just want to stand back and admire the incredible talents of others.
Surrounded by flowers from a very young age, the decision to become a floral designer was an obvious one for Japanese Hideyuki Niwa. At the age of 20 he graduated from Tokyo's flower college and in the same year he was employed by Kamon Flower Gate Co Ltd; a great and fruitful environment for an artist eager to learn and develop. Botanical Metamorphosis is Hideyuki Niwa's second book and focuses on the design process that brings out and attracts attention to special features of plants and flowers that would otherwise go unnoticed. This process of 'botanical metamorphosis' developed over time, as the artist grew more aware of the presence of flowers and plants. Hideyuki Niwa tries to capture the expression in flower heads, the movement - the 'breathing' - of leaves, the heart beating in the stems and the will of branches... but in order to bring out these characteristics and to enhance the charm of nature, it is necessary to 'dismantle' the original shapes, reconstruct them and awaken their new beauty. As always Niwa's execution of the design and the placement of materials is flawless, bordering on perfection. The aim of his powerful designs and his mission as an artist is to create floral designs that tug at the heartstrings, inspire and enchant the viewer and create a lasting impression. Text in English and Japanese.
Whatever the time of year, you can create beautiful displays with these 35 arrangements for silk flowers and succulents. Discover how to present a wide range of beautiful bouquet styles with these delightful projects. Starting with the basics, there are easy single-flower arrangements using stately lilies to add a touch of calm to your home, elegant orchids to make a real visual impact, and tiny succulents in small glasses to sit on a window ledge. For the experienced arranger, there are great ideas for combining varieties to create gorgeous bouquets and even elegant flower baskets to decorate the house and garden. There are also inspiring project variations, so you can experiment with different shapes and shades to create eye-catching floral displays that will brighten up any room. With essential tips on combining colours and understanding the elements of design, plus a mix of both modern and traditional styles, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, you will soon be making exquisite arrangements that you can treasure for ever.
On Roses brings an ode to the rose as the Queen of Flowers. In this inspirational book, Fran oise Vandonink and Stefan Roosen - both Belgian floristry champions - bundle a wealth of exceptionally beautiful compositions with roses that accompany us on our journey through life. The birth of a child, a christening party, a first communion, an engagement party, a wedding, an anniversary, a funeral, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and birthday parties are all bathed in fragrance and multi-coloured roses and petals. Text in English, French and Dutch.
The 'how to' manual for everyone interested in pursuing flowers as a career or wanting to know how to arrange flowers for their own special occasion. In step by step guides the reader is taken from the basics of wiring techniques through to more advanced floristry design work. In simple logical stages with the aid of colour photography, line drawings and expert tips, the reader will enjoy entering the fascinating world of the professional florist.
This wonderful photographic record of the last year at the site of the New Covent Garden Flower Market, occupied since the 1960s before it moved to its new, more modern premises, captures the essence and heart of what makes a market: its amazing product - the exuberant blooms and foliage - along with the different characters that bring it life as they work there or visit it, as sellers and buyers and porters meet, trade, hustle and bustle, and share a joke. Simon Lycett has bought flowers for his floristry business from this Market for over 30 years, and it has become an essential, and much loved, part of his daily life. The market traders have become like family. Each day there, throughout the year, is different, as the ever-changing seasonal flowers and foliage of spring, summer, then autumn and finally Christmas arrives in the Market hall.
This colorful flower arranging book features instructions and designs from one of the world's greatest living masters. Asian flower arranging originated in ancient China where it then spread to Japan, Korea and beyond. As influenced by the philosophy of harmony between man and nature, Chinese flower arrangement advocates for nature to represent life, emphasizes composition to display vividness, and focuses on connotation to exhibit artistic concepts. Gradually, these become the characteristics of Chinese flower arrangement--the beauty of nature and composition which are entirely different from the beauty of western decorative styles. This book records the origin and development of Chinese flower arrangement. Besides the principle of composition, techniques of modeling, and configuration of flowers and materials, you will also discover the methods of production and ten actual flower arrangement projects. You can either follow the lessons step by step or capture the ideas and be inspired to develop your own flower arrangement artwork.
The ultimate color-by-color flower reference guide - from New York's pre-eminent floral designers, Putnam and Putnam Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes - and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to color, Flower Colour Guide is to flowers. Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers. Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using color as their guiding principle - here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: "This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers."
Trendsetter, globetrotter, entrepreneur, influencer, aesthete... Tomas De Bruyne is without a doubt one of today's most talented floral designers. This is the book that colleagues, students and fans have eagerly been anticipating. Techniques for Floral Beauty gives us a kaleidoscopic view of the designer's internal kitchen. It shows Tomas from his most personal side and offers us a sneak peek in what motivates, intrigues and inspires him, what his passions in life are and how he makes choices and keeps reinventing himself. Techniques for Floral Beauty is a stunning portrait and colourful coffee table book chockfull of sublime beauty, but is at the same time a handbook with step by step tutorials for 50 stylish pieces. Three concise steps and clear how-to pictures offer the reader or student the guidance they need to achieve floral beauty. No less than 150 different floral techniques are discussed. Golden tips from the master himself and insider tricks give the book the allure of a personal masterclass. This is an absolute must-have for every flower lover.
Flower arranging has never been simpler or more enticing. The women behind Studio Choo, the hottest floral design studio in the country, have created a flower-arranging bible for today's aesthetic. Filled with an array of stunning, easy-to-find flowers, it features 400 high-resolution photos, more than 40 step-by-step slideshows, and tappable pop-tips throughout.
The arrangements run the gamut of styles and techniques: some are wild and some are structured; some are time-intensive and some are astonishingly simple. Each one is paired with a "flower recipe"; ingredients lists specify the type and quantity of blooms needed; clear instructions detail each step; and hundreds of photos show how to place every stem. Readers will learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, and to create vases overflowing with layered blooms. To top it off, the book is packed with ideas for unexpected vessels, seasonal buying guides, a source directory, a flower care primer, and all the design techniques readers need to know.
Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo are the founders of Studio Choo, a San Francisco-based floral design studio that serves up fresh, wild, and sophisticated flower arrangements for any occasion. Their work has been featured in publications such as "Sunset, Food & Wine, "and "Veranda "and in the blog "Design*Sponge. "
A heavily photographed guide to making natural plant dyes and using these dyes to create clothing and home decor, with over two dozen projects and ideas for every season, detailed instructions on dye methods and botanical information about the plants used. Natural Color shows how to create vibrantly hued pillows, napkins, clothing and accessories using centuries old techniques of dyeing. Natural Color focuses on achievable projects throughout the seasons.
This book is for everyone who loves flowers and wants to take on a wedding for themselves, a family member or a friend. I like to think I have explained the techniques and skills that will be needed using language that is easy to understand, equipment that is easy to source and flowers that, on the whole, won't cost a fortune. Many of the designs, particularly in section one - Flowers for the Venue - can be arranged for other special occasions such as anniversaries. I have used a star system for each step-by-step design. With regard to the skills required, one star means that the design is straightforward, two that it's a little more difficult and three that you will really have to concentrate. As for the mechanics, the stars refer to how easy it is to find the equipment to recreate a similar display. I have tried to keep the components as simple as possible, but remember - with the internet, most things are readily available these days. The images in the book have been created by me and my team at the Flower School, together with my teachers, former students and friends in the business. Many of my students have returned to their homes in different parts of the world and gone on to create bridal work second to none. Arranging flowers for a wedding is bound to be stressful, because they have to be perfect, but when the day is over the feeling of achievement and fulfilment is incredible and you will be all set for the next one. Be sure to take photographs so you can remind yourself just how well you have done. Judith Blacklock
In her latest book, 'Botanical Style', popular stylist and bestselling author Selina Lake brings her signature romantic vintage style to the current trend for all things botanical. The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, takes a look at the ingredients of the look - antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds and houseplants - and draws upon these sources for fresh ideas to transform your home into a leafy haven. Moving on, Selina explores five different facets of the botanical look. Vintage Botanicals celebrates the gentle palette and delicate style of floral watercolours and pressed flowers, while Boho Botanicals has more of a free-spirited 1970s vibe, with jungly potted plants, flower garlands and even a decorated teepee. The varied textures and contemporary appeal of Industrial Botanicals give it a modern edge, utilizing materials such as polished concrete, rusted metal and laboratory glass and combining them with peeling paint and vintage school science posters on the walls. Next, Natural Botanicals is based around antique prints and salvaged museum specimen cases for a nostalgic feel, while Tropical Botanicals features bold leafy prints, spiny cacti and palm trees for a distinctly glamorous retro flavour. Throughout the book, Selina's imaginative 'DIY Makes' and insightful 'Style Tips' provide a wealth of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones and ambience of Botanical Style in your own home.
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