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The Flower Arranging Expert (Our Garden Variety)by D G Hessayon
Synopses & Reviews
The Flower Arranging Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.
There are so many beautiful books on flower arranging, with the authors showing you examples of their work. The purpose of The Flower Arranging Expert is not to try to inspire you with the style of a particular expert - it sets out to put you on the road to becoming your own expert.
The basic principles, the containers to buy, the plants to choose, the way to use colour, and so on. Then there are the step-by-step guides to the various basic styles - some old-fashioned and others contemporary, some you will love and others you will hate … this book does not make the choice for you.
A guide to flower arranging. Topics covered include - what you need, advice on all the various styles of arrangement, and how to make flowers last longer. It also includes a plant dictionary which features information on topics such as vase-life and drying methods.
"This handy book will answer all of your questions, plus a few you hadn't thought to ask...[It] begins with a thorough description of the basics...Colorful illustrations emphasize each point...step-by-step help for constructing an arrangement, information about working with artificial flowers, and suggestions for ways to display flowers in every room of the house [are included, as are]...tips on culling arrangement material from wildflowers and houseplants."--Country Sampler's Decorating Ideas.
The Flower Arranging Expert shows you how to make the most of cut or dried flowers in your home, with expert advice on:
The basic ingredients - containers, equipment, plant materials
Growing your own cut flowers
Designing and making your arrangement
Dried and artificialUsing arrangements around the home.
Weddings, Christmas and parties.
Gardeners around the world have now bought more than 35 million copies of Dr. Hessayon's amazing Expert Series. This new addition offers clear instructions for making beautiful flower arrangements--from simple tied bunches to elaborate, festive displays. Full-color photographs reveal arrangements perfect for the home, for dinner parties, for weddings, and more.
About the Author
Dr Hessayon's best-selling guides have had an unparalleled influence on gardening over the past 50 years. There are over 52 million copies in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's best-selling living author of the 1990s'. In 2012 he was included in the Daily Mail list of '60 truly great Elizabethans' for 'teaching millions of us how to garden'.
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