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Book of Fresh Flowers: A Complete Guide to Selecting and Arranging

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Filled with hundreds of breathtaking arrangements for many indoor settings and special occasions. The Book of Fresh Flowers is a celebration of the beauty of flowers, foliage, and fruits and an inspiration to anyone interested in arranging fresh flowers.

Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers, once again delights the eye with his stunning and imaginative arrangements. He shares many of the secrets of his success and reveals some tricks of the trade. As Hillier explains the principles and techniques essential to aesthetic, natural-looking floral arrangements, he guides you step by step toward making your own fresh flower creations.

Lavishly illustrated throughout. The Book of Fresh Flowers highlights the glorious abundance and diversity of plant materials available — whether store-bought or homegrown — in an extensive, season-by-season photographic guide to the flowers and foliage that lend themselves well to use in arrangements. Using some of the plant materials illustrated, Malcolm Hillier reveals the widely differing styles of arrangement that can be employed during every season and emphasizes the importance of following nature and developing your own flair when displaying flowers.

For everyone, from the gardener who grows and picks flowers for the home to the expert creating arrangements for a wedding. The Book of Fresh Flowers will prove an invaluable sourcebook of practical advice and inspirational design ideas.

Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers and author of Arranging Dried Flowers, has long had an obsession with gardens and flowers. In 1970, together with Colin Hilton, he started a garden design practice in London and later a retail flower shop, both of which enjoy an international reputation. He has created both fresh and dried flower arrangements in a highly distinctive style and has designed conservatories for interior designers, films, television, and private clients. 

Synopsis:

Filled with hundreds of breathtaking arrangements for many indoor settings and special occasions. The Book of Fresh Flowers is a celebration of the beauty of flowers, foliage, and fruits and an inspiration to anyone interested in arranging fresh flowers.

Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers, once again delights the eye with his stunning and imaginative arrangements. He shares many of the secrets of his success and reveals some tricks of the trade. As Hillier explains the principles and techniques essential to aesthetic, natural-looking floral arrangements, he guides you step by step toward making your own fresh flower creations.

Lavishly illustrated throughout. The Book of Fresh Flowers highlights the glorious abundance and diversity of plant materials available — whether store-bought or homegrown — in an extensive, season-by-season photographic guide to the flowers and foliage that lend themselves well to use in arrangements. Using some of the plant materials illustrated, Malcolm Hillier reveals the widely differing styles of arrangement that can be employed during every season and emphasizes the importance of following nature and developing your own flair when displaying flowers.

For everyone, from the gardener who grows and picks flowers for the home to the expert creating arrangements for a wedding. The Book of Fresh Flowers will prove an invaluable sourcebook of practical advice and inspirational design ideas.

Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers and author of Arranging Dried Flowers, has long had an obsession with gardens and flowers. In 1970, together with Colin Hilton, he started a garden design practice in London and later a retail flower shop, both of which enjoy an international reputation. He has created both fresh and dried flower arrangements in a highly distinctive style and has designed conservatories for interior designers, films, television, and private clients.

About the Author

Before devoting his energy solely to plants and flowers, Malcolm Hillier studied music and then pursued a career as a copywriter, finally becoming head of television campaigns at a leading advertising agency. He has lived in London all his life.

Table of Contents

Contents

Flowers around the year

Introduction

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Tools & materials

Suitable containers

Preparing & adapting containers

Preparing plant material

Caring for plant material

Wiring

Wrapping & decorating bouquets

Useful tips

MAKING THE MOST OF FLOWERS

THE ART OF COMPOSITION

Bouquets

All-round arrangements

Facing arrangements

Grand arrangements

Arranging bunches

ACCENT ON COLOR

ACCENT ON SCENT

Scented bunches

Scented arrangements

Potpourri

FLOWERS & FOOD

Salads

Crystallized flowers

Arranging fruit & vegetables

FLOWERS & PLANTS

Flowering plants

Cut flowers with flowering plants

FLOWERS IN THEIR SEASONS

SPRING

Spring flowers

Spring foliage

Arranging spring flowers

SUMMER

Summer flowers

Summer foliage

Arranging summer flowers

AUTUMN

Autumn flowers

Autumn foliage

Arranging autumn flowers

WINTER

Winter flowers

Winter foliage

Arranging winter flowers

FLOWERS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

FLOWERS FOR GIVING

Birthday present

Flowers for children

Valentine's Day

Mother's Day & Golden Wedding

The language of flowers

FLOWERS FOR WEDDINGS

Spring weddings

Summer weddings

CELEBRATIONS THROUGH THE YEAR

Easter

Harvest thanksgiving

Christmas

GROWING FOR ARRANGING

Cottage gardens

Country gardens

Wild & formal gardens

Spring & summer gardens

PLANT GUIDE

Index

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671666675
Subtitle:
A Complete Guide to Selecting and Arranging
Author:
Hillier, Malcolm
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Flower Arranging
Subject:
Flower arrangement
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 63
Publication Date:
19881115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 45.680 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Filled with hundreds of breathtaking arrangements for many indoor settings and special occasions. The Book of Fresh Flowers is a celebration of the beauty of flowers, foliage, and fruits and an inspiration to anyone interested in arranging fresh flowers.

Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers, once again delights the eye with his stunning and imaginative arrangements. He shares many of the secrets of his success and reveals some tricks of the trade. As Hillier explains the principles and techniques essential to aesthetic, natural-looking floral arrangements, he guides you step by step toward making your own fresh flower creations.

Lavishly illustrated throughout. The Book of Fresh Flowers highlights the glorious abundance and diversity of plant materials available — whether store-bought or homegrown — in an extensive, season-by-season photographic guide to the flowers and foliage that lend themselves well to use in arrangements. Using some of the plant materials illustrated, Malcolm Hillier reveals the widely differing styles of arrangement that can be employed during every season and emphasizes the importance of following nature and developing your own flair when displaying flowers.

For everyone, from the gardener who grows and picks flowers for the home to the expert creating arrangements for a wedding. The Book of Fresh Flowers will prove an invaluable sourcebook of practical advice and inspirational design ideas.

Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers and author of Arranging Dried Flowers, has long had an obsession with gardens and flowers. In 1970, together with Colin Hilton, he started a garden design practice in London and later a retail flower shop, both of which enjoy an international reputation. He has created both fresh and dried flower arrangements in a highly distinctive style and has designed conservatories for interior designers, films, television, and private clients.

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