Synopses & Reviews
Create beautiful floral arrangements in minutes! Anemones bound in laurel leaves, summer blooms packed in an enamel tub, elegant lilies in tall glass vases and sunflowers in terracotta pots- Fast Flowers shows how to create these and other stunning displays by one of the world's top floral designers. In no more than three easy-to-follow steps, Jane Packer shows you how to assemble each of over 120 striking displays in next to no time and with minimum fuss. Detailed, colorful photographs highlight her ingenious ideas- from vibrant, massed carnations displayed in pastel-colored pots to the versatile rose set off in classic and modern settings, and from luxurious tulips bound in a nest of raffia to the cool ranunculus bedded in shimmering, polished shells. Using simple techniques and equipment, Jane Packer also presents ideas for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, as well as dramatic large-scale effects for tables and mantelpieces. A visual guide profiles over 130 popular blooms, from parrot tulips to ginger flowers, and offers advice on availability and lifespan. With its wealth of inspiring and practical projects, Fast Flowers is the perfect guide to making quick, stylish displays in minutes.
Makes flower arranging a snap even for those who profess to be all thumbs. (Detroit News/Free Press)
Original arrangements that would look fantastic in anyone's home. (New York Daily News)
Designed for people with a busy lifestyle, this highly acclaimed series of inspiring and practical paperbacks cover a wide range of topics. Each book is a showcase of the trademark DK style that marries instructive photographs with easy-to-read text.