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.
128 pages (all in color), 7 1/4 x 9 3/8.
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.
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.
"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.
About the Author
Dr Hessayon is the world’s best-selling horticultural author - his Expert
series of gardening books have sold over 53 million copies. He has been honoured by Queen Elizabeth who created him an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to British horticulture. He has been honoured by a leading newspaper which included him in its list of ‘60 Truly Great Elizabethans’ because “he has taught millions of us how to garden with his wonderful do-it-yourself guides”. He has been honoured by Guinness World Records as “the top-selling living author of the 1990s”. He has been honoured at the National British Book Awards with the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Expert style is hard to define. According to the Librarian of the Royal Horticultural Society “Dr Hessayon perfected a manner of presentation which has yet to be surpassed for clarity, intelligibility and ease of access”. According to The Times “he invented a formula of clear, uncluttered advice and illustrations with a superbly logical layout”.
There are 21 Expert titles in the series which have been enjoyed by gardeners all round the world. The House Plant Expert has now passed sales of one million copies in both the U.S and Russia.