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Dazzle your friends and family with elegant floral displays once you've passed "the course"--a combination of stylish design ideas and practical tips offered by the world-renowned teacher of flower arranging. Soon you will be creating exquisite, professional-looking arrangements. . .even elaborate sprays for weddings or other special occasions. Every aspect of floral design--from finding inspiration to choosing suitable containers and accessories--is explored in depth. Sumptuous "palette spreads" bring to life the fundamentals of color, shape, and texture, enabling you to apply them to your own creations. And, to ensure success, hundreds of close-up photographs graphically demonstrate each step of the technical processes, from cutting to wiring, preserving flowers to forming indoor topiaries. As an added bonus, an illustrated directory explains the symbolic meaning and preferred uses of every plant mentioned. Enjoy this beautiful, informative guide and let your creativity blossom.
Jane Packer reveals her floristry secrets in this masterclass. Combining stylish and contemporary designs, she provides practical advice on re-creating professional-looking arrangements. Flower arrangements for different settings and occassions are analyzed in detail.
Dazzle everyone with elegant floral displays once you've passed "the course"--a combination of stylish ideas and practical tips from this world-renowned teacher of flower arranging. Bonus
: an illustrated directory of plant symbols and preferred uses. "The art of floral arranging is demystified by Jane Packer...in a how-to made brilliant with photography...Packer has a cutting-edge quality....she shares her knowledge with step-by-step instructions for creating a multitude of decorative arrangements. Tips on cutting, wiring and preserving colorful buds are accompanied by a visual analysis of containers....talks about which rules to follow and which to break....intended...to provoke thought and personal inspiration."--Veranda.