Flowers, Wreaths and Herbs
The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers
The 50 Mile Bouquet
Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers
Hardcover      ISBN: 0983272646

Most flowers on the market today are imported, mass-produced and chemical-laden. The 50 Mile Bouquet introduces some of the innovative voices of the dynamic new Slow Flower movement: the organic flower farmers, the sustainably-motivated floral designers...and the flower enthusiasts who are increasingly asking, Where and how were my flowers grown, and who grew them?

With documentary-feature reporting and full color photographs, this visually elegant book takes us into the farms and design studios of these slow-flower folks to follow the green journey of the 50 mile bouquet. This is the first book to spotlight this major transformation in how cut flowers are grown, designed and consumed, which closely mirrors the locavore/slow food revolution in the culinary world.

The 50 Mile Bouquet is the slow flower guide to Organic Flower-Growing, Gathering and Design.

Foreword by Amy Stewart, author of Flower Confidential.

Arranging Flowers in a Vase
Arranging Flowers in a Vase
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0993571514
A beautiful vase of flowers will transform a room, but it can be hard to create an arrangement that looks effortlessly stylish and is to your satisfaction
In Arranging Flowers in a Vase, Judith Blacklock reveals how, with tips and advice to ensure success every time. With more than 60 colored illustrations and 200 magnificent photographs.
The Art of Chinese Flower Arrangement
The Art of Chinese Flower Arrangement
Hardcover      ISBN: 1602200262
This colorful flower arranging book features instructions and designs from one of the world's greatest living masters.

Asian flower arranging originated in ancient China where it then spread to Japan, Korea and beyond. As influenced by the philosophy of harmony between man and nature, Chinese flower arrangement advocates for nature to represent life, emphasizes composition to display vividness, and focuses on connotation to exhibit artistic concepts. Gradually, these become the characteristics of Chinese flower arrangement--the beauty of nature and composition which are entirely different from the beauty of western decorative styles.

This book records the origin and development of Chinese flower arrangement. Besides the principle of composition, techniques of modeling, and configuration of flowers and materials, you will also discover the methods of production and ten actual flower arrangement projects. You can either follow the lessons step by step or capture the ideas and be inspired to develop your own flower arrangement artwork.
The Art of Flower Arranging
The Art of Flower Arranging
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847848957
The master floral designer inspires novices and experts alike in creating clean, classic, and contemporary flower arrangements so beautiful and original, they make the heart skip a beat.

Paula Pryke, Britain's acclaimed master floral designer, sets the paradigm for excellence throughout the world--so much so that she was recently awarded an OBE. One of her defining characteristics is to go back to nature--to flowers in the wild, natural state--for inspiration and bold color combinations.

In this book, Pryke explores the process of how to move from the source of inspiration to the glorious finished flower arrangement. She ties together key aspects of making a good arrangement: mixing color, form, shape, texture, and scale; being inspired by how plants and flowers combine in nature; using foliage and fruit for visual surprise; and much more.

A separate section of the book discusses the ins and outs of tools and equipment, and the volume is rounded out with a catalogue of flowers organized into thematic types, which eases searching for the ideal flower--or alternates if the desired one is unavailable.

Packed with ideas, skills, and techniques, this book explores the latest trends, encourages the reader to let his or her creativity and personal style flow freely, and is sure to inspire professionals and beginners alike.
Being With Flowers: Floral Art As Spiritual Practice: Meditations on Conscious Flower Arranging to Inspire Peace, Beauty, and the Everyday
Being With Flowers
Floral Art As Spiritual Practice: Meditations on Conscious Flower Arranging to Inspire Peace, Beauty, and the Everyday
Hardcover      ISBN: 1631591355

Being with Flowers provides you with several guided meditations and step-by-step floral arrangements to help you explore your relationship with flowers, and nature as a whole.

Floral arrangements are so much more than a decoration. They provide a way to connect to nature and the world around us. Master floral sculptor, Anthony Ward, shows you how to work with flowers to bring more peace into your life. Including creative exercises, guided meditations, and step-by-step flower arrangements, Being with Flowers will show you how to appreciate the natural art of each flower to create the perfect arrangement.

Branches & Blooms: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Magical Centerpieces, Wreaths, Garlands, and Other Unexpected Arrangements
Branches & Blooms
A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Magical Centerpieces, Wreaths, Garlands, and Other Unexpected Arrangements
Paperback      ISBN: 1579657613

(Originally published in hardcover as The Wreath Recipe Book)
Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo, authors of The Flower Recipe Book and founders of Studio Choo, provide more than 100 step-by-step projects to make with flowering and leafy branches. In the spring, readers can create a cherry blossom bough or a centerpiece of lilacs and olive branches. In the summer, a garland features sage with pomegranates and citrus-colored strawflowers. In autumn, wreaths are made out of magnolias and rosemary. Winter highlights cedar, pine, and juniper, yielding unexpected table settings and new wreath shapes. Also included are hundreds of step-by-step photos, as well as tutorials covering basic techniques, sourcing, and care information.

Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature
Bringing Nature Home
Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847838005

Unlike most flower-arrangement books, which rely on expensive and often nonseasonal flowers from florists, this book presents an alternative that is in line with the "back to nature" movement. This is the first volume to showcase how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home through floral arrangements.

From the well-known lifestyle photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owen of Brooklyn's Little Flower School, Bringing Nature Home presents a portfolio of unique and original floral arrangements directly inspired by the seasons and the local environment, with sources ranging from farmers' market offerings to the backyard garden. Presented through lush photography that also showcases the beautiful interiors the arrangements are created for, this is as much a decorating tome as it is a floral-arrangement guide.

A how-to section offers advice on the selection, trimming, and care of the arrangements and on repurposed and unique containers, making this book practical as well as inspiring.

Color Me Floral: Techniques for Creating Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season (Flower Arranging Books, Flower Color Guide, Floral Desi
Color Me Floral
Techniques for Creating Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season (Flower Arranging Books, Flower Color Guide, Floral Desi
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452161178
Create dazzling, contemporary bouquets all year long with this gorgeous floral designs book.

Learn the secrets to designing show-stopping monochromatic arrangements: In this stunning book, Kiana Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color displays using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures, and vibrant colors.

Features hundreds of eye-catching images and easy-to-follow tips throughout, such as suggestions for substituting flowers and options for both the beginner and advanced designer. This flower arranging book is as useful as it is gorgeous.

Organized by season, the book includes how-to's for 40 arrangements, including a lush green display for spring, an astonishing black bouquet for summer, a striking magenta design for fall, and an unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winter.

The ultimate resource, Color Me Floral, has an extraordinary arrangement to enhance every occasion.
  • This flower color guide makes an exceptional gift for anyone with interest in floral d cor and arrangement.
  • With thousands of gorgeous photographs showing step-by-step arrangement instructions, it's ideal for beginners and experts.
  • Great coffee table book filled with page after page of beautiful images to browse and enjoy.
Kiana Underwood is the owner of Tulipina, an internationally renowned floral design studio that specializes in creating bespoke experiences for high-end weddings and events. Underwood's use of unique color combinations and floral varieties have appeared in publications such as Brides, Country Living, Elle Decor, Flower magazine, the New York Times, and Town & Country.
Decorate with Flowers: Creative Arrangements * Styling Inspiration * Container Projects * Design Tips
Decorate with Flowers
Creative Arrangements * Styling Inspiration * Container Projects * Design Tips
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452118310

In this gorgeous and unique book, Decorate author Holly Becker teams up with stylist Leslie Shewring to offer practical know-how and colorful inspiration for decorating the home with florals. Beginning with the basics of flower arranging and progressing on to decorating ideas for a range of styles--such as vintage, eclectic, and modern-- with creative DIY flower and container projects peppered throughout, this book offers a bunch of fresh ideas for flower enthusiasts and home decorators on any budget.

Decorating with Flowers: A Stunning Ideas Book for All Occasions
Decorating with Flowers
A Stunning Ideas Book for All Occasions
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804849722
Use fresh flowers to make a dramatic difference in your home and dazzle with the power of flowers when you entertain

Decorating with Flowers celebrates the latest trends in contemporary floral design with a tropical twist. Featuring inspired table settings and installations, this extraordinary flower arranging book will encourage you to create your own unforgettable floral creations. Be inspired to conjure a magical setting for group entertaining or craft a stunning decoration for intimate celebrations.

The ten designers and artists showcased share the ideas and insights behind their floral arrangements--each of which is shown in detailed photos--making this an excellent guide for interior decorators, florists, event planners and homeowners looking to add some pizzazz to a space.

Featuring over 300 color photographs, Decorating with Flowers has something for everyone--from glamorous Flemish flower arrangements to modern Sogetsu ikebana styles, and modular flower sculptures created to enhance minimalist, contemporary spaces.