Flowers, Wreaths and Herbs
100 Simple Paper Flowers
Paperback ISBN: 1454709340
From window displays to weddings, paper flowers are blooming everywhere. This exquisite collection contains a bouquet of beautifully simple step-by-step projects, complete with templates. Whether you’re looking to make a single perfect rose, a vaseful of daisies for your desk, or something even more elaborate, all it takes is a handful of techniques to create a colorful paper garden.
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 Faux Flowers & Foliage
35 Creative Step-by-Step Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1782494812
Whatever the time of year, you can create beautiful displays with these 35 arrangements for silk flowers and succulents. Discover how to present a wide range of beautiful bouquet styles with these delightful projects. Starting with the basics, there are easy single-flower arrangements using stately lilies to add a touch of calm to your home, elegant orchids to make a real visual impact, and tiny succulents in small glasses to sit on a window ledge. For the experienced arranger, there are great ideas for combining varieties to create gorgeous bouquets and even elegant flower baskets to decorate the house and yard. There are also inspiring project variations, so you can experiment with different shapes and shades to create eye-catching floral displays that will brighten up any room. With essential tips on combining colors and understanding the elements of design, plus a mix of both modern and traditional styles, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, you will soon be making exquisite arrangements that you can treasure for ever.
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. Featuring more than 60 coloured illustrations, and 200 magnificent photographs,.
The Art of Chinese Flower Arrangement
Hardcover ISBN: 1602200262
This colorful flower arranging book features instructions and designs form 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 on composition to display vividness, and focus on connotation to exhibit artistic concept. Gradually, these become the characteristics of Chinese flower arrangement—the beauty of nature, composition, and artistic concept, which are quite different from the beauty ofdecorative western 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 would also discover the techniques of production and ten actual flower arrangement projects. You could 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
Hardcover ISBN: 0847848957
The master floral designer inspires novice and expert 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.
The Art of Living with Nature
50 Beautiful Projects to Bring the Outside in
Hardcover ISBN: 1782494537
Learn how to make beautiful, nature-inspired, decorations and arrangements with The Art of Living with Nature. Divided into five separate chapters: Woodland, Flora, Fauna, Edibles and Beach, The Art of Living with Nature contains 50 innovative ideas to decorate your home, ranging from hellebores displayed in test tubes to wreaths made from hydrangeas. Filled with tips and useful techniques to make the most out of your blooms, there will be a project to suit every occasion - whether you need napkin rings made of sea urchins, a stunning display of spring narcissi planted in wooden wine boxes, or a stylish wall display of antlers and feathers. By combining her passions for the great outdoors and natural beauty, Willow provides instructions about how to make the most of your flower-shop purchases, beachcombing bounty, home-grown harvests and hedgerow finds.
Being With Flowers
Floral Art As Spiritual Practice: Meditations on Conscious Flower Arranging to Inspire Peace, Beauty, and the Everyday
Hardcover ISBN: 1631591355
Learn to become one with nature and create beautiful flower arrangements with Being with Flowers. 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 use your relationship to flowers to incorporate peace in your life and create beautiful floral designs. 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
Paperback ISBN: 1579657613
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
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.