Flowers, Wreaths and Herbs
In Bloom: Creating and Living with Flowers
In Bloom
Creating and Living with Flowers
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847848507

Inspiring new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in everyday life. Like the author's exquisite first book, Bringing Nature Home, this much-awaited follow-up title presents stunning arrangements and ideas for interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers. Ngoc Minh Ngo has recorded the work of artists, designers, and tastemakers who demonstrate the many ways that flowers can enhance our homes and work spaces. Each chapter focuses on a unique way to incorporate floral designs into interiors, from flower arrangements made from foraged greenery to wall painting evoking Monet's water lilies to paper flowers that never lose their vibrancy. Renowned photographer Oberto Gili fills his house in Italy with treasures from his bountiful garden that inspire his work, and landscape designer Miranda Brooks puts to use her passion for all things botanical in the decoration of her beautiful Brooklyn home. With exceptional photography that captures the beauty of these flower-inspired homes and text that shares how these imaginative artists and designers achieved their botanical creations, this is an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners.

In Full Flower: Inspired Designs by Floral's New Creatives
In Full Flower
Inspired Designs by Floral's New Creatives
Hardcover      ISBN: 0847858693
This gorgeously photographed volume celebrates the most influential floral designers today.

In Full Flower is a compilation of a new wave in contemporary floral design, featuring artists who combine traditional techniques with an organic, free-form, "back-to-nature" style. The opposite of buttoned-up and manicured arrangements, this survey includes over twenty of the most celebrated and influential artists across the United States who are rewriting the rules of floral design.

In Full Flower is the first overview of artists working in this aesthetic. Gorgeous photographs depict the artists' process as well as final designs, captured both as still lifes and environments. In addition, the wanderlust-inducing gardens and inspired interiors exhibit both rustic and urban eco-chic--simple luxury living embodied by these artists that all homeowners will appreciate.

With over 300 original color images and short writing on each artists' inspirations and philosophies, this spectacularly inspiring floral survey will be treasured by lovers of beautiful flowers and interiors alike.
Japanese Ikebana for Every Season
Japanese Ikebana for Every Season
Hardcover      ISBN: 4805312122
Ikebana, or making flowers alive in Japanese, is the ancient art of formal flower arrangement.

Practiced since the seventh century, the true goal of Ikebana is to take a few beautiful flowers and plants and tastefully present them in very simple containers to enhance home decor. The 53 elegant designs featured in Japanese Ikebana for Every Season are perfect for special occasions--Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, birthday, anniversary--or any event that calls for a flower bouquet.

The key to proper Ikebana arrangements is to understand a few straightforward principles--like the idea of mitate, seeing old things with new eyes--and to learn a few easy techniques to stabilize and support plants inside a vase or container. Using common flowers and plants from the garden, a nearby field or forest, or the local florist, anyone can easily create lovely Ikebana in just a few minutes.

Authors Rie Imai and Yuji Ueno explain how to select flowers and containers from things that are already around--and then turn them into something special. The basic instructions in the book cover a wide range of styles that encourage readers to use their own creativity rather than copying traditional and highly technical Ikebana design concepts.

No matter what time of year it is and regardless of your taste or budget, the arrangements in this book will lend a touch of Japanese elegance to your home.
The Judith Blacklock's Encyclopedia of Flower Design
The Judith Blacklock's Encyclopedia of Flower Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 0955239109

A 'how to' manual for those interested in flowers and floral art. Illustrated with over 500 colour photographs and 200 line drawings, this book shows you ways to arrange flowers in a vase successfully; gives you advice and inspiration on wedding flowers; and explains why some designs work and why others do not.

Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Appoach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
Keiko's Ikebana
A Contemporary Appoach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804837929
Keiko's Ikebana offers an introduction to this international art form that is both practical and contemporary. Keiko's unique approach combines traditional techniques with modern tastes, incorporating influences ranging from sculpture to today's Western styles. The result is a one-of-a-kind look that is authentic, easy to create and attractive.

The book includes easy-to-follow instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements to help readers bring this traditional Japanese art into their own homes. Readers will also be introduced to the history of ikebana, including its evolution from ancient times into the world of modern design, the basic 'rules' of ikebana design and suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies.
Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
Keiko's Ikebana
A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging
Paperback      ISBN: 4805312327

Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences--which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design--come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve.

This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.
Living with Flowers: Blooms & Bouquets for the Home
Living with Flowers
Blooms & Bouquets for the Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786273993

Fill your house with blooms with florist Rowan Blossom's debut book, Living with Flowers.

This book will teach you the basics every budding florist should know, before showing how to create more than 25 of Rowan's favorite floral masterpieces for every occasion, from tokens to the grandest of statements. Learn how to make a floral chandelier or hang a curtain of flowers, fashion a festival crown, or tie a simple bouquet.

Rowan's love of everything bohemian, vintage, and natural, and her no-nonsense approach, makes this the perfect book for first-time flower-arrangers and anyone who wants to bring flowers into their home.
Living Wreaths: 20 Beautiful Projects for Gift and Decor
Living Wreaths
20 Beautiful Projects for Gift and Decor
Paperback      ISBN: 1423632648

From the simplest herb wreath to more extravagant succulent designs, the strong outlines and shapes of these living wreaths have great visual impact. Bernhisel-Robinson uses step-by-step instructions, an encouraging voice, and gorgeous photographs illustrating her techniques to teach how to make not just a wreath but a modern garden in miniature that changes to become even more beautiful as the plants mature.

Includes echeveria, hens and chicks, cactus, moss, strawberry, tomato, herb, lettuce, lavender, and more

Natalie Bernhisel-Robinson has more than fifteen years experience in the floral design world. Her design company, La Fleur, specializes in custom floral design for weddings and special events. Natalie holds a successful holiday wreath-making class each December. She makes her home in Utah with her husband and two children.

Make in a Day: Paper Flowers
Make in a Day
Paper Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0486810860

"If you're interested in dabbling in paper flower crafting or trying to make a homemade gift for Mother's Day or perhaps Valentine's, I much recommend giving this book a shot." -- The Rhialist
These colorful blooms will brighten any room -- and best of all, you can make them in a day You'll find that it's a cinch to add a spring-like air to any room with a bouquet of daffodils, a cluster of hyacinths, or a vivid bunch of favorite blossoms, and no previous experience is necessary.
Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating paper flowers adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts.

Meaningful Bouquets: Create Special Messages with Flowers - 25 Beautiful Arrangements
Meaningful Bouquets
Create Special Messages with Flowers - 25 Beautiful Arrangements
Hardcover      ISBN: 1452140073

Say it with flowers. This visual bouquet includes a photographic glossary of popular flower types and their Victorian meanings, followed by step-by-step instructions for creating 25 beautiful arrangements. From Celebration and Luck, to Happiness and Forgiveness, each bespoke bunch of flowers suits an important occasion or recipient. Blooming with inspiring lifestyle photography and watercolor botanical illustrations throughout, Meaningful Bouquets brings a truly personal touch to flower arranging.