Flowers, Wreaths and Herbs
On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist
On Flowers
Lessons from an Accidental Florist
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579658121
Named a Best Gift Book of the Year by InStyle, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and the Wall Street Journal

"If coffee tables could make . . . wish lists, this book] would certainly be on them."
--Better Homes & Gardens

A singular, personal celebration of the beauty and possibilities of nature

Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected--like a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cup--and to overturn preconceptions, whether she's transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking centerpiece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around us--in leaves, branches, seedpods, a fallen blossom--to tell a story of time and place.

Merrick begins On Flowers with a primer containing all her hard-won secrets on the art of flower arranging, from selecting materials to mastering pleasing proportions. Then she brings readers along on her journey, with observations on flowers in New York City and at her family's summer home in rural New Hampshire, working on a flower farm off the coast of Washington State, and studying ikebana in a jewel-box flower shop in Kyoto. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl. We discover the poignancy in humble wildflowers, and also celebrate the luxury of fragrant blousy blooms. Collected here is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist.

Origami Bonsai: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures from Paper: Origami Book with 14 Beautiful Projects and Instructional DVD Video
Origami Bonsai: Create Beautiful Botanical Sculptures from Paper
Origami Book with 14 Beautiful Projects and Instructional DVD Video
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804847878
Fold beautiful origami flowers then arrange them into stunning bonsai sculptures with this wonderful origami book.

Origami Bonsai makes it possible for paper folders at every level to create unique botanical sculptures at home by folding delicate paper flowers and leaves and attaching them to natural branches.

This easy origami book contains:
  • Multi-color photos and drawings
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Explanations of dozens of folding techniques
  • A 3 hour DVD video tutorial
  • All videos are also streamable or downloadable online
It also shows you how to select natural twigs, branches, and stones--and how to assemble them into a lifelike finished origami sculpture. To help in the creation process the book contains detailed instructions and numerous photographs of both works in process and completed origami bonsai pieces that are sure to have you crating your own decorative origami art in no time.

Origami flower projects include:
  • The Ficus Leaf
  • The Berlin Poplar Leaf
  • The Black Eyed Susan
  • The Foxglove
  • The Buttercup
  • And many more...
Origami Ikebana: Create Lifelike Paper Flower Arrangements: Includes Origami Book with 38 Projects and Instructional DVD
Origami Ikebana: Create Lifelike Paper Flower Arrangements
Includes Origami Book with 38 Projects and Instructional DVD
Paperback      ISBN: 4805312424
Make realistic and decorative paper flower arrangements with this stunning origami book.

The Japanese art of flower arranging is an age-old practice that honors nature and creates beauty through harmony and balance. This brand new book, Origami Ikebana, shows you how to create unique ikebana-inspired paper flower arrangements any time of the year.

Since discovering ikebana some years ago, origami artist and author Benjamin Coleman has worked on developing techniques that enable him to create ikebana-style floral arrangements with simple folded paper. In this book, Coleman combines the principles and techniques of ikebana, origami and makigami (paper rolling) to create beautiful and lifelike paper flower arrangements. You'll learn how to construct stems from paper-mache-like makigami rolls and cap them with exquisite folded paper flowers and leaves, as well as how to display the arrangements on stone-like bases made of paper.

Topics covered in this ground-breaking origami book include:
  • Basic origami flower folding and assembly techniques
  • Painting the leaves and flowers to enhance realism
  • Using incremental leaf sizes for a greater sense of depth
  • Making stems using makigami paper rolling techniques
  • Creating stone bases for your arrangement from origami paper
Dozens of different origami flower arrangements are described in this book, and the enclosed DVD contains detailed step-by-step video lessons showing you how to create each model. Don't spend a fortune on real flowers and plants that will wilt in a week--make your own beautiful paper floral arrangements that will last forever

This origami book contains:
  • 128 page, full-color book
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Colorful diagrams and photographs
  • Origami flower folding and arranging techniques and tips
  • 8 different leaf types
  • 30 flower types
  • Instructional DVD

All disc content is alternatively accessible on tuttlepublishing.com/downloadable-content.
Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden
Peonies
Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden
Hardcover      ISBN: 1423648315

A floral gardening guide to the ultra popular peony.

From Shawnee Chief to Top Brass, this guide to over 60 varieties of peonies presents an eclectic selection of specimens--from those with the best visual appearance and the most fragrant perfume, to those that are easiest to grow and produce the best cutting flowers. With commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow growing advice, and glorious photography, Peonies will appeal to anyone who appreciates the romance of the majestic peony.

Journalist Jane Eastoe is author of Vintage Roses (Gibbs Smith, 2016) plus gardening and outdoor books published by National Trust Books (UK).

Georgianna Lane, author of Paris in Bloom, is a leading floral photographer whose work also appeared in Vintage Roses.

Plant Craft: 30 Projects That Add Natural Style to Your Home
Plant Craft
30 Projects That Add Natural Style to Your Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 1604696494
Discover the simple beauty of adding natural style to a space

Not everyone has a garden--but with only a handful of materials and a little bit of time, everyone can bring the beauty of nature into their home. Plant Craft features projects inspired by the natural world and made out of live plants, cut flowers, foraged branches, and more. You'll learn how to create a colorful floral mural, an elegant table centerpiece, a serene underwater sculpture, a whimsical mobile, and more. The step-by-step instructions are clear, easy to follow, and fully illustrated with color photographs, and the projects vary in difficulty. Given the right care, they all have the potential to grace a home for a long time.
The Plant Recipe Book: 100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season
The Plant Recipe Book
100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579655513

A follow-up to the widely popular Flower Recipe Book, The Plant Recipe Book is the next great thing in interior plant design, providing simple steps showing anyone how to create stunning living plant decor. Each one of the 100 "recipes" specifies the type and quantity of plants needed; clearly numbered instructions detail each step; and 400 photographs show how to place every stem. Traditional pots and plant containers are used, but so are less conventional vehicles and methods, like shutters and planting under glass. A basic how-to chapter provides planting techniques, a tools and materials list, sourcing and plant care information, and expert advice.

The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story
The Posy Book
Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 1682682633

Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs, and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration, or thyme for bravery. These floral poems have become Teresa Sabankaya's signature. Brides want them for their weddings, but a posy is a lovely gift any time of year, and one that readers can easily put together from their garden or with blooms from their local florist.

In The Posy Book, Sabankaya shares step-by-step instructions, floral recipes for more than 20 posies, and ideas for seasonal variations. A modern floral dictionary, with 12 original paintings by celebrated illustrator Maryjo Koch, will help readers craft their own posies filled with personal meaning.

Rachel Ashwell: My Floral Affair: Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals
Rachel Ashwell: My Floral Affair
Whimsical Spaces and Beautiful Florals
Hardcover      ISBN: 1782495479

Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life.

Discover Rachel Ashwell's floral inspirations and the unique touch she brings to interiors in her first book dedicated to flowers, a deeply-held passion come to life.

Flowers and floral decoration are at the core of Rachel Ashwell's world and her designs. From her showcase rose garden in California, she set out with photographer Amy Neunsinger to capture the full-blown romance of the quintessential English country house, the dramatic colorways of northern Europe, and the faded opulence of a Parisian apartment. This is the story of that magical journey, which takes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. Every aspect of floral accents is showcased, from wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right.
Rhs Floral Colouring Book
Rhs Floral Colouring Book
by Rhs
Paperback      ISBN: 0711237719

This RHS colouring book contains forty five beautiful floral images from the world-famous RHS Lindley Library. Each image is interpreted as a pattern to colour, taking inspiration from the forms and shapes of each flower. Use the colour images to inspire you, or give your creations colours of your own choosing.

Stylish Succulent Designs: & Other Botanical Crafts
Stylish Succulent Designs
& Other Botanical Crafts
Paperback      ISBN: 162414845x

Professional-Quality Succulent Arrangements Made Simple

Add a splash of style to your home or garden with beautiful and lush succulent designs that are simple to make and will last for months. This how-to resource will guide you through 40 unique and creative projects using popular varieties of succulents, air plants and other easy-care botanicals. Learn to make a variety of living centerpieces, transform an old fountain into a succulent-filled garden or add sophisticated charm to your front door with a splashy hand-wired succulent wreath that's easy to adapt to your preferred aesthetic.

Botanical designer Jessica Cain has a project for every occasion or whim, whether you're looking to add a statement piece inside your home, enhance your backyard with outdoor d cor or incorporate succulents into a wedding or event. Best of all, because these arrangements are planted in soil or moss and include fail-proof care instructions, you're creating long-lasting living art that will thrive. The possibilities are endless with these step-by-step, simple-to-follow projects that will fill your home with vibrant beauty.