Flowers, Wreaths and Herbs
Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties
Succulents Simplified
Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-Care Varieties
Paperback      ISBN: 1604693932

"Demystifies these popular low-water beauties." --Country Gardens Magazine

Whether you're a novice or veteran, have an acre to fill or a just few pots, or live in Calexico or Canada, Succulents Simplified is a dazzling primer for success with succulents Debra Lee Baldwin, the Queen of Succulents, profiles the 100 top plant picks and includes basic information on how to grow and care for succulents no matter where you live. Step-by-step projects, including a cake-stand centerpiece, special-occasion bouquets, a vertical garden, and a succulent topiary sphere, will inspire you to express your individual style.
Terrain: Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden
Terrain
Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden
Hardcover      ISBN: 1579658075
Named one of the Wall Street Journal's Best Interior-Design Books to Give as Holiday Presents

Founded in a historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, Terrain is a nationally renowned garden, home, and lifestyle brand with an entirely fresh approach to living with nature. It's an approach that bridges the gap between home and garden, the indoors and the outdoors. An approach that embraces decorating with plants and inviting the garden into every living space.

Terrain, the book, not only captures the brand's unique and lushly appealing sensibility in over 450 beautiful photographs but also shows, in project after project, tip after tip, how to live with nature at home. Here are ideas for flower arranging beyond the expected bouquet, using branches and wild blooms, seed heads and bulbs. Ten colorful container gardens inspired by painterly palettes. Dozens of ideas for making wreaths out of vines, dried stems, evergreens, and fresh leaves and fern fronds (which you learn to preserve in glycerin). Here are secrets for forcing branches to bloom in the middle of winter. Decorating with heirloom pumpkins, including turning them into tabletop planters. Simple touches--like massing high-summer hydrangeas into weathered baskets and scattering them around the patio--and more involved projects, including taking inspiration from Scandinavia and Britain to create a truly natural Christmas.

With inspiration for every season, Terrain blurs the indoors and out to bring the subtle and surprising joys of nature into our lives every day.
Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design
Transplants
Eclectic Floral Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 1944515534

Austin native and Transplants creator Antonio Bond is the preferred florist for the renowned Hotel St. Cecelia. His floral arrangements and designs have graced the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards and Austin's famed SXSW music festival along with many other high-profile events and venues. His first book, Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design features:

  • Over 200 full-color photos highlighting a broad range of Antonio's work
  • Notes on design elements and process
  • Inspiration for lovers of the art of arranging flowers to stretch their imaginations

Antonio routinely roams the landscapes of West Texas and the American Southwest to collect trinkets, bones, foliage, and other items to incorporate into his extraordinary and often startling floral designs. Antonio's work ranges from daintily minimalist sculptures to large outdoor installations nestled into the Texas landscape. Whether housed in dive bars or boutique hotels, Antonio's arrangements feel deliberate despite incorporating unexpected elements.

Transplants is worthy of any coffee table, while also guiding the beginning florist to:

  • Expand their understanding of what floral arrangements can be
  • Build confidence to try bold creations
  • Glean inspiration for how to incorporate unexpected items
  • Create their own unique style



A Tree in the House: Flowers for Your Home, Special Occasions and Every Day
A Tree in the House
Flowers for Your Home, Special Occasions and Every Day
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 174379374x

Part guide for the aspiring home florist, part ode to rural interiors and buildings, A Tree in the House celebrates the art of arranging flowers for celebrations big, small and in-between held throughout the year. Annabelle Hickson provides ideas and instructions for celebratory botanical installations and arrangements, each staged and photographed in different rural homes, gardens and sheds using the beauty of what's growing wild. Interspersed throughout are snapshots--in words and pictures--of rural life and that aspirational rustic country aesthetic.

Victoria & Lucinda's Flavour of the Month: A Year of Food and Flowers
Victoria & Lucinda's Flavour of the Month
A Year of Food and Flowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0714531448

"Victoria and Lucinda's practical yet innovative approach is bound to be a winner, whether you are new to cooking or you entertain every week of the year. We know we won't be entertaining without it."--Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine, authors of What Not To Wear

Divided into monthly segments with menus for lunch and dinner, seasonal table settings, and flower arranging ideas, and featuring Mark Cator's professional photography, this book opens a new world for people who want to entertain beautifully without becoming stressed and worn out. This is Martha Stewart but with a decidedly modern take; in essence, it is entertaining made easy. The recipes are interlaced with snippets about the authors' lives, family, and friends; the origins of many of the recipes from their wide international circle; and with beautiful table settings inspired by the pastels of Edward Lear and others. Also included are tips on how to time and how to organize yourself in the run up to an important celebration in your home.

Victoria Cator studied at Christie's, and Lucinda Bruce was educated in Paris and returned to London to work in the contemporary art world. Both are skilled cooks and interior designers. For many years, both have wanted to write a cookbook that includes the recipes and design knowledge collected by their family and friends.

A Victorian Flower Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion
A Victorian Flower Dictionary
The Language of Flowers Companion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0345532864

"A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it."

Daffodils signal new beginnings, daisies innocence. Lilacs mean the first emotions of love, periwinkles tender recollection. Early Victorians used flowers as a way to express their feelings--love or grief, jealousy or devotion. Now, modern-day romantics are enjoying a resurgence of this bygone custom, and this book will share the historical, literary, and cultural significance of flowers with a whole new generation. With lavish illustrations, a dual dictionary of flora and meanings, and suggestions for creating expressive arrangements, this keepsake is the perfect compendium for everyone who has ever given or received a bouquet.
Wedding Floral Design
Wedding Floral Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881468752

- Showcases the works of top designers, such as Robert Koene, Timo Bolte, Nancy Liu Chin, Eddie Zaratsian and Zita Elze and is accompanied by the description from designers, presenting the designing process from concept to reality- Features step-by-step guidance on floral arrangements and explains the principles behind matching different flowers according to their shapes, colours, meaning and so onToday floral design is considered its own art form and has seen a revolution from the more traditional floral arrangements and centrepieces at banquets, to the integration of design and aesthetics at weddings, in corporate spaces, and in our homes. This fully illustrated book brings together a collection of floral designs for weddings and events from all over the world and includes interviews with the designers who share their experiences, ideas and current attitudes in the floral industry.With step-by-step guidance, this easy-to-read book is a comprehensive introduction to floristry, and a great source of inspiration for novices and professional alike.

Wedding Flowers: Karen Tran
Wedding Flowers
Karen Tran
Hardcover      ISBN: 9058565378

- One of the country's leading wedding designers- Karen Tran Florals and Events is all about the creation of exquisite floral arrangements to enhance every kind of occasion. With her company based in Southern California, she enjoys the year-round sunshine and being able to immerse herself in the natural outdoors that she loves. She has a true passion for her art form and her clientele are fortunate to have her fantastic floral sculptures decorating their events. From weddings to dinner parties, to corporate affairs, Karen Tran's stylish designs add just the right touch of extravagant elegance and dazzling opulence wherever there is a desire for the beauty of extraordinary flowers. Known as one of the country's leading wedding designers, Karen has set a high standard and is considered a trendsetter in her field. This book is a cross section of 20 years of excellence.

The Wreath
The Wreath
Hardcover      ISBN: 9058565491

-A beautiful collection of seasonal wreathes by master florist Manabu Hashigushi The wreath is Japanese floral artist Manabu Hashiguchi's preferred floral shape. Its symbolism is universal. With no beginning or end, the wreath represents eternity and the endless processes in nature. Hashiguchi's designs are so graceful that they look as if there has been no artist's hand involved, and nature created the shapes by accident. Even the humblest of materials get the chance to shine and tell their story. Discover this intriguing collection of seasonal wreaths, which balance on the thin line between classical floristry and land art. Text in English and Japanese.

Wreaths: Fresh, Foraged and Dried Floral Arrangements
Wreaths
Fresh, Foraged and Dried Floral Arrangements
Paperback      ISBN: 1787131203

Wreaths explores the art of creating wonderful floral pieces, to gift or keep, through a collection of 20 beautiful and natural designs. Learn how to play around with color, foliage, texture, and architectural forms with a craft that is no longer just for Christmas.

Packed with ideas, skills and techniques, Katie and Terri will inspire you to bring a touch of nature indoors as they offer a fresh and modern approach to wreath design. Going beyond the traditional shapes, this book will equip you with the know-how to create impressive statement pieces, tropical and dried wreaths, as well as beautiful garlands and a late summer chandelier.

Presented through exquisite photography and step-by-step instructions, Wreaths shows how best to maintain and display these botanical creations in your home. Discover the joy of foraging and master the art of making natural wreath frames with this irresistible book - a must-have for lovers of floral arrangements and interiors alike.