flower is " a gift from heaven". It is the symbol
of love, beauty and purity. Here we are with few books that
show you how to choose and buy flowers and use them to create
stunning arrangements--both modern and traditional.
Harper Design International; April 2004
are the new element of interior design," Leatham declares
in this enthusiastic, decorating book. A former fashion model
turned floral designer, Leatham arranges the flowers for the
"Four Seasons Hotel George V" in Paris, as well
as for a star-studded roster of clients including Gwyneth
Paltrow, Emanuel Ungaro and Kate Moss. His novel techniques
include displaying flowers out of water, bending long stems
inside clear glass vases for dramatic effect and "drowning"
blossoms in water so that their shapes and patterns are magnified.
One of his favourite tricks is to take a tall vase and balance
a clump of flowers near its opening so that the bunch appears
ready to tip out of the container. His emphasis on "sculptural
shapes" and "bold statements" will inspire
readers to rethink the way they display flowers in their own
homes, but most of his designs are not meant to last more
than four or five hours, making them rather impractical for
the average novice decorator.
Knot Book of Wedding Flowers
Chronicle Books; November2002
to boutonnieres, corsages to centerpieces, The Knot Book of
Wedding Flowers features everything a bride needs to know
. This lavishly illustrated book includes more than 150 colour
photographs and a wealth of useful information. Featuring
page after page of beautiful arrangements, a fully photographed
glossary of popular wedding flowers, advice on finding and
working with a florist, step-by-step instructions for creating
a host of floral accents by hand, and explanations of floral
terminology, this is a book to be enjoyed well beyond a wedding.
From the ceremony arrangements to the posies for the bridesmaids,
this comprehensive resource guides the happy couple through
every aspect of floral decoration.
Rose Guide: A Comprehensive Selection
Roger Phillips & Martyn Rix
Firefly Books Ltd; September 2003
guide covers 850 roses and bridges the divide between scientific
texts and everyday horticultural books. The book explains
how to identify and understand every type of rose. This book
features detailed introductions to twenty-four categories
of rose including Old Roses, Climbers, Shrubs and Modern Roses,
Expert advice on selecting and growing and planting ideas,
companion plants and care, Cross-references, hardiness zones.
Vivid photographs show every rose in exquisite detail. The
authoritative text also explains how roses have been cultivated
from ancient Roman times to today with fascinating information
and the most up-to-date DNA studies. Featuring the newest
rose varieties and the latest techniques and ideas for selecting
and growing them, Best Rose Guide is a definitive reference
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