on Floral Designing
The Complete Book of Floral Design
Rizzoli; October 2004
Pryke is one of the leading floral designers in the world
today and is an inspiration not only to do-it-yourselfers
but to professionals in floral and interior design. This book
profiles more than 80 projects, which are divided into two
distinctive styles--classic and contemporary. The first chapter
features arrangements that have stood the test of time and
have become classics in their own rights; the next section
features those that are on the cutting edge. For each arrangement,
Paula takes the readers on a very personal journey through
her color and design choices that makes each project one-of-a-kind.
with comprehensive information on techniques, step-by-step
instructions and photographs, this is a practical guide to
floral arrangements for the novice as well as an inspiration
to the more accomplished florist. With this book, anyone can
create memorable floral compositions that add color and style
to any room.
Octopus; November 2003
Packer uses flowers and plants from all over the world to
explain how she draws on various landscapes, traditions and
cultures to create distinctive displays for every occasion
and interior. She reveals her distinctive designs and displays
inspired by countries from all over Europe, America, Asia,
Africa and Australia and shows how they can be recreated.
She shares the thought processes behind the designs as well
as suggesting alternative flowers and containers both to take
into account seasonal availability and to provide variation.
There are hints and tips to help you to achieve professional
and memorable results using flowers from around the globe.
(R) thedailystar.net 2004