A complete introduction to the art of arranging flowers in the home. As well as explaining the principles of flower arranging and the different techniques used in Western and lkebana arrangements, the author gives helpful practical advice on equipment, conditioning and containers. Flowers for each season are treated separately with special sections on drying flowers and Christmas decorations. Advice is also given on buying flowers from the florist and planning your own garden for cut flowers throughout the year.
Illustrated with 100 colour photographs and drawings.
The topics covered in this book include:
Flowers from the florist
Growing your own flowers
Basic equipment, containers and conditioning
The principles of mass and line arrangement
Flowers in season
Forcing spring bulbs and blossom
Appendices on both fresh and dried flowers
Helen Chase has been a gardener all her life and began her career in a flower shop as ‘an apprentice with a broom’. She has spent eight years as a working professional florist in New York City, where she lives with her small son.
Hardcover, 95 pages. In good condition with the exception of a torn dustcover.