Available in every imaginable tint and hue, shape, texture and form, the variety of flowers and foliage provides us with infinite possibilities for creating truly memorable displays. Using a fabulous range of floral materials, this practical guide shows you how to break the boundaries of traditional flower arranging and clearly demonstrates how an effective mix of form and technique can produce the most stunning results.
Over 700 evocative photographs illustrates 150 projects, and every kind of natural decoration is included, with design ranging from the simple and restrained to the flamboyant and innovative. In the Fresh Flowers section are designs featuring evocative old-fashioned garden roses, stylish candle decorations, scented pomanders, delicate nosegays and splendid planted baskets. The Dried Flowers section includes arrangements rich in form and texture with projects for contemporary arrangements using sea shells, pot-pourri, and a magnificently decorated straw hat. Flowers for special occasions has new ideas for Christmas, Easter, birthdays, christenings and weddings.
Everything you need to know is covered in step-by-step photographs, making this book an essential guide to creating simply wonderful floral designs.