The Flower Book

The Flower Book

Published by DK

By Rachel Siegfried

RRP: $40.00

Book description

Explore 60 flowers, bloom by bloom, in stunning portraiture with lush macrophotography that showcases the details of each flower, and learn how to arrange flowers with different styles, tips, and techniques.

Intimate portraits of each flower include quick-reference profiles with tips for choosing the best blooms, care for cut stems, arranging recommendations, colors, shapes, and even growing tips to transform the home, from yard to tabletop. Study a multitude of blooms, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and African lilies.

The Flower Book spotlights 30 sample floral arrangements that show how to design and build custom floral arrangements using featured blooms. Plus, a step-by-step techniques section walks beginners through the basics of foliage and fillers, bouquets, and arrangements to make this book as practical as it is beautiful.

A perfect gift for anyone who loves flowers, The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers-their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration-bloom by exquisite bloom.

Author Bio:

Rachel Siegfried set up her flower farm Green & Gorgeous in 2008 and has been running it ever since. Located in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Green & Gorgeous provides a local, seasonal, and natural alternative to more commercial suppliers. There she and her partner Ashley grow seasonal flowers that she arranges for weddings and special events. They also run floristry and gardening courses for enthusiasts and professionals. Rachel imparts her distinctive, natural style on all of her arrangements, and considers her work an expression of her love for flowers.