Flowers for the Home

Flowers for the Home

3.8 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
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This is a creative reference for anyone with a passion for flowers. With this book, you'll soon be creating fresh and fragrant displays for every situation, from quick arrangements to cheer up a hallway to elaborate and more challenging pieces for celebrations and feasts. Foliage and dried flowers - often overlooked in the exuberance of fresh materials - have an important role to play too, and are among the ideas for over 70 displays. There are practical tips and lists of ingredients so that amaking the displays are straightforward; and you can add variety with the alternative flower selections shown for many arrangements.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 188 x 244 x 19mm | 755g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour photographs, index
  • 0751346403
  • 9780751346404

Table of contents

Elements of design: colour; container shapes; display shapes; texture. Inspirations. Practical techniques: tools and equipment; containers; picking and conditioning; preserving material; wiring plant material.
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Review quote

Society florist Malcolm Hillier offers inspirational arrangements for all levels of flower-arranging skill in this attractively illustrated book from Dorling Kindersley. Why just place a bunch of flowers in a vase when, with a little extra time and effort, you can create a floral masterpiece with artfully put together flowers for that "wow" factor, ensuring memorable displays for every room of the house. Also included are dinner centrepieces, welcoming wreaths, dried flowers and edible petals, all clearly explained by this master florist. And covering all tastes from contemporary to classical, he encourages the reader to try his exciting, innovative displays sumptuously photographed by Stephen Hayward: vibrant tropical cocktails, lush jungle jamborees, cottage garden concoctions and chic floral collaborations all promise stunning displays for your home. Concluding with an in-depth, fully illustrated guide to required tools and techniques, this book is an eye-opener to flower arranging, far removed from the usual stuffy works on the subject. After reading this, looking at a bunch of daffodils will never be the same again.. - Lucy Watson
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About Malcolm Hillier

Malcolm Hillier's love for plants and flowers began in 1970 when he started a garden design practice which now enjoys an enviable reputation around the world. He also has a flower shop specialising in flowers for the home and has many private and corporate clients, Malcolm has homes in London and the Caribbean and is the author of Flowers and titles in the DK Living series.
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