Cut Flowers

A Practical Guide to Their Selection and Care

Author: Susan Whale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956871336

Category:

Page: 172

View: 8193

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Cut Flowers

A Practical Guide to Their Selection and Care

Author: Su Whale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956871329

Category: Cut flowers

Page: 169

View: 5198

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Buying and Arranging Cut Flowers - the Essential A-Z Guide

Author: Judith Blacklock

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780993571503

Category:

Page: 208

View: 2096

CUT FLOWERS is an A-Z guide to the most popular flowers used in flower arranging.It covers over 130 flowers showing their botanical and common name plus form, color, length of stem and the seasons each one is available.Included are tips on buying quality flowers along with special features such as whether the flower is fragrant or poisonous.In addition to the flowers there are over 100 types of foliage commonly used in arrangements.
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Cut Flowers of the World

Author: Johannes Maree,Ben-Erik Van Wyk

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691948

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 5494

"A complete reference for growers and florists"--Cover.
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Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

Author: Sarah Raven

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142121

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

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Grow Your Own CUT FLOWERS distils everything Sarah Raven has learnt in five years of testing and cultivating the best possible cut flowers for growing at home. If you want to grow your own cut flowers, there could be no better guide in the world. The book ties-in with an eight-part five-minute mini-series on Gardeners World in spring 2002. Grow Your Own CUT FLOWERS is for the flower arranger who wants to grow their own flowers, but has never gardened before, and for the gardener who knows how to grow their own flowers, but wants ideas to fill a house with their harvest. It demystifies the world of floristry, giving away all the insiders' tips on sowing seed, conditioning flowers and making simple, but stylish arrangements a tied bunch, a large vase, a table centre and more elaborate party flowers. No alarming terms, complex procedures or slabs of wordy text here Grow Your Own Cut Flowers is written more like a cookery book with recipes than a traditional gardening book. Illustrated with over 250 striking colour photographs by Jonathan Buckley, Grow Your Own Cut Flowers is stylish and inspirational as well as practical and accessible. THE AUTHOR WILL UNDERTAKE TO AMERICANIZE THE TEXT FOR ANY CO-EDITIONS.
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Foliage for Florists

Author: Vanessa Gilbert

Publisher: Jo Jarvis

ISBN: 9780955304309

Category: Floristry

Page: 190

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The Flower Book

Author: Rachel Siegfried

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465464530

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 6787

The Flower Book explores 60 flowers, bloom-by-bloom in stunning portraiture. Lush macrophotography allows readers to see the details of each featured flower up close, from the amaryllis in spring, snapdragon in summer, and dahlia in fall to tropical wonders such as orchids and more. 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. Gorgeous photographs throughout spotlight 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. The Flower Book celebrates all the wonderful qualities of flowers-their sheer beauty, infinite variety, and power to evoke admiration-bloom by exquisite bloom.
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Arranging Flowers

How to Create Beautiful Bouquets in Every Season : the Best of Martha Stewart Living

Author: Martha Stewart

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0609803611

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7800

Gathers ideas and instructions for creating Martha's favorite floral displays and seasonal arrangements
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Commercial Floristry

Designs and Techniques

Author: Sandra Adcock

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975348

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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This lavish book covers the full range of commercial techniques for the florist. It introduces basic terms and equipment, advises on conditioning and care of fresh materials, and explains the elements and principles of design. Examining various celebrations and occasions, it demonstrates classic and contemporary designs with step-by-step instructions and over 600 full-colour photographs.Topics covered include: Wedding designs - wired, tied, glued, foam holders; designs for both carrying and wearing. Tied designs - mixed flowers, modern textured, gift wrapping, aqua packaging, and designs made with frames and pre-bought frames. Funeral designs - tied, environmental, formal-based designs, loose open designs in a variety of foam frame shapes. Arrangements for traditional and modern designs - symmetrical and asymmetrical, parallel and using colour foam, in a range of containers and baskets. Function decorating - both venue and place of worship designs. Seasonal designs - Easter, Hallowe'en and Christmas. This inspiring book is based on current floristry training programmes that support students and working florists alike.Covers the full range of commercial techniques for the florist and gives advice on buying and storing flowers, design and colour and transporting displays.Demonstrates how to create a wide range of floral designs with step-by-step instructions.Lavishly illustrated with approximately 600 colour photographs.Sandra Adcock is a qualified teacher, a holder of the Society of Floristry's National Diploma in floristry and a fellow of the British Florist Association.
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Cutting Gardens

Author: Anne Moyer Halpin,Betty Mackey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671744410

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 3995

Provides illustrations and information on cultivation, color, and ease of growth for flowers that will bloom all season
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The Flower Farmer

An Organic Grower's Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers

Author: Lynn Byczynski

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1933392657

Category: Gardening

Page: 266

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Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: Home gardeners who want growing tips from professionals, so that they can enjoy an abundance of flowers year-round in fresh and dried bouquets Passionate gardeners and small-scale growers who want to raise and sell cut flowers in season for additional income Small commercial farmers who want to increase farm revenue or even make a living from selling field-grown, specialty cut flowers. The Flower Farmer provides a clear, realistic look at both the benefits and the challenges of growing flowers organically for local markets. Chapters include information on: The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers. Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying.
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Gardening in the Desert

A Guide to Plant Selection & Care

Author: Mary Irish

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520572

Category: Gardening

Page: 175

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Newcomers to the Southwest usually find that their favorite landscape plants aren't suited to the hot, dry climate. Many authors offer advice on adapting plants to the desert; now Mary Irish tells how gardeners can better adapt themselves to the challenge. Drawing on her experience with public horticulture in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Irish explores the vexations and delights of desert gardening. She offers practical advice on plants and gardening practices for anyone who lives in the Southwest, from El Paso to Palm Springs, Tucson to Las Vegas. Irish encourages readers who may be new to the desertÑor desert dwellers who may be new to gardeningÑto stop struggling against heat, aridity, and poor soils and instead learn to use and appreciate the wonderful and well-adapted plants native to the desert. She shares information and anecdotes about trees, shrubs, perennials, agaves, cacti, and other plants that make gardening in the Southwest a unique experience, and provides further information about plants from other desert regions that will easily adapt to the Southwest. In addition to descriptions of plants, Irish also offers tips on planting, watering, pruning, and propagation. For anyone who has struggled to maintain a patch of green or blanched at their water bill after unproductive irrigation, the answer to an attractive landscape may be as close as the desert around you. And for anyone who has bought a catalog guide to desert plants and not known which to choose, this book can set you on the right path. Mary Irish shows how to take heart in available plants of adaptable beauty in a book to enjoy while waiting for the next planting cycle.
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Garden to Vase

Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers

Author: Linda Beutler

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 0881928259

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 3491

An accomplished gardener and florist, Linda Beutler offers unique insights into creating inspired floral arrangements and growing the plants that go into them. Creative uses for plants in your garden; techniques for harvesting and preparing cut flowers; "bouquet basics"; and arrangements for special occasions are included, with detailed descriptions of more than 200 outstanding plants.
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Floristry

A Step-by-step Guide

Author: Judith Blacklock,Lesley Young

Publisher: Flower PressLtd

ISBN: 9780955239151

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7629

The 'how to' manual for everyone interested in pursuing flowers as a career or wanting to know how to arrange flowers for their own special occasion. In step by step guides the reader is taken from the basics of wiring techniques through to more advanced floristry design work. In simple logical stages with the aid of colour photography, line drawings and expert tips, the reader will enjoy entering the fascinating world of the professional florist.
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Flowers for the Table

Arrangements and Bouquets for All Seasons

Author: Ariella Chezar,Elise Cannon,Shaun Sullivan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811829656

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 9225

A guide to creating centerpieces for any occasion outlines twenty-four arrangements and offers accompanying information on the use of flowers, branches, fruits, fabrics, and more, in a volume complemented by a glossary and seasonal tips.
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Flowers A to Z

buying, growing, cutting, arranging

Author: Cecelia Heffernan

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 1045

With a wealth of information and an exquisite color photo on every spread, "Flowers A to Z" shares practical knowledge about every aspect of buying, growing, cutting, and displaying flowers. 443 full-color photos.
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Bringing Nature Home

How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, Updated and Expanded

Author: Douglas W. Tallamy

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691467

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 2837

“If you cut down the goldenrod, the wild black cherry, the milkweed and other natives, you eliminate the larvae, and starve the birds. This simple revelation about the food web—and it is an intricate web, not a chain—is the driving force in Bringing Nature Home.” —The New York Times As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. There is an unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife—native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction. Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition—with an expanded resource section and updated photos—will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.
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