In Bloom

Creating and Living with Flowers

Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

ISBN: 0847848507

Category: Decoration and ornament

Page: 224

View: 7640

Like the author's successful book Bringing Nature Home, which was as much a decorating tome as it was a floral-arrangement guide, this much-awaited follow-up title will present stunning interiors inspired by the beauty of flowers--an irresistible book for flower lovers, decorators, and homeowners. In Bloom celebrates many different ways artists and designers enamored with flowers incorporate them into their lives, homes, and work, inspiring readers to try new ways to connect with the beauty of flowers in their daily life.

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: 5860

“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.

Paris in Bloom

Author: Georgianna Lane

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350189

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 3597

Paris—City of Love, City of Light, City of Flowers. From elegant floral boutiques to lively flower markets to glorious blooming trees and expansive public gardens, flowers are the essential ingredient to the lush sensory bouquet that is Parisian life. With beautiful photography, Paris in Bloom transports readers on a stunning floral tour of the city, and provides recommendations to the best flower markets and a detailed guide to spring blooms. Timeless in content, Paris in Bloom is a book for Paris lovers to savor again and again, one to keep on the nightstand to conjure fond memories of their first visit and inspire dreams of the next.

Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Author: Erin Benzakein

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452150931

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 308

View: 8408

From Erin Benzakein, a leader in the locaflor farm-to-centerpiece movement and owner of internationally renowned Floret Flower Farm, Cut Flower Garden is equal parts instruction and inspiration—a book overflowing with lush photography of magnificent flowers and breathtaking arrangements organized by season. This beautiful guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year-round gives readers vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms to create showstopping arrangements. With irresistible photos of Erin's flower farm that showcase exquisite blooms, tips for growing in a variety of spaces and climates as well as step-by-step instructions for lavish garlands, airy centerpieces, and romantic floral décor for every season, Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden informs and entices gardeners of all skill levels.

Bags in Bloom

Create 20 Unique Flower Purses with Simple Embroidery Stitches and Easy-to-sew Patterns

Author: Susan Cariello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780823000791

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 1158

Accessories designer Cariello shows how to embroider and sew 20 stunning handbags and purses that feature beautiful embroidered floral motifs.

Bloom and Doom

Author: Beverly Allen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101609478

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2465

As the co-owner of The Rose in Bloom, Audrey Bloom creates magnificent flower arrangements for brides to be. Though helping to plan a wedding can be stressful, it’s nothing compared to the groom turning up dead. A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquets—many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flower—Audrey Bloom is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple she’s worked with is still together, living in wedded bliss. But her perfect record is about to be broken. Her childhood friend Jenny Whitney has reeled in the most eligible bachelor in Ramble, Virginia, and she’s hired Audrey to design the bouquet. But before Jenny can walk down the aisle clutching her blend of anemone, scabious, and pussy willow (a floral disaster in Audrey’s mind), the groom is found dead—sprinkled with bits of a bouquet. This is bad for business—not to mention for Jenny, who has become the prime suspect. So Audrey decides to do a little digging herself, hoping she won’t be the next Ramble resident pushing up daisies…

Bringing Nature Home

Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature

Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo,Nicolette Owen,Deborah Needleman

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847838004

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 202

View: 5211

Presents an alternative to traditional flower arrangements that is in line with the "back to nature" movement, showcases how to be inspired by nature's seasonal bounty and bring that nature into the home.

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers

A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms

Author: Livia Cetti

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang

ISBN: 9781617691003

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 9811

The best paper-flower artist working today, Livia Cetti, presents a comprehensive how-to manual for creating jaw-droppingly beautiful and unbelievably realistic blooms.

The Plant Recipe Book

100 Living Arrangements for Any Home in Any Season

Author: Baylor Chapman

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579655513

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 271

View: 851

Presents instructions for creating one hundred artful plant arrangements, with descriptions of specific plants, step-by-step illustrations, and additional information on the varieties of containers that can be used.

Flowers Every Day

Inspired florals for home, gifts and gatherings

Author: Florence Kennedy

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911595326

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 8491

Florence Kennedy offers a unique, modern approach to flower arranging: Breaking away from the stiff structure and formality of traditional floral displays, her floristry style is practical, accessible and achievable. In Flowers for Everyday Living, Florence shows how to create stylish flower arrangements at home. Divided into four main chapters – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter – the projects are inspired by the comely joys of home, friendship and family gatherings, and are all constructed using seasonal flowers and foliage. Explained step-by-step, the easy-to-follow projects range from simple hand-tied bouquets and vase arrangements, to floral chandeliers, wedding decorations and festive garlands and wreaths. All the core skills are covered, from sourcing your blooms, choosing your hues, working with wire and floral foam and conditioning both flowers and foliage. Florence's stylish collection of seasonally inspired projects and hard-earned know-how will help complete beginners, flower enthusiasts and florists looking for new ideas. Flowers for Everyday Living is the must-have book for anyone who loves having flowers in their home and revels in sharing them with others.

Handpicked

Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

Author: Ingrid Carozzi

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350065

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6326

Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.

Wreaths

Fresh, Foraged & Dried Floral Arrangements

Author: Terri Chandler,Katie Smith

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1787132803

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 841

Wreaths explores the art of creating wonderful floral pieces, to gift or keep, through a collection of 20 beautiful and natural designs. Learn how to play around with colour, foliage, texture and architectural forms with a craft that is no longer just for Christmas.Packed with ideas, skills and techniques, Katie and Terri will inspire you to bring a touch of nature indoors as they offer a fresh and modern approach to wreath design. Going beyond the traditional shapes, this book will equip you with the know-how to create impressive statement pieces, tropical and dried wreaths, as well as beautiful garlands and table centrepieces.Presented through exquisite photography and step-by-step instructions Wreaths captures the true beauty of these botanical creations, while also showcasing how best to display them in your home and freshen up interiors.Discover the joy of foraging, the secret to drying flowers with speed and master the art of making natural wreath frames. This irresistible book is a must-have for lovers of floral arrangements and interiors alike.

The Art of Arranging Flowers

Author: Lynne Branard

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 069814645X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3213

A moving and eloquent novel about love, grief, renewal—and the powerful language of flowers. Ruby Jewell knows flowers. In her twenty years as a florist she has stood behind the counter at the Flower Shoppe with her faithful dog, Clementine, resting at her feet. A customer can walk in, and with just a glance or a few words, Ruby can throw together the perfect arrangement for any occasion. Whether intended to rekindle a romance, mark a celebration, offer sympathy, or heal a broken heart, her expressive floral designs mark the moments and milestones in the lives of her neighbors. It’s as though she knows just what they want to say, just what they need. Yet Ruby’s own heart’s desires have gone ignored since the death of her beloved sister. It will take an invitation from a man who’s flown to the moon, the arrival of a unique little boy, and concern from a charming veterinarian to reawaken her wounded spirit. Any life can be derailed, but the healing power of community can put it right again. READERS GUIDE INSIDE

Color Me Floral

Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season

Author: Kiana Underwood

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452161658

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 7651

Learn the secrets to designing showstopping monochromatic arrangements in this spectacular guide from floral artist Kiana Underwood. Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color displays using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures, and vibrant colors. Organized by season, the book includes how-tos for 40 arrangements— including a lush green display for spring, an astonishing black bouquet for summer, a striking magenta design for fall, and an unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winter. Featuring hundreds of eye-catching images and easy-to-follow tips throughout—such as suggestions for substituting flowers and options for both the beginner and advanced designer—this book is as useful as it is gorgeous. The ultimate resource, Color Me Floral has an extraordinary arrangement to enhance every occasion.

Like a Flower in Bloom

Author: Siri Mitchell

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441265228

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 922

He Stole the Work She Loved. Will She Let Him Steal Her Heart as Well? It's all her uncle's fault. For years Charlotte Withersby has been free to pursue her love of plants and flowers by assisting her botanist father. But now that she's reached the old age of twenty-two, an intrusive uncle has convinced her father that Charlotte's future--the only proper future for a woman--is to be a wife and mother, not a scholar. Her father is so dependent on her assistance that Charlotte believes he'll soon change his mind...and then Edward Trimble shows up. A long-time botany correspondent in the South Pacific, Trimble arrives ready to step in as assistant so that Charlotte can step out into proper society--a world that baffles her with its unwritten rules, inexplicable expectations, and confounding fashion. Things aren't perfectly smooth between Trimble and her father, so Charlotte hatches a last gasp plan. She'll pretend such an interest in marriage that the thought of losing her will make her father welcome her back. Only things go quickly awry, and she realizes that the one man who recognizes her intelligence is also the person she's most angry with: Edward Trimble, her supposed rival. Suddenly juggling more suitors than she knows what to do with, Charlotte is caught in a trap of her own making. Will she have no choice but to leave her beloved flowers behind?

The Reason for Flowers

Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

Author: Stephen Buchmann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476755531

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

View: 9801

An exploration of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, and perfumes reveals their origins, myriad shapes, colors, textures and scents, bizarre sex lives, and how humans-- and the natural world-- relate and depend upon them.

A Year in Flowers

Author: Shane Connolly

Publisher: Clearview

ISBN: 9781908337153

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 9274

An inspirational flower arranging book by the designer of all the flowers for the Royal Wedding of William and Kate.

Second Bloom

Cathy Graham's Art of the Table

Author: Clark Alexis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865653436

Category: Design

Page: 224

View: 5582

Artist, collector, and entertaining guru Cathy Graham shares her secrets for gracious living and memorable get-togethers in Second Bloom. Graham covers the essential elements that make every event shine--flowers, paper components, table setting, and food presentation. Quentin Bacon's photographs of a seaside gathering, a casual cocktail party, or a lively dinner in honor of a friend show how to achieve winning possibilities with ease. Approaching life with a sense of whimsy, Graham demonstrates how to arrange flowers and create original touches, such as hand-drawn one-of-a-kind invitations or her practice of scattering collectable miniatures on her dinner tables. Filled with Graham's charming sketches, Second Bloom shows how to create truly special occasions.

The Sun and Her Flowers

Author: Rupi Kaur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501175262

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 5430

From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom

Foraged Flora

Found and Foraged Arrangements for Every Season

Author: Louesa Roebuck,Sarah Lonsdale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607748606

Category: Cut flowers

Page: 256

View: 949

"Flower books have come a long way since the static and overly formal books of an earlier era. People are now most interested in loose, organic arrangements and in seeing beauty in imperfection. Foraged Flora reflects this new sensibility, and shows us, through abundant and lush photography, how beauty is all around us in the world. With 12 chapters, each dedicated to a month in the year, the book guides readers in how to use local flowers, branches, and plants found in nature--or just our backyards--to create spectacular and unusual arrangements, both big and small. In addition to hundreds of process photos, finished arrangements, details, and landscapes, there are tips on arranging, information about the plants, and thoughts on our connection to the natural world."