A beautiful vase of flowers will transform a room, but it can be hard to create an arrangement that looks effortlessly stylish and is to your satisfaction In Arranging Flowers in a Vase, Judith Blacklock reveals how, with tips and advice to ensure success every time. With more than 60 colored illustrations and 200 magnificent photographs.
Quick, easy to make, sophisticated, and elegant, these 40 silk flower arrangements are well suited to today's busy home decorator. The basics of designing that are illustrated and presented here will soon have the arranger making creative leaps in styling. Put the new, more lifelike silk flowers in treasured tiny vases; go "simply exotic" with Chinese-red blossoms and a single bold leaf; or make an everlasting, never fading bride's bouquet. Show off a bucket of tall blossoms, artfully arranged to look as if you've just carried them in from the garden. Hang a unique sylvan wall sconce, with leafy greenery, ferns, and berries, and a grapevine nest hidden amid the flowers. Designer tips and project variations expand the decorating possibilities.
As an Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County and an old-money native of the South Fork of Long Island, Francis Pratt has proved herself a skillful lawyer. But nothing she has ever done could prepare her for the intrigue she becomes embroiled in upon the murder of a close relative. During the grueling search for the killer, Francis is forced to confront a family history which has divided those she holds most dear, and, ultimately, to expose the darker side of a community that has gone to great lengths to maintain its idyllic facade. MISFORTUNE is a whirlwind tour of one of America's wealthiest communities that offers glimpses into the less than fairy-tale-like lives of its inhabitants.
Illustrated history of Chinese floral art provides practical suggestions for applying traditional methods to modern settings, including selecting flowers for symbolic qualities and beauty. Forty-two illustrations span centuries of Chinese paintings, prints, tapestries, and porcelains.
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.
How is a fertilized egg able to turn itself into an adult? Through a highly original synthesis of science and art, this book vividly describes the recent revolution in our understanding of how plants and animals develop, and the fresh insights this gives us into the nature of evolution and human creativity. - ;How is a tiny fertilised egg able to turn itself into a human being? How can an acorn transform itself into an oak tree? Through a highly original synthesis of science and art, this book vividly describes the recent revolution in our understanding of how plants and animals develop. Drawing on a wide range of material -- from flowers growing petals instead of sex organs, and flies that develop an extra pair of wings, to works by Leonardo and Magritte -- it explains the language and meaning of genes, in an entertaining way that is both accurate and accessible to the general reader. It shows how an organism develops through an interactive dialogue in which there is no clear separation between plan and execution, much as an artist might paint a picture. By explaining how this process has arisen, the book arrives at fresh and exciting insights into the nature of evolution, development and human creativity. -
This is the most practical and most beautiful book ever produced on the subject. It contains a complete guide to the techniques of drying and arranging flowers--and also gives advice on how to grow flowers in the garden for drying.
Now available in PDF Easy and elegant flower arranging for everyone Simple Flower Arranging helps you to create flower arrangements with style and flair- be it flowers for the home, a gift, or wedding flowers. Love having flowers in your house or making blooming bouquets? Be inspired by more than 60 stylish flower arrangements made simple, from vase arrangements to wedding creations. Owners of destination florist, Bloomsbury Flowers, Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks guide you through designs and techniques that allow you to create your own incredible arrangements. Key sequences are shown through step-by-steps and sumptuous photography so you can easily see how to take a simple bunch of blooms and present them with a professional touch, encouraging you to experiment with hand-tying, wire, papers and ribbons. Organised by flower type, it's easy to find flowers that you can buy in the supermarket, such as roses, lilies and sweetpeas and turn them into amazing arrangements. Simple Flower Arranging helps you to make beautiful bouquets and arrangements for every occasion, from baby celebrations to Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.