In Bloom

Creating and Living with Flowers

Author: Ngoc Minh Ngo

Publisher: Rizzoli Publications

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Category: Decoration and ornament

Page: 224

View: 613

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.

The Flower Workshop

Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials

Author: Ariella Chezar

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 672

Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for 50 stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips readers with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Whether hosting a party, helping out with a friend's wedding, or wishing to incorporate the beauty of flowers into everyday life, The Flower Workshop allows you to create dazzling arrangements that go beyond merely pretty and into realms of the dramatic, the unexpected, and sometimes even the magical. Written by a celebrated floral designer and lavishly illustrated with full-color photography, this book not only provides step-by-step instructions for more than forty-five stunning floral projects from simple to spectacular, but also equips you with the skills to customize arrangements at home. Known for her hands-on flower workshops at FlowerSchool New York, Ariella Chezar walks you through the nuts and bolts of creating a variety of small flourishes, tonal arrangements, branch arrangements, handheld bouquets, wreathes, garlands, grand gestures, and more—all accompanied by detailed photography. Chezar offers advice and philosophy on everything from texture and color to foliage and containers, providing an overall approach to living and working with flowers, with an eye toward fresh, local, wild, seasonally influenced floral design. For every occasion, from relaxed and simple to lavish and monumental, The Flower Workshop celebrates the special moments in your life with glorious, fragrant floral arrangements and enhances your surroundings with abundant beauty. From the Hardcover edition.

The Magic of Flowers

A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses & Properties

Author: Tess Whitehurst

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 422

View: 188

From African daisy to ylang-ylang and 76 others in between, this title introduces you to the holistic and healing benefits of the most magical flowers, flower essences, floral essential oils, and more. It explores the subtle and whimsical realm of flower magic.

Living with Flowers

Blooms & Bouquets for the Home

Author: Rowan Blossom

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 208

Fill your house with blooms with florist Rowan Blossom's debut book, Living with Flowers. This book will teach you the basics every budding florist should know, before showing how to create more than 25 of Rowan's favorite floral masterpieces for every occasion, from tokens to the grandest of statements. Learn how to make a floral chandelier or hang a curtain of flowers, fashion a festival crown, or tie a simple bouquet. Rowan's love of everything bohemian, vintage, and natural, and her no-nonsense approach, makes this the perfect book for first-time flower-arrangers and anyone who wants to bring flowers into their home.

New York in Bloom

Author: Georgianna Lane

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 160

View: 193

Discover the floral heart of New York City in this companion to the popular Paris in Bloom by acclaimed photographer Georgianna Lane. New York in Bloom leads you on a beautiful floral tour of the metropolis—past stylish floral studios and corner shops overflowing with fresh-cut blooms, through bustling flower markets, to blooming trees and lush public parks. With sumptuous photography, the unexpected, softer side of New York is revealed by juxtaposing floral beauty with exquisite botanical details found in the city’s iconic architecture. Also included are field guides to locating and identifying common spring blooms, a list of recommended locations and vendors, and a tutorial on how to create your own New York–style floral bouquet. For anyone who loves New York City, flowers, and photography, New York in Bloom is a gorgeous gift and an essential addition to one’s library of fine books.

RHS A Nation in Bloom

Celebrating the People, Plants and Places of the Royal Horticultural Society

Author: Matthew Biggs

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 807

'Never has the work of the Royal Horticultural Society been more important or more far reaching.' Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh The RHS is the world's largest gardening charity but what it does and why is little understood and rarely celebrated. From defining new gardening trends at the Chelsea Flower Show, to ranking the best dahlias to grow at the Wisley trial grounds, to inspiring communities with Britain in Bloom, educating children to grow and eat their veg through the Campaign for School Gardening, the RHS works tirelessly to improve the gardener's lot. With the use of evocative archive images and contemporary photos by award-winning Jason Ingram, this beautiful book explores the past, present and future of this most influential organisation by listening to the voices of those working today. From the thousands of volunteers in the society's five unique gardens (Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex, Harlow Carr in Yorkshire and new addition Bridgewater in Salford), to the one million visitors to its inspirational flower shows (including Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park, Cardiff, Wisley and Chatsworth); the society gives meaning to more than 475,000 members, millions of television viewers and visitors from around the world. The RHS is the best of gardening, and this book presents the best of the RHS. Behind the scenes, access all areas, this book will give lasting pleasure to anyone who enjoys their garden.

Find Peace with Meditation: Flash

Author: Naomi Ozaniec

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 96

View: 949

The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Find Peace with Meditation is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning how to meditate in a few short steps. Even if you are completely new to meditation in just 96 pages you will discover how to master the essential principles and follow some simple guided meditations.

Seasonal Flower Arranging

Fill Your Home with Blooms, Branches, and Foraged Materials All Year Round

Author: Ariella Chezar

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 857

This lavishly photographed book from renowned floral designer Ariella Chezar provides step-by-step instructions for 39 seasonal floral arrangements and projects that celebrate the splendor of flowers, the bounty of the changing seasons, and the wild beauty of nature in your home. Just as fruits and vegetables taste best when they are harvested locally and seasonally, flowers that are picked close to home and at their peak reflect a true connection to time and place. Nature does not deliver its harvest all at once--each season has its stars and Ariella Chezar, author of The Flower Workshop, shows you how to make the most of them. Seasonal Flower Arranging follows Mother Nature's lead to create dazzling arrangements from the distinctive gifts of the changing seasons, from a charming spring bouquet for Mother's Day to a bold garland for a summer wedding, and from a bounteous Thanksgiving table to a wintery holiday wreath. There are arrangements for seasonal holidays, special occasions, or just everyday life featuring tulips, roses, peonies, dahlias, and other flowers that are easily found at farmers' markets, local shops, or grown in your own backyard. The book includes detailed instructions on how to re-create 39 floral designs, plus the inspiration and techniques to allow you to create your own original art out of nature.

Terrain

Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden

Author: Greg Lehmkuhl

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN:

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 317

Founded in a historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, Terrain is a nationally renowned garden, home, and lifestyle brand with an entirely fresh approach to living with nature. It’s an approach that bridges the gap between home and garden, the indoors and the outdoors. An approach that embraces decorating with plants and inviting the garden into every living space. Terrain, the book, not only captures the brand’s unique and lushly appealing sensibility in over 450 beautiful photographs but also shows, in project after project, tip after tip, how to live with nature at home. Here are ideas for flower arranging beyond the expected bouquet, using branches and wild blooms, seed heads and bulbs. Ten colorful container gardens inspired by painterly palettes. Dozens of ideas for making wreaths out of vines, dried stems, evergreens, and fresh leaves and fern fronds (which you learn to preserve in glycerin). Here are secrets for forcing branches to bloom in the middle of winter. Decorating with heirloom pumpkins, including turning them into tabletop planters. Simple touches—like massing high-summer hydrangeas into weathered baskets and scattering them around the patio—and more involved projects, including taking inspiration from Scandinavia and Britain to create a truly natural Christmas. With inspiration for every season, Terrain blurs the indoors and out to bring the subtle and surprising joys of nature into our lives every day.

Creating the Prairie Xeriscape

Author: Sara Williams

Publisher: Coteau Books

ISBN:

Category: Gardening

Page: 344

View: 920

Over the last ten years ‘xeriscape’ has become a watchword for water-conscious gardeners. Extensively revised and updated, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape moves on from the basics to give today’s gardeners a complete guide to planning, designing and maintaining their own xeriscape gardens. Full-colour throughout, Creating the Prairie Xeriscape contains a reference section of ideal plants for the xeriscape garden. These descriptions, with advice on culturing and best growing conditions, enable gardeners to select a range of plants for year-round landscape value. You’ll also find chapters on native plants and vegetables for the xeriscape, as well as extensive tables and a quick reference guide for planting choices.