Cut Flowers

A Practical Guide to Their Selection and Care


Author: Susan Whale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956871336


Page: 172

View: 3265

Cut Flowers

A Practical Guide to Their Selection and Care


Author: Su Whale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956871329

Category: Cut flowers

Page: 169

View: 787

Grow Your Own Cut Flowers


Author: Sarah Raven

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448142121

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 7022

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.

The Complete Book of Cut Flower Care


Author: Mary Jane Vaughan

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881924121

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 145

View: 1436

An essential reference for amateur and professional flower arrangers and florists, The Complete Book of Cut Flower Care lists nearly 250 types of flowers and foliage grown throughout the world for cutting. Each plant type featured in the book is illustrated, with detailed descriptions providing information on time of availability, expected vase life, and care requirements. The author discusses such important topics as the methods of commercial distribution of flowers, common problems to avoid, and the use of dried flowers. Armed with this book, professionals and home consumers will have all the information they need to bring out the best from their flowers.

Martha's Flowers

A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying


Author: Martha Stewart,Kevin Sharkey

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307954781

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 1328

The essential resource from Martha Stewart, with expert advice and lessons on gardening and making the most of your spectacular blooms Martha Stewart's lifelong love of flowers began at a young age, as she dug in and planted alongside her father in their family garden, growing healthy, beautiful blooms, every year. The indispensable lessons she learned then--and those she has since picked up from master gardeners--form the best practices she applies to her voluminous flower gardens today. For the first time, she compiles the wisdom of a lifetime spent gardening into a practical yet inspired book. Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of displays in Martha's home, bursting with ideas, and covering every step from seed to vase, Martha's Flowers is a must-have handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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


Author: Judith Blacklock

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9780993571503


Page: 208

View: 4554

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.

Foliage for Florists


Author: Vanessa Gilbert

Publisher: Jo Jarvis

ISBN: 9780955304309

Category: Floristry

Page: 190

View: 6736

Cut Flowers of the World


Author: Johannes Maree,Ben-Erik Van Wyk

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604691948

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 4221

"A complete reference for growers and florists"--Cover.

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: 6096

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

The Flower Book


Author: Rachel Siegfried

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465464530

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 8215

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.

Commercial Floristry

Designs and Techniques


Author: Sandra Adcock

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975348

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 4197

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.

Gardening in the Desert

A Guide to Plant Selection & Care


Author: Mary Irish

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520572

Category: Gardening

Page: 175

View: 5141

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.

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: 5088

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.

Postharvest Handling and Storage of Cut Flowers, Florist Greens, and Potted Plants


Author: Joanna Nowak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401066761

Category: Science

Page: 210

View: 2219

We initiated research studies on the postharvest physiology of cut flowers almost 20 years ago, when the floriculture industry in Poland began to grow. At that time, like most flower growers in our country, we discovered cut flowers preserve their good appearance longer if kept in a vase with water rather than in dry storage. We then began intensive reading of various horticultural and other specialty journals, and we learned that many scientists had made the same dis covery long before and had gone even further, showing that sucrose and certain chemicals added to the vase water prolong the vase life of flowers much better than water alone. In the meantime, we learned that in the Netherlands, the United States, Israel, and elsewhere, great progress has been made in the postharvest treatment of flowers through the use of floral preserva tives; grading, packing, and transportation procedures; and the organization of trade. In all these countries, researchers generously offered their information to growers, wholesalers, florists, and indi vidual flower lovers eager to improve flower quality and keepability. We collected much of the practical information from various countries with the intention of using it in research projects con cerning the postharvest physiology of floricultural commodities.

The Advanced Guide to Floristry


Author: Rosemary Batho,Stephen Roberts,Bernice Waugh

Publisher: Merehurst Limited

ISBN: 9781853915178

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 63

View: 7571

Introduces the enthusiast, or even the adventurous beginner, to the most exciting ideas in flower arranging, making the skills of the professional available in the home.

Complete Guide to Roses


Author: Meredith Books

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 1606

Growing fantastic roses is a snap for readers of this gloriously illustrated guide to cultivating this difficult-to-grow and most precious of flowers that offers profiles of the five hundred finest rose varieties for North America while sharing useful advice on arranging, preserving, and exhibiting roses. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Wreaths & Bouquets


Author: Paula Pryke,Sarah Cuttle

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780789322029

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 2240

Shares hundreds of tips for assembling elegant floral displays and festive accents for a variety of occasions, in an elaborately photographed guide that provides coverage of such projects as mantle garlands, banister swags, and permanent versus temporary materials. 15,000 first printing.