A Year Full of Flowers: Fresh Ideas to Bring Flowers Into Your Life Everyday

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Rodale, Oct 20, 2004 - Crafts & Hobbies - 264 pages
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Let the creative team from the nation's #1 distributor of fresh flowers at 1-800-Flowers show you fabulous, innovative ways to add nature's beauty to your home. Flower arranging has never been this easy-or this much fun!

A sunny, fresh bouquet of daffodils enchants with the promise of spring. A sprig of tiny blush pink roses tucked into a silver bud vase makes a quiet statement of love and romance. Throughout the year, nothing speaks to the beauty of life's everyday joys and special occasions like flowers. With the inspiration of this gorgeous full-color book from the nation's leading source of fresh-cut and seasonal flowers, anyone can learn how to have fun with flowers in novel and delightful ways.

Here you will find:
- Flower arranging basics-equipment you need to get started; tips on cleaning, cutting, and conditioning stems; guidance on design principles of color and texture, balance and proportion

- A glorious celebration of the seasons-with such choices as dogwood, tulips, and lilacs in spring; zinnias, sweet peas, and peonies in summer; sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and decorative gourds in autumn; poinsettias, holly, evergreen boughs, and pine cones in winter

- Dozens of original presentations, both elegant and whimsical-from a fresh vegetable vase made of beautiful green asparagus to a stylish place setting and napkin ring of lemon leaves and fragrant seeded eucalyptus

With step-by-step instructions and sidebars sprinkled throughout providing insider secrets, shortcuts, creative solutions to commonly asked questions, and some advanced techniques, A Year Full of Flowers will turn any flower lover into an inventive flower arranger.

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What a wonderful article. I had no clue so many flowers could be dried. I think I'll try some of the ones I have in my garden and see how it works. Love the different ideas on how to dry them. Thanks!


Foreword by Jim McCann
choosing flowers
conditioning flowers
choosing a container
arranging flowers

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About the author (2004)

Jim McCann, the CEO of 1-800-Flowers, the nation's most prominent source of fresh-cut and seasonal flowers, brings over 25 years of success in flower-arranging to this book. He lives in Nassau County, Long Island.

Julie McCann-Mulligan is the creative consultant for 1-800-Flowers. She lives in Queens, New York.

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