Nearly 80 percent of all flowers can be preserved indefinitely--happy news for the thousands of fans of dried flower crafts. This new volume describes more than 65 of the finest flowering plants and grasses for drying. Gardeners will find advice on what to plant and how best to care for the plant. 129 full-color photos.
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