Hundreds of beautiful color photographs illustrate the magic performed by the finest floral designers. Readers will learn the secrets of arranging lush floral displays, from how to select flowers for bursts of color or their enticing scents to creating arrangements designed to catch the eye or soothe the soul. And as every floral designer knows, a large part of the craft involves preparing and conditioning flowers, and choosing creative and appropriate containers. This guide devotes over 80 pages to these topics alone to give readers the basics before they begin an arrangement.
Another 150 pages more of exquisite photos and expert guidance provide inspiration for hundreds of arrangements from simple bouquets to elaborate displays for any event An illustrated glossary of flowers as well as instruction on using dried, silk, and ceramic flowers round out this beautiful volume on the art of display.