Filled with hundreds of breathtaking arrangements for many indoor settings and special occasions. The Book of Fresh Flowers is a celebration of the beauty of flowers, foliage, and fruits and an inspiration to anyone interested in arranging fresh flowers.
Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers, once again delights the eye with his stunning and imaginative arrangements. He shares many of the secrets of his success and reveals some tricks of the trade. As Hillier explains the principles and techniques essential to aesthetic, natural-looking floral arrangements, he guides you step by step toward making your own fresh flower creations.
Lavishly illustrated throughout. The Book of Fresh Flowers highlights the glorious abundance and diversity of plant materials available -- whether store-bought or homegrown -- in an extensive, season-by-season photographic guide to the flowers and foliage that lend themselves well to use in arrangements. Using some of the plant materials illustrated, Malcolm Hillier reveals the widely differing styles of arrangement that can be employed during every season and emphasizes the importance of following nature and developing your own flair when displaying flowers.
For everyone, from the gardener who grows and picks flowers for the home to the expert creating arrangements for a wedding. The Book of Fresh Flowers will prove an invaluable sourcebook of practical advice and inspirational design ideas.
Malcolm Hillier, coauthor of the best-selling Book of Dried Flowers and author of Arranging Dried Flowers, has long had an obsession with gardens and flowers. In 1970, together with Colin Hilton, he started a garden design practice in London and later a retail flower shop, both of which enjoy an international reputation. He has created both fresh and dried flower arrangements in a highly distinctive style and has designed conservatories for interior designers, films, television, and private clients.