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Seasonal flower arranging : fill your home with blooms, branches, and foraged materials all year round
2019
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Flower arranger and florist Chezar takes readers on an elegant walk through the seasons punctuated by her inspired creations. "Why long for tulips, when the woods are filled with wildflowers?" she states at the beginning. Chezar arranges her words as precisely as her flowers, prefacing the instructions for each arrangement with thoughtful discussions of the flowers used and why they are so seasonally appropriate. Blooms should be used to celebrate the season, she writes, and the arrangements, from May Day and wedding crowns to autumn tables and winter wreaths, emphasize what is locally available at a particular time of year. The instructions are presented cookbook-style, with a list of ingredients and step-by-step directions. Chezar understands that not everyone has the time or inclination to find the exact branches and blossoms called for, so, for example, the "Cascades of Gold" arrangement calls for six large Chinese pistache branches, but also lists easily attainable alternatives with the same "golden, autumnal sheen," including oak, river birch, and zinnias. The combination of instructions, photographs, and elegant prose makes for a delightful companion for gardeners, florists, or armchair naturalists. 150 full-color photos. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
Just as fruits and vegetables taste best when they are harvested locally and seasonally, flowers that are picked close to home and at their peak reflect a true connection to time and place. Nature does not deliver its harvest all at once--each season has its stars and Ariella Chezar, author of The Flower Workshop, shows you how to make the most of them. Seasonal Flower Arranging follows Mother Nature's lead to create dazzling arrangements from the distinctive gifts of the changing seasons, from a bounteous Thanksgiving table to a wintery wreath, and from a charming spring bouquet to a bold summer garland for outdoor entertaining. There are arrangements for seasonal holidays, special occasions, or just everyday life featuring tulips, roses, peonies, dahlias, and other flowers that are easily found at farmers' markets, local shops, or grown in one's own backyard. The book includes detailed instructions on how to re-create 40 floral designs, plus the inspiration and techniques to allow you to create your own original art out of nature.
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