Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press (October 1, 1999)
Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 0.7 x 9.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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This is an excellent book. What I especially liked were the photos of the authors performing the techniques decribed. Very straight forward with lots of good project ideas. They included an extensive list of flowers, how they should be harvested, and the best drying technique for each. I've bought several dried flower books and if I'd bought this one first, it would be the only one I'd own.
I was looking for more relaxed natural looks - if you want a good book on drying flowers, taping them to wire and arranging them then this would be a great book for that. Lots of beautiful pictures to inspire and seems to have lear instructions. Some info on the use of silica too.
I like the book. It gives detailed explanation on how to dry flowers. I feel I received enough info to start the hard work. I especially love the plant guide section where it shows the picture of each plant and explains how each of them should be treated. What disappointed me in this book is that the author recommends to use the floral paint to revive the color of the flowers. To me this makes the flowers look artificial. I would like to know which flowers could be dried to preserve a good enough color to avoid the paint. I would, also want to see more flower arrangement recipes that I could readily use. Overall, the book is a good resource and is worth buying.
Great book with a lot of information and pictures. Part one Chapters include: Plants to grow, Drying Techniques including air-drying, using dessicants, glycerin, and storing dried flowers. Part Two has Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter dried arrangements. Part Three is a plant guide arranged alphabetically with pictures, including growing, harvesting, and drying information.
Every photograph and illustration is stunning. The Gertleys have brought dried flower arranging to a level that I've never seen anywhere in any other book.
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