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Dried Flowers For All Seasons: Creating The Fresh-Flower LookYear-Round

Dried Flowers for All Seasons shows how to create dried-flower arrangements with the color, appeal, and just-picked look of fresh flowers. What's unique about this book is that it includes flowers not usually associated with dried arrangements -- including spring flowers such as tulips and daffodils. The book is arranged by season and there are several types of arrangements for each, including wreaths, sprays, and traditional bouquets.-- Features in-depth information on drying techniques.-- Includes more than 300 color photos.-- A glossary lists more than 60 flowers suitable for drying.-- Step -by-step instructions show how to arrange flowers.

Hardcover: 216 pages

Publisher: Taunton Press (October 1, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1561582859


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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