5 BOOKS FOR FLORIST
Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood
Learn the secrets to designing show-stopping monochromatic arrangements: In this stunning book, Kiana Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color displays using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures, and vibrant colors.
Features hundreds of eye-catching images and easy-to-follow tips throughout, such as suggestions for substituting flowers and options for both the beginner and advanced designer. This flower arranging book is as useful as it is gorgeous.
Organized by season, the book includes how-to’s for 40 arrangements, including a lush green display for spring, an astonishing black bouquet for summer, a striking magenta design for fall, and an unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winter.
The ultimate resource, Color Me Floral, has an extraordinary arrangement to enhance every occasion.
• This flower colour guide makes an exceptional gift for anyone with interest in floral décor and arrangement.
• With thousands of gorgeous photographs showing step-by-step arrangement instructions, it’s ideal for beginners and experts.
• Great coffee table book filled with page after page of beautiful images to browse and enjoy.
The Flower Color Guide by Darroch Putnam
Planning a wedding, a dinner, a birthday party, a romantic evening, holiday entertaining, or just arranging flowers for the pleasure of having them, more often than not your creative process begins with thinking about the color of the flowers that you want. To help you find what you are looking for, Flower Color Guide is the first reference book to organize flower types by color, with an emphasis on seasonality and creative color schemes – and the results are stunning in their sheer variety. What Pantone is to color, Flower Colour Guide is to flowers.
Showcasing 400 flowers at their peak, with stunning photography taken by Putnam & Putnam in their Brooklyn studio, this guide includes an appendix featuring perforated pages, with tips on flower care, notes on how to prepare vessels and a list of suggested color schemes. A great gift to give, or to have for oneself, the book speaks to the most seasoned flower enthusiasts as well as those just beginning to explore the possibilities of arranging flowers.
Michael and Darroch Putnam have built a reputation for romantic, dramatic floral arrangements and installations using color as their guiding principle – here, they share their knowledge with readers worldwide: “This is the book we wished we had when we started doing flowers.”
Flower Recipe Book, Step-by-Step Arrangements for Everyday Occasions
There is simply no other book out there that demonstrates – both visually and with detailed recipes – how to create the type of floral arrangement that is ubiquitous in design publications these days. And no other book offers so many styles of arrangements: novices can learn how to work with a single variety of flower to great effect, while the more adventurous can create a vase overflowing with layered blooms. On top of the 125 flower recipes, the book is packed with takeaway, such as ideas for unexpected vessels and techniques that can be employed to elevate any arrangement. The introduction and appendix alone are valuable resources, taking readers through the basics of flower arranging – from what to look for when selecting flowers to local and seasonal buying considerations.
The Flower Hunter: Seasonal Flowers Inspired By Nature And Gathered From The Garden by Lucy Hunter
Lucy’s evocative, gently humorous words accompany her glorious photographs and exquisite floral arrangements, as she encourages the reader to marvel at the intricate cycles of the natural world, develop their own innate creativity and to look for beauty in the everyday. Her garden provides the raw materials for Lucy’s floral artistry – breathtaking naturalistic arrangements with the painterly beauty and flourish of a Dutch still life. Simple projects accompany Lucy’s text, from drying garden flowers for an autumnal wreath to making your own journals and natural dyes to assembling lavish arrangements that showcase the voluptuous beauty of garden roses. Lucy believes that we all have a creative voice buried deep within. The Flower Hunter will encourage you to find your own creativity and help it to blossom.
On Flowers: Lessons From An Accidental Florist by Amy Merrick
Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected like a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cup and to overturn preconceptions, whether she s transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking centrepiece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around us in leaves, branches, seedpods, a fallen blossom to tell a story of time and place. Merrick begins On Flowers with a primer containing all her hard-won secrets on the art of flower arranging, from selecting materials to mastering pleasing proportions. Then she brings readers along on her journey, with observations on flowers in New York City and at her family s summer home in rural New Hampshire, working on a flower farm off the coast of Washington State, and studying ikebana in a jewel-box flower shop in Kyoto. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl. We discover the poignancy in humble wildflowers, and also celebrate the luxury of fragrant blousy blooms. Collected here is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist.