I love flowers and would have a house full of flowering houseplants if I didn’t have a black thumb. Unfortunately, nothing stays alive for very long. Recently, I decided to try my hand on buying cut flowers and making decorative arrangements. Turns out, my black thumb doesn’t affect this at all and the arrangements have lasted long enough to satisfy my love of having flowers in my home. I have a limited number of vessels to use, so I’m keeping things pretty simple right now. But just in case I want to take my hobby to the next level, I took a look at what the library has in the way of books to help me learn more about flower arranging. The library has a very nice selection of books. If you are looking for a new hobby, or already dabble in flower arranging, here are some books that might inspire you.
Flower Arranging The American Way: A World Association of Flower Arrangers Book – A book with more than 250 color illustrations showcases more than 250 flower arrangements by some of the most gifted amateur arrangers.
Keiko’s Ikebana – Keiko Kubo – An introduction to this international art form that is both practical and contemporary. Keiko’s unique approach combines traditional techniques with modern tastes, incorporating influences ranging from sculpture to today’s Western styles. The result is a one-of-a-kind look that is authentic, easy to create and attractive.
Flower by Flower: a practical and inspirational guide to the art of flower arranging – Tadhg Ryan and Anna Selby – Offers inspirational and practical information on creating fifty fresh-flower arrangements, providing projects for every mood and season that are affordable and easy to create.
The Book of Fresh Flowers: a complete guide to selecting and arranging – Malcolm Hillier – A comprehensive guide to creating flower arrangements, with suggestions on how to grow and buy the best flowers, as well as the techniques of the professionals
The Art of Arranging Flowers – Lynn Branard – After 20 years as an intuitive florist who has helped her friends, neighbors and customers with their romances, celebrations and sympathy gestures, Ruby Jewell looks to the power of that community to heal her floundering spirit after her sister’s death.
For more titles, take a look on the lower level of the library in section 745.92.