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Flowers A to Z: A Practical Guide to Buying, Growing, Cutting, Arranging [Paperback]

By Cecelia Heffernan (Author)
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Pages   88
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.38"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 31, 2002
Publisher   Harry N. Abrams
ISBN  0810921227  
EAN  9780810921221  

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Outline ReviewMany people love the idea of a house full of fresh-cut flowers, but sadly, most have no idea how to select, care for, and arrange flowers, much less grow them. Flowers A to Z is a superb guide for anyone who enjoys flowers and wants to celebrate them in the home or garden. Author Cecelia Heffernan, a floral designer by trade, provides a wealth of information on how to cut, purchase, arrange, care for, and grow all types of flowers.

The book is divided into sections covering everything leading up to a beautiful flower arrangement sitting on your dining room table. It begins with a chapter on hardware, which details all the basic tools--from floral shears to floral wire and tape--that you'll need for cutting and arranging flowers, as well as advice on choosing and caring for vases and other containers. The "Handling Flowers" chapter explains the proper way to cut, condition, and care for flowers to ensure the most attractive and long-lasting arrangements. The author sprinkles valuable tidbits of advice throughout the book. She suggests, for instance, that it is better to use branches or thick foliage as arranging aids instead of floral foam, chicken wire, or other artificial aids, as those can shorten the vase life of flowers significantly. This section concludes with a concise and informative guide to growing flowers in your home garden.

The final section, which makes up the bulk of the book, is an alphabetically arranged guide to flowers from agapanthus to zinnia. Each flower is depicted in a gorgeous full-page photograph, while smaller images show the flowers in different stages of development, illustrating the difference between fresh and older flowers. The informative text is written in a handy reference style, detailing the specifics of each flower: its scientific name, available colors, scent, how long the blooms will last after being cut, relative cost, and other useful information.

The gorgeous photographs, accessible text, and handy cross-referencing will surely inspire many readers to fill their homes and gardens with blossoms. --Robin Donovan

Product Description
Now in a compact, handy, wonderfully affordable paperback edition that is as gorgeous to look at as it is easy to use, this concise version of Abrams' highly successful hardcover book is jam-packed with stunning how-to photographs as well as information about buying, cutting, arranging, growing, and caring for all types of flowers.

With all the picturesdozens of exquisite full-page, full-color photographsas well as all the fully illustrated practical tips contained in the front sections of the large book, including fabulous trade secrets from the author's extensive experience as a florist and garden designer, Flowers A to Z is an incomparable value, an inspiration to anyone who wants to enjoy flowers in the home or garden.

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Big, bright, informative, and useful  May 3, 2008
This is a really useful, extremely attractive book. The pages are big, the pictures are bright and colorful and true-to-nature, and all the flowers that a typical gardener can reasonably expect to encounter in his or her hobby are covered (yep, A to Z). The tips on the individual flowers are concise and instructive, covering buying, planting, caring for, cutting, arranging, everything of flowers. The book starts with a general information section which may not be of much interest to a well-experienced flower gardener, but I found it helpful and again, very informative. And while it may be the weather or pure luck, our flower garden this year is looking better and more prosperous than it ever has. If you are serious about your flowers, you ought to seriously consider purchasing this book.
Great Service  Feb 25, 2006
Even though there was a delay in shipment, I was very satisfied with the price and the condition the book was in. I definately would purchase again from this

I use this book all the time!  Oct 4, 2001
This book is a great resource for anyone with a cutting garden, a love of flowers, or a romantic husband. It's full of great tips for all different types of flowers and has allowed me to increase the longevity of the bouquets I receive.

I liked it so much that I bought one for mother's day.

The only thing I didn't like about this book is that it shows flowers being cut in air when they should always be cut underwater!

Simply Stunning  Aug 8, 2001
Not only is this book packed with the most gorgeous photographs, but also it's also full of practical advice. As the title suggests, it is arranged in alphabetical order so that looking for the flower you are after is quick and easy. Each flower is presented with a double page spread, and includes tips on buying, growing, arranging and cutting. It's an extremely useful reference with information on important flower-related problems such as how to make each flower last longer in the vase, what's poisonous, etc. it even gives you the meaning of flower names. Even if you're not into the practical side of arranging flowers, this book is equally valuable as a stunning coffee table book.
Great For Your Reference Library or Your Coffee Table  Jul 8, 2001
"Flowers A to Z" is a wonderful resource that is definitely needed. Essentially it is a dictionary of flowers, containing information about names, colors, vase life, how to tell freshness, availability, designing tips and more!! But what a dictionary!!!! It is a very large and visually stunning book, lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs. "Flowers A to Z" provides very practical information about floral product in a format that elevates the content to an art book! Pros and hobbyists alike will appreciate it for both its content and presentation. "Flowers A to Z" would be equally appropriate in your reference library or on your coffee table.

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