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— From Seasonal flower Arranging
This lavishly photographed book from renowned floral designer Ariella Chezar provides step-by-step instructions for 39 seasonal floral arrangements and projects that celebrate the splendor of flowers, the bounty of the changing seasons, and the wild beauty of nature in your home.
Just as fruits and vegetables taste best when they are harvested locally and seasonally, flowers that are picked close to home and at their peak reflect a true connection to time and place. Nature does not deliver its harvest all at once--each season has its stars and Ariella Chezar, author of The Flower Workshop, shows you how to make the most of them. Seasonal Flower Arranging follows Mother Nature's lead to create dazzling arrangements from the distinctive gifts of the changing seasons, from a charming spring bouquet for Mother's Day to a bold garland for a summer wedding, and from a bounteous Thanksgiving table to a wintery holiday wreath. There are arrangements for seasonal holidays, special occasions, or just everyday life featuring tulips, roses, peonies, dahlias, and other flowers that are easily found at farmers' markets, local shops, or grown in your own backyard. The book includes detailed instructions on how to re-create 39 floral designs, plus the inspiration and techniques to allow you to create your own original art out of nature.
About the Author
ARIELLA CHEZAR is the author of The Flower Workshop and Flowers for the Table and a master floral designer who has appeared in numerous magazines, including O, Martha Stewart Living, and Real Simple. She is an instructor and artistic director at FlowerSchool New York, and has designed flower arrangements for the White House. Read more about her work at ariellaflowers.com.
JULIE MICHAELS coauthored The Flower Workshop, is a former editor for the Boston Globe, and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and more.
“Ariella’s exquisite approach to color and composition have made her one of the most sought after and highly regarded designers of our time. Her work has greatly influenced my own and has inspired an entire generation of floral designers seeking to connect more closely with nature and tie their work to the seasons. Beautifully photographed and thoughtfully organized, this gorgeous new book has earned a prominent place on my bookshelf and will be the go-to gift for every flower lover in my life.”
--Erin Benzakein, author of Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden
“Vividly photographed and easy to follow, Ariella’s arrangements and guidance highlight the floral seasons in the most beautiful down-to-earth way. This book is a must have for every flower lover and florist out there.”
--Alethea Harampolis, coauthor of The Flower Recipe Book, Branches & Blooms, and Harvest
“[Ariella Chezar's] new book, Seasonal Flower Arranging, provides valuable tips and how-to's for creating her lush, artistic style.”
“The tome veritably explodes with color photographs of whimsy and imagination…A pioneer in the farm-to-vase movement, Chezar will get readers arranging for an Easter parade or garden arch, an Indian-summer tribute or a Hanukkah table.”
--Booklist (Starred Review)
“An elegant walk through the seasons punctuated by her inspired creations....The combination of instructions, photographs, and elegant prose makes for a delightful companion for gardeners, florists, or armchair naturalists.”
--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)