First published in 2011 this popular, practical book on the selection and care of cut flowers has now been fully revised and expanded for its third reprint. A staple in floristry workrooms and classrooms across the UK and the world and recommended by many leading floristry tutors, the new third edition is true to form, containing straightforward information on how to care for and condition fresh cut flowers both at the florists shop and in the home.
‘I have added some new pages’ says Su Whale, author and publisher, ‘one which is aimed more at the customer on how to select fresh flowers, plus two new flowers, Jatropha and Oxypetalum and an extra page on lilies, making a total of 156 flowers in all. With short print runs, we are able to constantly update and revise, and I hope that students, florists and flower arrangers will continue to find this book invaluable.’
Filled with easy to follow care instructions, flower availability, colour range and vase life, there are also tips on simple arranging plus the flowers suitability for wedding work. Every flower has been individually photographed in full colour, making identification easy. Arranged in alphabetical order of botanical names there is also an index of common names plus a mini floral miscellany of wedding anniversaries, national flowers and rose meanings. Printed in paperback in a convenient A5 size and spiral bound with a wipe clean cover, this book has been specifically designed to fit into a tool bag or workbox.
Introduction & How to use this book
New Page - Choosing Fresh Flowers for the Home
General tips on looking after your cut flowers
A botanical list of 156 cut flowers from Acacia – Zinnia including 2 new flowers
A mini floral miscellany containing:-
UK Saint's days
Floral emblems of the UK
Comprehensive glossary of botanical and floristry terms
Index of common names