Flowers are in bloom and summer is a wonderful time of year to devote to their arrangement for the home and special occasions. The Newport Beach Public Library has a plethora of books to help you create interesting and attractive arrangements, whether you cut the flowers from your garden or purchase them at the store.
"Decorating with Flowers: Classic and Contemporary Arrangements" by Paula Pryke is a new book written by Britain's acclaimed floral designer. The author considers flower arranging to be a form of interior decoration or stage setting, and her designs are the key to beautifying the home, creating interior moods, and setting the tone for entertaining, parties and memorable events throughout the year. Included are her signature clean, contemporary designs as well as romantic, old-fashioned bouquets with a modern sense of color and form.
Eileen W. Johnson's "The Art of Flower Arranging: Learning from the Master Florists at FlowerSchool New York" teaches you to create breathtaking bouquets. It offers instruction and insight into the art and aesthetic of flower arranging taught by a faculty of world-renowned florists. Discover the tips and techniques for handling and combining flowers and creating hand-tied bouquets, seasonal arrangements, flowers for entertaining, mixing flowers and fashion, and much more.