Tropical Flowers

Tropical Flowers

by Eileen Johnson
     
 

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“Tropical flowers are often whimsical, seductive, and alien creatures.” —Eileen W. Johnson

Stunning, exotic and colorful tropical flowers are the shining stars in this stimulating look at tropical flower arrangements. Eileen Johnson and Felipe Sastre of FlowerSchool New York demonstrate how orchids, elephant ears, ginger, anthurium, and more

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“Tropical flowers are often whimsical, seductive, and alien creatures.” —Eileen W. Johnson

Stunning, exotic and colorful tropical flowers are the shining stars in this stimulating look at tropical flower arrangements. Eileen Johnson and Felipe Sastre of FlowerSchool New York demonstrate how orchids, elephant ears, ginger, anthurium, and more fit into modern settings. Whether used in a penthouse, a bouquet for a bride, or as fireplace décor for Christmas, tropical flowers can be unexpected, fresh and stylish. With step-by-step instructions on how to create tropical floral arrangements, it’s the perfect inspiration for styling unique works of art with these exquisite flowers.

Eileen W. Johnson is the director of FlowerSchool New York, the leading school for learning how to arrange flowers in the Americas. Established in 2003, it has a variety of master florists instructing students in the various techniques, both traditional and cutting edge. Students come from all over the world to study in this Manhattan atelier. Johnson is also the author of The Art of Floral Arranging and Entertaining in the French Style.

Felipe Sastre is a designer who has been teaching at FlowerSchool New York since its inception and has been a florist for more than twenty years, having done flowers for President Bill Clinton and for large venues such as the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City and the Plaza Hotel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423624202
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
15 Years

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For many people, tropical flowers are often whimsical, seductive and alien creatures. Some of them look more like insects or tiny animals. Brightly colored and oddly shaped, they just don’t seem to behave like cultivated roses or hydrangeas. Are they modern or otherworldly? How do they work in contemporary environments of glass and steel?

Orchids have long been associated with obsessive collectors, hidden fortunes and erudite amateur botanists. New species are still being discovered and named while at the same time we can find numerous varieties for sale at local supermarkets. I have long been intrigued by their beauty and mystery. For me and for many of the florists whom I work with at FlowerSchool New York, tropical flowers have always been the exotic “other.”

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