Tropical Flowers

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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 tropical flowers fit into modern settings. Whether used in a Manhattan penthouse, a bouquet for a bride or as fireplace décor, tropical flowers can be unexpected, fresh and stylish. With step-by-step instructions on how to create some of the floral arrangements included, readers will come away with an enthusiasm to ...

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Overview

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 tropical flowers fit into modern settings. Whether used in a Manhattan penthouse, a bouquet for a bride or as fireplace décor, tropical flowers can be unexpected, fresh and stylish. With step-by-step instructions on how to create some of the floral arrangements included, readers will come away with an enthusiasm to make their own works of art with these exquisite flowers

Eileen W. Johnson

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 the art of floral arranging in this Manhattan atelier. Johnson is also the author of The Art of Floral Arranging and Entertaining in the French Style.

Felipe Sastre

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.

Adrian Mueller

Adrian Mueller grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland, and currently resides in New York with his wife and son. Adrian’s aim with his concise still life and location photography is to create images that connect with a viewer’s personal memories, to ensure an emotional and lasting impression.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423624202
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,207,012
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Eileen Johnson is the owner of Flower School New York. She created the school after a lifetime love of flowers led her to attend a weekend floral design school in France. She returned to New York with a vision of a business; after pairing up with Michael George, Flower School New York was born.

Adrian Mueller grew up in Lucerne, Switzerland, and currently resides in New York with his wife and son. Adrian’s aim with his concise still life and location photography is to create images that connect with a viewer’s personal memories, to ensure an emotional and lasting impression

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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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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

Chapter 1 Greenhouses and Orangeries 15

Chapter 2 A Dutch Masterpiece in Flowers 29

Chapter 3 A Modern Interpretation of Orchids 55

Chapter 4 The Mermaid Bride 77

Chapter 5 A Tropical Lunch in the Sky 93

Chapter 6 Dinner above Manhattan 103

Chapter 7 On Washington Square with Bromeliads and Palms 111

Chapter 8 Tropical Christmas 127

Resources 134

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