A gorgeously photographed new take on flower arranging using local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements, with ideas and inspiration for the whole year.
Roadside fennel, flowering fruit trees, garden roses, tiny violets; ingredients both common and unusual, humble and showy, Foraged Flora is a new vision for flowers and arranging. It encourages you to train your eye to the beauty that surrounds you, attune your senses to the seasonality and locality of flowers and plants, and to embrace the beauty in each stage of life, from first bud to withering seedpod.
Organized by month, each chapter in this visually arresting and inspiring book focuses on large and small arrangements created from the flowers and plants available during that time period and in that place, all foraged or gleaned nearby. The authors reflect on surprising and beautiful pairings, the importance of scale, the scarcity or abundance of raw materials, and the environmental factors that contribute to that availability.
Whether picking a small tendril of fragrant jasmine, collecting oversized branches of flowering quince, or making a garland of bay laurel, Foraged Flora is an invitation to seek out the beauty of the natural world.
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About the Author
Design editor and writer Sarah Lonsdale is a co-founder of Remodelista and the author of Japanese Style. She grew up in England, spent almost a decade in Tokyo working in television and advertising, and currently lives with her family in California’s Napa Valley.
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Table of ContentsCONTENTS
FROG’S LEAP 9
SEASON OF MELLOW FRUITFULNESS 33
WINTER SOLSTICE 81
THE LEANEST MONTH 97
IDES OF MARCH 127
REALM OF THE SENSES 153
THE EASTERN EDGE OF THE PACIFIC 167
IN THE SHADE OF THE GRANDIFLORA 187
THE GRIFTERS AT THE GAYLORD 209
SELECTED FLORA 257
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Title: Foraged Flora - Found and Foraged Arrangements for Every Season Author: Louesa Roebuck & Sarah Lonsdale Photographer: Laurie Frankel Published: 10-25-2016 Publisher: Ten Speed Press Pages: 272 Genre: Crafts & Hobbies Sub Genre: Flowers; Home & Gardens ISBN: 9781607748601 ASIN: B01BAU7ZGA Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 4 stars . I received a copy of Foraged Flora - Found and Foraged Arrangements for Every Season from NetGalley and the publish in exchange for my honest review. Each of the twelve chapters in this book deals with a different month of the year. Just as each month has star foliage and flowers that are highlighted as are different ways to arrange the display. This is more of a book for gardeners, florist and those wanting to learn more about arranging floral centerpieces with flora and fauna from their region. While mot of the photos a clear and precise, many are in the shadows, slightly blurred or the light infusion is so great the floral arrangements are difficult to distinguish. As someone who has vision problems I found these to be bothersome. I gave this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.