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Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers

Foraged Flora: A Year of Gathering and Arranging Wild Plants and Flowers

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Overview

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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ISBN-13: 9781607748601
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 421,494
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Louesa Roebuck is an artist and floral designer who lives in Ojai but considers all of California her home. She has created flora installations from foraged and gleaned materials for clients like Vivienne Westwood, John Baldessari, and Alice Waters. In addition to her work with flora, Roebuck has worked in fashion for many years and paints monotypes and works in textile design.

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 Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 1 

FROG’S LEAP 9 


SEASON OF MELLOW FRUITFULNESS 33 


CHINATOWN 55 


WINTER SOLSTICE 81 


THE LEANEST MONTH 97 


RINTARO 109 


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 


SHED 231 


EPILOGUE 251 


SELECTED FLORA 257 

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