Simple Flower Arranging

Simple Flower Arranging

by Mark Welford, Stephen Wicks


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From simple arrangements that brighten up a room, to one-of-a-kind gifts and gorgeous wedding bouquets, Simple Flower Arranging contains more than 60 inspirational projects that anyone can do at home.

Learn key techniques such as hand-tying and using florist foam, as well as how to experiment with vintage tins, glassware, strings, and ribbons.

The sumptuous photography and step-by-step sequences simply explain how to arrange like a professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465415882
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 01/20/2014
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 235,750
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Welford, along with Stephen Wicks, opened Bloomsbury Flowers in Covent Garden, London, in 1984. Their many high-profile clients include Royal Opera House and Firmdale Hotels, with whom they won a silver Grenfell medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2010. With Stephen Wicks, Welford is the coauthor of Simple Flower Arranging and Flower Arranging.

Stephen Wicks opened the award-winning Bloomsbury Flowers with Mark Welford in 1984 in London’s Covent Garden. With their client Firmdale Hotels, Bloomsbury Flowers won the silver medal at the 2010 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. A former dancer with the Royal Ballet, he has written two books with Mark Welford: Simple Flower Arranging and Flower Arranging.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8

Getting started 10

Color palette 12

Four essential vases 14

Container collection 16

Flower shapes 18

Foliage 20

Basic equipment 22

Maintenance and tips 24

Arrangement choosers 28

Bouquets 32

Informal designs 64

Vase arrangements 106

Floral foam displays 144

Planted designs 186

Large-scale designs 208

Stockists 250

Index 252

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