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Living with flowers by Rowan Blossom

Blooms and Bouquets for the Home

Rowan Blossom is a studio-based florist who works on fashion events, parties and weddings, and arranging flowers for private clients in their homes.

She has written this book very much with the beginner in mind. The basics such as tool kit, creating the best conditions for different kinds of flowers, and vessels in which to show them off are all explained. There are step- by-step images showing how to create perfect bouquets.

Flowers are used to make wreaths, decorate cakes and place settings for dinner parties.

Rowan worked in fashion before becoming a floral expert and there is a beautiful big bold blowsy flower crown and a corsage.  Blossom is shown entwined in a long plait. There are some very pretty flowers used as a form of body and face decorating. This look would be fabulous at a summer party or on holiday.

There is a gorgeous floral chandelier and a wonderful flower curtain. I particularly like the Meadow box that Rowan uses as a centrepiece along a dinner table. Flowers are used as a way of embellishing gift-wrap and also pressed to create greetings cards.

Again, very much, with the novice flower arranger in mind, there is a very useful list of Rowan’s seasonal Heroes.

A very pretty book, and a great gift for a flower lover.

Published by Laurence King £19.99

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