Creations from the Garden

Growing Plants for the Art of Flower Arranging

From spring’s beautiful budding shrubs, garden iris, and peonies to winter’s bare branches with their architectural forms, the garden provides plant materials throughout the seasons. Trees, shrubs, vines, and grasses in my garden are pictured along side flower arrangements created from these plants.  The designs include the ikebana style of Japanese flower arranging and garden club traditional or creative designs, both for home and for flower shows. The sources of most of the containers are included. Gardeners can see ways to bring the beauty of nature inside to decorate their homes. Creations from the Garden will inspire you to try your hand at playing with nature’s offerings.  

Featuring 41 plants and over 140 arrangements, this book can help flower arrangers can plan gardens to grow plant materials. 

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