In the first sections the author gives some basic facts about flower arranging, followed by a brief and interesting account of the development of the art from Roman times to the present day.
Subsequent chapters deal with the essential equipment for flower arranging and the various containers which can be used, pointing out that the best of these are often the cheapest. Methods of preparing and preserving flowers and leaves for arrangements are given, while the art of designing is explained in detail. There is also a section emphasising the importance of colour harmony.
A chapter on the advantages of joining clubs and taking part in flower shows is followed by some suggestions for designs for special occasions, and finally there is an extensive list of plants which the flower arranger will find it worthwhile to grow.
The book is illustrated with line drawings and there is also an excellent section of photographs showing many different arrangements....Continua