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Faux Flowers

Richard Kollath & Ed McCann
Chronicle Books, distributed by Southern Publishers Group
$NZ59.95

IF you think fake flowers are horribly unfashionable, wait until you see the sumptuous arrangements in this glossy new book. You'll find yourself taking a second look... and a third... because the floral art displays and simple bouquets are so lifelike.

A practical book full of ideas that can also be applied to fresh flower work, Faux Flowers examines tools, container styles and sizes and basic design principles to help you create your own single-stem arrangements, as well as tall bouquets and elegant, compact designs for special occasions. There are dozens of handy pointers scattered through the informative text.

The quality of fake silk and even plastic flowers has improved greatly in recent years, so why not make the most of them?

Faux Flowers is a lovely book to dip into for inspiration.

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Weekend Gardener, Issue 108, October 17-30, 2002, Page 28

Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH

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