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Simple Chic Flowers

Simple Chic FlowersJane Durbridge and Antonia Swinson
Ryland, Peters and Small, distributed by Southern Publishers
$NZ39.95

JANE Durbridge is one of London's trendiest florists and as such, she charges top dollar for her wedding bouquets and corporate installations - which means this inspiring collection of some of her best ideas is an absolute bargain.

Simple Chic FlowersColourful and simple to construct, the dozens of beautiful floral arrangements in Simple Chic Flowers will inspire you to get outdoors and hack your own garden to bits in order to use the flowers and foliage indoors.

Simple Chic Flowers covers the basics of floral design and how to choose the right vases and containers to best display your arrangements.

Flower care and conditioning hints are also included, but the main focus of the book is creating floral art in colour themes, from glowing orange to cool blues and purples, with a chapter on contrasting combinations to jazz up every room in your home.

Great value for money, Simple Floral Chic is also easy to follow, with good captions for quick identification.

Simple Chic Flowers

Weekend Gardener, Issue 131, 2003, Page 29

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

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