SENSATIONAL DRIED FLOWERS MAKE ARRANGEMENTS SO BEAUTIFUL THEY LOOK FRESH!
BY ESTHER DAVIS - FLORAL ARTIST
If you've ever been disappointed with the results of your flower-drying attempts, this is the book that will show you how to dry flowers perfectly-every time. Esther Davis, a floral artist living in Virginia's Roanoke Valley has spent more than 10 years doing research on how to grow, harvest, dry, preserve and arrange flowers from her garden so they can be enjoyed all year long. She'll show you how to get the look of expensive freeze-dried flowers at a fraction of the cost. She lets you in on her secrets for growing and harvesting flowers so they'll dry at their best; storing dried flowers successfully to keep them crisp and moisture-free; and how to re-create natural looking stems and greenery. Included are drying techniques, mechanics for working specifically with silica gel dried flowers, floral design ideas, and drying timetables for a variety of flowers. Esther has designed more than 45 pieces for this book, which is 8 x 11 inches, 185 pages with 200 color photographs and illustrations. The most comprehensive book published on flower drying with drying mediums to date, this is a book for the collection of every gardener, educator, and floral designer interested in flower drying with silica gel. Signed copies are avaiable for $24.95 + $5 shipping. To order, please contact Esther at (540) 398-0481.