BOOK REVIEW: The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar

Beautiful flower arrangements always fascinate me. I have never learned how to create something more than a simple bouquet, but I am absolutely determined to learn. Ariella Chezar seems to be just the right person to learn from as she is a world renown floral designer. Her book “The Flower Workshop”  hits the shelves on March 1, 2016.  And it seems to be all that any aspiring or experienced floral designer needs.

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The book opens with basics – how to put an arrangement together, choose a color, and, most importantly where and when to get the flowers. Basic tools and techniques follow. Next section is dedicated to tonal arrangements and everything is just so pretty!  Favorite flowers section covers the flowers one almost always considers for a bouquet. Branch arrangements (my favorite) chapter follows. Fruit and berries, compote and handheld bouquets follow. The book closes with chapter on celebrating with flowers. Really Ariella Chezar takes care of pretty much every occasion in her book. Each arrangement includes a full “recipe, which flowers and how many, what kind of vase. The photography is absolutely delightful. It’s impossible to go wrong. There are so many beautiful compositions to try out and even if some look intimidating, Chezar’s gentle guidance makes it look also very much possible to create for someone who isn’t an actual florist.

Overall impression: Gorgeous book, the photography is absolutely stunning. The author provides gentle yet straightforward instructions on how to choose, care and arrange flowers. Pretty much every occasion is covered. Excellent book. 5 stars.

 

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

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