DRIED FLOWER ARRANGERS YEAR by Susan Berry
With illustrated step-by-step instructions for picking, drying and storing plants, as well as for making arrangements, this book includes more than 20 seasonally-based projects, ranging from the simplest posies to sculpted garlands. Within each section are arrangements of varying degrees of complexity, and all the materials used are easily available, either home-grown or bought from a reputable florist. The book also includes "tricks of the trade" such as steaming open tightly-budded florist's roses, lengthening stems, and wiring broken flower-heads. Jenny Raworth runs courses in dried and fresh-flower arranging, and her garden is part of the National Gardens Scheme. Susan Berry is a gardening writer and editor who writes features for magazines such as "Gardener's World" and "Homes and Gardens".