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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2001
Format: Hardcover
For anyone who enjoys flowers, this book is a must! Full of artfully done full-page color photos, it contains a wealth of information on cut flowers. What I really liked was the types of flowers the author choose to include, hydrangea, fritillaria, peonies as well as many other unique varieties. Very upscale and cutting edge, this is not your run of the mill book on daisies. Each flower contains 2 full pages and includes growing and arranging tips, as well as care and handling. An indispensable reference.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on August 8, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Not only is this book packed with the most gorgeous photographs, but also it's also full of practical advice. As the title suggests, it is arranged in alphabetical order so that looking for the flower you are after is quick and easy. Each flower is presented with a double page spread, and includes tips on buying, growing, arranging and cutting. It's an extremely useful reference with information on important flower-related problems such as how to make each flower last longer in the vase, what's poisonous, etc. it even gives you the meaning of flower names. Even if you're not into the practical side of arranging flowers, this book is equally valuable as a stunning coffee table book.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on July 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
"Flowers A to Z" is a wonderful resource that is definitely needed. Essentially it is a dictionary of flowers, containing information about names, colors, vase life, how to tell freshness, availability, designing tips and more!! But what a dictionary!!!! It is a very large and visually stunning book, lavishly illustrated with beautiful photographs. "Flowers A to Z" provides very practical information about floral product in a format that elevates the content to an art book! Pros and hobbyists alike will appreciate it for both its content and presentation. "Flowers A to Z" would be equally appropriate in your reference library or on your coffee table.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2010
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
The book is great and has great tips and amazing pictures. I will agree with another review that has been written; the binding is terrible! I got the book last night and the binding is already falling apart. It could be the size of the book but they need to think about coming out with a different edition with different binding! Other than that, it's very enjoyable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 2, 2014
Format: Paperback
I can't overstate just how beautiful and practical this book is. The author provides information on about 50 of the most common flowers. Each flower has two pages designated to it. On the left pages, the author provides information in easy to read chart form, which includes the following:

The flower's name(s)
The colors it comes in
The seasons it's available in
How much it costs (inexpensive, moderate, or expensive)
How strong a scent it has
How long it will last in a vase arrangement
How long it will last planted outside or potted inside
What the flower means (ie love, friendship, humility, grace, etc.)

The left page also includes several small photos of the flower in various colors.

The entire right pager is one very large photo of the flower. The book is very big, so these photos are large, detailed, and gorgeous. So pretty I wasn't to cut them out, frame them, and hang them on my wall.

Overall, I was so impressed by this book. The author provides enough information about each flower so that I feel well informed and educated enough to buy flowers from my florist and make my own arrangement, but she doesn't provide so much information that I feel overwhelmed. This book is near perfect.

My one and only complaint is that, similar to other reviewers, I noticed the binding is not in good shape. The glue is already peeling off, and it wouldn't surprise me if the pages start to fall out after a while. Poorly constructed. Still worth it though in my opinion. Would make a great gift for anyone who loves flowers.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
This book is a great resource for anyone with a cutting garden, a love of flowers, or a romantic husband. It's full of great tips for all different types of flowers and has allowed me to increase the longevity of the bouquets I receive.
I liked it so much that I bought one for mother's day.
The only thing I didn't like about this book is that it shows flowers being cut in air when they should always be cut underwater!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This is an excellent guide to many kinds of flowers. Though it is probably geared toward flower arranging, I use it for drawing. I don't just look at the flowers themselves but how to arrange them--you can arrange them in a vase or paper.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 24, 2009
Format: Paperback
the binding on this book came completely apart after 2 days.. Other than that the book is wonderful!! Beautiful, bright, vivid pictures along with straight to the point material. Great book to have on hand!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
This is an absolutely beautiful book! The pictures are second to none. Helpful instruction on creating arrangements. Information on flowers such as care, longevity and availability.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2014
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
MY WIFE, WHO IS A FLORIST, LOVES THIS BOOK. THIS EXTRA LARGE HARD BOUND BOOK IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE PHOTOS ARE WORKS OF ART.
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