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The Flowers of La Grenouille Hardcover – April 12, 1994


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (April 12, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517590573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517590577
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,124,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A practical and inspirational guide to flowers from Charles Masson, proprietor of La Grenouille for eighteen years.

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The Flowers of La Grenouille

To think of La Grenouille, one of New York City's finest restaurants, is to think of exquisite food, lush surroundings, and perhaps above all, gorgeous flowers. Ever since its doors opened in 1962, La Grenouille has been known for its peerless bouquets, and in The Flowers of La Grenouille the mystery and the history behind these beautiful flowers are revealed.

Now Charles Masson, proprietor of La Grenouille for eighteen years, affectionately shares the intimate lessons in flower care and aesthetics he learned from his father. In simple language, Charles offers tangible advice for the layman, explaining how to make cut flowers last longer, how to revive a drooping rose, and how to create sensational bouquets, both large and small. He reveals how to allow the flowers to dictate the look of the bouquet, how to pick a suitable container, and how to "knit" stems so that a bouquet holds its shape without artificial support.

Charles's advice is illustrated with charming drawings and more than 50 lush full-color photographs that show off the world-famous flowers in all their glory. Color charts, lists detailing the conditioning tips and materials needed for each flower, and other pithy information are complemented by personal anecdotes about the history of the restaurant and the philosophy behind his father's passion for all things beautiful.

The Flowers of La Grenouille is a fact-filled, practical flower guide and an enchanting tribute to the most renowned floral arrangements in the world.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By anonymous1 on August 23, 2010
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This is a delightful little book. The text is charming and the photos are beautiful and inspiring. I really enjoyed reading this book and will definitely hold on to it for future reference as it has very useful information on flowering arrangements and how to keep flowers looking fresh longer. This is a keeper.
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By chetinnj on September 23, 2014
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Book arrived as described but dealer failed to mention it was signed by the author, Charles! BONUS!
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By M.L. on January 5, 2015
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Great tips for conditioning flowers.
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