From Publishers Weekly
Although indelibly associated with Christmastime, decorative wreaths aren't limited to any particular season or holiday. Platt, the author of Flower Crafts and owner of a flower and herb farm, devises a collection of elegant arrangements here, nearly any one of which would bring an air of festivity to any locale in any season. Her constructions range from the simple impact of a Della Robbia Wreath made with whole dried citrus fruits, artichokes and sala leaves, to wedding wreaths for a bride and her party, using dried flowers and herbs. There are also other theme wreaths for special occasions and such holidays as Valentine's Day and Halloween. The collection of Christmas-related arrangements includes one made with fresh greens, dried berries and flower heads that doubles as a bird buffet; another, named Ice and Snow, uses preserved juniper, pine cones, clusters of bleached baby's breath, white ribbons and plastic icicles; a traditional fresh wreath is composed of holly and ivy. Platt offers tips throughout (e.g., cheap ribbon will cheapen the entire effort) and gives precise, easy to follow instructions that make her book a boon for any season.
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