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By Betty Belcher

This informative and inspiring ebook is written via an writer with greater than 35 years' event. It explores flower arranging as an artwork shape, with specified emphasis on creativity and constructing one's personal sort, whereas no longer neglecting useful makes use of reminiscent of desk settings.

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Liatris (GAY-FEATHER) Hang, or dry in a dessicant. Limonium (STATICE) Hang. Lunaria (HONESTY; DOLLAR PLANT) Seed pods: hang, or air-dry upright; remove husks when dry. Narcissus (DAFFODIL) Dry in a dessicant, or microwave. Moluccella laevis (BELLS-OF-IRELAND) Pick when beginning to dry on plant; place upright in one inch of water; allow water to evaporate; do not replenish water. Papaver (POPPY) Seed pods: Hang. Physalis alkekengi (CHINESE-LANTERN) Hang. Paeonia (PEONY) Dry in a dessicant. Rosa (ROSE) Dry in a dessicant, or microwave.

There may be more than one point of emergence; it is not necessary, however, to have plant material emerge from all container openings. Though they may still be difficult to find in some areas, there appears to be a renewal of interest in ceramic and glass containers; many are currently available < previous page page_29 next page > < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 A collection of Traditional and contemporary containers. in department stores and florist shops. Because they are mass-produced, all of a type are quite uniform in quality, form, and color.

A good needleholder has a heavy lead base, is straight-sided (the base does not extend beyond the needles), and has many sharp, pointed, closely spaced needles or pins. The "cheapies" are often bright green in color and have dull needles spaced far apart; they are a waste of time and money. It is better to spend a little more at the outset and have mechanics that will work well and last for many years. < previous page page_32 next page > < previous page page_33 next page > Page 33 Some needleholders are made especially for decorative wood.

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