Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for designing flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instructions for making more than thirty-five arrangements, using blooms that are easily found at your local market or grocery store. Carozzi advocates for a sustainable approach to flower arranging, encouraging us to reuse materials, forage when possible, employ less harmful materials such as chicken wire instead of floral foam, and put local, seasonal blooms to use. Avoiding standard vases, she offers inspiration for sourcing, making, and upcycling unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, cans, and urns. Showcasing lushly photographed floral compositions that marry the elegant with the rustic, Handpicked is a beautiful, practical guide to creating unforgettable flower arrangements at home.
Hardcover160 PagesMeasures: 21.59 x 2.22 x 27.62 cmLanguage: English