By Ian Clark
Name That Flower is a valued source of clear and concise information on identifying flowering Gold Coast plants to those around the world around, both cultivated and in the wild.
This edition is updated to align with current systems of plant classification that incorporate advances in molecular DNA analysis. It includes more than 130 detailed line drawings, 64 colour pages and information on 46 plant families. The illustrations depict a selection of widely distributed gardens plants and weeds, and species native in eastern and southeastern Australia. Easily navigated, the book facilitates the successful use of standard identification manuals and online resources available in most parts of the world and introduces the reader to the arrangement of flowers on plants, reproduction, plant structure and function, and the way species are grouped and named. Methods for dissecting flowers and observing their structure for identification purposes are clearly described.
This bestseller is used extensively as a teaching text in numerous courses concerned with the natural world, such as agriculture, horticulture, botany, environmental management and landscape design, as well as botanical art. It is an essential reference for serious gardeners and keen botanists, professional and amateur.
Keiko's Ikebana: A Contemporary Approach to the Traditional Japanese Art of Flower Arranging (H2 Title)
by Keiko Kubo
Keiko's unique approach to ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, combines traditional techniques with modern tastes. Her influences--which range from sculpture to today's Western floral design--come together to create one-of-a-kind arrangements that are authentic and eye-catching, simple and graceful, and possible for anyone to achieve.
This book presents step-by-step instructions for creating 20 stunning ikebana arrangements in a range of sizes and styles. Each of the flower arrangements can be completed in just three simple steps and uses easy-to-find floral materials and containers. The book also includes an introduction to the history of ikebana as it relates to Japan and Japanese culture, as well as a guide to the basic rules of ikebana design and floral techniques. Suggestions for finding and choosing materials and supplies make it easy to to learn how to arrange flowers and gain a hands-on appreciation of the art of Japanese flower arranging.