Stunning arrangements with flowers and foliage
Published 06 Oct 2016
Inspired by wild and wayward floral styles, Willow Crossley creates natural and original arrangements, from cabbage rose to cow-parsley, the book will range from glorious garlands and pretty posies to stunning centrepieces for a banquet or soiree. Flourish demonstrates how easy it is to transform a handful of fresh cuttings into arrangements to decorate your home throughout the year. Arranged by season, Spring covers foxgloves, cowslips and snake head fritillaries, while Summer offers bouquets of roses to rosemary and Autumn includes arrangements of crab apples, chocolate cosmos and clematis flowers. For Winter, Willow draws from ivy, moss and snowberries, whilst also demonstrating how to make an Old Man's Beard- a giant wreath of beautiful white and snow-coloured flowers. This is an original and stylish guide to decorating your home with interesting seasonal blooms and foliage; be it a relaxed lunch table or an elaborate dinner soiree, there is something for every taste and occasion.
With a background in design, Willow Crossley trained at the Covent Garden Academy of Flowers and is a floral stylist based in West Oxfordshire. She creates floral arrangements for events and weddings and has recently supplied flowers for Anthropologie, Jo Malone and Mulberry. She is the author of two books: The Art of Handmade Living and Inspire: the art of living with nature.