A gorgeously photographed new take on flower arranging using local and foraged plants and flowers to create beautiful arrangements, with ideas and inspiration for the whole year, from the co-founder of Remodelista and a notable florist.
Flower books have come a long way since the static and overly formal books of an earlier era. People are now most interested in loose, organic arrangements and in seeing beauty in imperfection. Foraged Flora reflects this new sensibility, and shows us, through abundant and lush photography, how beauty is all around us in the world.
With 12 chapters, each dedicated to a month in the year, the book guides readers in how to use local flowers, branches, and plants found in nature or just our backyards to create spectacular and unusual arrangements, both big and small. In addition to hundreds of process photos, finished arrangements, details, and landscapes, there are tips on arranging, information about the plants, and thoughts on our connection to the natural world.
Louesa is an incredible and singular talent. She has the powerful ability to gather and assemble plants into living sculpture. The astonishing thing about "Foraged Flora" is that it so perfectly translates her transitory work in permanent printed form. Flipping through its pages you will get her vibe instantly, and be transported to another place. - Todd Selby, author of "Edible Selby " and "The Selby is in Your Place"