Yes, it's expensive. But it's also exquisitely designed and illustrated--with full, precise instructions: which flowers to dry; suitable places for drying; how to grow and dry each. Fresh, delicate watercolors illustrate possible arrangements-like a Biedermeier bouquet of yellow, pink, and rose blooms interspersed with dove-gray spikes and fronds. Arrangements for special occasions (weddings, Christmas) are suggested too. And there are even old-country tips on using straw. The book is beguiling enough, indeed, to inspire people who've never thought of drying flowers or grasses before.