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THE DRIED-FLOWER BOOK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

While Raye Underwood's The Complete Book of Dried Arrangement (Barrows-1952) seemed at the time to compass all needs in this area, new methods for old processes -- and broader scope in accepted design- make this new book a welcome addition to the flower arranger's bookshelf. This reader found it, perhaps, most practical in its immediate approach to pros and cons. Lists of plants that dry well and lastingly, of those that dry well but not lastingly, of those to avoid are especially valuable. Then the analysis of the four basic drying methods:- sand drying, hanging, processing in glycerine and pressing- are succinctly and simply explained for even the complete . The section on arranging, the usual uses to which dried materials can be applied, the application to the needs of altar guilds for church use- all this brings together in accessible form data that anyone will find applicable. The predictable information is here on what to dry, where and when to find it, how to preserve it, how to care for it; on equipment, tools, containers.

Publisher: Doubleday