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On Flowers Book

$ 35.00

Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected-like a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cup-and to overturn preconceptions, whether she's transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking center piece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around us-in leaves, branches, seedpods, a fallen blossom-to tell a story of time and place.

Merrick brings readers along on her journey, with observations on flowers in New York City and at her family's summer home in rural New Hampshire, working on a flower farm off the coast of Washington State, and studying ikebana in a jewel-box flower shop in Kyoto. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl.   The On Flowers Book is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist.

  • Hardcover, sewn binding, cloth over boards
  • Dust jacket
  • 240 pages
  • Contains color illustrations

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