decorated boards, 293 pp., $85.00
Publisher Jaak Van Damme introduces 261 works from 165 international florists in this collection of entries in a juried competition of floral art. The three top winners whose works were selected from this talented group of professionals were from Japan, Spain, and Germany. Certainly far from the traditional bride’s bouquets and table decorations, these floral designs express extraordinary originality in the use of vegetation in arrangements.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden