Petite floral design is resurging in popularity! Flower-show attendees show fascination. Floral designers themselves recognize that plant materials and supplies are readily available and plentiful—once they leave the familiar mindset of designing in standard dimensions. Over fifty petite designs created by the author are beautifully photographed in fitting and innovative settings. Designs range in size from under 3 inches to 12 inches and cover multiple design types in both creative and traditional styles. They illustrate Anna G. Burns’ inventiveness in choices of plants, papers, and products—most of which are already at hand in your home or garden. There is no need to search for exotic plants and other hard-to-find components to enter a flower show. Eighty flowers, leaves, and fruits of plants scaled for the smallest of designs are photographed and named. Design descriptions are highly valued for the comprehensive list of plant material complete with botanical names. Nonplant material even includes sizes of containers. Flower show judges and exhibitors will find the commentary on the design using principles and elements insightful. A Behind-the-Design Tip gives even more understanding and comprehension. Guide to the New Petite is required reading for any floral designer or flowershow exhibitor wanting to try something different to boost creativity. The connection to creativity will come from the different perception gained when working in dimensions much smaller than normal. The Guide will get you started.
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