Flower arranging is easy. You don't need to have artistic talent, a large garden or plenty of spare time. Whether you want to create a simple bowl of flowers for the home, a gift for a friend or an arrangement for a special occasion, the easy, step-by-step instructions and full illustrations in Get Started with Flower Arranging will enable you to create the effect you desire. This book serves as a handy reference for selecting materials and buying top quality flowers to create modern arrangements. Learn how to create seasonal gifts and decorations as well as how to make your arrangements last.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of flower arranging.THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.