these simple guidelines explain how to make more than 75 wreaths from both fresh and dried flowers and foliage. Tips are given on selecting blossoms, cutting the stems and conditioning the blooms so that they wil keep their beauty longer. The author also explains how to dry flowers and preserve foliage for everlasting wreaths. Arranged by flower type - perennials, annuals, wild flowers - each chapter opens with a colour photograph and some information about the cultivation and history of each type of plant. For each flower within the group, there is at least one wreath in which that flower is predominant. Techniques for handling fresh flowers and the preferred methods for drying blossoms are also explained.