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How to succeed with cut flowers. Tips on gathering and conditioning the flowers, and a look at water and water additives.
AMERICANA Jul-Aug 1979 (v.7#3) pg. 18

Tips on flowers for indoor bouquets. Five pages of photos suggest attractive arrangements. Includes cutting tips and specifics on when to cut and how to treat 41 flowers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 111

Collecting and arranging natural bouquets and wreaths.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1988 (v.66#10) pg. 132

Flower arranging made easy. A fan-shaped arrangement of roses, lilacs and boxwood described.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1996 (v.74#3) pg. 40

Eight simple flower arrangements that use containers found in the kitchen.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1996 (v.74#7) pg. 30

Creative ways to arrange roses and tips for caring for them to extend their beauty.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1999 (v.77#3) pg. 34

Basic information on foams, mosses and container preparation in floral design.
CRAFTS Oct 1996 (v.19#10) pg. 30

Floral taping tips. How to add length and support to stems for easier floral arranging.
CRAFTS Mar 1997 (v.20#3) pg. 38

A guide to the basic types of flowers and their function in creating eye-catching floral designs.
CRAFTS May 1997 (v.20#5) pg. 16

Quick and easy techniques for two styles of flower arrangements. (1) Mound design, for coffee or dinner table settings, where flowers will be seen from all sides. (2) Centerpiece design, a long, thin, tapering form with a strong horizontal line parallel to the surface on which it is placed.
CRAFTS Aug 1997 (v.20#8) pg. 34

Autumn floral arrangement. Dried gourd shell serves as the container for an assortment of dried flowers, grasses, cattails and quince slices.
CRAFTS Oct 1997 (v.20#10) pg. 20

Miniature Mother's Day flower baskets for kids ages 6 and up to make. Est cost: $1.45.
CRAFTS May 1998 (v.21#5) pg. 26

April Showers spring floral arrangement. Clay pot is painted and decorated with ribbon and pressed violet blossoms. Silk daffodils, grape hyacinths, leaves, fern, twigs and a feather bird with nest and tiny plastic eggs are used for the arrangement.
CRAFTS Apr 1999 (v.22#3) pg. 52

Flower arranging made simple.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #85 Feb 1982 (v.8#1) pg. 24

How to make tussie-mussies, bouquets that are a combination of flowers and herbs.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1980 (v.11#5) pg. 14

Basic instructions for arranging flowers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 28

How to make Tussie-Mussie hand-held bouquets (also called nosegays, Tuzzy-Muzzy, Tussy-Mussy).
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Jun 1982 (v.13#3) pg. 24

Fifteen five-minute flower arrangements that use objects found around the house.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 7 1978 (v.91#9) pg. 100, 164

How to make attractive arrangements with spring flowers in baskets.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 24 1979 (v.92#6) pg. 114, 151

Eight simple arrangements for flowers from the garden and field.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 7 1979 (v.92#11) pg. 98

How to make spectacular flower arrangements.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 5 1980 (v.93#11) pg. 62

Easiest course ever in flower arranging. How to do beautiful bouquets, centerpieces and Japanese arrangements.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 11 1981 (v.94#11) pg. 67

From one to a dozen. The FTD guide to easy flower arranging.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 10 1984 (v.97#10) pg. 108

Extending the vase life of your cut flower bouquets.
FINE GARDENING #14 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 37

Flower arranging from the garden. Three arrangements made using typical late summer flowers. (1) A rustic basket of wildflowers. (2) The romance of lavender and old roses. (3) A Renaissance-inspired floral still life.
FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 52

Tip on preventing rapid wilting of Black-eyed Susans after they are cut.
FINE GARDENING #38 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #42 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 4

Flirt with flowers. Tips on making "tussie-mussies", a popular Victorian bouquet carried in a woman's hand.
FINE GARDENING #43 May-Jun 1995 pg. 58

Tip shows when to cut daisies for longer-lasting arrangements.
FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 10

How to have your cut flowers last longer.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun 1979 (v.23#6) pg. 38

How to make corsages from your own garden flowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1980 (v.24#6) pg. 24

Holiday floral arrangement of carnations, evergreens and holly in a basket.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1980-Jan 1981 (v.25#1) pg. 78

Spring arrangement of Dutch irises and tulips set in a low, open bowl.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1981 (v.25#3) pg. 26

Floral arrangement of peonies. Includes tips on care of cut peonies.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1981 (v.25#4) pg. 20

Spring centerpiece is made from fresh asparagus glued to a plastic container, tied with ribbon and filled with fresh flowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1983 (v.27#3) pg. 30

How to use floral foam in cut flower arrangements.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1984 (v.28#5) pg. 24

Prolonging the life of cut flowers.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1985 (v.29#5) pg. 44

How to make a tussie-mussie, a small bouquet of fragrant herbs, flowers and foliage.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1986 (v.30#5) pg. 32

Simple rules to care for cut roses from the florist to make the blooms last for up to two weeks.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1987 (v.31#2) pg. 8

Tip: How to select the correct size of bottle for displaying flowers at a county fair.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 6

Two classic spring flower arrangements. (1) Iris and baptisia. (3) Peonies, coral bells, and columbine.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.33#2) pg. 82

Living holiday arrangements that combine poinsettias, kalanchoe and amaryllis with foliage plants. Sketches show how to line a basket with a heavy-duty plastic bag and then add the plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.33#6) pg. 38

Making a traditional May Basket to celebrate May Day.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1990 (v.34#3) pg. 30

Create your own floral design. A natural design approach.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 31

How to make cut flower look fresher longer.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 33

Corsages for every occasion. The basics of making a simple coursage from purchased flowers and greenery.
FLOWER & GARDEN [CRAFTS EDITION] Jan-Feb 1997 (v.41#1) pg. 30

Tip on using Listerine mouthwash to extend the life of cut flowers.
GARDEN GATE #3 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 4

A bouquet garden. Advice on selecting flowers and a garden site. Plans, preparation instructions and plant lists are furnished for a traditional L-shaped perennial bed and two raised beds, one for the front yard and one for the back. Also includes information on conditioning and arranging cut flowers.
GARDEN GATE #10 Aug 1996 pg. 22

The language of flowers updated for the 1990s. Instructions for making a Valentine's Day bouquet for a sweetheart and for making a notecard decorated with pressed flowers.
GARDEN GATE #13 Feb 1997 pg. 22

How to keep fresh-cut flowers fresh.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Aug 1979 (v.189#2) pg. EC5 (232+)

How to arrange flowers like a pro.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Aug 1979 (v.189#2) pg. TM4 (244+)

Farm-stand flowers. Simple arrangements and containers to combine for a bouquet of summer flowers. (1) Sunflower still life. (2) Ivy and zinia bouquet. (3) Watermelon vase. (4) Juice can combo.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1997 (v.225#1) pg. 84

Two simple formulas for vase solutions which extend the life of cut flowers.
HARROWSMITH #106 Nov-Dec 1992 (v.17#4) pg. 19

Using fresh-cut herbs in flower arrangements. Offers tips on picking the plants, grooming and conditioning or hardening off flowers and foliage, and container selection. General guidelines offered on flower arranging. Step-by-step photos show the creation of a formal mass arrangement.
HERB COMPANION Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.2#2) pg. 24

Step-by-step photos show how to make an arrangement of everlastings in a wicker basket.
HERB COMPANION Aug-Sep 1991 (v.3#6) pg. 37

Floracordially yours. The updated language of flowers. The "meanings" of various plants and suggestions on how they might be used.
HERB COMPANION Apr-May 1993 (v.5#4) pg. 58

Tussie-Mussies, round bouquets of herbs and flowers with symbolic meanings. Includes a glossary of herbs and flowers and the emotions they convey. Step-by-step instructions for making a tussie mussie.
HERB COMPANION Apr-May 1996 (v.8#4) pg. 48

How to make colorful bouquets from dried flowering herbs.
HERB COMPANION Aug-Sep 1999 (v.11#6) pg. 58

Pepper pot place-setting bouquets. Hollowed-out bell peppers serve as a vase to fill with herbs and blossoms.
HERB COMPANION Oct-Nov 1999 (v.12#1) pg. 58

How to make cut-flower arrangements last longer.
HOME MECHANIX #698 Jun 1986 (v.82) pg. 52

The basic rules of flower arranging.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 16

Tips on keeping cut flowers fresh.
HORTICULTURE Jan 1991 (v.69#1) pg. 41
Added Info HORTICULTURE May 1991 (v.69#5) pg. 8

A shelf full of summer. How to arrange dried flowers in bands of color.
HORTICULTURE Dec 1995 (v.73#10) pg. 50

Centerpiece of attention. How to create an eye-catching bouquet.
HORTICULTURE Sep-Oct 1998 (v.95#8) pg. 39

Autumn flower arrangement to make from silk flowers and dried materials.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1985 (v.30#4) pg. 69, 107

Vinegar, the gardeners' secret weapon. Helps control some weeds, lowers soil pH value, and prolongs life of cut flowers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1983 (v.30#9) pg. 63
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1984 (v.31#2) pg. 8

Tips on making cut flowers last longer.
ORGANIC GARDENING Oct 1985 (v.32#10) pg. 6

Tips on how to make arrangements from evergreen boughs.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1994 (v.41#9) pg. 68

The ten easiest cutting flowers you can grow. Includes tips on conditioning cut flowers.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1995 (v.42#2) pg. 56

Usher in Spring with flowers at your doorway. Four door decorations made from plastic or silk flowers placed in straw baskets.
PARENTS HOME May 1981 (v.5#8) pg. 28

How to make a lei from fresh flowers.
SUNSET May 1978 (v.160#5) pg. 302

Cut flower carrier is made from old tin cans fastened together with a long wire handle.
SUNSET Aug 1979 (v.163#2) pg. 162

How to make cut flowers last.
SUNSET Mar 1984 (v.172#3) pg. 104

How to use florist's foam and other flower arranging supplies. Includes tips for long-lasting bouquets.
SUNSET Jul 1986 (v.177#1) pg. 182A

Ten plants in a basket make a long-lasting centerpiece. Combines fern, ivy, orchids and African violets.
SUNSET Jan 1990 (v.184#1) pg. 122

Foliage and branches suitable for the bouquet maker. Some tips.
SUNSET Feb 1990 (v.184#2) pg. 182

Three ways to use material from the garden for mantel decorations. (1) "Winter mantel" with birch logs and willow twigs. (2) "California Country" embellished with gold. (3) "Winter White" uses nursery plants and a gold wired ribbon.
SUNSET Dec 1994 (v.193#6) pg. 104

Tips on preparing a vase of cut flowers and safely shipping it by overnight delivery.
SUNSET Jul 1995 (v.195#1) pg. 49

Country garden bouquets. Tips on growing great cut flowers and for creating sensual arrangements.
SUNSET Sep 1997 (v.199#3) pg. 56

Harvest home decorations. Autumn decorations created from fall fruits, vegetables and flowers.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 107, 136

An oriental-styled beauty. Unique vase with an oriental backdrop is used in Ikebana (the Japanese art of arranging cut stems, leaves and flowers).
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 62, Insert

How to make a flower ball.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1982 (v.47#8) pg. 31

How to choose annuals for flower arrangements. A guide to planting cutting beds. Includes techniques for using the fresh flowers in arrangements and for drying them.
WORKBASKET Aug 1982 (v.47#9) pg. 37

Basic guidelines for competitive flower arrangements.
WORKBASKET Aug 1986 (v.51#9) pg. 42