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flower arranger"s encyclopedia of preserving and drying flowers, foliage, seedheads, grasses, cones, lichens, ferns, fungi, mosses by Maureen Foster

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Published by Blandford, Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. Co. in London, New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Flowers -- Drying.,
  • Botanical specimens -- Drying.,
  • Flowers -- Collection and preservation.,
  • Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation.,
  • Dried flower arrangement.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementMaureen Foster ; illustrated by Bryan Foster.
ContributionsFoster, Bryan.
LC ClassificationsSB447 .F64 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1785902M
ISBN 100713718994
LC Control Number89180834

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