Just Add Water

Just Add Water

Easy Techniques and Everyday Ideas for Inspiring Flower Arrangements

Cynthia Gaylin Bigony, Vivian Johnson


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Perfect for beginner designers and budding newcomers to flowers, this book demystifies the art of floral arrangements with 10 simple techniques plus over 20 stunning bouquet ideas, all presented in lush photographs with clear step-by-step instructions.

Filled with useful tips and easy-to-follow tutorials, Just Add Water reveals the secret to transforming beautiful blooms and greens into gorgeous designs for everyday enjoyment—and with just a few materials. With creative spirit and a friendly voice, author Cynthia Gaylin Bigony shows you how to use what you have on hand already and then elevate it. Learn to combine different colors, textures, and sizes of flowers into a design, repurpose everyday containers into unexpected ways, use rubber bands and tape to invisible but noticeable effect, lengthen the life span of wilting flowers, and much more. Once you discover how amazingly simple and easy it can be, you too can create uniquely styled designs with this beautiful nature-inspired guide.


Cynthia Gaylin Bigony:
Cynthia Gaylin Bigony is a self-taught floral designer with over 20 years of experience. She has created arrangements for large themed events at private venues as well as smaller, more intimate parties, and enjoys testing her creativity on different scales. Her inspiration and passion for flowers have led to her writing her first book Just Add Water. Cynthia currently lives in Florida and summers in Lake Tahoe, California.