Picks and Pans Review: The Book of Pressed Flowers

updated 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/06/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

by Penny Black

A detailed guide to making flower pictures, sachets, greeting cards, flower baskets and—yes—potpourri, this is a useful tool that will enable you to preserve sentimental birthday or anniversary bouquets. Black, a British artist, magazine writer and amateur botanist, gives tips on gathering materials from the garden, meadow, woodland or seashore and tells how pressing affects shapes and colors. Illustrated with vibrant photographs, it's a perfect book for novices who want to learn what equipment and techniques to use. (Simon and Schuster, $17.95)

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