front of dust-jacketA Treasury of Rose Arrangements and Recipes
by Julia Clements.

Hearthside: NY (1959).
Introduction, photos, index.
Hardback VERY GOOD spine faded dj.
86 pages.


For everyone who grows roses or buys them from the florist, here is a fascinating book filled with delightful ideas for using them. Rose arrangements (truly different and appealing), table decorations, potpourris, and rose recipes including jams, wines, perfumed sugars, rose and fruit salads, even a "trifle" dessert are here. Preserving whole roses, making rose beads for a rosary, preparing scented rose candles and scented tea, are among the interesting possibilities for fun with roses. A section entitled "Show Work" will appeal to exhibitors.

Exquisitely lovely designs are supplemented by one-step-at-a-time photographs and a clear text which explain the author's own simplified methods. A book for all who love roses and who does not?

JULIA CLEMENTS' name probably is familiar to you, if you are interested in arranging flowers, for she has appeared on television programs, lectured to large garden and women's club groups, and written many books and magazine articles on floral design. In England she is equally famous as the pioneer of a popular flower arrangement movement, based on American methods, having trained speakers and demonstrators, and conducted the first judges schools there.

A member of the American Rose Society, and the National Rose Society in England, she recently spoke and demonstrated at the International Rose Conference in London.

Among her published works are Fun With Flowers, Pictures With Flowers, More Pictures With Flowers, A 101 Ideas for Flower Arrangement, First Steps With Flowers, and now A TREASURY OF ROSE ARRANGEMENTS And Recipes.