A Life with Roses
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|Format:||Hardback, 288 pages|
|Other Information: ||100 colour plates & 50 b/w illus|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 May 2011|
This is the story of a man whose life has been intertwined with flowers. David Ruston is one of the world's most respected Rosarians. His proficiency with flowers is legendary. His lectures and demonstrations, which include flower arranging and "the art of the old masters" imparting information about the painters and the flowers they used whilst creating a beautiful masterpiece are memorable. He created the largest private collection of roses in the Southern Hemisphere now officially recognised as The National Collection of Roses.
Table of Contents
Introduction; A life with flowers; Flower Arranging through the Ages; Special Events; The World of Rose Conferences; The World of Heritage Roses; Flowers in my home; Table Arrangements; Rustic arrangements in country gardens; Garden Sculptures; Flowers, Fruit & Vegetables; Winter Arrangements; Flowers for all Seasons -- the art of Picking & Conditioning of Flowers; Remembered Gardens; Articles from the Past.
In 2007 David Rustons home town of Renmark in South Australia mooted the idea that a sculpture be erected in the town to honour his achievements and skills. As a result, a magnificent tribute to David was unveiled on October 16, 2010, by the President of the World Federation of Rose Societies, Sheenagh Harris, during Renmark Rose Week. Because of Davids knowledge and creativity, it seemed appropriate that he commit to paper some of the highlights of his life, with special reference to the arrangements he has made over the years in support of local, national and international communities and organisations. Thus A Life With Roses came into being. This book is a fascinating insight into the mind of a man whose lifes passion has been the love of flowers, and in particular the rose.
|Publisher: ||Rosenberg Publishing|
|Dimensions: ||18.0 x 24.0 centimeters (0.78 kg)|