Some flowers are team players, content to let their gently expressive hues and textures take a supporting role in an arrangement or bouquet. Others have a domineering, outgoing nature and always insist on being the center of attention. Recognizing flowers' differing personalities--and blending the meek and the bold together in unusual, romantic, and harmonious ways--is at the heart of Lucinda Rooney's floral philosophy. In "Bouquets with Personality, " Rooney divulges her secrets: the materials and tools she's most fond of using, her design influences, her theory of color, and, most important, her insightful "psychology" of the botanical realm. It's that in-depth understanding of how flowers and plants convey emotion that makes this book such an informative and inspirational resource for beginning flower-arrangers, seasoned professionals, and anyone who just loves flowers. The pages are graced, throughout, by Mick Hales' lovely photos of both individual flowers and completed bouquets.