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Aruna
Aruna: Horticultural College and Research Institute, (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), Periyakulam, Theni District, Tamil Nadu

T.L. Preethi
T.L. Preethi: Horticultural College and Research Institute, (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), Periyakulam, Theni District, Tamil Nadu

V. Ponnuswami
V. Ponnuswami: Horticultural College and Research Institute, (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), Periyakulam, Theni District, Tamil Nadu

V. Swaminathan & R. Sankaranarayanan
V. Swaminathan & R. Sankaranarayanan: Horticultural College and Research Institute, (Tamil Nadu Agricultural University), Periyakulam, Theni District, Tamil Nadu

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There are many reasons for drying plant materials and one of them is the abundance of available materials. It is estimated that about 80% of flower species can be dried and preserved successfully. Sophisticated training and expensive equipment are not needed to come up with variety of designs. Unlike fresh flowers that easily lose their marketable value and quality, dried ornamentals offer longer periods of sale if properly preserved, packaged, and handled. Another unique characteristic of dried ornamental is their versatility. They can be arranged into different crafts according to one's preferred style, design, and use. With the following contents the book is an attempt to popularize dry flower technology among students of horticulture, agriculture and amateurs

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  2. Introduction

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  3. History of Dry Flowers

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  4. Dry Flower Industry

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  5. Harvesting of Dry Flowers

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  6. Natural and Air Drying

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  7. Press Drying

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  8. Drying by Embedding

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  9. Drying in Microwave Oven

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  10. Freeze Dried Flowers

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    Bleaching Flowers and Foliage

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    Natural and Chemical Dyes

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  13. 12 

    Techniques to Dye Dried Flowers and Foliage

    57 - 60 (4 Pages)
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  14. 13 

    Methods to Create Skeleton Leaves

    61 - 64 (4 Pages)
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    Annual Plants for Dry Flower Making

    65 - 88 (24 Pages)
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    Perennial Plants for Dry Flower Making

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  17. 16 

    Dried Grasses

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  18. 17 

    Drying Foliage

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    Dried Petals

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    Dried Fruits and Pods

    113 - 122 (10 Pages)
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  21. 20 

    Artificial Flowers

    123 - 128 (6 Pages)
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  22. 21 

    Principles of Floral Arrangement

    129 - 146 (18 Pages)
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    Value Added Dry Flower Products

    147 - 164 (18 Pages)
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    Packing and Storage

    165 - 170 (6 Pages)
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  25. 24 

    Drift Wood

    171 - 172 (2 Pages)
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  26. 25 

    Review of Research in Dry Flower Technology

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