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.
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.