Hello, friends! Since we’re now into April and warmer weather is hopefully on the horizon, my thoughts are focused on flowers, gardening, and all the wonderful, outdoorsy things of that sort. I can’t wait for the days when I’ve got my shorts and flip-flops on and I’m out watering the flowers, while the bees are busy buzzing along! It sounds heavenly. Anyway, with all of that in mind, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a post on some of my favorite flower books…just in case you’re feeling the same way!
There’s always so much to learn when it comes to flowers and gardening, and these books run the gamut. Some focus on the specifics of flower selection and really digging in and getting your hands dirty, while others are more about the end process…where you have a beautiful garden, full of flowers and how to display them all.
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: A Few Favorite Flower Books :
Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms: This book is at the top of my list, both literally and figuratively. It’s chock full of information on how to grow, not only a variety of flowers, but also fruits, foliage, vines, pods, and grasses…all accompanied by plenty of beautiful photography to inspire you along the way! All of the flowers and plants in the book are arranged seasonally and each season includes various gardening tasks and creative projects.
The Flower Garden How to Grow Flowers from Seed: Love this book! It’s like a flower dictionary that gives a little overview of each flower, along with a few of its varieties and some tips for sowing and growing the seeds. Along with each synopsis, there are plenty of pretty flower photos, along with their names, to help you narrow down your selections.
The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials: A beautiful book that truly delights the eye! It’s filled with images of stunning floral arrangements, along with a list of the necessary flowers and instructions to recreate them. The book also contains other pretty projects such as wreaths, bouquets, garlands, and even a fern chandelier. This book seems directed more toward people who have access to a medley of flowers, but, nevertheless, it’s filled with lots of inspiration for creating arrangements that are a reflection of your own special style.
The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers: This book is from my, I’m going to be a flower farmer phase. Something, that I honestly still dream of. If you’re interested in expanding your flower gardens or have dreams of selling what you grow, this is a wonderful resource. It covers soil preparation, starting plants, growing, harvesting, post-harvest, and selling flowers, as well as some cut-flower recommendations.
Decorate with Flowers: Such a fun book! If you love flowers, color, patterns, and decorating, this is the book for you! It shares small arrangements, wreaths, and projects that are very doable, along with ways to use flowers in your decor. I love this one!
Grow and Gather: A Gardener’s Guide to a Year of Cut Flowers: This is the newest book in my collection. It’s both a manual full of tips and tricks on how to grow flowers, as well as a journal of sorts, where the author records her thoughts throughout the growing season.
Have any favorite flower or gardening books that you’d love to share? I’m always looking to add to my collection. I already have a few on my list, such as Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden and the new book Containers in the Garden by Claus Dalby I’ve followed Claus on Instagram for years and his garden is beyond amazing! No such thing as too many books, is my way of thinking, especially if they’re about flowers.