Books on Flowers & Landscape: Growing, Arranging, & Inspiration
Are there tons of books on flowers and arranging? Of course! Who wouldn’t want to write about something so beautiful. Here are a few of my favorites though if you’re looking for something new to drool over:
Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden- not only does this book have some beautiful pictures, it is also very informative on how to grow different types of flowers. The book is divided up into seasons- which tasks to complete when, which flowers bloom in which season, and a few projects to complete with those flowers, such as bouquets, arrangements, and wreaths.
The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, 2nd Edition- if you’re looking to learn the basics of growing a cut flower garden (or flowers in general), this book has a wealth of information.
Handpicked. Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements- florist Ingrid Carozzi takes you into her Brooklyn studio and gives you her tools, tips, and how-to’s of flower arranging. She provides step-by-step instructions with pictures for over 30 arrangements.
Flowers by Carolyne Roehm- this book is complete eye candy. It is large and will take it’s rightful place on your coffee table for you display a gorgeous new page daily. Will it tell you how to plant flowers? No, but I could stare at these flower arrangements all day.
Veranda, The Art of Outdoor Living- the book is quite large and is great to page through to look for ideas. The only drawback is that it does not tell you the names of the plants. Tell me this doesn’t make you want a wall of ivy somewhere on your house though!?
At Home in the Garden by Carolyne Roehm- this book is the stuff of gardening dreams! I know, most of us will never have a garden quite like this, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fawn over the pictures and draw inspiration from it.
The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials- Ok, this one is a last minute add-on, but so worth it. I actually just got this book yesterday, and have looked through almost all of it already. The arrangements are beautiful! Author and floral designer Ariella Chezar lists exactly what is it them, she uses things besides just flowers (tree branches, fruit tree branches, vines, fruit, etc, etc) and they are stunning! There are at least a dozen that I’m dying to try.