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May 9th 2019

The Best New Flower & Garden Books

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Any time I’m in a bookstore or our local library I inevitably find myself in the garden section. Even when exercising great restraint, I can never seem to leave empty handed.  

After writing Cut Flower Garden and working on subsequent book projects I am all the more appreciative of what it takes to make a great book. A lot of love, sweat and tears are poured into each and every paragraph and every photo taken. Anyone who is willing to devote so much of themselves to a creative venture is a hero in my eyes. 

Even though I have spent the last 15 years fully immersed in flowers, I am constantly learning new things. My personal library is overflowing with hundreds of books on the subject and every year it grows considerably. Every time a new title is published, I order a copy to add to my collection.

Here are a few highlights of the newest flower-focused books to hit the market.

In Bloom book on floret blogIn Bloom: Growing, Harvesting & Arranging Homegrown Flowers All Year Round  Hands down my favorite new title this year. This beautiful new book by U.K. writer Clare Nolan will finally be available in the U.S. this month. I had a chance to review it prior to publication and was so impressed that I shared my praise on the back cover which reads, “Thoughtfully organized and beautifully designed, this lovely book shares space on the shelf with all of my favorite books.”  In addition to covering everything you need to know about growing and enjoying homegrown flowers all year long, the abundance of inspiring photos kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end. This book is a must add to your flower library. If you’re a fan of Cut Flower Garden, you will absolutely love this book.

A Tree in the House book Tree in the House: Flowers for Your Home, Special Occasions and Every Day I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Instead of quickly flipping through the pages to look solely at the gorgeous photos, I was completely absorbed by author Annabelle Hickson’s storytelling. A journalist by training, Annabelle’s words pair perfectly with the wild, free-form designs of largely foraged flowers and branches that grace the pages and beautiful velum chapter dividers of this book. She has a gift of artfully weaving in bits of history along with hilarious quotes from people as varied as prominent gardeners to her sweet husband. Her philosophies about design and life I found to be refreshingly practical and relatable.

Kids garden books on Floret blogFlora Forager ABC  This adorable alphabet book by Bridget Beth Collins, aka Flora Forager, features animals starting with angel fish and going to zebra, each brilliantly created with flower petals, leaves and other natural materials. I’ve been a huge fan of Bridget’s work for years (read my previous interview with her here) and particularly love her creative Instagram feed. For all of her floral artwork, Bridget forages and gathers botanical ingredients from her garden and natural areas in the Pacific Northwest. This absolutely charming book is a perfect gift for the nature loving kiddos (and their mamas) in your life.

We Are the Gardeners Written by Joanna Gaines and her kids and beautifully illustrated with watercolors by Julianna Swaney, this charming new book is a must-have addition to your children’s library. This sweet story chronicles the adventures (and misadventures) of the Gaines kids as they grow vegetables and flowers in their garden. All the gals on the Floret Team have told me how much they have loved reading this book to their wee ones.

Ariella and Swallows and Damsons booksSeasonal Flower Arranging Like everything she touches, Ariella Chezar’s latest book is pure magic. As I state on the back cover, “Ariella’s exquisite approach to color and composition have made her one of the most sought after and highly regarded designers of our time. Her work has greatly influenced my own and has inspired an entire generation of floral designers seeking to connect more closely with nature and tie their work to the seasons…This gorgeous new book will be the go-to gift for every flower lover in my life.”

The Flower Fix: Modern Arrangements for a Daily Dose of Nature This soon-to-be-released title is another lovely addition to my floral design bookshelf. I’ve long enjoyed following Swallows and Damsons on Instagram and enjoyed learning a little more about Anna’s creative process and the way she uses flowers to tell a story. I particularly appreciated how she described her ideal frame of mind when creating an arrangement as, “finding a place somewhere between chaos and order, where the wild rules.”

The Expert on Floret BlogFloret books on deskThe Flower Expert: Ideas and Inspiration for a Life with Flowers From the opening line of, “I was once arrested for stealing magnolias…” I was enchanted with this book from Australian floral designer Fleur McHarg. With a great eye and approach to using color in her designs, Fleur highlights her favorite flowers and shares insights and photos from some of the most elegant events she’s designed, including a gorgeous wedding set within a potting shed.

blooms-flower-patch-floretBlooms This newly released book showcases the work of my friend Susan McLeary of Passionflower along with more than 70 other established and up-and-coming floral designers from across the globe who are turning heads with their floral art, unique installation pieces and contemporary approaches to design. Tucked among the pages showcasing edgy floral art are designs by some of the leaders of the seasonal flower movement including Ariella Chezar, Amy MerrickGabriela Salazar of La Musa de las Flores, Rachel Siegfried of Green and Gorgeous and several other designers featured in The Farmer & the Florist Interview series.

The Flower Patch Although technically not a book, this lovely publication is brimming with great information and photos. The latest issue of this U.K.-based magazine includes articles about growing flowers in a small plot, simple design ideas, plus some super cute pull-out seed organizers for home gardeners. I was honored to have Floret featured in its pages.

New garden books 2019

What flower or garden books have you read or discovered lately? Any books not on this list that we should add? Comment below for a chance to win one of the books featured above.  

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798 Comments

  1. Katie on

    These all look lovely…my mom recently asked what book I felt I needed next. I have read your “Cut Flower Garden”, “Cool Flowers”, and “The Flower Farmer”. I told her I am ready for some books on arranging and design. These look like great ones to start with!

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  2. Gretta D on

    These Flower books look sooooooo cool!!!!!! I cant wait to look into them!

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  3. Monika Blašková on

    I discovered a book from Allan M. Armitage and Judy M. Laushman – Specialty cut flowers. I read about it on yours blog and then i ordered it also with The flower farmers year from Georgie Newbery and other one The flower farmer from Lynn Byczynski. I always read them when it is raining, like today, when there is not much work out there. With your book Cut flower garden it is my favourite books now.

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  4. Melissa Van Moer on

    Hi!
    One of my all times favorite is The Well-Tempered Garden by Christopher Lloyd.
    It’s packed with knowledge from a gardening monument. If you ever have the chance to visit his garden at Great Dixter in the UK, you will be amazed at how unconventional colour combinations can look so amazing.

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  5. Alessandra A. on

    What a lovely list! I can’t wait to add these to my bookshelf. I recently went to a workshop hosted by Bridget Beth Collins here in Seattle, and she is such an inspiration – I was so excited to see her come out with a children’s book. I also can’t wait for your next book(s) – counting the days until 2020! :-)

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  6. lisa on

    These are all absolutely drool worthy! Thank you for compiling these beautiful & inspiring books for us.

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  7. Sarah Bailey on

    Wow! What great books – I have read several but there are a number of which I was unaware. Thanks for bringing them to our attention!

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  8. Kathryn Nelson on

    Thank you so much for the suggestions! I’m such a fan of your book….it’s my go-to source. I do hope to be a winner in this contest

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  9. Sarah on

    And thus my birthday ‘book wish list’ keeps getting longer!! All of these books look scrumptious. Thanks for the reviews.

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  10. Christin on

    If only I had a charming little library in the middle of my garden with plenty of free time……that would be perfection!

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  11. Jo on

    I’m really just starting to get into flowers and gardening. These books sound like they can be great resources, as well as, fun inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Emma on

    I just bought a house and I’m super excited to grow flowers for the first time!

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  13. Adrianne on

    Wow! What a wealth of resources right here!! Thanks so much for your work in putting this together. I’m always hungry for something (pretty) to read!

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  14. Anna Wright on

    They all look so amazing!! Can’t wait to start ch checking these off of my list of must-reads!

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  15. Haylee on

    Looking forward to your new book!! Thanks for putting together this informative list!

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  16. Raylene on

    My whole day could be filled by being totally absorbed in the sheer delight of flowers of any of these titles!

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  17. Randi Upshaw on

    I’m so excited to pick some of these up! Thinks for the suggestions!

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  18. SHAY ALLEN on

    My recent buys:

    -Ginny Blom’s “The Thoughtful Gardener”

    -Stephen Orr’s “New American Herbal”

    -Jane Eastoe’s “Peonies” and “Vintage
    Roses”

    -Annabelle Hickson’s “A Tree in the House”

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  19. Nona Cummings on

    Thank you Erin for sharing your knowledge and experience!

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  20. Ingrid Thornton on

    I’ll soon be moving from a congested city back to the countryside, and can’t wair to plan and plant my flower garden. I have started a stash of favorites, and devour any gardening book or blog I can get my hands on. Thanks for the great suggestions, and the inspiration of your own growing experience!

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  21. Amanda on

    I’d love to see a book about creating a children’s garden oasis in your own yard!!!!

    Amanda

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  22. Missi on

    Just saw your book with a friend and ordered it. Can’t wait till it gets here! I’ll be looking out for the books you recommend. I would be so blessed to win one.

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  23. Karen Jahn on

    These books all look captivating! Thanks for highlighting them for us !

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  24. Kate on

    I too am transfixed by flower design and especially gardening books. These are great recommendations! I would be thrilled to have a chance at a floral design book, as I am a farmer learning to be a florist. I am reading “The Plant Hunter: Truth, beauty, chaos, and plants” by Georgina Reid. This is not your traditional Better Homes and Gardens book, it is interviews with gardeners all over the world and portraits of their gardens. The author is delving into the questions these people take with them into the garden, the relationships people forged with plants, and what it means to be a steward of even the tiniest strip of green in this world.

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  25. Kate on

    I am transfixed by flower design and especially gardening books. These are great recommendations! I am reading “The Plant Hunter: Truth, beauty, chaos, and plants” by Georgina Reid. This is not your traditional Better Homes and Gardens book, it is interviews with gardeners all over the world and portraits of their gardens. The author is delving into the questions these people take with them into the garden, the relationships people forged with plants, and what it means to be a steward of even the tiniest strip of green in this world.

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  26. Lydia Brubacher on

    I would really like that In Bloom book! It looks really neat. I have your book and I really like it. I am trying to start a cut flower garden and would love more information about flower gardening! Thanks for the book list! I love new books.

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  27. Gloria W. on

    Thank you for the suggestions for my growing “to read” list!

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  28. Rachael on

    Thank you for sharing these! I’m going to have to look at the budget for some of them. I’d love to be able to give my kids “We are the Gardeners”. It looks so beautiful! I’m afraid I can’t add that much to your list though. I’ve been adding more books to my wishlist than actually reading I’m afraid. I think the last one I read was “Orchid Thief” from the library. It’s a cute little documentary type about an orchid collector. I love the books you shared though. Those aren’t library books, those are books I’d want on my shelf!

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  29. Colby Yeager on

    I just ordered Vegetables Love Flowers and I can’t walt to read it. Thanks for all if these recommendations, especially the children’s books. My littles love books and gardening!

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  30. Sue on

    Want all of the books.
    Trying to grow from seeds.
    To save a lot of money.
    I have your book, Cut Flower Gardens.
    Very helpful , as trying to grow Zinnia from seed this year.
    Did not know to pinch them back.
    …….thank you

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  31. Kayla Roberts on

    All look so fun, interesting, and insightful!! It would be so exciting to win one! Thanks for the recommendations.

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  32. Brianne on

    Wow! Who knew there are so many beautiful flower books! Thank you for sharing! xoxo

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  33. Alice on

    I too am a flower book junky, and not looking to be fixed. haha. Going through all my books and your website helps me make it through the long Upstate NY winters.
    We recently had our first grandchild 5 months ago and I plan on adding and building fairy gardens into the beds I now have.
    The ABC book would be a fantastic add to my collection.

    Thank you for all you do.

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  34. Kim on

    “The Flower Gardener’s Bible” by Lewis and Nancy Hill tops my list. I have a new patch of ground to work on this coming year (2020) and between this book and Floret Farms seeds I hope to transform it into a beautiful oasis for birds, bees, and people!

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  35. Lisa on

    I just bought your book and am so inspired by it. We just purchased some raw land to build on this year and are putting in a vegetable and cut flower garden. I am eager to learn and would love to add to my library.

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  36. Krystal C on

    Cut Flower Garden and also Growing Heirloom Flowers were huge inspirations that got me through the rest of winter and ready for spring!! :)

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  37. Denise on

    My favorite books include Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler and The American Horticultural Society ~ Plant Propagation (Alan Toogood, editor).

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  38. Sandra Brown on

    I’m a new gardener and just starting to build my library. Would love to add one of these (or all of them!

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  39. Tina R Farthing, Stonebrook Hill Gardens on

    Hello Erin, what a delightful eclectic mix of ideas to try, I’m going to be recuperating from knee surgery in July and one of them would make a perfect gift for dreaming about next season when hopefully will be able to get outside in the garden again.

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  40. Erin S on

    Cut Flower Garden was the first specifically flower garden related book I’ve bought and I love it! Will be great to add more to our shelves. Definitely need the kids books for my little one- she was helping me “pull weeds” yesterday!

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  41. A.S. on

    Thanks for taking the time to write this up. I love reading lists! Can’t wait to check out a few:)

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  42. The Flower Mill Cornwall on

    I need a bigger bookshelf! Some wonderful recommendations here Erin……thankyou! That’s my Birthday and Christmas lists sorted x

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  43. Gabriel Brown on

    Thanks for the recommendations! Can’t wait to check some out!

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  44. Sarah L. on

    Thank you so much for the suggestions, reading and gardening are my 2 favorite pastimes so I was so excited to get the email about this list and I will definitely be looking into many of these books!

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  45. Rebekah Ulsaker on

    One of my favorite blogs mentioned The Gardens of Bunny Melon about a month ago. That book is on my list to check out as well as her biography! I also love to read about the historic gardens at Monticello and Williamsburg.

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  46. Kimberly Dodge on

    I just found your website and am new to the PNW. I am just beginning to learn how to garden in this new environment and excited to start growing a cutting garden and learn all I can. I love the list of books you write of and look forward to collecting each of them. Thank you for sharing.

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  47. KL on

    What beautiful eye candy. I’m just beginning to grow my own flowers from seed. I simply love your book!

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  48. Ella on

    Can’t wait to hunt these down!

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  49. Grace on

    Thank you for all different genres – if you will – of flower books. This is a perfect, comprehensive list for all of my gift-giving needs! I guess I’ll have to add myself to the list of gift recipients!

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  50. Lauren on

    Thank you so much for your recommendations! My husband came in and said “Her list is up are you going to look?” I said “Goodness no, then I’ll want all of them!” Well, here I am, trying to choose!

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  51. Tamara Millage on

    Thank you for the recommendations! My “must read” list has just expanded and I can’t wait to get my hands on several of your “do read” recommendations.

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  52. Norie Grant on

    Thank you for all the ideas, after reading your book cover to cover I have rediscovered my love for flowers & am getting so much inspiration.

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  53. Andi Workman on

    So excited to dive into a few of these books! :)

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  54. Sandy Figel on

    thank you for the recommendations! This is the time of year that I refer to Cut Flower Garden frequently!

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  55. Elissa Roberts on

    It isn’t new, but we are loving Monty Don’s The Complete Gardener. I’ve read it cover to cover!

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  56. Marian in Irvine on

    Wow! What great gift ideas for my gardening friends!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  57. Andi on

    I can’t wait to add some of these books to my collection! Thank you for sharing. I just purchased two books that I really like and both are on floral arrangments because I wanted to learn how to arrange cut flowers artfully. The first is Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood and the second is The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar. I feel like they build nicely with your book, which is amazing!

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  58. Robin on

    So happy for the recommendations..they all look so beautiful!! I’m so excited..I’m in the process of growing my first flower garden! ❤️

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  59. Angela Firman on

    I agree with you! For me it’s all of my favourite gardening magazines. I can stand there and flip through their dreamy glossy pages of inspiration for hours…it’s instagram in real life :)

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  60. Taylor Nelsen on

    The Cut Flower Patch by Louise Curley

    Thanks for all the new references!

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  61. Aimee Thuen on

    I just finished planting my first official cutting garden! I’ve been growing flowers and veggies for years, even mixed up cottage garden style but to have an exclusive plot for cutting – I’m looking forward to a season of blooms! Thank you for inspiring this new venture! I admire Bailey Hale’s work through https://www.ardeliafarm.com/.

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  62. Heidi on

    I’m currently in the middle of reading Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler.

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  63. Kay Petkoff on

    Thank you for showcasing these lovely books! I can’t wait to read them! I love having a real book in my hands, not a screen! Thank you for continuing to inspire! 🌸

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  64. Courtney on

    I really enjoyed Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants recently. And this list is great! A handful more to check into!

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  65. Angela Fasnacht on

    I just ordered In Bloom -I saw it at Barnes & Noble & it is just gorgeous.I want to look for A Tree in the house-it sounds like my kind of a book .

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  66. Stephanie on

    Love the book suggestions. We are so excited to get growing, now that the snow has melted here in Maine.

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  67. Jannah Vander Houwen on

    Love all the recommendations! I just got the Cut Flower Garden a few months ago and I am absolutely loving all of the information in there! I’m also really excited about The Complete Guide to Saving Seeds by Robert Gough and Cheryl Moore-Gough as we’re hoping to grow enough flowers and produce to have plants dedicated to seed saving!

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  68. Kris Vasser on

    At our plant sale this past weekend, Master Gardeners sold out the flower starts faster than tomatoes. We grow from seed: zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, tithonia, sunflowers, and asters. Most of the flower growers have your book and it was used as a reference.

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  69. Erin McMahon on

    I love Martha’s Flowers for inspiration on arranging and Color for Adventurous Gardeners by Christopher Lloyd for thinking about color combinations in the garden. Lloyd’s writing is so fun; it’s like he is in the room talking to you with comments like, “White stares at you.” Always provocative, he makes you think about your gardening in new ways every time you read his writing. Looking forward to reading your suggestions!

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  70. Carolyn Herman on

    Oh my, I have such a soft spot in my heart for beautiful books. This year I’m devoting my biggest bed in what used to be exclusively a vegetable garden to growing cut flowers. You, and your book, have inspired me. I’m sure these would only add fuel to the flower fire!

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  71. Gillian Neild on

    Brilliant tips, I am really inspired to read more now! Who doesn’t love a book that is this pretty to read!

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  72. Ryan Norris on

    I can’t wait to add these books to my collection! I’m still relatively new to the gardening game, but my parents have instilled a love of beautiful gardens in me, so I have a lot of catching up to do. Your dahlias inspired me to try to grow some of my own this year, and they’re finally starting to come up! I can’t wait!

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  73. MARGUERITE H BONNIWELL on

    I live in Minnesota. So during the winter months, when we are surrounded with snow and frigid temperatures, I brighten my days by reading gardening books. One of the first books I got is still one of my favorites, “Mrs. Greenthumbs Plows Ahead” by Cassandra Danz. All of the books you have listed look wonderful!

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  74. sarah hill on

    The Flower Farmer – the original inspiration – by Lynn Byczynski
    Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes – by Rebecca Burgess
    Wild Color – by Jenny Dean

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  75. Kristi on

    Oh Erin, my husband just might kill me if I add more gardening books to my shelves!! I am a sucker for anything garden related from the UK!! “In Bloom”, “The Flower Expert” and “The Flower Patch” have been added to my wishlist, along with the anticipation for your new book!! OH MAN!! I pre-ordered “We are Gardeners” at the mention of Joanna Gaines doing a gardening book for children. I already knew it would be beautiful and well written!!

    If you’ve never picked up the British edition of Country Living, then go get a copy…the gardening articles, the flowers, the displays, the photography, it’s all inspiring. I’m not all about the UK…I’m a mountain girl from WV and a holler girl from KY. I read all our great gardening authors too, but there’s something dreamy about English gardens and I’m not talking the royal ones!! Just the small allotments full of beautiful primulas…

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  76. Katherine Schuttler on

    I actually started looking at ikebana (Japanese flower arranging) books. I figured there might be something in there that wasn’t super popular, yet, that I could grow.

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  77. Linda Emanuel on

    Thank you for making me salivate — and feeding my floral book addiction. Am adding several of these titles to my wishlist. (Can we have a second Mother’s Day?)

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  78. Kelly on

    Looks like I need another bookshelf! I’m going to start with “In Bloom” and work my way down your list. My latest favorite read is Jinny Blom’s book “The Thoughtful Gardener.” On the dark and dreary days of winter, I opened Cut Flower Garden everyday. Thank you for a wonderful book. I can hardly wait for your next book!

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  79. Susan FitzGerald on

    I’m rather new with gardening. For many years I lived in the tropics and everything grew……….including weeds! Once we moved to the Northwest about 11 years ago, I began planning and planting a rose garden. I have learned so from the books available here in the Northwest about which plants grow best in sun versus shade. A few months ago I purchased the gardening book (Old Farmer’s Almanac) with the article in it showcasing your flower farm. I became very inspired by your gorgeous flowers and suggestions about planning and planting a cutting flower garden. I am now underway with new plans, plants, and ideas because of your inspirational messages from that magazine. I enjoy your monthly newsletter and learn something new each time I receive it! Thank you!

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  80. Candy Sanders on

    Gardening and flowers have been an important part of my life – a wonderful hobby through the years. I so appreciate all the experts that are so willing to share with the rest of us! We are going to be moving to the Skagit Valley soon and I have a wonderful place to expand my love of flower gardening! Thank you for sharing so much information with us!!

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  81. Kelsea Larson on

    There truly is so much to know about flowers and growing a garden! Thank you for the new titles to look for in the book shops!!

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  82. Joan on

    Erin….
    I ordered Joanna Gaines children’s book about a month ago. It is lovely! So glad it is on your list, as well! Thank you for making my gardening book list increase.
    You are an inspiration! I love your book. A mainstay by my bedside! Thank you!

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  83. Lucky Lost Dog on

    Like you, it’s just too hard to pass by a book filled with beautiful blooms in any bookstore or library without stopping to peruse it’s glorious colorful pages! What an amazing collection you chosen to preview. Each one is so lovely and look filled with ideas and information. Something for every flower lover of all ages!

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  84. Catherine von Bechtolsheim on

    Thank you so much for this list of floral publications!!! Growing up a big part of my life has been visiting beautiful flowers and having floral gardens …. but they were random …. very hit and miss. I’ve always been a fan of floral books … but never really knew how to find one I could actually use as both a piece of artwork for my living room and a helpful guide to succeed in raising cut flowers for the garden!!

    Your book, The Cut Flower Garden has become my bible. I refer to it constantly….. I mark sections I need to find more often and I have wish list areas. Things I would like to do in the future as my energy permits. I have been sick a few years so I get done what I can but not nearly as much as I’d like. Since I got your book, it’s given me more of a step by step guide of how to slowly to succeed…. offering a source of beauty and a therapy.

    I can’t wait for your next book im so excited!!! The book you mention… “In Bloom” sounds like a great book for both growing and flower arranging!!

    You’ve opened my world!!! Thank you Erin, I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you and your Floret Farms team!

    PS. I’m a huge fan of your seeds as well!! The sweet peas of yours I planted last year brought me, most of my neighbors, and my family so much joy!!! I could take out so many bouquets almost every day!!!! The fragrance….. was heavenly!! Thank you for that!! By the way, have you ever tried any from the Monticello Center for historical plants…. they sell seeds that are harvested from the gardens Thomas Jefferson planted/designed from his gardens at Monticello.
    https://www.monticelloshop.org/farm-garden.html

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  85. Brittany on

    I always look forwards to these book recommendations, and I save ALL of them to my wish-list (which continues to grow daily!) Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Sally on

    I’m the same when I enter a bookstore. My favourite local store has a small but well curated garden section, and I seem to end up leaving with a book even when that wasn’t my intention (and I can’t be too mad about that!)

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  87. Diane Richter on

    My enjoyment of growing and using flowers in my garden and home has been fostered and enriched by many books.
    Three books I highly recommend, which add another dimension to flower arrangement, are The Victorian Flower
    Dictionary: The Language of Flowers Companion by Mandy Kirby with a foreword by Vanessa Diffenbaugh; The
    Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, which is a novel about a young woman who discovers the ability to use
    flowers to express herself; and The Edible Flower Garden by Rosalind Creasy. I love to cook from my garden and using
    daylily or tuberous begonia petals is fun and delicious. And so many flowers can be used to accent a tray of appetizers or
    desserts.
    Thank you for a list of new books to read. I’m especially curious about A Tree in the House.

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  88. ASinger on

    And now my garden book wishlist is even longer!

    This isn’t a gardening book per se, but it’s a book that many gardeners and flower lovers can appreciate, the Hortus Eystettensis. It isn’t new, in fact it’s old, but I like to look through a book of illustration excerpts that I have as a way to relax.

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  89. Renee Harvey on

    Love how giving you are and willing to help us all succeed! I love your book and cannot wait for any future ones you produce!

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  90. Charlene M. Grant on

    I have already put several of these in my personal wish list, and couldn’t resist subscribing to The Flower Patch Magazine! Nonetheless, the best of all books remains yours, Erin! Thank you!

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  91. Mary Cain on

    Right next to Erin’s book, Cut Flower Garden, are the Flower Farmer’s Year by Georgie Newbery and Proven Winners Garden Book. These are currently my first go-to books.

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  92. Gretchen Selzer on

    Thank you so much for the recommendations! Books + flowers = pure bliss!

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  93. Kimberly Fenelon on

    Thanks for the listing of new books and the wonderful give away!

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  94. Cynthia L Spratt on

    I was browsing in a local gift shop yesterday and thumbed through a couple of these books. Simply beautiful!

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  95. Rowena McDermott on

    Thank you for being such an inspiration and sharing! Would LOVE to win!!

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  96. gena on

    Your book is one of my best purchases to date, it is proudly displayed on my accent table for easy reference!

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  97. Marcia Sparling on

    So inspirational! I want to sit and read them all and savor the beauty

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  98. Susan McKenna on

    Wow! They all look so beautiful, what an inspiration!
    One can NEVER have too many books. 😊

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  99. Rene' on

    Thank you for reviewing the lovely books. I appreciate hearing about books that I might otherwise not know of.

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  100. Melissa Yates on

    These all sound so wonderful! Looking forward to heading to the bookstore on my next day off!

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  101. Liz H on

    Kept saying, “ooh! I want that one!” But then, who wouldn’t want one of these?

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  102. Michael Aurzada on

    I want them all! Great reviews. Thank you Erin! You’ve inspired me to grow cut flowers I never would have done before!

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  103. Tina Pender on

    Isn’t it lovely that these books are informative as well as stunningly beautiful?!?!

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  104. Sarah on

    After reading your book I can’t get enough! Thank you for all the new titles, excited to check them out!

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  105. Claire Hunt on

    Thanks for this, several going on the present list! Although not technically a book either, Bloom magazine (3 times per year, UK, @bloom_the_magazine) is packed with gorgeous, inspiring photos and illustrations, and really interesting articles about flowers, gardening, nature. I read every single word and it’s matte format and substantial weight make it a delight to hold and go back to again and again. It arrives by mail and it’s always a joy.

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  106. Jean Erhardt on

    Thank you for the info on new books. I have just been reading and loving A Constance Spry Anthology published in 1953. Arguably, she did more than anyone to influence modern floral design and broke all the rules. Her writing, and photos captivating.

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  107. Ella on

    Thank you for sharing! Beautiful looking books.

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  108. Linda M on

    My love of flowers started as a child when my mom would plant tons of pansies in the front garden. She had rose beds in the back and I remember the heady smell even now (I’m 73 years young). I am looking forward to planting a new garden that will be a mix of english and cutting gardens. Gardening has not been my strong suit but I’m up for a new challenge. P.S. I still love pansies and they still transport me back to my childhood .

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  109. Kimberly Mitchell on

    I Love the inspiration from these type books, Ariella Chezar has such beautiful work!!
    Can’t wait to see all your posts this coming season!! I’ve loved your how-to videos as well!
    Thank You
    Blessings!!

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  110. Andy on

    I haven’t read any yet, as I’ve just started my flower-growing journey, but these books are a good place to start!

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  111. Rachel Cadelina on

    I have “some” flower books. I didn’t know there are so many being written every year. I need to devote more time reading and looking at them, instead at looking at my phone! Flowers make me happy! I think I will go to the library tomorrow 😁

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  112. Kate Swanson on

    To pick just 1 is tough. I’m looking forward to discovering the workings in “The Organic Medicinal Herb Farmer” by Jeff and Melanie Carpenter. Yet I love sharing flower and plant information with my granddaughters…so for my 2 year old, “Flower Fairies Alphabet Coloring Book” and for my 12 year old, “A Kid’s Herb Book”. Our future for the plants lies with our youth.

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  113. Emily on

    All these books look yummy! I love beautiful pictures of plants and flowers!

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  114. Erin Christensen on

    love them all!! just got Blooms, and another favourite is In Full Flower by Gemma and Andrew Ingalls 🧡

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  115. Susan on

    Winters in the Midwest always has me reaching for reminders of what warmer weather brings to bloom. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  116. Susan. Blossom on

    You are such a wonderful resource! Thank you for sharing so much with the world!

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  117. michele on

    oh my~ what s wealth of floral riches! 🌺 I’m especially excited to learn about Clare Nolan’s book!

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  118. Paula on

    After reading your blogs of book recommendations I end up ordering as many as are available from my local library and soak up the info and stunning photos!! Today was spent outdoors with my 3 girls ages 4, 2, and 3 months along with our sweet Amish neighbor who helped me out in planting a large portion of my cut flower garden. God had blessed me so much and I love what He had me doing!

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  119. Chelsea Jurado on

    Adding all of them now to my amazon wish list! Can’t wait 😊

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  120. Danette on

    It looks like the photos are beautiful in all of these.

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  121. Tyra on

    I love these recommendations. I wish I had another recommendation not on the list, but I’m anxious to check out the ones you’ve shared! Thanks!

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  122. Kristin Teske on

    I love gardening, I love books and therefore I adore gardening books! Fingers crossed! Fun!

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  123. Andrea on

    Thank you for sharing all of these! Can’t wait to check them out. I would love to own them! I’m starting to get my hands dirty again after a few years hiatus from a big move. I actually cried when I pulled out my old seeds last Saturday…it had been too long. Thanks for all of your amazing resources.

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  124. Susan Hayek on

    I am a sucker for any book dealing with plants and/or flowers. and I love pictures.
    thank you for introducing us to more beautifully written and photographed dreams.

    s.

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  125. Kim Hulse on

    Always room for one more book about my favorite subject, flowers. Thank you for sharing.

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  126. Kali on

    Thanks for sharing these book suggestions!

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  127. Kate on

    Thank you for sharing! I’ll be sure to add a few of these to my own library.

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  128. Heidi on

    Thank you for your reviews of these beautiful books. My wish list just got longer!

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  129. Mary M on

    The Layered Garden by David Culp is great in terms of garden design!

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  130. Denise Carroll on

    Excited to hear about these! I often refer back to your book and blog!

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  131. Joseph Hazelwood on

    I’m in love with Martha Stewarts book “Flowers” between her book and “Cut Flowers” I’m in garden book heaven. I’m excited for your book to be published in French this fall.

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  132. Emma Walker on

    I just received your book Cut Flower Garden for Mother’s Day and I adore it! Thank you for sharing your advice and the beautiful blooms from your farm. I look forward to planting more flowers to cut in my own garden. ❤

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  133. Miwako on

    Beautiful books! In Bloom looks particularly good for me to learn about growing flowers. I should look for this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  134. Janelle Herr on

    We just bought Bloom the other day! We’re loving all the the inspiration it’s giving us so far. Thanks for the other recommendations!

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  135. Judy moritz on

    I love your site and the books are delectable!

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  136. Alyssa on

    Thank you for the book reviews!

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  137. Jennifer Petritz on

    Flipping through a book about flowers and beautiful arrangements is almost as good as having as having a bouquet right beside you. Would love to win one of these titles!

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  138. Laurie on

    Thank you Erin. I always enjoy your beautiful emails.

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  139. Kathleen on

    I love reading recipe books…and sometimes buy them for the beautiful food photography :) I just might be starting a flower book collection to go with my coffee table recipe books! Looks like a great list!

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  140. Brekka Belisle on

    I need to go out and buy Joanna’s book! And these others? Swoon!

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  141. Judy Moritz on

    I love your site! You are as inspirational as any of the books…and this coming from a book lover.

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  142. Karen on

    Love your style! I’ve learned so much from following you!

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  143. Laurie on

    Erin – I took your book out of my local library twice and renewed it each time to the limit and that was not enough so I bought it and love it! The books you recommend here are lovely and inspiring!

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  144. Jeri Savoie on

    We have had cold and rainy weather for weeks, and my only available gardening fix has been in my gardening books. I would love to own any one of these beautiful books!

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  145. Naomi on

    You have inspired me. Thank you for sharing some books that inspire you!

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  146. Michelle on

    Thanks so much for the recommendations!

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  147. Kylie Ludwig on

    I wanted to try my hand at some fancy roses with having a little knowledge before investing in a plant as to not end their lives too soon, so I picked up Vintage Roses: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden by Jane Eastoe. It gave each rose a light 2-3 paragraph look inside and then bullet points of info on how to grow that rose! Compact, handy and poignant!
    I love reading about flowers and nature so I also just finished The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World by Peter Wohlleben and Seven Flowers: And How They Shaped Our World by Jennifer Potter and I highly recommend all three!

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  148. Adele Judson on

    If I can’t be outside in my garden I will be inside absorbing every detail of the beautiful pages of a garden book. I look forward to picking up some of these!

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  149. Beth Benjamin on

    I went to look at the list intending to choose one for my daughter with whom I hope to grow flowers again. I want them all. Thanks for the recommendations.

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  150. Shelly Schember on

    Wow! I would love to read the book “We Are the Gardeners” with my children. This is the first year we have started our own garden from seeds for a cut flower garden and a vegetable patch. We are loving every minute of it. And I must say, it is very addicting!

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  151. Kathy Duffy on

    Thank you! I will look more closely at your recommendations.

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  152. Pegi on

    Are you in league with my banker? You’ve combined three loves: flowers, books, and grandchildren. I HAVE to have some of these books!

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  153. mary on

    Your writing is delightful well thought out. Not to mention the beautiful photography..

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  154. Annie on

    I get overwhelmed in the best possible way by the same things. The fact that people are willing to pour all their knowledge and creative wisdom into books like that for the rest of us mere mortals… 🌹❤

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  155. Elizabeth Humbert on

    Beautiful books, would love to get some more cut flower inspiration!

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  156. Patricia Sylvester on

    Your discriminating eye for gloriously wild and wonderful designers and their creative efforts, whether books or floral designs cinched it for me: I want them all.

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  157. Jill on

    I’m always looking for new flower and gardening books. This collection looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing these wonderful books. Any would be a great addition to my library!

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  158. Debbie King on

    A beautiful book is one of my most prized possessions! Thank you for taking your time to share with us your new favorites!

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  159. Linda on

    Such inspirational books! Thanks for reviewing them and providing these synopses.

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  160. Alexa on

    I’ve started my first cut flower garden this year after reading your book. My fingers are crossed these sweet peas take off before it is too hot! I’m now finding myself going through many garden books like these to know what do do with the summer blooms!

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  161. Sarah on

    I’m embarking on a new adventure as a floral assistant this summer and definitely need to build my study library! These books look beautiful!

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  162. Kristy Fitzgerald on

    These are so beautiful!! I love gardening books. I have used your book over and over. Not only beautiful but a great resource as well. Just recently obtained an older Rodale book from a library book sale. Thanks for sharing these titles. Looks like a few will be on my wish list!

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  163. Glenna Lundberg on

    Thanks so much for sharing. We’re starting a new garden at our new (to us) house and could use all the inspiration we can get!

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  164. Helene on

    I’m trying very hard to not add all of them to my Amazon cart at one time 🤗

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  165. Virginia on

    The only one on this list I’ve read is Flora Forager ABC, which I love. Now I have a long list of books to look for, but the one would like to read first is Blooms.

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  166. brenda gilding on

    Thank you so much Erin! These beautiful books will do while I patiently wait for your next one!

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  167. Mary-Ellis Arnold on

    It seems like the UK has all the most dreamy garden and flower magazines! Maybe I will have to go for it and finally get some subscriptions. The books are incredibly tempting as well. Thank you for all these gorgeous recs!

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  168. Sara Jordan on

    I’m so excited to get to the library and get some of these books in my hands 💗!!

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  169. Emily on

    What a beautiful collection of books you have discovered for us! Love the work you do!

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  170. Erin Saunders on

    Love your work Erin! I completed your course earlier this year and now have a full blown flower obsession… thank you :)

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  171. Sarah on

    Glad I’m not the only one who can’t resist books! Some have sat on my bookcase unread for years, but others such as everything by Monty Don, Sarah Raven and Georgie Newbery’s ‘The Flower Farmers Year’ have been read cover to cover numerous times.

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  172. Kathy G on

    How does one choose from all of your selections. My granddaughter will get the children’s books for sure.

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  173. Aimee on

    Lovely books and so glad to see the support of other artists and their work. Adding several of these to my wishlist 🥰❤️

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  174. Heather Dipboye on

    I personally love Paris in Bloom by Georgianna Lane. The book highlights Parisian parks, boutiques and markets, as well as a bit of architecture. There’s even a little field guide and when/where of parks if you ever have a chance to visit Paris in person. It’s just a nice tranquil little read :)

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  175. Erin M on

    All of those books are lovely; I’ve looked at ‘We Are the Gardeners” a few times, for my kids, but hadn’t grabbed it yet. Glad to hear good words about it.

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  176. Elizabeth Johnston on

    I want to buy all of these! I recently saw the book “Dahlias”, by Naomi Slade, in a shop window, and it looked lovely. I love Dahlias; thought you might like the book too.

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  177. Lindsay on

    Gorgeous! Makes me want to start my own flower garden right…now!

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  178. Alba on

    What beautiful books! I only have a tiny patch of 4mx1.5m, but I’m determined to grow (most) of my wedding flowers for next year using SFG. These books are such an inspiration!

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  179. frederika demangeat on

    Hello and Thank you , So hard to resist the beauty of flowers , how brilliantly they pose for the camera ! bringing wonderful images so good that you can almost smell the flowers through the page , I love these books! especially on a day like today as where I’m at it is raining so hard but it is also the first rain this year ! our season is late and we are still waiting for the flowers to come back , they will soon in all their beauty but for now the books are wonderful , thank you for sharing your collection , yes I love what you do !

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  180. Sandra MacGinnis on

    You are such an inspiration to me. My garden is very small but growing everyday. I’ve learned so much from your book. Thank you for all the time you invested in making it. I would love more Flower books. God Bless You.

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  181. Eryn on

    So fun! We just bought a farm in Oregon last week and can’t wait to grow ALLLLL of the flowers. We already have the Floret book and would love more!

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  182. Carole Biska on

    A friend suggested I think of growing flowers as growing pieces of art. They combine to make even new art. My latest find is ‘The Flower Recipe’ by Harampolis. New ideas for arranging and growing seasonal bouquets – and encouraging your own art form. I have 8 books on flowers – I don’t know what is more enjoyable: the art and science of growing flowers, arranging them, or sharing them with others.

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  183. Maxine on

    So such beautiful inspiration in these books! Love the list!!!

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  184. Leah on

    I really enjoyed In Full Flower. I love seeing designs from multiple designers. So many ways of presenting beauty!

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  185. Sarah on

    I am definitely putting some of these titles on my book list!! Thanks for sharing these!

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  186. Jane on

    Oh my, I have such an addition – plants, vases, more plants, gardening tools, more plants and so many books. My library reflects my horticultural stages through the years. My Amazon wish list is now full- thanks Erin. I’m going to show restraint, only one this month or maybe two or ……

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  187. Monaklassen on

    What would the world be without flowers?… What wonderfully happy days for
    Those that are determined to learn and plant and care for these beautiful gifts
    From the earth. Let’s all participate and our world will be a better place. Many thanks to the hands that kindly teach us HOW to do it!! Mona

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  188. kim on

    beautiful books. I would especially be interested in the flower expert, the magazine, or the childrens books, but they would all be lovely!

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  189. Jill Maxwell on

    We are entering Winter here in New Zealand and I would love to win one of these lovely books to read during the long cold days to help me plan what to plant out in my new gardens in the Spring. Thank you for sharing these new books.

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  190. Shelley Shelling on

    Haha! I’m glad I’m not the only one who can’t resist buying flower books and magazines whenever I’m in a bookstore! I’m hoping (and praying!) that some of my 8 daughters will have green fingers and take up flower growing – so I’m messaging them subliminally by stuffing our bookshelves with gorgeous flower books!

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  191. vicki Henderson on

    I love your book, and would love to check out these others!

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  192. Eva on

    Your book picks look so interesting and inspiring!

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  193. Teri Kelsey on

    I love gardening books. When it comes to flowers I especially like photos of arrangements that use flowers I can grow in my own yard.

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  194. Susan H on

    You have curated an amazing book selection. Would be happy to own any one of them.

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  195. Suzanne Tom on

    Across the pond, I’m learning about new books from the UK and I live here! Thanks for bringing to our attention such enticing titles…

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  196. Katie on

    Thank you for your book recommendations! I am truly inspired by your flower arrangements and look forward to adding to my small collection of flower books.

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  197. Rachael on

    Thank you for sharing all of these wonderful books! I am inspired all of the time by Floret and your team and increasingly more when you share about others and their love of flowers 🌸
    It would be wonderful to win one of these titles 😊

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  198. Caroline on

    Oh my, these are stunning! I would love to soak in each and every one of these.

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  199. Laura Price on

    Thanks for these excellent reviews. I had already ordered The Flower Fix. Now I see a few more I can’t live without

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  200. Darlene W on

    Thanks for sharing these books. They all look amazing. I want to read every one of them!!’

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  201. Mitchell Tatar on

    Bought Cut Flower Garden and I read it word for word! Hoping to collect more flower and garden books soon!

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  202. Elaina on

    My daughter is 2 years old and loves We Are the Gardeners and Flora Foragers. I’ve been waiting excitedly for In Bloom to come over to the US after a friend sent me pictures of the one she just bought while traveling in the UK.

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  203. Debbie Cameron on

    Love the look of these books. Seeing the covers has really inspired me to go and search them out. Love the fact that you have included children’s books as I always try to inspire my grandchildren in the garden with a love of growing things. Gorgeous recommendations! Thank you so much!

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  204. Sandy Davis on

    so inspiring!! always need more material for dreams in turning our one acre into a bird and bloom paradise

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  205. Michelle Rock on

    Thank you for posting your list of new books on the blog each year. I always look to your list when I get an itch for a new garden read.
    I recently fell in love with two new gardening books. The first is Life in the Garden by Penelope Lively. She is a wonderful story teller and her vivid descriptions of the gardens she has visited throughout her life practically transport you there. It is a wonderful book to enjoy with a cup of tea. The second book is the Plant Hunters by Carolyn Fry. It tells the stories of flower enthusiasts of the past who went on adventures to discover the flowers we enjoy today. It is a very fascinating read.

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  206. Rebecca on

    I find myself always ending up in the same section in my local library also.
    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful selection of books. I’m adding them to my wish list now.

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  207. Sheryl on

    Thanks, I will take this list to my favorite bookstore, Powell’s in Portland when I visit there in a few weeks. Thank you for all the inspiration I’ve received from reading your posts. I have cosmos, zinnia, and dahlias growing in my garden now and am counting down the days until I can enjoy a beautiful home grown bouquet.

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  208. Erika Dyer on

    A lovely selection of books to live with and dream about. Thank you for sharing.

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  209. Carla on

    What a treat it will be to read and savor these lovely books.

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  210. Andrea D. on

    How exciting that I already have one of these, Blooms, and it is just exquisite!!! Which one to pick next??

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  211. Anna Duffy on

    After your last blog post on new books, I purchased ‘Seasonal Flower Arranging’ and ‘Color Me Floral’. I love them both, but I am especially inspired by ‘Color Me Floral’. Now I have a longer list of books to look into, thanks to this post!

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  212. Sara Atkin on

    Can’t wait to look at some of these! For veggies I love Mini Farming by Markham and Backyard Winter Gardening by Warnock. My kids love Nature Anatomy by Rothman, beautiful illustration.

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  213. Tamara on

    I don’t have any of these books (yet!), but have a couple on hold at the library. I can’t wait to pick them up!

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  214. Christopher van Gestel on

    I huat bought Blooms last week and was fascinated. A great buy. Have you any of Pim van den Akker’s books? I realy love his works.

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  215. Tanya Triber on

    Always love & trust your recommendations! Will add these to my wish list.

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  216. Susan Maki on

    Your book is still one of my favorites! Thanks for sharing these…I see a few I need for my library!

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  217. Elise Lauterbach on

    This is so helpful, Erin! Thank you for taking the time to review these, and for supporting your community so beautifully!

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  218. Joan Tidwell on

    wonderful selection you never have too many garden books

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  219. Laura on

    Thanks for the recommendations! Several of these have been added to my wishlist!

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  220. Donna on

    I love the photography in floral books. Whether I can garden successfully is another question.

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  221. Judy on

    It is so special when you can dream through beautiful garden books and then put some of these ideas into your own garden.

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  222. Meredith on

    Thank you for these recommendations. Since reading Cut Flower Garden, I can’t get enough of books and magazines about gardening. Thank you for awakening a new joy inside me!

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  223. Judy on

    It is so special to dream through beautiful books and then put some of those touches into your own garden.

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  224. Cynthia on

    You’ve made me want to read them all, but In Bloom and Seasonal Flower Arranging are the most appealing. I’m always looking to up my game when it comes to arranging flowers from my own garden!

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  225. Erin Williams on

    I was just looking at Seasonal Flower Arranging and The Flower Expert at my favorite nursery (Molbaks in Woodinville Wa.). I refrained from buying them but now feel like I must go back and get them!
    Beautiful!

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  226. Poppy Fields on

    I have added all of these wonderful titles to my book wish list! It’s just so hard to choose which one I’ll purchase next. 🙂 x

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  227. Jessica on

    Just added some of these to my wish list. The last flower type book I purchased was New York in Bloom. It’s full of beautiful pictures of flowers all over NYC. I also have Paris in Bloom (same author.) She is now working on London in Bloom. Can’t wait for your new book, too! :)

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  228. Jessica Offer on

    Such a great selection of books. A gourmet meal for the eyes!

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  229. Miriam Cox on

    I just read “We are the Gardeners” and I loved it! I really enjoy reading your blog and the email updates are stellar!

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  230. Rita O'Brien on

    Have you read Bloom: An Ode to Spring by Deborah Diesen? It’s a lovely children’s book that came out in 2017. I love perusing the new section of gardening & home design books in the library each week to see what I can find.

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  231. Liz G. on

    One book that I’m particularly drawn to here in Hawaii is “ ‘OHI How to Gather and Arrange Hawai‘i’s Flora”. This book reminds me of the beautiful flowers and foliage that are pretty much everywhere here in the islands and that you don’t have to be an expert designer to make gorgeous yet simplistic arrangements for your home or friends. I love drawing inspiration and knowledge from new and well read worn books! Thank you for adding to my summer reading list;) It will be perfect reading on those long dog days of summer!

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  232. Tonya on

    In Bloom looks amazing! Thank you for this post and keeping us in the loop of new inspiring books! Have a blessed day!

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  233. Sarah on

    Thank you for sharing these recommendations! I have a weakness for books too. “We are the Gardeners” is one that I just snagged on sale at Target and my daughters really like it.

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  234. Linda on

    I read “Cool Flowers” by Lisa Mason Ziegler and this spring I enjoyed a new crop of flowers. Every book gives me inspiration to try something new.

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  235. Amy~ Molly & Myrtle on

    Thanks for featuring Clare Nolan, a flower friend across the pond. Its on my list to visit England with my daughter Molly and breathe in all of the poetic magic of the true English gardens that inspire my designs and soothe the soul.

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  236. Mary Jac Meadows on

    Erin, Your ‘Cut Flower Garden’ has been about the only book I’ve had time for this year!!

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  237. Shirley Heyob on

    Thank you for including books geared to children. My daughter and son-in-law are raising their 4 yr old daughter and 2 yr old son in cold Wisconsin. They like to help mom and dad with the gardening in the raised beds. They love being read to and pretty pictures.

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  238. Jo on

    I’ve been too busy in the garden to take time out to shop for or read flower books, but excited for when I have a moment to sit down and do that. Thanks for the reading list!

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  239. Karla on

    Ooh – I need to get my hands on some of these books! It isn’t new but I recently discovered, “Cool Flowers,” by Lisa Mason Ziegler. Im learning all about hardy annuals and how to get blooms sooner next year by planting in the fall, which I didn’t think was possible with our cold winters.

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  240. Macy on

    Love the suggestions! I have had my eye on The Flower Expert, so it was nice to see your review. I am also adding A Tree in the House to my booklist ASAP–sounds like a wonderful read! One book I would possibly suggest to add is Terrain (if 2018 is still considered “new”). That has been suggested to me multiple time (still have yet to read it), but I would be curious to hear your thoughts!

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  241. Amy Bennett on

    I will definitely add these books to my reading list this year. I also have “In Full Flower” and “Martha’s Flowers” on my list.

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  242. John Schott on

    I have several books but I find that I rarely use them. I rely on friends at the Raulston Arboretum, Master Gardener friends and the Internet to answer my questions. Thanks for listening.

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  243. Elysa on

    Oh my… I think I agree. I want all the books!

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  244. Stephanie Mills on

    Thank you for sharing your picks for new floral design books. Lots of great inspiration here

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  245. Erin Drago on

    Thanks for all the recommendations!!! Can’t wait to look up all these books!❤️💃🏽👍🏼

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  246. Michelle Molenaar on

    I love your website and your flower farm. What a dream!. I’m excited to follow your blog this year as everything begins to grow.

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  247. Susan on

    What beautiful books! Would love to have one.

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  248. Maryn on

    What gorgeous eye candy! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on each of these.

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  249. Breana on

    I can’t wait to have my own garden one day! Thanks for sharing these recommendations!

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  250. Angela on

    A new flower book, a cup of tea and a view out into our backyard would make such a lovely morning!
    Your book, website and seeds have transformed our front and backyard, thank you for all you do!

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  251. Olivia Spindler on

    This is so beautiful! gardening and books… two of my favourites!

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  252. Christi Bunn on

    There is just something so life-affirming about flowers. I have Cut Flower Garden on my end table so that I can grab it often and look through it for inspiration. I have loved watching all my perennials bloom this year… I am in awe of their unselfishness. They require so little, yet year after year they give new beauty to the landscape or inside when I decide to cut them and bring them in. Right now I have delicate peach daylilies that are blooming their heads off (don’t usually cut them because they don’t last). My snowflake hydrangeas are just getting started. The most beautiful purple/blue irises just finished blooming right behind my coral azaleas, pink flowering almond, and yellow jasmine. It is such a gift to have these beautiful reminders of God’s glorious creation! As always, thank you for bringing the beauty to us through your blog and Instagram!!

    Christi

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  253. Jane Bell on

    What a wonderful collection! Thank you for your insight. I love the children books listed. I will have to try these on my four year old granddaughter.

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  254. Tonia Hoffman on

    Thank you so much for sharing…always looking for new inspiration-aside from Floret! I love the Terrain book and Gardenista, as well. Beautiful!

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  255. Jenna on

    I want you know how much I appreciate all the time and energy you used to put together the Cut Flower Garden for everyone. I find it beautifully inspirational and informationally helpful!

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  256. Rachel Hawkins on

    All of these book recommendations look amazing! Love following your posts!

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  257. Wendy C on

    I was inspired many years ago by Maderlakes’s flowers, and have their books. Would love to have a new one.

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  258. Cessie on

    I checked out a copy of Growing Roses Organically by Barbara Wilde from the library and immediately bought a copy. It’s beautifully done, and has do much info. I’m just starting to get serious about growing roses, and this book is a gem.

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  259. sarah on

    I’m looking forward to your new book! Also I like the book, “The Vegetable Gardeners Bible” – not flowers, but i like growing vegetables too.

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  260. Jeannine on

    Thank you for summarizing such a beautiful list of books.

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  261. Katie Brimm on

    It’s amazing after such a void of resources to see these texts bloom! I’m so thankful you produce resources for the flower farming portion of things as well – I can’t tell you how many late nights I’ve spent pouring over it for help in our first season of our flower csa!

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  262. Sophia Callie Sipsas on

    Beautiful. X

    Loving both Flora Forager ABC and We Are The Gardeners – brilliantly charming and perfect for the little ones! 🌺

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  263. Heidi Bekker on

    Ohhh This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing these! Looking forward to summer evenings spent reading in the garden.

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  264. Stephanie Powers on

    I just put A Tree in the House on my wish list but after reading this, I nay need to grab it now! Thanks for sharing!

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  265. Judyann Morgan on

    I appreciate how you keep us current, not only with your gardening, but also with great books we can all enjoy in our gardening adventures.

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  266. Sonya Birkam on

    I recently purchased TULIPS beautiful varieties for home and garden. By Jane Eastoe and photography by Rachel Warne. The images and information is amazing one you can go back to over and over again.

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  267. Anna on

    What a lovely compilation of flower books! Cut Flower Garden is actually the only flower book I own so far, but I would love to have more at my fingertips. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  268. Jasmine on

    What a lovely collection – many of these have made their way onto my wish list for my next visit to the bookstore! Thanks for always sharing other great resources both for growing and arranging flowers, it’s a joy to follow you Erin!

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  269. Amber on

    The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Foraged Materials by Ariella Chezar is a old one but I like it a lot.

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  270. Emily on

    So lucky to have such great books and inspiring people to follow and implement their teachings. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  271. Alex on

    Thank you! My husband and I just moved to our very first home and are working hard to get a flower garden going. These should prove incredibly useful!

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  272. Christine Barnett on

    Have you ever read “The Garden Interior: A Year of Inspired Beauty” by David Jensen? Witty, warm, keenly observant … he truly understands the hearts of gardeners :) There are not pictures, but the storytelling is magnificent.

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  273. Donna Savage(Boynton) on

    Already searching for my copy of ‘In Bloom”!! Your book lists never fail to delight! Thanks so much! Donna

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  274. Zelda on

    I love your flower work Erin and appreciate all that you graciously share with others. Keep up the splendid work.

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  275. Jeanette on

    I hope to be arrested for something equally Awesome!

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  276. Alison Hardebeck on

    These books are so inspirational!!! I’ve added several to my list to purchase! And We Are The Gardeners has definitely been on the list for my kiddos. Thank you for sharing! XO

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  277. Joy Nudd on

    I have on my book wish list “The Flower Color Guide”. I really love my recent purchase of the botanical bible and collect gardening books too especially vintage ones. Thanks for sharing your list and your book is one of my favorites!

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  278. Robin Nigash on

    Thanks for continuing to inspire all of us – I love gardening books too!
    We are gearing up for Flowers from the Heart where gardeners donate flowers and greenery and other volunteers make bouquets and deliver them to those needing a little cheer, to show them they are loved in our community.

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  279. Kyla on

    Your passion for plants is infectious!! Thank you for spreading the love ❤️

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  280. Joan Buckwalter on

    Thanks for your updates on the latest flower/gardening books. Love getting recommendations!

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  281. Amanda Baxter on

    I just recently came across the Flower Color Guide, even though it was published in 2015. Very cool photos and pull outs

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  282. LS on

    Thank you for sharing, you are such an inspiration!

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  283. Luanne on

    Having books to help guide my ideas is so helpful. It can become overwhelming trying to incorporate textures, colors and forms into a beautiful bouquet.

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  284. Carmen on

    Thanks for sharing. I’m always looking for advice and inspiration on how to seasonally arrange my home-grown flowers, to benefit my family, friends and neighbours.

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  285. Elizabeth Kovacevic on

    I think you are absolutely amazing for promoting others works! I want to read every single title you listed. My girls would love the children’s books as well.

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  286. Marissa on

    I love flower books, so inspiring!

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  287. Molly Adams on

    I hardly know where to start! All of these books look fabulous and beautiful. Thank you for sharing these beauties with us.

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  288. Hillary on

    I have a toddler, so I’m always looking for fun gardening books for him. I really like Badger’s Perfect Garden. We are the Gardeners is great too!

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  289. Laura Olson on

    I have read your “Cut Flower Garden” book from cover to cover over 5 times! Always referring back again and again. Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

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  290. karen mathieson on

    Those books look amazing!!! I bought a new paper flower making book, The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals by Tiffanie Turner, for making blooms in Winter with the kiddos on those dreary WA rainy days. :) Thank you for the inspiration and the giveaway! :)

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  291. Jeri on

    Love these recommendations! A few new ones for me. Can’t wait to check them out!

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  292. Kaleigh on

    There’s something special about having a beautiful book in hand, especially while learning about your favourite hobby!

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  293. Julia Doran on

    My new favorite gardening book is The Complete Gardener by Monty Don (2009). I am new to gardening and I just love how he explains organic gardening without using any pesticides. The pictures are gorgeous too. I’m preparing my soil now before I plant my Floret Flower seeds. I can’t wait for my zinnias and amaranth and other plants to grow so I can try to make beautiful flower bouquets.

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  294. Linda Hovgaard on

    Wow, a garden of gardening books! I have many gardening books but Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden is one of my first on flowers and not only do I find it immensely helpful, it is also inspiring, beautiful and a book that every flower grower should have. Adding another would be a treat indeed!

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  295. Rene Thorne on

    Darn it Erin! How will I choose? Guess I’d better make a lot more room on the bookshelves….

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  296. Misty Gamble on

    Handpicked:Simple, sustainable and Seasonal Flower Arrangements by Ingrid Carozzi is another favorite of mine.

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  297. BeeBee on

    Flower book bucket list! Thank you Erin!

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  298. Marty Boxer on

    Just finished hanging three beautiful Redoute rose prints that I got at a garage sale for $1 each! Would love any of these books.

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  299. Sonja Dietel on

    All diese wunderbaren Gartenbücher lassen das Gärtnerherz höher schlagen :)

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  300. Rosalie Ho on

    Thank you for the wonderful tips! I seem to have a bit of a hoarding issue too when it comes to floral books.. nearly as good as flowers in the house, and they don’t die!

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  301. Andrea Helander on

    I’m SO excited In Bloom has finally been released in the US!!! My library is also growing alongside all the knowledge I’ve learned since diving in to my flower journey! Thanks Erin, for this great recap on great new reads!

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  302. Heidi on

    We’re getting ready to put in some flowers and see how they do on our land. Thanks to you for your inspiration!

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  303. Jill Reyna on

    I, too, can’t pass up all the beautiful and inspirational flower and gardening books when I am in the bookstore! Thanks for giving us all a glimpse of these gorgeous texts!

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  304. christine ann moran on

    These books are beautiful! I especially like the children’s books. They are wonderfully illustrated. My daughter, the gardener is due in August with my first grandchild ( daughter) and I will have to gift her one or both of these books.

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  305. Barbara on

    Flora Forager ABC. Oh. my. heart. : )))

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  306. Laura Wheeler on

    “The Gardener” by Sarah Stewart is another sweet children’s book about gardening. My kids love it!

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  307. Sarah on

    Many of these were already on my wish list,and now they all are. Thank you for the thoughtful review, Erin!

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  308. Rosemary on

    With every Floret seed I plant, I’m envisioning a page from Cut Flower Garden! Thanks for introducing even more inspiration.

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  309. Stacy on

    I love dahlias! So my latest favorite book is “Dahlias: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden” by Naomi Slade. The pictures are stunning.

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  310. Dana Bankston on

    Like you, I am powerless against beautiful flower and gardening books and I see that I’ll be extending my shelves once more for most of these that you’ve reviewed! Thank you for sharing! So far this year, my favorite garden book has been Tapestry Garden by Marietta and Ernie O’Byrne. Their tale of how they went from green horns to green thumbs over 40+ years, building first a landscaping business, then becoming greenhouse growers, now well-respected and internationally known Hellebore hybridizers with an INCREDIBLE arboretum on their Oregon property is riveting! They opened my eyes to the reality that what’s available for planting in the South Texas nurseries near me is far from representing all that will grow here, given proper siting and care. And Floret Farm has inspired me to try my hand at growing Dahlias again, though this time in deep fabric pots! Thanks so much for inspiring me every day!

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  311. Jennifer Rogers on

    I’ve been mostly glued to my school books and have fallen behind in my gardening goals/plans, and haven’t had time to peruse gardening or flower books. I just had to take a short break to enjoy your blog post, though – I am thoroughly enchanted by the photos and absolutely love that you included some children’s books! As a mom to two small children I greatly appreciate that! :)

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  312. Desirea on

    Thank you for featuring new flower books! I have loved your book and gifted it several times.

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  313. Annemarie on

    All these books are beautiful. Eye candy at it’s best and useful as well!

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  314. Michelle Moutes on

    As I currently battle with earwigs who are determined to eat me out of house and bloom I am encouraged by the beautiful books you’ve shared today. Thank you for helping me keep my eye on the prize-winning blossoms at the end of my soap bucket where my interlopers now lay.

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  315. RS on

    After “Cut Flower Garden”, well, other books … [mic drop]. Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  316. Lori on

    Thank you for sharing all those wonderful books. I see you have the book, Garden’s by Bunny Mellon in the stack. I love her designs…and am hoping you are giving that one away!

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  317. Jade Gruhn on

    I love this collection of special books – thank you for sharing your favorites! I hope they become mine, as well.

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  318. Hillary Schuster on

    These all looks so good. I know it’s only May but I’ll have to add them to my holiday/birthday wishlist (both in December).

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  319. Haley Smith on

    I love “How to Start a Flower Farm: the complete step-by-step guide” by Sarah Funk

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  320. Elaine on

    Growing my garden is giving me a new lease on life at age 62! I’m so happy to see the growing emphasis on engaging children in gardening and cultivating more beauty in this world!

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  321. Gianna on

    All of these books look like fantastic summer reads! “The Flower Expert” really catches my attention!

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  322. Peggy on

    So many wonderful books!

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  323. Brittany Pridemore on

    I would so love any of these books! I’m just getting started on flower gardening and Erin, you’ve been my main inspiration!

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  324. Sarah on

    I’m in the midst of The Botanical Bible and loving it. Cut Flower Garden will always be one of my favorites though – paging through it never fails to make me feel refreshed and inspired.

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  325. Jontal on

    I know it’s not a new book but I’ve been reading Cool Flowers. Trying to be ahead of the game for fall, while starting plants in is still on my mind.

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  326. Beth Smith on

    Any one of these books would be a delight to own but I find myself wanting them all!

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  327. melanie on

    Thanks for taking the time to intro these for us!

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  328. Elaine C on

    I’ve been enjoying “Winter Garden” and “Bark” by Cedric Pollet. It’s definitely a different way of looking at and thinking about my garden and I’m really enjoying it.

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  329. Linda Knight on

    Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler is an EXCELLENT book! So glad I found this resource; I have been referring to it nearly daily this spring. For a little book, it is packed full of practical, down to earth info on what it takes to grow hardy annual flowers – well organized with very specific growing info on about 30 annual flowers and just tons of great advice from a very experienced flower farmer on creating healthy, organic soil, seed starting, and other tips for a cut flower business. I don’t spend a lot of money on books, so I originally checked this out of our local library, but this is one I’ve got to buy for myself because I refer to it so often.

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  330. Shelley Anderson on

    I love a good story and the title captured me right away. I’m sure to look for this at my local bookstore. Thanks

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  331. Emma Nicholson on

    I love all the colors! A tree in the house made me laugh. My bedroom is completely taken over by plants Orchids hibiscus and seedlings for my garden. I don’t think bringing a tree inside would surprise anyone who knows me. I’ve actually talked about buying a condo mango tree! Thanks for all your posts Erin, I’ve learned a lot from you.

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  332. Shylabeth Taylor on

    I love all of these! I’m slowly building my garden book collection and these are great additions!

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  333. Andrea Frindt on

    HI, enjoying al your information . So profesional !!!!

    There is a beautiful book : Paula PRYKE, Floristry Now. I looked up and gave me and idea about which flowers I want to plant.

    It is helping me a lot in this process of making my flower hobby more efficient and knowing what a want to do with it in the coming years. Adding more information to you wonderful and amazing workshop Im still enyoing day by day.

    Andrea, CHILE

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  334. Brooke Colburn on

    Oh, these books look lovely! Can’t wait to read some of them!

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  335. Teresa on

    Great finds! Thanks for sharing!

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  336. Donna Miller on

    The book I just discovered was published 5 years ago. Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler. Game changer!!

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  337. Claudia on

    Love, love, love the book selection! I have no time anymore for lazy afternoons at the local bookstore so I appreciate you doing the work for me. I am always looking for inspiration. Thank you.

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  338. Mary Combs on

    I tore my house apart this Spring trying to find An American Cutting Garden by Suzanne McIntire. It just as highlighted as your book!!

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  339. Julia on

    So grateful for discovering Flora Forager thanks to this post; her images are pure magic!

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  340. Karen Burnett on

    Oh my goodness, love all the book selections and must add some to my collection. Thank you for the recommendations.

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  341. Shari D. on

    It’s old (2007) but I use it a lot: Garden to Vase: Growing and Using Your Own Cut Flowers by Linda Beutler

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  342. Nicole on

    I’ve been slowly working through all the books my library has to offer. They aren’t very good at supplying a lot of new books but thankfully there are still a few gems to be found on those dusty shelves.

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  343. Leona Stevens on

    Books are my favorite! I appreciate your introduction to these lovely additions. I too read them cover to cover then repeat. :)
    Leona Stevens
    Mpls., MN
    [email protected]

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  344. Linda Sanguinetti on

    Very beautiful books that really showcase the author’s love of flowers. Very inspiring!! Thanks for sharing.

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  345. Jessica on

    My collection has started with your book. Thank you for sharing!!

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  346. Cait Millrod on

    These all look lovely! I can’t wait to read them.

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  347. Jane VanOsdol on

    Like you, I am always buying gardening books. Right now a favorite book that I’ve been reading is called The Suburban Micro Farm by Amy Stross. It’s full ofIt’s packed full of information on creating your own micro farm. I love it.

    Thanks for highlighting all these books. I will definitely be checking them out.

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  348. Martha Mason on

    You did it! You enticed me. I bought two books! I am a first year grower and hungry for knowledge. I was raised gardening…My mother was a Master Gardener, her mother grew flowers and vegetables, and today, my brother and my sister are avid gardeners. A mothers legacy…

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  349. Kiira Avina on

    Thank you so much for sharing, I will have to add these to my reading list!

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  350. Sarah F. on

    Thank you for sharing this list of books! I can’t wait to get busy reading (and gardening!).

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  351. Marja on

    I too love gardening books! I have a cabinet full including gardening books that also contain recipes. (I also have way too many cookbooks!). I purchased Cut Flower Garden in January of this year and absolutely adore it!! Love leafing thru the pages and find it has all the information that I need for the flowers I am growing. Thanks so much Erin!!

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  352. Toby Wollin on

    One of my favorites is Hell Strip Gardening, by Evelyn Hadden. Great photos. Terrific ideas and designs for dealing with the space between your house and the side walk and between the sidewalk and the curb. I’ve never found any other book that has grappled with this issue and a lot of people have these issues to deal with. She organizes things by part of the country, hardiness zone, and problem (utilities, etc.).

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  353. megan caldwell on

    I love these recommendations-thanks for sharing! I am adding 2 of these to my amazon wishlist asap. I am new to growing dahlias this year, and it would be a smart investment to buy a book that can teach me how to arrange them once they start to bloom :)

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  354. Ruth Ann on

    Love the reviews. I’m always looking for more flower books. I really enjoy your book. And I like Cool Flowers by Lisa mason Ziegler among others.

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  355. MARIANA MENEZES on

    I´m also completely book crazy regarding flowers and gardening. My last purchases includes: Peony, The Best Varieties for Your Garden by David Michener and Carol Adelman; The Secret Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, Byodinamic Gardening by Monty Waldin; Dahlias by Naomi Slade; A Garden Eden by Walter Lack; The Botanical Treasury curated by Christopher Mills; The Pland Hunters: The Adventures of the World´s Greatest Botanical Explorers by Carolyn Fry and Botanicum curated by Katie Scott and Kathy Willis. True treasures!!!

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  356. MR on

    My favorite book is Cut Flower Garden for flower growing. It helped me plan, grow, and prep my own wedding flowers. I am a farm girl at heart and also seem go straight to the gardening section in bookstores and libraries!

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  357. Lori Poliski on

    I have a flower book addiction. I love Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest by Kruckeberg, Scott 3rd Edition, Tbe Flower Garden by Clare Foster, The Posy Book by Teresa Sabankaya, Flourish by Willow Crossley, and Tbe Flower Recipe Book by Alethea Harampolis and Jill Rizzo of Studio Choo! Thanks for sharing your list. I will show restraint until I don’t!!

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  358. Haley Douglass on

    Oh these books all look so lovely! As I’ve begun planting my vegetable garden for this summer, I’ve greatly enjoyed re-reading Nigel Slater’s book “Tender.” :)

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  359. Phyllis on

    I am basically a vegetable gardener, but because of your book which is the first flower book I have purchased I am now a converted and experimental flower gardener.
    Love reading everyone’s comments, I now have a a very long list of books to check out. Thank you!!

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  360. Jennifer Ostero on

    Not a floral book, but the Jewel Box Garden by Thomas Hobbs is one of my favourites.

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  361. Signe Adams on

    Thank you for an introduction to these lovely books!

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  362. Ann on

    Books + flowers, my two greatest loves!

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  363. Jesse May Danson on

    So many enticing recommendations! Thank you! 🌷 I preordered We Are the Gardeners as soon as I heard it was coming out, and I displayed it in our living room for a few weeks before putting it on our children’s bookshelf because the cover art is so pretty. The new-life element of gardening and the sweetness of the story makes me cry every time I read the book, so I have to ask my husband to read it aloud to the kids! 😂

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  364. Satida on

    I love the Flower Parch too!

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  365. Kristin on

    I’m reading “on the wild side- experiments in new naturalism.” Picked up at my fantastic local Library.

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  366. Susan on

    Thank you for sharing these titles. There goes my book budget 🤣

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  367. Lana on

    Looking forward to taking this list to the library. :)

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  368. Tessa on

    These books all look so beautiful and inspiring! Thank you for your reviews. I love what you do!

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  369. Sharon Peach on

    I always feel to inspired after reading your posts!

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  370. Cathy Somer on

    Color Me Floral, by Kiana Underwood, is a lovely new (2018) book with step-by-step photos of how to create stunning seasonal monochromatic flower arrangements. A special feature of the book is the author’s explanation (again with photos) of how to make each basic arrangement more complex by adding extra flowers and greenery.

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  371. Jodi Pears on

    Thanks for sharing these books! Crossing my fingers I get chosen to win one!!

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  372. Kelli on

    I always have thought no such thing as too many books! Yet I have asked myself do I really need so many garden books….then I remember its so much more…its something to pickup anytime, not a one time read, it prompts sketching and dreaming! Your book sits in my living room and I find even the cover puts me an “ahhh” mode!

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  373. Debbie Lai on

    I recently borrowed Plant Craft, from the library and was so inspired by all the indoor living art installations! Did some with my daughter, used some for inspiration, and saved a few for the future.

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  374. Mari K on

    I have enjoyed reading your book and am excited to pick up some of these recommendations!

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  375. Sarah on

    My collection has been growing as well! I think your book and Cool Flowers are the ones I’ve referred to the most as I start trying to grow flowers!

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  376. Janette Lewis on

    New to the excitement of growing flowers and new to the freedom of our local library, I’m looking forward to checking out your list of books. As current vegetable gardener, i found adding a variety of flowers to my garden has been exhilarating and I’m always on the hunt for new and unusual. Thus I found Floret!

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  377. Marcia Chmyz on

    “Grow What You Love” by Emily Murphy is a wonderful introduction to gardening from someone who clearly lives and loves what she preaches. I highly recommend it!

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  378. Paulette on

    Thank-you for this wonderful overview of the books. It is so helpful for me in selecting my new book for the year and also my gifts for my gardener friends.

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  379. BJ Morgan on

    As a peony enthusiast, I have read many books on this queen of flowers. Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home and Garden by Jane Eastoe is a feast of a read. With stunning photographs by Georgianna Lane, you can almost smell the heady perfume of peonies as you thumb through page after page of glorious blossoms. Featuring dozens of varietals (more than 50 in all), the book focuses on peonies particularly suited for cutting and arranging, with helpful notations on each. As a bonus, the book also covers a brief history of this amazing plant, its primary breeders and growers, and cultivation information to help you grow your own easy and amazing peonies.

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  380. Amanda on

    I just keep coming back to yours….

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  381. Lucy Cortez on

    I’m reading your “Cut Flower Garden” book and learning a lots of things, you really transmit your love and passion for flowers. thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

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  382. Kim on

    Love Sweat and Tears pour into my garden and all of it’s glory. I am in NY where it has been a long winter and today is still 50 and raining with snow in some parts. Regardless, my garden reminds me of the strength of mother nature…the hostas, the Japanese painted ferns, the lilies and the baby finches…just born after safe winter harbor in my long dried boston fern on the front porch. I’ve enjoyed perusing these floral themed books and admire and appreciate all of the love sweat and tears poured into them as well. I look forward to reading “A Tree In The House” next winter…..for now….getting my hands in the soil and waiting for the flowers to shine the colors next!

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  383. Anne J on

    Oh my gosh! Not only was your post a delight to learn about all these new books but now reading the comments I see so many more books I want to find & likely purchase for our Little Free Library & maybe for our own library. So many books do little time. Both my passions being fed today. Thanks again, Erin, for bringing beauty & information in such an eye catching package. And thank you to all the commentators that add more book bounty!

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  384. Jena on

    My all time favorite flower growing book is yours, Cut Flower Garden! I am so excited for your next book! In the meantime thank you for this round up. I will start with In Bloom.

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  385. Kristen on

    So many wonderful books out there!! I just read Flower Confidential, not a new one I know but was so fascinating to learn about the industry and the importance of growing/purchasing locally grown flowers. Power to the petals!!

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  386. Alyssa on

    I love finding new and beautiful books about flowers! Thanks for posting these!

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  387. Katy Noelle on

    It’s been several hard years without the luxury of a new garden book. The last one I dug into and read cover to cover was Bunny Williams rerelease of her book on gardening. Loved it!!!

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  388. Elizabeth on

    All of these books look beautiful! I love flowers but I’m terrible at keeping them alive. Hopefully these books will help!

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  389. Cheryl Boatman on

    Reading your book is such a great little escape from a busy week. In Bloom looks beautiful, and We Are The Gardeners has been on my wish list. Thanks for these suggestions!

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  390. Holly Hirzel on

    I had not heard of many of these authors….thank you for sharing this list! Now, how to find time to read more than one or two during the growing season….

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  391. An Olmscheid on

    Loved your Cut Flower Garden book. Your photography pulled me in. Looking forward to the release of The Flower Fix.

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  392. Jeanne Nation on

    I love your book and always return to it to look at the lovely photos. Thanks to you, I’ve started 6 different zinnias this year and can’t wait for them to bloom🌺 I will have to check out your book recommendations soon.

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  393. Maryann.Mochulski on

    Cut Flower Garden is beautiful and inspirational to me. Each photo is soothing to my soul! I am looking forward to more of the same!

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  394. Dyanna Marquardt on

    I always find myself doing the same thing, wondering through book stores in the garden section. I love your book and can not wait to see what the future brings! Thanks for the amazing list to add to my must read pile 😊

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  395. Anne J on

    Once again, Erin, I can so relate. I love the soul & philosophy behind We Are the Gardeners, anything Passion Flower Sue and The FloraForager do amazes me! Can’t wait to see the newest books. Hanging on my front gate is a slate sign referencing all one needs is a garden & a library. Happily we have both. In the front of our property is a Little Free Library that is dedicated to gardening books, seeds & recipes. So books & flowers r us! You have many followers here in the Southwest. I love an English garden look & that’s a challenge here. Unless you have Kirti Mathura’s book The Arizona Low Desert Flower Garden, A Seasonal Guide to Bloom, Height, Color and Texture. It’s not new but it is invaluable to us in the arid Southwest eager to grow, gather & arrange while being good stewards of our land. Many of the flowers in this book are used in my rose centric bouquets.

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  396. Julie on

    I’m excited to check out In Bloom! I’ve read We Are The Gardeners to my daughter and we both enjoyed it. Thanks for all the recommendations!

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  397. Devonna Hall on

    I’d love to read a blog article about how you display and organize your garden books. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  398. Jess on

    I’m reading Michael Pollan’s “Second Nature.” Like his other books on botany and food production, it’s a combination of journalism (research and reporting) and memoir. Informative and relatable.

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  399. Ruth on

    Not exactly a flower book but “The Hidden Life of Trees” is fascinating… along those line I love the sound of ” Tree in the House: Flowers for Your Home, Special Occasions and Every Day ” – I hope I win it! If not I may have to buy it for myself!! Thanks for this great list of recommendations.

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  400. Nicole K on

    Thanks for all the inspiration in one post! I enjoyed Ariella Chezar’s The Flower Workshop, but yours is one of my favorites too!

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  401. Robyne Kelly on

    I wonder if folks in the US are able to order The Flower Patch? Perhaps Barnes & Noble has it?

    I will have find some of these titles! For now, I’m an armchair flower farmer, but dream of doing this. I even have a plot of land picked out!

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  402. Maureen on

    Wow, so many wonderful looking books! I need to visit my library!
    My dear daughter gifted me The Gardeners Bed-Book and I look forward to reading those short stories about the love of growing.
    A Way to Garden, Margaret Roach is the latest addition to my list.
    Thanks for a wonderful resource and giveaway!

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  403. Julie on

    I love growing my knowledge about flowers through books!

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  404. Erin on

    Erin, thank you for blog posts like these! Your interview with Ariella Chezar caused me to get all of her books and she is my favorite designer so far. I can’t wait to check these books out – so fun you included two children’s books too!

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  405. Lauren St Martin on

    I got your book for my mom last mother’s day, but I ended up being the one to read it front to back multiple times! It ignited a desire for more, and I’ve already transformed our backyard with expanded gardens. I would love to know more!

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  406. Hannah Reynolds on

    These are great gift ideas for at the gardeners in my life! We have a few acres in Kansas and have been gradually growing our cut flower garden.

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  407. Tammy on

    I treasure each of my garden books. Recently, I found an old copy of Edith Wharton’s A Country Diary at a thrift store! The illustrations are amazing!

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  408. Wendy on

    I love any of the Lois Hole books on perennials, annuals and vegetable gardening because they’re so localized to where we are. Fingered crossed I win these!

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  409. Andrea Bruce-Niederer on

    I love your site, thank you for this review of so many lovely books, would be happy to read any of them. I am thinking of getting a book on batch cocktails (for entertaining) and one of these would be very complimentary to my purpose. Thank you again for sharing.

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  410. Pat Davies on

    I took early retirement 2 years ago and I’m just getting into gardening and find you website a great wealth of ideas, hints and tips. I get a lot of inspiration too from Pinterest etc but you can’t beat a good book and some of these titles look amazing. Many thanks for sharing. It’s a shame that you are on the other part of the world as I would love to visit your farm. Xx

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  411. Anne on

    Always in need of more good advice, good garden inspiration and more floral design books!

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  412. Emily on

    I’m excited to give these books a try! Thank you!

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  413. Jocelyn on

    These are great resources, thanks for sharing! This is my first summer attempting a cut flower garden and I’ve been soaking in all the extra advice I can find.

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  414. Liz on

    Can’t wait to check some of these out! I’m currently still obsessed with Putnam & Putnam’s Flower Color Guide.

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  415. Alayna on

    I’m a total newbie so cut flower garden is all I have at the moment, but I’ve also given away several copies to like-minded friends. I need to beef up my floral library!

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  416. Molly Peters on

    Thanks for offering such an amazing giveaway! Good luck, everybody!

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  417. Pat Glass on

    Thankyou for all your recommendations. The “In Bloom” book looks amazing. I have loved your book, Erin, and also enjoy reading “We are the Gardeners” to my granddaughters.

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  418. Kelly on

    I read Lisa Mason Ziegler’s book Vegetables Love Flowers last year and I’m inputting her advice in my garden to include companion planting. We are building a new home and I can start from scratch! It’s very exciting.

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  419. Jennifer on

    I have your Cut Flower Garden book but I love to read through Katharine White’s Onward and Upward every few years.

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  420. Emily leigh on

    We have been studying roses here trying to keep our three alive. Any rose book we will read.

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  421. Summer Smith on

    Also really found Vegetsbles Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Zeigler. Her focus is on how to use flowers, and other strategies (like a native border, water, etc) to encourage beneficial insects, birds, and more to your property. She is also a flower farmer with lots of experience.

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  422. Suzanne Morrissey on

    Although I’ve never been arrested while procuring flowers, I can certainly sympathize with the author. Not guilty by reason of flower insanity!

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  423. Lindsay Webster on

    I am typically limited by what my local library has to offer (However, they carry Cut Flower Garden, which is how I discovered you!). I have yet to hear of any of these books or publications and they all sound wonderful! Aside from Flora Forager’s ABC book which I did purchase for my new niece this spring. Currently by my bedside is Margaret Roach’s A Way to Garden, who is apparently the garden editor for Martha Stewart’s Living Publication. She goes through her garden seasonally, her trials and triumphs along the way from vegetables, flowers, and even what to plant to attract bees and birds and encourage them to stay. I also adore The Botanical Bible, which contains art, arranging, recipes for home remedies utilizing foraged wildlife, it is a mini encyclopedia of sorts and it it simply a feast for the eyes. It features Tiffany Turner’s phenomenal paper flower work, which is how I discovered it. I would love to win and add to my growing collection, wha ta great giveaway!

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  424. Marie on

    Oh dear… I was doing so well in my resolve to not buy any more “actual” books for awhile. As much as I love holding books, especially big, beautifully bound hardcover ones, my shelves can’t take much more. Looks like I’ll need to build some new shelves, because seeing those glossy pages you shared with us has made me want to run to the nearest book store to do some browsing…and collecting. Thanks, Erin.

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  425. Nora Masters on

    I love Bringing Nature Home by Ngoc Minh Ngo and Foraged Flora by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale. I have a cutting garden I plant with Floret Seeds but have not yet been able to order in time for Floret dahlia tubers so have very common dahlias, and also forested acreage. I love combining the flowers with foraged greens and stems.

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  426. Michelle on

    Your Cut Flower Garden has inspired me to get flowers back in my yard and garden this year! Thank you🌸

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  427. Diana Adam on

    I have read and re-read Cut Flower Garden. It is the inspo for my two new raised beds for my 25 new (to me) varieties of Dahlias, 5 varieties of sweetpeas, orlaya, china aster, bee balm, snapdragons, etc etc. As a North Dakota gardener, I have to wait so long for spring and cram it all into a 120 day growing season! So lovely flower books help me in the cold and dreary wintertime :) Thanks for inspiring us all to grow what we can where we can!!

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  428. Roxann Kosmicki on

    I have been to busy that I have yet to get into a book store this year. Put some of these reviewed books on my reading list for winter.

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  429. Marielena Acorda-Shaner on

    I wait for your book blog every year, and head to the book store to check out your recommendations. Love having all this colorful books full of flowers available in our long winter months.

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  430. Jan Lewellen Pagel on

    I would love to add several of these books to my ever-growing collection. I can’t seem to get enough of floral art and all things flower farming! Thank you for sharing!

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  431. Kirsten on

    All if these look like a feast for the eyes! I’ve been particularly interested in reading Blooms.

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  432. bookboxer on

    Because of your inspiration, I regularly pull flower growing/arranging books from my local library system. Thanks for introducing me to Ariella Chezar and other fantastic sources of information!

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  433. Heidi Van Zee on

    I’m supposed to receive your book today can’t wait! We have always had fruit and veg gardens but I built my first cut flower bed this year just for my own enjoyment, so excited to learn more especially about the different flowers and how to arrange them💐

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  434. Robin on

    My mom always has beautiful flowers in her gardens and I’m trying to bring that to my house as well. she’s given me so many, so I’m trying to learn all I can so I can keep them alive and have beautiful flowers to bring inside :)

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  435. Lynn McClure on

    Thank u so much for your inspiring reviews. I pre ordered “In Bloom” months ago from your recommendation and just now ordered “A Tree in the House”. Thanks again for your fav picks …..

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  436. Amy Miller on

    I love having flower and farming books scattered all over my home. Many of these books can be picked up and opened to any page for inspiration or a break in the day (or night!). I have been using The Secret Meaning of Flowers by Brenda Jenkins Kleager to add a bit of fun info to share with our patrons at the farmers’ market. The Botanical Bible by Sonya Patel Ellis helps keep me in the study of things. After the loss of a dear friend, I read “Letters from the Farm” by Becca Stevens. It’s about farming, not just flowers and what this honorable life choice gives back to us spiritually, if we let it. However, my daily book, the book that has pages torn out and stuck back in, that is full of Sharpie marked ideas (is there anything better than a Sharpie for inspiration?) and is smudged with soil and probably chicken and goat stuff, is my Floret Online Workshop Court Packet Book. I have it with me all.the.time. The Second Edition really nailed it. Thank you!

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  437. Barbara Romuld on

    I will be taking myself to my local bookstore – right after I get my floret babies planted in my garden!

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  438. Juli on

    I devoured your book in a single sitting and just added all of these to my wish list! Thank you for always sharing your finds — flowers and otherwise!

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  439. Michelle Silverman on

    I have a couple of flower books on my coffee table and yours “Cut Flowers Garden” was the first one I bought! I just love it!! Then my husband bought me “Dahlias” by Naomi Slade, I love going through the pages of both books to decided on what flowers I should plant in my garden. The book “In Bloom” looks amazing and very informative which I would love to add to my collection..

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  440. Kassie on

    “Cut Flower Garden” is still my go-to, but I’d love to win any one of these, thanks!

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  441. Georgene Becerra on

    I was given the book Foraged Flora, by Louesa Roebuck and Sarah Lonsdale from some dear friends. I can barely get through a couple of pages before I find myself compelled to stop reading and go foraging for flowers. Truly very inspirational.

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  442. Rachel Hardy on

    I’ve just started learning everything I can about flowers. Recently my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of flowers and how amazing they are! Thank you for all you do!

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  443. Emily L. on

    I just got my copy of Cut Flower Garden and have been enjoying using it as I plant this spring!

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  444. Tara on

    The Flower Expert looks beautiful and lovely! Thanks for doing a roundup of some of your favorites in addition to Cut Flower Garden!

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  445. Laura Zimmermann on

    What a lovely list of books to consider. I’m already well on my way to covering my walls with bookshelves, so why stop now, right? It’s hard to resist a good book and a good book on gardening is impossible to pass up.

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  446. Magduska on

    I love all the flower books, specially Yours and “Vintage roses” by Jane Eastoe, which is full of pictures of my favourite flowers!

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  447. Landra Unruh on

    Flowers surely must be one way God let’s us know how much He loves us and wants us to be happy! They are exquisite….

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  448. Stephanie Scheerhorn on

    Awesome! I want every single one, they all look so beautiful! Can’t wait to pick some of these up for myself! Thanks for sharing!

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  449. Renee Rednour on

    !!!!Books like these are such an inspiration. I have what I call a “Tiny Flower Farm” at my New Orleans home. (We are not known for our large yards.) Whenever I feel down, I flip through seed catalogs. No matter how many times I have looked through the same catalog, it never fails to bliss me out. I can’t wait to set eyes on these new books and get that feeling that looking at flowers brings, like falling in love.

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  450. Virginia D on

    Thank you for letting us know of all these beautiful titles/books. I’m gonna need a bigger bookcase! We just received We Are the Gardeners from my sister, and I just love reading it to my 4 little girls. The first time I read it I had tears in my eyes. Reading any floral book though is my idea of perfect therapy.

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  451. Olivia Brooks on

    Thank you for the recommendations! My 4 year old daughter and I love to read Cut Flower Garden before bed! These additions would be so lovely to add to our collection! We both have dreams of having our own flower garden one day! We have the land, just have to find a way to make it happen! 💕

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  452. Lindsay Webster on

    Lately I have been limited by what our local library has to offer (but they carry Cut Flower Garden, which is how I found out about you!). I have not heard of any of these books or publications, (Aside from Flora Forager’s book, which I bought for my new niece this spring), and they all look amazing! I recently have by my bedside, A Way to Garden by Margaret Roach (who happens to be Martha Stewart’s garden editor.) In this book, she writes it seasonally, which pictures and stories from her own garden. She includes her trials with vegetables, flowers, creating wildlife spaces, as well as planting certain species to attract and encourage bees and birds to hang around. It would be so fun to win as I am trying to expand my floral knowledge! (Oh! And another one I love is The Botanical Bible, which I discovered thanks to Tiffany Turner because it features her phenomenal paper flower work.)

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  453. Heather on

    I’m a new follower. I eat up every blog you post (just planted my first China Asters)! I started my cut flower garden 3 years ago with ZERO experience. Failed so many times, but kept going because I just love it. This spring has finally been my breakthrough year! Everything is healthy and blooming. So excited for the years to come. Thankful for what you do and the book recommendations. Without the wealth of knowledge out there, I would be lost!

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  454. Marena Newhouse on

    What a great selection of books! Thank you for sharing. My kids and I are really enjoying the “We are the gardeners” by Joanna Gaines.

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  455. Susan Molina on

    A home without flowers is a sad thing, indeed…but sometimes difficult and expensive to have fresh flowers on the table every day. And that is why we need books about flowers on our shelves! Thank you for recommending more sources of joy for our hearts and homes.

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  456. Wendy on

    I lift my spirits with the color plates in A Chezar’s Seasonal Flower Arranging. Delish!

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  457. Kate on

    I’ve been loving The Flower Recipe book by Alethea Harampolis. Every page is beautiful and inspirational!

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  458. Christina on

    … takes my breath away – the beauty of blooming flowers.

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  459. Austin Flores on

    I have been getting a LOT out of the The Timber Press Guide to Gardening in the Pacific Northwest by Carole and Norman Hall. They have a section that tells you what jobs you can/should do in your garden for each month tailored to our local climate. Very helpful! They also list what is blooming month by month so you can plan a succession of flowers and color interest a bit easier. Great resource!

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  460. Drew Evans on

    I’m living in England right now and the book “In Bloom…” looks amazing. They really do know how to garden here! In two weeks I’ll be visiting Kew Gardens to see the roses.

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  461. Suzanne on

    I have two flower growing books that are always by my chair for easy reference: Cut Flower Garden, of course and Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason-Ziegler. Currently, I am also currently reading and enjoying Seasonal Flower Arranging by Ariella Chezar.

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  462. Katherine Read on

    Thank you for even more resources on how to enjoy the beautiful world of flowers.

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  463. Jessica Sievers on

    All of these books look so fun! I loved the cut flower garden so much!

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  464. Elise on

    Living in Montana I thrive in inspirational gardening books throughout the winter. Although unmistakably beautiful here the winter snow covers the promise of gardening for many long months. Thank you for sharing I am excited to add to my collection!

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  465. Mary on

    Have always loved growing flowers but now trying to gain some confidence in arranging too. Picked up The Flower Recipe Book and have been inspired by the simple beauty. The new books on your list look amazing and I would love to page through all and be inspired. Thanks for sharing!

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  466. Deb on

    Love browsing through garden and flower books. So inspiring!

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  467. Mary on

    I was just talking about wanting a new book about flower arrangements. I think I found that and a little more.. bye-bye budget!

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  468. Angela on

    What wonderful reviews to help me choose – I’ve had a sustained spell where I’ve needed help from many friends and I have just found some lovely appreciation gifts! Thank you!

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  469. Karen Eck on

    My 3 year old just got We Are The Gardeners…she’s in training. I just recently read The Flower Farmer’s Year by Georgie Newberry, which I absolutely loved! There are beautiful pictures, and she gives a nice breakdown on what months to do what for the garden.

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  470. T Holbert on

    One of my go to books is “Native Plants for Northern Virginia”. Living in this area of the country it is great to have a book that provides a list and information about native plants that will thrive and help the local pollinators. The book was written as part of the Plant NoVA Natives (www.plantnovanatives.org) to encourage planting of native plants. Though it is a small publication it is packed with a lot of information and even addresses invasive species.

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  471. Lindsay S on

    These are so inspiring! I love flipping through garden books at the library, but I don’t have much of a collection at home, yet. I’m sure a couple of these will end up on my shelf soon! Thanks for the roundup and can’t wait to see the next Floret publication!

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  472. Christine on

    Your book is still my all-time favorite Erin!!

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  473. Barb Schmidt on

    What a great start to my day, sipping coffee and reading about these exciting book! Delicious photos as usual! Thanks :)

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  474. Cindy Hanson on

    I have my copy of Chezar’s latest and Blooms-I still live a good coffee table book!

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  475. Indira Ganesan on

    The Pottery Garden, recommended by a friend! And now I have to add more…thanks!

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  476. Ashley Ewing on

    I need to add these to my list! I just recently picked up your book and We Are the Gardeners!

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  477. Maya on

    Wow thanks for this post. The cream of the crop!

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  478. Cathi Lamoreux on

    Books and blooms. How could you find a better combination?

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  479. Rachel HANSBERRY on

    We recently bought our small acreage homestead and a cut flower garden is on my shortlist of things to do! Thank you for making this list of resources! I will be heading to Amazon shortly, lol!

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  480. Darcy on

    “My Soulful Home, a Year in Flowers” by Kelly Wilkniss. I love listening to Kelly and her partner Anita Joyce on their podcast “Decorating Tips & Tricks” and they’ve both published books that are fabulous resources. I’ve been following along with Kelly’s monthly floral designs for inspiration and as a challenge to diversify my aesthetic.

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  481. Jean Donker on

    I have mostly found garden books, now I’m heading in a new direction!

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  482. Shelby on

    I love that a woman named Fleur was arrested for stealing magnolias – I would be fast friends with her.

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  483. Anna Steinle on

    When I was younger (teenager) magazines were my source of inspiration. As I grew older, books (with LOTS of pictures) became an added source of inspiration. Today with modern technology, I have a plethora of inspiration…but I still find myself browsing libraries, 1/2 priced books, and even yard sales looking for the books with old fashion, tried and true growing and harvesting hints/tips, lots of pictures, and inspiration galore to add to my personal library! Just an FYI…Floretflowers.com is bookmarked as my favorite blog 🥰 and major IG follower! I love it all! Thanks for your directions, tips, and explosive inspiration!!

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  484. Emily Aschbrenner on

    Such a great list! I’m a newbie, just beginning my first cut flower garden this year! Thank you for the inspiration to learn and grow!

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  485. Lori on

    Can’t wait to check out some of these books!

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  486. Jennifer Battista Zumba on

    Wonderful! I just got Arielle Chezar’s The Flower Workshop, but after I devour IT I will be ready for more!

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  487. Nesa on

    Wow, I’m excited for these books! I love cut flower garden! Looking to read in bloom and a tree in the house ♥️

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  488. Becky on

    Thankyou for the suggestions, they all look magical🌸

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  489. Abby Vaughn on

    I want all of them!! Ugh they are all gorgeous!

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  490. Leslie Watkins on

    I know what is going on my wishlist for my birthday now!

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  491. Maria on

    These all look beautiful! Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

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  492. Amy Collett on

    These books look inspiring! Can’t wait to head to the gardening section next time I’m in the bookstore.

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  493. Heather on

    What a beautiful and inspiring book list!! Time to go to the library :)

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  494. HEIDI HINCKLEY on

    I’m excited to get my hands on a few of these books. They all look so inspiring. Thanks for the suggestions!

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  495. Laura Essex on

    Loved hearing about all the entries! It’s so inspiring to see new people every day contributing to the beauty of the world.

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  496. Lisa Haun on

    I look forward to every post and every beautiful photo!

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  497. Jamie Kohl on

    Impossible to resist these beautiful suggestions. I too am hopeless in bookstores, always leaving with more than I intended so I don’t usually need help but I am definitely going to look for some of these. A Tree in the House?! Just the title has me.

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  498. Brenda Harvey on

    Love, love, love reading books about flowers. One of my favorite quotes is Monet’s “I must have flowers, always and always”,,,with these books and your website, it’s possible! Thank you!

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  499. Heather H on

    I am always looking for floral books even in antique and thrift stores! I just found one about drying flowers a few days ago. Thanks for adding all these to my wish list ;) we just started a micro flower farm in Florida (zone 9b) so I am always trying to learn everything I possibly can about flowers! Thanks you for being so helpful with your posts, your are definitely an inspiration!

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  500. isabellagarden on

    These look wonderful. I also recommend, for those just starting their gardening journey, The Garden Primer by Barbara Damrosch, an oldie but a goodie.

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  501. Kera Barenaba on

    I’m obsessed with, Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler. It’s been my go to this year since we bought a 5 acre farm and I love companion planting to enjoy fresh veggie and flowers!

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  502. Sandra Devaney on

    I have Season Flower Arranging…..have been through it several times–so much inspiration!! I’m just a backyard flower gardener, but am really enjoying working on my “amatuer arranging” skills…..

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  503. Marie Schwager on

    Lately I’ve been digging “Root, Nurture, Grow” by Caro Langston and Rose Ray. Since I have houseplant addictions in addition to outdoor garden addiction AND I’m poor, this helps me feed the habit. I also like the challenge of propagating in new ways!

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  504. Laurie on

    So much good inspiration! Can’t wait to get the “We are gardeners” book!

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  505. Charlotte on

    I just bought my first seeds from you guys and can’t wait to see them grow!

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  506. Jennifer Hamilton on

    Such beautiful and inspiring looking books! Thanks to the authors for their dedication in bringing us such wonders!

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  507. Angela Cushman on

    So inspiring! Love all the information on your website. Thanks for sharing!

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  508. Mary Wells on

    What great descriptions and reviews. I’m especially interested in the Alphabet Book for the 6 year old grandniece.

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  509. Nancy on

    Thank you for such inspiring material !!! Im about to launch my flower business and this just makes me even more eager to begin 🌸

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  510. KELLY TRIPP on

    I’m currently reading “Gardening with Foliage First” by Karen Chappman and Christina Salwitz. Probably not a book to recommend on a flower design web site but I think you would agree that foliage often adds a new dimension to the flower work. Thank you for this post.

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  511. LynG on

    Erin doesn’t just teach what you need to know to become a flower farmer. She continues to keep us educated and inspired. Thank you, Erin and Team Floret!

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  512. Megan on

    I am enjoying terrains book with seasonal ideas for bringing the outdoors in. Honestly, I am just beginning my journey into growing flowers. My teaching job does not allow me much time for hobbies, so I don’t have much to add to the conversation, but love learning! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  513. Patricia on

    These are such great choices! In Bloom looks beautiful and the children’s books would be fantastic to read to my son.

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  514. Rebecca on

    Someone I love endures a debilitating disease. Working in her garden, while challenging physically, provides a significant measure of healing and much happiness. I will gift her one of these beautiful and inspirational books.

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  515. Stargirl on

    Oh wow! They all look so lovely. I’ll have to put them on my wish list!

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  516. Windee W on

    While we wait for your new book anything by Arielle Chezar.

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  517. Lindsay Robinson on

    Can’t wait to get my hands on these books! Thank you for sharing!

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  518. Geetha on

    Thanks Erin! What a treat of an article…..review and give us delicious reads AND a chance to win one of them?? Wondorous! It’s a happy Tuesday.

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  519. Jo Makoul on

    Well.. one can never have enough garden books! I read them over and over and appreciate all of the
    different perspectives. Great to inspire, instruct and share with others! If you can inspire others to enjoy the rewards of growing then it is a job well done!
    Growing from seed is economical and rewarding and offers a chance to grow flowers not available in stores.

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  520. Anna on

    Now I know what I want for my birthday!! Aaaaaaah

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  521. Kristina on

    Thank you for sharing! I am excited to look at these and share the beauty with my daughters! What a gift!

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  522. Anne B on

    Thank you for letting us know about these great books. “In Bloom: Growing, Harvesting & Arranging Homegrown Flowers All Year Round” in particular looks fabulous! I’ll be both hitting Amazon and asking my library to acquire all these books.

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  523. Susie on

    I have been tucking flowers in amongst my vegetables and always love the resulting scene. Better flowers than weeds. Love your blog and your sweet spirit. Happy (belated, but not really) Mother’s Day! What gifts children are to us. Bless you dear Erin.

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  524. Vanessa on

    I’m rather new to growing flowers so I don’t have any books to suggest but I am currently reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer which is about the teachings of plants and I absolutely love it.

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  525. Samantha on

    Looks like I’m going to need a bigger bookshelf… ;)

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  526. Ashley Machado on

    Thank you for the share! These all look like they’re full of not only great info but also amazingly beautiful pictures. I can’t wait to dive into some of these!

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  527. Viki M Stark on

    Im going to have to buy them all! Thank you for the recommendations!

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  528. Mary Ann on

    Thanks for sharing !! 🌿🌸 …… I’m seeing a trip to the bookstore this weekend 😊

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  529. Rachael on

    I will be checking these out, thank you for sharing!

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  530. Stacey garrett on

    The Cut Flower Patch: Grow Your Own Cut Flowers All Year Round by Louise Curley is a great book as well! Can’t wait to get some of these new ones to read and enjoy!! 🌻

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  531. Karen on

    So thankful my local library has most of these titles available. To say “thanks”, I often take a bouquet to display at the library.

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  532. Heather Childress on

    My mother just sent my 4 year old daughter “We are the Gardeners” for her library after she developed a great interest in gardening this year… consider another generation inspired! These books look like lovely additions to my own collection!

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  533. Susan Davis on

    I am always drawn in by books about flowers and gardening. Thank you, Erin, for telling us about these new titles.

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  534. Carole on

    All of those books look beautiful and inspiring! Thanks for sharing and I am going to start on my garden!

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  535. Jen Martindale on

    My ever growing list has expanded again! Thanks for sharing Erin! I always look forward to reading any of the books you recommend. I have learned so much from the writings of others. I love all the beautiful photography as well. It’s like a treat for my eyes! Thanks again! :)

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  536. N.K. Crowell on

    Hard to believe you have time to read, let alone reviews! Thanks for the recommendations

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  537. Amy Smith on

    What better reading than a book of flowers!! Love love love
    Relaxing and energizing all at the same time💗

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  538. Lauren on

    I have recently found a new love and fascination with flowers. I just got your Cut Flower Farm book this past weekend for Mother’s Day(my first flower/gardening book ever)and I am preparing and making plans for my own cut flower garden next spring. This was a great blog for those looking for a new book to dive into. Thank you!

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  539. Alexis Miller on

    I can’t wait to see if my library has a few of these books! While my gardening space is limited, I do LOVE to read about gardening. And I always enjoy beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing these new books.

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  540. Ana Silta on

    Thank you for this! I’m growing some flowers I plan to use for a wedding and these look like they could help. A LOT.

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  541. Janelle on

    I’m still obsessed with yours, Erin! Although I can’t wait to explore a few of these new ones. Thanks for the recommendations!!!!

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  542. Sharon Geney on

    I’ve been glued to your book Cut Flower Garden and have started new flower beds in my backyard. These book suggestions will be great additions to my library.

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  543. Dana Land on

    Thank you for sharing these! I’m always looking on Amazon for a new flower book!

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  544. Linda on

    Thank you for summarizing these new publications. I’m going to send them on to our local library so many can enjoy! I will of course have to review many of them myself when I get them for my own library:)

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  545. Angela Kezar on

    So many new titles to track down! I can’t wait to read them and be inspired! Also looking forward to your new book!

    Angela Kezar

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  546. Kris Olsen on

    LOVE flowers so much and I’m always looking for ways to improve my gardening skills. Thanks for sharing these titles!

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  547. Donna Nichols on

    I loved every one of the books reviewed!! So inspiring and beautiful!! Thank you, Erin for sharing your favorite things!

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  548. Virginia Brown on

    I love the book “Fresh” by Sybil Sylvester and Charles McNair. I saw her work in Margot Shaw’s magazine and I love her way with flowers.

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  549. Kari S on

    These all look so inspiring!

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  550. Kim on

    I am starting a cut flower garden this year and I am so excited for it! All of these books look beautiful!

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  551. Sarah on

    I think I’m going to have to pick up a few of these. Thanks for the recommendations!

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  552. Marjorie Sawicki on

    While all of the books look marvelous, I am drawn to “In Bloom” and the 2 children’s books. The “In Bloom” book would guide me from soil preparation through arrangement. The children’s books would become some of my favorites for sharing with my grandchildren. We just planted gladiolus bulbs surrounding their cherry tomato plant and moss rose in containers for Easter.

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  553. Anne Moore on

    I trust everyone on your email list has read “Cut Flower Garden.” That is the most practical and useful– as well as beautiful– book on my gardening shelf, one that I turn to constantly for advice on gardening. Even if you weren’t the gardener on this site, I would have instantly said, “Cut Flower Garden!”

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  554. Yvette Farrell on

    I’m continually inspired by your authenticity and love that you support others in your journey. 💖

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  555. Lexi on

    They all look so beautiful! I may need to get my hands on one or two!

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  556. Amanda on

    They all look so beautiful. Thanks for sharing Erin!

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  557. Tami on

    Thank you for the great review! Time to visit the bookstore.

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  558. Mackenzie Rockcastle on

    So much flower inspo, so little time :) I loved the book Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West. It’s more of a planting design book, but it is a wonderful call to action to create a new nature in our cities and suburbs that is a hybrid of wild and cultivated. It emphasizes native species and well designed plant communities. It’s beautifully written with beautiful pictures!

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  559. Jessie on

    Would love to win one of these!

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  560. Sara on

    Yours is still my favorite-I’ve learned so much from it!

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  561. Jennifer Whitcomb on

    The garden is my happy place! Your book has inspired me to dream big and plant lots of seeds to hopefully harvest lots of blooms. These books look dreamy as well. Very inspiring photos that help my dream in full color!

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  562. Renee Bullock on

    Thanks for sharing your recommendations! Like most gardeners, I can’t resist adding new and beautiful books to my collection. I’m certain that several of these will find their way to my library bookshelves.

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  563. Virginia on

    Erin,
    One of my favorite books is Fresh by Sybil Sylvester and Charles McNair.
    The book is just lovely. I think she may be a friend of Margot Shaw whose book is on your shelf . I have seen her work in the magazine “Flower”. It was given to me as a gift and I really have enjoyed reading all the stories.

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  564. Sarah W. on

    Other than Cut Flower Garden (thank you!), our favorite is The Flower Farmer’s Year by Georgie Newberry…super practical nuts and bolts kind of stuff, helpful growing tips/choices, and general Small/Tiny (thats us) Flower Farmer Wisdom. A bit of a bummer that she’s in the UK and were in VT (where things grow a wee bit differently… :), but lovely nonetheless. Cheers, Sarah White

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  565. Lydia on

    I can’t wait to check these out! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  566. Carla Dileo on

    Thank you for sharing! If you love a gardening book, I trust it’s an excellent one!

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  567. Jessica Mezyk on

    “A Tree in the House” intrigues me the most. Gathering branches and staging them is an art worthy of exploring.

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  568. Janell on

    I’m adding all of these to my wishlist!

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  569. Kharizma McAnulty on

    Mmmm… 10 more books to add to my ever growing library. Flower Fix and Tree in House at the top of the line. Of course I still need to pick up a copy of Cut Flower Garden too.

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  570. Maeve Matthews on

    Through the books and your short descriptions I feel as though I’ve been introduced to a whole community! Thanks for the post.

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  571. Vickie Angell on

    Truly lovely. Thank you for sharing so beautifully.

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  572. Kari Parks on

    I see you in The Flower Patch publication, congratulations! Is this on local shelves? I’d love a copy!

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  573. Carolyn on

    So many books out there…happy to take your recs and have my choices narrowed down a little! Thanks for sharing!

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  574. Kay C on

    Thanks for sharing. My little granddaughter loves flowers too and loves looking at your book.

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  575. Esther on

    Thank you for these recommendations! I just recently ordered your book (from Japan!) and consumed it in one sitting. These kinds of books are food for my soul.
    “We Are the Gardeners” reminds me of an older picture-book that I love so much: “The Gardener” by David Small.

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  576. Holly Chmil-Jones on

    I want to inhabit the dreamscape of these titles- Each looks like an arbor draped in blooms I can’t wait to walk through! Each looks as dangerous to a productive afternoon as a great cookbook! :D

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  577. Carolynn Manners on

    Who doesn’t need more books about flowers and gardening ? I would love to win one of these books. I am loving your Cut Flower Garden Book. As a Florist I just love flowers.

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  578. Lydia on

    Can’t wait to check out the library for some new reading material! Thank you for putting together these lists! Makes the hunt for useful information a lot easier when I have a name to look for.

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  579. SARAH SCHNEIDER on

    Thank you for all your share and all you do. Flowers have such a simple way of expressing pure beauty and happiness in a otherwise chaotic world.

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  580. Eva DIntino on

    SO excited to check these out. I am still fawning over your book!

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  581. Kylie Carman-Brown on

    I’ve really enjoyed the diversity in Blooms and looking forward to finding the new Ariella Chezar. Thanks for a great post.

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  582. Ashley on

    I really appreciate this post. Beautiful books like these and the planning and dreaming are what get me through winter in New England year after year! Also love sharing the love of the garden with my little wild humans.

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  583. Amberly Smith on

    These all look amazing! Can’t wait to dive into them!

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  584. Sara Lukasiewicz on

    Looks like I’m heading to my local book store!! Thanks for sharing these gorgeous books!

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  585. Debbie Klein on

    It’s warming up and now I have a hammock, my dog, iced tea, and books of flowers to look forward to this Summer. Thank you!

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  586. Maria J Lopez on

    These books sound wonderful, thank you for sharing!

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  587. Susan Umberger on

    Can never resist a gardening book! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  588. Donna M on

    Just reading this post has brightened a rainy, dreary day here, the books are truly beautiful and inspirational!

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  589. Kerry Noonan on

    A Tree in the House- I love the title! Thank you for the suggestions on children’s books. My kids are 11 and 14, but we never tire of picture books and reading together!

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  590. Matthew on

    I love learning what a leader in the field is reading

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  591. linda on

    My little niece (4) and nephew (6) will soon be here from Hawaii and I (Auntie Linda) am always looking for books to encourage new thinking and learning! Gardening is our new passion! I just sent them Chinese lay shee (red envelope money from an elder) so their mommy and daddy could take them to buy seeds for their garden. I love the children’s books you have shared… story time here we come!!!

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  592. Amber on

    Thanks for the reviews! The books sound great.

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  593. Cecily Thompson on

    I’ve been reading all the gardening books I can get my hands on lately, especially those by Thalassa Caruso and Thornton Lacey. I’m enjoying finding newer authors and bloggers too.

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  594. Jean Clark on

    I love books, the real deal, in my hands. No e-readers for me. I keep all my books. I consider them reference material and am always going to them for information and inspiration.

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  595. Lauren on

    You should check out: The Posy Book: Garden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a Story by Teresa Sabankaya. Very interesting way to use flowers to create meaning and look back at the historical meanings of flowers.

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  596. Kelly on

    So many beautiful books. Can’t wait to read the children’s books to my little kids! Thank you for creating this list!

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  597. Tamie Glubrecht on

    I have saved a gift card from Christmas, now I know what I will use it on! Books and flowers are my favorites, put them together, what a gift! Thank you for sharing this list.

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  598. Marissa Porter on

    So exciting! I just ordered your book and read it in several days. I learned so much and I am excited to start my cut flower garden this summer!

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  599. Toni M Kolczynski on

    Just in time for spring love, love, all things flowers. Hope to find some of these books very soon.

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  600. Jennifer Wright on

    I mean, I know they say you’re not supposed to judge a book by the cover, but these covers are art!
    I love my copy of Cut Flower Garden so much. Well worn with love.

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  601. Diane Miller on

    Wow. Will put on my Christmas list if I can wait that long!

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  602. Karen G on

    Thanks for the great ideas! I especially love reading these kinds of books during the dreary winter. I now have a new list to pursue.

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  603. Joy lafary on

    I have just started my first cut flower garden, I need all the help I can get! One of the first books I bought was the Cut Flower Garden. I love it!

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  604. Kelly Cormier on

    Of course I have your new book and I bought it during what felt like the longest winter ever. I was so happy to dream of glorious colourful blooms on a dull winter day. One of the sweetest books that has been around for a while is “Decorate With Flowers” by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring”. This book contains styling inspiration, container projects, creative arrangements and design tips. Single blooms in tea canisters or found objects with the tiniest of flowers that are often overlooked. Thank you for sharing your farm with us, you inspire me to set up a flower stall at the local farmers market. I will need a bigger garden.

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  605. jacque james on

    Love the inspiration!!! Gardening is such hard work and so rewarding and I love seeing these beautiful books celebrating incredible plant images and the people that create them!

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  606. Lisa Derx on

    A Gardener’s Latin by Richard Bird is wonderful! A short and very easy explanation of Latin terms. So beautifully illustrated, too, by Dawn Cooper – a pleasure to read!

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  607. Nicole on

    Quite a few comments among us talking about blowing the budget….. can SOMEone explain to me how anyone can NOT blow their budget when flowers bloom or books have pictures of flowers? My checking account would sincerely thank you.

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  608. Kathy Dublinski on

    Your website inspires me to try once again to grow flowers!

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  609. Katie on

    You rock! Thank you for continuing to help educate and provide resources for us!

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  610. Maura on

    I love the Flora Forager ABC book. It’s the most gorgeous ABCs book out there. I’d also suggest Monty Don’s The Complete Gardener. He makes everything feel possible!

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  611. Inger Knudsen on

    The Effortless Floral Craftsman, a floral crafter’s guide to crafting with nature by Christine Beer
    I get her weekly blog and it is amazing. She is the Andy Galloway of the floral design world
    Very intricate and intuitive

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  612. Anna on

    Wow, Looking forward to browsing through the pages of all these books! And my kids will love the ABC book!! Thanks for sharing a great list Erin!!

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  613. Beth Garbo on

    Endless inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

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  614. Jean MacKenzie on

    Working at a book store, I am familiar with a few of the books above and particularly love selling “We Are the Gardeners”. I would love to have a peak at the Bunny Melon book as she had a home on Cape Cod where I live. I love growing flowers and selling gardening books!!

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  615. Beth S. on

    With a one year old and a newborn coming in a couple weeks, this gardening season will be pretty limited…now I can enjoy it through these books! Thanks for the suggestions!

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  616. Suzzelle Smith on

    The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar has been around for a few years, but gives incredibly clear, concise instructions for creating really unique arrangements. It sits right next to Cut Flower Garden on my bookshelf, which I refer to daily! Erin, you are a household word here in the dark forests of the Adirondacks in northern NY where we are beginning to think the sun may never shine again! Your pictures and words of inspiration are helping to get us through this very rainy Spring! Thanks so much for your blog and heartfelt love of flowers.

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  617. Christian on

    The Flower Fix looks inspiring! Can’t wait to get these from the library and apply it to my growing garden!

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  618. Rachael Ringenberg on

    I just gave your book as a gift to a friend! Flower books bond people and visions together, I love it. Thank you for this thoughtful roundup!

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  619. Jamie Wales on

    I am always finding my self in the gardening section at the book store as well! Can’t wait to check these books out!! 😍

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  620. Amy on

    Thank you for this list! My 3 year old girl is all about the garden right now, and will love the kids titles too!

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  621. Ginger Proctor on

    I have a weakness for floral books! I haven’t read any of these! So happy to have new ones to add to my wish list.

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  622. Brandie on

    My two favorite hobbies book and flowers

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  623. Erin on

    I now have my summer reading list filled up, thank you! After reading your book, I had been thinking about starting a flower & garden book club with some friends and now it’s a must do…

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  624. Susan Potter on

    Thank you. My little library of gardening books is growing. I bought Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler last year after seeing it on your books list and have enjoyed it. I look forward to checking out several of these.

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  625. Eva on

    I have already read all of them except the Flower Fix. Bearing in mind that arranging flowers is always a creative process I highly recommend taking a closer look at the newest among them: „Blooms“. It has a lot of everything: from futuristic mind-blowing New York Style arrangement to wonderfully romantic installations made by Green&Gorgeous. It pushes borders and Provides an unique overview of color and artistic signature style.

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  626. Jeanine Greenfield on

    The Flower Patch looks like pure fun, while also being informative! I’m ordering one today. Thank you for putting this fantastic list of books together and sharing.

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  627. L Grayson on

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    Love this book by Greg Campbell and Eric New
    Florists to the Field

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  628. Kristina on

    Your book and blog has inspired me so much. I look forward to checking out these new books also. Thank you for adding a large dose of beauty to my life and encouraging me to share that beauty with others!

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  629. Jennifer on

    As a home gardener who wants to use my new cut flower garden as a ministry to bless others, I would love to learn more about arranging flowers, so In Bloom is now on my must-read list (along with every other book you listed)! I just discovered Keeyla Meadows and was greatly inspired by her book, Fearless Color Gardens. I also love anything by the late, fabulous, Christopher Lloyd – especially Exotic Plantings for Adventurous Gardeners. These are more about garden design than cutting flowers, though.

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  630. Kathleen Kaufman on

    I love seeing books for children on your blog. I go by the handle “Nature Nana” to my grandsons and try to share my love of all things growing with them!

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  631. Casey on

    I’m particularly interested in books on growing cut flowers and organizing/planning the garden. Cut Flower Garden was perfect for me and inspired me to start a garden of my own! Now I want all the information I can get to improve on this year’s first attempt. Thanks for the book suggestions!

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  632. Chelsea t on

    Thanks so much for sharing! Certainly added some to my wish list! And Also, thank you for building others in the industry up and showing support and encouragement in this way, it’s wonderful to see!

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  633. Sarah Hallstedt on

    Books. Love them! When I saw an ad for Floret Farm’s “Cut Flower Garden”, I did something I have never done – I pre-ordered it! In March of 2017s, my daughter announced her engagement, and she wanted to get married in our now hometown of Northport Michigan, at a gazebo in a beautiful marina park (go ahead, Google it – we are at the tip of the “pinkie” in Michigan, north of Traverse City.) The wedding reception was to be at our home, in a large pole barn and additional tent.What happened next was amazing! For the first time, I had a garden larger than I knew what to do with – plus the now 22 acres of sweet cherry trees we had been putting in. We had just relocated here after re-habbing the acreage from 8 hours away, while we were raising our kids. I had an area in which we had grown cover crops for several years. We tilled in under one last time, and “the Wedding Garden” was born, based on inspiration (and thankfully, naive bliss) from this book. In 5 months, we went from bare to beautiful, with five 4′ wide flower strips about 125′ each, and grass walking paths between. Would love to share pics! I now have close to 100 varieties of flowers, and started selling them after the wedding. Happiness in the dirt!!

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  634. Jennifer on

    For all the info online and beautiful Instagram feeds, I still love sitting down with a well written, beautiful book. Thanks for the suggestions.

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  635. Michelle on

    Love this – two of my favorite things are flowers and books! I recently picked up Harvest by Bittner & Harampolis because I like the projects.

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  636. Charlotte Smith on

    Nice selection! Thank you for sharing.
    🇬🇧 magazine and blooms book sound 👌🏼

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  637. Luyse on

    Having recently moved to a condominium complex of 72 houses in eastern Ontario, I have been inspired by your blog to start a cutting garden for all the members of our community. We are a small group of owners who will start small this year with one bed of flowers. I am hoping that more people will get interested as they see the flowers bloom and we will be able to add more beds over the years.

    Thank you for the inspiration!

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  638. Janna Bastian on

    2 months ago my husband and I decided that we want to give cut flower farming a try! Since then we have been scouring the internet, reading blogs, and trying to learn as much as we possibly can! Thank you for all of these suggestions.

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  639. Katie on

    I’ve looked for that magazine but haven’t seen a way to get it here in the US?

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  640. Marian Latchman on

    How could you put so much temptation in my way?
    I have just bought in bloom by Clare Nolan which is a delight and now I shall just have to slowly work through this list. I have written them in my diary, one a month.
    Thank you, Marian

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  641. Katherine Taylor on

    Such gorgeous looking books! I’m definitely going to be adding one or two (or three) of these to my growing floral library. Thanks for sharing :)

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  642. Terry on

    Would make a beautiful addition to my bookshelf – and some great winter reading. Nothing like a beautiful book to get through the long dreary days of winter (and some dreary rainy spring days too).

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  643. Danette on

    I recently bought my first gardening book “The Three Year Garden” which is more like a journal, but I think it counts; it’s really pretty and I love looking at so much I put it on my front entry table. Upon reading your blog, I think I’ll be bringing some more home to keep it company!

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  644. Erin on

    Gosh, these are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win one. I’ve only just started following you and your amazing business, but I love what you do, being a longtime gardener and flower lover.

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  645. Brooke Youngquist on

    Thanks so much for sharing! Another I love: andpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements. 💛💛

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  646. Patti on

    I fell and broke 3 ribs 3 weeks ago, so I’ve been gardening vicariously through books about gardens and gardening. I just finished A Perfect Romance, Susan Branch’s delightful journal of her trip to England’s Lake District, including many English Gardens. I’ve also enjoyed The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables by Catherine Reid, and am currently enjoying Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life: The Plants and PlacesThat Inspired the Classic Childre’s Tales by Marta McDowell.

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  647. Rebecca Martin on

    Ah now I want them all! I love reading all books, but flower books are my favorite.

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  648. Ashley on

    I haven’t read any lately, but this is giving me such inspiration. Thanks for the roundup!

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  649. Holly Stretch on

    It’s in the 30’s with snow flurries here in upstate NY. Thank you for showing me a “happy place” this morning.

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  650. Rebekah N on

    Oh I would love to win one of these lovely books!

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  651. Nicole on

    My two addictions merge into one…flowers books.

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  652. Ruth Meredith on

    All of these publications look wonderful! Thank you so much for all you share with us!!!

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  653. Jenny Loughridge on

    Some of these have already been added to my table and have become my new favorites. I’d love to add more to my stacks!

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  654. WanderingGarden on

    I have poured over The New Seed-Starter’s Hanbook hy Buble as I learn to start plants from seed this spring. I also have on my shelf Carrots Love Tomatoes about companion planting, and have been reading bookss from the library about chicken gardens, organic gardening and small scale farming. Some have been much harder to get into than others. Information about growing flowers is a lot more scarce at my local library so thank you for your suggestions!

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  655. Amy Beach on

    The next best thing to growing flowers has to be enjoying a book on growing flowers! Fabulous selection! My literature wish list has just been extended!! Xx

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  656. Marianne Poteet on

    I have a birthday coming up in June, and plan to add several of these books to my Wish List! (On a side note, while I have never been arrested for stealing magnolias, my sister and I did get in trouble for picking bluebonnets in Texas. We didn’t know they were protected, and many who drove by honked at us. We had no idea why until we got to work with our bouquets, and co-workers said “Yankee Go Home!! You aren’t supposed to pick bluebonnets!!”)

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  657. Katherine on

    Thanks for the book recommendations! The Flora Forager ABC book looks wonderful for the grandchildren!

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  658. Maria Costello on

    Decisions, decisions, decisions . . . WHICH would I choose? I can’t get enough of anything that has to do with gardens, flowers or greenhouses! Coming to your area next month and can’t wait!

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  659. Abbie Langman on

    I’ve always had something growing, even if it was just in pots in my bland, grey, apartment complex when I was getting started in life. I got on trouble with my super for digging up part of my townhouse yard for flowers. And now I’m moving to an acre in the country, and I’m so excited I jig every time I think about the garden I will have! I love your blog, and I love learning. Thank you so much for sharing your love of horticulture.

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  660. Bridget Green on

    These books remind me of how I’ve always wanted to take every vacant piece of land in my town and turn it into either a flower or vegetable garden for the community, especially to teach kids how wonderful it is to grow beauty in your own backyard

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  661. Melissa Lister on

    These all look beautiful! I’m a sucker for a good flower and garden book. I only wish there were more of this quality for very hot climates!

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  662. Alexis Russell on

    This year I’ve been getting back into gardening magazines, which has been a ton of fun. My girls and I love to look at all the beautiful photos even if we can’t do all the projects.

    This would be an amazing boost to my library so I’ll keep my fingers double crossed.

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  663. Angie Yorath on

    Thank you for sharing these books – I especially love that you included children’s books – it is where the love of the natural world starts. From a floraging florists!

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  664. Lynn Hoffmann on

    Love dried flowers and the books. I started with Growing Everlasting Flowers A Beginners Guide, 1995 produced by Virginia Tech. Andy Hankins was the Extension Agent.

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  665. Meghan R on

    Thanks for sharing even more gorgeous, flower-filled books! Looks like I have some summer reading to do…

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  666. Merry Kujovsky on

    I am loving The Pottery Gardener right now, a wonderful source of inspiration. Also my books by the late Christopher Lloyd are always within reach.

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  667. Lucy on

    These all look beautiful. I refer often to your book as I’m getting started with my first cut flower garden.

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  668. Kate on

    Thank you for sharing !

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  669. Jeanie Droscha on

    Looks like a trip to the bookstore is needed. Thank you for sharing!🌼

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  670. Ann on

    It’s been a cold, rainy spring in the Northeast. I need one of these books to put a smile on my face and melt the frost around my heart.

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  671. Karen Jackson on

    Thank you for lovely review of these wonderful books that I will enjoy reading in bed as much as I do reading cookbooks!

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  672. Kelly B on

    The selections look lovely! Must add to my garden library!

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  673. Lynn on

    I, too, am always drawn to the gardening books and pubs at my local library. In fact, a month or two ago, I was able to read Chezar’s new book as my local.ibrary purchased it; it’s beautiful! I will certainly look for The Pottery Gardener; I’ve been a fan of Emma Bridgewater’s work for years! Thanks for including in your photo!

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  674. Bethany on

    These books look absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the recommendations!

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  675. Glenne Stoll on

    can hardly wait (not) for winter, at least then then I will have time to enjoy these lovely books

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  676. Wendy Brubaker on

    I am elated to hear these recommendations from my favorite flower mentor! Thank you.

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  677. Anna K. on

    Happy to see some of our favorite titles on this list, can’t wait for a couple of the new releases too!

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  678. Rebecca on

    All of these books look amazing!

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  679. Mary Ashley Twitty on

    I was sitting in the gardening section of my local bookstore doing this very thing! You just helped me decide which book to pick first AND which ones to ask them to order for me. Thank you!

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  680. Laura Timmerman on

    Yikes! So many flower books to read and so little time! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  681. Carla Roper on

    I received “ We are the gardeners” book by Joanna Gaines for my mother’s day from my three little granddaughters. Then they each wrote a little message inside the front cover. My youngest granddaughter wrote “nana, never stop trying”! It made tears in my eyes:) we will read it together many times I’m sure and I’m so thankful we share the love of gardening together.

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  682. Roger Wilhoite on

    Thank you for sharing these titles of new books! As a nature enthusiast and a floral designer, I love to learn and see what others do. I found myself in a bridal floral challenging situation recently (actually it began 6 months ago) with the color scheme the brides wanted (ut orange and arkansas razorback red) . Knowing that these two colors together basically are considered fall warm colors, I had to design the arrangements for a spring wedding. Heres a few photos : https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10218307256209865&id=1145261326.
    Also, we have a small flower farm and have used some of your techniques, but what is the best weed control to use around the flower rows?

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  683. Michele on

    All are beautiful! So much inspiration!

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  684. Erin on

    Well now my budget is blown again! They all look incredible

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  685. jen piety on

    Such beautiful inspiring books. Thank you for sharing!

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  686. Michelle Valakos on

    So excited to search out these books, esp your first suggestion and We Are the Gardeners!

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  687. Anne-Marie Woodhouse on

    So excited to read about these new titles. Ideas to implement right now, as well as inspiration during New England’s long cold winters. Can’t wait for your new book!

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  688. Jo Ellen Greer on

    I loved this blog and am especially intrigued by Tree in the House and Flora Forager’s ABC book. My 3 year-old grandson is an enthusiastic seedling grower!💙

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  689. Liz on

    Personal favorite is David Culp’s A Layered Garden. Also Cool Flowers by Lisa Mason Ziegler!

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  690. Katrina S on

    Oh wow – all of these titles look amazing! I could so easily get sucked into debt by buying all the beautiful books, haha!
    I haven’t read any new ones lately – might have to change that. I’ll have to see if the library can get these for me.

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  691. Leslie on

    Martha’s Flowers by Martha Stewart has been helpful for me, too!

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  692. Anne on

    Great recommendations! Thanks for sharing!

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  693. Heidi Shedlock on

    Oh wow!!! What an amazing selection! Thank you for sharing with us! There are a few I recognize but also a few newbies! Thanks…..heading off to look for them all online as we don’t always get many of these in South Africa! Thank goodness for online shopping! HA!

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  694. Arlie DeGiuli on

    My suggestion would be The Botanical Garden (Volume II) by Phillips & Rix. A truly beautiful reference guide with just enough detail to pick up this heavy tome when researching a new floral addition.

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  695. Kim on

    These all look like beautiful books!

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  696. Patrice German/BeeHaven Gardens on

    I have many garden books, but one I find most inspirational is “Shocking Beauty” by Thomas Hobbs. A golden oldie, so I’m glad to hear of these new titles. The children’s books particularly caught my eye because I have a young friend who is expecting her first child in July, and these will be a great addition to my gift package. When I read the title “We are the Gardeners”, the song “We are the Champions” came to mind.

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  697. Sarah King on

    It’s not a new book, but Eliot Coleman’s Four Season Harvest is always a good read when winter just won’t seem to quit!

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  698. Patricia Dames on

    Thank you for the information on gardening books for kids! Our family has always had a love of books, with “branch libraries” in different rooms of our house, and I’m always looking for ways to pass on my love of flower gardening to my grandchildren.

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  699. Elsie on

    These are so beautiful. What an inspiration!

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  700. Bridget on

    Margery Fish’s ‘We Made a Garden’- published in 1956 it’s not new but it is fantastic and I am so pleased to have been given a copy for my birthday. Full of wisdom, comfort (see chapter: ‘We Made Mistakes’) and inspiration. Essential reading for lovers of English Cottage gardens.

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  701. Amanda on

    Inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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  702. Susan Griffin on

    Have always loved The Well Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato Aust. It’s more a book about growing and maintenance techniques than about cutting/arranging. Traci shares her findings though much experimentation on how to pinch, and prune for more flowers, more compact growth, to delay bloom, etc. She includes lists of which species respond to which techniques…for a curious grower it’s a dream reference book, and I find myself referring to it more than any of my other books.

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  703. Betsy on

    Beautiful books ,thanks for sharing them with us .

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  704. Laura's Secret Garden on

    From first poke of green through the soil, to ripening buds ready to burst into their songs of riotous color and fragrance, flowers hold a powerful message of hope, persistence and joy. The world needs more of them-everywhere!

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  705. Lynette Mattke on

    The more I grow flowers the more I learn that there is so much to learn! I would love any of these book recommendations. Your blog and your farm are so inspiring.

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  706. Patricia Dames on

    Thank you for the information on nature and gardening books for kids!
    Our family has always loved books, and I’m always looking for ways to pass on my love of the outdoors and flower gardening to my grandchildren.

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  707. Linda Lewis on

    Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood! Thanks for your list – I can’t wait to see if I can find them at my library

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  708. Erica on

    We have a few books displayed already in our living room. I love when we have friends/family over and they love looking through them, too! My recent purchase was The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar!

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  709. Cate Tuten on

    Oh how I love YOUR book and blog!! Both are two of the things I read from cover to cover and page to page! Thanks for making the world a beautiful place and sharing it with all of us. Blessings, Cate Tuten

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  710. Janet on

    I recently picked up a copy of Charlotte Moss’s Garden Inspirations at our local library book sale. So inspired! A very personal accounting of creating her gardens.

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  711. Lauren Manning on

    Can’t wait to check out some these titles! As far as books not on the list go, I’m a big fan of Vegetables Love Flowers.

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  712. Jules on

    Floral Contemporary – The Renaissance of Flower Design by Olivier Dupon

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  713. Robin VanWingerden on

    Wow! Some of those books look dreamy! Flower Fix is going to be my next purchase… was just looking. Also, CAN NOT wait for your new book, Erin!!

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  714. Anne on

    I have checked out Seasonal Flowers from the library and am enchanted. It’s a beautiful, inspiring book.

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  715. Kristyn on

    Thank you for sharing more inspiring books that will be added to my collection. Shared my love of Floret flowers by giving Floret seeds as Mother’s day gifts this year.

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  716. Emma on

    I’m currently reading – and loving – ‘the flower farmer’s year’ by George Newbery! I also recently read ‘vegetables love flowers’ by Lisa Mason Ziegler which was also fantastic

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  717. Amy B on

    Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Ziegler. Very good how to book, lots of good information.

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  718. Dorie Knott on

    Wow! So inspiring! I am building my library not sure which one to get first. I love new ideas and continue to learn more about beautiful blooms. I expanded my dahlias this year!

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  719. Lauren Child on

    I refer back to Vegetable Love Flowers and Cut Flower Garden daily! I am so eager to add these to my home!!! Also, I’ve been dying to become a subscriber of the Flower Patch mag!

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  720. k on

    i just reread “the layered garden” by david l. culp – it’s absolutely full of insights. thank you for the giveaway!

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  721. Katarina Busija on

    Honestly, I’m a newbie to this lovely flower world…so I don’t really have a flower book suggestion for you that you haven’t already mentioned in your blog post. Sorry about that! FYI-absolutely LOVE what you and your team do!!!😊 It’s always a lovely (usually super informative👍) read!! Thank you!!🌸

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  722. cheryl erlandson on

    Not only will I stay “in the loop” which by the way, was the name of my knitting shop, seems your book list will keep me “in the blooms”!

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  723. Jane Winter on

    I bought Blooms last week and couldn’t wait to dig in. Then on reflection, I decided it was meant to go to my boss and mentor for as a Mother’s Day gift.
    She’s definitely the mother of all blooms at the flower shop I work in.

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  724. Tabitha on

    They all look amazing, thanks for providing your insights on each. Now the tough decision, do I buy bulbs or books :)

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  725. Michal Cole on

    I am diving into the world of cut flower gardening for the first time this year. Your book has been such an amazing resource, I would love to add a few of these to my library.

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  726. Kendra on

    I’m still completely absorbed in Floret’s Cut Flowers and Lisa Mason Zieglers Cool Flowers!

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  727. Christine on

    Lately, reading bulb and seed catalogs in order to learn flower types…but I love these books!

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  728. Erin Heilman on

    These should get me by while I wait for your new book release.☺️

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  729. Rebecca on

    I purchased Cut Flower Garden for Christmas and am slowly taking notes as I take it all in. I also really want to get We are the Gardeners for my little ones.

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  730. Karen Ackerman on

    What a great list of books and I will be acquiring a few of these today! We are the Gardeners is a cute book and it’s exciting to see people including children as to arouse and fascinate them. My children are grown but I will be prepared when I’m blessed with grand babies. My daughter just said to me, mom can you help watch my children when I have them as I think it would be good for them to get their hands dirty in the soil learning all about flowers and of course I said yes! Thanks Erin for all you do and to keep inspiring all us, much appreciated.

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  731. Audrey on

    Thank you for sharing your expertise and knowledge with those of us who wish our green thumb were greener! I could use all the help I can get!

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  732. Shannon King on

    I can never leave a bookstore empty handed. It’s probably a good thing the nearest one is 2.5 hours away. Ha! My latest purchase is The Lean Farm. I’ve found myself reading it for the 3rd time and applying its organizational skills to everything including our Farm

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  733. Amy Joliet on

    Just paging through these books provides so much inspiration! I wish my garden could consistently produce blooms worthy of these arrangements. Growing some Floret seeds this year so there is potential!

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  734. Marcia on

    My grower extraordinaire friend Joanne gave me Dahlias by Naomi Slade. Can’t wait to get those tubers planted in my garden!

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  735. Ellen Ramsey on

    I love A Way To Garden by Margaret Roach. And any books about orchids!

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  736. Linda F Bradley on

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to your next book too!

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  737. Shelly on

    These all look amazing!!! Thank you for sharing these titles!!!!

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  738. Caitlin on

    All of these books look beautiful and sound wonderful! I am particularly interested in having flowers all year round and finding projects to utilize my cut flower garden. I’m so inspired by you!

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  739. Elena Gimenez on

    love reading about flowers and learning about the world around us.

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  740. Mary on

    Where to start? I want them all! I’m new to the wide world of flowers, and I just want to soak up all the knowledge these books have to offer!

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  741. Stephanie P. on

    I recently (finally) got around to thumbing through Monty Don’s The Complete Gardener. Not a new book, but such a classic!

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