9 Flower Books that Make Excellent Gifts September 27, 2019 07:07

Los Angeles Florist

All around the world, there are about 400,000 estimated flower species.

That's a lot of flowers, and people love them. Some people can't get enough of them and even find themselves reading books about them. 

Add some enjoyable flower books to your summer reading list, or give these books as excellent gifts to friends.

1. Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury

Dandelion Wine may be one of the most interesting flower books. 

Most people don't see a dandelion as a flower, but rather as a weed. However, as the book says: "A common flower, a weed that no one sees, yes. But for us, a noble thing, the dandelion."

This book actually started out as a short story. It follows the story of a twelve-year-old boy. He lives in a fictional, rural town in the midwest. The story takes place in the summer of 1928.

This book will make you look at dandelions and weeds differently as you read the perspective of an innocent child. The flower has a special meaning to the main character, which you can find out about when you read this book.  

2. The Art of Flora Forager by Bridget Beth Collins

In this book with flowers, there is beautiful artwork that will make this book a keeper.

There are beautiful pieces of art not only of flowers but also of fungi and leaves. For example, in some of the artwork, Bridget will take pieces of nature like rocks or leaves and form them into some other kind of shape.

There are all kinds of different scenes and images on here that really capture the author's imagination and creativity. 

These artworks originally appeared on Instagram until they were compiled into the aesthetically pleasing little book.  

3. Flower by Andrew Zuckerman

Flower is a beautiful book featuring some of the most beautiful flower photography. 

Andrew Zuckerman is an American filmmaker, and he put this book together after capturing pictures of common and exotic flowers. His photography style captures the exquisite details and bold colors of the plants. 

This book would be a great addition to any coffee table. 

4. Radical Gardening by George McKay

If you are into gardening and growing your own flowers as well as the history behind it, you may be interested in this book.

This book will also explore some of the politics behind gardening, which you may not have even known existed. This book also talks about how some marginalized communities have found solace in the midst of the vegetables, fruits, and flowers. 

This refreshing and honest book will fuel your passion for gardening as well as open your eyes to so many new ideas and information.  

5. Edible Landscaping by Rosalind Creasy

If you love flowers but also want a garden that can produce some food for you and your family to eat, this may be just the book for you.

This book will help you make your garden look aesthetic while also being functional. It will also help you figure out how to eat healthier and more organically.  

6. The Flower Book by Rachel Siegfried

The title of this book kind of speaks for itself.

This giant book was written by Rachel Siegfried, a florist and farmer from the U.K. This book is 10 x 12 inches and actually weighs close to 4 pounds!

Now this is definitely a coffee table book. Inside, there are enlarged photos of flowers along with tips on how to care for different ones. This book will have you flipping through the pages over and over again because, with each time, you will notice something different in the photographs. 

7. Living Art: Style Your Home with Flowers by Olivier Giugni

Giugnia knows that flowers can brighten up your home and make you happier. 

He demonstrates that in his book and tells you how to utilize flowers in the right way when it comes to interior design.

He gives you examples of other homes, including his own. You will notice how the flowers don't even stand out and just blend in with the room. However, their presence still gives the room a certain feel to it. 

Even if you don't follow some of the tips in this book, it's still a great resource for inspiration. 

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

This is more of a modern book that uses a wallflower as a metaphor throughout the book.

This story is set in the 1990s and follows the story of a high school freshman. He is a "wallflower." Always on the side, observing everything but never really being noticed.

However, towards the end of the book, things start to change and people realize how beautiful a wallflower really is. 

9. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Secret Garden is a classic. If you don't know, the story follows Mary, who is an orphan. She is sent to live at her uncle's mansion where she finds the key to a secret garden. 

In this book, there are all kinds of beautiful descriptions of the flowers in this hidden garden. The imagery will make you feel like you are right there with the characters.

Read These Flower Books Today

These flower books will give you a deeper appreciation for nature. 

It may even inspire you to start planting some of your own. Or you may be inspired to share the love and send a beautiful bouquet to someone you care about.

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