Welcome, flower enthusiasts and gardening aficionados! Are you ready to transform your outdoor space into a vibrant haven bursting with colorful blooms? If so, you've come to the right place. I'm sharing a small selection of some Fuirk favorite reads to inspire and guide your floral journey.
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a green-thumbed novice, there's always something new to learn and discover. From selecting the perfect varieties for your climate to mastering the art of floral arrangement, these books cover it all, providing invaluable insights and practical tips to help you cultivate a stunning cut flower garden of your own.
Cool Flowers: How to Grow and Enjoy Long Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather Techniques by Lisa Mason Ziegler is a game-changer if you've ever struggled with those early spring flowers. Sweet Peas, Snapdragons, Bells of Ireland, and pretty much every hardy annual you'll ever want to grow is covered in this easy-to-follow guide with tons of pictures.
DAHLIAS: Seed to Bloom: The Dahlia Grower's Companion by Kristine Albrecht and Brion Spinsock is the must-have book for any dahlia grower. I can't believe how much information is packed into one book with incredibly helpful pictures. If you're new to dahlias you will turn to this book for years to come, and if you are a seasoned dahlias wrangler I can assure you there is still plenty to glean from these pages.
The Cutting Garden: Growing and Arranging Garden Flowers by Sarah Raven is one of this books I keep revisiting! It's a practical guide with everything from planning to harvest with tons of inspiration for arranging (including swags and globes). It's a beautiful book full of color and inspiration.
I don't think you can think about cut flowers without Floret. If I had to pick one of her books, my favorite is Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms. I love how she makes everything so accessible, and the pictures are so dang beautiful. Her passion stands out in the way she shares a deep love and understanding of the industry and the artistry. This book is full of tools and tips for any cut-flower lover.
Floret also has an incredible list of recommended books. If you've not seen her list, check it out here.