As an avid flower lover, I often find myself searching for books to read that will advance my knowhow on the subject. There is none of us that is all knowing! In this article, I look at some of the best flower arrangement books in the industry. Although there are different books in the field including flower recipes, growing and much more, I have just focused on flower arranging books.
Best flower arrangement books that I know of include Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, Color Me Floral, The Flower Book, In Full Flower, The Flower Workshop, and Martha’s Flowers. The books are available here on Amazon.
The books are arranged in no particular order just one after the other.
Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Seasonal Blooms by Erin Benzakein, Julie Chai and Michael Waite.
This book not only deals with floral arrangements but also provides instructions on how to grow different flowers as well as harvest them. If you are a beginner and want some ideas on which plants to grow in different spaces, the book will provide some insight. Arrangements you can learn to make from the book include centerpieces and garlands.
You will also find useful information on flower pairings and techniques of achieving the desired display. If you have been at the flower business for a while, you might find the book a little too basic for your advanced level.
The authors have had extensive experience in growing flowers as well as in arranging them and provide useful insight into the subject. A great read for both beginners and advanced persons.
Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season by Kiana Underwood
This is one of my best flower arrangement books. Not only because it is simple to understand but because it also provides great inspiration. The photography is also so good and makes the arrangements pop. In this book, you will be guided on how to make floral arrangements for each season such as those for summer, winter, and fall.
The book is also helpful in understanding the importance of integrating texture and different colors in arrangements. The book is definitely helpful to both the beginners and the advanced people. The only thing to note about the book is that it only deals with single-color displays hence the name monochromatic. Check this article on more tips about arranging such flower bouquets.
The Flower Book by Rachel Siegfried
I like this book because not only does it cover a lot about flower arrangements but it also discusses different blooms individually, 60 to be exact. This means that the information provided is very helpful for people who want to learn more about different flowers. I also like the book because it features everyday flowers that the average person has access to.
The book also has information on how to grow some of the flowers as well as how to take care of cut flowers. Beginners will love this book because it has a step-by-step guide on how to make the common floral displays. The pretty images in the book are inspirational as well as referenceable when working with flowers.
In Full Flower: Inspired Designs by Floral New Creatives by Gemma Ingalls and Andrew Ingalls
To me, this is a unique book about flower arrangement because of the approach used. It covers some of the most influential floral designers in the modern world. In this book, you will gain insight into what inspires contemporary designers (designers who are breaking traditional floral arrangement principles). I love this book because it inspires me to break the rules to make some great floral arrangements.
The book also incorporates floral arrangements as well as gardens. It also showcases a wide range of final displays from the rustic look to the modern and urban look. Regardless of your zone, you are going to find awesome floral designs that you can try out.
Great book for both professionals and beginners.
The Flower Workshop: Lessons in Arranging Blooms, Branches, Fruits, and Forage Materials by Ariella Chezar and Julie Michaels
Amongst all the flower arrangement books I have come across I think this is the one that best fits as a DIY. The author provides guidelines, tips and other useful information on how to create over 40 arrangements. These are arrangements that one can go to when entertaining guests or when just making something for the kitchen or dining table.
Get this book if you want to learn how to create simple hand-held bouquets, small arrangements such as used on coffee tables, wreaths, and many more. The book also covers bets containers to use in different types of arrangements as well as foliage and how to incorporate it in arrangements.
This is the book for those who wish to learn about flower arrangements fit for every occasion ranging from the everyday look to the more lavish.
Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying by Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey.
Although this book is not purely on flower arrangement, I have included it because it has a section that provides useful information on the subject. In the book, the authors discuss the planting, nurturing and cutting of everyday blooms such as peonies, roses, and hydrangeas.
If you are like me and are experimenting with growing some flowers for supplementing bought flowers, this is the ideal book. Not only does the book show you what can be achieved in a home garden but also inspires me to try out more flower varieties.
The flower arrangement section is great because it helps the readers to bring together some simple yet awesome flower arrangements.
This is one of the books that will guide you from the flower planting all the way to enjoying the flowers in a vase.
I hope you found the list of best flower arrangement books helpful. If you know of any other books please do share with us. Purchase at least one of the books and try out some of the awesome arrangements. You can also gift a woman in your life who is into flowers with a copy!