Blooming Gifts: My Favorite Floral Books

For me, my favorite item to give as a gift is a book, and I love to receive them too. They transport me to see things I have never seen before, teach me things I never knew, expand my view of the world and give me a chance to dream. Below is a selection of six of my favorite floral books that would make excellent gifts for the holidays or any time of year.

1. Flowers: Art and Bouquets

by Sixtine Dubly
This beautiful procured book is the perfect coffee table book for any house. It contains oodles and oodles of beautiful flower arrangements, floral art, lovely quotes and more to be perused at a glance or to be enjoyed at a long sitting.
Who would love this book? The flower lover that has everything, but can never get enough of flowers, or anyone who loves to look at beautiful photography of flowers, as I do.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

2. The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

by Stephen Buchmann
I learned so much from this book, from how flowers and insects have learned to adapt to each other over thousands and thousands of years, to how the floral industry is now run closest to the equator and transported throughout the world, along with how flowers interact with food, flavors and scents.
Who would love this book? Someone who wants to learn more about the many aspects of flowers, their history and how integral they are in our lives.

3. The Bee-Friendly Garden

by Kate Frey & Gretchen Lebuhn
I’m currently reading and really enjoying this book because I’m totally fascinated by bees and want to learn about how I can make my gardens more bee-friendly.
Who would love this book? The gardener and bee lover who cares about their gardens and the future of bees in this world.

4. Flowers A to Z: Buying, Growing, Cutting, Arranging

by Cecelia Heffernan
There are so many great tidbits about flowers and ideas for floral arrangements in this book. Each time I pick it up I learn something new.
Who would love this book? The person who can’t get enough of flowers and floral arranging.

5. Garden Blessings: Prose, Poems and Prayers Celebrating the Love of Gardening

by June Cotner
I often pick up this book up when looking for a quote to connect me more to flowers and nature, and to share here on
Who would love this book? The person who’s in touch with nature and flowers and wants to be inspired by them.

6. The Art of the Handwritten Note

by Margaret Shepherd
This book has really nothing to do with flowers, and yet it does for me. Just as giving flowers are a way to say ‘thank you’, so is taking the time to write the ever forgotten handwritten note.
Who would love this book? Anyone who appreciates writing or receiving a handwritten note in the mail.

I hope my favorite floral books bring you as much joy as they bring to me, or help you find a wonderful gift to share with the flower lover in your life.

Blooming Gifts: My Favourite Floral Books

Share with me below: What is your favorite book about flowers or your favorite book?

Salicifolia Begonia. Photographed @ the Denver Botanical Garden.

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