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The best books ever written about flowers and plants

We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Flowers & Plants of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About Flowers & PlantsAuthor
Enciclopedia de Plantas y FloresRoyal Horticultural Society
Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location DK
Cool Flowers: How to Grow and Enjoy Long-Blooming Hardy Annual Flowers Using Cool Weather TechniquesLisa Mason Ziegler
Mastering the Art of Flower Gardening: A Gardener’s Guide to Growing Flowers, from Today’s Favorites to Unusual VarietiesMatt Mattus
The Reason for a FlowerRuth Heller
Houseplants: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants  Lisa Eldred Steinkopf
A Year Full of Flowers: Gardening for all seasonsSarah Raven
Plants: 2400 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Vegetables Jim Harter 
The Flower Gardener’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long: 400 Favorite Flowers, Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Garden Designs, and a Lifetime of Gardening WisdomLewis Hill
Encyclopedia of Garden Plants and FlowersLance Hattatt

The updated top 10 list: the best books about flowers and plants

Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

With over 4000 photographs and more than 8000 garden plants, this book should be in your possessions if you are into gardening. This books makes it easy to decide which plants will live a happy life in your garden.

Trees, Leaves, Flowers and Seeds: A Visual Encyclopedia of the Plant Kingdom (Smithsonian)

This book is written for children age 9 to 12, and it teaches them all about what plants there are on earth. Size, scent, and the uniqueness of plants are all discussed and make it an interesting read.

Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers

If you want to learn how to propagate plants (or vegetables), then we suggest reading this book written by Leslie Halleck. She is an expert on how to be a good parent to your plants and can show you what technique to use.

The Flower Gardener’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Colorful Blooms All Season Long: 400 Favorite Flowers, Time-Tested Techniques, Creative Garden Designs, and a Lifetime of Gardening Wisdom

Are you ready to start working on your garden so you can enjoy it all year long? This book is a guide on garden designs and the most colorful flowers to select for your type of soil.

50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants: The Prettiest Annuals, Perennials, Bulbs, and Shrubs that Deer Don’t Eat

Deer can be a disaster once they have found the way to your garden with tasteful plants and flowers, but what if you would design your whole garden around deer-resistant plants? Read this book to create a new garden, that you will be able to enjoy even if deer keep showing up.

Flowerpaedia: 1000 Flowers and their Meanings

Cheralyn Darcey knows flowers and what they can mean and do for humans like no other. In this guide she shares all this information so you will be able to choose specifically those flowers that will help you achieve your goal. Find out what flowers heal, calm or bring balance.

Southeast Home Landscaping, 3rd Edition (Creative Homeowner) 54 Landscape Designs with Over 200 Plants & Flowers Best Suited to AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, & TN, and Over 450 Photos & Drawings

If you have problems designing your Southeast garden, then we recommend this book. It is written especially for this region, and it includes landscaping ideas with plants that survive and thrive in the Southeast.

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms (Gardening Book for Beginners, Floral Design and Flower Arranging Book)

Do you have a piece of land (or part of the garden) that you would like to use to grow cut flowers? Find out how to grow, harvest and put together a lovely bouquet yourself with this book.

Annuals, Perennials, and Bulbs: 377 Flower Varieties for a Vibrant Garden (Creative Homeowner) 600 Photos and Over 40 Step-by-Step Sequences to Help Design, Improve, & Maintain Your Landscape

If you don’t pay attention when selecting the plants and flowers in your garden, you might end up with lots of color in spring, but the rest of the year could be a total disappointment. This book helps you choose what works wonders for a colorful garden all year round.

Propagating Plants: How to Create New Plants for Free

During the lockdown of 2020 many people decided to turn to gardening outside or taking a new interest in the plants inside their home. This book will be useful to you if you want to learn how to propagate the plants you have collected, so you can multiply them and watch them grow without any problem.

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