These books provide a guide to everything you need to make your own incredible flower arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market.
Easy Ikebana: 30 Beautiful Flower Arrangements You Can Make in Three Simple Steps by Shinichi Nagatsuka
Award-winning flower designer Shinichi Nagatsuka explains how anyone can create beautiful arrangements using his signature N Style method. Easy to follow, it is based on accent lines rather than the complex system of rules used for traditional Ikebana.
Floral expert Chelsea Fuss shows you how to make beautiful, natural arrangements with foraged and seasonal greenery, branches, and flowers. The book features 28 eco-friendly floral projects, all using natural materials in lieu of floral foam and wire. Each arrangement is accompanied by foraging tips that can be applied to different locales.
Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden by Erin Benzakein
This beautiful gardening book and guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous blooms year round provides readers with vital tools to nurture a stunning flower garden and use their blossoms and cut flowers to create show stopping arrangements. It makes a beautiful gift for any occasion, for friends, loved ones and gardening lovers alike!
Flower School: A Practical Guide to the Art of Flower Arranging by Calvert Crary
Handpicked : simple, sustainable, seasonal flower arrangements from tin can studios. Create the flower arrangements of your dreams to keep at home, take to the office, or display on any special occasion using the simple tips and tricks and masterful techniques taught by Executive Director and professor Calvert Crary and the master florists at FlowerSchool New York.
Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade.
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers is an elevated art and craft guide that features complete step-by-step instructions for over 30 of Tiffanie Turner’s widely admired, unique, lifelike paper flowers and their foliage, from bougainvillea to English roses to zinnias.
The Flower Arrangement by Ella Griffin
Every bouquet tells a story. And every story begins at Blossom & Grow, a tiny flower shop in the heart of Dublin… Among the buckets of fragrant blooms, beneath the flickering candles and lanterns, Lara works her magic, translating feelings into flower arrangements that change hearts and lives.
Martha’s Flowers: A Practical Guide to Growing, Gathering, and Enjoying by Martha Stewart
Learn how and when to plant, nurture, and at the perfect time, cut from your garden. With lush blooms in hand, discover how to build stunning arrangements. Accompanied by beautiful photographs of displays in Martha’s home, bursting with ideas, and covering every step from seed to vase, Martha’s Flowers is a must-have handbook for flower gardeners and enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Tabletop Gardens: How to Make Long-lasting Arrangements for Every Season by Baylor Chapman
Adapted from plant designer Baylor Chapman’s The Plant Recipe Book, here are thirty projects for beautiful planted centerpieces. Instead of picking up fresh-cut flowers from the supermarket or florist, discover how to create lasting flower arrangements using living plants.
The Seasons Of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers by Marcia Gay Harden
In this poetic and inspiring memoir, one of America’s most revered actresses uses the imagery of flowers and the art of Ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years–and how, together, they are facing her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary.
The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements by Carly Cylinder
The Flower Chef is a modern, comprehensive guide to floral design that caters to all readers–from beginners who have never worked with flowers before and are looking for a new creative outlet, to decorators, party planners and photographers looking to liven up their spaces. Even professionals will find ways to update their techniques!
Learn how to create twelve beautiful flower arrangements, wreaths, garlands, wall hangings, tabletop centerpieces, and other innovative projects—some that fresh flowers simply can’t accomplish—by using faux flowers. These inspiring projects are so chic, it’s unreal!
-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian