We are almost done with the Monday! I hope you all had a productive day, restocking your shelves and creating happy memories for customers.

Today i wanted to share with you some flower books that i keep nearby for inspiration. When i sip my coffee in the morning or when i am doing daily designs and need that extra eye candy nearby.

1. CULTIVATED by Christin Geall


You can purchase from the link here: https://amzn.to/3moSMHA


Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style elevates floral design to fine art in this richly informative work on the principles of floral style. A charming and intelligent mentor, Christin Geall emboldens designers, gardeners, and entrepreneurs to think differently and deeply about their work with flowers as she draws upon the fine arts and historical sources, exploring Baroque music, the paintings of the Impressionists, or the work of floral innovators like Gertrude Jekyll and Constance Spry.

Covering all aspects of floral design, including choosing plants to grow and arrange, selecting tools and vessels, balancing color and form, and even photographing and selling arrangements, Cultivated offers universal lessons for all levels of practitioners, budgets, and materials. Geall’s stunning photographs of her own lush designs illustrate techniques for creating brilliant arrangements that spark the imagination.

2. Color Me Floral by Kiana Underwood

color me floral florist book

You can purchase from the link here: https://amzn.to/3sGPSz7


In this stunning book, Kiana Underwood shares her techniques for creating dazzling single-color displays using inspired ingredients, dramatic textures, and vibrant colors.

Features hundreds of eye-catching images and easy-to-follow tips throughout, such as suggestions for substituting flowers and options for both the beginner and advanced designer. This flower arranging book is as useful as it is gorgeous.

Organized by season, the book includes how-to’s for 40 arrangements, including a lush green display for spring, an astonishing black bouquet for summer, a striking magenta design for fall, and an unexpected, oh-so-pretty pink arrangement for winter.

3. Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers by Erin Benzakein

a year in flowers floret farm book

You can purchase from the link here: https://amzn.to/2WjD6dW


National Bestseller—New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Washington Post. Floret Farms A Year in Flowers is one of my favorite florist floral design books that I gravitate to often. Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion.

With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets.

Featuring expert advice from Erin Benzakein, world-renowned flower farmer, floral designer, and bestselling author of Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, this book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market.

4. On Flowers by Amy Merrick

on flowers amy merric coffee table

You can purchase from the link here: https://amzn.to/3mEMRP5


Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpected—like a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cup—and to overturn preconceptions, whether she’s transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking centerpiece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around us—in leaves, branches, seedpods, a fallen blossom—to tell a story of time and place.

5. In Bloom by Clare Nolan

in bloom clare nolan book

You can purchase from the link here: https://amzn.to/3jbn7rc


Planting cut flowers brings that 'grow-your-own' excitement to a whole new level - being able to step out of the back door and pick a single stem for beside the bed or pull together a posy for a friend is a joy. In this beautifully designed book, brimming with inspirational photographs, Clare Nolan reveals her secrets for growing a bountiful harvest as well as styling spectacular homegrown displays that will fill your home with colour and the gorgeous scent of the garden year-round.

She takes the mystique out of what to grow and guides you through the entire process - from choosing the plants to suit both your garden and home décor and laying out your cutting patch, to planning ahead so you get your perfect palette of colour, texture and shape to play with at the right time. A whole chapter on arranging will inspire you to create spectacular arrangements for your home without the need for complicated floristry techniques.

BONUS: Life In the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity by Frances Palmer (Ceramics)

a life in studio frances palmer book

You can purchase from the link here: https://amzn.to/3klLQsj

Okay this one is not all about flowers, Frances is teaching and talking about ceramics. But the creativity insights are priceless and the warm tone of the book is just like a sunshine in the morning.

I hope you would love all of these as much as i do and draw inspiration from them daily to create your own beautiful pieces.

If you want to start your floristry journey you can check out our dried and preserved flower ranges from here.

Stay floral!



August 23, 2021 — Cagla Gulsah Kabaca

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