Spring flower gardening. These colors popping up in May are truly making my heart sing. As I’ve been going through some old books, I came across some of my favorite flower gardening resources from years ago – even before college – that I’ve kept around and referenced over and over again. I know it’s easy to just google a question, or look up your gardening Q’s on your phone. But personally, I love having a great big ‘ol library of books in my house (predominantly filled with gardening resources and treehouse books).
Here are my top 5 favorite flower gardening resources:
Armitage’s Garden Perennials – not just for flower gardening, but all the perennial color gardening you could dream of.
Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide – this is my favorite flower pocket companion for when I see a wild flower growing, and want to ID it for possibly buying and/or planting in my garden later.
Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden – All you need to know on how to grow, harvest, cut and arrange your seasonal blooms!
The Flower Farmer – This one is more specific if you’d like to grow flowers to sell (on a super small, or even a large scale). An organic growers guide to raising and selling cut flowers.
American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers – a beautiful and incredibly comprehensive guide to what to plant in what zone, best growing conditions, harvesting times, and flower species basics! A must have for your garden library.
I’d love to see your flower gardens coming to life! Share them with #myotherhouseisgreenhouse and let’s grow together!