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2021 Reading List

Peruse the FLOWER editors’ favorite titles of the year on the topics of gardens, flowers, interior design, and more

Click the arrows (or swipe if on a mobile device) to see all of our book selections for 2021, which we will add to throughout the year.

book cover for A Year at Clove Brook Farm by Christopher Spitzmiller
A Year at Clove Brook Farm by Christopher Spitzmiller (Rizzoli New York, 2021). The multi-talented lamp and ceramics designer Christopher Spitzmiller captures the seasons at his country home in Millbrook, New York. See Flower's book review.
book cover for Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life, biography of Piet Oudolf
Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantman's Life by Piet Oudolf and Noel Kingsbury (The Monacelli Press, 2021). For anyone in pursuit of a garden in harmony with nature, a deep dive into the career of world-renowned Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf is in order. This newly expanded paperback edition of the bestselling Hummelo (2015), titled after his own garden in The Netherlands, has been updated to reflect his ever-growing body of work and continued evolution. See Flower’s story on Oudolf.
book cover for CHARLOTTE MOSS FLOWERS
Charlotte Moss Flowers by Charlotte Moss (Rizzoli New York, April 2021). In her 11th book, the interior designer reminisces about her lifelong fascination with flowers and their transformational power. See an excerpt.
book cover for Design Remix: A New Spin on Traditional Rooms by Corey Damen Jenkins (Rizzoli New York, 2021)
Design Remix: A New Spin on Traditional Rooms by Corey Damen Jenkins (Rizzoli New York, 2021). "Paging through Corey Damen Jenkins' Design Remix is like listening to a great playlist, with rooms standing in for songs—some chill, some romantic, some that make you want to stand on the table and dance," writes Flower's Kirk Reed Forrester in her feature on the design star. See the full story. 
book cover for Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias (Chronicle Books, 2021)
Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias by Erin Benzakein (Chronicle Books, 2021). The latest book from Floret in Washington State’s Skagit Valley is chock-full of step-by-step expert advice and captivating images with details for more than 350 dahlia varieties. See Flower's book review.
Book cover for The Naturally Beautiful Garden: Designs That Engage with Nature and Wildlife (Rizzoli New York, 2021) by Kathryn Bradley-Hole
The Naturally Beautiful Garden: Designs That Engage With Nature and Wildlife by Kathryn Bradley-Hole (Rizzoli New York, 2021). Featuring more than 30 inspirational gardens ranging from public spaces to cottage gardens and intimate city courtyards, this book also speaks to topics such as incorporating seeds, fruit, and grasses, and the challenges of various climates. See Flower's book review.
book cover for Inviting Interiors by Melanie Turner (Rizzoli New York, 2021)
Inviting Interiors: A Fresh Take on Beautiful Rooms by Melanie Turner (Rizzoli New York, 2021). From transitional to more contemporary, lively to neutral, this volume of interior designer Melanie Turner's work reveals rooms that are nuanced and never dull, even in the more quiet spaces. See Flower's book review.

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