Flower’s 2018 Books for Giving

More than three dozen of the Flower magazine team’s favorite titles from the past year for gift giving or just enjoying on a winter’s day

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” So said Cicero, and we agree. That’s why we’ve collected a few worthy titles to beribbon and place under the tree.

Tour Buckingham Palace, visit rooms and gardens decorated and cultivated by notable tastemakers around the world, explore the connection of couture and interior design in the days of Christian Dior, and brush up on your flower knowledge.

Favorite Gift Books of 2018

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Betty Montgomery, Hydrangeas book
Hydrangeas: How to Grow, Cultivate, and Enjoy by Betty Montgomery (James Richards 2017)
French Country Cottage by Courtney Allison (Gibbs Smith 2018)

Design & Style: A Constant Thread by Carolyn Roehm (Rizzoli 2018)

laura dowling wreaths book

Wreaths: With How-To Tutorials by Laura Dowling (Stichting Kunstboak 2018). See Dowling's how-to for a lime wreath with holly and berries.

gardens of bunny mellon

The Gardens of Bunny Mellon by Linda Holden (Vendome 2018). See Flower's book review.

cathy graham book cover

Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table by Alexis Clark (Vendome 2017). See Flower's feature on Cathy Graham.

dream design live

Dream Design Live by Paloma Contreras (Abrams 2018). Don't miss Contreras' guide to Houston's shopping, dining, and siteseeing, "My Hometown: Houston."

The Accidental Botanist: The Structure of Plants Revealed by Robbie Honey (Clearview Books London 2018). See Flower's book review.

Martha's flowers

Martha's Flowers by Martha Stewart and Kevin Sharkey (Clarkson Potter 2018). See Flower's book review.

Sophisticated Simplicity by Suzanne Kasler (Rizzoli New York 2018)

Faith Flowers: Celebrate with a Glorious Array of Flowers by Laura Iarocci (Stichting Kunstboak 2018). Iarocci shows how to make a classic triangle arrangement, step-by-step.

Florists to the Field by Garden District (Southerly Media 2018). See some of Erick New and Greg Campbell's designs from the book.

Steve Martino, desert gardens

Desert Gardens of Steve Martino by Caren Yglesias, photographed by Steve Gunter (Monacelli Press 2018). See the Flower Q&A with Steve Martino.

The Garden in Every Sense and Season by Tovah Martin (Timber Press 2018)

Evocative Interiors by Ray Booth, foreword by Bobby McAlpine (Rizzoli New York 2018). See the Flower Q&A with Ray Booth.

Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden by Jane Eastoe and Georgianna Lane (Gibbs Smith 2018). See Flower's gallery of peony arrangements.

india hicks slice of england

India Hicks: A Slice of England, photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna (Rizzoli New York 2018). See Flower's book review. 

City Green: Public Gardens of New York by Jane Garmey, photography by Mick Hales (The Monacelli Press 2018). See Flower's book review.

charlotte moss entertains

Charlotte Moss Entertains (Rizzoli New York, 2018). See Flower's book review.

Gardens of Style: Private Hideaways of the Design World by Janelle McCulloch (Rizzoli New York 2018)
fashion and versailles
Fashion and Versailles by Laurence Benaïm (Flammarion 2018)

Listen to the Land: Creating a Southern Woodland Garden by Louise Agee Wrinkle (PMT Publishing Inc 2018)

Flower Color Guide by Darroch and Michael Putnam (Phaidon 2018). See Putnam & Putnam's fresh holiday wreaths.
book cover for Veere Grenney: A Point of View by Veere Grenney (Rizzoli New York, 2018)
Veere Grenney: A Point of View by Veere Grenney (Rizzoli New York, 2018)
Designing Life's Celebrations by DeJuan Stroud (Rizzoli 2016). See Stroud's floral tutorial, "A Centerpiece of Bouquets."

Isabel López-Quesada At Home by Isabel López-Quesada (Vendome Press 2018)


City of Angels: Houses and Gardens of Los Angeles by Jennifer Ash Rudick (Vendome 2018)
Buckingham Palace: The Interiors by Ashley Hicks (Rizzoli 2018)
American Originals by William Abranowicz (Vendome, 2018)
Steven Gambrel: Perspective by Steven Gambrel, photography by Eric Piasecki (Rizzoli, 2018)

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