One of my latest garden book discoveries is
“Flower Colour Guide”
What a lovely book and one that will make you want to buy, plant, and grow all sorts of flowers! The detail in each photograph is amazing.
The flowers are divided into sections based on color, not name. I found this very helpful and really, just fun. The top name, as you can see here, is the English name with the Latin name underneath. As one who has trouble remembering the Latin names, this was perfect for me.
Toward the back of the book are these pages, again with flowers sorted by color, with small perforated stickers, labels on the right hand page (name is then on back) to use for reference. You could carry these to the garden center to help identify what you want to buy; you can tear them out, rearrange and see what combinations you might like for your garden; you could put them in your garden journal to remind yourself of whatever it is; you could put them on a seed packet or even on a plant label for reference. Any other ideas? In any case, it’s a clever idea!
My one quibble might be that the book is only available in paper. And it is difficult to have it lay flat. I had to work at it and really bend it almost backward. However, that one issue is far outweighed by the handsome detail throughout!
Thank you, Libby. And your Dazzle nails are still looking great!
This would be so helpful for me. I’m always forgetting the common names of flowers, let alone the latin😜. In the past I have sketched out our garden plans on graph paper, so I could see me adding those stickers to my plans. I’m going to check it out!