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I found this book at a local Goodwill store when I was wedding planning and searching for some vintage décor. While making my way through, I thought it’d be neat to find a book I could print images over, similar to these. Instead, I found a copy of The Encyclopedia of Flower Gardening for $1.99. Even if it gave me nothing of intellectual value, looking through the images for inspiration was worth the price.
It’s obvious it was a loved book due to its condition. A few weeks ago, I had some down time and started looking through its contents. It turned out to be full of useful information! Everything you could find on Pinterest was put together in book form with awesome tables to accompany each section.
As cartoon-esque as these drawings are they are still a resource for a beginning grower to visualize where their plants are in the growing cycle.
There is a whole chapter on roses that I can’t wait to read! It breaks down the different classifications, physical features, and growth requirements.
The best find was this section on shrubs, vines, and trees. I’m not the best at identifying different trees and shrubs so this page has come in handy when trying to determine what kind of landscape we eventually want to have. The business minded side of me is also brainstorming the ways in which these plants can be used in bouquets.
This is one of many resources available to any grower. Let us know what your go-to resource is in the comments!