The Flower Garden

A series of posts based on my book, The Flower Garden: How to Grow Flowers from Seed, published by Laurence King in spring 2019. The book is a collaboration with friend and photographer Sabina Rüber. A few years ago we started a project growing and trialling flowers from seed. The book is a result of that project, with notes on the best annuals, biennials and perennials to grow from seed, all beautifully photographed by Sabina. Click on each image below to find out more. All photos by Sabina Rüber


Ammi majus

Ammi

Antirrhinum

Aqulegia vulgaris Nora Barlow

Aquilegia

Borago officinalis - borage - growing borage from seed

Borage

Briza maxima; quaking grass; growing briza from seed

Briza

Bupleurum griffithii - bupleurum - growing bupleurum from seed

Bupleurum

Calendula officinalis Neon

Calendula

Eschscholzia californica

California Poppy

Cerinthe major var. purpurascens

Cerinthe

Cleome spinosa Mauve Queen

Cleome

Centaurea cyanus

Cornflower

Cosmos

Cosmos

Dahlia Sunny Reggae

Dahlia

Dianthus barbatus Auricula Eyed Mix

Dianthus

Digitalis grandiflora

Foxglove

Gypsophia elegans Covent Garden

Gypsophila

Alcea rosea Halo Apricot

Hollyhock

Lunaria annua

Honesty

Ipomoea purpurea Dacapo Blue

Ipomoea

Consolida ajacis Misty Lavender

Larkspur

Nigella seed pod

Nigella

Orlaya grandiflora

Orlaya

Phacelia

Phacelia

Phlox drumondii Blushing Bride

Phlox

Poppy, papaver

Poppy

Rudbeckia hirta Sahara

Rudbeckia

Scabiosa stellata Ping Pong

Scabious

Helianthus annuus Valentine

Sunflower

Lathyrus odoratus

Sweet Pea

Hesperis matronalis

Sweet Rocket

Tithonia rotundifolia

Tithonia

Erysimum cheiri Aurora

Wallflower

Zinnia elegans Queen Red Lime

Zinnia