A Year in Flowers: Book Giveaway

These days it seems more and more of my blogging friends are publishing books! I’m so proud of all of them and it’s always good news for you, because I like giving away a copy of their books! Kelly from My Soulful Home recently launched her new book, A Year in Flowers. It’s filled with gorgeous photography and inspirational ideas. Following are photos from the book. To enter for a chance to win a copy of her new book, simply leave a comment at the end of this post. (This post contains affiliate links.)

Kelly’s book promises to help you “learn how to grow, care for, design and arrange 12 months of flowers.”

Flower arrangement from A Year in Flowers


Kelly covers a range of topics in her book, including their history and why flowers smell.

Flower arrangement from A Year in Flowers


Each month includes a seasonal arrangement with an easy tutorial. This rose-filled bouquet is perfect for the Christmas holiday.

Rose arrangement by Kelly Wilkness, author of A Year in Flowers


You’ll find a variety of flower arrangements, from simple cottage-style bouquets to more elaborate.

Simple flower arrangement by Kelly Wilkness, author of A Year in Flowers


I love that Kelly includes so many practical tips in A Year in Flowers, like how to force branches to bloom, or the best cutting garden flowers. You all know one of my favorites is zinnias!

Great flowers for August arrangements. Photo by Kelly Wilkniss of My Soulful Home.


In the pages of Kelly’s book, you’ll also learn why there are so few blue flowers. Did you ever wonder about that?

Floral Arrangement by Kelly Wilkniss of My Soulful Home


Perhaps most helpful in the book is the section about six essential rules for floral design.

Floral Arrangement by Kelly Wilkniss of My Soulful Home


I’ve always felt that arranging flowers should be simple – not complicated.

White Roses in Paper


I think you’ll find Kelly’s book, A Year in Flowers, to be very practical and informative. I think you’ll love her blog, too – My Soulful Home.

New book - A Year in Flowers by Kelly Wilkniss of My Soulful Home


To enter to win a copy of A Year in Flowers, simply leave a comment below. The winner will be announced next Saturday, August 26th. If you can’t wait to win a copy, you can purchase a copy online.


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  1. What lovely arrangements.

  2. Jean coughlin says:

    Just Beautiful! This is a skill I would love to learn and enjoy!!

  3. W
    Ces bouquets sont tellement beaux !
    Le livre de Kelly doit être une petite merveille
    Peut être que je serais la gagnante si le sort le veux bien

  4. Flowers bring such a smile on my face. Whenever I want a treat for myself a bunch of flowers makes my day!

  5. Sally Smith says:

    There is absolutely nothing that makes a heart smile more than flowers…I am so anxious to learn more about them. Thank you for thinking of us and giving away her book….love your blog soooo much????????

  6. Margaret McDonald says:

    what beautiful pictures. I’m moving to a one acre lot in the country, a live long dream. I plan on having flowers from the garden in the house as much as possible. this would be fabulous inspiration.

  7. This book looks SO lovely!

  8. As I sit here on my back porch with my hubby and little black kitty, coffee in hand, and watch the sun rise over the canyon, I always feel a sense of peace to begin my day. And as I read your blog this morning, and examined the beautiful pictures of this book, I actually forgot about all the craziness in our world today! Such a joyful respite. ????

  9. Cheryl Major says:

    What beautiful pictures of inspiration . This book is what I need to get some tips and learn how to arrange flowers properly. .

  10. I love having cut flowers in the house. This book looks great!

  11. Kathy Chernicky says:

    Your pictures and arrangements are simply gorgeous. I do wish I had your talent. The book would be a wonderful addition to my gardening library.

  12. Yes, I want to know why there are so few blue flowers. Especially since that’s my favorite color.

  13. What beautiful arrangements! My goal for next year is to have enough flowers to cut for bouquets for the house. Kelly’s book is full of inspiration and how to’s. It would make a lovely addition to my bookshelf.

  14. Love your style!

  15. Linda Charlton says:

    I love flowers and am trying to learn to do arrangements.

  16. I’m drooling!! Gorgeous pictures, and I love having flowers in the house! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  17. Beverly Gilley says:

    I find these photos so inspiring and it would really be an honor to win Kelly’s beautiful book.

  18. That looks like a wonderful book!! I would love to have a copy of it!! ????

  19. I would love to win a copy of Kelly’s gorgeous book! You are never too old to learn something new! Thanks for the chance!!!

  20. Barb Koetsier says:

    What a beautiful book!

  21. Ronny Kosempel says:

    I’d love to share this book with my Garden Club members!

  22. Irene Kimball says:

    Gorgeous, lovely, magnificent, heavenly, brilliant!!

  23. Beautiful photography of original lovely floral arrangements

  24. Absolutely beautiful!

  25. Dona Michell says:

    Great flower arrangements and lots of ideas.

  26. I would love to know more about a cutting garden especially. I have enjoyed my zinnias this summer, Jennifer, and gotten many compliments on them.

  27. This book is wonderful and I would be honored to win a copy. Thank you for your beautiful and inspiring blog!

  28. I have a friend who has this talent of arraigning flowers for our church… I was with her last week and watcedh her. It really is a talent, but one I want to learn. If I get t his book, I will probably gift it to her, just for ideas. She is very good at what she does, but I would love to give this to her. That is after I look thru it a few hundred times!!!!
    PICK ME!!!!

  29. Absolutely beautiful!I would love to learn how to make arrangements like those.

  30. I am frequently making flower arrangements to give away to friends and neighbors. I am always on the lookout for new flowers and ways to display them. This book looks like an awesome tool to learn new tricks and tips. Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

  31. Thanks for a chance at such a gorgeous book.

  32. Jennifer – thank you SO very much for sharing my book with your readers. To your readers I say THANK YOU as well for the lovely comments. Good luck to each & everyone one of you! My hope is that the winner, & anyone who decides to order their own copy, enjoys my book, learns something new about flowers/flower arranging ….AND keeps in this in mind “Don’t spend your life waiting for someone to send you flowers – make your own arrangements” ! xx, Kelly

  33. What a beautiful introduction to this beautiful book. Thank you for a chance to win:)

  34. Kim Lennie says:

    What a beautiful book. I take floral arranging classes and have so much fun. This book would be a lovely addition to my already growing collection. Thank-you for the chance to win. Good Luck to Everyone !

  35. I can see there are so many pretty floral arrangements in this book. The colors are stunning. I know this book would help me enhance my flower arranging skills. Hope I win it. Thanks Jennifer for making it possible.

  36. Tina Carpenter says:

    Amazing pictures from that book! Thanks for sharing AND having a give away.

  37. Beautiful book. The more I learn about flowers the more I want to learn! Thanks for all you teach us.

  38. I would love to have this book. I could use some beauty in my life right now and these photos and the information would brighten my day a great deal. Thanks for offering it as a give away.

  39. Anything to do with flowers AND a book is part of my soul! Thank you.

  40. What beautiful flowers!! I have never had much luck with growing or arranging my own – but maybe this book could change all that! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  41. Françoise Deschamps says:

    Quels jolis bouquets, comment se procurer le livre de kelly en France ?

  42. Monja Blue says:

    Thanks for such a generous giveaway of a luscious book! I’d love to win it, the pictures are breathtaking.

  43. The beautiful, colorful photographs of the flowers make my heart happy. What a beautiful book!

  44. Looks like a great book!

  45. Tina McRoberts says:


  46. Dear Jennifer

    I remember reading that you like Zinnias. I never really paid much attention to them. But 3 weeks ago I bought a pot of Zinnias and have been admiring them everyday. They might make it to my list of favorites.

    This book sounds lovely to have and I will check out Kelly’s blog too. Thank you.

  47. Sabrina Ullrey Mow says:

    Her work is so inspiring, the pictures of her floral arrangements are beautiful. I would love a copy of her book.

  48. Dana Sharbrough says:

    What a beautiful book! I love having flowers in my house and this would be a great book to have! Thanks.

  49. Looks like a beautiful and useful book. I just might need that one.

  50. Melanie Foster says:

    Oh WOW! What a great giveaway! Who doesn’t love looking at gorgeous flowers? I think I might need this! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  51. Leigha Campbell says:

    I’ve always struggled with how to arrange flowers. Not only does this book have beautiful photos but seems as though it would be quite helpful.

  52. Hugely inspired by flowers on a daily basis — I’m on my way out to the garden now to cut some flowers, actually — and this beautiful book would be even more inspiring to me. Would love to learn more about flowers, how to care for them, and how to arrange them!!

  53. Karen Wendler says:

    Each arrangement is lovely.

  54. jackie norwood says:

    I believe I would savor this book….we kept improving and learning….favorite flowers are peonies and casablanca lilies. Thanks for a chance to win.

  55. Certainly awesome arrangements and a glorious book to have. Thanks for the opportunity to enter

  56. How talented and creative you are! I love flowers! What you have created with these is beyond exemplary in design. Thank you for sharing these beauties and I am looking forward to viewing more of your glorious art!

    Thank you for presenting a chance to win this gorgeous filled book, hopefully!

    God bless you!

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