Ten Coloring Books on Flowers and Gardens

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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I love to color! I find it relaxing after a hard day and calming on my anxious days. I have several posts here about different coloring books. My goal has been to categorize them according to interests. Here is a list of what I have so far:

Gift Ideas for the Anxious Person- For many coloring helps de-stress. This post talks about coloring books and more.

Let's get back to gardening...one of my favorite activities. I love the miracle of growing vegetables and flowers in my yard. For me it is relaxing and rewarding. I even will go into my greenhouse in the morning to read. Can I say...I love the smell or dirt? Ha! There is just something about a greenhouse...

So here is a list of great coloring books to inspire the gardener in you.

{NOTE: Most of these books have photos of sample pages in the review section. Take a peek to see if it is a style you would enjoy coloring.}

Creative Coloring Patterns of Nature: Art Activity Pages to Relax and Enjoy!-I own this one and LOVE it! It comes from one of my favorite artists, Valentina Harper. It has flowers, mushrooms, veggies, cacti, fruit, and the like. While not every single page relates to gardens (there are a few ocean-themed pages, for example) most do. Here are a few that I have done so far...

{Every garden needs bees, right?}

{How many of you grow coffee in your backyard?!}

Creative Coloring Botanicals: Art Activity Pages to Relax and Enjoy!-Another one from Valentina Harper. I want to get this one soon!!
Whimsical Gardens Coloring Book -I gave this one to a friend. So cute!

Joyous Blooms to Color-Beautiful!

Enchanting English Garden: An Inkcredible Scavenger Hunt and Coloring Book

Autumn Garden: Colouring Book-This one is cool! An autumn garden. This artists has several garden coloring books: Spring, Summer, Wild Garden, and...

Bee Garden: Colouring Book

Creative Coloring Flowers: Art Activity Pages to Relax and Enjoy!-Once again, I will say I love Valentina Harper's artwork!

Blooms, Birds, and Butterflies Adult Coloring Book

Please note that for many of these coloring books on Amazon you can scroll down to see sample pages that customers have uploaded (in the review section). This will give you an idea if you like the style of artwork.

Tools for coloring:

Here is what I use...

Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils-These soft core pencils are great for laying down color in large areas.

Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencils-These are what I use for detail work.

Sanford Prismacolor Colored Pencil Accessory Set, 7-Piece-Love this! The blender pencil is such a fun item to use to blend color. It also includes erasers, a sharpener, and a pencil lengthener.

LolliZ Gel Pens -When I don't want to go the pencil route I use these. Bolder colors.

Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set-I LOVE these pencils. The metallic quality is awesome!

Happy coloring!!

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