Have you ever picked up a child's colouring book and started to fill in the colours? How do you feel? If you answered peaceful, serene or tranquil then these books are for you.
The drawings are botanically correct and meticulous in detail. The botanical names are given if you wish to look up the plant for colour information
The two above have coloured plates as a guide.
This one appeals to me and I'm also planning to get one of roses.
I ran across these books when planning programmes for dementia patients. This group often retain childhood memories or skills. It can be used as a soothing activity or for a little more stimulation if conversation is added. Along the way I got hooked on them too. If I've had a bad day I find them a reliable de-stressor. In my case they also stimulate my creativity and I can return to a project full of new ideas. It is satisfying to create something beautiful especially if one hasn't been gifted with outstanding drawing skills.
The books are published by Dover Publications. There are numerous subjects to choose from, not just flowers. They have educational books too. The books are printed on recycled paper in the U.S. Most of the colouring books cost less than $5 each.
Linking with the Garden Book Review