Flower Months is the wall calendar with a selection of botanical tables from Eden, or a compleat body of gardening, the famous gardening course by SirJohn Hill (1716-1775).
The 2018 Flower Months calendar contains the following flowers according to the nomenclature in the book:
- Cover: Tulips
- January: Laurel Leav’d Passion Flower
- February: Purple Starry Senecio
- March: Blue Umbellatum Crinum
- April: Golden Poinciana
- May: Dwarf Peony
- June: The Cluster Tulip
- July: Auriflame or Golden and Scarlet Tulip
- August: Double Scarlet Lily
- September: Yellow Painted Lily
- October: Thuringian Lavatera
- November: Fig Leav’d Hibiscus
- December: Violet Bulbous Iris
- Back cover: Spanish Bulbous Iris.
Eden, or a compleat body of gardening was printed in London in 1757 and was issued in sixty weekly parts dedicated to a very demanding public of flower growers. The volume from which the images of the 2018 Flower Months calendar were extracted is kept at Aboca Museum’s Bibliotheca Antiqua in Sansepolcro.