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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names: Flowers That Grow on You

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Publisher Comments:

From baby blue eyes to silver bells, from abelia to zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer and historian Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, these flower stories tell of human striving — stories of ambitious explorers, clever hucksters, arbitrary monarchs, and patient scientists. To compile 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names, Diana Wells delved deep into horticultural history, etymology, and lore to uncover myths, legends, folk beliefs, and stories of the intrepid botanists who searched the world's far corners for new and unusual flowers.

Review:

"This is a delightful book for browsing when it's too cold to be out in the garden." George Cohen, Booklist

Synopsis:

The author presents 100 garden favourites with the stories behind their names. From Abelia to Zinnia, every flower name is explained.

Synopsis:

Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just in the blossoms, but in the roots, too.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-240) and index.

About the Author

Diana Wells is the author of 100 Birds and How They Got Their Names and 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names, has written for Friends Journal, and is contributing editor of the journal Greenprints. Born in Jerusalem, she has lived in England and Italy and holds an honors degree in history from Oxford University. She now lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565121386
Author:
Patterson, Ippy
Author:
Patterson, Ippy
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C. :
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Botany
Subject:
Botanists
Subject:
Plant names, popular
Subject:
Flowers -- Folklore.
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Growing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
30
Publication Date:
19970102
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.28x5.24x.92 in. .78 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - English 9781565121386 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a delightful book for browsing when it's too cold to be out in the garden."
"Synopsis" by , The author presents 100 garden favourites with the stories behind their names. From Abelia to Zinnia, every flower name is explained.
"Synopsis" by ,
Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just in the blossoms, but in the roots, too.
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