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A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature

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Publisher Comments:

This is a perfect bedside book for the literate gardener and makes a terrific gardener's gift book. It is an entertaining survey of 80 plant genera, with a multitude of references to, and extracts from, myth and literature from Shakespeare to the Victorian language of flowers. Based on prodigious research, it includes much literature that has fallen into undeserved obscurity, as well as selections from the great poets. It is a delightful study of the influence of the world's flora on humanity, from the mundane to the mystical.

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An entertaining survey of 80 plant genera, with a multitude of references to, and extracts from, myth and literature throughout the ages. This delightful book will inspire you to look at your own garden in a new light, based on what William Blake or the ancient Romans said about them.

Synopsis:

The author has trailed, traced, and tracked down hundreds of literary references to many of our favorite flowers.

Synopsis:

From Shakepeare's The Tempest to the Victorian language of flowers, from Mohammed to Milton, this book entertains and informs us with references to plants in myth and literature.

About the Author

Bobby J. Ward is past president of the North American Rock Garden Society. He has a degree in plant physiology, received his PhD in botany from North Carolina State University, and is a retired environmental scientist. A dedicated gardener, he has long been interested in plant names and plant lore. His book A Contemplation Upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature won the Quill and Trowel Award of the Garden Writers Association.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927276
Foreword:
Lovejoy, Ann
Publisher:
Timber Press (OR)
Foreword by:
Lovejoy, Ann
Foreword:
Lovejoy, Ann
Author:
Ward, Bobby J.
Author:
Ward, Bobby
Subject:
Flowers
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Flowers -- Folklore.
Subject:
Flowers in literature
Subject:
Gardening-Writing
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
447
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 447 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881927276 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An entertaining survey of 80 plant genera, with a multitude of references to, and extracts from, myth and literature throughout the ages. This delightful book will inspire you to look at your own garden in a new light, based on what William Blake or the ancient Romans said about them.
"Synopsis" by , The author has trailed, traced, and tracked down hundreds of literary references to many of our favorite flowers.
"Synopsis" by , From Shakepeare's The Tempest to the Victorian language of flowers, from Mohammed to Milton, this book entertains and informs us with references to plants in myth and literature.
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