Synopses & Reviews
Bringing the world of North American wildflowers to your fingertips, FANDEX
presents a field guide that's as beautiful, practical and intriguing as the flowers themselves. Die-cut images are sharp, the colors true, shapes life-like—identification is guaranteed. Plus a quick chart of vital stats includes family name, life cycle, range, and habitat. Accompanying entries cover the history and cultural significance of each plant—Columbine's use as a love charm, the wars fought over Wild Hyacinth, the medicinal power of White Sage—and detail its use in the home garden.
- 50 DIE-CUT CARDS
- FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT
- KNOWLEDGE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
- FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Large, bright die-cuts--often as big as the flower or even bigger--and true-to-life colors make this a foolproof way to identify 47 of North America's wildflowers. 50 color Fandex cards.
Combining 50 individually die-cut cards with full-color illustrations, plus hundreds of intriguing facts, stories, statistics, and trivia, Fandex is the newest breakthrough in information-packed, family publishing.
Wildflowers features large, bright die-cuts -- often as big as the flower or even bigger -- and true-to-life colors, making this a foolproof way to identify 47 of North America's wildflowers.
For kids who are learning it all for the first time, and grown-ups who want to get it straight, Fandex puts knowledge at your fingertips.
WITCHES HERB, QUEEN OF THE MEADOW, RATTLESNAKE MASTER AND NODDING LADIES' TRESSES
Fandex celebrates North America's wildflowers. The favorite White Trillium, now legally protected, and rampant California Poppy, often found by the fieldful. Ohio Spiderwort, whose pale little buds open for only one day, and Common Evening Primrose, once brewed into a beverage served to fieldworkers. Plus Purple Coneflower, Orange Swallow-Wort, Red Catchfly, Black-Eyed Susan--it's every flower lover's handheld deck of knowledge.
About the Author
Ruth Rogers Clausen's Perennials for American Gardens
(Random House, 1989) received the 1990 Quill and Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association. She has also written for the American Garden
guide series: Perennial Gardening
with the New York Botanical Garden, Annual Gardening
with the Missouri Botanical Garden, and Trees
with the Chicago Botanic Garden. Her Dreamscaping
was published by Hearst Books. Former horticulture editor for Country Living Gardener
magazine, she has also contributed to Country Gardens
, and Organic Gardening
Ruth was trained in horticulture at Studley College in England, and received her M.S. in botany from Kent State University. Since 1976, she has freelanced as a teacher, lecturer, and author in the U.S. and Canada.
Ruth serves on the advisory committee for the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden where she is also a member of the corporation. She is a member of the advisory council for the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and she often serves as a judge at flower shows.
She gardens in Westchester County, New York, where deer abound.