Strangers in the Garden

Strangers in the Garden

The Secret Lives of Our Favorite Flowers

Book - 2004
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We all - gardeners or not - appreciate the beauty of familiar garden flowers. But how well do we really know these everyday plants? When do we stop to consider a flower's personality, or to discover the dramatic events that have contributed to its particular identity? What adventures took place as these plants, now part of our daily lives, were transported - often by explorers or botanists who were quirky characters themselves - from their birthplaces in Asia, Africa, or the Americas?
Strangers in the Garden, illustrated with over a hundred stunning photographs, prints, and drawings, reveals the characters and personal histories of ten popular flowers - the chrysanthemum, the clematis, the crocus, the dahlia, the geranium, the iris, the lilac, the peony, the rhododendron, and the tulip - by tracking their fascinating journeys from misty peaks, arid valleys, and exotic hillsides to our gardens, decks, and patios.
Publisher: Toronto : M&S, c2004.
ISBN: 9780771080982
0771080980
Branch Call Number: 582. 13 SMI
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)

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