Bookshelf: Donna's Picks:

100 Flowers
and How They Got Their Names
'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 100 well known garden favourites 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.'

Diana is also contributing editor or Greenprints, a gardening quarterly. Illustrated by Ippy Patterson, winner of the Quill and Trowel Award of the GWAA.

A wonderful little book...full of history...a great read!


Author : Diana Wells, William Woys Weaver, Signe Sundberg-Hall
ISBN : 1-56512-138-4
Publisher : Thomas Allen & Son
Sugg. Retail Price : $27.95
Available in Hardcover
Number of Pages : 256

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