Every day of the year a different species of flower bursts into bloom somewhere in the world. This collection of 365 flowers reveals not only their beauty but the fascinating botanical, literary, folkloric and historical stories behind them.
Published by Batsford, and written by gardener and horticultural writer Miranda Janatka, the book ‘A Flower A Day’ invites the readers on a tour around the world, taking a closer look at flowers ranging from garden favourites to the Arctic poppy, the humble daisy to the showy bird of paradise.
We’ll discover the magnificent magnolia, which evolved more than 95 million years ago at the time of dinosaurs, and the specific perfumed rose that covers the land around Grasse in France. The powerful medicinal elements of the Manuka bush flowers are explored, as is the inspiration behind William Wordsworth’s ‘host of golden daffodils’.
Here are also the cheerful Mexican marigolds bedecking urban graveyards, delicate cherry, or sakura, blossoming along Japanese avenues, spectacular tropical vines hanging in the Philippine rainforest and flamboyant wildflowers carpeting meadows across Europe, showcasing the amazing variety of the natural world.
Illustrated with stunning photographs and works of art, this collection is a celebration of flowers and their special place in both the natural world and our culture. Perfect for dipping in and out of, this is a must-have book for any fan of flowers and gardening.
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