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Florist Marcel Wolterinck uses flowers and other flora as canvas and sculptural material in a breathtakingly creative fashion that very much rivals artists working in more traditional media. This volume presents an amazing project by Wolterinck, in which the artist transformed the official residence of the Dutch ambassador in Washington D.C., arranging the 43 varieties of tulips there into magnificent floral creations, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the cultivation of the tulip. Wolterinck …
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Presents the celebrated photographer s seventy-three remarkable portrait studies of the poppy, the rose, the peony, the lily, the orchid, the begonia, and the tulip at each stage of growth, from bud to death …
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The lotus. The lily. The sunflower. The opium poppy. The rose. The tulip. The orchid. Seven flowers, each with its own story full of surprises and secrets, each affecting the world around us in subtle but powerful ways. But what is the nature of their power and how did it develop? Why have these particular plants become the focus of gardens, literature, art―even billion dollar industries? The answers to these questions and more are what drove journalist and author Jennifer Potter to write Seven …

In the 1630s the Netherlands was gripped by tulipmania: a speculative fever unprecedented in scale and, as popular history would have it, folly. We all know the outline of the story—how otherwise sensible merchants, nobles, and artisans spent all they had (and much that they didn’t) on tulip bulbs. We have heard how these bulbs changed hands hundreds of times in a single day, and how some bulbs, sold and resold for thousands of guilders, never even existed. Tulipmania is seen as an example of …

Since the 10th century, when tulips were first cultivated in Persia, tulips have become one of the most loved flower around the world. In the Netherlands, especially in the province Holland, beautiful fields of colourful tulips attract tourists and tulip lovers from all around the world. They organize special tulip festivals and several tulip routes are leading the visitors along the large fields. Calvendo calendars are premium products - a bit more pricey than others but with added benefits: Our …

Let your spirits bloom year-round with Ron van Dongen s sumptuous flower photographs. This stunning wall calendar will brighten your space and infuse your days with serenity and rich color. The perfect gift for the gardener or the flower enthusiast. A year of stunning, rich-with-color flower photographs on your wall. Frameable artbook-quality printing. Features insightful quotes by writers such as Oscar Wilde, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and William Shakespeare. Printed on FSC® Certified …

The story of orchid thief and obsessive, John Laroche, and the bizarre world of the orchid fanciers of Florida. The world of the orchid hunters, breeders and showmen, their rivalries, vendettas and crimes, smuggling, thefts and worse provide the backdrop to an exploration of one of the byways of human nature, the obsessive world of the collector.Orchidelirium is the name the Victorians gave to the flower madness that is for botanical collectors the equivalent of gold fever. Wealthy orchid fanatics …

The history of plants and flowers. Botanical paintings and fascinating essays are combined in Plant Discoveries to examine the fascinating history of plants and flowers. Over 20 plant families are profiled including cacti, daffodils, iris, magnolia, poppies, roses, tulips, conifers, hibiscus, palms and waterlilies. Throughout history, plants have dramatically affected the lives of individuals and society as a whole. Holland s infamous tulip craze is now legend. The 17th century spice trade was so …

The fascination of everyday flowers, herbs and spices. Traditional spells and rituals for finding ones true love (red roses meant a handsome husband); the significance in myths of bay leaves, thyme and sage; the mania for tulip bulbs that caused stock markets to crash in Holland; the symbolism of royal wedding bouquets, and much more, are all described in this exploration into the strange history of many familiar plants. An entertaining and often funny book, it casts light on time-honoured uses and …

In 1993 Eric Hansen led an expedition through the steaming jungles of Borneo to find the worlds rarest orchid. Five years later he was still on the trail. An unputdownable tale of corruption, murder and moths with twelve-inch tongues.At first blush, the subtitle of intrepid traveler Eric Hansens floral account might seem, well, hyperbolic. After taking this whirlwind tour of the hidden world of rare orchid collectors, the reader will find the words well chosen. Hansen invites us into a strange demimonde …

Like many residents of Jacksonville, Florida, the Jeffrey Meyers family liked to picnic under the city s magnificent Treaty Live Oak. When their toddler handed them an acorn from the tree, Meyers, a nurseryman, planted it in their back yard. That acorn was the inspiration for an immensely popular project, America s Famous & Historic Trees, sponsored by American Forests, the country s oldest nonprofit conservation organization. Through this program, Meyers and his volunteers have collected seeds …

First published in 1956, We Made a Garden is the story of how Margery Fish, the leading gardener of the 1960s, and her husband Walter transformed an acre of wilderness into a stunning cottage garden, still open to the public at East Lambrook Manor, Somerset, England. Margery Fish recounts the trails and tribulations, successes and failures, of her venture with ease and humour. Her book will interest all those who are planning gardens for themselves, as well as those who delight in cottage garden …
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Richard Taylor, author of the best-selling How to Read a Church, joins forces with garden historian Andrew Eburne to produce the ultimate guide to historic and modern gardens. Gardens are amongst the fastest-growing visitor attractions today - in the UK alone 15 million people will visit a garden this year. How to Read an English Garden is the essential book for every garden lover. It provides an account of the different elements of gardens of all ages and explains their meaning and their history. …
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Coveted by kings and admired by gardeners in ancient and modern times alike, the tulip has nearly brought nations to moral and economic ruin. The Tulip Anthology is a beautiful and comprehensive celebration of this most astonishing and beloved of flowers. Ron van Dongen s lush color photography is paired with visual art from the last thousand years, as well as writings on the mystery and wonder of the tulip from throughout human history. A foreword by best-selling author and tulip expert Anna Pavord …

The Orchid Thief is the true story of John Laroche, an obsessed Florida plant dealer willing to go to any lengths to steal rare and protected wild orchids and clone them, all for a tidy profit. But the morality of Laroche s actions do not drive the narrative of Orlean s strange, compelling, and hilarious book. She is much more interested in the spectacle this unusual man creates through his actions, including one of the oddest legal controversies in recent memory, which brought together environmentalists, …

Introducing a gallery of fresh and vibrant flowers for your desktop. With hundreds of gorgeously composed photographs in full color, Flowers is the next best thing to stepping into a wildflower-filled meadow, or displaying a fragrant bouquet just cut from the garden. A festive red-and-white tulip blossom. Baskets of dew-flecked lotus flowers in a Bangkok market. A stand of apple trees in full bloom. The sculptural contours of a Golden Arum Lily. The images are a lively mix of studio shots, flowers …