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The fascination of everyday flowers, herbs and spices. Traditional spells and rituals for finding one s 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 …

How exquisite is exquisite? Photographer Christopher Baker and Willem Lemmers, one of the world s foremost tulip experts, set out to find the answers. The result is Tulipa, where, in 350 stunning full-color plates, perfection in nature meets perfection in art. Each specimen was chosen for its importance as a superb example of the flower s form and characteristics, and each photograph, taken at the peak of the flower s beauty, becomes a stunning portrait. The story behind 500 tulips is told as well, …

Excerpt from Practical Treatise on the Culture of the Carnation, Pink, Auricula, Polyanthus, Ranunculus, Tulip, Hyacinth, Rose, and Other Flowers: With a Dissertation on Soils and Manures, and Catalogues of the Most Esteemed Varieties of Bach Flower The Publishers of this Edition of Hogg s Treatise on Flowers, which has so closely followed the pre ceding, beg leave to state that all the additions, cor rections, and improvements made by the Author himself in the last, are carefully retained in this; …
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A twentieth anniversary edition of the classic, featuring new material by the author. Anna Pavord s internationally bestselling sensation, The Tulip, is the story of a flower that has driven men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip into a worldwide phenomenon. Today, the United States alone imports three thousand million tulip bulbs each year. No other flower has ever carried so much consequence; it charts political upheavals, illuminates …
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Whether you prefer to admire your tulips in the garden or in the house, there are literally thousands of varieties to choose from. Delicate, naturally occurring species tulips, flamboyantly ruffled Parrot tulips, mysteriously colored Viridiflora tulips, and the large blooms of Triumph tulips are just a few of the dazzling possibilities. Whatever your taste, there will be a tulip just for you. This beautiful and informative book, with more than seventy breathtaking photographs, captures the essence …
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Excerpt from Clark s Hardy Perennial Plants (Pages 1 to 10), Lilies (Page 6), Gladiolus (Pages 11 to 15), Irises (Pages 15 to 20), Oriental Poppies (Page 8), Tulip (Pages 21 and 22), 1929-1930 By the te1m Perennial is meant such plants as may be allowed to remain permanently in the op en ground, whose foliage dies down to or near the ground each autumn and spring forth again with renewed rigor the following spring. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic …
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Now available in a small gift format—a vividly written and lavishly illustrated history of the Queen of Flowers, for fans of Anna Pavord s The Tulip and Andrea Wulf s The Brothers Gardener Ever since Sappho planted roses at the shrine of Aphrodite, no flower has captured the imagination in quite the same way. Here, the acclaimed horticultural historian Jennifer Potter sets out on a quest to uncover the life of a flower that has been viewed so heterogeneously by different cultures in different …
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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 …

Excerpt from Bulb Catalog, Autumn 1933: Tulips, Hyacinths, Daffodils, Anemones, Ranunculus, Hardy Lilies and Miscellaneous Bulbs Plant tulips from October to December. Late October and November 18 the most favorable time although planting may be done as late as early January. Plant tulip bulbs six inches deep ln sandy soil and 5 inches deep m heavy soil. Place a handful of sand under each bulb and water thor oughly. Do not mix fresh manure or chemical fertilizer in the soil where it will come in …
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Flowers in the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens puts the spotlight on the star of the garden—the flower. Tracing the history of flower gardens from the Middle Ages to today, the book discusses the types of flowers commonly planted, the landscape designs, the advances in technology, and how these practices have changed throughout the centuries. Each chapter also focuses on a significant type of bloom—the rose, iris, and tulip, among others. Illustrated with more than 180 exquisite photographs …
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Koji Arai is one of those people who accidentally found their great ambition and passion in life. When he started working in a flower shop in Sao Paolo the main goal was to earn a living and improve his command of Portuguese. He could barely tell a rose from a tulip, let alone make a bouquet. As the shop did not spoon-feed him any instructions Arai learnt the art by stealing with his eyes. Ever since that first experience he has been obsessed with plants and the possibilities of flower design. After …
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Excerpt from D. Landreth and Fulton s Abridged Annual Catalogue of Hot-House and Green-House Plants, Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, &C., 1845-46: Cultivated and Sold at the Old Established Nurseries, Late of D. And D. Landreth Kentuckv coffee 50 1 00 silve1y.. 25 50 snowdrop or silver bell 50 Chinese 50 1 00 tulip poplar 50 I 00. European. 50 1 00 hakmatuk 50 l 00 cucumber tree 50 l 50 sweet scented; 50 1 00 umbrella tree 50 1 00 large flowering 1 00 3 00 chandelier - beautiful 1 00 5 00 …
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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 …

Excerpt from The Production of Tulip Bulbs The proper use Of tillage and soil-packing machinery exhibits in the highest degree the skill and efficiency of the grower in putting the bulb fields in just the right state of fineness and compactness, not only for the best crop results but also for the best handling in the planting Of the crop. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of …
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Excerpt from Peonies for Pleasure, 1917 Should this little booklet in a measure correct the false opinion that Peonies are a subject that may be dismissed by a passing thought, it will then have accomplished its mission and thus aid in the wider dissemination of this much-neglected plant. In commenting on the statement, I believe everyone is Peony mad, Mr. A. P. Saunders, Sec retary of the American Peony Society, in Bulletin of Peony News No. 2, says: It will be good news to the nurseryman that people …
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