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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

By: Diana Wells(Author), Ippy Patterson(Illustrator)

276 pages, b/w illustrations

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #237959 | ISBN: 1616206829
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NHBS Price: £20.99 $29/€24 approx

About this book

From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, every flower tells a story. Gardening writer Diana Wells knows them all. Here she presents one hundred well-known garden favorites and the not-so-well-known stories behind their names. Not for gardeners only, this is a book for anyone interested not just in the blossoms, but in the roots, too.


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Biography

Diana Wells is the author of 100 Birds and How They Got Their Names and 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names, has written for Friends Journal, and is contributing editor of the journal Greenprints. Born in Jerusalem, she has lived in England and Italy and holds an honors degree in history from Oxford University. She now lives with her husband on a farm in Pennsylvania.

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