100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names - Gardening Book
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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names
by Diana Wells
228 pages, Hardcover
Illustrations by Ippy Patterson. 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.
About the Author
Diana Wells holds an honors degree in history from Oxford University and is the author of 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names and 100 Birds and How They Got Their Names. She is a contributing editor to the journal Greenprints and lives with her husband and their dog, Nemo, on a farm in Pennsylvania.