By Diana Wells
Illustrations by way of Ippy Patterson. From child Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, each flower tells a narrative. Gardening author Diana Wells is aware all of them. the following she provides 100 recognized backyard favorites and the not-so-well-known tales at the back of their names. no longer for gardeners basically, it is a ebook for somebody not only within the blossoms, yet within the roots, too.
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100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names by Diana Wells