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Strangers in the Garden: The Secret Lives of OUr Favorite Flowers Hardcover – 1 Feb 2004

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  • Hardcover: 143 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd (1 February 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771080980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771080982
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 476 g
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We all – gardeners or not – appreciate the beauty of familiar garden flowers. But how well do we really know these everyday plants? When do we stop to consider a flower’s personality, or to discover the dramatic events that have contributed to its particular identity? What adventures took place as these plants, now part of our daily lives, were transported – often by explorers or botanists who were quirky characters themselves – from their birthplaces in Asia, Africa, or the Americas?<br><br><i>Strangers in the Garden</i>, illustrated with over a hundred stunning photographs, prints, and drawings, reveals the characters and personal histories of ten popular fl´owers – the chrysanthemum, the clematis, the crocus, the dahlia, the geranium, the iris, the lilac, the peony, the rhododendron, and the tulip – by tracking their fascinating journeys from misty peaks, arid valleys, and exotic hillsides to our gardens, decks, and patios.

About the Author

<b>Andrew Smith</b> is a writer and book designer who lives and gardens in Toronto. He has won a Western Magazine Award for travel writing, and in 2000 was a finalist for the Journey Prize, a national award for new and developing writers of distinction.

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