Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Flower Confidential

This book has been on my wishlist for months, and while at Powell's last weekend I finally bought it. So far it’s a very interesting read; I recommend it… if you’re the type that would enjoy reading about an eccentric lily breeder, or a second generation violet farmer. I’ve also learned that somewhere along the line “scent” became less and less important and has been virtually lost (bred out) from most cut flowers in favor of a long shelf life and other industry considerations. Some florists actually spray perfume on the flowers to make them smell like flowers! Huh? Next up from the same author: Wicked Plants: A Book of Botanical Atrocities. Perfect for the Danger Garden!

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