Plant Names is an invaluable guide to the use of scientific, commercial, and common names for plants and the conventions for writing them.
Flowers can talk. Red roses say 'I love you'. White lilies offer condolence. Poppies invite us to remember. For thousands of years, humans have used flowers as a language, a short-hand for emotions and meanings.
Jamaica Kincaid's Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya is the classic travel memoir about a master novelist's journey to the Himalaya in search of seeds...
Why did Marcel Proust have bonsai beside his bed? What was Jane Austen doing, coveting an apricot? How was Friedrich Nietzsche inspired by his 'thought tree'?
A full-color illustrated guide to the natural history of plants with medicinal properties
A lavish celebration of 45 of the most familiar birds found in gardens around the British Isles.
Naturalist and artist F.
This book looks at the origins of ancient Roman garden design and its Greek influences. It includes the use and design of private domestic gardens as well as those connected to theatres and temples. Gardens connected to mausolea are also be included. It shows how rooms were designed to afford the best views of the gardens.