Boddy, Kasia.

Blooming flowers : a seasonal history of plants and people / Kasia Boddy. - New Haven : Yale University Press, c2020. - xxiii, 249 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 210-229) and index.

Gathering flowers -- Spring. Daisy -- Daffodil -- Lily -- Carnation -- Summer. Rose -- Lotus -- Cotton -- Sunflower -- Autumn. Saffron -- Chrysanthemum -- Marigold -- Poppy -- Winter. Violet -- Geranium -- Snowdrop -- Almond -- Literary seeds and sources.

An evocative and richly illustrated exploration of flowers and how, over the centuries, they have given us so much sustenance, meaning, and pleasure.

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries (CBHL) Annual Literature Award - Nominee, 2021

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Flowers -- History.
Flowers -- Folklore.
Flowers -- Symbolic aspects.

SB404.5 / .B63 2020

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