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This fascinating celebration of the tulip reads like a “very smart love letter to cultivating beauty” and features 40+ vintage-inspired full-color botanical illustrations (Seattle Times).
“Delightful…Next time you are lucky enough to be someone’s houseguest, consider arriving with a bouquet of either one of the Little Book of Flowers.” —The New York Times
After a drab winter, tulips triumphantly emerge from the spring garden, a colorful symbol of rebirth. These humble bulbs have been celebrated, stolen, carried across oceans; at times they have been considered as precious as rubies. Happily for us, these days they are affordable luxuries—and easy to grow as well. This charming little hardcover book includes:
40+ full-color botanical illustrations
basic botany and history
everything you need to know to grow gorgeous blooms in the garden
tips for creating beautiful arrangements
quotes, lore, and notable gardens and growers
Like a bouquet of tulips, this book is the perfect hostess gift or Mother's Day present for gardeners and flower lovers. It’s part of the collectible mini gift book series Little Book of Natural Wonders.
About the Author
TARA AUSTEN WEAVER is an award-winning writer, editor, and avid gardener. She is author of several books, including Orchard House (finalist for the Washington State Book Awards), Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest, and the Little Book of Flowers series. She is trained as a Permaculture Designer, Master Gardener, and Master Composter/Soil Builder. Tara writes frequently about gardening, agriculture, food, art, travel, and social justice.
“Delightful…Next time you are lucky enough to be someone’s houseguest, consider arriving with a bouquet of either one of the Little Book of Flowers.” -The New York Times
"In 'A Little Book of Flowers,' a new series of single bloom titles, author Tara Austen Weaver weaves together basic botany and culture. Each posey-size volume reads like a very smart love letter to cultivating beauty. . . Charming illustrations by Emily Poole and numerous quotes tug at our horticultural heartstrings, while a serviceable glossary and resource section at the back of each book indulge our yearning to grow more flowers and deepen our knowledge of the natural world." —Seattle Times, Pacific NW Magazine