100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names Book

 One of my favorite reads before going to bed, hard to beat drifting off thinking about flowers!

One of my favorite reads before going to bed, hard to beat drifting off thinking about flowers!

100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names

I collect gardening books and this is one of my favorites. 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names is part history, part horticulture, part interesting tidbits. It's the perfect book to read before going to sleep, short chapters one can read individually or move through several in one sitting.

Each flower is illustrated so if you don't know what the flower is called, you can easily identify it.

Written by Diana Wells and illustrated by Ippy Patterson, this is a charming flower gift book any gardener, and flower lover, will enjoy.

Here's a tiny bit of the introduction:

"We do not read of flowers in the Garden of Eden, but of trees-trees that (except for one) were given to us as food. Nevertheless, those of us who plant flowers have, perhaps, a sneaking longing for Eden, made for our delight, a garden in which Adam was allowed to give names to everything. To name is to possess, as conquerors know. Or so we might wish."

 Each flower description includes a lovely illustration.

Each flower description includes a lovely illustration.

The book was published in 1997 and includes some interesting tidbits. The back cover has some examples.

 A sneak peek at some of the flowers featured in this small book.

A sneak peek at some of the flowers featured in this small book.

You can pair this book with one of our quilts or throws for a nice gift set.This also makes a sweet gift book for a variety of occasions including birthdays, holidays and house warming.

How do I know?

Someone gave me my copy for my birthday!

Charlotte