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Once-forgotten flowers and the stories behind scores of captivating plants from the past are rediscovered in this fully illustrated volume. Alternately admired and considered out of fashion, these enchanting blossoms have been the bedrock of spectacular bouquets and have provided medicine and food throughout the centuries. This book delves into the history of classic bulbs, ravishing old-garden roses, antique annuals and perennials, heirloom houseplants, and vintage vines. Tips on how to create period floral arrangements and an extensive list of hard-to-find heirloom suppliers make it easy to reintroduce these beloved garden species into a contemporary setting. Keeping vintage flowers available and teaching readers how to grow these heirlooms-this book ensures that neither they and nor their fabulous history will disappear.
This small book packs a big punch! As someone who is interested in growing your "Granny's" flowers, you will love this little gem. There are pretty photos and nice illustrations, too. There is also a very extensive source list in the back of the book. This was very helpful to me because Heirlooms can be hard to find.You can tell that the author of this book loves old flowers. It was very well written in an easy to read style. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves heirlooms.