A Rose by Any Name

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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – February 2009
Encompassing art, literature, science, technology, history, and everything in between, the stories behind rose varieties include enough curiosities, romance, tragedy, wit, mystery, scandal, and earthy delights to satisfy even those who would never dream of actually tending a plant. in addition to names, readers will learn that the perfume of 'Rosa Gallica' wafted through Pliny's Roman villa and lulled Marie Antoinette on the night before her wedding; that 'Eglantine' is threaded through Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; that roses in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were mainly raised for medicinal purposes; and that the world of rose-naming rights is one of complicated and fiercely guarded copyrights and patents. With full-color art throughout, this eclectic little volume is a must-have for die-hard rosarians, and for the less rose-obsessed, it's simply a marvelous miscellany starring what is arguably the world's most popular flower.
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ISBN-13: 9781565125186
ISBN-10: 1565125185
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 168 x 180 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.61 kg

Notă biografică

Douglas Brenner writes about gardens, design and collecting for publications such as the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living and Country Living. He inherited his first rosebush, 'Climbing American Beauty', from a previous owner of his house, who planted it there around 1910. Stephen Scanniello is is a recipient of the Great Rosarians of the World (GROW) Award for 1009, president of the Heritage Rose Foundation, a member of the American Rose Society, and a judge for the international rose trials in Europe and the United States. Scanniello has written three books on roses, including A Year of Roses, recipient of the American Horticultural Society's Annual Book Award.