As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Today's book recommendation: The Land of the Blue Poppies by Frank Kingdon Ward
During the first years of the twentieth century, the British plant collector and explorer Frank Kingdon Ward went on 24 impossibly daring expeditions throughout Tibet, China, and Southeast Asia, in search of rare and elusive species of plants.
Ward discovered the legendary Tibetan blue poppy and thanks to Ward, the seeds were introduced into the world’s gardens. Ward’s accounts capture all the romance of his wildly adventurous expeditions, whether he was swinging across a bottomless gorge on a cable of twisted bamboo strands or clambering across a rocky scree in fear of an impending avalanche.
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