As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
The Reason for Flowers by Stephen Buchmann
This book came out in 2016 and the subtitle is: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
The author Amy Stewart said, “Do flowers need a reason? In The Reason for Flowers,Stephen Buchmann reminds us that flowers exist for more than just beauty and fragrance. They are miniature chemical factories, wireless signal stations, the inspiration for artists, and—of course—sustenance for the most important creatures living on the planet. In short, flowers run the world. Stephen Buchmann is a gifted storyteller and an inquisitive scientist who is intrigued by the dazzling and intricate world of flowers. Thanks to this delightful new book, you will be, too.”
The book is 252 pages of flower history, science, and culture - and it’s all enthusiastically simplified and shared for us to enjoy. For plant geeks, it is utterly fascinating.
You can get a copy of The Reason for Flowers by Stephen Buchmann and support the show, using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $4.
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