Author(s): ANDERSON CHRISTINE & TISCHER TERRY
The only book about poinsettias! Never before has a book unearthed how this once obscure weed was transformed into a universally recognizable symbol of Christmas. Yet from Dallas to Denmark, from potted plants to pop culture, poinsettias are the December flower. Each year 150 million of the colorful, carefully cultivated beauties are purchased in more than 40 countries, and their distinctive profile is used to turn thousands of ordinary items into festive-looking Yuletide merchandise. Blooming with 95 stunning antique images and color photographs, Poinsettias is a visual treat as well as a comprehensive history full of little known, fun facts and practical horticultural advice. The perfect gift for any season.
"...beautifully illustrated...a fascinating read...especially loved the layout..".