Author(s): Frances Perry
This magnificent book will serve many purposes to readers all over the world; it will help identify an enormous number of flowers that they can see growing in the wild or that can be grown in their own gardens; it will introduce plants, common and rare from foreign countries; it will provide information about cultivating plants either outdoors, under glass, or indoor in pots; in fact, it will prove to be a botanical garden in the home. The text introduces the major plant families of the world, arranged in alphabetical order. The principal characteristics of each family are given and then a selection of genera and species is described and illustrated. Within this book the author, Frances Perry, tells the botanical, horticultural and historical story of thousands of flowers...The author and artist have collaborated closely throughout this massive project, with the result that text and pictures are completely complementary. Every illustrated plant is thoroughly described in text.
Good copy, dj shelf worn around edges.