A Contemplation upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and by Bobby J. Ward

By Bobby J. Ward

An enjoyable survey of eighty plant genera, with a large number of references to, and extracts from, delusion and literature through the a while. This pleasant publication will motivate you to examine your personal backyard in a brand new mild, in keeping with what William Blake or the traditional Romans acknowledged approximately them.

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Title.  DICKS Compeer in both my literary and literal gardens Page 7 Contents Foreword By Ann Lovejoy 9 Acknowledgments 13 Introduction 15 Acanthus 27 Aconite 31 Adonis, Anemone & Pulsatilla 35 Amaryllis 42 Arum 45 Asphodel 49 Aster 53 Begonia 57 Bellflower 60 Broom 66 Buttercup 70 Camellia 77 Carnation 80 Clematis 85 Cockscomb 89 Colchicum 90 Columbine 93 Cornflower 97 Crape Myrtle 100 Crocus 102 Cyclamen 108 Daffodil 113 Dahlia 117 Daisy 121 Daylily 129 Euphorbia 131 Evening Primrose 134 Fern 138 Forget-Me-Not 142 Forsythia 146 Foxglove 147 Fritillary 153 Gentian 157 Geranium & Pelargonium 162 Gladiolus 167 Page 8 Guernsey Lily 170 Heath & Heather 173 Hellebore 180 Hepatica 186 Hibiscus 189 Holly 192 Hollyhock 198 Honeysuckle 202 Hyacinth 208 Iris 215 Ivy 221 Jasmine 228 Laurel & Daphne 231 Lilac 237 Lily 243 Lily of the Valley 250 Lychnis 255 Marigold 259 Marsh Mallow 264 Morning Glory & Bindweed 268 Nasturtium 272 Orchid 275 Peony 279 Periwinkle 285 Phlox 289 Pimpernel 292 Poppy 296 Primrose 301 Queen Anne's Lace 306 Rhododendron & Azalea 307 Rose 311 St.

It also blooms outdoors in autumn in California and in the warmer parts of the British Isles. Closely related genera within the Amaryllidaceae, some of which were formerly classified as Amaryllis, include Hippeastrum, Rhodophiala, Brunsvigia, and Crinum. Several bigeneric hybrids occur, including ×Amarygia parkeri, a cross between Amaryllis belladonna and Brunsvigia josephinae, and ×Amarcrinum, a hybrid of Amaryllis and Crinum. The amaryllis was given its scientific name, Amaryllis belladonna, by Carl Linnaeus, recalling a beautiful shepherdess mentioned in poems by Theocritus, Ovid, Virgil, and Milton.

The alpine P. occidentalis, which is generally found above the timberline in the Cascades, the Olympics, and the Sierra Nevada, has midsummer blooms of creamy white, often with a hint of blue-purple. Some are more vividly flushed purple. The spring-blooming P. patens is more widespread in the United States, growing from the Great Plains to the Rockies (and to Siberia on the Asian continent), up to elevations as high as 3700 meters (12,000 feet). In all, about thirty species of pulsatilla are known.

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