"What's in a name?" Shakespeare asked. But what did he call a rose? Was the flower the ancient Persians called gul the same rose that Shakespeare knew?
Was he talking about the Damask rose? Or the Apothecary rose? From Baby Blue Eyes to Silver Bells, from Abelia to Zinnia, this fascinating book presents the histories and origins of the names of 100 garden favorites. 100 two-color illustrations.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 280 pages, 100 2-colour illustrations
- Publisher: Workman Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/03/1999
- Category: Reference works
- ISBN: 9781565121386