Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers

Flower Confidential: The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful in the Business of Flowers

Amy Stewart


Award-winning writer Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes examine the flower and the way it has sought—for greater or worse—to in achieving perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists operating to invent, manufacture, and promote plant life which are greater, brighter, and sturdier than something nature offers. There's a scientist cause on constructing the 1st genetically changed blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the preferred lily; a breeder of gerberas of each colour that you can imagine; and an Ecuadorean farmer turning out to be beautiful roses, the floral an identical of a Tiffany diamond. And, at each flip she discovers the startling intersection of nature and expertise, of sentiment and trade.

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