9780486828749

Plant Lore and Legend The Wisdom and Wonder of Plants and Flowers Revealed

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486828749

  • ISBN10:

    0486828743

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-02-13
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

From time immemorial, people have sought to understand the mysteries of the natural world, giving rise to a wealth of myths and legends connected to plant life. In addition to their imaginative appeal, these oral traditions offered practical advice about which flowers, trees, and plants could provide foods, remedies, and construction materials. This richly illustrated volume provides a treasury of ancient wisdom, stories, and superstitions related to plant life. From the association of roses with romance to the restorative powers of tea leaves, this lovely hardcover gift edition abounds in facts and fancies that will captivate lovers of plants and gardens.

Author Biography

Ruth Binney has been studying the countryside and nature for over 50 years. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and is a bestselling author, having published numerous books on gardening, countryside, and country sayings and customs.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

THE WONDER OF FLOWERS

THE LORE OF TREES

THE POWER OF PLANTS

INDEX

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