Pressed Flowers of Hertfordshire John Gardner
This unique collection was made by John Gardner in the early 1970s, mainly in South Herefordshire but with a few additions from Gloucestershire and Radnorshire. It then lay forgotten for some fifty years. Now brought vividly to life, it gives a refreshingly unprofessional view of the flowers that we walk past every day in the countryside.
Each page is superbly photographed and each plant is given its colloquial and scientific names and there is information on traditional uses, unusual facts and features and poetic references.
John Gardner describes how the names originated and how the plants were viewed by the Greeks and Romans and by the great herbalists who studied them and what dangers, delights and eccentricities they uncovered and what caterpillars feed on them.
|Size:||280 x 220 mm|