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This review is from: Painterly Plants (Hardcover)
This is a beautifully put together book that focuses on photos of and historical information on the following groups of plants: auriculas, hippeastrum, fritillary, nerine, narcissus, camellia, dahlia, tulip, rose, hellebore, carnation, iris, peony and waterlilly. The photos are beautiful (they are staged rather than photos of flowers in the garden). I found the historical information a little brief although it was interesting (each plant gets about 10 pages). There are references throughout the book to old engravings and pictures of each plant and I would have loved to see these included too. However overall it is a beautifully presented book and would make a gorgeous gift for a gardening friend!