Flower Confidential

Flower Confidential

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Award-winning author Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes look at the flower industry and how it has sought--for better or worse--to achieve perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists working to invent, manufacture, and sell flowers that are bigger, brighter, and sturdier than anything nature can provide. There's a scientist intent on developing the first genetically modified blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most popular lily; a breeder of gerberas of every color imaginable; and an Ecuadorean farmer growing exquisite roses, the floral equivalent of a Tiffany diamond. And, at every turn she discovers the startling intersection of nature and technology, of sentiment and commerce.
Publisher: Algonquin
ISBN: 9781565124387
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lordkathy
Nov 26, 2007

this book was so interesting!! i learned alot about flowers, how they are grown for the market & how they get to the market with what goes on in between. the author did alot of research & info is collected from world wide which was interesting.

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