Take a break from the garden and turn on your reading lamp or e-reader to enjoy some truly entertaining titles that give insight into obscure and fascinating plant facts.
You might want to whip up some rose-filled foods to sustain you through what could easily become a botanical reading binge!
How to Eat a Rose: Simply Delicious Recipes for Eating Roses
by Jim Long
Provides history and recipes related to the use of Roses as a seasoning herb around the globe.
How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables
by Rebecca Rupp
Offers fun historical tidbits for 23 common vegetables, from onion-rubbed Gladiators to beet-blushed Victorian ladies.
What a Plant Knows; a Field Guide to the Senses
by Daniel Chamovitz
Explores how plants know when & how to do what they do and how they communicate to other plants.
Legends in the Garden: Who in the World is Nellie Stevens?
by Linda L. Copeland and Allan M. Armitage
Explores the “Who” or “Where” behind 46 popular plant variety names.
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities
by Amy Stewart
Details the down and dirty of over 200 dangerous plants, with a bonus of wicked-fun illustrations.