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By Twigs Way

Carnations permeate our tradition from the marriage mattress to the funeral wreath. Derided in Shakespeare as ‘nature’s bastards’, they challenged the tulip because the florist’s favorite flower, and went directly to provide their blessing to either an army coup and a Soho evening membership. Spanning the realm from the gardens of the Ottoman Empire to the moms’ Day traditions of the US through chinese language medications and French empresses, Carnation is the 1st booklet to inform the cultural heritage of this highly vital flower.
Twigs approach strains the rigors and tribulations of early breeders, the florists’ fascination with striped and noticed forms, pleasant names akin to the ‘Lustie Gallant’ and the ‘Bleeding Swain’, and the symbolism of the purple, white or even the fairway carnation, which was once made recognized by way of Oscar Wilde. those that savor the carnation’s excellent smell, either sensuous and soothing, will get pleasure from the data that the carnation can heal physique and brain, utilized by herbalists in Europe and China. because it levels from the traditions of the medieval marriage mattress to Renaissance work of the Madonna and baby, this lavishly illustrated ebook will entertain a person with an curiosity in historical past, artwork or tradition. it really is filled with unforeseen delights that might appeal the brain and invigorate the senses – like the carnation itself.

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