By Ruth Binney
From time immemorial, people have sought to understand the mysteries of the natural world, giving rise to a wealth of myths and legends connected to plant life. In addition to their imaginative appeal, these oral traditions offered practical advice about which flowers, trees, and plants could provide foods, remedies, and construction materials. This richly illustrated volume provides a treasury of ancient wisdom, stories, and superstitions related to plant life. From the association of roses with romance to the restorative powers of tea leaves, this lovely hardcover gift edition abounds in facts and fancies that will captivate lovers of plants and gardens.