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Flower Confidential: [the Good, The Bad, And The Beautiful] (2008)
(eBook)


Published: [United States] : Algonquin Books : Made available through hoopla, 2008
Description:  1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN: 9781565126459 (electronic bk.), 1565126459 (electronic bk.),
Language:  English


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

Mode of access: World Wide Web

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