Orchid Muse, by Erica Hannickel

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Hannickel, a master gardener and environmental historian, combines her two skills for an inspiring and fascinating book about that most mysterious plant: the orchid. As her weave of history, research, and hands-on experience demonstrates, there is much more to these "little divas" than their flowers. Telling stories of both the plants and the people who sometimes went to great risks to find, grow, and love them, Hannickel spins a compelling narrative that spans continents and centuries, gives us glimpses of other cultures, and shares tips on choosing, handling, and raising orchids, making this both a delightful read and a practical companion.



Orchid Muse: A History of Obsession in Fifteen Flowers By Erica Hannickel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393867282
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - December 20th, 2022