Funky plant reads for Holiday downtime

Funky plant reads for Holiday downtime
  • Posted November 27, 2013

Whether you're looking to increase your mental cache of plant trivia or need something on hand to entertain your gardening relatives, these books fit the task with insights 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!

rose book

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.

carrots won war

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

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

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

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.

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Funky plant reads for Holiday downtime