The Untamed Garden: A Revealing Look at Our Love Affair with Plants (Paperback)

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 In this charming gift book, master gardener Sonia Day brings together delicious tidbits from myth, history, botany, and plant lore to reveal how plants have seduced our hearts, minds, and bodies throughout the ages. Organized in thematic chapters that loosely follow the arc of a love affair, the book journeys from "Innocence" through such stages as "Flirtation," "Seduction," "Lust," "Deception," and "Rapture." Scattered throughout are love potions, examples from the Victorian "language of flowers," and charming anecdotes, all told in Day's delightfully irreverent and conversational voice. Gorgeously designed and featuring full-colour photos and illustrations throughout, this is a sumptuous tribute to our enduring fascination with plants.

About the Author

Master gardener SONIA DAY is the Toronto Star's gardening columnist and a well-respected gardening writer. She is the author of six previous books, including Tulips: Facts and Folklore About the World's Most Planted Flower, which won a Garden Globe Award of Achievement for writing from the U.S.-based Garden Writers Association, and, most recently, the Globe and Mail national bestseller Incredible Edibles: 43 Fun Things to Grow in the City. The Untamed Garden won the Garden Writers Association's Award of Best Book and the Gold Award for Best Overall Product of the Year. The author lives in Belwood, ON and Toronto, ON.

Praise For…

Praise for The Untamed Garden
 • "You don't have to be a gardener, expert or otherwise, to delight in The Untamed Garden. . . Fascinating and alluring. . . . Forget the chocolates and the wilted hothouse flowers. . . . Give this charming, fiery and joyous book of floral lore to your beloved instead." -- Halifax Chronicle Herald
 • "Delightfully lusty. . . . A must-read." -- National Post
 • "This is one of those rare crossovers that will appeal as much to gardeners as to those who prefer their nature more in the human line. . . . Day's lively, lusty prose gives us peep inside the botanical boudoir." -- Toronto Gardens
 • "Beautifully printed and illustrated, making it perfect for the bedside table in anyone's boudoir. . . . It's an entertaining and informative read any time of year." -- Ottawa Citizen

Product Details
ISBN: 9780771025068
ISBN-10: 0771025068
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication Date: November 5th, 2013
Pages: 240
Language: English