Год издания: 2008
Количество страниц: 144
В продаже с 18.01.2012
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Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Shaped like a miter's cap or delicately hued like the pearl-colored petticoats of a duchess, scented like honeyed almonds or nodding heavily in the wind, every old-fashioned rose possesses a unique character. And their names - often drawn from history and mythology - have stories as enchanting and evocative as the flowers themselves. This gorgeously photographed collection of fifty exquisite roses reveals how some of the world's most storied, beloved plants received their names, and how the names go hand in hand with the flowers' appearance and fragrance. It's a voyage of discovery for rose connoisseurs, garden enthusiasts, and anyone else who appreciates delicate blooming beauty. Joining the rose parade are: storied characters such as Greenmantle, the heroine of Sir Walter Scott's novel Redgauntlet. As attention-getting as the character's exquisite green silk cape, the rose's leaves, rather than...