Gibbs Smith

SKU: 8467

$24.99 USD

A celebration of the colorful, versatile chrysanthemum—a popular choice for corsages, bridal bouquets, centerpieces, and houseplant gifts.

The underestimated chrysanthemum is the epitome of both flamboyance and style with its many varieties and shapes. Naomi Slade chronicles it beautifully in Chrysanthemums, the ninth title in the Gibbs Smith flower series of stylish floral guides.

From open daisies to multi-petaled pom-poms, Chrysanthemums offers a comprehensive guide to some of the rarest and most interesting varieties. This abundant flowering plant is carefully explained by expert biologist and nature writer Naomi Slade and is captured in gorgeous color by Georgianna Lane. Slade traces the history of this natively Asian flower from its origins in China through to its explosion throughout the US and Europe. With expert advice and commentary, Chrysanthemums are the perfect flower for weddings, gift bouquets, and to brighten the home. This book is the perfect handbook for anyone wanting to propagate, grow, or cut the perfect chrysanthemum.

Naomi Slade is a well-known journalist and photographer specializing in gardening, environment, and lifestyle. A biologist by training, naturalist by inclination, and with a lifelong love of plants, she contributes regularly to a range of British publications including The English Garden and House and Garden. She is the author of Hydrangeas, Dahlias, Lilacs, Lilies, and Ranunculus. She lives in the UK.

Georgianna Lane is a floral, garden, and travel photographer whose work is sought for books, calendars, and more. Her work has been featured in Country Living, House Beautiful, Flower, Romantic Homes, and Victoria. She is the photographer of the complete Beautiful Varieties for the Home and Garden series. She lives in Paris.