Curious Stories of Familiar Garden Plants by Kathy Keeler

By Kathy Keeler

similar to gardeners, backyard vegetation have attention-grabbing tales, from their occasionally strange origins to their travels some distance the world over, to their position in politics. realizing those tales makes the backyard a richer place.

Did you know:
• In Victorian England they idea tomatoes have been an aphrodisiac simply because they have been referred to as "love apples" and for that reason shunned in any respect costs!
• In Greek mythology they believed anyplace the Goddess Iris walked on the earth a rainbow colour of iris vegetation sprang up.
• The Dakota Sioux idea each flower species had its personal music. as the Pasqueflower used to be the 1st local wildflower to bloom, it really is music referred to as all of the different crops from the ground.
• In approximately 1600 plant breeders in Holland bred an suitable for eating carrot, sooner than that they have been used as drugs or just for nutrients flavoring.

Curious tales of customary backyard Plants is stuffed with fascinating tales that examine the folklore, myths, legends, symbolism and curiosities of daily backyard crops.

Kathy Keeler, A Wandering Botanist, has wandered the area amassing tales not to basically educate us approximately our favourite vegetation, yet to additionally satisfaction and entertain us.

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