Books for Nature Lovers
Cut Flowers of the World
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Review By: SA Garden - April 2011

Cut Flowers Of The World is a practical guide with full-colour photos of more than 330 different species of commercially important flowers, foliages and potted flowers sold in florist shops. For each flower there is a description, origin, historical overview, cultivation, cultivars, properties (such as colours, scent and vase life) and the basic principles of proper care, handling, selection and use of cut flowers. There are separate indexes for common and scientific names to simplify the identification process. There is also a general overview about the history of flowers, the cut flower industry and tips for florists. The authors are both experts in the field. 

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