RHS Genealogy for Gardeners. Plant Families Explained and Explored.
Authors: Dr Ross Bayton and Simon Maughan.
Published in hardback by Mitchell Beazley in association with the Royal Horticultural Society. London 2017. £ 14.99.
Received as a Christmas present from an attentive family member, this wonderful book charmed me from the beginning, as can be expected. :) It's lovely to browse through the informative and very beautifully illustrated pages.
The book helps the reader to recognise similar characteristics among plants and identify which family they belong to. The families are listed in roughly evolutionary order - and I find especially interesting the sections about the origins of each family.
The plant families explored are indeed the most familiar ones, also to us (enthusiastic) amateurs. Nevertheless, there's much to learn. Text boxes also give helpful insights into how to use each family and how to make the plants thrive.
Sain tämän ihastuttavan kirjan joululahjaksi. Kuvista tuli pimeitä ja epätarkkoja, mutta eiköhän kirjan kauneus tule kuitenkin esiin. :)
Happy Valentine's Day!
Buon San Valentino!