Orchid Muse: A History of Obsession in Fifteen Flowers (MP3 CD)

Orchid Muse: A History of Obsession in Fifteen Flowers By Erica Hannickel, Nicol Zanzarella (Read by) Cover Image
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One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2022 A kaleidoscopic journey into the world of nature's most tantalizing flower, and the lives it has inspired. The epitome of floral beauty, orchids have long fostered works of art, tales of adventure, and scientific discovery. Tenacious plant hunters have traversed continents to collect rare specimens; naturalists and shoguns have marveled at orchids' seductive architecture; royalty and the smart set have adorned themselves with their allure. In Orchid Muse, historian and home grower Erica Hannickel gathers these bold tales of the orchid-smitten throughout history, while providing tips on cultivating the extraordinary flowers she features. The story of orchidomania is one that spans the globe, transporting listeners from the glories of the palace gardens of Chinese Empress Cixi to a seedy dime museum in Gilded Age New York's Tenderloin, from hazardous jungles to the greenhouses and bookshelves of Victorian collectors. Lush and inviting, Orchid Muse is the ultimate celebration of our enduring fascination with these beguiling flowers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798212394406
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: December 20th, 2022
Language: English