Flowers Of The South Native And Exotic Author:Wilhelmina Greene and Hugo L. Blomquist The South has the richest flora in the United States and yet few books have been written on the plants of this region which are not too technical for the average gardener, nature lover, and amateur botanist. This volume contains more than 500 flowers described and pictured in pen and ink drawings and 55 color illustrations representing over 300... more » flowers. An authoritative selection of the most important flowers from Virginia to Texas, both native and successfully cultivated, has been made by Hugo L. Blomquist, distinguished botanist, and Wilhelmina F. Greene, horticulturist and well-known artist.
The book is composed of two sections: the first dealing with native wild flowers; the second, with the exotic or cultivated varieties. The descriptions accompanying the illustrations are concise and explicit for purpose of identi-fication, and-they include notes on wild flowers that may be transplanted and the proper care and use of ornamental plants. The zone map on the endsheet of the book is to be used in conjunction with the individual descriptions of the exotics to indicate successful growing areas. The notes on cutting, arranging, and planting both wild and cultivated plants will prove helpful to the gardener and the hostess who enjoys cut flowers in the house.
Although Flowers of the South is primarily concerned with the southern states which have not previously been the subject of a popular flower handbook, many of the plants represented here are found in the wild or cultivated state as far north on the eastern seaboard as Canada and as far to the west as Cali-fornia and Washington. This volume will be equally welcome to thousands outside the region who visit the South, cultivate southern flowers, or have wished for a guide to the rich profusion of native and exotic flowers found in the southern region.« less