Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers

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We’ve all seen red roses, blue irises, and yellow daffodils. But when we really look closely at a flower, whole new worlds of beauty and intricacy emerge.

Seeing Flowers is a visual feast that gloriously highlights 343 popular garden flowers. Using a unique photo process that includes stitching together large macro photographs, Robert Llewellyn reveals details that few have ever seen: the amazing architecture of stamens and pistils; the subtle shadings on a petal; the secret ...

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Overview

We’ve all seen red roses, blue irises, and yellow daffodils. But when we really look closely at a flower, whole new worlds of beauty and intricacy emerge.

Seeing Flowers is a visual feast that gloriously highlights 343 popular garden flowers. Using a unique photo process that includes stitching together large macro photographs, Robert Llewellyn reveals details that few have ever seen: the amazing architecture of stamens and pistils; the subtle shadings on a petal; the secret recesses of nectar tubes. Teri Dunn Chace’s lyrical and illuminating essays complement these images and offer insights on each flower, by exploring its distinguishing characteristics and sharing fascinating tidbits, tales, and lore. Together, Llewellyn and Chace give the reader a deeper appreciation of how and why flowers have become so deeply embedded in human culture.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a gardener, a photography buff, or someone who simply responds to the timeless beauty and variety of the floral world, Seeing Flowers will be a source of enduring delight.

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Editorial Reviews

Sunset Magazine

"[Chace and Llewellyn] present 343 blooms in such extraordinary detail that you feel you're glimpsing the garden from an insect's perspective."

Akron Beacon Journal

"Seeing Flowers looks at blooms in a way you probably never have.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604694222
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/24/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 60,632
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Teri Dunn Chace is a writer and editor with more than thirty titles in publication, including How to Eradicate Invasive Plants (Timber Press, 2013) and The Anxious Gardener’s Book of Answers (Timber Press, 2012). She has also written and edited extensively for Horticulture, North American Gardener, Backyard Living, and Birds & Blooms. Raised in California and educated at Bard College in New York, Chace has gardened in a variety of climate zones and soil types, from inner city Portland, Oregon, to coastal Massachusetts. She now lives in a small upstate New York village with snowy winters and glorious summers.

Robert Llewellyn has been photographing plants and landscapes for more than forty years. His photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books featuring his photography are in print. His book Washington, The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department. Llewellyn’s previous book, Seeing Trees (written with Nancy Ross Hugo), earned glowing reviews and was chosen as one of the best gardening books of the year by the New York Times. To learn more about Robert Llewellyn and his work, visit www.robertllewellyn.com.

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