Thursday, July 9, 2009

Read It! Fragrant Designs

Fragrant Designs BookBrooklyn Botanic Garden announces the release of its newest All-Region Guide, Fragrant Designs, edited by Beth Hanson. The book is available here. The sense of smell is a powerful force that triggers memories and emotions in a flash. In the plant world, scent plays a crucial role as it facilitates interactions between flowers and their pollinators and protects plants against attacks from predators. Fragrant Designs captures the power of scent in the garden, showing how gardeners can harness fragrance to create a healthy, beautiful garden environment that’s a sensory delight for human visitors and a great place for insect pollinators like butterflies and bees.

What’s Inside
• Designs for seven gorgeous scented gardens, with illustrations and planning guides
• Portraits of more than 100 fragrant annuals, perennials, vines, and shrubs
• An exploration of the science of scent and the connections between flowers and their pollinators
• Great ideas for handsome aromatic containers
• Practical tips for planning, planting, and cultivating


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