The Woman's Day Book of Wildflowers - Jean Hersey - 1976 Edition - Wildflower Field Guide
These are the plants whose lives prove no man-made theories or concepts. They bloom to bloom, they give their beauty, their fragrance, their nectar, just to give... it is revitalizing to touch a world where purposes involve being rather than doing or achieving. Jean Hersey
Across 160 pages, The Woman's Day Book of Wildflowers tackles the intriguing world of over 200 wildflowers - what they look like, where they grow, which season becomes them, what fun facts surround them, which should be picked, clipped or left alone and which could be propagated. Way beyond factual information, author Jean Hersey romances readers as she writes about the distinct charm each flower exhibits, highlighting their distinct appeal and their quirky, steadfast desire to exist, most often, in unusual and unplanned places.
Beautifully illustrated with watercolor art by Fritz Kredel, this book not only acts as a helpful field guide to flower scouting - a fun activity for your next picnic, nature hike or weekend camping trip - but also as an important missive for protecting and preserving wild flowers. By highlighting the importance of wildflowers in regards to the overall beautification of the country and their symbolism of a healthy landscape, the latter half of the book illustrates how to grow and cultivate them in your own garden and how to protect/encourage them in the wild. An especially fun third section, is geared towards crafters and floral enthusiasts with suggestions on how to dry, preserve and incorporate these delicate natural beauties into your own unique projects.
- Originally published in 1960, this is the 1976 edition and contains its original dust jacket and original sales sticker ($7.95!)
- 160 pages
- Features 200 wildflowers
- Beautifully illustrated throughout by Fritz Kredel
In gorgeous vintage condition. Very clean, bright and unmarked pages. The dust jacket bears a small rip on the top edge on the front cover and the back cover. The back over of the dust jacket also contains some light foxing due to age.
Measures 6.5" inches (width) x 9.25" inches (length) x .75" inches (thickness)
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