Amy Stewart, an avid gardener and winner of the 2005 California Horticultural Society's Writer's Award recieved for her book The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms, now tackles the global flower industry.
In "Flower Confidential", Stewart does an admirable job of making sense of a complicated business, even if a lack of illustrations might be limiting. Nevertheless, the book adeptly celebrates the incomparable beauty embodied in Stewart's subject.
Amy Stewart also gives some statistics about the consumption of 10 million cut flowers per day in the United States in her other award winning books. She includes the the facts about the growers, auctions, sales etc of cutflowers in some parts of the world, and also how they effect the world flower trade.
A well-knowm author Adrian Higgins, reviews Amy Stewart Books. He says Amy's books are not just about flowers, or even the natural world - it is also about international trade, politics, business affairs and economic and social issues. The book is a sure one to be in our shelves.
As a novice gardener, I would like to have such award winning books to be part of my life, so as to refer, as and when possible and need accordingly.Read More..