Clay Perry's Fantastic Flowers
Clay Perry's Fantastic Flowers is a breathtakingly beautiful celebration of flowers by one of the world's most respected botanical photographers.

With his eye for colour, light and form, Clay Perry has selected the 100 most dramatic, unusual and beautiful from the traditional English Rose to the Californian Jade Vine and the Australian Sturt's Desert Pea. To capture their splendour, many are photographed in their natural habitat.

Notes on planting and propagation accompany each entry, making this a practical planting guide as well as visual delight.

The stories behind these flowers - geographical, historical, literary and botanical - are intriguing. In her engaging text, Maggie Perry explains what makes each flower special and offers advice on how to enjoy them.

...the photography is to die for, exquisite closeups of some of the most beautiful flowers you will ever see and the history behind them is equally spellbinding...a must have book!

Author Biography

Clay Perry's work has appeared in many publications including The Sunday Times, Country Living and Homes & Gardens, as well as such critically-acclaimed books such as The Glory of the English Garden and David Austen's English Roses (Garden Book of the Year 1996). He studied under Ifor Thomas, the pioneer of 'photography as fine art.' His most recent work can be seen in Medieval Flowers, also by Kyle Cathie.

Maggie Perry has worked as Clay's researcher on international assignments and most of his books. Her knowledge stems from a lifetime spent cultivating and studying plants and experimenting with colour, design and plant combinations. In this book, she imparts the very essence of each plant.

Author : Clay Perry, Maggie Perry
ISBN : 1856265331
Publisher : Kyle Cathie Limited
Sugg. Retail Price : $26.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 192

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