By Amy Stewart
Award-winning writer Amy Stewart takes readers on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes examine the flower and the way it has sought—for larger or worse—to in attaining perfection. She tracks down the hybridizers, geneticists, farmers, and florists operating to invent, manufacture, and promote plants which are larger, brighter, and sturdier than whatever nature grants. There's a scientist cause on constructing the 1st genetically converted blue rose; an eccentric horitcultural legend who created the most well-liked lily; a breeder of gerberas of each colour possible; and an Ecuadorean farmer turning out to be beautiful roses, the floral identical of a Tiffany diamond. And, at each flip she discovers the startling intersection of nature and know-how, of sentiment and trade.