Bud to Seed:
Carol Sharp & Clare
Distributed by Reed Publishing
THIS photographic book
follows the development of ten popular annuals from bud to flower,
through foliage to seedhead.
Bud to Seed is an insight into the life stories of the Opium
poppy; Love-in-a-mist; Candytuft; Castor-oil plant; Sunflower; Spider
flower; Clary sage; Borage, Californian poppy and Honesty. It is
amazing how beautiful each plant appears - even the dreadfully nasty
castor oil plant, which is a shocking weed in warm regions here.
With its emphasis on
close-up, soft-focus images, From Bud to Seed might appeal
equally to photographers as to gardeners, but it does have practical
information on cultivation, propagation, practical uses and pests
and diseases for each plant featured.
Gardener, Issue 93, February 28-March 13, 2002, Page 28
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH