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The magic garden : the myth and folklore of flowers, plants, trees, and herbs

Author: Anthony S Mercatante
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mercatante, Anthony S.
Magic garden.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1976
(OCoLC)891418915
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony S Mercatante
ISBN: 0060655623 9780060655624
OCLC Number: 2345602
Description: xxi, 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The enchanted forest: ash and rowan, birch, aspen and Star-of-Bethlehem, carnation, pansy, and acanthus, cedar, oak, linden and plane, forget-me-not, crocus, and daisy, hyacinth, heliotrope, and laurel, iris, lily and lily of the valley, lotus and bamboo, mistletoe, myrrh, myrtle, pine and palm, rose, thistle and clover, tree of the cross, tree of Jesse, Judas tree, Christmas tree, and passion plants, trees and flowers, tree of life, tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and trees of birth, marriage and death, wedding and funeral flowers, willow, yew and violet --
Nature's bounty: almond, apple, pomegranate, fig, and apricot, banana, pineapple, orange, pear and peach, bean and lentil, cabbage, beet and asparagus, carrot, radish, turnip and potato, coffee, cocoa, and tea, corn and rice, leek, garlic and onion, lettuce, watercress, celery, tomato, and cucumber, mulberry, strawberry, and cherry, nuts and hazel, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, wheat, grape and mustard --
Potions and herbs: aconite and belladonna, wormwood, anemone and cornflower, ginseng, juniper and yarrow, mandrake, rue, mushroom, soma, tobacco, opium, mescaline, hemp, and cocaaine --
The Victorian language of flowers --
Flowers of the months --
Astrological signs and their relationships to plants --
Signs of the zodiac --
Herb list with culinary uses compiled by Robert Hawthorne Smith.
Other Titles: Myth and folklore of flowers, plants, trees, and herbs
Responsibility: Anthony S. Mercatante.

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