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Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World

Articles: Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World

For many years, Pacific Horticulture has sponsored tours to distant lands, with the specific intent of seeing plants growing in the wild that we grow in our gardens here in the West. For some on these tours, the pleasure was simply in seeing beautiful wildflowers growing with abandon; for others, satisfaction came from studying the natural habitat and associations, providing insights into the cultivation of these plants at home. We've visited southern Spain, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and, most recently, Sicily and Chile.

Whether or not you've been on one of PHS's wildflower tours, this new book by Bob Gibbons will be a mouthwatering treat. Gibbons has traveled the world to find the floweriest wildflower locales and incorporates fifty of those destinations in Wildflower Wonders. With stunning close-up images and wide-angle panoramas, he captures the excitement of the floral world, untouched (or at least relatively so) by human hands.

With a minimum of narrative, Gibbons entices us to travel the world with him to see firsthand these outstanding wildflower displays. Organizing the book by continent, he covers areas ranging from coastal bluffs to high alpine regions, ...

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