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Flower Confidential

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart
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Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Breeding
1 The Birds, the Bees, and a Camel Hair Brush 15
2 Engineered to Perfection 40

Part 2 Growing
3 Italian Violets and Japanese Chrysanthemums 61
4 Acres under Glass 77
5 How the Dutch Conquered the World 106
6 Flowers on the Equator 137

Part 3 Selling
7 Forbidden Flowers 173
8 The Dutch Auction 209
9 Florists, Supermarkets, and the Next Big Thing 237

Epilogue: Valentine’s Day 271
The Care and Feeding of Cut Flowers 283
Visiting Markets and Growers 285
Statistics 289
Notes 293
Selected Bibliography 303
Algonquin Books; March 2008
320 pages; ISBN 9781565126459
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Author: Amy Stewart
 
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1565126459
9781565126039
9781565126459