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Seeing Flowers: Discover the Hidden Life of Flowers

By Teri Dunn Chace and Robert Llewellyn

Photographs by Robert Llewellyn

Presents 343 blooms in such extraordinary detail that you feel you're glimpsing the garden from an insect's perspective.

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We've all seen red roses, blue irises, and yellow daffodils. But when we really look closely at a flower, whole new worlds of beauty and intricacy emerge.

Seeing Flowers is a visual feast that gloriously highlights 343 popular garden flowers. Using a unique photo process that includes stitching together large macro photographs, Robert Llewellyn reveals details that few have ever seen: the amazing architecture of stamens and pistils; the subtle shadings on a petal; the secret recesses of nectar tubes. Teri Dunn Chace's lyrical and illuminating essays complement these images and offer insights on each flower, by exploring their distinguishing characteristics and sharing fascinating tidbits, tales, and lore. Together, Llewellyn and Chace give the reader a deeper appreciation of how and why flowers have become so deeply embedded in human culture.

Whether you're a nature lover, a gardener, a photography buff, or someone who simply responds to the timeless beauty and variety of the floral world, Seeing Flowers will be a source of enduring delight.

Media reviews

"Presents 343 blooms in such extraordinary detail that you feel you're glimpsing the garden from an insect's perspective."

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"Looks at blooms in a way you probably never have."

Akron Beacon Journal

About the authors

Teri Dunn Chace

Teri Dunn Chace is a writer and editor with more than 30 titles in publication, including Seeing Trees, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants, and The Anxious Gardener's Book of Answers. She's also written and edited extensively for Horticulture, North American Gardener, Backyard Living, and Birds & Blooms.

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Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn’s photographs have been featured in major art exhibits, and more than thirty books currently in print. His book, Empires of the Forest: Jamestown and the Beginning of America, won five national awards in nonfiction and photography, and Washington: The Capital was an official diplomatic gift of the White House and State Department.

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