Gilding The Lily: Inside The Cut Flower Industry (Paperback)
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Gilding The Lily: Inside The Cut Flower Industry (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 06/04/2009
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A green-fingered gardener, Amy Stewart has always delighted in the sight of freshly cut flowers, but she grew increasingly curious and uneasy about the journey those flowers take to reach her bouquet. In Gilding the Lily, Stewart introduces us to the people, places and plants that make up this multi-million-pound industry, from a lily grower in the American Northwest to the rose fields of Ecuador and the tulip greenhouses in Holland. Gilding the Lily is a page-turning enquiry into the controversial practices that lie behind each bloom, including the treatment of the workers in the fields and greenhouses, the issue of patenting and the use of pesticides, and the financial forces that drive the quest for the "perfect" flower. It is also a wonderful story about the romance and the reality of growingand cultivating flowers.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846271748
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 216 x 136 x 22 mm

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