Flowerpaedia is a handy and engaging A-Z reference guide of over 1000 flowers, researched and compiled by botanical explorer Cheralyn Darcey. Readers will delight in understanding what each flower means--emotionally, spiritually, and symbolically--and the dictionary format allows people to search by the feeling or emotion they wish to convey or change. Expertly written with easy-to-understand insights, Flowerpaedia shares how we can work with a myriad of flowers to achieve balance, calm, or healing in our lives, homes, and gardens. Included is an index of each flower's precise botanical name for easy and exact identification.
Written for the enthusiastic gardener and anyone charmed by the beauty and energy of flowers, this guide to understanding and selecting the right flower for every occasion and meaning will be felt and enjoyed by all.
Cheralyn Darcey is an environmental artist, flower therapist, and teacher who has had a lifelong connection with the spiritual and healing properties of plants. Her art has featured in workshops, exhibitions, art prizes and publications internationally for the last 30 years. She was a selected Environmental Artist in Residence at the International Environment Convention 2011 and has presented at the Australian Museum and was an Artist in Residence during the Year of Biodiversity. She is a sought after Oracle reader and Tarot teacher runs workshops in Art & Journaling Techniques and presents workshops using flowers to provide healing and guidance. www.cheralyndarcey.com
"This is an exceptionally well crafted book that will do well on the reference shelf."
— Art Lichtenstein, Booklist