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Alison Hoblyn is a designer, illustrator, painter, and teacher whose love of flowers and plants stems from childhood. She is the author of Painting Flowers and Gardens and the novel The Scent of Water. She holds a Royal Horticultural Society certificate in Horticulture and has written on people and their gardens in such journals as The English Garden and the RHS's The Garden. An enthusiastic gardener and flower-arranger, Alison lives in Oxfordshire, England. Marie O'Hara is a former photographic stylist whose penchant for gardening led her naturally to plant photography. For many years she has been supplying images for calendars, greeting cards, magazines, and books such as Bulbs in Containers. She is co-founder of The Garden Collection, an image library that represents the work of well-known British and international garden photographers. Marie resides in Gloucestershire, England.
Chlorophyll never looked so good as in the gorgeous close-up photographs by O'Hara. Green Flowers is an intriguing look at often overlooked plants for both gardeners and non-gardeners looking for inspiration through nature. -- Holly Andres Los Angeles Daily News 20090207 Changing the misperception that green is merely a foliage color, this high-quality alphabetical plant directory is even more browsable and attractive than previous Timber Press offerings focusing on single colors. -- Bonnie Poquette Library Journal 20090301 [Hoblyn] is known for her sophisticated all-green flower arrangements and ideas for growing an all-green flower border. ... If you need to spice up your garden with some unusual plants, you'll find plenty of inspiration here. -- Marianne Binetti Seattle Post-Intelligencer 20090312 The premise of this book is an imaginative one and shows a great love of nature. Little wonder that author Hoblyn is a painter as well as a gardener. -- Nancy Schoeffler Hartford Courant 20090529 The pages are lovely and occasionally surprising, capturing ordinary plants ... in stunning photographs. -- Holly Collier Star Tribune 20090728 An elegant and readable introduction to the subject, and has certainly got me wanting to try a few of the lesser-known green gems for myself. -- Elspeth Thompson Gardens Illustrated 20090401 After falling in love with Green Flowers, you'll want to grow and design with Mother Nature's favorite color as revealed in her blooms, blades, and leaves. Green will never again seem ordinary. -- Debra Prinzing Flower Magazine 20091001 It puzzles me when people say their garden has no color in it. 'Green is a color,' I will gently remind them, as Alison Hoblyn ably proves in her delightful book. -- Jodi Delong Halifax Chronicle Herald 20091206