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Bloomin' Tales: Seven Favorite Wildflower Legends (Paperback)
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There's a story behind each wildflower's pretty face. Now, two master naturalists have teamed up to bring the legends to life. Cherie Foster Colburn (Heirloom Bulbs for Today and Our Shadow Garden) has collected the fascinating stories behind seven beloved flowers: Water Lily, Indian Blanket, Morning Glory, Foxglove, Prickly Pear, Goldenrod, and of course, Bluebonnet, and Joy Fisher Hein (Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers and David Crockett: Creating a Legend) brings them brilliantly to life in exquisitely detailed illustrations. The stories in this book hail from the various nationalities that settled our country. Here are great folk legends including fairies and magic, talking animals, cultural traditions and garb, and all the truth that lies in great lore. As readers young and old learn more about these plants, they'll discover more about our countries great heritage as well.
About the Author
Cherie Foster Colburn is a professional landscape designer, contributor to numerous magazines and award-winning author of Our Shadow Garden, as well as the co-author of Heirloom Bulbs. She lives in Houston, Texas.Joy Fisher Hein is an artist, Master Naturalist and illustrator of Kathi Appelt's award-winning Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers as well as Texas Heroes for Young Readers books David Crockett: Creating a legend and Sam Houston: Standing Firm. She lives in the Texas Hill Country.