Since medieval times, flowers have taken their names from the virtues of Mary, or events in her life. Learn the legends that fostered such names, and their Biblical origins. Spend time with the meditations they inspire. This book is a treasury of botanical history and lore. Thirty beautiful illustrations based on medieval woodcuts bring each bloom colorful life. Even if you don’t plant a Mary garden of your own, you will find a virtual Eden within. Visit awhile with these pages and keep company with Mary.