With the arrival of warmer weather comes the excitement of getting back into your garden. As you dig, till, and plant, plug into one of these floral- and plant- inspired audiobooks.
In the heart of New York City, hidden in the back room of an old Laundromat, are nine rare and valuable plants.Â This is the story of this legendary garden and the distance one woman must travelâ€”from the cold, harsh streets of Manhattan to the lush jungles of the Yucatan Peninsulaâ€”to claim what is hers.
Listen to an excerpt Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire
At the heart of this mesmerizing true story of beauty and obsession is John Laroche, a renegade plant dealer who finds himself in one of the oddest legal controversies in recent memory, which brings together environmentalists, Native American activists, and devoted orchid collectors.
Listen to an excerpt The Orchid Thief
Because she served as second-in-command to the Pink Carnation, one of Englandâ€™s most intrepid spies, it would be impossible for Gwendolyn Meadows to give up the intrigue of Paris for a quiet life in the English countryside. But, when the Pink Carnationâ€™s little sister goes missing from her English boarding school, Gwen reluctantly returns home to investigate the girlâ€™s disappearance.
Listen to an excerpt The Passion of the Purple Plumeria
What begins as a hobby for a German immigrant and his wife, Hulda, to create an easy-peeling apple becomes Huldaâ€™s driving purpose: a time-consuming interest in plant hybridization that puts her at odds with family and community though challenging the early-twentieth-century expectations for a simple housewife.Â Based on the life of Hulda Klager.
Listen to an excerpt Where Lilacs Still Bloom
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