May/June 2007 California Country magazine
By Kate Campbell
The history, science, technology and ingenuity that goes into getting a bouquet of flowers into the hands of a loved one is astonishing. Garden expert and newspaper columnist Amy Stewart traveled the globe to study the international floral business. She learned firsthand how flowers are grown and harvested on California farms and tracks down a horticultural legend who created the world’s most popular lily (the Star Gazer). Flower Confidential is available in hardcover from Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, $23.95. Order online or through local booksellers.