Lilacs: A Gardener’s Encyclopedia by John L. Fiala and Freek Vrugtman
What comes first the chicken or the egg. In this case what comes first the name of a plant or the name of a colour. It is surprising how many colours and plants are the same. The citrus family provide most with Orange, Tangerine, Lemon and Lime!
The Rose Expert by Dr D G Hessayon
Colourful books in The Expert series have made sure of one bank balance in the black not the red!
Lavender Lover’s Handbook, by Sarah Berringer Bader
The dark end of the colour spectrum produces Indigo and Violet both plants of the hue. Lavender and Lilac are also of a similar persuasion.
Magnolias: A Gardener’s Guide by Jim Gardiner
Not the colour of Magnolia paint that all the walls in my first house was painted by I do not know of a plant called a beige.
There is an Orange book prize and so I thought we should consider a garden book prize we could call it Apple Green or Bookworm awards.