Scented Books We Love

At Parterre we are always looking for inspiration and knowledge from books. These two are recommended if you are interested in plants and scent. Happy reading!

THE LAND WHERE LEMONS GROW

If you love the scent of citrus, this fascinating book is packed with information about Italy and the various fruit varieties from bergamot to blood oranges that are grown there.  Chapters entitled A Golden Bowl of Bitter Lemons and Oranges Soaked in Sunsets lead you into a world infused with warmth and fragrance, with recipes and conversations with producers from Sicily to Lake Garda.  By Helena Attlee. Penguin Random House UK

FIFTY PLANTS THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY

A book you can dip into, the fifty plants of the title include some wonderfully fragrant stories.  A few pages are devoted to each plant, – nutmeg, saffron, sweet peas and cacao are just a few examples – covering their origins, uses and scent. By Bill Laws. A David & Charles book,  F&W Media International Ltd.

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