decorated boards, 216 pp., $27.00
This book is really a history of the genus Pelagonium, discovered originally in the seventeenth century in the Cape area of South Africa. Boddy describes the uses of some 280 species, originally sought as symbols of wealth as well as for their medicinal properties. Abundant illustrations throughout this book bring into play the uses of geranium in gardening, art, advertising, and even movies. This book is quite fascinating, providing a detailed and unusual description of a very popular plant.
— Elaine Juhl, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden