The spectacular rise of ornamental plants | Curio

The spectacular rise of ornamental plants

26 mins | Mar 15, 2021

From Mesopotamia to South America: how our use of plants transcended mere economic value. For thousands of years, plants have been cultivated not only for economic reasons but to serve magic, lure immortal beings, and for aesthetic pleasure. In this excerpt from George Gessert's book "Green Light: Toward an Art of Evolution," we take a closer look into the fascinating history of ornamental plants.

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