Amy Stewart has delivered up a deliciously ghastly and scary-smart combination of stories, etchings, and drawings in a fantastic book called Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities. What an utterly frightening book of deadly plants to review during this Halloween week!
Her book is creative, humorous, and beautiful. I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend this engrossing book which introduces readers to poisonous plants and the true stories of deaths related to them – how utterly wicked!
Above is a short video Amy and her team made showing some of the poisonous non-edibles discussed in Wicked Plants. It is served up in the same imaginative and humorous style as the book and is filled with fascinating facts.
Best-selling author, Amy Stewart tends her own poison garden in northern California. She has authored four quite amazing books, won numerous awards for garden writing, and is one of the pleasantly opinionated gardeners contributing to www.gardenrant.com.
To learn more about Amy and purchase Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities*, please go to her website – www.amystewart.com.
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*Special thanks to Amy for sending me this great read – I loved every minute of it and reviewed it with my most honest opinion!